Best gaming chair 2019: the best PC gaming chairs

For the most comfortable gaming experience of your life, get one of the best gaming chairs you can afford. Especially if you’re spending hours on that chair, grinding through the best PC games, you’ll need a chair specifically designed for that purpose. After all, what’s the use of having the best gaming PC and the highest-end gaming monitor if you can’t dedicate hours on them. The last thing that you want is to be uncomfortable, or worse, in pain when you’re in the middle of an epic fight or trying to get through that tough level.

Do yourself – and your body – a favor, and invest in the best gaming chair. The options might seem endless, but trust us, finding the right one for you is more than worth the effort and perhaps the price tag.

With our list of the best gaming chairs – each entry handpicked by us at TechRadar – your hunt for that perfect gaming throne will be easier. Since we have quite a bit of experience with sitting, we have first hand knowledge of what to look for in a gaming chair. And, you’ll definitely find something on this list that’s perfect for you.

Best gaming chairs, at a glance:

  1. Secretlab Titan
  2. noblechairs Epic Real Leather
  3. Autonomous ErgoChair 2
  4. SecretLab Omega 2020
  5. Respawn-300
  6. Corsair T2 Road Warrior
  7. noblechairs Icon gaming chair
  8. Edge GX1
  9. Vertagear Gaming Series Triigger 350 Special Edition
  10. Corsair T3

Secretlab Titan

Secretlab Titan boasts SoftWeave fabric exterior and extremely plush padding.

Whereas most gaming chairs try to market themselves as being luxuriously upholstered with leather, Secretlab has shown fabric is the way to go. Between the Secretlab Titan’s SoftWeave fabric exterior and extremely plush padding, you won’t find anything softer or more comfortable this. This throne of gaming chairs also comes with a larger seat, subdued molding and built-in lumbar support, so it really is unlike anything else on the market.

noblechairs Epic Real Leather

If you’re looking for a no-compromises gaming throne, the noblechairs Epic Real Leather is it.

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.

Autonomous ErgoChair 2

The ErgoChair 2 has a very modern and stylish aesthetic to it that will appeal to anyone.

If you’re looking to sit back and play games all day in comfort, but you don’t want a chair that looks like a gaming chair, you’ll want to take a look at the Autonomous ErgoChair 2. 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 will also let 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 

SecretLab Omega 2020

The SecretLab Omega 2020 doesn’t just rely on looks alone.

Incorporating that sleek, Mad Men-level sophistication with that SciFi gaming look, the SecretLab Omega 2020 is simply stunning, especially if you opt for the PU leather model. But, the SecretLab Omega 2020 doesn’t just rely on looks alone; one of the best gaming chairs of 2019, this one comes with a head pillow and a lumbar pillow – both memory foam – and offers even better support than its predecessor. That’s not to mention the improvements over the 2018 model, like the metal support on the armrests, that makes the SecretLab Omega 2020 feel so much more robust. So expect, after a grueling gaming session, to just go straight to napping for a couple of hours without moving an inch – without having to worry about the chair falling apart on you. 

Respawn-300

The Respawn-300 combines the racing-seat design and lumbar support.

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. 

Corsair T2 Road Warrior

The Corsair T2 Road Warrior is covered top to bottom in breathable PU leather.

Corsair is known for making popular and high-end PC components and gaming peripherals, and now it’s making a mark in PC gaming chairs. This has resulted in one of the best gaming chairs we’ve ever sat in. The Corsair T2 Road Warrior is covered top to bottom in breathable PU leather with neck and lumbar pillows wrapped in microfiber, you’ll be able to game in both comfort and style. And, with its rollerblade-style wheels, you can move it around on any surface without having to worry about scratching up your floor. 

noblechairs Icon gaming chair

The noblechairs Icon gaming chair is more affordable than the flagship Epic Real Leather.

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.  

Edge GX1

Rather than sticking to a form factor that’s designed to limit your movement, the Edge GX1 instead aims to give an ergonomic experience.

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

Vertagear Gaming Series Triigger 350 Special Edition

These people are going to be absolutely enamored with the Vertagear Triigger 350 SE.

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. 

Nitro Concepts C80 Pure Series

Nitro Concepts C80 Pure Series is an impressively sturdy gaming chair.

Unlike its biggest rivals, the Corsair T3 Rush lacks that over-the-top gaming aesthetic. In fact, it almost looks like any computer chair out there, albeit the more premium kind – beyond that starship pilot’s look it's sporting at the headrest area, that is. But, what this gaming chair lacks in gaming aesthetic hoopla, it makes up for in comfort with its breathable soft fabric exterior, memory foam lumbar support and extremely customizable backrest position.

  • 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 

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