EWin Knight Series Gaming Chair Review — Your Back Will Thank You
EWin's Knight Series chair is one of the nicest I've ever used in my life and has helped somewhat alleviate the pain that stemmed from using other chairs.
I sit in a chair all day long while I work. For a little over a year now, I’ve mainly used a pretty standard office chair that you could probably buy at any local department store. It’s done the job for the most part, but the longer I’ve used the chair, the more I’ve started to develop some serious back pain. Whether it be from the way I sit or from the chair itself, I’ve started to have more aches and pain over time to the point that sitting all day long while I work has become pretty intolerable. I’ve even gone to see my doctor recently specifically because of these back problems. Getting older is fun, folks.
Anyway, so when EWin Racing reached out to me recently and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing one of their Knight Series Gaming Chairs, I jumped at the opportunity, eager to see if it’d help with any of the stiffness and pain that I had started to develop. After using the chair for a little more than a week at this point, I have to say that the change to EWin’s chair has been greatly beneficial and has made my days of work far more comfortable. While my pain hasn’t magically disappeared, the additional support that it has provided has been greatly beneficial and has proven to me just how vital it is to have a well-made chair.
I think what I’ve liked the most about using this EWin gaming chair is that it’s incredibly sturdy. The back of the chair is fairly firm rather being too squishy or soft like other chairs I’ve used before. While it may seem like softer would be better at first, the sturdiness of EWin’s product has helped support my back much more, especially when I end up sitting for extended periods of time. As a byproduct, I think the firmness of this chair has also helped naturally improve my posture. Rather than slouching or sinking back into my chair now like I used to, this EWin model has somewhat naturally made me sit more upright.
The Knight Series chair also just feels really well put-together from top to bottom. The leather, underlying foam, and most of the other pieces that make up the chair feel like they are of a high-quality. It feels like it has been built to survive the long haul so that even years from now after I’ve sat in it for hundreds or thousands of hours, it’s still going to hold together and remain as sturdy as ever. Obviously this could prove to be untrue the longer I use it, but I’d really be surprised if it wasn’t the case.
Speaking of construction, the act of putting the chair itself together isn’t complex whatsoever. The night it showed up at my apartment, I had it fully constructed in around 30 minutes to an hour. Even though the instructions that came with the packaging weren’t all that specific at times, it wasn’t hard to figure out what pieces needed to go where and how they all bolted together. You don’t need to be a handyman to assemble this thing, so fear not.
While there are a lot of different variants of gaming chairs that you can buy from EWin, the Knight Series comes with two additional pillows. One of these is smaller and is meant to go around the upper portion where your head would naturally sit while the other is to help support your back. The head pillow is pretty much necessary to attach as the upper part of the chair without it is rather uncomfortable for your head and neck when leaning back. The back pillow also isn’t attached to anything on the chair and can freely be moved up and down to support you wherever you feel like you need it the most.
My main criticism of this chair would likely be that of the pillows. While the chair feels like it’s made to last for a long time, both of these pillows feel somewhat cheap. I imagine that a few months from now, both will be pretty flat and won’t offer as much support or comfort as they once did. That’s not necessarily shocking, but considering you can’t buy replacement pillows separately (at least from what I’ve seen online) it does hurt the product as a whole.
Another aspect of the chair I’ve been impressed by comes with its wheels. Whenever you need to move the chair around, it glides fairly seamlessly on all surfaces. The workspace that I spend most of my time at sits on shag carpet, which is probably one of the worst surfaces you can typically use wheeled office chairs on. Fortunately, the EWin chair moves across this carpeted area with ease. And when moving it around on the hardwood floors in my apartment as well, it’s extremely quiet. It feels a bit odd to praise such a small piece of the chair, but these wheels really are great.
Like many other popular gaming chairs nowadays, the EWin Knight Series also has a reclining feature that further allows you to situate yourself how you’d like. You can even recline it all the way back so that you can essentially lie down and sleep in it if you so desired. While I never used it for this purpose myself, it has been nice to be able to feel like I have direct control over how I want the back of my chair to sit. Most other standard office chairs allow you to recline a bit backward, but the back of the chair itself typically always sits upright. Being able to move this aspect now has been a nice feature that I’ve grown to appreciate.
All in all, I have greatly enjoyed using EWin’s Knight Series chair and I’m looking forward to continuing to utilize it as my everyday chair moving forward. Before I got my hands (and butt) on this product, I really didn’t think it mattered too much what kind of chair you sat in as long as it felt comfortable. After using this Knight Series chair for an extended period of time though, I’ve realized how foolish that line of thinking is. If you’re looking to invest in a new gaming or office chair for yourself that will give you quite a bit of support where it matters most, EWin’s Knight Series model is more than worth looking into.