AndaSeat Kaiser 3 Gaming Chair Evaluate – The Absolute Greatest Chair of 2022

I evaluation a variety of seats, however I’d not heard of AndaSeat earlier than. They’ve been round since 2007 and have made a variety of seats, however for luxurious vehicles. They partnered up with the Macau Grand Prix, in addition to the Macau Nationwide Soccer Group, Nationwide Volleyball League, Soccer Golf equipment, Racing Golf equipment, and now world-wide Esport Groups, however they only weren’t on my radar for some cause. After I obtained the chance to take a look at one in every of their latest flagship chairs, the AndaSeat Kaiser 3, I assumed I’d give them a go and see what makes them totally different, if something. Think about my shock when I discovered essentially the most comfy seat I’ve ever bought or reviewed, from an organization I’d by no means heard of earlier than. Let’s unbox this factor and discover out why this may simply be one of the best seat available on the market.

Earlier than we get into what makes this chair particular, let’s discuss concerning the methods it’s the similar. Everyone seems to be utilizing PVC leather-based, and so is that this chair. Beneath is a rolled reminiscence foam, similar to most different chairs on this class. The chair makes use of a class-4 fuel piston for elevating and decreasing its top. It reclines, sports activities ergonomic choices, comes with pillows, and has a steel body. Completely nothing new below the solar, proper? Nicely, not so quick.

The very first thing you’ll discover concerning the leather-based is that it’s downright plush. It’s PVC leather-based, however clearly it’s a premium model of it. Designated “DuraXtra Leatherette”, this materials is exactly the kind of materials you’d anticipate out of one thing in a excessive finish automotive (the Acura makes use of the same mix) or luxurious furnishings. PVC Leather-based is made through an extrusion course of, slightly than being crushed cow disguise, which means it comes out uniform, can produce other strengthening supplies added to the combination, and is finally extruded to type. Colours could be added, in addition to texturing and patterns like we see on AndaSeat’s numerous tie-in merchandise – I significantly like their G1 Transformers chairs. On the Kaiser 3, we’ve a clean however textured most important physique and again, with the aspect wing supplies trying not in contrast to the carbon fiber you’d discover on a supercar, giving it an aggressive and stylish look. Double stitched on each seam, with heavy reinforcement at roll factors, it’s additionally constructed to final.

The froth beneath the PVC additionally will get the royal remedy. “60kg/m³ Re-dense Moulde Foam” won’t imply something to you, however finally it interprets to some thick foam the place it issues, making the chaira pleasure to take a seat in for lengthy durations of time. Generously padded aspect wings, and a seat that’s the type of thickness you’d anticipate from a “XXL” model of this chair are simply normal on the Kaiser 3, however it’s what you’ll discover subsequent that makes a world of distinction.

Numerous chair producers, most of them the truth is, will provide you with a small lumbar pillow full with straps. These do nicely sufficient, however not everybody has strain factors of their backbone in the identical spots. To that finish, the Kaiser 3 has two lumbar changes courtesy of a knob on either side of the seat. This may also help assist your higher or decrease again independently, and it received’t transfer, in contrast to a pillow. Higher nonetheless, it means that you can be very prescriptive about how a lot assist you need and the place. It is a silver bullet for this chair, and a operate I’ve not seen on practically another chair up to now.

The very last thing on the “it’s the identical” checklist is the body and recline choices. Right here’s the place I’ve identified that it’s worthwhile to match the chair to the individual, and never simply purchase the most important chair by default. The body, whereas bolstered and durable, is rated for 260lbs for the usual mannequin, and rated for an individual at a max top of 6’2”. That ought to match most individuals, however be aware of this when you choose the scale. The rationale for the restriction is definitely not the body, however the stability when reclining. You possibly can tilt the chair again 160 levels, however in contrast to another chairs I’ve reviewed, you may really feel protected at that most worth. Personally I don’t like sitting like that, however you may. Extra realistically, you’ll be capable to tilt the chair as a lot as you’d like, and you are able to do so understanding it’s not going to flip over and break your neck.

Now that we’ve gotten previous what makes this chair the identical as others, let’s discuss concerning the issues that make it not solely totally different, however higher.

It’s a loopy factor to start out with, however the packing is one of the best I’ve seen. Positive, there are not any little white gloves within the field, however extra importantly, the chair is fastidiously packed and padded. What you ordered goes to reach undamaged, regardless of how a lot hate the shippers placed on the field. Once you get it out of the field, you will discover the subsequent massive differentiator virtually instantly.

Assembling this chair is a breeze. The whole lot could be slotted collectively by one individual, and also you’ll discover a distinctive security characteristic awaiting you while you go to connect the again to the seat. A small crimson screw prevents the management arm from by chance closing in your fingers. You’ll solely take away this when you find yourself positive the whole lot is safe and protected. It’s a minor factor, however it reveals that AndaSeat has actually thought concerning the expertise from the second you open the field right through utilizing it.

The following factor you’ll discover is that the entire components are half steel and half plastic. I don’t personal a single different chair that has steel buttons, easily rotating steel mechanisms, or steel plates to lift and decrease the arm rests, however I do now. The 4D armrests characteristic buttons to rotate them out and in. The plate to lift and decrease them is steel and locks into place with a satisfying latch. Sliding the arm relaxation nearer or additional away out of your physique can also be achieved with a small steel button on the aspect. All over the place that you just may actuate is an space the place a chair can get put on and tear, however not right here – these components are going to survive us all.

Talking of the arm rests, it’s the primary cease on the magnetized checklist. The armrests could be faraway from the highest and are held on with 4 very sturdy magnets. This lets you clear them simply (in any case, it’s the place your forearms will relaxation and doubtlessly sweat), ensuring they keep hygienic. Whereas these appear to be injection molded rubber materials, they’re a minimum of on par with the remainder of the chairs I’ve. The opposite cause these are magnetized, nonetheless, is that it makes the chair modular. You possibly can swap in a water bottle holder, a dry-erase board, a cellphone holder, and extra.

Speaking about pillows once more, naturally the Kaiser 3 comes with a headrest. I used to be shocked that I didn’t see any straps or plastic buckles on it. No, this head relaxation is magnetized. Locking onto the highest of the chair, this pillow stays in place completely, however could be eliminated for straightforward cleansing. It’s right here that I bumped into my first problem with this in any other case fantastic chair.

Unzipping the pillow you’ll discover a layer of blue cooling gel to maintain your head cool and cozy. Beneath that lies the identical foam as the remainder of the chair, with 4 sturdy magnets on the rear to carry it in place. The pillow case is a mushy and plush fabric that I sadly couldn’t zip up once more. Irrespective of how arduous I attempted, the zipper had come aside and wouldn’t return collectively. My spouse tried as nicely to no avail. It was time to be taught concerning the guarantee on the AndaSeat.

Speaking with a customer support agent, they have been wanting to resolve the difficulty. Inside per week, I had a model new pillow in my fingers and able to go. Fortunately, I used to be capable of unzip and re-zip it which means I used to be again in enterprise. I’m unsure if what I beforehand had was a faulty zipper, or if that is an space the place AndaSeat ought to discuss with no matter subcontractors made that pillow, however the pace at which they resolved the issue was spectacular. To that time, the AndaSeat Kaiser 3 carries a 2 yr guarantee, however if you happen to bounce over to their guarantee web page and submit a Fb, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube submit, you’ll lengthen that out to a whopping 6 years. That’s a full yr longer than anybody else available on the market. I admire it when an organization stands behind their product, and clearly AndaSeat is prepared to do precisely that.

The whole lot under the seat is pretty normal. The lean mechanism is the high-end kind we’ve seen on different premium chairs, as is the star. The wheels are the identical ones that I routinely take away and exchange attributable to them selecting up chunks of carpet over time. No surprises right here, so I don’t have a lot to say there. AndaSeat does provide a wheel improve to a rubberized model of the identical wheel, however my advice continues to be these single-wheel replacements – they’re on over a dozen of my chairs they usually haven’t steered me incorrect but. Take pleasure in that pun.

The final query to reply is worth. The AndaSeat Kaiser 3 is competitively priced at $529 MSRP, however it’s already on sale for the month of September for $449 on the official website.

I’m going to do one thing I’ve by no means performed earlier than – I’m declaring the AndaSeat Kaiser 3 one of the best chair available on the market for 2022. Actually, I’d say it’s one of the best chair available on the market for a number of years prior as nicely – it’s simply that good. I’ve a humiliation of assorted chairs in my possession and admittedly none of them come shut.

No one available on the market comes shut – the AndaSeat Kaiser 3 is one of the best chair of 2022.

—Ron Burke

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Development. At the moment residing in Fort Price, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, motion/journey, platformers, music video games, and has lately gotten into tabletop gaming.
Ron can also be a fourth diploma black belt, with a Grasp’s rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Common Tang Soo Do Alliance, and Worldwide Tang Soo Do Federation. He additionally holds ranks in a number of different types in his search to be a well-rounded fighter.
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