Time to prepare for a battle! AKRacing Premium gaming chair takes you to the Masters level, offering exclusive upholstery designs and extra comfortable padding with 30% more cold cured foam than the AKRacing Core Series EX chair. Constructed with a steel frame and stain-resistant PU leather, it’s ergonomically shaped to support you during gaming sessions. An upgraded mechanism enables the “Rock It & Lock It” function, while new 4D armrests are highly adjustable in four directions, and removable if you want to take a more minimal approach.
Frame Material: Metal
Frame Coating: Anti corrosive black paint
Chair Cover Material: Premium PU leather on front and back
Overall the chair is of high quality, especially the materals. The only cons i have agienst the chair are: the seat being a little narrow that the side fins did into my legs, (wish there was 1 to 2 in. more space in the seat part) as not every one sites stright. I am one of those peaple that leans to one side or tucks a foot under them selfes as they sit. This seat prevents all that.
The lumbar pillow keeps falling off from the straps slideing off. Ibfeel the seat should have the same seat belt slots as the black chairs forbthis kind of support. As a workaround i had to fead the straps through the chair pillow. Down side if you adj the lumbar pillow the neck pillow pops off.
Cushioning seem to be way less towards the back of the seat then the front, and not as stiff, seems more smoshy.
For the price it is a very good chair. But me being tall 6'2" i might of gotten the one ifbthe cairs without the seat fins and a litte wider if they were also on sale at the price point i got this one.
This chair is gorgeous and very well built. I don't know if this is true for everyone who has an Arctica but mine is constantly squeaking and making sounds due to the design of the backrest of the chair. It's very annoying. I would send it back but the hassle of disassembling, repacking, and paying for shipping just isn't worth it for me. The chair, though not very comfortable for me, functions as advertised. For reference, I am 5'9" and 200lbs.
On a positive note, AKRacing customer service is very responsive and very nice.
These chairs are AWESOME. We purchased eleven (that's right 11) for my office, the wife's office and our YOUTUBE GAMING STUDIO (check out The Silly Stick Gamers on YouTube to see these chairs featured during gameplay--and don't forget to drop a SUBSCRIBE while you're there ;)
They came in great condition, easy to build (watch our live stream of building together with The Silly Kids).
https://youtu.be/RKI_XHkyWkE - YouTube banned us for this one - can you believe it!?!?
They look awesome, feel great, have a TON of features - and the price was OUT OF THIS WORLD! AK Racing is a top notch company with excellent customer service (they took care of one small problem caused by the shipper--but without question sent replacements). The kids couldn't be more excited to have legit, real-deal gaming chairs, and I couldn't be more happy with the price/performance - these are absolutely sturdy, high-quality. I was tempted by the "el-cheapos" on Amazon, but everyone says they are pressboard wood and fall apart with thin, subpar cushioning. All I can say is the reviews and unboxing videos I watched about AK Racing chairs before I purchased - they were true - AK Racing gaming chairs DELIVER - you won't regret the decision!
It wasn’t the black, white and red chair I order, not even same model. The legs are all scratched like if it was an used chair and the black metal frame with the hydraulic bottle doesn’t even fit the bolts in the chair.
I received this chair in 2 days. After I put it together, I sat in it, reclined it back just slightly, laid back in the chair with my head on the pillow, closed my eyes and literally started to fall asleep. This is the most comfortable chair I have ever sat in. You guys make a great product.
Attractive and nice quality. AKRacing obviously takes great measures in delivering on their promises. Assembly instructions could be improved with additional written steps vs. illustrations only. Still getting used to fine adjustments to achieve maximum comfort.
Very nice chair. Excellent support and fabric. Minus 1 star because the plastic covers on the sides the hiding the screws are flimsy and a little sharp. They make a $500 chair feel cheap. Also the straps for the lumbar pillow aren't integrated very well. Besides that it is an amazing chair. I love the adjustable armrests.
This chair is really great! I couldn't be happier with my purchase at this point.
APPEARANCE AND FINISHES: The High Quality PU leather feels really soft and supple, and it has a nice, bright white finish. The stitching looks great as well, the seams are all intact, and the overall construction of the chair seems as though it wasn't rushed through and shoved out as fast as possible. There is definite attention to detail. I didn't notice this in the pictures when I ordered it, but there is actually a carbon fiber detail pattern on the leather on the sides of the inside of the chair, which looks really great!
CHAIR MECHANICS AND ASSEMBLY: This chair was easy to assemble as soon as we understood the instructions. It took my husband and I probably 45 minutes to put one together, and even less time to put the second together since we already knew how to do it at that point. I wasn't missing any components, and there were tools included in the box to help put the chair together if you don't have tools handy. The lift function works as advertised, although you need to be off the chair to use it, and it goes back down smoothly and easily when you are sitting in it as well. The back can recline to 180 degrees flat as advertised, and you don't feel at all like you're going to tip over backwards. It's overall a very sturdy, well-built chair. The arm rests go up and down smoothly, and they turn in and out easily and click into place.
COMFORT: I'd always heard that racing-style gaming chairs are kind of uncomfortable, but I have bucket seats in my car and find them really comfortable personally. This chair is no exception. I DO wish the seat was a little wider because I have wide hips due to my pear body shape (43"), but I can still sit comfortably in the chair, its just a little bit of a tight fit. ;) The included lumbar support pillow and neck pillow are comfortable as well. I thought it would irritate me to use them, but that's not the case. They don't come attached to the chair, so you can choose to use them or not.
OVERALL: I couldn't be happier with these chairs. You can tell that they're well-made, and they also have a 5 year warranty on craftsmanship and fabric, as well as a 10 year warranty on the steel frame itself, which I think is great. They're highly comfortable and supple, and I love the adjust-ability of them. I'll definitely recommend these chairs to people in the market for a racing-style gaming chair!