Are you looking for the best gaming chair 2021 to give you a comfortable gaming session? In this article, we breakdown the top gaming chairs on the market.
Starting at number 1 we have the Respawn 110.
Looking at the dimensions first the Respawn 110 is 51.8 pounds and 35.5 x 22 x 15.2 inches.
The chair is made to be extremely comfortable for long gaming sessions and padding is featured throughout the chair to make sure that you have the ultimate comfort.
The racecar style seating is great for comfort whilst still keeping you with good posture. Maintaining posture while gaming is important if you want to preserve your body and Respawn makes it very easy to do so.
When testing this chair we sat in it for long gaming sessions up to 12 hours long and we did not experience any discomfort or irritability that we get with other chairs. The padding all-around the chair just makes it very easy to sit back, relax and focus on your game.
What’s great about this chair is the adjustable footrest, headset, and lumbar padding. The extendable footrest can be extended when in use and then retracted afterward for when it’s not in use. This allows you to sit back and offers you the choice to sit back and relax when you’re not sitting upright and focused.
The adjustable headrest pillow can be moved to accommodate people of various shapes and sizes, alongside the lumbar pillow which is detachable and can be moved as required. For us, we removed it as it got in the way of our headset.
Something everyone wants to know is, ok Andrew the chair is great but what’s the durability like and is it going to break on me 6 months down the road? And my answer to that is that you need to test this chair for yourself and you’ll quickly see the build quality in minutes. Everything is made from bonded leather and the chair supports persons of up to 275 pounds for long-lasting use.
So now let’s say that your chair has a defect or something’s wrong with it that you don’t like, well don’t worry Respawn by OFM Limited has a lifetime warranty on the purchase with year-round support. So if you don’t like the chair, then simply call the customer service and they’ll replace or exchange your chair.
Overall when it comes to value for money we believe this is one of the best chairs you can get for the price. The comfort is great and it’s not going to empty your bank account. We give the Respawn 110 5 stars and rate it as our number 1 pick.
At number 2 we have the OFM Essentials Collection racing style chair.
The dimensions of this chair are 16 pounds in weight and 30.5 x 28.2 x 48.2 inches.
This chair would definitely be our go-to budget pick. It’s cheaper than the Respawn 110 but it features much less padding throughout and the construction is of slightly lower quality.
The chair, however, does have nice back padding, but you won’t get an adjustable headrest, footrest or any extra adjustable lumbar padding.
Some useful features in the chair are the flip-up arms, center-tilt control, and height adjustment. All of this allows you some basic customization to the chair that will help with your comfort.
Made from Soft thread leather and contrasting colored mesh, it gives an aggressive-looking style to the chair but also helps it have a cool feel.
The chair is tested for a 275 lb weight capacity and will provide long-lasting use for under that weight, if you are over this weight limit then we recommend looking at one of the other chairs we share.
Overall as a budget pick, we have to say this chair is somewhat decent. We place it second for those that just need a basic gaming chair and don’t want to spend a fortune. We give it 4 stars and place it second in our video.
At number 3 we have the SMUGDESK ergonomic mesh chair.
The dimensions for this chair are 45.4 pounds in weight and 29.5 x 21 x 13 inches.
Ok so this isn’t so much a gaming chair and more likely defined as an office chair, but we had to include it because of the comfort this chair brings.
The mesh design allows you to stay cool in your intense gaming sessions and provides superior comfort. The design is built to be ergonomic and compliment your body shape, so you don’t experience any pains or discomfort after long hours of sitting.
The multifunction headrest helps you avoid neck problems and pain by allowing you to adjust it to support your neck. Neck pain and back pain are one of the biggest issues for gamers and with an ergonomic chair not only will your posture be improved but you won’t be getting any pain either.
The functional lumbar support helps greatly in reducing spinal fatigue. Many gamers complain about lumbar or low back pain and this chair will provide excellent support to stop that. It enhances the natural curve of your spine and shapes to your body, allowing you to sit comfortably for hours on end.
The 3D armrest which is fully adjustable can be adjusted in various ways to provide support and comfort to your forearms.
The chair features an adjustable height as well as a recline function in which you can recline the chair 117 degrees backward and lift the base 8 degrees to give you a comfortable lounging position. I have to be honest in this position it’s pretty easy for you to fall asleep, so the chair could be a somewhat replacement bed.
Smugdesk offers a professional customer service team to any who need it and will be happy to offer support for any product issues you experience. When it comes to price, it is quite a bit more expensive than both our top 2 picks, but this chair has been developed to be one of the most ergonomic chairs out there and we can’t fault it.
Overall, we think this chair is great if it wasn’t for the price we would place it 2nd in our video, but the price has moved it down a spot. We’d still give it 4.5 stars and place it 3rd.
At number 4 we have the AmazonBasics High-Back executive swivel chair.
The dimensions for this chair are 30.7 x 27.6 x 45.1 inches and 35.3 pounds in weight.
This chair is a great budget option offering you an executive chair that would look great for both gamers and for everyday use in an office.
The chair is padded well with padding along the armrests and a high back.
You can swivel the chair 360 degrees so getting in and out of it’s a breeze.
The maximum weight capacity is 275 pounds which are in line with the other chairs in our video.
The chair is made from black leather and PVC giving you that executive feel whilst not breaking the bank. It’s a comfortable chair and although we don’t think you can sit in it for 10 hours straight like some of our other picks, it’s still a decent chair and as a budget contender, we think it’s good value for money.
A downside of this chair is that some people have had issues with the fabric not holding up after years of use. I don’t think it’s the biggest issue since the chair is more of a budget option, but you should note that you might need to replace it down the line.
Overall, we give this chair a 3-star rating, it’s great for those on a really tight budget and who want a chair that can function in both a gaming and office environment.
And for our final pick at number 5, we have the X Rocker Pro Series H3.
The dimensions for this chair are 29.1 x 22 x 20.9 inches and the weight is 17.34 pounds.
For some of you, this might be the best gaming chair in our video and for others, it won’t be. This chair has some really cool features that make it unique, but it is a little pricier than the other chairs in our video.
Starting off this chair is great for watching movies, playing video games and even just listening to music. The H3 has inbuilt speakers that allow you to connect up your phone, console or gaming PC and play the sound through the chair. From testing this chair we can say that the speakers in this chair have some serious bass and could easily shake our room when played on the loudest setting. The audio quality is good, nothing amazing but the bass and vibration settings are what make this chair really cool.
By enabling vibration on the chair, you feel completely immersed in your game. A loud bang or jumpscare in any game will make this chair shake, giving you a much more immersive feel.
The chair is well padded throughout and is easy to sit in for hours on end. The armrests are a little awkward and we didn’t like them so much, but the rest of the chair is simply amazing.
The chair is compatible with Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Wii, MP3s, DVDs and nearly all gaming systems that are out today. Like most other gaming chairs in our video, the H3 does a 275-pound weight limit.
If you’re looking for something really cool, then if you have multiple H3s or other X Rocker chairs at a LAN party, you can sync them all up and have them in multi-game mode. This is especially fun if you’re watching a movie and everyone has their own immersive sound system.
The H3 is foldable and very easy to store, so when it’s not in use you can simply fold it up and tuck it away.
Overall, we’d give this a 4-star rating, the only reason its 5th on our list is that some people might love it whilst others might hate it. The pricing is also a little expensive, but for those that want all the extra cool features then the H3 is perfect.