Review: E-WIN Champion Series Gaming Chair – Hey, it didn’t break!
This one didn’t break, so it’s already better than the last review unit.
E-WIN is an interesting company. No one can deny the chairs are comfy, the leather options both soft and relaxing. Unfortunately, the last time we reviewed one of their chairs, the wheelbase broke and now the chair sits kinda funny even after the replacement part was sent. So, when a new review unit from the company came across the virtual KnowTechie desk, I was honestly hesitant due to what we call in my house “the danger chair.”
Fortunately, this time around, not only is the chair not a deathtrap, but it is also ultra comfy. If you have followed our chair reviews in the past, I would say that the new E-WIN Champion Series Gaming Chair rivals my super ultra premium noblechairs Icon. That’s saying quite a bit overall, as the prior E-WIN chair was pretty good, but the least comfortable of the four chairs I have in my home. The new one is a challenger for the top spot, easily.
Putting the E-WIN Champion Series Gaming Chair together
As it was before, the instructions for putting the E-WIN Champion Series Gaming Chair together were so simple that my 11-year old son was able to read ahead and give me the parts I needed and direct me where they were to go (he thinks he gets the chair post-review).
The gloves that E-WIN includes in the parts box is always a nice touch because it shows that even though the company may not always have the most reliable equipment, they really do give a damn about how their product looks.
How does it feel and does it hold up to abuse?
My butt has spent the last month familiarizing itself with the relatively plush leather of the E-WIN Champion Series Gaming Chair. While my Icon chair is relatively firm and offers a ton of support for gaming sessions or just sitting around writing, the E-WIN Champion Series Gaming Chair is far softer but doesn’t end up so soft that it ends up uncomfortable.
While I expected to have a bit of pain making the change from a firm chair to a much softer option, I didn’t. This speaks a good bit about how decent the chair itself really is.
Based on past experiences, I wanted to go ahead and beat the chair up a bit before the review went live, this way I can make sure I didn’t need an addendum to the review. I spent this last month using my patented “Plop and drop” method to put stress on the wheelbase of the chair.
After beating this chair like it stole something from me, I’m surprised to inform you that there weren’t any issues. In fact, I actually tried to see if I could get the base to break, specifically due to the last experience and it didn’t. Give E-WIN a round of applause.
The E-WIN Champion Series Gaming Chair is the mac-daddy daddy-mac of E-WIN chairs. It’s a bit wider and bulkier than the last “top of the line” model I reviewed a few years back but still manages to challenge a chair at nearly double its price point at a level of comfort.
If you are looking at a decent chair that doesn’t cost a massive amount of money, the E-WIN Champion Series Gaming Chair will let you sit comfortably, look snazzy and have extra money to do things like buying the hottest games of the season. This time around, I really do recommend this one and at under $300, the price isn’t bad for a premium gaming chair.
A sample unit was provided to KnowTechie for the purpose of this review.
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