There are so many options when it comes to purchasing a gaming chair, it can be a little bit difficult to know what you want if you don’t even know where to start. From cheap chairs that have very limited features to the best of the best, a lot goes into making these chairs for different body types and different types of gaming. Have a seat in whatever chair you love and take a look with me at what goes into the many types of gaming chairs and what you should look for when it comes to purchasing your own chair.
Gaming chairs can range in cost from the low $100’s to up into the $1,000’s, and frankly, you get what you pay for. The priciest chairs have the most features, the most comfortable design, and are built to last a long time. The chairs on the cheaper end of the spectrum are still well-built, but they don’t have as many customizable features, can be rather barebones in structure, and are not always as sturdy and reliable as their higher-priced counterparts. That said, if you’re looking for a basic chair that will fit your needs without breaking the bank, there are some great options out there among the cheaper chairs.
Starting out on the more wallet-friendly end of the spectrum, the Arozzi Milano racing style gaming chair measures up nicely at anywhere between $130 and $270 (usually around $220, depending on where you purchase it from) and it has all of the features you would expect of a chair of this price. In other words, it doesn’t have all that many custom features, but it will get the job done, and is great for people who are just getting into gaming and want to start learning about gaming chairs. The main lacking notes are that it doesn’t recline and it doesn’t have adjustable armrests. These two features are definitely really nice to have in a gaming chair, but for under $300, this chair is an excellent buy.
Another affordable option is yet to be released, but it is the much-anticipated collaboration between Ikea and Asus ROG (Republic of Gamers) that is likely to drop in the US in October of 2021, after a release in China in February of 2021. Given the generally-affordable prices of Ikea furniture, this collaboration is generally expected to be fairly budget-friendly. You can read more on this exciting new collection of gaming furniture in this article from Stropse’s Jose Nateras.
If you’re looking for a solid mid-range chair, the Secretlab OMEGA chair has practically everything you could ever want in a gaming chair for less than $500 (it generally ranges from $370 to $450 depending on the different customizations you choose.) With completely adjustable armrests, a Secretlab memory foam pillow, and excellent adjustability at the base of the chair, the Secretlab OMEGA is, truly, the perfect middle-of-the-line chair.
The OMEGA goes hand-in-hand with the Secretlab TITAN, which is slightly larger, but still relatively the same build of the OMEGA. The TITAN is built for taller and larger gamers, and it has a slightly higher weight rating than the OMEGA. If you are a taller gamer, the TITAN is an exceptional choice, and it is still under $500 (it averages around $450 for a regular build) unless you get a really fancy design of it.
At the highest end of the price range and at the highest end of chair design, the Cluvens Scorpion Computer Cockpit sits at the top of the list, coming in at $3,399.00 (as sold on the Cluvens site). This chair is literally a beast of epic proportions. The amount of screens it can hold (3), the full range of motion of the seat, and the absolutely awesome design of the chair crown this chair the top of the line. If you’d like more information on it, check out this article from Stropse writer Joseph Endler, and if you’re looking to drop a few thousand on your gaming chair, this giant scorpion would be an excellent choice.
Whether you’re looking for a chair that will suit your basic needs without breaking the bank or you want the absolute best chair out there, there is an option for you. The most important thing to remember when buying a gaming chair is that it really is all about you, your body, and your comfort. While you look at the different models, remember to take as much care with this choice as you do with choosing the perfect computer, console, and game. The most expensive chair out there might not fit you quite right, and the cheapest option might be the most comfortable for you. At the end of the day, as important as price and design are, the most important factor in buying a gaming chair is you.