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Darkecho Gaming Chair Office Chair Review

Darkecho Gaming Chair Review

True Score

76
76
2

Experts

76
532

Consumers

Product Awards

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Expert Rankings

The entry-level Darkecho Gaming Chair offers its money’s worth with fairly good ergonomics, moderate adjustability, and comfortable lumbar support, but its back panel and armrests wobble.

Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in 2021, the Darkecho Gaming Chair comes in five different colors. Like the best office chair, its reclining range is between 90° to 155°, and it features a retractable footrest and adjustable neck and massage lumbar pillows. Similar to the best gaming chairs, its maximum weight capacity is 330 lbs, and the backrest has a steel frame construction.

For an ultra-premium chair, read our Noblechairs Epic review. For a comparison between gaming chairs, check out the Devoko vs Homall gaming chair.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Darkecho Gaming Chair is an excellent entry-level gaming option. Its plush neck pillow eliminates strain, and the lumbar pillow has a massage function for complete relaxation. There is a 4.3-inch thick seat cushion, and the extendable leg extension coupled with a 155° recline lets you stretch (and nap) during breaks, but the chair’s not suitable for bottom-heavy users since the base isn’t wide enough (20 inches). Even 6-foot gamers will be too tall to align perfectly with the neck pillow.

On the upside, the chair is built with high-grade carbon fiber PU leather and a strong metal frame. However, the back panel wiggles when you sit in the chair, and while the armrests are adjustable (up, down, inwards, and outwards), they’re wobbly. Despite this, the gaming chair offers good value for money.

Reason to Buy

  • Good ergonomics and adjustability
    • This gaming chair boasts a headrest pillow that reduces neck strain, adjustable armrests that click 2.8 inches up, down, inward, and outward, and a 4.3” thick seat cushion.

    • There is also a leg rest extension that extends out. Combine it with the reclining back (90° to 155°), and you can relax between intense gaming sessions.

  • Comfortable lumbar support
    • The lumbar pillow helps maintain the spine’s natural curve and offers relief from lower back issues. It converts to a massage pillow with a USB function for extra relaxation. Read our GT Omega Element review for a model with memory foam lumbar support.

  • Great material quality
    • This chair’s high-grade carbon fiber PU leather material feels high-end and comfortable for long gaming and working sessions.

Reason to Avoid

  • Inaccurate weight and height capacity
    • While Darkecho lists the chair’s weight capacity as 330 lbs, gamers weighing 200 lbs or more, particularly those with a bottom-heavy build, may find the chair’s base inadequately wide.

    • Gamers over 6 feet tall may have to slouch to align properly with the neck pillow, defeating the purpose of the chair’s ergonomic design. The 20” wide seat may also not be sufficient for gamers with large builds.

  • Lacks stability
    • The chair’s back panel slightly wiggles every time you sit in it, and the armrests are somewhat wobbly.

Darkecho Gaming Chair Specs

Adjustable ArmrestsYes
Armrest Height Max13.4"
Armrest Height Min10.6"
Backrest Height33"
Backrest Width20.87"
Frame ConstructionMetal
Has FootrestYes
Head PillowIncluded
Head RestAdjustable Head Support
Lumbar SupportSelf-Adjusting
Piston TypeSGS/BIFIMA Gas Lift
Recline155°
Seat Depth20"
Seat Height Adjustment18.5 – 22"
Seat Padding MaterialFoam
Seat Width20"
UpholsteryYes
Weight Limit300 lbs
Wheel TypeCasters

All Specs

Test Results

Maximum Recline (Degrees)0
Minimum Seat Height (inches)0
Maximum Seat Height (Inches)0

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Product Comparison

Darkecho Gaming Chair Office Chair Review

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Market Context

Released in 2021, the Darkecho Gaming Chair comes in five different colors. Like the best office chair, its reclining range is between 90° to 155°,…

Released in 2021, the Darkecho Gaming Chair comes in five different colors. Like the best office chair, its reclining range is between 90° to 155°, and it features a retractable footrest and adjustable neck and massage lumbar pillows. Similar to the best gaming chairs, its maximum weight capacity is 330 lbs, and the backrest has a steel frame construction.

For an ultra-premium chair, read our Noblechairs Epic review. For a comparison between gaming chairs, check out the Devoko vs Homall gaming chair.

The Darkecho Gaming Chair and the Respawn 110 Gaming Chair both have a racing seat design, but the Darkecho includes soft neck and lumbar pillows,…

The Darkecho Gaming Chair and the Respawn 110 Gaming Chair both have a racing seat design, but the Darkecho includes soft neck and lumbar pillows, unlike the Respawn 110. The Darkecho has arm height adjustments, a feature lacking in the Respawn 110, and it’s easier and quick to assemble, whereas the latter has trickier assembly. To learn more, read our Respawn 110 Gaming Chair review.

The Darkecho Gaming Chair and the GTPlayer GT800A Footrest both feature an extendable footrest and are made of PU leather. However, the Darkecho lets you…

The Darkecho Gaming Chair and the GTPlayer GT800A Footrest both feature an extendable footrest and are made of PU leather. However, the Darkecho lets you sit crossed-leg, thanks to its outward arm adjustment feature, while the GTPlayer lacks arm adjustments. Moreover, it has a greater reclining angle (155°) than the GTPlayer GT800A Footrest’s 135° recline angle. For an in-depth breakdown, read our GTPlayer GT800A Footrest review.

Adjustable Armrests

Yes

Fixed

Yes

Armrest Height Max

13.4"

29"

n/a

Armrest Height Min

10.6"

26"

n/a

Backrest Height

33"

31.5"

32.28"

Backrest Width

20.87"

29"

20.87"

Frame Construction

Metal

Metal

Metal and Plastic

Has Footrest

Yes

Yes

Head Pillow

Included

Included

Included

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Score Card

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Expert Score

76

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Customer Score

76

*.25

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True Score

76

Expert Score Breakdown

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    17.92

    Category Trust Score

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    12.35

    Category Trust Score

    75

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