The Merax company has hit the market with its own version of the popular racing style gaming chair. They understand the gamer crowd's demand for comfort that can last through long hours of working, studying, and gaming. Because of this, they created the Merax gaming chair to provide everything you need for sitting comfortably no matter what you're doing.
The ergonomic design of the Merax chair will keep you in the best posture for your neck, back, and shoulder alignment. That reduces the chance of pain or injury from long periods of sitting. The chair even comes equipped with comfortable lumbar and head cushions to offer extra support where it is needed most.
You might not feel like you need an ergonomic chair right now since you don't have any back, neck or shoulder pain. You will experience some eventually, though, if you don't have a good quality chair to maintain good posture.
This gaming chair will keep your spine aligned, improve your circulation, and your posture. Proper circulation keeps oxygen-rich blood flowing into your brain, so you can stay focused and alert. This enhances your overall productivity and performance while working or gaming.
Something that really stood out to us about the Merax gaming chair is the body-contouring style of the backrest. Because the chair looked fairly impressive at first glance, we were curious about what other features came with such a reasonably priced chair. It may not be as feature packed as the DXracer gaming chair, but it's still a solid choice at its price point.
Features of the Merax Computer Gaming Chair
Merax created this chair to be a high-quality, racer-style gaming chair to catch the eye of consumers in the market.
Some highlights of the chair are:
- Racer style design with dual color pattern
- Ergonomic backrest support
- High-quality polyurethane leather that is easy to clean
- Padded seat cushion
- Swiveling casters for easy rolling across floors of any type
- Rocking functionality for stretching your muscles and resting between tasks
- Reclining lockable chair back
- Headrest pillow and lumbar support pillow
- Adjustable tilt and height functionality
The Merax gaming chair's dimensions are 19.6'' x 20.1'' for the seat and 22.6'' x 33.4'' for the chair back. The chair weighs in at 44.1 pounds, similar to other chairs of this style. Despite the slightly higher weight, it should still be pretty easy to bring in after delivery, and the weight means it's built to hold the weight of most gamers.
Merax Racing Gaming Chair
We definitely recommend this chair for office work and gaming. It has a lot of key features for a good chair used for long hours. Here's what we found that we liked:
- Easy to put together in thirty minutes or less.
- Multi-function adjustability to sit upright, rock back and forth, or recline all the way back for a nap.
- Supportive pillows for the back and head are adjustable to accommodate individuals of different heights with varying comfort requirements.
The chair has impressive features for its price point, so we recommend the Merax high-back computer chair to most gamers or office workers looking for affordability along with a comfortable chair.
There are some things worth pointing out that could have improved the chair:
200 lb. weight capacity limit is lower than other racing style chairs we've reviewed.
Armrests are not adjustable.
FAQ about the Merax Computer Gaming Chair
Most of the features listed are pretty clear cut, but sometimes you just need a little extra information to figure out whether a specific game chair purchase is right for you. With that in mind, we've compiled this list of frequently asked questions to help you figure out if the Merax gaming chair fits your specific needs.
Does the chair come in different colors?
Yes. This chair is available in three different color options: black and white; black and red; and, black and yellow. Each of the dual color styles looks great in any game room or office.
Is this chair good for tall people?
Yep! Like most racer style chairs, this chair is designed with an extra high backrest. The high backrest is there to provide support along the full length of the spine. The Merax gaming chair's backrest measures 33.4 inches high, which should be adequate to accommodate taller individuals. In fact, it's higher than the backrests on several other prominent racing game chairs that we have previously reviewed.
Is this chair good for heavy people?
Maybe. The Merax gaming chair should accommodate most gamers up to about 225 pounds, but 200 pounds is likely more realistic. Compared to similar chairs, that's a slightly lower maximum weight capacity than usual. So, if you weigh more than 225 pounds, we suggest going with a gaming chair specifically made for larger people to provide more room, comfort, and support. In general, though, we recommend this chair for gamers under 200 pounds to get the most longevity out of it.
Is assembly difficult?
Not at all! The chair screws together very easily. As with all self-assembled chairs, though, there can be issues with screws not aligning just so, simply because it's a new setup for the user. You can account for this shortcoming by putting all the screws in place and waiting until they're all in to tighten them fully.
You don't need any special tools or skill set to assemble this chair, and one person can generally do it all by themselves. The backrest is a little on the heavy side and kind of tricky to align it to the post, but that shouldn't be an issue for most people.
How far does the backrest recline?
The backrest reclines from 90 degrees upright to 150 degrees, which is just short of horizontal by 30 degrees. Even though it doesn't recline completely parallel to the floor, a 150-degree recline still makes it perfect for comfortably resting while taking a break from work or a short nap between gaming sessions.
What material covers the chair?
The chair and its pillows are covered in polyurethane leather and are a synthetic leather that is easy to keep clean and will resist absorbing sweat and body oils. The polyurethane leather on the chair can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and doesn't need much upkeep whatsoever.
Is it easy to clean a spill or will it stain?
Since the material is polyurethane leather, it is very easy to clean. It won't absorb any liquid and won't get stained. To clean the surface of the chair, you can simply wipe it down with a damp paper towel or cloth.
How does the Merax computer gaming chair compare to the competition?
Is it better than other chairs in its price range? We looked at a few similar models; another from Merax and one from another company.
The chair looks quite similar to the Merax chair in this review. It also comes in three colors, two of which provide different options of black and green, and black and purple. This Merax chair is constructed with a much heavier frame and will accommodate gamers up to a maximum weight of 250 pounds. So if you're uncertain whether the Merax gaming chair in our review will support your weight because you are on the north side of 200 pounds, then we suggest stepping up to the Merax Racing Gaming High Back Enlarged chair instead. The only real difference is the size of the chairs and what they can support; the features are similar.
We suggest going with a chair from a trusted brand like Merax over the lesser known models. You can count on their customer support, and they publish all of their contact information where you can easily find it online.
This chair is on the lower end of the price range for racing style game chairs, but despite that, we were very impressed with all the features it came with given the cost. It is a perfect blend of price, quality, and function and would be the ideal chair for kids, teens, and young adults. The only gamers we wouldn't recommend this chair to are those who need a wider seat cushion or who are over 200 pounds. Those individuals should look elsewhere for a chair that is more supportive and suitable for larger people.
Review by Mark Thompson
- Design - 7/107/10
- Comfort - 8/108/10
- Durability - 8/108/10
- Strength - 8/108/10