Searching for a comfortable gaming chair to support your back is a bit like searching for the holy grail. It could be out there. You just don’t know where to start looking.
That’s where we come in. As experts in ergonomics, we know that sitting for hours at a time playing computer games isn’t good for our backs. But we do it anyway.
That’s why we’re always on the lookout for the best chairs on the market. And this time we’ve turned our attention to the KILLABEE brand and its top three models.
So, why did we choose to review KILLABEE?
KILLABEE is one of the oldest and most well-known manufacturers of gaming chairs out there. The company started out by making office chairs in 2001. But moved into gaming in 2013 after spotting a gap in the market for good quality gaming furniture at reasonable prices.
The result is a selection of gaming chairs with built-in back support that won’t break the bank.
Let’s find out what the top three KILLABEE models have to offer and which one could be a good fit for you.
1. KILLABEE Big and Tall 8247
KILLABEE’s Big and Tall series is exactly what the name suggests. It’s a collection of chairs specifically designed for big and tall people.
Sitting in a regular chair for several hours a day is not a comfortable experience for anyone. Even less so if you’re big and tall and need more room to spread out.
The Big and Tall 8247 is known as one of the best gaming chairs for big and tall people. It can handle up to 440 lbs (200kg) in weight, and the backrest is suitable for people up to 6ft 4in tall (193cm). It even has 3D spine support.
As an ergonomic racing-style chair, the 8247 has been designed with luxury comfort in mind. It has a memory foam seating area with plenty of space, and a gel-lined memory foam lumbar pillow for extra support. It’s even upholstered in high-end breathable leather.
Extra features include 4-Direction (4-D) arm rests, a multi-function tilt locking mechanism (90 to 155 degrees) and smooth rolling casters for moving the chair around a room.
With the attention to detail in this chair, it’s no surprise that the Big and Tall 8247 is a popular choice with gamers.
For a quick overview of the size, here are the full dimensions for the Big and Tall 8247:
- Backrest width – 24.8”
- Seat width – 22”
- Seat depth – 22”
- Overall chair width – 27.1”
- Overall chair height – 48.4” to 50.8”
2. KILLABEE Big and Tall 8257
Like the 8247 model, the 8257 has been built to make the gaming experience more enjoyable for big and tall people.
This means everything about the chair, from the size of the seat to the overall height, has been designed for people looking for extra space.
To give you a sense of the proportions, the recommended height for this chair is between 5ft 8in and 6ft 2in. And it can take up to 400 lbs (200kg) in weight.
The Big and Tall 8257 also has a full ergonomic set-up with a backrest, head support and lumbar pillow. It has a reclining function (90 to 175 degrees), a memory foam seat cushion and it’s described by Killabee as a “robust” gaming chair.
You might be thinking this all sounds very familiar to the 8247, and it is. Except the 8257 is slightly cheaper and a little less luxurious.
The 8257 has padded armrests instead of the 4-D wider style on the 8247. It has PU leather upholstery, as opposed to the premium breathable leather used on the 8247. Plus, the chair is slightly smaller overall.
However, it does have a retractable padded footrest, which is useful for long stretches of gaming. That’s something that the 8247 doesn’t have.
To give you a clearer idea of the size, here are the full dimensions of the Big and Tall 8257:
- Backrest width – 23.2”
- Seat width – 20.5”
- Seat depth – 20.9”
- Overall chair width – 26.4”
- Overall chair height – 51.2” to 53.5”
3. KILLABEE Massage 9015
The Massage 9015 is a high back, racer-style gaming chair. It’s designed to be as functional as it is comfortable, with an inbuilt massage function (hence the name).
The massage function sits in the lumbar cushion to reduce discomfort during long periods of sitting. This is a useful feature to have. Especially if you suffer with back pain after spending several hours in a chair.
The Massage 9015 also has padded armrests for extra upper body support and a retractable padded footrest. As well as a tilt mechanism to take you from sitting upright in work mode, to almost fully reclined in rest mode.
The downside? There’s no memory foam detailing in the Massage 9015, but the seat is kitted out with a soft flat cushion.
And unlike the Big and Tall models, this chair is not made for those that need some extra space.
The recommended height for people purchasing this chair is 5ft 6in to 5ft 9in (167-175cm), and it can handle up to 250 lbs (113kg) in weight.
As with the other two models, here are the full dimensions of the Massage 9015:
- Backrest width – 21.3”
- Seat width – 21.3”
- Seat depth – 20.1”
- Overall chair width – 26”
- Overall chair height – 48.4” to 51.2”
And the winner is …
KILLABEE specializes in making gaming chairs, so all three models are great value for money. The decision will depend on your own personal preference, your budget and whether you’re a big and tall person.
The Massage 9015 is affordable and ticks all the right boxes for a functional gaming chair. It even has the added massage feature. But it’s not a spacious chair for bigger people.
Both of the Big and Tall models offer extra comfort and space, which is important for long stretches of sitting down. There is a slight price difference though as the 8247 has additional touches of luxury, plus a little extra room, making it more expensive.
So, if luxury and lots of space are at the top of your wish list when shopping for a new gaming chair, then the KILLABEE Big and Tall 8247 fits the bill. With the 8257 as a close second.