by | Jan 26, 2021 | Gift Ideas, Reviews, Z

Last Updated: Feb 14, 2021 @ 11:32 am.

What's the best gaming chair with footrest? To find out, we asked the gaming enthusiasts among our parent readers for their favorites. We took these suggestions and then did another nine hours of research—we tried out chairs for support, compared quality and judged comfort. Here are the ones we'd recommend.

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Best Chair With Massage

Easy to assemble
Loved the lumbar pillow on this chair—overall comfort is excellent. And yes, the massage feature was a big plus. Sturdy and well made.
$129.99

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Best Chair With Massage: Gtplayer Gaming Chair with Footrest

If you want a gaming chair with footrest AND massage feature, this would be our pick. Our readers raved about this chair—it is easy to assemble and folks just loved the footrest. And yes, the massage feature worked well.

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What We Liked

• Sturdy.

• Quality construction.

• Foot rest is retractable.

• Head pillow.

• Lumbar pillow.

• Swivel 360 degrees.

What Needs Work

• Side wings narrow seat width. While we liked the seat cushion on this gaming chair, it does have one drawback: the side wings narrow the overall width. 

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Best Budget-Friendly

Deep recline and 300 lb. weight limit
The adjustable lumbar support is nice, as is this chair's overall comfort. We liked how easy it was to assemble and adjust. Critics note the footrest could be beefier.
$89.99

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Best Budget Friendly: BOSSIN Gaming Chair

We liked this chair’s thickly padded cushion and overall comfort—and the price is certainly easy on the wallet.

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What We Liked

 Easy to assemble.

• Easy to adjust.

• Reclines to 155 degrees.

• 3.9″ in adjustable height.

• Maximum weight 300 lbs. (other chairs we researched were just 250 lbs.).

What Needs Work

• Assembly instructions can be confusing. While we judged this chair easy enough to assemble, the instructions were a bit confusing at times.

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Best Higher Armrests

Assembly is easy
We liked this chair's overall design and comfort, although a few dissenters say the seat cushion could be more cushy. The armrests have fans and detractors—we liked the higher position.
$99.99

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Best Higher Armrests: Ergonomic Office Chair PC Gaming Chair

Folks either loved or hated the higher armrests on these chairs. For taller folks, the armrests were a hit—and we can recommend this chair for those folks who prefer this design. Also nice: the adjustable lumbar support made this chair a winner.

What We Liked

• Easy to assemble.

• Higher armrests than others we tried.

• Adjustable recline from 90 to 155 degrees.

• Headrest pillow is comfortable.

What Needs Work

• Seat cushion could be a tad more comfy.

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Best Extra Padded Chair

Footrest is well designed
The segment padding is most comfortable here—we liked the padded armrests and smooth recline feature. Caveat: lack of ventilation means chair can get hot after a while.
$150.00

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Best Extra Padded Chair: RESPAWN 110 Gaming Chair

The race car-inspired design of this seat is most impressive, as was all the padding—the seat, lumbar and armrests are especially cushy. Very comfortable!

What We Liked

• Easy to assemble.

• Nicer looking than other chairs in this price range.

• Extendable footrest is comfortable.

• Padded armrests.

• Ergonomic design.

What Needs Work

• Can get a hot. 

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products like these chairs with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

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