Best Big and Tall Gaming Chair 2023

When it comes to chairs to fit your frame, our pick for the best big and tall gaming chair is the Secretlab Titan Evo XL 2022 Series. Let's face it, the hunt for a gaming chair is intimidating. There is an insane amount to choose from with loads of features, and oftentimes you can't test them before shelling out hundreds on the new seat. Adding to the pressure is finding something that's properly large enough and provides ergonomic support for big and tall gamers. Click here to see detailed looks at the best big and tall gaming chairs, or check out our list below:

TL;DR – These are the Best Big and Tall Gaming Chairs:

To help along your search, we’ve rounded up a great selection of chairs that don't come up short (literally) when it comes to giving larger-than-average gamers a comfy place to rest their bones. With these options, you’ll find wider seats, tall backs, and higher load capacities. And you won’t miss out on the classic racer style or ergonomic extras, like 4D armrests or lumbar support. Check out our favorite options below that keep up with the best standard-size chairs – and click here to see them in the UK.

The Best Big and Tall Gaming Chairs

Secretlab Titan Evo XL 2022 Series

Best Big and Tall Gaming Chair

Secretlab Titan Evo XL 2022 SeriesSecretlab Titan Evo XL 2022 Series

We love the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 and are happy to see one of our favorite gaming chairs available in an XL model, which features a slightly larger form for big and tall gamers. You get a wide seat at 19.3 inches, while the bolsters on either side just add to that total width. Secretlab also uses a Class 4 lift that combines with the rest of its sturdy structure to support a hefty 395-pound max load.

The Secretlab Titan Evo XL 2022 Series doesn’t forget taller gamers, as it’s ready for individuals ranging from 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-9 with its high back. Of course, you still get all those ergonomic luxuries like integrated adjustable lumbar support, a magnetic neck pillow, and magnetic 4D armrests that you can swap out to get your optimal arm position. It doesn’t stop there, as your behind rests in a well-cushioned memory foam seat with cooling gel, and the base of the chair can even tilt as you recline, letting you comfortably sink back without sliding out.

AndaSeat Kaiser 3 XL

Best Budget Big and Tall Gaming Chair

AndaSeat Kaiser 3 XLAndaSeat Kaiser 3 XL

The AndaSeat Kaiser 3 XL is a spacious racing-style chair toting all the quality-of-life features you could want without breaking the bank. You get an impressive lumbar support system that moves using easy-to-control knobs, while 4D armrests further your comfort when pulled up to your gaming desk. When you’re ready to take a break from the action, the backrest hits a deep recline, or maybe you want to take advantage of the 15-degree rocking to ease some of that tense game energy.

Despite the low cost and all those handy extras, the Kaiser 3 XL is still a throne meant for larger-than-average gamers with its tall back, along with a sturdy aluminum base and steel frame to hold up to 395 pounds. The heavily cushioned seat isn’t lacking in width either, at 20.2 inches, with none of the metal bolsters seen in many racing chairs that often dig into your thighs. That seat is wrapped in durable PVC leather and available in nine color options to match your space’s aesthetic.

Homall High-Back Racing Chair

Best Ultra-Cheap Big and Tall Gaming Chair

Homall High-Back Racing ChairHomall High-Back Racing Chair

It’s hard to nab a really affordable gaming chair that’ll also work as a big and tall option, but the Homall High-Back Racing Chair manages to do just that. For just $150 (and it regularly goes on sale for much less), you get a chair with a sturdy steel frame and steady five-star base that can hold up to 300 pounds. However, we have to fault the seat’s surprisingly narrow width of 14.5 inches, though the 20.5-inch depth and the height adjustment from 17 to 22 inches make it suitable for taller gamers.

The Homall High-Back Racing Chair doesn’t stop with just the basics, offering neck and lumbar pillows for added comfort, but unfortunately, the armrests aren’t adjustable. And when you’re ready to take a break from the game, you can tilt the seatback up to 180° or take advantage of its rocking feature to ease nerves. Completing the package is the high-density foam seat covered in wear-resistant PVC leather.

Thermaltake X-Comfort

Best Mid-Range Big and Tall Gaming Chair

Thermaltake X-ComfortThermaltake X-Comfort

You don't need to spend too much money to get an exceptionally well-built chair that’s well suited for big and tall games thanks to the Thermaltake X-Comfort. For the vertically inclined, the seat hits a max height of 22.8 inches with a good four inches of play to dial in the position to your liking. Add in the longer 32.8-inch backrest with lumbar support and a removable neck pillow, and you're bound to find an insanely comfortable position.

The Thermaltake X-Comfort has a bucket seat look, but the side bolsters aren’t a part of the robust steel frame of the chair, meaning the 19.6-inch wide seat is all cushion. Flanking that dense foam seat are 4D armrests to relieve strain and pressure on your arms and wrists when pulled up to a desk. Furthering your comfort is a Z support near the five-star base, which lets you rock and recline for relaxation and stress relief.

E-Win Flash XL

Best High-Capacity Gaming Chair

E-Win Flash XLE-Win Flash XL

You get your average big and tall, and then there’s next level big and tall, and the E-Win Flash XL is for those demanding the largest option out there. This chair doesn’t play around with its robust frame on top of a five-star base which supports a 550-pound max load and a spacious 22-inch wide seat, blowing the competition out of the water. A Class 4 lift that lets you adjust the seat height range from 18.7-22.7 inches and an extra-tall back means it’s also ready to accommodate you even if you’re seven feet tall.

You don't have to trade out loads of features with the E-Win Flash XL, as you’ll find a deep recline, a rocking base, adjustable lumbar and neck pillows, and 4D armrests are all in place on this gaming throne. A densely packed foam is inside the seat to support your behind comfortably, while long-lasting PVC leather covers it all. And impressively, all the extra work E-Win has done to make this chair ready to accommodate bigger gamers hasn’t hiked up the price.

Maxnomic Titanus Black

Best Gaming Chair for Tall Gamers

Maxnomic Titanus BlackMaxnomic Titanus Black

The Maxnomic Titanus Black is a towering throne for seriously tall gamers. At its basic setup, the chair bottoms out at 21.7 inches and peaks at 25.6 inches, so the vertically challenged should be wary of this pick. And a configuration option lets you buy an even taller piston that adds another inch of height, seeing this chair start higher than most of its competition peaks. Throw in the 35-inch backrest, and you'll be sitting naturally, even if you’re well over six feet tall.

To go with the insanely high seat, Maxnomic designed a sturdy steel frame and an extra-wide aluminum base to keep it well-balanced and ready to support a 385-pound max load. The company also flattened the side bolsters on the racing-style chair, ensuring you can enjoy the full 22.8-inch wide seat. You don’t lose out on other quality-of-life extras either, as the chair offers 4D adjustable armrests, a lumbar and neck pillow, and a heavy-duty tilt mechanism for deep comfort and relaxation.

Vertagear PL6800

Best Ergonomic Big and Tall Gaming Chair

Vertagear PL6800Vertagear PL6800

It's difficult to get the proper ergonomics in a chair when you're average-sized, but if you're big and tall, that's even harder. Luckily, the Vertagear PL6800 has it all figured out. This seat delivers a contoured foam backrest with lumbar support for your back that adjusts to your body for better posture. 4D armrests further improve the ergonomics, as you can get your arms at the ideal position for typing or even just move the armrests out of the way to put your legs up.

Of course, the Vertagear PL6800 is ready for larger-than-average gamers with a wide and bolster-free seat. Your bottom will also be resting in comfort, as inside the seat cushion are soft hexagonal pillars meant to increase airflow and relieve the pressure that comes from hours of sitting. That seat rests on a steel frame with a five-star base, making for a max load that can cover most individuals at 400 pounds.

AKRacing Max Gaming Chair

Best Big Seat Gaming Chair

AKRacing Max Gaming ChairAKRacing Max Gaming Chair

Nothing is worse than having your legs crammed with armrests digging into your sides like sitting in an airplane seat. Enter the AKRacing Max Gaming Chair, which provides a whole lot of room to lounge with its 23.25-inch wide and 20.3-inch deep seat base. You can even move the 4D adjustable armrest out of the way to get your legs in the most comfortable position possible.

The AKRacing Max doesn’t stop with its big seat, as it has a tall back and a sturdy aluminum base that holds up to 400 pounds. Plus, you get lumbar and neck cushions alongside a deep recline and rocking function. AKRacing believes in this chair enough to back the PU leather against cracking and peeling with a five-year warranty and gives the steel frame an impressive 10-year warranty all while toting an awesome mid-range price point.

Where to Get the Best Big and Tall Gaming Chairs in the UK

If you're looking for the best high back gaming chair in the UK and prioritize a spacious and comfortable seat, the Secretlab TITAN EVO XL is worth considering. This chair is designed to accommodate larger body types with its wider seat base and enhanced backrest support. It also offers adjustable lumbar support and 4D armrests to ensure a personalized and ergonomic sitting experience. While it may come with a higher price tag, the TITAN EVO XL's premium features and quality build make it a worthwhile investment for avid gamers and those who spend long hours sitting.

Secretlab Titan EVO XL 2022 SeriesBest Big and Tall Gaming ChairSecretlab Titan EVO XL 2022 Series £509.00Anda Seat Kaiser 3 Gaming ChairAnda Seat Kaiser 3 Gaming Chair £339.99Homall High-Back Racing ChairHomall High-Back Racing Chair £588.19

What to Look for in a Big and Tall Gaming Chair

If you’re on the large side for a gamer, you’re not going to want to run out and just pick whatever chair everyone else is getting. The minor discomfort of sitting in a chair that was clearly built for smaller people is quickly exacerbated by the racing style of gamer chairs.

There are a lot of design elements to racing-style chairs that can get very uncomfortable if it’s too small for you, and some may not be obvious right away when you just test one out briefly. So let’s take a look at specific things you should look for to make sure you’re getting a chair that’s going to work for you.

One of the first and easiest things to make sure you’re getting is a strong enough chair. Check the max load capacity to ensure it’s strong enough to hold you up. It’s a good idea to get one that offers a bit of a buffer so the chair’s not always operating near its limit.

You’ll also want to make sure you’re getting a wide enough seat. Many racing chairs have bucket seats that have lightly padded metal bolsters at either side. If that seat is too narrow, the bolsters are going to dig into your thighs and hips. Checking to ensure that a chair’s listed width doesn’t include those bolsters is essential (don’t worry, we’ve looked out for that on the chairs in this list). Better still, you can find some big and tall gaming chairs that don’t have these bolsters, and that’s a good sign the chair maker knows who they’re building for.

Mind your height as well. Your vertical adjustments are going to play a big part in your comfort as well as your ergonomics. You’re going to want to ensure the seat is deep enough to come close to the backs of your knees (without pressing into them), tall enough to let your lower legs drop straight to the floor while still touching it, and with a long enough backrest to support your spine. A short backrest may seem like a small problem at first, but if the lumbar and neck pillows as well as the curves of the seatback don’t line up with the curve of your spine and shoulder it will impact your posture.

If you want to ensure you’re going to get good ergonomics, you may want to also check that the height range from the floor to the top of the armrests overlaps with the height of your desk, as this keeps your arms level with your mouse and keyboard. This is less of a concern if you’re playing with a controller, though.

Keeping all these aspects in mind when you’re choosing your chair should help you find one that’s big enough and tall enough to live up to your needs.

Should you get a gaming chair or an office chair?

One of the biggest differences between gaming chairs vs office chairs is the seats with gaming in mind often come toting a long back and a headrest to better support your back and shoulders than a short office chair. Extra lumbar and neck pillows on gaming chairs help keep you sitting straighter, while office chairs often offer more effective lumbar support and better seat adjustability.

Danielle Abraham is a freelance writer and unpaid music historian.

Image Credit: Annalee Tsujino is a multi disciplinary designer and illustrator. Check them out on Instagram @antsu_illustrations.

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