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I enjoy unwinding and playing some video games on my Xbox and for years I sat on the couch as I played. As a result, I began experiencing neck and back pain. We're not getting any younger here people! Suddenly the sofa was not as comfortable as it once was. That is when I decided to make a change and invest in a gaming chair. I wanted a gaming chair that would provide me with support, mobility, and comfort.
I thought about getting a recliner but I don’t have space and being able to use the chair as a desk chair and swivel around to game is nice. I did a bunch of Googling and reading reviews and decided for an EWin Champion Series Ergonomic Gaming Chair and waited for its delivery.
When it arrived, I was intimidated because it came in a huge box and I worried that assembling it would be difficult. I’ve put other chairs and furniture together before and they are rarely easy to do. Companies make these things more complicated than you would think. Spoiler alert, It turned out to not be as bad as I thought. There were still some issues to address, though.
In the above picture, look at where my finger is pointing. The directions do not read left to right. They jumped out of order and felt more like a Donkey Kong level than directions. This is a problem if you aren't aware of this. I guess, the more you know? Anyway, they need to number the directions. That would help.
Another thing was the directions were not for this exact model. It wasn't a huge issue, as Ewin is known for their gaming chairs and they are all fairly similar, but for someone who does read the instructions, it made it hard to know if you were putting it together correctly. I like to know I'm putting it together correctly by looking at the pictures as I go along.
It also came with an extra bag of parts. I was unable to tell if that was an intentional thing or if I forgot a step. However, it's been two months so far, and the chair hasn't fallen apart. So, I'm pretty sure it was extra parts. For me, this was a minor problem.
Other than those problems, it was surprisingly straightforward to build. It only took twenty minutes of my time, and all the tools were included. It turned out that I did not need those professional builders at all.
I had planned on telling you all a lot more about the assembly, but it was so simple that I don't need to. Anyone who's anyone can build this with ease. Even if the instructions come across like you're playing a Donkey Kong level while building, check out the finished product right here:
I can be picky about my chairs, and there is a lot to love about this particular chair. Here are the reasons why I love this chair:
I’m 6’2” and 225lbs and rarely will find a chair that feels spacious. This chair, however, is very spacious. It is both tall and wide. I love it.
The chair is exceptionally sturdy and moves smoothly. The wheels on this chair are high quality and not some cheap plastic wheels you find on most chairs.
I worried that the leather would get hot after sitting in it for eight or more hours a day over 30 days. I can tell you with confidence that swamp-ass is not an issue with this chair.
You can recline to a near full horizontal position. This scared me the first time I tried it. I almost fell out of it, and I thought I’d broken the chair. This was not the case, though. I love taking cat naps on this chair.
The armrests are adjustable in just about any direction. You can move them up, down, left, right, forward, back, and so on. I found this to be a nifty feature because you can adjust the armrests for maximum comfort.
Just like anything, though, there is always room for improvement. Here are some things I thought could be improved with this chair:
An adjustable lumbar pillow would’ve been awesome. The lumbar pillow is built into the bottom. If only I could move it up about 4 inches, I’d be a real happy camper.
I have the same critique about the headrest. I have not been able to adjust it up and down. This makes it a bit hard when I’m lounging back.
The adjustable lever is a bit finicky. You can tell it is cheap plastic. It was hard to know if I was moving it in the right direction. For instance, the plastic up and down lever would wobble.
That is it. These are minor issues and not a big deal. It just took me some time to get it all right. I would not let these things stop me from recommending these pc gaming chairs to my family, friends, and all of you. I think this is one of the best gaming chairs on the market today. Reasonably priced, comfortable, and versatile, this is a must-have for any serious gamers out there or someone who just sits a lot.