DXRacer Formula Series Review

DXRacer Formula Series

The DXRacer F-Series is a compact but high performing gaming chair designed for hardcore gamers or users who just want a very stylish computer chair. Being the base model DXRacer, it is the most limited in terms of features and extras, but is also the most affordable DXRacer you can buy new.

Our Rating: Good
77%
A Quick Overview 
NameDXRacer Formula Series
Recommended WeightMax 180 lbs / 81 kg
ColorsBlack, Red, Cyan, Silver, White, Pink, Green, Orange, Violet, Yellow, Gold
Recommended Height 5'9" / 1.75m and below
Weight55 lb / 25 kg
Covering MaterialStrong Mesh, Polyurethane Leather
Frame MaterialMetal
Included CushionsLumbar Cushion and Headrest
Seat Height Range16.5"-21"
Armrest Height Range22"-29"
Backrest Tilt Angle135°

Design

DXRacer chairs are modeled after the seats on sporty, high performance cars — and looking at the name of this chair, they are not hiding this fact. Although gaming on your PC is a very different experience than racing in a McLaren, the tight fitting racing seat can work well with high performance gaming as well. The F-Series come in many different variants, with a a variety of colors and covering types. No matter what you’re preferred aesthetic is, there is a colorway that you will like.

The DXRacer Formula series is not very large chair, and it’s recommended height and weight limit is 5’8″ and 180lbs. When we say “it’s not a large chair”, we are comparing it to some of the other massive gaming chairs that DXRacer sells, like the King Series for example. The Formula series still has a full-length high back, weighing at over 55 pounds in total. Those are just the recommended numbers, but the chair is definitely not comfortable for big guys because of how tight the fit is.  The dimensions of the seating area are just 14.5″ (Front) x 12.5″  (Back) x 17.75″, so it’s definitely designed to hold the user in at snug as possible. The chair is made of decent quality materials like high density foam, and has an all-metal frame.
The 5-star base of the chair is made of nylon, and that is held up by 2″ PU casters. The chair has adjustable armrests, which can be a bit shaky.

The chair is moved up and down with a powerful class 4 gas lift. You also get an included lumbar support cushion and headrest cushion with the chair. They can be adjusted to your liking.

Functionality

If you’ve never used a racing style gaming chair, you might need some time to get used to the DXRacer, because it’s design philosophy is so different from that of other chairs. Compared to any random chair, the DXRacer is going to feel like a Bentley in terms of features, but it’s functionary is still limited compared to higher end gaming chairs. For example, the chair can only recline 135 degrees and it’s armrest adjustment is limited to only vertical movement. Although the chair has good build quality, you wouldn’t want to buy it if you go really far above the weight limit of 180 lbs.  The chair is not going to break if you’re 181 lbs, but it would not be a good idea for you to sit in a Racing Series if you are 250 pounds (though you probably wouldn’t fit).

The base model R-Series chair has fairly basic upholstery of just colored mesh with some accents of PU Leather. It doesn’t look terrible, but it also doesn’t make the chair look as good as higher end gaming chairs, nor does it look like it’s worth $300. Fortunately, you can pay a little more and get a much better looking chair with all PU Leather covering up.

Final Words

The DXRacer R-Series is a cool chair, and there is no doubt about that. Although its the most basic DXRacer you can get, you get everything you would want from a DXRacer from it. It’s pricey at $300 plus, but if you are serious about getting a gaming chair, you can’t go wrong with a DXRacer. Plus, with all the PU leather the DXRacer does look good!

Design
75%
Quality
80%
Features
80%
Comfort
85%
Value
65%
Overall
77%
5 (100%) 3 votes

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