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The Best Gaming Chairs on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about the best gaming mouses and the best VR headsets before, here we’re singling out the best gaming chairs on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best Overall Gaming Chairs

Homall High-Back Gaming Chair With Headrest and Lumbar Support

“It’s pretty awesome for the price in my opinion. I enjoyed how easy it was to put it together and how comfortable it was. Total build time was about 30-ish minutes; it was simple enough, and everything you need is included. Solid frame, fairly minimal padding. If you’re looking to save some cash, and want something that is comfortable and quality, this chair is doing fine by me. The armrests are static in place, nonadjustable. This may, or may not, bother you. It’s comfortable and serves me well.”

DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FD01/NR Gaming Chair

“I can’t even put to words how much I ADORE this chair!! I have suffered from severe neck and lower-back pain from using standard crummy office chairs for the past five-plus years for multiple hours a day. The first moment that I opened this chair up, I knew that it was not another ordinary office chair. The lumbar and neck pillows make this chair absolutely perfect. The reclining feature is incredible; it locks so sturdy. Water-resistant material as well! Highly recommend this product; you will NOT be let down.”

Best Racing-Style Gaming Chairs

GTRACING Gaming Chair

“Honestly, for the price, you can’t get a better gaming chair. I wanted a DXRacer, but the prices are insane. I’m extremely glad I found these chairs. They’re comfortable and sit high, which is important for people over six feet tall. I have bought three of them for my family. Customer service is top-notch!! I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great chair without the insane price tag.”

Devoko Ergonomic Racing Style Gaming Chair

“Very pleased with everything about this chair. Price is perfectly set for a chair like this. Colors are incredibly spot on. Assembled together with no issues. I could spend all day and night in the chair. The reclining is amazing, and you don’t have to lean back hard to get it to tilt. I like the design for arms. When you lean, the arms lean back with you, so you don’t lose position if you are using a controller. Great quality and texture. Very solid, does not rock or wobble. Not too firm and not too soft material. Very well crafted and put together. I know I’ve said it a few times, but my mind is just blown away. A++.”

Merax Gaming Chair

“I love this chair. It was easy to set up by myself. Only requires an Allen wrench and the ability to read directions. The material is really smooth and comfortable — has great color. The adjustable armrests are nice. The armrests are indented a bit to fit my forearm nicely, which I like. Lumbar pulled is fantastic and has the perfect amount of firmness. The only con is, the chair doesn’t raise as high as I’d like (depending on the height of the desk being used).”

Best Office-Style Gaming Chairs

Furmax Office Chair

“Decent chair, especially for the money. Pros: soft leather, great lumbar support, incredible price for a leather chair with this style. Cons: chair back only reaches mid-neck for me. Where you sit (the mesh area) is the least padded area of the entire chair. I think you get what you pay for and then some with this chair.”

Essentials Leather Office Chair

“I’ve been using this chair for a few weeks now and it’s really good. I love that the arms can go up for times when I don’t want them. I am a taller guy, and the taller headrest is nice. A lot of budget gaming chairs have a low headrest and just aren’t comfortable for me. The overall build quality of this chair is pretty good. My only complaint is, sometimes when I use the chair for hours at a time, my butt was hurting a little, and I think it’s because there isn’t a lot of padding toward the back of the seat. I notice it does it more when I slouch in the chair a certain way, and I’ve adjusted the way I sit and it’s been fine. Overall, great chair, good price. I am happy with it, and it should last several years at least.”

Best Gaming Chairs With Footrest

Homall Gaming Chair with Footrest

“Pretty nice chair. All the accessories a gamer could want. Awesome color and looks quite cool. I use this chair for gaming and it works great. The seat is comfortable, and I love the look of it. The chair and armrests feel amazing, and it reclines beautifully; the footrest is stable and does not get in the way when stowed.”

Furmax Gaming Chair with Footrest

“Okay, let me first state that for the price it’s hard to beat this chair. Pro’s: leather quality decent, the adjustable lumbar and head pillows, the snug contour of the back, the adjustable arms, and finally a color blue that matches Logitech LED devices, which is hard to find. The chair works great for me, and I am six-foot-two and 300 pounds, and the back still goes flat without tipping. Comfort is subjective, but for me it’s pretty decent, and I have a bad back. And like I said, for the price, you really can’t beat this chair unless you wanna spend $400.”

Best Gaming Floor Chair

BirdRock Home Adjustable 14-Position Memory Foam Floor Chair

“I absolutely love the chair. I use it mainly for gaming or when I’m watching a movie with my friends. The chair is very comfortable ( I am five-foot-five, 250 pounds), and it has multiple angles you can sit in.”

Best Gaming Chair With Wireless Speakers

Ace Bayou X Rocker 5143601 II Wireless Video Gaming Chair

“I bought this for my boyfriend who plays on his PS4 pretty much daily. He is six-foot-three and fits in the chair comfortably. Assembly was very easy; he assembled it himself in probably ten minutes. I’m really glad I got this chair. Music sounds amazing, the volume is perfect, and the bass is lit. Overall, a really great product. I usually don’t do Amazon reviews, but I had to review this because this really is great. And it worked well with our smart TV.”

Best Beanbag Gaming Chair

Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair: Giant 5’ Memory Foam

“This beanbag took a few days to fully fluff up from the small box it was in. Once it fluffed up, it was gigantic! We can fit two kids and one small adult on the bag pretty comfortably. My over-six-foot-tall husband uses it daily for gaming.”

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The Best Gaming Chairs on Amazon