Top 10 Best Budget Gaming Chairs 2018

Model
Features
Cherry Tree Furniture Racing Sport



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  • Brand new design racing style high back reclining office chair upholstered with soft padding for superior comfort and lumbar support.
  • Designed with a retractable foot stool that can be pulled outwards to relax your legs on or fully withdrawn for work and study.
  • Heavy duty gas lift and strong castors.
  • Height adjustable. 360-degree swivel.
  • This chair comes with reclining and lock function.
JL Comfurni Gaming Chair


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  • Racing Style High Quality Chair -- Soft faux leather and confortable padded seat, strong heavy duty stable base.
  • The chair have lift and rocker mechanism. The height can be adjusted and armrest can be pushed up.
  • Extra 1 Neck Pillow.
  • Includes a detailed instruction manual.
CTF Sport Gaming/Office Chair


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  • Gaming chair ergonomically designed with tall backrest with two air vents and mesh fabric trimmings.
  • Upholstered with high quality faux leather, easy to wipe clean.
  • 360 degree swivel, tilt function, upright lock function. Height adjustable.
  • Holds load up to 120 KG.
GT Force Roadster 1


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  • Perfect gaming chair to race through a day of work or game in comfort and style.
  • High quality faux leather, together with colour matched mesh trimmings and caster wheels.
  • Air vent on the backrest to symbolise engine vents found on sports cars.
  • Has a lift and tilt mechanism. This chair can be adjusted to the required height, Back Cushion can be moved up or down to support your Spine.
Langria High-Back Chair


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  • Racing style chair features a well-padded headrest, backrest, seat and armrests for long hours of comfort without feeling back pains, perfect for office workers and PC gamers.
  • Features the soft leather upholstery in black and orange finished, the high-back design and the tilt tension control knob that can be rotated to accommodate different size/weight users.
  • Lock your office chair in an upright position at 90° by pushing the lever in; or pull the lever out to unlock and recline between 90° and 105° to support your body's natural movements.
  • Supports upto 120kg of evenly distributed weight; its heavy duty nylon legs and nylon casters increases safety and stability.

The modern craze for online gaming is one that has taken on a life of its own, and it continues to grow in popularity not just in the UK, but across the world. The way that computer gaming has changed in the last couple of decades could not have been foreseen by even the most astute observers.

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The first console and computer games were rudimentary affairs, with simple controls and basic ideas. These days, you can immerse yourself in a full-on 3D live player action game, with amazing ability and quite sensational graphics, sound and realism. It’s all down to the development of ever-more powerful chips and the imagination of the game designers.

Many parents bemoan the amount of time their kids spend on the computer – and with good reason – but it should be said that there are merits to these games, and it is not just kids that play them. The engagement with other players who may even be on the other side of the world is part of the appeal, and there are so many different types and genre of games to choose from the variety is unsurpassed.

One aspect of the popularity of gaming that has become part and parcel of it is the invention of the gaming chair. These dedicated chairs often come with sound systems built-in, are designed for comfort, and some even come with a movement that mirrors what goes on in the game – these, of course, are the more sophisticated types.

What we are looking at in this review is the best cheap gaming chair market. That’s not to say these chairs are cheap and cheerful, but that they will not break the bank and cost you half your yearly salary! Before we get into details, let’s talk a little more about what makes the best gaming chair, and why you need one.

The Top 10 Cheap Gaming Chairs

1: Cherry Tree Furniture Racing Sport


Our first choice of budget gaming chair should give you a good idea of what they are all about. It’s a pretty standard char, if a very nice looking one, designed in the mould of sports-car seats, so gives the impression of speed and excitement. Finished in red and black, with silver trim, it is indeed very pleasant to the eye. It has the usual wheeled base with a swivel movement and is designed to be ergonomically efficient.

This model is, as we believe they all should be, fully adjustable for height, but the armrests remain at a set point. It has a tilt position for added comfort and is very nicely made. It is upholstered in durable, quality leather for the best effect, and has a high back with a nice head-rest. All in all, it’s a pretty neat chair that will serve you well for gaming or as a desk or office chair.

Pros
  • Great colours
  • Leather
  • Neat design
Cons
  • No armrest adjustment

2: JL Comfurni Gaming Chair


You are going to read some very similar reviews among these gaming chairs, but that’s to be expected. The users have made it quite clear what they want, and the makers have pandered to the market. This one is another in the sports-car seat style, and it’s a very nice one too. It is finished in blue and black, with silver trim, and has the usual high back for support and comfort.

This one is upholstered in a faux-leather finish with plenty of padding for support and is very comfortable. It is a decent size, too, so will fit larger users. It is perhaps a little ‘cheaper’ looking than that reviewed above, but comes with full swivel, gas-adjustable height and – a bonus for us – armrests that can at least be moved a bit. It has a rocker mechanism but cannot tilt.

Pros
  • High back
  • Adjustable arms
  • Full padding
Cons
  • No tilt

3: CTF Sport Gaming/Office Chair


The thing about these chairs is that they really do serve a dual-purpose: you wouldn’t look out of place using one of these in the office, any more than at your console. This one is in a popular red and black finish – but you can also have it with the insets in blue, or all black or all grey if you wish. It’s got the usual high-back design for maximum support, is fully-padded and is finished in a nice faux-leather, a material we like as it is easy to keep clean.

What else can we say about this chair? Even at number three, it’s becoming difficult! This one has two air vents for added breathability, is fully height adjustable, has a tilt function but no adjustment in the armrests, and can handle up to 150kg on its castors. It has 360-degree swivel, so you get full movement, but no rocker function.

Pros
  • Height adjustable
  • High back
  • Colour choices
Cons
  • Non-adjustable armrests

4: GT Force Roadster 1


It’s no surprise that gaming chairs of this kind tend to mirror racing car seats in terms of style. Driving and racing games are among the most popular of all console games, and offer an excellent experience for all ages. This one, from GT Force, is a great replica of a sports car seat, and is another in the same ilk. It is primarily black but comes with a choice of four colour trimmings – red, grey, orange or blue – and is finished in quality faux-leather for comfort and easy cleaning.

It is fully height adjustable and comes with a moveable back cushion for added comfort, and it also offers a tilt motion. This can be left unlocked if you want the rocker experience. It is ergonomically designed, and suitable for larger persons thanks to strong castors. The vents in this one are positioned to look like engine vents, but do the job, and it is a nicely-made chair.

Pros
  • Height adjustable
  • Easy to clean
  • Tilt
Cons
  • No armrest adjustment

5: Langria High-Back Chair


There is good reason why people are choosing these chairs for office use; they look good and, as they are designed for gamers, they are comfortable for long periods sat in one position. This one, from Langria, is a typically neat design that offers great levels of comfort from its padded base, high back and ergonomic design. It also looks like a quality item, and is lined with easy-clean faux-leather.

It is finished in red with black inserts – very much like a high-end supercar seat – and offers excellent support for the back. It can handle up to 120kg, so is suitable for heavier users. This one has the usual height adjustment, via a simple lever underneath, and can also be tilted and locked, with a rocker function too. The armrests are fixed, however, which may be of concern for some people.

Pros
  • Height adjustable
  • Faux-leather
  • Tilt and rock
Cons
  • No armrest adjustment

6: GT Force Roadster 2

This is another from the GT Force range, and from what we can see differs largely from the number 1 model in terms of the colour finish. It is a typical design in the car seat mould, looks good and is clothed in easy clean faux leather. The finish is quite dramatic, with a largely black body plus striking ‘go faster’ stripe inserts in white, grey, red, green or blue. It is a nice looking chair, so no problems there, and it is comfortable, too.

It is fully height adjustable and comes with a moveable back cushion for added comfort, and it also offers a tilt motion. This can be left unlocked if you want the rocker experience. It is ergonomically designed, and suitable for larger persons thanks to strong castors. The vents in this one are positioned to look like engine vents, but do the job, and it is a nicely-made chair.

Pros
  • Height adjustable
  • Adjustable paddingr
  • Tilt and rock
Cons
  • No armrest adjustment

7: JL Comfurni Chesterfield


Anyone thinking the name implies this will be akin to those buttoned-leather chairs in a gentleman’s club need think again. This is a very stylish design in the typical racing chair style, and looks the part in every way. It is designed for maximum comfort with excellent padding and seat bolsters, and comes with full swivel motion and a weight capability of 12okg. Full height adjustment can also made simply, and it can also be reclined.

In fact, it can be reclined to 180-degrees and can also be used – even in that format – as a rocker, and is supremely comfortable with faux-leather material that is easy to clean and durable. It’s perfectly suitable for long periods, and also comes with full-adjustable armrests for added comfort. This one also comes with two extra pillows that can be put where you want them, so they’ve thought of everything where comfort is concerned.

Pros
  • Fully adjustable including arms
  • Extra padding
Cons
  • None

8: GT Force Pro GT


This is a stand-out chair in many ways, and one that deserves to be considered despite the high price, which we will come back to. It looks the part, is superbly upholstered with a wealth of cushioning and support, and is from a maker that is known for quality gaming and office chairs. There is a sense of drama about the way this one is styled that will appeal to the car fanatic, and it will be perfectly comfortable for hours sat at the desk.

It comes with fully adjustable height and a long backrest with movable cushions. You get fully adjustable armrests in 4-ways, too, and it can be reclined to 170-degrees and has a rocking motion. The faux-leather lining hides heavy duty supremely comfortable foam inserts, and it has reinforced easy-glide coasters. In fact, it’s possible that this is the best chair here, and it looks good in black and red, grey or blue.

Pros
  • Fully adjustable including arms
  • Superb cushioning
Cons
  • None

9: JL Comfurni Chesterfield


JL Comfurni has a great range of chairs that are well-designed and nicely made, and this model is certainly up there among them. This is a very stylish design in the typical racing chair style, and looks the part in every way. It is designed for maximum comfort with excellent padding and seat bolsters, and comes with full swivel motion and a weight capability of 12okg. Full height adjustment can also made simply, and it can also be reclined.

In fact, it can be reclined to 180-degrees and can also be used – even in that format – as a rocker, and is supremely comfortable with faux-leather material that is easy to clean and durable. It’s perfectly suitable for long periods, and also comes with full-adjustable armrests for added comfort. This one also comes with two extra pillows that can be put where you want them, so they’ve thought of everything where comfort is concerned.

Pros
  • Fully adjustable including arms
  • Extra padding
Cons
  • Expensive, but people think its worth it

10: CTF High Back Gaming Chair


This is another model from CTF and one that very much follows the set rules for one of these. You can have this one in three colour sets; black and red, black and white or black and blue, and each looks the part. It’s got the usual high-back design for maximum support, is fully-padded and is finished in a nice faux-leather, a material we like as it is easy to keep clean.

This one has two air vents for added breathability, is fully height adjustable, has a tilt function but no adjustment in the armrests, and can handle up to 150kg on its castors. It has a 360-degree swivel, so you get full movement, but no rocker function. This is a nice chair that is entirely typical of the genre, so will appeal to people with gaming or long periods at the desk in mind.

Pros
  • Height adjustable
  • High back
Cons
  • Non-adjustable armrests

So, that’s our list of the top 10 best budget gaming chairs, and we feel sure there will be one among them that suits both your needs and your personal budget. Before we go on to give our verdict, let’s have a look at some of the important features to consider.

How It Works

As we said above, we are not dealing with the super-sophisticated chairs with movement and other aspects built in today. Instead, we are looking at chairs that are designed with gaming in mind, that is robustly built, and that are comfortable and attractive.

Indeed, such chairs have also become popular in the office, as they tend to be ergonomically impressive and surprisingly affordable, especially when compared to some dedicated gaming chairs that are on the market right now.

Usually built with a swivel base – a requisite for games where there may be body movement – and a high back and armrests for support, these gaming chairs also come in a wide range of colours and materials, and are definitely built to last.

We have picked our top 10 based on price, value for money, looks, comfort and any other aspects of the design that appealed to us, so let’s get on with things and, just for you, have a look at the top 10 budget gaming chairs on the market right now, so you can find one to fit your needs.

Important Features

Buying a gaming chair, or perhaps a comfortable office chair is not something you pick quickly. You need to look at a variety of factors in order to make sure you get what you want, so let’s go through what those features are that you need to look for.

Comfort – you need to make sure your chair has a high back, is well-padded, nicely finished and comes with all the ergonomic design you want in a chair you are going to spend a lot of time in. Some of these are notably better than others, so we recommend you go through the specifications again.

Adjustability – some of these chairs offer full height adjustability, plus moveable cushions, full swivel option and also adjustable armrests. Not all offer the latter, and as we consider it important we reckon you should check them out before you buy.

Looks – it’s not unfair to say that some of these chairs look better than others and that as you are buying a piece of furniture you want it to look good. There are various colour choices, too, so look closely at what you can buy.

Tilt and Rock – movement is an important part of any gaming chair, and while all of these offer full swivel capability, only a few can be tilted and offer a rocker mode. Check the specifications out for full information.

That’s really about it as, in terms of upholstery, all of these feature faux-leather which is the best for easy-cleaning. So, which is for you? Let’s have a look!

Let’s Sum It Up!

Given the features to look for – summarised above – if you want all of them, and you want it done well, there is one stand-out chair here, and it is the most expensive. The GT Force Pro GT, at number eight on the list, offers everything you could possibly need in terms of adjustments, looks, capability and also quality, and is designed to last a long time. It is, however, some £40 more expensive than the nearest-priced model.

And, in fact, it is that which we would also recommend: the JL Comfurni Chesterfield is also a very good, stylish and fully equipped gaming or office chair that – at around £80 – we think it is the best cheap gaming chair on the market.

Have another look at our reviews, check out the manufacturer’s specifications, and buy a good gaming chair or office chair so you have the ultimate in comfort when you need it!