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My PC Gaming Chair: PU-leather or fabric?
When you’re looking for a PC Gaming Chair, it’s obvious that you only want the best. You don’t want to be spending money on something that isn’t going to properly support you while you’re gaming, of course! And we all know that the kind of materials that are used in gaming chairs can have a large impact on how good the chair is as a whole.
It can be hard to decide whether you should go for PU-Leather or fabric. Both options have a lot of positive and negative aspects, so it can largely depend on your individual desires. Thankfully, we’ve written this article to highlight the key things you need to know about both PU leather and fabric
What is PU Leather?
As you can imagine, PU Leather is like real leather, but it isn’t exactly the same. This is a manufactured leather product that is constructed out of split leather.
This kind of leather is made out of the part of the animal hide that remains after making high quality leather, such as top grain or full grain leather. Because of this, the material is much cheaper and isn’t quite as good as real leather, but it’s certainly not bad.
Once the split leather has been removed, it is then covered in polyurethane and it’s applied to the surface of the piece of furniture, the gaming chair in this case.
The chair will have a gossy finish that looks a little vintage, but not really realistic. A lot of vintage furniture like diner booths were made out of PU leather!
PU Leather PC Gaming Chair Characteristics
Okay, so what are the key things you need to know about PU Leather? Well, firstly – the look. A lot of people like the look of leather and while it isn’t necessarily an enitrely authentic look, it still does look mostly like leather but it’s much cheaper.
One of the biggest problems with PU Leather gaming chairs is that they can have the unwanted side effect of making you sweat a little more than usual – this is generally the main reason why a lot of people prefer not to use these chairs.
The material isn’t particularly breathable so a lot of gamers can get pretty sweaty when they are gaming in the summer, which isn’t the most comfortable thing. After a while you may get up to see that your seat is utterly drenched – not good!
With that being said, it really does depend on just how much you sweat. Not everyone sweats a lot, so this may not bother you.
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