AUAG Gaming Racing Chair Review

AUAG Gaming Racing Chair Review

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Takeaway: Comfortable, cool look/style, wide seat and shoulders, easy to assemble but plastic covers are a bit cheap.

This chair requires a bit of assembly on arrival, but it's actually pretty straight forward. You'll receive the chair back and seat, neck pillow, lumbar pillow, 5 plastic caster wheels, two arm bracket covers, the seat adjustment assembly, hydraulic piston, 3-piece piston cover, two arm rests, ABS plastic wheel spoke, a bag of screws with an Allen wrench/screwdriver, and an illustrated instruction sheet. The instructions are fairly simple to follow, even though they don't have don't have any words. Watch the review video above for full assembly instructions. Although the wheels of this chair are plastic with metal stems and lightweight, they're hard and feel pretty durable.

A few tips for assembly: While the arm rests are not labeled left and right, the wider portion of the arm rest should face front with the slightly narrower end facing the back of the chair. When attaching the back to the lower portion of the seat, start on the right hand side with the fixed position metal bracket and tighten those two bolts only about 75% of the way; you'll want a bit of wiggle room to work on the other side. On the left side of the chair, line up the bracket with the two bolt holes and insert two silver bolts. Then tighten them all the way. Once fully tight, you can go back to the other side and tighten those bolts as well. One thing to look out for is that the plastic covers over the metal brackets is a little fragile. In fact there was a small crack in one of the covers that didn't affect performance but was noticeable up close. The other defect I encountered is that one of the screw holes for the plastic covers was not threaded, an oversight that happened during manufacturing, though I was assured by the vendor this was a one-off mistake. Luckily I had a tap/die set and was able to cut the 3 or 4 threads needed to complete the assembly. The thread size is #4-40 for the small black screws.

The chair's material is a PU composite leather but has a very convincing look and feel. The seams on the chair are nicely stitched in even, neat, straight lines. The seat is a racecar style bucket seat that is nice and wide at the legs and at shoulder level. The wheels roll smoothly, even over an area rug, but performs better on hard floors. The chair itself is pretty comfortable, though gets a little hot because of the leather material as it tends to retain and reflect some heat from your body. The lumbar support and neck pillow provide added support for common stress points. The lumbar pillow can be adjusted up and down on the seat by simply sliding it. The seat back can be adjusted and reclined to a full horizontal position as well, and you can also raise and lower the seat using the lower lever under the chair. While seated in the chair, there's a bit of give to the back for rocking and you can lock the rocking ability by pushing in the height adjustment lever and pull it out to unlock it. You can also adjust the amount of rock by tightening the spring on the bottom of the chair by twisting the large plastic knob. Overall, this gaming chair is quite comfortable and gives you a lot of room and freedom, but because the fabric doesn't breathe well, you may feel a little hot or sweaty if you sit in it for a long time on a warm day.

Buy it at Amazon: AUAG Gaming Racing Chair [Affiliate Link]

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