Respawn Gaming Chair Review

Respawn Gaming Chair Review

Respawn Gaming Chair Review

If you’re looking for a high quality gaming chair, Respawn is a brand definitely worth considering.

Unlike most gaming chairs that are manufactured in China, Respawn is based in the US.

So are their chairs worth buying?

In this review, you’ll find my opinion on the company and their most popular chairs.

Respawn is located in Holly Springs, North Carolina, and was founded in 2017. They specialize in racing style gaming chairs and desks.

Even though they’re a young company, they are backed by the experience of the HNI Corporation, which is the second largest furnishings provider in North America.

HNI cooperates with various brands, each with its own strategic plan and financial model.

They’re fully dedicated to social responsibility, taking care of the environment, and using natural resources wisely.

Respawn 110 Racing Style Gaming Chair

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Respawn 110 Racing Style Gaming Chair

  • Faux leather upholstery
  • Reclines to 155º
  • Extendable footrest
  • Maximum weight capacity of 275 lbs

If you’re a gamer that loves to recline and stretch your legs, you should definitely check out the Respawn 110 model.

The chair reclines at an angle of 155º, which is enough for a relaxing experience. Plus once you extend the footrest, you get yourself a gaming bed.

The recline function can be locked in any position between 90º and 155º.

Comfort

The upholstery is made from faux leather that’s soft and feels like the real thing. It might not last as long as real leather, but you also get 2 years of limited warranty, covering all fabric and materials.

This model comes with quite a lot of padding, making it comfortable to sit in. To add to the comfort the manufacturer has included two support pillows.

One is for the lumbar area and the other for the headrest. They can both be adjusted with the help of a strap to fit your needs. However, the headrest pillow tends to slide down from time to time.

Assembly

Everything in the package is bubble wrapped and all the screws numbered, so assembling the chair should take you about 30 minutes.

The only real downside to this chair is the padded arms that get loose every so often. So if your armrests start getting wobbly, you’ll need to retighten the screws that hold them.

What We Like

  • Good amount of comfortable padding
  • Support pillows add to the comfort
  • Well packaged items

What We Don’t Like

  • Arms need constant retightening

Respawn 300 Mesh Gaming Chair

Respawn 300 Mesh Gaming Chair

  • Textile & mesh upholstery
  • Race Car design
  • Reclines to 130º
  • Maximum weight capacity of 275 lbs

The Respawn 300 gaming chair with its breathable mesh upholstery, was made for gamers that like to stay cool while playing.

Both the backrest and seat are contoured to give you a fully ergonomic experience.

Adjustability

What I really liked about this chair is the seat slider feature that allows you to play with the depth of the seat. You get 2’’ of wiggle room, ranging from 17.75’’ to 19.75’’ of depth.

The arms are also adjustable for height and depth, allowing you to slide your chair under a desk with ease.

This model reclines to 130º, and just like the previous Respawn 110 chair- it can be locked in any position.

The big difference in this model is the integrated lumbar support that can also be adjusted.

In my view having a built-in lumbar is better than a lumbar pillow because you won’t have to constantly adjust it.

Wheels

The wheels on the Respawn 300 model perform well, but be careful as they were not designed to be used on hardwood floors.

Also, some people had problems with the mesh sagging in the past, but the manufacturer has heard the complaints and addressed this issue.

What We Like

  • Mesh upholstery keeps you cool
  • Comfortable contoured backrest & seat
  • Seat depth adjustment

What We Don’t Like

  • Wheels aren’t safe on hardwood floors

Respawn 900 Racing Style Gaming Recliner

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Respawn 900 Racing Style Gaming Recliner

  • Continuous chair and footrest surface
  • Headrest pillow
  • Swivels 360º
  • Maximum weight capacity of 275 lbs

The Respawn 900 gaming recliner was designed for ultimate comfort. The seat and the footrest are 1 large continuous surface, providing better support to your legs than a retractable footrest.

The footrest portion also comes with a lever, so you won’t have to push your calves down in order to get up.

This model features a removable side pouch where you can store gaming gadgets, and a cup holder on the side to keep you hydrated on those long quests.

The Respawn 900 definitely boasts a pure gamers design, and can’t be used under a desk like a standard office chair.

Design

The head pillow is comfortable for people up to 5’10’’ tall, but if you’re taller you might need to get extra straps to adjust the pillow a bit higher. It’s not a big issue but it might be frustrating for some.

Another thing that differentiates this model from a standard office chair is the pedestal base. This type of base is good for hyperactive players that need something stable to sit in.

It won’t be as easy to move it around, but you’ll notice an improvement in your overall gaming comfort.

You’ll be able to recline to 135º, and the reclining motion won’t affect the footrest as they are two independent units. It’s also important to mention that this is not a rocking chair.

The downside of this chair is its incredibly low seat. While the manufacturer states that the height is 15.75’’ people that actually bought the chair measure it to 13.25’’ off the floor.

What We Like

  • Comfortable to sit in
  • Footrest lever
  • Pedestal base works for hyper gamers

What We Don’t Like

  • Very low seat

RESPAWN 400 Big & Tall Racing Chair

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RESPAWN 400 Big & Tall Racing Chair

  • Lots of adjustable features
  • Reclines to 130º
  • Textile upholstery
  • Maximum weight capacity of 400 lbs

The Respawn 400 gaming chair was designed with big people in mind. Its overall height is 50.25’’, which is huge compared to the standard chair height of 41’’.

The base of the chair is made from steel and will successfully hold up to 400 lbs of weight.

Just like the Respawn 100 model this one includes 2 support pillows, one for your lower back and another to be used as a headrest. It also comes with quite a lot of adjustable features.

Adjustability

The arms on the Respawn 400 are adjustable in the 3D space, and you can control the height, width, and depth.

The width between the arms can be adjusted from 22.75’’ to 24.25’’, and the seat depth is a static 24.25’’.

This model can be used both for console and PC gaming since the arms can be pushed down to allow desk use.

The seat is padded well and can be adjusted for height from16.75’’ to 19.50’’ off the floor. You’ll be able to recline in this chair to a 130º angle or lock it in any position you want.

Design

The upholstery is made of bonded leather that seems sturdy. The casters on this model are made from PVC and perform well on flat surfaces, but they’re not recommended for hardwood floors.

Assembling this chair is easy, and should take you around 15 minutes to set up.

What We Like

  • Comfortable for big people
  • Arms can be adjusted in the 3D space
  • Strong and durable steel base

What We Don’t Like

  • Casters not recommended for hardwood floors

Respawn RSP-800 Rocking Gaming Chair

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Respawn RSP-800 Rocking Gaming Chair

  • Pedestal base
  • Bonded leather & PVC upholstery
  • Built-in lumbar support
  • Maximum weight capacity of 275 lbs

Most people that bought the Respawn RSP-800 agree that it’s the most comfortable gaming chair they’ve ever sat in. But what makes this chair so comfortable?

Judging by customer reviews, the comfort comes from the proper contouring of the backrest and the seat.

Both have lifted wings on the sides that remove the standard pressure points you feel while sitting for a long time.

This is especially important when it comes to the seat because you won’t need to deal with tailbone pressure, which is something that most gamers would understand.

Design

The frame of the RSP-800 is all metal and will hold up to 275 lbs. The material used for the upholstery is bonded leather & PVC, it looks good but tends to keep you hot during summer.

This model comes with a comfy seat that doesn’t adjust for height and will be comfortable for people up to 5’11’’ tall.

Assembly on this model is also super easy, it comes in only 3 pieces (base, seat & back) that have to be attached together.

What We Like

  • Comfortable sitting experience
  • Contoured backrest & seat
  • Durable steel base

What We Don’t Like

  • Bonded leather upholstery tends to keep you hot

Respawn Skull Trooper Fortnite Gaming Chair

Respawn Skull Trooper Fortnite Gaming Chair

  • Bonded leather, vinyl & PVC upholstery
  • Built-in lumbar support
  • Headrest with Fortnite logo
  • Maximum weight capacity of 275 lbs

If you’re a fan of Fortnite’s Skull Trooper character, you’re bound to love this model. The black & white bonded leather on this chair was stitched together to remind you of skeleton bones.

You also get an embossed Fortnite logo on the backrest, along with a skull & crossbones on one arm. Most people that get it expect cheap upholstery but are pleasantly surprised by its quality.

I noticed several people buying this chair for their kids or grandkids, but this model is equally comfortable for adults.

The arms on the chair are padded and can be flipped out of the way, which is a feature most gamers prefer.

Assembly

The package comes shipped in a Fortnite box, so be careful if you’re planning on surprising a certain gamer. The only downside here would be the assembly process.

The bonded leather upholstery covers some of the screw holes, so you’ll need a strong arm in certain places.

Overall, this is a solid chair that’s worth the investment, it looks good and the materials are superb.

What We Like

  • Great bonded leather quality
  • Very comfortable for kids & adults
  • Padded flip-up arms, convenient for gamers

What We Don’t Like

  • Assembly needs a strong arm

Gtracing Gaming Chair With Footrest

The Gtracing gaming chair features a strong metal frame that will hold up to 350 lbs. Both the seat and the backrest feature substantial padding that should keep you comfortable while you game.

The seat cushion measures 2.5’’ and doesn’t smash down like some other models. The backrest reclines to 165º and you can also rock in the chair while reclined.

With regards to the footrest, people’s opinion is split, and this depends on the weight you’ll be placing on it. Thinner people love the footrest, while bigger sized people don’t see much use for it.

Just like most gaming chairs, you’ll get 2 support pillows, one for the lumbar area and the other as a headrest.

The downside of this chair is its wobbly arms that have caused frustration with some people. Also, the gas cylinder doesn’t last long.

Dowinx PC Gaming Chair

If your biggest concern when getting a gaming chair is the recline angle, I have to say we’ve found a winner. The Dowinx PC gaming chair reclines to a whopping 170º, which is the lowest on our list.

10 more degrees and you’d be positioned completely flat. The chair also rocks in the reclined position to an angle of 15º.

Design

Another great feature is the USB powered lumbar pillow that vibrates and comes as close to a massage as you can expect from a gaming chair.

To add to your comfort the manufacturer has included a retractable footrest on this model. It also has a 36’’ high backrest and a  21” wide seat, which will be comfortable for people 5’3’’ to 5’13’’ tall.

The arms are stationary and they can’t be removed in the assembly as it would compromise the integrity of the build.

Overall, this is a vintage looking gaming chair with diamond style embroidery that will remind you of a sports car seat.

Its upholstery is made from easy to maintain PU leather, and the seat is cushioned with rubber foam usually used in car seats.

Killabee Big & Tall 350lb Massage Gaming Chair

The Killabee Big & Tall gaming chair is very similar in design to the Dowinx chair. It features a high back, wide seat, and a retractable footrest. It also has a massage pillow and a headrest pillow.

The major difference between these two models is the cushioning and the recline angle. The Killabee chair reclines to 155º, compared to 170º on the Dowinx chair.

Design

The seat cushion is made of memory foam on this one, unlike the rubber foam on the Dowinx. The recline feature on the Killabee works well, and you can also rock while reclined to an angle of 10º.

The seat width is 22.4’’ and the cushion measures 4.7’’ which is double the Dowinx model. Its maximum weight capacity is 350 lbs.

The arms on this model rotate, which is great if you need to game or work on your pc. However, some people don’t like how easy they move.

It would be helpful if the manufacturer included a switch so the arms don’t constantly get in the way. The assembly of this chair requires 2 people because the chair is heavier than usual.

Homall Big & Tall Gaming Chair

The Homall Big & Tall gaming chair features a sturdy steel frame that will hold up to 300 lbs. The upholstery was made from good quality PU leather that feels soft on your skin.

This model has decent padding and the seat doesn’t sink in when you sit in it. On the other hand, it’s soft enough to provide comfort. You can recline to 150º, but it only locks in the upward position.

The racing style rubber wheels perform well on all surfaces, but the rubber might leave marks on hardwood floors so keep that in mind.

It’s easy to set up this chair, and all the tools you need are included in the package.

Overall, the Homall gaming chair is a bit stiffer than most racing style chairs, but the low price point is insane compared to the quality you get.