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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.You don’t need to worry about the quality of the leather degrading because the manufacturer still uses polyurethane to coat it. If you want to pay a little more money certain companies even allow you to have custom designs, made by professional artists!
Fabric Gaming Chairs
Fabric is a bit of a loose term that is used to describe a bunch of different materials. Semantics aside though, fabric chairs are generally made out of a combination of cotton, linen, polyester and/or mesh. This fabric is a little rougher than PU leather but it’s not painful to touch. It’s also a lot more durable.
The key selling point of fabric gaming chairs, as opposed to PU Leather gaming chairs, is that you don’t need to worry about the sweating problem that you get with PU leather gaming chairs. You don’t need to worry about leaving a sweaty mess behind on your gaming chair as it’s designed to be breathable. One downside, however, is that it can mess up a little if you do sweat a lot, but this isn’t much of an issue if you don’t sweat a lot.
Best Mesh Gaming Chair
Mesh gaming chairs are one of the best options to have. Here is why:
Gaming chairs can be made of leather or other thick upholstery, but that can get hot and sticky.