5 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Gaming Chair

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Gaming chairs are one of the most popular gaming accessories out there, and it’s not hard to see why – they look great, they can make long gaming sessions more comfortable, and you can even use them as your regular chair at home! There are plenty of different gaming chairs on the market these days, but if you’re looking to buy one, knowing what to look for will help you find the best option for your needs. Here are five important features to look for in a good gaming chair.

1. Comfort

One of your most important considerations when purchasing a gaming chair is how comfortable it is. The last thing you want while playing one of your favorite games is an uncomfortable experience; in fact, doing so could ruin your game entirely! You need that chair to be fully customizable, offering options for neck support, lumbar support, armrests (or lack thereof), and different degrees of padding for any body parts you deem fit. Avoid hard armrests and backrests at all costs; you’ll regret it when you’re in pain after playing for hours on end.

2. Quality of Material Used

From leather to faux leather and mesh, there are several types of material that can be used for your gaming chair, and each one offers its own unique advantages over others. However, not all materials are created equal when it comes to quality and durability; you want something that will last you many years while still providing comfort beyond what cheaper materials could offer. Gaming chairs upholstered with leather tend to provide much more comfort than those made with synthetic cloth-type fabrics. Moreover, they offer added benefit of being easy to clean if you get food or drink on them accidentally, offers greater aesthetics versus cloth, etc.

3. Adjustability

No one likes being stuck in one position, forced to play their favorite games at a single level of comfort. Ideally, you want your gaming chair to be fully adjustable, allowing you freedom over its placement and structure so that you can lean forward or back without feeling too constrained by its features. No matter what body type you have, from thin to big-and-tall (or even very short!), it’s important that your gaming chair is compatible with all body types; otherwise, it could end up hurting more than helping your gaming experience.

So, make sure your gaming chair fits your size and body type perfectly before purchasing it. Make sure there are enough adjusters for armrest height, seat depth adjustment for varying leg lengths, lumbar adjustment for lower back support. Getting these things wrong will result in an incredibly uncomfortable situation – I speak from personal experience! And who wants that when they’re trying to game!? It certainly isn’t me!

4. Appearance/Customization

You also want your gaming chair to be compatible with your style and gaming setup, especially if you spend lots of time in front of your computer! Are you into overwatch?, do you like Pokémon go?, do you prefer Dark souls 3 or Oblivion, are you into Skyrim? Well just like cars, there are all different kind of customizations that you can add to your chairs.

Whether it’s to enhance comfort or even make it look cooler! So, when purchasing one for yourself keep these two questions in mind – What games do I play regularly? And how much customization in terms of colors, padding, lining, etc. is available for my specific type of chair? These two things will help give you an idea of what gaming chair is right for you personally, so make sure these two questions cross your mind when researching on a new one.

Not every company offers customize options for their chairs, but some allow users to put their own spin on things by allowing them to get creative and use different types of materials from headrests, foam padding material etc.

5. Extra Features and Tech

Some gaming chairs have extra features that make them stand out from their competitors, like speakers, cup holders, different types of lighting like RGB lights which change color based on your mood or type of game you’re playing. On top of all these cool extras, there are also dedicated holders for wireless headphones, lumbar massagers and USB ports in some cases!

So, if you want something really cool, definitely consider one with these features available. However, keep in mind that things like these usually come at an additional cost which can be worth it depending on how much time you spend sitting down playing games. Ultimately it comes down to personal preference; just make sure your chosen gaming chair can meet your needs while still fitting within your budget!


Hopefully now you know what to look for in your next gaming chair and how that choice can affect your overall experience. I’ve personally done hours of research before investing in my own gaming chair and I must say, it was one of my best investments yet! It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out or if you’re an expert gamer, everyone deserves quality gear and a comfy place where they can kick back and relax between matches. 

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