The DXRacer Formula Series is not the greatest chair out there. But it’s one of the most popular. It’s average. But it’s also cheap and when evaluating the chair from the perspective of value for money you can’t help but be impressed. If you’re looking for a motor racing style bucket seat, I’d love to point you in the direction of one of DXRacer’s more premium chairs but we don’t all have the desire or budget for a premium chair. So if you’re on a budget but you want a lot for your money, this is the place to be.
What the Formula Series offers you is comfort and style. It does look like the kind of chair you would expect in a high-end sports car, albeit watered down a little. It’s a distinctive look you’ll either love it or hate it. The chair uses a PU covering and has an almost vinyl feel to it. The only obvious difference is that it is not as heavy duty as premium chairs.
Focusing on what really matters.
The designers at DXRacer made the decision to focus on what really matters with a gaming chair. Namely, the gamer’s comfort. For a budget chair, it offers a lot of adjustability. The goal is to be able to set the chair up to offer your maximum support. It has 3D armrests, which is unusual for chairs at this price point. The chair is actually built on a steel frame, with a layer of high-density foam that is pretty close to race car seat density.
It also comes with both lumbar and neck cushions, but they are bought separately. The Formula series chair can rock and lock up to 170 degrees which these days have become a necessity. You’re able to a quick break from gaming, stretch out and relax which is great when breaking up long gaming sessions. There’s no footrest on this model but the base has been ergonomically designed so you can rest your feet on comfortably. Not quite the same but it kind of works.
This might be a budget chair but it’s also a chair from the DXRacer family and as such it has standards. Expect a premium class 4 gas lift, which is great for adjusting height quickly and quietly. The casters are well made and fitted and the chair moves across most floors smoothly.
For a budget model, it’s weight limit for weight and height is pretty standard so if you’re a larger gamer you will probably want to look elsewhere, but otherwise, it’s a chair that offers real value for money.
Design Alternatives & Original Accessories
The DXRacer Formula Series comes in a nice selection of colours. Stylistically, the chair is no shrinking violet. It can’t be, it’s designed to look like a motor racing chair, however, there is a plain black variation that is pretty popular. There’s also white, grey and red, blue and black and finally orange and black.
DXRacer has kept the Formula Series as simple as possible, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that it doesn’t really have any accessories besides the top quality lumbar and neck cushions.
Formula Series Size Guide
Not a lot to report when it comes to sizing. The better chairs on the market are designed to have a maximum weight limit of 120 kg and a height limit of 6ft 2inches. (190 cm). The Formula Series meets these standards which are refreshing for a budget chair in fact, they have set the height limit at 6ft 4 inches making it more inclusive than most chairs on the market.
If you’re a larger gamer, you might want to look at the DXRacer Wide Series for an overall better gaming experience, if you can’t afford the Wide Series this is a reasonable alternative.