AKRacing Core Series EX Review

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As far as gaming chairs are concerned you can’t go wrong with the AKRacing Core Series EX. Not only is it affordable, it’s built well and offers an excellent warranty. It’s a mid-sized chair, so those of you 6’3 and up may have to look elsewhere, unfortunately. Check out our best gaming chair list for more fantastic gaming chairs!

Why We Like It – AKRacing Core Series EX

The AKRacing Core Series EX Gaming chair is a fantastic entry-level gaming chair. It’s comfortable, adjustable, made out of a mesh fabric instead of PU leather, and comes with a generous warranty on both parts and the chair itself. Any serious AKRacing Core Series EX Gaming Chair Review would do well to mention it.

Pros
  • Relatively affordable
  • Crazy generous warranty
  • Tilt lock
Cons
  • No 4D adjustable armrests
  • May be too small for “big and tall” folk

Performance

The AKRacing Core Series EX features 3D adjustable armrests and a class 4 gas lift. While good, this is a cutback in comparison to more high-end chairs which support 4D adjustable armrests. However, the breathable mesh fabric and lumbar support make it an incredibly comfortable chair to sit on. It also features a tilt lock option if you’re one of those who frequently rocks back a little too far in a chair and then feels like they are about to fall over. If you’re looking for serious tilt lock and adjustability features while gaming, try the Vertagear SL4000 which is both comfortable and stylish.

Design

The AKRacing Core Series EX Gaming Chair comes equipped with mesh fabric which is a highly breathable fabric and even more durable than the highest quality PU leather. It’s a mid-sized gaming chair with it’s largest model, the EX Wide, measuring 22.8” wide and 19.7” deep on the seat. It is supported by a steel frame with a metal frame base finished in black and 2.5” casters. If you prefer a gaming chair that’s designed top down specifically for that, gaming, then look into the DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FH08/NO Newedge Edition.

Value

The AKRacing Core Series EX Gaming Chair comes with a 5-year warranty on parts and a whopping 10-year warranty on the steel frame. This is a sure sign that AKRacing has made a chait they believe in, and it’s always nice when companies do that. The chair currently retails on Amazon for $330.00 which is an excellent price for a chair of this quality. Still, if you’re looking for a chair that’s a little more affordable, try the X Rocker 51396 Pro Series.

AKRacing Core Series EX Wrap Up

The AKRacing Core Series EX Gaming Chair is a great introduction into the world of gaming chairs or for veterans who just want something relatively affordable to game on. They did have to cut-back on a few features, unfortunately, in order to make the chair the price that it is, but you can’t argue with the results. After all, isn’t comfort the defining factor of a chair?

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Michael Iaboni

Michael Iaboni is a Canadian Freelance Writer and Editor. He graduated from York University with a Degree in English and Creative Writing and then attended Queen's University where he obtained a Professional Editing Standards Certificate. He is a member of Editor's Canada and, in his spare time, enjoys reading, writing, soccer, and gaming.

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