In spite of a few oversights, this chair is incredibly comfortable and solid.
Ian Boudreau from PCGamesN reviews: When it comes to desk chairs, I’ve been wary of anything branded specifically for gamers. For both work and gaming, I’ve always opted for traditional-looking chairs, such as Flexispot’s BS10, rather than automotive styles that remind me of Kirk Van Houten’s race car bed from The Simpsons. Consider me converted after a few weeks of sitting in DXRacer Craft bucket seats.
Among the top gaming chair brands, DXRacer has been in the game longer than most. It launched its first line of gaming chairs in 2006 after initially building seats for luxury sports cars. Adding some nice new features to DXRacer’s solid lineup, the Craft line offers highly customizable graphics.
For a better understanding of the custom graphics options for the Craft chair, let me share a bit about the review model I received. I received the American Star edition from DXRacer, which features cobalt blue faux leather upholstery with American flag stars and stripes. This chair would have been Evel Knievel’s choice if he played Fortnite. In the 1970s and 1980s, it roamed Midwestern county fairs and monster truck rallies dressed in the hide of a noble human cannonball. It would have delighted Milhouse’s dad.
DXRacer’s designers have paid close attention to every detail in the blazingly patriotic aesthetic. White stripes are made of polyurethane leather, while red stripes and white stars are embroidered using glossy thread. In the upholstery, every detail is custom-made – this is not some quick silk-screen job.
You can even create your own chair graphics with DXRacer, and that can include a combination of materials, embroidery, and screening, depending on your style and vision.
In summary, this chair can look however you want it to, as long as you’re willing to work with DXRacer’s designers to settle on the final look. Serious streamers or anyone with a strong idea for personalizing their workspace will surely be attracted to this chair.
There is more to a chair than just its looks – it has a purpose as well. DXRacer’s Craft chair has been my go-to gaming and work chair over the past few weeks, and I’m pleased to report it’s an upgrade from the ErgoChair 2 I used to use.
Next, we have the Review by Chairfx for The Ergonomic Features of DXRacer Craft Series (America Edition)
This is DXRacer‘s more compact, cheaper version of its flagship Master Chair. Both have integrated lumbar support systems. With the DXRacer Master, you get softer padding, a chunkier base, and a sliding headrest mounted to the rail.
A memory foam headrest is attached to the straps on the Craft Series, which has smaller dimensions, and firmer padding, and a memory foam headrest. I prefer the Craft Series headrest over the awkward Master Series one. It’s one of the best headrest pillows I’ve ever used!
Summary of Features
Lumbar support: integrated system with depth-adjustability
Headrest: memory foam pillow with cooling gel inset; advanced strap system with 8″ adjustment range.
Armrests: 4D armrests (2.7″ height range)
Tilt: multifunction (rock, lock, or lock at angles)
Backrest recline: 90-135°
Warranty: 2 years on parts, lifetime on the frame.
There is a narrow tapered seat style (13″ at the base vs 15″ at the lip) with splayed seat edges. The space is ample for short, slim figures.
The chair can accommodate people up to 5’9″. For anyone taller than 5’10”, the short 31.5′′ backrest won’t be comfortable.
Seat width: 22.8″ outer width; 15″ inner width
Seat depth: 22″
Backrest: 20.8″ (widest point) x 31.5″ (H)
Seat height: 18-21″
Armrest height range: 26-29″
Size rating: 5’2″ to 5’7″; 200-pound weight capacity
Other Craft Series Designs
The Craft Series is currently available in seven styles. There’s the America edition, a classic all-black version, and five colorful, wacky designs.
Rabbit in Dino, for instance, is a brilliant yellow chair. A happy rabbit is embroidered on the front, and an angry one (wearing a dino costume) is embroidered on the back.
Back to Ian Boudreau verdict: While I appreciate the size of the DXRacer Craft, I have a wider build (my wife generously calls me “sturdy”). It is possible to feel a bit lost in the Craft chair if you have a narrower frame, or if you tend to sit with your feet close together. There is plenty of room for my legs to move horizontally, even for me. It depends on personal preference whether this is a good or bad thing.
Overall, is DXRacer worth the money?
In a nutshell, yes. DXRacer gaming chairs are modestly priced compared to other gaming or computer chairs. Despite the attractive price, quality is not compromised. Gaming chairs from DXRacer are durable, comfortable, and ergonomic; in other words, they are worth the money.
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(Credits: chairfx, pcgamesn, dxracer)