Merax Gaming Chair Review

 

Finding the perfect gaming chair is no easy task. There are so many factors to look into before making the big purchase, on top of having thousands of different models on the market. That is the reason I wrote this article to help all the gamers out there pick a fantastic gaming chair for the price.

The number one factor, in my opinion, should be comfort. As a gamer myself, I tend to spend quite some time sitting on my computer chair. I might not feel it right away because I am young, but in a couple of years, back pain and complication could potentially emerge, because of all that time I have been sitting on my chair without proper support.

Of course, there are other aspects to take into consideration when shopping for a gaming chair. The quality of the build, the price, does it tilt or reclining, is the material breathable and much more. The style is important too if you’re using your chair professionally. Especially if you’re a streamer.

Below you will find my Merax Gaming Chair review. I will review in depth the many options it features, the quality, the design, the comfort and much more. Plus I will add my pros and cons and my final verdict at the end.

 

Here is a comparison chart with two other similar gaming chair

Preview
Our Choice
Title
Merax Gaming Chair High Back Computer Chair Ergonomic Design
Ficmax Ergonomic Big and Tall Racing Style PU Leather Gaming Chair
GTracing Ergonomic Office Chair Racing Chair
Choices Of Colors
3
9
5
Material
PU Leather
PU leather
PU Leather
Max Weight
250 LBS
300 LBS
330 LBS
Max Height
6'2"
6'1"
6'4"
Rating
Our Choice
Preview
Title
Merax Gaming Chair High Back Computer Chair Ergonomic Design
Choices Of Colors
3
Material
PU Leather
Max Weight
250 LBS
Max Height
6'2"
Rating
Details
Preview
Title
Ficmax Ergonomic Big and Tall Racing Style PU Leather Gaming Chair
Choices Of Colors
9
Material
PU leather
Max Weight
300 LBS
Max Height
6'1"
Rating
Details
Preview
Title
GTracing Ergonomic Office Chair Racing Chair
Choices Of Colors
5
Material
PU Leather
Max Weight
330 LBS
Max Height
6'4"
Rating
Details

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the 2017-08-20 at 09:41 and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

 

 

Without further delay here is my,

 

Merax High Back Gaming Chair Review

 

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the 2017-08-20 at 09:41 and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specifications
  • Color: Variety of colors
  • Material: PU Leather
  • Max Weight: 250 lbs
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Max Height: 6’1″
  • Dimensions: 28 x 28 x 53 inches
Pros
  • Very comfortable
  • Back reclines 180 degrees so you can lean back and take a nap in your chair
  • Great lumbar support
  • Fits taller people perfectly
  • Very sleak, high quality look
Cons
  • Low max weight
  • Arm rests can only go up and down
  • Might be hard to move around on a carpet

 

How it looks

Merax Gaming Chair Review

This model is exquisite, and it comes in three different colors, red, blue and green. The one we picked is the blue model, as it is my favorite color and it fits pretty well with pretty much any desktop build. Like most gaming chair this one offers a modern racing chair look, with a high backrest area adding superior comfort.

The Merax gaming chair is so elegant that even the wheels are superb, depending on the color of the chair, the caster wheels will match the color of the chair, adding more “coolness” to this chair. Allowing the user to play video games in style.

The frame of this computer chair is made out of metal rather than plastic, which helps both with durability and the amount of weight the chair can take.

For me, the comfort of the chair is the most important factor when it comes to purchasing a gaming chair. However, if the gaming chair offers superior comfort on top of having a magnificent look, why not go for it? It could help you especially if you’re a streamer. It will add even more style to your current setup.

 

Comfort

The Merax gaming chair is made out of high-quality PU Leather. Also know as polyurethane leather, this type of leather is very similar to real leather, but in fact, it’s not. This material is cost a lot less than real leather, that is the reason most gaming chairs use it.

That does not mean it is not good, in fact, it is a little bit less durable than real leather, but it is waterproof which is good because as a gamer we often eat and drink sitting on your computer chair. Plus PU leather is very easy to clean, you create a mixture of warm water and dish detergent in a deep bowl or small bucket. Use a clean rag or soft cloth and voila!

This model was designed to still be comfortable even after extended periods. This chair includes a head rest pillow and a lumbar one. Both are adjustable. In my opinion, this kind of support is a must when it comes to gaming, whether you are a streamer or simply a gamer, we need that kind of support to avoid back pains and other complications in the future.

This chair is fairly large as well, with its high backrest and wide seat area making it comfortable for bigger people. Unfortunately, this computer chair only has a max weight of 250 LBS, which is good but not ideal for this kind of chair. Some users have claimed to be around 300 pounds, and the chair did not break, I would not recommend trying it.

Another key factor regarding comfort is the chair adjustability. Having the freedom to adjust your gaming chair to your personal preferences will result in more support. This model offers height adjustment, armrest and the angle at which you sit. As well has a tilt function and an upright lock function.

This chair is perfect for streamers or gamer who spends an extended period sitting on their chair. That is why it is crucial to have an ergonomic gaming chair.

 

Manoeuvrability

As a gamer, we move around a lot, whether it’s to switch out gaming accessories or to get a glass of water or to simply take a break we tend to move around the chair.

Merax Gaming Chair Review

Particularly in those intense gaming matches where we get closer to the screen. Having a gaming chair that can be easily moved around is a must.

Fortunately for us, the Merax Gaming Chair offers easy maneuverability. Thanks to its fantastic wheel casters you will be able to move around quickly, on top of that they are designed to prevent from making and scratching your floor while moving around. Unfortunately, with these casters, you might have a hard time if your chair is on a carpet.

The Merax comes with a reclining seat mechanism that makes it nice and easy to adjust your position from 90 to 180 degrees to be exact. This feature is perfect if you want to relax while watching a movie or playing a casual type of video game or to simply take a quick nap in between those hardcore gaming matches.

Another nice feature is the 360-degree swivel, so if you need to turn around to tell your wife to get out of your room, you can quickly rotate around and tell her without having to stand up, believe me, It happened to me a couple of times, a handy option I’d say.

 

Durability and Stability

This chair was designed to last a couple of years, depending on how you treat it of course. Like any other accessories, you need to take care of it in order to keep it for several years. The high-quality PU leather material makes it durable and very easy to clean. If you abuse this chair then its another story.

This chair is very stable even if you are close to the max weight it can support. Thanks to its heavy duty star shaped base and amazing wheels this chair is very sturdy, you will feel safe sitting on it. Plus the seat cushion is thick, adding more stability when the user is seated on it.

 

Who can benefit from this chair?

To be honest, everyone! This is the perfect gaming chair if it’s your first “racing gaming chair type” as it does not cost a fortune and offers fantastic support. Hardcore gamers can benefit from it as well, thanks to its superior comfort, allowing the user to sit on it for several hours without feeling any discomfort.

Lastly, if you’re starting your career as a streamer and you’re on a tight budget, I’d recommend this one. When it comes to streaming comfort and looks are essential, and this model offers both, top notch lumbar support and a modern look.

 

Weak points

As amazing as this chair looks it has a couple of weak points, nothing too big but I find it necessary to mention. Especially when you’re investing that kind of amount in a chair, you want to make sure to know everything about it!

First, the max weight is kind of low, as I mentioned above, 250 LBS to be exact. I find it very low for a modern gaming chair. This is important before purchasing a gaming chair it’s always wise to look at the max weight. Because if you exceed that amount and break the chair, you might not be able to return it.

Second, the armrests are only adjustable regarding the height. This is not a big problem for me, but it’s worth mentioning, some people prefer to be able to fully customize their armrest, height and from left to right.

Third, this chair is relatively straightforward to build. You just need to follow the instructions, the only part that can get frustrated, especially if you have no patience like me. You need to make sure to align the screws with the holes, and that part can get frustrating, but apart that it is easy to assemble.

 

Warranty and SupportMerax Gaming Chair Review

The chair’s warranty can be requested from the manufacturer, Merax, or through contacting Amazon support here .When I checked on Amazon, the warranty itself isn’t on the product listing so you either have to go directly to the Merax website.

Unfortunately, their company website looks like an old school site from the 90’s so you can’t find any warranty information. You can contact them here.

Usually, companies offer a 30 day no questions asked warranty, but if you can’t find it on their product page, I’d recommend following the links I listed above, just to be 100% sure before purchasing.

 

 

Other gaming chair options

 

[UPDATED VERSION] Ficmax Ergonomic Big and Tall Racing Style

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the 2017-08-20 at 09:41 and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

These are very similar in terms of comfort and look. One of the big difference between the two is the free electric usb massager that is includes in the Ficmax gaming chair. Both are around the same price, in the end it all depends on what you are looking for.

Similarities
  • Ergonomic
  • Back reclines from 90 to 180 degrees
  • Lumbar and headrest cusion
  • Same high-quality material
  • Modern design
Differences
  • Footrest
  • Max Weight
  • Ficmax offers a free electric usb massager

 

GTracing Ergonomic Gaming Racing Chair

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the 2017-08-20 at 09:41 and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Another very similar gaming racing chair, in terms of their look and comfortability. However the GTracing has a higher max weight capacity, 330 LBS to be exact, which is a key factor when purchasing a gaming chair. It also offers a 1 year warranty and multiple chair colors to choose from.

Similarities
  • Racing car design
  • Back rest reclines
  • Lumbar and headrest cusion
  • No footrest
  • The Price
Differences
  • The chair colors
  • Max Weight
  • Warranty

 

 

 

My Verdict

To conclude my Merax Gaming Chair Review, I will give you my final verdict. Considering how much this gaming chair cost and the numerous options it offers it is worth every penny. On top of providing top notch comfortability and a magnificent look, which will make your gaming friends jealous, this model is affordable.

I’d recommend this chair to any types of gamers, whether this is your first modern looking gaming chair or your third, you will not regret it. Especially if you’re starting your streaming career and you’re looking for a gaming chair to complete your setup without having to spend a fortune then this model is the right one for you.

There you go! I hope my Merax gaming chair review has given you a better idea of what this gaming chair can offer. Do not forget to leave us a comment in the section below.