Coming in at a price of just under £100, and one of the few Racer Chairs to offer a 6 month warranty, the GT 500 is causing a bit of a stir within the gaming community. Consumers worry that nothing that looks this good, and is this affordable, can really deliver in the workplace or gaming room. There are a lot of promises made about the quality of its design and construction, all backed by the useful 6 month warranty. We took a look to see exactly what the GT 500 Office Racer Chair was made of.
One look at the GT and you just know you are observing a sleek, Italian design. It is modeled after actual race car seats, which are designed for maximum comfort and support. It is one of the few contoured office chairs that has an opening in the back, right at neck height – this is important as it promotes coolness and ventilation. It also is covered with a faux leather material and has removable mesh inserts.
The chair has 360-degree maneuverability, castor wheels, adjustable height and tilt and curved arms. It measures 59 by 64 by 126 cm, and weighs about 20kgs.
Taking it for a test drive
The impressive thing about the small cutout in the backrest is what a difference it makes for your ability to concentrate and to sit for longer periods of time. It provides a cooling area for your head – even if it doesn’t line up perfectly with your neck – that makes you realize what a great addition it is. The faux leather is durable and cool; the removable mesh inserts are also a great idea – allowing for the insert to be washed separately. The height and tilt range will permit this chair to fit adults of a wide range of sizes and the fixed armrests are in the right position for maximum comfort as well.
It seems like a common problem for all office chairs of late, but the wheels on the GT 500 leave a lot to be desired. They are of a better quality than what you usually find, but you may still want to replace them. This is a heavier chair than most and the construction is more solid than say the Racer 200 chair. This may cause an issue for you as lifting and turning the chair to complete the assembly can prove to be a tad difficult. Fear not though, as this slight dilemma is resolved easily enough with a helping hand.
Is this the Racer Chair for you?
For style, comfort and functionality – the 500 racer game chair delivers. That it comes at such a great price means this could be the ideal chair for most gamers and/or office workers. It will definitely improve the posture and ability of anyone using it allowing them to sit and focus without any unnecessary distractions or discomforts. Replace the wheels as soon as you can and you can even hold chair races with your co-workers! If kicking between desks and rolling on the floor isn’t a high priority, the chair is perfect as it is.by