When you’re sorting out your gaming PC, you might not be thinking about what the best gaming chair for you is, but you probably should. You’re going to be sitting in your chair a lot, and if you’re not investing in comfort and, as boring as it sounds, ergonomics, you’ll pay for it later by feeling 20 years older than you actually are. To make sure you don’t end up like us, we’ve put together a list of the best gaming chairs out there.
Best Overall Gaming Chair: AndaSeat T-Compact Premium Gaming Chair | $400
What’s excellent about the AndaSeat T-Compact Premium chair, beyond it just being super comfortable, in my personal taste, is the relaxed color scheme. No bright lines of red or blue—this is a chair that will work nicely around the rest of the furniture in your home. I reviewed the XL version of this chair, which you can check out here.
Best Budget Gaming Chair: Gtracing Gaming Chair | $100
Looking for a chair that won’t break the bank? Gtracing has one for $170 which is already a good deal compared to the prices of some of the others we have listed. Even better though is it’s marked down to $110, and if you clip the coupon on the product page, you can bring that down by another 5%. How is the chair itself though? Well, it’s extremely comfortable, according to its reviewers—calling out specifically how nice the added neck and lumbar pillows are. If the typical racing-style gamer red and black fits your aesthetic, look no further than here.
Best Gaming Chair for Comfort: Razer Iskur Gaming Chair | $500
Razer makes everything gamer, so of course it’s making gamer chairs. It’s even gone as far as inscribing the Iskur seat with the phrase, “FOR GAMERS, BY GAMERS.” It’s got a fully sculpted lumbar support which looks massive. I mean, just look up at the picture above. The lumbar support is actually fully adjustable, allowing you to match the chair to the curve of your spine specifically. You just need to remember to stop hunching already and sit back in the damn thing.
Best Gaming Chair for Style: Cougar Explore S Gaming Chair | $299
One of the more interestingly designed chairs that isn’t just cashing in on a licensed property is the Cougar Explore S. The orange and black pop and the quilted pattern stands out as a unique choice among the plethora of either red/black or just solid black. It does what it needs to, being durable, fully reclinable, and comes with lumbar and neck pillows.
Best XL Gaming Chair: AndaSeat T-Pro 2 Gaming Chair | $500
The AndaSeat T-Pro 2 is the chair I personally have. Granted, I’m not the tallest fellow there is. The T-Compact would have likely been a better chair for me, but I didn’t know about that at the time. Lucky for me, it is still mighty comfy and I absolutely adore the style. If you’re pushing 6', this is the chair you’ve been looking for my friend. Beautiful fabric design, thick cushion, with lumbar and neck support. The dang thing also reclines to nearly a perfect horizontal. I’ve taken naps in this baby.
Bonus Best Gaming Chair: PUKAMI Pink Gaming Chair | $120
Look, pink is great, and we fully understand the need to commit to it. This PUKAMI Pink Gaming Chair is made with ergonomics and comfort in mind, is easy to assemble, and should fit your vibe perfectly. It’s also not all that pricey at only $120 at the moment. Whether you’re looking for just a gaming chair or one for your WFH setup, this could be the one for you.
This story was originally published by Joe Tilleli on 11/17/2021 and was updated with new information by Jason Coles on 03/24/2022.