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The benefits of gaming chairs and why you need to buy one!

Published 28th November 2022
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If you're serious about gaming, a gaming chair is an absolute must for your setup. It's worth doing your research to make sure you invest in a decent chair… or you could just read our handy guide, which tells you exactly what you need to know below!

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What is a gaming chair?

Gaming chairs not only look the part, they're specifically designed to support you while you're gaming. With ergonomic designs and adjustable supports, they help to stave off back and neck ache during long gaming sessions (read our blog on how gaming chairs can help prevent back pain).

Want to learn more about the different types and what to look out for? Check out our essential guide to gaming chairs.

Gaming chairs vs office chairs

While a well-designed home office chair is great for the 9-5, you'll want the support (and cool look) of a gaming chair for intensive sessions. After all, these have been specially designed to support your back, neck and wrists while you play, unlike office chairs.

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Gaming chair features to look out for

So what do you need to look out for in a gaming chair? With so many features to choose from, it can feel a little daunting to know where to start. 

First and foremost, you need to make sure your chair is going to be comfortable for intensive gaming. That means basic features like adjustable height and armrests are essential - especially if you want to avoid a repetitive strain injury!

Ideally, you’ll want to look for a full-height backrest that feels like it's moulded to the shape of your spine. A chair with a little firmness is better than a super soft seat, as it is likely to give over time.

Just like the chairs themselves, we all come in different shapes and sizes, so you'll want to check the lumbar support options - does the support pillow attach to the chair, if it comes separately and, most importantly, whether it's adjustable.

Ultimately, you want the chair's support to keep you gaming from dawn to dusk, and the energy saved from supporting your muscles will go towards powering up your gaming session - it's a win-win!

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