Finding a good gaming chair for an affordable price can often feel like searching for the holy grail. Sure you could plop down $900+, or $500 for a DXRacer chair and most likely be satisfied, and if you do want to do that, check out this mega guide on gaming chairs–but if you’re like most people, you have some budget constraints.
Maybe you just spent a thousand dollars on a computer, and you don’t have any money left over for your behind, or maybe you’re just looking to upgrade a ten-year-old office depot chair. Whatever your situation, we got the best gaming chairs for under $200 here for you to peruse.
The Furmax Gaming Chair is an amazing deal, and it’s super comfortable. The chair has a high back which means it’s good for bigger people or for those who want a bucket seat type experience.
It has high-quality polyurethane leather, 330 LB weight capacity, the ability to rock back and forth, and a decent warranty for the price (6 months). One reason I like the Furmax Gaming Chair is that it has a cool color scheme, minimal wings and edges on the sides of the chair, and arms that can be swiveled out of the way.
While the HON Basyx chair doesn’t look as much like a gaming chair as the Furmax Gaming Chair, it has arguably better features with a bit of a price point. The BASYX is probably the best ergonomic gaming chair for under $200 that you can get.
The Basyx Chair comes with a mesh back with adjustable lumbar support, an adjustable seat depth, adjustable arms (up and down, or in and out), and tilt tension that doesn’t just raise the seat up like most chairs.
Check out our HON Basyx review!
The Essentials Racing Gaming Chair is a step up from the Furmax Gaming chair, but both chairs have similar designs and performance. The Essentials Racing Gaming Chair is a bit plusher and the design varies slightly in the headrest and color design.
The OFM Posture Series chair has multiple ergonomic features like seat height adjustment, back height adjustment, and back pitch adjustments.
It also has built-in lumbar support and a fully upholstered stain-resistant fabric. This is an affordable, great gaming chair for under $200 if you want the traditional minimalist armless style of swivel chair.
Like the other chairs on this list, this chair has amazing Amazon reviews and a lot of people like how firm and supportive the chair is.
This EZ Lounge Racing Car Seat is the perfect chair to get if you love the look of DXRacer but can’t afford it. Sure it might not last as long or be quite as comfortable, but the chair will come close since it has the same design, height adjustment, adjustable arms, and a seat tilt. This chair has very good reviews too, and a lot of reviewers think the chair is just as good as DXRacer.
#6 Alera Chair
Lastly, but not least, we have the Alera chair. This is a chair made for pure functionality. Sure it doesn’t look like a “gaming” chair, but I would wager that this is one of the best budget ergonomic chairs for gaming that you can get for the price.
If you have back pain or are particularly tall or heavy, this could be an excellent chair for gaming since it’s so customizable. The Alera chair has a multifunction mechanism that lets you tilt, lock positions, adjustable arms, and the seat even has a waterfall edge that reduces pressure on your legs.
You can find many chairs with this many ergonomic functions for a budget gaming chair, and it even has a mesh back to keep you cool during long gaming hours. Basically, a lot of people call this the poor man’s Aeron, and I find that to be mostly true.