Gaming chairs can expensive pieces of equipment, as many cost more than video game consoles, and some cost more than high-end PCs. In other words, you are going to want to avoid sweating all over your brand new gaming chair.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • People can sweat profusely while participating in intense competitive online gameplay sessions.
  • Sweat, and moisture of any kind, can damage some of the more sensitive materials that comprise your gaming chair.,
  • We recommend wearing thin layers of clothing while gaming, playing in a properly cooled room, and picking a mesh-based gaming chair.

Insider Tip

One of the easiest ways to reduce your sweat output as you play stressful video games is to simply wear thin clothing.

Why Do People Sweat in a Gaming Chair?

Gaming can be an intensive task, especially if you are participating in online competitive play. This intensity and stress can add up, leading to eventual sweat. Moisture and gaming chairs tend to not mix well, so we would recommend reducing the amount of sweat while you game.

Keeping Yourself From Sweating in a Gaming Chair

There are a number of ways you can reduce the amount of sweat you produce while sitting on a gaming or office chair.

Insider Tip

Look for an extremely breathable gaming chair that is made primarily from mesh.

Wear Thin Clothing

One of the easiest ways to reduce your sweat output as you play stressful video games is to simply wear thin clothing. Avoid multiple layers, as that can cause you to heat up over time. We recommend wearing one single layer of clothing, such as a t-shirt and jeans. Additionally, you can also pad the chair itself with towels and the like. This will not stop you from sweating, but it will help to protect any sensitive components of the chair from moisture. Some of the materials that comprise high-end gaming chairs can be sensitive to water.

Game in a Properly Cooled Space

Due to their advanced computing capabilities, personal computers, pre-installed speakers in a gaming chair, and video game consoles can put out a lot of heat. To help offset this heat output, you will want to make sure you are gaming in a temperate environment. Make sure the air conditioning is turned on and at your desired temperature range. If your gameplay area has a thermoset, we would recommend setting it to 70 degrees or so, as that should minimize body sweat, as such, help to keep your gaming chair in perfect condition. Sweat on a gaming chair can lead to cracked PU leather and other aesthetic blemishes.

Pick a Mesh-based Cooling Chair

The chair itself can help minimize body sweat. Look for an extremely breathable gaming chair that is made primarily from mesh. There should be a mesh backrest and, if possible, a mesh seat. The mesh components of a gaming chair will help circulate air throughout the room and, in turn, keep the room cooler. In other words, you will sweat less as you play video games. If you shop around and do not find a mesh-based cooling chair, consider making a customized one.

Warning

Sweat on a gaming chair can lead to cracked PU leather and other aesthetic blemishes.

F.A.Q.

How do I avoid sweating while sitting on a bean bag?

We recommend that you avoid intense movement while sitting on the bean bag and that you wear thin layers of cooling clothing.


How do I prevent butt sweat?

Try to get up and stretch and move around as often as possible, two or three times an hour. Wear loosely fitting clothing and game in a properly cooled environment.


How do I refresh my gaming chair and make it like new again?

You could try a lumbar support pillow, a headrest pillow, or an elegantly designed cover.



STAT: An estimated 2.8% of the population suffers from hyperhidrosis, which can increase the amount of butt sweat produced. (source)

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence Bonk is a copywriter with a decade of experience in the tech space, with columns appearing in Engadget, Huffington Post and CBS, among others. He has a cat named Cinnamon.

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