To a non-gamer, the set-up that it takes to get the most out of your game might not seem like much. Inexperienced players tend to think that all you need is the console to be good to go. This might be true for gaming consoles that you plug into your TV, but it’s certainly far from the case when it comes to games that you’re playing on your computer. Real gamers know that there’s a lot more that goes into it than just the game itself. You want to make sure that you have the right headset, desktop, keyboard, and speakers to optimize both your immersion into the game and your ability to be a better player. But beyond the hardware, there’s one more piece of equipment that’s critical for enabling marathon gaming sessions: your chair. Even though this seems straightforward enough, since we always sit on chairs at our desks, a good chair and really make or break how you game.
The best ones allow you to sit comfortably for hours without wanting to feel like you need to get up and move, or constantly adjust the height or lumbar support and more. It’s something that should blend into the background so that you never need to notice any sort of discomfort that might come up otherwise. Like office chairs, chairs for gaming can run you up quite a bill though. Believe it or not, high end ones can cost over a thousand dollars. But you don’t need to be dropping that much cash to get a good chair. We took a look at the options out there and listed out our 2020 picks for the best gaming chair under $200. So take a look below and see what you can get for the most value!
Our Favorite Gaming Chairs Under $200 In 2020
- BestOffice PC Gaming Chair Ergonomic Office Chair Desk Chair with Lumbar Support Flip Up Arms Headrest PU Leather Executive High Back Computer Chair for Adults Women Men, Black and White
This BestOffice leather chair is built for comfort, whether you’re gaming, working on the computer, or having a meeting in your office. It is much wider than the average desk chair and can easily be adjusted for height, while the ergonomic design supports you in all the right places for those long sessions of gaming. It is a sturdy option for users weighing up to 250 pounds and is extremely easy to assemble, with all the hardware, instructions, and necessary tools coming along with the chair in the package itself. You can recline a bit in the chair and also adjust the neck rest based on what position is most comfortable for you. There’s fewer features on this chair, but otherwise it’s a great option if you’re looking for a straightforward and yet comfortable chair to game in. One reviewer commented that they’d “been using the chair for about 6 weeks now and I’m pleased with how easy it was to assemble and how well it’s holding together under regular use. It’s comfortable enough for prolonged use (6-8 continuous hours).”
- Homall Gaming Chair Office Chair High Back Computer Chair PU Leather Desk Chair PC Racing Executive Ergonomic Adjustable Swivel Task Chair with Headrest and Lumbar Support (White)
This Homall chair is especially designed for gaming and comes in a variety of colors to choose from, so it can both feel and look the way you want it to. It has high-density shaping foam and a 1.8mm thick steel frame so that you can get both stability and comfort when you’re sitting in it. This boasts support for individuals up to 300 pounds so you know that it’s made with the best materials and is optimized for support. It has a tilt-locking mechanism so that you can hold your position anywhere between 90 to 180 degrees, and the heavy duty metal base will keep you grounded. The only downside is that the armrests don’t tilt back with you if you do decide to recline. Nonetheless, as one reviewer noted, “it is a great bang for your buck and a non-expensive way to improve any PC gaming experience.”
- Selected Material:High Density shaping Foam,more comfortable,elasticity resilience and service life;1.8mm thick steel frame,more sturdy and stable;Pu Leather,skin friendly and wear-resisting.
- Upgraded Configuration:Class-3 gas lift verified by SGS,durable,reliable and supports up to 300lbs;Rubber casters,rolling quietly and tested by 1000 miles rolling.
- Dimension:Size of Back: 22.5"X30.5"(LXW),Size of Seat: 19.8"X20.5"(LXW),Seat adjustable height:17.3-21.5 inch.
- Multi-Function:360 Degree Swivel and Multi-direction Wheels,Load Capacity:300-pound maximum weight capacity.Recline function;Between 90 - 150 degree.Rocking function:chair can rock back and forth when you adjust the knob beneath the seat.
- Wide Usage: This Homall gaming chair is suitable for you to play computer games, watch TV, do the work and have a rest. It will make your space more modern and elegant.
This RESPAWN chair just looks like it was made for gaming, with its all black design and lime green accents. It is ergonomically designed and has segmented padding to give you the best support along your contours and where you need it the most, and comes with an extendable footrest for additional comfort and also position reinforcement. You can raise and lower your chair of course, but also recline between 90-155 degrees with tilt tension adjustment and infinite locking positions so you can stay in place once you find the optimal position for you. The padded armrests pivot with the chair as it reclines so you never feel awkward or out of place. As one reviewer simply put, “overall, the Respawn-110 Gaming Chair is a wonderful product and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to play games, watch movies, or browse the endless abyss of the internet comfortably.”
- GTRACING Gaming Chair with Footrest and Bluetooth Speakers Music Video Game Chair【Patented Design】 Heavy Duty Ergonomic Computer Office Desk Chair Red
At the top of our list is the GTRACING gaming chair. This has everything that you would expect a chair to have: a strong metal frame to promote a comfortable seated position, thick padded back and seat, a retractable footrest, and comfortable armrests with smooth PU leather upholstery all over. In addition, these are designed with two Bluetooth speakers by each ear to enable you to have surround sound when you’re gaming and really bring you into the game itself. You can connect the speakers to your phone or directly to your desktop for the best gaming experience you could have. As one reviewer noted, this is a “very good chair for gaming and just in general. With plenty of support, adjustments, and comfort this chair is a great buy for a low price.”
- ♫ MUSIC GAMING CHAIR: Original designed with two Bluetooth speakers. The surround sound system brings out the best in your entertainment, delivering remarkable and richly detailed stereo sound out loud in solid bass and clear, full audio. Connect it to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled devices, and enjoy music, mobile game or movie with thrilling, cinema-like sound from the comfort of your gaming chair.
- ♫ ERGONOMIC DESIGN: Strong metal frame designed to help promote a comfortable seated position, keeping you comfy after long hours of game or work. Thick padded back & seat and retractable footrest are perfect for relaxing.
- ♫ MULTI-FUNCTION: Bluetooth speakers for 6-hour music play; Relaxing footrest; Armrest and seat-height adjustable; 90~170°reclining; Rocking; 360°swivel; Removable headrest pillow and lumbar cushion for added support.
- ♫ HIGH-QUALITY MATERIAL: Smooth PU leather upholstery. Thick padded seat cushion made of high density foam. Heavy-duty chair base and nylon smooth-rolling casters for great stability and mobility. Weight Capacity: 300lbs
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