What To Consider When Buying a Gaming Chair
Buy a Chair With The Teen's Height and Weight Requirements in Mind
Height and weight will determine the factor of the type of chair you get. If your teen is aller (over 6 foot) you will need a different chair to a smaller user. Most chairs have a maximum weight load capacity and capacity and others have a height recommendation as well. So look at the recommended height and weight for each chair. There aren't many one size fits all gaming chairs. However, most chairs do have height adjustment to some degree, so they can grow with a growing teen!
Pay Attention to the Brand Selling the Chair and It's Cost
Gaming chairs are often made by the same manufacturer (especially cheaper gaming chairs), even though they are sold by different companies.
This is because any company can go to the main chair manufacture, buy a gaming chair in bulk and then package them sell them under their own company name. So when you purchase one, if may be worth checking if you can get a similar chair for a cheaper cost as it may be they are actually be the same chair . So shop around!
Sticking to well known brands may be worth doing as you know that you are getting a gaming chair from a company that has the quality of a brand name to hold up. Some well known brands include DX Racer, SecretLab and Edge. A reputable brand will be more likely to respond to any problems.
What Kind of Adjustment Features are Important?
Look for a chair that can move around as you game in a comfortable and supportive position.
Don't go for one which just has height adjustment but look for a chair that can be adjusted in other ways such as he arm chair adjustment and reclining adjustment. More expensive gaming chairs often have a wide range of adjustment. Questions to ask include: How much can they recline? Can the arm rests adjust in mulitple adjustments. (side to side, up and down etc)? Can the chair be locked at a certain angle? Can the chair be tilted from the base as well as being able to tilt the backrest back?
Lumbar Support Solutions
Many chairs also include removable lumbar support. Look at reviews to see how good the lumbar support is. Does the lumbar support move around a lot? Is it built into the chair? Can you adjust the height of where the lumbar support is? Lumbar support isn't always needed but some people do prefer to have this kind of support and the chair can fit them better.
Budget chairs vs More Expensive Chairs.
Higher end chairs are likely to have more adjustment capabilities, better lumbar support and be made of higher quailty and more durable materials. The price of some of the higher end chairs is super expensive but they should come with a decent warranty and if looked after, last for years.
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Solid, Budget Option - Homall Gaming Chair
If affordable is your top criteria, the Homall Gaming chair is just that.
It has some nice features for the price which include:
What you don't get is adjustable arm rests - they are static so if this is important to your teen, it will be worth checking out other models.
GTRACING Gaming Chair With Bluetooth Speakers
Spend a bit more to get another good value gaming chair which has bluetooth speakers.
It's features include:
Marvel Avengers Gaming Chair
The first thing that hits you about this chair is it looks super cool.
The chair featured has an Iron Man theme but you can also get other avenger chairs including spiderman, Captain America and Black Panther.
As well as looking awesome, the chair is super adjustable for comfort with height adjustment, reclining capabilities up to 180 degrees as well as arm rests that are fully adjustable (by height and by angle).
DX RACER Formula Series
DX Racer is a well known brand of gaming chair. The Formula series has a height recommendation of up to 178cm / 5ft 10 inches and a suggested weight limit of 180lbs / 81.65kg. The recommended height is around 5 ft 8 inches.
The seat height is adjustable from 5o to 53 inches.
It comes with a lumbar support cushion and head rest cushion.
The frame has a lifetime warranty with a 24 month warranty on the parts.
Top Option for Big, Tall Teens and Adults (Killabee)
Extra Large Gaming Chair - Maximum weight capacity is 400 pounds. It features high density memory foam seat, high backrest and the wide armrests.
Good Adjustment - you can adjust the height of the office chair, the tilt of the backrest, the back pressure and the armrests. The armrests can be adjusted to 3 dimensions, up and down, forth and back, and right and left.
Comfort- The high backrest with detachable padded headrest and lumbar cushions will also support your neck and spine, so that you won't have a “computer hunch”
1 year warranty for parts is included.
Secretlab Omega Gaming Chair
The adjustability on the seat adds to the high comfort factor. The back rest can be fully reclined all the way (in case you want to nap :-)) and locked in position. The arm rests can be adjusted in four different directions.