BEST DXRACER REVIEWS FOR 2018
The F (Formula) Series is one of DXRacer’s most popular chairs for “average” sized gamers. It is perfect for those who are 5’9 and under and is weight-rated for up to 220 lbs.
As with all the other models in the DXRacer lineup, the F series comes with multiple customization options, and is built with the companies signature high-quality materials. The Formula Series is probably one of the most popular and widely talked about, and was a real pleasure to review.
The DXRacer King Series is one of the longest running and most popular DXRacer models. It is perfect for larger gamers (up to 6 feet 7 inches), and is weight approved for up to 400 lbs. The King Series is well-designed, ergonomic, and includes DXRacer’s signature high-quality build materials, lumbar support, and other customizable features.
This was one of our favorite chairs to review, and is an absolute must-have for those bigger gamers out there.
DXRacer Chairs – Brief Overview
I don’t know about you, but picking up a gaming chair can be quite the task if you have no idea what to look for, or if you have multiple options you’re looking at.
But, if you’re serious about finding the right gaming chair, then you may have already started your research and noticed all the same names that keep popping up.
One of them being, DXRacer.
Problem is if you’re stuck between DXRacer or AKRacing you can’t expect to just walk into any ole’ office supply store and expect the salesman to know what you’re talking about. He’ll probably just give you a blank stare and try and sell you the “luxurious” leather office chair that’s been sitting collecting dust for over two years. Yeah, you might not be comfortable but at least he gets a bonus on his paycheck.
Don’t put your options in a salesman’s hands.
He’ll take advantage every time.
Fortunately, I’m here to help.
Keep reading if you’re ready to upgrade from your kitchen bar stool or ready to get serious about investing your hard earned money in a chair that will support you.
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Do You Really Need a Gaming Chair?
First, let’s talk about the brief history of the very first gaming chairs.
Picture yourself around 2006, when DXRacer started making headway in professional and recreational gaming circles.
Originally, they manufactured comfortable but stylish seats for luxury cars, but strolling through some gaming conventions, DXRacer saw a real need for comfortable, stylish, and ergonomic chair options.
The race car look was an instant hit with the gaming crowd, and despite the uncomfortable way they look, with the straight backrests, it’s all part of the strategic design.
The higher backrests help keep your shoulders and back straight which will reduce the discomfort and fatigue commonly experienced by those who use regular kitchen chairs, bean bag chairs, bar stools, or even some office chairs.
Hey, no judgment here.
We all started somewhere.
Now, you may have heard some complaints from gamers who tried sitting in one for a half a second and said “nuh-uh”, but these chairs DO take some time to adjust to. You’re not only positioned upright which will help improve your posture and increase your comfort later down the line.
You’re setting yourself up for success.
You just don’t realize it yet.
Sitting in the proper posture with a straight back will help reduce pain from sitting in the same position for long periods of time.
But why wouldn’t someone just pick up a cheap office chair from their local office supply store?
They’re cheaper and they’re often well padded and pleasing to the eye…
When playing around with a gaming chair, you’ll quickly notice just how adjustable and customizable they are. The armrests adjust, some even adjust in or out, down low or up high, but that’s not all.
Some gaming chairs even come with an adjustable or removable lumbar support pillows.
If you spend most of your gaming time at a stationary desk, the position of the desk is fixed and you’re limited to how far you can adjust the monitors or keyboards and mouse. Having a chair that is completely adjustable in terms of your comfort will help keep you at the desk for long periods of time.
Starting out, DXR didn’t have much competition (now they do though, and we write about it in our DXRacer Vs. AKRacer article).
It was only by tuning into the popular gaming live stream channels that having a “cool” chair became the hallmark of being a legit gamer.
DXR further carved out their own niche when they started sponsoring tournaments in 2014 and 2015, which caused the gaming chair market to boom when other’s noticed the opportunity that existed.
Nowadays, most gamers won’t be caught sitting in a beanbag or their kitchen’s bar stool.
Not only are they uncomfortable and limited to how much you can adjust them, they’re just not as cool.
DXRacer Makes Different Models for Different People
You can’t just pick up any gaming chair and drag it home.
Gaming chairs are not one size fits all’s.
DXR knows this.
People come in unique shapes and sizes and if you’re not careful and don’t take that into consideration, you could end up sinking your hard earned money into the wrong chair.
Gaming chairs are not cheap.
If you’ve ever spent some time doing some window shopping online or at your favorite local store, you’ll notice ranges seem to start at around $200 for a decent gaming chair, but the prices don’t just stop there.
DXRacer recommends using their sizing chart to find the appropriate size and series for you. They recommend meeting at least 3-5 of the criteria to ensure you are a perfect match for the chair.
Of course, different models have different features but I’ve touched on the differences further down in this review if you’re curious.
Quality of materials
Some gaming chairs can lose their shape after extended periods of use.
Cheaper gaming chairs might hold up for a short while, but after extensive use, the frames start to bend or bow, and the fake leather starts to crack or rip.
This is exactly what happened with my old office chair. I tend to lean slightly to the right, and the backrest of my chair eventually leaned that way as well. This was terrible for my posture, and what prompted me to start looking at DXRacer reviews myself.
But I digress…
DXRacer chairs have a steel framework that is backed by a warranty, so you can be sure that if for any reason the frame of the chair doesn’t keep its shape, the warranty has your back (literally).
The sponge padding underneath the material (there are different material types, read further down for more info), also differs in the ranges of firmness. Some of their chairs are more firm than others (these are probably best for desk chairs), and other’s are softer so you can “sink” into the chair while keeping a proper posture.
You get three materials to choose from.
All of them are gamer proof with the exception of the fabric option being more susceptible to stains and odors.
So if you snack or smoke while gaming, you may want to steer clear of the fabric.
All of the fabric materials won’t stretch, crack, or rip from extended use–Something that seems to happen with almost all gaming chairs after a few months of use.
Lumbar support and ergonomic design
Without proper lumbar support, you’re looking at a range of fatigue symptoms commonly experienced by those who sit still for long periods of time.
Gamers or office workers, we’re looking at you.
When you’re younger, you may not notice the effects right away, but over longer periods of time, it’s hard to ignore.
If after a few hours of playing COD you feel like you’ve been hit by a bus, chances are you weren’t keeping your posture in check and the chair you were using wasn’t that supportive either.
Gaming chairs are specifically built to promote proper posture so areas like your neck, back, and other parts of your body don’t feel strained while sitting in one position for long periods of time.
Pros and Cons of DXRacer Chairs
DXRacer doesn’t just manufacture chairs for gamers. They have some models available for people who need a dependable and comfortable chair for their office desk.
But the things they all have in common is:
• An ergonomic design so while you’re gaming or working on the computer, you’ll feel comfortable.
• All of their chairs are comfortable. They may be uncomfortable the first few uses. Some chairs are not as spongy as some other chairs on the market. Your posture may not be the greatest, especially if you have a tendency to slouch. So the chair has to help “train” you into the proper posture. Eventually, your muscle memory will take over and you’ll hardly notice.
• They all have an adjustable height and tilt up to 170 degrees so you can recline back when you just want a break or just relax.
• Comfortable and adjustable armrests. Some models have different types of adjustability on the armrests.
• They all have a very high build quality. None of the chairs feel cheap by any means. The materials are premium and are built to last longer and be able to help you get the most out of your gaming chair which is important-especially after making the investment.
• A lifetime warranty on the frames.
DXRacer Sizing Information – Which is Right for You?
DXRacer chairs use a different approach when it comes to making sure their gaming chairs will match their buyers. They use a style guide to help buyers find the right chair for themselves. It’s important you follow these criteria to ensure you’ll be getting the best in comfortability and proper ergonomics.
But for a quick overview:
People on the smaller side might want to look at the:
• Drift series
• Formula series
• Racing series
People who are medium or average in build might want to look at the:
• Max series
People who are larger or over average in build might want to look at the:
• King series (read the King Series review here)
The colors you can choose from vary depending on the series of chairs you choose from.
There are three fabric types available:
• Polyurethane- It’s a look-alike leather material that is waterproof and easy to clean. Just wipe down with a damp cloth.
• Polyvinyl Chloride PVC- Also waterproof and easy to clean.
• Fabric- Most resistant to animal claws, but traps smells and is not spill resistant.
Another thing I’ve noticed was the sponge densities.
Depending on the series you pick up, they will range in the softness of the cushioning.
• The Formula, Racing and King Series have a softer sponge foam that lets you sink into the chair.
• The Max and Drift series has a stiffer sponge foam than what you’ll find in the previously mentioned three. The stiffer foam is great for the office environment.
Two types of headrests:
• Type 1- Formula, Drift, and King series have this one (the majority have it).
• Type 2- Special edition and Max edition feature the type 2 which is just a larger headrest/pillow
Two types of armrests:
• Formula and Drift- only allow for height adjustment
• Max and King and all others- allow for more adjustments. You get a forward or back motion and or can twist them out or inwards.
Whichever series you pick, it’s important to measure the seat to suit you and your height otherwise you’ll end up being one of the few who have complained that the DXRacer chair is not for them.
If you’re a serious gamer and not a weekend warrior, you NEED a gaming chair that will help support you and your body. Sure the ordinary office chair you dragged home from the office supply store might hold you over for a short while, but it’s not a substitute for a proper gaming throne. Because gaming chairs are built with ergonomics and comfort in mind, you’ll feel refreshed or at least less fatigued when you decide to turn in for the night.
Less fatigue and more comfort means kicking ass and taking names… don’t get left behind and please, for the love of God, leave the dining chair where it belongs: in the kitchen.
I hope you enjoyed this brief and broad review of DXRacer gaming chairs. If you have experiences you’d like to share, leave a comment or shoot me an email! I’d love to hear from you guys!