One of the best ways to enjoy videogaming on consoles is to snuggly sit on a floor chair. Floor gaming chairs enhance that experience by providing extra long comfort in the form of specialized chairs designed to prevent fatigue and back problems from sitting for prolonged hours while videogaming.
The Best Floor Gaming Chairs in 2018
Floor gaming chairs aren’t as common as gaming chairs with pedestals, but they’re growing in popularity because of their practically and how well they fit in just about every home. We’ve compiled a list of what we believe are the 5 best floor gaming chairs in the market.
We also have a buyer’s guide at the end to help you in your final purchase decision.
Our Top Pick
Comfort and Style
Minimalistic yet offering great comfort with its memory foam, the BirdRock Home is a versatile floor chair that doubles as a floor gaming chair. It rejects all the fancy electronic hardware and instead opts for a classy, tried and tested design that works perfectly for purposes more than just gaming.
The BirdRock Home is a testament to the fact that you don’t need to reinvent the wheel to offer an incredible product. This minimalistic floor chair is ideal for gaming due to its comfort, high quality design, and competitive pricing.
Crew Furniture Classic
No Nonsense Performance
You don’t need to pay over a hundred bucks to own a comfortable rocking flooring gaming chair. The Crew Furniture Classic comes preassembled as a finished product, ready to be used for the purpose it was build for: to sit on for countless hours as you finish that questline in your favorite RPG.
Without any fancy features or even the need to assemble, the Crew Furniture provides a no nonsense, comfortable floor gaming chair to use. It is compact and ideal for studio apartments and flats.
You don’t need an elaborate design with sharp contrasting colors and an unnecessarily sophisticated presentation to make an excellent floor gaming chair. The BirdRock Home Adjustable Memory Foam is not just a chair that puts other floor gaming chairs to shame, it is also perhaps one of the best overall floor chairs out there.
This comfortable, cushioned chair eschews itself from complicated modern designs and instead goes for the tried and tested look and feel. It is essential one long upholstered cushioned sofa that can adjust in an advertised 14 different positions due to a hinge in the middle. It’s ingeniously simple and effective as a chair you can laze on and one that you can play games on for hours.
One of the best things that comes with this simple design is storage. Compared to other firm floor gaming chairs, the BirdRock Home Memory Foam Floor Chair is easy to store, which is very useful when not gaming.
The BirdRock Home isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel or put bells and whistles on it. This can be a good thing or a bad, depending on the user. It offers no immersive audio experience or fancy hardware that is dedicated for gaming. It does however offer utmost comfort.
Serious games who want the most immersive experience will look elsewhere. Those who just want to sit for hours gaming without straining their back will look at the BirdRock Home.
- Effective, minimalist design
- The most comfortable chair in the list
- Very versatile
- Good quality memory foam that is comfortable
- Easy to store
- Doesn’t offer any real gaming features
- Flat design can make it awkward for your feet
Ace Bayou’s X Rocker series has some of the best overall gaming chairs around in the market. When it comes to floor gaming chairs, they don’t compromise on much.
The X Rocker II is one of the most well known and best selling floor gaming chairs on the market right now. It is designed to bring an immersive experience with an interactive audio control with two forward-facing subwoofers that are punchy and powerful.
The panel for the speaks is located under the right armrest, easily accessible and controlled with ease. It gives you a volume and bass control, and even includes a headphone jack for those who like to play loud without disturbing the neighbors.
Speaking of armrests, the X Rocker II is one of the very few (if not the only) floor gaming chairs in existence to have them. While they do feel a little cheap in build quality, having armrests is always a welcome addition when you want to laze around while playing a relaxing videogame.
The chair design is ergonomic, making ideal for extended gaming performance, though it’s not as comfortable as the BirdRock Home. And as the name suggests, this seat can rock, and it does so very well.
- Comfortable, ergonomic design
- Good subwoofer system with a boomy sound
- Integrated arms provide more function
- Controls are easy to reach and use
- Some quality control issues
You don’t have to spend over a hundred dollars to get access to comfortable rocking floor gaming chairs. The Crew Furniture comes in at less than $50 yet offers a simplistic yet highly effective and comfortable rocking floor gaming chair experience.
This gaming chair has a modern and ergonomic frame built from sturdy wood. It is buffered with padded polyurethane foam, and then cover in a faux leather vinyl mesh. What’s great is that at the price point, you get a number of different color options to choose from as well.
Unlike many of the other floor gaming chairs, the Crew Furniture also comes fully assembled. You don’t need to do anything to set it up. Just unbox it, place it in an appropriate area, sit and enjoy.
Of course, at this price point you won’t (and shouldn’t expect to) get all the additional bells and whistles that come with more expensive gaming chairs. There is no audio system or anything to plug into. However, we feel those features are secondary, and the primary purpose of floor gaming chairs is to provide comfort and allow you to sit for hours without causing fatigue. At this price point, there’s no floor gaming chair more comfortable than the Crew Furniture.
- Very comfortable
- Easy to clean
- Great value
- Comes assembled
- Can slip and slide around on softer carpets
As we said earlier, Ace Bayou is well known for its X Rocker series of regular and floor gaming chairs. It’s not a surprise that with so many products in their catalog, another floor gaming chair makes it to the list. And yes, we agree that the naming scheme is very confusing.
The X Rocker Extreme III sits comfortable in the middle of the road when it comes to floor gaming chairs and their price tags. This chair is a definite upgrade over any regular floor pillow you might be using, and even over other floor gaming chairs if you want an immersive audio experience.
It comes with two subwoofer speakers on both sides of the chair. These are controlled with an easy access control on the side of the chair that allows for volume and bass control. It also has a headphone jack to bypass the speakers and give a more personalized experience.
The setup and design of the this X Rocker floor gaming chair is simpler than other variants. It’s more compact and spacing saving, which we absolutely love. The setup is simple and the design is no nonsense, allowing users to play on it for hours.
There’s not a lot wrong with this floor gaming chair. It’s a great middle-ground gaming chair that offers great comfort and decent features.
- Simple in design
- Compact and space saving
- Some quality control issues
- Lacks some features of other X Rocker gaming chairs
Yup, it’s another X Rocker chair. This is merely a testament to the series of X Rocker floor gaming chairs. The Surge is quite different in design to the rest of the floor gaming chairs that are produced by X Rocker. In fact, it is probably the most comfortable floor gaming chair with speakers out there.
This is because of the ergonomic design and material choice. This chair sticks less to the skin and basically cuddles the individual from behind. It is definitely not the most comfortable overall floor chair you can buy (that award goes to the BirdRock Home) but is far better than the rest when it comes to pure comfort.
Functionality wise, the X Rocker Surge isn’t too different from its brethren. In fact, because of the archaic audio system in its panel, it’s all the harder to meaningfully connect the audio of your console to the chair. However, given the fact that most modern consoles come with audio jacks in their controllers, we feel that is redundant anyway.
This chair does have Bluetooth functionality though, and it boasts it with pride. We find the feature useful to use with laptops and phones, but it’s not something we’d consider while playing videogames.
- Most comfortable gaming chair with audio
- Good ergonomic design
- Better material and cushioning than other X Rocker chairs
- Archaic sound system
By far the most important feature of flooring gaming chairs should be comfort, and that is directly tied to the design. We’re not talking ergonomics only; the choice of material, the posture, and the reinforcement type all matter a lot.
Many people make the mistake of looking for the dedicated gaming features in flooring gaming chairs before anything else. That is a misguided way of buying them – remember: you’re buying a chair primarily to sit on it for hours.
After a few months, you won’t care about the additional features as much as you care about how comfortable it keeps you. The chair could flash colors and have all kinds of effects, but if it hurts your butt after 20 minutes, then it’s practically useless.
Therefore, comfort (and by extension design) is the most important thing to look at. Comfort comes from the ergonomics, the choice of material, and the stability of the chair. We believe that chairs that have fewer additional bells and whistles actually provide more comfort.
Design also has a large part to play in durability. Cheap material choice will wear and tear very fast, especially if the chair rocks. Sturdier frames and reinforcements not only make the chair more comfortable, they also last a lot longer.
While floor gaming chairs don’t have to be loaded with additional features, many will look to buy one specifically for them. These primarily include audio features such as built-in subwoofers and control panels.
X Rock is famous for such floor gaming chairs and have around 28 models of pedestal and floor rockers that could fit an individual’s requirement. These have subwoofers and control panels in them, and a few even have armrests for extra comfort when needed.
We believe that all the things are secondary, but they will serve a purpose to those who search for them regardless. Many of the chairs that come with audio and connectivity features tend to have quality control issues, so be sure to review and research the product thoroughly before coming to a final decision.
Quite frankly, there’s not much to floor gaming chairs to consider. Other considerations aside from special features and comfort are ease of setup, storage, space consumed, aesthetics, durability, and of course price.
Many floor gaming chairs are unnecessarily high priced, and you want to avoid them unless they have a feature that you are almost exclusively buying one for. Simple products like the BirdRock Home or Crew Furniture Classic offer fantastic value for money and serve their purpose perfectly.
Can regular floor chairs be good substitutes for dedicated floor gaming chairs?
Absolutely. In fact, the BirdRock Home is not a dedicated gaming chair, yet it tops our list because of how effective it is. Comfort should be your number one priority when choosing floor chairs. The additional bells and whistles are merely optional.
Why floor gaming chairs over normal pedestal gaming chairs?
Pedestal gaming chairs are the preferred choice if you’re going to be playing on a PC and monitor. They provide the correct posture, angle, and reach for you to access your keyboard and mouse. However, for playing on consoles on the TV, you want something more comfortable for when you play for a distance.
That’s where floor gaming chairs come in. Couches are great, but they aren’t designed to be sat on for long periods with the kind of posture videogames demand. Floor gaming chairs on the other hand are designed to sit comfortably on and play for hours end.
Are speakers in floor gaming chairs just gimmicks?
Yes and no. For a lot of people, they are a mere gimmick because they’d rather play with headphones or invest in high quality speakers, both of which are likely to cost less than the price of gaming chairs.
They are however very immersive for competitive gamers who want the extra immersion, and they certainly add an extra element to gaming with friends. That said, you shouldn’t buy a gaming chair just because it has speakers.
How easy is it to clean gaming chairs?
Because of the color and choice of material, most flooring gaming chairs don’t require too much maintenance. They are quite easy to clean because they don’t stain easily like sofas and cloths. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of them though.