AKRacing Master Series MAX Gaming Chair Review

The AKRacing Master Series Max Gaming Chair is a top-notch high-quality premium gaming chair for those looking for ultimate comfort. For people who are serious about gaming and spend a lot of time in the chair, this AKRacing Master Series chair is one investment you won’t regret. 

From the premium upholstery and refined stitching to the sturdy build, the Master Series MAX chair is built to impress. With so much care and research put into the crafting of the MAX, you can expect a well-built chair that is designed to last for a long time. The MAX is weight-rated to be able to withstand up to 400lbs with no problems over long periods of time. It isn’t hard to notice that this is a large chair built specifically for larger people which means if you're a smaller person you’ll feel a little unsecured sitting in this. Kind of like sitting in your Dad's armchair or something as a 10-year-old. It's still comfortable but BIG!

​Everything from the wheels, the leather, the frame, the pillows, the armrests, and the packaging is well crafted. This chair was designed for people who don’t want cheap quality and they want a chair that will last decades to come and possibly, their entire gaming career. Well, look no further because the AKRacing Master Series is one of the better chairs we’ve ever covered.

What really sets the MAX apart from other chairs in its range is how generous it is with its adjustment limits. This might be a bit decisive for some as the chair can feel unsafe when you go too far back or tilt a little beyond the limits you’re already used to. But you can rest easy, as the MAX has been designed with this in mind and it is entirely safe to use and operate as the base and legs are balanced to allow for such extreme inclination.

​This chair was produced by AKRacing, a top-tier manufacturer of gaming chairs. Some people may scoff at the price a bit but from our previous experience with AKRacing, we can assure you that it’s worth every penny.

Every little piece of this chair feels premium. The PU leather isn’t as extravagant as real top-grain, but the highly engineered material used on the MAX is waterproof and more flexible than real leather. It may not last decades or be as impervious to damage as fine leather is, but the MAX is rugged enough to survive the pitfalls of the office or home desk without much of a fuss. The pillow accessories that come with the MAX also feature the PU leather that the MAX is upholstered in, giving it that extra touch of premium quality that comes with most AKRacing seats.

  • ​​The PU leather is treated and tested for quality, on the front and the back and it will last for at least 5 years according to the manufacturer
  • The frame is built with metallic material and is coated with anti-rust chemicals, so it will never corrode and it’s incredibly durable
  • The foam padding used inside of the chair is made with cold-cured technology, so it’s responsive, breathable and holds its own under pressure
  • The armrests are completely 4D, meaning you can move them in four different directions for your own convenience and relaxation
  • The heavy-duty frame and gas lift allows this chair to hold up to 400 pounds in maximum capacity

​AKRacing Master Series

AKRacing Masters Series Max


  • ​Built with a heavy load and made for people up to 400 pounds, thanks to the heavy-duty metal frame and gas lift
  • ​You can rock the chair back and forth with an adjustable rocking mechanic or you can lock the chair into place with a tilt mechanic
  • ​The armrests can be moved to your liking in four different directions
  • ​Free headrest and lumbar pillows are included with your purchase, to help relax your neck, back and promote healthier blood flow while seated
  • The leather material is treated for high-quality and is spill/stain resistant, so you won’t have to worry about clean up and the manufacturer has a 5-year warranty on the leather


  • ​This AKRacing Master Series MAX Gaming Chair has nothing but 5-star reviews and the only real downside we can see is the pricing point, which would turn a lot of people off to the chair


​I just received this chair about a month ago and it has helped me so much with my back problem. I work from home and my old chair had to be used as both a computer chair and a work chair. My back would ache and I would have to constantly make appointments with the chiropractor with my old chair with as much time as I spent in it. This chair has been nothing but a blessing. I feel so much better after using this chair for only a month.

Like a lot of other people have already stated, I am in love with this chair. It’s by far the most comfortable chair I’ve ever sat in and I’ve tried several different chairs before this one. I would recommend this to anyone who values comfort over a low budget because I tried so many cheap chairs before this and I’ll never go back.

​What to Look for When Buying This Chair

​When you’re buying an AKRacing chair, there’s a couple of things you want to look for. First of all, AKRacing chairs will usually have a wide base to accompany a wide variety of gamers from small to large. Next, their logo will usually be plastered all over the chair including the pillows they include and the top of the backrest. They’ll also usually include a logo of whatever series they’re selling on the base of the chair, which is Max is in this case.

Assembly - The AKRacing Master is one of the easiest gaming chairs to assemble. There aren’t a lot of complicated parts and it is pretty intuitive to put together.

You may need some help with the back, though as it is very heavy. This is the only difficult part of the assembly. The trick is to hold it up to put it on, but the weight makes it very awkward. As I said, if you have a helping hand for this part, then you’ll have the chair assembled in no time.

Lumbar Support - With a pillow fitted exactly at the lower back area, it puts pressure right on your lumbar region. This will keep your back from getting out of alignment.

It doesn’t matter if you are using your chair for 8+ hours of gaming or if you use the chair as an office chair for working all day in front of the computer. You need that support to keep your back from getting sore as well as your neck.

Back pain, neck pain, and overall body soreness can come from poor lumbar support. Luckily, the AKRacing Master Series chair is one of the best racing chairs for that.

Ample Room​ - The AKRacing Master Series chair is ideal for large guys or gals. The wide seat and wide back is roomier than your typical racing chair.

If you are big and tall, you will find yourself fitting comfortably in the bucket seat. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that the maximum weight is 400 pounds. If you are under that weight then you are good. Even if you are very tall as the height is adjustable. Guys well over 6 feet won’t feel like they are sitting in a kid’s chair.

Durability - You’ve got years of comfortable gaming ahead of you thanks to the cold cured foam that retains its shape.

Cheaper foam padding can end up breaking down and going flat or compacted.

Adjustable and Customizable - Everybody has a different idea of what is comfortable. With the AKRacing Master Series MAX Gaming Chair, you can get the chair set up exactly how you like.

Adjustable armrests can go up & down, back & forth, in & out, and rotate to the sides. If you are using this as an office chair, then it doesn’t matter what height desk you have, your armrests will fit under, no problem.

The headrest and lumbar support pillow are also adjustable to fit bodies of different heights and weight. It doesn’t matter what body type you are, you will be able to get the chair to your exact specifications.

Then, there is the 180° recline. At 90°, it is in work mode, so if you are at a desk, you will be at the right height to work. Then you can lean it back to 120° for a comfortable gaming and then all the way down to 180° which they call chill mode so you can take a quick nap at your desk or PC.

Buying Advice - While this chair does come with free shipping, AKRacing is one of the more unique manufacturers out there who will actually accept a trade-in of your gaming chair under certain conditions. While we’ve never used this, you’ll have to contact AKRacing directly to see what is applicable for a trade-in. The only downfall here is that this chair does take a little while to ship as it’s a popular product and it’s not going to arrive at your door in the next couple of days. It’s a hot product and may take a month or two to actually ship out the door



AKRacing Master Series Max is one of the best gaming chairs on the market right now that can double up as an office chair. The only real downfalls to this chair are the pricing point which a lot of people don’t want to pay (which is understandable) and the time it takes this product to ship. The AKRacing Master Series chair a hot product, so you might want to grab one today if you’re interested before they run out or it takes even longer to ship in the future.

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Editor's Review
  • 8.9/10
    Design - 8.9/10
  • 9.7/10
    Comfort - 9.7/10
  • 8.5/10
    Durability - 8.5/10
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    Strength - 8.2/10
Christopher Miller
I’ve played games longer than I can remember. My first memories come from the godly Super Nintendo console of which I was quite fond. I enjoyed playing Mario, Zelda, Kirby, and especially Sonic. Obviously, when technology made some progress, I just couldn’t stop immersing myself into this fantastic hobby, and clearly that takes several sitting hours.

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