I’ve never owned a “gaming chair.” I always used my couch or a regular office chair when I played. I never thought about it and after hours toiling away in games like Star Wars Galaxies, World of Warcraft, or more recently Star Wars: The Old Republic, a standard chair just doesn’t cut it.
I stumbled across the OPSEAT chair and was intrigued by the design of it. I’d been in the market for something like this so it was kismet that I stumbled across it and fate stepped in again when I was able to get my hands on one to review for you guys thanks to the fine folks at OPSEAT.
I opted for the purple one because I like purple but you can get the chair in a variety of colors. You’re most certainly going to see a color you like. You have nearly a dozen options.
That picture to your left? That’s a pretty great representation of what I got. In fact, its exactly the one I got. What you see is definitely what you get with the OPSEAT chair. It looks great right out of the box. There is some assembly required, but it was nothing too difficult. I had it set up and in use in about 15 minutes or so.
How about some specs?
Weight: 51.0 lbs
Color Options: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Light Blue, Pink, Purple, Whiet, Black, Grey
Material: Metal Frame, Synthetic Leather
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty
Weight Limit: 300 Pounds
Height: 51 in. to 53 in.
Width: 30 in.
Features: full reclining back, soft and supportive cold molded foam, high quality solid metal frame, heavy duty nylon base, reliable class IV pneumatics, breathable perforated PU leather, color accent stitching, ergonomic lumbar and neck pillows, configurable 4 dimensional arm rests, 12 degree multi-tilt mechanism, and interchangeable color tips.
All that spec stuff out of the way, the real question here is comfort right? Admittedly, when I first sat in the chair I was worried. It didn’t feel right to me for some reason. I thought, “well this is a bust, no way can I sit in this chair and play XBOX for minutes let alone hours.” I realized it was because I was sitting up correctly. I wasn’t slouched on the couch or the crummy old office chair I had. My body was supported, my back straight, and after a few minutes I was hooked. The chair is indeed super comfortable, I played some Destiny 2 for a couple hours and barely moved an inch. I didn’t have to reposition myself or anything.
The lumbar and neck pillows are great additions that help to keep my back straight and comfortable when playing. They’re both adjustable so you can place them how you want and, best of all, they’re attached to the chair via straps so they won’t go missing or fall all over the floor.
Overall, the Grandmaster from OPSEAT is a great investment for gamers. I’m mainly a console gamer so I just roll this out and settle in for all the gaming I want. To be honest, it might be a bad thing that I enjoy this chair so much because I’ve lost the discomfort excuse to stop playing. But, at least it’s keeping my back in line!
I am really satisfied with the chair. It looks great, the coloring is vibrant, and above all else it is super comfortable.
The chair is a bit expensive at about $300 but based on the craftsmanship and comfort I think it’s a good value. I don’t see this chair having any issues for quite a while and if it does, I’ll be sure to update this review. The good news is, we’ve joined up with OPSEAT and can offer you a discount on your chair! Head over to OPSEAT and use the code BEAST and you can save $10 on your order.
Get one and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Now, I just have to figure out how to deal with this situation so I can actually use my chair.
Garon Cockrell is the Founder and Editor of Pop Culture Beast and host of The Pop Culture Beast Show. He founded the site over seven years ago to have a place on the internet to write about the things he loved. Since then, Garon has become a best-selling author (Demonic and Other Tales), an award winning screenwriter (Best Screenplay 2013 Motor City Nightmares Film Festival), and a cast member on the top rated podcast, Never Not Funny.