Best gaming chairs 2022: tested for work and play

There are many options out there when looking for the best gaming chair. You have to consider multiple factors including comfort, design, material and budget and with so many companies throwing their hats in the ring there’s more choice than ever before when deciding which gaming chair may be right for you. That’s where we come in, we’ve tested many of these chairs in ways that gamers would use them to help you find which chair is right for you. 

When taking a look at some of the more premium chairs we tend to see high level features such as 4D armrests, magnetic accessories and a thick aluminium frame to ensure that your new gaming chair will last a while. However, some of these chairs are not budget friendly at all – sometimes coming in at over $1000. In this list we have considered all budgets and even different style options to ensure that there is something for everyone. 

It can be very hard to find chairs which suit your budget and still provide you with the features you are after so be sure to check out our best cheap gaming chair deals so you can snag a bargain when bagging one the best gaming chairs. This deals page is updated frequently so you always know what the most current sales are. What’s more, to fully furnish your setup, we’re also bringing you our choices for the best gaming desks and best standing desks, too.  

Best gaming chairs in 2022

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 review

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1. Secretlab Titan Evo 2022

The best gaming chair

Specifications

Seat depth (S /R/ XL): 18.9-inches / 19.3-inches / 19.7-inchesSeat width (S /R/ XL): 17.7-inches / 18.5-inches / 19.3-inchesHeight (S /R/ XL): 50-52.8-inches / 51.2-54-inches / /53.1-56.9-inchesMax weight: 285 lbs / 285 lbs / 395 lbs

Reasons to buy

+Adjustable magnetic headrest+Class-leading build and materials+4-way lumbar support 

Reasons to avoid

-No memory foam lumbar cushion-More expensive than older chairs

Secretlab has combined the old Titan and Omega series into the excellent Titan Evo 2022, which comes in three different sizes (small, regular, and extra-large) to cater to more gamers. We found in our testing that this chair replaced the hard raised edges of the original Omega model for a much more comfortable chair which meant you could sprawl out in it, too.

We also found that the new integrated adjustable lumbar support could be adjusted not only outwards, but also up and down, too, with the help of a magnetic headrest to attach at several heights. This meant that we could have a personalized level of comfort accommodating us, which is something that some other chairs can’t always rival.

Cool, stylish, well-built, and now sporting an improved, built-in lumbar support system and a magnetic headrest that’s bound to attract more converts to the not-so-secret success of a Secretlab gaming chair

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 review

4D armrests (with swappable magnetic ones coming very soon too), a full-recline mode, quality build materials and a wide range of styles to choose from ensures you’ll be able to find one you love whether than be in the smooth leatherette finishes or one of the softweave models (now more durable than the previous-gen chairs). With a warranty lasting up to five years, you can be assured it’s a worthy investment.

Homall gaming chair

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2. Homall Racer

The best gaming chair under $100

Specifications

Length: 20.9-inchWidth: 23.7-inchHeight: 52.2-inchMax weight: 260 lbs (117.9 kg)

Reasons to buy

+Fantastic visual design +Easy adjustability +Broad bucket seat

Reasons to avoid

-Small armrests-Fairly narrow

There’s no accounting for taste, but we think that the Homall S-racer looks particularly fetching with its embroidered back design and multi-color aesthetics. It’s also adorned with prominent colored stitching all around the edges and lengths of it, which is a noteworthy touch we have enjoyed in more expensive chairs in the past.

The racing-style seat here ensures that you’re suitably secure without the feeling of being hemmed in, or pinched in the sides, which would otherwise prove uncomfortable over long periods. 

The Homall S-racer is also forged from a 1.8mm steel frame and high-density foam over synthetic leather, meaning it should last through many play sessions to come. Given that this chair retails for around $100, there isn’t much more you can ask from it for the money. 

Herman Miller x Logitech Embody

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3. Herman Miller x Logitech Embody

The best premium gaming chair

Specifications

Seat depth: 15-18-inchesSeat width: 29.4-inchesHeight: 42-45-inchesMax weight: 300 lbs

Reasons to buy

+Incredibly comfortable ergonomic design+12-year warranty+Robust design and build

Reasons to avoid

-Slightly limited armrest movements-Dearer than most gaming chairs

Furniture giant Herman Miller and gaming behemoth Logitech collide in this variant of the Embody chair. And the results are spectacular.

In its blue colorway (black is also available) it sort of channels the spirit of Dead Space’s Isaac and his engineer’s suit – but inverted with the luminous light blue and industrial-looking finish and structure on the chair’s rear. It is a cool look, for sure, and the rest of the chair in black, but accentuated in that blue tone, finishes the aesthetic. This doesn’t look outlandishly ‘gamery’ too and is neat and tidy at any work desk.

The chair doesn’t require any construction – a means to ensure quality, surely – and is easy to adjust and knockabout into your desired position with intuitive controls and simple but noticeable changes. And when you do have it in position, then you will be treated to ergonomic brilliance and supreme comfort. The seat is probably the most comfortable one we’ve ever tested, the back is supportive – there is no headrest but the back still supports the shoulders – and the arms are positioned perfectly.

It could just be all the gaming chair that you’ll ever, ever need

Herman Miller x Logitech Embody review

It has a slightly wider footprint and wheelbase which is something just to be aware of, but is no major factor – in fact, it adds greater stability, weight distribution, and balance. The other ‘downside’ and elephant in the room is the price tag which puts this chair at the same price point as some pretty competent PCs and laptops. However, Herman Miller has long stood by the fact that your physical health and posture are worth investing in, and premium ergonomics are the means to do so. After testing this chair we might well agree – this really is an advert for gaming chairs being somewhere you should definitely save for and spend on when considering a whole gaming setup.

It might just be the best gaming chair we’ve ever tested from a purely comfort and ergonomic point of view. If you’re able to invest in your gaming chair to promote and maintain your physical posture and health, then this is the chair to get.

Razer Iskur X

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4. Razer Iskur X

The best Razer gaming chair

Specifications

Length: 23.6-inchesWidth: 25.2-inchesHeight: 50.4 – 54.3-inchesMax weight: 299 lbs

Reasons to buy

+Striking design +Very comfortable +It’s cheaper than the first one

Reasons to avoid

-Lacks adjustable lumbar support 

The Razer Iskur X comes in significantly cheaper than its predecessor and lacks the adjustable lumbar support while keeping the same striking design. With that omission considered, though, we still think that the Razer Iskur X is one of the best gaming chairs you can get for any Razer fan, especially factoring in the level of comfort on offer here for its $399 / £399 asking price. Keep in mind that nowadays this model is frequently on sale for a substantially cheaper rate. 

Aesthetically, there’s very little that separates the Razer Iskur X from the flagship model, as this more affordable gaming chair is rocking the same gorgeous visual design and stellar build quality that the brand is known for. Everything is accounted for with the PVC leatherette to the snakeskin backrest, and lean green stitching which adorns every jagged edge here. In our testing, we’ve found this chair to be incredibly comfortable and still one of the chairs that we find ourselves usually frequently. 

A remarkably comfortable gaming chair that both looks and feels exceptional

Razer Iskur X review

The standard Razer Iskur X model accommodates a decent range of sizes, with a max claimed height and weight of 6ft2 and 299lbs respectively. We’ve found in our testing that people standing both below and above this quoted rate still felt supported by the chair due to its taller backrest, but if you are someone pushing 6ft3 and up, you may want to turn your attention to the XL model. If you can live without the adjustable lumbar support of the first iteration, with the trade-off being a far more affordable chair, then we can heartily recommend this model to most people.

Mavix M9 review

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5. Mavix M9

The best chair for advanced ergonomics under $1,000

Specifications

Height: 47-inches – 56.75-inches Width: 26-inchesSeat depth: 22-inchesMax weight: 300lbs / 13kg

Reasons to buy

+Incredible build quality +Supportive ergonomics +Excellent aesethics

Reasons to avoid

-The stock armrests aren’t great-Price

The Mavix M9 is easily one of the most comfortable and accommodating contenders for best gaming chair that we’ve ever used. However, it’s also one of the most expensive, too. Priced at $999, depending on your initial configuration, it has a high barrier to entry but given everything this chair offers, including a hefty 12-year warranty, we personally think that it’s worthy of such an investment. 

In our testing, we found that the Mavix M9 was one of the easiest gaming chairs that we’ve had to put together in our time, clocking in at around 25 minutes. With that said, if you’re a first-time builder, you’re likely going to be looking at more like 30 – 35 minutes depending on your confidence level. Instructions are provided, however, they come in the form of a QR code which brings you to a video instead of a standard step-by-step diagram. If you’ve put at least one chair together in the past though, you’ll have no issues in figuring things out. 

One of the most comfortable and accommodating chairs we’ve ever sat in

Mavix M9 review

The actual ergonomics of the Mavix M9 are by far its most important feature. The chair features what the brand calls its “dynamic variable lumbar’ support, which in our experience relates to the mesh backing combined with the high-density foam and PVC leather. Basically, the bottom of the backrest has more flex to it and can be adjusted with levers underneath the chair to support your back accurately. We found that the level of flex here meant we were significantly more accommodated in various sitting postures than with some other more standard ergonomic office chairs.

Speaking of those differences, you’ll notice that the Mavix M9 differs significantly from some other gaming chairs with its actual visual design. Our review unit came wrapped in a monochrome colorway and didn’t waste unnecessary space. Everything feels precision-engineered from the headrest to the backrest and even the caster wheels. There’s no bulkiness here, and in our testing, we’ve found the Mavix M9 to easily rank as one of the best gaming chairs for it. 

Whether gaming or working, the Mavix M9 is incredibly comfortable over long periods of time, which has made a lot of difference in our day-to-day lives. Particular mention can be attributed to both the headrest and the locking reclining functionality in this respect. The headrest itself is easily one of the best we’ve ever used, keeping our posture proper when upright working, and the 60 degrees reclining (which both locks and mores freely), is ideal for more relaxed gaming sessions, too. 

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6. Secretlab Omega 2020

Still one of the best gaming chairs around

Specifications

Seat depth: 24-inchesSeat width: 26.7-inchesHeight: 48.8 – 53.5-inchesMax weight: 242 lbs

Reasons to buy

+Extensive adjustability+Work and play in comfort+Discounted to make way for the new Titan Evo

Reasons to avoid

-Will eventually be phased out

The Secretlab Omega is still one of our all-time favorite gaming chairs, but expect it to be phased out now to make way for the revamped Secretlab Titan Evo 2022, which will cover the Omega’s size category. 

That does mean you might get lucky and get the Omega at a much cheaper price than usual. We’ve spent a lot of time in these chairs, working by day, then pulling that recline lever to chill out in front of the TV or staying put at our desk for some gaming. Height settings, 4D armrests, and a range of recline and rockback features make this one of the most versatile gaming chairs on the market for work or play.

The Secretlab Omega is the most versatile gaming chair on the market

Secretlab Omega 2020 review

Unlike the newer chairs, all Omega’s come with the excellent memory foam lumbar support cushion which we still enjoy using every day. The plush memory foam headrest still holds up too.

Secretlab doesn’t just do a few basic colors, either. Head on over to the official website and you can choose from a wide range of styles inspired by licenses like Batman, Game of Thrones, League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Cyberpunk 2077, and more. Oh, and those patterns aren’t printed on. They’re fully embroidered for a classy finish that makes other branded chairs look tacky by comparison.

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7. Brazen Puma

The best gaming chair on a budget

Specifications

Length: 27.1-inchesWidth: 27.1-inchesHeight: 43.3 – 47.2-inchesMax weight: 264.5 lbs

Reasons to buy

+Sturdy and supportive+Easy to build+Affordable

Reasons to avoid

-Shorter than some other chairs

If you’re looking for the best gaming chair but don’t want to break the bank, Brazen is an excellent place to start. Besides offering more affordable seats than most, Brazen deftly balances price with quality. They don’t feel cheap or nasty, and they provide a surprisingly comfortable experience no matter whether you’re working at home or gaming. 

The Brazen Puma is no different. Even though it’s on the short side, it’s excellently made and passes the comfort test with flying colors. Because it’s fitted with pleather and mesh over foam, it’s also cosy over long periods of time – more so than a few pricier alternatives we could name, actually.

Best of all, it’s easy to construct. The Puma took far less time to put together than the likes of an AndaSeat or Noblechairs unit, and that’s a welcome bonus.

Alright, so the branding is a bit much. But if you can see past that, the Brazen Puma is one of the best gaming chairs for those wanting to save money without compromising on comfort.

best gaming chairs: Secretlab Titan

8. Secretlab Titan 2020

The best gaming chair for taller people

Specifications

Length: 23.6-inchesWidth: 28-inchesHeight: 50.3 – 54-inchesMax weight: 286 lbs

Reasons to buy

+Wider seat with flatter edges+Excellent build quality+Built-in adjustable lumbar support…

Reasons to avoid

-It’s a little bit hard

The 2020 Secretlab Titan is also on its way out now that the Titan Evo series has landed. The newer version sports an improved lumbar support system that can be moved up and down instead of just in and out. Expect prices to be much lower on this model than the Evo line, but stock might dry up fast now if you want to grab a bargain on what was the best gaming chair for taller folk for a few years. This Titan and the XL model, are still great for larger frames and taller people with a recommended height between 5’9″ and 6’7″. The wider seat ditches the hard vertical edges found on the Secretlab Omega too and is much better for sitting in more relaxed positions.

You get a removable memory foam head cushion, but unlike the Omega, you don’t get a lumbar support one too. Instead, a dial on the side of the chair adjusts built-in lumbar support. We prefer the cushion in all honesty as this built-in version feels a lot harder, although it still does a great job. Otherwise, the chair is the same as the excellent Omega model with 4D armrests and a fantastic set of recline features that make this a great chair for work and play at the desk and also very well-suited to being rolled out in front of the TV too.

Secretlab offers a wide range of colors and styles to choose from in the Titan range and you can see them on the official Secretlab website (opens in new tab). If you need something that will support extra weight and height, then you might want to take a look at the Titan XL range there too.

AndaSeat Phantom 3 Series

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9. AndaSeat Phantom 3 Series

The best AndaSeat gaming chair yet

Specifications

Depth: 140-inchesWidth: 50-inchesHeight: 60-inchesMax weight: 200lbs (90kg)

Reasons to buy

+Quick assembly +Stellar aesthetics +Super comfortable 

Reasons to avoid

-Arm rests are a little thin

The AndaSeat Phantom 3 Series (opens in new tab) represents a bit of a turning point in the gaming chair brand’s design ethos. This model utilizes what the company calls its “MagClap” easy assembly system, this chair being the first of the line to use this technology. In our experience of building and testing the unit, we found that it went together substantially easier, and faster than that of other AndaSeat gaming chairs we’ve had in-house in the past. If you’re after one of the best gaming chairs available in some striking colors with great build quality, then this is certainly one to consider. 

All told, you’re looking at around 35 minutes to assemble the AndaSeat Phantom 3 Series, which is a significant improvement over the likes of the Jungle 2 and several other gaming chairs. The only real point of frustration that we had in the build process related to the backrest being screwed into the two main side mounts, as some screws were a little on the sticky side when finding the housing through the fabric. We recommend having someone to help apply weight to the backrest to make this process easier, though going it alone isn’t too taxing. 

As with some other AndaSeat gaming chair models, though, the Phantom 3 Series is a little on the smaller side so this is something to bear in mind for taller and heavier folks. While we were over the recommended maximum height of 5ft9 (180cm), we found that this chair was still very supportive and comfortable for long periods of time. The backrest itself is the most comfortable that the company has ever made, as we found in our testing that we were not hemmed in, but that the subtle curvature sat nicely along the back. 

Our particular review model came in the Creamy Pink configuration, however, you can find the Phantom 3 Series available in seven different colorways and styles, all of which look great. What’s more, the Ash Grey model is made of Linen Fabric as opposed to PVC Leather, so should you want a different texture, AndaSeat has you covered there, too. 

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10. Respawn Specter

The best mesh gaming chair

Specifications

Length: 25.8-inchesWidth: 27-inchesHeight: 53-inchesMax weight: 275 lbs

Reasons to buy

+Cooling mesh+Low-profile design+Lumbar support is excellent

Reasons to avoid

-Difficult to construct solo

The Respawn Specter is our top choice for the best mesh gaming chair that you can get right now and this is for several key reasons, namely the level of ergonomic comfort on display and the aggressive $299.99 pricing of this model. 

One look at the design of the Respawn Specter and you’ve pretty much got the mesh chair all figured out. While we won’t go so far as to call it elegant, we found that this model married up an equal level of practicality with its decidedly minimalist design. However, it’s in the physical build of the chair that our one major criticism comes into the fold; weighing in at just shy of 50 lbs, this is far from the lightest gaming chair that we’ve had to assemble in our time which made the build process a little less than ideal in places with a few troublesome screws creating a little frustration here and there. 

A low-profile gaming chair that looks as good as it feels

Respawn Specter review

Powering through the process, however, you’re greeted with a comfortable gaming chair that essentially cradles your body, as opposed to the PU leather seats and thick backrests of more traditional models.

That mesh design also meant that the Respawn Specter kept cool, too. So there’s no worry of being stuck in the same way that leather (real or fake) can do to you. The ergonomics themselves are incredibly accommodating as well, as we spent many 6-8 hour work and gaming sessions inside the Respawn Specter with very little to complain about. If you’re after an understated chair that performs as good as it looks, then this one could be for you.

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11. Corsair T3 Rush

The best mid-range gaming chair

Specifications

Length: 22-inchesWidth: 22.8-inchesHeight: 34.8-inchesMax weight: 264.5 lbs

Reasons to buy

+Keeps you cool+Reasonably priced+Comfortable

Reasons to avoid

-A bit plain

Long gaming sessions can get hot and stuffy at the best of times due to the heat pumped out by your console or PC, and even many of the best gaming chairs make that worse with pleather upholstery which traps heat. Not so with the Corsair T3 Rush. This is a seat designed to keep you cool even after hours of play, and that’s a godsend in summer.

Thanks to a soft fabric exterior, the T3 Rush is very breathable – it doesn’t retain heat in quite the same way as leather (or imitation leather) alternatives. That means you can stay frosty in both senses of the word. And because Corsair are behind the product, you know it’ll last. That brand is one of the best in the business when it comes to PC gaming peripherals.

‘4D’ armrests that can be adjusted in any direction don’t hurt either, of course. The memory foam cushion and lumbar support is equally welcome. In short, this is a fantastic product from a very respectable name.

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12. Noblechairs Hero

The best low profile gaming chair

Specifications

Length: 26.3-inchesWidth: 27.1-inchesHeight: 50.1 – 53.5-inchesMax weight: 330 lbs

Reasons to buy

+A refined-looking chair+Perfect for gaming and office work+Excellent quality

Reasons to avoid

-Lacks a few premium features 

Unlike some other of the best gaming chairs, the Noblechairs Hero keeps things classy and stripped back. This is a solid, low-profile gaming chair that forgoes many of the features of some other models, such as cup holders and footrests, instead of choosing to focus on posture. In our testing, we found that this decision was ultimately for the best as the Noblechairs Hero is still one of the best on the market for those after something a little more reserved. 

You’re looking at around 40 minutes to put the Noblechairs Hero together, which is on par with some of the other best gaming chair models from premium manufacturers. However, if you’re new to building units like this, then we would generally recommend setting an hour aside, and having help from a friend or family member if available. We found the instructions to be very clear, coming with its own tools, too. 

The Noblechairs Hero is a damn good chair, but it certainly won’t be for everyone

Noblechairs Hero review

The 4D armrests immediately stood out to us, far elevating the Noblechairs Hero above the standard office chair, along with the height adjustment with the higher than average backrest. The Noblechairs Hero keeps things simple, so don’t expect flashy designs or overtly ‘gamer’ themes here. If you’re after something that can pull double duty for both work and play, looking the part in both respects, then this model is an easy recommendation in our opinion.

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13. AndaSeat Fnatic Edition

The best E-sports branded gaming chair

Specifications

Length: 34.2-inchesWidth: 22.8-inchesHeight: 52.6 – 54.8-inchesMax weight: 441 lbs

Reasons to buy

+Incredibly comfortable+Wide in the leg+Fantastic lower back support

Reasons to avoid

-The head cushion is too hard-Difficult building experience

The AndaSeat Fnatic Edition is ideal for anyone with any interest in a quality E-sports branded gaming chair from a reliable manufacturer. We found in our testing that it isn’t just the associations with the team that is worth praising this model for, but for its incredibly comfortable and supportive ethos, being one of the best models we’ve ever sat in to this day. 

This level of comfort is due to the dual memory foam pillows built-in to the backrest which were actually able to help alleviate lower back pain, so if you’re someone that struggles with a similar issue, then the AndaSeat Fnatic Edition could be for you. The same cannot be said for the headrest pillow, which we found to be a little hard and actually went without for the majority of our time with this model, though your mileage may vary. 

This really is a premium gaming seat experience

AndaSeat Fnatic Edition

The building experience here for us proved trickier than some gaming chairs that we’ve put together in our time, with some screws proving a little frustrating, especially when trying to line up the attachment arm into place. The backrest gave us a few moments of frustration, however, it was nothing insurmountable. We recommend having another pair of hands to help out with steading the back to the mount if possible.

In terms of branding, that much should be apparent in everything from its name to the color scheme, it’s Fnatic all the way here. No doubt, this gaming chair is going to appeal to those who keep up with the Counter-Strike pro gaming scene, but even if you’re not a fan as it were, we’re impressed by the slick black and orange two-tone ethos on display. We’ll admit, the AndaSeat Fnatic Edition is one of the brand’s more expensive chairs at $450 / £399.99, however, it’s an easy recommendation for anyone interested in a high-end E-sports-themed gaming chair.

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14. Secretlab NeueChair

The best gaming chair for offices

Specifications

Length: 27-inchesWidth: 23.6-inchesHeight: 44-inchesMax weight: 240 lbs

Reasons to buy

+Attractive but understated+Durable and supportive+Classy design

Reasons to avoid

-Inserting casters is a pain

While famed for making some of the best gaming chairs on the market, Secretlab has also turned its attention to the world of office furniture, too, with the Neuechair, which still remains one of the best office-style mesh chairs on the market even in 2022. Priced at $799, the Neuechair isn’t cheap, but we think that the asking price is justified through the excelling with its durability and quality that few gaming chairs can match even four years after its initial introduction. 

The design is the first thing that’s likely to leap out at you as far as Neuechair is concerned. We found this chair to be far from bland, and definitely on the understated side of the spectrum, with the ADC12 aluminum alloy frame providing a firm and sturdy level of support here. In short, it’s a solid piece of industrial design through and through, perfectly marrying up both form and function across the board in our experience. 

As far as the assembly process goes, the Neuechair comes in two main pieces, just shy of rolling out of the box ready to go. You’ll find the back and the seat fully assembled, as all the components and levers are already in place. The only assembly needed on your part, therefore, is to connect those two pieces together and push those caster wheels into the base itself, though the latter may be easier said than done. 

If you’re ready to commit to a chair that will last, the NeueChair is worth every single penny

Secretlab NeueChair review

We found that adding the casters to the wheelbase was quite difficult, requiring much more force than was typically expected of a premium gaming chair. We had to double-check we weren’t missing a trick here, though, after putting a bit more effort in, the wheels did click into place – your experience could vary.

The Neuechair features fully adjustable armrests as well as a recline lock that can hold you in a position which is perfect for you. It may take a few minutes of fiddling about with to get right, at least it did for us, but once figured out, you’ll find the Neuechair’s mesh body providing a level of support that no typical office chair can compare to. Everything about the Neuechair exudes durability, strength, and quality, so if you’re after an office-style chair that will last the ages, you could do far worse for your money.

Corsair TC200 gaming chair

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15. Corsair TC200

Best value for money chair

Specifications

Seat depth: 17.9in / 45.5cmSeat width: 15.5in / 39.5cmHeight: 51-56in / 130-142cmMax weight: 268 lbs / 122kgs

Reasons to buy

+Excellent range of features for the price+Great levels of comfort for all-day use+Built-in lumbar support is good+Looks at home at work and in a gaming setup

Reasons to avoid

-Lumbar support isn’t adjustable

The Corsair TC200 is a great chair for play and work and earns its right in the best gaming chair conversation. 

The comfort of this chair comes from a range of areas, but in particular from a very supportive base, with a thick cushion for your posterior, and a supportive-but-not-pinching backrest that features built-in lumbar support to help reduce the chance of developing aches and pains in longer sessions. The armrests are also highly adjustable, giving a wide range of options – they tucked under the desk when I was working, and they support my arms well when playing or holding a controller. 

The adjustability of the TC200 is great: the backrest goes from far too upright for any human to basically laying down, and we found this to be the basis of the chair’s supreme comfort, especially in some 12-hour stints in the chair. The height is just as adjustable, with a good range of height options. Corsair claims the TC200 will suit someone up to 6ft5, and I believe it; I am 6ft2 and I had plenty of range left.

And there are good options for colour and material too. The selection of colours includes grey and white, charcoal, and charcoal and white; and there is also a dark grey leatherette option. All are a classy, and ensure the chair looks right at home in either multipurpose office spaces or gaming setups.

We put this chair through its paces, and we couldn’t find too much to complain about or wish there to be improvements on – perhaps the only thing being the lack of adjustability in the lumbar support would help, and maybe some more colour options for those who think grey is just so last year.

It stood up well to our tests and provided excellent all-day support for both gaming and working.

How we test gaming chairs

With what seems like more options than ever on the market from both up and coming as well as established brands, our testing helps to separate the best from the rest.  When we review gaming chairs, we take into account the build quality, as well as the time, spend assembling the units as potential buyers would. Most critically of all, is the value for money proposition, as we wouldn’t recommend a gaming chair that we would not buy for ourselves. 

We spend a lot of time testing gaming chairs both at work and in our downtime, too. While first impressions are of course important, a chair that feels comfortable initially may not provide as much support as it did at the start. This is why we take our time with our chair coverage in order to provide an encompassing, accurate, and well-rounded account of what it’s like to use the chairs every day. 

You can find out more about how we test gaming chairs in our full hardware policy.

Best gaming chairs – Frequently asked questions

While we’d heartily recommend all of the above chairs, we have to admit many of the prices are pretty steep on some of our favorites. For a comparison on the cheaper end of the scale, check out our roundup of the latest gaming chair deals as you’ll find plenty of budget options. They aren’t always models we’ve tested for ourselves, but we’ve picked out ones that have strong user-review scores from a larger number of buyers.


We’ve also rounded up the best gaming chairs for PS5, PS4, and Xbox. However, if you’re looking for a full setup we’d recommend checking out the best gaming laptop and best gaming monitor models around. We’re also rounding up all the best gaming mouse options and best gaming keyboards as well. 

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SteelSeries Arena 7 speakers review: “Excellent and worthy of SteelSeries gaming audio reputation”

Meet the SteelSeries Arena 7, the brand’s first stab at taking what it does with headsets and trying to create something to give the very best computer speakers a run for their money. Building on that strong reputation for producing some of the best gaming headsets we’ve tested, the Arena range should have all the …

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