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This gaming chair with lumbar support is on sale for just $140

Staples Emerge Vartan
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Everyone needs a good chair. We spend a lot of time parked in front of our monitors, after all. The problem we face is that gaming chairs can be expensive—very expensive, in some cases. That's where the Emerge Vartan Bonded Leather Gaming Chair from Staples comes into play. It's got the high back, the flashy trim, the fancy logo, and it's currently on for just $140—which is $10 less than it was on sale for on Black Friday.

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The Emerge Vartan has all the basics, including adjustable seat height, tilt tension and lock, adjustable arms, and a 135-degree recline, for those times when you want to switch into "relax mode" for awhile. Head and lumbar pillows are included so you get all the support your doctor recommends, and if you're not the sort to follow doctor's orders, they're removable, too. 

Red is the traditional gamer color, but the Vartan is also available in blue, white, and purple variants. It has a chair weight capacity of 300 pounds, and—this is big for me, as someone who's broken several chairs over the years—a seven-year limited warranty.


Emerge Vartan Bonded Leather Gaming Chair | 229.99 $139.99 at Staples
The Emerge Vartan may not be the Cadillac of gaming chairs, but it is a legit place to park your ass for a very agreeable price. It offers red, blue, purple or white accents, 300 pounds of chair weight capacity, tilt tension and lock, and 135-degree recline. There's also a seven-year warranty attached, so you don't have to worry about needing to spring for a replacement anytime soon.

And if that price is still just a little more than you'd really like to spend, you can also opt for the similar, but non-swiveling and slightly-less-flashy Emerge Vortex, which is down from $199 to $109—that's a 45 percent drop. (At the moment, it's out of stock, though.)

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.