Homall Racing Chair Blue Full Assembly and Review

Homall Racing Chair Blue Full Assembly and Review

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Takeaway: Comfortable, large seat, decent construction, cool look. I'll show you how to assemble it.

This racing chair comes disassembled, so you’ll have to put it together yourself. You’ll receive the chair back, the chair seat, a lift lever plate, wheel spokes, left and right arm rests, 5 plastic wheels, a hydraulic lift and lift cover, a pack of screws/washers and caps with an Allen wrench and an illustrated instruction manual. The manual is pretty straightforward and easy to follow. The only part that was tricky was attaching the seat back when trying to get the holes in the seat back to line up with the two holes in each arm. I recommend that you align the seat back as close as possible to the mounting holes, then slightly screw in each screw, starting on one side and leaving them loose enough to maneuver the other side. The screw holes are hidden with small silver caps that match the rest of the chair's finish, but I found that the caps were slightly too small and didn't want to stay in the holes. To fix this, I wrapped the edge of each cap with a few layers of plumber's Teflon tape and then they fit in the holes snugly.

The chair is made mostly of a thick ABS plastic that feels durable and solid. The back of the chair measures 28”H x 20”W and the seat is 19”L x 20”W. The outer material is a smooth-grained PU leather with neatly stitched seams and no loose threads that I noticed. The arm rests have about an inch of padding on them and are 11” long. The total projection of the arms is about 15”and they can be raised to put them out of the way, but they are not adjustable in length, angle or pitch. The seatback and cushion are firm but with enough padding that you sink in slightly and feet comfortable while being supported. The more you use the chair, the sless stiff it will feel over time. The only minor visual flaw for me was that the black vertical section on the seat back was not quite 90 degrees to the seat which didn’t affect its performance but just bothers me when I look at it. At the neck there’s an open window lined with a nylon sports mesh to create a breathable space, so you don’t get a lot of heat build up behind your head and start sweating.

While the chair back doesn't recline, the height of the chair overall is adjustable. When raised to the top, the seat is about 22” from the ground and at the lowest, it is 17” from the ground. The piston is smooth enough to allow the chair to lower under my weight, which is 120 lbs, without having the bounce on the seat. For me, the arm rests sit a little bit high, and I always feel like my shoulders are raised a little when my arms or resting on them. The top of the seat back comes right to the middle of my head with the mesh window at my neck. The chair rocks a very little bit, but this can be adjusted by twisting the large knob on the lever plate. Loosening it all the way gives you more springiness while tightening it all the way makes the chair quite rigid. The wheels on the chair roll decently, over hardwood but not so much on carpet. The chair swivels 360 degrees on its base easily and I had no problems with any of the mechanical features of the chair. There is a slight lumbar curve near the bottom of the seat base which is not adjustable, but does give you some extra padding for the small of your back. The leather surprisingly doesn't heat up as much as I thought it would, though it will reflect some heat back at you if you sit in it for a long time. Overall, I find it a pleasure to sit in and use in front of the computer, and I've had no issues using it for several hours at a time.

Buy it on Amazon: Homall Racing Chair Blue [Affiliate Link]

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