Top AKRacing Chair (2020)

Among the 65 gaming chairs we researched, we selected the AKRacing Core Series EX-Wide Gaming Chair as the number one in the list thanks to its overall price and comfort (read below for more info) that both wide and thin gamers will appreciate.

Do check out our other Best Gaming Chair series including the best big and tall gaming chairs and the best DXRacer gaming chairs.

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Top Pick
AKRacing Core Series EX-Wide Gaming Chair with Wide Seat, High and Wide Backrest, Recliner, Swivel, Tilt, Rocker and Seat Height Adjustment Mechanisms with 5/10 Warranty - Black
AKRacing Core Series EX Gaming Chair, Black/Red
AKRacing Masters Series Pro Luxury XL Gaming Chair, BLACK
AKRacing Masters Series Premium Gaming Chair with High Backrest, Recliner, Swivel, Tilt, 4D Armrests, Rocker and Seat Height Adjustment Mechanisms with 5/10 Warranty - Arctica
AKRacing Core Series SX Gaming Chair with High Backrest, Recliner, Swivel, Tilt, Rocker and Seat Height Adjustment Mechanisms with 5/10 Warranty - Green
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AKRacing Core Series EX-Wide Gaming Chair
AKRacing AK BK/RD Core Series EX Gaming Chair
AKRacing AK BK Masters Series Pro Luxury XL Gaming Chair
AKRacing Masters Series Premium Gaming Chair
AKRacing Core Series SX Gaming Chair
Dimension
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches
25.59 x 23.62 x 59.06 inches
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches
Top Pick
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AKRacing Core Series EX-Wide Gaming Chair with Wide Seat, High and Wide Backrest, Recliner, Swivel, Tilt, Rocker and Seat Height Adjustment Mechanisms with 5/10 Warranty - Black
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AKRacing Core Series EX-Wide Gaming Chair
Dimension
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches
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AKRacing Core Series EX Gaming Chair, Black/Red
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AKRacing AK BK/RD Core Series EX Gaming Chair
Dimension
25.59 x 23.62 x 59.06 inches
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AKRacing Masters Series Pro Luxury XL Gaming Chair, BLACK
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AKRacing AK BK Masters Series Pro Luxury XL Gaming Chair
Dimension
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches
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AKRacing Masters Series Premium Gaming Chair with High Backrest, Recliner, Swivel, Tilt, 4D Armrests, Rocker and Seat Height Adjustment Mechanisms with 5/10 Warranty - Arctica
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AKRacing Masters Series Premium Gaming Chair
Dimension
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches
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AKRacing Core Series SX Gaming Chair with High Backrest, Recliner, Swivel, Tilt, Rocker and Seat Height Adjustment Mechanisms with 5/10 Warranty - Green
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AKRacing Core Series SX Gaming Chair
Dimension
25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches

Best AKRacing Chair

This just won’t be an AKRacing countdown without mentioning the EX Series. Considered as the flagship and the best-seller, the AKRacing EX Series is renowned for its ergonomic finish, great color palettes, long-lasting build and overall great value. The EX-wide makes the already-proven gaming chair some much-needed improvements like wider backrest and more leg space. If you need the best example of what a general AKRacing gaming chair can do, you pick the EX Series.

Pros:
  • Wonderful upholstery
  • Great cushions
  • Easy assembly
Cons:
  • Small stitching issues
  • Needs a lot of adjustments for smaller players

Adjustability

The AKRacing EX Series is full of good adjustable features – mainly the 180-degree reclining backrest and 3D armrests. The head and lumbar pillows can be easily adjusted too with a few tweaks here and there. Height adjustment is assisted with a class-4 gas lift, resulting in very seamless ascending and descending motions.

Size and Weight

The overall dimensions of the EX Series are 25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches. While that means it is ideal for tall gamers, that does not make this gaming chair a deal-breaker for shorter people. Thanks to its flexible adjustability, personalizing the EX to your needs is always simple as a few clicks on the armrests. It can accommodate up to 330 lbs.

Materials

AKRacing likes to mix things up with fabric, PU and 100% leather, making the brand’s upholstery one of the strongest and most durable versus other gaming chair brands. They also use high-density cold foam that feels similar to memory foam and the limb bases are coated with onyx.

Comfort

Surely enough, the AKRacing EX is one of the most comfortable gaming chairs ever made, according to satisfied customers. Cushioning is just right, foam and leather do not heat up easily and swiveling feels like a breeze.

Assembly

“Very easy to assemble” is what majority of happy users say when they first held the AKRacing EX Series gaming chair. Thanks to several premade attachments and a guidebook that is easy to follow, the EX Series should not be a hassle for you to set up even if you are still new to gaming chairs.

Best Value AKRacing Chair

A more affordable version of the EX series, the EX Series AK BK model holds the foundation of what made AKRacing light up on the map. The AK BK is currently the cheapest model in the EX Series lineup as well as for the entirety of the brand. It includes all the core features than an authentic AKRacing gaming chair should have but with some slight mishaps.

Pros:
  • Affordable
  • Top quality materials
  • Great adjustability
Cons:
  • Some unnecessary padding
  • minor stitch issues
  • Lumbar pillow isn't that good

Adjustability

Even if it is the most affordable in the bunch, that does not mean the AK BK is nothing less. While it does lack some flexibility in the armrests (other than tilting in 3 ways), everything else is what you’d expect in an EX Series seat: 180 degrees reclining, height adjustment, and pillow height.

Size and Weight

The AK BK is quite a tall gaming chair with dimensions of 25.59 x 23.62 x 59.06 in but it will still please shorter players. It also supports up to 330 lbs of weight and the backrest is adequate for tall players.

Materials

The AK BK EX uses the same mixture of real and PU leather, fabric, onyx base and cold foam. Just because it’s cheaper doesn’t mean that AKRacing has to compromise the materials.

Comfort

And this is where the lower price underlies. While EX-wide speaks for itself as being wide enough for any player, the AK BK has some common padding problems much like any gaming chair: multiple anti-shake pad areas – the same technology used for professional racers. Other than that, everything else is fine with the AK BK.

Assembly

Easy to build up by just about anyone. It does not matter if you already know how to set up a gaming chair or if it’s your first time assembling one. As long as you follow the guide, you will be alright.

Best XL AKRacing Chair

Here’s one for the big boys: the AKRacing Master Series. Known for its big bulging design and heavy-duty finish, the Master Series gaming chair is easily one of the best tall chairs built for large-bodied players. Even if you aren’t large enough, the Master Series has a wide leg space and a long backrest for you to treat it like a mini bed too.

Pros:
  • Great for tall and large players
  • Easy to assemble
  • Wonderful cushions
Cons:
  • May be too large for a small room
  • Heavy
  • Quite pricey

Adjustability

The Master Series is no different when it comes to adjustability. It does everything right in a gaming chair: 3D armrests, 180-degree reclining backrest, smooth-action height adjustment and lots of good leg room.

Size and Weight

Its dimensions alone are pretty good for a big tall guy: 25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches. And if you are a short player, that does not mean the Master Series has restrictions; no discrimination when it comes to height. Much like any other AKRacing, it can support up to 330 lbs.

Materials

No difference here; the Master Series uses premium PU and authentic leather, fabric and cold foam in order to orchestrate a very strong large gaming chair.

Comfort

We – and the rest of the happy customers – have no complaints when it comes to the Master Series chair. It is well-cushioned, roomy and has a lot of good customizations.

Assembly

Just like the EX series, the Master Series is easy to set from the ground up. All you need is a screwdriver with you to secure the nooks and crannies but other than that, the AKRacing is an easy chair to assemble.

Best Premium AKRacing Chair

AKRacing Master Series has another trick up its sleeve: the Premium edition. If you thought the Master Series was already good, wait till you try out the Master Premium – AKRacing’s apex predator when it comes to ultimate gaming chair performance and features.

Pros:
  • Better Version of Master Series
  • 4D armrests
  • Highly ergonomic
Cons:
  • May be too expensive
  • Still using same materials
  • Stiff pillows

Adjustability

The Master Premium is AKRacing’s most feature-ladled gaming chair. Besides the fully-reclining backrest and adjustable seat height, the Master Premium also includes 4D armrests which you can flip and tilt at any time without any struggle.

Size and Weight

The Master Premium is quite big but not Master XL Series big. Its dimensions are 25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches – almost the same as the other gaming seats in this list. And, as usual, this chair can be used by people of any height but is most ideal for tall gamers mostly 6’0″ and above. It can also support up to 330 lbs.

Materials

While it does look more “modern” than the regular Master Series, it still uses both real and PU leather alongside onyx bases, fabric demi-upholstery but with 30% cold foam (as opposed to just 15%) to present a very sturdy gaming chair.

Comfort

Overall, the Master Premium is a winner by the comfort alone. thanks to its cushioning and brilliant designs, the Master Premium feels like sitting on a throne made for a gamer king.

Assembly

AKRacing Master Premium is as easy as the other gaming chairs before it when it comes to assembly. You will want to follow the guide in order to do things properly. Don’t worry, it is easy to read anyway.

Best Affordable Premium AKRacing Chair

If you think the Master Series may be a bit too expensive, then you should consider getting the SX instead. It retains the look of a Premium AKRacing gaming chair but with the same functionalities of an EX Series. It’s good on the pocket and good for your gaming.

Pros:
  • Has the premium quality of Master
  • Has the affordability of EX
  • Great for all sizes
Cons:
  • Some padding problems
  • Thin stitches
  • Lumbar pillow is stiff

Adjustability

Long story short, the SX uses the same textbook features of an EX Series: full reclining backrest, 3D armrests, configurable headrest position and seamless height adjustment.

Size and Weight

Just as the featured AKRacing gaming seats before this one, the SX has dimensions of 25.6 x 23.6 x 59.1 inches – great for tall players but welcoming enough for shorter users. It also supports up to 330 lbs in weight.

Materials

The SX uses the same combination of fabric, real + PU leather, onyx base and cold foam as its establishment. We have no issues here – much like the customers that are happy with the SX.  You can also choose from a variety of colors.

Comfort

No problem when it comes to comfort here – the SX has the elegance of a Master Premium but with the general feel and price of an EX. Thanks to the top-grade materials, sitting on this chair will not make you sweat profusely nor make your back and lower body ache.

Assembly

The assembly of the SX is as easy as 1-2-3. Think of this as any other AKRacing chair since gamers across all platforms can vouch that this brand is one of the easiest to assemble in, like, ever.

What We Would Buy

All of these hot seats are amazing but, as usual, the best AKRacing chair will always depend on you. Should you choose the best in all fields like a jack of all trades, pick the EX Series. Want something a bit more affordable? The EX AK BR version is more compact. How about something for the tall and big players? That’s where the Master Series shines. Looking to spend more cash on the best version of Master? Pick the Master Premium chair. But if you want a more affordable edition of the Premium, I highly recommend getting the SX instead.

Editor & reviewer of gear from iOS control pad’s to high-end PC gaming hardware. He’s been gaming since the 1980s and mostly plays CS GO & Overwatch.