5 Good Budget Gaming Ergonomic Office Chairs 2018

Updated on January 11, 2018
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I left my finance job 6 years ago to work for my dream boss, myself. I've never looked back. I focus on tech, gaming, and hardware reviews.

Looking for a good gaming chair? Start with something ergonomic that breathes well. Here are a few of our favorites.
Looking for a good gaming chair? Start with something ergonomic that breathes well. Here are a few of our favorites.

A few years ago I decided that having a good office chair was one of the most important things for having a work at home job.

Between blogging during the day and gaming during my free time I sit in my chair at least 50 hours a week. At one point, I tried to save a little money by going with something cheap. Over time, I realized that I could work harder and more comfortably if I found a good office chair that was ergonomic.

In the short-run, you might be hesistant to spend a little bit more. However, in the long-run, you'll be better off with an ergonomic chair that lasts longer and doesn't cause you any pain. In addition, there are several budget-friendly chairs that fall into this category. I'll list some of my favorites below.

A Good Under $200 Ergonomic Mesh Gaming Chair

Height Back and Seat Adjustment
Height Back and Seat Adjustment
Here I am sitting at my desk. As you can see the chair fits well even at my height.
Here I am sitting at my desk. As you can see the chair fits well even at my height.

Review of Lorell's Executive Office Chair for Gaming

I'm a pretty big guy at 6'4" and 250 pounds. I need a chair that is not only sturdy, but tall as well. The Lorell Executive office chair is a good option for gamers who are average to above average height.

I've used it for the past year and a half and have yet to notice any wear and tear on the back mesh or seat. Speaking of the mesh it breathes well and helps you to avoid any sweat build up that can occur over long gaming sessions.

The back of the seat is ergonomically designed for natural curvature. It's a good budget alternative to the pricey Aeron chairs you see on the market as it feels nearly as comfortable and just as durable.

Fully Adjustable:

Another really nice thing about this chair is that you can adjust it in pretty much every way possible. It's not only the height, but the 3 levels you can see in the picture to the right also control the back of the chair and the seat as well. I also like the 5-point wheel system which makes it easy to glide over the plastic chair mat beneath it. If you do purchase it I do recommend the chair mat since the chair itself is pretty heavy-duty and can rip even more durable carpets.


The armrests aren't perfect, but they are adjustable and not too wobbly like many chairs out there.

Final Impression:

Overall, if you're going to be sitting in a chair a lot and need something durable, then I highly recommend the Lorell Executive High-back chair. For the money, it can't be beat. I bought my first one of these several years ago and have since purchased another for my upstairs system.

A Good and Ergonomic Executive Back Gaming Chair

Here's what the Ergohuman looks like with someone around 6' tall in it.
Here's what the Ergohuman looks like with someone around 6' tall in it.
The headrest adjustment gives you quite a lot of flexibility and fits most medium to tall gamers.
The headrest adjustment gives you quite a lot of flexibility and fits most medium to tall gamers.

Here's another executive office chair that our editor uses. The Ergohuman High Back Swivel Chair is a bit pricier but has far more features in terms of customization and adjustment. He's about 5'11" but, as you can see in the picture it would fit someone much taller due to its height adjustment for both the chair, back, and headrest. It would also work for someone below average height due to how the chair can adjust and move.

The Perfect Mesh Office Chair for Gaming:

This chair is fully mesh from top to bottom and breathes extremely well. It's higher quality than other mesh I've used and is ideal for any gaming session.

Features and Ergonomics:

The legs are on a 5 point wheel system which makes it easier to move around and the whole thing is pretty much adjustable top to bottom. With the way that the mesh feels and the back is curved, it's a bit more comfortable than the Lorell Executive simply because you can get it closer to the preferred shape and style you're used to. Eurotech refers to it as a back angle adjustment. You can see it in the pictures we took to the right.

Tilt Tension and Lock:

In addition the tilt tension control and lock allows you to not only lock in the tension but lock it in multiple positions.

Final Impression:

This chair is anything, but cheap. In many ways I like it as good or better than some Herman Miller chairs I've used in the past. If you want a good deal, try to find it on a deal or refurbished for around $400. Otherwise it'll set you back around $600.

A Good Budget Pu Leather Ergonomic Gaming Chair

Merax is a seat company that's really come on to the market during 2016. Their Faux leather and mesh chairs come in 13 different styles of mesh and leather and are affordable with pricing from as low as $50 to as high as $225.

The High Back 6 chair, featured on the right, is the one that's drawing my interest right now because of it's sleek design and high back. It's comfortable, firm, has an ergonomic fit, and has height adjustment as well as a near-to-straight back recline function.

This chair is as comfortable as some of the options you'll find in the $500 range and looks nearly as good too. Overall it's a solid value in the under $200 category.

A Good and Cheap Leather Ergonomic Chair

If you prefer leather to mesh I really like the Viva High Back Ergonomic chair. It comes with adjustable lumbar support. If the lumbar support on some chairs can be a little bit much for you, this might be perfect. It's good middle ground between having lumbar support all the time and removing it when you simply want to sit back.

In addition to adjustable lumbar support, the Viva chair also swivels, reclines, and has an adjustable seat. It does have an executive stance, so it's good for medium to tall individuals. The weight limit is 250 pounds.

Overall, this chair is inexpensive at around $200, has a ton of flexibility, and has good ergonomics as well. If you suffer from regular back pain or just want to prevent it, this is a good option.

Want the best option available? I recommend Herman Miller's Aeron Chair for comfort, ergonomics, and durability.
Want the best option available? I recommend Herman Miller's Aeron Chair for comfort, ergonomics, and durability.

A High-End Ergonomic Office Chair

If price is not an issue, I highly recommend Herman Miller's Aeron Chair.

This lightweight Carbo Pellicle / graphite chair comes with a 12-year warranty and, from experience, will last you at least that long. If you're like me and go through typical chairs every few years, in the end it may even save you money.

In addition, it's feature-packed with Back support, a fully-mesh design, and has just about every adjustable feature you can think of.

Pay Attention to Ergonomics:

I've seen a lot of gamers out there who look at their health as an afterthought. By that, I don't only mean exercise, but also what they sit in.

An ergonomic chair forces you to sit in a way that helps you to avoid long-term back injuries. Injury can and will occur if you're sitting improperly for too many hours at a time. Find a chair that's not only adjustable but also offers back lumbar support.

Don't just assume that whatever is most expensive offers the most support. Many of the pricey and popular chairs are not that much better than some of the inexpensive chairs I've come across.

If the ergonomics of a chair bother you, consider getting a chair that allows for adjustment of lumbar support. Then, you can adjust when and if you use it throughout the day.

Mesh or Leather Office Chair for PC Gaming

Which would you rather use?

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Mesh Vs. Leather for Gaming:

Mesh and Leather are both viable options for gaming or for your office. For long hours, I tend to lean towards mesh chairs.

The breath-ability and durability of them can't be matched. However, I fully admit that a true leather seat is often more comfortable. If I'm sitting for just a few hours, I'd rather go that direction.

Summary: Chairs for Gaming

Overall don't be afraid to spend a little extra on your gaming chair. I try to do this with everything that I use a lot. That includes my socks shoes, computer, monitor, bed, and of course, my office chair. Look for something that's ergonomic, durable and comes with a decent warranty.

What's your favorite office chair for gaming? Let us know in the discussion area below.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2013 Brandon Hart

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