So you’re average height? You are in good company then, because over 80 percent of the population belongs to this group. However, body weight and shape are also very different. Choose whether you are slim, athletic, or oversized to find the most suitable gaming chair.
Chairs for the average gamer 5’6 – 6’2 (170 – 190 cm)
What is your body type?
The average male is around 5 feet 9 inches (176 cm) tall and weighs 197 pounds, while the average woman measures about 5 ft 4 inches (162 cm) and weighs 170 pounds. But this is the statistical average. About 80 percent of all people are within 3 inches below and 3 inches above, hence the range from 5 foot 6 inches to 6 foot 2 inches.
And in terms of weight, not everyone weighs in on an average of 197 pounds (170 pounds). The average is also not to be regarded as the ideal weight, which is due to the fact that approx. 50% of the population is overweight. This pushes the average weight upwards so that it lies outside the range of the ideal weight.
Anyway, you may have noticed the huge selection of gaming chairs in this size range. This size bracket covers the largest part of the population, hence there are the most potential customers, and the highest number of sales can be expected. From an economic point of view, this is ideal for chair manufacturers, since they can operate large production lines that produce many articles and thus reducing the cost of individual merchandise. This is also the reason why the mass-produced chairs that are offered off-the-shelf for average-sized customers are often so cheap.
You may have been surprised that small chairs that use less raw material are sometimes more expensive than chairs of average size. The smaller production quantities are responsible for this. This is also the reason that very large chairs are so much more expensive than average sizes. It needs more material to manufacture, and the production line that has to be set up has to pay for itself on lower production numbers.
National Center for Health Statistics
– Data – Body Measurements: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/body-measurements.htm
– Data – Obesity and Overweight: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/obesity-overweight.htm
– Vital and Health Statistics: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_039.pdf