Best Gaming Chairs for Petite Women and all Small Sizes

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When people get used to sitting with poor posture, their spine becomes misaligned. Notice how a woman’s body looks with poor posture: the stomach sticks out, the tailbone curls backwards and the shoulders sag. This places strain on supporting muscles, often leading to chronic stiffness and pain.

Gaming chairs vs office chairs for women

A properly sized gaming chair will fix this. However, for petite women and other small sizes, it's important to choose a chair that supports small bodies.

Ensuring the right fit is crucial, because gaming chairs are designed to help people sit for long hours with optimal posture. Small people using larger chairs will not receive proper back support. As a result,   the ergonomic benefits will be lost. 

Good posture compared to poor posture

Optimal spinal alignment is S-shaped, with an indent at the small of the back (lumbar area)

If you are a petite person who spends long hours sitting, this guide is for you.

Why gaming chair sizes matter

Gaming chair size guide for small and medium-sized people

These chairs fit everyone from Tyrion to Daenerys. John Snow sizes will fit also

When compared to office chairs, gaming chairs offer a major performance upgrade. This is because gaming chairs support the back in order to improve posture, simply by sitting.

However, it's important to note that gaming chairs come in several sizes. While ergonomics works the same across genders, small-sized people who buy a gaming chair too big will feel engulfed. What's worse, improper sizing will limit the ergonomic benefits

This guide reviews the top gaming chairs for petite women (and kids, and others of small size). From the back support to the armrests, all of the following gaming chairs are tailored to providing small bodies with excellent ergonomic support. 

Best gaming chair for small sizes

Slouching forces the ribs to compress and forces an unnatural curve in the spine. This prevents the lungs from fully expanding. As a result people who slouch suffer from a lack of oxygen, which negatively affects the entire body similarly to how smoking does.

When slouching is combined with a lack of exercise, things get worse. Sedentary people with poor posture are at greater risk of fat accumulation around the waist and weakened stomach muscles. Weakened stomach muscles struggle to hold the pelvis in position. As a result the pelvis tilts forward, which makes poor posture worse - often to the point of being unable to stand straight.

Secretlab Throne

#1st rated


Secretlab Throne gaming chair

This is the only gaming chair in the world specifically designed for small users. Rated for sizes between 4’9" to 5’3" tall, it includes a number of ultra premium features plus advanced back support and weight distribution. 

The Secretlab Throne is the world's only premium gaming chair designed exclusively for small users.

Secretlab Throne size chart
  • Functionality: 4D adjustable chrome plated 2020 Series armrests; recline with tilt lock to 165°
  • Comfort: specially blended cold cure foam; memory foam neck pillow with cooling gel insert
  • Upholstery: choice of genuine leather, Softwave Fabric or Secretlab Prime 2.0 PU leather (softer and much more durable)
  •  Support: steel frame, Class 4 heavy duty lift; 5-star aluminium base; extra large PU casters
  • Warranty: 5-year warranty (excluding normal wear & tear)
Secretlab Throne gaming chairs

The Throne is the best premium gaming chair for small sizes (petite women, kids, etc)

Pros

  • Awesome color schemes
  • Luxury feature set
  • Excellent back support

Cons

  • No tilt lock mechanism
  • Too tight for larger bodies

Why you should buy this product

Small sized users who want the highest quality gaming chair - perfectly tailored to their size - should put the Secretlab Throne at the top of their list.


If you are between 4'9"and 5'3", expect a perfect fit that supports long hours of seated productivity. 


Other small-sized options

While the Throne is the only dedicated luxury gaming chair designed to fit small sizes, there are four other luxury options that are fitted for both small to medium-sized users. 

All of these alternatives are reviewed in detail in our review of the best premium gaming chairs. Browse that guide to see how the following small size options stack up to the best gaming chairs in the world. 

Secretlab Omega

#2nd rated


Secretlab Omega gaming chair

The Secretlab Omega is the younger sibling of the mighty Secretlab Titan, which we hail as the best gaming chair in the world. The Omega boasts all of the same thrilling luxury features as the Titan, minus the Titian's integrated lumbar unit. 

The Secretlab Omega is a slightly larger chair than the Throne, catering to users between 5'3"and 5'11". Thus, this model is suitable for both small and average sized users. 

Secretlab Omega size chart
  • Functionality: 4D adjustable chrome plated 2020 Series armrests; recline with tilt lock to 165°
  • Comfort: specially blended cold cure foam; memory foam neck pillow with cooling gel insert
  • Upholstery: choice of genuine leather, Softwave Fabric or Secretlab Prime 2.0 PU leather (softer and much more durable)
  •  Support: steel frame, Class 4 heavy duty lift; 5-star aluminium base; extra large PU casters
  • Warranty: 5-year warranty (excluding normal wear & tear)
Secretlab Omega Gaming Chairs

The Omega is a great alternative for small and medium sized users

Pros

  • The same level of high-end luxury as the Titan model
  • Solid feeling & amazingly durable
  • Available in amazing PU leather or Softweave Fabric variations 

Cons

  • No internal lumbar mechanism - this model uses a traditional lumbar pillow instead. Otherwise it's one of the most luxurious gaming chairs on the market.

Why you should buy this product

Secretlab makes some of the best gaming chairs in the world. These chairs are expensive and well worth the money.


Guaranteed for five years and available in a range of luxurious upholstery options, you should consider the Omega if the Throne is too small - and you're keen and having the most luxurious gaming chair experience. 


DXRacer Drifting Series

#3rd rated


Compact executive office chair
This is a narrower, more densely padded seat better suited for upright working than casual gaming. Free shipping included.

This chair caters to all users up to 5'8"tall and supports up to 200 pounds. 

DXRacer D-Series size chart

Highlights

This model adds subtle tweaks to the gaming chair blueprint via denser padding, narrower seat and a more tapered backrest. These enhancements are designed to lock the body into perfect ergonomic alignment for long hours of work. 


This chair is a great pick if you want to feel like you're strapped into the cockpit of a spaceship. On the other hand, casual gamers might find the padding very dense, and the snug fit too restrictive. 


DXracer Drift Series black and red gaming chairs

DXRacer Formula Series

#4th rated


Affordable premium gaming chair
The DXRacer Formula Series has the same fitting dimensions as the Drifting Series, with modifications that are geared towards the needs of gamers.

Like the D-Series, the Formula Series is a small-sized chair for users up to 5'8"tall and 200 pounds. 

DXRacer F-Series size chart

Highlights

The DXRacer offers the same dimensions as the Drifting Series. Key differences include a wider seat, less dense padding, 2D adjustable armrests (up and down only) and combo upholstery (breathable mesh with PU leather trim). 

DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FD101/N Newedge Edition

OPSEAT Master Series

#5th rated


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Affordable luxury gaming chair
The OPSEAT Master Series is a small-sized chair that stands out by offering premium luxury features - at very low prices.

This chair caters to all users up to 5'8"tall and supports up to 200 pounds. 

OPSEAT Master Series size chart

Highlights

The Master Series has two luxury features: 4D adjustable armrests and full tilt lock recline to 180°. Also on the luxurious side is the cold molded foam padding and soft PU leather available in nine different color combinations. 

OPSEAT Master Series gaming chair

CONCLUSION

Most gaming chairs are designed to fit averaged-sized to tall users. People with special needs (too tall, short or heavy) have the option of specialty chairs. Specialty chairs tend to cost more, and offer higher levels of luxury. 

For heavy users, our roundup of heavyweight gaming chairs covers the best options. This guide covers the best options for small sizes.  

Like with heavyweight chairs, all of the small options are premium chairs. That means you can expect the best features and get at least two years of heavy use out of your investment. 

Small-sized users who buy one of of these chairs can also expect a perfect ergonomic fit. If a precise fit isn't so important, there are plenty of budget models to consider.

Man and woman using office chairs

Upon purchasing a chair that suits your body type, expect some early discomfort as your body gets used to sitting with correct posture. After a week or two, your body should have become fully 'trained' to sit for long hours with the feet firmly planted the back supported and weight evenly distributed along that chair's thickly padded seat. 

In the end, all of these chairs would make a great choice, especially for women and smaller users who want excellent support and incredible comfort for long periods of sitting.

To learn more about how to best use your new gaming chair, check out our Ultimate Gaming Chair User Guide.