Having the right work/game chair is about more than just fitting your legs under your desk. How you sit not only effects how long you can sit, but your overall health as well. The Racer 200 game chair is an original & ergonomic chair that uses the TopLift system to deliver a quality experience – making it ideal for game playing or office work. The RRP is about £145.00, but the current discount price is in the region of just £90, which delivers a lot of chair for a very small price. With all the cheaper knock-offs of this chair available, we decided to see if the original was still worth it. The answer may surprise you…
Racer 200 Review – Technical Details
This chair comes in a striking red and black fabric design, with chrome and powdered steel accents. The frame of the chair has an ergonomic style to provide additional padding support for the head, lumbar region and along the sides. The Racer 200 uses the TopLift patented system for height adjustment and the open arms are curved, but fixed firmly in place.
So, How Does It Hold Up?
The first thing you will love about this chair is how high the back rest runs, and how well the curved edges of the back work to hold you comfortably in a good, steady position. With the segmented padding, your lower spine gets the extra support you need to hold good posture and reduce work (or game!) fatigue. The fabric is easy to clean, resists stains and doesn’t sweat – which is a real bonus. It uses the patented Top Lift system for height adjustment meaning that you don’t have to exert yourself to adjust the chair and it locks into place safely and securely without too much hassle. The chair can hold up to 100kgs, weighs 17kgs, and measures 79 by 32 by 67 cm. It comes almost completely assembled, requiring only minor assembly before use.
Some Minor Discrepancies
You won’t do much racing with the Racer 200 unless you change the castor wheels it comes with! For all the technical detail and care built into the construction of the rest of the chair, it is like the choice of wheels was a last minute decision. They work fine on a tight carpet, chair pad or smooth floor; but you won’t be kicking yourself off and flying across the room in this chair. If this is an important consideration to you, you can buy better wheels and swap them out as needs be. The wheels are of a standard size so it is easy to get something that will really let you race around – if that’s your thing!
The Racer 200 sets the bar for office chairs that delivers style and functionality in one neat package. The original chair remains the best, even if the wheels still aren’t hugely impressive (but for most this should only represent a tiny problem). Now that the price has dropped over 50% there is no reason why you should buy an imitation Racer 200 when you can have the real thing at such a steal. It is a high quality chair that will see you comfortably through hours of gaming and/or work and one we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to the serious gamers among you.by