Picking out the best gaming chairs for dads was no easy task. We had to consider price, comfort, and super cool features. When many people go to build out a gaming station they focus most of their attention to their PC. This makes sense because you need a PC that is fast and has amazing graphics if you want to get the most out of your experience. However, you must also consider the chair. Think about it. You are going to be sitting in that chair for hours (hopefully), so it needs to be comfy.
Picking a great gaming chair will make a huge difference in your gaming experience. I’ll go so far as to say it can even make you a better player. Ever tried to play while your back is in intense pain? Yea, not a fun experience at all. A good chair can help avoid issues such as back pain, promote proper posture, and give your back a rest.
The best chairs allow you to adjust the height and tilt of the chair so you get is just right for you. Naturally, your kids will use it to spin in circles the moment you’re done, but that’s another story.
Now let’s jump into our review of the best gaming chairs we have had the pleasure of occupying!
The Best Gaming Chairs for Dads
For those who want the best of the best you can stop reading now. The Secretlab Omega series graces the top of our list for so many reasons. The top reasons include:
- Comfort and support like you’ve never known, but always wanted
- Sturdy and durable for when a game is so exciting you start to jump around
- Soft fabric because who doesn’t like something soft and comfy
Secretlab has a line of products, but we’ve only ever enjoyed the Omega SoftWeave. This particular chair is extremely comfortable, which is one of the key features. Secretlab calls it “dream-like comfort” and I’m inclined to agree. Created using dense short yarn, the Omega SoftWeave is made using first-grade products. The benefit of this is that the chair can last for years.
If you’re sold on the Omega, but not on the SoftWeave you can also give the Prime or Napa Leather options a try. We haven’t used these before so we can’t comment on them. However, if they live up to the quality standards set by Secretlab in the SoftWeave they should be great options.
Every gamer knows that you don’t just buy a single product. Accessories are always necessary. Check out the memory foam pillows. The head pillow includes a cooling gel coating so you stay cool in the hottest of competitions.
At this point we’re supposed to present a con or negative to the Omega SoftWeave. Which is tough because the downsides are so small. Even pricing ($379 direct from Secretlab) isn’t offensive given the quality of the chair. Oh, and if you buy direct they previously offered free shipping. I’m not sure if that is still around but if it is the purchase decision is even easier.
My parting thought is that if I had to advise a friend on one chair it would be the Omega SoftWeave. Heck, I’d even recommend it as a work chair. If you have to sit for 8 hours or so at work you might as well be comfortable!
AK Racing Core Series EX
Let’s keep this party going with the AK Racing Core Series EX. AK is a well-known brand in the gaming chair world. With a solid reputation you just know you’ll get a quality chair from them. The most appealing feature from AK is the chair’s build. The metal frame + comfy foam means you will have a chair that will strong for years to come.
While we can’t really call it a budget chair, the AK EX is $349, it isn’t outlandishly expensive as far as gaming chairs go. The chair comes with lumbar support, which is something you must take serious as a gamer. Especially since you aren’t getting any younger, or at least I’m not. You also get the added benefit of adjustable armrests and the ability to adjust the height. Comfort is key so the breathable fabric used in the chair helps keep you cool even during these summer months.
What I really love about the AK Racing Core Series EX is that it comes with a 5 year chair warranty and 10 years for the frame. Given how intense some gaming sessions can get it’s nice to have a warranty should it be needed.
DXRacer Classic Series
The next chair in our lineup of best gaming chairs for dads is for those dads who aren’t as trim as they used to be. No judging here. Personally, the freshmen 15 hit me 15 years after college (check out some cool fitness gadgets we’ve reviewed if you can relate). That is to say if you feel a bit constrained by your current chair it might be time to checkout the DXRacer Classic Series.
DXRacer provides a chair that is roomier than the competition. Thankfully, it doesn’t sacrifice on comfort. The chair is sturdy, supportive, and easy to occupy for hours. The cushioned headrest helps to keep your head comfortable as well. It seems like DXRacer didn’t listen when some wise person said “one size fits all”. It’s a good thing some companies decide to do what they like.
Who says you can’t combine work and fun? Maybe a stuffy boss, but with the NeueChair you will feel like you’re having fun at work. The design might look like a standard office chair, but from the first time you sit down you’ll know it’s anything but ordinary. The metallic base combined with a mesh back and seat say “look how professional I am” while being great for extended gameplay.
By far the coolest feature about this chair is that it keeps you cool. The others on our list have a solid back. Some might have a ventilation slit or two. The NeueChair’s full mesh back is a savior for those of us who have a bit of back sweat or when it’s crazy hot.
If you’ve been working from home and need a chair that is comfy and professional then check out the NeueChair. If you have a super cool boss and/or an expense account it will come in handy. Clocking in at $570+ this chair isn’t the cheapest on our list.
Vertagear Racing Series S-Line SL4000
I’ll round out this list with the Vertagear Racing Series S-Line SL4000. Vertagear is a newer chair on the block for gamers, but the brand is well-respected. It’s key selling feature is the customization that can be done. Really, if you like to tinker this chair is for you. You get the standard seat height adjustment, but everyone offers that. Vertagear stands out by offering a mind blowing 170 degrees of choice just for the back. If you’re one of those dads who has back problems and needs a chair that is just right then the SL4000 should be on your list. Also, the name is just cool.
You’re probably thinking all that customization comes with a hefty price tag. That, good sir, is where you’d be wrong. Coming in at $380 this isn’t the cheapest or most expensive chair on the market. Given the number of customization options it’s a pretty good deal. A proper gaming chair for those long sessions is important. The SL4000 gives you the one-two combo of a good price with all the comfort and features you’d need.
It’s funny how many people never think a lot about chairs. You sit in them everyday, but don’t give them much thought. As a gamer, however, it’s critical to have good support and comfort. The chair is one of the most important pieces of gaming equipment. After which, of course, is finding a game to enjoy with your family!
I hope you enjoyed this guide to the best gaming chairs for dads and that it helps you find a new chair. If nothing else, maybe it makes you start to think about your current chair and how it might be time for a new one.