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Quest 2 w/ Elite Strap Not Comfortable

Maybe it is just me, but even with the Elite strap, and the VR cover, I'm finding the Quest 2 to be pretty uncomfortable.  I'm thinking it is the lack of padding in the back.  Hopefully someone comes up with something.   I'm coming from the WMR Samsung Quest 2 and while it is heavier, I could go forever with it on.

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  • MarkT25810MarkT25810 Posts: 66
    Hiro Protagonist
    Woobisah said:
    Maybe it is just me, but even with the Elite strap, and the VR cover, I'm finding the Quest 2 to be pretty uncomfortable.  I'm thinking it is the lack of padding in the back.  Hopefully someone comes up with something.   I'm coming from the WMR Samsung Quest 2 and while it is heavier, I could go forever with it on.
    I have seen a few who mention this and tbh even from pics alone I can tell it's not a comfortable strap, shame they did not have one like the rift s had...most comfy VR strap there is for me and I've had a few headsets
  • paesanpaesan Posts: 68
    Hiro Protagonist
    I have it and do not find it uncomfortable. I think it is a big improvement over the original strap. The dial on the back to make it tighter is a very good feature. I have seen aftermarket padding for this, can't remember where though.
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  • Scott-JonScott-Jon Posts: 36
    Brain Burst
    edited October 16
    Yes someone posted on reddit that they used the VR Cover Quest Foam Pad on the Quest 2 Elite strap with very comfortable results. LInk: https://vrcover.com/product/oculus-quest-head-strap-foam-pad/

  • MarkT25810MarkT25810 Posts: 66
    Hiro Protagonist
    paesan said:
    I have it and do not find it uncomfortable. I think it is a big improvement over the original strap. The dial on the back to make it tighter is a very good feature. I have seen aftermarket padding for this, can't remember where though.

    But anything at all is a improvement over that lol, they made it bad on purpose knowing most will pay the £50 for the elite strap, look at it this way the rift s was £399, this base version quest 2 is £299 but most will want and need the elite strap at £50 and alot want the link cable if not on offer thats £89 so people are paying more than the rift S price


  • JohnnyDioxinJohnnyDioxin Posts: 2,718 Valuable Player
    SJD1969 said:
    Yes someone posted on reddit that they used the VR Cover Quest Foam Pad on the Quest 2 Elite strap with very comfortable results. LInk: https://vrcover.com/product/oculus-quest-head-strap-foam-pad/

    Me too, good solution.

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  • Draek2017Draek2017 Posts: 5
    Brain Burst
    I find the elite strap and quest 2 extremely comfortable. The most comfortable VR headset and I've owned all of them.
  • rVRclosetrVRcloset Posts: 422
    Trinity
    Same here, not a fan of the Elite strap, swithed back to the stock strap. Not super, but better imo.
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  • JCatJCat Posts: 133
    Art3mis
    I thought it was just me. I can't get this Elite strap going to the point I feel comfortable. I find myself constantly adjusting it. Why the hell did they not use the Halo style like the Rift S and PSVR, the two most comfortable headsets on the planet. You'd think after the #1 complaint about the Quest, there would be a big improvement.
  • JohnnyDioxinJohnnyDioxin Posts: 2,718 Valuable Player
    Halo isn't comfortable for everyone ;)

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  • Marvinator.DMarvinator.D Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    I have the standard strap and I dont have any comfort problems, everywhere I see reviews of ppl complaining but it doesn't bother me at all
  • xSTONEMANxxSTONEMANx Posts: 200
    Nexus 6
    I purchased the elite strap and also found it uncomfortable so I returned it for the elite strap with battery and it is far more comfortable.
  • scopus321scopus321 Posts: 96
    Hiro Protagonist
    i found the stock strap surprisingly comfortable. With the headset being lighter it just doesnt kill my face like the original quest did, plus the benefit of being able to lay down without a bulge on the back is big plus 
  • hhammer57hhammer57 Posts: 12
    NerveGear
    I agree with the fact that the Elite strap is very uncomfortable, even painful. I ordered both at the same time and installed the Elite before using it. I found it quite bulky and, after playing for about an hour developed a super headache. The next day I installed the original strap and found it to be much more comfortable and totally secure and sufficient, much easier to get on and off. I will return my Elite strap for a refund. 
  • sjschluetersjschlueter Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I'm disappointed in my comfort and visual experience with Quest 2 vs the original Quest.  I have an IPD of I believe around 67, and the 3 position lens adjustment doesn't seem to work well for me.  The resolution is visibly higher than the original quest, but I get more "god rays," and general visual comfort is lower (like eye strain).  and I do not wear glasses.
    The headset itself with the original strap doesn't sit well on my face.  I have to have it very tight to appear clear, and it seems like it is tilted back a bit much (like it needs thicker padding above the eyes).
    When I switch back to my Quest 1 for comparison, it just fits better, and the strap seems more solid.
    My elite strap has not arrived yet, so I'm still hoping for improvements with that.
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 2,864 Valuable Player
    I realise that everyone is different but I suspect a lot of problems some people are having with the Q2 Elite headband is because they have not spent enough time adjusting it properly and maybe doing a couple of easy mods.  This is part of a full review I recently did covering the Elite headband;

    Comfort-wise, I'm very happy with my Q2 Elite headband (one without battery pack). I attached a 10000mahr external battery pack (that I was using with my Q1) with a couple of 3/4" velcro straps on the lower rear rubber head cup and this balances things out great. Big plus is that this positions the battery below the plastic headband and in the crook of your neck. So, it does not get in the way of the rear adjustment knob, nor does it get in the way of a high chair back.

    Also, I added a 3/4" velcro strap around the front of the headband, just rear of the Q2 speakers, and over the top front of my head. Then tensioned this a little to take any remaining weight off the faceplate.  Sorry, no pics but the idea of this extra strap mainly came from Zen in very early Q1 days and also this top strap sold by kiwi;

    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B081V8W4ZQ?pf_rd_r=SGNAGC0RAW5VE4W6PZAP&pf_rd_p=558ffe22-ad34-4ebc-a2bd-441cd3d357aa

    The difference for me is that I used thinner 3/4" velcro strapping and position it a bit farther forward so it help take weight off the headset a little better.

    My Q2 now feels like it is just floating on my face now, with very little pressure. Probably the most comfortable VR headset I currently own now (Rift cv1, Q1, Q2, Vive Pro).

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