Most cheap gaming chairs cut corners wherever possible to keep costs low. One popular method is to make smaller chairs that use less materials. That’s one reason why so many cheap gaming chairs have narrow seats. But now, wide-bottomed people can join the cheap gaming chair party. Below are four cheap gaming chairs with extra-wide seats for large bodies.
The best-selling cheap gaming chairs in 2020 are all compact models for kids or slim adults. That can be frustrating for large users seeking low-cost gaming chairs.
Beginning in 2019, many top budget chair manufacturers began to respond to this gap in the market. But because demand is so high right now, only three viable models are still in stock. All have a few benefits for users with thick legs or wide hips.
First, traditional gaming chairs keep the legs pressed together. In contrast, chairs with wide seats offer plenty of legroom. That presents more options to move your body while you sit. The net result of this is that chairs with wide seats feel more comfortable over long periods of use.
Another benefit of gaming chairs with wide seats is versatility. Small people can sit cross-legged in these chairs. Wider bodies can enjoy a relaxed fit. That makes wide-seat chairs a good choice for shared workstations. For example, as a shared computer in your home. Your whole family can enjoy good back support while taking turns using one of these chairs.
Best cheap gaming chairs with wide seats
Here are our current picks for the best cheap gaming chairs with wide seats. There are a few criteria. First, they all cost less than $250. Second, they are legit chairs from proven brands. Third, they are all currently in stock. Cheap chairs with wide seats tend to sell out fast. As a result, we will keep this list updated with chairs that meet all criteria.
E-Win Knight Series 400 lbs. gaming chair
Direct buy price: $199
The E-Win Knight Series debuted in 2019. The RSP on E-Win’s website is $289, but it’s on sale with a special price on the Ewinracing.com website.
Of interest to wide users is the flat, wide seat. It’s a half-inch wider than the Von Racer seat, at 21.7″ across. The build is super-solid, rated to hold up to 400 pounds.
This model stands higher off the ground and has a slightly deeper and wider seat than the Von Racer. It fits users 5’8″ to 6’4″ weighing up to 400 pounds. This size is also a great option for average sized users who prefer a roomier seat.
- Seat width & depth: 21.7″ (W) x 22″ (D)
- Backrest height & width: 33.9″ (H), 22.6″ (W)
- Total height: 50.2″ to 54.1″
The E-Win Knight Series comes in black PVC leather with a choice of red, white or blue trim. Its standout feature is the flat, wide seat. It also uses premium cold-foam padding. That’s the highest grade of chair padding, usually reserved for the most expensive chairs.
- Functionality: 1D armrests (up and down); recline to 155°; tilt lock and tilt angle lock.
- Comfort: cold cure foam padding; neck and lumbar support pillows.
- Warranty: 2-year warranty on parts; 10-year warranty on the frame (details).
The solid build, 2-year warranty, and roomy seat make the E-Win Knight Series a great value buy. While it’s a good option for wide users, all users seeking a spacious ergonomic chair can enjoy this chair.
Von Racer 8272 extra wide
Amazon price: $129.99
Von Racer is an alternative brand name used by Killabee. Killabee started out in 2001 as an office chair manufacturer. They launched their gaming chair division in 2014.
The Von Racer 8272 is one of their latest models. This is an extra-wide version of the Killabee 8272, one of our favorite cheap chairs. The Von Racer model comes with an internal lumbar system. The Von Racer version uses a traditional lumbar pillow, with a built-in massage unit.
Of special interest to large users is the extra-wide flat seat. It’s 21.3″ wide without any side wings. That gives your legs use of the entire seat area.
The Von Racer 8272 is also available on Amazon for $129.99.
The Von Racer 8272 fits users 5’8″ to 6’2″ weighing up to 300 pounds. The dimensions are ideal for a range of big and tall sizes.
- Seat width & depth: 21.3″ (W) x 21.3″ (D)
- Backrest height & width: 31.9″ (H), 20.5″ (W)
- Total height: 48″ to 51.2″
Features are basic, but expected for this price. The standouts are solid ergonomics and the extra-wide dimensions.
- Functionality: 1D armrests (up and down); recline to 135°; rocking function with lock.
- Comfort: built in lumbar pillow massage unit; high-density memory foam padding; neck support pillow.
- Warranty: 1-year warranty; returns accepted within 30 days (details).
The Von Racer 8272 is also available direct from Killabee. Check the latest direct buy prices.
The Von Racer 8272 is a great budget option for users too wide to fit in other cheap chairs. The features are basic — sizing and comfort are the highlights. Expect a relaxed fit with solid ergonomics that support good posture while you sit.
Direct buy price: $248.99
Affordable gaming chair maker Killabee has three product lines. Von Racer is their cheapest line. Fantasylab is their luxury line. The Fantasylab 8331 has a flat, wide seat and supports up to 400 pounds. It also has a rich suite of features including lumbar massage pillow and 3D armrests.
The Fantasylab 8331 has an average-sized seat. But the seat has flat (instead of ridged) edges. That allows for plenty of legroom. If you have wider-than-average hips, this model is a good pick.
- Seat width & depth: 21.7″ (W) x 20.5″ (D)
- Backrest height & width: 33.5″ (H), 23.2″ (W)
- Size rating: people 5’8″ to 6’2″; up to 400 pounds
This model offers luxury features at a bargain price. A nice addition is the massage unit built into the lumbar pillow. Charge with a USB cable, turn it on and lean back into the chair. The vibrations hitting the small of your back feels good. Using it for a boost a few times per day should help you stay fresh while working.
- Functionality: 3D armrests; recline to 155°; tilt-tension rocking function.
- Support: steel frame; high-density sponge padding; neck pillow & massage lumbar pillow.
- Warranty: standard 1-year warranty from Killabee.
Compared with the best pro gaming chairs, the Fantasylab 8331 cuts a few corners. You get 3D armrests instead of 4D. You also miss out on the seat angle tilt-lock tilt lock function. Having those options lets you practice dynamic sitting, which helps you stay fresher for longer.
Without those options, the Fantasylab 8331 is still a luxurious chair. It offers decent adjustability, excellent comfort, and effective back support.
Other large sized alternatives
For other gaming chairs with wide seats, check out our review of the world’s best big and tall chairs. Those models support up to 440 pounds and come in a range of prices, from luxurious to basic. You’ll notice some models overlap between that review and this one. This should give you a solid look at what’s out there for big and tall users.