Both the gaming chairs and office chairs have designed to supply maximum comfort. Because the user of both needs to spend a lot of their time on the chair. If someone asks me which one they should buy? I will answer them if you are a gaming person you should go for a gaming chair. An office person should buy an office chair.
There are lots of reason for comparing an office chair with a gaming chair as quite a lot of features are the same in both chairs with few adjust ability issues.
Office chair or gaming chair?
In terms of comfort gaming chairs are more comfortable as compared to an office chair. If a person’s duration of work in front of a computer is less than 3 hours he should not spend money on buying an expensive gaming chair. He should buy an office chair which is not expensive.
The office chairs have an ergonomic design. Several adjust ability features are there available in office chairs. They are designed to maintain a comfortable position during office work.
The seat of the gaming chair is quite different from that of the office chair. It has a bucket design and slightly raised from the sides. Almost all of them comes with a fixed headrest and adjustable back and head pillows. As a gamer, you need to keep yourself in budget limits but that does not mean you should compromise your comfort for saving money. With one single investment, you can save a lot of money.
Let’s get some idea of how a gaming chair would be better for your being a gamer as compared to an office chair.
Seating design of the chair
Whenever you look at a gaming chair design, you feel like you are looking at a car front seat. The chair has a bucket design with raised sidebars. Now why there is a need for such a design. In cars during speed driving, the raised bars give you support to stay in place. As for gaming is concerned we don’t need to move as much except for 3D games. So, in my views, this design is just given an optical look to the chair.
But most of the office chairs have a waterfall design, in which the seat bottom has a curved waterfall-like shape. This design allows more freedom of movement, as compared to the raised sidebars so this design beats the gaming chair design.
Elevated front seats of gaming chair
The front portion of the gaming chair is raised the same as that of a car seat. It seems to be borrowed from a car seat design. The purpose of the raised front lip is just to provide comfort. In comparison to the gaming chair, again the design for office chair is more comfortable for sitting arrangement. It greatly reduces the pressure on the thigh as compared to a gaming chair.
However, there are gaming chairs available with waterfall design but in those chairs, the front is still raised to provide more comfort.
Back and Head pillows are detached or attached?
Back and head pillow to their utmost extremes provide comfort to the user, but their function is fully active when these pillows can be adjusted as per the person’s height. So chairs with detachable back and head pillows would be a better option while selecting a gaming chair.
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Surveys conducted on the beneficial health aspects of these pillows, suggest that they were quite helpful in relieving spinal problems. As for we know office chairs; they have head comfort design but they are seldom adjustable. So, in this case, the gaming chairs have precedence over office chairs.
The winged backrest design
In the case of gaming chairs, we observe that the back of the chair is extended, to give you better gaming experience similar to that during driving. It keeps you in position while enjoying gaming. Well if you look at comfort point of the winged design there is as such no reason but still, it enhances the look of a gaming chair.
They greatly enhance the gaming experience, but keeping ergonomic features in mind they are not up to the point. A large size individual will find himself unfit in the chair. It would limit the movement of the person.
What if the headrest is fixed?
Most of the gaming chairs go for fixed headrest instead of moving one. In such cases the height of headrest is high and a detachable pillow is present with it. The pillow adds to the comfort of the gamer as compared to headrest without pillow.
Office chairs do have headrest features and in most cases, their headrest is more adjustable and also provide comfort at its best level. Though you need to lean back on your office chair while doing a lot of work so it is helpful for you.
In the case of gaming, it is seldom an event that a person will lean back to take rest as gaming needs continuous efforts.
The level of adjustment for back relief
Most of the office and gaming chairs have the feature to adjust their back in a comfortable position. The position at which a person sits on the chair, greatly affects his working efficiency. So a gaming chair with adjustable back support would be suitable for gaming purpose.
We have often heard of different sitting postures along with their beneficial health aspects. Medical studies have revealed that the sitting posture with maximum back relief is more beneficial and supporting. With the medical approval now we would see gaming chairs with maximum back recline seats available.
Gamers would like to have chairs with maximum back relief as they spend hours on the chair looking at the computer screen. Comparing with office chairs they do not allow a wide range of back recline as they have a leather-covered body. They have limited back movements.
Well, their utmost function is to provide support to the arms but in case of gaming chairs, we need to constantly change our arm position while moving the remote control so a chair with adjustable arm sets would enhance the gaming experience.
With all these features, we come to the final verdict of the discussion that a gaming chair can provide comfort for a longer duration as compared to an office chair.