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Looking for reclining office/gaming chair with footrest

So I am looking for a reclining office or gaming chair with a footrest.

I looked on Staples with no luck.

I searched Amazon for quite a while, and ordered this:

gtplayer

https://www.amazon.com/GTPLAYER-Gaming-Footrest-Ergonomic-Massage/dp/B08332K9XN

 

It's made by GTRACING, which is a respected brand in gaming chairs.

I like the armrests on this gaming chair and how they are attached to the back of the chair.

It also has pretty good customer reviews.

 

I'm looking for recommendations although I already placed the order.

(If I'm quick, maybe I could cancel the order and get something else.

Of, if I receive this gaming chair and don't like it, I could return it, and then order what someone recommends in this thread.)

So, any ideas, hopefully under $200?

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I have EFG Allegro and yes I prefer quality office chairs. All those cheap ones usually lasts under year so maybe you should strech your budget a bit. If its not made into everyday use in offices it wont probably last or be good enough. In here buying good computer chair usually costs at least 500-1000 €‘s. Usually the more heavier chair equals better quality of the mechanism which is the weakest link in chair. Maybe there is cheaper alternatives out there, havent never found those though. Sometimes you can find good chair used and they are really cheap even free. I would advise to find good brand first that makes chairs for professional use. Cant go wrong with those and if you are lucky your chair lasts forever or atleast the mechanism and everything else like holes in fabric etc. are easy to repair.

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Also it would be a good idea to check abrasion resistance of textiles that manufacturer uses also known as Martindale
If its not specified then I dont know about that.

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MoreLumens wrote:

All those cheap ones usually lasts under year so maybe you should strech your budget a bit.

It's possible to find a good chair on a budget.

I have two office chairs from Staples that have lasted over five years and are still going strong.

One was $50 and the other was $60.

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raccoon city wrote:

MoreLumens wrote:

All those cheap ones usually lasts under year so maybe you should strech your budget a bit.


It’s possible to find a good chair on a budget.


I have two office chairs from Staples that have lasted over five years and are still going.


One was $50 and the other was $60.

Well last time I was chair hunting was before all those gaming chairs were even invented so maybe there has been some improvent in overall quality of more budget chairs.
My chair has worked maybe +10 years of daily office use and +5 years that I have owned it. One hole in fabric that I fixed, but rocking mechanism still works fine + other stuff related to mechanism. Those can be tricky to repair if people still even repair stuff these days.

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So I showed my mom what I ordered (in the original post) and she called it my "skunk chair" because it's black and white kinda like a skunk.  :-)

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By the way, I think the all black version looks much better, but it was over $10 more expensive, so I got the skunk chair.

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raccoon city wrote:
she called it my “skunk chair”

That was my first thought.
I’ve had some OK luck with big box store chairs. But eventually something lets go.
At 6” 3”, 240, and lazy about my posture, I put some stress on them.

My wife buys high dollar chairs for her office. They are nice, but often too small for me.

My only thought was the material. A fake leather won’t breath much.
I like cloth for long term sitting. But real leather is OK since it breathes some.
Let us know how it turns out.
I may need me a skunk chair…
All the Best,
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Fake leather is not my top choice, but for my budget, I haven't found anything better.

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UPDATE:

I received word from Amazon that my chair has shipped.

And I just noticed that the item probably doesn't have free returns, so I hope I like it.  :-)

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My son has his eye on the same one. Stay in touch. He’s 5’11” (&only 14) just hoping it fits

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I'm 6' 0", and weigh 180 pounds.

I have kyphosis (hunchback), and if I didn't, maybe I'd be 6' 3".

The skunk chair is supposed to come today, but tracking hasn't been updated since it shipped a couple of days ago.

Most of the GTRACING chairs look pretty similar--I just liked the armrests on this one.

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EDIT1:

I'm hoping this skunk chair will replace a recliner that's falling apart, and an office chair.

I keep on switching back and forth between the recliner and office chair, and it'd be nice if one chair did the job of both.

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EDIT2:

Also, I might be getting a beach towel to put on the skunk chair if I don't like how the fake leather feels.

I already have a seat cushion that I put on chairs to offer a bit more comfort.

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The skunk chair is being sent via FedEx.

It was supposed to be here on Tuesday, so I messaged the Amazon seller.

They said that FedEx can only send so many items per day, so there may be a 5-7 day delay.

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I looked for gaming chairs on Amazon at any price.

I couldn't find one that appeals to me and has better feedback than the one that I ordered, which surprised me.

Maybe Amazon isn't the best place to shop for gaming chairs?

I'm hoping that I'll like the skunk chair and it'll last a few years.

Then I can replace it with something that doesn't exist yet, and is more durable.

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Have you considered Herman Miller and Steelcase Leap V2 (Youtube review and comparison)? These two are popular but rather expansive.
I got a refurbished Leap V2 cheap (~$220) from local secondhand office furniture store.
I specifically looked for these secondhand office furniture stores, they often acquire large amount of high end office chairs from closed businesses. Since the chairs are coming from conference rooms, they are usually in good conditions and I can worry less about indirectly touching someone else’s ass or genital. Wink

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I'm not interested in watching Youtube videos.

If you really want to help, provide a retail link to a place with a bunch of customer reviews.

Also, I'm not interested in buying used, and I don't think I can afford those chairs new.

I would be willing to go as high as $300 for a brand new chair that fits what I want.

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raccoon city wrote:

I’m not interested in watching Youtube videos.


If you really want to help, provide a retail link to a place with a bunch of customer reviews.


Also, I’m not interested in buying used, and I don’t think I can afford those chairs new.


I would be willing to go as high as $300 for a brand new chair that fits what I want.


Just trying to be helpful. I understand that used furniture may not be acceptable to everyone.
I thought the Herman Miller and Steelcase Leap V2 are worth mentioning because they represent the medium-high end products in the “ergonomic chairs” market, which gave me an overall idea of what features to expect in a good chair.
But all of that are just talking theories, I think the most important thing in picking a long-term chair is to try it out in person first to make sure you like it.
When I was doing my chair research 2 years ago, I heard good things about IKEA “markus” chairs which fits your price range. If you don’t like your current order, you may also consider checking that out.
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Ikea Markus doesn't have a footrest.

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leestrong wrote:

I think the most important thing in picking a long-term chair is to try it out in person first to make sure you like it.

I can tell by reading customer reviews if a chair is something that I might like, but trying it out in person would be a nice option to have after I read the reviews.  :THUMBS-UP:

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By the way, although I like the padded armrests in the OP, I can live with other types of armrests if they are done right, and I can get pads for hard plastic armrests.

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leestrong wrote:

Just trying to be helpful.

I know you're trying to be helpful, but I have to point exactly what I'm looking for (and not looking for) so that people can be even more helpful.

And by assisting me in narrowing things down further, you are succeeding in being helpful.  :-)

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I see that I got too carried away by my own taste when replying to your post, and missed the important criteria you have stated. Sorry about that.

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leestrong wrote:

I see that I got too carried away by my own taste when replying to your post, and missed the important criteria you have stated. Sorry about that.

No problem!

You did help me quite a bit.  :BEER:

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So I did more online browsing.

I checked Amazon for office chairs and gaming chairs at any price.

There are very few office chairs with a footrest like I'm looking for, so I checked Walmart, Target, Office Depot, and Best Buy for gaming chairs.

(I already checked Staples.)

I didn't find anything that I was looking for.

By the way, Amazon seems to be the best place to shop for gaming chairs, if you're going for sheer selection.

The chair that appeals to me the most is the one I ordered.  :THUMBS-UP:

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Also, I forgot to mention:

I want a chair with wheels and adjustable height.

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I checked Overstock for gaming chairs.

I didn't find anything I like.

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I received the skunk chair today.

It took me an hour and ten minutes to put it together.

I was taking my time and looking at the instructions a lot.

It came with a lot of pieces to put together, and it intentionally came with some spare parts.

I was able to put it together correctly on my first attempt, but it was much more difficult than when I put my office chairs together.

I've only been sitting in it for a few minutes, but it seems decent.

I don't think I'm going to try to return it.

Despite calling it a "skunk chair", luckily it doesn't stink.

It seems to be made of quality materials, though I don't know how long it'll last.

I'm hoping that the next time I'm looking for a chair, I can find an office chair with a footrest.

That is a very rare feature (right now) in office chairs.

EDIT:

By the way, the chair is not made for people with wide hips.

I'm kinda skinny, and I fit in it fine, but I could see how it would be a problem for wider people, even if they weigh less than 300 pounds.

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By the way, the support/cushioning seems much better than my office chair.

I mean, the office chair cost only $50-$60, and this gaming chair was about $150, but it is a nice improvement.  :BEER:

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If you did return it, would you have to disassemble it ? Doesn’t seem feasible.

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I think I could disassemble it if I needed to, but I really don't want to.

The chair seems nice enough to keep so far.

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Good luck with it.

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I read a lot of customer reviews on Amazon for gaming chairs, and I read a lot of horror stories, so I'm very glad that so far I can live with this chair.

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I received a PM from G0OSE in which he recommended this back cushion for chairs:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hardcastle-Memory-Foam-Back-Cushion/dp/B017NPL2WE

 

I thought that was excellent advice, but that particular item isn't available on American Amazon.

That is not a problem because I prefer to do my own research, and I picked out a similar product:

https://www.amazon.com/Wheelchair-Cushions-Adjustable-Sciatica-Breathable/dp/B07ZB9VL5X/

 

The item I picked out is way pricier, but it had the best feedback on Amazon for a "two pack" so I'm okay with it.

I really don't know what I would do without Amazon.

They're great for customer reviews, and sometimes they have the best price as well.  :-)

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raccoon city wrote:
, even if they weigh less than 300 pounds.

Over 300 pounds you need a forklift not a chair.

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