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When sitting at your computer for hours on end, whether it be working at the office or at home, or gaming, or watching YouTube videos, no doubt you want to feel comfortable. With a good quality chair you should feel comfortable after sitting at the computer for either one hour or eight hours.
After sitting at the computer for long periods of time we often start to slouch and have bad posture. We often find ourselves with aching backs and soreness and stiffness after sitting at the computer desk for long periods – this is particularly the case when the chair is of poor quality but we don’t bother buying a better quality chair.
We forget just how important a computer chair is. There is no hesitation in spending thousands of dollars on a good quality computer that fits your needs, but we often don’t have the same inclination to spend a proportion of our budget on a good quality computer chair.
Lumbar support and general comfort are the two main criteria when looking for a quality office or gaming chair. Other criteria for a good quality chair are the sturdiness of the frame, the quality of the upholstery, and the ability to make adjustments to fit your body type.
The solution to a comfortable computing experience is a good quality gaming chair. These chairs are incredibly comfortable and ergonomically designed to support your posture no matter your shape or size. Don’t let the title of ‘gaming chairs’ deceive you as gaming chairs can also be used in the office environment.
While there are many chairs on the market that come with ergonomic lumbar and neck pillows that align with the curvature of your spine, regardless of your budget we have researched a list of top quality gaming chairs to help you decide on what chair is best for you.
Corsair T2 Road Warrior
Corsair is famous for making components and accessories for high-end gamers. Still, it is slowly entering the computer gaming chair market too, and this approach has resulted in the Corsair T2 Road Warrior.
As the name suggests, the Corsair T2 Road Warrior is undoubtedly a warrior that is going to give you a comfortable experience while you play your favourite games. The Corsair T2 Road Warrior comes with a wide seat, tall back, and two-layer custom color accents, giving you the style, comfort and endurance you need for long-haul gaming sessions.
The seat can be angled at 17 degrees and the backrest reclines up to 170 degrees, while the armrests are 4D adjustable, meaning they can be adjusted in any direction. The frame is solid steel and can support up to 136kgs.
Although the fabric is not genuine leather, the faux perforated PU leather seat back and cushion provide breathability and comfort. However, the chair’s sturdiness and sleek design provides excellent postural support.
And it comes with durable rollerblade-style wheels, making it very easy to move around without the worry of marking the floor. However, these wheels don’t lock so you may find yourself moving around a bit too much.
The Corsair T2 Road Warrior is very easy to assemble with only a few steps required, and it comes with a two-year warranty.
For the price (although in the high-end range), and the features it offers, the Corsair T2 Road Warrior has the potential to become a very popular chair in the gaming world. This high quality chair is an excellent choice for both gamers and office workers. Corsair is certainly a brand you can blindly trust.
The next chair in the list is the Secretlab Titan. This gaming chair undoubtedly has a reputation of being one of the most comfortable chairs on the market.
The Secretlab Titan marketing states “For an uncompromising experience that lasts for endless hours, this elite award-winning chair is unquestionably the gold standard you need.” There is no arguing this statement – it is difficult to find a gaming chair more comfortable than the Secretlab Titan.
Secretlab has made this chair available in both PU leather and fabric (Softweave series). The Secretlab Titan has extremely plush padding, which makes it incredibly soft and comfortable while the exterior is woven with SoftWeave fabric.
The Secretlab Titan comes with a relatively large seat which is flatter than many of the traditional gaming chairs with more bucket-like-seats. This allows you to sit with the legs wider apart (or crossed) giving the feeling of more space. You won’t feel confined in the seat, which is what the bucket seats often feel like. However, some of the comments in product reviews have stated that the chair is not as comfortable as marketed.
Let’s not forget the adjustability of chairs so you can set it up to suit your personal requirements. Well, the Secretlab Titan didn’t forget this either as it comes with many adjustment options to make it easy to find a comfortable position. The video below shows some great features of the Titan. Just to name a few, the adjustable lumbar support is built into the backrest of the chair which provides excellent support for your back, and the backrest easily angles back to 165 degrees (almost laying down position for a rest).
It also has extended 4D adjustable armrests which can be adjusted left, right, angled left, angled right, forwards, backwards, up, and down. This adds to the comfort level by allowing you to personlize your setup and avoid aching wrists and elbows. The concave PU padding also provides ample support while ensuring your elbow stays firmly in place.
There is no doubt that the Secretlab Titan is built to last (with a 3-year warranty). The sturdy frame gives it the support you need without wobbling from side to side, and the strong aluminium wheel base makes it less heavy. The sturdiness of the frame is coupled with a class 4 hydraulic system for adjusting the seat up and down. The chair supports up to 130kg and is suited for people up to 200cm tall.
Another appealing feature of the Secretlab Titan is the ease to assemble it. The instructions are well written and easy to follow. SecretLab have also provided an assembly video to assist you along the way. It shouldn’t take you too long to assemble the Secretlab Titan chair.
Although this chair is undoubtedly in the high-end price range, if you can afford it you won’t be disappointed. This chair is highly recommended. SecretLab has done a fantastic job producing a genuinely exciting gaming chair in a crowded market, and for that they should be applauded.
Vertagear Racing Series SL4000
“The Racing Series S-Line SL4000 gaming chair brings unparalleled levels of ergonomic comfort and adjustability. Crafted with high-density padding and a contoured backrest, it allows for longer and extremely comfortable gaming sessions.” (Vertagear).
As the name suggests, the Vertagear Racing Series SL4000 is a racing style gaming chair. You will notice the popularity of this chair among YouTubers, Twitch streamers and eSports athletes. Given its already popularity in the computing/gaming world, this chair certainly deserves a mention as it is a great option for a gaming chair.
The Vertagear SL4000 gaming chair is tall and has a relatively wide chair with a comfortable decline, meaning that the seat isn’t too flat where you slide off it. When you sit, the decline in the seat cushion is just right to place you in the perfect position for back support.
Like many chairs, the features include adjustable tilt with locking, seat height adjustment, an angle-adjusted backrest, and 4D adjustable armrests. The back can be tilted back to 150 degrees.
The Vertagear SL4000 has a solid frame with a 5-star base made of aluminium alloy soft-glide wheels for smoother and quieter movement across the floor. The gas lift is Class 4 with a max load of 150kg.
The upholstery is premium quality PVC leather, with additional padding for neck and lumbar support. It also comes with head and lumbar cushions. The cushioning might feel a bit firm or harder compared to other chairs, but this may suit those looking for more firm support.
The color schemes are the options of green, blue, or red, over a back or white background, or totally black. Vertagear provides a two-year warranty on the Racing Series S-Line SL4000 gaming chair.
Reviewer’s comments state that it is very ergonomic and super comfortable, particularly the contoured back support. Other comments state that the chair is easy to install with the 3 main parts being the seat, the main backing frame and the base for the wheels. The head support and arms are additionally attached after the main frame is assembled.
If you’re looking for a gaming chair with a slightly wider seat, then this is the chair for you.
Corsair T3 Rush
“The CORSAIR T3 RUSH gaming chair combines racing-inspired design and contoured comfort, with a breathable soft cloth exterior, padded neck cushion and memory foam lumbar support.” (Corsair).
The Corsair T3 Rush is made from fabric to provide you with more comfort, and the price is also in the mid-range. There are only two gaming chair manufacturers who make gaming chairs from fabric – Secretlab and Corsair. And while leather gaming chairs are available across much of the market, they often cost more than the upholstered fabric chairs and the fabric is less breathable. Many people prefer the fabric chairs over leather because they feel more ‘comfy’ and your skin doesn’t stick to it when it gets a bit hot.
The Corsair T3 Rush comes in 3 color variations: Charcoal, Gray/Charcoal, Gray/White. If you’re looking for a chair that aesthetically fits into a work environment more so than the traditional racing-style gaming chair, then this is a perfect choice.
This gaming chair has a large seat and a large backseat to support your back and help you maintain good posture while gaming. It comes with ergonomic adjustments with 4D armrest as well as a neck pillow and lumbar pillow. It has an amazing back recline stretching all the way back to 180 degrees.
It also comes with a memory foam pillow that can be used to support the neck and back, however it doesn’t attach to the chair and may become a little uncomfortable if it doesn’t stay in place.
It is easy to assemble, and if you get stuck there is an excellent assembly video on YouTube that will help you out.
Given the price range some of the cost-cutting measures are obvious. The standout is the 5-star base being plastic and not metal, and the wheels are all plastic, unlike some chairs that have roller-blade style rubber wheels.
Some of the review comments have mentioned that the foam on the chair is a little thin with less padding. Also, the 4D adjustable armrests are hard plastic and although they adjust to the height you want, they can be a bit stiff and sometimes wobbly.
If you’re in the market for a fabric gaming chair at a slightly cheaper price compared to some of the name-brands out there, then this is definitely a chair you need to check out.
“Ranger provides with the full range of comfort for console gamers, mobile gamers, handheld gamers or PC gamers” (Cougar).
OK, we all know about gaming chairs, but what about gaming sofas? Well, Cougar has come close to providing a lounge-style experience with their racing-style armchair.
The Cougar Ranger chair is something like you would find in the main lounge room fo your house, and it is that comfy recliner looking design that makes it very appealing.
While it doesn’t follow the trend of the typical racing-style gaming chairs, the Cougar Ranger may just start a new trend where it is the leader.
The Cougar Ranger is a reclining gaming armchair with a sturdy steel frame, padded lumbar and neck support, foldable footrest, and the fabric is breathable premium PVC leather. You can recline it back to 160-degrees while you are playing and just watching streams or eSp suitable tournaments. Because it is a recliner-style chair the Cougar Ranger is a little heavier (32.5kg) than your more traditional gaming chairs (~25kgs).
The major positives of this chair is that it is super comfortable, you literally feel like you’re in a lounge chair (you could easily fall asleep), and you don’t have to worry about a 5-star base being sturdy enough to hold you, or worry about wheels breaking.
However, one downfall of the Cougar Ranger is that the height is not adjustable like other gaming chairs that have a gas lift. The legs screw in like home furniture so you could get legs that suit your height if you needed to. Also, because the legs are not on wheels it may be a little cumbersome to move in and out of your desk.
Because of its bulkier design it may appear difficult to assemble, but it is very easy to assemble with limited parts. It is backed by a 1 year Cougar warranty.
If you’re looking for a less traditional gaming chair, but a chair that is extremely comfortable like a lounge chair, then you need to consider the Cougar Ranger for your next purchase.
Autonomous ErgoChair 2
“ErgoChair 2 is a fully-customized ergonomic office chair designed to provide back support, prevent back pain and improve sitting posture.” (Autonomous).
For people who want to sit comfortably all day working or playing games but don’t like the design aspect of a gaming chair, then this chair is undoubtedly for them.
The ErgoChair has a very modern and stylish design that impresses everyone. Although the ergonomic design is more office-like as opposed to more trendy racing-style gaming chairs, it is built with comfort and support in mind.
The back is built with mesh polyester fabric that is very comfortable, and it is far more breathable than leather. Similarly, the seat is thick foam wrapped in breathable fabric. One feature that makes this chair an excellent choice is the adjustable lumbar system which allows you to unlock the right amount of pressure on your posture. This is what makes this chair a popular choice among office workers.
Like most gaming chairs you can adjust almost every aspect of the chair. It has an adjustable headrest, armrest, back tilt angle and tension, seat tilt and height. One impressive feature is it’s load capacity of almost 160kg, which is more than most of the racing-style gaming chairs.
Although the ErgoChair comes in a variety of colors (Cool Gray, Evergreen, All Black, Red Apple, Black & White, and Baby Blue), for all colors except the All Black option, the cushion is the only part of the chair that changes color. The frame is a white and gray. Therefore there is not too much to get excited about when it comes to fancy designs and embroidered logos in the fabric…you get the idea! But as previously mentioned, that is not the selling point of this chair.
The sturdy frame is made of durable plastic with a 5-star base with caster-style wheels. The armrests are not the most comfortable as they are hard-ish rubber/plastic. Some review comments have mentioned that the armrests are not as comfortable as the other parts of the chair.
The seat is relatively wide which gives you a bit more freedom to find a comfortable position. However, the foam cushion seat may be a little on the firm side for some, which is part of the ergonomic design. The recline is only 20 degrees, but you may prefer that since you’re not wanting to lean back too far whilst sitting for long hours.
The main selling point of the ErgoChair, and why it is on our list of chairs, is the ergonomic design that provides excellent back support. It is the type of chair you could sit in for 8 hours and not feel the back ache afterwards. Therefore, if you’re looking for an extremely ergonomically friendly chair that doesn’t make you look like a racing car driver, then the ErgoChair is certainly a chair to do your research on and put it in your list of options.
Noblechairs Epic Real Leather
“A chair’s function is not just to provide a place to sit, it is to provide a medium for self-expression” (NobleChairs)
The NobleChairs Epic Real Leather chair certainly supports their slogan.
The Noblechairs Epic Real Leather can be termed as one of the best leather gaming chairs available. As the name suggests, it uses genuine leather, and for anyone who dreams of having a real leather chair, then this is undoubtedly for them.
NobleChairs pride themselves on the combination of aesthetics, luxurious materials, and absolute comfort. They are spot on when it comes to aesthetics as the Epic Real Leather chair has a simple but beautiful-sleek design in the racing-style. This chair could easily add to the aesthetic look of your computing room, as opposed to just an office chair positioned at the desk that no one pays attention to.
NobleChairs also got the ergonomics right on this chair as the contour of the backrest provides excellent support, allowing you to play games for hours without feeling any discomfort. Keep in mind though, it doesn’t come with an adjustable lumbar support.
Underneath the leather upholstery is a high-density foam for maximum comfort and it retains its shape over extended periods of time. However, although the padding is high-quality foam, the seat is not as thick as some of the other chairs on the market and therefore may feel a little too firm at times. To compensate for this it does come with two comfortable cushions.
The backrest has a tilt of 135 degrees which is certainly enough to relax in, and it has a rocking function and adjustable seat height. It also has 4D armrests that can be adjusted horizontally, laterally, vertically, and an adjustable tilt angle.
The Epic Real Leather has a 5-star robust solid aluminium base with the standard class 4 hydraulic lift. There is no doubt that you will feel safe in this sturdy chair, leaning back with no worries. However it only holds up to 120kg weight.
If you aren’t a fan of real leather yet wish to have the feel of the genuine leather, it also comes in PU-Leather and Vinyl/PU Hybrid Leather. NobleChairs provides a 2-year warranty.
There is no doubt that NobleChairs have set themselves up to be at the forefront of making excellent gaming chairs. If your budget allows and you’re looking for an ‘all-leather’ chair then this could be the perfect fit for you.
Homall High-Back Racing Chair
First off, the aesthetics of the Homall High-Back Racing Chair are impressive. It has that look that will make you feel like you’re in a racing car (hence the name!).
The two-toned color schemes are not over-the-top, but give the aesthetics a certain edge over other designs that you will love.
Apart from the aesthetics, what makes this chair a great buy is its affordability. But don’t be fooled by the cheaper price, this chair still has quality features that won’t let you down.
The Homall High-Back Racing Chair is a mid-sized gaming chair that has a tall backrest of 30.5 inches and will accommodate most shapes. It comes with a neck pillow and lumbar support pillow. The backrest reclines 150 degrees.
Like many gaming chairs, the upholstery is made of PU leather which may get a bit sticky in the hot weather. The chair has an adjustable seat height and a sturdy steel frame with an aluminium base and a class 3 gas lift. The base is a 5-star, which is standard in computer chairs these days. The wheels are caster-style that work well, but look a little cheap compared to other parts of the chair.
One downfall of the Homall High-Back Racing Chair is the armrests are not adjustable. They are completely stationary and cannot be moved at all, so some people may not like this. This was one way in which the costs of making a quality chair were cut – but just remember the affordability of this chair.
Although this chair is a little less expensive, it still provides the long comfort you’re looking for. If you’re on a budget then this could be a perfect option for you.
Homall doesn’t have a website and their warranty is 1-year.
To Wrap Things Up
The chairs listed here are for everyone. Whether you are looking for a quality chair for work, gaming, or casual use. We have listed 9 amazing chairs that are popular throughout the gaming community. Our personal favorite is the Cougar Ranger as it provides a lounge chair style experience with support all around. However, given the Cougar Ranger’s steel frame and size it is a little heavy and therefore you may be wanting more of an lightweight office-style chair. Then the next favorite is the Noblechairs’ Epic Real Leather, simply for its classy design and top-notch quality.
Although we have highlighted two of the chairs as the favorites, all nine chairs are excellent for long hours at the computer, and we recommend any of them. In the end, it is all about how much money you have to spend on a gaming chair. We hope we have helped you with your research in finding the right chair for your needs.