A gaming setup is incomplete without a chair that can support those binge sessions. I’ve been guilty of having an improper chair that has caused some damage due to bad posture (my fault!) but with E-Win‘s fleet of gaming chairs, you’re going to be sitting in style. Twitch and YouTube streamers have risen over the years and more and more are given products to sell to their followers. Most items might be out of their price range, from expensive microphones to streaming gear not catered to average gamers.
With E-Win though, you’re getting a premium computer chair that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. I was at my local Canada Computers browsing the aisles when I came upon a chair that was super comfortable, I spent some time sitting in the chair, before deciding to look at the price. This is that moment I had when I clenched my teeth and got out of the chair and went to check out. The chair I was sitting on cost $900 dollars, and while it was comfortable, it was also out of any budget I would try to plan so I could purchase that chair.
Flash XL’s Features and Assembly
Upon opening this heavy box from E-Win, I was welcomed with a box packed with care, as each piece was packaged and wrapped with foam to protect it from harm on its way to the office. Good start to my experience as the product itself was packed with care and also easily removable from its packaging.
After quickly tearing open each piece of the chair, I found the included tools to assemble the Flash XL Chair, you’ll only need a hex key and roughly a half-hour to assemble the entire thing. A few small gripes I had with the assembly include the leather and the holes not lining up, this caused some issues at the start, but with a knife, I was able to clear the area and line the screws up to the holes.
The chair itself isn’t hard to assemble and the biggest pieces are pre-assembled to save time. The seat and armrests were one piece while the base, wheels and compressed canister needed assembly. E-Win’s included instructional is straightforward and easy to follow for anyone as it includes pictures with arrows to guide you in the process. The included bolts and screws are also labelled well when unpacking everything with spares in case needed.
After everything is set up, I took to sitting in the chair. E-Win followed suit and with many gaming chairs, has a certain aesthetic to them. As a bigger guy, I have a wider frame than many others, I did find the chair to be tighter on the arm support, but it wasn’t uncomfortable at all. Within minutes I moved everything over to my computer desk and sat down to test out a few titles.
The company’s logo is etched across the headrest, in a simple but elegant typeface — it’s a simple and welcome touch. While the chair simulates a racing chair, it’s to mould to the curves of your body. The armrests are adjustable and feature a curve for your forearms but come with no padding. The armrests also are a nice feature with a lot of options including the choice to rotate the armrests in and out or sideways. If you’re in a particularly intense session, the armrests also can be moved forward or back to allow you the freedom to move as needed according to your game.
As with a traditional office chair, there is a lock to adjust the lean of your chair, as well as a knob to adjust the tension when you sit down. My favourite thing I discovered is the handle that deals with the angle of the chair’s back. I haven’t left the upright position for much longer than an hour during which I reclined to watch a movie. The chair is sturdy to support my weight, I tend to fidget a lot when I sit down, and it’s out of unnecessary habit I do it, the Flash XL chair holds up well to my needs thus far, especially as it looks like it is the best gaming chair for heavier people.
With the included pillows for both your lumbar and head, once you strap them onto the chair’s frame, you can adjust them to your height. I thought I could live without the lumbar support pillow, and I even went a few days without using it, however, slowly I would notice how uneven I sat, it wasn’t uncomfortable by any means, it just didn’t line up with the other headrest pillow I was using. I highly recommend the lumbar pillow, the position I sit in during writing sessions has improved immensely so far, it’s made sitting at a desk bearable.
The E-Win Flash XL Chair meets my needs in my day-to-day life as life has moved to a remote-first workday. The simple fact that it hits every checkbox for what I do makes this a purchase worth the price tag, considering how much time I spend sitting during work or recreational time, the chair is plain comfortable. I can’t stress enough how well the chair moulds to my body, and how fantastic the lumbar support is. E-Win has a winning product here, and the price is perfectly within my means. For those worried about whether or not the Flash XL can handle them, it’s a heavy-duty gaming chair that can handle up to 550 lbs as well as anyone big and tall.
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