A great job from Razer with points to improve
The Razer Extra Large Chair XL has a lot going for it. Being made of fabric it is cool even in summer, capacity for people up to 180 Kg, its finish is perfect as always in Razer and the materials are of the highest quality as well as the foam that does not deform. But if I have to put problems apart from the high price, we have a fairly narrow armchair for the legs that takes away comfort and I have found difficulties in its assembly.
Good building materials
Fabric design, much cooler
Tiltable 139 degrees
Somewhat high price
Narrow leg chair
Choosing a chair is very complicated, there are many that supposedly offer quality. And also those of us who are large in size with 1.90 meters need a chair in good conditions. In those cases I turn to reputable or trusted brands and for my Razer it is, at least when it comes to peripherals that I have bought. So this chair would be the first to analyze the house, but yes, with its design that already wins integers.
Assembly and Installation
The Razer Iskur XL box comes very well protected and with all the necessary components for its construction. A huge card as a thank you card and graphic manual. The assembly is quite simple and similar to that of other gaming chairs, so I leave you a video of his own channel for the montage.
My only problem is the connection screws of the backrest with the chair. Of the 4 that incorporates 2 of them, I was not able to screw them with the tool. So I had to use an 18V screwdriver, the former being easily screwed. The second was more fighting, 20 attempts cost me, but in the end I was able to with him. I attribute it to the way of making the threads with the cloth on, sometimes it fails in the manufacture and you cannot screw properly.
Design and build
The only thing that was clear about the chair was that it was made of fabric and with a brutal thickness of foam to ensure good comfort. So here we are going to see at the same time that I do the review the characteristics of it.
|Filling||High-density molded foam|
|Recommended height for use||180 – 280 cms|
|Elevator||Gas, Class 4, 120 Kg|
|Wheels||Nylon, 6 cms|
These are the most important specifications from my point of view, but there are many things that you will not understand just by looking at that comparison table. That is why below I will tell you about the different sections of this chair, but also about my general impression after having used it for so long.
It really is a chair that gives off robustness, the foam is quite thick. When we sit down, the first thing I notice is that the chair is narrow. I have tried several XL chairs and I did not feel pressure on my legs, there was a greater opening in them. Back width is very correct, left over.
The touch of the fabric is somewhat rough and cooler than the skin, for long hours of use either working or playing it is totally recommended. I have been using it for some time and I do not observe deformation in the foam. The idea that these materials convey to me is that it is designed for quite large people, it really is XL. In other chairs of the same segment at the end the foam gives way and you end up touching the structure.
The lumbar area keeps my back in a correct posture, being adjustable with a lever under the chair so it is not removable. The cervical cushion offers us greater comfort when we rest our back completely, although most of us will use it little except when we watch movies or relax. Accessing the levers really becomes complex with the armrests, especially the one for the lumbar cushion.
In terms of comfort, this chair is very good. But nevertheless, I wish I had the possibility to adjust the position of the seat, the only item that we cannot adjust. We can customize the inclination of the seat, as well as lower and raise the chair, and even lower the backrest 180 degrees, to be able to take a nap.
Adjustable armrests They are an element that once adjusted you will not touch them again. They are comfortable thanks to the rubbery material on the upper part and also customizable, in such a way that you can increase or decrease its height, orientation and also position (4D).
For the base, Razer has opted for a black metal one with 6 cm Nylon wheels. Your slip is correct. Easily installable and for its price the possibility of placing brakes to fix the chair would have been nice. Of course if you have animals like me, fabric chairs are not the most suitable, for example having cats.
Verdict and alternatives
Razer has a great finish although in its design it has not contemplated the comfort of people who measure about 1.9 meters since the legs are embedded. The color, texture and finish is just perfect as well as its used materials which include wood. However, I have found problems in mounting with two screws on the backrest, having to use an 18v screwdriver at full power.
The foam is comfortable and offers the rest we need for our back with its adjustable lumbar cushion. I have tested the tilt of 139 degrees and the truth is preferable to the 180 degrees, that if I do not understand. I’ve even had a little nap, so you can imagine how comfortable it is.
Access to the levers is somewhat complex with the armrests, although it is not something that we are constantly using so it does not matter except the first time.
With an approximate price of 499.99 euros in the official Razer store, it seems a somewhat high price for its characteristics, being able to find the AKRacing Master Pro model in synthetic leather at 400 euros that we could analyze.