Nitro Concepts E200 Race Series Gaming Chair Review

Introduction

Nitro Concept's E200 Race Series Gaming Chair Review

Introduction 

 
Many of us spend a significant portion of our lives sitting down, and whether it be for work or play we all should know how important it is to sit comfortably and with a well supported back. 
 
Sadly, the majority of people overlook the importance of ergonomics, spending a lot of money on their PC/office setup and forgetting to budget for a high-quality chair. Yes, that low-cost chair you bought from Argos or Ikea will do the job, but if you spend a significant amount of time in front of your system, a high-quality seat is a must if you want to remain comfortable during long sitting sessions.    

Today, we will be looking at Nitro Concepts' new E200 Race series gaming chair, which is designed to offer high-quality ergonomic seating at under £150. This gaming oriented seat aims to provide its users with a fantastic price-performance ratio and a racing style aesthetic that will look great with any modern gaming setup. 

The E200 Race series comes in seven different colour versions from standard all-black with options to have Blue, Green, Orange, Red, white and even carbon style accent colours, allowing this chair to match your existing office/PC setup. 

Nitro Concept's E200 is part of the companies Excellence line, with the chair being made with a steel frame, 100% vegan PU faux Leather, 15-degree tilt and a safety class 4 gas lift. Furthermore unlike cheaper seating Nitro Concepts used freshly moulded cold foam in their factories instead of relying on recycled foam, making this seat firmer and more robust than low-price chairs. 

At the price of £150 the E200 plans to deliver a lot, but will it hold up to prolonged use and satisfy this picky customer? Let's find out. 

 

  
Nitro Concept's E200 Race Series Gaming Chair Review  

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25-11-2016, 23:20:39

King of Old School
This is kinda a fail, The maximum weight is only 120Kgs IMO it should be up towards 180Kgs.Quote

26-11-2016, 06:34:52

WYP
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
This is kinda a fail, The maximum weight is only 120Kgs IMO it should be up towards 180Kgs.
Well the safety class 4 gas lift used is good for 180KG, so it would likely be able to hold that load.

120KG is a lot of mass, almost 19 stone and that is just the mass of the user that the chair supports.Quote

26-11-2016, 06:40:06

King of Old School
Quote:
Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Well the safety class 4 gas lift used is good for 180KG, so it would likely be able to hold that load.

120KG is a lot of mass, almost 19 stone and that is just the mass of the user that the chair supports.
Dude i'm about 25/26 stone in your language about 160Kgs and from what i have learn it's not the chair that's it rated for it's the Wheel Base not the chair part.Quote

26-11-2016, 06:53:39

WYP
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
Dude i'm about 25/26 stone in your language about 160Kgs and from what i have learn it's not the chair that's it rated for it's the Wheel Base not the chair part.
That is a good point, thanks. It is annoying that the chair is not designed to hold higher loads then.

I do know that is is possible to buy aftermarket bases on places like Amazon, and with some quick searching it does seem that the plastic/nylon bases only support users of up to 18st, which matches up with the weight limits seen here.

It would be possible to get an aftermarket metal base that can support heavier users, though I have not looked into the cost of that yet.

edit - I will send a tweet to Nitro Concepts and see if this chair can support higher loads if a metallic base is used.Quote

26-11-2016, 07:37:06

AlienALX
Problem with cheap chairs is the gas lift goes after time and you have that sinking feeling or the ass foam craps out and you end up sitting on boards.

I weigh about 17-18 stone and even I have issues with crap chairs. Mind you, in fairness I was five stone lighter up until about three years ago when I changed my meds. But yeah, chairs like these never last man.

I got a Humanscale Freedom Headrest worth about £1200 for £240 about 18 months back. Faultless chair. I would always take a real chair over one of these "racing" chairs.Quote
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