How It Feels & Conclusion
Anda Seat has definitely made me a fan of the brand, for multiple reasons that I will touch on in just a moment. Let me break down some of the qualities that I saw in their product, and then explain why they hit such a high note for me when I was taking a luxurious coast down Comfort Lane.
How does one rate a chair? On its comfiness? On its properties and features? Well, let’s give it a try and see where we end up.
I’ll start off with the wheels, which many of you might not think is an important factor. As for the reason why I am starting here, it is simple: they need to roll! Rolling wheels on a hardwood floor is easy, but it is a little more tricky when your bedroom or nerd cave is covered with carpet. I wish I had my own proper nerd cave… but that’s a topic for another day and a discussion to be had with the wife in the future. Anyway… I noticed this when I first moved in, and struggled to move around on my previous office chair. Since getting a gaming chair with properly sized wheels, it is no longer an issue. Thankfully, Anda Seat has employed the same sort of wheel, and it rolls like no tomorrow on carpet. There is, of course, still some friction, but the large wheels really do help to overcome that issue. It couldn’t get much better on carpet and I am very happy with the overall rolling capabilities on Anda Seat’s wheels. I do hope that they use the same wheels on all of their chairs. I believe that they do, but don’t quote me on that one just yet. One final thing to mention is that it is naturally going to be very difficult to roll a 280 lbs nerd on carpet; am I right?
As far as the levels of seating comfort are concerned, it was like plonking yourself into a cushion that was made specifically for you. As I mentioned before with the coloring, this is of course very subjective, but I found myself being able to sit down for hours without any sort of discomfort. That’s precisely what every single manufacturer is aiming for with these types of chairs. Gaming sessions last ages, and the worst thing is to start enduring pain or discomfort whilst torturing the enemy team with your sniper, or banging in the goals on Rocket League. Whether or not you choose to use the additional cushions that Anda Seat provide with your chair is something that I can only recommend you try for yourself. It is comfortable for some, and not so much for others. Unfortunately, I fall into the latter category, and I found it a little uncomfortable. I definitely can see where it can be comfortable and even had a friend sit in it to confirm my suspicions, but it is just down to a personal preference. Perhaps it is just because of the way that I sit, or it is to do with the placement of it on my back. I really couldn’t tell you. I am a fussy lad, sorry! Either way, you’ll have to test that for yourself. The cushions do maintain the same level of quality as the main frame, and are soft enough to even take a nap with them when the going gets tough. Hopefully those energy drinks keep you from passing out, though. The stitching on the cushions is also of the highest quality, with only one or two missed stitches (spaced one hole apart) that I could see.
With regards to the cushioning, the foam held up well and was able to distribute my weight evenly and comfortably. I did not feel any strange discomforts in any of my body parts, even after prolonged gaming sessions. In fact, I typically didn’t even notice that I had been sitting there for over five hours at a time. It’s a bad thing, especially when your day dwindles away and you can’t figure out how it became dark outside when it was mid-afternoon when you sat down. Whoops…! No wonder the Mrs. was a little upset that nothing had been done around the house. Ah well, all I do is win, win, and win!
Considering the King Series is aimed at slightly heavier set gamers, the build quality is fantastic. Whilst the general consensus is that gamers are overweight and eat nothing but Dorito’s whilst slamming Baja Blasts concurrently, there is of course the complete opposite end of the spectrum where you actually have athletes playing games. Given my overall stature, Anda Seat’s rep decided that the Spirit King Series was a good fit for my size. I will be honest with you, as always, and let you know that I weigh 280 lbs (~125 kilos) and come in at 6′ 3″. I am a broad chested fella, with a big frame. Anyway, the comfort that was brought to the table made me question my OPSEAT that I have been using for the past eight months or so. I did miss the bucket seat feel, as the sides are not as pronounced due to the fact that it is aimed at comfort rather than hugging your thighs; but after a few hours of gaming, I didn’t even notice that they weren’t there.
You have to remember that as you are paying $329 for a gaming chair, you would be silly not to expect high quality. I get the feeling that Anda Seat knows this, and has done the darnedest to ensure that you will not be disappointed with the product. If for whatever reason you’re dissatisfied with your chair, you have a 30 day return window. It’s not clear if you have to pay the return shipping, but given how customer-focused Anda Seat is… I’ll leave that up to you to decide what you might think their policy is.
Okay, okay… I know that there’s only so much I can blab on about in regards to a gaming chair. So, it’s time to draw this review to its natural conclusion, and let you know whether or not you should spend your hard earned pennies on the Anda Seat King Series. Given the sheer amount of options that are currently on the market from just about every manufacturer that wants to try and push one of these out, it is almost definitely worth spending a little extra and grabbing yourself a chair from a reputable and reliable company. Anda Seat has won me over, and I am very happy to say that I absolutely recommend that you check them out for your next gaming chair. It’s comfy, it’s stylish, and it’s very well put together too. Due to the overwhelmingly positive feelings that this chair brought to me, without me being able to find a negative besides the pricing in certain situations, I have to be honest and award it an Editor’s Choice award. Couple all of the above with the fact that they also provide you with free shipping is just the cherry on top of that scrumptious cake. Thank you, Anda Seat, for sending over the King Series, and for letting me give you an honest person’s judgement on it.
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