You get what you pay for. Those who’ve believed this saying won’t ever hidden gold in the budget segment of gaming chairs. But you can. So make good use of this opportunity. We have listed the best chairs under 100 bucks with a focus on the comfort levels, design, durability, and overall value provided by the product.

With so many Gaming chairs in the market and many of them having positive reviews, it may be hard to pick the right one that suits you. This list will help you pick the right chair with its extensive list of features, pros, and cons of each gaming chair. In this list, you’ll find all kinds of chairs, some with the best design that closely resembles the DX Racers, some with the highest comfort, and some with an all-round package.

Without any further ado, here the top 9 gaming chairs under Low $XXX

1. Furmax Office Chair High back PU Leather

Furmax Office Chair Computer Chair

The Furmax High Back Chair packs quite a punch for its price. The chair comes with a very good packaging that you wouldn’t expect at the price. It has a 5 star base at the bottom, with an ability to swivel a full 360 degrees. So yes when you feel excited after scoring a goal, you can move it around and let everybody in the room know that it’s how you roll. It can accommodate upto 280 lbs. and the height is adjustable form 20 inches to 24.4 inches thanks to its pneumatic gas lift. The backrest can be adjusted in height for comfortable seating and the backrest height itself is high enough to accommodate tall people.

Like the Homall below, the Furmax also has a rocking feature, so you can rock it back and forth for relaxation between sessions or to lull yourself to sleep. The material is PU leather which is definitely a steal at this price. If you don’t know why it is good, PU leather is stain resistant, fade resistant and breathes well so that you don’t sweat in hot summer days and can play keeping your “cool”. This is specially needed when you are playing in a room with no air conditioning. In addition, the seat is specially cutted in certain areas to make the chair even more breathable. An added advantage is the PU casters. Pu casters protect your floor from damage or scratches and aren’t available in even some of the mid-range gaming chairs. So Furmax has really stepped up the quality of caster wheels.

Furmax offers free replacement or money back guarantee for any quality issue within the first 30 days. Also, if you experience any installation problem, or see any damaged or missing parts within the first 6 months, you can apply for free of cost replacement. A minor drawback is that the armrests have little cushion to them, so it might get uncomfortable after long periods of time. However, at this price point, we can ignore this disadvantage. In short, if you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on gaming chairs and want a high-quality cheap one, this is the one!

Pros

Great value for money

PU leather and specialized cuts make it highly breathable

PU caster wheels protect your floor

Good weight capacity of 280 lbs.

Cons

Armrests not padded well

2. Homall Office Chair Executive Swivel Leather Desk Chair

Homall Leather Desk Chair

This Homall Chair is made of PU (polyurethane) leather which is a fade resistant, stain resistant, breathable material. Cheap leather doesn’t breathe well and gets hot in summers, so having PU leather in your gaming chair is essential especially when you’re going to use it without air conditioning in your room. It comes with rocking feature so you can nap comfortably while rocking back and forth. Not many chairs have this feature, so it’s certainly a plus.

This chair doesn’t have a reclining function but a tilt function. It means that when the base of the chair moves back also as you tilt it back. But this isn’t so bad considering the price. You can rock the chair slightly back and forth to relax or when reading. It’s rubber PU wheels leave no scratches on the floor, hence protecting your hardwood. The armrests feel good quality and customers have reported that their dogs pawing the arms has left no damage. They roll smoothly and make no noise. So if you like to play games at night while your family is asleep, this chair will help you keep the stealth levels high.

It has a weight capacity of 280 lbs. which is humongous at this price. It swivels 360 degrees and the caster wheels rotate in multiple directions making movement very smooth. The best part is that it comes with a lifetime exchange warranty on installation problems, damage, or missing parts.

Pros

A limited lifetime warranty helps build trust and assures you that the company will always be at your service

360 degree swivel and multi-directional wheels allow for better body movement

PU leather breathes well

PU wheels leave no scratches

Great comfort level for the price

Cons

Some people find it hard to assemble

Non-adjustable armrests, can only be folded up.

3. Merax Ergonomic High Back Swivel Racing Style Gaming Chair

Merax Ergonomic High Back Swivel Racing

This Merax chair has a variety of features which make it desirable. The first thing we noticed is that the chair is cushioned well for its price point. It comes with removable lumbar and headrest cushions, which are fairly soft and provide good levels of comfort over long hours of sitting. It has a weight capacity of 225 lbs. which may be good enough for most people but might not suit heavier people. The chair has a high back and will suit even taller people. The high back is good because it gives complete support to your spine from your neck to lower back. The material is PU (polyurethane) leather which breathes well and is resistant to fading or stains.

It is built from a metal frame and has a solid base which makes it feel strong and sturdy. It can swivel a full 360 degrees and the caster wheels are multi-directional, meaning that they swiftly roll on the floor. One of the most desirable features in the Merax chair is the 160 degree recline which is good for taking naps after you’re exhausted from long gaming streaks. The recline can also be used to relax while watching a movie at 100 degree angle, to read an engaging story while laying back at 150 degrees or to work with full concentration at 90 degrees. The multiple locking angles make it a great chair at this price. In terms of design, the chair has a racing style design and looks high-quality. So if you want to give a good looking birthday gift to a gamer, giving this Merax won’t be a bad idea.

The only complaint customers have had with this chair is that the armrests are a little loose and wobbly and the screws can’t be tightened fully. However, this minor glitch isn’t noticeable when you’re busy gaming. Assembling the chair is not fully smooth but can be done in about thirty minutes. Overall, if you want a value for money product with good design and a reclining feature, this is the one to go for.

Pros

PU leather breathes well

Reclines back upto 160 degrees and locks at various angles

Very comfortable

Cons

Wobbly armrests, but not problematic when you’re busy gaming

4. Bestoffice New High Back Race Car Style Bucket Seat

Bucket Seat Office

The BestOffice High Back Race Car Style chair is one of the best budget gaming chairs in the market. It has a weight capacity of 250 lbs. and a tall backrest of 30 inches measured from the seat. The material is PU leather which is a great feature at this price, it breathes well and is fade and stain resistant. The padding feels enough to provide you comfort over a long period of time and won’t get flattened after years of use. BestOffice has provided bucket style seats for added comfort which hugs your body from various angles. This provides optimal comfort for long hours of gaming. The backrest is high enough for tall adults, 6 feet or more, and this feature alone sets this chair apart from others. The base is a strong 5-point nylon made and the chair swivels a full 360 degrees.

The height of the seat can be adjusted, thanks to the gas spring. The chair feels very solid and even people who are above 6 feet and weigh around 250 lbs. will find it really strong. It is easy to assemble and takes 20-30 minutes for full assembly. The chair doesn’t recline but tilts or rocks like a rocking chair. There is a removable headrest pillow to support your neck but you can also use it for added lower back support. The armrests can be flipped up if you don’t want to use them but they cannot be adjusted in multiple directions like in other more expensive chairs. In terms of looks, the chair ranks well as the racing style seat makes it look like it’s brought straight from a racing car and the contours on the sides of the seat, on the side wings on the back area and the elegant placement of cushions makes it a stylish choice for a gaming chair.

Pros

Bucket style comfortable seat with extra pillow

High back

PU leather breathes well

Great design

Cons

Armrests can be flipped back but cannot be adjusted

5. Merax Ergonomic Racing Style PU Leather Gaming Chair

Merax Ergonomic Racing

This is another good product from Merax depending on what you look for in a gaming chair. It is ergonomically built to provide you comfort whether you use it in a office or home setting. Many ergonomic chairs in the market are costly, but not this one. The material on this Merax chair is PU leather which breathes well in hot summers and lasts a long time. So you can play games for hours on without sweating or hurting your back. It has a cushiony headrest and the armrests are well padded as well. It has a large backrest which supports your back for long hours and prevents backache. Although in the picture the back looks tall, but even people who are 5 feet 8 inches have found that the headrest could only reach their neck. This is a major drawback with the chair as it cannot even cover the average height (male) i.e. 5 feet 11 inches.

The chair reclines upto 120 degrees and can be locked at any angle upto 120 degrees depending on your need. The chair’s 360 degree swivel rotation make it easy to maneuver and work with. There is one drawback of the chair and that is its seat cushion. The seat is not very thick and after long hours of use, say more than six hours, it may start to hurt. Also, one customer has reported that after five months of use, the seat got really thin, so much that they could feel the metal plate in the middle. Overall, the chair looks comfortable but doesn’t seem it will last a long time. Also, it isn’t suitable for long (6+) hours of seating, unless you add your own cushion on the seat, which isn’t what you’d expect from a good gaming chair.

Pros

Reclines back to 120 degrees

PU material breathes well

Looks stylish
Soft headrest

Cons

Not durable

Thin seat padding makes it uncomfortable after 5-6 hours of use

Back is too short for even a 5’8” person

6. BestOffice High-back Recliner Office Chair

The BestOffice chair might sound like it is built for office use. But this is one of the best chairs available under 100 dollars. It has a seating capacityof 250 pounds. Unlike other chairs in this segment, it can recline fully from 90 degrees to 180 degrees. So napping after long gaming streaks is a great option with this one. It swivels to a full 360 degrees, so you can freely move around. The sitting height is 17.5 inches to 20.5 inches.

A great benefit of this chair is that even tall and big people will find it comfortable and well built for their physique. This is not the same in other chairs like the X Rocker which is a bit small for bigger people. It is also very sturdy and feels high quality. The icing on the cake is the footrest which can be extended when you want to use it and can be tucked in when you don’t. But hold on, the impressive list of features doesn’t end here. It also comes with removable headrest and lumbar pillows. Armrests are padded and feel comfortable but cannot be adjusted. You will find it easy to assemble the chair as it comes with easy-to-follow instructions.

It has its own set of drawbacks as well, which might be overlooked at it price depending on what’s most important to you. The arm rests on the chair are a bit flimsy and cannot be adjusted. The seat padding, athough comfortable, could be thicker for better level of comfort. For people with bony buttocks, this is going to be a problem. The footrest is comfortable but if you recline fully, the chair loses its balance, so no point of giving the full 180 degree recline feature. The design is also racing car style and it sure looks above its price range. Overall, this is a well-built, comfortable chair with many features that make it the best chair for low $xxx.

Pros

Good for tall and big people

Comfortable Footrest

Removable headrest and lumbar pillows

Fully reclinable

Cons

Arm rests cannot be adjusted and are a bit flimsy

Seat padding could be thicker

Loses balance on full recline

7. Essentials Racing Style Leather Gaming Chair ESS 3085

This Essentials Racing Style Gaming Chair has garnered a lot of positive reviews from its customers, so it deserves to be featured on this list. The material is not PU leather like other chairs, but is SofThread leather which is bonded leather.

So what’s the difference you ask? PU leather is high-quality, original leather that breathes well and lasts for decades. On the other hand, bonded leather is made from a layered structure of shredded leather and animal hides which are essentially the waste after quality leather is taken from animal skin. They look like leather, smell like leather, but don’t compare at all to leather. After sometime, the leather usually flakes off, which isn’t desirable at all.

Now if the material is bonded leather, what’s the point of buying? The answer is that the bonded leather on this one is much better than the usual bonded leather and can last for a couple years easily. It comes with movable arms unlike other chairs in its segment, so it provides additional comfort. The chair looks really good and the padding is meticulously put with contouring in all areas. The padding and contouring makes it a bucket-style chair, optimizing comfort levels to the maximum. It is strongly built and the metal frame, casters, and the meshed fabric can endure long periods of handling. It can accommodate a weight of upto 250 lbs. and is even fit for taller and bigger people. This is definitely a plus at this price point.

One drawback is that the chair doesn’t tilt much. If you want to take a nap after getting tired after a long gaming session, this isn’t the right chair for you. It tilts but it doesn’t lock in. In terms of design, the chair is really admirable. And if you choose the acid green color, it can definitely prove as an upgrade to your gaming arsenal. It is also easy to assemble and with the simple instructions, can be assembled within 20 minutes.

The chair comes with a three year warranty on manufacturing or material defects but doesn’t cover regular wear and tear or damage from natural disasters. One remarkable feature of the Essential ESS 385 is that it has gone through some really rigorous tests. It has passed the 300 lb. drop test, the 100,000 times tilt test, and the 40 mile caster roll test. This shows that the chair is made for long-term durability.

Pros

Affordable and heavy-duty

Bucket style makes it very comfortable

Rigorously tested

Cons

Bonded leather (softhread) isn’t durable

Armrests can be flipped up but can’t be adjusted

Heavy, weighs 40 lbs.

Could use more padding in the seat

Doesn’t tilt enough

8. Homall Executive Swivel Leather Gaming Chair

Homall Gaming Chair

The Homall Executive Chair comes with an attractive set of features that make it shine in the low $XXX price range. The first thing you will notice that is the chair looks absolutely stunning for its price. It can accommodate upto 300 lbs. of weight which makes it suitable for taller and bigger people. The sitting height on the chair is 17.7 inches to 20.9 inches. It comes with a rock solid five star base that makes it durable for a long period of time. The leather is premium PU, polyurethane, which is highly breathable in hot summers and prevents your body from sweating. It is also stain and fade resistant.

It comes with a lot of comfort goodies. The first is the headrest cushion to support your neck and you can remove it if you don’t want it. Then there is the lumbar cushion for lower back, which can also be removed. Unlike most of the other chair in its segment, the Homall dares to recline a full 180 degrees for that power nap after a long and exhausting gaming session. Not only this, the chair can be locked at any angle in between. So you can lock it at 120 degrees to watch a favorite movie while feeling cozy. Or you can lock it at 100 degrees to lean back a bit while gaming. You can also rock the chair back and forth to slide into a restful sleep.

The chair can swivel a full 360 degrees, so you can move around freely. The free swivel allows you to access adjacent areas in the room without needing to stand up. It allows for free movement and the greater the body movement, the better is the circulation of blood and redistribution of pressure points in the body. The caster wheels are multi-directional, so they can roll freely on the floor without any hiccups. If you look from the sides, you’ll notice the meticulous contouring done on the chair so that it hugs your body and provides the best levels of comfort. The seat height is adjustable because of the gas spring cylinder fitted below.

The armrests, however, are not adjustable and that is okay, considering other features at the price. The assembly can be hard and some customers have found it absolutely painful. The padding on the chair feels good, but is medium level, and couldn’t be suitable for the heavier folks. The caster wheels have a rubber coating and can slip when placed on a mattress, they also feel a bit cheap, but that can be overlooked at the price. However, the Homall customer service is really good and they’ve been known to get to you within a couple hours of registering a complaint.

Pros

PU leather breathes well, is durable, fade and stain resistant

Headrest and lumbar cushions

Reclines fully back to 180 degrees and locks at any angle in between

Stylish racing design

Cons

Not for taller or bigger people: Back not tall enough for 6 ft. & above

Padding is moderate, could be better
Armrests not adjustable

Caster wheels feel cheap

9. Computer Gaming Racing Chair Coavas Office High Back PU Leather

The Coavas gaming chair comes with high quality PU leather that is not only fade and stain resistant but also breathes well. It can accommodate a weight of upto 280 pounds which is good enough at this price point. The chair can be rocked back and forth to relax or to sleep, but it doesn’t have a recline feature which is not available on most chairs under Low $XXX. If you want the recline feature, go for the BestOffice chair mentioned above.

The seat, the back, and the armrests are padded well and provide good comfort for long gaming sessions. However, the cushions on the seat and the back are medium firm. And the back of the chair seems to lean forward a bit, which is more than most chairs. This chair doesn’t squeak or thud like other cheap chairs in the market. It provides 2.5 inches of height adjustment. The armrests are lightly padded for and are not adjustable or comfortable. It swivels a complete 360 degrees which is great for kids who like spinning around or even for you if you want to go crazy once in a while in those exciting gaming sessions. Tall people, taller than 5’11”, would find the height of the backrest a bit small and it will only add to the discomfort caused by an upright back.

It comes with a one month warranty in which you can return the chair without giving any reason. It has a 100mm gas lift, nylon caster wheels, and 320 mm nylon base. Assembling the chair is easy for the most part when you follow the instructions.

Pros

PU leather - durable, breathes well, fade resistant and stain resistant

Swivels full 360 degrees for better body movement

Good level of comfort

Rocking motion for napping or reading

Cons

Armrests not adjustable and are really uncomfortable

Doesn’t lean back, only slight tilt

Not suitable for tall folks over 5’11”

Summary

There are a wide variety of options available even under the Low $xxx segment. Some of the best chairs in this segment come from Furmax, Merax, XRocker, and Homall. Whether you want the best design, an integrated audio experience, reclining feature to take naps after gaming sessions, or thick padding for extra comfort, you’ll find the right chair on this list.

Choose the Furmax for overall value for money, the Homall on the second rank for good build quality and comfort, the Merax on the third for its high quality PU leather and its 160-degree recline for added comfort, the XRocker for integrated audio experience and take your gaming to the next level, and the BestOffice on number 5 for its high back and overall comfort levels.

So there you have it. Once you have the right chair, it will fuel your passion for gaming and make you enjoy it like never before. you can check the best gaming chair with footrest here