Best Cheap Gaming Chairs

 

Having a good gaming chair is vital, especially if you pass several hours sitting on it, either for gaming or working, in my case, it’s both, I work for about 10 hours per day, and I play video games 2 hours per day. In my case, I had to invest in a good gaming chair.

If you’re a casual or even a beginner gamer, you do not need to buy a high-end gaming chair you can always search for best cheap gaming chairs. Don’t get me wrong these chairs are great, most of them have an ergonomic build with comfortable padding, a good weight limit and an easy to use control mechanism and yes all of those for budget chairs.

In our list we picked five budget chairs, they might not look like your average racing gaming chair, it doesn’t mean they aren’t gaming chairs, in fact, you can use them to work and for gaming!

Editor’s pick: Our winner is the BESTOFFICE MID BACK MESH ERGONOMIC COMPUTER DESK OFFICE. I choose this chair first for the looks of it, I find it very stylish with the high back seat. Looks isn’t the only thing I based my pick off, the comfort and ergonomic is crucial, and this one has both.

 

Best Cheap Gaming Chairs

 

Sanford 5121001 ABC Life Style Furniture Video Rocker

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the 2017-11-22 at 08:35 and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

We start off this list with the Sanford 5121001 ABC Life Style Furniture Video Rocker. Is a very popular gaming chair, especially if you’re on a budget or if you want a simple yet effective gaming chair. Great for kids and adult, unfortunately, this chair might not be for you if you’re more than 200 lbs.

The ergonomic design enhances back support and better posture for various usage such as playing video games, watching TV, listening to music or just relaxing. Light and compact for easy portability and storage plus it’s very easy to clean!

The only thing I did not like about this chair is there is no customization or adjustment, it’s not a big problem for casual people, but for someone like me who passes several hours on his chair, it might not be the best choice out there.

Specifications
  • Black and grey color
  • Upholstery-grade vinyl cover
  • Max 200 lbs
  • Not adjustable
  • 24 x 16 x 32 inches
Pros
  • Great for Kids and Adults
  • Compact and light
  • Available in a wide selection of colors
  • Ergonomic design
Cons
  • Can’t adjust the chair
  • Low max weight

 

AmazonBasics Mid-Back Office Chair

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the 2017-11-22 at 08:42 and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

At first look this chair looks like your average office chair, well you’re not wrong! The AmazonBasics is a great office chair, but you can use it for gaming as well, that’s the beauty of it. The height and tilt are fully adjustable which, compare to our last pick, you can adjust it to your personal taste.

If you’re like me and you’re not good with you hands, you won’t have to worry because this chair is very easy & straightforward to assemble. With a maximum weight of 225 lbs, which is perfect for kids & adults.

As I mentioned above this chair looks like a normal office chair, but it does not stop us from using it for gaming, in fact when I started PC gaming I had a chair that looked like this one and I used it for many years.

Specifications
  • Black color
  • Bonded leather
  • Max 225 lbs
  • Adjustable
  • 27 x 25.8 x 39.2 inches
Pros
  • Easy to assemble
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Dual-Wheel Casters
  • Backed by AmazonBasics 1-year limited warranty
Cons
  • Armrests not adjustable
  • Padding is not as thick

 

BestOffice Mid-Back Mesh Ergonomic Computer Desk Office

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The first high-back cheap gaming chair on our list. I don’t know how to explain it, but I find high-back chair very stylish. The BestOffice has a max weight of 250, which is more than our two last picks, it offers more diversity.

Another easy to assemble the chair, you won’t have to spend hours and hours on assembling it. You won’t have to worry about having a sweaty back after long gaming sessions as it has an open air mesh back.

Unfortunately this chair does not lean back, for me it’s not a big problem but for some people it might be a problem. If you like to lean back and take small breaks between gaming sessions then this chair is not for you.

Specifications
  • Black color
  • Mesh upholstered seat
  • Max 250 lbs
  • Adjustable
  • 27 x 25.8 x 39.2 inches
Pros
  • High-back, open air mesh back
  • Spring tilt control mechanism
  • Ergonomic design
  • Easy to assemble
Cons
  • Might not be comfortable for long session
  • Does not learn back

 

High Back Executive Office Chair Task Ergonomic Chair

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This chair looks like the chair of an office manager, so if you want to look like a boss, this one is for you. Unlike our other chairs, this one has a max weight of 250, which offer a variety of different weight range.

It has a beautiful black color leather material. Unfortunately, the smell of the leather might be bad for a couple of days. You can adjust the gaming chair to your taste, regarding height and tilts.

The spring tension is adjustable by a knob under the front of the seat, it only tilts about 35 degrees.

Specifications
  • Black color
  • Leather Material
  • Max 250 lbs
  • Adjustable
  • 25.5″(L) x 27″(W) x 43″-47″(H)
Pros
  • High Back
  • Very easy to assemble
  • High max weight
  • Comfortable design
Cons
  • Leather might smell bad
  • Padding might become thin after a couples of months

 

Black Ergonomic Mesh Computer Office Desk

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The last warrior on our list. The Black ergonomic mesh chair. This gaming chair has an ergonomic design with a curved back seat, to avoid developing back problems, the curved back supports your lower back where most of the back pain is. The supports helps a lot, especially for long sitting sessions.

You won’t have to worry about the maximum weight, the maximum on this chair is 250 lbs. It might look a lot for a small chair like this one, it probably comes from the heavy duty metal base, compared to a plastic base chair.

Not only does the back seat is curved but it’s a breathable mesh back seat, good if you’re the type or person who sweats a lot, like me, when I stay seated for long hours my back is all sweaty, the small holes in the back seat really helps.

Specifications
  • Black color
  • Breathable Black mesh back and mesh fabric seat
  • Max 250 lbs
  • Adjustable
  • 18″(W) x 19″(D) 19 – 23″ adjustable height x 17″(W) x 20″(H)
Pros
  • Breathable chair
  • Comfortable design
  • Very durable chair
  • Easy to assemble
Cons
  • The metal back supporter is a little bit awkward
  • Might feel small if you’re tall.

 

Conclusion

Finding a good gaming chair is already a hard task, but finding a good chair without spending a fortune is something else. Most budget chairs on our list don’t have the look of the “racing” gaming chair. In my days the only gaming chair we had were like the ones in our article, office chairs you can use for gaming and I can assure you they did the job perfectly.

In fact, I still use these types of chairs for my home office. We picked these chairs based on their price, their ergonomics features which are imperative for me, their durability and the difficulty of assembling.

We hope you liked our list of best cheap gaming chairs. If you think we might have missed a great budget chair, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below.