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I have to try before buy. I went to Staples (USA) and tried about 16 chairs. Went with a "gaming" chair, but that wasn't the deal-breaker. I've got a bad back, etc., I'm 62 and I play the Stick sitting down, do the laptop in it, watch TV, read. The armrests go up (for Stick/bass playing). It's just comfortable and modifiable. I put a cushion behind my neck and a foam roll for additional lumbar when needed. They had one with those that was $25 more. I already had cushions. It was $150 US. "Office" chairs didn't cut it, even ones hundreds more. The last chair I had was $99 and one of the cheapest they had. I wore that one out after several fixes. So yeah, for us old codgers TRY BEFORE YOU BUY. 

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Yup, arms are very adjustable and I do play while sitting in it, but I end up kinda perched on the edge of the seat

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On 17/12/2020 at 12:16, acidbass said:

I read a bunch of reviews recently about gaming chairs (was in the market at the time) and the general consensus was that most are very uncomfortable for long sessions, with cushioned areas in the wrong places and a lack of adjustment.  The highest rated surprisingly were from Ikea, and they were among the low/mid price ones.

 

This is something I take a great interest in as gaming is #1 hobby. The things marketed as gaming chairs are quite often absolute rubbish, designed with visual impact rather than ergonomic comfort in mind. Taking design cues from fixed-wing bucket seats that you'd find in a sports car was a bad idea for the market, as those seats are designed to be used with a harness and to stop you sliding around under cornering and braking forces. For a chair that you'd sit in an office or game in, they're all wrong and can be quite uncomfortable after a period of time. The rocker chairs, shaped like the end of a hockey stick, are also pretty poor and will make your lower back ache by design. 

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I’ve just picked up and assembled the “Markus” chair from IKEA, as recommended in this thread. What a massive upgrade over my previous chair! It’s really comfy with a thick padded seat, nice tall back rest and a good range of adjustment. £150 well spent I’d say.

If it suddenly falls apart I’ll edit my post xD

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