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The Best Gaming Chairs for 2023

The best gaming chairs aren’t the ones that look the coolest. Sorry. It’s actually about sturdiness, ergonomics, and customization, and, yes, it’s nice if it looks cool. Getting a chair that meets all of those requirements can cost a fair wad of cash, however.

A good chair that can be adjusted for your frame might set you back a bit, but it’ll be a great investment in terms of its ergonomic benefits. Your body is a delicate fleshy meatbag that needs some lovin’.

Gaming chairs come in all shapes and sizes: racing car seats, thrones covered in satanic runes, and even gaming chairs that fly the banner of your favorite superhero. For a more reserved option, we’ve made sure to include some low-key yet stylish office chairs such as the Herman Miller X Logitech G Embody. It offers the support you want out of a gaming chair, without all the gamery aesthetics—and for the price of a gaming PC.

We’ve tested dozens of gaming chairs from the most reliable companies out there today, and every single chair in this guide has passed under our collective butts. And while you could always go the cheap gaming chair route, a chair from this guide is worth saving up for if you can. Go on, treat your posterior to something special—your body will thank you.

1. Secretlab Titan Evo 2022

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 image


  • Full price: $659.00
  • Seat type: Racing back, leveled seat base
  • Recline: 165 degrees
  • Weight capacity: Up to 180kg (397lbs)
  • Weight: 37.5kg (83lbs)
  • Warranty: 3-year


Reasons to buy:

  • Magnetic cushion and covers
  • Very comfortable
  • Everything we want in a gaming chair feature-wise

Reasons to avoid:

  • Pricier than older Secretlab chairs
  • A 3-year warranty isn’t a match for some ergo chairs

The Secretlab Titan is the benchmark by which we judge all other gaming chairs. To earn that role it ticked all the boxes you could ask of gaming furniture: it’s comfy, supportive, and importantly looks great too. None of that has changed with the new Secretlab Titan Evo 2022, either, though it does pack a few great new features to keep ahead of the pack.

Rather than tread old ground, let’s get right into the new stuff. Secretlab is posing the new Titan Evo 2022 to a wider audience this time, with three new available sizes of the Titan Evo 2022 available. These are small, regular, and extra large. The benefit of this being you’ll no longer need to look to a different model of chair to find the right fit—the Titan Evo 2022 should cover most bases.

On a similar note, Secretlab has added a minor curve to the seat base that it says is to keep you in a healthy sitting posture. It’s kind of hard to say whether such a gentle curvature is really doing much to keep me locked securely in place throughout the day, though the seat is plenty comfortable all the same with plenty of foam padding.

User-friendly ergonomics make the Titan Evo 2022 a great fit for long nights of gaming or eight hours tapping away for work, and that comes down to its superb built-in back support. It’s highly adjustable, which means you can nail down a great fit with ease. There’s also something to be said for the 4D armrests, comfortable seat rest, and magnetic head cushion.

You read that right, a magnetic head cushion. A simple solution to fiddly straps, the Titan Evo 2022 does away with all that with a couple of powerful magnets.

A big part of the Titan Evo’s high level of comfort is the adjustable lumbar support, and it’s a pretty neat system it offers. It works by extending and retracting internal support both in and out and up and down, through the use of the two dials on the side. So not only are you not relying on an awkward pillow to prop up your back, you can actually tweak the Titan Evo’s lumbar support while you’re still sitting on it. This makes it exceptionally easy to get just right.

The chair is also upholstered immaculately. While there’s still something to be said for the SoftWeave Plus fabric we’ve rated best for durability and comfort all these years, I have to say I’m quite taken with the look of the leatherette, and especially the bright red stitching.

I’ll have to get back to you on actual durability when I’ve had longer with the chair, perhaps when the Titan Evo 2024 comes out I can tell you if it truly stands the test of time. Still, I can note how surprisingly airy and cool the leatherette fabric feels over the course of a day, and it certainly looks absolutely stunning.

As an amalgamation of both Titan and Omega gaming chairs, the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 feels the better of both in every regard. What each chair has done so well, the Titan Evo 2022 manages to equal or better. It is slightly pricier than its predecessors at $449 ($499 for the XL model), but I feel that the upgrades it delivers are genuinely worth the higher price tag.

2. Secretlab Omega

Secretlab Omega image


  • Full price: $569.00
  • Seat type: Racing seat
  • Recline: 165 degrees
  • Weight capacity: Up to 109kg (240lbs)
  • Weight: 30kg (66lbs)
  • Warranty: 3-year


Reasons to buy:

  • Velour memory foam pillows
  • Versatile tilt mechanism

Reasons to avoid:

  • Lacking height adjustment on the head pillow

I know the Secretlab Omega is not a mattress, but bear with me. When it comes to mattresses, most people are willing to spend a little bit more on a quality product. That’s because they know they’ll be spending a sizeable portion of the 24-hour day laying in it. If the recent influx of gaming chair manufacturers is any indication, gamers have that same mentality when it comes to outfitting their PC setup with a chair.

The Secretlab Omega is one of the most finely constructed chairs we’ve tested. Although it has largely been replaced by the Titan Evo 2022 above, the higher price tag of that chair might see the Omega remain a popular option for those looking to save a little cash.

From the casters to the base, the lift mechanism, armrests, and seat back, Secretlab has used some of the best materials available. The Omega was upgraded with Secretlab’s 2020 series of improvements, which includes premium metal in the armrest mechanism, making it silky smooth to adjust and even more durable, and adding the company’s ridiculously durable PU Leather 2.0. 

The chair features high-quality, cold-cured foam to provide support. It feels a little firm at first but gets more comfortable after extended use. The Omega stands out from the crowd with its velour memory foam lumbar and head pillows. These are so comfortable that we could smoothly fully recline the chair and take a nap if we wanted to. Though that’s not a great look in the office… If you’re looking to treat your body with a chair that will genuinely last, the Secretlab Omega is worth every penny.

You may not allocate as much of your rig budget as you would to a nice graphics card, but the best chairs for gaming can easily outlive your components and last a decade or more.

The Omega is an extremely tough and sturdy piece of foam built to last. We’ve spent several months in the Secretlab Omega now, and the seat cushion feels just like it did when it was new. The one drawback with this is that the seat sacrifices some of its softness to support heavy usage over the years.

Secretlab’s not-so-secret formula for success involves cutting out the third party. The company sells directly to customers rather than dealing with retailers and distributors. This allows it to pass its savings on and offer a premium product at a very reasonable price. It also removes at least one extra shipping trip from the equation, reducing the likelihood of damaged goods.

3. Logitech G x Herman Miller Embody

Logitech G x Herman Miller Embody image


  • Seat type: Task chair
  • Material: Multi-layer fabric
  • Seat height: 17 – 22 inch
  • Weight capacity: Up to 136kg (300lbs)
  • Weight: 23kg (51lbs)
  • Warranty: 12-year


Reasons to buy:

  • Stimulates blood and oxygen flow
  • Unrivaled back support
  • 12-year/24hr use warranty

Reasons to avoid:

  • Jaw-droppingly expensive compared to most
  • No headrest

For the most part, the Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody actually isn’t a complete departure from the Embody of old. A tried, tested, and widely recognized design, the gaming Embody comes in a new black and blue colorway, with plain black, also available if you’re going for a soberer/edgelord look. There’s also a small Logitech G brand toggle on the rear, that doesn’t serve any purpose that I know of, and a Logitech G logo across the upper band of the backrest. 

I’m not sure the Logitech collab is bringing a lot to the party, but the branding is notably light touch next to the racing-style gaming chairs that we’re used to as PC gamers, and it feels classy as a result.

It’s not so much the changes that make the Embody stand out as one of the best gaming chairs going. It’s what’s been kept the same. The tried and tested Embody design is simply one of the best chairs for office work or gaming. It’s incredibly comfortable over prolonged use, supports an active and healthy posture, and is easily fitted to your frame.

Yet I wasn’t sure what to expect of the Embody before it arrived. I certainly hadn’t envisioned such a massive box turning up on my doorstep. First impressions, then, entirely focused on how I was going to get said box up two flights of narrow steps leading up to my apartment.

That massive box hides what is perhaps one of Herman Miller’s best features. After deciding that I had to cut the chair out of the box with a knife in my hallway, I discovered the chair was fully assembled so there was no fussing with screws or throwaway tools, which is something of a pet peeve of mine. (I’m amassing third-rate Allen keys from cheap flatpack furniture and I can’t help but feel there’s got to be a better way.)

The most immediately noticeable trait of this chair is: You can sit in it all day and not feel a moment of discomfort beneath your tush. You may shift around your top half into all sorts of absolutely not ergonomic positions during the day but your bottom half tends to stay stuck in place at a desk, so it’s important to get that just right. Thankfully, the Embody does.

The warranty, too, is a standout feature. At 12 years, including labor, and rated for 24-hour use over that time, it’s a chair that is guaranteed to last you over a decade, if not longer. So while the initial price tag may seem steep, and that it is, the reality is you’re certain to get your money’s worth in the long run. And your back will be thankful for it, too.

4. NeueChair

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  • Seat type: Task chair
  • Recline: 85 – 130 degrees
  • Weight capacity: Up to 108kg (240lbs)
  • Weight: 29kg (64lbs)
  • Warranty: 12-year

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Reasons to buy:

  • Ridiculously sturdy and well made
  • Comfortable and supportive
  • Highly adjustable

Reasons to avoid:

  • The uninspiring design doesn’t scream high-end

If you’re the sort of person who prioritizes functionality over flash, the NeueChair is an excellent option. This isn’t to say it’s not stylish—quite the opposite; the NeueChair comes in a sleek, muted obsidian or flashy chrome/silver, both with bold, sweet curved supports on the back and an attractive black mesh. 

But, more importantly, the NeueChair is built to last, with a heavy, sturdy industrial construction. Even the chair’s weight in the packaging indicates a solid piece of carefully constructed industrial art: it’s heavy and substantial.

Assembling it is a breeze, as it comes in two discrete pieces and is simply a matter of inserting the casters and then pushing the two parts together. Almost every aspect of the seat is adjustable, from the armrests to the lumbar support system that lets you change the height and depth of the backrest. 

It’s one of the best office chairs I’ve ever had the pleasure to sit in, and if you can afford the admittedly steep price tag, well worth the investment.

5. AndaSeat Kaiser 3XL

AndaSeat Kaiser 3XL image


  • Seat type: Racing seat
  • Recline: 90 – 165 degrees
  • Weight capacity: Up to 180kg (397lbs)
  • Weight: 34kg (75lbs)
  • Warranty: 6-year

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Reasons to buy:

  • Adjustable lumbar support
  • 4D armrests
  • Large seat size

Reasons to avoid:

  • Placement of the lumbar knobs isn’t ideal

The Kaiser 3 XL is a fantastic chair for anyone looking for a little more wiggle room than your usual gaming seat. The Kaiser 3 comes in two sizes: large and extra large. The large accommodate gamers 4’11 to 6’2’’ (150-190cm) and the extra large is for gamers 5’11” to 6’9” (181-210cm). The one I have the pleasure of experiencing is an extra large. 

The width of the extra large is for medium to XXXL, so whether you have a gluteus maximus or a gluteus minimus this chair will fit. 

The Kaiser 3 is really into giving options. This chair is available in two types of materials, premium PVC leather, and linen fabric. The premium leather comes in seven different colors, including orange, pink and blue. The linen fabric comes in two colors; carbon black and ash gray. The chair I’ve been testing is the premium PVC leather elegant black which resembles the Jungle 2. The Jungle 2 is seen with orange accents. 

All of these things are cool, right? It’s great that the Kaiser 3 reclines to 165 degrees, it has two levers, one controls the tilt, and the other controls the height of the chair raising it about three inches. These things are all great for comfort.

What I really want to get into is the Kaiser 3’s really cool features that add to maximum comfort like the 4D armrests. Much like the Secretlab Titan Evo chair we love, the armrests are magnetic and are made of a PU foam that makes them easy to lean on. There are three buttons on the armrest, the one placed on the outside of the armrest controls its height. The button on the inside of the chair near the tip of the armrest allows it to go forward and backward and pivot left to right. The last one located underneath the armrest moves it left to right. 

I love a 4D armrest, especially when the chair reclines backward and tilts forward because it allows me to adjust the armrest for the position I’m sitting in. Nothing makes me more nervous than dangling elbows. It’s like leaving your foot hanging off the bed at night. 

You just know something is going to grab it. 

Continuing with the magnetic theme is the neck pillow, another stellar feature. This one is a game changer, I can’t even lie. I am amazed at this magnetic neck pillow. That means no straps, no struggling to clip it through the backrest. BAM! Slap that baby on the chair like you’re in a Flex Tape commercial and it stays. Beyond it being a really cool feature, it’s helpful if you are shorter than the 5’11” that’s recommended for this chair because it’s easily adjustable further up or down on the chair. 

It being magnetic doesn’t take away from its comfort, either. The neck pillow is made with memory foam and has cooling technology to maintain comfort. 

Notice anything missing? Maybe a lumbar support pillow. That’s the cool thing! There is no lumbar support pillow, but there is lumbar support—it’s built into the chair. And controlled by two knobs placed on the left and right sides of the chair.

As far as accessibility goes, they’re not placed in the best positions. But the knob on the left controls the lumbar support moving up and down. Which is, again, a great function depending on your height. The knob on the right side of the chair determines the firmness of the lumbar support and how much it protrudes out of the chair. When I turn the knob toward me I get more lumbar support. The lumbar support recedes into the chair when I turn it away from me. Neat.

Seriously, I can sit in this all day. Plus there’s a feature being released in June, a magnetic tray table panel that snaps into the armrest. A portable desk sounds dope, well a lot more dope than a gaming high chair, which it also looks like.

6. Noblechairs Hero

Noblechairs Hero image


  • Full price: $589.00
  • Seat type: Racing seat
  • Recline: 90 – 135 degrees
  • Weight capacity: Up to 150kg (330lbs)
  • Weight: 28kg (62lbs)
  • Warranty: 2-year


Reasons to buy:

  • Great for lumbar support
  • Ideal for larger frames
  • Has a firm seat and back-rest

Reasons to avoid:

  • A bit firm for comfort
  • Armrests could be comfier

When buying a gaming chair, it’s easy to forget your health. After all, most are advertised as luxurious, cushioned thrones that soothe your every ache as you smash the crap out of your foes in Apex Legends. But that isn’t true, and for some, it’s important to pick a chair that takes back support seriously. 

With some of the team having used it daily for almost a year, we can thoroughly recommend the Noblechairs Hero in uPVC leather. While not the most exciting of chairs, or the sportiest, it certainly does a good job of taking care of your back.

The Hero is easy to assemble, except for the bit where you attach the back to the seat, so make sure you have a buddy for that. It’s firm and supportive, and extremely sturdy. As a word of warning: it is substantial, so if you prefer a softer chair that isn’t as good for your lumbar, this maybe isn’t for you.

Honestly, the sheer presence of the Hero gaming chair is staggering. The seat’s cold-cure pressed foam means it’s firm yet comfortable. You don’t sink right into it, which helps with posture, and it will soften over time, but it certainly complements the aesthetic (hard look = brutal). But that base support means it’s still good for long gaming sessions—or working from home in your heathen temple. Either way, what it lacks in softness, it makes up for in support.

I love the pivoting armrests, so you can jimmy them out of the way when you want to use a gamepad, and they’re fully height and width adjustable too, which is great for us little people. Also having such a wide armrest is great, but I find myself leaning on the corner a lot, not making full use of them, and at the same time tiring my elbow out. I’d personally prefer padded armrests, but at least they don’t get sticky or slippery when you’re attempting to flex on your favorite horror FPS franchise.

The chair is height adjustable (as should all chairs be), and the backrest has a ‘rake mechanism’ so you can adjust the angle with its handbrake lookin’ contraption, and a completely independent ‘lock tilt’ mechanism so you can rock freely, or lock yourself almost horizontally for a good nap if all that hardcore gaming has tired you out. It also doesn’t spring forward and crushes you when unlocked, which is always nice.

7. Corsair T3 Rush

Corsair T3 Rush image


  • Full price: $467.89
  • Seat type: Racing seat
  • Recline: 90 – 170 degrees
  • Weight capacity: Up to 120kg (265lbs)
  • Weight: 23kg (50lbs)
  • Warranty: 2-year


Reasons to buy:

  • Breathable soft fabric
  • 4D armrests
  • Memory Foam Lumbar Pillow
  • 170-degree recline

Reasons to avoid:

  • Not for the tall or large-framed

Corsair’s latest addition to its lineup of premium gaming chairs, the T3 Rush, has gotten a much-needed facelift. The T3 Rush is an insanely comfy chair thanks to its memory foam lumbar pillow but, more importantly, uses a breathable soft fabric in place of faux leather. This is because it retains less heat, keeping you fresh and comfy instead of sweating in your squeaky pleather. 

I don’t have the heart to try it, but my main concern about a fabric gaming chair is how easily it cleans stains compared to leather and faux leather. So, it’s something to consider if you’re a notorious eater of foods and a spiller of liquids at your desk. 

Appearance-wise, the Rush leans more towards office chic than a professional gamer. It comes in gray or black and avoids outrageous design choices that might look a little embarrassing on a work call. It’s a chair that looks more expensive ($300) than it is. If you were looking for a little more personality, DX Racer and Secret Labs have many designs and colors if you’re tired of black or gray. 

The Rush also reclines to a ridiculous 170 degrees if you want to lie back and take a comfy cat nap before taking on another marathon streaming session of Apex Legends or CS: GO. 

The only major downside of the T3 Rush is for smaller-framed users. If you require a smaller seat, the T3 will be an uncomfortably tight fit. So, if you’re over 6 ft tall or larger than 200 lbs, you’ll need to look elsewhere unless you’re buying this for a kid. However, the lack of any fun colors might turn them off. 

8. DXRacer Craft Series

DXRacer Craft Series image


  • Full price: $549.00
  • Seat type: Racing seat
  • Recline: 135 degrees
  • Weight capacity: Up to 113kg (250lbs)
  • Weight: 25.4kg (50lbs)
  • Warranty: 2-year (accessories), lifetime (frame)


Reasons to buy:

  • Very comfortable
  • Bold, attractive design
  • No creaks or groans

Reasons to avoid:

  • Lack of magnetic headrest
  • A little pricey
  • Weak warranty length

The DXRacer Craft Series will appeal to those gamers that want their gaming setup to be more than a drab collection of black objects. There are heaps of colors and designs to choose from, including many with surprising artistic flair and grown-up tastes. The best bit, though, is that you don’t have to settle for a sub-par chair to get the looks nailed down: the DXRacer Craft Series is well-made and comfy, too.

The design of the DXRacer Craft Series resembles a lot of our favorite gaming chairs. It has 4D armrests, lumbar support, a removable head cushion, and two paddles to adjust the height and whether or not it can recline. Everything works smoothly; nothing hitches or creaks. The lumbar support in particular is a nice addition that my previous chair didn’t have.

You can adjust the chair as much as you want and it doesn’t feel like it’s going to fall apart, which is a boon for something you’ll probably own for years. That said, all of the functions are largely the kinds of things you’ll adjust once and leave that way, but it’s nice to have the options if you say, play an instrument that requires more room for your arms.

The chair itself is covered in PU leather or polyurethane leather. Nothing about the material feels uncomfortable, especially with the foam padding inside, but it’s hard to accurately tell whether or not it’ll peel or crack with extended use given my limited testing window. Other gaming chairs made with the same material tend to do this, so it’s a real concern if you want your chair to look nice many years after you’ve purchased it. Typically, you want something that’ll last longer like mesh fabric.

The whole package doesn’t cost much more than Secretlab’s Titan Evo 2022 series which comes with many more color options, including branded looks like the League of Legends Jinx design. The Secretlab is a better chair, but the DXRacer Craft Series isn’t so much worse that it’s not worth investing in one if you find any of the designs pleasing.

That said, this chair is a bit pricier than we’d like for the features on offer. It doesn’t offer the feature set of the Secretlab Titan Evo, and it’s not quite as clean-cut, but if you want something with a bit more out-there flair, this is absolutely an option that won’t let you down.

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