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Black Friday Gaming chair deals: discounts on chairs that won't hurt your back

Black Friday gaming chair deals

Even though it's now Saturday, the bulk of Black Friday gaming chair deals remain. But we're going to be adding all the freshest discounts coming up over the weekend to our Cyber Monday Gaming Chair deals list, so keep checking there for the latest offers on padding for your posterior.

The Best Black Friday Gaming Chair deals

Black Friday gaming chair deals

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If you're getting by with an old, lumpy chair, now is the time to treat your posterior to something way more comfortable. And that's easy to do right now—while graphics cards might be extremely hard to come by, Black Friday gaming chair deals are thankfully plentiful, and that should continue to be the case when Cyber Monday rolls around. The right chair upgrade can not only make your PC gaming experience significantly better, but can also stave off butt and back fatigue while doing anything else at your desk. No matter if you're driving around London in Watch Dogs Legion or just scrolling through YouTube, you can stay comfortable and maintain decent posture (that last part is important).

Especially if you're working from home these days, one of the best gaming chairs is a great investment. Racing-style chairs remain popular, and there are several we recommend. Check the gaming chair deals section below for our recommendations so far on some of our preferred brands, like Secretlab and DXRacer.

Also, consider an office chair, though. They tend to cost more, but offer the best ergonomics for long hours at a desk. If you can afford it, Steelcase makes ridiculously comfortable, costly chairs like the Gesture, which is about $150 off right now. The distinctive-looking (and also expensive) Herman Miller Sayl chair is also slightly discounted. If you have a sit/stand desk and only spend part of your time in a chair, and don't want anything big or expensive, you can also find some discounts on furniture sites like Wayfair on chairs that won't win any awards but will cushion your butt.

Whatever sort of chair you choose, know that a good one is worth the price, especially if you're currently in an ancient, non-adjustable hunk of plastic or a stylish-but-uncomfortable accent chair. A great chair will go along way toward building an ergonomic gaming setup.

Below are the best deals we've found so far.

Black Friday Gaming Chair deals

SecretLab Omega | $419 $349 at SecretLab (save $70)
Our favorite gaming chair is a good buy at its usual price, so this Black Friday discount makes it an easy choice. We appreciate its build quality, firm support, and memory foam pillows to customize it to your needs.View Deal

SecretLab Titan | $459 $389 at SecretLab (save $70)
A larger version of the SecretLab Omega, but otherwise essentially the same chair. Pick this one if you're over 6 feet tall or weigh 240 pounds or more. It's still a great chair, with excellent build quality and finish.View Deal

Corsair Gaming Chair | $349.99 $199 at Amazon (save $150)
Corsair's sleek gaming chair in the brand's iconic black/yellow colors is available for $150 on Amazon. You can also score other color variations directly from Corsair for $250.View Deal

Emerge Vartan | $229.99 $139.99 at Staples (save $90)
This affordable gaming chair sports the now-classic racing aesthetic and comes with removable and adjustable neck and lumbar support. The armrests are also height-adjustable, and with a 7-year limited warranty, it should last you, too.View Deal

Respawn 200 Series Mesh | $299.99 $229.99 at Staples (save $70)
There's no getting away from it; if you're in place for a long gaming session, then your average faux leather-backed chair is going to give you sweaty back syndrome. But, with a breathable mesh back behind the lumbar cushion, the Respawn 200 aims to make that a thing of the past.View Deal

AKRacing Core Series EX| $349 $219 at Amazon ($130 off)
If you really want a lie-flat gaming chair, then AKRacing is going to be your jam, with its 180-degree recline. Unnecessary, I'll grant you, but the steel frame, adjustable armrests, lumbar support, and build quality mean the Core Series EX has other things to recommend it, too.View Deal

AKRacing Masters Series | $529 $299 at Amazon (save $230)
The more premium AKRacing seat has had a hefty price cut on Amazon, which brings it down to the previous price of the chair tiers below it. That makes this a pretty impressive price for such a well-padded and full-featured gaming chair.View Deal

DXRacer Racing Series | $369.99 $299.99 at Walmart (save $70)
DXRacer chairs don't often come cheap, and still, at $300, this is no cheap gaming chair, but with $70 off, you're getting a quality racing-style seat with a healthy discount on the standard listing price. View Deal

Alienware S5000 Gaming Chair | $399 $359.99 at Dell (save $40)
If you want to treat your butt right, this Alienware gaming chair is an uncompromisingly comfy chair that's easy to assemble. These chairs rarely go on sale, so whenever we see a price drop, our ears tend to perk up. 

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Maingear Forma R and GT | $359 $334 at Maingear (save $25)
Thee are on the pricier side of gaming chairs, but are well built with a bevy of creature comforts, like 4D adjustable armrests, 165 degrees of reclining, full tilt capability, and included micro fleece breathable memory foam headrest pillow and lumbar support. The GT model is bigger and holds more weight, and costs the same.
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Black Friday Office Chair deals

Steelcase Gesture | $999 $849.15 at Steelcase
A god-tier chair. Genuinely the most comfortable office chair you can buy, and the price shows it, though a slight $150 discount is on offer right now. You'll also find Steelcase discounts on Amazon.View Deal

Tempur-Pedic Task Chair | $349.99 $199.99 at Staples (42% off)
If you're in the market for a comfortable office chair without the gaming aesthetic, Staples has the Tempur-Pedic TP8000 task chair available for 42% off. It features TEMPUR memory foam cushion to keep your butt comfortable all day long.View Deal

What to look out for in a Black Friday gaming chair

Durability has to be one of the key tenets of any Black Friday gaming chair purchase, as does support. If your bargain purchase starts to expose its metal frame six weeks into life as your gaming throne, and the padding sags depressingly, then you might as well be perched on top of a beer keg for all the support you're getting.

At the very least, you need to make sure that the gaming chair you have your eye on can offer some lumbar support, as well as adjustable arm rests. When you're typing or WSADing at a desk, those elbows need to be raised just so. Neck pillows, or adjustable head rest, are also worthy of your time and money, but you also want to make sure you actually fit too.

It's not always easy to get a bead on a chair's size from an online search, so always check the measurements before dropping a dollar on a new seat. There will be maximum height and weight recommendations for most chairs, and that's absolutely worth paying attention to. 

Dave has been obsessed with gaming since the days of Zaxxon on the Colecovision, and code books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Death Race 2000!). He built his first gaming PC at the tender age of 16, and finally finished bug-fixing the Cyrix-based system around a year later. When he dropped it out of the window. Thankfully it's a lot easier to build a gaming rig now there are no motherboard jumper switches, though he has been breaking technology ever since… at least he gets paid for it now.