As e-sports is recognized by more and more people, gamers who love games are pursuing more comprehensive e-sports peripherals. A high-end and comfortable gaming chair is standard for high-end players. But at present, the market is full of inferior and off-brand gaming chairs. They copy the brand gaming chairs in appearance, and the quality is really unflattering. Many players suffer a bit because they don’t understand the products of gaming chairs. I have specially sorted out the four key pieces of information that you must pay attention to when buying a gaming chair. Otherwise, it would be fine if you lose money, but physical damage is the most terrifying thing!
No. 1 Five Claws
At present, there are basically three kinds of five-claw materials for chairs: steel, nylon, and aluminum alloy. In terms of cost, aluminum alloy>nylon>steel. However, the materials used in each brand are different, and it cannot be arbitrarily said that aluminum alloy materials must be better than steel ones. When purchasing, it depends on whether the material of the five-claw pipe wall is solid. The five-claw material of the gaming chair will be much wider and stronger than ordinary computer chairs. The five-claw load-bearing of the brand gaming chair can basically reach more than one ton, which can meet the needs of all users. If it is too thin or the five-claw material is insufficient, there is basically no problem with static load-bearing. However, the instantaneous load bearing is poor, and the durability will also be poor.
Many people say, why buy gaming chairs? Gaming chair cushions are so hard, they are not as comfortable as sofas. In fact, because the sofa is too soft, sitting on it, the support of the body’s center of gravity is not stable. Users often move their bodies unintentionally in search of new balance and stability. Therefore, sitting on the sofa for a long time will make people feel back pain, fatigue, and damage to the hip nerve. For gaming chairs, a whole piece of styling sponge is generally used, which is suitable for prolonged sitting.
There are basically two classifications of sponges, native sponges and recycled sponges; polyurethane sponges and ordinary sponges.
Recycled sponge: Recycled sponge is the recycling and reuse of industrial scraps. It has a peculiar smell and may contain harmful substances that are harmful to health. The recycled sponge has poor sitting feeling and is easily deformed and collapsed. Generally speaking, the very cheap chairs on the market are made of recycled sponge.
Native sponge: A whole piece of sponge, environmentally friendly and hygienic, soft and comfortable, and good sitting feeling. The density is very loose, and it will rot when you squeeze it. Although it will feel very soft when you sit for the first time, it is easy to collapse and deform for a long time.
Polyurethane sponge: Generally speaking, ordinary computer chairs rarely use polyurethane sponges, and only some brands of gaming chairs use them. The cost of shaping a polyurethane is higher, and it needs to open a mold and form it in one piece. Compared with other sponges, the density and resilience are greatly improved, and it is more durable. Generally speaking, the higher the density of the chair, the better the resilience and the more comfortable the sitting feeling. The density of the sponge of ordinary gaming chairs is 30kg/m³, while the density of well-known gaming chairs is often above 45kgm³. When choosing a gaming chair, it is recommended to choose a high-density original polyurethane sponge.
No.3 Overall skeleton
A good gaming chair generally adopts an integrated steel frame process, which can comprehensively improve the lifespan and load-bearing performance of the chair. At the same time, the piano paint maintenance will be done for the skeleton to avoid rust and affect the service life. If you are shopping online, you must pay attention to see if the manufacturer dares to put the skeleton structure on the product page. If they don’t even dare to show the internal skeleton structure, you can give up the purchase.
Different from ordinary chairs, gaming chairs generally have high backs, which can share the gravity from the lower part of the spine. The ergonomic curve of the seat back allows a natural fit to the body contour. Appropriate distribution of weight from the back and back of the thighs to the seat and back minimizes discomfort at compression points.
Generally speaking, the backrests of gaming chairs on the market are made of PU materials. The advantage of this material is that it feels comfortable and looks premium. The disadvantage is that it is not breathable, and PU is easily hydrolyzed after encountering water, which leads to easy cracking of the PU leather. To make up for this deficiency, many gaming chairs will make some upgrades in the materials used, covering the PU with a protective film, which is hydrolysis-resistant PU. Or use PVC composite semi-PU, the upper layer of PVC covers the pu, no water seepage, and the use time is extended. PU covering is softer and more comfortable than ordinary PVC. The current market has three levels: 1 year, 2 years, and 3 years. Brand gaming chairs generally use level 3. If you want to choose a gaming chair made of PU material, you must choose a hydrolysis-resistant fabric.
But no matter how good the PU fabric is, it is still not as good as mesh in terms of air permeability. Therefore, some manufacturers will also introduce mesh materials, which are not afraid of sweltering in summer. Compared with ordinary mesh computer chairs, it is also more stretch-resistant and soft. It is more meticulous in the weaving process, and also equipped with flame retardant materials and so on.