Chairs built for gamers are like most things that fall into the category – audacious and a little bit over the top. The Ewin Champion Series Ergonomic chair skirts that line, though, and while it looks like it was pulled from a race car, it's not entirely ridiculous-looking. It's quite comfortable, offering plenty of lumbar and neck support for long gaming sessions.
I've been using the EWin Champion Series Ergonomic gaming chair for the last two months. For my first gaming chair, I'm quite happy with it.
About this review
EWin sent a Champion Series Ergonomic for evaluation. The suggested retail price is $369 but is often discounted on Amazon.
Ewin Champion Series Ergonomic features
- Materials: Metal frame, synthetic leather chair, cold molded foam cushions, high back with an integrated headrest, and plastic armrests.
- Adjustability: 360-degree swivel, 155-degree adjustable backrest, adjustable height, 4D adjustable armrests, tilt lock and tilt angle lock.
- Foam Density: 54kg/m3.
- Weight support: Up to 330 lbs (150 kg).
The Ewin Champion Series Ergonomic chair is by no means cheap. Indeed, it's about $100 more than my previous standard but high-quality leather office chair. Nonetheless, EWin includes a lot of features for comfort configuration that make up for the high price tag.
The EWin arrives in a big box with assembly required. The directions were easy to read, and the entire setup took around 20 minutes including the unboxing. Each piece was individually wrapped for protection. A simple included Allen wrench is all that is needed for the bolts in the chair.
The chair is made from PU (bicast) leather with excellent stitching and cold molding-foam on the inside, all supported by a steel frame. The chair used for this review uses blue, white and black colors, although there is also an orange version, and EWin makes other styles with various color combinations.
There are two adjustable pillows – one for the neck and one for the lower back (lumbar) – that are strapped to the chair to ensure they never fall off but also allow for movement.
The base with five roller wheels is made from solid aluminum, making the total weight of the chair a hefty 48 lbs (22 kg). There is a 120MM class-4 gas lift, giving the chair enough support for someone up to 330 lbs (150 kg).
The "4D" armrests have a thin layer of PU leather on top and can move forward, back, left, or right, including clockwise and counterclockwise rotations.
For adjustments, the chair can recline between 85 and 155 degrees through a side lever. A knob on the bottom rotates to lock the rocker, letting you choose between a stiff experience or one where you can lean back and rock like most office chairs. As expected, the EWin is also height adjustable using the gas lift and lever that comes out from the side.
Once assembled, the Ewin Champion Series Ergonomic chair is robust and sharp-looking.
Ewin Champion Series Ergonomic comfort
So how comfortable is this chair for sitting hours on end while playing games or using the computer?
Compared to an office chair, gaming chairs in general – and the EWin specifically – have a more wrap-around feel with pads coming out from the sides. It's a bit odd as you're not pulling G's compared to a race car, but at the same time, it's comforting having a chair the embraces you. The design pushes your shoulders a bit forward, which is not bad for gaming or typing, but in the long term it may not be ideal for those with poor posture or rounded (anterior rotation) shoulders.
The padding is great. EWin uses cold-cured foam molding, which is the same process that is found in high-end cars with ergonomic seats. The process ensures more stability, less air-escaping and more long-term durability. There's no deflating when you sit down like some cheaper foam and cloth seats. Combined with the lumbar pillow for your lower back, the EWin was very comfortable for working behind my desk all day.
I'm not a huge fan of the seat's controls, however. The tilt-tension control that modifies the chair's ability to lean back is under the seat and not easy to access while sitting. Granted, the EWin is like most chairs in this sense, but many premium seats offer a lever on the side to enable or disable the feature.
The "4D" armrests go above and beyond what any standard office chair offers. Moving the rests forward, backward, in and out, and up and down seems like a bit of overkill, but when it comes to comfort and personalization, more options are better than less.
With the lumbar support and neck pillow, your body maintains some adequate clearing for ventilation. That's important for warm summer days, as I did not find myself getting warm or having to lean forward like when on a couch to cool my back.
The quality of the build, components, and stitching are top notch, but I don't love the look of the side plastic moldings for the hinge.
Finally, I like the sky-blue color scheme. While it's more aggressive than an ugly, black boring office chair, I don't think it looks silly either.
EWin Champion Series Ergonomic chair is pricey but effective
The biggest obstacle to a high-end gaming chair is certainly the price, and that applies to the Champion Series Ergonomic, coming in just under $300 (when discounted).
Nonetheless, for things like chairs, sofas, and especially beds that you plan to use frequently, you should never go the cheap route. There are differences between a $60 chair that you pick up from Office Max and something that nears the $200 or $300 mark (some designer chairs go even higher). EWin passes the test here for quality, and the company seems to have a solid reputation amongst gamers, often earning top reviews and satisfaction.
For max comfort, style, and longevity, the EWin Champion Series Ergonomic chair is a winner.
- Very comfortable.
- Durable design, premium materials, and nice stitching.
- Solid metal frame.
- Fully adjustable with excellent lumbar support.
- Confusing branding between other EWin models.
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