Are gaming chairs worth it?
Hey everyone!! today we’re going to talk about gaming chairs and what you should consider before buying one?
People buy gaming chairs because they look cool, and as long as they keep looking cool, people will keep buying them, myself included, but gaming chairs aren’t terrible options, and some out there are better than others.
We’re going to go over seven things that you should consider before you buy a gaming chair. These seven things will help you figure out if a gaming chair is even right for you.
And be determine which gaming chair of the many options you are considering is the one that is right for you so let’s jump right into it.
Table of Contents
Gaming Chair Design:
First, the main reason to buy a gaming the Chair is simply for its design.
This isn’t to say that gaming chairs aren’t comfortable a lot of the mid-range to high-end gaming chairs are comfortable but if comfort is your only concern when buying a chair and you do not care at all about the design of your Chair.
You’ll be better off looking at the office chairs that are in your price range this is because manufacturers of office chairs typically don’t have to spend as much on the design of the Chair. If you are looking for under budget chairs then check out the best gaming chairs under 100$.
As they do on the ergonomics and comfortability of the Chair and raising style gaming chairs have different design components that aren’t always conducive to comfortable sitting the bucket style seats.
That these chairs have are great for holding writers in place and race cars but aren’t the ideal design for long-term sitting that’s not to say that racing-style chairs won’t work for long-term sitting.
In fact, I love the gaming chair I have and I sit in it for eight hours or more per day, but it’s just that a non-bucket-style seat is more ergonomically sound.
but ultimately if you want a cool-looking racing style chair and you’re willing to sacrifice a little bit of comfort and ergonomics, and that is completely fine also:)
Height and Weight:
Don’t sit on a chair for a day or two because you feel sore afterwards it could just be that your body isn’t used to sitting with good posture.
You’re Height and Weight Are going to determine what kind of Chair You can Get.
If you are 6 foot 5 inches tall and you weigh 250 pounds, there are certain chairs out there that will not work for your body type a lot of times gaming chairs get bashed because someone buys one that didn’t fit their body type.
As a result, it’s not come to them had they noted the chair’s height and weight requirements.
They would have realized that the Chair was not the right option then so always make sure that you check the height and weight requirements of the gaming chair.
You are considering certain chairs like DX racers formula series and secret labs Omega are specifically designed for smaller users, and other chairs like DX racers tank series are specifically designed for more significant users.
If you find a chair line that you like, and you can’t find the recommended height and weight requirements for it you’d be better off looking for a different option.
But the bottom line is that there really aren’t many instances of one-size-fits-all gaming chairs available so make sure you’re only looking at gaming chairs that will fit your body type.
Gaming Chairs by other Manufacture:
A Lot of Gaming Chairs Are Made by the same Manufacture and the third factor to consider when buying a gaming chair is that a lot of the gaming chairs out there especially gaming chairs.
The $200 price range are made by the same manufacturer but are sold and rebranded by different companies just go look at the product listings for gaming chairs on Amazon.
You’ll see a lot of similarly designed chairs from various companies now the rumor is that someone knocked off DX racers design.
And started mass-producing them in China I don’t know if that’s what happened it’s very possible but there are a ton of different chair companies out there.
Now selling essentially the same model of chairs this is called private labeling basically what it means is that anyone can go to the main chair manufacturer send them a custom design and branding to put on the Chair buy them in bulk and then sell them as their own chairs.
So essentially you have a lot of the same chairs out there with the only difference being the branding and design this is very similar to.
How Nvidia and AMD make GPUs and companies like EVGA Asus MSI or gigabyte and others repackage the GPU with different coolers and clock speeds.
But what does this mean for you if you are looking for a gaming chair it means that before you purchase one make sure you look at the other options available.
If the only difference is the design and logo on the Chair you may be able to find this same exact Chair with the design that you like from a different company for a lot less.
Now I typically recommend sticking to well-known brands like DXRacer , secret lab or max anomic to name a few because if you have a problem with the Chair down the road.
You’re going to have an easier time with a more reputable brand than you would with one of the smaller random companies that are now selling chairs but if you have a super tight budget and you absolutely want one of these racing-style gaming chairs.
You may not have an option to go with a chair from a more reputable brand and if that’s the case it’s important that you shop around because you could find the same Chair from a different company for less.
Adjustment features you need:
Consider What kind of adjustment Features you want your gaming chairs to have.
The fourth thing you need to consider is what kind of adjustment features are important to you if you are dead seat on a racing style gaming chair there are a few different features that separate gaming chairs.
Apart obviously design and color scheme is one of those features but the next biggest feature in my opinion that differentiates one gaming chair from another.
Its adjustment features and the most important adjustment features that vary from Chair to Chair are armrests adjustment and tilt and recline adjustment almost all of the gaming chairs out.
There has height adjustment the ability to recline backward and at the very least armrests that can adjust on it down however the higher chairs out there typically can recline back further than the low end or mid-range options.
And they also typically have arm rests that can adjust in multiple directions and finally they can also tilt out their base as well as be locked at a tilted angle or unlocked to rock back and forth for me.
I enjoy the recline feature on these chairs but more importantly.
I like the ability to lock the Chair had a tilted angle if I want to get really comfortable during a gaming session being able to tilt the base back a little bit and recline the backrest back a little bit helps me get into a more comfortable position.
Then if I were to just only have the option of reclining the backrest back, and for the armrests, certain gaming chairs have armrests that can be adjusted from side to side forwards and backward.
At an angle along with being able to be stood up and down these extra adjustment options are important because.
they will really help you give the armrests into an ideal position for your setup so ultimately when you’re going to buy a gaming chair.
just make sure that you note the kind of adjustment features that are available, and then you choose a chair that has the ones that are important to you.
The Lumbar Support Pillows:
The Lumbar Support Pillows That Come on Most Gaming Chairs Can be Hit or miss.
Now the fifth thing that I think you should consider when buying a gaming chair and is kind of just my opinion, but it is that the lumbar support pillows that gaming chairs typically come with can be hit or miss now.
I’ve reviewed multiple gaming chairs now and I haven’t yet found one that has the perfect lumbar support solution none of the chairs have ever viewed have been bad options in terms of lumbar support and a couple of them have offered pretty good lumbar support.
In the grand scheme of things, but I have not yet found a racing-style gaming chair that has perfected lumbar support however the same could probably be said for office chairs as well unless you’re paying a thousand dollars for a high-end Herman Miller chair.
You’re probably not going to find the perfect lumbar support feature this is mainly because ideal lumbar support is going to vary from individual to individual.
But I will say that the specific types of lumbar support pillows the gaming chairs typically come with do have some flaws.
For instance, the dxracer formula series chair that I reviewed had a lumbar support pillow that was decent but was a little on the bulky side and was a little too firm for me.
On the secret lab Omega that I reviewed, it was a more comfortable lumbar support pillow, but since it didn’t attach to the Chair if you wanted it to rest higher on your back it would sometimes fall down.
The base of the Chair when you moved around now the best lumbar support feature that I’ve seen on a chair thus far is on secret labs Titan and that’s because it doesn’t come with the lumbar support pillow.
But rather has lumbar support built directly into the Chair I think there’s a couple of other options out there that have this same feature but.
We have this problem with the Titan but it was a minor flaw for me and that really just kind of sums up the experience of getting a gaming chair or any other type of Chair for that matter.
It’s hard to find a chair even a high quality chair that will fit you absolutely perfectly but as far as lumbar support pillows go it’s probably a good idea.
To do your research on the different options out there and see if you can match up to other reviewers who have the same preferences for lumbar support as you do and then go with a chair that has lumbar support that meets your needs.
You Can’t Test the Chair Out First:
It’s Not Always Possible to Test Out a Gaming Chair Before you Buy it.
The sixth thing you’ll want to consider is that the common sentiment of sit in the chair before you buy it is easier said than done with gaming chairs.
A lot of people will tell you they don’t buy a chair until you sit in it and try it out and while that is really good advice for a lot of these racing-style gaming chairs it isn’t really an option to go sit in them before you buy them most of them can only be purchased online.
So if you’re dead set on getting a gaming chair you’re likely not going to have the luxury of testing the Chair out prior to buying it and if you can’t live with that fact.
You’d be better off going down to a store that sells office chairs and finding one there that you like I know that some office stores do carry a few different racing-style chairs in stock and so you may still be able to test out certain gaming chairs.
But if you have a specific color scheme you’re looking at or a certain brand of Chair that you want to purchase the chances are that you won’t be able to test them out before hand and that’s just something that you’re going to have to accept.
And that is also another reason why it’s important to spend a little more to get a chair from a reputable manufacturer that has a solid return policy or you could buy from Amazon as they are pretty good about their 30-day return policy as well.
Break Your Chair in Before You Return It:
Give your new Chair a couple of weeks before you decided whether or Not it’s For you.
The seventh thing that I think you should consider before you buy a gaming chair is to give your Chair a couple of weeks before you decide it’s not for you.
One common thing that I have noticed even with higher-end chair reviews, not just high-end gaming chairs but high-end office chairs as well is that some reviewers often note how comfortable.
The Chair was to sit in at first seriously just go read some Herman Miller embody or Iran chair reviews a lot of reviewers talked about how the Chair made them sore for the first couple of weeks.
If not more than they sat in now what happens is that if you have poor sitting posture maybe that’s due to sitting in a low-quality chair and then you upgrade to a higher-end chair that higher-end Chair is going to force your body into a position.
It’s not used to and even if it is a better sitting posture the fact that your body is going to have to adjust to the new position could result in you feeling sore why you adjust.