Need advice on picking new gaming chair :)

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So, I currently need to buy a new gaming chair. I need to pick a good chair for max. 400$, for someone small (157 cm) preferably from DxRacer, but any other brand is also good as long as the chair will be comfortable and durable (I don't want it to be destroyed in just 2 years ) :D

And of course, I'm located in Europe, so it needs to be available here

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Just curious, but why do you want a gaming chair and not an office chair? What do gaming chairs do better?

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@divinekataroshie: Jeff Bakalar recommends the Secret Lab chairs, but they have a long waiting list. Their Throne chair would be for a smaller person.

I also know that noblechairs chairs have won a lot of awards, but don't really know a lot about them besides that.

@north6:I guess they're cheaper usually. Good, ergonomic office chairs cost way more than 400$.

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@north6: Well, to be honest, there are a couple of reasons. First, the always seem to be made of softer fabric, so they feel more comfortable. They are made for sitting for long periods of hours, much longer than office chairs. And usually, the design looks way nicer and they tend to be more durable? Or at least that was my conception :) but I might be wrong.

@retris Thank you for the recommendations!

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I've owned a Secret Lab Titan for about a year. If there's a waiting list to get one, I could see why. It's the best chair I've ever owned. I've had a cheap Staples office chair and a DX Racer chair in the past. Besides the comfort I like that the Secret Lab chairs aren't garishly styled like a lot of gamer chairs are.

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I want an ergonomic chair, but they all look so ugly to me.

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I would suggest Homall Gaming Chair Ergonomic High-Back

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I use OPSeat have for about a year now and no complaints. They pretty frequently have sales too up to 15% off.

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Buy yourself a stool

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Got a 2020 Omega from Secret Lab and I love it. Beats my old shitty office chair. Waiting time for ore order was only 5 days.

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@north6: "good" office chairs, actual brand name reputable ones that people recommend are usually closer to $1000. The usual recommendation is "just buy a pre-owned HM" which depending on your location isn't easy to find. There's one place where I live that deals in them and pre-owned are still around $650.

@divinekataroshie I also recommend Secret Labs. I've an Omega, my fiance has a Throne and she'd be closer to the height you mention. Since buying mine I've told several friends about it and a few of them have also bought one and been just as happy with their purchase.

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Now I'm looking at a secretlab titan.

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I bought a Secretlab Titan. Softweave, not the PU Leather. It's the most comfortable chair I've ever owned and the price isn't insane for a nice office/gaming chair.

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#16  Edited By haneybd87

Get an actual ergonomic office chair. Gaming chairs are mostly going to be bad for your back. You can get some good ones from office furniture suppliers for less than $400. It won’t be one of the big brand names but there are good ones from lesser known brands that office furniture suppliers will have that won’t wreck your back.

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Dont spend that much cash. I got a perfectly good leather office/gaming chair for 100 euro on amazon

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#18  Edited By ubernoobNTH

Seconding the Secret Labs. No wait list when I ordered mine, got it like 4 days later from purchase.

I bought a Titan this year and it's the most comfortable chair I've owned (prior to this I had your regular office chairs.) The width is nice (I'm skinny, but I ordered the Titan because of the height thing.) It doesn't have near the same amount of... curve, I guess I could call it, on the sides. I also got the softweave material like dwerkmd above.

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I can't tell if I was lucky or I don't care as much, but I got a high back, leather office chair from Office Depot for $110~ (may have been a show floor item) about a decade ago and that thing is still the bar for comfortable chairs as I've moved from office-to-office in my career. Heck my company made me go to a chair specialist when requesting a new chair and the abomination I ended up with was a $900 "ergonomic" nightmare on wheels that functioned more as a money pit than a chair.

I really recommend going to office stores and seeing what items are on discount. Unless the office chair industry has skyrocketed in the time I purchased one: you shouldn't have to spend more than $180 for a great, high back chair that'll last years.

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#20  Edited By haneybd87

@joedangerous: I would honestly stay away from big chains like Office Depot, I’ve gotten a few chairs there and they always broke after a while. After going to a local place that specializes in office furniture only I couldn’t be happier with my chair and the impact it had on my wallet. There are office furniture supply stores like this all over the place that you likely haven’t heard of unless you’re in the business of office management, they tend to be good.

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If you have a used office furniture store near you check there first. A coworker picked up a Herman Miller Aeron for $300. I prefer the Steelcase chairs personally.

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My first it advice is to make sure you get the right size.

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I bought a Secretlabs Titan earlier this year and it looks like I'm not the only one. I spent years trying to find a decent desk chair, preferably one that has a back high enough for my head to rest. At six feet tall, I couldn't find anything with a reasonable price. I found a million recommendations for Herman Miller Aerons or whatever, which is fucking laughable. I bet they are made out of the best parts available, but I'm not spending that much money on a desk chair that doesn't have the high back I want. And I'm not buying a used one.

Anyway, the Titan is definitely the best computer chair I've ever planted my ass in. I got the Softweave one. Fair warning, though, the seat is firm. It's not like sitting on a cloud or anything, it takes some time for it to break in, but after that break in period I can spend hours sitting here without a problem. I played through the latter half of Halo 4 with my brother last night without getting up once and I didn't feel bad at all.

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#27  Edited By ToughShed

I can't stress this enough, just buy an actual nice office chair vs a gaming chair. I bought a new Steelcase Leap when quarentine started and its been an incredible purchase. I went from back issues and having to worry quite a bit about how I'm sitting to having no issues whatsoever, even with long days mostly in the chair.

Great investment that should last for about 20 years or so.

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I can't stress this enough, just buy an actual nice office chair vs a gaming chair. I bought a new Steelcase Leap when quarentine started and its been an incredible purchase. I went from back issues and having to worry quite a bit about how I'm sitting to having no issues whatsoever, even with long days mostly in the chair.

Great investment that should last for about 20 years or so.

I really like the Steelcase I have back at the office. It's around ten years old now and still as nice as the day I got it. Most wear and tear on it is the arm rests are a bit scuffed from pushing my chair under my desk. I can 100% see this chair going to 20 +years.

I've been looking up chairs myself, and it seems like steelcase chairs end up in office supply reseller depots a lot. I'm just not sure I can pull the trigger on getting a chair for my home that's the exact same thing as the one I have at work.

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If you're going to be sitting most of the time, you might as well invest in something that can support your spine and limit the chance of back issues in the future.