As someone who plays a lot of games, being comfortable while playing is pretty important, there is nothing worse than finishing a gaming session only to feel like your back has seized up. Thankfully there are a huge amount of ergonomic gaming chairs now available to help us play comfortably.
The EWin Champion Series Gaming Chair is an excellent chair that will certainly keep me comfortable over the coming years.
Setting up the chair took about 30 minutes. If you have ever put together a piece of ikea furniture you’ll have no problems putting this together. I was impressed with how simple it was to build and thought it was a nice touch that they supplied gloves to wear to keep the all-important gaming fingers safe! You’ll also get a picture guide to show you how to put the chair together, there is no need for any extra equipment as all the Allan keys are supplied.
You’ll need to unscrew some pre-fitted screws, attach the back support to the seat, before attaching the base and wheels. There are photo instructions included so you really shouldn’t have too many problems getting set up quickly – If I had to build the chair again I reckon I could put it together in half the time. The first thing you will notice is the how good the chair looks, we were given a black/red version of the chair and although it doesn’t go with my current office setup, it will take pride of place in any gaming den for sure.
As you sit for the first time, you’ll notice straight away just how much padding there is, you’ll be sitting on 10cm of memory foam padding before easing back in to a tall back frame of 93cm. The patent fabric feels soft to the touch and is breathable, meaning you won’t get all sweaty if you are sat for long periods of time. The frame is built from steel, which will support all sorts of body sizes. A full look at the dimensions can be seen below. while
If you are not used to sitting in a more premium ergonomic chair you may find it takes time to get used to sitting slightly differently. It took me a few days to find the most comfortable set up, but once I did you begin to realise just how comfortable you can get. The Champion Series chair has many different parts that you can manipulate to ensure your comfort is at a premium, its well worth taking your time to find the perfect set up for you.
First off and probably the most obvious is the height adjustment. I spoke to the team at Ewin before getting the chair so that they could match me with a chair that was most suitable for my height (5 Foot 7). I didn’t need to raise the chair too high to make sure more feet were place correctly on the floor. To raise the chair, you’ll need to be stood up, then it’s just a case of using the lever to adjust the height you want the chair at, to lower the chair you can sit on the chair before using the lever to adjust again. The chair can support up to 150kg/330lbs.
As a type this review now, I’ve managed to set the chair up at the perfect height with the arm rest in the prefect position to type comfortably. Not only can the arm rests move vertically, but you can slide them backwards and forwards and rotate them form left to right, giving you lots of support for your wrists and shoulders. The buttons to make the adjustments are all in easy reach too. The head and back cushions come pre-fitted to the backrest of the chair, supported by elasticated straps. Because of my height I find the head support less helpful, however the lumbar support is superb. It certainly would have been better if you could lock the head support into place, as every time I sat down I felt like I needed to readjust the support.
If you work at home of spend all your time gaming in this chair there may be times where you want to chill out and this chair will definitely help with that. By just pulling a lever to your right by the bottom of your back the chair can tilt back to 155 degrees, giving you a ‘dentist chair’ style comfort (without the teeth pulling part). Personally for me tilting the chair all the way back wasn’t comfortable, I felt like I was going to tilt the chair right over, so I found myself tensing, expecting to fall out more than anything. Clearly that won’t be the case for everyone. Even though I wasn’t comfortable with the full tilt, I was very happy with the comfort levels when tilting back to watch a movie of some of the World Cup. I’ve fallen asleep in the chair more than once, which goes to show just how comfortable I got! The five star aluminium base of the chair looks like any standard office chair, but that’s offset by the brightly colour wheels, they glide along nicely, even on carpet which I was pleased with.
Any issues I’ve had with the chair have be minor ones, it’s a big chair and when my boys have gone to use it they have struggled to move it around, it also takes up a lot of space, so it’s something to be conscious of. Personally I would have liked to have seen some more colour options, maybe a white chair, with a colour offset, would have been a cool addition to the line-up.
For €349 EU / £279 UK / $349 US (there is 22.9% off at the moment) you will be getting a very well built gaming chair that is really comfortable and will take pride of place in many gaming dens and office setups. The chair looks and feels like a quality product, which is what you would expect for a chair at this price. It’s a shame I can’t use this chair everywhere really because it more comfortable than most chair I have to sit on!