Most Comfortable Gaming Chairs (2020)

After thoroughly researching 65 gaming chairs, we picked the Vertagear Triigger 275 as the most comfortable gaming chair overall, thanks to the chairs superior ergonomic design and excellent price point. For more options, see our top 5 chairs below.

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Top Pick
AKRacing Core Series EX-Wide Gaming Chair with Wide Seat, High and Wide Backrest, Recliner, Swivel, Tilt, Rocker and Seat Height Adjustment Mechanisms with 5/10 Warranty - Black
AKRacing AK BK/RD Core Series EX Gaming Chair, Black/Red
AKRacing AK BK Masters Series Pro Luxury XL Gaming Chair, BLACK
AKRacing Masters Series Premium Gaming Chair with High Backrest, Recliner, Swivel, Tilt, 4D Armrests, Rocker and Seat Height Adjustment Mechanisms with 5/10 Warranty - Arctica
AKRacing Core Series SX Gaming Chair with High Backrest, Recliner, Swivel, Tilt, Rocker and Seat Height Adjustment Mechanisms with 5/10 Warranty - Green
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AKRacing Core Series EX-Wide Gaming Chair
AKRacing AK BK/RD Core Series EX Gaming Chair
AKRacing AK BK Masters Series Pro Luxury XL Gaming Chair
AKRacing Masters Series Premium Gaming Chair
AKRacing Core Series SX Gaming Chair
Dimension
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches
25.59 x 23.62 x 59.06 inches
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches
Top Pick
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AKRacing Core Series EX-Wide Gaming Chair with Wide Seat, High and Wide Backrest, Recliner, Swivel, Tilt, Rocker and Seat Height Adjustment Mechanisms with 5/10 Warranty - Black
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AKRacing Core Series EX-Wide Gaming Chair
Dimension
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches
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AKRacing AK BK/RD Core Series EX Gaming Chair, Black/Red
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AKRacing AK BK/RD Core Series EX Gaming Chair
Dimension
25.59 x 23.62 x 59.06 inches
Price
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AKRacing AK BK Masters Series Pro Luxury XL Gaming Chair, BLACK
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AKRacing AK BK Masters Series Pro Luxury XL Gaming Chair
Dimension
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches
Price
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AKRacing Masters Series Premium Gaming Chair with High Backrest, Recliner, Swivel, Tilt, 4D Armrests, Rocker and Seat Height Adjustment Mechanisms with 5/10 Warranty - Arctica
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AKRacing Masters Series Premium Gaming Chair
Dimension
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches
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AKRacing Core Series SX Gaming Chair with High Backrest, Recliner, Swivel, Tilt, Rocker and Seat Height Adjustment Mechanisms with 5/10 Warranty - Green
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AKRacing Core Series SX Gaming Chair
Dimension
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches
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Most Comfortable Gaming Chair Overall

The Vertagear Triigger 275 stands out from the rest as the most comfortable gaming chair for its overall simplicity over excessive features. It comes to show that less is sometimes better. And while it does not have the same adjustabilities of a racing-type chair, it is flexible enough to stand out on its own with high-grade materials and unprecedented comfort.

Pros:
  • Wonderful upholstery
  • Great cushions
  • Easy assembly
Cons:
  • Small stitching issues
  • Needs a lot of adjustments for smaller players

Here at Icontrolpad, we truly care for your gaming comfort. And that is why we highly recommend the Vertagear Triigger 275 – an office-type chair that caters to competitive gamers. But even when it comes to casual play, nothing comes close to the Triigger 275. You may ask, “Wait, how come this is better than racing chairs?” Well, if you look at the majority of gamers, the experienced users who have bought racing chairs weren’t happy with their choice; as these are usually considered overpriced for unnecessary features and lots of gimmicks. But, with the Vertagear Triigger 275, you won’t ever have to worry about anything. From the meshed backrest alone, it is enough to keep you playing for hours without any aches.

Best Value Comfortable Gaming Chair

The BestOffice High-Back Racing Gaming Chair is easily the most valuable gaming chair that you can get – specifically when it comes to general comfort. It may not be as cozy as a noblechairs type but it does happen to be the most ergonomic model withing the less than $100 price range.

Pros:
  • Affordable
  • Top quality materials
  • Adequately soft pads and pillows
Cons:
  • Wheels are a bit noisy
  • some stitch issues

BestOffice High-Back Racing Gaming Chair is something quite easy to get into thanks to its affordable gaming chair price and good designing. Generally, it features all of the same stuff you would normally find in a gaming chair: reclining backrest, adjustable armrests and seamless casters and height adjustment. So, where does it stand out the most? It’s in the upholstery and foam. It uses the usual PU leather but its material is distinctively cooler than most other PU-leathered seats. Its pads are minimal but soft enough to get you cozy the moment you sit and the pillows are not stiff at all. If you want the best value, the BestOffice High-Back Racing Gaming Chair is the one for you.

Most Comfortable Noblechairs Gaming Chair

The HERO is an office-style gaming chair that is designed like how a CEO’s office chair should look like. Intimidating in style and flaunting all the signature noblechairs features, the HERO Series provides high-end comfort that no other brand can match.

Pros:
  • Luxurious design
  • Unparalleled comfort
  • Wonderful cushions
Cons:
  • Very expensive
  • Custom-tailored version may take months

While the noblechairs HERO Series represents itself as an office chair, it still retains all the fundamentals of a racing seat such as alloy casters and 4D armrests. If you plan on getting the HERO Series, you can choose from faux PU leather, nappa leather or real leather. The upholstery is supported with cold foam and aluminium alloy. The seat height is fixed with a class-4 piston. Honestly speaking, the HERO Series is a hero in ergonomics; it is super comfortable. You also get to decide which kind of backside pattern you want (meshed, checkered, stripes, flat, etc). However, the price is not for the faint of heart; buy this only if you have more than enough money to save.

Best Fabric Gaming Chair for Comfort

If you prefer a fabric-based gaming chair, we best recommend the GT Omega PRO fabric edition. Made and built with everything great about the award-winning PRO series, this alternative fabric version discards all the flaws that a PU leather does on a gaming chair.

Pros:
  • Fabricated upholstery
  • Masterful ergonomics
  • 4D armrests
Cons:
  • Quite expensive
  • Pillows are stiff

The GT Omega PRO has a 160-degree reclining backrest, a wide-enough seat rest, a couple of 4D armrests, and a class-4 height adjustment. While the GT Omega series is known for its PVC leather, some gamers prefer a fabricated upholstery; hence, the fabric PRO alternative – it uses a special type of fabric that lasts longer than leather and gives off a cooler touch that complements the cold foam. It feels soft to the touch but not too firm to make it like sitting on a block of concrete. We do wish that they improved the very tough pillows though, but the chair feels comfortable as it is without those.

Most Comfortable Gaming Recliner

The X Rocker Pro Series H3 is centered on console gamers. It is a recliner made for slouching and everything to make your gaming experience more convenient. Unlike gaming chairs, this X Rocker includes ports, jacks and a pair 2.1 surround sound speakers attached to the chair for a theater-like setting.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Best for console gaming
  • Lots of usable ports and jacks
Cons:
  • Quite heavy
  • Occupies lots of space in a room

The X Rocker Pro Series H3 houses four surround sound speakers, a powerful subwoofer, vibration motors that sync to the game’s sounds, and full TV and gaming console controls The X Rocker Pro Series H3 is literally a cinematic gaming experience at home. And if you have multiple H3 chairs in a room, you can control all of them at once. The upholstery is made of PU leather which gives the X Rocker Pro Series H3 the PC gaming chair vibes while retaining a classy look. Overall, the chair feels quite comfortable enough based on the cushioning alone. However, since it uses leather, the chair will start to build up heat, but not as frequent as a racing-type gaming chair. It cools down easier than the usual, which is still a plus.

What We Would Buy

All of the chairs mentioned on this list are our top picks for the most comfortable gaming chairs. But if we had t pick the overall best comfortable chair, we would go for the office-type Vertagear Triigger 275. And if you consider buying a more affordable seat, the BestOffice High-Back Racing Gaming Chair is an excellent choice. For the gamer that prefers something more luxurious and sophisticated in terms of both looks and comfort, the noblechairs HERO Series is what you are looking for. If you prefer fabric over leather for your chair, the GT Omega PRO Fabric is our recommended pick. And lastly, if you are a console gamer grab the X Rocker Pro Series H3.

Editor & reviewer of gear from iOS control pad’s to high-end PC gaming hardware. He’s been gaming since the 1980s and mostly plays CS GO & Overwatch.