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Black Friday gaming chair deals 2021: cheap seats, luxury loungers

Black Friday gaming chair deals
Black Friday gaming chair deals

Black Friday gaming chair deals

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Black Friday is falling into a distant memory already, and that means Cyber Monday gaming chair deals have taken their seat at the head of the table. Secretlab, our favorite chair maker, is offering up to $140 off its best chairs still, but there's a lot more out there to pick from. From entry-level butt-parking to literal laps of luxury that'll set you back four figures, and even a desk-chair combo set.

Not all of these are mainstream bargains, but doesn't your bottom deserve some love? The Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody, for instance, costs roughly three times as much as I paid for my first car. Believe it or not, it actually justifies its price—but if you're not inclined to fork over quite that much cash, there are plenty of others to choose from. Just know that whatever you go with, you're going to be spending a lot of time with (and in) it.

Gaming chairs may not be quite as hard to get right now as, say, an RTX 3080, but international shipping in general is in pretty rough shape right now. Given that, you may need to leave yourself a little wiggle room for shipping—some of these units may take longer than expected to arrive.

Also, consider opting for an office chair instead. They tend to cost more, but offer the best ergonomics for long hours at a desk. 

Whatever sort of chair you choose, a good one will be worth spending a chunk of change on, 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.

Where are the best Black Friday gaming chair deals?

Black Friday gaming chair deals

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Black | 4D armrests | $599 $469 at Secretlab (save $130)
This is our pick for the best gaming chair, and you'll know why once you sit in it. Or read our review. As for this specific design, it's one of the more understated of the lot. It's not as sensual to the touch as the Softweave fabric choice, but still boasts immaculately upholstered, premium quality Neo Hybrid Leatherette, and of course fantastic ergonomics. 

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Plush Pink | 4D armrests | $619 $489 at Secretlab (save $130)
Nothing makes a statement to your streaming audience (or live-in partner) like a baby pink gaming chair, but of course there are other colours to chose from. It's a standout choice for the Softweave Plus Fabric design, and is a top tier design, pink or not.

Secretlab OMEGA 2020 Series Gaming Chair

Secretlab Omega Classic | 4D armrests | $499 $359 at Secretlab (save $140)
Wrapped in Secretlab prime 2.0 PU Leather, this Classic Omega gaming chair is the more reasonably priced choice. It may not come with magnetic headrests but it's highly adjustable, and there are more designs to choose from than with the Titan. 

Corsair T3 Rush | 265 lbs max | 4D armrests | $299.99 $249.99 at Amazon (save $50)

Corsair T3 Rush | 265 lbs max | 4D armrests | $299.99 $249.99 at Amazon (save $50)
Okay, you're done with the faux leather aesthetic, and are after a more chill fabric look for your new gaming chair. But damn, those softweave seats are expensive, so here's Corsair with a fabric chair in a cool grey look to support your gaming funtimes.

Secret Lab Omega

Secretlab Omega SoftWeave 2020 Series | 4D armrests | $509 $389 at Secretlab (save $120)
Until the latest refresh, the Secretlab Omega was our favorite gaming chair, and it's still a great option. With a modest discount it's still not 'cheap' but this SoftWeave version is beautiful to sit on, and super comfortable too.

Razer Iskur | 299 lbs max | 4D armrests | $499.99

Razer Iskur | 299 lbs max | 4D armrests | $499.99 $349.99 at Best Buy (save $150)
Razer knows what it's doing when it comes to good quality peripherals, and its chairs are no different. With a loud green trim and subtle snakeskin design, the Iskur is a distinctive gaming chair, from a trusted brand.

AKRacing Core EX-Wide | 330 lbs max | 3D armrests | Neck and lumbar pillows | $369

AKRacing Core EX-Wide | 330 lbs max | 3D armrests | Neck and lumbar pillows | $369 $220.99 at Amazon (save $148)
If you're after more seat for your money, the AKRacing EX-Wide delivers more space to shuffle, or to sit in a totally non-ergonomic way cross-legged, like I do. And it will cope with a lot more weight than most gaming chairs too.

$229.99

Staples Emerge Vortex | 275 lbs max | Flip-up armrests | $229.99 $129.99 at Staples (save $100)
The Emerge Vortex is an inexpensive path to a stylish gaming chair, but offers all the basics: Height and tilt adjustments, lumbar support, flip-up armrests, and a built-in headrest. And if the black-grey combo doesn't turn your crank, you can also opt for brighter blue and red accents instead.

Anda Seat Kaiser 2 | 441 lbs max | 4D armrests | $499.99

Anda Seat Kaiser 2 | 441 lbs max | 4D armrests | $499.99 $349.99 at Amazon (save $150.00)
The Kaiser 2 is one of the top dogs on our best gaming chairs guide. The main drawback is some minor armrest rattle, but otherwise it's a great, well-built chair, and perfect for the bigger-framed gamers among us.

Anda Seat T-Pro 2

AndaSeat T-Pro 2 and gaming desk | 441 lbs max | 4D armrests | $949.99 $349.98 at AndaSeat (save $599.99)
This one is an incredible deal, considering the classy, supportive AndaSeat T-Pro 2 is usually over $500 all by itself. Not only is it discounted, you can add one of three gaming desks to the bundle and get both for less than $350. Oh, and two of the desks also come with cupholders and RGB... what more could you ask for?

4D armrests | $629.99

DXRacer Master | 353 lbs max | 4D armrests | $629.99 $528.89 at Walmart (save $101.1)
It's not the easiest thing to put together, but the DXRacer Master has earned a place among those on our best gaming chairs guide for a reason. It's not the cheapest option but its the most modular, highly ergonomic and we're totally convinced it could survive a nuclear blast.

$269.99

Staples Emerge Vartan | 275 lbs max | Center tilt | $269.99 $169.99 at Staples (save $100)
Another lower-priced option, the Staples Emerge Vartan is an upgrade over the Vortex, with a bonded leather back and seat, a higher back, office chair-style center tilt, and adjustable lumbar support. It also comes with additional head and lumbar pillows, supports up to 275 pounds, and offers an extra color option: The Vartan is available with blue, white, red, and purple accents.

Vertagear PL1000

Vertagear PL1000 | 330 lbs max | 2D armrests | head cushion |$329.99 $279.99 at Vertagear (save $50)
This chair is a fairly simple platform, but that means you get the basics done well and none of the fluff. Head cushion, back support, and a selection of nicely stitched finishes compliment the PL1000's price.

Vertagear SL5000

Vertagear SL5000| 330 lbs max | 4D armrests | head cushion | $459.99 $389.99 at Vertagear (save $70)
The Vertagear SL5000 offers all the features you'd expect from a gaming chair at this price, and that means plenty of adjustability and style. One thing it offers that others don't, however, and it is an expensive optional extra, is RGB LED lighting around the top of the chair. I mean if that's your style, it certainly has a unique selling point. It is $239.99 on sale, though. Ouch. 

AKRacing Core Series EX-Wide Gaming Chair

AKRacing Core Series EX | 330 lbs max | 3D armrests | $479 $311.99 at Best Buy (save $167.01)
Usually almost $500, this is a hulking saving. It's not the most well padded and in full recline apparently feels a little precarious, but it's comfortable, well built, and great for wider folks.

Homall Gaming Chair Office Chair | 300 lbs max | $149.99

Homall Gaming Chair Office Chair | 300 lbs max | $149.99 $99.89 at Amazon (save $50.10)
Supposedly a gaming chair as well as an office chair, the rubber racing wheels sure make it seem like a gaming chair to us. According to the description, "This gaming chair is suitable for you to play computer games, watch show, do the work and have a rest. "

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Black Friday office chair deals

Herman Miller Embody

Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody | 300 lbs max | 2D armrests | $1,595 $1,355.75 at Herman Miller (save $240)
Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody is a bit of a hybrid. It is one of our favorite gaming chairs, but also is almost exactly a match for the standard Embody from Herman Miller, an office hero. It has incredible back support, cooling material for active gaming positions, and a 12-year warranty. It's pricey, but worth it, and we rarely see it discounted.

Herman Miller Aeron

Herman Miller Aeron Chair | Three sizes | Adjustable arms | $1,495 $1,270.75 at Herman Miller (save $224.25)
The Aeron has long been office chair royalty. It's highly customisable, like the Embody above, but is made from lighter, mesh fabrics. It's very comfortable, too, though we do prefer the gaming stylings of the Embody as well. Still, the Aeron is a great option if you're willing to invest in your desk setup with a superb ergonomic chair.

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What should I look for in a Black Friday gaming chair deal?

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 WASDing 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 James

Dave has been gaming since the days of Zaxxon and Lady Bug 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. He first started writing for Official PlayStation Magazine and Xbox World many decades ago, then moved onto PC Format full-time, then PC Gamer, TechRadar, and T3 among others. Now he's back, writing about the nightmarish graphics card market, CPUs with more cores than sense, gaming laptops hotter than the sun, and SSDs more capacious than a Cybertruck.