AK-Racing Core Series EX Gaming Chair Review- Perfect All-Rounder

AKRacing core series Ex gaming chair

A good gaming chair is like an investment. Core EX is an all-rounder product with the best of everything. With heavily integrated indispensable technology and a solid base, it has everything to suit you.

Let’s thoroughly review the AK-Racing Core Series EX Gaming Chair. Apart from that, I’ll let you know if it is worth your money? And Is it as good as it portrays, or is it only hype?

First, Have a quickie on my shipping experience.

The Shipping Experience

Like most of you guys, I also want my package as soon as possible. After going through many positive reviews, I decided to order this. After waiting over one week, I received my parcel, and it was in good condition – Satisfied.

What’s In The Box

Of course, I have to assemble it myself. The parcel was heavy as the EX Gaming Chair weighs 51.5 pounds. Here’s the list of parts placed in a box carefully wrapped.

  • Upper and Lower Side Covers
  • Seat with Pre-installed Armrests
  • Hydraulic Gas Lift and its Cover
  • Backrest
  • Butterfly Clip
  • Mechanism

It took me 20 minutes to assemble this heavy big, tall beast by myself. But the result was worth all the hard work.

Let’s have a deep look over it:

Salient Technical Features of AK-Racing Core Series EX

It has the best in both the office and tech Worlds, as I stated earlier. The salient spec proves it correct.

  1. 330lbs Weight Capacity
  2. 3D Armrest
  3. 100% Polyester Upholstery
  4. 180° Recline
  5. Control Panel
  6. Adjustable Seat Height
  7. 5/10 Years Warranty
  8. 3.5″ Thick Padding
  9. Anti-corrosive Black Paint on Metal Frame

These are just technical features that manufacturers advertise.

Have a detailed review of every feature to know how much the truth is!

Features of the AK-Racing Core Series EX Gaming Chair

1. Overall Dimensions

The dimensions are 19.7 x 20.9 x 52.8 inches. The seat dimensions are 27″ W × 19.75″ D.

The seat height from the ground ranges from 13.75 to 17.25 inches. And the backrest height is around 32.75 inches. It is perfect for teenagers and adults who are not too heavy and tall.

2. Upholstery

We get to see 100% polyester Fabric here instead of PU Leather. You must prefer this fabric if you live in a hot environment or summer is around.

It has better breathability and somehow offers better durability than PU Leather. Due to better breathing, it is more comfortable as it is not sticky and remains calm. It makes it perfect for all-day use in hot weather even.

3. 3D Armrests

The 3D armrests have been a great addition as they are moveable in all three directions. You can adjust them up and down, back and forth, and sideways movement.

core ex 3D AK-Racing gaming chair

They are easily adjustable, and you won’t find any frustration over this—a button on the right side to adjust its height, while other movements are hand-based. You have to move it by force without any knob.

What I Don’t Like About Armrests.

They didn’t have any padding over. And everything on it is plastic. It does not provide a relieving surface for your arms to rest upon. That seems to be a little harsh.

4. Back Recline

A Show Stopper with a 180° Recline.

 It is undoubtedly the best thing, which you will love the most. AK-Racing Core Series EX reclines back at a 180° angle. It is the highest degree you can receive with any other available option.

AKRacing 180 reclining degree gaming chair

You can almost lay down on it, and with thick padding on it, it will feel like a sofa. About its functionality, there is a lever on the right side that you can use to lock the recliner at one angle with ease.

5. Control Buttons

You can look for the control buttons on the right side to adjust it in almost everything.

Unlike some other available options, it is highly adjustable in all quadrants. You will see a seat height adjusting black lever on the right side. By pulling this lever, you can easily adjust the seat height.

  • The lowest height setting is 13.75″, and the highest is 17.25″.
  • It has a swivel rotation of 360°
Control buttons on a core series ex gaming chair

6. Color Combinations

This chair comes up with a whole bundle of colors. And it can be perplexing for you to pick up a color. I spent hours deciding which color to pick. In the end, I went with Black and Blue color.

It has Black, Blue, Black/Blue, Black/Red, Blue/Black, Red/Black, Red, and Carbon Black colors.

7. Comfort and Ergonomics of Core Series EX

It helps you to enjoy it the most. And it is full of all the rich and exciting features. We get 3.5 inches of thick padding all over if we talk about the padding, which is quite good.

The foam density on the seat is 55kg/m³, and on the back, it is 50kg/m³.

Ergonomic design AK-Racing gaming chair

Whom Does It Target?

It is precisely for middle-sized people who are not too heavy or tall. It is not a typical heavy-duty but comfortable and user-friendly.

The age group of 15 to 30 is perfect for it, with a weight limit of 300 pounds and a height of up to 6’5″. This product targets this group of people that don’t exceed any limit.

8. Cushions

The cushions make your life easy for continuous hours of intense experience by providing you with the utmost stable posture.

Cushions and lumbar support of a gaming chair

The neck and lumbar cushions are adjustable and fluffy. You will get adequate support from them so that your body does not absorb the tension and your muscles remain calm. Plus you can clean it more easily.

It makes it perfect for all-day use in hot weather, even compared to the PU.

9. Firm Padding

The thick and firm padding is the only thing that will allow you to sit for long hours. Otherwise, it will feel like you’re sitting on a wooden surface.

Happily, the 3.5 inches thick padding won’t let you feel that way.

10. Build Quality of Core Series EX Gaming Chair

Perfect user-friendly, and Durable. The metal frame on top of it makes everything even better.

It also meets the ANSI and BIFMA tests, which are durability tests to ensure that it is safe and long-lasting for you.

The frame comes up with something extra that we know of anti-corrosive black paint. It will help the corrosion of the metal frame to endure even more.

11. Gas Lift Class

It possesses a Class 4 Gas Lift. It has Pneumatic Hydraulic gas springs to resist sudden pressure and weight.

Usually, you will see a class 3 gas lift in any seat that can satisfactorily carry loads of 300 pounds. But here, we have Class 4 SGS Gas Lift, which is preferred for its durability, strength, and weight lifting ability.

12. Base and Wheels

It comes up with 2.5 inches wide casters and a high tensile metal base to make it sturdy and durable, along with a metal frame.

It will not be wrong to say that the build quality is good enough for all ages. The wheels are smooth and ergonomically rhythmic to roll over any surface. The mechanism is flawless, and it does not get caught up in anything.

13. Maximum Holding Capacity

It can hold 330 pounds of load.

It somehow meets the standards of heavy-duty gaming chairs in terms of longevity and resilience. Like GT901, Every person can use it any time of the day.

That’s all, readers. Please look at what I found the best and not so best about this product after using it for one month for 8 hours daily.

How Long is the Warranty?

Every product of the AK-Racing brand comes up with a warranty. And if you get to face any issue, you can contact us to resolve the matter.

It comes up with a 10-years warranty on the metal frame. And 5-years for the accessories. In case of any inconvenience, you can claim it to receive a replacement/refund of your product without any complications.

Pros

  • The reason we liked it more than others is due to its cost. It charges way less than other gaming gears with a little better features.
  • It seems to be a complete all-rounder at a much lesser asking price.
  • The preeminent attribute is its reclining ability. It can lean back at 180 degrees angle, making you stretch your muscles back and relax.
  • It also comes with a tilt angle lock. This tiny property may appear to be a mere futile, but it delivers ponderous comfort and adds to intensify your experiences.

Cons

  • The armrests don’t have padding on them. It feels a little cheap, and everything on them is plastic.

How Much does it Cost? Is it Worth Spending?

You can find it on Amazon for 329$ other than delivery charges.

It is the cheapest option of the AK-Racing brand with all competing features. I am a picker and mostly won’t recommend anything that doesn’t meet standards.

But this EX gaming chair was an absolute charmer. A Must Buy.

Every single product by AK-Racing is  great and worth buying.

How to Assemble a Core Series EX Gaming Chair?

The assembly was as easy as pie and a one-person job. And it merely took only 20 minutes to wrap up all the work.

The main parts came already attached, and all you had to do was unscrew them, attach the middle joining part and then screw it again.

The instructions were straightforward, with pictures of all the items telling you where to put them. It comes in six pieces with pillows and extra bolts.

  • First of all, connect the wheels to the base.
  • Attach the metal base to the bottom of the seat.
  • Now join the backrest to the back and tighten the screws to make it firm.
  • Fix the armrests, and there you go,It is ready.

Make sure you tighten all the screws. Otherwise, you may hear some squeaking sounds.

Final Verdict

The EX gaming chair of the Core series of the AK-Racing brand is an utter beast with all exciting features, pleasing design, and an affordable price that strengthens its worth.

It undoubtedly competes with other heavily priced available options and still tends to provide you all day long comfort. And sure to aid your support and posture.

 Despite suffering from one or two downsides in its armrests, it is still one of the most acceptable options in this price range. And avail yourself of its 180° recliner and its sturdy structure.