Gaming Chair – Whether you identify yourself as a heavy gamer or the less enviable workaholic, spending long hours daily in your chair is probably a common occurrence. If you’re a gamer, the very first dilemma you’re confronted with when picking out an office chair is whether to go with a gaming or standard office chair, while if you’re not, the idea of owning a swanky gaming chair probably has crossed your mind.

In this post I’ll dissect all the major differences between a gaming chair and typical ergonomic office chair in terms of ergonomics to help you arrive at the best choice for comfort and your health. There is in fact a lot more than meets the eye, so keep reading to discover just which style is best for you before you make your next purchase.

Many gaming chairs adopt a bucket seat design where the two sides are raised. Inspired by racing car seats, sure it looks cool, but what practical function does it actually serve in your room as far as comfort or ergonomics? In a moving vehicle, bucket seats help secure the driver as his/her body shifts from left to right, but as a gamer, your body will seldom be moving sideways.

For an ergonomic standpoint however, bucket seats serve little purpose, and can even be counterproductive. With the two raised sides, there is more restriction in your seating space plus ability to move around. For people who like to sit cross legged with one or both feet on the seat, the raised sides can restrict blood flow in your feet even more than a normal contoured seat if your feet are forced to press up against them. Also, for larger people, it’s important to note that manufacturers often report the seat’s width that includes the raised sides which isn’t a accurate measurement of the available seating area.

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