Welcome to TopGamingChairs, your trusted guide for the best in gaming and office chair reviews.
Established in 2018 by Carl Chamoiseau, TopGamingChairs has since grown into a dedicated team of professional reviewers. Our hardworking crew, made up of Noah, Lana, Andreas and Carl, is fully committed to providing you with accurate and helpful reviews.
Andreas Malkow – Director MLK Digital
Andreas Malkow, a dynamic multi-entrepreneur and the Director of MLK Digital, has continually demonstrated his prowess in the digital realm. In 2022, Andreas further showcased his visionary approach by acquiring the project TopGamingChair.
With the support of the existing team, he aimed to simplify and enhance the understanding of the gaming chair world. His leadership and innovative strategies have played a pivotal role in bridging the gap between intricate gaming chair technologies and the everyday user.
Lana – Communication & PR
Lana, serving as the Communication and PR lead at TopGamingChair.com, has been instrumental in sculpting the brand’s voice and public image. With a keen understanding of the gaming chair market and an intuitive grasp on the needs and interests of its audience, she has successfully elevated the platform’s reach and reputation. Her expertise in communication strategies and public relations has not only strengthened ties with partners and stakeholders but also enhanced the overall customer experience, making the world of gaming chairs more accessible and engaging for all.
Carl Chamoiseau – founder of Topgamingchair.com
Hello, my name is Carl Chamoiseau, founder of Topgamingchair.com and CEO of C-Affiliation.
As a devoted PC gamer with a deep passion for computer hardware, I’ve always been fascinated by how the right equipment can enhance the gaming experience. Among the most crucial elements, I found, is a comfortable and ergonomically designed chair. This realization sparked an idea in me: to launch a website dedicated to gaming chairs where people could find reliable reviews and guides.
In 2017, I established Topchaisegamer, which quickly climbed the ranks to become the #1 gaming chair review site in France. After gaining experience and reviewing dozens of gaming chairs, I was ready to expand my horizons and bring my expertise to the broader world market. Hence, Topgamingchair was born, offering detailed reviews and guides to both the US and global markets.
Now, I’m privileged to lead a dedicated team of editors based in France and the US who work tirelessly to provide you with in-depth reviews and valuable guides. We pride ourselves on being a specialized site with real, hands-on experience of the products we recommend, and our commitment to delivering reliable, quality information to our readers.
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most prominent brands in the industry, including Secretlab, Noblechairs, Vertagear, DXRacer, and AndaSeat. These partnerships have given me the chance to test new products firsthand and provide valuable feedback, further honing my expertise.
Today, with dozens of published reviews under our belt, we at TopGamingChair continue to bring you the best in gaming chair information and advice. It is our mission to help you find the perfect chair that caters to your needs and takes your gaming or office experience to a new level of comfort. Your trust in us is what drives our continued effort to provide top-quality content.
Noah Zelvis – Gaming Chair Reviewer
Hello, I’m Noah Zelvis, a passionate gamer and skilled writer. My love for gaming stretches back as far as my memory can reach. When the original Nintendo Entertainment System hit the shelves, I found myself doing every conceivable chore to muster up the $100 needed to bring it home. That determination marked the birth of a lifelong, die-hard gamer.
Today, I split my time between reviewing gaming chairs and immersing myself in the world of video games. If I’m being honest, the latter tends to dominate my schedule. I find the most joy in PC gaming, where the vast world of digital adventures is at my fingertips.
One of my greatest gaming loves is the realm of role-playing games (RPGs). You can almost always find me engaged in at least one RPG, lost in its rich storylines and complex character development. Some of my all-time favorites include the legendary Final Fantasy series, Dragon Quest, Mass Effect, and Diablo. I also adore the Trails series of games, among countless others.
Alongside my passion for RPGs, my first Nintendo ignited a deep affection for platformers. Games like Mario, Hollow Knight, and Rayman never fail to provide me with joy and excitement. I also have a penchant for open-world games, which often dovetail with RPGs. Titles such as The Legend of Zelda, Fallout, and Red Dead Redemption continue to captivate me with their expansive universes and immersive gameplay.
In summary, gaming isn’t just a hobby for me; it’s a passion that intertwines with every facet of my life. As part of the TopGamingChair team, I aim to bring this passion to our content, helping fellow gamers make informed decisions about the gear that will make their gaming experiences even better.
At TopGamingChairs, our team is composed of avid gamers who understand the critical need for comfortable seating during prolonged gaming sessions. We don’t just recommend products; we rigorously test them to offer you well-rounded advice. Continue reading to discover the methodology behind our evaluations and our verdict formation!
Assembly and Initial Inspection
Gaming chairs necessitate assembly; they don’t arrive ready for immediate use. Delivered in a typically hefty box, converting these chairs into usable forms is a task.
We delve into this procedure, revealing every intricate detail. The box’s condition is our initial focus—poor packaging or stray parts can jeopardize the integrity of the chair. Subsequently, we meticulously inspect each component for any irregularities.
The assembly process mirrors the one you would undergo, following the instructions to the letter, and any ambiguities in the manual are documented. We pay close attention to component fit, missing elements, or troublesome fixtures, providing insights into any complicated assembly stages.
Post-assembly, we embark on the exhaustive task of utilizing the chair. This phase is extensive; we scrutinize every feature and aspect of the chair to furnish you with the most impartial review conceivable. Here are the elements we evaluate:
Design & Attributes
The aesthetic and functionality of the gaming chair should complement your gaming environment and personal preferences. We assess the overall aesthetic and provide insights into different available colors or patterns beyond the model under review.
We also explore every feature of the chair, focusing on:
- Armrests: Adjustability, mobility, positioning, and dimensions are examined.
- Backrest: We assess the recline feature and its range.
- Seat: Movements in all directions are evaluated.
- Rocker: The existence and lockability of a rocking feature are inspected.
- Lumbar Support: We note the type and presence of lumbar support.
- Headrest: The availability of head support, like a pillow, is checked.
Additionally, we look into any non-standard features such as leg rests, speakers, and massagers.
Quality of Construction
The longevity of the chair is paramount. If you’re investing a considerable amount, durability is expected. We examine every inch of the chair, identifying any potential vulnerabilities in the design, be it inferior materials or shoddy stitching, visible or hidden.
We extend this scrutiny to additional elements like lumbar support or headrest pillow and check for unusual sounds that may indicate current or prospective issues.
We also test the casters under load on various floor types to assess their performance, informing you of any struggles on different surfaces.
Comfort & Ergonomics Assessment
Comfort varies individually, but we endeavor to give our impartial opinions on how the chair feels after prolonged usage. We share insights into the comfort levels of padding, cushions, and fabric after extended periods.
Our assessments incorporate ergonomic considerations, including lumbar, neck, and arm supports. We pinpoint any potential discomfort sources and their long-term implications.
We wrap up our evaluation with a summary of the chair’s advantages and disadvantages, correlating its price with features, build quality, and comfort.
Our ratings, with a maximum of five stars, are a balanced average of the mentioned aspects, prioritizing build quality and comfort. Assembly process and features follow in importance.
Lastly, our recommendations are grounded in sincerity—if we wouldn’t suggest it to a friend, we wouldn’t recommend it to you.
We trust this elucidates our comprehensive review process for gaming chairs! Stay tuned for continuous reviews, enlightening articles, and our top picks across various chair categories.Andreas Malkow
We believe in a hands-on approach. Each member of our team receives gaming chairs for review and uses them for a few days, typically between 3 to 5. After forming an opinion, they then craft a comprehensive review, which is then proofread, validated, and published by Carl. While I used to manage everything independently, the incorporation of other editors has increased our output, ensuring that we cover as many chairs as possible. If you’re interested in joining us as a reviewer, please feel free to reach out.
The mission of TopGamingChairs is simple: to provide you, our reader, with the best possible information to help you make your purchase decision. We understand the importance of a good gaming or office chair, especially considering we spend the majority of our day sitting. Choosing the right product is essential in avoiding back problems related to poor posture.
Gaming chairs often represent a significant financial investment, heightening the stakes for making the right decision. Therefore, our main objective is to review as many products as possible in the market, presenting you with an objective opinion based on rigorous testing and unbiased analysis.
It is just as important for us to ensure that every reader gets the right product for their area. That’s why we’ve created the following subtopics to help you choose the right gaming chair even faster and more effectively:
- Best High-End Gaming Chairs
- Best Racing Simulator Seats
- Best Flight Simulator Seats
- Office Chair for Long Hours
- Gaming Chairs Under $100
- Gaming Chairs For Big Guys
- Best Ergonomic Chairs
- Ergonomic Chairs under $500
- Ergonomic Office Chairs For Heavy People
- Real Leather Gaming Chairs
- Best Gaming Chairs With a Footrest
- Top Most Expensive Gaming Chairs
- Top 9 Best Gaming Chairs For Big And Tall People
Our review chairs come from a couple of sources. The majority are purchased outright, allowing us to approach the product as an average customer would and ensuring the most objective opinion. However, some chairs are sent to us directly from manufacturers for our feedback. Over time, we’ve had the pleasure of working with leading brands such as Secretlab, Noblechairs, Vertagear, and DXRacer.
TopGamingChairs is owned by MLK Digital LTD and primarily earns revenue through affiliate marketing. We most often work with Amazon or manufacturer affiliation programs. Advertisements displayed on our site are our secondary source of income. It’s important to note that we don’t publish sponsored articles to maintain our neutrality and ensure the objective quality of our reviews.
In conclusion, TopGamingChairs is here to provide a clear and unbiased perspective on gaming and office chairs, helping you make an informed decision. We appreciate your trust and strive to uphold it by delivering top-notch, reliable content.