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November 7th, 2023

I love the Meta Quest 3 but I’m not gonna lie, it’s extremely uncomfortable. It’s very front heavy, and I can’t use the headset for more than 20 minutes due to the discomfort on my forehead, temple and cheeks.

If you’re in the same situation, I have good news for you. I was able to mod my headset and turn it from one of the most uncomfortable headsets into one of the most comfortable headsets!

This was quite easy to do because the headset is inherently light and slim. Here’s how I did it:

How to Make the Quest 3 10x More Comfortable

I use VR for work, so I frequently wear the headset for 7+ hours/day. How do I do it? It’s very simple:

Soft leather face padding mod + Kiwi Design Elite Strap = Maximum comfort!

Why does this make the Quest 3 more comfortable?

An Elite Strap will distribute the weight around your head more evenly, alleviating pressure from your face.

If you’re having battery issues, you can also get a battery Elite Strap to extend the battery life, whilst improving comfort.

how to remove quest 3 facial interface

Meanwhile, replacing the original facial interface with a soft, leather face padding will completely remove the pressure from cheeks, forehead and temples. It feels like you’re resting on a cushion and is a must-have for making the Quest 3 more comfortable.

Make sure to take advantage of the holiday sales!! Combining these will result in total comfort which you can wear your headset for the entire day.

Quest 3 Uncomfortable: Free Ways to Fix it

Here are 3 ways to make the Quest 3 more comfortable that won’t cost you any money:

  1. Wear a baseball cap backwards before putting on the headset
  2. Adjust the top strap so that it’s tight enough to take some weight off your face and onto the top of your head (Elite Strap does a better job at this).
  3. Wear a beanie
  4. Put coins into a soft purse, and duct tape it to the back of your headstrap to act as a counterweight.
  5. If you have long hair, tie your hair into a side ponytail. This will add more friction to the back of the headset and act as a light counterweight.
  6. If you owned a Quest 2 KiwiDesign Elite Strap, remove the cup at the back of it and place it on the Quest 3 soft strap

These methods aren’t as good as the comfort mods, but it’s free.

Pro Tip/Life Hack

If you already own the KiwiDesign Elite Strap from the Quest 2, you can actually remove the part at the back and place it on the back of the Quest 3 stock strap. A free way to improve comfort!

Quest 3 Life Hack

Alternatively, wear a baseball cap backwards before putting on the headset. That should achieve a similar effect.

With that said, these comfort mods I mentioned with greatly boost comfort and I still highly recommend them.

Must-have Quest 3 Comfort Mods

Here are some other options of Quest 3 comfort mods:

1. AMVR Leather Facial Interface Replacement (Recommended)

If you’re looking for maximum comfort, getting a replacement facial interface is a must have. AMVR’s leather interface replacement is currently the only one available on the market, and it does a great job at cushioning your face.

If you get discomfort or pain around your cheeks, forehead or temple, this leather facial interface will solve all your issues. I can wear my Quest 3 all day with this.


The leather just feels so soft and nice around your face to the point where you won’t get red marks anymore unless you wear the headset for hours.

2. Kiwi Design Comfort Strap (Recommended)

Kiwi Design are a very reputable company. I used their Elite Strap for years on my Quest 2 and loved it.

It’s very comfortable, never broke or caused any issues… unlike some other headstraps… *Ahem*

Quest 3 Kiwi Design Comfort Strap

It’s no surprise that one of the first accessories I got for my Quest 3 was the Kiwi Design Battery Strap.

Even without the leather facial interface replacement, the Elite Strap was a massive comfort upgrade compared to the stock strap. The difference was night and day.

The battery strap gives you ~3-5 hours extra battery life depending on the app you’re using. The comfort is roughly the same between the battery strap and the non-battery version, despite the counterweight. Maybe the battery one is marginally better, but it’s hardly noticeable.

I’d recommend the battery strap for those who want extra battery life, otherwise, if you only want comfort, you can save money on the non-battery strap.

3. ZyberVR Elite Strap

ZyberVR Elite Strap

ZyberVR’s Elite Strap is a great replacement to the official stock strap. Quest 3 is very uncomfortable, but it improves comfort by slightly alleviating the pressure on your foreheads and cheeks, and greatly improving the comfort on the back of your head and ears.

This Elite Strap secures the headset in place better than the stock strap, so it doesn’t move around as much. It’s perfect for people with glasses looking to improve the Quest 3’s comfort.

If you combine this with a facial interface replacement, you’ll get maximum comfort. At the moment, ZyberVR is the best Quest 3 headstrap.

Note, they both offer the same level of comfort, just one allows you to have extended battery life.

4. VRCover – Facial Interface Replacement

Okay so this product isn’t released yet, but I am eagerly waiting for it. I used this mod on my Quest 2 and it’s an absolute lifesaver. With this mod, I can wear my headset all day with almost no discomfort.

VRCover Quest 2

On top of the improved comfort, the nose flaps improves immersion by preventing light leak.

This is a must-have comfort mod, but it’s not out yet. If you want something now, just order AMVR’s facial interface replacement.

I’ll update this post when the product launches.

5. VR Wave Lenses – For People With Glasses

VR Wave clarity

If you’re looking for a way to make VR more comfortable with glasses, you can get custom lens inserts into your Quest 3. VR Wave is one of the top manufacturers for custom lens inserts – you supply them with your prescription information, and they’ll send you some custom lens inserts which insert into your Quest 3.

The lenses come with a blue light filter and an anti-glare filter. If you find VR blurry, having these custom lens inserts will fix your issues.

Related: Our full VR Wave review

I know these products can be expensive, so here’s an exclusive promo code: vrheaven (get $5-10 off)

6. BoboVR M3 for Quest 3

I personally prefer the Elite Strap over the BoboVR, but this is also an alternative option for those looking to alleviate all the pressure on their cheeks and transfer the pressure to their forehead and the top of their head instead.

I dislike this strap because it moves around too much – even more than the stock strap. It’s annoying having to constantly readjust the headset, especially during intense games like Thrill of the Fight. However, it is more comfortable than the stock strap.


How to make the Quest 3 more comfortable: Elite Strap + Facial Interface Replacement = wear all day

Free method: wear a baseball cap backwards


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