Overall and Final Verdict
Anyone who has visited the LanOC office can vouch for the collection of “gaming” themed office chairs that I have sitting around. As I said earlier in this article, as gamers we spend more time in our office chairs than most people. For me this is doubly bad because I sit in the same chair all day (or night) working then stay up gaming after I’m done. Spending that much time in any chair you are going to want it to be extremely comfortable, fit you well, and hold up to your abuse. The other chairs in the office have fit the bill in 2 out of three of those ways. My AK Octane was comfortable and fit me perfectly but repairing it countless times along the way proved it couldn’t hold up to my abuse. The Playseat Office chair is amazing and of the highest quality, but it didn’t fit me well causing comfort issues over long periods of time.
The DXRacer Max Series surprisingly fit all three of my requirements very well. It wasn’t perfect, I did have an issue with the caster wheel locks constantly being bumped. I would have also preferred the seat to have a more breathable fabric in place of all of the black upholstery. But those issues were easy to overcome when considering how comfortable the chair was. I fell asleep in the chair the first night I was testing it! The color options are great and they even had a LanOC orange model, its only missing a LanOC logo right in the seat to make its styling perfect. Of course making a chair of this size isn’t cheap, at $449 it is priced up there with commercial office chairs, but there really isn’t anything comparable in the gaming market for a larger person or anyone who doesn’t want the high side bolstering.
DXRacer did also ask that we give everyone a headsup if they decide to go with a DXRacer chair. Be sure to pick up your chair from DXRacer or their authorized distributers. Apparently there have been a few knock offs being sold under their name (one of the examples shown to me even says they are an authorized dealer but I would prefer to not say their name and bring them traffic).