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Best Gaming Chairs - What to Look For

24 August 2018

With so many gaming chairs available, choosing the best gaming chair can be difficult. This guide will recommend gaming chairs and explain what to look for.

 

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Choosing the right office or gaming chair can be difficult. In a perfect world you could try sitting on every chair in your price range, however, this is would require lots of time and travel expenses to visit stores and there’s no guarantee as to what chairs may be available to try. This guide will explain and describe what to look for when making your next gaming chair purchase. Recommended gaming chairs for different price brackets are included at the end of the article.

 

 

What makes a gaming chair better than a standard chair?


Gaming chairs are often inspired by racing or sports seats used in cars. Manufacturers such as Corsair, DXRacer and AK Racing do this due to the importance of support and build quality in car sports seats. Improved support and build quality mean that users will remain comfortable for longer than a standard office chair. 

 

 

What makes for a good gaming chair?


Top brands such as Corsair, DXRacer, AK Racing and ThunderX3 offer a range of gaming chairs starting from a couple hundred dollars up to over a thousand dollars for a highly adjustable, genuine leather chair. All gaming chairs (except for XRocker) are height adjustable just like office chairs. Depending on the model, many gaming chairs also have additional features such as:

-    Backrest tilt
-    Seat base tilt/rocking
-    Seat base depth adjustment
-    Armrests -> including height, depth, width and angled armrests
-    Height-adjustable neck and lumbar cushions

 

 

Cloth or Leather?


When deciding on a material for your gaming chair, it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the different material types. Gaming chairs are typically available in three different finishes – cloth, synthetic leather and genuine leather (synthetic leather being the most common).
 

 

Cloth

PU/Synthetic/Faux Leather

Genuine Leather

Advantage

Breathable

Mostly unaffected by hot
and cold temperatures

Easy to clean

Cost effective compared
to genuine leather

Long lasting

Resistance to wear and tear

Disadvantages

Hard to clean

Can wear easily
(depending on the material)
Does not breathe easily

Does not age well compared to
cloth and genuine leather.

PU leather can degrade over time
causing the surface
to peel
Can require maintenence to
keep in good condition

Expensive to produce and buy

 

Other than the different advantages (and disadvantages) for each material type, cloth gaming chairs offer grip whereas both synthetic and genuine leather gaming chairs can be slick (depending on your clothes). 

 

 

How to set up your gaming chair


When setting up your gaming chair, it is important that you adjust it to suit your body shape and size along with being ergonomic with your desk. It is recommended that your ankles, knees and hips be at a 90-degree angle and that your back is properly supported at the correct angle. A monitor mount may be required to create the most ergonomic gaming setup or workspace. You can read more about monitor mounts HERE

 

 

Best Gaming Chair

Noblechairs EPIC Series Nappa Leather

Noblechairs EPIC series - nappa leather - gaming chair


If money is no object, then the Noblechairs EPIC Series Nappa Leather combines high adjustability with high-quality Nappa leather. Genuine Nappa leather offers the benefit of having a long life-span along with being extremely breathable, soft and luxurious. 

Noblechairs EPIC Series Gaming Chairs (Nappa Leather, Real Leather and Faux Leather variants) all come with high adjustability including 4-way directional armrests, gas-lift, two cushions for lumbar & neck support, rocking mechanism, backrest tilt and more. Real leather and faux leather variants of the EPIC Series gaming chairs are also available for a lower price. 

Click HERE to learn more about the Noblechairs EPIC Series Nappa Leather Gaming Chair.

 

 

Best Gaming Chair sub-$500AUD

Corsair T2 Road Warrior

Corsair T2 Road Warrior - Gaming Chair


The Corsair T2 Road Warrior gaming chair is a follow up to their first gaming chair the T1 Race released in 2017. Corsair T2 Road Warrior offers almost the same adjustability as gaming chairs costing several hundred dollars more – including 4-way armrests, rocking mechanism, backrest tilt, gas-lift, adjustable microfibre support cushions and more. Corsair has used perforated PU leather in the design which offers improved breathability and long-term comfort. The T2 Road Warrior can be differentiated from other gaming chairs due to its unique rollerblade-style caster wheels which glide effortlessly without marking your flooring. The Corsair T2 is available in 5 different colours.

Click HERE to learn more about the Corsair T2 Road Warrior gaming chair.

 

 

Best Gaming Chair sub-$300AUD

ThunderX3 TGC22

ThunderX3 TGC22 - Gaming Chair


Priced under $300, the ThunderX3 TGC22 gaming chair offers most of the features from more expensive gaming chairs – including 2-way armrests, rocking mechanism, backrest tilt and more. ThunderX3 TGC22 also comes with adjustable lumbar and neck cushions. The TGC22’s neck cushion uses a unique V-shape to offer improved support of the neck and head and can double as a neck pillow that can be used separately from the gaming chair. The TGC22 is available in 6 different colours.

Click HERE to learn more about the ThunderX3 TGC22 gaming chair.




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