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Best gaming chair for back and neck support

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Updated: Jan 17, 2023 4:27 pm
Best gaming chair for back and neck support

We often get asked for recommendations for the best gaming chair for back and neck support, which is unsurprising given the awful postures we see performed by gamers on YouTube and Twitch all the time.

This makes sense of course. Growing up, you never need to worry about your neck or back as aches and pain dissipate within minutes.

However, now that we gamers have evolved from happy flexible youths to jaded achy misanthropes, finding the best gaming chair for back and neck support has become a necessity, lest we all hit our 40s looking like Quasimodo.

So, let’s take a look at the Ergonomic offerings out there and find the best gaming chair for back and neck support. To find success in this quest we’ll need the following features:

  • Adjustability in all aspects
  • Neck support pillow
  • Lumbar support cushion
  • Ideally some built-in adjustable support

Best gaming chair for back and neck support: Secretlab Titan EVO 2022 Series

We tend to recommend the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 a lot for its comfort, multiple design options, and yes, ergonomics. However, it’s our pick for the best gaming chair for back and neck support for one reason.

secretlab titan evo 2022 series

Secretlab Titan EVO 2022 Series

Height range (Medium Size)
5’6″ – 6’0″
Maximum load
286lb/129kg
Seat width
56cm
Tilt-lock?
Yes
Height adjustment range
75mm

That reason is Secretlab’s patented 4-way L-ADAPT lumbar support system. A lumbar cushion is all well and good, however, the adjustability is very limited.

This isn’t a problem for the Secretlab Titan EVO 2022 Series, though. You can adjust the lumbar support up and down, and swivel it left or right.

This means that you can find the exact configuration perfect for you, then set and forget it and get back to gaming. It might take a while to set it exactly where you need it, but it’s worth a day or so of fiddling.

Additionally, the magnetic head pillow is far easier to reposition than the traditional elasticated strap you see on most other chairs, again bolstering the ergonomic efficacy of this seat.

Second best gaming chair for back and neck support: noblechairs HERO TX

This recommendation might sound a bit a bit out of left field, but during our testing process, we found that the noblechairs HERO TX became very comfy, but only if you sat up straight.

noblechairs hero tx anthracite

noblechairs Hero TX – Anthracite

Max load
330lbs/150kg
Adjustable backrest angle
90° to 125°
Tilt range
11°

Slouching exposed the overly firm padding in both the seat base and backrest, which miraculously disappears when sitting properly.

So, if you need a seat that outright punishes you for bad posture, then the noblechairs HERO TX might just be the best chair for back and neck support that we’ve ever tested, if you’re ok with a firm learning curve, that is.

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