If you don't want to read the entire guide (which is admittedly quite long - I went ape shit making this guide!) this TL;DR shows you my top pick!
The most amazing aspect of DXRacer is obviously the comfort.
However, due to its ergonomic design the seat really wants you to sit in a specific way. But this is truly beneficial for gamers who will sit in it for some time.
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It’s 2017 and you’re still sitting on your mom’s old kitchen chair, huh?
Not only is the best PC gaming chair aesthetically pleasing, it also delivers HARD in the comfort department. You’ll literally (not really) be sitting on clouds.
Get with the times!
These chairs fall on every part of the price spectrum – some models carry a hefty price tag, but others are affordable choices for the budget gamer as well.
One thing’s for sure though – these seats deserved err, a seat, on our list of the Best PC Gaming Chairs For 2017.
Patented Fabric, PU, or PVC Car Seat
Leather High Back, Leather Seat
High Back, PU Leather
High Back, Leather Seat
Leather High Back, Leather Seat
Bonded Leather Upholstery
PU Leather and mesh fabric collocated material
High Back Leather Seat
High Back PU Leather Seat
Leather w/ Mesh on the red parts
Soft polyurethane fabric
The Editor's Choice!
Considered as the most popular brand for gamers at the moment, DXRacer which was founded in 2003, not only specializes in chairs for gamers, but also with a variety of gear and accessories that are designed to improve your playing experience.
As a major key player in providing a better playing experience, it’s well-made and stylish products are increasingly getting more popular – most streamers, e-sports organizations, and pro gamers alike use DXRacers.
DXRacer chairs are ergonomically designed. Meaning, it has adjustment features that enable it to adapt to your seating preference: adjust the chair height, arm height, and backrest angle and tilt (the backseat can be adjusted up to 12 position) to your most comfortable position.
Too tired to stay up all night playing WoW raids or League of Legends? Simply recline up to 135 degrees (up to 170 degrees on some models!) and take a nap!
DXRacer chairs are designed to ensure that nothing will distract you from playing your favorite titles as they are made from high-end PVC leather and features high quality materials such as a high-density cold cure foam filling with impeccable craftsmanship.
The polyurethane caster wheels are amazing too, and you will able to squirm around in your seat however you want and it will also keep you in place when necessary.
Lastly the extra lumbar and neck supports that comes with the chair provides additional comfort as well. Definitely the best of the best among computer chairs.
Is buying a DXRacer seat worth it? Definitely YES!
The most amazing aspect of DXRacer is obviously the comfort. However, due to its ergonomic design the seat really wants you to sit in a specific way. But this is truly beneficial for gamers who will sit in it for some time.
When used consistently, a DXRacer will surely improve your posture, and most importantly, your overall playing experience will be better because you’ll remain comfortable for longer hours of playing and that’s really worth your money!
My Favorite Model: AK-7002 Carbon Black
UPDATE June 1, 2017: I've decided to promote AK-Racing as my 2nd best alternative instead. Over the course of several months I've noticed that it's actually well-made (better than Kinsal, actually). It's been the official seat in the LCK (League Champions Korea) as well, so that's a great testament to their quality. I have a friend who loves his AK-Racing too.
AK Racing is one of the world’s popular seat manufacturers (for gamers!), innovating the highest quality products that are available in the market today.
With the most vibrant and visually attractive racing style combination of black and various colors, the AK-7002 looks definitely impressive, and it certainly is a great advancement from those that are so hyped on the market.
The armrests and the seat height are very easily adjustable (up and down) so taller players should be able to find the right setting for their suitable comfort position. Along with adjusting them up and down you can twist them inward and outward.
The base is a five-wheel metal base that provides significant amount of focus on stability while its metal wheels and frame won’t break easily too, and that is why the AKRacing-7002 feels so sturdy and solid. This computer seat is extremely safe and strong.
It also features a versatile backrest adjustment to reach your desired angle. It can be tilted 12-degrees and can lay back almost 90-degrees. Just pull up the leveler located on the side of the chair. And even when the backseat is fully tilted, you will never feel like you’re falling down, thanks to the previously detailed metal solid frame.
AK Racing’s size can also accommodate almost any body type. The back and the depth of the seat is wide and deep enough to fit both narrow and wide shouldered individuals.
The Akracing gets a clear recommendation to buy from our side! From its attractive racing seat looks, to the high quality upholstery, to the solid metal framework this furniture screams quality.
Overall it meets the durability and comfort requirements of game enthusiast and professionals everywhere. And that’s exactly where this chair makes a difference!
What I Love: Cheaper than DXRacer + Lumbar and Neck Support
If most of your day is spent in front of the PC playing games, the Kinsal chair would make your leisure time more enjoyable and gives you a more immersive and satisfying experience. A relatively new company, Kinsal is making its mark in the esports community by developing and producing high quality racing-style chairs.
Poor sitting position and posture for extended periods of time has the potential to lead to many harmful side effects. Kinsal is devoted in innovating and producing more products to improve our quality of life.
This company designs professional looking seats with the principle of ergonomics, making their products suitable for longtime working or playing.
Thanks to its lumbar and neck pillow filled with a polyester cotton blend that is both soft and comfortable, you could sit in it for hours without complaint. So whether you’re working at under high pressure, or playing an intense nexus defense, Kinsal will surely help you relieve the harmful side effects of sitting improperly.
It also allows 90 to 180-degree backseat tilt, so whatever position and reclining angle you are used to, this seat can definitely accommodate. This multiple reclining positions allow you to use it as a “bed” too.
Kinsal can also support a huuuuge range of weights thanks to its tubular steel frame and metal base – it can carry up to a maximum weight of 350 pounds. When it comes to upholstery, Kinsal is made with high-quality PU leather; it can easily be cleaned and even after years of use, it will still look just as good as the day you bought it.
This seat is extremely easy to assemble and it comes with the tools to do it yourself without any additional tools required if you follow the manual.
What’s our take on this? This is a very comfortable seat, with all its features, it will surely fit even the pickiest gamer’s needs.
So if you’re into MMORPG and loves to relax a bit when you play, this computer seat will keep you feeling good without discomfort. And with its very reasonable price, this is by far the feature that makes Kinsal Gaming Chair one of the best choices over other seats.
For our full take on this PC chair, check out our Kinsal gaming chair review here.
E-Blue is a Japanese company that produces gamer’s peripherals like mice, keyboards and even chairs. The company is well-known for its affordable products with an outstanding quality.
Is your PC seat comfortable for almost 10 hours of games? As a gamer, there is nothing worse than getting into an intense online game and one of your butt-cheeks aches or your back starts to cramp up.
With its unique design with ergonomic features and support the Auroza will ensure you stay supported and in good posture while playing.
An adjustable height system is also present, utilizing a class-4 gas piston to help you adjust your seat to your desired height using hand controls. This makes it safe and easy to adjust.
Another nice feature is the 360-degree adjustable armrest, allowing you to tailor the best setting or resting position for yourself.
Designwise, the E-blue Auroza comes with a fully chromed base.
Additionally, it has LED illumination on the back of the seat (adjustable up to 4 modes of blue and red colors) and changes when you sit down.
My favorite feature of all? Its lighting features which are powered by an included battery bank that slips into the panel on the back of the chair, so there’s no chance you’ll get tangled up with dangling cables.
Its wheels are made from Nylon + 30% fiberglass and PU injection molding roll smoothly on most surfaces, all of which can be locked into place. Due to its Five-point quality metal base, the E-Blue seat is also strong enough to can support up to 800 pounds.
Overall, the E-Blue Auroza is worth it as a gaming chair. Not only does the E-Blue give you all the adjustments you would ever need to get comfortable during your intense League or DoTA matches, it also does it with style.
For anyone that is looking for a heavy duty seat that is going to last through extreme online matches at home, whether you’re looking to replace your old chair, or you’re in the market to buy your first one, the E-Blue is a practical choice since it’s an everyday use item that can fully personalized your needs.
Arozzi is a Swedish company founded in 2013. Arozzi Monza chairs have been around for almost three years and are a design inspired by the world of motorsports featuring ergonomic design with high levels of comfort.
The Arozzi racing style seat features great flexibility, design, adjustment and outstanding quality making it the best gaming chair option that enhances great playing experience for gamers who sit for long hours on end in front of their PC.
The seat gives you 360-degree swivel rotation so that you don’t have to move complete seat over the desired position and it can be easily adjusted to desired height with the built in Gas Spring. The seat can also tilt 12-degrees in rocking position, and has a positional locking function that lets you stay in desired position.
The Arrozi has class 4 gas lift cylinder with a capacity to hold up to 260-pounds allowing you to adjust your height with very little effort. Also, its Five twin wheel nylon casters make you stable when you are having an intense playing sessions.
So no matter how much time you want to spend on playing games, the Arrozi will give you the most comfortable position while enjoying the benefits of a proper posture and support. Its thick padded arm, seat and backrest are covered with PU leather upholstery material providing an easy cleanup while giving the right amount of support and comfort for extended playing sessions.
Arozzi currently offers chairs in black and various color combinations (up to 9 color combinations) which are just enough to provide the perfect fit between the gamer, the equipment and the environment covering if not all then at least most consumers out in the market.
Arrozi is definitely a very striking chair, with its refined motorsports inspired aesthetic, and ultimate features that you won’t find in any of the chairs in this price range. This definitely will secure you in the best and most comfortable position to achieve your next victory!
Why Buy: It Comes With A Footrest
Update: July 5, 2017. We just published a Merax gaming chair review.
Crafted specifically for long periods of intense gaming, Merax racing style seats offers a neck pillow and lumbar support leather cushion, high back adjustable tilt with tilt lock, strong aluminum base, and adjustable height. Merax is ergonomically designed for comfort and proper posture so those who spend hours at a time sitting in front of the PC, playing games, know that they need a seat that is ergonomically optimal.
Merax is made from PU leather and mesh fabric upholstered face making it durable, breathable for those who have problems with sweating during long sitting hours and easy to clean.
Also, its thick PU leather upholstery material for cushioning and padding provide nice support, so you shouldn’t have any problems with long playing sessions.
This racing style computer seat has a built in reclining mechanism (for taking a quick nap, making it especially suitable for gamers) to allow up to 180-degree backwards and forwards tilting movement. Moreover, its 360-degree swivel rotation system provides additional comfort allowing its user to comfortably enjoy playing games without enduring a croaking back or the need to step away for a while.
Are you seeking a reliable, best quality gaming chair? Compared to the market leaders Merax’s overall performance is something you should consider. This is the closest you can get to the comfort and design of a real car racing chairs at a decent amount money.
This is comfortable, reliable, and designed to fit the décor of any room. This is a perfect seat for someone looking to add a sense of style to their computer area. The main part of the chair is mainly black, but the detailed racing stripes and trim comes in various colors available to choose from. Its ergonomically designed support system allows you to maintain a comfortable posture especially when playing with computer to close position to the desk without effort as it maintains its shape while conforming to your body’s needs.
This is one of the best computer gaming chair options that is available at such a great price point, the Aminiture racing style seat is considerably cheaper compared to its competitors. Once you take the time to assemble this chair, then you will have one of the best gaming chairs available on the market today.
Giantex features a design inspired by Formula One race car and an executive office suite all at once. Besides having modern and unique design, the office/gaming chair also made out of best quality of leather material. It uses faux leather upholstering material, intricate stitching, tender filling and metallic construction covered by additional protection to prevent rust and corrosion that provide support which are reflective of a piece of high-end office furniture. Therefore, this chair is not only suitable for modern office, but also makes any game enthusiasts who sits on it feel comfortable.
If you’re lurking the market for a top-notch race car style inspired gamer’s chair which features high quality materials in an affordable price, then look no further than the Giantex chair! Discover for yourself how close the race really is! When you seat in Giantex chair, you will feel like you are inside a race car.
This Racing car inspired chair is meticulously designed and makes it very comfortable to sit in for several hours at one time, so it is also ideal if you love to play all day. Thanks to the high quality mesh fabric upholstery, padding for the back, armrests, and seat, you will be able to play games in this chair for several years without losing any comfort.
The Best Choice Racing chair can recline, its seat height is adjustable and the chair arms can slide upwards so if you need a break after a few hours of continuous playing, So whether you need to lean forward for serious focus or lay back as the night of console/PC games begins to draw to a close, this chair optimizes all of these possibilities. Just go ahead and lean as far back as you can!
Like most seats, the Best Choice Racing Office Chair is also inspired by racing cars, but it also resembles the classic office chairs. It’s not surprising since this was made for both gaming and office work. While Best Choice Products doesn’t have too many different chairs to offer yet, it’s definitely worth checking out their other products.
Homall is designed to be used both as a gaming chair and an office chair. This is a strong yet comfortable chair that is ideal for both office and gaming use. To be able to comfortably sit in the chair for long hours. This chair is great for that. Homall racing chair will give you have an extremely comfortable during intense gaming moments.
The Homall gaming chair is very attractive to gamers because not only does it have a great bucket seat for long hours of support and comfort, it is also covered in an aesthetically pleasing leather upholstery with various design variations to choose from.
With high-quality PU leather its durability is top-notch as the brand’s reputation promises, and the heavy duty base which is made of very high quality material gives you the stability you need while distributing your weight efficiently as you sit down.
Additionally, one of the most interesting features about this desk chair for gaming seems to be that it seems to very budget friendly without compromising on any of the other important features.
For such a reasonable price, though, it is an interesting piece of furniture for both office and gaming use. The Homall chairs have been extensively reviewed various website, so you can do your further research before you buy.
It's Awesome Because White Chairs Are Rare
Finished in high quality faux-leather and high-resilience foam padding for long hours of gaming sessions, the XRocker PC Gaming Chair is a versatile chair that’s designed to provide comfort during hours of gameplay.
It has Bluetooth connectivity to receive audio from any Bluetooth transmitting device and an audio quality control on the side panel of the chair that allows the user to adjust the volume.
This is a great chair for chilling out and great conversation piece in your gaming room as well.
Overall, XRocker PC Gaming Chair introduces new technology allows us to get more out of our gaming experience. XRocker not only have an extremely comfortable and well supporting chair, but it also includes innovative features such as surround sound with AFM Technology, wireless capability (it’s wireless transmitter work with any source with RCA outputs), and a lot more.
Honestly, we looked hard into Maxnomic or NeedForSeat chairs, but according to this post on Reddit by a DXRacer rep, “one company” bought a large amount DXRacer chairs. It’s an indirect statement, but I think what the rep tried to say is that the company, now NeedForSeat, designed their chairs based on DXRacer’s designs.
Don’t get me wrong though – both DXRacer and Maxnomic chairs are two of the best seats around. Both literally look, feel, and cost the same, but there’s something about DXRacer chairs that screams original and innovative, at least for me.
So instead of reviewing almost identical PC gaming chairs, I just stuck with DXRacer.
Hopefully NeedForSeat releases a new, revolutionary model in summer or fall of 2017 so I can finally say they deserve a spot on our best PC gaming chairs list.
Way before, I lumped PC gaming chairs and office chairs together thinking they’re one and the same.
Boy was I…right.
In all honesty, office and gaming chairs almost works in the same way. If you just want to have something comfortable for your ass you can definitely opt for a cheaper desk chair.
However, there are two MAJOR things that separate them:
I’m preparing a buying guide for finding the best office chair for your setup so stay tuned for that!
Your taste and the overall theme of your gaming area will also likely dictate the kind of chair you will choose. Many prefer a basic looking chair with basic functions, for instance, an L-shape design allows for gentle rocking or comfortable seating while playing your favorite game. Others go for things like racing style chairs to mimic the driver’s seat of a racing vehicle.
If you are looking for an authentic feel for more realistic racing play, then this chair is for you. Moreover, chair dimensions and color should be kept in mind. You have to choose the most suitable chair that matches the color scheme of your room, and other furniture so that the gaming chair you buy don’t look out of place.
Special features are included in gaming chairs because gamers need them. Different types of wheelbase, upholstery, back seat tilt, and plenty of other adjustable features all play important roles in the overall value of your chair. If you’re eyeing several chairs, prioritize what feature do you like most – and then choose that chair.
These features can help the user rotate or tilt at any angle without any hustle for flexible movements. Additionally, the chair should be comfortable to allow your feet to rest flat on the floor, so a height adjusting feature plays an important role. Keep in mind that features like height adjustment and swivel are common with office chairs. For your gaming chair, you need to look for things like 180-degree tilt function, fully adjustable or removable armrests, and seat pan modification for maximum comfort.
The primary purpose of a gaming chair is to provide you with the most comfortable position since long gaming sessions demand comfort and no distractions. The gaming chair must have heavy padding on its arms, backrest, and seat.
To avoid developing or compounding back problems, it is important to have an ergonomic chair that supports the lower back and evokes good posture. Most of gaming chairs available nowadays are ergonomic, they have mesh and their height as well as the backrest tilt is adjustable. In some cases, the armchairs can be adjusted as well.
A well-designed chair allows the user to sit in a balanced position. The same chair does not fit everyone! So it’s important to check the measurements of the gaming chair before purchasing to make sure it will be a comfortable fit for the player. The users’ body dimensions must be used when selecting a chair so that it does not strain one part of the body while fitting another. Lastly, consider the type of games you will be playing and the movement and comfort you will need while playing.
Gaming chairs are either made of cloth, vinyl, mesh, or polyurethane materials. Choosing between materials will be a matter of personal comfort preference, however, the gaming chair made with quality material will give you maximum comfort, as well as it is built for durability.
Some chairs may have caught your interest because of their features but buying a gaming chair on a budget is the greatest concern. Once you inspect all the features of a gaming chair, consider its price. Make sure that the gaming chair you are buying is worth every Dollars. The cost should fit your budget. If do not have much to spend on a gaming chair, go for a comfortable chair with basic features. If you can get some additional features spending a Whoooooping amount, make a purchase that you won’t regret. However, you can eliminate additional features because they push the cost upwards.
Because gaming is now a billion-dollar industry where it is gaining popularity by the day, sitting down for long periods is shown to be risky for your body for many reasons, and gaming chairs were designed to solve this problem.
If you’ve been sitting in an ordinary chair up to this point, you may have noticed that your back aches after a long time of sitting and playing a game. Gaming chairs are designed and strategically contoured to support your spine and keep the back straight. Gaming chairs can also help prevent neck problems and reduce stiffness. Most gaming chairs are designed to keep your posture in check while making you feel comfortable. So if you’re the type player that uncomfortably leans forward when playing games, this will be of great benefit to you especially. You can take a nap and sleep on it as well!
These chairs do it by keeping yourself free from any uncomfortable feelings and annoying postural distractions. The gaming chair’s armrests are soft and comfortable enough to allow your shoulders to relax when your elbows are on them. Also, a gaming chair’s backrest aligns to the natural curve of your back to provide the perfect lumbar support.
If you're interested in reading in-depth reviews of individual chairs, you can check them out by clicking the links below:
Gaming chairs are becoming an integral part of both casual and professional gaming. the best PC gaming seat enhances the productivity of a gamer as it’s comfy enough to prevent any injuries and aches that are likely to interrupt gaming.
If you put as much effort into picking a seat as you when you spent your day in front of the PC playing games, you should have an excellent purchase that will serve you for a long time.
With some time, research, and a decent amount of cash, you too will have a dedicated gaming chair. So, if you’re looking for a new chair for your setup, there is will be a chair that meets your needs in our list above.