Peripherals

Best Gaming Chairs of 2017

Seating is what a lot of gamers completely overlook when building their new setup. Many people spend thousands on new PC components, peripherals, and monitors – but they are still sitting on the same chair they have had forever.

Finding a good gaming chair isn’t nearly as straightforward as choosing a graphics card, monitor, or processor because there are no standards or benchmarks that can be used to compare and differentiate chairs. For the most part, experiences with gaming chairs are totally subjective. However, we have tried our best to find and test the best gaming chairs at every price level.

Here are our twelve top picks for gaming chairs. We have split this guide into three price categories: budget, midrange, and high-end.

Our Picks for the Best Gaming Chairs

Budget Gaming Chairs ($50-$120)

Homall Racing Chair   78 / 100 Rating
 PU Leather
 High Back
 Max: 280 lbs

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Essentials Racing Chair   74 / 100 Rating
 PU Leather & Mesh
 High Back
 Max: 250 lbs

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BestOffice Black Mesh Chair  72 / 100 Rating
 Mesh
 Mid Back
 Max: 250 lbs

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Alera Elusion Series Chair  79 / 100 Rating
 Mesh & Fabric
 Mid Back
 Max:  250 lbs

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Mid-Range Gaming Chairs ($120-$400)

DXRacer F-Series DOH/FD99/NW  82 / 100 Rating
 PU Leather
 High Back
 Max: 200 lbs (Recommended)

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Akracing AK-5015 Nitro  84 / 100 Rating
 PU Leather
 High Back
 Max: 396 lbs

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Office Factor Office Chair  80 / 100 Rating
 Mesh & PU Leather
 Mid Back
 Max:  250 lbs

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SPACE AirGrid Seat  82 / 100 Rating
 Mesh & PU Leather
 Mid Back
 Max:  250 lbs

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High-End Gaming Chairs ($400+)

Herman Miller Classic
Aeron
 88 / 100 Rating
 Mesh
 Mid Back
 Max:  250 lbs

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Herman Miller Embody  93 / 100 Rating
 Fabric
 High Back
 Max:  250 lbs

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Steelcase Gesture  90 / 100 Rating
 Fabric
 High Back
 Max:  400 lbs

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Best Gaming Chairs of 2017
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