Best Gaming Chairs You Can Buy In 2020: Reviewed

Today, we are reviewing the best gaming chairs on the market.

Whether you are a beginner in this world and want a brand new chair or just need an update on your existing gaming chair model, you will find the best models in this list and the best features gaming chairs are known to have in 2020.

So, here are the best gaming chairs in 2020:

  1. SecretLab Titan (& Titan XL)
  2. Noblechairs Hero
  3. Herman Miller Aeron
  4. Secretlab Omega 2020
  5. Vertagear PL4500
  6. Maxnomic Quadceptor OFC
  7. DXRacer King Series
  8. Noblechairs Icon
  9. AKRacing SX Series
  10. DXRacer Formula Series
  11. Steelcase Leap
  12. Secretlab Throne 2020
  13. DXRacer Tank
  14. Maxnomic Dominator
  15. Herman Miller Embody

15.Herman Miller Embody

Herman Miller Embody Chair: Fully Adj Arms - Graphite Frame/Base - Standard Carpet Casters

Weight Capacity300 lbs
Armrest Fully Adjustable Arms
UpholsteryFabric
BackrestBackfit adjustment
PriceSee it On Amazon

I won’t fool you – first on our list is one of the most expensive gaming chairs on the market. With a price tag that starts at around $1,500, Herman Miller’s Embody chair is just “too much” for many people but without the price tag in mind, it is really one of the best ergonomic chairs out there

There is a science twist to this chair as the manufacturer says, it can “do more than just minimize the downsides of sitting.” The goal of the scientists designing this chair (there were 20 of them including PhDs) was to create a highly ergonomic chair that would turn the negative effects of sitting into a net positive.

This was achieved, producing unrivaled comfort and ergonomic design, the Embody chair pushes things to the edge and makes comfort a priority. 

What is very nice on this chair is the recline function which is very similar to the Aeron model (which we are also reviewing below), featuring a synchro-tilt mechanism so that the chair keeps you in a similar position through the entire recline range.

The company has a vast reputation in the field of office chairs. And while they do not pop from a design standpoint, the Herman Miller chairs have been there since 1923 and are nothing but high-quality products which positioned the brand as one of the most prominent ones in the industry.

14.Maxnomic Dominator

MAXNOMIC Dominator (Black) Premium Gaming Office & Esports Chair

Weight Capacity300 lbs
Armrest 4D
UpholsteryHigh quality PU-leather
BackrestReclinable Backrest
PriceSee it On Amazon

The Dominator gaming chair is a decent chair for its price. There could obviously be some improvements to it which is why we are not putting it in the top 5 of our list. However, it deserves a place among the best gaming chairs on the market – and this is because of the following…

To begin with, the Dominator offers the best of both worlds when it comes to features and price. Priced around $350, it is quite similar to the DXRacer King in terms of features. Even though this particular model is not padded with the highest of materials, it is very cozy and its structure remains the same even after months and years of using it.

Regardless of how you like to sit, the chair can be customized to fit differently. The 4D armrests are a nifty touch if you want to move your arms in different directions and improve blood flow and circulation. The model comes with a removable lumbar support cushion which ensures that you are as comfy as possible at all times.

The design could also be improved – it is based on two tones with a logo. Still, the black variant is the most versatile option which can be used in offices too (and my favorite) and there are extras that improve your experience. These include the upgraded casters, a motor that shakes the chair and a good tilt mechanism lock with backpressure adjustment.

13.DXRacer Tank

DXRacer OH/TS30/N Tank Series Black Gaming Chair - Includes 2 Free Cushions

Weight Capacity400 lbs
Armrest 4D
UpholsteryHigh quality PU-leather
BackrestReclinable Backrest
PriceSee it On Amazon

While I am not used to seeing a name such as the “Tank” to describe a gaming chair, I got the chance to sit on this particular model and found out that this is actually a larger chair that can hold more weight (hence the name).

I am a big guy and in my experience, the Tank gaming chair delivers support in a good way. The chair weighs around 70 lbs itself and in the package, you get the backrest, seat, arms, wheels, two shocks, tools and extra pillows for your back and neck which are a good touch.

Made from cold-formed high-density foam, the backrest area and seat bottom are covered by a fabric that includes leather and a layer of polyurethane (this is what manufacturers call PU Leather). The stitching holds the fabric together well and the chair overall looks good for a gaming chair. The Tank is not that premium when it comes to its design or materials, but does the job right in terms of support, durability and no strange noises when you sit on it.

My only comment about this chair is that (like its name) it is very bulky and big. So, if your room or office is tight, make sure that you know the dimensions before buying it. And when it comes to adjustments and support, you have nothing to worry about – the Tank deserves a place in this list and is one of the best chairs for big gamers.

12. SecretLab Throne Series 2020

Weight Capacity220 lbs
Armrest 4D
UpholsteryHigh quality PU-leather or fabric
BackrestReclinable Backrest
PriceSee it On Secretlab.co

Just like the Tank is a great chair for big gamers, the SecretLab Throne is the best gaming chair for petite gamers. In my opinion, not all gaming chairs need to be big and bulky and there are ones that should fit the needs of people who are shorter and more light in terms of weight.

As one of the biggest brands out there, SecretLab knows this – which is why they created a flagship product named Throne that has been continuously updated like the rest of their models. The newest update on the Throne makes the chair a refined, fan-favorite with a lot to offer.

Speaking of, the 2020 Throne gaming chair by SecretLab is decently breathable, does not get sticky when you are sitting in shorts and has thick dense padding which makes the chair very comfortable to sit on. There are 4D armrests which can be moved in all directions, a tilt rock recline to 160 degrees (which is nice!) and a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

The Throne is sturdy, balanced and easy to assemble. If you are a petite gamer (weighing around 70-90 kilograms), you can be sure that this chair is perfect for you. After all, SecretLab is one of the best brands out there and this specific model mimics most of the features that its bigger brothers have.

11. Steelcase Leap

Steelcase Leap Fabric Chair, Black, - 46216179FBL

Weight Capacity400 lbs
Armrest 4D
UpholsteryFabric, leather or vynil
Backrest Reclinable Backrest & adjustable lower back support
PriceSee it On Amazon

The Leap is being marketed as an “office chair” but I’d like to have it in this list because of its amazing support and comfort. The movement in this chair feels like you are on your legs – it is very quiet, very supportive of your back and neck and has a Natural Glide System™ that lets you recline without straining your eyes, neck or arms.

This chair looks good too – even if you buy it for your gaming room, there are plenty of color options to choose from. As the manufacturer notes, it is designed to impact your posture in a positive way even in the most stressful work situations or during your most stressful gaming events.

Another very important thing to add is that the chair ships fully assembled so that you don’t have to deal with screwing or connecting the parts together. The weight capacity that it has is impressive as well – the Leap office chair can comfortably sit even the bulkiest gamers weighing up to 400 lbs!

The balance between the arms, back, neck and spine area has been thought of well and the only thing I honestly mind about this model is the lack of back-height adjustment. As such, it deserves a place only on the 11th position of our list.

10. DXRacer Formula Series

Weight Capacity220 lbs
Armrest 1D
UpholsteryFabric
BackrestReclinable Backrest
PriceSee it On Amazon

Next on our list is the Formula Series which offers premium ergonomic backrest and seat height adjustment features. This is a chair that you can use not only for gaming – it is great for office work too. As a bonus, the manufacturer also gives you a headrest cushion and lumbar cushion.

However, what truly sets this chair apart from others and gives it a place in our list is the ergonomic design. The chair resembles a racing car seat and has an extra higher backrest area which helps you sit comfortably without feeling any pain or tension in your back even after long hours of game or work.

Its armrests are super soft, adjustable and offer special protection for shoulders and wrists. This means that you and other family members can use it and adjust it for various purposes. But what I loved most about it is the fact that this chair feels premium yet comes at a relatively affordable price.

DXRacer is, after all, a big player in the gaming chairs world. This model clearly shows why and lets you see the difference between a high-quality gaming chair over any regular one that you have been using before.

And the best part?

Well, this chair has a very affordable price. With all of the features that it packs, the price gives it awesome value for money. If you wish to read about the Formula Series in detail, check out our review!

9. AKRacing Core SX Series (Nitro)

AKRacing Core Series SX Gaming Chair with High Backrest, Recliner, Swivel, Tilt, Rocker and Seat Height Adjustment Mechanisms with 5/10 Warranty - White

Weight Capacity330 lbs
Armrest 3D
UpholsteryPU Leather
BackrestReclinable Backrest
PriceSee it On Amazon

The AKRacing gaming chairs are known for their good function and advanced ergonomics design. This makes them perfect for use both in offices and gaming rooms. Avid gamers know what to expect from this brand – and the chair that we are reviewing delivers that to the maximum.

The SX Series is a newcomer with a new name – the previous model was known as Nitro. It directly rivals the Formula Series (reviewed above) with its solid steel frame, durable materials and one-piece steel pipe structure. 

As an addition, you get a PU leather base and a material that is skin-friendly. Most importantly, the chair rolls quietly without distracting everyone and has been tested by the manufacturer.

The 360 degree swivel, multi-direction wheels, functional gas lift, optimal load capacity and 90 to 180 degrees reclining options all show that the chair can rock back and forth whether you are gaming or using it for work.

Suitable for gaming, watching TV, working or placing it in the office, the chair comes in a variety of five different colors and offers good value for its price.

8. Noblechairs ICON Series

noblechairs ICON Gaming Chair - Office Chair - Desk Chair - PU Leather - Black

Weight Capacity330 lbs
Armrest 4D
UpholsteryPU Leather, or leather
BackrestReclinable Backrest
PriceSee it On Amazon

Next, on our list is the ICON – a gaming chair by noblechairs which quickly got the fame weeks after it was released. What most gamers love about this chair is its design – it is unlike any other chair on the market.

There is a good reason for the uniqueness, though. My favorite thing about this chair is the stitching which is mesh-based and made of PU faux leather along with 55% freshly molded cold foam density. If you know a thing or two about gaming chairs, you probably know that this cold foam adapts your body to the chair and offers optimal breathability and comfort.

Other than the premium stitching, the noblechairs ICON also has a sturdy frame and is ergonomically designed. There is neck and lumbar support and a weight limit of 330 lbs with a sophisticated rocking mechanism.

In other words, this is certainly a chair worth considering by a brand that knows what they are doing in the world of gaming chairs. The steel frame, quality materials and amazing stitching result in a maximum gaming experience.

7. DXRacer King Series

DXRacer King Series OH/KS06/NW Big and Tall Gaming Chair

Weight Capacity275lbs
Armrest 4D
UpholsteryPU Leather
BackrestReclinable Backrest
PriceSee it On Amazon

This amazing chair has been part of the World Cyber Games 2013, Intel Extreme Masters competition and many other events where it was a major topic of discussion among gamers. Obviously, the main reason for that is the quality of this gaming chair.

If you want maximum adjustability when sitting in a chair, this is a model you should definitely consider. The chair comes with full tilt tension and height control and can be adjusted from 85 to 190 degrees.

What I like about this chair is that it packs heavy-duty casters, a wider design, a 400-pound weight capacity and thicker cushions. As such, the seat contains good armrests which can be moved in all directions that you want (including in and out which means towards you or away from you).

If you want a solid office chair, the King Series is definitely an option since it is designed for all body types. It over-delivers when it comes to comfort and support – and the variety of colors can satisfy all gamers out there. 

This gaming chair is a must-have for all gamers and comes at a relatively affordable price. It can certainly meet your needs and while it looks like a chair pulled out of a race car, it is definitely an addition that boosts gaming enjoyment to the fullest.

6. Maxnomic Quadceptor OFC

Weight Capacity330 lbs
Armrest 4D
UpholsteryPU Leather
BackrestReclinable Backrest
PriceSee it On Amazon

The Maxnomic Quadceptor is a cool-looking chair that is manufactured by a brand known as the Need for Seat USA – a company that has been designing great chairs and getting their name seen in the industry.

What I liked most about this gaming chair were its high-end features. These start from the actual armrests, which are designed with a finger rest and softpad that is developed by the company.

The design and functionality of this gaming chair extend with the Alcantara applications and the brightly colored seams which make it even more stylish. Plus, there is a double padded sitting element and a backrest area with sewn-on squares, creating a comfortable seating experience and offering additional support.

As a bonus, you are getting a branded pillow by the company. Plus, you can enjoy the 4D armrests, flat seat cushion base, durable cold cured foam inside and the high-quality PU leather cover. All of these features make the Quadceptor one of the best gaming chairs on the market.

5. Vertagear PL4500 Gaming Chair

Weight Capacity260 lbs
Armrest 4D
UpholsteryPU Leather + Coffee Fiber
BackrestReclinable Backrest
PriceSee it On Vertagear.com

The PL4500 is a unique gaming chair model. For many, this is the most unique chair by Vertagear because of the RGB lights – and was the first gaming chair to have this feature.

This is why the PL4500 deserves a spot on our list. But besides the lights, we must say that the chair is designed very well. It also comes with a reinforced mesh which keeps the retention and prolongs the lifespan of the mesh Dual Spring Hub. The frame of this gaming chair was constructed by a brand that understands stability, performance and great design.

On the other hand, the backrest area is padded with high-quality coffee fiber, produced through a technology that the brand patented and used to exhibit unique industry-leading properties. That way, the PL4500 does not only look good – it is also odor resistant and quick-drying for added hygiene and comfort.

Speaking of, the chair’s structure blends steel alloy with silicon and manganese as the three main ingredients – maintaining the balance when you recline. There is an adjustable seat height, backrest height, depth and lower back support cushions too.

All in all, the PL4500 model by Vertagear is good and has solid features. However, what I must point out is the very big price tag of this chair – it costs $1,000 and I must say…I did not have a good experience with it. You can read more about it on this link.

4.Secretlab Omega 2020 Series

Weight Capacity240 lbs
Armrest 4D
UpholsteryPU Leather, fabric or real leather
BackrestReclinable Backrest
PriceSee it on Secretlab.co

I guess we kept SecretLab for the top 5 list, primarily because this is a brand that excels in every manner. Secretlab is the Ferrari of gaming chairs, offering both luxury, premium design and amazing function.

The Omega 2020 Series is a model that has been facelifted very recently, forming a shape that wraps the body more fittingly and provides better ergonomic support. You can see this the moment you unwrap the chair from the box (the packaging is simply amazing and the assembly instructions are very clear).

The Omega 2020 gaming chair is for true gaming enthusiasts. Whether you are such a gamer or striving to become one, buying this model ensures that you get the very best of support, comfort and durability.

The leather that the Omega 2020 Series is using is supportive and spill-resistant. Yes, it resists spills and has pillows that you will adore – which is when you get to see the difference of SecretLab and realize why they are the leading brand on the market.

With premium leather, soft pillows that can make your bed envious and armrest control which makes you feel like you are in a space shuttle, the Omega 2020 Series has a solid price and is setting the gaming chair experience on another, more sophisticated different level.

3. Herman Miller Aeron

Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Office Chair with Tilt Limiter | Adjustable PostureFit SL and Arms | Large Size C with Graphite Finish

Weight Capacity300 lbs
Armrest 1D (height adjustable)
UpholsteryMesh
BackrestFully Adjustable Arms
PriceSee it on Amazon

The Aeron by Herman Miller is not a standard gaming chair. In fact, it is not even a gaming chair (it does not have luxury padding, reinforced materials or logos everywhere). Instead, it is an office chair with a mesh and you simply can’t tell the difference between it and an office chair.

Well, you can’t tell the difference until you sit on it. The type of mesh in the Aeron chair is flexible, breathable and supportive. What fascinated me so much to put the Aeron on the third position of this list is the technology with which this chair was built.

There is a tension control feature and a rear tilt lock, as well as lumbar support and smooth casters. Without being too “loud” with its features, the Aeron performs best when someone sits in it.

Simply put, Herman Miller designed a chair that is perfect for gaming and working. Minimalistic, simple and with a classic design, it is a chair that gives you optimal balance, amazing materials and a solid frame that will last for years.

I guess this would be the option for all the people who want a simpler design as well as the ones who want high performance without the standard looks of a gaming chair. And if you want the chair to really stand out, I recommend seeing (and choosing) the graphite color option or the grey one – they are both elegant and stylish.

2. Noblechairs HERO Series

Weight Capacity330 lbs
Armrest 4D
UpholsteryHigh quality PU leather or real leather
Backrest Reclinable Backrest
PriceSee it on Amazon

Another great chair from Noblechairs is the HERO Series edition. Again, this is a chair that you can use both at home and in the office because of its universal design and its stylish materials.

What I love most about this chair is the extra soft and thick real leather. Unlike many gaming chair manufacturers, noblechairs actually uses real leather with 55% density of cold foam that is molded for optimal breathability and comfort.

The chair is also reclining at 135 degrees and has a pair of 4-size adjustable armrests that give you tons of options for adjustment. The frame of the chair is sturdy and practical and its weight is average which allows for easy movement.

So, the best feature about the HERO Series by noblechairs is the stylish design and the color options which include different variations of colors. If you have a specific color in mind, you will probably find it with this chair. 

The premium materials, ergonomic frame features, and real leather are the three main things that the EPIC Hero delivers, giving you a solid chair you can work, play or relax on. This is why it crowns our list at the second position before the best gaming chair for 2020 which we are presenting below.

1.Secretlab Titan 2020 Series + Titan XL Series

Secretlab TItan 2020 Series
Weight Capacity290 lbs (390 lbs for XL version)
Armrest 4D
UpholsteryHigh quality PU leather, fabric or real leather
BackrestReclinable Backrest
PriceSee it on Secretlab.co

If the Omega 2020 Series by Secretlab (reviewed before this model) is the queen of all gaming chairs, the Titan 2020 Series is the king.

The time has come for us to review the best gaming chair on the market for 2020 – and it is time to meet the king. I am pleased to say that the Titan 2020 Series holds this reputation for now because of all of the amazing features and materials that it uses.

When it comes to features, there are a lot. Straight from the box, the Titan 2020 introduces you to an easy assembly process and materials which suddenly feel so plush, so sturdy and so premium that you want to be careful when attaching them.

But worry not – the Titan assembles easily and once you are done with it, sitting on the chair will make you feel like a king. The backrest comes with adjustable lumbar support, the armrests move in all directions and there is a full-length backrest recline that makes the chair go back all the way. If you want to take a nap during your gaming or work session, the Titan 2020 is certainly your friend. And this is one of the things that makes this gaming chair the best of all out there.

The aluminum base makes the Titan lightweight and provides impeccable stability and strength. Strong and immune to corrosion and rust, reinforced with ribs and gussets that amplify strength and topped out with a premium PU leather which resists stains, the Titan gives you everything you need and want in a gaming chair – and more.

Now, you can finally sit easier and get the very best of the gaming chair experience, no matter how intense your games get or how much work you have at the office. Speaking of, the Titan 2020 Series is so elegant that it can be put in the office and look good in any office interior.

And if you are a bigger guy and your height and weight concern you, you should not worry – the SecretLab Titan also comes in a bigger version named the Titan XL which can accommodate even the biggest gamers out there.

Final Words

Here we are at the end and these are the best gaming chairs you can choose in 2020. 

As gamers, we are all devoted to the hardware that is supporting our body which is why investing in a gaming chair makes all the difference and will help you stay both healthy and comfy in all positions.

Plus, gaming chairs are the best supplement for your gaming console – they are absolutely worth it. 

Now, it is time to choose your favorite model. And if you need help, you can always visit our website and read all of our expert analyses, comparisons and reviews of the top gaming chairs out there.

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