DXRacer Gaming Chairs: The Best Out There?

DXRacer began its operations in 2001, starting off as a manufacturer of seats for luxury sports cars. The company has evolved its focus to the gaming chair space and produces several unique model lines. Its research and development facility is located in Michigan.

The chair producer offers a pretty wide swing of chair types, with several on the lower end of the spectrum and some of higher quality. This guide showcases each DXRacer chair model and how it stacks up.

There are nine different models of DXRacer chairs, outlined in the table below:

Chair Series Default ModelPrice
Prince Series$329
King Series$499
Tank Series$629
Formula Series$329
Racing Series$329
Pink Paw Series$399
Air Series$469
Craft Series$479
Master Series$499

Without further ado, let’s dive into each chair model and see what it has to offer.

DXRacer Prince Series

DXRacer Prince Series
DXRacer Prince Series
Weight: 52.9 pounds (24 kilograms)
Material: PVC Leather
Seat Width: 19.5 inches (49.5 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: Up to 5’9″ (175 cm)
Max Weight: 200 pounds (90 kilograms)
Recline: 90° to 135°
Adjustable Height: 3 inches (7.6 centimeters)
5 Wheel Nylon Base
1D Armrests
Back Support Pillow and Head Cushion
MSRP: $329

DXRacer’s Prince Series chair is a very basic model that can only accommodate the smallest of gamers. With weight and height limits of 200 pounds and 5’9” respectively, there are very few people who are going to be able to use this model.

Considering the wheel base is made of nylon, it’s clear why the Prince Series chair can’t handle more weight. The 1D armrest is about as simplistic as they come, moving only up and down but in no other direction. A slight recline feature may benefit gamers who want to sit back and watch a show.

PVC leather is a faux material that helps keep chair costs down. It tends to be more durable than other fake leather but feels less soft on the skin. Speaking of costs, the price point for this chair seems way off at $329. Using the most basic components across the board, I wouldn’t expect this chair to sell for more than $200.

DXRacer King Series

DXRacer King Series
DXRacer King Series
Weight: 62.2 pounds (32.2 kilograms)
Material: PVC Leather
Seat Width: 20.5 inches (52 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: Up to 6’2″ (188 cm)
Max Weight: 275 pounds (125 kilograms)
Recline: 90° to 135°
Adjustable Height: 3 inches (7.6 centimeters)
5 Wheel Aluminum Base
4D Armrests
Back Support Pillow and Head Cushion
MSRP: $499

The DXRacer King offers some much-needed improvements to the company’s Prince model, making this a much more viable chair to consider.

The most significant upgrade comes in the form of an aluminum wheel base, adding a ton of support and durability to the chair’s overall design. This bumps the weight limit all the way up to 275 pounds, and while this still won’t work for everyone, it’s enough for most of the adults I know.

DXRacer also elongated the backrest by a few inches, allowing gamers up to 6’2” to sit comfortably. I’ve personally used the chair, and at 6’1”, it worked well for me. I do have some taller friends who would have some trouble, though.

Fortunately, the King also comes with 4D armrests that allow movement in pretty much every direction. They’re made of a firm but comfortable rubber material that shouldn’t bother you even after hours of playing.

One missed opportunity is with the PVC faux leather, which is usually only found on low-end gaming chairs. It is a bit more durable than some other options, but for $499, you should expect something of a little nicer quality. Other gaming chairs at similar price points don’t make this same mistake.

DXRacer Tank Series

DXRacer Tank Series
DXRacer Tank Series
Weight: 73.1 pounds (33.1 kilograms)
Material: PVC Leather
Seat Width: 23.5 inches (59.7 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: Up to 6’6″ (198 cm)
Max Weight: 400 pounds (181 kilograms)
Recline: 90° to 120°
Adjustable Height: 3 inches (7.6 centimeters)
5 Wheel Aluminum Base
4D Armrests
Back Support Pillow and Head Cushion
MSRP: $629

The Tank is DXRacer’s behemoth model, increasing the weight limit to 400 pounds. Alongside a height limit of 6’6”, this chair should work for the vast majority of gamers out there.

This boost is primarily due to a larger aluminum base to support additional weight and an overall wider chair design. A thicker foam padding permeates the chair as well, helping to provide a more comfortable environment for hours of gaming.

Reclining to just 120°, there’s even less lean here than in DXRacer’s other models. This isn’t much of a concern while playing games, but sitting back to watch a show or movie may not be as enjoyable.

Just like the King, the Tank has 4D armrests for maximum adjustment. Unfortunately, it still has the PVC leather that belongs on cheap chairs and not something costing $629. Besides being a slightly larger chair, there’s not much to justify this price point. Still, if you need something to accommodate your body type, the Tank does a fine job.

DXRacer Formula Series

DXRacer Formula Series
Weight: 48.5 pounds (22 kilograms)
Material: Strong Mesh and PVC Leather
Seat Width: 19.5 inches (49.5 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: Up to 5’8″ (173 cm)
Max Weight: 200 pounds (90 kilograms)
Recline: 90° to 135°
Adjustable Height: 4 inches (10 centimeters)
5 Wheel Nylon Base
1D Armrests
Back Support Pillow and Head Cushion
MSRP: $329

DXRacer’s Formula Series chairs are part of a legacy collection that is likely to get phased out some time in the near future. For now, you can still purchase this chair that looks a lot like the newer Prince model.

There are very few differences between the Formula and Prince chairs, with 1D armrests, 135° recline, and limits of 5’8” and 200 pounds. The nylon base and PVC leather are on the lower side of the quality spectrum, and this line of chairs also uses some mesh in places. I’d dare say that mesh is even less durable and comfortable than the PVC leather.

Priced at $329, the Formula Series chair doesn’t have any features that justify this high price. Even if you do meet the stringent requirements to comfortably use this chair, there are better options out there.

DXRacer Racing Series

Another legacy model, the DXRacer Racing Series has two unique variants.

  • DXRacer Racing Series
  • DXRacer Racing Series Pro

Let’s see how each compares.

DXRacer Racing Series

DXRacer Racing Series
Weight: 48.5 pounds (22 kilograms)
Material: Strong Mesh and PVC Leather
Seat Width: 18.5 inches (47 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: Up to 6’0″ (183 cm)
Max Weight: 200 pounds (90 kilograms)
Recline: 90° to 135°
Adjustable Height: 4 inches (10 centimeters)
5 Wheel Nylon Base
3D Armrests
Back Support Pillow and Head Cushion
MSRP: $329

The DXRacer Racing Series chair has sleek curves that match the design of an actual racing chair. Unlike most of DXRacer’s lower-priced models, this series does a somewhat better job of seating gamers of a more average height and build. 200 pounds and 6’ still leaves out a large population of gamers, but it’s certainly better than chairs rated to only 5’8”.

The chair’s material is still lacking throughout, with a brittle nylon base and a combination of PVC and mesh covering. Although I haven’t tested this model out, it certainly looks sparse with padding as well.

At least we have a 3D armrest design here that adjusts in several directions for extra comfort. With a bit of luck, you’ll be able to find a setting that works for your gaming style and not have to worry about your arms being uncomfortable.

DXRacer Racing Series Pro

DXRacer Racing Series Pro
Weight: 58.9 pounds (26.7 kilograms)
Material: PVC Leather
Seat Width: 19.5 inches (49.5 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: Up to 6’0″ (183 cm)
Max Weight: 225 pounds (102 kilograms)
Recline: 90° to 135°
Adjustable Height: 4 inches (10 centimeters)
5 Wheel Inlaid Color Bar Base
4D Armrests
Back Support Pillow and Head Cushion
MSRP: $399

The Racing Series Pro adds a bit of room to the base model with an extra inch of seat space. An inlaid color bar base brings in some color and adds a bit more strength, allowing for up to 225 pounds instead of just 200.

This model foregoes any mesh, featuring only PVC material for a more durable outer fabric. It’s still lower quality than you’d like to see on a $400 gaming chair. Finally, the Pro levels the armrest up to a 4D design for even more adjustability.

DXRacer Pink Paw Series

DXRacer Pink Paw Series

DXRacer Pink Paw Series
Weight: 49.5 pounds (22.5 kilograms)
Material: PVC Leather
Seat Width: 18.5 inches (47 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: Up to 6’0″ (183 cm)
Max Weight: 225 pounds (102 kilograms)
Recline: 90° to 135°
Adjustable Height: 4 inches (10 centimeters)
5 Wheel Inlaid Color Aluminum Base
3D Armrests
Back Support Pillow and Head Cushion
MSRP: $399

For those who love pink and/or dogs, the DXRacer Pink Paw Print has you covered.

This chair is an interesting mix of some of the better features that some other models bring to the table. For instance, the Pink Paw Print has an aluminum base known to be much more durable than its nylon counterpart. This is a huge upgrade, but I can’t for the life of me figure out why the chair is still only rated for 225 pounds.

Although not 4D, the 3D armrests provide a decent amount of adjustability for gaming. Most people wouldn’t find the difference between the two terribly significant. There’s still that PVC leather to contend with, but a $399 price point makes a little more sense with an aluminum base.

DXRacer Air Series

DXRacer Air Series

DXRacer has two models that may pique your interest if mesh is more your style.

  • DXRacer Air Series
  • DXRacer Air Series Pro

Read on to check out the specs of each.

DXRacer Air Series

DXRacer Air Series
Weight: 51.7 pounds (23.5 kilograms)
Material: Highly Resistant Mesh
Seat Width: 20.5 inches (52 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: Up to 5’7″ (170 cm)
Max Weight: 220 pounds (100 kilograms)
Recline: 90° to 135°
Adjustable Height: 2 inches (5 centimeters)
5 Wheel Nylon Base
3D Armrests
Back Support Pillow and Head Cushion
MSRP: $469

Faux leather doesn’t breathe and can be quite uncomfortable over several hours of gaming. Enter the DXRacer Air, designed with a semi-transparent high-quality mesh to keep your back and legs from sweating.

Mesh can be more abrasive on the skin than faux leather alternatives, so those who game in shorts may have to get used to the different feel. I actually gave my Air Series Pro chair to my dad, who never wears shorts, and he loves it.

With such a high price point, it’s a huge surprise to see the Air with a nylon base and only a 3D armrest. There are very few chairs costing this much that don’t use better materials. There’s not much give in the height department either, with a maximum recommendation of 5’7” and only 2 inches of movement up and down with the hydraulics.

DXRacer Air Series Pro

DXRacer Air Series Pro
Weight: 51.7 pounds (23.5 kilograms)
Material: Highly Resistant Mesh
Seat Width: 20.5 inches (52 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: Up to 5’9″ (175 cm)
Max Weight: 220 pounds (100 kilograms)
Recline: 90° to 135°
Adjustable Height: 2 inches (5 centimeters)
5 Wheel Aluminum Base
4D Armrests
Back Support Pillow and Head Cushion
MSRP: $499

For just 30 dollars more, the Air Pro makes up for the shortcomings of the base model in a big way. The first major change is an aluminum base, with the second 4D armrests for extra flexibility.

The recommended height is still only 5’9”, but the website does mention that individuals up to 6’2” should still be able to sit comfortably.

DXRacer Craft Series

DXRacer Craft Series
DXRacer Craft Series
Weight: 56 pounds (25.4 kilograms)
Material: PU Leather
Seat Width: 22.8 inches (58 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: Up to 5’7″ (170 cm)
Max Weight: 250 pounds (113 kilograms)
Recline: 90° to 135°
Adjustable Height: 3 inches (7.6 centimeters)
5 Wheel Aluminum Base
4D Armrests
Back Support and Head Cushion
MSRP: $479

The Craft Series of gaming chairs is best known for its unique chair designs, from “Rabbit in Dino” to “Spaceman” and “Koi Fish”. Each is splashed with unique artwork that will stand out in your gaming space and leave viewers wondering where your design inspiration comes from. There are seven designs in all to choose from.

Another notable difference in the Craft Series’ design is the use of a PU leather material, known to be softer than both PVC and mesh. That being said, PU tends to wear down quickly and is often found on the very lowest-end gaming chairs. Increasing the number of faux leather layers can bring up the quality, but only so much.

Unlike other models, the Craft has integrated lumbar support and therefore no pillow for the lower back. It uses a cooling memory foam on the headrest pillow, another step up from other designs.

The chair really suffers in the height department, being ideally rated for users 5’7” and shorter. This rules out a lot of gamers, but DXRacer does say gamers up to 6’ will still enjoy the feel.

DXRacer Master Series

DXRacer Master Series
DXRacer Master Series
Weight: 68.1 pounds (30.9 kilograms)
Material: Microfiber Leather
Seat Width: 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: Up to 6’2″ (188 cm)
Max Weight: 275 pounds (125 kilograms)
Recline: 90° to 155°
Adjustable Height: 3 inches (7.6 centimeters)
5 Wheel Aluminum Base
4D Armrests
Back Support and Head Cushion
MSRP: $499

The Master Series is a huge deviation from the other chairs on this list and is in a class of its own.

Most importantly, the chair uses a microfiber faux leather that’s much higher quality than anything seen on DXRacer’s other chairs. It looks better both up close and from a distance, with much more padding throughout. This high-quality design goes well with the aluminum base that can support up to 275 pounds of weight.

The chair works well in the height department also, allowing individuals up to 6’2” to sit comfortably. Having used the chair personally, 6’2” is a pretty hard cut-off because you can’t position the headrest pillow correctly for anyone taller. There’s no need to worry about a lumbar support pillow since this support is built into the chair itself.

The seat is quite wide at 21.5”, and you can recline as far back as 155° if you so desire. It’s nice to have this extra flexibility for watching shows or streams.

In my experience, the $499 price tag closely matches the features that the Master Series chair brings.

Final Thoughts

DXRacer has an interesting mix of models, some of which really miss the mark in the price to quality department. Most models have such a narrow focus that most individuals aren’t able to use them anyway. These seem like major oversights from a design standpoint.

That being said, there are a few chairs well-suited to accommodate the extensive range of builds that seem to cover most gamers. Of all these different types, the King, Air Pro, and Master Series chairs are by far the best. Should you need a higher weight limit, the Tank is a good option as well. 

Noah Zelvis

Noah is an avid gamer and writer who knows how to put chairs to the test for hours at a time. When not sitting, Noah loves to run and travel the world.

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