At a Glance
Gaming chairs are designed to provide optimum comfort and posture support. Since gaming sessions tend to last for more than an hour, you need to get a chair that will provide both comfort and back support in spades.
In this regard, the Merax gaming chair is one of the more budget-friendly options available to gamers in the market.
But does the lower price tag mean less feature? In this review, we will be taking a look at what the Merax gaming chair brings to the table.
Is it a worthwhile purchase for gamers, or should you look for something else? Let's find out.
With a price tag of around $150, the Merax gaming chair is already considerably cheaper than most gaming chairs in the market.
Does the more affordable price equate to more inferior quality? The short answer is, no. We'll go into further detail though, don't worry.
The Merax gaming chair comes in four variants: blue, green, red, and white. To be precise, the Merax uses black as its base color with different colored accents.
I do think Merax excluding the option of having an all-black model was a missed opportunity for gamers who prefer an all-black gaming rig at home.
That being said, the selection of different color accents should satisfy most gamer's personal preferences.
When it comes to its appearance, the Merax gaming chair looks the part with all the proper areas well-padded with cushions.
It is easy to perceive the Merax as being a "bare-bones" gaming chair due to its price. This can't be further from the truth, though, as this gaming chair comes with several features as well.
Design-wise, this gaming chair is ergonomically designed, which is how all gaming chairs should be. The seats are also noticeably more significant than other gaming chairs.
The chair also has a maximum weight capacity of 250 lbs. This is where we consider the Merax to fall a bit short as most gaming chairs today can support a maximum of 300 lbs.
This is not a deal-breaker and won't be much of a factor for most gamers, but something important to note for some buyers out there.
The Merax gaming chair takes the popular racing style with a high-back support design that is popular with a current gaming chair design.
Overall, the Merax gaming chair offers enough to satiate the general gamer's style and personal preference with its universal design.
The Merax can provide more than adequate comfort thanks to its ergonomic design and high-back support feature.
I would certainly recommend this chair not only for gamers but also for individuals who work long hours sitting down, such as office workers and programmers.
The chair comes with a generous amount of padding on the backrest and seats.
Combine this with the high-back support, and you can truly optimize the comfort above and beyond to what most gaming chairs in this price range can offer.
The backrest is also highly adjustable to every position you prefer.
At this price range, you won't expect it to provide this level of comfort. But it does, and it can match up with some of its premium-grade competition.
The Merax gaming chair utilizes quality PU leather which is shared with gaming chairs at this price bracket.
PU leather, for those who don't know, is synthetic leather with a certain percentage of its construction being genuine leather.
The difference is that it uses polyurethane coating as its finish. One of PU leather's advantages is that it is significantly resistant to water and is also extremely easy to clean.
PU leather is also known for being a low maintenance material.
PU leather is also more affordable to produce; hence, the cheaper price tag of the Merax gaming chair.
As for the disadvantage of PU leather, it usually lacks when it comes to the durability and longevity department. This is even with regular maintenance.
The primary feature of the Merax gaming chair is with its ergonomic design and high-back seat. With its racing-style appearance, made famous by YouTube gamers and Twitch streamers, the Merax gaming chair certainly looks the part.
There are also the benefits of having a gaming chair with a high-back rest. Such features are intended to provide optimum support for not only your back but also the neck and shoulders as well.
Chairs with this type of design feature are also perfect for taller users as it delivers even posture support.
Other notable features that the Merax gaming chair includes the 180-degree reclining backrest, headrest pillow, and lumbar support.
Having a reclining backrest is also an integral part of a gaming chair. Most gamers won't always be using this type of chair to play their games.
There are times when you want to relax and watch some videos online. Having the ability to lean the backrest to your desired position will help improve comfort.
Merax also provides users with lumbar and headrest pillows.
While not mandatory, some users prefer these extra supports with their seats. However, there are some complaints about the Merax lumbar support pillow to be too soft and not firm enough.
While not a gaming chair that will replace high-end models in the market, Merax offers more than enough with a relatively affordable price tag.
It is a fully functional and comfortable racing-style gaming chair that will provide the basics in terms of comfort and posture support.
The addition of lumbar and headrest support pillow is highly welcome, even with said pillow's slightly sub-par quality.
If you are looking for an affordable gaming chair, definitely check out what Merax has to offer.