Top positive review
Great design with minor overlooks.
March 22, 2018
Overall, I've grown to really like this chair. This chair has taken some time to get used to, but that's mostly because it's also my first "racing chair." At nearly $350, I was expecting to immediately be impressed with how comfortable it is, but I wasn't. However, after a small amount of time, I've realized its more that my sitting posture was bad and it wasn't the chair. I have not had back pain for over 3 weeks now, and the chair has everything to do with that considering how much time I spend in it every day.
The build quality of the chair itself is outstanding. It was everything I expected at this price point plus a little more. However there are a few small issues and one minor issue that required me to take off a star.
1. The provided screws and tool to assemble. The provided Allen wrench style tool did not fit half the screws provided very well. Luckily I had a set of Allen's and was able to make this work regardless. Very minor issue, but could be an annoyance to some that don't own other tools.
2. Some people have mentioned it, but the side bolsters on the seat do not have much padding before your legs are sitting on structure. Luckily, I read a review about this before purchasing and triple checked my seating width to the specified seating width provided from the manufacturer. I knew it would be a tight fit, but it was a lot tighter than expected. It has given me zero problems, but I know for a fact If I were to gain 10lbs this seat would start to be very uncomfortable. Maybe that's a positive incentive?
3. The provided wheels. Although they look very good, and are very smooth, these wheels are disappointing. Granted, I know my problems would not exist if I wasn't using the chair on carpet, but I am. The way these wheels are designed, if used on carpet, they will deteriorate and start falling apart. I've actually replaced them with some other wheels at a very affordable fix, but it shouldn't have been an issue at this price range. If anyone reading this would like further information, I can provide on request.
9/10 would recommend this chair, if you're my size or smaller. Anyone larger I would recommend checking out Vertagear's larger seat bottom lines.
For reference, I am 6'-0" 178lbs