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Why does Overclockers not sell real gaming chairs ?

Discussion in 'Gaming Chairs' started by Calranthe, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Steedie

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    Joined: Jun 29, 2004

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    Location: Oxfordshire

    Their range is fine, as a chair that is comfy to you, might be uncomfy to someone else.

    I've got a noblechair Epic series, cost me £400 but its well worth it. Super comfortable, and I'm sat in it for 8-10 hours at a time if I work from home. Never had any issues and it's by far the most comfortable chair I've sat in for a while.

    I've been at companies that have bought chairs costing upwards of £700+ per chair as they are meant to be the pinnacle of comfort and meeting every health and safety regulation possible, when in reality they are hideous to sit on and leave you forever fidgeting.

    I've used a Herman Miller for a couple of weeks and hated it, again, just was uncomfortable to me. Yet others swear it's like sitting on a cloud all day.

    Racing seats are fashionable at the moment, it's what all the streamers and YouTube celebs use, so it's what people want to buy. So of course OcUK are going to stock them
  2. Rroff

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    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 63,817

    One problem I've found - when it comes to PC/gaming chairs whether I buy a £40 high street store special or £100s on something a bit more fancy it is always the same story - last about the same length of time before the odd bits start falling off, the gas cylinder droops a bit more than usual over time, the material starts to crack, etc.

    Might give a Noblechair Epic series chair a whirl just because they seem to have a slightly different adjustment system to most.

    I've tried some of the more specialist office stuff like Herman Miller and just not found they distinguished themselves from the average officer chair enough for the money - feel like maybe they'd last longer but then I'd probably spend less money just replacing a cheaper one a bit more frequently.
  3. Doogles


    Joined: Mar 22, 2014

    Posts: 3,844

    Steelcase Leap will always be my go too, had a refurb for at least 3-4 years now and it's still like new, only cost me £120 too!
  4. Slam

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    Location: London

    £120?! Where where?
  5. khemist


    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 4,789

    Location: Scotland

    Got a Humanscale freedom just now but i've bought a second hand 2015 RH logic 400 for £400 arriving next week that looks to be in great condition, i'm hoping it's the last i buy for many years.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2018
  6. Squid Vicious


    Joined: Feb 15, 2015

    Posts: 944

    I needed a new chair to replace an aging ikea office chair and didn't want something gimmicky.

    Picked up a refurb Humanscale Freedom and it's the dogs danglies.
  7. RusselFM


    Joined: Mar 19, 2018

    Posts: 12

    Any chair from Ikea should provide the back recline you need, but I think what really gets gamers is the inclination to lean forward. There are some back braces out there that help you straight up and lean back regardless of the chair.
  8. Conzer


    Joined: Apr 26, 2018

    Posts: 27

    I agree - steelcase leap is very comfortable!
  9. Kill_Phil

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    Location: England

    Herman miller mirra for me. Great chair and has helped my back massively. Some good 2nd hand bargains out there :D
  10. Rossi~


    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,139

    Need more RGB chairs.
  11. Blackjack Davy


    Joined: Aug 16, 2009

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    From what I've seen of those bucket chairs they're basically the same chair - they have different names, diferent colours, even different fabric, but underneath they're all the same frame/structure.
  12. khemist


    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 4,789

    Location: Scotland

    Just got my RH Logic 400, i like it better than the Humanscale freedom chair although the left arm is bent at an angle so i've contacted the seller about sending a replacement one.

    It has better lumbar support for me and you can adjust it even more with an inflatable pump thing that's built into the chair.

    It's good to have a lockable tilt mechanism again also.
  13. HippoTank


    Joined: Apr 27, 2018

    Posts: 33

    I've found the office pro chairs which people bang on about are good, but they are designed for efficiency and long working hours (and health of course, that goes without saying). But for long gaming sessions and chill browsing, the gaming chairs (I have DX Racer) are awesome, much preferred to the pro office chair style.
  14. amused1796


    Joined: Jan 18, 2014

    Posts: 3

    dx racer chairs are pretty durable, mine lasted a long time
  15. A[L]C


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,471

    Location: Maidenhead

    I'm in the market for a new chair at the moment. Can't decide on a noblechairs, secretlab omega or an office chair like the freedom, rh logic etc. I've tried and loved the okamura contessa, but that's 900 quid so well out of my budget.
  16. Gabbatek

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    Joined: Feb 28, 2011

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    Location: Norwich

    totally agree, i want an office chair now.

    I've got a disgusting vertagear chair. Its crippling my back and the build quality is disgusting.
  17. james.miller


    Joined: Aug 17, 2003

    Posts: 17,607

    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    You've not tried the right chair. There are plenty of very comfy task chairs out there. I can sleep with my feet on the desk with no problem whatsoever on my steelcase leap. It's pretty comfy sitting up, too :p
  18. kindai


    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

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    Location: Bromsgrove

    Herman miller embody all day... every day :)
  19. Gabbatek

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    Location: Norwich

    hmmm so just looked back on my orders. spent £200 on a chair i absolutely hate, vertagear sl4000. The barely padded back is so uncomfortable.

    Found a good condition leather chair on facebook market place that looks mega comfy for £40, i'll then sell the vert for £75 i think
  20. fiveub


    Joined: Apr 12, 2008

    Posts: 48,537

    Location: OcUK HQ

    noblechairs have a ergonomic certification on their chairs, so they are suitable for the office with style. :)