While there are hundreds gaming chairs to choose between, there aren’t nearly as many options that are suitable for larger gamers. In this guide, we’ve reviewed seven of the best big and tall gaming chairs for big guys to help make your search a little easier.
Racing-style gaming chairs have become incredibly popular over the past few years thanks to the many popular YouTubers and streamer that have adopted them and promoted them in their videos. And, as a result, a flood of different gaming chairs have hit the market in recent years.
Yet, for the most part, the gaming chairs that are currently available all cater to smaller and medium-sized individuals, making it tough for bigger and taller gamers to find an option that will fit their needs.
However, there are bigger and taller gaming chairs that are suited for bigger gamers out there. In this guide, we’ve rated and reviewed seven of the best large gaming chairs so that you can easily find a bigger chair to suit your needs.
A Quick Look at the Best Big and Tall Gaming Chairs for Big Guys
If you’re looking for a quick list of the top big and tall gaming chairs currently available, the table below gives you our selection for the top choices. You can also scroll further down on this post to find our three Honorable Mention picks as well.
Best Gaming Chair for Big Guys:
DXRacer Tank Series
DXRacer was the first to offer racing-style gaming chairs and, as such, their name has become synonymous with “gaming chairs.” And, in terms of the biggest and largest gaming chair on the market, their Tank series chair has one of the highest capacities (both in terms of height and weight) of all of the other options out there.
DXRacer’s Tank series chair can accommodate users that weigh up to 450 lbs. and are as tall as 6’7″. Its sturdiness and durability are support by its large 5-star aluminum base and steel frame.
The Tank has a backrest height of 37.5″ tall and a backrest shoulder width of 26″ wide, which makes it easily one of the bigger backrests among all gaming chairs. Its seat is also large as it comes in at 17″ wide and 20.5″ deep. (Note, though, that DXRacer measures the flat part of their seat and doesn’t include the wings, whereas other chairs measure their seats and include the wings.)
DXRacer’s Tank series of chairs come in four different color schemes, is coated in PU leather, can recline back to a maximum of 120-degrees, and comes with 4D (four directional) adjustable armrests.
Overall, DXRacer’s Tank is probably the best gaming chair for big guys. It is not cheap, though, coming in at just barely under $600. And, at that price, you might be better off with a big and tall office chair.
Best-Designed Large Chair:
The Secretlab Titan doesn’t have quite as big of a capacity as some of the other options on this list, but it is, in our opinion, the best chair currently on the market when all other things are considered. (In our guide on the best gaming chairs overall, we gave the Titan a 9.4/10 score, but docked it in this guide as it won’t accommodate the largest and tallest users out there.)
The Titan is big enough to accommodate most larger users, though. The Titan can hold users up to 6’6″ tall and that weigh up to 290 lbs. It also comes with a 5-star reinforced aluminum base, a class 4 heavy duty hydraulic gas piston, and a steel frame to round out a very durable chair.
The backrest of the Titan is 23″ wide and 34″ tall—so it is a bit smaller than the DXRacer’s Tank. However, the seat bases are fairly similar. The Titan’s seat measures at about 22″ wide and 21″ deep. The width on the Titan, though, takes the winged sides into account, so while that seems significantly larger than the DXRacer’s seat base, the difference isn’t that big—if there is even any at all.
It should be noted, though, that one positive of the Titan is the fact that its “winged” sides aren’t nearly as drastic as other gaming chairs out there and you can rest your legs on the inner parts of them.
The Titan now comes in six different color schemes, it has 4D adjustable armrests, it can recline back to a maximum of 165-degrees, and it has a built-in adjustable lumbar support—which, for me, is my favorite feature as I’m not the biggest fan of the lumbar cushions that are commonly found on most gaming chairs.
Overall, if the capacity on the Titan was larger, its other features along with a reasonable price (for what you get) would make it our top pick. And, if you fall within the Titan’s maximum height and weight, I would definitely recommend it. (You can read/watch our full review on the Secretlab Titan here.)
But, if you fall outside of the Titan’s maximum height and weight capacity, you’ll want to look at some of the bigger options on this list.
Value Pick for Big Guys:
OPSeat’s Grandmaster gaming chair offers a more affordable alternative to the Secretlab Titan and DXRacer Tank series chairs and an upgraded alternative over the cheaper Ficmax Gaming chair.
Part of the reason why the DXRacer Tank and the Secretlab Titan are so well-suited for larger gamers is due to their flat seat base. As mentioned above, the bucket-style seats found on most racing chairs aren’t necessary and can be very uncomfortable—especially for bigger gamers.
And, that’s one area where the OPSeat Grandmaster stands out. For just a little under ~$250, you get a gaming chair that comes with a flatter seat base, making it a solid option for the money for big gamers.
The Grandmaster comes with a 300-pound weight capacity and is available over 10-different color schemes.
Ultimately, if you don’t want to pay quite as much for the Titan or the Tank and you want an option that offers more features than the cheaper Ficmax gaming chair, then the OPSeat Grandmaster is probably your best bet.
Affordable Big Gaming Chair:
If you’re looking for a cheap gaming chair that has a fairly large capacity, but won’t run you over $200, the Ficmax Gaming chair might be your best bet. At just under $190, the Ficmax Gaming chair can accommodate users that weigh up to 300 lbs. There is no given maximum height capacity, but the backrest of the chair is 34.2″ tall and 20.8″ wide—so, quite a bit smaller than both the DXRacer Tank and the Titan.
Its seat measures in at 20.8″ wide and 18.0″ deep. The nice thing about the Ficmax Gaming chair is that since the seat base comes with thick padding, the “winged” bucket-style seats aren’t as exaggerated and won’t restrict you as much.
The Ficmax gaming chair also comes with the standard racing style design (available in four different color schemes), the ability to recline back to a maximum of 180-degrees, and it comes with a lumbar and head/neck pillow, too. You also get a pull-out foot rest that sits underneath the seat. So, when you lay back, you’ll have something to put your feet up on.
The lower price does come with fewer features, though. Its armrests are narrower and only can be adjusted up and down and it opts for a plastic 5-start base instead of a sturdier aluminum base—which does bring into question how legit its maximum weight capacity of 300 lbs. is.
Still, though, for just under $200 the Ficmax Gaming chair is a nice option for users who are looking for an above-average-sized gaming chair that won’t cost them an arm and a leg.
Honorable Mention #1:
Vertagear Triigger 350
One interesting option that gamers have is Vertagear’s Triigger 350. As racing-style gaming chairs have risen in popularity, so, too, has the criticism of them. Racing-style chairs get a decent amount of hate for not having an “optimal” ergonomic design and have left some users questioning whether or not gaming chairs are even worth it. (We attempt to answer that question in our guide Are Gaming Chairs Even Worth It?)
So, Vertagear set out to try and solve this criticism by designing a more ergonomically-inspired chair and gave one of the versions of it a red and black design—and dubbed it a gaming chair. The main problem with the Triigger 350, though, is that it costs nearly $700 for the all-black version. And, if you are looking at gaming chairs because of the colorful designs that some of them come with, you’ll likely be disappointed to find that the red and black version of the Triigger 350 comes in at just under $900.
And, really, that’s quite a bit more than most gamers will want to pay for a chair that doesn’t quite capture the theme of a racing-style gaming chair. The same users that will be interested in the Vertagear Triigger 350 will probably also be interested in a straight ergonomic task chair like the Herman Miller Aeron (costs about the same as the Triigger 350.)
Still, though, Vertagear’s Triigger 350 is probably niche enough to warrant some interest among gamers. And, for larger users who want an ergonomic option, the Triigger 350 might be a worthwhile choice if you have the budget for it. It can hold users that weigh up to 330 lbs., and it comes with a mid-back backrest that is 20″ wide and a seat base that is 20″ wide (since it doesn’t have winged bucket-style sides, it offers the widest “true” seat base on this list) and 20″ deep.
Overall, though, the Triigger 350 is definitely a high-end option that can accommodate larger users. It’s just that its price tag and limited styling options will likely turn off gamers who are craving a racing-style design.
(Check out our post on Gaming Chairs vs. Office Chairs to see which style of chair is right for you.)
Honorable Mention #2:
If you like the Secretlab Titan, but you don’t fall below its maximum weight capacity, for the same price you can get Vertagear’s PL6000 series gaming chair.
The PL6000 can support users that weigh up to 440 lbs., giving it a higher capacity than any other chair on this list outside of DXRacer’s Tank series chairs. The chair doesn’t have a listed maximum height for users, so all we really have to go on is the length of its backrest, which comes in at ~32″ tall. That’s a bit shorter than the Titan’s 34″ backrest, so going off of Secretlab’s height capacity, that would make the PL6000’s maximum height capacity about 6’4″.
The seat on the PL6000 is about 19″ deep and about 22″ wide (which includes the winged bucket-style sides.) That means the PL6000 also has a bit smaller of a seat than the Titan and the Tank series chair.
It does come with a sturdy 5-star aluminum base, 4D adjustable armrests, a steel frame, a lumbar cushion and head/neck pillow, and the ability to recline back to a maximum of 140-degrees.
And, perhaps the biggest selling point of the PL6000 is that it comes in eight different color schemes, including a camouflaged accented theme. So, while it doesn’t have as big of a seat as DXRacer’s Tank series and Secretlab’s Titan, and it doesn’t have a built-in adjustable lumbar support like the Titan, it does offer a larger weight capacity than the Titan and it comes in at a lower price than the DXRacer Tank. So, there will definitely be users out there who the PL6000 will make sense for.
Honorable Mention #3:
The AKRacing AK-5050 gaming chair is kind of the more expensive “value” option. The AK-5050 comes in at over $100 more expensive than our Value Pick, the GTRacing Gaming chair, but about ~$120 less expensive than both the Secretlab Titan and the Vertagear PL6000.
So, if you’re a gamer that needs a big and tall gaming chair, but you don’t quite have the budget to drop $400 on the Titan or PL6000, the ~$280 AK-5050 might be a better option for you.
The AK-5050 can accommodate users that weigh up to 400 lbs. and while it doesn’t have a maximum height capacity listed, its backrest is 36″ tall, which puts it pretty close to the DXRacer Tank series’ backrest height and so it’s safe to assume that the AK-5050 could hold users that are up ~6’7″ tall.
The downside, though, is that the AK-5050’s backrest is only 21″ wide, making it smaller than the PL6000 and Titan (and even the GTRacing Gaming chair.) Its seat width is also on the smaller side, coming in at about 20″ measuring the winged bucket-style sides. And, unlike the Titan, the AK-5050s sides are much more exaggerated and can’t really be used for sitting.
The seat depth on the AK-5050 is better, though, coming in at ~22″ deep—which makes it the deepest seat on this list.
Really, what all these dimensions mean is that while the AK-5050 can accommodate up to 400 lbs., its narrow seat and backrest width and its longer seat depth and backrest height make it a better option for taller and thinner gamers.
Aside from the dimensions, the AKRacing AK-5050 comes in three different color schemes, it has a 5-star aluminum base, it can recline back to a maximum of 180-degrees, and it comes with both a lumbar support pillow and head/neck pillow.
However, it does have the narrower armrests that can only be adjusted up and down.
Ultimately, the AKRacing AK-5050 is a very solid offering at the price it comes in at. However, its narrower seat and backrest don’t make it a great option for users with wider hips and shoulders. It does have a deeper seat and longer backrest, though, meaning its a solid option for taller and thinner gamers.
Is A Heavy-Duty Gaming Chair the Right Option for You?
If you’ve been searching for a heavy-duty gaming chair to match your big and tall frame, then the seven options listed above are likely chairs you’ll want to consider. They have higher-than-average weight and height capacities and will offer you a much sturdier and reliable seating experience than some of the smaller gaming chairs out there will give you.