Nitro Concepts E200 Race Series Gaming Chair Review
Published: 25th November 2016 | Source: Overclockers UK | Price: £149.99 |
When it comes to chairs most people think that anything will do, after all, it is only a chair, right? Yes, you can get by with cheap chairs, but from my experience, a cheap chair usually results with either a bad back or a broken chair after a few months of use.
If you spend a lot of time sitting in front of your PC, you owe it to yourself to purchase a quality chair, as more often than not it outlives your entire system. Whenever you spend time on your PC, you are almost always sitting down, making your choice in chair very important, especially if you want to avoid back problems in later life.
In the past we have reviewed some highly expensive gaming chairs here at OC3D, some costing upwards of £400, well above the price range of most gamers. The Nitro Concepts' E200 Race is currently priced at around £150, making it one of the cheapest ergonomic gaming chairs on the market and an attractive option in the eyes of many PC users.
Nitro Concepts' design is first and foremost about ergonomics, building upon the tired and proven 360-degree swivel chair design to offer users with a great deal of comfort and a robust product. Users of this chair can lean back by to 15-degrees, with the rocking mechanism being adjustable via a control knob at the bottom of the seat and activated via a lever at the side of the chair.
If this chair could be summarised in a single phrase it would be "simple but effective", using a solid design and high-quality materials to create a chair that is both comfortable and rugged, allowing it to stand up well to the test of time.
From experience, I know how easily some products can break, going through at least 4 different desk chairs during my final 3 years at university, which is a surprising feat for a man that is fairly average in size and mass. When it comes to chairs I can easily be defined as a heavy user, sitting down during most of my work day and often sitting in my leisure time to game or read. Over the past few weeks, I have used the Nitro Concepts E200 Race exclusively and I have been very impressed by the chair given its relatively low price point.
To put things simply the E200 Race aims to compete with much more expensive chairs, coming with firm foam and a solid support structure. The only thing that can really be used to mark this chair down is the lack of a lumbar support cushion, which is a frequent addition to higher end (£200+) chairs. This is not really a major downside for the E200 given the fact that this chair low price, especially when a large portion of users will not require the additional support.
In all the Nitro Concepts E200 Race offers its users a lot of value, combining proven chair designs and high-performance materials to create a chair that is not only affordable but is durable and comfortable, which is a killer combination. Yes, this chair does not have the level of customizability that some higher end offerings have, but it comes at a price that is easily justifiable given how many hours most users will spend on it.
The Nitro Concepts E200 cannot be given anything but a Gamers Choice Award, as while higher-end, more customisable offerings are available, this chair offers everything that users truly need, which is a comfortable seat with a solid design and an attractive aesthetic.