Anyone use a gaming chair for work?

Anyone use a gaming chair for work?

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DoctorX

5,433 posts

134 months

Sunday 23rd August 2020
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RobDickinson said:
We have secret lab here now, looking for a new office chair as the whole wfh thing goes on and ours is a bit stuffed and old.

Looking at the Titan or the Noblechair hero (or vs standard office chair of similar spec).

How are they holding up?
Been using a Titan for a few months now, still in perfect condition and very comfortable. Very pleased with it.

RobDickinson

30,853 posts

221 months

Sunday 23rd August 2020
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Cheers everyone, titan ordered will be a while though

PixelpeepZ4

6,880 posts

109 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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RobDickinson said:
Cheers everyone, titan ordered will be a while though
My omega arrived 15th May, went together a dream, nicely packaged, quality feel (like you'd expect for £300!) and it is by far the most comfortable thing i've ever sat in.

fractured my spine when i was 18 so get backache easily staying the same position for more than a few hours but this chair is helping that a great deal smile

you won't be disappointed smile

Superbad

257 posts

148 months

Tuesday 29th September 2020
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Does anyone have a referral code for SecretLabs?

TheGuru

710 posts

68 months

Wednesday 30th September 2020
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I’ve always though gaming chairs to be overpriced and overhyped, especially when the vast majority of office workers sit on £100 chairs that are specifically designed for good support and posture for 40+ hours a week

Much better to spend the money on a decent office chair

Rojibo

1,474 posts

44 months

Wednesday 30th September 2020
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TheGuru said:
I’ve always though gaming chairs to be overpriced and overhyped, especially when the vast majority of office workers sit on £100 chairs that are specifically designed for good support and posture for 40+ hours a week

Much better to spend the money on a decent office chair
I had one for a few years, while it was alright for shorter periods long days would leave me with lower back pain due to I think too hard of a seat base and poor back support.

I have since switched to a Herman Miller Aeron and it really is night and day. I can be at my desk for 8-12 hours and feel as fresh as a daisy when finished. Bought at the start of lockdown and it's been excellent, though I appreciate the large disparity in price...

bodhi

6,539 posts

196 months

Wednesday 30th September 2020
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TheGuru said:
I’ve always though gaming chairs to be overpriced and overhyped, especially when the vast majority of office workers sit on £100 chairs that are specifically designed for good support and posture for 40+ hours a week

Much better to spend the money on a decent office chair
Disagree completely - bearing in mind gamers aren't shy of spending even longer in the chair than office workers, so decent one will be designed with similar levels of time "in chair" in mind.

For instance, in my properly adjusted office chair at work, I normally start to get a bad back halfway though the afternoon. In my SecretLab at home? Feel fine all the way up to logging off.

YMMV obviously, but I'd recommend a Secret Lab to anyone who spends significant time in front of a computer.

K12beano

20,842 posts

242 months

Wednesday 30th September 2020
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Superbad said:
Does anyone have a referral code for SecretLabs?
Should find one in your inbox from me thumbup

Zippee

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12,562 posts

201 months

Wednesday 30th September 2020
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bodhi said:
TheGuru said:
I’ve always though gaming chairs to be overpriced and overhyped, especially when the vast majority of office workers sit on £100 chairs that are specifically designed for good support and posture for 40+ hours a week

Much better to spend the money on a decent office chair
Disagree completely - bearing in mind gamers aren't shy of spending even longer in the chair than office workers, so decent one will be designed with similar levels of time "in chair" in mind.

For instance, in my properly adjusted office chair at work, I normally start to get a bad back halfway though the afternoon. In my SecretLab at home? Feel fine all the way up to logging off.

YMMV obviously, but I'd recommend a Secret Lab to anyone who spends significant time in front of a computer.
Likewise. The cheap £100 having chairs may be crap but the more premium ones such as my secret labs omega are brilliant. I spend 9 hours a day in mine and find it more comfy than the £800 chairs they have in my office at work.

Funk

23,046 posts

176 months

Wednesday 30th September 2020
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Zippee said:
bodhi said:
TheGuru said:
I’ve always though gaming chairs to be overpriced and overhyped, especially when the vast majority of office workers sit on £100 chairs that are specifically designed for good support and posture for 40+ hours a week

Much better to spend the money on a decent office chair
Disagree completely - bearing in mind gamers aren't shy of spending even longer in the chair than office workers, so decent one will be designed with similar levels of time "in chair" in mind.

For instance, in my properly adjusted office chair at work, I normally start to get a bad back halfway though the afternoon. In my SecretLab at home? Feel fine all the way up to logging off.

YMMV obviously, but I'd recommend a Secret Lab to anyone who spends significant time in front of a computer.
Likewise. The cheap £100 having chairs may be crap but the more premium ones such as my secret labs omega are brilliant. I spend 9 hours a day in mine and find it more comfy than the £800 chairs they have in my office at work.
And don't forget a lot of companies will only spend 'just enough' on stuff like chairs and whatnot. Enough to tick boxes and not be uncomfortable but I'd wager not many will go full Herman Miller for their employees.

ZesPak

22,394 posts

163 months

Wednesday 30th September 2020
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I replaced my HM with a Noble Chair and I won't look back.
This past summer I did switch back for a couple of days because the mesh didn't get that hot but I must say I prefer the Noble.

That said, I think the noble was about 500 EUR as well.

Superbad

257 posts

148 months

Thursday 1st October 2020
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K12beano said:
Should find one in your inbox from me thumbup
Many Thanks. Have ordered.

8bit

3,207 posts

122 months

Thursday 1st October 2020
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ZesPak said:
I replaced my HM with a Noble Chair and I won't look back.
This past summer I did switch back for a couple of days because the mesh didn't get that hot but I must say I prefer the Noble.

That said, I think the noble was about 500 EUR as well.
Which Noble chair have you got, and is your backrest properly aligned with the seat base?

ZesPak

22,394 posts

163 months

Thursday 1st October 2020
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8bit said:
Which Noble chair have you got, and is your backrest properly aligned with the seat base?
It's the Icon with real leather.
I don't know how it would be misaligned?

8bit

3,207 posts

122 months

Thursday 1st October 2020
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ZesPak said:
It's the Icon with real leather.
I don't know how it would be misaligned?
Thanks. I have the Epic model, the base and backrest are not correctly aligned; the base points a little bit to the right compared to the backrest. This is apparently due to the spring mechanism in the backrest angle adjustment on the right hand side pulling the backrest to the front on that side. I contacted Noble via their Facebook page and they tell me they know about it but no fix as yet, blaming the pandemic.

It's not the end of the world but it is disappointing given the cost of the product.

Condi

12,285 posts

138 months

Friday 2nd October 2020
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TheGuru said:
I’ve always though gaming chairs to be overpriced and overhyped, especially when the vast majority of office workers sit on £100 chairs that are specifically designed for good support and posture for 40+ hours a week

Much better to spend the money on a decent office chair
People who spend a long time at their desks (shift operators, plant operators, etc) tend to use a chair which is much closer to a gaming chair than an office chair. We used KAB chairs https://www.officechairsuk.co.uk/office-chairs/kab... and they were the most comfortable place to spend 12 hours, and far more adjustable than any office chair.

fin racer

766 posts

195 months

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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just received this in the post and set it up in around 30 minutes:

https://www.abroco.com/products/atom-gt-black-edit...

Researched before I bought it and was happy enough with the reviews.

Well made, fairly adjustable, not had a gaming chair before, so have little to compare it to, but its at least £100 cheaper than the Titans that seem to be very popular.
Moving house and have earmarked a room for a proper study setup, Sitting at the kitchen table for the past 7 months focuses the need to improve posture!

Superbad

257 posts

148 months

Monday 19th October 2020
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Had my Secretlabs Omega chair delivered today.

Are the supplied castors ok for a laminate floor?

Do I need to replace them with something else? I've seen gliders mentioned in this thread but the review for the ones linked weren't great. Was thinking these may do the job?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Replacement-Castors-Rolli...

Edited by Superbad on Monday 19th October 11:50

VR99

765 posts

30 months

Tuesday 20th October 2020
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I'm looking for a chair now as my WFH will likely continue for a while.
Noble and Secretlab seem to be the two popular choices though Noble seem a bit cheaper. Any other factors to consider? Does one or the other suit taller/shorter people?

Also where do people get their 'ergonomic desk' from these days...Argos?

dapprman

1,490 posts

234 months

Wednesday 6th January
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For anyone considering a Secretlabs chair - they have a winter/post X-Mas sale on at present - runs through till the end of the month.