I do not play PC games, as you probably ALL know by now. However, I am in my chair from morning until night, usually 6 sometimes 7 days a week writing. Have it be on Gamers Elite or one of my other websites, writing books, doing research for books, writing for businesses or whatever else, my butt is almost always in my chair. Over the years I have gone through ALL sorts of “desk” chairs. And in my honest opinion, desk chairs suck. They say ergonomic, but are they really? My back doesn’t think so! So instead of buying desk chairs, I actually started buying gaming chairs about 2 years ago. I went through my share of crappy ones, but I also found some really good ones too. So if you are a PC gamer and you are looking for comfortable PC gaming chairs, this is definitely the article for you. Continue to read below for my top picks and one that you should stay away from.
I will also be writing a Xbox One PS4 Gaming Chair Blog as well so be on the look out for that. The reason behind this is that is because I actually have TWO separate chairs for PC work versus Xbox One gaming. The reason for that is simple; I’m anal lol.
1- I want something ultra comfortable to work in. Something that had armrests. Something that had a tilt function. Something that looked nice in my office.
2- I want something ultra comfortable for gaming. Something that had arm rests that were adjustable. Something I could adjust the height of the chair. Something that looked cool!
So I actually have two different chairs in my house – one for PC work and one for gaming. First, we will talk about the PC gaming / PC work chair.
OPSEAT Master Series PC Gaming Chair Racing Seat Computer Gaming Desk Chair
This was one of the ones I bought in 2016 when it came out. I like it because it’s super comfortable and comes in a TON of colors, but it doesn’t really “look” like a gaming chair per se so it makes for a good PC gaming chair (or work chair!). If you want something that looks like a Pro gaming Chair – this is not the PC gaming chair for you. In fact, it has more of an office look to it than anything else. It comes in white, black, green, gray, blue, orange, purple, pink, yellow, red etc – with black.
This one is also on sale right now – regularly $250 and its 20% off ($50!)
I like blue, so I bought the blue one.
DXRacer FD101 Racing Bucket Seat
I actually ended up getting rid of the one above – I gave it to my cousin. Everyone that does any kind of gaming, knows that DX Racer is a great brand for PC gaming chairs. It’s a no brainer. This one in particular also came out in 2016.
“The Formula Series is DXRacer’s answer to those seeking affordable luxury. These chairs are well-known to eSports players and their fans. We are featured by popular eSports teams such as compLexity, Dignitas, and Fnatic, and are represented at big events such as UMG and WCG. The Formula Series’ high-density cold cure foam filling makes these chairs comfortable for extended use, especially for durations of 8 hours and longer. With a tubular steel frame and a nylon star base, as well as comfortable armrests, the Formula Series offers superb stability. High backrest. ”
This is a part of their F series. If you want something, even more, PRO, take a gander at the RE21 by DX Racer. The RE21 can be found here.
Essentials Racing Style Leather Gaming Chair
This one is perfect for either a PC gaming chair or a PC work chair. It only comes in 2 colors, I bought the green black one instead of the black gray one because, to be honest, the black gray one looks ugly haha. This is ultimately the one I ended up with in the very end. It does exactly what I need it to do. It fits my body type – which is ultra tall, its comfortable to sit in for hours on end, it IS ergonomic and it’s NOT just a buzz word. It actually does make my back and legs feel good. I still have the DX chair and I use it for when company comes over.
CO-Z Ergonomic High Back Rest
I. Hate. This. Chair. Not only did I send this back in less than a week but I promised myself I would start looking at reviews a little more on sites. When people say this one is uncomfortable; they are not lying. It almost feels like you are sitting on a hard wood board. Ultimately it says its ergonomic, but I can assure you it’s not. My legs and back hurt really bad after using this for a few days. It’s by far, the most hellish and crappiest chair I ever bought. Never again.
The worst thing? It’s not like this is $60. It’s almost $150. For $150 you can surely find a better PC gaming chair, such as the ones above. Don’t even bother. BY the way, see how its crooked in the picture? That’s a real life crookedness haha. I constantly felt like I was seated weird in the chair, its also probably one of the reasons why it hurts your back – leaning to the side constantly is going to eventually make your back hurt!