Best Premium Gaming Chairs in the World

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There are two basic classes of gaming chairs – budget gaming chairs and premium ones. Budget gaming chairs cost less than $200 – premium ones cost more. This guide covers the best premium gaming chairs in the world. The most expensive option is $400 – the cheapest is $220.

Best premium gaming chairs in the world

These rank among the best luxury gaming chairs on the market

Premium gaming chair definition

All of the premium gaming chairs covered in this guide are considered 'premium' for these reasons:

  1. They cost between $220-$400
  2. They come with minimum 2-year warranties or more (and will actually last that long)
  3. They are built by manufacturers with established reputations for excellence 

The models selected for this guide are the best in class that meet the above standards at minimum.

Premium price classes

The premium chairs covered in this guide range between $400 to $220.

Note that there are many more expensive gaming chairs out there costing up to $1000. Those all have the same quality and features as our selected premium chairs - the big difference is that they come with genuine leather upholstery.

Genuine leather gaming chairs are expensive, non animal friendly, non environmentally friendly and potentially upsetting for vegans. Because they offer poor value for money (and the environment), genuine leather models are excluded from our premium gaming chair picks.

In this review, premium gaming chairs are divided into two classes:

  • Luxury Premium gaming chairs: these cost more than $300 and count among the best luxury gaming chairs in the world
  • Affordable Premium gaming chairs: these cost between $220 and $300. They cut very subtle corners so that only gaming chair connoisseurs will be able to tell the difference 

Best Luxury Premium gaming chairs

These gaming chairs come from the top brands who have all been engineering the very best gaming technology for several years. 

These are the very best gaming chairs you can buy. Behold super premium quality upholstery, padding designed to support heavy use for years, outstanding ergonomics and ultimate adjustability. There are no footrests, Bluetooth or other fancy gimmicks here - just high-end ergonomics and ultra luxurious comfort. 

Star ratings: all chairs reviewed come with a star rating. These are the best chairs in the premium price range - there are no poorly rated chairs in this article.


Therefore, the baseline rating is 4 stars. Chairs rated higher than that are given extra points for special features that really stand out. 

Secretlab Titan 2020 Series

#1 luxury rated


The best premium gaming chair on the market got even better with a big upgrade in mid-2019. The $350+ Secretlab Titan 2020 Series has all of the features of competing premium gaming chairs. It stands out with an ingenious internal lumbar mechanism, while the latest enhancements keep this masterpiece on the cutting edge of perfection. 

Secretlab Titan color choices

The best premium gaming chair in the world

The Titan is the largest chair in the Secretlab line and is suitable for medium to large sized users. 

Secretlab Titan size chart
  • Unique feature: integrated lumbar support mechanism (no lumbar cushion needed)
  • Functionality: padded 4D adjustable 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 
Secretlab Titan upholstery options

The Titan is upholstered in a choice of Prime PU Leather, Softweave Fabric or Genuine Leather

Why you should buy this chair

The internal lumbar mechanism gives the best back support in the industry. That plus the amazing quality of build seats the Secretlab firmly at the top of our premium gaming chair rankings. Expect impeccable back support and ultimate luxury in a package built to last for five years or longer. 


RATING: this gets an extra 1/2 star because of the luxurious quality and amazing internal lumbar mechanism

4.5 of 5 Stars

DXRacer Drifting Series

#2 luxury rated


This DXRacer Drifting Series is the world's only high-end gaming chair tailored specifically to the needs of office workers. Expect all the classic ergonomic goodness of conventional gaming chairs, with a few tweaks. These tweaks are designed to keep you locked into an optimal upright position for long hours of high-intensity computing time.

DXRacer D-Series Office Chair
This model uses the standard gaming chair blueprint and then adds a few modifications. These include denser padding, and noticeably narrower seat and backrest. Set the recline to 110 and lean back - your body will set you in perfect ergonomic alignment that will get you locked in and focused on work.

The concept behind the Drifting Series is to lock users into perfect ergonomic alignment while facing a computer. Part of this involves narrowing both the seat and backrest. As a result, this chair is better suited to smaller sizes.  

DXRacer Drifting size chart
  • Functionality: 3D adjustable armrests; tilt lock to any angle up to 135°
  • Comfort: high density mold shaping foam; padded armrests; high quality PU leather upholstery in a range of color options and styles
  • Support: metal frame, gas-powered lift, heavy-duty 5-point base, 2" PU casters
  • Warranty: lifetime warranty on the frame; 2-year warranty on all parts 
DXracer Drift Series black and red gaming chairs

The D-Series comprises an entire line of varied styling options

Why you should buy this chair

For upright 'typing position' work, the Drift Series wins hands down. Its thicker padding is designed to support an upright posture for extended hours with ideal alignment, leg positioning and circulation. 


As the days pass, your posture will round out, your energy levels will increase, and you will start cracking out work at blistering pace - while floating on a cloud. Sizing is as follows:


RATING: this gets an extra 1/2 star because it works absolutely brilliantly as an executive office chair

4.5 of 5 Stars

Anda Seat Dark Demon Series

#3 luxury rated


Anda Seat is a German company with a heavy presence in China. They produce Formula One racing seats, high-end movie theater chairs and ergonomic gaming chairs. The Dark Demon is their flagship chair.

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Anda Seat Dark Demon
Take a sturdy steel frame, layer on extra thick padding, upholster with super durable finely stitched PVC leather and add all the features a high-end premium gaming chair can offer. This is the Anda Seat Dark Demon. Its features are comparable to the other chairs on the list. What sets the Dark Demon apart is the padding, which is the thickest of them all.

The Anda Seat Dark Demon is designed to fit a wide range of users, from small to large.

Anda Seat Dark Demon size chart
  • Functionality: 3D adjustable armrests (up, down, right, left); recline with tilt lock to 160°
  • Comfort: super high density mold shaping foam; ultra durable PVC leather upholstery (stain and scratch resistant)
  • Support: steel frame, gas-powered lift, 5-star aluminium base, king-sized 60mm PU casters
  • Warranty: lifetime warranty on fame and parts (details)
Anda Seat gaming chair front, back and reclining view

The Dark Demon is the most impressively padded chair on this list

Why you should buy this chair

The Dark Demon Series uses the same high quality materials that Anda Seat uses in their F1 racing car seats. It's draped in excellent quality PVC leather that is comfortable, durable and scratch resistant. Most impressively, layered on top of the steel frame is 1.5" of memory foam plus 2.5" of high density foam.


If you're looking for the most luxuriously padded premium chair on the market, this is the one. 


RATING: this gets an extra 1/2 star because of its amazing performance and industry leading padding

4.5 of 5 Stars

Noblechairs ICON Gaming Chair

#4 luxury rated


The Noblechairs ICON offers a minimalist design with streamlined shape that supports the spine for long hours of high performance work. Upholstered in thick, soft PU faux leather, it also boasts denser than average cold foam padding and a style that's suitable for both gamers and executives.

Subtle styling and stunning faux leather
The Noblechairs ICON is a high end luxury gaming chair with perforated, ultra breathable PU leather finished with intricate diamond-shaped stitching along the backrest. It's premium materials, impressive adjustability and unique aesthetics make it stand out as one of our top-rated premium models.

The ICON is one of of the larger chairs in the Noblechairs line, supporting tall users weighing up to 330 pounds.

Noblechairs ICON size guide
  • Functionality: 4D adjustable armrests; recline with tilt lock to any angle up to 135°; 360° swivel
  • Comfort: extra resilient high density foam; perforated, breathable, scratch resistant PU leather in 7 color combinations; removable neck and lumbar cushions
  • Support: steel frame, Class 4 gas lift; aluminium 5-point base; 2.4" casters suitable for both hard and soft flooring
  • Warranty: 2-year warranty (excluding natural wear and tear)
Noblechairs ICON gaming chair

Why you should buy this chair

Serious professionals looking for an imposing boardroom style gaming chair should consider buying the Noblechairs ICON. This models incorporates the best premium features into a regal style perfect for high achievers.


RATING: this gets an extra 1/2 star because of its minimalist design, exceptionally supple leather and high-end performance.

4.5 of 5 Stars

Arozzi Vernazza Series Super Premium

#5 luxury rated


Arozzi is a Swedish manufacturer of high end gaming chairs, desks and other gaming accessories. The Arozzi Vernazza Series Super Premium Gaming Chair is their flagship product. Available in six color variations, this is a top-tier ergonomic chair with solid features and excellent durability.

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Classic styling and solid performance
The Arozzi Vernazza delivers vibrant styling, impressive durability and luxurious comfort. Instead of flashy features it offers a consistently solid performance for both gamers and working professionals.

The Arozzi Vernazza fits medium to large sizes with an extra-wide seat and extra tall backrest. Smaller users will find this chair roomy enough to curl up in. Larger users will feel like being strapped into a Formula 1 racing seat.

Arozzi Vernazza size guide
  • Functionality: adjustable height & backrest; deep recline with tilt lock to 165°; 360° swivel; 3D adjustable armrests (up, down, left, right)
  • Comfort: extra dense foam padding; specially formulated easy cleaning PU leather in six color combinations 
  • Support: steel frame, adjustable height gas spring; large premium casters
  • Warranty: 2-year warranty (details)
Arozzi Vernazza Series Super Premium Gaming Racing Style Swivel Chair

Why you should buy this chair

The Vernazza incorporates Arozzi’s best features into a solid, stylish and ultra comfortable gaming chair. It only has standard features - its main selling points are the quality materials, thoughtful engineering and rock solid consistency.

4 of 5 Stars

DXRacer Racing Series Carbon Fiber

#6 luxury rated


The DXRacer DOH/RV131/N Racing Series is a sturdy, comfortable gaming chair draped in gorgeous Carbon Fiber PU leather. It offers a solid set of features and comes in six striking color variations.

Luxury racing style gaming chair
The DXRacer DOH/RV131/N Racing Series is upholstered in Carbon Fiber PU Leather and offers plenty of features that make it one of the top high-end models well suited for both working professionals and hard-core gamers.

Like most DXRacer models, the Racing Series supports small to average sizes: 

Racing Series gaming chair size chart
  • Functionality: 4D adjustable armrests; adjustable height, backrest and recline with limited tilt lock to any angle up to 135°
  • Comfort: carbon fiber PU leather in 6 stunning color combinations; high density mold shaping foam padding
  • Support: steel frame; 5-star inlaid color bar base; removable neck and lumbar support pillows
  • Warranty: 2 years on parts; lifetime warranty on the frame
DXRacer Racing Series color choices


Why you should buy this chair

The style, size and dimensions of Racing Series chairs makes them perfect for gamers. While these cost a lot of money to simply play video games, they offer the height of luxury and are well worth the value for those who can afford to splash out. 

4 of 5 Stars

AKRacing Core Series SX Gaming Chair

#7 luxury rated


The Core Series SX is the luxury pick of the AKRacing line, draping the highest quality PU leather upholstery over a super sturdy build with premium features and enhanced ergonomics. It's the only chair on this list that offers full recline to 180°.

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High quality + minimalist aesthetics
The AKRacing Core Series SX features minimalist aesthetics with exceptional build quality and ergonomics. Perfect in the office or the gaming room, this model comes in six gorgeous color combinations and adds features designed to bring ultimate comfort to long gaming or work sessions.

This is a super-sturdy chair suitable for medium to large sizes. Even in full 180° recline, it can hold a whopping 330 pounds without issue.

AKRacing Core Series SX Gaming Chair size chart
  • Functionality: 3D adjustable armrests; adjustable height & backrest; recline with tilt lock to any angle up to 180°; 360° swivel
  • Comfort: cold-cured foam padding; high quality PU leather in six color options; removable neck and lumbar support cushions
  • Support: steel frame, gas-powered lift, heavy-duty 5-point base, 2.5" casters
  • Warranty: amazing five year warranty on parts and 10-year warranty of the frame
AKRacing Core Series gaming chair

Why you should buy this chair

You have the money for a premium chair and you are more interested in performance than fancy features.


The AKRacing Core Series SX gaming chair is a high performer. It offers supple seating, full recline, multiple adjustment options sturdy support that's guaranteed with withstand five years of heavy use. 

4 of 5 Stars

Noblechairs EPIC

#8 luxury rated


The Noblechairs EPIC is a premium office gaming chair made entirely out of 100% vegan PU imitation leather. That makes it more ethical, and also more affordable, given it’s impressive set of features. It's a majestic chair with excellent support at the lower end of the premium pricing scale. 

Noblechairs EPIC
This is a solid product with comparable features to the other chairs on this list. What stands out is the high quality leather and intricate diamond-shaped stitching on the backrest. These hint at the attention to detail that goes into the Noblechairs EPIC. It has special features beyond the basics but still stands out because of the impressive quality of the build.

The Noblechairs EPIC is a versatile office gaming chair that suits small to average-sized users. 

Noblechairs EPIC size chart
  • Functionality: 4D adjustable padded armrests; recline with tilt lock to 135°; 360° swivel
  • Comfort: deform resistant cold foam; high class PU leather (waterproof, extra durable, easy to clean
  • Support: steel frame; hydraulic gas lift (class 4); aluminium five-point base; 60 mm casters
  • Warranty: 2-year warranty (excluding natural wear and tear)
Noblechairs Epic gaming chairs

Why you should buy this chair

In our opinion, these chairs look too regal and commanding to simply play video games with. Given the intricate diamond stitching and luxurious upholstery, this masterpiece is best suited to stand out in the home office or boardroom. 


Just like the other luxury chairs on this list you can count on rock-solid performance and durability for years. If you want to feel like a king in the most regal design on this list, the Noblechairs EPIC and ICON models are the top choices to consider. 

4 of 5 Stars

VERTAGEAR S-Line SL2000 Gaming Chair

#9 luxury rated


Priced at the lower end of the premium scale, the Vertagear Racing Series S-Line SL2000 comes in over a dozen striking color schemes and provides features that match up to the best chairs on this list. While the styling is the most striking feature of these chairs, they make our list because of the impressive quality of build and industry-leading warranty. 

Vertagear SL 2000
This model offers standard premium features and stands out with ultra durable PVC leather in a large variety of striking color combinations. This is a solid premium chair at a great price.

The Vertagear SL 2000 offers standard sizing that will fit a wide range of small to large users.

Vertasgear SL2000 Gaming Chair size chart
  • Functionality: 2D adjustable armrests; adjustable height, tilt lock recline to 140°; 360° swivel
  • Comfort: upholstered in ultra durable PVC leather extra in over a dozen different color combinations; Ultra Premium high resiliency foam; removable neck and lumbar support pillows
  • Support: steel frame; gas-powered lift; aluminium alloy 5-star base; Soft Glide wheels
  • Warranty: 10-year warranty on frame; 2 year warranty on parts (excluding normal wear and tear)
Vertagear SL2000 gaming chaircolor options

Why you should buy this chair

If you're looking for a straight-ahead premium gaming chair with solid customization options, browse through the SL 2000 color options. If any combination strikes your fancy, purchasing will give you a luxurious gaming chair experience for at least two years of heavy daily use.

4 of 5 Stars

Best Affordable Premium chairs

If you like what the premium chairs have to offer but need to cut corners, the following models rate very highly and come in between $299 and $220. 

These models give slightly pared down features. Otherwise, expect the same outstanding ergonomics, comfort and durability as the more expensive chairs. 

DXRacer Formula Series

#1 affordable premium


This is the original gaming chair that provided the ergonomic blueprint for every other chair in this guide. The DXRacer Formula Series Racing Chair is a timeless classic - somewhat outdated compared to flashy modern chairs, yet still one of the most popular gaming chairs in the world. 


DXRacer Formula Series
The F-Series offers everything you expect in the premium range. This beloved classic comes in breathable black mesh and high quality PU leather trim in a range of pleasing color options. Expect great ergonomics in a solid build that will take heavy use well beyond its warranty.

In general, DXRacer gaming chairs cater mainly to average-sized people. The Formula Series is rated for people 5'8" tall and weighing up to 200 pounds. 


That said, based on our own experience, every height up to six feet will find the F-Series chair to be a wonderful fit.

DXRacer Formula size chart
  • Functionality: adjustable height & backrest; tilt lock recline up to 135°; 360° swivel
  • Comfort: high density mold shaping foam; combo mesh fabric + PU leather upholstery in 11 color combinations; removable neck and lumbar pillows
  • Support: metal frame; Class 4 gas lift; 5-star nylon base; 2" PU casters
  • Warranty: lifetime warranty on frame; 2 years on parts
DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FD101/N Newedge Edition

Why you should buy this chair

This is the original gaming chair with classic features that all other gaming chairs are built upon. While the F-Series is suitable as a office chairs, gaming enthusiasts will most enjoy the versatility of this product. It's perfect for working, watching movies, gaming and reading. Expect great ergonomics in a solid build that will take heavy use well beyond its warranty

4 of 5 Stars

Opseat Master Series Gaming Chair

#2 affordable premium


The OPSEAT Master Series stands out by offering premium ergonomics and design, with amazing value for money. 

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Premium quality at affordable prices
The OPSEAT Master Series comes with full 180° recline, 4D adjustable armrests and breathable perforated leather woven together using meticulous color accent stitching. This is a high quality premium chair with an incredible price. FREE SHIPPING.

The OPSEAT Master Series is built for people of average height and above average weight. People taller than 6'0" might find the backrest too short to properly support the neck.

OPSEAT Master Series size chart
  • Functionality: 4D adjustable armrests; adjustable height & backrest; full tilt lock recline to 180°; 360° swivel
  • Comfort: soft & supportive cold molded foam; soft PU leather with enhanced breathability in nine color variations; perforated leather memory foam neck and lumbar cushions
  • Support: contoured metal frame; Class IV pneumatic lift, heavy-duty nylon base, smooth rolling caster wheels
  • Warranty: 2 years on parts; free replacement or refund within 30 days
OPSEAT Master

Why you should buy this chair

We're not sure how they do it, but with the Master Series, OPSEAT provides high-end components and features - for around 30% less than comparable products. If you need high-end luxury but need to cut corners, the Master Series is well worth considering. 

4 of 5 Stars

Anda seat Viper Series

#3 affordable premium


If you were amazed by the quality and low price of the OPSEAT Master Series, the Anda Seat Viper Series will blow your mind - it's even cheaper! Designed in the classic racing car style, this stunning model is upholstered in extra durable PVC leather and comes with a solid set of premium features. It's the lowest-priced chair on this list but it stands up well as a high end premium chair. 

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Premium quality at budget prices
The Viper Series is a solid gaming chair with premium features. What stands out the most is the gorgeous PVC leather upholstery. It's extremely durable, easy to clean and both stain and scratch resistant.

The Viper Series is a versatile chair that works well for small to large users.

Anda Seat Viper Series size chart
  • Functionality: 3D adjustable armrests; recline with tilt lock to 160°
  • Comfort: high density mold shaping foam; super durable PVC leather in 5 color options; velour neck and lumbar cushions
  • Support: 22mm enhanced steel frame; Class 4 Hydraulic lift; 5-star aluminium base; 60 mm PU covered wheels
  • Warranty: lifetime warranty on parts, excluding normal wear and tear. Amazing! (details)
Anda Seat Viper Series gaming chair

Why you should buy this chair

You want a premium gaming chair with great upholstery and features but you prefer to save money than splash out. If that's the case, the Anda Seat Viper Series will gives you everything you need plus steep cash savings. 

4 of 5 Stars

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CONCLUSION

The best premium gaming chairs in the world

The average office worker spends around eleven hours sitting every day. If you are in this class and suffer from chronic back problems, a gaming chair provides a simple solution. While both premium and budget gaming chairs will support the back for long hours of sitting, premium chairs to do with plenty of extras.

These generally include better materials, more customization options and longer warranties. All premium gaming chairs in this guide are guaranteed for at least two years of heavy daily use.

Pro gamers, streamers, designers, programmers, accountants and other professionals who spend long hours sitting should consider the benefits of buying a premium gaming chair. 

These models will fix your posture, support your beck and spine and improve your vitality. This means more energy to focus on productivity and winning. In that sense, premium gaming chair are an excellent investment for high achievers.