Everyone, quick, hold on tight. Logitech G and Herman Miller just announced a new gaming chair in the brand’s collaborative effort to cradle our carcasses as we turn on our PC gaming. And this one is on the more affordable side in a way, at least when it comes to incredibly premium gaming thrones.
In 2021 we tested the Herman Miller x Logitech gaming chair, the Embody. (opens in new tab), and to no one’s surprise, a hefty price tag arrived. In the tradition of Herman Miller office chairs, it came in at just under $1,495 USD for one expensive chair. But equally in the same tradition, it somehow felt worth it.
Thanks to Embody’s success, the brand partnership is about to deliver a new chair with greater affordability and customization in mind. The Vantum Gaming Chair, also known as the Vantum Gaming Chair, is constructed with a patented sprung backrest, glass-filled nylon skeleton, with foam headrests and cushions, covered with post-consumer recycled polyester. The Vantum is currently available in three colors, an all black, black and white or black and red and none of them look like anything you might find in a race car or funeral home. (opens in new tab)
Instead, we see a much sleeker desk chair design, which is what we also expect from the brand behind one of our favorite gaming desk chairs. (opens in new tab). They have an understated style, which can be spiced up with a pop of color. There is certainly the look of a stylish chair that would fit well in an office space, gamer room or anything in between. Besides, the real joy of these thrones does not come from looking at them.
This chair was made with gamers in mind, so it supports a more forward-facing sitting position. The kind that I tend to adapt once the enemy has knocked me down and I realize I need to get a little more serious. The design of the chair is said to encourage this more active posture without slouching, and can of course be adjusted to suit your seating preferences.
For when you’re not on the roll of game win, there’s also a well-thought-out reclining position. This has specific support cushions unlike most chairs, as well as a headrest designed not to put pressure on the neck. Flexibility in use seems to be the name of the game with this new collaboration, aiming to deliver a chair that works well no matter your style of play.
So, what does affordable mean when we talk about what is arguably one of the most comfortable gaming chairs ever made? The Vantum Gaming chair sells (opens in new tab) at £1,126 GBP or $995.00 USD, which is still a pretty penny for a chair. It’s definitely a nicer price point than the Embody, and both come with a 12-year warranty, making it an easier price to digest. If the Vantum is as comfortable as it claims, it can also be a huge back saver.
If you’re looking for something cheaper, we’ve got you covered there (opens in new tab). But if you can afford it and subscribe to Sam Vimes’ economics theory, paying a little more for one of these chairs might be the smartest option out there. We’ll let you know if the Vantum is worth the price tag like the Embody once we get it under our hot little cheeks.