Max is the "monster" of the Masters Series and the perfect example of AKRacing's one size does NOT fit all philosophy. Crafted for big & tall, this chair combines AKRacing's best-selling looks with XL parts. It features an extra wide frame and a wide flat seat for comfort. An upgraded mechanism and gaslift with true 400 lb. weight rating add to both, performance and reliability. Max also boasts AKRacing's renowned automotive grade polyurethane leather upholstery, all-metal frame, 100% cold-cure foam padding and user-adjustable headrest and lumbar support pillows for ergonomic seating. All of that functionality sits atop a high tensile strength aluminum base and large casters.
Manufacturer recommended comfort range
Max Height: 5'6" - 6'6"; Weight: 170-390 lbs; BMI: Not to exceed 45
Extra large size steel frame
Hand-welded and heavy duty, this wide frame is built for strength and comfort.
Wide and flat seat
The wide and flat seat is designed for extra room for larger body types or anyone who needs more space to relax.
High-density cold-cured foam filling
Cold cured foam provides superior support and keeps it shape for years.
Extra strong high tensile aluminum base
AKRacing custom-made advanced high tensile aluminum base boasts 20 times the strength of a standard steel base.
Custom heavy duty gas-lift system
Weight-capacity-tested up to 400 lbs, it enables easy height adjustment of the seat for optimal ergonomic support and back stress prevention.
Adjustable backrest with 180° recline
Easily select and fix a convenient position up to a full 180° recline for play sessions or work.
Adjustable head and lumbar support cushions
Included enhanced XL pillows maximize comfort during work or play sessions.
4D adjustable armrests
Move in 4 directions (up & down, back & forth, in & out and slide to the sides) to allow you to find a comfortable hand and arm position.
This gaming chair is awesome. Im a pretty big guy 6'6 340lbs and this chair fits me very well. Extra sturdy, nice and wide, comfortable, rolls well. I have had other cheaper gaming chairs that felt cheap, and fell apart quickly. This chair is rock solid, and much cheaper than some of the other big name chair brands that are built for big and tall. It is a true high back chair and fully supports my 6'6 frame. It looks great, sits comfortably, and it very sturdy. Assembly is pretty straightforward but I would recommend having a extra pair of hands to keep holes lined up when bolting on the arms and base piece. Very happy with this purchase.
This is literally the best chair I've ever owned!
I've been looking for the right big & tall chair for a few years now. This is the first big & tall chair I've ever purchased and I hit the jackpot!
I've usually owned and purchased average chairs from local stores (~ $200 chairs from Costco, BJ's, Staples, etc. I've had to return them all).
The quality on this "AK MAX" literally blows everything I've ever owned away! AK seems to have many different models. This only applies to the MAX. (If their other chairs are anything as great as this chair, then they must be good.)
As a big guy, I highly recommend this to all of the big guys out there that have been looking for a "big & tall" heavy duty desk chair. The seat is extra wide, super comfortable, high-density foam seat, and a really nice synthetic PU leather (seat & back). The back is extra wide and incredibly comfortable. The lumbar pillow feel amazing. The small head rest pillow is nice. The metal base and wheels look pretty good quality. The armrests are amazing. The tilt is awesome.
The assembly was easy and straight forward. Installing the 4 screws on the back took me a long time. Having another person to hold the back steady, with the holes aligned, would help cut install time by a LOT.
I lucked out at got it on sale for $329. I see it's not back yup to $519 -- wow! But this chair is even worth the $570, as long as it lasts at least 5 or so years.
I'll be back to update the review after some time has passed to see how it holds up to extended use.
The quality of this chair is top notch. The over all build of the chair is solid and the wheels are a dream sliding on hardwood flooring. The PU leather fells breathable and comfortable. Being 6'3 280 this chair fits great. In some seating positions my feet cant touch the ground, haven't been able to say that in a while. The overall test will be with durability over time. Would highly recommend this chair to anyone looking for big and tall. The Rock and Lock allows for the perfect seat angle, and the 180 back rest tilt offers the perfect seating set up.
Would highly recommend this chair to anyone looking for big and tall.
I'm replacing an old Maxnomic Leader ($459) chair that I had for a few years because it started to peel and the base/cylinder/wheels all needed to be replaced. I decided to repurpose the chair and bought parts so I could give it to my daughter. I decided to look around and didn't hesitate to look at Best Buy so I could pick it up ASAP. I sit in front of my desk all day and needed something the same day. This was the chair I decided to go with.
I'm a fairly hefty guy. I weigh about 260 pounds (not losing weight anytime soon) and I'm only 5'11. I looked around for a chair that had a larger max weight limit on the base and this one definitely fits its category. This one goes up to 390 pounds! The frame itself is aluminum, so I doubt you'll ever have issues later down the road with the FRAME itself.
A few things that I'm highly disappointed about this chair... Oh, where to begin...
1.) My Maxnomic chair for around the same price had FULL FOAM all the way around the top head base of the chair. SOLID foam with no gaps. With this chair, you can feel the frame and it just feels like they put a small lining of foam underneath and thought that would be quality. This particular model boasts about having extra cushioning and its sad to see and feel that in a $400 chair.
2.) My Maxnomic had a very sturdy arm mechanism. Wherever you stopped it stayed in place whenever you needed to recline or adjust your chair. This chair wobbles a good 2-4 inches back in forth regardless of where it is. The weakness? One arm is held in by one screw in the center so it doesn't stay aligned with the base of the back portion of the chair. Maxnomic has a better backing plate to maintain alignment with the head base of the chair. Minor annoyance but still once again does not feel like quality.
3.) The lumbar pillow.... Where to begin... I can't get this thing to sit straight or sit in place regardless of how I adjust it. The straps just flat out don't work. I had to look online to find out how to keep it strapped because AKRacing does not provide a tutorial on how to do this. While it may be a simple step for some people, it simply does not for others. I tried steps on Youtube videos and I just couldn't adjust it to my liking. I'm often finding myself adjusting the pillow mid gaming session multiple times. The pillow itself also has this horrible dark black stain all over the front from when I pulled it out of the box. Once again... quality issues right out of the box.
4.) The headrest pillow... My Maxnomic was a soft plushy pillow while the AKRacing one is a hard leather-looking pillow that doesn't feel very comfortable. Also, it came out of the box and the pillow itself was lop-sided and never did expand correctly. Now it just looks like I sat on it and visibly looks terrible.
5.) Arm Rests... These are 4D armrests, but who thought it was a great idea to invent an armrest that you have to push forward to adjust the distance forward and back. My Maxnomic chair for almost the same price had a locking button on the side of the chair that allowed for smooth forward and back on the armrest without having to worry about the mechanism failing inside the armrest. Having to push this forward and back on this chair, I could easily see this wearing out quickly and becoming a problem later down the road.
6.) The cushion... is actually incredibly soft. Much more different than my Maxnomic chair. This is where AKRacing wins. The cushion is delightful to sit in... But there is one catch. The Maxnomic chair has a huge solid cushion. Is it stiff? Yes. I, unfortunately, had to replace my cushion with Maxnomic during my warranty period because the cushion itself started falling out from underneath. I also weighed a lot less too back then... The AKRacing cushion while it might feel much more comfortable, it feels much thinner and I'm more worried about this cushion over the length of time I will have this chair. I can simply put my hand underneath my chair and feel the bands underneath the seat bend and I can feel the cushion sinking in between the bands to help with support underneath the chair.
7.) Plastic Cover over arm mechanism is incredibly cheap on this chair. All it takes is a small tap and the plastic housing over your lever pops right off and out of place exposing the parts. It is also held in by plastic clips. I never had an issue with Maxnomic because of how
I know that ALL of these chairs are super cheap to make and are super expensive to purchase, but I honestly expected better from AKRacing. I went on a limb and went with what was available. This unfortunately is definitely not worth the price whatsoever. The other main brands like DXRacer, Maxnomic, and, Titan all have much more quality chairs than this by a long shot. Unless you can grab some sort of discount on this chair, I would definitely look elsewhere. This chair should only be in the $200 range with how cheaply it is made.
I purchased 4 other chairs before deciding on this one, while this was the most expensive it was the cheapest acceptable chair.
Biggest pro of this chair. All gaming chairs, backs are 21-25", but the usable flat part is almost almost always under 12.5" wide, Wide enough for most teenager and smaller adults. I'm 5'7" 170lbs I fit between in that size gap but my shoulders are squeezed together and slightly forward (very painful after 40min) The usable part of this chair's back is 13.9". This chair is wide enough so that if I center perfectly centered, nothing pushes on my shoulders.
The seat cushion on this chair is firm, so firm I was going to return it. BUT turns out the softer seats start flatting as you sit on them. The other seats took about 2 hours before they're completely flat and all you feel is the metal base. This seat might be firmer but stays full 'inflated' for over 8 hours. So the firm cushion is only a con if you use your desk chair under 2 hours a day, anything longer and its a pro.
The pleather, base, arms, base, wheels are, springs are all good quality.
One negative this chair has is the seams. The stitching won't come apart but is very imprecisely made. Instead of stitching the edges together, there is a lot of extra material on either side of the stitching. Basically, every spot on the chair where 2 colors meet has a hard ridge running under it. It's just enough to leave a crease in you sit on it without clothes =P
Another negative others reported is that the chair is front heavy. If the back is full upright and you balance on the front edge, the chair could tip forward. The bolt holes on the chair are wide enough to slide the seat forward/back for about an inch. If the chair is slid all the way forward its is still front heavy but won't tip by just sitting in the lip.
A:AnswerI would say yes it is wide and is a good chair if you have a bigger body. Im 5'5 320 lbs big hips and was concerned because it states its 15 inches wide, but its 23 and 1/2 at the widest point. I'll add a photo with some measurements that might be helpful in determining if this is something you want to get or not (give or take a 1/2 inch on some).
Hope this helps! Cheers!
A:AnswerHi Cor55. I'm not sure if this is the same as you have had with the other chair you are referring to but you can use the tilt lock function on the Max Gaming Chair to tilt and then lock the front of the seat in an upward position.