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The 5 Best Gaming Chairs for Comfortable Butts and Backs

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How’s your butt feel right now? How about your lower back? Do you feel like you have sufficient lumbar support?

Let’s face it, sitting around playing video games for hours on end isn’t necessarily good for your back. But you can make the experience far more enjoyable with a good, comfortable gaming chair.

That’s why we’re going to dig in and find out which gaming chairs are the best of the best. Your butt and back will most certainly thank you!

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1. Secretlab Omega

If you read around the internet, this is generally regarded as the best high-end gaming chair for the huge amount of comfort features it offers. It has a comfy head pillow, memory foam lumbar support, and all the efficient ergonomics that’ll keep you healthy even during long gaming sessions.

There’s a few different models available, and they start at $359. You can go up to as much as $650 for Napa leather. There’s also special editions for brands like Game of Thrones, Cloud 9, Batman, and plenty of others.

2. DXRacer Classic Series

When it comes to gaming chairs, DXRacer is the name most people tend to think of first. And that’s for a good reason because they offer a ton of different model chairs at a varying range of prices. This bad boy reclines a whopping 135-degrees, so you can really kick back and relax. It’s also supportive and ergonomic for long hours of use.

The DXRacer Classic Series is available for $399, so it’s a little on the expensive side. Another nice thing about the classic series is the availability of a big and tall model for the same price.

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3. Respawn 200

If you’re on a tighter budget, but you still want a gaming chair that’s packed with comfort and performance features, the Respawn 200 is perfect for you. It has a mesh back area, which will help keep you cool during long sessions. It’s also quite supportive, with adjustable lumbar support available. It reclines 90-130 degrees, which makes it perfect for kicking back.

Price wise, you can get the Respawn 200 for around $200 (the list price is $215, but it’s almost always less than that on Amazon). It comes in five different colors, so you’ll find that matches well with your gaming room.

4. Vertagear SL4000

If you’re looking for a chair that’s a little on the firmer side, this is probably the one you should grab. Like most high-end chairs, it comes with a comfortable head pillow and lumbar support. It’s also well-built, which means it should last for a long time even if you use it for hours every single day.

You can snag one of these chairs for $379.99. It comes in seven different colors, so you have some options as far as the look goes. One thing to note is that this chair isn’t the best for big and tall gamers (it supports heights up to 6ft4in and 330 pounds, but if you want one from Vertagear the PL4500 supports up to 400 pounds, but it costs about $100 more.

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5. AutoFull Gaming Chair

Here’s we have another chair that’s a little friendlier on the budget. It still has all of the key features including pillows for your head and lumbar region. This reclines further than most chairs, going all the way back to 170-degrees (which means you can actually take a quick nap comfortably). It has a mesh back, which will help keep you cool when things get intense.

You can get the AutoFull gaming chair for $199.99, which is pretty reasonable when compared to the some of the more expensive chairs on the market. There are only red and black and blue and black models available, but they’re both subdued enough that they’ll match any decor.

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Brian Boru
Brian Boru

One thing people might find useful: I fitted my heavy chair with extra-large casters, which makes it very easy to move on any kind of floor surface, especially carpet.
Joel/Dave email me for the link so you can add your Amazon affiliate to it, if you like 🙂

Joel

I’d never considered extra-large casters, but that might be just what I need? Using an office chair on carpet is the worst part of my home office haha. Let me know the name of the one you use and I’ll search for it on Amazon! Thanks Brian

Brian Boru
Brian Boru

Miracle Caster, ASIN B001H96YRG
Make sure to get the right Caster stem dimension, so they’ll fit your chair.

Fwiw, the chair I use it with is…
Alera Ravino Big & Tall Series High-Back Swivel/Tilt Leather Chair
…ASIN B001PMJZGW—which is far better than its rating suggests, but is tricky to assemble correctly. I suspect many of the lower ratings came from assembly problems.

Joel Lee

Oof, a bit more expensive than I was expecting, but if it really helps with maneuverability then it might be worth it. My current combo of regular casters + chair mat is hellish on my medium pile carpet. Will definitely consider it, thanks Brian!

Brian Boru
Brian Boru

Definitely worth it for me—I was going thru a mat a year. I’ve had current casters for 6 years now.

Plus the QoL of much better movement.