AKRacing Masters Series Max Gaming Chair with Wide Flat Seat, 400 Lbs Weight Limit, Rocker and Seat Height Adjustment Mechanisms

(10 customer reviews)

$442.60

Color Indigo
Brand AKRacing
Product Dimensions 23.25″D x 30.25″W x 54″H
Style Modern
Special Feature adjustable
  • Extra large size: wide metal frame with anti-corrosive coating covered with high-density cold-curved foam padding for maximum comfort and durability
  • Top quality upholstery: PU leather on front and back – Easy to clean and guaranteed to last for at least 5 years backed by manufacturer warranty.
  • 400 lbs weight capacity: advanced mechanism with adjustable rocking function and lockable tilt positions and custom heavy Duty gaslift can support up to 400 lbs.
  • Adjustable headrest and lumbar support pillows for comfort and enhanced ergonomics included.
  • 4D armrests: adjustable in four directions: up & down, back & forth, in & out, and rotate to the sides.
  • Overall Dimensions: 28.75 – 30.25″ W x 23.25″ L x 51.4 – 54″ H
  • Backrest: 24.35″ W x 34.25″ H | Seat: 23.25″ W x 5″ H
SKU: B079LZP53B Category:

Description

AKRacing Max is the flagship chair of the Masters Series and the newest addition to the product line. Crafted for big & tall, this chair combines AKRacing best-selling looks with XL parts. It features a wider frame, an upgraded mechanism with a maxed out weight capacity of up to 400 lbs and Rock It and Lock It mechanism letting you lock the chair in any desired tilt position. Just like all other AKRacing chairs, Max boasts top-quality pleather upholstery, all-metal frame, 55 kg/m3 cold-cure foam padding and adjustable headrest and lumbar support pillows for comfortable seating. All of that functionality sits atop a five-star aluminum base, steel frame, and large 2.5-inch casters.


From the manufacturer

AKRacing Masters Series Max steel frame

EXTRA HEAVY DUTY HAND-WELDED STEEL FRAME

Enhanced with reinforcement belts and powder-coated with anti-corrosive paint, the chair frame undergoes 11 point quality control and will last for at least 10 years.

The extra heavy-duty construction of the chair can support up to 400 lbs.

AKRacing Masters Series Max foam padding

100% COLD CURED FOAM

Experience the soft and yet supportive 100% cold-cured foam padding, carefully selected to provide outstanding long-term comfort and performance. AKRacing sources the same quality upholstery materials as premium auto manufacture.

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PREMIUM QUALITY AUTOMOTIVE GRADE PU LEATHER

AKRacing Masters Series MAX gaming chair features premium quality automotive grade PU leather upholstery and comes in 5 bold color options: solid black, deep blue, indigo, bright white, and red.

Find the one that matches your setup and style best. Our PU leather will not peel or crack for 5 years.

gaming

gaming

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4D ARMRESTS ADJUSTABLE IN 4 DIRECTIONS

Patented AKRacing design armrests are made of a special foam mix, providing cushioning and support to the arms and wrists.

They are adjustable in 4 directions: up & down, back & forth, in & out, and rotate to the sides.

ADVANCED MECHANISM WITH “ROCK & LOCK” FUNCTION

Adjust the chair to your desired comfortable position with the “Rock & Lock” feature, allowing you to lock the seat at an angle. Or simply rock it. Or lock it completely. The mechanism also adjusts the height of the chair.

EXTRA STRONG HIGH TENSILE ALUMINUM BASE

AKRacing Masters Series MAX gaming chair comes with an AKRacing custom-made advanced high tensile aluminum base, boasting 20 times the strength of steel. The base is designed to visually complement the chair color.

Technical Specifications

Upholstery Automotive grade PU leather
Foam High density mould shaping foam
Frame Metal with anti corrosive powder coating
Base High-tensile aluminum base
Mechanism Advanced with tilt angle lock
Armrests Adjustable in 4 directions
Rocking Yes, with adjustable tension
Recline Yes, 180°
Pillows Yes, lumbar and headrest, XL size
Certification ANSI/BIFMA, TÜV SÜD, Intertek
Recommended size Height: 5’6″ – 6’6″ | Weight: 170-390 lbs | BMI: Not to exceed 45
Max. weight capacity 400 lbs

Additional information

Weight 57 lbs
Dimensions 23.25 × 30.25 × 54 in
Color

Indigo

Brand

AKRacing

Style

Modern

Special Feature

Adjustable

Material

faux leather

Room Type

Game Recreation Room

Frame Material

Aluminum Alloy Steel

Age Range Description

Adult

Back Style

Solid Back

Unit Count

1 Count

Included Components

Chair

Shape

Gaming Chair

Model Name

Master Series MAX

Arm Style

Adjustable Armrests

Seat Material Type

Faux Leather

Furniture base movement

Rock

Product Dimensions

23.25 x 30.25 x 54 inches, 23.25D x 30.25W x 54H

Item Weight

57 Pounds

ASIN

B079LZP53B

Country of Origin

China

Item model number

AK-MAX-IN

Fill material Type

Foam

Form Factor

Gaming Chair

Assembly Required

Yes

Batteries Required

No

Manufacturer

AKRacing

10 reviews for AKRacing Masters Series Max Gaming Chair with Wide Flat Seat, 400 Lbs Weight Limit, Rocker and Seat Height Adjustment Mechanisms

  1. Kate

    A $500 CHAIR?!UPDATE AFTER 3 YEARS: So here I am 3 years down the road and here is some updated information:PROS:- Even after 3 years of some REALLY solid use. (I’m talking full weight tilts, constant plopping, leaning, falling etc.) is still doesn’t creak, squeak or make any noises for that matter. I must say very impressive.- I haven’t used the pneumatic cylinder (gas lift) a ton, but it STILL WORKS! If I need a higher chair height the gas lift works just like it did day one (300lbs & 6’9″ tall) compared to the barely 2 months of any other chair I’ve used.- The material and stitching has held up, no rips, holes or tears.- Seat and backrest still remain pretty comfortable to me.- The leaning/laying back still works with no signs of struggle. I actually have disc issues in my back and time to time throw one of them out and become in extreme agony (usually in the lumbar) and did this about 2 years ago and actually couldn’t sleep it hurt so bad. It just was not comfortable to lay down or be in my bed and had only slept for 3 hours in 3 days. So I actually decided to sleep in my AKRacing chair since I could get into a position that alleviated pressure on my back. So after some adjustments I found a position I could sleep in, putting EXTREME stress on the chair, I do mean some serious stress. I did this for 3 – 4 nights for 5 – 7 hours to finally get some sleep. The chair had no problem doing it and still stands to this day with no damage or squeaks and creaks. That’s a test of durability for sure.- Heat management is good, as stated in the original review it does decent at preventing the dreaded back sweat, or any other kind of sweat. However that isn’t to say it’s great at it. In the warmer days here in California I will still get some sweat and on hot days it’s game over for staying cool as per usual. If I had to give it a 1-10: 1 being those nasty fake leather office chairs, 10 being nothing short of a gaming chair with refrigerated backrest and fans in the seat. It would be a solid 5.- If your significant other wants to sit on your lap or on you I can attest that it will do fine, she sits on my leg or lap and it’s sturdy. I actually had a couple friends come over try to WWE RKO me out of the chair and it supported all 3 of us, easily exceeding 600lbs. I obviously wouldn’t recommend stacking people on this chair but it’s piece of mind AKRacing isn’t lying about weight limits.CONS:- I want to start the cons off with something more so to do with the company: at about 1.5 years of use I remember leaning back and hearing something and feeling an “adjustment” and thought maybe it was the backrest lever not being in it’s place all the way. But it was actually a crack in the lower/back part of the seat connecting the backrest. It kept getting worse and worse until I basically didn’t have a back rest. I contacted AKRacing about this for a warrantied chair or part that failed. They did respond promptly only to tell me that “This was an issue with a specific batch of chairs (which mine was a part of) having a weak point in the connecting part of the seat to back” and “I would promptly be sent a new seat”. Okay, great customer service and a replacement as the warranty stated, but if this was KNOWN by AKRacing why wasn’t it “recalled” or made aware to the purchasers of these “bad batches”. Or heck even an e-mail or something saying it MAY be faulty. Now luckily this weak point didn’t result in my flying out of my chair, but really? If it’s known and you’ve already been replacing these “bad batch” chairs like hot cakes, it should be handled before they break leaving the consumer without a chair for weeks. On the bright side I did receive an entire seat portion (arm rests included when I didn’t need them) neatly packaged and haven’t had an issue since.- The front of the seat where my thighs go is starting to look a bit crushed or saggy. Now I do have muscular and heavy thighs, but I am also under the “weight limit” of 400lbs by 100lbs, so a bit surprising at 1.5 years (account for the new seat replacement) it’s showing these signs. Really doesn’t alter comfort though.- As stated above I did get a seat replacement after 1.5 years, and both of them seem to have “loose” material on the top portion of the seat (even on arrival of both). I don’t know if this is by design but I want to say probably not.- Backrest material looks to look a bit flatter after use, not a really big deal but if you’re after pure aesthetics over long term use it does show a bit of wear (doesn’t alter comfort though)- Speaking of aesthetics this chair in terms of looks blows your average chair out of the water absolutely. But compared to the “gaming chair” market it’s at about an average. I understand that most of these “rebranded” gaming chairs come out of one or two factories in China, but if you look at things like Secretlab they have a much nicer looking chair for about the same money. Embroidery, stitching and material variety go a long way.- The arm rests. Oh boy do I love/hate these things. They’re not that comfortable, kind of a hard plastic with a little give. They are also constantly adjusting when I don’t want them to whether its knocking them around or leaning on them at an angle, I do wish for a locking mechanism. They’re not the most practical thing but are easy to clean and don’t wear easily.- The chair base is big, as well as the chair itself. It’s sheer presence is large, which means I’m constantly stubbing my toes on the dang thing. Whether it’s in the dark or in broad daylight, if it’s in a tighter space it’s bound to get in the way or injure your feet. It’s a small con though because I did buy a massive chair.- It’s expensive, like really expensive. I bought mine for nearly $600 and I see the price has fluctuated or come down (at least on Amazon) but my original review rings true, is it worth $600? Or even around the $480? Not really. HOWEVER since this market is saturated and you’re again paying the “gaming premium” and want a chair that can handle what you throw at it, this does fit the bill.Overall, I would say an exceptional gaming chair that despite it’s cons, I would recommend it to anyone sick and tired of uncomfortable and flimsy office chairs for big and/or tall people. I’m still happy that I spent the money on this chair and I can rely on it in any situation. No more worry of having to source a new chair just to break in a few months, and no more worries it’s gonna start making noise or that I have to “baby” it. It’s built tough and ready for what I’m gonna throw at it.Original Review below: (still relevant)Yeah, you heard that right, $500 for an office/gaming chair, and that’s not even after taxes! Well let me explain….So I originally bought a “Killabee big & tall 8212″ gaming chair because I was tired of going through office chairs and wanted something to last. Well that chair didn’t quite fit me at 6’9” (2.11 meters or 210 centimeters) and 310lbs (140kg) as the seat was too short and the back rest wasn’t up to my head, although comfortable and sturdy it just wasn’t cutting it at $250, so I returned it. I saw this one had a longer warranty and a deeper seat which is mainly what I was looking for (plus it was more stylish). And I took the leap.This AKRacing Max chair sets the STANDARD for gaming chairs! This is what a chair of this magnitude should feel and look like. The seat is deep, the backrest is high, the pneumatic cylinder is sturdy, the base is wide, the material is soft, the chair is firm, the customization is versatile, the frame is enormous, the materials are quality, and it looks amazing. (sponsor me AKRacing?) Let’s talk about it;WARNING!: [If you are below 6ft tall or not very heavy at all, or both, I might recommend looking at a different chair… You will be swimming in this thing if you’re not bigger/taller than average]It came in a rather large box (of course) and was actually mostly pre-assembled! On the other hand though the instructions were very vague and didn’t help, and the metal base that attaches to the seat wasn’t marked “front” like the booklet said it was. However if you’ve assembled a chair or furniture before you can figure it out and it’s a breeze from there.The chair weighs quite a bit, so I would assemble the base to the chair (cylinder to seat post) in the desired spot so you don’t have to lug this monster at full weight (it’s more so awkward than heavy). Or just assemble the whole thing in the desired spot if your space is big enough, it’s pretty simple to be honest. It came nicely packaged with nothing flying around in the box which was nice.Right off the bat you can see and feel the disassembled chair’s quality as soon as you open the box. And it certainly doesn’t disappoint; When put together I can plop straight down at 310lbs with the gas piston all the way up and the chair doesn’t even think twice about budging. Usually there is a ever so slight sink in the gas piston due to it having to support a load, not this one, it doesn’t even move in the slightest when sitting down. What a refreshing surprise, considering most pneumatic cylinders don’t even last 3 months with someone of my size.This chair is kind of firm, in a good way! The material is soft and comfortable and there is some kind of foam, but the foam is firm and doesn’t let you crush it while sitting and create bad posture, the chair holds firm and keeps you from having to awkwardly shift positions or dig into certain parts of the body (such as legs or thighs)The back rest; it comes just shy to the top of my head at 6’9″! This is an absolute shock to me, never have I had a piece of furniture come so close to even the top of my head. On top of it being tall enough for almost any gamer it’s wide, so the worry of “spilling” (interesting word choice) out of this chair is unlikely even if you’re not stick thin. The headrest pillow is cool and all, sort of useful for me but the lumbar I haven’t found a use for yet. Have never been a fan of them especially since they usually cut into sitting room and seat depth I just ditch them just like this one (for now). Needless to say they’re good quality. The backrest is surprisingly thin, but still manages to maintain comfort which is nice in terms of space saving and the overall look to it, A+ there.Now to the seat (an important part for me); It’s flat, which is great because you don’t have the race bucket “wings” which force you to sit in a position that may not be comfortable. Race seats in a car need these to keep you stable at high speeds/turns… Why an office chair even needs these is beyond me. It’s also good for people who like to sit wide (with legs more open) or people who sit cross legged in their seat. It is plenty wide/deep enough for me and keeps me comfortable for awhile. The padding at the end is also soft so your thighs shouldn’t have problems for long chair sessions.The armrests; well you can turn these inward/outward, up/down, forward/backward, and tilt in/tilt out… What else could you ask for in an armrest? They’re plenty high and adjustable and have some soft rubber padding that isn’t harsh on the arms. The tilt in/out feature to me is a bit annoying because I always accidentally move them when moving the chair, getting up or something of the sort, they should have a locking mechanism on them. They also sit kind of high even at the lowest setting, so if you have a low desk or a desk with a rollout keyboard it might now go under 100%, that’s my only gripe with them though.The material; now let me say this material is amazing. It’s soft but firm? It would be easy to clean but is nice to the touch… But the best part by far is how breathable I’ve noticed it is, like I mentioned earlier I came from trying out a different gaming chair, and have had MANY office chairs and this material is the most comfortable. People have been saying this sort of material isn’t the most breathable but I’ve found it to be fine for me. The last chair (killabee 8212) was insanely hot, and just after 2 hours would have a lot of back sweat, but no back sweat yet in this chair (maybe during the summer) but the material seems very easy to clean. I usually run hotter as a person in general but I’ve been pretty comfortable in this chair so far, yes my back gets hot sometimes but no sweat yet. The stitching is also nice, very subtle and stylish.Everything underneath; it seems everything important in supporting you is made of metal, extremely refreshing from the cheap plastic office chairs. the left lever lets you tilt lock at any angle which is really cool, even though it’s a normal feature on high end chairs its one I’m not used to having. The right lever is your standard up/down gas lift (which by the way is fantastic at supporting my weight) and firmly sits wherever you put it. The solid metal base is your average base but seems extremely sturdy and am not worried in the slightest of it being a weak spot. It seems people were complaining about tipping over when reaching for something? Well I did what they were doing and tried sitting on the VERY edge and tried to reach for something and yes, I felt it start to lift but never went flying. It seems maybe like a careless move there. I also don’t feel like I am as heavy as they may be because it was stated they had trouble “getting back up” so maybe that is why. Here’s a PRO TIP: Avoid sitting on the edge of a chair leaning at max length to get something. Just roll over to it or get up and get it, yes you might fall. I see the issue though; the base for the chair is set further back and protrudes behind the chair so when you lean back or lay back (with the lever) it can support you directly underneath and you won’t tip like that, because that would be much worse trust me. It’s certainly not meant to lean forward, but back. Which brings me to the lever on the right hand side that lets your backrest lay back… It’s nerve racking at first because the average person knows office chairs don’t move like that but it’s 100% functional. It goes into a 180 degree position meaning you lay flat! Which feels really weird and still scares me, but the function is there if you want/need it. I don’t personally like it cause it feels like I could break the chair or it might give out (which it hasn’t and shows no signs of doing so) but I guess it’s cool party trick? I recommend locking the chair from leaning before you try this though! I usually just use the lever for adjust how far I lean, not to lay down. The casters on this chair are fine plastic and very big and I don’t think you have to worry too much about these giving out. You can always order different ones for pretty cheap on here if you’re unhappy with these ones.Everything else; The plastic covers on here are okay nothing special, but the one I received already pre-assembled over the lever was slightly broken (on the inside) there was this plastic tab that broke off and was like so on arrival, but am working on getting AKRacing to send me a new one. Not that big of a deal, the other one was fine. So far their customer service has been “meh” they seem kind of hard to get a hold of and not exactly cordial but maybe that will change.CONCLUSION; This chair is very expensive, in the end it is an office chair and still costs a hefty amount, and you do pay the “gaming equipment” premium for flashy colors and edgy design. But I must say this chair is fantastic and I hope it will last me years and years. Do I think it’s WORTH $500? No, but unfortunately that’s where it sits right now in price… However does it feel like a $500 chair? Absolutely! You pay for what you get for, a chair that is well built and looks good. One thing that is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to me is longevity… And this review is strictly based off of short use of the chair. I will be updating it down the road to report how well it holds up in the long run, so far I’m feeling good about this one.

  2. mark saludis

    best expensive chair ever!First off remember you get what you pay for and this chair absolutely reflects this. So overall I do love this thing and wish I had bit the bullet on price earlier. after trying one of the $150ish chairs all over Amazon I learned a hard lesson. A $100+ chair that kills your back will cost you almost that much to return. So on to the AKRacing Masters Series Max.Cons:Height:This chair is pretty high even at lowest settings. Well it is a big and TALL chair emphasis on tall. not great for those of us that are just big and not so tall. Still not a deal breaker for me. Just noting this as one of the main complaints in other reviews. I can touch the ground at lowest setting just not if seat is tilted back and I am around 5″10”. The hydraulic post is short and total travel is probably only 3 or 4 inches.Tilting:To address the forward tilting issue noted in most of the negative reviews, I will say that it will tilt on you if you lean way forward as the base is towards the rear. I personally do not have a problem with this and suspect the base is where it needs to be to recline the back on this chair. I pay attention to what I am doing when leaning forward and if I have to pick something up from floor I simply get up.Price:This is certainly an expensive chair and probably cost prohibitive for most. Look for lighting deals or wait for prime day then it will only be moderately expensive. That said well worth the price.That is my short list of cons and if you can live with these you will not be disappointed.Pros:Comfort:So far the most comfortable chair I have ever owned. The seat and back are both wide and while they seem thin they are comfortable and supportive. Biggest plus is the seat is flat and wide. the Seat is also deep I think almost 23 inches. Boo to all the chairs out there that have the wings. After doing a lot of research I believe this is the widest seat available at 23 inches. The material of the chair is beautiful and seems to be high quality. The thin back is also great for space saving and again still very comfortable. The adjustments of this chair are numerous and functional.The 4D armrests are great. They adjust up and down, forward and back, in and out, and rotate. rotation and forward/back motion is friction only and will not lock. Not a big deal to me just be aware if you move chair by armrests. The armrests themselves are nice and wide and comfortable on bare skin.Now for my favorite adjustment, The seat and back. Seat does have rocking/tilt function. (something lacking in the cheaper chair I purchased and the main reason it killed my back.) I like that you can lock the seat tilt in any position. Back recline is functional although I do not use it very often. I like the side lever for recline it is easy to get to and seat back is spring loaded and will return to upright as long as you lean forward a bit.The chair comes with both a head pillow and lumbar pillow that you may or may not use but they are removable and lumbar is easy to position anywhere you might need. I do use both and enjoy them. No footrest on this one and that is fine by me, something that I fell for on the other chair and found thoroughly useless. If you are on the fence about a footrest I suggest you ignore the hype on footrests they are not sturdy or useful on office/gaming chairs.Durability:Initial impression after 2 weeks. This thing is sturdy. Every bit of a 400 pound plus rating. The seat post is a monster and will not even move down when you sit. The tilt base is a solid piece and there are no squeaks on this thing.Assembly:I found the box well packed and no issues with any pieces arriving broken or damaged. Assembly is easy if you are even reasonably mechanical. I appreciate that most bolts are hand tight in their respective holes so you do not have a bag full of hardware and you already know where they go. Essentially mostly assembled already just have to put the back on and seat the post in bottom and then base . then push in casters. after that a few plastic cover. Instructions are decent and mostly pictographic. I have not had any issues so far with bolts backing out.Appearance:I love the look of this chair. I got the purple. Sharp looking and not too over the top. I have gotten many compliments and every one is jealous of my chair.Summary:I hope this review is helpful if you are looking for the most comfortable chair on Amazon. I have never reviewed before however after this purchase I was compelled to for this product. My search for a truly great chair has been long but I think I have finally arrived.In short If you can live with a very few quirks this is a high quality product that exceeds my expectations in both form and function and is truly an asset to my home office. If you can find your way to paying an admittedly high price for top quality I do not think you will be disappointed by this chair.

  3. mike gorgolinski

    Best Chair for Bigger FolksI ordered several Alienware S5000 chairs and when I got them and put them together the chairs seat bottom has those side bolsters like many other chairs and for a bigger and somewhat wider posture those bolsters would impinge on your thighs/hips and it wasn’t terribly comfortable. Enter the AKRacing chair which has almost a flat seat bottom and the arm rests can be adjusted to make them wider as well. With the head and back support cushions installed this is an awesome chair. I need it too. I work from home and don’t really use it for gaming but rather for work all day and it’s so comfortable even for a big guy like myself. I’m quite particular so this is saying quite a bit.Criticisms would be that you have to attach the armrests whereas other chairs I recently purchased already had them installed. Thankfully the instructions had pictures but you can tell the instruction manual was done by a foreigner because there are many parts that don’t make sense and steps that seem to be missing.

  4. Will Brashear

    Really nice chair!The chair is really nice and the cushioning works well!

  5. Rob Sims

    So Far, So GoodAfter the Hydraulic System on my chair gave up the ghost, I was in the market for a new chair. I was looking around, and I settled on this bad boy. Due to my weight (350 Plus) I knew a cheaper chair than my old chair was out of the question. I paid about 280ish for it and I knew I had to go up in quality. After reading that the Ak Racing Chair was rated at 400 lbs and the hydraulic system was rated at 400 (most other chairs are rated only up to 330lbs) I jumped in.Assembly was surprisingly simple. Other than having my GF hold the back in place so I could screw in the bolts the chair went together without any incidents. The only thing I would caution people on is there doesn’t seem to be any spare screws/parts, so be careful.I read some horror stories about the chair coming with some parts of it broken. I didn’t really have that issue. Everything was well packaged. The only small issue I had was the sleeve used to cover the hydraulic bar. It was scratched and somewhat warped, but not a big deal at all. Normal wear/tear of the chair will do that anyway and it’s not a major cosmetic piece. The chair is very comfortable and solid. The seat question is softer than in my old chair by a country mile and the back support is better as well. At its lowest level, it is also higher than my old chair, so I don’t really need to use the height adjustment as much, win-win. I don’t plan on using the lowering of the back seat at all. They say it’s rated for heavy people but I don’t lay back in my chair like that. On a side note, I recommend getting some better wheels. I transferred my easy-rolling wheels from my old chair to the new one. They are clear plastic and thinner and taller than the stock wheels. You can find them here on amazon. I also sprung for the aftermarket padded armrests too. They are very comfortable and definitely beat the current armrest surface.I have only owned the chair for about a day. I will write another review after I’ve had some more time with the chair. But as of right now, I’m really glad I made this purchase.UPDATE 06/17/2021 – I have had this Chair for about 8 months now. Overall, I am still happy with my purchase. However, there are a few Caveats about the Chair that need to be addressed. Someone mentioned that the chair is easy to tip. That is actually true. If you’re a bigger guy like me (350-ish lbs) and you lean forward, you WILL tip over. I’m assuming because the chair leans back, more weight is put towards the back for balance. If this is the case I think they overcompensated. I still like the chair and it’s great when you’re sitting upright in the chair and don’t lean over excessively. I also have a floormat and better wheels so there is less friction so easier for me to tip over as well. I got the chair at a good deal and I love the solid construction and how it feels, but if you like leaning forward a lot it will be an issue. Just wanted to point that out.

  6. CRGamble

    Comfortable for a big manThis chair is exactly what I wanted it to be: comfortable and supportive. I am working from home and I spend a lot of time on computers. I used to have this cheap office chair but it was murder on my back and neck. Plus, I was always afraid it would fall apart because my considerable size had it creaking and straining. I decided to invest in a much better chair and I have no regrets. After over a month, I can say it’s the best money I’ve spent in a while. The style might not be for everyone, it probably doesn’t belong in your office at work (unless you work in a game design studio or somewhere cool) but man it looks nice. It is well made, heavy but not terribly so, and wasn’t too much of a pain to put together. I was nervous when I did the last step because I thought it seemed like it couldn’t possibly be as sturdy as I was told. Well, I don’t know about chairs and was wrong, this thing is sturdy. It doesn’t complain a bit about my size and I weigh 350 pounds. I also don’t exactly float into it, I plop right down like dropping a sack of potatoes. Even the wheels roll SO smoothly. I love how it’s adjustable. If I’m working, I put the seat up like I’m driving somewhere new: awake, aware, focused. If I’m gaming on my PC, I put it back a couple notches and just relax. Leaning back is comfortable and I’m not afraid of it tipping over. I will say that I’ve seen complaints that you can fall over in these kinds of chairs. Yes, you can, but you can do that in any chair. If you dropped something, don’t just lean over, that’s lazy…so just make it go lower and do it that way! Still lazy, but you won’t fall over! Love how the arms are adjustable too. I’m sitting in it right now and it’s great. I could have used some instructions on how to attach the pillows. I’m not a fan of lumbar support, so that pillow is in my closet, but I just kind of put the head pillow on there. It’s a nice pillow and stays cool even when I’ve been leaning back and shooting aliens or whatever for WAY too long. I have a friend who recommended this chair to me and she was right about it. For the price, you’re not going to beat it. If you’re heavy and need a sturdy but comfortable and supportive chair, this is it. Oh, and the purple is really nice too, that’s what I got.

  7. Andy

    No regrets, hands down best chair for the money.I was using an awful office chair I had lying around and didn’t even realize what I was missing out on until my wife convinced me to get a better chair. Heck yes! This thing is amazing and as a dude who is 5’10” hovering around 380 this chair is a life saver. Absolutely love everything about it, the only iffy part was putting it together but only because it took me a little longer than I set aside time for. I tried to put it together on my one hour lunch break but it took a little closer to 1hr and 10-ish to put together fully.I work 8 hours every day in my home office then get off work and game so I’m a big guy guy who sits a whole hell of a lot. I sit with my feet spread wide apart and it doesn’t squeeze my thighs or anything. You can flop in it and it’s friggin sturdy, doesn’t groan or jitter. Do not listen to the reviews who talk about this thing tipping over!!! The only reason it tips is because you’re not sitting all the way in the chair. Your back touches the back of the chair and the back of your knees needs to be flush with the edge of the chair. Your feet need to be touching the ground. This is a B&T chair, if you don’t fit that description it’s not for you. If you are sitting too far forward in the chair it will flip, don’t sit on the edge of your seat and you’ll be fine. I was so worried about flipping but I can’t even flip it without actively trying to do so. Lay back, relax, and enjoy your new chair in luxury my friends!I don’t know about the SecretLab Titan XL so I’m not gonna say it’s the best chair on the market. I will say it’s the best chair I have sat in until now, and it’s available NOW not some nebulous date in the future. If you’re a bigger person and you’re suffering working from home during this time, you could do much much worse than getting yourself this absolutely lovely chair relatively soon rather than waiting. I bought it on impulse and don’t regret my decision in the slightest. I love it, my wife loves it, my friends fight over it when they come over and it’s an extra chair to sit in when I wheel it into the living room to play board games. Fantastic product.

  8. Erik

    This is a solid and excellent chair. with a couple adjustments, exactly what I needed.I read some of the reviews for this chair, and so I had a few misgiving about buying it. People who had said that they were having trouble with the quality, or that it was unstable when leaning forward.I am a larger person; and this chair was intended for larger people. And I have found neither of those two problems to be true. This chair is solid quality, and has so far been very stable for me. I’ve been using it for a little less than a month only of course, so we’ll see how it holds up over time.Assembly was VERY easy. Most of it was already put together, so I had this assembled and was using it within half an hour of unpacking it. The last chair in this same style I bought was definitely not so easy to put together, so this was a pleasant surprise. The downside is that the box it came in was HUGE and HEAVY. So some people may have a real hard time handling it, and disposing of the box and packing materials could be a hassle for some people.The seat itself is quite comfortable. I probably would have been happier with a bit more padding. And the arms are just rubberized plastic. Not terrible, but not great by any means. I fixed this by buying some third party padded arm covers that turned them into quite luxurious arm rests.Lastly, the casters it comes with are tough and heavy -duty, but fairly standard hard plastic castors. The kind that will destroy any floor that isn’t tile or concrete, and don’t exactly glide smoothly. I fixed this by replacing them with something better, the roller blade wheel style casters. That replacement made this chair very nearly perfect.So this is a great chair. I wasn’t fully happy with it until I made the two customizations I described here, but this is far and away the best chair of this style for the bigger people out there that I’ve yet found. If you’re looking for a big and tall chair, this is a great way to go.

  9. Alexander

    I will never buy a cheap chair ever againTL;DR – Packaging was impressive – Assembly was a breaze – Build quality and comfort for 6’7″ , 320lbs guy like my self is literally still blowing my mindFor starters the packaging itself was more than adequate, and the assembly was made easier than most other chairs or furniture by the fact that most of the screws needed came pre-installed in the locations they needed to be, meaning that when it came time to attach say, the back rest with the seat, you could just removed the lightly installed screw with your hand and then put the backrest in place then screw in with the included Allen Key. That alone, made things much nicer as there was no need to keep track of screws or constantly defer to the instructions kit (which kudos to the creator of it because it was well layed and easy to read) making assembly a breeze.Funnily enough, the most challenging part of putting the Chair together (although admittedly not that challenging) was getting the head pillow on properly.All in all the Chair once assembled is seriously incomparable to the cheaper chairs in the 100-250$ Price range and I wont lie that at first I was unsure, but honestly the build quality and the comfort of the chair is so good that it has prompted me to write a review for the first time in years.For useful background, I was looking for a substitute for a Titan XL from secret labs since they have been sold out from the start of the Pandemic till today, and this both seemed, and now that I have it, is definitely a peer of secret labs in my eyes as opposed to a substitute.Last piece of the background, I’m 6’7″ and around 320LBS and can confidently say if you are shorter or weigh less or about the same you will be Extremely pleased. I may update this review in a few month after I had some more time with it. Thank you for reading my disorganized thoughts on the AK racing chair,If you get it YOU WILL LOVE IT

  10. Jesse H.

    Really not bad and half the cost of my dxracerI’ve owned this chair for several years. While it is the the third chair for the studio, it foes get use. Has held up extremely well.

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