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!
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.
If we were able to, us gamers would quite probably be happy to sit with a controller in hand for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Eating would be pushed to one side, and drinking to the other, as real life gave way to the virtual world and the joys that it brings.
But we’ve all been there and day long sessions need more than just a TV screen, console and controller. There needs to be comfort, and no matter how much you think your bed is the best place to lay whilst gaming, or the sofa is for lounging whilst you take the fight to the hardest Dark Souls boss, for the most intense gaming sessions you need a chair. A chair that has been designed with gaming in mind. The Ewin Flash Series Gaming chair in fact.
Ewin are relatively new kids on the block – only having decided to specialise in gaming chairs since 2016 – but they’ve already got a reputation for delivering cheap but quality products. And that is pretty much what they’ve done with the Ewin Flash Series of gaming chair.
Gaming is an expensive enough hobby as it is, with games and consoles quite happily taking up the bulk of any take home pay should you wish them to, but things get even more expensive when we take a look at the accessories that make our gaming sessions all the better. Headsets can roll into the hundreds and gaming chairs can go even higher. But Ewin are here to prove that not everything has to be super expensive to be good – and even though the white Flash gaming chair that Ewin have kindly provided looks great, it only comes in at £300. In a world motivated by squeezing every last drop from every loyal gamer, that must be commended.
Yes, I know that isn’t the cheapest price on the market, and you could quite easily pop down to your local games store and grab a considerably cheaper product. But would it be as comfortable as the Flash? I’d guess not and as far as bang for your buck goes, the Flash is right up there.
So what do we have? Well, visually Ewin have pulled one out of the bag with the white and black Flash. It comes with a durable steel frame which sees a high density memory foam base dropped onto it. This is then covered in a glorious wipe-clean PU surface to create a firm but comfortable seat that is good for many an hour of gaming.
As you would expect, the seat is fully height adjustable thanks to an easy to use lever on the underside of the seat, delivering a multitude of heights to suit your body type. My 6ft 2in 85kg frame fits in nicely and there is just enough hug from the sides of the seat to allow for comfort. That said, if I was any larger then things may well be a bit different and a little more room either side of the hips would be required.
The 4D armrests that pretty much come as standard now on many decent gaming chairs are present, and these can be raised, lowered, swivelled, rotated and placed in all manner of directions and positions. They are fairly soft too and even after sitting in the chair for a few hours at a time I have yet to find any indents where the arms are resting. I’m not sure why these armrests never seem to come covered in luxurious padding though. That would be an optimum setup in anyone’s eyes.
The Flash also allows for reclining and a swift pull of the lever on the right side of the base will see you being able to position the back rest at any adjustment between 85-155 degree angles. Why anyone would seriously consider dropping the back as far as it goes, unless you’re planning on sleeping in it, is beyond me, but the range in movement is great and it’s a cinch to set things how you like. There is also a degree of tilt to the seat base and whilst this has been troublesome to operate once you find your desired tilt it sits in place very nicely indeed.
And all that’s left to talk about after that is the five-pronged aluminium base and the casters that it sits on. But honestly, what is there to mention about those? Lovely black coated alu and large castered wheels are pretty much the norm nowadays. They work well on both carpet and hard flooring, with the slightly over-sized nature of the wheels allowing for plenty of movement.
Sat here today, does the Flash take pride of place in my gaming sessions? Well, no, but that’s because it is going up against a considerably more expensive product in the SecretLab Titan Stealth chair – something which is a bit more spongy and just a tad more comfortable in the long term gaming stakes. But that also comes in at a different price point and shouldn’t be seen as a direct comparison. It’s pretty much like comparing a Ford to a Jaguar – they both do the same thing very well, but one is just a little more luxurious.
I have to point out that Ewin have created a brilliant product in the Flash gaming chair. However, other than for styling purposes, I can’t work out any reasoning for placing the huge lumbar support cushion anywhere near the thing. With it attached, it makes the seat near on unusable and it took just a matter of minutes before I had to feed the straps through the racing loops and throw it to one side. With that removed, comfort is hugely increased and allows for any gamer to spend a good few hours pounding away with their favourite games, making it a more than attractive option for anyone wishing to get in on the gaming chair bandwagon.
It’s also fairly tricky to put together out of the box. The instruction booklet, although clear, features a set of images that are initially tricky to follow, and actually connecting the seat back to the base with the included screws isn’t as easy as it should be. You’ll most definitely require a second pair of hands in order to put this chair together – if only because holding the back rest and hunting down screw holes alone is no easy task. Other than that though, it all goes together with ease.
But at the end of the day, the Ewin Flash does exactly what Ewin have set out to do – bringing a quality gaming chair at an affordable price. It looks great, it’s comfortable to sit in, and it should help enhance any long gaming sessions. The lumbar pillow issue aside, and for the price it comes at, you should be sticking this on your shortlist right now.
If you want to pick up the Ewin Flash Gaming chair (or any of their chairs for that matter), and wish to save a little money, then head over to Ewin right now and use the code ‘XboxHub’ to nab 15% off the price.
In this review we are going to take a look at something a little different, that is still definitely an essential item for those who spend any time working or playing in front of a screen – a comfortable chair. We received the red and black version of the Flash Series ergonomic office chair with pillows from EwinRacing.com, which also has a European presence with the domain EwinRacing.eu.
The Flash Series chair is shown in the promotional image above where we see that while it has the typical profile of an ergonomic chair, it is rather sporty looking. What we can not see is that this particular model is made to support up to 330 pounds and will adjust to accomodate users well over six feet tall. Considering this is considered the “Normal” version of the Flash Series chair, and that there is an “XL” offering, EwinRacing clearly has not forgotten about the larger people in the world when developing their products. Before taking a look at the sample provided for review, let’s take a look at some published data on it, as taken from the official product page on the Ewinracing website.
» Chair Type: Gaming/Office Chair
» Foam Type:High Density Intergrated Foaming
» Foam Density: 60kg/m3
» Frame Color: Black
» Frame Construction: Metal
» Adjustable Armrests: 4D
» Mechanism Type: Multi-functional Tilt
» Tilt Lock: Yes
» Tilt Angle Lock: Yes
» Gas Lift Class: 4
» Chair/Seat Back Style: High-back
» Adjustable Back Angle: 85-155 Degree
» Base Type: 5-star Wide Aluminum Base
» Caster Size & Material: 3″ Caster/PU
» Supports up to 150kg / 330lbs.
The chair was delivered to my front door in a fairly large box. Overall it appeared to survive the cheap unscathed, which is impressive considering the size and that it weighed in at close to seventy pounds!
Packaging and Accessories:
Opening the box we find that all of the components are well padded, and in case you had not figured out yet – some assembly is required!
The image above shows that the five star base is placed on top, with plenty of bubble wrap and foam sheeting separating it from the body of the chair underneath. The below left image shows the chair back (with armrests pre-installed) is the next item to be found as we dig our way down, and the below right image shows that below that is the chair base and a cardboard box full of smaller items.
Next we see all of the items out of the larger box, almost ready for assembly. First we have to see what is inside that smaller cardboard box.
The box of accessories includes pictorial assembly instructions, hinge covers for where the back meets the base, all the necessary bolts (plus Allen wrenches to tighten them), five casters, the gas cylinder, the bracket where the gas cylinder meets the base – and so you feel like you’re working on a Bentley – you get a pair of knit gloves!
In this section we will cover the assembly of the chair, but first I want to comment on the quality of the seating surfaces. The base and back are very heavy duty and the first impression given is that they are very well made. The PU leather looks great, the stitching is very well done, and all the foam padding feels great and is very thick. The first step to assembling the EwinRacing Flash Series chair is to bolt the base to the back, which requires the use of the four included Allen head bolts. The two images below show this step, and how it leaves the chair looking a bit unfinished.
This unfinished look is only temporary, as there are plastic covers to screw on over the hinges, as shown in the images below. To be honest, these images show this cover on wrong, as the upper piece of plastic should be on the outside of the lower piece, and not tucked in as shown. This step was a little confusing, as the pieces provided didn’t match the pieces shown in the instructions, plus the lower piece of plastic seemed to stick out too far to do it the right way. Never-the-less, I corrected the installation on this step, and both sides were covered, so as to conceal the hinge and assembly hardware. From a distance it looks fine, and the plastic covers function just fine, but in my opinion these pieces don’t meet the same high quality standard the bulk of the chair’s components seem to have. The plastic covers are somewhat flimsy, have a cheap plastic finish, and didn’t fit as cleanly as I would have expected. Not a big deal, but considering how well done the seating surfaces and other areas were executed, I think just a bit more effort on these pieces would have paid off with an even better overall appearance.
The next step is to bolt the bracket to the underside of the seat, so that the gas cylinder can be connected and so that you can raise / lower the chair while in use. The four Allen bolts required are already attached to the bottom of the chair, so you remove those, put the bracket in place with the “Front” label facing the front of the chair, and then tighten everything back up.
The casters are all then pressed into their holes on the five star base, and the gas cylinder is pressed into the center hole – no tools required.
The last step is to press the five star base assembly in to the bottom of the chair. It all goes together very snugly, but having a seat on your new chair will help force all of the press fit components together completely.
The full assembled chair looks sharp and very sporty. I think that the Ewin logo embroidered onto three locations on the front of the chair is a bit much, and that the chair would look much nicer if at least two if the three logos were eliminated. The neck and lumbar pillows are the location of two of the chair’s logos and they both come pre-installed, but are merely attached with belts and clips, so they can be removed. Additionally, this belt system allows the pillows to be repositioned while in use, and the tension on the belts helps keep them in place, exactly where you would like them.
The chair is very comfortable – I have spent hours straight in this chair and have no complaints about how it feels or how adjustable it is. You can raise/lower the total height of the chair with the gas cylinder’s lever, the seat can recline it small increments to an angle that is so laid back you’ll think you might tip over (but I didn’t), the pillows are adjustable, and even the armrests are “4D adjustable” That means they can move up/down, left/right, forward/back, and they can be rotated clockwise/counterclockwise.
The first three adjustments for the armrests are all locked and can only be actuated by depressing a button first. But, the rotation is not locked out and I find that they rotate by accident quite often. For example, using the armrests to get up may make them rotate, and pushing the chair out of the way using the armrest as a handle may make them rotate. The armrests are also not upholstered and have a fairly thin rubbery surface for you to rest on. It is not uncomfortable, but to me the quality does not match the body of the chair. Like the hinge covers, I feel the armrests are executed to a lower standard than the bulk of the chair, and really could be so much nicer.
While I have done well to keep my likeness out of my own reviews for the past 15+ years, I suppose some selfies are useful for reviewing a chair. The main point is that I have 6’2″ tall and about 225 pounds, and while I am not the biggest guy you will meet, there are plenty of places that I just don’t physically fit into – at least not comfortably. I am very comfortable in the EwinRacing Flash Series chair, and it definitely has plenty of room for even larger (taller and wider) users. I can easily find nice positions for the two pillows, and I do like that the armrests can be adjusted in so many planes. As you see me posing below as if I was gaming, know that I have dialed in the chair just to my liking and that I am definitely comfortable.
The next two shots are intended to show that if you needed the chair to go higher, it definitely can. I can honestly say it is rare that my feet don’t touch the ground, unless I am sitting on a bar stool – but here my feet are a good two to three inches off the ground with the chair at full height! So, all the people over 6’6″, I’d say the Flash Series chair may be a good choice for you!
Eventually, my sidekick got his turn in the chair, and I may not get it back now. At 4 feet and change and just over 50 pounds, he isn’t maxing it out in any way, but he sures does like sitting it all the same! Looking good buddy!
I have never reviewed a chair before, but I have sat in plenty of them, so I would say I am fairly qualified to share my opinion. The EwinRacing Flash Series chair is definitely very comfortable, and overall has a very high build quality. There is plenty of adjustability to it, and the inclusion of both a lumbar and a neck pillow are welcome touches. I also appreciate that it can accommodate such a range of user heights / weights, as I am quite often left with chairs maxed out and still wishing for a little more room! Not with this chair, as it can go so high that my feet are left dangling.
While the quality is high in general, I feel that some components (like the armrests) don’t achieve the same high standard. They are comfortable enough and very functional, but not quite as polished as the seating surfaces and the five star base. My personal opinion is that the Ewin branding on the chair is a bit overdone, as you see their logo embroidered very prominently in three locations on the front of the chair!
The Flash Series ergonomic office chair with pillows can be purchased directly from EwinRacing.com or EwinRacing.eu, and in US Dollars the price is a rather lofty $379 (US)! That is quite a price tag for an office chair, but you do not have to pay that much since they currently have a promotion where the code XMAS will take off 25%, bringing the total down to $284 (US). I assume the code XMAS will expire sometime soon after the holidays, but when that happens you should still be able to use code BIGBRUIN, which will take 15% off. Considering that the shipping box weighed in at almost seventy pounds, it is very appealing that they also offer free shipping! $284 is still more than I have paid for any of my previous office chairs, but the Flash Series chair definitely has more to offer and is much more comfortable.
In the end, the EwinRacing Flash Series ergonomic office chair with pillows earns the Bigbruin.com “Recommended” award.
» Overall very high build quality
» Very comfortable
» Highly adjustable to make sure you can make it suit you
» At 6’2″ and 225lbs, I am nowhere near maxing out the height and weight capabilities of this chair
» Some components don’t quite match the overall high quality
» Ewin branding is overdone
It has been said in the past that I’m a little tight with money. Hardware, peripherals, the 2DS – if there was a cheap version of something, it was good enough for me. My last chair was from Costco, and cost about £150. I forget what brand it was, or if it even had a brand. As I say, I needed a chair, and it was good enough.
When E-Win got in touch about their gaming chair, I’ll admit my curiosity was piqued. There are no shortage of gaming chairs, but being extremely frugal I’ve of course never tried one of those: I was happy to try E-Win as my first one. They sent over one from the Flash range, and given my measurements they decided the Normal size would be best. 183cm and 91 kg, in case you wondered.
Being a chair, it arrived in an absolutely huge box. I could have comfortable shipped two of my kids off in it – the non-tween ones. It was packaged neatly, and there was just enough padding to keep it in one piece.
You get gloves, the back, the seat, feet, middle pole and five wheels, as well as three screws and two end caps. Oh, and two hex keys, because two of the screws are slightly smaller than literally every other screw… Yes, I said gloves, they’re to stop you getting your new chair sticky while you assemble it. And probably in case a part nips your skin…
Assembly is pretty easy, and since most of the screws are already in place, you just have to unfasten them and put things in their correct position. It took me about half an hour with following the clear instructions. I had a little trouble with getting the angle right with one of the screws, which ate into my time.
Once constructed, the Flash is very stable. I mean really – I pulled the handle and leaned back in one smooth motion, and my wife burst out laughing because she thought I was about to topple over backwards. Yeah, and you judged me for talking about putting my kids in a box, didn’t you? Anyway, whilst in full recline I felt totally safe. Ironically, if you lean forwards on the chair and sit on the edge of the seat, it does tip forwards, so don’t pick things up off of the floor in front of you.
However, due to the range of movement in the arms and all of the buttons attached to them, they do feel pretty wobbly. I suppose if they were too stiff they would be more difficult to move, but it doesn’t feel great.
What surprised me most was how high the Flash is. On it’s lowest setting, it’s only just below what my old chair was on the highest. At it’s highest, my toes don’t even touch the floor, and I pretty much have to tiptoe to get up onto it. Having completed a Health & Safety course years ago, I remember that your eye line should be with the top of your monitor. Well, thanks to this chair’s lowest setting, my eyes are there.
I think the only thing I haven’t mentioned yet are the two cushions which came with the Flash. There’s one near the top for your head, and a larger, firmer one for your back. Unfortunately, because it’s adjustable, I don’t really know where to put it. Where is your “lumbar”, anyway? It has aided my posture, though, so I’m not too upset.
For the week that I’ve had it, E-Win’s Flash has been firm and comfortable, no matter if I’m sitting, lounging or lying in it. The fabric covering it is like a soft faux leather, which is better than real faux leather (is that a thing?) in that I don’t have to peel my skin off of it when wearing shorts and sat with my leg beneath me.
I was prepared to complain loudly about anything I found wrong with this chair, and I honestly have. It spins smoothly, the wheels are nice and chunky to allow it to glide across the carpet, and it’s comfortable when sat in for extended periods of time. I really like the Flash E-Win Racing gaming chair, and feel good in recommending it.
E-Win Flash Normal Series FLC Ergonomic Office Gaming Chair Review
I really like the E-Win Flash, and feel good in recommending it.
It seems that the gaming chair market is growing more crowded by the day, with a number of suppliers eager to offer comfortable furniture that meets our specific needs. However, separating the quality goods from the fly-by-night trash isn’t always easy, particularly when you’re not given much information to go on.
Which is why the approach by EWin Racing is so refreshing. A relative newcomer to the gaming chair scene, the firm started out by making car seats in 2002, before becoming an OEM office chair manufacturer in 2012. It was only logical to combine the two into ergonomic racing chairs for the enthusiast gamer, with a focus on offering high quality at exceptional value. After their first outing at Gamescom 2016, EWin Racing has been retailing directly to gamers in both the US and Europe, with an openness and transparency in sharing how the chairs are made. It’s an approach that’s been quietly winning both plaudits and fans alike.
We’d urge you to digest the review first but, if you like what you see, EWin Racing have also offered an exclusive deal for MMORPG.com readers. Simply enter discount code ‘mmorpg’ to score 15% off this chair, or any of the others in their range. That’s in addition to free shipping to US and EU.
In this review, we’ve focused on EWin Racing’s Flash Series, featuring higher-end features like an aluminum five-star foot and 4-directional armrests, which I’ll dig into shortly. Our sample was from the Normal-size range, but the firm also offers an XL-sized version with the same feature set and specification. For a closer look at the chair in action and the unboxing experience, take a peek at our companion video review below.
Focusing on the upholstery first, both the backrest and seat are built on a metal frame made from 16mm diameter steel tubing that’s 1.5mm thick and coated to prevent rust. Cushioning is made from cold molded (not cut) memory foam, with the seat built up from three individual pieces, and the backrest from a single molded form. The foam is then supported by wide elastic webbing to ensure there’s no blocks or planks that get in the way of comfort. Wrapping it all up is 1.2mm thick grain-embossed PU leather, with double-stitching used throughout all key seams.
The seat also has a thick steel bar running across the middle to provide strength, and also acts as a mounting point for the baseplate and cylinder. Reassuringly, that gas lift cylinder is a meaty one, measuring 12cm long with a class 4 rating, and capable of supporting 150kg or 330lbs. For weight distribution, the Flash Series chair also comes with an aluminium 5-point star foot and 3” wheels.
In terms of adjustability, the EWin Racing Flash Series includes a recline lever with a tilt of 85 to 155 degrees, and 4-directional armrests that can be moved up/down, in/out, forward/back and rotated. The under-seat lever controls chair height, but also acts as a lock for the built-in tilt, with a tension knob also built into the baseplate to adjust rock resistance. Finally, the included lumbar support and neck brace cushions can be unclipped and moved or removed as desired.
You can watch our unboxing experience in the companion review video above, but it’s safe to say that the EWin Racing gaming chair is well packed and protected from potential damage in transit. Even so, unpacking the parts yielded a few pleasant surprises alongside the usual suspects we’d expect.
First up, a pair of white assembly gloves were included to protect hands from any cuts or scratches during assembly. It’s something high-end case manufacturers should take note of, especially considering the number of times that an I/O shield or PCI slot has demanded a blood-sacrifice mid-build. The four-page instruction guide is in full colour, with clear steps to follow in plain english.
Crucially, however, this chair is one that can comfortably be built solo in about half an hour or so. Some of the assembly is already done prior to delivery, with only a handful of steps needed to finish the job. All the tools needed are also included, with two Allen keys to fit all the hex bolts used. The trickiest part is locating the seat onto the gas cylinder, but that’s the hardest step. Once complete, the chair had no shakes, rattles, clicks or other problems that would indicate a build issue.
The cold-molded memory foam and elastic webbing ensure that this is a comfortable, enjoyable gaming chair, while avoiding that feeling of numbness or soreness that comes from sitting on a rigid surface for hours on end. Having a three-piece seat also meant that I didn’t feel insecure, as if I’d roll off the chair or adopt bad posture part-way through gaming. Those PU armrests also have a spongy, rubbery feel, providing give without bruising elbows or forearms.
For me personally, I was also pleased that the included cushions could be unclipped and moved around if needed. Lumbar support tends to be welcome, but the neck brace is typically too low for my taller frame. Thanks to the particular back design, I could unclip the cushion and pull it around the top of the backrest, raising it a few inches and getting it in the perfect spot for my neck. The high number of adjustment options meant that, once it was set up, it’s a chair that I didn’t want to climb out of, and felt absolutely fine for extended gaming sessions.
My only gripes were minor areas of personal preference, and not a big deal at all. I’d like to have had some quilted stitching on the seat of the chair to encourage air circulation and reduce the build-up of sweat, due to the man-made PU leather used. I’d also like the foot to have been slightly larger or slightly further forward, as my centre of gravity felt a little off when trying to rock, but this is probably related to my height as much as anything.
There’s a lot that I like about the Flash Series EWin Racing gaming chair. The chosen components are high quality, and the firm is up-front and transparent about how the chairs are made. Assembly is easy to perform solo, and the white protective gloves are an incredibly welcome touch. It ticks all of my comfort needs, with only a few minor gripes that come down to personal preference.
I think the only additional steps that EWin Racing could offer are in the form of aftercare touches. Gaming chairs are a significant investment, and it would be great if the firm offered the option to buy replacement parts direct from them. Likewise, it would be nice to see aftercare instructions included in the box, although these are available on their website FAQs.
The Flash Series EWin Racing gaming chair retails for approximately $380, €350 or £300 direct from their US or European web sites, and come with free shipping (US and EU only) and a two year warranty. At that mid-tier price point, the chair represents great value for money compared to other models on the market.
To sweeten things even further, EWin Racing have come up with an additional offer especially for us. Simply enter ‘mmorpg’ at the checkout and get 15% off the Flash Series chair, or any of the others in their range. That moves it from being great value to a very keen price indeed.
Ultimately, however, EWin Racing have certainly surprised us with their commitment to high quality and good value, and it clearly shows in the Flash Series chair. As the firm moves out of the OEM shadows and reaches out to gamers directly, it’s going to be interesting to watch how EWin Racing shakes up the market.
I’m a firm believer now that everyone who uses a computer heavily needs to own a good gaming chair for their station. It’s not because gaming chairs are cool, even if they kind of are, but mainly because they all seem to be built with heavy emphasis on ergonomics as well. There’s been little that has affected my lower back issues nearly as much as what having quality seating has done. Unfortunately, there has been numerous competitors cropping up in the market and a buyer can have a really hard time finding the right chair for the right price. At some point, you have to wonder if spending close to $1000 would be worth it, but most of us would be extremely skeptical of that. E-Win has been making some heavy pushes to break into the market and we’re going to look at one of the Champion series chairs to find out how well they do. Let’s take a quick look at the values of the company, then we can dive into the rest of the review.
Features and Specifications
Below is the full list of features for the Champion chair. Two things to note though are the 4D armrests, which give a large amount of customization for comfort, and the breathable material. Those are nice qualities to have in a gaming chair. It looks like the lift can support up to 330 lbs which is a good indication of the weight limit this chair is designed for. Not bad either!
The specifications on the site pretty much revolve around a basic description of the chair. Informative, even if the list is nothing to get excited about.
Chair Type: Gaming/Office Chair
Foam Type:High Density Seperated Foaming
Foam Density: 55kg/m3
Frame Color: Black
Frame Construction: Metal
Adjustable Armrests: 4D
Mechanism Type: Multi-functional Tilt
Tilt Lock: Yes
Tilt Angle Lock: Yes
Gas Lift Class: 4
Chair/Seat Back Style: High-back
Adjustable Back Angle: 85-155 Degrees
Base Type: 5-star Wide Aluminum Base
Caster Size & Material: 2″ Caster/PU
Packaging and Accessories
All around, the packaging for the chair is really solid. As soon as you open the box, you’re greeted with the 5 point wheel base with protective bubble wrap. The card board divider helps keep the material parts of the chair safe as well.
The back is laid on top of the base and both pieces seem to be safe from damage of each other, or other parts in the box. I felt like the bottom could use a bit more buffering from potential impacts that can happen, but the extra sheet of cardboard helps with the majority of what could damage the chair.
Their isn’t much along the lines of accessories for this chair, but the two things that qualify are really great additions. First, the manual is excellently done. There’s full color, easy to follow steps that set an extraordinary example of what any company should do. The other thing is the pair of white gloves. These help protect from getting grease stains on the chair material during assembly.
I chose to be a rebel and assemble the chair in my own way. While I don’t recommend that, I wanted to point out that this chair is quite easy to piece together. Starting with the wheel base, I began by putting all five wheels in place. Once that’s done, I dropped the lift in the hole, stuck the cover over that, and pushed it down a tad to help it stick. My weight in the chair will be the final touch to that step.
Next is installing the tilt mechanism to the seat base. E-Win mounts the bolts to the chair in shipping, so you need to remove them first. After that, it’s a simple process of tightening them back in with the included, larger hex key. The bolts have a very clear stopping point that doesn’t take He-man strength to fully tighten. I would recommend checking the bolts on the armrests though, since some of them need a little tweak to be all the way tightened.
After that, you simply line the back up with the holes on the seat base and screw the bolts in there as well. You can do the balancing act that I did, or lay the chair on it’s side. Either way, only lightly thread the bolts on each side so that you can easily get all four started. Once that’s finished, you can tighten them down. If the top bolts can’t seem to quite reach, then do the bottom two first, that will suck the brackets in enough to make the top ones really easy, then finish tightening all four down.
Finally, using the smaller bolts and hex key, screw the bracket covers onto the sides. One has an out-dent that goes on the side with the reclining lever. After that, get ready to enjoy sitting in your new chair!
Final Look and Seating Impressions
While E-Win has multiple styles of chairs, this Champion model with the breathable material only comes in all black for the time being. That’s great in my book! It turns out that my other desk items have so much color, that black fits nicely in my station. The chair certainly has a very strong quality feel to it. I recently had troubles with a wheel base on my OPSeat at work breaking because the aluminum was a bit too flimsy. E-Win doesn’t look like it will have this problem. It goes to show that the old adage is true that you get what you pay for.
Looks and quality are one thing, but the feel of the chair is going to rule the majority of the review. Here, E-Win has hit it out of the park. I only remember sitting in one gaming chair at CES that felt like I was sitting in a cloud of comfort. The Champion is now the second one that holds that honor. The elastic straps on the seat base seem to help with a soft, cushion-y feel and the entire chair is nice and roomy. The ergonomic design makes it so that sitting with a proper posture is the most comfortable way you can sit. While I’m not a big fan of lumbar pillows, both of them are soft and comfortable to use. The breathable material is great as well, making sure I didn’t get sweaty in normal to even slightly warm room temperatures. Who knew sitting could feel so good!
E-Win has what I would consider a “practically perfect in every way” chair with this Champion model. Quality, features and comfort are all top notch. It even seems like the chair sells out frequently which doesn’t surprise me. If you like to have a more detailed visual look at the chair, check out my video review below, especially for the thorough look at the assembly process.
The final consideration is looking at the price. When I first set out looking at gaming chairs, $200 felt like my hard limit. I can say that there is some pretty decent options in that range. E-Win is offering this Champion for $299. While that’s certainly more pricey, let’s talk about what the extra money gets you. First, there’s the features. We have a large weight limit, better armrests and good size for the chair. The big selling point for me though is the substantial bump in the comfort level. I’ve tried several low to mid $200 chairs and nothing comes close to how E-win feels, even if the straight ergonomics are close to the same level. E-Win has what I consider a perfect balance of quality, comfort, features and price in that I have to recommend this chair as a must have if you can spot the cash for it. Because of that, we happily award the E-Win Champion Gaming Chair the Pure Overclock Editor’s Choice Award!
If the current price wasn’t already good enough, don’t forget you can enter the promo code “PureOC” at checkout and get an additional 15% off!
A few months ago, I was pretty sure only one racing chair company existed, but it wasn’t long before I realized there are tons of these companies out there, all trying to compete with each other in a very busy and cramped marketplace. While most of these chairs are, on average, around the 400-500$ mark, they are priced out of the range of many people. Ewin Racing, however, has chairs that are competitively priced with even your average computer chair. I had the great opportunity to review the HERO Series racing chair, which retails for roughly 349.99. You can get one even cheaper by going to Ewin Racing home page and using code ‘gamesreviews’ to save 15%! The cheapest Ewin Racing chair retails for roughly 229.99 USD.
Shipping and Packaging
Ewin Racing has warehouse facilities in the EU and the United States, and while they offer free shipping to those countries, there is a charge for shipping to Canada, roughly 50$ according to the company. From start to finish, my chair took about a week to arrive from the United States. Thankfully, the contents inside the box was packed very well, because the box came to my home fairly beat up, due to poor handling while being shipped.
Ewin cares about the product they are sending to their consumers, so making sure that everything is wrapped and packaged properly to ensure complete arrival of your product in the factory condition. Not everyone takes this much care in shipping, but obviously Ewin does. They want you to get a racing chair free of any potential scuffs, or even worse, a tear!
The box itself is very heavy, so having someone with you to move the box to your desired building location is ideal. Don’t build the chair and hope to move it, as once it’s together, it can be difficult to move because of its odd shape.
The instructions that came with the chair lacked detail, but this would only be a problem for those who lack a certain amount of common sense. The step by step guide will walk you through the entire process, and should you not have any issues with some of the bolts like I did, it should take you 20-30 minutes to complete.
With all the parts, it does look pretty daunting, but even I was able to put this together fairly easily. My one criticism of the process is attempting to put the screws back into the seat when attaching the backrest to the seat base. Since the threads are buried inside the seat, you might have to fiddle around with the bolts to line them up, and ultimately get them screwed in. What should have been a one person job quickly turned into a two person job, but only because I was so frustrated I had given up.
It should be noted that my wife had NO problems getting the bolts to line up, so this could have strictly been a problem for myself. Regardless, it is worth mentioning. Before you know it, your Ewin Racing gaming chair will be ready to use!
You know how people will often tell you that something – say Sushi – is an acquired taste? I feel the same thing about all racing chairs. Racing chairs are designed for those who play games for a long time, and while being comfortable, they also promote good posture with their ergonomic design. Hence the inclusion of the valuable lumbar pillows to help with your posture.
If you’ve been sitting improperly for years – such as I have – when playing video games or working at your desk, you won’t instantly find the comfort you seek. This is not a knock on Ewin Racing or on any racing chair company. It is purely a reality. History tells us that while sitting improperly – lounging, slouching, etc. – is definitely more comfortable in the moment, it can cause chronic and severe back pain in the future. With my current setup – Lazy-boy in front of the TV – I’ve already been noticing serious back pains and aches from long gaming session.
After using the Ewin Racing chair for about 3 weeks exclusively – i.e. no more sitting in my recliner to play games for review – a lot of my back pain is gone. Was there a period of getting use to sitting properly? For sure, but now that I’ve become accustom to sitting the right way, I’m not sure I’ll ever go back to a couch or recliner. The comfort level is through the roof; Ewin Racing does allow you to customize your sitting positions.
I’m not a huge guy, but I’m not thin either. Anyone larger than myself would not comfortably fit in the HERO Series Ewin Racing chair, but know that the company does offer other chairs that will accommodate different people of different sizes.
Ewin Racing has put a premium on the parts they have used, including a strong metal, 5 star base, quality gas lifts that won’t buckle or break under extreme weight, and quality parts throughout. The stitching around the chair itself is top notch, holding in the cold molded foam seat padding, that surrounds a durable metal frame.
The HERO Series racing chair is heavy, which is why I originally suggested moving the box to the location where you will use the chair. Unlike headsets and controllers, a chair with some weight is really what you want, as you know the durable construction and metal design will last over long periods of time.
When I compare the Ewin Racing HERO Series chairs to similarly priced chairs from other companies, you quickly realize that some are snagging a few extra dollars out of your pocket because of the brand name alone. Ewin Racing isn’t the most recognizable racing chair brand name, but that probably benefits the consumer in the long run. Similar chairs – with identical designs, construction, etc. – are priced $50+ more when compared to Ewin Racing, and you are paying for the name alone.
If you are in the market for an Ewin Racing chair, we highly recommend the HERO Series chair. It’s their midrange model that can accommodate most people. We love it and so will you!
You can get your own Ewin Racing chair by going to Ewin Racing home page and using code ‘gamesreviews’ to save 15%!
HOME RACING EWin’s Champion series gaming chair brings extreme coziness, with some racing flair, to make your gaming and PC sessions more comfortable.
Chairs built for gamers are like most things that fall into the category – audacious and a little bit over the top. The Ewin Champion Series Ergonomic chair skirts that line, though, and while it looks like it was pulled from a race car, it’s not entirely ridiculous-looking. It’s quite comfortable, offering plenty of lumbar and neck support for long gaming sessions.
I’ve been using the EWin Champion Series Ergonomic gaming chair for the last two months. For my first gaming chair, I’m quite happy with it.
About this review
EWin sent a Champion Series Ergonomic for evaluation. The suggested retail price is $369 but is often discounted on Amazon.
The Ewin Champion Series Ergonomic chair is by no means cheap. Indeed, it’s about $100 more than my previous standard but high-quality leather office chair. Nonetheless, EWin includes a lot of features for comfort configuration that make up for the high price tag.
The EWin arrives in a big box with assembly required. The directions were easy to read, and the entire setup took around 20 minutes including the unboxing. Each piece was individually wrapped for protection. A simple included Allen wrench is all that is needed for the bolts in the chair.
The chair is made from PU (bicast) leather with excellent stitching and cold molding-foam on the inside, all supported by a steel frame. The chair used for this review uses blue, white and black colors, although there is also an orange version, and EWin makes other styles with various color combinations.
There are two adjustable pillows – one for the neck and one for the lower back (lumbar) – that are strapped to the chair to ensure they never fall off but also allow for movement.
The base with five roller wheels is made from solid aluminum, making the total weight of the chair a hefty 48 lbs (22 kg). There is a 120MM class-4 gas lift, giving the chair enough support for someone up to 330 lbs (150 kg).
The “4D” armrests have a thin layer of PU leather on top and can move forward, back, left, or right, including clockwise and counterclockwise rotations.
For adjustments, the chair can recline between 85 and 155 degrees through a side lever. A knob on the bottom rotates to lock the rocker, letting you choose between a stiff experience or one where you can lean back and rock like most office chairs. As expected, the EWin is also height adjustable using the gas lift and lever that comes out from the side.
Once assembled, the Ewin Champion Series Ergonomic chair is robust and sharp-looking.
Ewin Champion Series Ergonomic comfort
So how comfortable is this chair for sitting hours on end while playing games or using the computer?
Compared to an office chair, gaming chairs in general – and the EWin specifically – have a more wrap-around feel with pads coming out from the sides. It’s a bit odd as you’re not pulling G’s compared to a race car, but at the same time, it’s comforting having a chair the embraces you. The design pushes your shoulders a bit forward, which is not bad for gaming or typing, but in the long term it may not be ideal for those with poor posture or rounded (anterior rotation) shoulders.
The padding is great. EWin uses cold-cured foam molding, which is the same process that is found in high-end cars with ergonomic seats. The process ensures more stability, less air-escaping and more long-term durability. There’s no deflating when you sit down like some cheaper foam and cloth seats. Combined with the lumbar pillow for your lower back, the EWin was very comfortable for working behind my desk all day.
I’m not a huge fan of the seat’s controls, however. The tilt-tension control that modifies the chair’s ability to lean back is under the seat and not easy to access while sitting. Granted, the EWin is like most chairs in this sense, but many premium seats offer a lever on the side to enable or disable the feature.
The “4D” armrests go above and beyond what any standard office chair offers. Moving the rests forward, backward, in and out, and up and down seems like a bit of overkill, but when it comes to comfort and personalization, more options are better than less.
With the lumbar support and neck pillow, your body maintains some adequate clearing for ventilation. That’s important for warm summer days, as I did not find myself getting warm or having to lean forward like when on a couch to cool my back.
The quality of the build, components, and stitching are top notch, but I don’t love the look of the side plastic moldings for the hinge.
Finally, I like the sky-blue color scheme. While it’s more aggressive than an ugly, black boring office chair, I don’t think it looks silly either.
EWin Champion Series Ergonomic chair is pricey but effective
The biggest obstacle to a high-end gaming chair is certainly the price, and that applies to the Champion Series Ergonomic, coming in just under $300 (when discounted).
Nonetheless, for things like chairs, sofas, and especially beds that you plan to use frequently, you should never go the cheap route. There are differences between a $60 chair that you pick up from Office Max and something that nears the $200 or $300 mark (some designer chairs go even higher). EWin passes the test here for quality, and the company seems to have a solid reputation amongst gamers, often earning top reviews and satisfaction.
For max comfort, style, and longevity, the EWin Champion Series Ergonomic chair is a winner.
For a larger version of this chair see our review of the EWin Flash XL or the similar EWin Racing Calling gaming chair.
Durable design, premium materials, and nice stitching.