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Best gaming chair 2021: the best PC gaming chairs

Best gaming chair 2021
Read on to find the best gaming chairs in 2021. (Image credit: Future)
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Have a look at the best gaming chairs 2021 has to offer. It’s time to take your eyes off the latest graphics cards for a minute and focus on your comfort for a change. After all, if you’re on your gaming PC for hours at a time, not just any chair will do. 

The best gaming chairs use thicker, higher-density foam – even memory foam layers for true pampering –  which allows them to offer better support. Spend a little more, and you can get advanced extras like reclining capabilities that adjust not just the back but the base too, making you feel like you’re lounging in the business class section of an airplane. There are also gaming chairs that come with “4D” adjustable arms, handy for mixed gaming and work use. The fanciest thrones even have baked-in lumbar support and real leather upholstery. 

Though you certainly don’t need to spend a fortune on the best gaming chair, especially if you’ve already spent a fortune on a high-end graphics card like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090. So, we gathered a stack of options that come with the kind of high-quality foam that actually supports your body properly and will last for years, which is priority number one, while keeping things affordable. Guaranteed, you and your wallet will love one of our picks below.

Best gaming chairs at a glance

  1. Secretlab Titan
  2. noblechairs Epic Real Leather
  3. Autonomous ErgoChair 2
  4. SecretLab Omega 2020
  5. noblechairs Hero gaming chair Black Edition
  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

(Image credit: Secretlab)

1. Secretlab Titan

Plush comfort

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
+Extra large seat+Adjustable, integrated lumbar support
Reasons to avoid
-Limited height adjustment

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 than 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. It's a top option if you want a grown-up looking chair.

Check out our full Secretlab Titan review.

noblechairs Epic Real Leather

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

2. noblechairs Epic Real Leather

A leather-clad beauty

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
+Uses real leather+Extensive adjustabliity+Premium quality+Easy to set up
Reasons to avoid
-Plastic arm rests-Will prove too large for very small rooms

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. Synthetic leather is also an option if you want to save some money.

Autonomous ErgoChair 2

The ErgoChair 2 has a very modern and stylish aesthetic to it that will appeal to anyone. (Image credit: Autonomous)

3. Autonomous ErgoChair 2

Gaming with class

Specifications
Dimensions: 47 x 27 x 20 in (H × W × D)
Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 18 - 20 in
Maximum load: 300 lbs
Reasons to buy
+ Comfortable + Stylish 
Reasons to avoid
- A little expensive 

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. The mesh back is also far more breathable than a leather one.

  • 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. (Image credit: SecretLab)

4. SecretLab Omega 2020

Floating on sublime comfort

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
+Extremely plush neck and lumbar pillows+Reasonably priced
Reasons to avoid
-Neck and lumbar pillows don’t stay in place

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 or high-end Napa leather models. But, the SecretLab Omega 2020 doesn’t just rely on looks alone; one of the best gaming chairs of 2021, 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. 

Razer Iskur

(Image credit: Razer)

5. Razer Iskur

A solid first effort

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:
Reasons to buy
+Premium construction+Firm but comfortable
Reasons to avoid
-Not great for larger gamers-Can't sit cross-legged

Razer is no stranger to gaming peripherals, but this is the first time it’s entered the gaming chair market and we must say, it’s certainly a solid first effort. The Razer Iskur is a high-quality gaming throne that rounds out your Razer-filled set up quite nicely. However, even if you’re not fully invested in Razer, it’s still an appealing proposition, delivering comfort and build you won’t find in cheaper gaming chairs. Is it pricey? It might be out of reach for many, but if you can afford it, you will love that you bought it.

Read the full review: Razer Iskur

Corsair T2 Road Warrior

The Corsair T2 Road Warrior is covered top to bottom in breathable PU leather. (Image credit: Corsair)

6. Corsair T2 Road Warrior

Comfort from the masters of gaming

Specifications
Dimensions: 50 x 56 x 80 cm (W × D × H)
Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 51.5 - 60 cm
Maximum load: 136 kg
Reasons to buy
+Easy to assemble+Comfortable
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

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. (Image credit: noblechairs)

7. noblechairs Icon gaming chair

A luxury gaming chair

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
+Premium materials+Very comfortable
Reasons to avoid
-Bolster support pillow unnecessary

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.  The Icon is Noblechairs's least aggressive design, which may appeal if it will double as a day-to-day home office chair.

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. (Image credit: Edge)

8. Edge GX1

A gaming chair that puts ergonomics first

Specifications
Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 480 – 590 mm
Maximum load: 150kg
Reasons to buy
+Premium design+Very adjustable
Reasons to avoid
-Very expensive-Even more expensive to ship

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. (Image credit: Vertagear)

9. Vertagear Gaming Series Triigger 350 Special Edition

Luxury in comfort

Specifications
Dimensions: 26 x 21 x 34 in (W × D × H)
Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 40.7 - 44.3 in
Maximum load: N/A
Reasons to buy
+Extremely comfortable +Aesthetic 
Reasons to avoid
-Very expensive 

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. 

Corsair T3 Rush

Corsair T3 Rush is extremely comfortable with its breathable soft fabric exterior and memory foam lumbar support. (Image credit: Corsair)

10. Corsair T3 Rush

Understated beauty

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
+Affordable+Comfortable
Reasons to avoid
-Gaming aesthetic subdued

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 (listed above)