Top 5 Best Big And Tall Gaming Chairs of 2018
Finding the perfect gaming chair when you’re a large person is no easy task. Do not worry you are not alone. This is a common struggle that a lot of bigger people go through because most gaming chairs are designed for skinny adults and young teenagers. However, here at Expose Gaming, we want to help every type of gamer out there.
That is why we explored the market to find the best big and tall gaming chairs that are best suited for you. We based our picks on many different factors. The most important one is the comfortability, imagine sitting for several hours on a gaming chair that is not comfortable, it could even lead to back pain in the future.
Also, our picks all have a high max weight and a very high backrest, making them great for bigger people. Last but not least, our picks are all made out of high-quality material, meaning your chair will last a couple of years before changing them, even if you use them every day.
Unfortunately, these chairs cost more than your standard gaming chair, because they require more material and a stronger frame in order to support more weight and to feel more comfortable. Not to worry our picks are the best you can find for the quality.
Before we go into our compilation here are some important point you should look at before purchasing these big and tall gaming chairs.
- Can you adjust the overall height and the headrest of the chair? This is very important for taller people because if you can’t change the position of the headrest it might end up hitting your neck, and that is not comfortable.
- The max weight, another crucial point, this often depends on the material of the gaming chair. What you need to look for is a heavy alloy duty material. Steel or metallic based chairs are good as well. They can support up to 300 LBS and more.
- Is the seating cushion large enough? Larger people need a bigger seat in order to feel comfortable, checking the dimensions is a must when purchasing a gaming chair. Also, you need to check if the armrests are adjustable so that you can free even more space in the sitting area.
- Last but not least, check out the reviews/comments of other people. This will give you a good idea about peoples opinions and even how the chair performs.
Editor’s Pick: Our big winner here is the DXRACER TANK SERIES. This chair is fantastic. It can support up to 450 LBS and has a max height of 6’7″ which is perfect big and tall people. It’s also very stylish and offers a lot of customization. Plus the price is great for what it can offer.
HERE IS A COMPARISON CHART FOR THE PRODUCTS FOUND IN OUR ARTICLE.
The Best Big And Tall Gaming Chairs
We start our list with a big one, just like this article. The DXRacer Tank Series, by reading the name we know this chair can support pretty much anyone. In fact, this model has a max weight capacity of 450 LBS and a max height of 6 foot 7, which is enormous for a DXRacer.
On top of being a very solid gaming chair, this model is very comfortable, it even comes with a free headrest and lumbar cushion, adding extra comfort to its users. It also includes a very high backrest in order to avoid future neck and spinal complications.
A key factor when you’re shopping for a big and tall computer chair is the seat width. This one provides a good sized seat, 17.5″W(Front) x 16″W (Back) x 20.5″D, to be exact. Meaning you will have plenty of space even if you’re a bigger person.
This chair is made out of a patent race car seat breathable material. PU leather also know has polyurethane material. Most gaming chairs are made out of this kind of material because it is effortless to clean and fade resistant.
This model comes in three different colors, black, red and black, green and black. The one we picked is the red and black one since red is my favorite color and it matches well with nearly any gaming setup.
The DXRacer Tank series offers a lot of customization as well. It allows the users to recline the chair or tilt at will. The armrests are 4D adjustable arms, meaning they are multi-directional, perfect to give you more space when sitting the chair.
Overall, despite its high price, this is a fantastic gaming chair for big and tall people. As I meantioned above it can support up to 450 LBS and a 6 foot 7 person max, on top of being very comfortable and stylish. If you got the budget this is a very good choice.
The AKRacing AK-9011 is very similar to our last pick regarding style, to be honest, most gaming chairs look alike. This model can support a maximum of 400 LBS and a max height of 6’5″ which is a little less than our previous model, but it’s also a lot less expensive.
This model is ergonomically designed allowing its users to spend an extended period of times without feeling any discomfort. Unfortunately, this gaming chair does not include a headrest and lumbar cushion, it’s not a big problem, but it’s worth mentioning.
The seat width is 17.3 inches wide and 21.3 inches large, giving the user plenty of space to feel comfortable. Plus the seat cushion is thick, adding, even more, comfort to the chair, perfect to support bigger people.
Like a majority of gaming chairs, this one is made out of PU leather. The reason is, this type of material is a lot cheaper than real leather, but it’s still high-quality. Also, this kind of leather is very easy to clean, if my accident you drop something on the chair you can easily clean it out.
Even if you’re a little bit heavier than the average person, this chair will fully support you. Thanks to its Metal frame, this computer chair is extremely solid and safe.
This model comes in two different colors, black & blue and black & red. Both colors will blend it perfectly with your gaming setup. Depending on the color you choose, the star-shaped base will be the same color, adding, even more, style to your setup.
Similar to other gaming chairs this one can recline from 90 to 180 degrees, perfect for taking a quick nap between online matches. It can also tilt, the user can adjust the height and the back to their preferred taste. Unfortunately, the armrest can only be adjusted up and down.
Ultimately, this chair is on the lower tier of our list in terms max weight/height and quality, but still for the price this is a very good pick. Perfect if you’re on a tighter budget and can’t afford a DXRacer chair.
The Vertagear P-Line PL6000 is truly a chair made for giants. I mean larger people. This beast of a chair can support a maximum of 440 LBS and a maximum height of 6’11” which is a lot for these types of gaming chair.
On top of being very solid, this model is extremely comfortable, thanks to its extra-large padding, headrest, and the lumbar cushion. The headrest pillow is very soft and comfy, unfortunately for some people, the lumbar cushion might be a little too large, a good thing for us we can remove it.
Compare to our other picks the seat of this gaming chair is quite spacious, 20 inches by 20 inches to be exact. This model was designed to offer the users plenty of space in the sitting area, plus the cushion is thick, adding even more comfort.
As I mentioned above, this computer chair has a high max weight limit. There is two reason for that, first one is because of its steel frame and high-density resilience foam. The second one, this model has a reinforced 5-star base, with heavy-duty alloy material that assures a stable structure.
The Vertagear P-Line is made out of a premium PVC faux leather. PVC leather is similar to PU leather which is the material used in the majority of gaming chairs. For me, I prefer a chair made out of PU leather has it is the closest thing to real leather on the market.
This model comes in a variety of colors, five different to be exact. Which is great, you can choose the perfect color to match your gaming station. The one we picked is the black one, has it can be combined with virtually any setup.
This model provides a lot of customization. Tilting feature with adjustable resistance and locking system. You can even recline it to watch movies or take a quick nap in between those hardcore gaming sessions. Last but not least you can adjust the height to your preferred taste.
Overall, if you want a professional looking gaming chair which can support a very big person, then this is the option for you, plus this model has a very reasonable price for what it offers.
The second DXRacer model to make our list, what can I say they make very good gaming chairs. Unlike most of our model, this one is the one weakest one, it can only support a max weight of 300 LBS and a max height of 6’0″ which is a lot of a standard chair, but not much compared to the chairs on this list. We still decided to add this one to our list because where it lacks support this chair compensate for the quality and comfort.
This model is ergonomically designed allowing gamers to spend extended periods of time and still feel comfortable. This computer chair provides a wider back area, giving the users more support for their neck and spine. It even includes a free lumbar cushion adding extra comfort to this chair.
Like most chair on our list, the seat of this DXRacer chair has a wider seat than your standard computer chair. The seat size is 21″W(Front) x 19.5″W (Back) x 19″D, to be exact. Offering plenty of room to move your legs around, plus the cushion is think adding, even more, comfort while sitting on it.
Unlike most of our picks, this gaming chair is made out of a leather style vinyl, giving it a very professional and sophisticated look, it can even be compared to a BMW or Audi seat. As I mentioned above, this chair shines in the quality, comfort department. It’s also easy to clean and will last you a long time if you take care of it.
This model comes in three different colors, black, black/coffee and black/red. We decide to pick the black/coffee one as we don’t see that color type often when it comes to gaming chairs, depending on your desk color, this chair can be a perfect match for your setup.
Despite its low max weight capacity, this chair still feels very solid and sturdy, thanks to its strong aluminum base and table metal five-point with a gas spring. Even if you’re near the max weight of the chair, you will feel very safe sitting on it.
The DXRacer DOH series offers a lot of customization. It can tilt and lean up to 120 degrees, great if you want to relax while watching a movie or take a quick nap. You can adjust the 3d armrest up and down. You can also take them off if you want the extra room. The height is also adjustable. You can set it to your preferred taste.
Overall, this is a very good gaming chair, even thought the max weight limit is low, it compensate with it’s comfort and high-quality material. Plus you can look like a boss while playing your favorite video game, or when you’re streaming.
We decide to end the list with a beast, one of the best computer chairs on this planet. The Herman Miller has a max weight capacity of 300 LBS. I’m pretty sure it can support more, but if you follow this sheet from their site, you’ll see 300 is the max weight. The max height it supports is 6’6″ which is very good compared to some of our picks. The model we picked is the Size C, the largest model they offer. If you are smaller, I’d recommend picking the other options.
When it comes to comfort, the Herman Miller Aeron is one of the best on the market. They are designed to support your back and neck fully and to relieve any pain you could have, even after an extended period. These chairs are perfect for gaming and working. That might be one of the reasons it cost so much.
This chair allows the users to fully adjust the lumbar support. The lumbar support pad can be adjusted vertically over a 4.5″ range and positioned with a thinner or thicker facing you to vary the support provided. The seat is designed to naturally position your legs to offer the maximum comfort.
The material of this chair is unique compared to other gaming chairs. The Herman Miller is made out of a pellicle high-tech mesh fabric, resulting in eight latitudinal zones of varying tension envelop you as you sit, delivering greater comfort and ergonomic support. Also, this material allows body heat to pass through to help maintain an even and comfortable skin temperature.
This model comes in a huge variety of colors to choose from. For our list, we decide to go with the standard graphite frame/carbon classic pellicle color as it can be combined with pretty much any gaming setup you have.
This computer chair offers a lot of customization. First one is the tilt limiter with seat angle adjustment, the tilt limiter lets you set the recline range at one of the three postures: upright, mid-recline and full-recline. It also allows the user to modify the angle of the chair from a standard position to a 5 degree forward tilt.
Ultimately, the Herman Miller is one of the most expensive chair on the market, but for the kind of comfort and support it offers, it’s understandable, it even includes a 2-Year factory warranty that covers casters, tilts, pneumatic cylinders, and all moving mechanisms. If you got the budget for this kind of chair, I’d say go for it.
This concludes our list of the best big and tall gaming chair! Finding the perfect chair is already a difficult task, now imagine when you’re a bigger person, it’s even harder. You just need to remember the golden rule when it comes to purchasing a heavy duty gaming chair. You need to look for an extra strong base.
Any chair that’s got a strong base is more than likely more than enough to support you. On top of looking for a sturdy base, you will need to find a comfortable computer chair which is tall enough, to be honest gamers spend a lot of time sitting down on their chair. So having an ergonomic chair is crucial.
As you see, before making the big purchase you need to overlook certain important factors, that is the reason it’s hard to find the perfect gaming chair. Plus you don’t want to receive one then realize it does not support you, the hassle of sending it back is not worth it.
In our list, most of our picks support more than 300 LBS and up to 6+ feet regarding height. So there are no bad options on our list, it’s just a question of preferences.
We hope our list of the best big and tall gaming chair has helped you choose your gaming throne. Do not forget to leave us a comment in the section below.