Quality Construction, Uncommon Comfort
If you’re anything like me, then you probably spend a lot of time in front of your computer. And whether you’re hours into a marathon session of your favorite game or crunching to hit last-minute deadlines, your choice in PC gaming chairs can spell the difference between hours of pain or productivity. With my old office chair falling into the former category, I jumped at the opportunity when offered the chance to put Ewin Racing’s Knight Series chair through its paces (thanks, Sally!). Now, after spending a couple of weeks with it, I’m happy to report that this is one quality throne that’s well worth its hefty price tag.
Once you get it out of the box, the Ewin Knight Series chair is a breeze to put together despite its somewhat intimidatingly massive box. With easy to follow instructions and only 11 pieces total (including the hardware), it should only take even the clumsiest of gamers only about a half-hour to assemble with the included set of hex keys. Just mount the backrest to the seat, screw on the adjustable armrests, and pop the wheels and cylinder to the base and you’re good to go. After that, you’ll be ready to game in comfort and style.
The Best Seat In The House
From the moment you first sit in it, it’s clear that the Knight Series chair is a quality product. The seat and backrest are constructed of sturdy, and high density integrated foaming which provides both excellent back support and comfort, even after extensive use. The metal frame and aluminum base, while quite heavy, come together to offer the perfect combination of coziness and durability.
The high-back chair can recline from 85 to 155 degrees, which is a very welcome feature for squirmy folks like me who frequently need to adjust their posture when sitting for extended periods of time. Additionally, you can adjust the chair’s multi-directional tilt and lock control mechanism, which is attached to a class 4 gas piston, to give it a few degrees of extra sway when you lean back or to the sides, which is a nice touch, though I’ll admit it took some getting used to this feature before I felt entirely comfortable leaning all the way back. Thankfully, any concerns proved to be my own personal paranoia and not any fault of the chair itself, which has miraculously remained upright despite my son’s pets’ best efforts to send me teetering to an early demise.
As for the chair’s 4D armrests, while not particularly well-cushioned, they do manage to slide easily into position and offer a satisfying degree of adjustability. As you’d expect, the chair also comes with a pair of cushioned pillows – one for the head or neck and one for the lumbar region. While the head pillow is perfectly serviceable, I especially liked the lumbar pillow as it is perfectly contoured to the small of my back. As someone who has been plagued with pain in that region for a few decades now thanks to an abusive relationship with skateboarding, I’ve always had trouble finding comfortable chairs that take the strain off of this problem area. Thankfully, the Knight Series chair is the perfect panacea in this regard.
One Throne To Own Them All
No doubt about it, the Ewin Racing Knight Series chair is a well-built and comfortable piece of furniture. Thankfully, it’s a really good looking one to boot. Subtlely and tastefully designed, the chair is primarily black. However, it can be ordered with a wide variety of colored accents that give it a splash of personality without being too garish (a trait which many racing chairs seem to suffer from). It’s a chair that straddles the line between serviceable and stylish and would look right at home in both your game room or in an office setting. That said, those looking for a chair that pops might be somewhat disappointed with the Knight’s more reserved design, but I myself found its aesthetic to be very easy on the eyes.
When all is said and done, the Ewin Racing Knight Series chair comes highly recommended. Featuring quality construction and an attractive design, it’s an excellent seating solution for both die-hard gamers and those simply looking for a comfortable place to plop their keister down and get some work done. Retailing for $300, it’s certainly not a cheap piece of furniture, but the chair’s build quality and adjustability and customization options make it a sleek and luxurious addition to anyone’s home or office.
If this chair interests you, be sure to use code HPP at check out to save 20% on any of Ewin Racing’s gaming chairs.
Final Verdict: 4.5/5
Full disclosure: This review is based on a product sample provided by the manufacturer.