I bought a "gaming chair" about a year and a half ago. Got it mostly for the sturdy metal armrests and I really am impressed with how solid the chair is built.
Other than that? I would have returned it if it wasn't so expensive to ship back. I had no idea it would be so freaking uncomfortable. The seat is hard, the armrests are hard and have painful edges, and the lumbar support is worthless. I had to go out and buy cushions for the seat and armrests (the armrest cushions are excellent). It seems like it was designed purely to appeal to teenaged "gamers".
Never buying a gaming chair again. My previous office chair was infinitely more comfortable.
Heh, same issues my friend specifically pointed out about her "gamer" chair... I wonder if you both bought that same off-brand Chinese one from Amazon lol
And yea, I just posted it to Twitter about my own actual office chair being more comfortable (with pics!). Tweet is below.
Gaming chairs have a terrible reputation for a reason, but they seem to keep selling.
It's the looks. I can't deny that this chair just looks a lot cooler, and so for streamers or other people who constantly make videos in the chair, I can understand the appeal of form over function. Naturally, I prefer a better balance with a lean towards function over form, but they sell because they look cool, and in a lot of the world, looks are everything (sadly!).
But yes, for anyone else curious, I did post pics of my Costco office chair. I picked it myself, $180, copious amounts of cushioning and roundedness, and I've sat in it all day at the office if I had no clients on my schedule to go on-site with. Beats the Secretlab in comfort by a long shot!
EDIT: Ah MANNNN, the tweet preview doesn't include a preview of the pics!