GTplayer Gaming Chair review

WITH lockdown leaving many of us working from home, plenty of people have been looking into gaming chairs to improve their posture at their desks.

We've tested the GTplayer Gaming Chair over the course of two weeks to tell you all you need to know if you're interested in buying one. 

Prices correct at the time of writing

  1. GTplayer Gaming Chair, £159.99 on Amazon – buy here

Pros

  • Ergonomic and comfortable design
  • Useful reclining and rocking action
  • Back and neck pillows included
  • Bonded leather finish looks premium
  • Good value for money
  • 2-year warranty for damaged or defective parts

Cons

  • Neck pillow can be a tad uncomfortable
  • Armrests' height not ideal for shorter people
  • Tricky assembly

Quick Summary

The GTplayer Gaming Chair is great if you're on a budget, but still willing to spend some cash on a quality chair.

With a solid design, comfortable lumbar pillow and reclining action, the GTplayer Gaming Chair will be your faithful companion for long gaming sessions.

Assembly

  1. GTplayer Gaming Chair, £159.99 on Amazon – buy here

Ideally you'll have two people Assembling the GTplayer Gaming Chair, particularly when fixing the seat to the backrest.

All the nuts and bolts are labelled, so the assembly itself is relatively straightforward, still, it took two of us 40 minutes to put it together, so if you're not confident in your DIY skills, maybe block out an hour for installation.

The GTplayer occasionally offers a £39.99 assembly service on Amazon, so if you're absolutely desperate, you can spend some extra cash and have someone put the chair together for you.

Design

The GTplayer Gaming Chair features a stylish, gaming-heavy design with smooth bonded leather finishing.

The heavy-duty base and nylon smooth-rolling casters allow for great stability and mobility, but the latter are essentially plastic coated in rubber. Still, from initial testing, the wheels are remarkably quiet.

The lever to recline the chair is located under the right armrest, and is relatively easy to access and pull.

Underneath it, and slightly to the back, is the other lever, the one to regulate the chair's height. That too is easily reachable from a sitting position.

The GTplayer Gaming Chair we reviewed was black, but the same model is available in five additional colours: White, Blue, Green, Grey and Red, depending on how you want to style out your home office.

Ergonomics

  1. GTplayer Gaming Chair, £159.99 on Amazon – buy here

Featuring a thick-padded back & seat, this is a very comfortable gaming chair.

The added seat and headrest pillows can be a plus or a minus, however, depending on your sitting position and typing/playing habits.

Personally, it took us some time to get used to the lumbar pillow, but we now find it both comfortable and helpful to have a better sitting posture.

The headrest pillow, on the other hand, felt just uncomfortable to us (we're 5' 9'', and felt it constantly pushing our neck slightly down when typing or playing games).

The armrests are made of hard plastic but have a thin layer of padding on top, which makes them comfortable to lay your elbows on, though you will need some rest if you're in for a long gaming session.

They are also height-adjustable, but they won't move laterally.

Extra features

The GTplayer Gaming Chair is first and foremost a gaming chair, so some extra features never hurt.

The seat of the GTPLAYER can of course swivel a full 360 degrees, but also recline and rock between 90 and 150 degrees.

Add a secret pillow that folds underneath the seat and can be "extracted" to provide a fully reclining experience, and you have a gaming chair that is as good for playing as it is for resting.

The Verdict

All-in-all, the GTplayer is a great option if you're looking for a reliable and stylish gaming chair at a reasonable price.

Its reclining features and extra pillows are also pleasant additions if you intend to use the chair to rest or like to seat in particular positions.

Just double-check the chair's dimensions to make sure they're a good fit for your arms and back.

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