How to Make Oculus Quest 2 More Comfortable on Your Head

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Do you want to make your Oculus Quest 2 more comfortable on your head? We’ve tested out a few different methods to make the Quest 2 fit better and we share them below!

In this guide, we’ll go over:

  1. How to make the Quest 2 more comfortable
  2. How to adjust the head strap the best way
  3. Accessories that make things even nicer

If you’ve found any other way to make your Oculus Quest 2 more comfortable, comment down at the bottom of this guide!

Oculus Quest 2 Head Strap

The Quest 2 has a brand new soft touch strap which is easier to slip on and off. The top strap of the headset attaches at the back of your head with a loop that goes around the side strap. The side straps have a two layer adjustable strap instead of velcro.

You pull on the left strap to tighten the fit on your head and right strap to loosen the fit. The entire strap is softer to wear and better distributes weight around your head compared to the Quest 1.

However, being more adjustable means that some people find the new Quest 2 less comfortable at first. Below, we’ll take a look at how to make the headset fit better on your head.

oculus quest 2 soft touch strap
Oculus Quest 2 head strap

How to Make the Oculus Quest 2 More Comfortable

Adjust the Side Straps

The Quest 2 has new side straps that you pull outward to tight and inward to loosen. Especially if you have upgraded from the original Quest 1, this can be a little new and unique.

We’ve found that the best way to make the straps on the Quest 2 more comfortable is to put the headset on first and then tighten the straps second.

A second tip is to tighten these straps more than you think. That way, the headset won’t shift on your head as you move around your guardian boundary.

This soft strap has a fair bit of elastic in it, so you should be able to pull off your headset and replace it later just fine.

oculus quest 2 display

Wear the Soft Strap at the Bottom of your Head

A lot of people do not wear the Quest headset properly. They sit the back strap of the headset too far up on the rear of their skull. The proper location for the back strap is as low down as possible, past the toughest part of your skull.

Once you wear the strap properly, you should instantly feel the Quest 2 more comfortable of a fit on your head. The weight of the headset should sit down at the of your skull and not at the top of your head.

Oculus’ documentation shows the location of the strap in the right spot for good reference.

oculus quest 2 proper headset fit

Pivot the Side Band into Place

The Oculus Quest 2 has side bands that actually pivot up and down, which lots of people don’t know about. This is the side band that contains the speakers for the headset.

As you are wearing the headset on your face, you can pivot this band up and down to tighten and loosen the fit of the headset on your face.

By pivoting the side band downward, you can sit the Quest 2 tighter on your face, which will make it fit much better. The side band attaches directly to the sides of your Quest 2 headset, shown in the picture below.

oculus quest 2 more comfortable side band

Upgrade to the Elite Strap

A lot of people have automatically written off the new soft strap because it is lighter and less sturdy than the original Quest 1. We think that the tips above can help you make the new soft strap feel a lot better for you.

If you still aren’t a fan of the new soft strap, you can always upgrade to the official Elite Strap from Oculus. The Elite Strap features a halo band design similar to the Oculus Rift S. It is sturdier all around with a better emphasis on distributing weight to the back of your head.

The Elite Strap costs $49 to buy, which is half the savings in the Quest 2 price over the original.

Click here to buy the Elite Strap directly from Oculus or check out the amazon listing below.

Click here to check out our complete Elite Strap review.

quest 2 more comfortable elite strap
Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap upgrade

What tricks have you learned to make the Oculus Quest 2 more comfortable? Comment down below and let us know what has worked well for you!


  • Ryan William

    With over 7 years of hands-on experience in the dynamic world of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR), Ryan is a recognized authority in the field. His collaborations with industry giants like Meta and HTC underscore his expertise in shaping the AR/VR landscape. Ryan has written over 2,000 blog posts, offering in-depth insights, reviews, and analyses of the latest mixed reality technology. From groundbreaking games to cutting-edge hardware, Ryan's extensive knowledge ensures readers are always at the forefront of AR/VR/MR, as well as Steam Deck, news.

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