What to look for in a gaming chair

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Intro to our buying guide for gaming chairs

A gaming chair is a must have for people who play video games because it provides them with the comfort and support they need to game for hours on end ( which can be a good and a bad thing!). A good gaming chair will have a cushioned seat and backrest, as well as adjustable arm rests and lumbar support as one of the major things to look for before you buy your chair.

If you’re like us with a couple thousand hours into the Borderlands saga, you will know the value of being comfy. You don’t want to feel like you just got out of a fight after a long night of gaming.

But what else is there that you should be watching out for before you spend your money on a new piece of furniture? We will go over the biggest things to take note of before you buy your chair, and the reasons why in our guide. Because honestly, if you’re buying a chair for gaming you will probably be sitting in it a lot… so get the best one for you that you can and avoid spending money on a second chair because your first one doesn’t fit you right.

Gaming chairs, our quick overview

Gaming chairs are becoming increasingly popular as people look for ways to improve their gaming experience. There are a few things to consider when choosing a gaming chair, including size, comfort, and features.

Size is an important consideration when choosing a gaming chair. You want to make sure the chair is big enough to comfortably accommodate your body size. Comfort is also important, as you will spend hours sitting in the chair while gaming. Look for features such as adjustable back support and armrests to ensure the chair is comfortable for long periods of time. You want to be comfy, and if you pair a good monitor, with a chair, and perfect LED lighting for your gaming setup you will be able to play for hours… days… or MONTHS without issue. Ok maybe there’d be some issues but you’d be pretty comfy

Keep on reading to find out each of the aspects of a chair you should be looking for, and why they’re important.

What to look for:

Comfort: Look for a gaming chair that is comfortable for long games.

When looking for a gaming chair, comfort should be one of your top priorities. After all, you will spend long hours sitting in it while you game. Look for a chair that is well-padded and offers good lumbar support. Adjustable arm rests, and headrests are also important, as they let you customize the chair to fit your body. Lastly, make sure the chair is stable and won’t tip over if you lean back in it.

Adjustability: Look for a gaming chair that will fit your body size.

Although this might sound like the previous point it is more focused directly on the size as opposed to making it work for your body. Some people are just bigger people, and some are smaller… so you will want to make sure the armrests and seat sizes are right for your body.

white and blue leather gaming chair in front of a big screen tv with a racing game being played
Nice and tall gaming chair to long sessions

It’s important to consider your own body size when selecting a gaming chair. If you are on the taller side, look for a chair with a higher weight capacity and longer seat depth. Conversely, if you are shorter or have shorter legs, look for a gaming chair with a lower seat height and shallower seat depth.

So if you start with a chair that fits your size the ability to customize it will be a lot easier than forcing a chair that is just too big or small to fit your body.

Durability: Look for a gaming chair that will last

When it comes to finding the perfect gaming chair, you want one that isn’t going to fall apart after a couple of long sessions. You’ll want to look for a chair made to last. There is not really a point of buying a cheap chair and it falling apart just because it is made from such low quality pieces. We aren’t saying that the more expensive the chair the better it will last, as there are some great value priced chairs that have great reviews.

You’ll also, make sure that the chair has a warranty from the manufacturer. This will give you peace of mind in knowing you won’t need to buy another one in a couple of months. 

Price: Look for a chair that fits your price range

When choosing a gaming chair, price is an important factor to consider. Look for a chair that is affordable but also offers features that are important to you. Consider the type of games you play and how often you play them. Suppose you are a competitive gamer who plays online multiplayer games frequently. In that case, you will want a chair that provides comfort and support for long periods.

On the other hand, if you are a casual gamer who only plays single-player games occasionally, you may not need as many features. You can save money by opting for a cheaper model. Ultimately, it is important to find a balance between price and quality when selecting a gaming chair.

So really, it’s impossible to say what the right price for a gaming chair is as it totally depends on you and your situation. But you have to balance how much you’ll use it, how much you can spend on the chair, and how much it could cost you.

Are expensive gaming chairs worth it?

When it comes to finding the perfect gaming chair, there are a few things you need to consider. The first is, of course, your budget. Gaming chairs can range in price from around $100 to over $1000, so it’s important to know how much you’re willing to spend. Like we just posted, the truth is that the right price is what you are comfortable with.

But we wanted to put in a section that let’s you know that expensive chairs aren’t always the best, and cheap chairs aren’t always the worst. We have tried out some chairs that cost around $250 that were a lot more comfortable than $1000 chairs. If you don’t need the fancy add-ons then you can get a great option without breaking the bank.

Is it better to buy a gaming chair or an office chair?

When it comes to finding the perfect chair for gaming, there are two main types to choose from: gaming chairs and office chairs. So, which is the better option? It really depends on what you’re looking for in a chair. Here’s a breakdown of each type of chair’s pros and cons to help you decide which is best for you.

Gaming chairs are designed specifically for gamers, with features like built-in speakers and vibration functions that enhance the gaming experience. They’re also usually more comfortable than office chairs, with ergonomic designs that support your back and neck. However, gaming chairs can be expensive, and they’re only sometimes necessary if you’re only an occasional gamer.

red and white leather gaming chair setup for a desk station
futuristic looking gaming chair

On the other hand, Office chairs are more affordable and can be just as comfortable as gaming chairs, if not more so.

So if you can find a chair that is called an Office Chair that will work for your gaming, by all means get it. But in our general interactions we have found that office chairs just aren’t as comfy as gaming specific chairs. That is just by design as the way you sit in a gaming chair usually isn’t the same way you’d sit in your office chair.

Is there a difference in gaming chairs?

When it comes to gaming chairs, is there really a difference? For sure, each company can have their own take on what they think is the best for gaming and their own unique set of features. So don’t assume that all gaming chairs are the same. Try out the different brands that offer gaming chairs if you can and see what works best for you and your body.

Do gaming chairs ruin posture?

Many people don’t think about the potential risks of using a gaming chair. Poor gaming posture can lead to long-term health problems such as back pain, neck pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Gaming chairs can cause these problems by forcing you to sit in an unnatural position for extended periods. If you use a gaming chair, be sure to choose one that supports your back and neck correctly. This again comes back to the options to customize the seat setup, like we outlined above.

Conclusion: Gaming chairs are a great investment for any gamer.

A gaming chair is an excellent investment for any gamer. Here are a few things to look for when choosing a gaming chair:

1. Comfort: A comfortable gaming chair is important for long hours of gaming. Look for a chair with good back support and cushioned seat.

2. Adjustability: An adjustable gaming chair is ideal, so you can customize it to your height and body type. This way, you can be sure you’re always sitting in the most comfortable position.

3. Aurability: A durable gaming chair will last you many years of use. Look for high-quality chairs made from high-quality materials with a strong warranty.

If you take these three things into consideration before buying a chair we are sure that you will find one that works for your games, body , and bank account. And if you are looking for one of our favorites, make sure you check this one out, as we have it at home and really like it.