Sedentary jobs are the worst. I’ve been in the corporate world for a long time before I started working the online side and it’s the worst. To make matters worse for myself, I’ve not invested in a good office chair for probably a good ten years now. I’m at my desk from usually 5:30 am to 6:00 pm every day writing, watching shows, and occasionally sneaking in a little gaming time when I can get a few minutes to play. And for during the past decade, this is EXACTLY what I’ve been sitting on.
Back in 2019, we got a chance to check out the Knight Series E-WIN gaming chair from Ewinracing but I didn’t keep that as it went to my college-bound daughter. So it was back to uncomfortable chairs for me, especially with my excessive body weight and health issues. Which was to the point where if I just had a solid block of wood I could throw a cushion on, well, I’d be happy.
Earlier this month, the folks at EwinRacing contacted me about taking a look at one of their gaming chairs and I was definitely interested in taking a look at another chair.
What I ended up trying out was an Ewinracing Flash Series chair which they sent me with the black with gold trim. It’s nicely understated and feels largely like an office chair and not so much a gaming chair. That blue one was damn tempting, however!
First, here’s their promo for it.
Let’s talk specs first because we’ve always been a bit technical:
- Chair Type: Gaming/Office Chair
- Foam Type: High-Density Seperated Foaming
- Foam Density: 60kg/m3
- Frame Color: Black
- Frame Construction: Metal
- Adjustable Armrests: 4D
- Mechanism Type: Multi-functional Tilt
- Tilt Lock: Yes
- Tilt Angle Lock: Yes
- Gas Lift Class: 4
- Chair/Seat Back Style: High-back
- Adjustable Back Angle: 85-155 Degrees
- Base Type: 5-star Wide Aluminum Base
- Caster Size & Material: 3″ Caster/PU
That’ll mean more to some than others, but the main thing for me was the foam density. This chair is comfortable once you’re in it and getting acclimated to it. But first, you have to deal with a very large box. This thing comes in at 66 lbs in the box and it’s packed incredibly well. Everything was easy to pull out and the large instruction sheet that they have on top of everything breaks down the process very easily. I’ll admit, I ended up using the video that they link to more than the sheet just because that’s how I learn how to do these things best. And having different options for different needs helps a lot for a wide audience of customers.
Similar to my past experience, one thing I really appreciated that they sent with this was a pair of PUG gloves. When you do a lot of stuff with gear like this with the nuts and bolts, a simple pair of gloves to keep all the grime off your hands and to get a bit better grip is wonderful. They’re not high-end or expensive stuff, they’re designed to be disposable, but it’s the little inclusion like that which goes the distance.
The process was pretty much the same as the last chair we put together and it definitely flowed well. It took a good thirty or so minutes for the project to get done once everything was unpacked because you do want to get every bolt right and to make sure that things go where they’re supposed to. I’ll admit, it’ll go better if you have two people doing it since putting the back on requires either a good open surface/table to place everything on or just someone to help hold everything.
Once together, it’s a very solid unit. As we said, it’s got the weight behind it and nothing really feels flimsy or cheap when it comes to the chair. Of the ones I’ve interacted with, it’s definitely one of the best heavy duty gaming chairs I’ve checked out.
The thickness of the seating itself is a huge plus and the breathable aspect is significant as well, especially if you’re not in air conditioning and things can get hot from time to time. In the week that I’ve been using it I definitely feel better physically using this chair and the support that you get from it.
The controls for it are easy to access as well in adjusting everything and being able to tweak the lumbar support, or use something like the additional support cushion, goes a long for someone like me who tends to spend twelve hours a day at a desk.
I also really liked that the arms can be raised up significantly and that you can turn the armrests both outward and inward depending on the use and what you’re doing at the time. The adjustability is a huge plus and will be a big positive in making it more personalized for your use. My writing style and work style has me moving the armrests all the way to the high position and after having a chair with no armrests, it’s a whole other world.
The look of the chair leans well into the professional type that I’m used to – though again, the bright blue one they have speaks to me as that’s my favorite color – and I like the overall look of it both from the front as well as the back, which is useful for those that need to use the access points like that.
Having gone the past four years with probably one of the worst chairs to have for someone who sits most of the day, it’s a world of difference in going to a chair like this. It reminded me why I enjoyed the chair I had tried out back in 2019 from them but also why it ended up with my daughter since, well, that’s what a parent does. With a recent office change for me in redoing everything, checking this out was perfect timing. It’s made my being able to work a lot easier and a lot more comfortable while providing the support I had forgotten that I really needed.