Black Friday gaming chair deals 2021: when and where to find the right chair for you

Black Friday gaming chair deals

Black Friday gaming chair deals

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There are Black Friday gaming chair deals dropping at the big retailers right now. Even the maker of our favorite gaming chairs, Secretlab is offering up to $140 off its best seats. And in the lead up to the big day itself, you can expect offers dropping to try and grab your attention with gaming chair deals.

While we may not be experiencing the same shortages with gaming chairs as we are with silicon, there is some difficulty getting products shipped around the world in general. So even if there is stock of the best gaming chairs  available, you should consider making your purchases early, especially if you're in a rush to replace that lumpy old office chair you pulled from a skip a few years back.

Either way, should you be after a bargain gaming chair, some more deals will surely be dropping come Black Friday itself. Just be aware you may have to wait a little longer for shipping—potentially until next year. That's going to be the main caveat in waiting for the last minute discounts.

Do also consider opting for an office chair. They tend to cost more, but offer the best ergonomics for long hours at a desk. 

Whatever sort of chair you choose, a good one will be worth spending a chunk of money on, especially if you're currently in an ancient, non-adjustable hunk of plastic or a stylish-but-uncomfortable accent chair. A great chair will go along way toward building an ergonomic gaming setup.

Who will have the best Black Friday gaming chair deals?

Black Friday gaming chair deals

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Black | 4D armrests | $599 $469 at Secretlab (save $140)
This is our pick for the best gaming chair, and you’ll know why once you sit in it. Or read our review. As for this specific design, it is one of the more understated of the lot. Its not as sensual to the touch as the Softweave fabric choice, but still boasts immaculately upholstered, premium quality Neo Hybrid Leatherette, and of course fantastic ergonomics. 

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Plush Pink | 4D armrests | $619 $489 at Secretlab (save $130)
Nothing makes a statement like a baby pink gaming chair, but of course there are other colours to chose from. It’s a standout choice for the Softweave Plus Fabric design, and is a top tier design, pink or not.

Secretlab Omega Classic | 4D armrests | $499 $359 at Secretlab (save $140)
Wrapped in Secretlab prime 2.0 PU Leather, this Classic Omega gaming chair is the more reasonably priced choice. It may not come with magnetic headrests but it’s highly adjustable, and there are more designs to choose from than with the Titan. 

Alienware S5000 gaming chair | $399.99 $339.99 at Dell (save $60)
You might not expect to find a gaming chair among Dell’s own deals, but the company has a whole range of Alienware gaming accessories and peripherals. This chair is actually a match for Vertagear’s by nearly the same name, so you can rest assured it’s from a reliable manufacturer. One for the Alienware fans that want everything to match, chair and all.

Secretlab Omega SoftWeave 2020 Series | 4D armrests | $429 $389 at Secretlab (save $30)
Until the latest refresh, the Secretlab Omega was our favorite gaming chair, and it’s still a great option. With a modest discount it’s still not ‘cheap’ but this SoftWeave version is beautiful to sit on, and super comfortable too.

Razer Iskur | 299 lbs max | 4D armrests | $499.99 $349.99 at Best Buy (save $150)
Razer knows what it’s doing when it comes to good quality peripherals, and its chairs are no different. With a loud green trim and subtle snakeskin design, the Iskur is a distinctive gaming chair, from a trusted brand.

Anda Seat Kaiser 2 | 441 lbs max | 4D armrests | $499.99 $349.99 at Amazon (save $150.00)
The Kaiser 2 is one of the top dogs on our best gaming chairs guide. The main drawback is some minor armrest rattle, but otherwise it’s a great, well-built chair, and perfect for the bigger-framed gamers among us.

AndaSeat T-Pro 2 and gaming desk | 441 lbs max | 4D armrests | $999.98 $349.24 at AndaSeat (save $650.74)
This one is an incredible deal, considering the classy, supportive AndaSeat T-Pro 2 is usually over $500 all by itself. Not only is it discounted, you can add one of three gaming desks to the bundle and get both for less than $350. Oh, and two of the desks also come with cupholders and RGB… what more could you ask for?

DXRacer Master | 353 lbs max | 4D armrests | $629.99 $528.89 at Walmart (save $101.1)
It’s not the easiest thing to put together, but the DXRacer Master has earned a place among those on our best gaming chairs guide for a reason. It’s not the cheapest option but its the most modular, highly ergonomic and we’re totally convinced it could survive a nuclear blast.

Vertagear PL1000 | 330 lbs max | 2D armrests | head cushion |$329.99 $279.99 at Vertagear (save $50)
This chair is a fairly simple beast, but that means you get the basics done well and none of the fluff. Head cushion, back support, and a selection of nicely stitched finishes compliment the PL1000’s price.

Vertagear SL5000| 330 lbs max | 4D armrests | head cushion | $459.99 $389.99 at Vertagear (save $70)
The Vertagear SL5000 offers all the features you’d expect from a gaming chair at this price, and that means plenty of adjustability and style. One thing it offers that others don’t, however, and it is an expensive optional extra, is RGB LED lighting around the top of the chair. I mean if that’s your style, it certainly has a unique selling point. It is $239.99 on sale, though. Ouch. 

AKRacing Core Series EX | 330 lbs max | 3D armrests | $479 $311.99 at Best Buy (save $167.01)
Usually almost $500, this is a hulking saving. It’s not the most well padded and in full recline apparently feels a little precarious, but it’s comfortable, well built, and great for wider folks.

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Black Friday office chair deals

Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody | 300 lbs max | 2D armrests | $1,595 $1,355.75 at Herman Miller (save $240)
Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody is a bit of a hybrid. It is one of our favorite gaming chairs, but also is almost exactly a match for the standard Embody from Herman Miller, an office hero. It has incredible back support, cooling material for active gaming positions, and a 12-year warranty. It’s pricey, but worth it, and we rarely see it discounted.

Herman Miller Aeron Chair | Three sizes | Adjustable arms | $1,545 $1,313.25 at Herman Miller (save $231.75)
The Aeron has long been office chair royalty. It’s highly customisable, like the Embody above, but is made from lighter, mesh fabrics. It’s very comfortable, too, though we do prefer the gaming stylings of the Embody as well. Still, the Aeron is a great option if you’re willing to invest in your desk setup with a superb ergonomic chair.

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When will Black Friday gaming chair deals start to appear?

Black Friday itself occurs on November 26 this year, but there will be offers from a wide variety of retailers well ahead of time. Last year that might have just meant at the start of November, but we’re expecting there to be sales kicking off even before that in October.

What should I look for in a Black Friday gaming chair deal?

Durability has to be one of the key tenets of any Black Friday gaming chair purchase, as does support. If your bargain purchase starts to expose its metal frame six weeks into life as your gaming throne, and the padding sags depressingly, then you might as well be perched on top of a beer keg for all the support you’re getting.

At the very least, you need to make sure that the gaming chair you have your eye on can offer some lumbar support, as well as adjustable arm rests. When you’re typing or WSADing at a desk, those elbows need to be raised just so. Neck pillows, or adjustable head rest, are also worthy of your time and money, but you also want to make sure you actually fit too.

It’s not always easy to get a bead on a chair’s size from an online search, so always check the measurements before dropping a dollar on a new seat. There will be maximum height and weight recommendations for most chairs, and that’s absolutely worth paying attention to. 

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