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Best gaming chair 2020: the best PC gaming chairs

Best gaming chair 2020
Read on to find the best gaming chairs in 2020. (Image credit: Future)

The best gaming chairs aren’t just for status symbols. There are more important reasons than just having a fancy gaming throne with an awesome gaming aesthetic that you can show off – comfort and ergonomics, for example.

When you’re spending hours grinding through the best PC games, you’ll want and need a seat that will not only prevent back and neck problems, but actually improve your posture and protect your backside as well. The best gaming chairs are just the ticket, and they’re the only way to go if you’re dedicating hours on the best gaming PCs.

Do yourself and your body a favor, and invest in the best gaming chair. The options might seem endless, but trust us, finding the right one for you is more than worth the effort and perhaps the price tag. With our list of the best gaming chairs for 2020, your hunt for that perfect gaming throne is easier than ever.

Best gaming chairs at a glance

  1. Secretlab Titan
  2. noblechairs Epic Real Leather
  3. Autonomous ErgoChair 2
  4. SecretLab Omega 2020
  5. noblechairs Hero gaming chair Black Edition
  6. Corsair T2 Road Warrior
  7. noblechairs Icon gaming chair
  8. Edge GX1
  9. Vertagear Gaming Series Triigger 350 Special Edition
  10. Corsair T3

Secretlab Titan

Secretlab Titan boasts SoftWeave fabric exterior and extremely plush padding. (Image credit: Secretlab)

1. Secretlab Titan

Plush comfort

Dimensions: 29.5 x 27.5 x 57 inches (W x D x H) | Seat height: 19.5 - 23 inches (minimum to maximum) | Maximum load: 290 pounds

Extra large seat
Adjustable, integrated lumbar support
Limited height adjustment

Whereas most gaming chairs try to market themselves as being luxuriously upholstered with leather, Secretlab has shown fabric is the way to go. Between the Secretlab Titan’s SoftWeave fabric exterior and extremely plush padding, you won’t find anything softer or more comfortable this. This throne of gaming chairs also comes with a larger seat, subdued molding and built-in lumbar support, so it really is unlike anything else on the market.

noblechairs Epic Real Leather

If you’re looking for a no-compromises gaming throne, the noblechairs Epic Real Leather is it. (Image credit: noblechairs)

2. noblechairs Epic Real Leather

A leather-clad beauty

Dimensions: 84 x 38 x 70 cm (W × D × H) | Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 131 - 141 cm | Maximum load: 180 kg

Uses real leather
Extensive adjustabliity
Premium quality
Easy to set up
Plastic arm rests
Will prove too large for very small rooms

It’s no exaggeration to call the Noblechairs Epic Real Leather the best gaming chair. From the cross-thatched embroidery to the real leather of its namesake, if you’re looking for a no-compromises gaming throne, this is it. Plus, it’s surprisingly quick and easy to set up. And, once the set-up is complete, the Epic Real Leather is a dream to sit on – and you can customize your position however you want. Just do us a favor, and read the instructions while you’re setting it up.

Autonomous ErgoChair 2

The ErgoChair 2 has a very modern and stylish aesthetic to it that will appeal to anyone. (Image credit: Autonomous)

3. Autonomous ErgoChair 2

Gaming with class

Dimensions: 47 x 27 x 20 in (H × W × D) | Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 18 - 20 in | Maximum load: 300 lbs

 Comfortable 
 Stylish 
 A little expensive 

If you’re looking to sit back and play games all day in comfort, but you don’t want a chair that looks like a gaming chair, you’ll want to take a look at the Autonomous ErgoChair 2. Marketed as an office chair, the ErgoChair 2 has a very modern and stylish aesthetic to it that will appeal to anyone that doesn’t use RGB as a personality trait. It’s not all style, either, as the ErgoChair will also let you adjust basically every part of the chair, so that no matter how your body is built, you’re guaranteed to be comfortable while gaming.

  • This product is only available in the US at the time of this writing. UK and Australian readers: check out a fine alternative in the Respawn 115 

SecretLab Omega 2020

The SecretLab Omega 2020 doesn’t just rely on looks alone. (Image credit: SecretLab)

4. SecretLab Omega 2020

Floating on sublime comfort

Dimensions: 27 x 27.5 x 53.5 inches (W x D x H) | Seat height: 18 - 21.5 inches (minimum to maximum) | Maximum load: 240 pounds

Extremely plush neck and lumbar pillows
Reasonably priced
Neck and lumbar pillows don’t stay in place

Incorporating that sleek, Mad Men-level sophistication with that SciFi gaming look, the SecretLab Omega 2020 is simply stunning, especially if you opt for the PU leather model. But, the SecretLab Omega 2020 doesn’t just rely on looks alone; one of the best gaming chairs of 2020, this one comes with a head pillow and a lumbar pillow – both memory foam – and offers even better support than its predecessor. That’s not to mention the improvements over the 2018 model, like the metal support on the armrests, that makes the SecretLab Omega 2020 feel so much more robust. So expect, after a grueling gaming session, to just go straight to napping for a couple of hours without moving an inch – without having to worry about the chair falling apart on you. 

(Image credit: Noblechairs)

5. noblechairs Hero gaming chair Black Edition

New material for a more comfortable experience

Dimensions: 35 x 50 x 135.5 cm (W × D × H) | Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 46.5 - 54.5 cm | Maximum load: 180 kg

New material 
Large
Not easy to attach pillows
A bit too firm

noblechair's Hero chairs are the mid-range models, which sit (pardon the pun) below the Epic series, and above the Icon series. They are large and easily adjustable, and better for larger people, with a premium design that's stylish and understated. The new Hero Black Edition comes with an improved material that's breathable, offering better air flow and resulting in less sweaty backs. It has also been designed so that it won't fade in direct sunlight. It's easy enough to put together, and the broad back support (which can be adjusted via a dial) make this a comfortable chair to sit in for hours at a time. However, it's not as cushioned as other chairs on this list, so some people may find it a bit too firm, especially with the arm rests. Unlike noblechair's other chairs, attaching the extra head and lumbar pillows is a bit more tricky.

Corsair T2 Road Warrior

The Corsair T2 Road Warrior is covered top to bottom in breathable PU leather. (Image credit: Corsair)

6. Corsair T2 Road Warrior

Comfort from the masters of gaming

Dimensions: 50 x 56 x 80 cm (W × D × H) | Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 51.5 - 60 cm | Maximum load: 136 kg

Easy to assemble
Comfortable
Expensive

Corsair is known for making popular and high-end PC components and gaming peripherals, and now it’s making a mark in PC gaming chairs. This has resulted in one of the best gaming chairs we’ve ever sat in. The Corsair T2 Road Warrior is covered top to bottom in breathable PU leather with neck and lumbar pillows wrapped in microfiber, you’ll be able to game in both comfort and style. And, with its rollerblade-style wheels, you can move it around on any surface without having to worry about scratching up your floor. 

noblechairs Icon gaming chair

The noblechairs Icon gaming chair is more affordable than the flagship Epic Real Leather. (Image credit: noblechairs)

7. noblechairs Icon gaming chair

A luxury gaming chair

Dimensions: 87 x 37 x 70 cm (W × D × H) | Seat height: (Minimum to maximum): 48 - 58 cm | Maximum load: 180 kg

Premium materials
Very comfortable
Bolster support pillow unnecessary

Noblechairs is well known for crafting some of the best gaming chairs out there – and the Noblechairs Icon makes it clear why. While it’s more affordable than the flagship Epic Real Leather, it’s still extremely comfortable and one of the best PC gaming chairs out there. This is thanks to its nice lumbar pillow, which you can easily remove if you don’t like it.  

Edge GX1

Rather than sticking to a form factor that’s designed to limit your movement, the Edge GX1 instead aims to give an ergonomic experience. (Image credit: Edge)

8. Edge GX1

A gaming chair that puts ergonomics first

Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 480 – 590 mm | Maximum load: 150kg

Premium design
Very adjustable
Very expensive
Even more expensive to ship

The Edge GX1 is a gaming chair that actively avoids the popular racing style that is increasingly popular with modern gaming chairs. Rather than sticking to a form factor that’s designed to limit your movement, the Edge GX1 instead aims to give an ergonomic experience, where comfort is the priority – while also providing a premium chair. And when we say premium, we mean it, with the Edge GX1 costing £800, a huge amount for a gaming chair. It’s hand-crafted in the UK, and there’s some great touches, such as inflatable lumbar support. It’s a huge asking price, but we’ve been using it for a while now, and it is very comfortable. You’ll have to adjust a bit, but once you get it right, it’s worth the high price. It ships worldwide from the UK, but US and Australia readers should beware the high shipping costs.

You can only buy this chair direct from Edge

Vertagear Gaming Series Triigger 350 Special Edition

These people are going to be absolutely enamored with the Vertagear Triigger 350 SE. (Image credit: Vertagear)

9. Vertagear Gaming Series Triigger 350 Special Edition

Luxury in comfort

Dimensions: 26 x 21 x 34 in (W × D × H) | Seat height: (Minimum to maximum: 40.7 - 44.3 in | Maximum load: N/A

Extremely comfortable 
Aesthetic 
Very expensive 

There’s a certain subset of the PC gaming community that needs to have the absolute best of everything, at whatever the cost. These people are going to be absolutely enamored with the Vertagear Triigger 350 SE. It features over 350 individual components with a mix metal, mesh, leather and high-end plastics to create the ultimate PC gaming chair. If you have the money to spare, and you can’t stand to have anything less than the best, you might want to give this chair a look. 

Corsair T3 Rush

Corsair T3 Rush is extremely comfortable with its breathable soft fabric exterior and memory foam lumbar support. (Image credit: Corsair)

10. Corsair T3 Rush

Understated beauty

Dimensions: 34.8 x 27.2 x 14.8 inches (W x D x H) | Seat height: 17.5 - 21 inches (minimum to maximum) | Maximum load: 264.5lbs

Affordable
Comfortable
Gaming aesthetic subdued

Unlike its biggest rivals, the Corsair T3 Rush lacks that over-the-top gaming aesthetic. In fact, it almost looks like any computer chair out there, albeit the more premium kind – beyond that starship pilot’s look it's sporting at the headrest area, that is. But, what this gaming chair lacks in gaming aesthetic hoopla, it makes up for in comfort with its breathable soft fabric exterior, memory foam lumbar support and extremely customizable backrest position.

  • This product is only available in the UK at the time of this writing. US and Australian readers: check out a fine alternative in the Noblechairs Icon