5 Signs You Need a New Chair for Gaming

Updated: Jun 23, 2021



If you want your home gaming setup to function on a regular basis, you need to keep an eye on your chair. Here are signs you need a new chair for gaming.


On average, gamers spend 8 hours or more playing in their favourite gaming worlds every week, for some it is 8 hours per day. There's nothing quite like losing yourself in a good gaming session.

Spending several hours a day playing means you need a good chair to support you. Sometimes we need a new gaming chair without even realising it.

That's why we put together a list to help you realise when your current chair for gaming is no longer doing its job.

1. Every Session Results in Pain

No one should ever leave a gaming session and feel massive amounts of pain. It comes from poor posture and poor support in your gaming chair.

Sometimes we'll feel this way after a long session since we're tiring out our muscles. If you notice this is always happening regardless of the session length, then it's time to think about an upgrade.

2. Pieces Are Falling Off

None of us wants to use up our gaming chair budget, but it's never a good sign when pieces are falling off the chair. Some areas are easy to fix. A loose screw, for instance, doesn't take much effort to tighten. Armrests and back supports are not nearly as easy.

Trying to fix them yourself often ends with more damage to the chair. It's a far better idea to think about a new home gaming setup instead.  Your body will thank you for it!

3. Flattened Cushions

Does your chair have an old seat cushion that's as flat as a pancake? It's not a good sign to have no cushioning in your gaming chair since this is what supports your back while you play.

It also keeps you comfortable and focused so that you're able to score the next goal for your team. Don't let old gaming chair material be the reason you lose the big game!

4. Unable to Make Fine-Tune Adjustments

All of the customisation options make gaming chairs the best chairs around. We're able to adjust