Selecting the correct chair can have just as much of an impact on your gaming as selecting your character or inventory items. Unfortunately, a large number of products on the market are “racing style”, which can restrict movement with their bucket-style seats, or focus more on style and color scheme rather than ergonomics. Furthermore, for people who do not conform to certain body types, products simply do not fit. 

Chairs that are too small or too large can restrict movement, decay performance, and even lead to pain and injury down the road. On the other hand, the correct fit can make gaming more enjoyable, easier, and pain-free, just like any good support role. 

So how do you find the correct chair? The best product on the market isn’t necessarily the most expensive or the flashiest, but the one that complements your individual character stats. This oftentimes means key components, like chair height and arm rests, having adjustable properties. Furthermore, support should be provided in the proper areas, like the lower back and feet, and be avoided in the wrong areas, like the inner elbow and back of the knees. 

Lastly, the most important component of a gaming chair is the posture you have while sitting. Even the most expensive option on the market won’t make a difference if you’re not paying attention to ergonomics. To make sure you’re not being held back, find a product that can adjust properly to your body type, and take frequent posture checks.