The most important facts about the S300 at a glance
- One of the few gaming chairs with fabric covering
- Is with approx. 230 pounds still in the low-cost area
- Is thus a direct competitor to Germany’s best-selling gaming chair, the Racer1
- Available in many bright but also simple, elegant colours
- Classic racing design
- Trumps with many advantages that are usually only found in the higher price segment
- Designed for the average built gamers – everything else below in the size guide
- Qualified as an office chair according to DIN EN 1335
My Review: The S300 In Practice
Before we come to the final line-up S300 vs Racer1, I will first take you through my practical test and describe my impressions that I gained on the Nitro Concepts S300 over the last month. Then follow as usual size & purchase advice – so stay on the ball!
Test-Sitting The S300 – My Impressions
When I sat down on the S300 for the first time without any expectations, I could hardly believe that such a cheap chair could be so comfortable – and I honestly did not admit it to myself for a while. This is undoubtedly in no small part due to the fabric cover: it is soft and always at “operating temperature”.
The combination of the high-quality feel and haptically appealing fabric cover with the chair’s unobtrusive ergonomic design offers an excellent sitting experience. Added to this are the soft, cuddly cushions that round off the seating comfort.
Nitro Concepts calls the structure of the chair H. E. A. T. System – this sensational-sounding abbreviation stands for Health Enhancing Adjustment Technology. Even though I smiled at this a little at the beginning of my research, it seems to me now somehow appropriate to give this surprisingly great sitting feeling a name.
Armrests and adjustment functions run smoothly as previously mentioned and allow the chair to be optimally adjusted. This is nothing unusual for more expensive chairs, but in the price segment that the S300 is targeting, I would like to emphasise this again. Such high-quality and flexible armrests are by no means the norm.
The Duel: Racer1 vs S300
The DX Racer1 is, as many people know, the best selling gaming computer chair in Germany – this is due to the combination of the big name DXRacer and the meagre price of 200€. Until now, there has been hardly any severe competition in this segment, which has changed with the release of the S300.
I have tabulated the relevant technical differences for the duel:
|Max. Load||100 kilos||135 kilos|
and that was just the tip of the iceberg:
The armrests of the S300 not only have two more directions but also look better and feel much better in practice.
The S300 is not only visually more robust but also noticeably more robust in use.
The padding of the S300 fits better to the body and is thicker at the same time – the fingers of the Racer1 touch each other when you press together with your thumb and index finger on one of the wings.
The fabric cover of the S300 is softer and more velvety. While the upholstery of the racer feels more plastic-heavy in comparison, the S300 offers a real fabric experience.
The dimensions of the S300 are more generous and due to its shape – especially in the area of the seat with the side bolsters merging into it – it allows even heavier, wider gamblers to sit comfortably on the Nitro Concepts Chair.
The cushions of the S300 also play in a completely different league compared to those of the Racer1: Both the soft, cuddly upholstery and the fabric cover outdo the Racer’s PU.
With the Nitro Concepts S300, you get a gaming chair which I think is far superior to the Racer1 and any other comparable model. Anyone who still goes for a cheaper chair due to pseudo-brand-prestige or to save a few quid is to blame himself for it.
My Conclusion Of The Nitro Concepts S300 Review
The S300 is not only the flagship of Nitro Concepts product range, but is also my secret tip for all gamers with a smaller budget.
Features that I have only been used to from much more expensive gaming chairs, such as the high-quality 3D armrests, in combination with the highest quality fabric upholstery I have tested so far make the S300 extremely attractive. The ingenious cushions, the generous dimensions paired with the S300’s top load-bearing capacity, the comfortable, high-quality cold foam padding and last but not least the harmonious colourful or elegant appearance – the S300 is my number 1 in the low-mid price segment and in my opinion the first choice for fabric lovers.
The Nitro Concepts S300 earns the goturback.uk Gold Award for its unique price-performance-ratio and as the king of fabric-covered gaming chairs!
You can buy the S300 here on Overclockers. You can find out more about this and current offers in the purchase advice at the end of this post.
S300 Size Guide
Like most other chairs, the S300 is designed for the average gamer, but with its unobtrusive side bolsters and slightly larger dimensions, it also offers comfortable space for more corpulent players. The appropriate complement to this is the carrying capacity, which is quantified at 135kg.
I would recommend the S300 for gamers between 1.65m and 1.90m tall and weighing up to 100kg. Depending on the combination of size and weight or the resulting stature, some of you may still be able to sit comfortably with 120 kilos – this, of course, can never be pinned down to an exact number.
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