Which gaming chair should you buy on Black Friday?

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We regularly see some excellent offers hitting seats of all kinds over the holidays, but Black Friday gaming chair deals can be a maze if you don't know your way around. Getting to know the kind of chair you need is going to be instrumental to making the most of this year's sale, particularly if you're after the best value for money for your setup. Before you get the tape measure out, though, it's worth taking a top down look at some of the best gaming chairs on the market so that you know what to expect. 

We've had our rears in plenty of cushions, but we've also been tracking their prices all year round. That means we know what a good chair does and how much a good deal costs. Thankfully, we see plenty of discounts on these cushions, with even bigger savings reserved for Black Friday. If you're not sure which gaming chair you should buy in this year's sales, we're here to help. 

We've been testing all the latest gaming chairs to see where each one stands (and how they sit under the best gaming desks), so you'll find all our recommendations for the seats you should be watching out for this year just below.

Which gaming chair should you buy on Black Friday?

SecretLab Titan Evo 2022

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SecretLab Titan Evo 2022

Best for: Those looking for a big discount on a premium chair

Seat depth (S/R/XL): 18.9"/19.3"/19.7" | Seat width (S/R/XL): 17.7"/18.5"/19.3" | Height (S/R/XL): 50-52.8"/51.2-54"/53.1-56.9" | Max weight (lbs): 285/285/395

Magnetic headrest
High build quality 
Plenty of lumbar support customization
No memory foam lumbar cushion

Regular price: From $499 / £399
Expected Black Friday price: From $399 / £349

If you're after the best of the best, a real premium chair with a heavy discount, we would recommend keeping an eye on SecretLab's Black Friday deals. The latest model, the Titan Evo 2022, is our go-to for its excellent build quality and massive range of ergonomic adjustments to ensure a comfortable experience. You'll also find plenty of material and design options to choose from, including pink gaming chair models as well.

Crucially, the Titan Evo 2022 comes in a range of sizes now, from small to extra large which means you'll be able to find the right fit for you straight off the bat. The small is recommended for those under 5'6" and 200lbs, with the regular designed to fit 5'7"-6'2" at under 220lbs, and the XL for 5'11"-6'9" at 175-395lbs. 

Not only are you getting a high-quality seat here, but Black Friday is also the best time to buy a SecretLab gaming chair. Last year we saw $100 / £70 off these models, which means we should be seeing similar discounts in 2022. 

Read more: SecretLab Titan Evo 2022 review

Razer Iskur X gaming chair

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Razer Iskur X

Best for: Those looking for a recognizable brand

Length: 23.6in (60cm) | Width: 25.2in (64cm) | Height: 50.4in - 54.3in (128cm - 138cm) | Max weight: 299lbs (136kg)

Classic Razer design
Comfortable
A lower price point than previous models
Expensive when not on sale

Regular price: $399.99 / £399.99
Expected Black Friday price:
$249 - $299 / £249 - £299

Many gaming chairs are developed by brands that don't stray too far into other gaming accessories. However, if you're looking for a recognizable logo on the back of your headrest, we'd recommend you keep an eye on the Razer Iskur X. There are a few caveats to this option, largely based on the fact that we would generally only pick up this model when on sale. 

You are getting a comfortable chair with a classic Razer design and a wide range of ergonomic customization options, but at the full $399 / £399 MSRP the value for money just isn't there. However, if you're working out which gaming chair to buy on Black Friday, that might not be such an issue. Out of all the top brands, the Razer Iskur X is the most reliably discounted model. We regularly see $100 or £100 off this chair during sale events, which means this year's holiday sales could be particularly kind. 

That discount has been hopping around for a while now, which means there's plenty of scope to see an additional $50 / £50 off the sales price during the heat of the sales. If you can pick up this model for around $249 / £249 it's an excellent option.

Read more: Razer Iskur X review

Respawn Specter

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Respawn Specter

Best for: Those looking for a mesh gaming chair

Length: 25.8in (65cm) | Width: 27in (68cm) | Height: 53in (142cm) | Max weight: 275lbs (124kg)

Cooling mesh design
Subtle aesthetic 
Fantastic lumbar support
Harder to assemble

Regular price: $319.99
Expected Black Friday price: $259.99

The Respawn Specter won't stand out when placed in an office or shared living space, but certainly offers the comfort and ergonomic adjustments of a high-quality gaming chair. Gone are the leathers, bucket seats, and racing back designs, and instead we have a mesh seat designed to keep you cool and comfortable during longer play sessions. Of course, you're still getting that gaming vibe from the Respawn headrest cushion, but with a simple aesthetic and functional design. 

Last year we saw this gaming chair hit record low prices in Black Friday deals - a $257.97 price point that hasn't been matched in the US since. Unfortunately, UK deal hunters won't be able to take advantage as this chair is only available across the pond, but something like the Eureka GE300 will serve a similar purpose for £132.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab).

Read more: Respawn Specter review

Cheap gaming chairs on Black Friday: which should you buy?

If you're looking for something under $200 / £200, the range expands beyond a few brands and into smaller pockets of similar-looking models at super cheap prices. These cheap gaming chairs shouldn't be discounted, they often offer excellent value for money, high-quality materials, and plenty of ergonomic support controls. However, you might not be getting the durability and additional features of some of the more expensive models above. 

Below, we're listing the cheaper gaming chairs you should buy on Black Friday if you're browsing with a smaller budget in mind. 

GTRacing gaming chair | $99 - $150 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

GTRacing gaming chair | $99 - $150 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
GTRacing is a well-known brand in the world of cheaper gaming chairs, offering that 'classic' gamer aesthetic without the price tags of some of the more premium models. You'll often find these seats on sale for between $99 and $150, with plenty of color options available as well. 

UK Alternative:
GTPlayer gaming chair | £80 - £100 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Respawn RSP-110 | $99 - $150 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Respawn RSP-110 | $99 - $150 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Respawn 110 is certainly a chunkier chair, but comes with a footrest and wide, flat seat cushion offering excellent value when on sale. The cheapest we've ever seen this model go is $89, but that was a couple of years ago. Since then it has been hovering above the $100 mark which means we'd conservatively expect a Black Friday price of around $99. 

UK Alternative:
Von Racer gaming chair | £99 - £120 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Homall gaming chair | $90 - $149.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Homall gaming chair | $90 - $149.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Homall gaming chair is a classic, offering a massive range of color and design options and regularly coming in under $100. That's perfect if you're just looking to grab a budget chair with the right aesthetic and plenty of lumbar support. We haven't seen this model drop below $90 yet, with prices usually sticking between $90 and $120. 

UK Alternative: Requena gaming chair | £80 - £100 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Today's best deals

If you can't quite wait for the end of the month to refit your setup, you'll be happy to know that we're already seeing plenty of early offers hitting the shelves. Retailers like Walmart (opens in new tab), Amazon (opens in new tab), Best Buy (opens in new tab), and Newegg (opens in new tab) have all launched their early discounts over the last few weeks, and we're seeing some excellent prices up for grabs already. You'll find all the latest deals on some top gaming chairs just below.

We're rounding up plenty more Black Friday gaming deals this year, so if you're refreshing your whole rig we'd recommend checking out the Black Friday gaming PC deals and Black Friday gaming laptop deals we expect to see later on in the month as well. We will also be bringing you all the best Black Friday gaming monitor deals and Black Friday curved monitor deals too. 

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.