When we first glanced at this chair, we weren’t sure what to think of it because it didn’t look like much. It looked like a stripped down version of a DXRacer chair but when we carefully inspected all of the details of the chair, we learned that the AKRacing AK-7018 Ergonomic Series chair was more than just a gaming chair. It has multiple functions.
First, this chair can also double up as an office chair because of the unique style. It has the same professional tone but with a nice backsplash of red that we really think stands out among other executive style office chairs. This chair is still classified as a racing chair but with multiple functions.
One of the main things that’s a bit different about the AKRACING AK-7018 than other chairs is that it doesn’t come with a leather exterior. It’s not exactly common for the silky style of exterior leather to make it to gaming chairs but it’s more comfortable. The reason that people like leather is because it’s easier to clean stains and it isn’t as easily prone to things like pets.
The frame of this chair is no joke as we found out. The frame is made of metal material and very strong. When you lean back, you won’t hear any distinct noises from the tilt mechanism and it’s a very comfortable chair to rest your head on.
Design & Style (7/10)
The overall style of the chair kind of resembles a DXRacer and that’s kind of AKRACING was going for. It doesn’t cost nearly as much as a lot of different DXRacers on the market do and it still provides that soft comfortable feeling. Unlike a lot of other gaming chairs, this chair abandons the typical black on black design and decided to go with an all red theme, with a splash of black along the sides.
The base and the wheels are nothing special but they are quite shiny thanks to the metal frame construction of the base. The armrests are rather small in design but this was on purpose because of how the armrests ark down.
The chair’s durability is rated as a solid 10/10. This is one of the few gaming chairs on the market that comes with a solid heavy metal frame construction and won’t break on you after some time of use. The fabric of the chair is pretty high quality and isn’t made of cheap mesh or cheap fabric that is prone to tearing and wearing.
This is a very strong chair and allows for people to lean back at an angle of up to 180 degrees. The chair can easily lock in place and you won’t feel that feeling of the chair crumbling underneath your weight or that annoying tilt back squeaky sound that comes accompanied with a lot of other gaming chairs.
Features of AKRacing Gaming Chair
Construction – The construction of the chair is actually done with a metal frame which impressed us because this allows a lot of room for safety and the overall strength of the chair. The construction of the base is always important more than the material used for the interior and exterior because this will dictate how much weight can be applied to the chair before it breaks.
Adjustability – There’s a few different things that can be adjusted from this chair. First, there’s the tilt of the chair which allows you to lean back as far as you want, up to 180 degrees. Second, there’s the height and back of the chair which can be adjusted to make room for people of different heights.
Armrests – Having adjustable armrests is a must have for us because while some people don’t like them and want them to be flipped up from time to time, it’s also important to adjust their height as well. Not all desks are made equal.
Design – AKRACING has gone out of their way to try something a bit unconventional when it comes to the overall design of gaming chairs. Most gaming chairs come in a very bland black design with only a little splash of color overall but this chair is primarily red with a splash of black around the outer edges all over the chair.
Things We Liked
We had a strong appreciation for the design of the chair which was a nice bold red that stood out to us immediately on arrival
We really loved the strong base of the chair and how easy it was to put together
The armrests being able to be adjusted to the up or down position was great as well so we could adjust the arms to be within optimal reach of our keyboard
There’s a 4 gas lift system built into the chair that will support up to 400 pounds which is a huge plus
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: The seat looks rather wide, can larger people sit in this seat?
A: Yes. This seat is rather large and accompanies a wide variety of different guests. Whether you’re small or large, you’ll have no problem fitting in this seat.
Q: Can the arms be folded or detached?
A: Unfortunately, no. Some gaming chairs do offer the option of being folded up but these armrests were built small and do not fold up. You can however adjust the height of the armrests to a desired height.
Is this the least expensive gaming chair on the market today? No, it’s not. However, we feel that this chair makes up for the price in terms of functionality. You could even use this chair as a bed with the 180 degree tilt functionality that will lock in place.
The quality of the fabric is also a nice tough and gives a nice break from the common leather material used on the exterior of most chairs. This is a long lasting solution to anyone who’s gaming or needs a versatile chair for relaxation.