When EWin contacted me to check out their gaming chairs, I told them to send me the “big golden throne chair” they had recently introduced as their luxury chair. The golden throne of a gaming chair finally arrived, and I have spent a couple weeks testing out the unit.
This is my first personal hands-on with a full-fledged gaming chair, and it’s quite a different experience compared to the regular office chairs I’ve used throughout the years. I’ve been loving the EWin Flash XL, and its ridiculous golden styling is something that perfectly matches my guido taste. Read my full review to find out whether the latest from EWin is worth it!
From the get-go, the EWin Flash XL was extremely easy to assemble and the instructions were also quite easy to read. In fact, I was a bit surprised by how simplistic the instructions were, bordering on Ikea-level simplicity. For a very large gaming chair that is also very heavy, I was definitely worried about putting this thing together right – and it didn’t take long at all.
You may think having a shiny golden chair in your home office would be an eyesore, but it actually grew on me. The chair arrived pristine and nearly ready to go, all I had to do was attach the base pieces and the backrest. The majority of the chair is covered with the aforementioned gold PU leather cover, which is both stain and crack resistant.
For clarity’s sake, this chair is part of the EWinracing Flash Series, meaning it’s generally meant for big and/or tall people. I’m a taller guy, so the extra height this chair has with its backrest is definitely appreciated.
The throne-like size of its main cushion is also a nice bonus, providing an extremely comfortable sit throughout. Most desk chairs tend to leave me with back fatigue, but not the Flash XL.
I’ve been using the Flash XL chair typically in 2-4 hour sessions working at my home office, and I honestly can’t say I’ve felt the same kind of sedentary fatigue you get with standard size chairs. The chair, due to it being large and in charge, supports up to 550 lbs. Whether you’re a bigger person or just want to have some fun in between work, this chair will stand up to downward forces.
One of my only gripes with the Flash XL chair is that its armrests feel a bit cheap, and uncomfortable. When the rest of the chair feels like a luxury item and has the quality to back it, it’s kind of strange the armrests are mostly solid plastic, with a very hard cushion piece on top. I could understand a focus on ruggedness, but this isn’t comfortable really at all.
The lumbar pillow is a very nice addition, something I haven’t thought about for most of my adult life until recently, ironically, when I started using a lumbar support on my other chair. This cushion is much smaller but feels like it gives just enough support to maintain good posture. I’m not that old, and yet I’m telling all you kids to have better posture! It makes a world of difference.
The backrest cushion is, honestly, totally unnecessary and feels like it’s both too small and like it constantly sags out of a good spot. It doesn’t feel as natural as the lumbar cushion and maybe was just another spot to throw a logo onto. This isn’t a true negative as the cushion is optional, but it feels like a wasted effort. I would prefer something more slim and good for upright sitting.
The Flash XL comes with EWin’s signature base, so you can lean the backrest up to a full 155 degrees backwards. This, combined with the axis in the base, allows for optimal feet-on-desk-resting moments. The recline is actually very comfortable, that is until you get to the maximum angle and the lumbar cushion starts jabbing into your back. For the most part though, it’s really great.
The Flash XL starts at $479 before any discounts or promotions, so once again this is designed as both a larger chair for larger people, as well as something of a luxury chair. I think this is definitely a bit out of budget for a good number of gamers, however this chair is definitely an extremely comfortable feel. I’d say if you got tired of cheap or mid-tier chairs falling apart, consider a nicer one.
I may have some minor gripes with its armrests, but EWin has really put out an excellent gaming chair with the Flash XL. I’ve used a number of various styles with office chairs, and none have felt as comfortable as the Flash XL in terms of all-around comfort, it’s one of the best gaming chairs. If you can snag it on a good sale or simply want to go all out, definitely check it out.
If you’re looking to pick up a Flash XL chair or any of the other chairs from EWin, make sure to use our coupon “nichegamer” for 30% off your order!
The EWin Flash XL Gaming Chair was supplied for review by EWin. You can find additional information about Niche Gamer’s review/ethics policy here.