It’s hot out, so you’re spending your days inside, playing games, and thinking about how you’d like to step up your seat game if you could find a great, cheap gaming chair deal. I resisted upgrading to a gaming chair for a long time—I didn’t want to become a cliche—but I recently got one and, honestly, if you play a lot of games it does as much for the experience as having one of the best graphics cards or the best gaming monitors. It’s great for your back, and what’s great for your back is great for your games.
At the same time, gaming chairs tend to be pretty expensive. It can be tough to shell out for the one you want at full price. Luckily, since you and I aren’t alone in this line of thinking, gaming chairs do tend to roll in and out sales on an ongoing basis. If you know where to look, you can minimise the hit to your wallet.
At the moment, our favourite gaming chair, the Secretlab Omega, is on sale through the company’s website. It’s really great when one of the best gaming chairs is part of one of the best deals. It takes so much of the guesswork out of the equation. Then again, it’s still more than £299 after the sale, so we have some other recommendations for every price point.
UK cheap gaming chair deals
Secretlab Omega gaming chair | £299 (save 25%)
Simply, this is our top gaming chair, so when you're getting it for £100 less, that's a good offer. You can check out a quick review of the chair below, but this is a cracking deal.View Deal
Secretlab Omega Softweave gaming chair | £329 (save £91)
No, the saving isn't as big as the regular Omega, but the softweave is one of the most comfortable gaming chair materials we've tested. Well worth spending a little extra for, and you do still get £101 off this model. Buy at Secretlab
Vertagear Racing series gaming chair | £249 (save £50)
This is one of the best racing-style chairs you can get, and it's currently £50 less. We'd recommend spending a little extra on the Secretlab, but if budget is tight, this is a good one.View Deal
Our favourite gaming chairs
1. Secretlab Omega
Our favorite gaming chair in 2019
Seat type: Racing seat | Recline: 165 degrees | Weight capacity: 240 lbs | Weight: 66 lbs | Available colors: Stealth, Classic, Amber, Royal, Ash
Few gaming chairs can mix both style and comfort, but the Omega does just that. It's shaped to support every part of your back, and the additional lumbar pillow and headrest mean that you can get whatever support you need while sitting in a chair that not only classes up a gaming set-up, but also sits very comfortably in an office environment too.
What's more the controls feel both well-made and easy to use. Some chairs save money in the plastic parts on the arm-rests and levers, but the ones on the Omega feel sturdy and easy enough to push into place. In fact, once you've actually put the chair together (get a friend to help) it all feels very solid and well crafted. The Omega itself is probably a little expensive at full price, but Secretlab often reduces the price by about $100/£100, so this is the ideal time to pick one up.
If you want to spend a little more money, the Softweave version is very plush, and adds an extra layer of cushioning to the chair. It makes a pleasing difference.
2. Noblechairs Hero
The best luxury option, beautiful and tasteful
Seat type: Racing seat | Recline: 135 degrees | Weight capacity: 265 lbs | Weight: 62 lbs | Available colors: Black, Brown beige, Brown black, White
While similar in shape and design to the Omega, the Noblechairs Hero is designed to offer a little firmer support, which can actually benefit your back and posture. Again, this would be perfect for anyone looking to combine their gaming rig with a more standard working environment, because it looks like a nice piece of furniture. The Hero truly feels like a luxury item, and would look as at home in a professional office setting as parked in front of your killer gaming PC.
The Epic comes in a variety of tasteful colors too, something that many gaming chairs should take note of, and all the trimmings feel well made and worth the money. There's a lovely, precise tilt mechanism here to help you recline, and good support for both neck and lumbar. A nice chair, if you can afford it or find a decent deal.
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