A few weeks ago, Mithrandiel let me know that a company that made PC gaming chairs wanted to provide us with a review product. Seeing as how my old chair was on its last leg (okay, it still had all its legs, but you get the idea), I leapt at the opportunity. I was able to select a chair from the Ewinracing Champion Series, and the chair arrived a few days ago.
Right away, I noticed there are two main differences between my last gaming chair and this one. First, this chair was way easier to build. By that I mean that most of the parts were already pre-assembled in the box for me. The last one that I put together every single piece needed to be assembled – from the arm rests to the wheel base. So, that immediately cut down into how much time and effort was needed in order to get the thing together.
Second was a pair of white gloves that came in the box. The instructions even mentioned that it was required to wear the gloves to put it together – which, of course, stirred my inner rebel. It was confusing considering that I didn’t think there was any specific part that really needed them… until I put them on and started using them at least. They were incredibly comfortable, had a protective lining for the fingertips and I could tell that my grip was increased. The only bad marks I have against them is they slip somewhat because they’re a one size fit all and they reduce your manual dexterity pretty badly. Still, I was so impressed with them I added them to my toolbox for future use.
I know what you’re thinking – “So the chair is easy to assemble and you get a little surprise work-glove goody, big whoop! How is it to sit in?!”
Fair question, dear reader. Of course, the most important aspect of a chair is how comfortable is it to sit in. While I’m not completely certain the material that the chairs are made of, it feels like a very soft leather (I’ve had leather chairs before). And yet, while it is incredibly soft, there’s a firm support to it, that baffles me as I get to sit and write about it right now. Even the pillows that are at the top and bottom of the back piece, I don’t feel them, even when I lean back into them, the only time that I know that there’s a bottom pillow is when I sit up and I feel supportive pressure in the small of my back. It’s so comfortable I’ll likely be catching myself falling asleep in it for the next couple of weeks.
There are a few downsides to the chair. The directions to assemble were a little confusing in that instead of going left to right with each section, the steps snake along the page. Another potential issue is the chair doesn’t seem to have a way of adjusting the height. There are pull arms that would make it seem like one of them would, since one of them prevents the chair from leaning back. It might be there but I just haven’t figured out how to pull it right (I’m nervous about doing any damage to the chair). For me though, these issues are minor and the benefits of the chair definitely outweigh these admittedly minor negatives.
I love this chair. Before this, the most comfortable chair that I had was the one at work. It’s incredibly comfortable to sit in for many hours as I watch videos, play some games or write articles about gaming chairs. Now, I didn’t want to talk about it in the article, since it would take away from the actual aspects of the chair is that it is pricey. And while I know there’s a clear bias in that I got mine for free, if you can afford the chair and you need one it is well worth the money spent. You can pick up one of these chairs on the Ewinracing site – as well as enjoy 30% off with our code “TheGeeklyGrind”. So, play like a champion in one of these phenomenal chairs.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m just gonna lean back in this bad boy and drink it in some more.
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