The best gaming chairs: Comfortable thrones that give you the edge

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If you're on the hunt for the best gaming chairs, then we can help. If you're sat at your desk for long periods of time to game, then investing in a comfortable chair that offers you plenty of support is essential.

These chairs can help ensure that you don't end up with an aching back, and many of them come with material that helps keep air flowing around you, so you don't get uncomfortably hot or sweaty. Lumbar support and pillows can also ensure you avoid any injuries or pains.

Even if you're not interested in playing games, a gaming chair is still worth considering. This is because if you have a job or hobby that means you're sat in front of a desk for long periods of time, you can still benefit from the comfort and support that a gaming chair offers.

The best gaming chairs can also be stylish, and will fit in with your aesthetic choices with ease. Many won't look out of place in an office or studio, either.

Looking for more gaming advice? Check out our pick of the best games consoles to compliment your new gaming chair. Looking for something more supportive? Check out our guide the best office chair for back pain.

The best gaming chairs of 2022

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The best gaming chair overall

Specifications

Dimensions: 34.6 x 30.7 x 15 inches (L x W x H)
Seat height: 89cm
Maximum load: 180kg/396lb

Reasons to buy

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Beautifully designed
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Easily adjustable

Reasons to avoid

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Very large

The Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 is our new pick for the best gaming chair you can buy in 2022. Secretlab are a well known and respected company when it comes to gaming chairs, and it's latest model once again comes with the build quality and comfort we've come to expect.

While this isn't a gaming char for small rooms - it's one of the biggest you can buy right now, it's also incredibly comfortable, and no matter if you're playing games or working long hours, the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 is a joy to sit in.

Setting this chair up can be tricky, but it comes with clear instructions for assembling, and there's plenty of adjustment options to make sure the chair suits your needs. As with other Secret Lab chairs, you can also choose styles, colors and branding when you buy it, to give the chair a more personal look.

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02. Corsair T3 Rush

The best cheap gaming chair

Specifications

Dimensions: 34.8 x 27.2 x 14.8 inches (W x D x H)
Seat height: 17.5 - 21 inches (minimum to maximum)
Maximum load: 264.5lbs

Reasons to buy

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Affordable
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Comfortable

Reasons to avoid

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Gaming aesthetic subdued

If you're looking for the best budget gaming chair in 2022, then the Corsair T3 Rush is a fantastic choice, proving that you don't have to spend a fortune to get a comfortable seat to game on.

In fact, at first glance, you may struggle to tell it apart from more expensive gaming chairs. It's not quite as large and plush as more premium models, but it's still incredibly comfortable, and comes with a breathable soft fabric exterior, which keeps you from getting sweaty and clammy, and also features memory foam lumbar support as well.

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Another great chair from Secretlab

Specifications

Dimensions: 29.5 x 27.5 x 57 inches (W x D x H)
Seat height: 19.5 - 23 inches (minimum to maximum)
Maximum load: 290 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Large seat
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Adjustable, integrated lumbar support

Reasons to avoid

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Limited height adjustment

The Secretlab Titan is another brilliant gaming chair from Secretlab. It's large, comfortable, and comes with a soft memory foam neck pillow and built-in lumbar support. This makes it easy to set up the chair so that it fits your preferences. 

It's also a gaming chair that looks smart enough to be used in an office, while still being undeniably a gaming chair that's built for long play sessions. It's certainly a pricey chair, however, but it's certainly worth the price. For comfort and customisation, this is easily one of the best gaming chairs of 2022.

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04. SecretLab Omega 2020

An incredibly comfortable gaming chair

Specifications

Dimensions: 27 x 27.5 x 53.5 inches (W x D x H)
Seat height: 18 - 21.5 inches (minimum to maximum)
Maximum load: 240 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Neck and lumbar pillows
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Good price

Reasons to avoid

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Pillows can slip

The SecretLab Omega 2020 is a gaming chair that is as comfortable as it is good looking. Like all of the best gaming chairs, it comes with memory foam head and lumbar pillows, and these lead to an extremely comfortable experience when sitting (and gaming) in this chair.

It also has metal supports in the arm rests, and while that might not sound like much to shout about, it means that not only does the SecretLab Omega 2020 feel comfortable, but it also means it's robust as well. If you're looking for a long-term investment in a gaming chair, that will allow you to game in comfort for years to come, then this is definitely worth considering.

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05. Razer Iskur

The best high-end gaming chair

Specifications

Dimensions: 66.55 x 74.55 x 137.11 cm (W × D × H)
Seat height (Minimum to maximum): 174 to 181 cm
Maximum load: <136kg

Reasons to buy

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Premium
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Excellent build quality

Reasons to avoid

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Not great for larger gamers

The Razer Iskur is the first gaming chair made by Razer, which is a company that's renowned for its gaming products, so it may come as little surprise to learn that it's knocked it out the park on its first attempt.

This is a seriously premium gaming chair that comes with top-notch build quality, so you know it's going to last, it's comfortable, and it's stylish as well. It's highly likely that you already own other Razer products if you're serious about gaming, and the Razer Iskur fits right in. It's very expensive, however, so this is a gaming chair that's best suited to people who have large budgets. If you do splash out on this seat, however, you'll find it's definitely money well spent.

06. IKEA Markus

A great budget choice

Specifications

Dimensions: 62 x 60 x 129-140cm (W x D x H)
Seat height: 48 - 57cm (minimum to maximum)
Maximum load: 110kg

Reasons to buy

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Affordable given the quality on offer
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Mesh back which is breathable

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks some ergonomic features

The IKEA Markus chair is an iconic office chair from the Swedish retailer, and it's a popular choice with many people for a number of reasons. For a start, it's very affordable, costing a fraction of the price some of the other chairs cost in this list.

It's also impressively comfortable, with a sturdy seat and long back with integrated headrest. Its back is made of a mesh material, which allows air through, and this breathable fabric helps avoid sweaty gaming sessions when you're sat down for long periods of time. It also comes with a 10-year guarantee, and it can be easily adjusted. However, this isn't strictly a gaming chair, so it lacks the gaming aesthetics that others boast, along with removable lumbar pillows. Still, if you'd rather spend your money on games and hardware, then this is a brilliant choice for the price.

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07. noblechairs Epic Real Leather

A stunning premium gaming chair

Specifications

Dimensions: 84 x 38 x 70 cm (W × D × H)
Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 131 - 141 cm
Maximum load: 180 kg

Reasons to buy

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Real leather
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Extensive customisation

Reasons to avoid

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May be too large for some
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Pricey

If you're looking for sheer luxury in a gaming chair, then the Noblechairs Epic Real Leather is going to be the best gaming chair for you, hands down. Every part of this chair feels like it's been made with the utmost care and attention, from the cross-thatched embroidery to the real leather finish. If you don't want leather for ethical reasons (or you want to save a bit of money), then there is also a model with synthetic leather.

If you try out this gaming chair, you'll likely find any other chair a disappointment. It really is a stunning achievement. It also has an impressive amount of customisation options that will allow you to set it up to best suit your body type and posture. However, all this luxury does come at a price.

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08. noblechairs Icon gaming chair

A great premium gaming chair for an affordable price

Specifications

Dimensions: 87 x 37 x 70 cm (W × D × H)
Seat height: (Minimum to maximum): 48 - 58 cm
Maximum load: 180 kg

Reasons to buy

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Premium materials
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Very comfortable

Reasons to avoid

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Not the most exciting design

Noblechairs makes some great gaming chairs, and the Icon is perhaps its most popular product. Combining the high-end materials and premium construction found in its other products, the Icon is a surprisingly affordable gaming chair. It's a great choice if you want a bit of luxury without spending a small fortune.

It doesn't skimp on style and build quality, then, but it also offers excellent levels of comfort thanks to its customisation options and removable lumbar pillow. It's also got quite a restrained look for a gaming chair, which means it won't look out of place in an office or studio either.

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Matt has been a technology journalist for well over a decade, writing for publications such as T3, MacFormat and Creative Bloq. He's a senior editor of TechRadar, Creative Bloq's sister site, where he can be found writing about and reviewing laptops, computers, monitors and more. He often writes for Creative Bloq, helping creatives find their perfect laptop or PC.