Upgrade your gaming experience with one of our expertly-chosen gaming chairs, so you can enjoy the games you love in maximum comfort.
Gaming chairs have had something of a facelift over the last couple of years. They’re not just for gaming obsessives anymore. Many make a great home office chair, even if you’ll spend more time in them browsing the web and doing life admin than playing the game you’ve meant to fire up for months. However, there are a whole lot of them online. While cheaper chairs may have strong steel structures, it’s often worth spending a little more to get a chair with better-designed padding, good lumbar support and quality wearing surfaces so the seat fabric’s top layer won’t start showing its age peeling off in a year or two. Here are the best gaming chairs you can buy at the moment.
- Best buy: Razer Iskur
- Best for customisation: Noblechairs Hero
- Best XL-size chair: Andaseat Kaiser Pro
- Best buy
- Buy the Razer Iskur
The Razer Iskur is a more grown-up looking gaming chair. Well, apart from the green stitching in the standard model. This is not down to a rejection of racing seat style, because it’s still roughly the classic gaming chair shape; rather, the Iskur has built-in adjustable lumbar support, avoiding the often clunking looking lower back support pillow you need to strap to most rivals in order to sit properly. Check out the lovely Stoff version too, with a grey fabric finish, if you’d prefer a softer appearance.
- Integrated lumbar support
- Strong steel construction
- Sophisticated design
- Some may find the lumbar adjustment doesn’t suit their frame
- Best for customisation
- Buy the Noblechairs Hero
Noblechairs has become the go-to gaming chair brand for many. Part of this is down to effective marketing, but the company also has the products to back it up.
The Noblechairs Hero is where you should start. It’s a smart-looking chair with classic racing seat style back ergonomics, but the seat pan’s foam is not too aggressively contoured. This makes it easier to, say, sit cross-legged. The Hero also has integrated lumbar support, keeping your back feeling, and the chair looking, fresh.
- Long-standing, tried and tested line
- Smart-looking design
- High quality padding
- Firm, rather than squishy, support
Andaseat Kaiser Pro
- Best XL chair
- Buy the Andaseat Kaiser Pro
A good pick for the larger player, the Andaseat Kaiser Pro has a weight limit of 200kg and is suitable for those up to 6 feet 10 inches tall. However, what stood out to us more on trying Andaseat’s larger chairs were the plush, soft foam padding and the extra space of the seat plan. This one will really make you feel as if you are sitting on a throne. And despite the high weight limit the chair still tilts back 160 degrees for recliner gaming. It doesn’t have adjustable lumbar support but the included memory foam lower back pillow is great.
- Great for larger players
- Plush padding
- Strong structure
- Uses strap-on lumbar support
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The amazing lumbar support and overall superior comfort of a gaming chair can completely change the way you experience your favourite games, regardless of whether you’re a gaming newbie or a veteran. That’s why you can trust our list of the best chairs around to help you find the perfect one.
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