When E-Win offered to send this chair out I was skeptical because of how much I didn’t like my current (Amazon Special) gaming chair and I had never heard of them before. But before we get started into this I want to take a moment and mention that I do understand that the styling of these types of chairs is rather polarizing, people either love it or hate it, and I’m not going to try to convince you to like it if you don’t or dislike it if you do. I personally think they’re really cool for racing game fans, which I quite enjoy.
Lets first touch on assebly. The assembly process was smooth and easy with everything needed to put it together coming in the box, even a pair of grippy gloves so you can more easily handle the components. The strut and wheels pop right into the base and then attaches to the seat with 4 allen keyed screws, the back goes on in a similar fashion…that’s it. it’s that simple.
The overall build quality is solid, unlike my old chair. A stiff steel frame is hidden under their high density cold molding foam which is surprisingly comfortable even after extended screen time. The leather-like material is soft to the touch but durable enough to not get torn or worn out quickly from basic use. Butt support comes in the form of resistance straps rather than a solid bottom which makes for a much more comfortable sitting experience.
If there’s one thing I can say this chair has going for it, which is honestly shared though most other higher tier gaming chairs, is adjustability. Not just height and tilt but full 4-D adjustability on the arm rests. I never knew how much I wanted this until I had it, being able to adjust the seat to the height that I needed while keeping the arms from hitting the desk when I stand up is invaluable.
Can I take a moment to mention the wheel design? They’re corny, I get it, but they’re still corny. That aside they roll easily even in higher pile carpet like I have in my office and are still quite on solid surfaces.
All of that with the addition of the head pillow and lumbar pillow make this chair easy to fit what you want it to support and feel like, provided it’s the right one for your height and weight, and still look flashy at the same time.
After the bad experience I had with the Amazon special gaming chair I just threw out I didn’t have much in the way of expectations for this chair from another company I had never heard of, but I’m now really glad I did. If you’re in the market for a racing inspired gaming chair that isn’t asking for your life’s savings you might want to look in thier direction. With an MSRP of $349 they’re well priced to their competitors without sacrificing at all in quality. We did secure a discount code getting our readers 15% off if they use the code ‘WCCFTECH’ in the checkout process at https://www.ewinracing.com/.
We would love to hear your thoughts on these style of gaming office chairs down in the comment section. And while you’re down there, share with us your current chair you’re using.
For those curious the first chair next to the trash can in the video was my old chair, just because they look similar in styling doesn’t mean they came anywhere close in quality. The $100 Amazon chair was trash fodder at best.
Total Score: 8.5
Solid chair for the money, leaves little to be desired.
+4D adjustable armrests+Ergonomic design+High density memory foam
If you want a gaming chair that looks more like a high-end racing car seat than a stuffy office chair, then the Flash XL from Ewin is your best bet. It’s an ergonomic design built for maximum comfort, with a durable frame, pillows for neck and lumbar support, high density memory foam and tilt-tension control. It’s one of the best on the list for making armrest adjustments with so-called ‘4D armrests’, which can be fine-tuned in all directions before holding them in place. It comes in bright blue and black or bright red and blue, ideal for those who are after a colourful chair that packs a punch.
As someone who plays a lot of games, being comfortable while playing is pretty important, there is nothing worse than finishing a gaming session only to feel like your back has seized up. Thankfully there are a huge amount of ergonomic gaming chairs now available to help us play comfortably.
The EWin Champion Series Gaming Chair is an excellent chair that will certainly keep me comfortable over the coming years.
Setting up the chair took about 30 minutes. If you have ever put together a piece of ikea furniture you’ll have no problems putting this together. I was impressed with how simple it was to build and thought it was a nice touch that they supplied gloves to wear to keep the all-important gaming fingers safe! You’ll also get a picture guide to show you how to put the chair together, there is no need for any extra equipment as all the Allan keys are supplied.
You’ll need to unscrew some pre-fitted screws, attach the back support to the seat, before attaching the base and wheels. There are photo instructions included so you really shouldn’t have too many problems getting set up quickly – If I had to build the chair again I reckon I could put it together in half the time. The first thing you will notice is the how good the chair looks, we were given a black/red version of the chair and although it doesn’t go with my current office setup, it will take pride of place in any gaming den for sure.
As you sit for the first time, you’ll notice straight away just how much padding there is, you’ll be sitting on 10cm of memory foam padding before easing back in to a tall back frame of 93cm. The patent fabric feels soft to the touch and is breathable, meaning you won’t get all sweaty if you are sat for long periods of time. The frame is built from steel, which will support all sorts of body sizes. A full look at the dimensions can be seen below. while
If you are not used to sitting in a more premium ergonomic chair you may find it takes time to get used to sitting slightly differently. It took me a few days to find the most comfortable set up, but once I did you begin to realise just how comfortable you can get. The Champion Series chair has many different parts that you can manipulate to ensure your comfort is at a premium, its well worth taking your time to find the perfect set up for you.
First off and probably the most obvious is the height adjustment. I spoke to the team at Ewin before getting the chair so that they could match me with a chair that was most suitable for my height (5 Foot 7). I didn’t need to raise the chair too high to make sure more feet were place correctly on the floor. To raise the chair, you’ll need to be stood up, then it’s just a case of using the lever to adjust the height you want the chair at, to lower the chair you can sit on the chair before using the lever to adjust again. The chair can support up to 150kg/330lbs.
As a type this review now, I’ve managed to set the chair up at the perfect height with the arm rest in the prefect position to type comfortably. Not only can the arm rests move vertically, but you can slide them backwards and forwards and rotate them form left to right, giving you lots of support for your wrists and shoulders. The buttons to make the adjustments are all in easy reach too. The head and back cushions come pre-fitted to the backrest of the chair, supported by elasticated straps. Because of my height I find the head support less helpful, however the lumbar support is superb. It certainly would have been better if you could lock the head support into place, as every time I sat down I felt like I needed to readjust the support.
If you work at home of spend all your time gaming in this chair there may be times where you want to chill out and this chair will definitely help with that. By just pulling a lever to your right by the bottom of your back the chair can tilt back to 155 degrees, giving you a ‘dentist chair’ style comfort (without the teeth pulling part). Personally for me tilting the chair all the way back wasn’t comfortable, I felt like I was going to tilt the chair right over, so I found myself tensing, expecting to fall out more than anything. Clearly that won’t be the case for everyone. Even though I wasn’t comfortable with the full tilt, I was very happy with the comfort levels when tilting back to watch a movie of some of the World Cup. I’ve fallen asleep in the chair more than once, which goes to show just how comfortable I got! The five star aluminium base of the chair looks like any standard office chair, but that’s offset by the brightly colour wheels, they glide along nicely, even on carpet which I was pleased with.
Great for relaxing in the sun!
Go faster wheels
The Chair has a great back support cushion
It’s also supports your head and neck
Looks great in any office
Any issues I’ve had with the chair have be minor ones, it’s a big chair and when my boys have gone to use it they have struggled to move it around, it also takes up a lot of space, so it’s something to be conscious of. Personally I would have liked to have seen some more colour options, maybe a white chair, with a colour offset, would have been a cool addition to the line-up.
For €349 EU / £279 UK / $349 US (there is 22.9% off at the moment) you will be getting a very well built gaming chair that is really comfortable and will take pride of place in many gaming dens and office setups. The chair looks and feels like a quality product, which is what you would expect for a chair at this price. It’s a shame I can’t use this chair everywhere really because it more comfortable than most chair I have to sit on!
Decades ago a gamer might be satisfied with a simple console, controller, and couch, but the needs of the modern gamer have expanded far beyond those meager accessories. Now, gamers can find accessories, add-ons, and gadgets that suit their needs and make gaming sessions more comfortable, like the EWin Flash Series gaming chair.
Plenty have probably heard and seen gaming chairs online, but they might not know what they offer beyond the basic computer chair. From a strict design perspective, the EWin Flash Series chair is extremely well made. It’s sturdy, well balanced, and it stands out in any office or gaming setup. The craftsmanship on the EWin Flash Series is impeccable, with a look that lets others know it is more than just the average computer chair.
Assembly for the EWin racing chair is straightforward and only requires a few basic steps. There were no questions once the chair was put together that it was built to hold a considerable amount of weight, and nothing about it feels cheap or flimsy.
In terms of its comfort, the EWin Flash Series is built for extended gaming sessions with minimal back strain. Its ergonomic frame ensures users are well supported and keep their posture. In fact, the EWin gaming chair is built to encourage correct posture, which is great for those gamers that have a tendency to slouch after an hour of playing.
Additionally, the Flash series racing chair comes with two adjustable support pillows for the neck and lower back area. Without these pillows, the chair would still be extremely comfortable and supportive, but with them, the Flash series fits snuggly to the contours of your body and lets you relax while gaming. And for those that don’t want to sit upright, the chair can recline to suit a more laid back position, while still giving full support.
Where the EWin Flash Series gaming chair does offer features similar to the average computer chair, it takes the basics and adds a lot more customization. The armrests, for example, have full range of motion – they can slide forward or back, rise up or down, or even flip around completely. Similarly, the seat can be raised or lowered to meet any desk or to match the gamer’s height.
Where some might balk at the $399 price tag for the EWin Flash Series gaming chair, there is no question that gamers are getting a high quality product from top to bottom. Comfort is essential when it comes to gaming chairs, and those who spend hours sitting in front of a monitor or TV will appreciate the amount of detail EWin puts into its product. Coming from someone that tends to get back pain during longer gaming sessions, the EWin racing chair is a dream to sit in and I really appreciated that it encourages proper posture.
Gaming chairs are obviously not going to be for everyone, but those that want to ensure top quality comfort (with a little style) should look into EWin’s Flash Series line.
The EwinRacing Flash Series gaming chair is available on EWin’s official site for $399. Game Rant was provided a sample chair for the purposes of this review.
A lot of players, especially ones who spend a big part of their day in front of a computer, don’t consider how little support a typical office chair has for the body. If you’re starting to feel a little ache after a long day looking at a screen hunched over in a swivel seat, it might be time to consider an upgrade
Luckily, there are all sorts of options for all sorts of body sizes and shapes, including one of the best– the EWin Racing Flash-XL Series Gaming Chair. It’s a fantastic chair with a large base, high back rest, and an assortment of adjustable features that make it as amiable as it is sturdy. It’s great for streamers, competitors, and casual players alike.
The chair, as the series name would suggest, is meant for larger users with extra space between armrests and taller-than-usual height adjustments that reach 13.4 inches off the ground. And even while it’s perfect for wider reaching players it can suit people of all sizes who want a bit of extra room, just make sure your desk is primed for an upgraded chair.
If your moving from a typical desk chair to this gaming chair the change will feel abrupt, but you’ll settle in quickly after a simple setup process with clear image-clad instruction manual. The number of versatile features including adjustable 4D armrests, 360-degree swivel, 155-degree adjustable backrest, and adjustable base height. The backrest can be layed back to enjoy a more casual experience like Firewatch while it can push your posture up for more focused, action-packed shooters like Overwatch.
It also comes with a support neck pillow and lumbar backrest, one for your lower back and one for your neck with removable straps in case you need extra support in either area. That brings up the question of the EWin Racing Flash-XL Series Gaming Chair’s overall comfortability. The answer is clear here, this chair may actually help with poor posture due to how good it feels to sit upright in, especially after aligning the backrest, height, and armrests to suit specific height and weight measurements.
The most noticeable of those features are the ‘4D’ armrests, something that isn’t as common in gaming chairs that we’ve seen before. Armrests are a constant point of frustration in a lot of chairs since they can often only move up and down, this chair allows the armrests position, angle, and height to be moved to suit the users preferences. The switches to change the position of the armrests are located on different sides of the rests and can be somewhat easy to accidentally hit but are altogether convenient.
After using the chair for a week it would be hard to recall a more comfortable gaming experience, perfect for long hours in Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a quick session in Monster Hunter World, or anything in between.
The lumbar backrest is perfect for anyone who has lower back issues and side cushions on the chair give additional support. The chair is so versatile you’ll want to use it for most things like working through your email or having dinner. Although you won’t want to spill and mashed potatoes on this chair, it’s got too much style.
The seat is conveniently cloaked in high quality leather, with memory foam underneath it cushioning the divide between you and the strong metal frame. Now while most chairs with this much versatility may look bulky and while this gaming chair is obviously on the larger side, the combination of slick black and sharp red make it look like the prized possession of a successful streamer.
There are many gaming chairs on the market and I work with a lot of folks that have purchased one recently. Being an active gamer myself, I want to be comfortable for hours-long sessions, so spending a good amount on a solid gaming chair is a pretty good investment.
I was surprised at the prices EWin is selling this Racing gaming chair. Compared to some of their competitors, the prices are really competitive. So, do they stand up to the more expensive offerings?
Ewin sent me a Calling series chair in red and black. The chair came in a setup that was easy to put together. In fact, the instructions included directions that didn’t need to be followed because some steps were already done.
Putting the chair together took about 20 minutes. First I connected the back, which already had the lumbar support and head pillow attached, to the seat with two bolts on each side. After attaching the side panels to hide the bolts, I screwed in the base that held the height adjustment and leaning tension dial. Putting in the wheels on the five star base, the hydraulic piston was put into place and then the seat on top. That was pretty much it. Pretty simple, I must say.
Covered in bicast leather or polyurethane, the Calling Series has a nice soft leather feel to it, but can get a little warm when sitting for a while. I put the chair in my basement office, which is cool throughout the year, so I didn’t feel it as much. But after about 20 minutes, the seat did seem to retain some heat. It is reminiscent of my memory foam mattress, but it really didn’t bother me too much sitting in it for long periods. Just know you’ll probably feel the warmth if you pay close attention.
The seat is built on a steel frame so it’s made to take a lot of weight and punishment. On top of the frame is a very solid high-density foam that’s not too firm. The side of the seat area flows up so it feels like it’s hugging your legs. The same concave shape applies to the back of the seat as well. As the name implies, the shape is modeled after car racing seats.
Each arm of the Calling series has vertically adjustable armrests. Just hold down a button and you can slide it up and down. The top is concave as well, so it fits your arms nicely when you rest on them. I do wish they were padded though.
The back of the chair can tilt from 85 to 155 degrees and anything in between. There’s a very nice strong spring loaded handle that will unlock the chair to tilt when you pull it up. At its most extreme position, you are almost laying flat, so if you feel like taking a nap in the chair, feel free to lean it all the way back and snooze away.
There are two pillows in the back to aid in comfort. One is the lumbar support and it’s held on by two straps. This allows you the ability to move it up and down so you can position it wherever is most comfortable. I really like this compared to my office chair with its static lumbar support as some days I like it a little higher or lower. With the EWin Racing Calling chair, I can adjust it to my preference just by sliding it up or down by hand. It does a good job staying in place and once you lean back, it really doesn’t go anywhere from the pressure of your body weight.
At the top of the back is a pillow for your head. With the chair at close to 90 degrees, I was able to rest the base of my head on the pillow where it provided some great support. I have never had a chair with a neck pillow and now I see why it’s really nice to have one. The neck pillow on the Calling seat can adjust slightly up and down as it is also attached with a strap. If you don’t want to use it, just take it off by unclipping it. It’s that simple.
Height adjustment is done like most other chairs as you pull a level up, allowing you to adjust the gas lift piston. Oh, that piston is rated for 330 lbs., so the chair can support a good deal of weight. I’ve seen a few chairs support in the 200 lb. range, so it’s nice to see the Ewin Racing use a piston that’s rated for more support.
The base features a five-star caster arrangement that’s pretty normal for most chairs. Each wheel looks like a small racing wheel with its hubcap light design, which is a nice little touch. They roll pretty smoothly and rotate without any issue.
I’m 5’7″ and weigh about 165 lbs., just to give you a frame of reference. So how does the EWin Calling gaming chair compare to my nice office chair I bought a few months ago? Let’s just say I’ve given up sitting in that one and am now using the EWin chair as my primary seat of choice. Sitting in it for some long gaming sessions, I never felt fatigued or uncomfortable, with the lumbar support making sure I set up straight and the neck pillow giving me a good support for my head. I liked how the seat felt with semi-firm foam underneath me. It really is a fine chair to sit in for gaming or working.
You can grab the EWin Racing Calling Series chair for $259 and you can purchase them from their website which features more in their line of office gaming chairs. The price really sets this chair apart as well, as you get a lot that costs less than the competition. And to make it even more attractive, use the code NEXUS and you’ll get an additional 10% off. While I didn’t really know much about the EWin Racing chair before, I’m impressed with what they sent and would recommend them as a brand to look out for if you are searching for a good gaming chair.
It’s a solidly built chair at a good price. While light on features, the price makes it a good buy and it’s very comfortable.
As someone who sits at an office desk all day long and sometimes night long, I know the importance of using a good chair. Sitting in subpar chairs can really tear your back up once you pull yourself away from your game or work. With that said, about two months ago, I started having some terrible problems with my back. I’m still not sure why there was a sudden onset of problems but suddenly – there it was — a horrible tightness in the middle of my back. It seemed as though no matter how I sat or moved around, I couldn’t get comfortable.
A few years ago, I had invested in an ergonomic chair that I thought might last me for many years to come. As it turns out, the chair was exacerbating the back problem I now have. I’m not sure that it was the cause, but it wasn’t helping. That’s when I started looking into a new office solution for my aching back. I decided that looking closely at the gaming chair options that are available would be a good plan since they are made for long-term use. That’s when I found the Flash XL Gaming Chair from EWIN and I fell in love.
The Flash XL Gaming Chair has some great features to it. For starters, it’s built on a durable steel frame and is supported by a 120MM Class-4 Gas Lift as well as a metal 5-star wheelbase. The cushioning is made from cold molding foam (high-density memory foam). With it being an ‘XL’ size chair, it can support up to 330 pounds from its users. When you sit in it you feel the difference, between the high-quality foam and lesser quality chair stuffing.
The Flash XL Gaming Chair has a lot of adjustments available that make it possible for you to have the just right feeling for your needs.
4D Adjustable Armrests
Surface covered with polyurethane for durability and comfort
Front/Back/Left/Right sliding functions
Adjustable Height: Seat will raise and lower with the lever on the side.
Back Recliner: Chair will recline between 85-155 degrees.
Tilt & Lock Mechanism: The seat and back will tilt and lock into various positions. It’s installed with safety and a Class-4 gas lift piston.
When I first received my chair I was bouncing off the wall to get it set up. The chair arrived in a very large box with the pieces of the chair individually wrapped up and packaged carefully so as not to damage them. There were major pieces of the chair pre-assembled, but the back and seat needed to be attached and then mounted to the wheeled base. All in all, assembly only took about 30 minutes. You are provided all the necessary tools for assembly and it comes together quite easily. I was a little concerned when I found a tear in the side of the back, but as it turns out, that was an opening for a structural screw to go into from the side bracket.
Once the chair is assembled, it’s ready to use. There are no complicated instructions or special needs for the chair operation. You have the option to recline or move the armrests around as you like – they are fully articulating. The seat cushion is firm but very comfortable. The pillows are supportive and make a real difference if you are sitting for long periods of time. I have been very impressed by the wheels. I know that sounds a little odd given the fact that it’s a gaming chair, but usually, the first things that break on me are the wheels of a chair. They are large, wide and roll around effortlessly on the carpet.
I was met with a bit of a disappointment after getting my chair assembled due to one of the arms weld snapping off. The arm had basically fallen off. This was a big let down but as is the case with any product, you will find that not everything will be perfect. I reached out to EWIN support and they apologized for the unfortunate defect in the arm weld and offered to send out a brand new arm. They promptly sent a replacement and three days later, I had a new arm in-hand and my chair was as good as new.
The XL size chair is made for taller people and can hold more weight than the average gaming chair. The chair has a variety of adjustments that can suit even the pickiest person – like me. The included pillows lumbar and head you would think that they might be a gimmick but I assure you they are not. I use these pillows to adjust myself in so many ways.
I have had the opportunity to check out lots of cool chairs and gaming chairs over the years and the EWin Flash XL is just wonderful. I really enjoy the rocking ability that it has and have felt like I’ve been pretty much floating on clouds when using it. For anyone sitting long hours behind a desk no matter if you are gaming or doing office work, the EWin Flash XL will be a match made in heaven. Since I’ve had this chair, I’ve been able to sit comfortably for hours at a time and I’ve even noticed that my back problems are not as severe as there were before I started using this chair. It’s well-constructed, comfortable and it looks great!
E-Win’s Gaming Chairs are durable and quality built.
Video games can feel pretty immersive even without extra accessories, but the peripherals make it even more real. By adding things like steering wheels, rumbling controllers, and gaming chairs, you are really going to get into the game. These extras are great for fooling our senses.
Sure, VR is cool, but the technology isn’t quite good enough to make us completely lose ourselves. Plus, not everyone wants to wear a headset. So these accessories really get us in the game when we are playing console and PC based games.
Game in Luxury and Comfort
Ewin Racing Chair was founded in 2016 after being an OEM office chair manufacturer. Their goal is to put gamers deep in the game by offering quality designed gaming chairs that are ergonomic as well as healthy. They have a wide selection of geek thrones that double as office chairs, as well as accessories like tablet/phone stands that mount onto them. They are perfect for gamers because even though we love to play games for many hours at a time, many of us also have office work to do as well. And that work will be much improved sitting in one of these.
E-Win Gaming Chairs will improve your game and your life.
A Durable Gaming Chair and Office Chair in One
One of the best chairs that they offer in our opinion is the E-WIN Champion Series Ergonomic Computer Gaming Office Chair with Pillows. This model has a durable steel frame with high-density memory foam. It also features 4D adjustable armrests with front/back/left/right sliding functions, clockwise and counterclockwise rotations and vertical adjustments.
The material is top grain leather with perforation and diamond pattern stitching for maximum comfort and breathability. It also has height adjustment so that you can raise and lower the seat to your specific needs.
Sometimes you don’t want to be upright and they have you covered there too. The E-WIN Champion Series Ergonomic Computer Gaming Office Chair with Pillows also reclines. Just pull the lever up, lean back and select the perfect angle.
It has a 85-155 degree adjustment. Whether you are playing a more relaxing game or just watching some TV, you are going to be comfortable and completely chill.
You’ll be gaming like a king in any of the chairs that EWIN offers. They are sure to improve your game and your non-gaming life because they are so comfortable and well designed. Check out their selection and find a chair that’s right for you. It’s not often that you find chairs that improve both your work and play.
The EWin Flash XL gaming chair is a heavy-duty seat with a large base, designed for maximum room and comfort. It’s similar to the previous chair we reviewed from EWin, known as their “Calling” series, albeit much larger.
After using the roomy Flash XL chair for a few weeks, there are few occasions that I can say I’ve had a better seating experience. However, there’s a couple of design flaws that hold the seat back.
At a glance, the EWin Flash XL seat is very similar to the Calling series chair we reviewed a little while back. It has many of the same features, including 360-degree swivel, a 155-degree adjustable backrest angle, tilt control, height control, large wheels, and adjustable armrests. There are, however, some key differences.
The Flash XL chair is designed for larger and taller owners, providing up to 13.4 inches of lift for longer legs, and a wider 22.4-inch seat. Whether you’re a larger gamer or simply prefer something with more room, this could be the chair for you.
The Flash series also comes with “4D” adjustable armrests. Unlike the Calling chair we reviewed previously, which only allowed you to adjust the height of the armrests, the Flash chair lets you adjust the angle, the height, and the position of the armrests with hidden toggle switches. It’s a nice touch, but they’re a little tooadjustable. A simple knock can make the armrest float into a different position. It’s a minor gripe, but worth mentioning.
Like with the Calling chair, you can adjust the backrest angle and the tilt. Sling them backward for getting comfy and enjoying movies or VR, push them forwards to get focused on the action in a first-person shooter. The Flash XL gives you the power to customize your experience at will, and the levers are well placed and easy to shift, while ensuring the that every new position retains a solid feel.
The Flash XL also comes with an optional lumbar backrest and a neck pillow, which are adjustable with belt straps. The seat is gratuitously wrapped in high-quality PU leather, beneath thick, high-density memory foam and a robust metal frame. As someone pushing the weight limit of this chair, few products have felt this hard-wearing under load.
The Flash XL has the feature set on point for any self-respecting gaming chair, but how comfortable is it?
Comfort and quality
The Flash XL mirrors its Calling cousin with high-quality materials and design. I mentioned the metal framework that persists throughout the build, but also, the PU leather is bonded with heavy-duty stitching that simply won’t come apart easily. Unlike some other vendors I’ve seen, EWin doesn’t cheap-out on the stitching in places that aren’t readily visible either.
The seat is as comfortable as ever, with tons of room, side-cushions for extra support, and that winning lumbar backrest that I simply adore. The benefits of a lumbar backrest cannot be overstated, and even if you don’t buy this chair specifically, there are lumbar back rests available on Amazon that you can purchase to fit existing chairs. My back and shoulders hate me when I don’t have one at this point.
The gas lift provides an impressive 13.4 inches of floor clearance, which is ideal for taller gamers. If you have little legs like me, you can shrink all the way down to 9 inches, potentially useful if you want to put your feet up too.
You might think the PU leather could get clammy in summer, but it’s reasonably airy and extremely easy to clean if you spill coffee all over it (as I found out). There’s really nothing negative to say about the seat itself, it’s simply wonderful, but there are a couple of design elements that concern me.
For some reason, the chair is a little hard to maneuver when compared to the Calling EWin chair I reviewed previously. The chair is quite large, and a little front-heavy, because the central leg is further towards the back of the seat. As a result, when you want to shuffle forward, it’s hard to get any form of initial momentum, making the chair hard to move. It’s not a huge issue, but it seems like a construction oversight that prevents the seat from achieving true perfection.
Overall: the EWin Flash XL chair is awesome
A couple of minor gripes aside, this is the most comfortable chair I’ve used, particularly as someone currently on the larger side of the gamer persuasion. If you’re looking for a larger chair or something with a little more lift to suit your height, you have to take a look at the Flash XL.
It’s by no means cheap at around $430, but the metal frame, high-quality materials, and generously-cushioned seat design make this an incredibly comfortable seat that will last far, far longer than a quick-fix $100 solution. Your back will thank you, too.
Among the most comfy chairs out there.
Tons of adjustability.
Durable materials and design.
Chair feels front-heavy, making it hard to maneuver while seated.
In the beginning, there were gaming consoles, after which home PCs dominated until personal computers (PCs) became prevalent in the gaming field as well. The rapidly growing gaming industry has inevitably attracted the attention of a number of companies. We have seen many such companies evolve over the years; many blossom while others lose their focus and eventually fade away. The truth of the matter is that the competition in these IT-specific market segments is huge – companies that are not good enough inevitably face extinction.
There are several original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) – companies that actually have manufacturing capabilities and sell their products to other companies without production lines. Many OEMs have also entered the retail market somewhere along the way. Such entries can result in equivocal relationships that blur the boundaries between product designers, manufacturers, and vendors. However, such a turn does at times result in exceptional products. E-Win used to be an OEM. After years of manufacturing office chairs, it entered the gaming chair market with a great variety of gaming/office chairs for mostly the mainstream.
There are four lines: the Champion, Calling, Hero, and Flash series with its Normal and XL subcategories. Each of these includes at least six differing choices. Today, we have in our lab a gray-colored chair from the Flash Normal series (FLNB). This chair is equipped with a basic ergonomic feature set, and E-Win says it to offer comfort and safety over even longer periods of use. The steel frame and high-density, cold-molded memory foam can also hold a weight of up to 150 kg.
The aluminum five-star base, fair price, and E-Win’s years of experience in manufacturing chairs look promising. We will as per usual for our reviews make a point of thoroughly examining every aspect of this chair in order to properly convey its pros and cons. Click here to know more from video review.
Almost all the packages we receive lately have had it rough, which had them arrive damaged. As a result, we sometimes find damaged contents inside. Surprisingly, E-Win’s package arrived intact. While doing some online research on their official website, we discovered a page dedicated to their packaging, in which the whole process is illustrated with pictures, and each of these is followed by a short explanation in text.
The package is big and heavy; it takes at least two people to lug around safely.
E-Win’s logo is all around the package. There’s only a single hint of what’s inside, though.
All contents are well-protected, wrapped in plastic membrane.
The bundle includes the following:
• Chair’s backrest
• Chair’s aluminum base with both armrests pre-installed
• Hydraulic system cover/dust-cover shroud
• Neck- and lumbar-support pillows pre-installed
• Butterfly tilt/metal base frame, height adjustment mechanism
• Grade class 4 gas lift
• Soft-glide casters (5x)
• M8 Allen keys (2x)
• Side covers (2x)
• Mounting screws (3x)
• Screw covers (for the screws of the seat’s back-mount covers) (2x)
• User’s manual
• Pair of cotton gloves, size large
The grade class 4 gas lift is self-contained and inside a carton box. The caster wheels, Allen keys, mounting screws, side covers, screw covers, and cotton gloves are also inside a carton box. While a small detail, the inclusion of a pair of protective gloves was greatly appreciated since there have been times in the past were small accidents as we assembled everything have taken place.
However, a number of negatives caught our attention as well. The plastic material of the side and screw covers is not of the finest quality, and the dust cover is one of the thinnest we have ever seen.
Table of Acronyms
The following table goes over the material acronyms you will come across while searching for a gaming or office chair. Not only does this table go over what each acronym stands for, but the material traits of each entry are also detailed.
Material – Acronyms
Natural Leather is divided into different categories:
Full-Grain, Top-Grain, Bonded Leather, and Split Leather
Less wasteful because it is a by-product of the animal industry
Occasionally more durable than synthetic leather
Cruel to animals – unethical in the eyes of some
Production introduces chemicals to the environment
No one can be completely sure of the quality since “Genuine Leather” as a tag could also mean “not of the best quality, though real leather”
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Leather
No animal cruelty
Fade and stain resistant
Occasionally easily torn
Produced with potentially carcinogenic chemicals
Polyurethane (PU) Leather
No animal cruelty
Fade and stain resistant
Occasionally easily torn
Produced with chemicals
The armrests and two cushions come pre-installed, which makes assembling this chair pretty straightforward and quick. However, the backrest was fairly heavy, and we aren’t that tall. Considering that we had to lift it in order to align it with the metal brackets on the seat’s base, an additional person was required. The caster wheels also took someone with stronger hands than mine.
Assembly starts with the installation of the caster wheels to the five-star base. We had to press the studs into the base firmly. The hydraulics also need to be put into the aluminum base before the dust-cover shroud is attached. We then unscrewed the four pre-mounted hex bolts at the bottom of the seat with the large hex key in order to place the butterfly tilt tray; mind the arrow that points towards the front. Next, the sitting area is attached to the chair’s hydraulics system.
With the backrest in place, we unscrewed the four hex bolts on each side with the small hex key that is included in the bundle. The backrest needs to be aligned with the seat’s metal brackets before the plastic side covers and two remaining screws are attached to the backrest. Also don’t forget to put the two screw covers over the plastic covers’ screws.
There are also two cuts among the holes for the hex bolts, on each side of the backrest. These cuts are definitely intentional, but we found no information on these anywhere. All together, we had to unscrew and screw in eight hex bolts.
We rummaged through the company’s website before taking a closer look at their chair. E-Win’s website looks well built and includes information about the entire creation process and how everything is packaged. Most of the used components are said to be of high quality, and E-Win is not afraid to show them. There is also a video that goes over the main differences that set E-Win’s chairs apart from those by other manufacturers.
At first, we were certain that the chair had arrived intact. Yet, we were unfortunately wrong, and as we glanced at the rear of the backrest, we made out two indentations that are most likely due to how the five-star base’s package had been positioning on top, which puts E-Win’s packaging concept at fault. Also, like with some other chairs we have evaluated in the past, there was that intense odor of the PU upholstery. Thankfully, it disappeared after a couple of hours.
Once the chair is assembled, it looks impressive overall. The Flash chair is definitely large enough to nicely welcome even heavy-boned gamers.
The PU upholstery feels smooth and soft and has a fine stitching to it, yet we did find some folded upholstery at the rear of the backrest. The gray and black color combination definitely is not the one we would have picked from E-Win’s plethora of available option, but the one that was to our liking was unfortunately out of stock, which had us settle for a compromise. The color of a chair is clearly subjective, and in the end, it is of small importance considering what matters the most; ergonomics, comfort, build quality, and, of course, price.
The cushioning of the seat immediately caught our eye. We were impressed by its volume. Once we took a seat, we found it to be spacious, and we were happy that the foam filing not only looked rich, but felt really comfy as well. The backrest is wide and feels sturdy. The side flaps point outward, and the backrest’s upper part hence also does not lead to any restrictions in terms of body type.
The armrests are padded and seem to be spongier than the ones we have come across thus far. The aluminum five-star base seems to be well-fabricated, and we thus assume that it will last for a while even if you put this chair through the ringer by using it for the better part of a day on a regular basis. Our first look shows that the Flash Normal chair is one of the most comfortable chairs we have tried out so far!
Am Overview of The Flash Chair Series
The Flash series is divided into two main categories: the Flash Normal and XL chairs. The two main differences between these two categories are the dimensions and color combinations. The Normal category consists of two sub-categories: the FLNB and FLNC with a total of six different color combinations. The XL category includes four sub-categories and has a total of eleven different color combinations.
A Closer Look
The backrest of our Flash chair is 55 cm (27.1 “) wide and 87 cm (34.3 “) long. Once you lay back on the backrest, how wide it is becomes apparent. You have the sense that it embraces your upper body without confiding you. It feels comfortable enough due its elastic bands and how thick the foam is (60 kg/m3). As such, even a person of 150 kg (330 lb) will not feel uncomfortable.
The backrest bears a heavy metal frame and is filled with cold-molded, high-density memory foam to make sure this chair is still comfortable after even hours of prolonged use. Additionally, the backrest is equipped with four elastic bands.
There is E-Win’s embroidered logo on the headrest with its white stitching, and once the neck-support pillow is attached, we find the same embroidered logo on it as well. We even found two small engraved logos on the rear of the backrest, at the bottom of each opening.
We also found a triangle in the middle of the backrest that starts in the lower section and goes up halfway. Two stripes that resemble horns appear on the sides of the backrest, and two more triangles appear underneath the openings for where the neck pillow’s strap is attached. The last two triangles are above the openings for these strap attachments.
The backrest’s reclining angle ranges from 85-155 degrees and is adjusted via a lever situated on the right side of the seat.
Due to the fact that the neck- and lumbar-support pillows are pre-attached, the backrest and seat’s base are folded, which creates something like a hump in the package. There were, as such, indentations on the rear of the backrest the five-star base had made, and they stuck around, after even weeks had gone by.
The armrests are 4D, padded, mushy, and covered in PU. They move to the front, back, left, and right with the use of three buttons. In other words, the armrests can be adjusted vertically and in a clockwise or counterclockwise rotation.
The Seat Base & Adjustments
The seat’s base has a depth of 57 cm (22.4 “) and is 54 cm (21.3 “) wide.
The chair’s height ranges from 24-32 cm (9.4-12.6 “) and can be adjusted with a lever on the right side of the chair, under the seat. There are English and Spanish instructions on the lever. The chair’s overall height from the ground up including the base is 119 cm (46.85 “), which is considered to be really high and, as such, great for tall people. While we usually find this lever to be awkwardly placed, this one is positioned well. A knob with which to adjust the tilt’s tension is also under the seat. The PU upholstery is matte, soft and 0.12 cm (0.047 “) thick, but has no open cells. The seat looks rather fluffy and is the second gaming chair with as much density foam we have reviewed. Due to the thickness of the cold memory foam, we found the seat’s base to be really comfortable.
A heavy steel frame out of metal guarantees that individuals of up to 150 kg (330 lb) have nothing to fear. The cushioning of the Flash chair is made out of a single piece of cold-molded memory foam. Like the backrest, the seat’s base is equipped with three individual elastic bands. The elastic webbing supports the foam and ensures comfort.
The edges on both sides of the seat are less pronounced towards the front, and users will, as such, not feel confined to the seat. Things are different towards the back of the seat, though. Here, the edges are fairly tall in order to keep your bottom attached to the seat, and the backrest makes sure your body posture is right. We did think that these raised edges would create a problem when it came to reaching for the levers on the right side of the chair, but such was not the case.
We couldn’t find a logo on the seat’s base, other than the one on the lumbar-support pillow. We found two very discreetly placed engraved logos on each side of the seat’s plastic bits, however. There is the gray cord that runs alongside the seat’s base and the flaps. A gray triangle also starts at the front and almost goes halfway up the seat.
We did find a flaw on one of the seat’s sides, though. There’s a dent on the right side that is most likely due to a fault with the factory’s assembly procedure.
Another flaw with our sample was that the right armrest can be raised a little higher (by about a centimeter) than the left one. This is not a major problem, though, since you are still able to adjust these to where both are level.
Hydraulics, Five-Star Base & The Caster Wheels
A class four metal gas lift of 12 cm (4.72 “) in height is responsible for all height adjustments, and it can hold a body weight of up to 150 kg (330 lb).
The aluminum five-star base has a matte powder-coated finish and is sturdy enough to support such a weight.
The 7.62 cm (3″) caster wheels are made out of polyurethane (PU). They are steady and roll along nicely on both a laminated floor and light-medium carpet. Thick, tall carpets will have almost all gaming and office chairs struggle. These caster wheels also aren’t noisy, and they remained quiet after even several weeks of use.