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DXRacer is a major name in gaming chairs, and its own Racing Series is among its most accessible and affordable offerings, with prices between $299 and $399. We tested the OH/RV001, designed for $369. It’s comfortable, sturdy, and even enables you to lean back if you wish to learn a book or rest between games. However, it is not the most rugged or luxurious gaming chair we’ve seen, and you could find alternatives with denser padding or thicker faux leather for an identical price, just like the Editors’ Choice SecretLab Titan.
Colors and Capacity
The Racing Series chair we tested comes in seven different colors: black, blue, green, orange, purple, red, and white. Every version includes a mainly black body, together with your chosen color running along the sides of the trunk and seat of the chair.
DXRacer states a maximum weight of 250 pounds and a recommended weight of 220 pounds for users of the OH/RV001 Racing Series chair. I’m at the top quality of this range, but I came across the 17-inch-wide (at the guts, near to the armrests), 18-inch-deep seat comfortable and sturdy, although raised edges of the seat were slightly snug against my thighs. For bigger users, DXRacer’s King, Sentinel, and Tank series respectively have maximum weights of 300, 350, and 450 pounds, with appropriately larger seat dimensions.
Putting It Together
Assembling the Racing Series chair is an easy process that’s functionally identical to almost every other gaming chair we’ve tested up to now. It comes unassembled in a huge cardboard box, sectioned off into the seat with pre-attached armrests, the trunk, the upper base, the wheel base, five castors, a pneumatic cylinder, plus some plastic handles and accents. It can help with an extra group of hands, but after a few tries I could put these chairs together by myself with some wrestling.
First, you will need to unscrew the four bolts on the sides of the trunk of the chair. Place the chair back against the metal brackets on the chair seat and screw them together, using the included Allen wrench to tighten them. Flip the chair over and screw the upper base in to the bottom of the seat. Press the five castors to their mounts on the wheeled base, then put the pneumatic cylinder in the center of the bottom with the included plastic covers stacked over it. Fit the very best of the cylinder in to the upper base and set the chair upright. From then on, all you have to accomplish is press two plastic paddles onto the metal rods on the upper base to provide you with levers for adjustment, and screw plastic covers on the sides of the trunk to safeguard and obscure the brackets connecting the trunk to the seat.
The chair also includes two rectangular cushions with rubber bands for attaching to the trunk. Small cushion serves as a headrest and easily slips outrageous. The bigger cushion provides optional lumbar support, and attaches with two long straps you can loop around the trunk.
The Racing Series chair is covered in a combo of polyurethane (PU) faux leather and vinyl. The black and blue model we tested features blue PU leather on the sides and black PU leather on the trunk, with vinyl textured to appear to be carbon fiber weave on the seat and as accents on the trunk. The faux leather and vinyl feel fairly strong and cool to touch, nonetheless it isn’t as supple as the PU leather found in AKRacing’s Max or RapidX’s Carbon Line chairs, or seem to be as dense and solid as the PU leather SecretLab uses in its Titan chair.
The upper base and arms of the chair are steel, as the lower base is solid aluminum with colored plastic inlays on the tops of the legs matching the blue of the chair. The three-inch casters are covered in PU rubber to safeguard the surface which you utilize the chair.
The faux leather and vinyl covers occasionally sparse foam padding. The chair’s seat is nice and firm and the part where your back hits it has some decent support, however the remaining chair evidently has many open cavities beneath the material, with padding wrapped around its metal frame instead of completely filling the trunk. That is especially noticeable on the headrest, which includes too much give unless you want to utilize the removable cushion. It’s still comfortable, however the insufficient dense padding through the entire back raises questions about the chair’s longevity, in particular when weighed against the SecretLab Titan, which is nearly completely filled with cold-cure foam padding with few discernible cavities.
You can tweak the chair’s height and angle at various points with a lot of adjustment options. Like the majority of office chairs, you need to use the proper paddle on the lower to adapt the seat’s height, from 19.25 to 22 inches above the bottom. The complete chair also tilts back up to 14 degrees, and will be locked constantly in place (together with the height) by flipping the left paddle on the bottom down. If that’s not enough of a lean back for you personally, the lever behind the proper armrest enables you to tilt further back in accordance with the seat, setting the chair to a recline up to 135 degrees. It is not quite flat, but it’s deep enough that you will have a less strenuous time napping than looking at your TV or monitor.
The PU rubber-covered armrests are also adjustable, and will be set between 25.5 and 31.5 inches off the bottom by pulling the lever externally of each arm. They are able to also slide forward and backward across a 2.5-inch span, and may be twisted inward and outward up to 15 degrees each way (although armrests will stay flat whatever the yaw adjustment).
The DXRacer Racing Series OH/RV001 is a comfortable, functional chair that enables you to recline in comfort between long gameplay sessions. However, its PU leather and vinyl cover doesn’t feel quite as supple or thick as we want, and its frame is merely reasonably padded instead of stuffed with a good amount of foam. It’s an excellent chair alone, but compared with the dense, thick build of the SecretLab Titan, our Editors’ Choice, it is not quite as impressive.