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By Oliver Tremblay
Whether you’re a die-hard first-person shooter fan or a role-playing fanatic, every avid gamer needs a proper gaming chair.
If this sounds like you, you’re in luck because we’ve searched high and low for the top gaming chairs you can get in Edmonton.
With that said, let’s take a look at the best gaming chairs your hard-earned money can buy to complete your gaming rig.
How Much Do Gaming Chairs Cost?
Gaming is all about the experience, and part of that suspended animation relies heavily on your comfort. If you’ve got an aching back or a sweaty rump, then it can be difficult to concentrate.
If you’ve already invested in an expensive gaming rig, the next logical step will be to invest in a proper gaming chair. We’re not just talking about enhancing your gaming experience, but it’s an investment in your health as well.
Below is a table of the base prices of the gaming chairs we have on this list as listed on their company’s website.
|Secret Lab Omega||$469.00|
|Corsair T3 Rush||$399.99|
|Noble Chairs EPIC||$469.99|
|Herman Miller X Logitech G Embody||$1,995|
It’s also possible to purchase your chair from a third party reseller, but expect it to cost more than getting it straight from the company that makes it. Take note that these prices also don’t include shipping fees as well.
The Best Gaming Chairs
Now that you know have a general idea of what a gaming chair costs, let’s take a look at our list of the top gaming chairs you can get in Edmonton.
1. Corsair T3 Rush
|Length x Width||35in x 27in (88 cm x 69 cm)|
|Armrest Pad Size (LxW)||10in x 4in (26cm x 10cm)|
|Seat Height (Minimum to Maximum)||18in – 21in (45cm x 54cm)|
|Seat Width||22in (56cm)|
|Seat Depth||23in (58cm)|
|Maximum Load/Weight Capacity||265lbs (120kg)|
|Backrest Height||34in (85cm)|
|Backrest Width||21in (54cm)|
|Tilt||90° – 180°|
The Corsair T3 Rush is the most affordable gaming chair on our list and also the simplest in design. At first glance, it may appear to be just like any high-end standard computer chair, which makes it a great option for those who don’t want a loud design that gaming chairs are often associated with.
We like that the Corsair T3 Rush is made of soft and breathable fabric, which is uncommon among other popular products in its niche that are usually made of leather or PU leather. This material helps you stay cooler while sitting in the chair for extended periods.
The seat foam is cushioned with polyurethane foam (cold foam) coupled with memory foam lumbar pillow support for added comfort. The backrest’s tilting angles can be adjusted from 90-180°, so you can lay down horizontally and take a nap in the Corsair T3 Rush to take a break.
With 4D armrests and a spacious seat, any gamer weighing less than 265lbs (120kg) will have a comfortable gaming experience in the Corsair T3 Rush.
Its muted and classic design is also perfect to use in any office setting, which makes this one of our top picks for a gaming chair.
2. Secretlab Omega
|Length x Width||24in x 26.7in (61cm x 68cm)|
|Height||49in – 54in (124cm-136cm)|
|Material||PU leather, fabric, leather|
|Armrest Pad Size (L x W)||11in x 4in (27cm x 10cm)|
|Seat Height (Minimum to Maximum)||18 – 22in (46cm – 56cm)|
|Seat Width||14in (36cm)|
|Seat Depth||19in (48cm)|
|Maximum Load/Weight Capacity||240lbs (110kg)|
|Backrest Height||32in (81cm)|
|Backrest Width||21in (53cm)|
|Tilt||85° – 165°|
It’s no secret the Secretlab Omega is always on the list of the best gaming chairs in the market today. It’s known for its outstanding ergonomics and memory foam headrest with cooling gel to keep you comfortable throughout any session.
With additional adjustable lumbar supports for your lower back and Secretlab’s Cold Cure Foam padding the seat, the Omega is not cheap. However, investing in this chair makes your gaming or working experience less about discomfort and more about productivity.
Regardless of what you use the chair for, at some point, you’ll need to take a break. The Omega has this covered since it’s able to recline up to 165-degrees, which is ideal for a quick nap or pulling up to the TV to stream some movies.
When it comes to design, the Omega has seemingly endless styles to choose from such as a Cyberpunk 2077 or League of Legends-themed aesthetic. If you don’t want to get a branded chair, you can choose between three kinds of upholstery namely standard PRIME 2.0 PU leather, SoftWeave Fabric, or the luxurious NAPA leather.
The best part of purchasing from SecretLabs is that you can finance payments into monthly installments via Paybright.
The SecretLabs Omega has received multiple awards from several blogs and online platforms. Let’s hear what Dave Smith of Business Insider says:
“After using the Secretlab Omega on a regular basis, I can’t imagine going back to a regular office chair…The Omega chair has everything you’d want…I notice I’ve been less tired and more focused when sitting at my desk, and I find myself slouching less often, too. It fits like a glove. The Omega chair is easily the most comfortable chair I’ve ever sat on…I can’t recommend Secretlab’s Omega chair enough, especially as a starting point. Your back will thank you.”
3. Noblechairs EPIC
|Length x Width||22in x 22in (57cm x 55cm)|
|Height||51in – 55in (130cm – 140cm)|
|Material||PU leather, real leather, vinyl/pu-hybrid leather|
|Armrest Pad Size (LxW)||11in x 4in (27cm x 10.5cm)|
|Seat Height (Minimum to Maximum)||19in – 23in (48cm – 58 cm)|
|Seat Width||14in (35 cm)|
|Seat Depth||20in (50cm)|
|Maximum Load/Weight Capacity||265lbs (120kg)|
|Backrest Height||34in (86cm)|
|Backrest Width||22in (56cm)|
|Tilt||90° – 135°|
Noblechairs is one of the newer companies in the gaming chair industry. But despite this, it has already shown to be capable of keeping up with its more seasoned competitors. With cold foam cushioning, 4D armrests, and a sturdy steel chassis, the Epic will keep you comfy throughout the day.
Their classy Black Edition Epic can blend into an office easily with its standard faux PU leather finish. However, gamers who prefer a splash of color or branded collaborations will also find more than a few options at Noblechairs such as the beloved Doom Edition, Game of Thrones, and Mercedes Epic chairs.
While the 135-degree reclining angle of the Epic leaves more to be desired, nevertheless, it’s more than enough tilting action for anybody’s everyday needs. The Epic makes up for it with an advanced rocking mechanism of up to 14-degrees.
If you want even more added comfort, Noblechairs also offers a footrest and extra cushions for your Epic, making it one of the comfiest chairs in the market and deserving of a spot on our list.
Noblechairs is so confident in the comfort of the Epic that customers can try it “risk-free” for one whole month. If for some reason they’re not satisfied, you can return the chair and get a refund but certain conditions will apply, of course.
The Noblechairs Epic is a highly rated gaming chair on Amazon. One user writes:
“This is a fantastic chair, The quality is a lot higher then I expected. I bought this chair as a hybrid gaming and office chair because I wanted a more sophisticated look then the loudly colored other options. (from other manufacturers). I’m 6’3 220lbs and it’s fits me very nicely and there’s even room for a few more inches which is a rare find. Germans know how to make solid products.”
It’s so popular that some customers buy more than one. Rory from the United Kingdom says:
“This is the third Noblechair I’ve purchased, first one for my PC Gaming Rig, second as a present to my father for his Photography business as he needed a much better office chair. And this one my third purchase as I’m a At Home Advisor for a large tech company so I needed an office chair for that computer. Which I work with for 8hrs five to six days a week…The quality of these chairs surpasses all others…They’re extremely easy to keep clean and the cushions are all washing machine safe. The stitching and alignment of everything is always superb.”
4. Respawn 110
|Length x Width||29in x 27in (74cm x 69cm)|
|Height||49in – 52in (125cm – 132cm)|
|Seat Height (Minimum to Maximum)||19in – 22in (48cm – 56cm)|
|Seat Width||21in (53cm)|
|Seat Depth||21in (53cm)|
|Maximum Load/Weight Capacity||275lbs (125kg)|
|Backrest Height||31in (78cm)|
|Backrest Width||21in (53cm)|
|Tilt||90° – 155°|
The Respawn 110 is one of the most popular gaming chairs online and is known for its thick and wide segmented padding for increased comfort. The racing car-inspired design adds just enough flair for hardcore gamers and for those who prefer just a subtle touch of personality.
It has the standard lumbar support and padded headrests that are found on most gaming chairs today. However, its bonded leather finish is unique and makes the chair easy to clean.
Moreover, the 110’s 4D armrests are well-padded and can pivot in almost every direction to adjust to its user. However, most customers report that the armrests tend to be wobbly and are not as secure as the other parts of the chair.
However, the fact that the Respawn 110 has a built-in footrest is reason enough to add this chair to your online shopping cart. Coupled with a reclining angle that reaches up to 155-degrees, you can take a quick nap or watch a few movies without ever leaving the comfort of this chair.
Take note, if you’re outside of the United States, Respawn won’t ship to you directly. For Canadians, this means you’ll have to order the chair through a third-party reseller such as Amazon or Wayfair, which is more expensive than going directly to the company.
The Respawn 110 is one of Amazon’s most popular gaming chairs. One customer Joseph, writes:
“Quick and easy assembly…10/10 would buy again, lumbar support, head pillow, footrest, and reclining features all make this chair into something that should be priced much higher than it is.”
Another customer, Christopher, had problems with his purchase, and praised Respawn’s customer service:
“On the foot rest one small part broke so I filled out a report on the company’s website. So while waiting for an email reply, low and behold 4 business days later, during Thanksgiving week, a brand new whole chair, in the box, shows up at my door with no request to send back the old one. My jaw dropped to the floor. Unreal customer service. 5 star customer service, and I give the chair itself 4 stars.”
5. Herman Miller X Logitech G Embody Gaming Chair
|Length x Width||15-18in x 30in (38cm – 46cm x 76cm)|
|Height||42in – 45in (107cm – 114cm)|
|Material||Sync Fabric Polyester|
|Seat Height (Minimum to Maximum)||16in – 21in (41cm – 53cm)|
|Seat Width||21in (53cm)|
|Seat Depth||15in – 18in (38cm – 46cm)|
|Maximum Load/Weight Capacity||300lbs (136kg)|
|Backrest Height||24in (61cm)|
|Backrest Width||14in (36cm)|
|Tilt||94° to 120°|
Any “best gaming chairs” list wouldn’t be complete without an entry from Herman Miller. After all, this is the company that pioneered the ergonomic design in chairs.
The Embody is a collaboration with Logitech, a custom-made chair for gamers made of material that provides extra cooling and comfort. This updated design doesn’t change much from the original design first released in 1998, because as the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
This ergonomic design was originally drafted by 30 physicians and experts in the field of biomechanics and other medical fields to ensure that it was beneficial to the user’s body.
The Embody has inserted extra padding made of copper-fused cooling foam in the seat to ensure your posture is always correct. They’ve also incorporated elements of design in the chair to ensure pressure distribution on your body helps your blood flow at optimal levels.
It does this with the PostureFit, which is a “pixelated” backrest that flexes and adapts every time you move. It has a main “spine” with pliable “ribs” that supports the curve of your back which mimics our position when standing.
Despite all these advanced ergonomics, the Embody’s tall, narrow backrest may not be for everyone. The pronounced curve in the lumbar area can’t be adjusted and may make some users feel as if they’re being angled forward.
However, as a testament to its high-quality construction, the Embody comes with an impressive 12-year warranty based on continuous 24-hours of use. Should anything malfunction during that time, Herman Miller will arrange and finance all the shipping costs to replace or repair your chair.
FAQs about the Best Gaming Chairs
We’ve finally come to the end of our list of the best gaming chairs that you can get in Canada. We hope that you found the information that you were looking for to help you purchase your own.
If you have any suggestions or recommendations drop us a line, and we’ll make sure to check it out.
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