November 2022

Gaming Chairs: Meta Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Gaming Chair rankings posted by key online experts, as of November 2022.

Summary

As of 11 Nov 2022, Secretlab Titan Evo takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed gaming chair with 6 expert endorsements. 4 experts out of 6 recommended it as the '#1 gaming chair' this month. It is followed by SecretLab Omega and Razer Iskur , with 4 and 5 expert endorsements respectively.

At a glance - November 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Gaming Chair
PCMag
IGN
The Strategist
Tom's Hardware
PC Gamer
Tom's Guide
T3
CNET
TechRadar
techadvisor
1
- $679
Secretlab Titan Evo
2
6
1
-
1
-
1
-
-
1
2
- Check price
SecretLab Omega
-
-
-
1
2
1
-
11
-
-
3
- $500
Razer Iskur
-
-
-
7
-
5
4
6
6
-
4
+4 Check price
Razer Enki
-
1
-
8
-
-
-
-
2
-
5
-1 $1969
Herman Miller X Logitech Embody
6
-
5
-
3
-
-
7
-
-
6
-1 $778
Mavix M7
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
1
-
-
7
-1 $550
AndaSeat Kaiser 3
5
-
-
2
5
-
-
-
-
-
8
-1 Check price
Andaseat Fnatic Edition
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
9
4
9
- $529
Secretlab Titan 2020 Series
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
10
1
-
10
- Check price
Anda Seat T-Pro 2
-
-
-
4
-
4
-
-
8
-
11
- Check price
Noblechairs Epic Real Leather
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
-
3
13
+1 $1000
Mavix M9
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
-
3
-
14
+1 Check price
DXRacer Master
-
-
4
-
-
-
-
5
-
-
15
+1 $539
Noblechairs Icon
-
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
7
16
+1 $1000
Xchair X3 ATR Mgmt
-
-
-
6
-
-
-
8
-
-

We ranked Secretlab Titan Evo #1 in November 2022 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Chairs” rankings.
  • Out of those, 4 experts ranked Secretlab Titan Evo as #1.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best for Custom Options / Editors' Choice

Pros
Excellent build quality
Comfortable
Several clever design elements
Easy assembly

Cons
Magnetic head pillow can be nudged off
Faux leather is vulnerable to cats

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IGN

Best High-End Gaming Chair

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The Strategist

Best overall gaming chair

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PC Gamer

The best gaming chair made even better

Pros
Magnetic cushion and covers
Very comfortable
Everything we want in a gaming chair feature-wise

Cons
Pricier than older Secretlab chairs
3-year warranty isn't a match for some ergo chairs

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T3

The best gaming chair for most people

Pros
Quality selection of upholstery finishes
In-built 4-way lumbar support system
Magnetic memory foam head pillow
Magnetic swappable armrests
Seat base has excellent ergonomics

Cons
More expensive than the 2021 Titan
There's only one design, so you better like it
Arm rest struts may need adjustment out of the box

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techadvisor

Best overall

Pros
Refined, comfortable design
Superb built-in lumbar support
Magnetic elements

Cons
Expensive

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We ranked SecretLab Omega #2 in November 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Chairs” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked SecretLab Omega as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Hardware

Best Gaming Chair

Pros
Padding is supportive but not stiff
Backrest has good range

Cons
Hard armrests
Backrest lever occasionally gets jammed

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PC Gamer

The more affordable Secretlab chair

Pros
Velour memory foam pillows
Versatile tilt mechanism

Cons
Lacking height adjustment on head pillow

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Tom's Guide

The best gaming chair overall

Pros
Reasonably priced
Very comfortable
Design that is tailored to your height

Cons
Can take a long time to ship
No adjustable lumbar support

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CNET

Snug, secure, subtle

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

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Capture Rankings

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Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for November 2022 ranking

We ranked Razer Iskur #3 in November 2022 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Chairs” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Hardware

Best Lumbar Support

Pros
Versatile Lumbar Support
Well-sculpted backrest
Supportive, firm, comfortable padding

Cons
Backrest level can be stiff
Not ideal for gamers with wider frame
Lumbar support mechanism highly sensitive to screw tension

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Tom's Guide

The best gaming chair with adjustable lumbar support

Pros
Comfortable, firm back support
Inventive lumbar device
Controls within easy reach

Cons
Loud design in black and green
Inconsistent head support

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T3

Razer's top gaming heritage shines through

Pros
Excellent build quality
Incredibly stylish lines
Quality upholstery

Cons
Expensive

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CNET

Best gaming chair for Razer superfans

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TechRadar

The best fabric gaming chair ever made

Pros
Incredibly comfortable
+4D armrests
+Enhanced lumbar support

Cons
Fabric is a hair magnet
-Hard to clean

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We ranked Razer Enki #4 in November 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Chairs” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Razer Enki as #1.
Critic endorsements:
IGN

Best Gaming Chair

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Tom's Hardware

Best Traditional Razer Chair

Pros
Simple assembly
Everything except lumbar support is very adjustable
Strong lumbar support in a traditional build

Cons
A bit expensive
Can be stiff

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TechRadar

An affordable gaming chair that focuses on comfort

Pros
Terrific lumbar support
Comfortable and spill-resistant seat
Built to last

Cons
Gaming aesthetic subdued
Frame is plastic, not metal
Wheels are plastic and cheap-looking

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We ranked Herman Miller X Logitech Embody #5 in November 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Chairs” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best for Design Fans

Pros
Arrives fully assembled
Very comfortable
Many adjustable elements to personalize the feel
Lengthy 12-year warranty

Cons
Extremely expensive
Fairly low-key look for such a pricey chair

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The Strategist

Best luxury gaming chair

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PC Gamer

The best ergonomic gaming chair

Pros
Stimulates blood and oxygen flow
Unrivaled back support
12-year/24hr use warranty

Cons
Jaw-droppingly expensive compared to most
No headrest to speak of

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CNET

Best high-end gaming chair for the home office

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We ranked Mavix M7 #6 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Chairs” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Mavix M7 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

The best mesh gaming chair

Pros
Ton of adjustments
Comfortable mesh
Great lumbar support

Cons
Finicky backrest height adjustment

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CNET

Best gaming chair if you don't like the look of gaming chairs

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We ranked AndaSeat Kaiser 3 #7 in November 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Chairs” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best for a Comfortable Sit

Pros
Supportive and comfortable
Clever (if familiar) built-in lumbar support and magnetic head pillow
Solid padding and faux leather

Cons
Armrests easily pop off
PVC leather isn't quite as soft or supple as on some competitors

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Tom's Hardware

Best Gaming Chair Alternate

Pros
Extremely adjustable
Recline, rock, or tilt
Choice of linen or faux leather
Large and extra large sizes

Cons
Pricey
Heavy

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PC Gamer

The best gaming chair for a larger frame

Pros
Adjustable lumbar support
4D armrests
Large seat size

Cons
Placement of the lumbar support knobs isn't ideal

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We ranked Andaseat Fnatic Edition #8 in November 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Chairs” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best large gaming chair for a minimal price

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TechRadar

A heavy-duty gaming chair for the big gamers

Pros
Ultra-comfy and supportive
Great recline feature allows for napping
Roomy seat means you can cross your legs

Cons
Fnatic branding may actually limit the appeal
Not ideal for shorter people

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techadvisor

Best for larger gamers

Pros
Bright Fnatic branding for fans
Comfortable
Adjustable

Cons
Oversized XL design
Relies on cushions for support

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We ranked Secretlab Titan 2020 Series #9 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Chairs” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Secretlab Titan 2020 Series as #1.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best reclining gaming chair

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TechRadar

Still the best gaming chair overall

Pros
Extra-large seat
Adjustable, integrated lumbar support
High-quality design and construction

Cons
Limited height adjustment

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We ranked Anda Seat T-Pro 2 #10 in November 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Chairs” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Hardware

Best Gaming Chair for Big and Tall

Pros
Fabric covering doesn’t get as sweaty as faux leather alternatives
Excellent, supportive recline

Cons
Hard armrests
Not good for shorter gamers

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Tom's Guide

The best gaming chair for tall people

Pros
Impressive build quality
Classy design
Excellent lumbar support

Cons
Designed for tall users
Slightly fiddly setup

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TechRadar

A gaming chair that’s great for work and gaming

Pros
Premium materials
Sturdy construction
Supportive ergonomic shape

Cons
Not built for shorter folk
Accessories feel uncomfortable
Fabric could stain

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We ranked Noblechairs Epic Real Leather #11 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Chairs” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
T3

The best premium gaming chair

Pros
Solid design and quality construction
Seriously comfortable
Plenty of adjustment options

Cons
Princely price point

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techadvisor

Best vegan leather chair

Pros
Vegan Leather
Harness holes for sim rigs
Great air flow

Cons
Thick lumbar pillow
Firmer than other chairs

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We ranked Mavix M9 #12 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Chairs” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
T3

Extreme comfort and style in a gaming chair

Pros
Extremely comfortable
Highly adjustable
Wheels roll smoothly

Cons
Eye wateringly expensive
Elemax had short battery life

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TechRadar

A premium gaming chair for luxury and comfort

Pros
Incredible seat comfort
Dynamic lumbar support
Premium wheels

Cons
Expensive
Some parts not as premium as others

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We ranked DXRacer Master #13 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Chairs” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Strategist

Best office-appropriate gaming chair

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CNET

Best chair that doesn't require a desk

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We ranked Noblechairs Icon #14 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Chairs” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
IGN

Best Leather Gaming Chair

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techadvisor

Best for home office

Pros
A choice of materials
Understated design
Comfortable

Cons
Expensive
Hard arm rests

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We ranked Xchair X3 ATR Mgmt #15 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Chairs” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Hardware

Best Gaming Chair Splurge

Pros
Extremely customizable and adjustable
Heat and massage option

Cons
Expensive
Warranty not as robust as some competitors

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CNET

Best for protecting your floor from wheel marks

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