Best Red and Black Gaming Chairs for 2020

The best red and black gaming chairs are designed with a color combination that conveys power and strength.

And while this dynamic color scheme is important, especially when you're trying to intimidate your opponents, any quality gaming chair should also be comfortable, supportive and built with the latest ergonomic features and technology, including audio and Bluetooth functionality.

In this guide, we've hand-picked some of our favorite red and black gaming thrones on the market. And if you'd like to learn more, we've included a detailed buyer's guide at the end. 

Let's get started.

Top 5 Best Red and Black Gaming Chairs

OUR TOP PICK

AKRacing Core Series EX Gaming Chair, Black/Red

This sleek gaming chair comes in at the top of our list.

Mainly aimed at the PC gamer, it’s a mix of ergonomic and aesthetic beauty with deep black and vibrant red fabric upholstery that is even breathable for tight gaming situations. 

This chair is adjustable from all angles.

The armrests are ‘3D’, providing you with three ways to change them: up and down, back and forth and even rotating to the sides for a more supportive angle for all of your PC gaming needs.

The 5-star metal base boasts 2.5-inch PU wheels that provide a super smooth roll on a multitude of surfaces, so you don’t need to worry about whether or not it will fit in your gaming room. 

The chair reclines to a full 180-degrees, a whole 50/60-degrees more than most other gaming chairs, for that extra boost of comfort.

Popular YouTuber PewDiePie popularized the phrase ‘but can you do this?’ referring to the reclining feature of this chair, another model of which he uses himself. 

The AKRacing Core Series also shows off a Class 4 Gas lift, the most advanced on the market currently; it is durable enough to have a rated capacity of up to 330 lbs.

Coming with a 5-year warranty for the chair and a 10-year warranty for the frame, this chair boasts confidence that it is the best on the market, even as the manufacturer’s entry level model.

Pros

  • Ergonomic back support
  • 5- and 10-year warranty
  • Adjustable in multiple ways
  • Steel frame for extended life

Cons

  • One of the more expensive options on the list

EDITORS CHOICE

X Rocker Surge Wireless Bluetooth 2.1 Sound Rocking Video Gaming Floor Chair, 2 Speakers, Subwoofer, Bonded Faux Leather, Foldable - Black with Red Piping, 5172601

One for the console gamers, this X Rocker chair is a classic of the gaming chair world. With a sleek and smooth silhouette, the pop of bright red piping stands out against the main black leather and mesh upholstery. 

The shape provides ergonomic back support with the ability to rock whilst playing to discourage stationary gameplay. The main unique feature of this chair is the speakers in the headrest.

You can connect this chair to your gaming device via Bluetooth to play the game sound right by your ears for a more immersive experience.

If you are gaming with friends, you can even connect multiple chairs to the same Bluetooth device for a group gaming session. 

If you are gaming late at night and need to keep the noise down, there is also a headphone jack for convenience.

For even more ease of use, the control panel includes buttons for volume, bass and input and output jacks.

This chair sits straight on the ground in order to rock, so can be easily moved to a new location without disassembly.

Pros

  • Perfect for an immersive gaming session with inbuilt speakers
  • Easy access control panel
  • Ergonomic back support

Cons

  • Some buyers reported a creaking sound when rocking

BEST VALUE

Furious Gaming Chair Racing Style High-Back PU Leather Office Chair Computer Game Gamer Chairs Executive Ergonomic Style Swivel Chair with Headrest Lumbar Support Red

With a fierce look, this gaming chair is upholstered with breathable fabric PU leather in deep black with a rich crimson red for accents along the sides and middle. The chair isn’t just easy on the eye, it has a spine support system within its ergonomic shape making it easy on the back. 

The adjustability of this chair is twofold on the armrests: up and down as well as rotating in and out for a comfortable gameplay.

The reclining functionality of this chair ranges from 90 to 160 degrees to make it a multipurpose office chair when needed. 

With a rocking function, you can adjust the degree to which you can safely rock on the chair when gaming.

The seat height can also be adjusted. The base of the chair is a 5-star shape made from heavy-duty nylon with PU rolling wheels.

The striking red and black colors even span onto the nylon base for a more finished and blended look, this chair would definitely stand out in a gaming and office setting. 

The frame inside the chair is made of steel for a structured and sturdy feel of support. The headrest boasts a vibrant red logo that sets this chair apart from the others aesthetically. It is an understated beauty. 

Pros

  • Breathable fabric

  • Explosion-proof class-3 gas lift

  • Sturdy steel frame

Cons

  • Some buyers report that the wheelbase is not securely attached to the chair

RUNNER UP

RESPAWN 110 Racing Style Gaming Chair, Reclining Ergonomic Leather Chair with Footrest, in Red (RSP-110-RED)

Arguably the most intriguing of the list aesthetically, this chair is shaped wonderfully. The edges are piped in a rich red, with panels of the same red cutting into the soft bonded black leather for a striking look.

This chair boasts the most additional items of the list, with extra cushion support at every angle from the head pillow to the lumbar support, meaning you will be comfortable even for the long gaming sessions. 

The most unique feature of this chair is the extendable footrest, it can be folded under the chair if it needs to be out of the way, but when your legs are tired from all that in-game running, you can relax and kick your feet up.

The color way extends to every part of this chair, even the wheelbase, making it look cohesive. It will fit into your gaming room or office perfectly.

The padding doesn’t stop there, the armrests are even cushioned to give more support to your elbows when excessively clicking that mouse.

With a weight capacity of 275 lbs, this chair is as sturdy as they come, so you can rest assured that your gaming experience will be a comfortable one.

In terms of adjustability, the reclining feature allows for a 155-degree tilt, the head pillow can be moved along the headrest and the lumbar support can move up or down along the back of the chair. Meaning that you can customize this chair in many different ways to suit you and your gaming needs.

This manufacturer also boasts their OFM Limited Lifetime Warranty and dedicated, year-round representatives that can help you with any support you may need along your new chair’s life.

Pros

  • Adjustable head pillow

  • Adjustable lumbar support

  • Cushioned armrests

  • Adjustable footrest 

  • Ergonomic back support from every angle

  • Easy assembly

Cons

  • Some buyers report the armrests coming loose

RUNNER UP

CORSAIR CF-9010008 WW T2 ROAD WARRIOR Gaming Chair Comfort Design, Black/Red

Described as a gaming chair designed for the long haul, this chair has a bulkier appearance than the others on our list.

The chair features a wider seat for extra comfort when gaming for a long time. The taller back is also notable, with a bucket seat appearance and two cut outs at the top near the headrest.

In terms of adjustability, the Corsair T2 has adjustable neck and lumbar pillows that are made of soft microfiber fabric to avoid irritation when gaming. 

The fabric of the main body of the chair is a breathable perforated PU leather, with a two-tone black with red accents for a pop of color.

The armrests are also adjustable in any direction and height for added customizability. The seat height is easily adjustable so you can fit it to any desk height in your home. This chair will fit into your gaming set up effortlessly. 

Reclining to an almost fully flat 170-degrees, this chair is comfortable and ergonomically designed to support your back when gaming and working at a desk. 

The strength of the chair is enforced with a steel framework so you can relax knowing that your chair will not give way on you whilst making those important scope-shots. 

Pros

  • Great adjustability

  • Bulky and sturdy design

  • Steel sturdy frame 

  • Smooth wheels on a 5-star base

  • Subtle pop of colour

  • Easy assembly

Cons

  • Some buyers report that the armrests are uncomfortable

  • The wheels are not smooth on all surfaces

Best Red and Black Gaming Chairs Buying Guide

Because there are a lot of gaming chairs available on the market in the classic black and red color scheme, we know that it might be hard to know the specifics to look for when buying. 

You can be overwhelmed by jargon that you are completely new to, so to keep your decision easy, our top five list may have helped, and this buyer’s guide will help you even more. 

When searching for a gaming chair, there are some categories that you should think about, in order to make it personal to you.

Here they are:

Support

The most important thing for a gaming chair is the level of support that it offers. Most of the framework of the chairs in our top five boast a steel frame that contributes to the ergonomic support of it.

Since you will be spending a lot of time sitting in this gaming chair, whether you are an avid gamer or using this chair as an office chair too, the support is paramount. 

Some chairs in our list have the added extra of lumbar support pillows and headrest pillows that are adjustable.

The lumbar support is especially important for people thinking of spending hours a day in these chairs.

In general, look for a gaming chair that also has an S-shape to match the contours of your spine, which naturally supports the lumbar area while sitting. This allows for full contact on the backrest. 

Adjustability

Most of the chairs in our list are adjustable in multiple ways. The benefit of this is that you can make the chair completely customizable to your own office and gaming needs.

Since you are buying a product that isn’t custom-made, the level of adjustability capability may determine your choice of which chair to buy. 

If armrest adjustability is important to you, there are chairs that specialize in that. The gas lift on gaming chairs, which allows you to quickly change the height to suit your needs, can also be different.

Other adjustability options to look for, depending on your budget, include silt tilt, depth adjustment, headrest adjustment, tilt tension, and independent lumbar adjustments. 

Material

For long gaming sessions, breathable fabric is favorable. Especially in the back of the chair that will have the most surface area contact with your body, perforated or breathable upholstery is a must.

In most cases, you will find that red and black gaming chairs are made with durable PU leather that is perforated for breathability.

The material of the 5-wheel base can also be something to consider. This creates a stable base that you can rotate and glide on with ease.

The casters should also be smooth, quiet and suitable for your floor surface. For example, soft rubber and PU works best for hard surfaces, which plastic and nylon is better for soft carpet flooring. 

Also, chairs that have buyers reporting a smoother movement and more supportive structure tend to be made from metal, but the nylon versions are also a viable option for a more budget-friendly chair. 

Color

One of the important things to consider when buying a chair is the aesthetic. Since this product will be in full view in an office or gaming room, it makes sense to pay attention to the look of it.

Since all of the chairs in this list have a red and black color combination, which also happens to be the most popular color scheme in the world of gaming, they all have a similar look. But the variation comes from the ratio of red to black. 

Think about whether you would prefer a red accent, e.g. in the piping of the fabric, or a more equal amount of red and black for a more striking look in your gaming set up.

Some of the chairs boast a cohesion in the color scheme as they include the red on the wheelbase too. If this is something that you find important, it is something to consider. 

Comfort

This category goes hand in hand with the material and support of the chair. If both of those things work well together, then the comfort is already part way there.

But some chairs include the added comfort in accessories such as an adjustable footrest, and padded armrests. 

The cushioning should not be too soft. You want something with some softness, of course, but a thick, high-quality cushion will also be firm enough so it holds up over longer hours in the chair.

If your gaming chair is too soft, or if the cushioning is uneven, you'll find that the certain spots will get sore over time. 

Find something with high-density cushioning and you'll be happier in the long run. 

These are added extras that aren’t necessarily vital to a good gaming chair, but they certainly make the experience a more comfortable one. 

Best Red and Black Gaming Chairs FAQs

Should my chair have a warranty?

It is advisable to get a chair that includes a warranty. Most of the chairs on our list boast warranties, and even a support system in some cases.

When buying a product that you will be potentially using every day, it is important to consider whether a warranty is important to you.

Some chairs even have a different amount of warranty on the chair compared to the inner frame of the chair.

Look into this when you are buying. 

Is lumbar support necessary?

Arguably, lumbar support on a product that you will be sitting on a lot is considered by the manufacturers to be important.

That is why most of the picks on our list have it. But you don’t have to have lumbar support, it fully depends on your personal needs and expectations from a gaming chair.

Most buyers, however, claim that gaming is a much more comfortable experience when they have the added extra of lumbar support, especially when that lumbar support is adjustable, one chair of which we have included.

Does more expensive mean better quality?

Although our top pick is the most expensive chair out of the five, we don’t think that it is absolutely cause and effect that the more money you spend will mean a better chair for you specifically.

Since every gamer has different needs for a gaming chair, consider your needs and buy a chair based on that before price.

The rest of the four on our list are still excellent quality with great reviews from customers, so price isn’t everything.