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What is the best PC Gaming Chair?

 

When it comes to finding the perfect pc gaming chair, you not only want something that looks great, you also want something that doesn’t make you feel like you’ve just been run over by a truck, when you get up after gaming for a few hours.

Further more, since you’ll probably be using the chair for many hours, every single day, you want something that doesn’t get worn down, or at least not too fast.



Lastly, you probably don’t want it to be a complete eyesore. Since beauty really does lie in the eye of the beholder, I’ve chosen a few different kinds of chairs, well suited to be pc gaming chairs for this review. Some went all out in terms of design, whereas others have taken a more moderate approach. Common for all of them, however, is the fact that they’re geared towards heavy usage – being sat in all day long, and adjusted up and down to accommodate different body types as well as different preferences.

 

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DX Racer FE00/NR Racing Bucket Seat Gaming Chair

First on the list of PC gaming chairs we have the DX Racer. This chair has been the target of much controversy – some swear by it and others swear it’s just a gimmick. Apart from what the nay-sayers might be saying, this chair made it to the list based on its popularity, comfort and cool design.

On the topic of design, the chair is designed to be ergonomic. The high backrest cradles and supports your neck and spine. It’s flexible and adjustable to ensure that the person sitting in the chair remains comfortable and pain free, even when using the chair for long gaming sessions.
The race car seat is made of breathable PU [link] material. It’s flexible as is the back. If you like to recline in your chair, this model might just be the one for you as the back reclines separate from the seat so you can lean back comfortably, without having to awkwardly raise your knees to do so.
Apart from the back, the soft, padded arm rests are also highly adjustable, boasting of 8 different levels of adjustment, so you can tailor them to your body and better protect your arms and wrists that way.

What sets this chair apart from a regular, quality office chair, when it comes to gaming, is the design. A lot of hardcore gamers are particular about their gaming setups, and that’s where this chair shines – if it fits the style you’re going for, it’s going to add a lot to the room just in terms of sheer coolness. I think that’s worth keeping in mind, when considering which is the right pc gaming chair for you.

P.s. Remember to get the right size for your body.

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X Rocker 51396 Pro Series Pedestal 2.1 Video Gaming Chair, Wireless

Another impressive chair is this bad-boy from X Rocker. What’s extra special about this chair is that it comes with two wireless speakers and a subwoofer built in, for total sound immersion. The subwoofer uses 2.1 AFM Technology which creates the experience of you being in the middle of all the action.
It’s possible to connect this chair to other X Rocker chairs, which creates the ultimate gaming experience. It also features a headphone jack, in case you want to play at night without waking up the entire family.
The chair is designed ergonomically so you feel comfortable the entire time while gaming. It features gunstock arms and a pedestal which allows you to tilt the chair as well as swivel. The padding is soft and comfortable, with good support throughout your entire back and lumbar area. Because of the way the back is designed as well as the height of it, this chair is also good for people who are around 6 ft tall.
The chair is super easy to setup and install, so you don’t have to wait long from you receive the chair until you can start playing!

The weight capacity of this chair is 275 lbs.

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Aeron Chair By Herman Miller

The Aeron is a long-time classic when it comes to office chairs, and while it might not be the obvious choice for a gaming chair, it definitely deserves to be on the list. Office chairs generally get a lot of wear and tear, because the user gets up and sits down several times throughout the day, leans back, adjusts this and that as well as sits in the chair for 8+ hours every day. This, over time, wears down the chair.

When compared to how pc gaming chairs are treated, there isn’t much difference. What matters most is ergonomics and durability, and that’s where the Aeron comes into play.

The chair itself is designed for maximum comfort. It’s highly adjustable and the patented Kinemat tilt mechanism allows for your neck, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles to pivot naturally. Paired with the waterfall edge of the seat, which is designed to take pressure off your thighs so your blood keeps circulating, this chair really does a good job of maximizing comfort and alleviating overall body fatigue, even after 12+ hours in the chair.
The material of the chair is Herman Miller’s own patented mesh, which is designed to allow better air flow and dissipate heat, so you remain comfortable and don’t get sweaty and start sticking to the chair. Another plus when it comes to mesh is that the cushioning won’t wear out over time (because there is no cushion..), so it will stay comfortable for many years to come.

 

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Alera Elusion Series Mesh Mid-Back Swivel/Tilt Chair

This high quality task chair which doubles as a pc gaming chair, is ergonomically designed, and can easily be adjusted to fit multiple users.
The back is made of cool, breathable mesh, which ensures that it will stay comfortable, even through long gaming sessions. The seat is contoured for optimal comfort, and upholstered with premium fabric. At the end of the seat there’s a waterfall edge, to help relieve pressure on the legs, which really does help when you have to sit for long hours.
The seat rotates and tilts, and the tilt can be locked in place or released, depending on what you prefer.
The back of the chair can be raised and lowered, in order to best fit the lumbar support to the contour of the users back, as well as to fit people of varying height.
The chair is fairly easy to assemble, and once it’s done, it’s very sturdy and holds up well, even through heavy use.

 

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Lively Task Chair by Haworth

The Lively Task Chair by Haworth is also a great alternative when it comes to finding a comfortable pc gaming chair. A lot of things can be adjusted on the chair, in order to ensure the perfect fit and best comfort for the user.
The seat depth can be fitted to what you find to be the most comfortable, as can the lumbar support. The arms are also adjustable in a multitude of ways, which helps prevent fatigue and discomfort throughout the day.
The back of the chair can be tilted back or kept upright, depending on what you find the most comfortable. Readjusting is easy and can be done quickly using the lever located underneath the seat.
It’s very comfortable and fits a variety of people in all different sizes, due to its customizability. Apart from comfort and good ergonomics, the Hayworth is also sturdy and made of good quality materials, in Mississippi USA. It comes with a 12 year warranty, should there be any problems, along the road.

In case you would like to see the chair in action, please check the video below, as it highlights all the functions of this versatile pc gaming chair very well.

Choosing a PC Gaming Chair

Choosing a PC gaming chair isn’t a task that should be taken lightly, if you spend more than 1-2 hours in the chair every day. The comfort of the chair is one thing, but another is your body. Sitting still for extended periods of time is quite bad for you. This isn’t news in any way, and everybody knows that moving around and exercising is important if you want to stay healthy and have a clear mind.



However, since we can’t be moving around all the time, it’s important to ensure that the (long) periods of time we spend sitting still won’t hurt our bodies in the long run. That’s why it’s important to pick and ergonomic chair, that is both comfortable, as well as designed for the purpose that we intend to use it for.

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