Even if you have one of the best gaming PCs already, you shouldn’t ignore the best gaming chairs. You don’t want to walk away from your gaming session crouching over like Igor from Young Frankenstein. With the best PC gaming chair, you can bring your gaming and sitting experience to the next level. Because, if you’re going to dive into the best PC games for hours at a time, why not be comfortable while doing it?
That’s why we decided to gather up the best gaming chairs you can buy in 2019. Some may end up looking like your dad’s office chair, with all-black ‘real leather’ designs – others fully embrace the gamer style with RGB lighting and loud, clashing colors, so you can look like some kind of race car driver from the future.
We’ll help you find the perfect gaming chair for your set up, so you can spend more time sitting and gaming, and less time shopping. Because – let’s be honest – we do our own fair share of sitting here at TechRadar, and we’re very familiar with the best gaming chairs.
1. noblechairs Epic Real Leather
Dimensions: 84 x 38 x 70 cm (W × D × H) | Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 131 – 141 cm | Maximum load: 180 kg
Uses real leather
Easy to set up
Plastic arm rests
Will prove too large for very small rooms
It’s no exaggeration to call the Noblechairs Epic Real Leather the best gaming chair. From the cross-thatched embroidery to the real leather of its namesake, if you’re looking for a no-compromises gaming throne, this is it. Plus, it’s surprisingly quick and easy to set up. And, once the set-up is complete, the Epic Real Leather is a dream to sit on – and you can customize your position however you want. Just do us a favor, and read the instructions while you’re setting it up.
2. Autonomous ErgoChair 2
Dimensions: 47 x 27 x 20 in (H × W × D) | Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 18 – 20 in | Maximum load: 300 lbs
A little expensive
If you want to play games all day in comfort, but you don’t want a chair that looks like you’re playing games all day, the Autonomous ErgoChair 2 is for you. Marketed as an office chair, the ErgoChair 2 has a very modern and stylish aesthetic to it that will appeal to anyone that doesn’t use RGB as a personality trait. It’s not all style either, as the ErgoChair lets you adjust basically every part of the chair, so that no matter how your body is built, you’re guaranteed to be comfortable while gaming.
- This product is only available in the US at the time of this writing. UK and Australian readers: check out a fine alternative in the Respawn 115
Dimensions: 28 x 27.5 x 55 in (W × D × H) | Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 18.75 – 22.25 in | Maximum load: 275 lb
Breathable mesh material
Leather and fabric have their advantages, namely to comfort and texture, but sometimes a mesh office chair is best – especially if you live in a warmer climate, where breathability is of utmost importance. The Respawn-300 combines the racing-seat design and lumbar support and mesh material from some high-end office chairs. It really does take comfort to another level and is one of the best PC gaming chairs you can buy today.
- This product is only available in the US at the time of this writing. UK and Australian readers: check out a fine alternative in the Noblechairs Epic Real Leather.
4. Corsair T2 Road Warrior
Comfort from the masters of gaming
Dimensions: 50 x 56 x 80 cm (W × D × H) | Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 51.5 – 60 cm | Maximum load: 136 kg
Easy to assemble
Corsair is known for making popular and high-end PC components and gaming peripherals. It’s only fitting, then, that they dip their toes into the gaming chair game – and they may have made one of the best gaming chairs yet. Covered top to bottom in breathable PU leather with neck and lumbar pillows wrapped in microfiber, you’ll be able to game both in comfort and style. And with its rollerblade-style wheels, you’ll be able to move it around on any surface without having to worry about scratching up your floor.
5. noblechairs Icon gaming chair
Dimensions: 87 x 37 x 70 cm (W × D × H) | Seat height: (Minimum to maximum): 48 – 58 cm | Maximum load: 180 kg
Bolster support pillow unnecessary
Noblechairs is well known for crafting some of the best gaming chairs out there – and the Noblechairs Icon makes it clear why. While it’s more affordable than the flagship Epic Real Leather, it’s still extremely comfortable and one of the best PC gaming chairs out there. This is thanks to its nice lumbar pillow, which you can easily remove if you don’t like it.
6. Edge GX1
A gaming chair that puts ergonomics first
Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 480 – 590 mm | Maximum load: 150kg
Even more expensive to ship
The Edge GX1 is a gaming chair that actively avoids the popular racing style that is increasingly popular with modern gaming chairs. Rather than sticking to a form factor that’s designed to limit your movement, the Edge GX1 instead aims to give an ergonomic experience, where comfort is the priority – while also providing a premium chair. And when we say premium, we mean it, with the Edge GX1 costing £800, a huge amount for a gaming chair. It’s hand-crafted in the UK, and there’s some great touches, such as inflatable lumbar support. It’s a huge asking price, but we’ve been using it for a while now, and it is very comfortable. You’ll have to adjust a bit, but once you get it right, it’s worth the high price. It ships worldwide from the UK, but US and Australia readers should beware the high shipping costs.
You can only buy this chair direct from Edge
7. Vertagear Gaming Series Triigger 350 Special Edition
Dimensions: 26 x 21 x 34 in (W × D × H) | Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 40.7 – 44.3 in | Maximum load: N/A
There’s a certain subset of the PC gaming community that needs to have the absolute best of everything, at whatever the cost. These people are going to be absolutely enamored with the Vertagear Triigger 350 SE. It features over 350 individual components with a mix metal, mesh, leather and high-end plastics to create the ultimate PC gaming chair. If you have the money to spare, and you can’t stand to have anything less than the best, you might want to give this chair a look.
8. noblechairs Epic
Dimensions: 54 × 56 × 131 to 141 cm (W × D × H – minimum and maximum) | Seat height: 49 – 59 cm (minimum to maximum) | Maximum load: 180 kg
Elegant low-key design
Plenty of adjustment options
Not real leather
Another day, another Noblechairs gaming seat – and the Noblechairs Epic is the best gaming chair for the classier gamer. It features a faux-leather covering inspired by car seats, combining both comfort and a high-end design to make it one of the best gaming chairs you can buy today. And, if you’re the type that shies away from the ‘gamer aesthetic,’ the Epic’s subtle black design is far more elegant than some of the more brightly-colored seats on this list.
9. Vertagear Racing Series P-Line PL6000
Comfortable accommodation for the larger gamer
Dimensions: 53 x 58 x 127 – 137 cm (W × D × H – minimum to maximum) | Seat height: 50 – 60 cm (minimum to maximum) | Maximum load: 200 kg
Odd lumber pillow position
For the gamer looking for some extra room in their seat, the Vertagear Racing Series PL6000 is a must-have. Specially designed to provide both added width and height, this is the best gaming chair for anyone with a larger frame – no matter how tall you are, the adjustable headrest means you’ll never experience discomfort. However, this is a complicated chair to assemble, so use the buddy system to build this masterpiece.
10. Nitro Concepts C80 Pure Series
Smart-looking, comfy but a right pain to put together
Dimensions: 50 × 50 117 – 124 cm (W x D x H) | Seat height: (minimum to maximum): 47 – 54 cm | Maximum load: 120kg
Tricky to put together
The Nitro Concepts C80 is a gorgeous, comfortable gaming chair that could easily blend in in an office environment – it looks more expensive than it is. Nitro Concepts made one of the best gaming chairs by keeping the price down, while keeping compromises to a minimum – like using polyurethane instead of leather. And, no compromises were made in the build quality, either – this is an impressively sturdy gaming chair. Just make sure you get a friend to help you put it together – constructing this thing had us tearing our hair out.
- This product is only available in the UK at the time of this writing. US and Australian readers: check out a fine alternative in the Noblechairs Icon