Take it to the next level with the ultimate gaming chair guide
They're an essential part of your squad, supporting you through every marathon gaming session… but how often do you think about your gaming chair? Well if you want to take your gaming to the next level, it's time to upgrade your gear!
Get comfy while we take you through everything you need to know to find a new gaming chair - and make sure that it's up to the challenge!
What are the different types of gaming chairs?
Everything about a gaming chair is designed around ergonomics (especially when you buy an ergonomic gaming chair). You'll spend a lot of time sitting in it, so all decent gaming chairs are designed to support you while you play - go without one and it's a sure-fire way to develop neck and back ache!
And with that in mind, it's important to ensure you get the right chair for your gameplay. That's why we've broken down the main types of gaming chairs below:
PC gaming chairs
PC gaming chairs are what most people think of when they hear ‘gaming chairs’. They’re a cool twist on home office chairs, with long backs, armrests and castor wheels on the bottom.
Unsurprisingly, they're designed to support you when you sit up at your gaming PC desk, so for the best PC gaming chairs, we recommend looking for those with as many adjustable elements as possible. That way, they can be altered to offer you maximum support.
Console gaming chairs
While PC gaming chairs take after office chairs, console gaming chairs are more similar to lounge chairs. As you play PlayStation and Xbox with a controller in your lap, you don't need to sit upright - instead it's all about lounging in ultimate comfort!
Console gaming chairs sit directly on your floor or have a pedestal on the bottom, similar to a bar stool or a barber’s chair. You won’t be able to use them with a desk, but they are often more comfortable!
Racing simulator seats
Racing simulator seats are modelled closely on the seats found in real racing cars. This kind of seat gives your body good support while you’re gaming as well as providing maximum immersion for racing sim fans.
But the seat itself is just one part of the racing simulator seat package! Discover how life-like these setups can get with racing steering wheels, pedals and more.
Bean bag gaming chairs
Similar to console gaming chairs, these are all about comfort, although they tend to be more affordable and much more portable. If you play games in a living room, bean bag gaming chairs will be the best choice as you can move them out of the way in an instant.
Gaming chair FAQs
What is the best material for a gaming chair?
Most gaming chairs are made from leather, whether it's genuine or a type of synthetic leather. Leather gaming chairs tend to be more durable - plus they look great too!
Are gaming chairs worth it?
If you're serious about gaming you have to get a decent gaming chair, otherwise you open yourself up to some serious aches and pains. Still don't believe us? Check out this blog on why gaming chairs are worth it.
Are gaming chairs good for your back?
Buying a gaming chair is one of the best things you can do for your back, as well as your neck, arms, wrist… and so on! Check out this blog on how gaming chairs can help stop back ache.