We put the EwinRacing Champion Series Gaming Chair to the test in our latest product review, and if you’re looking forward to a comfy gaming chair, this might be the thing you’re looking for.
Easy to Build, Hard to Break, Good to Sit-In
In my long history of dealing with home and office furniture, there is nothing more that I hate than having to assemble them. The dreaded feeling of seeing every individual part, along with a handful of miscellaneous small screws and bolts that you are expected to know where they go to. I’m looking at you IKEA with your boxes of wooden blocks that come with no instructions that make me want to scream and pull my hair out.
Thankfully Ewinracing keeps the majority of building right at their factory door. While there is some assembly required, for the most, the chair came pre-setup in three individual parts, with an additional box containing the required tools and screws to tie it all together. With the clear instructions provided in the shipment, the gaming chair only took me a short 15-minutes to build with no confusion whatsoever. And yet despite the quick and easy assembly, the chair is quite durable.
There is one thing everyone hates, and that’s when an expensive new piece of equipment seemingly breaks for no apparent reason. Being a victim of such atrocities in the past with headsets, electronic tools, and many other things, I have grown a custom to putting everyday use items through some stress tests to ensure the durability of said item. And for this gaming chair, I’m proud to say it didn’t disappoint. No matter how hard I tried to bend the chair out of shape or cause individuals parts to loosen up, the chair remained strong without any signs of wear. This is mostly due to the fact that there is a reinforced steel frame throughout the interior body of the chair, along with the bottom of the seat and below the armrests. The chair is pretty heavy due to this inclusion, but that’s a good thing as it won’t fall if someone accidentally bumps into it.
And this goes without saying that the chair is very comfortable to sit on, especially for prolonged usage. During the week time that I had with testing, I have not once felt any discomfort compared to past Computer Gaming chairs that I have used. Being a writer, a gamer, and a video editor, I’m typically on my PC and gaming console on average somewhere between 5 to 10 hours a day. That is a long time to be sitting down and could prove to be stressful to one’s posture. With the EwinRacing Champion Gaming chair brilliantly ergonomic design, it was easy to get acclimated to long sittings. The chair does its job of promoting a healthy posture by allowing you to sit firmly in a comfortable position. And with the high-density cold cure foam, it ensures that it molds to whatever body type all while maintaining a snug firm feel due to the PU leather. There are also two free pillows that can easily be strapped on (if they aren’t already) — one for your head to rest on, and the other for lumbar support. I tested the chair with and without them, and I prefer having them on though it is still comfortable without them.
And looking underneath, some elastic bandings are running along the memory foam cushion to absorb pressure. While there is still a steel framing running underneath the chair, this band serves as an alternative for support, limiting the amount of metal on the bottom of the chair. Thus more comfortability.
So what about the other features that make this chair different than the rest? Well, there’s quite a few.
Like many gaming chairs out there, the Ewin chair comes equipped with an adjustable backrest. This backrest can be adjusted to vertical angles up to 85 degrees, all the way down to 155-degrees horizontally. My personal preference was right below the 85-degree mark though I found myself using the full 155-degree option quite frequently. It’s nice having a chair that can be used for both my gaming and work needs, but it’s even sweeter having one with the option take a nap on. And it gets better as there is also a multi-tilt mechanism, allowing you to lean the chair further back without the fear of losing your balance.
In addition to the adjustable backrest, the seat also includes the standardized height adjustment with a built-in locking mechanism if you aren’t a fan of the extra tilt it supplies. Though the one additional feature I was especially impressed with was the 4D armrest. While most armrests are stationary to their locked position besides height, the ones on the Ewin Racing game chair allow you to tilt, turn, and even extend out a bit. It may not seem like a prominent feature, but being able to adjust the armrests to different play/work style is pretty great as it adds another layer of comfortability on top of everything. It’s a great add-on that many may overlook.
And then there are the wheels on the base itself. Usually, not something I would typically make a notice, but due to the weight of the chair, I was surprised by how easy it was to roll on carpet. There is a little resistance there, something you can expect on any furniture when it comes to carpet, but it’s kept at a pretty minimum level. And to be sure, I did do a little research afterward to discover that the wheels are designed for smooth operation, all while resisting debris from said surface. They even offer higher graded wheels for their XL line of gaming chairs.
High Price, But Worth The Quality
Depending on which model you opt for, the price of an EwinRacing gaming chair may cost you a pretty penny. They offer chairs averaging from $250 to almost up to $500 in pricing, depending on the size and style that you may want. And yet, the quality that accompanies it shows that it is well worth the pricing. While I prefer the feeling of real leather over PU leather, this does go without saying that the type of PU leather used here is well made. It has a very close leather feel to it, and it’s been designed to be extra stain resistance. And even still, it’s a very easy clean with a soft cloth.
There is a tightness to the chair that many other competitors lack. Often, be it real leather or PU leather, there would be some signs of wrinkling due to wear and tear and exposure to heat. Because of the type of PU leather used, and the high-quality memory foam, that wrinkled effect is kept at a minimum as the chair retains a firm and smooth look. Of course, there are areas on the chair that provide grip for extra slip resistance. In the model (Ewinracing Champion Series) we received, the additional grip support came in the shape of diamonds etched in the design of the chair and was placed in the areas that mattered the most (backrest and seating pad). It certainly is a welcomed design, although if you aren’t a fan of the texture gripping feeling, Ewinracing does offer chairs that are more smooth in design.
The last note to touch upon is the shape of the chair. Like most high-end gaming chairs out there, the inspiration of the chair comes from those found in race cars. And this makes a ton of sense, considering that racing vehicles are retrofitted with seats that are meant for extended and comfortable use, which this chair is designed for. Some may not like the design and prefer something more office-appropriate. As for me, I loved the overall shape as it felt tailored to my specifications. The fins and the left and right of the chair weren’t too protruding to where they could be an annoyance, the seat padding, though has some slight elevation, didn’t have an unnecessary hump near the bottom that would raise your legs, and the height was a perfect match for myself. Now not all of their chairs share the same height and width, so it’s essential to do some homework ahead of time to ensure that it won’t be too small or too big. Luckily their customer service has a direct chat line on their website should you have any questions about which chair would suit you.
The Best Gaming Chair Around?
If EwinRacing Gaming Chair’s goal was to make an impression on me, well consider them successful. While I certainly don’t want to say it’s the best gaming chair around (since I haven’t tried them all), it is without question amongst the top. There’s a lot of work and love that went into building this chair, and the result shows. From the beautifully stitched PU Leather to the perfectly cured memory foam, this chair backs the naming of EwinRacing, bringing it to the forefront of a quality brand. If there’s a place to start, then it’s EwinRacing.
- Built to last: Steel framing ensures that the chair can survive everyday usage with little to no wear and tear
- Memory foam wrapped in high-quality PU Leather that produces a comfort level that anyone would be satisfied with
- Sleek design, not overly bulky and easy to move around
- EWinRacing website offers an extensive collection of sizes and color designs to pick from, with easy support access
- Pricing – It’s not cheap, but the quality quickly makes up for that. So as the phrase goes, you pay for what you get, and you are getting quite a lot.
If you liked our review of the EWinRacing Champion Series chair, make sure to leave a comment below. And if you happen to be interested in purchasing one of these beautiful chairs, you can do so by visiting the official EwinRacing webpage. From there, find the gaming chair that you want, add it to your cart and as a special promotion, you can enter our official promo code: mp1st for 30% off! Not a bad deal at all and shipping is free for those living in the United States and all of Europe.