Three Things To Consider Before You Buy A Gaming Chair

Sit back, relax, and get ready to climb the leaderboards.

playing video games in the dark lit by tv
If you're going to stay up all night playing video games, might as well use a chair that's purpose built for the job.Photo by Alexander Andrews on Unsplash

There's a reason top-level office executives spend days, if not weeks, testing out chairs in order to determine the perfect fit—true comfort is the first step toward success. If you're going to spend countless hours focused on operating at peak performance, the equipment you use should be built to support and complement your unique drive and passion. In this sense, a gaming chair is no different.

Chair Size

Homall Gaming Chair Office Chair
This chair by Homall has a 300-pound load capacity.Homall

Gamers come in all shapes and sizes and a chair needs to be able to accommodate for this fact.

Easy Assembly

Furmax Office Chair Desk Leather Gaming Chair
Good gaming chairs and good office chairs have a lot in common. This one comes with leather and mesh bucket seats, and you can get with red, white, or blue accents to match your game room.Furmax

No one wants to spend an hour or more poring over directions and sorting through nuts and bolts. The added bonus of a great chair is being able to put it together in a flash and get back to the reason you got it in the first place.

Full Immersion

X Rocker Pro Series H3 Black Leather Vibrating Floor Video Gaming Chair
High-tech 4.1 audio comes with 4 built-in speaks and one 4-inch subwoofer.X Rocker

No need for a high-tech surround-sound system when your chair puts you at the center of it all with multiple speakers and vibration to match the action on screen—whether it be the newest first-person shooter or the latest Star Wars film.