Your setup is surely not complete without the best gaming chair cradling your bottom. It’s not just an aesthetic choice either; a quality gaming chair will save your spine when you’re spending a huge chunk of your day sat down at your desk. If you’ve spent thousands of dollars on an extreme gaming PC build, you should be giving your choice of gaming chair just as much attention. After all, you only have one spine, why not treat it well. And why not treat it to a nice massage?
Some of the best gaming chair contenders might be a little overkill in terms of aesthetics. With wannabe-racer bucket seats, and gaming chairs covered in satanic runes running rampant, we’ve made sure to include some sleek office-style chairs in here too. There should be something to suit everyone, from those who prefer something more traditional right down to the super extravagant among us.
Whichever route you go down, it’s worth bearing your posture in mind. Posture may be the last thing you think about when embarking on a ten-hour raid, but please don’t disregard ergonomics.
If your wallet has sewn itself shut looking down this list, our cheap gaming chair list may be more up your street. Comfy, ergonomic furniture may not come cheap, but it should last you years and save you a lot of long-term pain.
Secretlab’s Omega has sat at the top of our best gaming chair list for the longest time, basically since we first reviewed it back in 2018. But now, the new Softweave version of the Secretlab Titan has slid beneath our butts, we don’t ever want to stand up again.
The Titan is very similar in design to the Omega but has been created for the larger frame. Part of that means you don’t get the somewhat restrictive racing seat that clamps around your thighs and instead offers a leveled seat base. It’s a much more comfortable experience whether or not you’re a larger human and even allows you to sit cross-legged.
Though the ergonomists among you probably recoil at that suggestion.
The Secretlab Titan also includes a built-in lumbar support system, which rivals those you’d find on far more expensive task chairs. Sure, at $429, the Softweave version of the Titan still makes it a pricey place to park your rear, but the extra temperature regulation, and downright luxury feel of the fabric, make it worth the expense.
Read our full Secretlab Titan Softweave review.
The Secretlab Omega is one of the most finely constructed chairs we’ve tested. From the casters to the base, the lift mechanism, armrests, and seat back, Secretlab has used some of the best materials available. The Omega has also been upgraded with Secretlab’s 2020 series of improvements. That includes premium metal in the armrest mechanism, making it silky smooth to adjust and even more durable, and adding the company’s ridiculously durable PU Leather 2.0.
The chair features a high-quality, cold-cured foam to provide support. It feels a little bit firm at first, but our testing became more comfortable after more extended gaming periods. The Omega stick out from the crowd includes velour memory foam lumbar and head pillows.
These are so comfortable that we could smoothly fully recline the chair and take a nap if we wanted to. Though that’s not a great look in the office… If you’re looking to treat your body with a chair that will genuinely last, the Secretlab Omega is worth every penny.
Read the full Secretlab Omega review.
Perhaps you’ve heard of the Herman Miller Embody. It had occupied a position in our best office chair roundup for a long time, but that has come to an end. Not for lack of comfort or acclaim, simple because the famed chair manufacturer has partnered up with a big name in gaming, Logitech, to create something tailor-made to our gaming rumps.
Admittedly, the Logitech G x Herman Miller Embody doesn’t differ much from its commercial cousin. That’s hardly a mark against it, however. The Embody’s cascading back support design and absurdly high quality make a welcome return but now comes with a few more flourishes to win over gamers. Namely, extra cooling material that helps support a more active gaming position.