Reddit Reddit reviews VR Cover Memory Foam Replacement 6mm (Better FOV) for HTC Vive (2 pcs)

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71 Reddit comments about VR Cover Memory Foam Replacement 6mm (Better FOV) for HTC Vive (2 pcs):

u/iLL_S_D · 19 pointsr/Vive

You will eventually want to pick up this, this (For larger FOV), and this (especially with summer coming, trust me).

u/Norumu · 10 pointsr/videos

Fat, sweaty guy who plays VR games here!

Leather-covered foam replacements + sanitizing wipes + microfiber cloth = a solid sweat-management solution for the HMD.

u/humanmanguy · 9 pointsr/Vive

Get yourself a thinner face foam replacement, and adjust the knobs on the side to bring it as close as possible to your face. Actually results in a significant FOV increase!

These are the ones I use, and they're great but definitely overpriced (plus it comes with two units, and I've never had to open the second one in almost a year of ownership). I'm sure the cheaper alternatives are more than adequate.

u/jenbanim · 6 pointsr/Vive

You might try using a thinner facemask on your Vive. By bringing your eyes closer to the lenses, it greatly reduces the amount of godrays, blurring, and chromatic abberation in your peripherals. Plus a bonus slight increase in FOV.

Here's a link to the ones I got. But there's a lot of similar products out there, so you might want to shop around.

u/Eldanon · 6 pointsr/Vive

If you don't wear glasses, I can't recommend these 6mm pads enough - much better FOV, for me improved comfort and easier to wipe down to keep them clean.

u/chiagod · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

This is the vinyl cover I got, though I don't remember paying $30... I'd check the reviews on the cheaper ones. Looks like some are $19.

And these are the thin sweatbands I got.

You absolutely need to use a headband with the vibly covers as sweat can damage the Vive (and is not covered by the warranty). That's why the original face cover was absorbent.

u/mvincent17781 · 5 pointsr/Vive

6mm VR Cover is great.

u/IVIrEos · 5 pointsr/Vive

The default foam covers turn into sand paper against your face once they start soaking up sweat.

u/VirtualBoy4Life · 4 pointsr/Vive

I really like the VRCover 6mm foam replacement ($29 here). They get your face closer to the lenses giving you a wider field of view. Plus it is way more comfortable than the foam the Vive comes with.

As far as games are concerned here a couple useful links I have bookmarked:

u/PhysicsVanAwesome · 4 pointsr/Vive
u/Kimky · 4 pointsr/simracing

Ive picked an used vive and Im still happy about it 2 year later.

If you are bothered by other people sweet and skin you can buy a new foam :

u/Shadow_Tear88 · 3 pointsr/Vive


The I always was a little turned off by the default foam covers, mainly because they held sweat and could get hairs stuck in them. I made the decision to buy the 6mm VR cover pads, and my quality of life has surprisingly gone up immensely. They done suck up moisture, catch hairs, and to me feel better. The pads do give you a slightly greater field of view, great enough in face, that depending on where your eyes look you can see the edge of the screen thirds your nose. Usually you can't and that might sound annoying but really it's not a problem. Overall I am more emerged by the FOV. Only other thing I 'd recommend considering with these is they are worse for people with glasses as they leave less space for them. The original weren't perfect either but I wouldn't attempt glasses with these.

Also, these are machine washable unlike the original vive covers, but overall they are cleaner in general even without that.

u/eviljolly · 3 pointsr/Multicopter

This is what i use. It's $30 and includes two.

Another option for a single one, which is $15. Haven't personally tested this one though.

They come with velcro backing to work with an HTC Vive, so I just bought some thin 3M velcro to attach it with after pulling off the stock foam. Here's how that looks.

u/z_rabbit · 3 pointsr/Vive

Bought these in September. They come in a two pack, but I still haven't had to pull out the second one. Plus, they don't soak up sweat, so they're great for parties, just wipe down with a baby wipe between people.

u/Davidglo · 3 pointsr/Vive

Get these:

HTC Vive VR Cover

HTC Vive Memory Foam Face Foam Replacement 6mm (Better FOV)

And maybe these if you're going to share it:
[50 Pcs]Orzero VR Disposable Sanitary White Eye Mask for Virtual Reality Headset for Gear VR Oculus Rift HTC Vive PlayStation VR

u/LamborghiniJones · 2 pointsr/Vive

Have you tried the 6mm memory foam ones? I literally just got done writing a positive review for them because they solved this exact problem OP posted about. It is a huge difference in comfort

u/yoimdumbsry · 2 pointsr/Vive
best fuckin accessory for vive atm

u/isurvivedvault111 · 2 pointsr/HTC_Vive

These are what I use, they are fantastic

u/Wolve909 · 2 pointsr/Vive

is it this one? wow 20 euros for a foam? is it really worth it?

i mean, i might get it if its necessary. ill try on the normal vive first next week though when i get it

u/Vagrant_Charlatan · 2 pointsr/oculus

This is the leather VR Cover branded one. I don't own it, but am hesitant to recommend it despite great reviews due to how thin it is. I have their 10mm Velour and while I love it (machine washable), I do feel it's the tiniest bit too thin, while this leather one is 6mm. Personally, I was worried about the holes as well, I feel they will trap bacteria and make it smell over time, though I guess an alcohol bath would fix that. I went with this from Lumies. It's not amazing and feels like "sports equipment" as some reviews state, likely due to the lack of breathable holes, but it gets the job done for demos and makes for easy cleaning. Also relatively cheap if you buy just one. I'd just let people know this is a leather interface specifically for hygiene and that there are much more comfortable options for long term use.

By the way, be careful, the leather interfaces can cause sweat to pool up on top of the HMD. If the sweat enters the vents, it can brick your Vive with water damage. It's happened to a lot of people. If you start getting a good workout or see someone else really working up a sweat, have them take a break and wipe down the pads and any lingering sweat.

u/Smallmammal · 2 pointsr/Vive

Guy with a health issue that brings on long periods of bad fatigue here. Coincidentally I'm entering a new fatigue period today so I feel for you. I'll be back to barely able to play seated games soon.

I own a Vive and its entirely usable sitting down, even in games that don't support 'seated' experiences. Most games use a teleport mechanic so you can just sit on a nice chair and teleport around. Even better if the chair can spin.

No HMD is designed for seated experiences. That doesn't exist anymore as the controller-based Rift no longer exists. The Rift is roomscale now.

I'd argue the Vive is nicer for seated as you can put your lighthouses up and have much more usable space in the room and less occlusion. In a chair you're blocking more light especially if your occluded by a desk. Webcams might have issues unless your placement is perfect. With lighthouse placement 45 degrees down from each corner of the room its pretty much impossible to occlude, even on a chair at a desk.

>Or is it more than Vive can do everything Rift can do, but more expensively?

There is nothing the Rift can do that the Vive can't. Price and FOV is the big differences right now. You can a nicer FOV with the Vive with the stock gasket but it costs more. I'd also recommend the 6mm gasket for the Vive. That raised my FOV considerably. If I use a stock Rift, its like I'm wearing swim goggles. I don't think its easy nor obvious how much a FOV difference makes in VR unless you actually have a VR headset to test. Its not night and day, but its substantial.

The Vive has some creature comforts as well. The built-in camera is especially handy. I can read text messages, see whos calling, see if there's something in room I might step on/roll over, untangle cables, talk to my wife who comes in the room without taking off my hmd and being able to see her an interact normally, etc.

I'd also argue the ability to install the DAS or wireless is a big deal. With the Vive you're paying a premium to buy an expandable platform. With the Rift you get more of a locked down non-expandable device.

>Also, are there enough seated experiences to justify it either way, right now?

I've played many 'standing' shooters on my ass. Rec Room is fun sitting. The content is there if you want it. There may be content you may not be able to play well, but so far I haven't had any issues.

u/VRegg · 2 pointsr/Vive

I got it after my first demoing of my Vive to others. Even with cleaning the original foam always felt dirty.

I got the 6 mm version. It has a slightly larger FOV and is easier to clean.

u/xresonance · 2 pointsr/Vive

I got these ones, they work great.

It's nice that the sweat can be easily wiped off, especially if a bunch of friends are using it. I've also had luck cutting bits of double-sided velcro strips (fuzzy one side, hooks the other) and putting them under parts of the facemask, to adjust the overall tilt and position of the headset for my face. Without that, the nose thing tends to squish my nose and it's uncomfortable, but easy to fix.

u/Talesin_BatBat · 2 pointsr/Vive

Depends on the size of the glasses. If you have a low prescription, you may not need them at all. I have -3.50 (nearsighted) in both eyes, and still need them. I have a 'small' pair of glasses just for use with the Vive, as they don't give enough peripheral vision for comfortable daily wear. If you can see normally at about 2 meters away from you, you can likely not bother with glasses.

Contact lenses are an option, and make and sell lens inserts that fit over the lens, even if they're a bit expensive for what you get, and some people do complain a bit. You'd also have to put them in and take them out any time you switched off play, increasing the risk of scratches just from handling and having stuff near the lenses to begin with.

The down side for the vision-corrected set is a lower FOV due to not being able to have the Vive lenses close enough, and not being able to use the 6mm 'thin foam' replacement covers for the same reason to their greatest effect. You can still use the covers, your roommate may just need to pop out the side depth-adjustment rings and move the HMD away to avoid scratching the lenses with his glasses. You probably will want to get a set of lens covers too; Hyperkin already makes some. The lenses are softer plastic, and apparently scratch fairly easily. So be careful.

Personally, I get around a 70-degree FOV with my glasses, using the FOV-measurement background in the Workshop, for the SteamVR home screen. I've been told that people who don't need glasses can get upward of 90 though with the thin-foam.
Even so, it's still an amazing experience. And one that has me seriously re-considering LASIK, as it's only going to get better in the years to come.

u/scarydrew · 2 pointsr/Vive

They dont necessarily provide like protection that a cell phone case would or something but it does provide an extra layer of silicone which certainly helps and the grip is great, I love mine.

Hyperkin Silicon Covers

VRCover 6mm for better FOV

edit: Also A list of chinese accessories, one of which is a metal bumper for around the controllers, untested so buy with caution

u/WhatPassword · 2 pointsr/Vive

Oh man, I forgot completely about cushions of other sizes! Did you get something akin to this?

I'd love to squeeze all the FOV I can out of the headset!

u/Aggressive_Sharts · 1 pointr/Vive
u/Enzospartan · 1 pointr/Vive

Yep, here's the one I ordered. Comes as a set of two. This one is great - comfortable, easy to clean and it increases your FOV slightly. There's two small downsides: the leather may cause you to sweat more and since your eyes will be closer to the lenses, you may get sweat on the lenses and have to clean them every so often.

u/Theridor · 1 pointr/Vive

I'm actually already using this one:

How does the one you linked deal with sweat? I'm also wearing a headband and have a fan going but some of these games really make you work.

u/Zorchin · 1 pointr/Vive

I bought some and thought the same thing. But they are totally worth it. They're even pleather, so you don't have to worry about a gross sweaty sponge between sessions.

This is the one I got. Didn't come with the fabric case pictured, they just came in a plastic re closeable bag. But the facepads are definitely worth it.

u/Psycold · 1 pointr/Vive

Definitely a good idea to order after-market face cushions either way, I ordered these and I MUCH prefer them over the foam it came with:

u/Rytharr · 1 pointr/Vive

These are great, get better FOV over the originals and you can wipe them off between users.

u/steven_taylor · 1 pointr/Vive

DAS and these foam replacements made my Vive 100% more comfortable and usable.

u/DemandsBattletoads · 1 pointr/Vive

If you plan to share it, I would also recommend: 6mm facefoam

u/TerryTheGnome · 1 pointr/Vive

Off topic, consider buying some aftermarket face foam. There’s lots of slimmer ones on amazon with pleather skin that makes them easy to clean. And the thinness makes the headset closer to your face, reducing the pressure on your face.


(NOT an affiliat link, I’m not an affiliate!)

u/steve_ideas · 1 pointr/WindowsMR

I had a similar problem, I just ended up replacing the foam pad entirely with one of these:

u/hamshotfirst · 1 pointr/Vive

After reading a bunch of stuff here (thanks for the addiction, people) - I ordered a 6mm foam replacement for the HMD --

Does it really make a big improvement on the goggles/diver FOV effect?

u/Regular_Place · 1 pointr/Vive

I am pretty sure I got these ones They come in a pack of 2, and as long as you don't have really long eye lashes, you can move your lenses to the closest setting and the thinner pads will add a bit more to you FOV.

u/gameprobros · 1 pointr/Vive

I did get it on amazon at

I got the 2 pack because I thought I'd want to swap one off for cleaning but it cleans just fine on the headset with cleaning wipes thanks to the material. I can't speak to the other options with 1 pack because those are different manufacturers. I personally found it to not be that much less comfortable. I feel like I don't sit there thinking of it being less comfortable while I'm playing and I thinnk that's when I would notice that comfort the most. And I'm enjoying the FOV more than I think about the comfort even when I'm thinking back on play sessions with it.

u/Enverex · 1 pointr/ValveIndex

It was this one -

The foam on the Index is definitely nicer, but the headset itself seems to be cutting into my nose and is definitely not the "super comfy" that I was expecting after everyone praised it.

u/KesafatLegacy · 1 pointr/Vive

yes, loosen the top strap all the way + get these:
made all my blurry problems go away, esp looking down. also pull the head strap down more, have the actual headset 'suspended' to get some weight off your cheekbones.

u/Adkkid · 1 pointr/Vive

I'm personally using a VR Cover variant you can find here. I honestly have mixed feelings about it. It's way less absorbent, so if you play intense games or just have sweaty friends, its better. As stated, a smaller gasket will help with a way larger FOV, and this works perfectly for that.

My only complaint is that, because of these two, you get way less padding, and it can be slightly uncomfortable. I generally like to wear the headset tighter than most people to keep it from shifting around and all that, but that doesn't work well with this. I find that you have to keep it either a little loose or just deal with it digging into your face.

But who knows? Your experience may vary. And this is only one variety of VR Cover gasket. The company makes a ton of different ones out of different materials.

u/drizztmainsword · 1 pointr/Games

I bought a third party memory foam face foam replacement. 20 bucks for two, and it's great. Very comfortable, and it doesn't sponge up my sweat.

Edit: Looks like I was misremembering the price. Still though, I would still recommend them highly.

u/devsfan1830 · 1 pointr/EliteDangerous

I also ordered these:

They're supposed to be more resistant to soaking up sweat and are easily washable. They are thinner than the stock foam so supposedly get your eyes closer to the lenses. I actually did a quick test by just using my vive with the bare velcro. While it was super uncomfortable (of course) it indeed appears that getting closer to the lenses eliminates the edge blur. So I think these pads should improve things. I'll check back when I give them a try.

u/SvennEthir · 1 pointr/Vive

That number appears to be the "brand" listed, but that just looks like a mistake. I went ahead and ordered it. Amazon is good enough about refunding if there's an issue, and it's the same company that's selling this which has the right brand listed (which I also ordered).

u/3dmesh · 1 pointr/Vive

Depends on the VR cover mostly. I recommend replacing the face cover with a leather one like this one from Amazon for $30 and wearing a headband to soak up some sweat when you plan to play some active games, like Beat Saber. Take the HMD off every now and then to air it out and wipe it off. I also recommend the Vive-n-Chill or just a fan of some kind to help circulate air around your HMD/face, because the HMD gets hot after a couple hours.

u/AwwwSnack · 1 pointr/vrfit

Just got these: HTC Vive Memory Foam Face Foam Replacement 6mm (Better FOV)

They’re super comfortable and can be wiped down between uses. They don’t soak up sweat like the OG pads they are thinner which a lot of people seem to like. They make them for pretty much every HMD.

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u/AverageJoeShmoe87 · 1 pointr/Vive

HTC Vive Memory Foam Face Foam Replacement 6mm (Better FOV)

When they get it back in stock are amazing. Took me a day to get used the lenses being so close but has definitely improved the sweet spot and fov.

u/Me-as-I · 1 pointr/Vive

Unstick the bottom half of the foamy bit and spread it out a little so the bottom of the foam is hanging off slightly below, though still stuck to the velcro.

This lets the lenses get closer and the edges got less blurry for me.

You can also try getting these so there's less foam and it's closer.

u/Eisenmeower · 1 pointr/Vive

it doesnt fit because that looks like foam replacement for the Samsung Gear VR, this one is for the vive, or any of the other knockoffs of the same shape.

u/FightClubPR · 1 pointr/Vive
  • 1st Question - I know you can depending on glasses size
  • 2nd Question - Yes, when you do room set up you could just set it to standing, calibrate your height whilst sitting.
  • 3rd Question - So I haven't experienced eye strain after 3 - 4 hour sessions, but boy does it get sweaty/hot in there. There seems to be a lot of 3rd party foam inserts for the Vive so if you're particular I'd suggest getting one the boast it's ventilation.
  • 4th Question - If you don't want to put holes in your wall for the mounts then get tri-pods. When it comes to cable management you should be the judge, it doesn't bother me but there are plenty of 3rd party cable management rigs.
  • 5th Question - Gonna be honest, there is a lot of crap out there right now. Don't let price tags dictate what you deem to be good either. For instance GORN is awesome. I've played it more than any other game so far and it was free. Raw Data is great, a but steep in price but compared to other content it might as well be an AAA title. REC ROOM (Free) is amazing. I've spent more time with the socializing aspect than it's games (including paintball).
u/DrewsGFX · 1 pointr/Vive


Comes with one of each. It’s what I have. I don’t sweat a whole lot during VR but I use the 6mm and it doesn’t seem like it’d be an issue if you’re sweating. I’d just suggest not sitting there for a few hours pooling up sweat. Take it off every once and a while and dry it (and your face) off and get back into it. You can try both out and see what suits you best and what you feel most comfortable with.

Edit: this one will actually give you a 6mm and an 18mm as opposed to 14mm. I don’t think that’s a huge deal though in your situation.

u/WorkingJello · 1 pointr/oculus

I completely agree and don't get the love this company gets.

The plastic insert they provide to hold the facepad actually NARROWS the FOV instead of improving it.

I took out the plastic insert all together and used two VIVE facepads instead:

The result? WAY better FOV and more comfort to boot.

Best $20 I ever spent.

u/PapaPlastic · 1 pointr/Vive

ugh, you Really shouldn't have ordered direct from HTC but oh well, too late.

Have you decided where you are gonna mount the lighthouses and how?

There are ways other than just screwing them into the wall.

The headset strap is kinda garbage, so go ahead and start looking into alternatives.

htc vive deluxe audio strap

(Ignore this next part if you wear glasses)

If you want the largest clearest image, you are going to need to get your eyes as close the lenses as possible. Which you can do with a thinner face cushion.

Man this is getting long, lets wrap it up with some games.

Sublevel Zero

VR Emulators:

Dolphin VR




PCSX2 3D plugin

Last thing, avoid Space Pirate Trainer

u/Biotot · 1 pointr/Vive

Changing the face foam makes VR a lot less gross. if you move around a lot This one has worked great for me.

u/Inimitable · 1 pointr/movies

I have a Rift and never really had an issue with it getting gross. Not sure if the Vive's face interface is much different.

But there are lots of solutions out there. These for example are easily washable with wet wipes.

u/Flamenmars · 1 pointr/Vive

VR Cover is the one I recommend. The other brands are stiffer and give me a headache from the pressure after an hour.

To see the difference, remove the current foam and hold the headset in place to see the improvement.

u/AMY_bot · 1 pointr/Vive
u/EvidencePlz · -1 pointsr/Vive

it's bigger but i don't know the measurements at the moment. but you can get extremely close to the lenses which will pretty much eliminate the black edges and thus totally submerging you in VR which the rift can never do. you can also get this accessory for the vive to get even closer to the lenses. the closer you get to them the more immersion and less black edges.