Ergonomics for your gaming life
What’s the deal with ergonomics, and should you really care about it?
Not just care, but make an investment into the ergonomic lifestyle? The answer to these two questions is a very resounding, yes.
Yes, you need to make the change to supplying your office and home with ergonomic equipment, furniture and tools.
The reason is because for centuries we have been using things in a way that forces our bodies to conform to the material objects rather than having the objects designed to conform to our bodies.
An ergonomic gaming chair is going to change the way you game completely.
While you are playing games you are most probably sitting down, actively engaged in the game.
While you may feel the pressure to win the game, your body generally is supposed to be in a relaxed sitting or lying position, correct?
Well, that depends entirely on the type of chair that you are using. If your chair is not ergonomic then it is not designed to take the stress off of your head, shoulders, neck and lumbar region.
If you are sitting in a standard chair then it may actually be causing strain to your joints and bones.
Gaming should be a time that your body is mostly calm and at ease, so it should not come with added, unnecessary and unwanted strain.
In this list you will be provided with the best options to alleviate the added stress and strain and get your body relaxed in supported position.
How to choose the right ergonomic chair for you
Does the chair provide ample support?
Support is a word you are going to see a lot in the world of ergonomics and that is because it is extremely important to your body’s health and function.
You may not immediately notice the strain on your joints, muscles and bones, but your body is taking note of it.
Over time the constant strain and lack of support will cause you some serious pain and issues.
For this reason you need the chair to not just be comfortable but supportive and encouraging and a little bit forcing you into better sitting positions for better posture.
Is the chair comfortable?
Next on the list after support is the comfort. This is a gaming chair after all and you are planning to sit in it for hours and enjoy your experience.
For this reason you are going to want the chair to be comfortable for you the entire time you are there.
The chair should be made of a good material and provide you with armrests at a minimum.
What material is your chair made of?
The material of your chair is important because it needs to be durable, yet comfortable.
The chair needs to something you enjoy sitting in, not something you are stuck in.
You want a soft and spongy chair but not one that is so soft it is not supportive and durable.
Leather is a good material for the chair to be made of, and is our number one choice for this particular list.
Will your chair last you for a long time?
Durability is something we always consider with our ergonomic products.
If the product is not built to last then is it really even worth the purchase? When you think about gaming, that can be anywhere from one hour to an entire day sitting in the chair.
That means you are spending a lot of time using the same piece of furniture, sliding across it, resting your head and arms and generally wearing in to it.
But while you are in a way breaking it in, you are not wanting to wear it down or wear it thin.
This chair should be a purchase that you are not having to make often and repeatedly.
This chair needs to be lasting from the base, to the material to the headrest.
You cannot have the chair easily tearing and looking awful and you do not want the wheels or base falling apart with little use.
Our Top Picks: 5 Best Rated Ergonomic Gaming Chairs
Homall created an ergonomic chair that comes in a plethora of colors so you can choose the color that fits your gaming zone and your personality the best.
The back is adjustable and is adjustable from 90 to 180 degrees. There is a knob you can adjust to allow you to rock back and forth on to give you mobility even while you are sitting still.
This makes your gaming experience seem more interactive. The chair is built on a sturdy metal frame to ensure that your chair will be durable throughout your hours of gaming in a single setting and to last you into the future of gaming.
The foam seat is covered in a leather exterior to give your comfort and strong protection.
The chair is high backed and extra supportive to ensure you will not only be able to game all day but that your gaming experience will not be doing damage to your body.
You will find that your back and body feel overall at ease because the unnecessary strain and stress has been reduced and your spine is being better supported from your lumbar region to cervical.
- High back for support
- Leather exterior
- Multiple color options
- Sturdy frame
- Difficult assembly
- Some customers have reported the padding is not comfortable long term and requires you to adjust your seating
2. Furmax Gaming Chair High Back Racing Chair
Furmax has also rolled out an ergonomic gaming chair that comes in a few different colors. You can choose from blue, black and white to match up with your gaming space.
The bucket seat will provide you with comfortable seating but will not compromise your support.
The chair is made out of a sturdy metal frame and high quality leather to ensure you will have a chair that is stable and long lasting.
The chair is rocks back and forth and is height adjustable in order to give you range of motion and also to help cradle your spine. The chair can hold up to 310 pounds to hold most people comfortably.
- High weight capacity
- Color options
- Sturdy material
- Rocks back and forth
- Armrests are not adjustable
- Some users suggest that it is not to ideal comfort standards
3. Devoko Ergonomic Gaming Chair Racing Style Chair
Devoko’s ergonomically designed chair comes with your choice of two different reds and a white option.
The back of the chair is high and curved to go with the natural curvature of your spine and give you support in the areas that you need it, and take the pressure and strain off of the areas that are usually taking the weight.
The chair rotates 360 degrees so you can move around as much as you need to.
The rolling wheels will not scratch your floor but will provide you with optimal mobility.
The chair reclines backwards and locks into place so that you can relax from whichever position is best fitting for you.
- Rolling wheels
- Curved back
- 360 degree rotation
- Locking reclining options
- Limited color selection
- Difficult assembly
4. GTracing Gaming and Ergonomic Racing Chair
GTracing’s ergonomic chair also comes in your choice of four colors, either standard grey or black or go a little more bold and choose red or blue for yourself.
Designed by experts in the area of gaming, the chair is designed to handle you sitting for hours and hours and doing hard gaming.
The armrest and seat adjust to fit your needs for height and comfort. There is the option to recline from 90 to 170 degrees, can rock back and also can rotate 360 degrees.
This gives you a lot of options for you on how you can move in your chair even while you are sitting relatively still.
The seat cushion, lumbar pillow and headrest will provide you with both added comfort and support. The base is made of heavy duty metal and the chair itself is encased in high quality leather.
- Color options
- Leather material
- High quality metal
- Rotate and rocking
- Armrests are not easily adjustable
- Difficult assembly
5. Furmax Office Chair Leather Desk Gaming Chair
Furmax is on the list twice because they continue to come out with extremely great ergonomic products that we absolutely love.
This chair is not just great for gaming but for the office as well. The chair is high backed for added support throughout your entire spine.
You have five color options to choose from which means you can mix and match how you want or need to.
The maximum capacity on this chair is 280 pounds. The height is adjustable to fit your every need and keep you comfortable and supported the entire time.
- Multiple color options
- Height adjustable
- Great for the office and gaming
- High backed
- Not the highest weight capacity
- Padding is a little harder than some others
Player One, Ready?
Are you ready to have the ultimate gaming experience? You body is going to thank you once you make the change to ergonomics and relieve the strain on your body.
Select any of the chairs from this list and you will be sure to find one that works well with your body, provides you long term support and is comfortable as well.
Everything from the added features to the chair material to the sturdy structure is going to change your gaming so that you feel more at ease, more supported and so that your body is able to sit for gaming for a longer amount of time.
Hi, I'm Kealoha, an American engi-nerd. I've designed dozens of software systems for Fortune 1000 companies worldwide and institutions like MIT’s Digital Media Lab. I started to get carpal tunnel syndrome early in my career and a total
switch to ergo products has completely eliminated any pain or discomfort despite decades of crazy hours behind screens. I hope you too weave in a bit of ergo into your lives.
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