Are you in the market for a fabric gaming chair?
Well you’re in the right place!
Fabric upholstery is among my favorite materials for gaming chairs because it looks classy, is more breathable than PU leather and softer to the touch.
In the article, we’ll be reviewing 9 of the best fabric gaming chairs on the market.
The Best Fabric Gaming Chairs
- Secretlab Softweave Fabric Gaming Chair
- AKRacing AK BK Core Series EX Fabric Gaming Chair
- Arozzi SFB-ASH Vernazza Soft Fabric Gaming Chair
- AKRacing Core Series EX-Wide Fabric Gaming Chair
- Arozzi Inizio Ergonomic Fabric Gaming Chair
- HomCom High Back Fabric Executive Leisure Home Office Chair
- VON RACER Racing Style Soft Fabric Gaming Chair
- Dowinx Breathable Fabric Gaming Chair
- Wolf Warriors Ergonomic Fabric Gaming Chair with Footrest
Weight Capacity: 240lbs
Note: Secretlab offers several different upholstery options including Softweave Fabric, PU Leather, and NAPA Leather. Make sure you have selected the correct one before proceeding with your purchase
If superior build quality is your thing and you are willing to pay a little bit more for it, then you really need to check out this seat from Secretlab. They use the same racer-style design as the other choices above, but they feature a very interesting twist, using different color schemes that really pop when seen in person. Even better: the Softweave fabric used on this seat is extremely comfortable and durable. This is a perfect choice for anybody that prefers fabric gaming chairs and is looking for something that lasts a long time.
The best thing about this gaming chair is the fabric: it’s supremely soft to the touch, and overall it’s the highest quality fabric on the list. It is Secretlab proprietary fabric, and they really made sure to make it as fluffy as possible. The materials used makes this a very breathable fabric, and overall it’s the very best on the list. Something else that I love about it: it’s very easy to clean. The manufacturer provides instructions on how to do so, and overall if you spill a liquid on it, cleaning up won’t be an issue.
The only problem with this chair is the price point. This is truly a sensational gaming chair that looks unique in a sea of clones, and because of that, you are going to have to pay the price. This is perhaps the most expensive choice on this list, and while it’s completely worth it, not everybody will be able to pony up for it.
- Excellent fabric material is resistant and very soft
- Beautiful gaming chair, excellent attention to detail
- Very expensive choice
Weight Capacity: 330lbs
Another racer style chair, this model from AKRacing is supremely comfortable throughout, with a very ergonomic construction that you have come to expect from their gaming chairs. The black used on these particular seats will really catch your attention, and while the lumbar support pillow leaves something to be desired, the other parts of this fabric chair are made from the highest quality materials. A must-have fabric gaming chair!
The first thing that I must tell you about this gaming chair is that it’s extremely comfortable. This is one of the things that I really adore about ARKacing: they understand that we gamers want a gaming chair that isn’t too tight. The bolsters are soft enough to allow enough give to let you sit on this for several hours, and I honestly wouldn’t have a problem even sleeping on this chair. There’s just 1 problem with it though: the lumbar support. In fact, the pillow used on this model is pretty uncomfortable and I had to adjust it for several minutes before I would find a cozy sitting position.
Something else that I really like about this model is the fact that they feature 4D armrests. This is one of the things that really make racer seats so ergonomic. 4D armrests can be adjusted in pretty much any way you like: up, down, forward, backward, and more. They make it really easy to find a natural seating position, and if it weren’t for the lumbar support, this seat would be higher up in the list.
- 4D armrests really adapt to your seating position
- Very high-quality materials used throughout
- Lumbar support can feel uncomfortable
For more information, check out our full AKRacing Gaming Chairs Review
Weight Capacity: 300lbs
If you are looking for the very best gaming chair on the list and aren’t willing to make any compromises, you really have to take a look at this gaming chair. The sweet combination of soft but resistant fabric, an excellent ergonomic fit that isn’t overly tight, and excellent attention to detail makes this my favorite choice on this list, and a must have if you are looking for a racer style gaming chair.
Perhaps the best choice on this list, the first thing that I must compliment this chair is the fact that the fabric is super soft to the touch, without feeling like it’s going to tear as soon as you sit on it. In fact, many gaming chair fabrics feel pretty scratchy, which is especially annoying if you tend to sit on it shirtless. That is not the case with this one. In fact, the fabric feels super high-quality, and it is very breathable, perfect if you live in a place with hotter climates.
Another big pro of this is the fact that the manufacturer pulled off the racing style without making the seat look overly juvenile. They also made sure the design is ergonomic but not overly so. Expect this seat to feel as comfortable as your living room recliner, while at the same time being just as ergonomic as a true racer-style gaming chair. Overall, this is the best seat overall, and I’d highly recommend that you check it out if racer-style chairs are your thing.
- Supremely comfortable seat
- Very ergonomic without compromising on the comfort
- Very appealing styling without looking tacky
- Pricing can be a little steep
Weight Capacity: 330lbs
AKRacing has really cemented a name for themselves with the constant introduction of great products, and this one is no different. This particular model combines a supremely comfortable seating position with a more subdued and executive look, making this a very versatile choice for not only gaming, but general desk work as well. Even better: the seat is very affordable, especially when you consider the build quality of this seat. All in all, one of the best choices on this list.
While this isn’t a big & tall chair by any means, it is still wider than most other choices on this list. I would strongly recommend this chair if you have a larger body frame. The bolsters aren’t too aggressive, which helps with ergonomics without making the seat feel uncomfortable to sit on. Combine this with the fact that the seat is rated for a maximum weight capacity of 330 lbs and you have a heavy duty fabric chair that will accomodate most body types very well.
I also really dig the look of this particular model. AKRacing has done some really cool racer-style designs over the years, but with this one, they decided to give it a small twist. The fabric is extremely resistant and supple, and while I would like for it to be a little bit less scratchy, it more than makes up for it with a very classy and elegant black color that will surely fit anywhere no matter if it’s a corporate office or your battle station themed bedroom.
- Very resistant, very supple fabric used throughout
- Bolsters hold you in place without being excessively tight
- Very affordable choice
Weight Capacity: 231lbs
One of the most notable fabric chairs on this list, this seat is perfect for hardcore gamers that prefer a gaming chair that is as ergonomic as possible. The seat bolsters are tight and supportive, perfect for long gaming sessions that require your utmost attention. The only problem that I found with this seat is the fact that the fabric isn’t as soft as I would like. The weight capacity also leaves something to be desired. Still a great choice for the hardcore gamer though.
Racer-style gaming chairs tend to be the to-go choice for anybody looking for a lot of back support, and if this is the case with you, then this is one seat that you really want. The manufacturer decided to remove some cushioning from parts of the seat, effectively making the chair smaller, while at the same time stiffening it up. Expect your spine to feel really planted when you sit on this seat, making this a good choice for gamers that care about their posture when they play.
The fabric of this seat isn’t as soft as I would prefer. In fact, I wouldn’t sit shirtless on this chair unless I’d want to scratch my back, and while the fabric is easy to clean and resistant enough, I think the manufacturer could have spent a little bit more money to use something that is a little bit softer to the touch. Aside from this, the weight capacity could have been higher, especially at this price point.
- Supportive construction perfect for people looking for a tighter fit
- Very affordable choice
- Weight capacity is lacking
- Fabric could be softer to the touch
Weight Capacity: 265lbs
If you aren’t too excited with the traditional racer-style found on most of the seats on this list and need something that is a little bit less flashy, then this is the choice for you. This seat is relatively comfortable for sitting long periods of time, perfect for extended gaming sessions. What I don’t like about it is the fact that the quality is questionable. The chair doesn’t feel too sturdy, and I would have liked for the manufacturer to use better materials throughout. Still a worthy choice if you want something different from the traditional seat styles used over the years.
Ergonomic gaming chairs can be pretty fitting for some body types, but not everybody prefers them. This one takes a different approach: a more traditional seat style that doesn’t compromise on comfort and that can be had at an affordable price point. The style used on this chair also makes a very versatile choice for using in several rooms, from offices to bedrooms. Just do not expect to have the best chair on the market, which brings me to my next point.
The quality of the chair is something that I want to complain about. The chair slopes a little bit to the side, and it’s a problem that has been reported by other users. The fabric is also a little bit scratchy and feels a little bit low quality to me, with faulty stitching in some parts of the backrest. You can’t expect that much at this price point though. The manufacturer has a good customer service team though. Most users have had their problems with the chair fixed.
- Comfortable without feeling very tight
- Very affordable gaming chair
- Build quality of the chair could be much better
Weight Capacity: 400lbs
If you want a gaming chair with a different fabric than the other choices above, this is a good choice. This gaming chair uses a material that resembles fabric, but it’s much more fuzzy to the touch. It kind of feels like microfiber or felt, and it’s very smooth to the touch. It’s however not a good choice for people living on hotter climates because the fabric isn’t very breathable. When it comes to construction, the quality is just okay. Not excellent, but not bad either.
This is a fabric gaming chair, but as I mentioned above, the fabric used is a little bit different than most other chairs on this list. This may or may not be a good thing for you. The material holds you in place really well, but you are going to have to be sitting in an air-conditioned room for this to be comfortable. Also, the chair isn’t fully made from fabric, It actually has PU leather in parts of the seat rest. It feels resistant, but not too luxurious though.
The build quality of this chair is pretty meh. I would have lived for this to be better at the price point, but the color scheme and more unorthodox styling more than makeup for it. If you want a fabric gaming chair that uses different materials than the other choices above, you really need to check this model out. You won’t be disappointed!
- Fabric used on this chair resembles microfiber, feels very fuzzy and comfortable
- Color scheme used throughout this chair is very appealing
- Very affordable choice
- Breathability of this seat isn’t very good
- Quality is okay but could have been better
Weight Capacity: 300lbs
A gaming chair with a very cool design, this seat from Dowinx distinguishes itself by proving very high quality for the price. The chair feels really sturdy and well built. It feels like it costs much more than what the price tag suggests. The styling of this chair makes it feel like it was taken straight out of a spaceship. There’s just 1 problem: I can’t find a comfortable sitting position on this seat. The lumbar support is unergonomic, and overall you really need to try this seat before buying if you are interested in it.
One of the things that I most love about this chair is how futuristic it looks. The gray and dark blue accent used throughout are very elegant without feeling tacky or corny. Not just that: the quality of the materials on this is on point. The seat is well stitched, the materials feel top-notch, and overall you won’t be having problems with this quality-wise. I would have loved to put this seat higher up in the list, but the main problem with it is the seat’s comfort.
I sadly can’t find a comfortable position on this chair. The chair looks ergonomic when you first look at it, but as soon as you hop on it, you will notice that the bolsters feel too sturdy. The seat doesn’t contour to my body very well, and it’s something that has been noticed by other users of this chair. The armrests aren’t too adjustable either, which further complicates the problem.
- Seat has a very cool, eye-catching design
- Materials used throughout this chair are very high quality
- Seat isn’t very comfortable, especially on the lumbar area
Weight Capacity: 350lbs
Another excellent gaming chair for people that need something with great ergonomics. This model from Wolf Warriors will give a very comfortable seating position, however, the fabric is a little bit scratchy and hard, plus I would like for the armrests to be a little bit more resistant than what you pay for it. This model does have something unique going for it though: it comes with a footrest! Overall this is a nice choice for the average gamer, but not everybody will like this though.
One of the things that most caught my attention from this model is the name of the company that made the chair. Wolf Warriors is a really cool name, and their products reflect that aesthetic. The logo stitched on the chair and cushion looks very high quality, but aside from this, the fabric material leaves something to be desired. The material is pretty breathable, but I found it hard to sit on this for extended periods of time with not much clothing. It scraped the back of my thighs.
Aside from this, you will really like the footrest used in this model. Footrests are usually only reserved for recliner models, but Wolf Warriors still went ahead and added it for comfort’s sake. The result is a very comfortable seating position, and as long as you are fine with the fabric of this chair, this is a very worthy choice.
- Comfortable seating position with great ergonomics
- Seat comes with a footrest
- Fabric materials feels very scratchy
Fabric Gaming Chair Buyer Guide
If you are a gaming enthusiast, one of the best things you can make is purchasing a proper gaming chair. After all, office chairs and hardcore gaming go together like peanut butter and jelly, and they really provide several features that will enhance the gaming experience of any hardcore enthusiast. Even better: the last few years there have been several new innovative gaming chairs that have introduced a number of modern materials to satisfy customer demand, including gaming chairs made from fabric materials!
There have been many gamers that have eschewed the traditional leather or PU gaming chairs for fabric, and the reason for that is that not only is fabric a much more breathable material, but since it’s cheaper to obtain, manufacturers are able to price the chairs at a more affordable price point. In this article, I will talk about the very best fabric gaming chairs out there, considering factors such as build quality, aesthetics, and pricing, among other factors. I hope you find this article useful!
How to Choose the Best Fabric Gaming Chair
Because some of the folks reading this article aren’t completely sure, I think it’s important that we point out the most important things that a proper fabric gaming chair should have. And obviously the most important stuff will depend on your budget and what exactly are you looking for in the seat, but in general, there are the most important factors to consider.
If you really want to make sure that you get a quality fabric gaming chair that will last you a long time, brand should be one of your main considerations. Gaming chairs from established brands tend to feature a long and comprehensive warranty, which will give you peace of mind plus they will also protect your wallet in case something breaks. The only problem with buying chairs from established brands is that they tend to be a little bit more expensive than the competition, something that may or may not be a dealbreaker for you.
If you are a few or several pounds overweight or are big & tall, one of the most important things to consider in a fabric gaming chair is its weight capacity. Thankfully, most of the chairs below provide around 250-300 lbs of weight capacity, which will be more than enough for 99% of you reading this. Something else to consider is the resistance of the fabric being used. Some brands use lower quality fabric throughout the chair, which is much easier to break, especially for bigger and heavier folks. If you are heavier than 250 lbs, really make sure that you choose a chair with more resistant fabric that will be able to withstand that weight for an extended period of time
One of the things that I love about gaming chairs is the features that (most of them) provide. I personally really appreciate a fabric chair with good lumbar support. I also like chairs with built-in cupholders and side pockets. In short, manufacturers have really upped their game and started providing several innovative features in their chairs, to the benefit of the final consumer.
Aesthetic and Style
Of course, the looks and the styling of a fabric gaming chair are also of particular importance for the average gamer, especially given the fact that most of us are going to be using and seeing the chair for years to come. The styling that you prefer on a fabric gaming chair will depend on your preferences, but thankfully as I mentioned above, manufacturers have done a great job of providing a myriad of different styles to suit different tastes.
Last but not least, pricing is another important consideration when buying a fabric gaming chair. Thankfully, most gaming chairs that primarily use fabric are a little bit more affordable than PU or leather chairs. This combined with the fact that the price of most gaming chairs has decreased overall means that you have the chance to get an excellent fabric gaming chair for cheap. Just keep in mind that if you want luxury features, you are obviously going to have to pay much more.
Fabric Gaming Chair Vs PU Leather Gaming
One of the most common questions that people often ask themselves is which one is better: fabric or PU leather gaming chairs. And the truth is that it depends on what you are looking for. Obviously the 2 materials have their own differences, which I will talk about below.
Breathability: When it comes to breathability, fabric reigns supreme. That’s why I recommend that you get a fabric gaming chair if you live in hotter weather. The inherent properties of the fabric will make sure that you don’t overheat because of high temperatures. However, there have been some PU leather materials introduced to the market with superior breathability, just not as much as fabric.
Durability: When it comes to durability, you could say that PU leather is a little bit more resistant, but fabric isn’t too far back either. Modern PU leather is often said to be very durable, especially PU leather used by major brands. The same thing goes for fabric, but still, there’s the chance of your cat ripping through the fabric or it ripping because of it being too stretched.
Feel: Obviously, the feel of PU leather will be really different than the feel of the fabric. If the fabric is low quality, then it’s probably going to feel very scratchy and uncomfortable to the touch. PU leather is much smoother, but it can also stick to your skin, something that doesn’t happen with fabric.
Aesthetic: Aesthetic wise, this is more of a personal choice. PU leather can feel very luxurious, especially when accented with colored tubing throughout. In general, fabric looks a little bit cheaper, especially when the color of the fabric is grayish or another muted color.
Should You Buy a Fabric Gaming Chair?
Since you are reading this article, I think it’s important that we get this question out of the way. After all, whether you should buy a fabric gaming chair or not is one of the most common dilemmas that arise from potential buyers, and as I mentioned above, I think it’s something that depends on what is most indispensable for you.
I think that if you live in a place where it gets really hot, you should really consider getting a fabric gaming chair. The added breathability that you get with one will be really appreciated, especially if you do not have an air conditioner in the room. Fabric gaming chairs also feature more “give” unlike PU leather chairs, which tend to feature a more sturdy construction. They also tend to be a little bit cheaper too.