Is An AKRacing Chair Worth It?
I find it quite amusing that I get asked this question that often – to make it simple: Yes, an AKRacing chair is worth it. It is worth it, if you like the design and fit into the seat. As far as the price-performance-ratio goes these chairs are on the same level as DXRacers so you can not do anything wrong with buying one of them.
Even though an AKRacing chair might not be the ultimate choice – it is not a platinum brand – you will most likely be very satisfied with all of their products as long as you pick the right series. But I am going to get there later in my Size-Guide, let us first take a look at the equipment every AKRacing seat is armed with:
- Adjustable backrest (<180°) and lockable rocking (<12°) function
- Fabric (K7012), PU (ProX) and real leather (Onyx) covering
- 2D (up, down, forward, backwards) or 3D (+ left/right angle or in/out) Armrests
- Steel frame, 5-star aluminium base and class-4 gaslift carry up to 150 kilos
- Cold foam stuffing with a very high density of 49 kg/m³ to 55 kg/m³
- Vertically adjustable lumbar and neck cushions
- 65x53mm wheels that can be exchanged with AKRacing Rollerblade Casters
- 2-year warranty on all parts after purchase from an official seller
My Top 3 AKRacing Recommendations
There is no best or worst AKRacing chair but to make the choice a little easier for you I put together this top 3. For everyone of a small to above average built this selection comprises a fitting computer chair. It also covers different design as well as colour preferences and includes different price ranges.
Overview Of All AKRacing Chairs and Guides
Although I have not reviewed every single Series AKRacing released so far, I can give you a pretty good idea of what to expect. In matters of manufacturing standards, these chairs do not differ much from each other. But in addition to multiple styles, measurements and cover materials, there are some minor differences quality- and function-wise. Premium chairs like the Onyx or ProX have a higher foam density and more flexible armrests than some of the cheaper models which lead to more versatility as well as durability.
All in all, the product line of AKRacing is not as complicated as DXRacers and the differences in terms of sizing are not that big from the smallest to the widest chair. Consider the three categories S-M, M and M-L as a reference point since even small gamers sit very comfy in bigger seats like the Onyx.
This is how you do it: Scroll down, read my introductory sentence to each category, pick a chair that pleases you and click on the respective button to open my detailed size and shopping guide!
S-M: Slim To Average
The majority of you guys is going to sit very comfortably in these AKRacing chairs. One example out of this regiment I have been field testing so far is the Nitro Series and it for sure is a great entry-level gaming chair. I would say that gamers with a height of 1.65-1.85 meters and a weight of 60-80 kilos are the main audience for this class.
My advice: It is really up to your personal choice but if I had to choose I would bow to the majority and buy the Nitro.
M: For The Average Joes Among Yourselves
The next category of chairs is in general about 1-3 centimetres wider, higher or both – as I already pointed out: The differences are very minor. To give you a rough guide value I would say that gamers between 1.75m to 1.85m in height and around 80 to 90 kilos in weight are perfect matches for these AKRacing chairs. The reach of play to this is roughly 10% depending on your build.
My advice: I did a detailed review of the Player and it is a great chair, but in the end, I give the trophy to the Premium Series. Its generous measurements make it more comfortable and it comes with 3D-armrests – the Arctica, by the way, has the same specifications. The Premium is also the best-selling AKRacing chair of this category.
M-L: Average And Larger Gamers
The XL-range of AKRacing is somewhat limited size-wise compared to large DXRacer chairs like the Tank, but it will certainly satisfy most big gamers. While the ProX simply adds some centimetres to wideness and height, the Onyx has its side boulders flattened out a bit which gives the user a less cramped sitting experience. All in all, I would say that 70-100kg/1.75-1.95m is roughly the right fit. These premium AKRacing chairs are my personal favourites and I can not wait to present you my review of the real leather Onyx soon!
Dignitas, Astralis, Hellraisers, Torpedo – AKRacing Goes Esport!
With Team Astralis being their latest addition concerning sponsorships AKRacing is putting a lot of effort (and money) into promoting the brand while at the same time supporting the esports scene. Up until today, they released four special editions for Team …
Pimp Your Chair With AK’s Accessories!
AKRacing has been the first company to release exclusive accessories to upgrade your gaming chair:
- Rollerblade Casters (similar to inline skate wheels, very silent and floor friendly)
- Different types of armrests
- An extended hydraulic gas lift for taller guys
I did some intensive field testing of the rollerblades and they are really worth the money – check out the video above from my German YouTube channel.
The best thing is: Those spare parts – except for the armrests – fit almost any gaming chair from any brand since they are standardised components. The casters are available in black, white, red as well as blue and they will not only look great on your AKRacing but also give your noblechairs or Vertagear chair a blinding look!
Check out overclockers if you are interested for they have everything available at great prices:
→ Accessories on Overclockers!
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