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AKRACING - Core Series EX-Wide Gaming Chair - Blue-Front_Standard

AKRACING - Core Series EX-Wide Gaming Chair - Blue

Model: AK-EXWIDE-BK/BLSKU: 6215607

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The final piece to my Computer Office/ Mancave

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    CasualRN
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Deciding to spend the extra money on a pricey gaming chair began to become less about the cost and more attention to comfort and function. A cheaper budget chair was exactly what I wanted to avoid. Quality and visual appeal was my goal. Best Buy helped by making the "AKRACING Core Series EX-Wide Gaming Chair" the Deal of the day, a few weeks ago. (Sorry if you missed it) I had already reviewed several "racing" type gaming chairs and noticed AKRACING appeared on several websites and always received positive reviews. I'm a good sized guy, (280lbs before the holidays) so word-of-advice, look at the weight limit of your final choice and note how much comfort space you'll be looking for. The mention of "Wide" got my attention. (42" waist) After looking at the other options and the multitude of choices out there, I went for it. Best buy was the best deal out there for the money. ($199.99 + tax w/ the Deal of the day) This made it a no-brainer. Assembly only took about 30-mins solo. They recommend a 2 person team, but I finished with no issues. The box is quite large, drawing the attention of other curious shoppers at pick-up. Large, but I tied it securely to my rooftop with no headaches. I began seeking something more professional as well as comfortable. I once thought the fabric finish vs. leather was a downgrade, but I actually appreciate the finish more than I thought. It gets cold sometimes and the finish is alway inviting vs. the cold/ temped feel of leather or the fake finish of 'pleather' (plastic leather). The instructions were direct at first, complete with photos. (minus the "how to install the pillows." 2 words... youtube.) Everything is adjustable, from the armrest to the height positioning and the recline options. Note: Yes. It did hold up the full laid-out position (180' degrees) and with my size, that's saying something. Recommend adding some wide padding to the armrests. Optional but the perfect finish for me. Overall I'm very pleased about this purchase. I gave it 5 stars based on cost, comfort, looks, and the ease of assembly. It looks the part and the style made my office look great. As for the price, it's true... You get what you pay for!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable and sturdy, but falls short in places.

    Posted
    Wolf
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I'm a large person (6'2" 230) and the EX-wide chair fits with room to spare. The firm foam seat and lumbar pillow make for a very comfortable chair. Assembly was easy enough, and I was impressed by how sturdy the individual pieces were. Together, they made for a very solid feeling unit. That said, there were a few places that were disappointing. The arm rests have the look and feel of cheap plastic and only lock in place vertically. They also slide forward/back and pivot and since they don't lock they can shift during game play. The other disappointment is the head rest, which I stopped using because it won't stay in place. Whoever designed the cheap plastic part that tries (and fails) to hold the head rest in place should reconsider his job choice. Overall, the comfort of the chair earned it 4 stars but the arm rests kept it from getting the top rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK for the price, AKRACING has bad/no service

    Posted
    RealTomK
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    Bought this chair for my home office because “office chairs” were killing me. I am 6’3” 250lb. The chair arrived damaged so I reached out AKRACING. I have still not heard back. Of course, Best Buy helped me out the same day and exchanged it. It went together easily, Its sturdy, and mostly comfortable for a person my size. The swiveling and sliding arm rests are obnoxious. The neck pillow is for appearance only as it sits too far back to support your neck. The seat pad is flat and stiff - its not molded like a bucket seat like it looks. Bottom line is my back likes this chair so much better though, and the seat raises to a heigh appropriate for my size making my legs less tired. Bottom line: If Best Buy had not been so helpful this chair would not be in my house right now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great chair

    Posted
    Bohunk
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    I purchased this chair a couple months ago, it’s a great chair has plenty of room being extra wide. Very solid, leans all the way back and I love the headrest pillow. Easy to assemble, it took me about 20 minutes. The box is very large, so make sure you can fit it in your vehicle if your picking it up from the store. The only negative thing I can say about the chair is that the back padding is very stiff; I wish it had a layer of the same, soft material the seat cushion is made from.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming chair

    Posted
    JOverbay
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Chair was bought for boyfriend. So here is his review. The only con to this chair I have found is the instructions. The chair itself is amazing. It's comfortable. I am 6'1 roughly 280 so I'm not huge. But the chair allows for enough room for me to cross my legs in the chair. I would recommend this chair to anyone who plays games regularly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Comfortable Chair

    Posted
    JamesD
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    My concerns were that this chair wouldn't fit (width) in the opening of my corner desk and that the material would be uncomfortable and hot. The chair fits perfectly at roughly 28in wide from the outside edges of the armrests and the material is durable, comfortable and regulates temperature rather well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming chair for the price

    Posted
    junktea1
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    Good quality materials and easy to assemble. Colors are nice. Firm and sturdy. I looked at other brands like vertagear and this one had better materials and craftsmanship. I was considering secret labs but this was $100 less and I could try in store. You won’t be disappointed unless you want faux leather

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly What I Needed!

    Posted
    ThatOneGuy
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    My last chair was a but too narrow for me and made it uncomfortable to sit on for gaming sessions sometimes lasting 2-3 hours. This chair is wide and much more comfortable! The lumbar and head support pillows are great. The armrests can be lifted and lowered, moved forward and back, and can be turned left and right slightly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big and tall?? Buy this chair!

    Posted
    Mikegrdn78
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    Being a big and tall guy this is the best year and that I have found I’m on my fourth chair in three years due to poor craftsmanship and regular chairs not being as comfortable. If you have a need for big and tall chair this is the best one that I have experienced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming chair for the price!

    Posted
    Tiko
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    We purchased this chair for our grandson who does a lot of gaming. The chair has a wide seat which adds comfort for a person who needs the extra room. The price was reduced during the period we purchased it but we would purchase it again at regular price if needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent chair

    Posted
    OCV54
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Easy to assemble and very comfortable. I like the adjustment on the seat back as I can recline and not worry about breaking the chair because it is solid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good chair

    Posted
    anon4878
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    Overall satisfied with the purchase. Only issue is there is no way to lock the arm rests. Every time I lean on them they push outwards.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great chair

    Posted
    kidvin
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    Not only a great gaming chair; but great as a desk chair as well. Easy to assemble, sturdy, and comfortable. Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good item

    Posted
    syby
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    Chair was easy to assemble. The chair seems to be heavy duty. The only change would be a little cushion on the armrests.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Would recommend!

    Posted
    JandLilo
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    Was easy to put together and is comfy. Def better quality than other chairs out there. Worth the extra money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gamer Chair!

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    Pinhead
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    Really comfortable, supportive and pretty easy to assemble! Love this gamer chair! Extra wide for bigger Gamers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Up to expectation

    Posted
    romo
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    Heavy duty. Wish arm rest was 1/2" higher. Well worth price. Bought on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid

    Posted
    Spam
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I was surprised at how sturdy this is! Really comfortable as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very comfortable

    Posted
    Marv
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    I would recommend this gaming chair, very comfortable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Chair

    Posted
    Product
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Outstanding, very comfortable gaming chair, priced nicely

    I would recommend this to a friend