Respawn Gaming Chair Review 2020 (Is it best for Gamers?)

At a Glance

Respawn is a brand that has become quite synonymous with gaming culture these past few years. It is easy to see why as they produce some top-notch gaming chairs in both quality and design.

For this review, we will be taking a gander of their 900 models. This particular gaming chair had made some considerable waves in the market when it was released.

Just what makes the Respawn 900 gaming chair quite a popular model in general? Well, we can't answer standing around here.

Let's go ahead and take a closer look at the Respawn 900 and model to know just why it is sought after by gamers.

Specs

  • Dimension: 51.2 x 31 x 45 (L x W x H) inches

  • Material: Leather

  • Colors: Black, Blue, Gray, Red, and White

  • Weight Capacity: 275 lbs.

  • Assembly: Yes

Design

The Respawn 900 is noticeably different than your standard gaming or office chair. It looks more akin to a sleeker sofa chair.

Because of that significant difference in design, setting up this gaming chair is quite different.

Still, it is a relatively straightforward process that you can accomplish, even without the need for the instruction manual.

The Respawn 900 is also considerably bulkier than its competition. With a wheel-less design, this gaming chair is designed specifically for living room use.

The seat and backrest are all well-padded and are also quite broad. Again, I must reiterate that this one takes a more sofa chair approach with its design.

If you are setting it up somewhere, make sure you have extra legroom to move around it.

The backrest and seat are contoured to provide your body with adequate support and ensure proper posture.

The exceptionally tall headrest is also equally as wide to provide your shoulders with proper support.

You will even notice two vents over on the headrest area. This acts as both ventilation and the slot for attaching the neck pillow.

The armrest is also more significant in this model compared to other Respawn gaming chairs and gaming chairs in general.

However, I did notice that the Respawn 900 armrests are firm padding covered in faux leather that the whole unit is using. It is quite firm and might not provide the appropriate suppleness that some gamers are looking for.

The Respawn 900 is primarily designed to provide optimum comfort. In that regard, it has succeeded with flying colors.

However, it did sacrifice maneuverability and a compact design to achieve this goal.

Comfort

Comfort and convenience, these are the two aspects that I feel the Respawn 900 gaming chair is at its best. You will notice that the armrest features a cup holder which is an excellent inclusion to its design.

To optimize the comfort of the Respawn 900, I highly advise gamers not to buy this if they are planning on using it with a desk as it is not a practical choice for that.

This is due to its wheel-less design and foot recliner feature.

If you thought a particular gaming chair has an excessive amount of padding, then you haven't seen the Respawn 900 yet.

It aims to deliver a recliner experience to gamers, and it manages to do that by adding a considerable amount of cushion on the seat and backrest.

The foot recliner further boosts the overall comfort this gaming chair can deliver. I can even see myself easily taking a nap on the Respawn 900.

Features

The Respawn 900 did not spare any padding during the construction of this model. The cushion used is so thick that it is measured in inches.

The upholstery on the whole gaming chair is also quite lovely, flexible, and durable.

It comes with reclining features for both the backrest and the footrest. Fortunately, the reclining mechanism is all built-in meaning that setting this unit up should be a breeze.

The screws are all located in well-hidden segments of the chair. Plus, there is a zipper closure that you can use to hide the bolts further to give the chair a more streamline appearance.

As for other features of note, the Respawn 900 is designed for optimum convenience. Other than the recently discussed cup holder on the armrest, the Respawn 900 also features a controller pocket.

The controller pocket is located over at the side of the chair. You will notice two pockets there, one for the remote control and the other for the controller.

The controller pocket is large enough for a single controller (PS4 or Xbox One).
While the Respawn 900 uses a different design compared to most gaming chairs in the market, it still uses some of the common features you find in its competition.

For example, the Respawn 900 comes with a 360-rotating seat. The seat does require a bit more force to rotate as the central mount and chair generate more friction compared to a wheeled gaming chair.

With its sturdy base and durable construction, the Respawn 900 is built to last. Its weight capacity is somewhat lesser than some of the gaming chairs that we have reviewed.

But, it more than makes up for it with the level of comfort it brings to the table.

Pros

  • Durable construction.
  • Extremely stable design.
  • The amount of padding in this gaming chair ensures an entirely comfortable experience.
  • Has a foot recliner feature. 
  • Additional features such as cup holder, remote control, and console controller pockets.

Cons

  • The Respawn 900 is more like a recliner-lite and won't be as well-made compared to a traditional recliner chair.
  • The bulky and wheel-less design makes it incompatible with being used with a computer desk.

Conclusion:

If you are looking for a gaming chair to place in your living room, the Respawn 900 is quite simply the best option available at the moment.

With its "La-Z-Boy" reclining features at a substantially more affordable price tag, it is quite a good deal if you are looking for a budget-friendly recliner for gaming.

Easy to set up and quite sturdy, the Respawn 900 is the ultimate gaming chair for the living room.

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