nobelchairs Epic Real Leather Gaming Chair Review
Published: 16th May 2016 | Source: nobelchairs | Price: £439.99 |
The Five Star Base and Back
Whilst we are dealing with the bottom half of the nobelchairs Epic Real Leather Gaming Chair let's have a look at the base and castors. With a five star aluminium base there is exceptional quality whilst being light enough to reduce the loading, and thus friction, on any surface you choose.
Many of you will be reading this review sat in a chair of your own, but few will be doing so in a chair with castors of this quality. So many castors are flimsy and prone to breaking at the axle, or built with such generous tolerances that at the merest sight of a carpet they refuse to turn. The nobelchairs offerings have a satisfying clunk when you install them into the base and move easily whether you're on a hardwood floor, vinyl or the thickest carpet. It's something that can be overlooked when overwhelmed by the spectacular looks of the chair itself, so worthy of highlighting here.
The gas cylinder drops neatly into the hole. No need to push it in or apply any pressure at all. The benefits of German precision design and engineering. Even the plastic cover, normally made from the kind of plastic you'd find in a box of chocolates, is robust and reassuringly sturdy.
We find it amusing how much attention is paid, given that the seat is the area with the heaviest loading, to the backs of chairs but there is no denying their obvious aesthetic attraction. They are a canvas upon which the designers can stretch their creativity safe in the knowledge the requirements of robustness are, because it doesn't have to endure your weight, less dominating. nobelchairs designers have clearly had a field day with the back of the Epic as it sports a wonderful combination of utility and flair. That doesn't mean for a moment that the quality has been compromised in any way whatsoever. The back feels as robust, the foam as dense and the leather as tightly stitched as the seat portion.
So subtle is the nobelchairs logo embossed into the headrest that it's difficult to get a clear photograph of it. It is, like so many things, lovelier than photographs could ever do justice to. Below the logo are horizontal bands between the "seat belt" holes, leading to chevrons which in turn give way to the diamond pattern. It's as good on the back as it was on the seat, with tightly packed stitching yet again demonstrating the attention to detail so apparent in every element of the Epic.
The back has a nice curve to it with the head rest arching back towards you. Again you're probably more used to chairs which go straight up. At the base are the screws and double-washer fixings which will be used to attach the back of the chair to the reclining function of the seat, so let's do that.