How to Pick the Best Gaming Chair: Best Gaming Chairs for PC and Console 2016-2017

Best PC gaming chairWe, gamers, are all very different. Some of us are casual players that sit down to play only from time to time, others – long-term – grinding games non-stop. Tastes, needs and preferences differ with each and every one of us… and so does our choice of gaming chairs. Therefore, just before you blindly rush off to buy yourself the king seat, you might want to answer yourself a few questions that are going to help you determine your own best PC gaming chair or in console gamer’s case – the best gaming chair with speakers.

List of contents:

1. Best Gaming Chairs Overview

2. Gaming Platforms and Chair Types

3. Important Things on Best PC and Console Gaming Chairs

4. 7 Important Criteria to Evaluate a Gaming Chair by

5. The 18 Best PC and Console Gaming Chairs of 2016-2017

1) Best Gaming Chairs Overview

Here’s a quick summary of all the best gaming chairs listed by price.

NameTypeMaterialsFixed Amazon RatingOverall ScorePriceUser SizeSee availability & Price
best cheap office chair
AmazonBasics Low-Back Computer Chair
PCMesh4.51.55<$100<225lbs
best cheap chair with speakers
Gaming Chair W Audio Speakers System by Best Choice Products
ConsolePolyester Fabric41.65<$100~160lbs and 5'7"
Racing Style Office Chair
Homall Racing Style Office Chair
PCPU Leather4.22.6<$100<225lbs
V Rocker 5130301 SE
V Rocker 5130301 SE Video Gaming Chair, Wireless, Black with Grey
ConsoleMesh and Vinyl3.83~$100Slim, <5'8"

Homall PC Gaming Chair
PCPU Leather4.33.4<$200Official <300lbs. My recommendation <225lbs
Merax Gaming Chair 1_1
Merax PC Gaming Chair Nr.1
PCPU Leather4.83.8<$200<225lbs
X Rocker 5127401 Pedestal Video Gaming Chair
X Rocker 5127401
ConsoleSynthetic Leather3.93.8<$200<6'3"
Merax PC Gaming Chair nr 2
Merax PC Gaming Chair Nr.2
PCFabric4.63.85<$200<250lbs
X-Rocker 5129101 2
X-Rocker 5129101 Pedestal
ConsoleFabric3.94<$200<300lbs
X Rocker 51259 Pro H3 4.1
X Rocker 51259 Pro H3 4.1
ConsoleFabric4.14.3~$200<275lbs
OPSEAT Master Series PC Gaming Chair
OPSEAT Master Series PC Gaming Chair
PCMetal base and frame, nylon wheels, well-treated synthetic leather4.54.2<$300Official <350lbs. My recommendation <300lbs
DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FD101/NB Newedge Edition
DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FD101/NB Newedge Edition
PCMetal frame, strong mesh and PU cover, nylon base, PU casters4.64.85~$300Max 5″9′ (175cm) and 200 lb (91kg). Recommended 5’8″ ( 1.73 m) and 180 lbs (81.65 kg)
DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RW106/NR Newedge Edition
DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RW106/NR Newedge Edition
PCMetal frame, strong mesh and PU cover, nylon base, PU casters4.64.85~$300Max 6’1″ (1.85 m) 200 lbs(90.7 kg). Recommended 5’11” (1.8 m) and 180 lbs (81.65 kg)
DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RE0/NB Newedge Edition
DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RE0/NB Newedge Edition
PCMetal frame, PU cover, aluminium base, PU casters4.64.95<$400Max 6’1″ (1.85 m) and 200 lbs(90.7 kg). Recommended 5’11” (1.8 m) and 180 lbs (81.65 kg)
DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RV001/NB Newedge Edition 1
DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RV001/NB Newedge Edition
PCMetal frame, metal base, PU casters, PU and vinyl cover4.64.95<$400Max 250 lbs (113.4 kg) and 6’3″. Recommended 220 lbs (99.79 kg) and 5’8″ (1.73 m) – 6’2″ (1.88 m)
Openwheeler Advanced Racing Seat Driving Simulator Gaming Chair 2
Openwheeler Advanced Racing Seat Driving Simulator Gaming Chair
Simulator ChairSteel, Fabric4.74.6<$400Not stated. Users seem to be comfortable in them being over 6'3" or 330lbs
DXRacer King Series Big and Tall Chair DOH/KS06/NR 1
DXRacer King Series Big and Tall Chair DOH/KS06/NR
PCCarbon Look Vinyl and PU cover, metal frame, aluminium base, PU casters4.35<$500Max 300 lbs (136.1 kg). Recommended 275 lbs (124.74 kg) and 5’9″ (1.75 m) – 6’2″ (1.88 m)
Herman Miller Classic Aeron Chair
Herman Miller Classic Aeron Chair
PCGraphite base and frame, Patented Pellicle34.52<$1000<300lbs

2) Gaming Platforms and Chair Types

What gaming platform do you use?

Needless to say, not all chairs are built right for every platform. Depending on the platform or platforms you are going to use the chair with your choice for a gaming chair will vary.

If you are a console player you are probably looking for something low seating, comfortable and couch-like. Why? So you could kick your feet up into the sky and dive right into your favorite game. But that’s not the only reason why you’d need a low-seating chair.

On the other hand low seating, immobile, always in a backwards tilted position chairs are often the opposite of what you’ll need to make the best out of your gaming experience as a PC player. As a personal computer gamer you often find yourself repositioning your chair, sitting with your back straight and, amongst other things, chair height adjusted to match your set up. Which is why rockers and bean bags as tempting as they surely are, won’t cut it for a PC gamer.

There are 5 major categories you can fit basically every gaming chair there is in.

i) Bean Bags (Console Gaming Chairs)

Bean Bag 1
Example of a Bean Bag

Likely the cheapest, oldest and most primitive choice for a console gaming chair. It does get the job done and can be pretty comfortable for short gaming sessions. I personally am a fan of bean bags because they can be a nice change of pace when you are looking for a quick game. It’s also very useful to have on hand in case your friends decide to come over for a few drinks, a match of NBA or both. Nothing extraordinary, simply a quite cheap alternative for a gaming chair that’s better than the floor.

ii) Rockers & Pedestal-base Rockers (Console Gaming Chairs)

Example of a Rocker

The best type of chair for console gamers is without a doubt a “Rocker”. There are three types of rockers: pedestal based, no base at all (just like a rocking couch), or both of the previous types combined with removable pedestal base in case you want to switch to the ol’ rocker. “Rockers” could be described as the coziest and the most feature-full chairs for console gaming ever. It is a low seating chair designed to be comfortable when playing big-screen games. Giving off its nice couch vibes, it has been attracting customers not only to play games. Sitting down and chilling, watching a movie, reading a book become a lot more fun in this chair. Capability to rock back and forth, and in many cases – play sounds, is what gave the chairs their good name and, well, their name.

Most of the higher end rockers aim to make gaming even more entertaining and enticing. Usually, they have many features that make gaming very immersive. The most exciting one is probably, as mentioned before, the built-in sound surround system. Having two or more hidden speakers on both of your sides and a built-in sub-woofer with control panel for bass and volume are surely going to give you a whole new kind of experience when playing your favorite games.

Additionally, most of this type of high-end chairs will connect to the same kind of chair for multi-player gaming. Some of them even have vibration motors that further improve your gaming experience. There is also an audio jack for input that could be used to connect your iPod and listen to some music.

Likely nothing to get you this immersed into the game other than a rocker chair with speakers.

I have a couple of friends that use the pedestal ones for PC gaming, I tried it and not only my usually superb gaming skills went down by around 80% it was really, really uncomfortable to play the games with. I guess having your shoulders barely above the table doesn’t really help.

iii) Wheel-base (PC Gaming Chairs)

DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FD101/NB Newedge Edition
Example of a Wheel-Base Gaming Chair

Most common and probably the only comfortable type of PC gaming chair. Wheel-base gaming chairs are basically office chairs, adapted to best match the gamer’s needs. Although, unlike rocker chairs, they do not usually have fancy speakers and sub-woofers they more than make up the difference in quality, adjustability and overall performance.

Ignoring the height adjustability feature – what makes them the best PC gaming chairs, one of the strongest high back chairs’ point is their ergonomic design and comfort. Attempting to target the biggest problems most PC users encounter – correct posture, high back gaming chairs manufacturer’s main focus is always their ergonomic design. Which is probably the most mind-boggling problem for a personal computer gamer.

As hard to imagine comfort sitting in an office chair for many continuous hours as it may be… the second most annoying thing for long-term gamers was also thought about states the often encountered cold cure thickly padded base of the throne and countless other features that make the higher-end chairs very comfortable to use for longer sessions of gaming. In addition to that, most of the chairs are often accompanied by neck and lumbar support designs. Needless to say, one of the most attractive features some of this type of chairs have to offer a gamer is the ability to tilt backwards and recline all the way to laying position. It is a must-have function for a heavy grinding gamer. Taking a nap here and there or just reclining back to relax is nothing short of necessary if you are playing many hours a day.

iv) Simulator Chairs (Gaming Chairs for Simulation Games)

Openwheeler Advanced Racing Seat Driving Simulator Gaming Chair 2
Example of a Simulator Chair

The last kind major type of gaming chairs is simulator chairs. These chairs are for gaming freaks that take gaming to a whole another level making the experience very close to real. It includes racing simulator, flight simulator seats and similar.

Racing simulator seats usually comes with frames for mounting your steering wheel, pedals and, in some cases, gear shifter mounts and depending on the price it might also include other features such as multiple monitor mount. Fortunately, controllers are mostly never included with the package so you can use your own.

Some of the older models of the chairs do not all have adjustable mounts and are quite heavy because of their sturdy builds (cockpits), what results in overall bigger prices and a really hard time moving and positioning it. Wouldn’t call it an ideal choice for a gamer. Quite a few racing enthusiasts do still prefer old fashioned cockpit builds for personal reasons. But you will simply have less problems with the less expensive, adjustable, lightweight racing chair models.

+ Gaming Chair Ottoman (PC gaming chair)

Gaming Chair Ottoman DXRacer
Example of a Gaming Chair Ottoman

While not the main choice to be used as a gaming chair it still deserves as spot in the list. Some PC gaming chair brands like DXRacer make super high-quality ergonomic gaming ottomans that will complement any PC gaming chair. They can be used as a footrest for your power napping sessions or a spare half-complete gaming chair for your unexpected gaming guests. Or just a design detail.

This one (example picture) also comes with wheel lock.

3) Best PC Gaming Chair & Console Gaming Chair: Important things to know before buying!

A few important topics concerning PC and Console gaming chairs.

i) Recommended User Size

I noticed there are quite a bunch of gamers who are dissatisfied with the fact that they had to spend a lot of money on their so thought personal best gaming chairs only to receive one most uncomfortable seat. So how exactly does it work and why do most people find them insanely comfortable while others would sit on a cheap office chair instead? It’s a very important question that many of the other blogs fail to answer.

Most, if not all, gaming chairs have a recommended user size in weight and height that you must fit to receive the best experience possible. Some people are simply not aware of the fact before they buy their thrones. Which is exactly why they swear at high-end gaming chairs.

DXRacer Gaming Chairs Size Guide
DXRacer Chairs’ Size Guide

Although, it’s the case with both Console gaming chairs and PC gaming chairs, rockers are often more lenient. While some PC gaming chair brands’ models do fit a big range of body builds, most high-quality one’s will not.

Brands like DXRacer make each of their series for a different body build. By doing so, they make chairs you are extremely comfortable sitting in if you fit their recommended weight and height. Of course, it’s better to weigh less or to be shorter than recommended rather than go above the max capacity. But still, if you are far below the recommended sizes you likely won’t be as comfortable either.

If you are a big guy check out my Best Gaming Chairs for Big Guys post.

All in all, to avoid picking yourself the wrong “best chair for gaming” make sure to find out the recommended user size. Unfortunately, there are chairs that do not state it and in that case you should look for max capacity. However, don’t mistake max weight capacity for max weight limit, because the second one only states the ability to handle that heavy of a load… and surely not in a form of human. Also if you are looking for your own high-end best PC gaming chair you should be able to find the exact product dimensions on each of the parts on their product description page – in case you are still not sure you’ll fit.

dxracer chair dimensions
Example of a Chair Dimensions Chart

ii) Long-term Gamers vs Casual Gamers (Budget)

Budget Gaming Chair

How much should you spend for it?

A thing to consider is whether you’d name yourself a long-term player or a casual player. Depending on which one you are – your choice on best chair for gaming also changes.

Long-term Gamers

If you are a long-term player who can’t afford a high-end chair immediately, you should save up a little. You are buying a chair that will get worked to the bone day in and day out. It’s pretty obvious, but buying one quality chair is a lot better than having to replace the cheaper one over and over again.

Also when you spend a lot of time playing games it is not only important that you are as comfortable as possible but that you are also able to maintain your posture. Otherwise you will be soon greeted by back pain, neck pain or health problems even worse. Saving up a little more for that sweet high-end ergonomic chair with maybe a cushion here and there, instead of rushing off to buy one you can afford now, will definitely solve some future issues for you. It’s much recommended that you endure a little longer to save yourself from the buyer’s remorse.

Casual Gamers

On the other hand for a casual player it’s not such a mind-boggler. If you are one and you aren’t planning to spend much time sitting or lying in your chair, you could just go ahead and buy a chair for gaming that’s comfortable playing in for shorter periods of time and is within your current budget. However, you can’t expect a long life from a cheap chair. If you are not planning to let up your casual gaming tendencies, you should consider purchasing something that will hold together better, while not as comfortable for long gaming sessions.

If you are a casual or need a chair quick see my Best Cheap Gaming Chairs post for budget gaming chairs.

It never hurts to think forwards a little. Decide what you want to get out of your buy in the future too. One of the things that decide how much the chair will cost is its features. So ask yourself a question, is that feature really necessary?  If you are on a hunt for a chair running a tight budget – maybe you don’t need your personal best pc gaming chair to recline or have little foot pegs to rest feet on.

iii) Gaming Chair VS Office Chair

office chair vs gaming chair

“So what exactly is the difference between office and PC gaming chairs?” This is a question I’m hearing a lot.

Technically speaking, PC gaming chairs are office chairs because in most cases they are registered as office chairs. The reality is a bit different though. While you could find some big chain stores using the word “gaming” in their office chairs’ titles used only for marketing purposes, most gaming chairs will actually be gaming chairs.

A PC gaming chair is a wheel-based chair focusing on giving the users the best possible gaming experience. But because some models do not have as much to offer as others I’ll only talk about the main features that most of the real PC gaming chairs have.

Design

None of the PC gaming chairs will look like your everyday office chair. Many people trash talk PC gaming chairs saying they are all about looks and not much anything else. I can assure you that these people likely never ever had their butts down on a high-end gaming chair.

Many of the gaming chairs have gaming themed design and colors. Or rather – they have bucket-seat style racing car-seat designs with bright colors that go perfectly with the gaming theme. That kind of design is not only a sweet way to get yourself in the gaming mood it also complements your gaming setup. But plenty of gaming chairs have same cool racing car-seat designs that don’t scream gaming at all too. If you are not of a fan of bright colors and sharp lines, you could always go with something more professional looking.

More importantly all these shapes and extrusions racing car seat gaming chairs have isn’t just for show. It’s a part of a bigger picture that make gaming chairs more comfortable and healthy. Such as the holes in the seat – that are actually for adjustable lumbar support headrest cushions. As office chairs don’t like things that mess with professional looks it’s unusual for them to have any practical features that’d disturb their image.

High Backrests

While there are various types of office chairs – low-back, mid-back, high-back – gaming chairs for PC all have high-back backrests.

Because comfort and healthiness are PC gaming chairs’ main focus – high-backs are essential. They are mostly there to prevent users from getting back and neck pains of any sort. But in many cases, especially in high-end PC gaming seat case, they are also necessary so you can recline into a sleeping position.

Reclining Function

More or less every PC gaming chair reclines. At least ones in my “Genuine PC gaming chairs” book – do. Although, reclining function isn’t the definition of what they are – I think, amongst other features, reclining is important to have for a gamer’s chair.

It’s an awesome feature that lets you take a nap or just relax whenever necessary. Needless to say, reclining function and simple office chairs wouldn’t go well together because they are used for work and not sleeping. Unless, of course, you are a hard working owner of a company.

Adjustable Lumbar Support & Headrest Cushions

Certainly not a thing often found on office chairs. It’s the opposite with gaming chairs. You will often find PC gaming chairs offering adjustable lumbar support and headrest cushions. The lumbar support cushions is there for comfort and health purposes. Same with headrest cushion, many people place them against their necks or as pillows for when they are napping while reclined.

Adjustable Armrests

Although there are some office chairs that do have height adjustable armrests not often you would find them 3D or 4D.

Many of the PC gaming chairs have adjustable armrests that you can adjust not only in height. Usually you can adjust them in all directions so you can make yourself more comfortable and efficient. Ergonomics, they call it. A good example would be 4D armrests that you can adjust almost any way you like. You can turn them inwards and outwards, raise it and lower it, push or pull to either side or front and back. It’s a great function to increase your comfort and ergonomic levels.

In Summary

So what are PC gaming chairs? They are office chairs that were built with individuals comfort, well-being and satisfaction being the priorities. As opposed to most of the office chairs, unfortunately.

As office chairs are made for work they don’t much care about the individual’s experience. Relaxing and being overly comfortable at work are not a normal thing. While you could find some normal office chairs that partly fit the description, they won’t match up to a PC gaming chair’s quality. On the other hand PC gaming chair manufacturers main focus is gamers. Being fueled by the desire to satisfy every gamer’s need and preference – they long since beat their predecessors at everything.

In the end, it’s up to you whether you call it an overly comfortable ergonomic office chair or a gaming chair.

iv) Compatibility issues concerning console gaming chairs

Gaming Chairs Compatibility

“Is it compatible with my PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One/Wii?”

This question falls into the “gaming chairs with speakers” category only and it seems to have been shoving away some potential customers. To make it simple, the answer is yes. Even when it is not compatible with your console (what is rarely a case) it will be with your TV that the console in question is connected to. And even if your TV doesn’t have RCA outputs (what is very unlikely), you can buy an HDMI to HDMI + SPDIF + RCA L/R Converter that will make sure your chairs do indeed ROCK… unlike my sense of humor.

Going into details – whether it is a wireless audio system or not, it will be using cables that most of the time can be used to connect to your TV either for wireless transmitter or direct connection. Meaning that there are more than one ways to get the sound flowing to your fresh buy.

The cables are included with the package of your buy. However, in case the audio system isn’t wireless, you might run out of cable. Of course, you can always buy an additional cable adapter to make it longer. But to save yourself some trouble, you should check out the product description for the cables length if stated.

4) 7 Important Criteria to Evaluate a Gaming Chair by

Gaming Chair Evaluation

There are 7 important categories that you can use to analyze how good a gaming chair is.

i) Looks

Like with most other things – good looks aren’t necessary to function but are still important. I think none of us would like to sit in a gaming chair that looks broken down or is weirdly shaped. Good looking seat equals better mindset and greater satisfaction even before you start playing your favorite games. Personally, it’s never the first thing I search for when I’m checking out gaming chairs but for some it may be crucial that their best PC or Console gaming chair looks great.

Everyone has their own opinion of what looks good and what doesn’t. But in my opinion there are clearly better looking chairs. And there a more than a few reasons they look better than the rest.

First and foremost, the chair’s shapes have a lot to do on whether you’ll like it or not. Whether we are talking about console gaming chairs or PC gaming chairs, poorly shaped chair is just not beautiful. No matter what you do to it, if it has weird shapes all over it will look not very appealing. So far I’ve seen only a few chairs that actually made me shudder in disgust but they do exist and they are not pretty. If poorly sized poor shapes and extrusions can cause such a bodily response it’s likely worth a lot of attention concerning chair’s design.

Positions, sizes and symmetry are crucial for a nice gaming chair. Some of the cheaper seats do seem to have a problem with this because gaming chairs are a lot more complicated to make. I’m not happy when sizes of parts are really out of tune with the rest of the chair. Needless to say poorly positioned accents, logos etc. and unsymmetrical sides and patterns can ruin an otherwise nice design too.

As for the cover, whether you like the material it’s made of depends on you personally. However, stitching also has a visible effect on chair’s looks. High-end gaming chairs always have great stitching that is either only invisible upon closer inspection or complements the rest of the chairs design.

Stitching aside, colors, shades and color patterns have a big impact on chair’s design. I love it when a gaming chair has bright colors. But I love it when it has nice color layout and various shades more. Chairs with smooth color art and materials with different reflections all matching the rest of it are just awesome. While plain, single-color single-shade chairs in most cases aren’t very attractive but in certain situations can be better than an overly colorful ones.

ii) Comfort

For chairs you’re going to use day in and day out comfort is the most important thing. If it’s not comfortable there is little use in buying it. However console chairs and PC chairs have different opinions of comfortable.

In general, the more adjustable the chair is – the better. Adjustable features allow you to adapt to any situation and settle for your own most comfortable settings.

For a higher-end rocker comfort means being able to cozily fall back in the chair and enjoy your favorite games for few hours straight without getting tired. Casually getting armrests out of the way when necessary and rocking back and forth. All that while you remain in good posture. Nothing exactly revolutionary but still very comfortable.

High-end PC gaming chairs are a bit more complicated with their comfort. They have a ton of features directly involved with overall comfort. In my head, the best PC gaming chair would have them all:

  • High-density cold cure foam that is comfortable for many continuous hours of use;
  • Extruded shoulder and waist protections that make the chair fit you like a glove if you are within the recommended height and weight;
  • Seat depth that’s just right for your legs or adjustable one;
  • Adjustable angle reclining function if you decide to take a power nap or just chill out;
  • Multi-functional tilt mechanism that you can use to get yourself settled in the right position or just rock it back and forth;
  • Adjustable 4D armrests that you can turn inwards and outwards, raise or lower, push or pull to the sides or front and back;
  • Adjustable headrest/neck and lumbar support cushions you can use for additional comfort or your naps;
  • Extendable footrest, or little foot pegs on each of the chairs legs;
  • Tilt tension control;

This is how 4D armrests look like in action:

iii) Performance & Longevity (Quality)

Fancy design and crazy comfort doesn’t amount to much if the chair doesn’t function well for a long time. Longevity and smooth action of all the mechanisms are also necessary for a pleasant gaming chair experience.

Bones

First and foremost, a good gaming chair must have a sturdy frame. A great example of a sturdy frames are DXRacer PC gaming chairs. Their frames are mostly built from metal frames and have a life time warranty. In addition to sturdy frames it must also have a base strong enough to handle a person of recommended weight. In my book strong base is usually made from either nylon, aluminum, metal or graphite.

For a wheel-based chair – casters are also important. Bad casters not only damage the floor, they are quick to break, wear out or start to malfunction. That’s mostly the case with PVC casters. An example of an ideal type of casters would be PU ones. Not only they are as soft as rubber ones they are also very durable and look nice. Nylon casters are also a good option but they are not usually found on gaming chairs.

Meat & Skin

If the filling of the seat is bad, not only it’s not comfortable, it doesn’t stay in its original form for long. Unfortunately if the information on chair’s filling is not public there is little to no harmless way to find out. In any case, a quality gaming chair would have a high-density cold cure foam which is close to ones used in cars. Not only it has a long life, because of it you can use your chair comfortably for many hours straight.

Often normal office chairs have problems with poorly treated vinyl cover wearing out. Properly treated vinyl can last long but still seems like a risky pick when choosing a gaming chair. Cover material that likely has the longest life is strong mesh. Gaming chairs that are covered with strong mesh don’t have any durability problems and is my favorite material.

Joints

Mechanisms and moving parts performance is also somewhat important. That’s especially the case with rockers’ speakers and electronics systems. I assume most people dislike their chairs squeaking or speakers underperforming. It’s not the only issue of poor mechanism quality but is a good example of what it means.

There’s no simple way to find out the quality of mechanisms except to give them a try. Although some of the manufacturers do specify the quality of their parts on their sales page or product specifications e.g. class 4 adjustable height gas spring.

Take a look at the differences between normal chair and DXRacer high-end gaming chair.

iv) Healthiness

As gamers we spend insane amounts of time playing. I’m sure quite a few of you, just like myself, already tasted what it feels like to spend a lot of time sitting in a bad quality chair. Yes, back pain, neck pain and those are nothing compared to some gamers who’ve developed something even worse. If you are a long-term make sure to consider your well-being.

Ergonomic design is necessary so we can play our stuff and stay healthy. Rockers are a bit rusty on their ergonomics because you are just using controller for your gaming. Not much to be achieved with ergonomic design as there isn’t any table with a keyboard, mouse and a monitor. As long as they get you sitting comfortably in the right posture you are good to go.

Wheel-based gaming chairs, though, are bit more complicated. Not only do the quality chairs get you sitting in the right posture they also offer a lot of other features that help ergonomics. Without losing out on comfort.

Most of the quality chairs are already shaped in a way that’s good for your spine and neck. In most cases they’ll include a couple of cushions that you can use for neck and lumbar health. But what makes them good for health when you’re comfortably playing your games are the adjustable features. The more adjustable a chair is – the better it can adapt to any situation without breaking the ergonomic rules.

Especially important adjustable features are adjustable lumbar support and adjustable armrests. Adjustable lumbar support cushion or mechanism is pretty self-explanatory. If you’ve been gaming in an everyday office chair, just like I used to, I’m sure you don’t even use the armrests. Most of us don’t. Why? Because they just don’t fit. Wrist pain cause number one. Adjustable armrests make sure that your elbows stay at the right height at all times. In some cases they are adjustable in more than just height. And that’s even better if you find yourself with an unusual set up or have past wrist injuries.

v) Ease of Use & Assembly

Caring for your gaming chair
I’ve read about many people having trouble assembling chairs, using all those functions, maintaining it. Either it being too complicated, screw holes not aligning or them breaking some part while assembling them. Basically it’s a score of how easy it is to work with.

Most of the chairs are hard to assemble. Mainly because of the cover material. It’s quite normal for cover to be tightly wrapped thus not ideally aligned with screw holes etc. Some of the manufacturers work on easing the process with clear instructions, putting together some parts and pre-installing screws before shipping.

Depending on the cover materials the seat can be hard to clean. Faux leather (PU, vinyl) can be easy to clean but it’s not as sturdy as mesh in most cases. But mesh is usually quite hard to clean as is the same with car seats. If you are the kind of gamer that tends to be a bit clumsy when multi-tasking in eating-and-grinding mode (such as myself), considering an easy to clean chair could be a smart move. Although I wouldn’t recommend choosing a gaming chair based on only how easy it is to clean. If you happened to pick yourself a chair that has materials harder to tend to, I’d recommend considering spending a couple of bucks on deep cleaning multi-purpose foam cleaner used to quickly wipe any stains in your car seat materials. Let’s be honest here, did you ever see a gamer that doesn’t snack while using their PC or console? Well, I surely haven’t.

There’s also the issue of hard to reach or hard to distinguish levers and buttons. If you are not going for a really cheap chair you shouldn’t be worried about this.

Example of an easy to assemble PC gaming seat.

vi) Value for Price

Or simply a rating used to tell whether a chair is overpriced or not. A.K.A When all of the things mentioned above and more are pitted against the product’s price. Usually quite difficult to calculate because it requires a lot of research, especially so with high-end products. But having a good point of reference can make things a lot easier.

vii) Amazon GamingChairsXP.com fixed Ratings

Amazon has a good rating system and most of the reviewers are really honest with their opinions. I often take it into consideration to tell whether the stuff I buy is good or not. But some vendors buy or somehow fake reviews. The higher the price of the product the less likely it’s faked but it’s still possible they have few fake ones. It takes some work to tell which ones might be fake by researching the reviewer’s profiles but it is possible. Once the potential fake reviews are out of the picture you get an accurate fixed amazon rating.

5) The 18 Best Gaming Chairs for PC and Console 2016-2017

1. AmazonBasics Low-Back Computer Chair – Black

best cheap office chair

Not exactly a PC gaming chair but nonetheless a very decent chair for gaming if you are on a really tight budget. It has a lower-back supporting backrest covered in mesh what makes it a fairly healthy and comfortable chair. Can handle anyone up to 225lbs which is pretty good. It does also have smooth-rolling durable casters.

Nothing remotely close to a perfect chair but could be a good cheap alternative if you need one and fast.

 best cheap office chair

1.55

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
For the price you get just the right amount of everything. Does also have one year warranty.
COULD USE SOME WORK
A lot of things could use some work resulting in a higher price.
BOTTOM LINE
Easily the best of cheap office chairs. It doesn’t have much but is well balanced and definitely worth every penny.

Looks

1/5

Performance & Longevity

1/5

Comfort

1/5

Healthiness

0.75/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

4/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

4.5/5

Value for Price

4.9/5

 

2. Gaming Chair W Audio Speakers System by Best Choice Products

best cheap chair with speakers

 

A great console gaming chair if you are not planning to spend a lot of money on your hobby. It’s a fairly comfortable chair and it advertises ergonomic design. It does have a wired system with two speakers and sound controls, all powered by batteries. You can also fold it, what makes it easy to transport or store.

It might seem like it’s quite big but it’s not and won’t fit anyone bigger than slim. The recommended capacity isn’t stated but I wouldn’t recommended it for anyone above 160lbs and 5’7″.

Compared to higher-end console gaming chairs – it’s nothing special but for the price you can’t get anything better.

 best cheap rocker folded

1.65

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
For the price you get the best experience possible, portable & easy to store.
COULD USE SOME WORK
Audio system powered by 6AA batteries, low weight capacity.
BOTTOM LINE
Likely the best console gaming chair for the price. It doesn’t have much but is well-balanced and therefore a really good solution if you need a console gaming chair fast.

Looks

0.75/5

Performance & Longevity

1/5

Comfort

1.25/5

Healthiness

1.25/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

4/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

4/5

Value for Price

4.6/5

 

3. Homall Racing Style Office Chair

Racing Style Office Chair

Racing Style Office Chair by Homall is as close as you get to a PC gaming chair without owning one. It’s ergonomically designed with high-back backrest slightly bent to adjust your posture. It does also have integrated headrest cushion making it a little bit more comfortable. PU and breathable mesh cover makes it comfortable for longer than usual gaming sessions. In addition to that, just like most other office chairs it can tilt back and the tilting tension can be controlled. It also has padded armrests you can comfortably rest your arms on.

The chair boasts max-capacity of 280lbs what maybe a bit exaggerated or a poor choice of words. I assume it would be able handle the weight but it wouldn’t be comfortable for a person that big.

 

2.6

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
Smooth casters, integrated headrest, padded armrests, tilting function with resistance control.
COULD USE SOME WORK
The stitching doesn’t really match the chair, the padding seat padding could be a little thicker considering they boast 280lbs max capacity.
BOTTOM LINE
An office chair that’s got couple wheels in the gaming chair world. One of the best budget chairs for gaming. Great if you have a tight budget.

Looks

2.5/5

Performance & Longevity

2/5

Comfort

2.25/5

Healthiness

2.5/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

4/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

4.2/5

Value for Price

4.3/5

 

4. V Rocker 5130301 SE Video Gaming Chair, Wireless, Black with Grey

V Rocker 5130301 SE Console Gaming Chair

V Rocker 5130301 SE is currently the best rocker for around 100$. It has a good quality, fully controllable wireless audio system with 2 speakers and a sub that lets you enjoy the games to their full potential. In addition to that it’s pretty comfortable and looks great. The cover materials are mesh and vinyl making it a little more comfortable for longer gaming sessions. You can also connect it to other chairs for multiplayer games. It’s also foldable making it easier to store and transport.

Although it’s a pretty good gaming chair it won’t fit a big person. Would only recommend for slim people or people shorter than 5’8″.

 V Rocker 5130301 SE

3

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
Audio system is pretty good, looks good, portable, fairly comfortable, headrest cushion well padded.
COULD USE SOME WORK
Fits only slimmer people, could be a little more comfortable for longer periods of use, doesn’t seem very durable.
BOTTOM LINE
Definitely the best bang for the buck for under 100$ on amazon.com. A good preview on what better quality console gaming chairs are like.

Looks

4/5

Performance & Longevity

2/5

Comfort

3/5

Healthiness

2/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

4/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

3.8/5

Value for Price

4.6/5

 

5. Homall PC Gaming Chair

Homall PC Gaming Chair
Likely the best entry-level PC Gaming Chair on the market. It has everything you need to get a taste of wheel-based gaming chairs. It’s ergonomic, fairly sturdy, pretty comfortable, it reclines and tilts. Like most of the real PC gaming chairs it has adjustable lumbar support and headrest cushions that aid you in comfort and health.

It boast being able to handle max 300lbs what I really do not think is true. Would recommend maximum weight of around 225lbs for it to be comfortable and function properly.

 Homall Gaming Chair 2

3.4

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
Looks pretty good, has lumbar support and headrest cushions, has reclining and tilting mechanisms, easy to clean.
COULD USE SOME WORK
Aside from the metal frame doesn’t look too durable, could use a little more padding, not too comfortable for extended gaming sessions, armrests not adjustable.
BOTTOM LINE
One of the best gaming chairs for PC from my affordable gaming chairs list. Great choice if you’d like to give PC gaming chairs a try without spending too much money.

Looks

3.5/5

Performance & Longevity

3/5

Comfort

3.25/5

Healthiness

3/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

4.5/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

4.3/5

Value for Price

4.5/5

 

6. Merax PC Gaming Chair Nr.1 

Merax Gaming Chair 1

This wheel-base gaming chair is a little more expensive and a little bit better than the previous one. PC gaming chair by Merax is a fairly good looking and heavy-duty ergonomic chair. Unlike our previous chair this one has straight height-adjustable armrests that ups the healthiness and comfort ratings. Just like with the rest of them you also get lumbar support and headrest cushions, tilting(rocking) and reclining functions. Also, in case you like resting your feet on the chair’s legs it has little foot pegs exactly for that. Should fit anyone up to 225lbs.

If you are looking for healthier gaming chair on the affordable side – this is the chair.

 Merax Gaming Chair 1_1

3.8

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
Looks good, has straight adjustable armrests, has adjustable headrest and lumbar support cushions, little foot pegs on chair’s legs, quite comfortable, heavy-duty base, easy to clean.
COULD USE SOME WORK
Not too comfortable for long sessions, padding could be a little thicker.
BOTTOM LINE
Great wheel-base gaming chair if you want to stay on the affordable side of the list and still get the healthier benefits.

Looks

3.8/5

Performance & Longevity

3.5/5

Comfort

3.75/5

Healthiness

3.75/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

4/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

4.8/5

Value for Price

4.8/5

 

7. X Rocker 5127401

X Rocker 5127401 Pedestal Video Gaming Chair | Best Chair for Gaming Nr. 7

Likely the best rocker with pedestal on the affordable side. Ergonomically designed rocker that fits bigger guys too. It rocks and swivels. Has a good sounding wireless audio system with two speakers and a sub. Additionally you have a headphone jack. The armrests can be flipped out of the way if not needed. It does also fold for easy storage and transportation.

While people are saying 6’3″ would still be comfortable in this chair I’d recommend it for everyone up to 6′ because everyone’s idea of comfortable can be different. A great choice if you need a well-rounded not too expensive rocker.

 

 X Rocker 5127401 Pedestal Video Gaming Chair 2 | Best Chair for Gaming Nr. 7

3.8

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
Has integrated headrest cushion, armrests flip out of the way, well-rounded, ergonomic, quite comfortable for longer gaming sessions too.
COULD USE SOME WORK
Lacks padding in the lumbar area, doesn’t seem very sturdy.
BOTTOM LINE
Awesome pedestal rocker for those who don’t want to spend too much on their hobbies.

Looks

3.75/5

Performance & Longevity

3.75/5

Comfort

3.75/5

Healthiness

3.75/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

4/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

3.9/5

Value for Price

4.5/5

 

8. Merax PC Gaming Chair Nr.2

Merax PC Gaming Chair nr 2

Unlike it’s younger sister above – this chair by Merax has a thick padding and is made for people bigger in width rather than height. Also it has a different kind of material that’s more pleasant to the touch. Not so differently it has adjustable armrests so you are more comfortable and your wrists stay healthy. There’s also adjustable lumbar support and headrest adding to comfort and health factors. It tilts, reclines and swivels just like any other PC gaming chair. It does also have little foot pegs to rest feet on.

Recommended max-weight capacity is 250lbs.

 Merax PC Gaming Chair nr 2

3.85

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
Adjustable armrests, quite comfortable, little foot pegs on it.
COULD USE SOME WORK
For the price can’t find bigger faults, might not be too comfortable for long gaming sessions.
BOTTOM LINE
One of the best gaming computer chairs if you want to stay on the affordable side of the list and still get the healthier benefits being a bigger than average person. Again, bigger guys choice of affordable best gaming chairs for PC.

Looks

3.75/5

Performance & Longevity

3.75/5

Comfort

3.9/5

Healthiness

3.8/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

4/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

4.6/5

Value for Price

4.1/5

 

9. X-Rocker 5129101 Pedestal

X-Rocker 5129101

X-Rocker 5129101 is one of the best selling console gaming chairs. It’s comfortable and ergonomic. It has 2 speaker and one sub-woofer wireless sound system that makes the gaming more immersive. The armrests can be swung down if you find them in the way. Obviously it rocks and swivels like every other pedestal rocker.

Easily fits bigger people. There is no official recommended max-user weight stated but 300lbs would be somewhat right for this chair.

 X-Rocker 5129101 2

4

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
Adjustable padded armrests, quite comfortable, looks pretty good.
COULD USE SOME WORK
Not extremely durable, control panel plastic seems to be somewhat cheap.
BOTTOM LINE
Best chair for gaming if you are into consoles, especially if what you’re looking for is sound quality and comfort.

Looks

4.1/5

Performance & Longevity

3.75/5

Comfort

4/5

Healthiness

3.9/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

4/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

3.9/5

Value for Price

4.5/5

 

10. X Rocker 51259 Pro H3 4.1
X Rocker 51259 Pro H3 4.1

No doubt the best rocker on the market. It has pretty much everything to make anyone satisfied with their relaxing and gaming time. Fabric cover material, gunstock armrests, comfortable ergonomic design.

The audio system is wireless and has 4 speakers and a sub-woofer making this rocker really immersive. But in addition to that it also has sync vibration motors making it rather exceptionally immersive. Sub-levels, volume has controls. There is also a headphone jack just like with the rest of the rockers. Can also be connected with other rockers for multiplayer experience.

And in case you need to transport or store it you can fold it and do just that.

Best bang for the buck rocker that will fit anyone up to 275lbs.

 

4.3

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
Looks great, exceptionally immersive, good quality, really comfortable, folds in half for easy storage and transportation, padded headrest.
COULD USE SOME WORK
Fixed armrests.
BOTTOM LINE
Best price for value rocker hands down. If you are looking to enhance your console gaming experience this is the chair.

Looks

4.5/5

Performance & Longevity

4.25/5

Comfort

4.5/5

Healthiness

4.25/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

4/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

4.1/5

Value for Price

4.7/5

 

11. OPSEAT Master Series PC Gaming Chair

OPSEAT Master Series PC Gaming Chair 2

One of the most adaptable high-end PC gaming chairs. While it does cost somewhere $200 it’s still quite affordable compared to other high-end chairs and is very popular among gamers. It’s able to support big guys and small guys all the same. Official max-weight recommendation is 350lbs but I highly doubt it could perform and last long with such a load. To be on the safe side I would recommend no more than 300lbs.

Weight concerns aside, it’s very comfortable for long continuous gaming sessions. Healthy too! It has adjustable soft pad armrests, reclining and tilting functions. Needless to say comfy adjustable lumbar support and headrest cushions are also part of the set.

The base is seemingly metal just like the frame and is quite sturdy. It also has durable nylon wheels that are almost as good as PU for just about any kind of flooring. And speaking of materials – the cover is made from soft well treated synthetic leather which is easy to clean and is fairly durable too.

 OPSEAT Master Series PC Gaming Chair

4.2

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
Looks neat, very comfortable for long continuous periods of use, healthy, sturdy base, fairly durable materials, works smoothly, easy to clean, fits various body builds.
COULD USE SOME WORK
Might have cosmetic flaws such as average stitching, not as durable as top brand chairs, armrests can be wobbly.
BOTTOM LINE
Overall a very good gaming computer chair that isn’t as expensive as other high-end gaming chairs but also not as durable. If you are bigger than average you should go for something more heavy-duty. Otherwise a great pick.

Looks

4.5/5

Performance & Longevity

4.25/5

Comfort

4.5/5

Healthiness

4.25/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

4/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

4.5/5

Value for Price

4.6/5

 

12. DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FD101/NB Newedge Edition

DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FD101/NB Newedge Edition

One of the most popular high-end gaming chairs by famous DXRacer brand. DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FD101/NB Newedge Edition is one of the best value/price gaming chairs I’ve ever seen. Not only it looks great, it’s very comfortable and healthy too. You can spend a lot of time sitting in it without getting even remotely tired. Likely one of the best gaming chairs for PC there is.

You can read the full review here.

Just like most of the best PC gaming chairs it’s very comfortable even for extremely long sessions of gaming. For this chair, or any DXRacer chair for that matter, they use ~50kg/m³ high-density cold cure mold foam that’s around the same as your typical car seat. The seat itself is really a patented quality welded metal framed race car-seat and is shaped to fit recommended user size like a glove and thus crazy comfortable. You also have little cool looking foot pegs on each of the legs.

It’s also ergonomic and comes with lumbar support and headrest cushions. Soft pad 1D (height) adjustable armrests are also there for health and comfort.

The chair is also very durable and sturdy. Metal frame aside, only the best quality parts and materials were used to make this chair. Smooth top notch mechanisms is only a part of quality this chair has to offer. The cover material is strong mesh and PU and are a lot more durable than any synthetic leather other chairs have. Only downside – mesh is a little bit more difficult to clean.

Not to forget about the base. Nylon base offers both flexibility and durability so it’s very unlikely to break. There’s also the PU casters that are as soft as rubber and as durable as nylon making them perfect for any situation.

Although it’s very comfortable it’s only so for certain small range of sizes. DXRacer plays it smart by making each of their series fit to a different height and weight ranges, thus, making all of their chairs fit you just perfectly. This particular series fits people of up to 5″9′ (175cm) in height and 200 lb (91kg) in weight.

 

 DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FD101/NB Newedge Edition 1

4.85

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
Easy to assemble, insanely comfortable for long gaming sessions, quality materials and parts, beautiful design, adjustable, healthy, very sturdy and durable.
COULD USE SOME WORK
Can be a hassle to clean, could have 3D armrests.
BOTTOM LINE
Very much worth ever penny of it. Would highly recommend it to everyone who matches the recommended size.

Looks

5/5

Performance & Longevity

4.75/5

Comfort

4.75/5

Healthiness

5/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

4.75/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

4.6/5

Value for Price

4.9/5

 

13. DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RW106/NR Newedge Edition

DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RW106/NR Newedge Edition

DOH/RW106/NR currently stands at the very top of every DXRacer on amazon.com. One of the most affordable Racing Series chairs and is very well perceived amongst many PC gamers in general. Just like F-Series chairs it’s built for people of slim and average body types but will fit a slightly bigger person then a F-Series would.

It’s almost the same as the previous chair except it costs a bit more and can fit a bigger person. The recommended user weight and height for this chair are 5’11” (1.8 m) and 180 lbs (81.65 kg) but is capable of fitting users up to 6’1″ (1.85 m) and 200 lbs(90.7 kg). Although the max weight this one can handle is around 265 lbs, everyone beyond 200 lbs would feel uncomfortable.

Besides that, unlike the previous F-Series seat it has 3D adjustable, straight armrests what means you can raise and lower, turn inwards and outwards, push and pull them to the sides. Also the seat sides are lower so it’s comfortable for people who like to spread their legs out.

Read the full in-detail review here.

 DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RW106/NR Newedge Edition 2

4.85

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
Many neat functions, comfortable and healthy for long gaming sessions, quality materials, sturdy, well thought out design, easy to assemble, not a lot more expensive than the previous F-Series but has 3D armrests in addition to lower seat sides and bigger capacity.
COULD USE SOME WORK
Cleaning it can be tedious, the color design could use some work.
BOTTOM LINE
Simply an awesome quality gaming chair for PC. Would recommended to anyone looking for an affordable high-quality gaming computer chair.

Looks

4.75/5

Performance & Longevity

4.75/5

Comfort

5/5

Healthiness

5/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

4.75/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

4.6/5

Value for Price

5/5

 

14. DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RE0/NB Newedge Edition

DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RE0/NB Newedge Edition | Best Gaming Computer Chairs Nr. 14

DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RE0/NB Newedge Edition is also one of the most popular DXRacer chairs. It’s not so different from our previous chair except it’s a bit sturdier base being aluminium instead of nylon. Additionally the cover’s material is PU instead of strong mesh + PU, what basically means it’s a lot easier to clean too.

Just like other normal DXRacer R-Series chairs it can handle users up to 6’1″ (1.85 m) and 200 lbs(90.7 kg). However the recommended user weight and height for best comfort and experience are 5’11” (1.8 m) and 180 lbs (81.65 kg).

 DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RE0/NB Newedge Edition 1 | Best Chair for Gaming Nr. 14

4.95

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
Many neat functions, comfortable and healthy for long gaming sessions, quality materials, very sturdy, well thought out design, easy to assemble, easy to clean.
COULD USE SOME WORK
Design could be a little nicer, could be a few bucks cheaper.
BOTTOM LINE
One of the best gaming chairs for PC ever. Would recommend to everyone who fit the height and weight.

Looks

4.75/5

Performance & Longevity

5/5

Comfort

5/5

Healthiness

5/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

5/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

4.6/5

Value for Price

4.5/5

 

15. DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RV001/NB Newedge Edition

DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RV001/NB Newedge Edition 1 | Best PC Gaming Chairs Nr. 15

Another top DXRacer Racing Series gaming chair although this one is a little different from the rest of the series. Normally R-Series can handle up to 6’1″ (1.85 m) and 200 lbs(90.7 kg). This chair on the other hand can handle up to 250 lbs (113.4 kg) and 6’3″ (1.90 m). It’s recommended weight and height for best experience are 220 lbs (99.79 kg) and 5’8″ (1.73 m) – 6’2″ (1.88 m).

That aside, it’s almost the same as our previous DXRacer chair but also has a metal base with 3″ casters, 4D armrests and multi-functional tilt mechanism, mix of well treated PU and vinyl cover materials. 4D armrests can be adjusted anyway you like – lowered or raised, push or pulled to the sides and towards and from yourself, turned inwards or outwards. While multi-functional tilt mechanism means that you can lock it at any tilting angle (different from reclining lock).

You can read the full review here.

 DXRacer Racing Series DOH/RV001/NB Newedge Edition

4.95

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
Too many neat functions, crazy comfortable and healthy for long gaming sessions, quality materials, very sturdy, well thought out design, easy to assemble, easy to clean.
COULD USE SOME WORK
Design could be a little nicer, could have foot pegs to rest feet on.
BOTTOM LINE
Definitely an awesome luxury gaming chair. I do find some minor faults in it but nonetheless it is at the top of my all time best PC gaming chairs list. Would also recommend it to anyone who fits the weight and height.

Looks

4.75/5

Performance & Longevity

5/5

Comfort

5+/5

Healthiness

5/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

5/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

4.6/5

Value for Price

4.75/5

 

16. Openwheeler Advanced Racing Seat Driving Simulator Gaming Chair

Openwheeler Advanced Racing Seat Driving Simulator Gaming Chair 2

Likely the best chair on the market for driving simulator lovers. It looks great, is sturdy, is very light, fully adjustable and comfortable. While it doesn’t seem to be designed with ergonomics in mind it still seems to be comfortable for extended periods of use because of the bucket style seat.

Openwheeler Advanced Racing Seat Driving Simulator Gaming Chair 3

4.6

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
Love the design, very light, fully adjustable, reclines, quality materials, sturdy.
COULD USE SOME WORK
None whatsoever.
BOTTOM LINE
One of the best gaming chairs for racing simulator lovers.

Looks

5/5

Performance & Longevity

5/5

Comfort

3/5

Healthiness

5/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

5/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

4.7/5

Value for Price

4.9/5

 

17. DXRacer King Series Big and Tall Chair DOH/KS06/NR

DXRacer King Series Big and Tall Chair DOH/KS06/NR | Best Gaming Chairs for PC Nr. 17

DXRacer King Series Big and Tall Chair DOH/KS06/NR is the most popular DXRacer chair for big guys. It has the same features as the previous DXRacer chair except it is made for bigger gamers… in size – not passion.

The recommended height and weight for this chair are 275 lbs (124.74 kg) and  5’9″ (1.75 m) – 6’2″ (1.88 m). It’s max weight capacity, however is 300 lbs (136.1 kg).

DXRacer King Series Big and Tall Chair DOH/KS06/NR 1

5

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
A lot of fancy functions, crazy comfortable and healthy for long gaming sessions, quality materials, very sturdy, unique aggressive design, easy to assemble, easy to clean.
COULD USE SOME WORK
None whatsoever.
BOTTOM LINE
Hands down the best PC gaming chair for bigger guys who fit the bill.

Looks

5/5

Performance & Longevity

5+/5

Comfort

5+/5

Healthiness

5/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

5/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

4.3/5

Value for Price

4.5/5

 

18. Herman Miller Classic Aeron Chair

Herman Miller Classic Aeron Chair | Best Gaming Office Chair Nr. 18

This is one of the most popular office chairs used for gaming by a very famous and old brand – Herman Miller. And as they themselves claim “the best-known office chair in the world” it might as well be called “best known gaming office chair”. Initially I wasn’t planning to include it in this list but since so many gamers simply swear by them – I felt I had to.

It has a lot of good qualities as you would assume once you hear it costs around $1k. Yes, you heard that right, the price for this chair is just above $900.

Needless to say being that expensive they offer 12-year warranty for it. What is not so surprising knowing the base and frame are made of graphite. The cover, or in this case the seating and backrest are made of patented pellicle that’s breathable and flexible making it a lot more adaptive and comfortable even for extended periods of use.

It’s made so the pivot points follow your movements which is part of the reason it’s so very comfortable. It is also very famous for coming in 3 sizes that can be adjusted to fit just anybody up to 300lbs. It has height adjustable armrests, tilt limiter with seat angle adjustment and adjustable lumbar pad so you can set yourself comfortable in whatever way you prefer.

 

Herman Miller Classic Aeron Chair 1

4.52

out of 5

JUST RIGHT
Comes assembled, looks fairly good and unique, very sturdy, adaptable, quite comfortable, healthy, top-notch quality of materials and mechanism.
COULD USE SOME WORK
No headrest, armrests only height adjustable, doesn’t recline, carpet casters, not many functions in general, very expensive.
BOTTOM LINE
This is your chair if you want the best guaranteed lifelong quality. Some would call it best gaming office chair and it surely isn’t wrong. It’s innovative, beautiful and comfortable. Safe bet if you can afford it!

Looks

4.8/5

Performance & Longevity

5+/5

Comfort

3.8/5

Healthiness

4/5

Ease of Use & Assembly

5/5

Fixed Amazon.com Rating

3/5

Value for Price

3/5

 

That covers most of the important things you need to know about gaming chairs. Feel free to read up on my other posts concerning gaming chairs!

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