People who stream video games is increasing each and every day, which means gaming chair companies such as DXRacer, OPSeat, Vertagear and others are making a killing trying to keep up with demand. I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing chairs from each of the companies listed above, as well as the E-Win Flash Series XL Gaming Chair that I reviewed a while back that I absolutely love and still use today. EWin was nice enough to reach out to me again asking me if I’d be interested in another chair to review which I gladly took them up on. They sent over a black and yellow EWin Hero Series Gaming Chair this time around and below is my review.
Being an IT professional and a vivid gamer, I spend quite a bit of time sitting down. Because of that, there’s only one thing that’s more important than the hardware I amass in my office. That is a good quality chair. Which is exactly something that I’ve neglected for as long as I can remember. Let’s be honest, a good chair costs a lot of money. We’re talking $300 or more for a quality chair that doubles up for long gaming sessions or late night coding sessions. A chair that won’t have your rear end and back feeling like crap.
About The Hero Series
Upon opening the box, which wasn’t damaged (thanks, UPS), I took each of the parts out of the box and reviewed them. Surprisingly, there weren’t as many parts as I expected there to be. Included was the seat and pillows, base, wheels, and various other accessories. The included instructions were clear and precise, which was a blessing. It took my wife and myself thirty minutes to put the chair together and we never once had a problem reading the instructions. They even included two Allen keys to assemble the chair. You don’t even need to use your own tools, as they included everything for you. I’m still not sure why a pair of gloves were added, or why they were called “PU Gloves”. My only guess is they are there so you don’t get any kind of grease or anything similar from the screws, though there doesn’t seem to be grease anywhere on the two EWin chairs I’ve put together.
Decked out in black and yellow, this PC gaming chair does remind me of a racing seat. The armrests adjust to three different levels. The seat also raises and lowers, thanks to the height adjustment. To the rear of the chair is reinforced high backing, great for taller people. Included are two cushions (headrest and lumbar) that attached by two straps, that can also be placed as needed for maximum comfort. Rounding out the rest of the features is the pull recline lever that moves the chair between 85 – 155 degrees.
Great for watching TV, playing games, or just relaxing. Speaking of being comfortable, a good measure for a gaming chair is how long can you sit in it. Since I spend a lot of time in my office, being comfortable is super important. Prior to this review, I’d clocked in 200 hours in this chair so far and not once have I felt uncomfortable in it. That’s extremely positive for me. The build quality is exceptional as well. Made out of hard plastic and metal, the chair is very sturdy. The frame of the chair is made out of steel, while the seat is covered in high-density memory foam. The base of the chair is also high quality and made out of aluminum This particular model can support up to 330 lbs. Definitely some quality stuff here.
You know how people will often tell you that something – say Sushi – is an acquired taste? I feel the same thing about all racing chairs. Racing chairs are designed for those who play games for a long time, and while being comfortable, they also promote good posture with their ergonomic design. Hence the inclusion of the valuable lumbar pillows to help with your posture.
If you’ve been sitting improperly for years – such as I have – when playing video games or working at your desk, you won’t instantly find the comfort you seek. This is not a knock on EWin Racing or on any racing chair company. It is purely a reality. History tells us that while sitting improperly – lounging, slouching, etc. – is definitely more comfortable in the moment, it can cause chronic and severe back pain in the future. With my current setup – Lazy-boy in front of the TV – I’ve already been noticing serious back pains and aches from long gaming session.
I’m not a huge guy, but I’m not thin either. Anyone larger than myself would not comfortably fit in the HERO Series EWin Racing chair, but know that the company does offer other chairs that will accommodate different people of different sizes such as the Flash XL Series that I reviewed last year. That chair has so much space and I couldn’t ask for anything better.
EWin Racing has put a premium on the parts they have used, including a strong metal, 5 star base, quality gas lifts that won’t buckle or break under extreme weight, and quality parts throughout. The stitching around the chair itself is top notch, holding in the cold molded foam seat padding, that surrounds a durable metal frame.
The HERO Series racing chair is heavy, which is why I originally suggested moving the box to the location where you will use the chair. Unlike headsets and controllers, a chair with some weight is really what you want, as you know the durable construction and metal design will last over long periods of time.
As with the preview EWin Gaming Chair, I absolutely love the EWin Hero Series gaming chair. For the amount of money you’re going to spend, the EWin brand to me just seems more well built and much more comfortable than their competitors. I literally replaced a DXRacer that we had in the house for 3+ years with the new EWin Series Gaming Chair and couldn’t be happier.
Black Friday Sale
And with today being the day before Thanksgiving here in the USA, EWin is running a huge Black Friday sale for up to 30% off on their products. I highly recommend you check their site for full details and for the codes such as BF20 and BF30 for instant savings on what is hands down the best gaming chairs in the market.
For this particular chair, you can get 30% off the EWin Hero Series gaming chair by using the BF30 code at check out. That’s a deal that simply can’t be beat.