Razer Gaming Chairs: As Sharp As They Say?

Razer is a huge name in global gaming, with products across PC, console, and mobile. The company extends far beyond the physical realm with software solutions used by over 150 million people to date.

Founded back in 2005, Razer has only recently ventured into the gaming chair space. Its first product, the Raser Iskur, launched in October of 2020 to favorable reviews. This article looks at Razer’s gaming chair products and whether or not they’re worth a second look.

Razer Iskur

Photo of the Razer Iskur during our review

The Iskur is Razer’s main line of chair products. The company boasts four variants of its signature chair, broken up as follows:

  • Razer Iskur
  • Razer Iskur XL
  • Razer Iskur X
  • Razer Iskur X-XL

Let’s take a look at each model and see how it stacks up.

Razer Iskur

Razer Iskur: Specs and Features
Weight: 66.8 pounds (30.30 kilograms)
Material: PVC Leather
Seat Width: 15.35 inches (39 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: 5’7″- 6’3″ (170 -190 cm)
Max Weight: 300 pounds (136 kilograms)
Recline: 90 to 139°
4 Inch Adjustable Height
5 Wheel Metal Base
4D Armrests
Back Support Strut and Head Cushion
MSRP: $499

Razer’s Iskur gaming chair is adjustable enough to accommodate a significant range of gamers with its height adjustment and 300 pound maximum weight capacity. The seat width is a bit narrow at just over 15 inches, so keep that in mind.

We had a chance to review the Iskur and found it was well put together. From the metal 5 wheel base to the top of the chair, everything looks and feels solid and robust. Even the PVC faux leather looks the part, and there wasn’t a thread out of place anywhere.

Where most chairs have a lumbar support pillow, Razer has decided to instead use a strut to bring comfort to the lower back. It also comes with a head cushion to relax on during breaks.

Razer Iskur XL 

Razer Iskur XL: Specs and Features
Weight: 74 pounds (33.5 kilograms) 
Material: PVC Leather
Seat Width: 22.83 inches (58 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: 6’0″- 6’10″ (180 – 208 cm)
Max Weight: 400 pounds (180 kilograms)
Recline: 90 to 139°
4.5 Inch Adjustable Height
5 Wheel Metal Base
4D Armrests
Back Support Strut and Headrest Pillow
MSRP: $599

Razer’s XL version of their Iskur model comes with a few notable design updates. Perhaps most importantly, the chair itself is about 15% bigger than its base model. This translates to a much larger seat width (23 inches vs. 15 inches) and a maximum weight capacity of 400 pounds (up from 300).

The XL’s backrest is longer as well, fitting individuals who stand anywhere between 6 feet and 6’10” comfortably. It does have more height adjustability, but you may not fit well if you’re too far on the short side.

You will pay for these changes if you can’t catch a deal, as the Razer XL retails for $100 more than the base model.

The rest of the chair is comparable to the base model, with the same metal wheel base, 4D armrests, and recline. Fabric is also the same, and like the original model, this chair has a built-in strut for lumbar support as well.

Razer Iskur X 

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Razer Iskur X: Specs and Features
Weight: 50 pounds (22.6 kilograms) 
Material: PVC Leather
Seat Width: 15.35 inches (39 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: 5’7″- 6’3″ (170 -190 cm)
Max Weight: 300 pounds (136 kilograms)
Recline: 90 to 139°
4 Inch Adjustable Height
5 Wheel Metal Base
2D Armrests
Back Support Strut
MSRP: $399

Razer rolled out the X variant of its Iskur chair to reach an even wider audience of gamers. This chair retails for $100 less than the Iskur model but lacks a few features.

Interestingly, Razer uses the same sleek PVC leather material alongside a metal wheel base and frame. Even the casters are the same size from chair to chair. The Iskur X only offers 2D armrests, a stark contrast to the 4D armrests that other models carry. You can only raise, lower, or rotate these, making it a challenge to find a comfortable position.

This model is lighter than its predecessors, and that weight has to come from somewhere. Iskur won’t say where, but It wouldn’t surprise me to discover the foam material is not as thick on the X model. Unfortunately, I have not been able to test this myself.

Razer Iskur X-XL

Razer Iskur XL: Specs and Features
Weight: 53 pounds (24 kilograms) 
Material: PVC Leather
Seat Width: 22.83 inches (58 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: 6’0″- 6’10″ (180 – 208 cm)
Max Weight: 400 pounds (180 kilograms)
Recline: 90 to 139°
4.5 Inch Adjustable Height
5 Wheel Metal Base
2D Armrests
Back Support Strut
MSRP: $499

It should not surprise you that the Iskur X-XL is a hybrid of the two previous chairs. Like the X, it has only 2D armrests with limited mobility. It weighs over 20 pounds less than the XL model, so there must be some corners cut in bringing the price down.

This chair is $100 less than the XL model but can still handle individuals up to 400 pounds. It is still recommended for taller gamers, and shorter players aren’t able to benefit as much from the built-in lumbar support.

The X model chairs don’t come with a headrest pillow, which doesn’t always see use when you’re leaning forward to game anyway. I can imagine it’s not as comfortable to relax in when watching a show or movie, though.

Razer Enki

Photos of the Razer Enki during our review

Razer’s Enki series currently has two gaming chairs.

  • Razer Enki
  • Razer Enki X

Let’s unbox each feature set.

Razer Enki

Razer Enki: Specs and Features
Weight: 53 pounds (24 kilograms) 
Material: EPU Synthetic Leather
Seat Width: 21.25 inches (54 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: 5’5″- 6’8″ (166.5 cm – 204 cm)
Max Weight: 300 pounds (136 kilograms)
Recline: 90 to 152°
5 Inch Adjustable Height
5 Wheel Aluminum Base
4D Armrests
Built-in Lumbar Arch and Headrest Cushion
MSRP: $399

The Razer Enki is designed for all-day comfort with optimal padding and an enjoyable EPU synthetic leather covering. It comes with a headrest pillow and has built-in lumbar support to keep your lower back pain-free.

For whatever reason, the lumbar support on this chair is not adjustable. It does seem to accommodate a wide range of gamers, but some height adjustment or being able to increase the intensity would be nice. In our experience, the chair was still plenty comfortable.

With a recommended user height of 5’5” to 6’8”, the Enki can seat a considerable range of heights. The seat width is plenty wide at 21 inches, and the chair’s capacity maxes out at 300 pounds. There’s some nice recline as well, as you can lay back to 152° for some R&R.

Razer Enki X

Razer Enki X: Specs and Features
Weight: 47.6 pounds (21.6 kilograms) 
Material: EPU Synthetic Leather
Seat Width: 21.25 inches (54 centimeters)
Recommended User Height: 5’2″- 6’4″ (156.5 cm – 194 cm)
Max Weight: 300 pounds (136 kilograms)
Recline: 90 to 152°
4.5 Inch Adjustable Height
5 Wheel Steel Base
2D Armrests
Built-in Lumbar Arch
MSRP: $299

The Enki X is a more budget-friendly version of the original model, with some scaled-back features worth noting. There are still some similarities, with EPU synthetic leather and a built-in lumbar arch.

Changes start to take shape with the user height, as the Enki X is only designed to seat gamers from 5’2” to 6’4”. This is good news if you’re on the shorter side, but really tall gamers are going to miss out. This model only has 2D armrests, limiting movement to up and down and in an inward/outward rotation.

The wheel base gets a downgrade from aluminum to steel, which is less durable in the long run. There’s no headrest pillow to relax on when watching your favorite show or movie. Since this chair weighs over 5 pounds less than the Enki, it’s likely some padding and framing have been removed to get the price down.

Final Thoughts

All in all, Razer makes an impressive gaming chair. The quality is certainly there, and these chairs are designed to seat a variety of gamers. However, the price point seems a little on the high side for the features they offer.

If forced to pick one chair to buy, I would choose the Razer Enki for the insane amount of comfort it offers. It also comes with the best wheel base and works with the largest deviation of body types.

Razer FAQ 

This section tackles some of the most common questions surrounding Razer’s gaming chair lines.

Is the Razer Iskur Worth It?

After testing the Iskur ourselves, we can confidently say that Razer makes a good chair. For the price point, it is possible to find chairs that have even more features, such as the Secretlab Evo Titan.

Which Razer Chair Is the Best?

There’s nothing wrong with the Iskur, but we feel the Enki is a better chair for the amount you’re paying. Designed around comfort, you can sit for long hauls and not feel any discomfort.

Does Razer Make Good Chairs?

Razer does make good chairs, challenging other manufacturers that have been in the business for years. Although still new to the space, Razer continues to improve its designs and likely will do so well into the future.

How Much Do Razer Chairs Cost?

Expect to pay around $500 for Razer’s Iskur model unless you can catch it at a discount somewhere. The Enki sells for $400, but variants to either chair can increase or decrease the price.

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