Top 5 Best Real Leather Gaming Chairs [2020]

Let’s face it…

Nothing boasts luxury quite like a leather seat. From motorbikes to cars and even yachts, leather seats are a symbol of perfection, attitude and status. If you are a gamer, you probably know that leather gaming chairs pretty much mimic this status in the gaming world.

And if you think that gaming chairs made from leather are just another ‘pain in the a$$’ scenario, let me tell you something…

Nothing beats leather – especially when you sit at it in the morning, feel it under your skin and patiently touch it while gaming. Today’s leather used in gaming chairs is sophisticated, luxurious and pretty much everything you would ask for from your gaming chair.

Also, it is a material that never goes out of style – and one that is amazingly durable. But instead of me saying this, let’s jump to the best leather gaming chairs and their reviews – so that they speak for themselves.

The Best (Real) Leather Gaming Chairs Money Can Buy

If you are looking for the ultimate throne for your gaming endeavors, this is the part you should be looking at. Even though they seem pricier, a lot of gamers would agree with me and say that real leather gaming chairs are a great bang for the buck – and an investment that never disappoints our gaming mindset.

Below, I am listing the bestselling, best-rated and most durable real leather gaming chairs that money can buy right now – starting from our least favorite to the best leather gaming chair on the market.

5. AKRacing OnyX Deluxe Leather Gaming Chair

I said ‘least favorite’ – didn’t I?

Well, you should not take my words for granted. Even though I am putting this model as number five on my list, I am really in love with it. The AKRacing OnyX leather gaming chair has long been a symbol of sophistication in the gaming world. Wondering why?

Well, to begin with, the price of this chair is generally okay (although I’ve seen cheaper models as well). For only $699, you are getting ‘the first and only top grain leather chair from AKRacing’ (as the brand describes it). As you probably don’t know, the word Onyx here reflects the chair’s black color and first-class look which is truly magnificent.

After seeing it in person, I could see that the OnyX Deluxe is both comfortable and accommodating to your body shape, giving you a glove-like fit. There is a class-four gas lift which can support gamers of up to 330 pounds – and a 180 recline feature just in case you want to take a nap on real leather. The tilt angle works fine and locks in place, sitting on a five-star aluminum base, steel frame and large 2.6-inch casters.

To sum things up, this chair offers:

  • Top grain leather upholstery on front and PU leather on back and cushions
  • New frame with cold-cured foam for maximum comfort and durability.
  • Premium mechanism with lockable tilt positions.
  • Pillow set in pleather included.
  • 3D armrests
  • 65mm casters
  • A Class 4 gas lift
  • Weight capacity of up to 330 pounds (150 kg)

4. Noblechairs EPIC Leather Gaming Chair

The only reason why I decided to put the Noblechairs Epic leather gaming chair before the AKRacing OnyX Deluxe is its price – it costs just $339 which is a steal for a leather chair if you ask me.

Okay, this chair also features 4D armrests (instead of the 3D armrests seen in the OnyX Deluxe), which is another valuable point to consider…

All in all, the EPIC is a chair that does not compromise on quality. You can immediately see that with the six different color combinations that the brand offers, executing its real leather style through a variety of stitches and leather shades. My personal favorite is the white-black combination (even though my friends said that it easily gets dirty).

Made from PU leather, this chair speaks luxury in every part of it. It also features an ergonomic form that curves with and protects the natural shape of the back, keeping its passenger supported even during extended periods of time. The brand also used cold upholstery which is denser than average, resulting in a firm look that is resilient to wear.

Lastly, the customization options of this chair are amazing. There are complimentary head and lumbar pillows and numerous color variants with options for upholstery, all coming with top-grain leather that is 15mm thick.

So, the Noblechairs EPIC leather gaming chair consists of the following features:

  • Practical rocking function
  • 4D Armrests with maximum adjustability
  • Adjustable backrest angle (90 to 135 degrees)
  • Adjustable seat height
  • Comes with two comfortable cushions
  • Deform-resistant cold foam
  • Durable hydraulic gas lift (class 4)
  • Strong full aluminum five-point base
  • 60 mm casters for hard and soft flooring
  • Sturdy core constructed from steel
  • Weight capacity of 265 lbs (120 kg)

3. Noblechairs ICON Leather Gaming Chair

Another model from Noblechairs gets its place on our ‘best leather gaming list’ – and this time it is the Noblechair ICON. With an even cheaper price than the EPIC model (of only $369), this model takes things up a notch and proves that gaming chairs from real leather don’t have to cost a fortune.

As the brand describes it, “the ICON takes class and distills it into its purest form” which is one great way to show how a luxury chair can also be a gaming chair (or even an office chair that easily blends in any environment).

Built with ergonomics and featuring a streamlined shape, the Noblechairs ICON leather gaming chair protects the natural shape of the spine and provides support through hours and hours of gaming (or working). It uses a cold foam upholstery that is denser than average, making it durable and resistible to wear and tear all while providing great comfort.

Whether it’s your work desk or your favorite gaming setup, the ICON will never fail to satisfy your needs. With its six different color choices, you can play around and customize your own ICON. Lumbar and head pillows, 4D armrests, adjustable backrest and seat height, hydraulic gas lift (class 4), aluminum base and casters are only some of the things that the ICON excels at.

Or in this way, the ICON offers:

  • Practical rocking function
  • 4D Armrests with maximum adjustability
  • Adjustable backrest angle (90 to 135 degrees)
  • Adjustable seat height
  • Comes with two comfortable cushions
  • Deform-resistant cold foam
  • Durable hydraulic gas lift (class 4)
  • Strong full aluminum five-point base
  • 60 mm casters for hard and soft flooring
  • Weight capacity of up to 330 lbs (150 kg)

2. SecretLab Omega NAPA Leather Gaming Chair

SecretLab Napa

Are you in need of a comfortable and high-quality gaming chair made from leather?

The perfect answer to this is – you need a chair like the SecretLab Omega NAPA – made with real NAPA leather which is the perfect example of silk – in a leather form. It hugs your body in a way that many other gaming chairs aren’t which is why it deserves the second spot on our list.

Whether it’s hours of work or hours spent playing your favorite games, this chair is a brainchild of two gamers and entrepreneurs who perfectly understand what every (like-minded) individual is looking form from his real leather chair.

The first thing we should mention is the construction of this chair. It feels sturdy and well made, and all of the individual pieces feel like they were created with maximum attention to detail. When it comes to the seat and backrest features, they are magnificent as well. However, nothing is quite as good until you see how the smooth, taut black leather wraps around your bottoms, back and neck. This is what makes the SecretLab Omega one of the leaders when it comes to manufacturing the best leather gaming chair – and one of the most popular gaming chairs in this category.

The chair is so good that you won’t feel like standing up even after hours (ask me!) and it is amazingly easy to get cozy and focus on the thing you are doing – or the game you are playing. With only this, you know that every buck is well spent if you are buying he SecretLab Omega leather chair.

Design-wise, the Omega has the cult symbol engraved in the backrest area and is stylish enough to even fit a traditional office (especially if you are a programmer). The only thing that I didn’t like about it – ironically – is its price which is definitely far from cheap – as well as the fact that it cannot accommodate bulkier gamers.

Practically, the SecretLab Omega chair features:

  • Top quality build
  • Ergonomic design
  • SecretLab 4D armrests
  • Class 4 hydraulic gas lift
  • Quality core materials
  • Maxed-out ergonomics
  • A full length backrest recline
  • Multifunctional tilt mechanism
  • Aluminum base
  • 6cm PU casters
  • Height capacity of up to 6’0”
  • Weight capacity of 240 lbs (108 kg)

1. SecretLab Titan NAPA Leather Gaming Chair

SecretLab Napa

Here it is folks…

The one that has it all is named the SecretLab Titan. Better than the Omega in terms of its weight and height capacity and a true king in its class, the SecretLab Titan leather gaming chair is very close to perfection in every segment.

Most importantly, it is decked out in the unique NAPA leather which is glossy, stylish and a perfect blend of comfort, luxury, and ergonomics. With it, it can help your body not only sit – but sit for longer and sit in the perfect position without any health issues.

In fact, the leather is so smooth that you will be feeling like you are sitting on silk.

This well-made gaming chair has dense foam padding, a thick leather and an adjustable lumbar support that can get you through hours of comfortable gameplay. The capacity is up to 6’4” and 286 lbs with a seating width of 21.26 inches.

Even though the price of this model screams ‘premium’ as well, there is nothing that we can say about it. After all, I haven’t seen a trendier, blue fashioned and NAPA-decked leather gaming chair quite similar to it – have you?

To sum things up, our #1 top leather gaming chair has the following features:

  • Top quality build
  • Ergonomic design
  • SecretLab 4D armrests
  • Class 4 hydraulic gas pistons
  • Quality core materials
  • Maxed-out ergonomics
  • Full length backrest recline
  • Velour head pillow
  • Multifunctional tilt mechanism
  • Aluminum base
  • XL PU casters
  • Height capacity of up to 6’4”
  • Weight capacity of 286 lbs (130 kg)

Final Verdict

After seeing all of these amazing real leather gaming chairs, you are probably left with a big decision to make on which chair to buy. Here, let me make it easier for you.

If you are looking for a unique gaming chair that you won’t see in your friends’ rooms, choose the AKRacing OnyX Deluxe – after all, you won’t pay too much for it and can customize it to your needs.

If you want a real leather gaming chair and don’t want to overpay it, the Noblechairs EPIC is a great place to start. And if you are, well, quite bulkier, then you will find the same features – plus weight and height support – in the Noblechairs ICON leather gaming chair.

And if you want to be seen, be unique and get the very best leather feel (labeled as a “silk” feel by many), the NAPA collection by SecretLab is definitely impressive – even though it comes at a relatively expensive price. So, if you are normal in terms of height and weight, the SecretLab Omega is a great choice for you. And if you take pride in your voluminous shape, choose the leader – the SecretLab Titan – as reviewed #1 in the list above.

I honestly hope that my review was beneficial to you during your hunt for the best leather gaming chair. Until my next review, I salute all of you – my loyal leather aficionados and gaming chair lovers out there!

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