The best DXRacer gaming chairs in 2023

Gaming chairs are a complex subject with offerings ranging from the low $100 all the way up to $2000, with all seats available with a plethora of features – and some trade-offs depending on which variant you ultimately choose. Today we revisit one of the oldest and arguably one of the most premium players in the game: DXRacer, which has offerings ranging from a relatively small price range of under $350 to just a shade above $500.


DXRacer arguably set up the entire gaming chair market with its highly successful DXRacer Formula series when it brought together its know-how of making race car seats with an office chair. Since then, along with multiple competitors in the industry, it has gone the extra mile to ensure consumers have a plethora of choices that meet their needs at multiple price points.

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We look at 5 of DXRacer’s most popular current offerings and what they offer in terms of value and features below:


DX Racer Air Pro

Best overall DXRacer gaming chair offering

DXRacer Air Pro gaming chair

Mesh supremacy

The DXRacer Air Pro Gaming chair is the mesh alternative to the DXR Master and Craft series chairs while offering the same premium build quality the brand is synonymous with.

Upholstery material
Very resilient mesh

To colour)
4 choices

Adjustability
Yes, 135′ tilt

Brand
DX Racer

Weight capacity chair
225 lbs

Seat height recommendation
Up to 6’2′

Lumbar support
Yes, adjustable

Advantages

  • The mesh used is of very good quality and feels sturdy
  • Has 4D armrests
  • Exceeds ANSI/BIFMA standards
  • Provides multifunctional built-in tilt function
cons

  • Priced pretty close to the Master, making it a hard-to-recommend value buy

The DXRacer Air Pro is the more premium edition of the DXRacer Air with a high weight capacity, 4D tilting armrests and an aluminum wheelbase. However, that’s not where the differences end; it has a multi-purpose tilt and better base casters that essentially make it a better and more well-rounded effort from DXRacer overall.

The benefits are even greater when it comes to pricing, sometimes with the standard and pro units trading close to each other at times; You can pick up the pro on the DXRacer site for just $60 more than the standard currently, making it a no-brainer when it comes to value for money.

DX Racer Air

The most breathable DXRacer gaming chair

DXRacer Air Gaming Chair

DXRacer Air Gaming Chair

The entry-level Mesh Leader

The DXRacer Air is a mesh version of what a breathable gaming chair should look like in 2023 by DXRacer

Upholstery material
Resilient mesh

To colour)
2 options

Adjustability
135′ tilt support

Brand
DX Racer

Weight capacity chair
220 lbs

Lumbar support
Yes, adjustable

Advantages

  • Sturdy and well built
  • Has adjustable lumbar support
  • Exceeds ANSI/BIFMA standards
cons

  • Somewhat cannibalized by the DXRacer Air Pro when it’s on sale given the price.

The DXRacer Air comes with high durability and tough mesh as the primary covering material. DXRacer credits having completed at least 100,000 stress/durability tests. The mesh material makes it an ideal chair for warmer office environments or for those of us who like to have less weight in our chairs while offering excellent value for money.

Comfort seems to be more curated though, as the Craft and Master lineups take a clear edge over the Air lineup overall and the entry-level Air arguably does a lesser job than two of the more expensive offerings from DX Racer. That’s not to say it’s uncomfortable; On the contrary, this is one of the better chairs we’ve tested, but the Craft and Master are in a league of their own.

DXRacer Formula gaming chair

The most affordable DXRacer gaming chair

DXR Formula gaming chair

DXRacer Formula gaming chair

The pioneer

The DXRacer formula gaming chair is DXRacer’s oldest foray into the gaming chair market. It defines what a gaming chair should be, while benefiting from an excellent value proposition coupled with premium build quality.

Upholstery material
PU leather

To colour)
5 options

Adjustability
135′ tilt option

Brand
DX Racer

Weight capacity chair
200 lbs

Lumbar support
Yes, adjustable

Advantages

  • More accessible priced than its peers
  • Faux leather feels quite premium for its price
  • Exceeds ANSI/BIFMA standards

DXRacer’s first foray into gaming chairs, the DXRacer Formula Gaming Chair is also an ever-popular entry-level chair that should prove to be a reliable partner for most gaming and office sessions. It uses premium leatherette, which would make it an attractive offering for those looking for an inexpensive DXRacer chair but not actively considering a full mesh covering. It sacrifices the 4D armrests and multi-function tilt offerings that some of the more premium DXRacer offerings have; In return, it has a price that will be DXRacer’s most affordable in 2023.

The weight limit is a bit restrictive compared to its peers; While the Air Pro and Air have relatively low weight limits of 225 and 200 lb as per the specification on the DXRacer site, the Formula drops it to just 200 lbs (90 kg for EU readers) which would be a limiting factor for users they want more leeway in that department. All in all, DXRacer’s budget offering brings some sacrifices that can be justified, but others may limit its appeal given the low price of the product range, encouraging users to opt for the ‘Pro’ offering or the Master to go yourself.

DXRacer Craft Pro gaming chair

The most comfortable DXRacer gaming chair

DX Racer Craft Pro

DXRacer Craft Pro gaming chair

The Zero Gravity Comfort Play

$449 $593.47 Save $144.47

The DXRacer Craft Pro can be defined in one simple word: Premium. With a wide tilt angle, PU leather and 6 different color designs, the Craft Pro is a mainstay in our recommendations for the best gaming chairs money can buy.

Upholstery material
Synthetic leather

To colour)
6 choices

Adjustability
Tilt angle of 135′

Brand
DX Racer

Weight capacity chair
275 lbs

Lumbar support
Yes, adjustable

Advantages

  • Hands down the most comfortable DXRacer gaming chair available
  • The chair’s weight capacity is at the high end of the spectrum for DXRacer chairs
  • 4D tilt armrests combined with multi-tilt functionality provide a very flexible experience
cons

  • Too close to the top of the range DXRacer Master in terms of pricing

Armed with the standard 4D adjustable armrests that are a DXRacer staple and a high-density memory foam headrest cushion, the DXRacer Craft Pro Gaming Chair is designed to impress both the user and those looking at it from a distance. It comes with hidden lumbar support and a weightless design.

The Craft lineup is one DXRacer calls the “most comfortable gaming chair” and it’s easy to see why. With an extended and thickened 5-layer seat cushion and an optional armrest, the Craft Pro is simply a larger version of the luxury race car seat manufacturer’s wildly popular Craft seat turned gaming chair.

DXRacer Master Gaming chair

The most premium DXRacer gaming chair

DXR Master Black

DXRacer Master Gaming chair

The microfiber master

The DXR Master is a fully microfiber leather based gaming chair that offers comfort, durability and a premium feel in a no-nonsense modular design for demanding users

Upholstery material
Microfiber leather

To colour)
5 different color options

Adjustability
Yes

Brand
DX Racer

Weight capacity chair
275 lbs

Lumbar support
Yes

Advantages

  • Easily one of the most premium seats we’ve tested
  • A fully modular design makes it easy to customize
  • Extremely well built compared to its peers and the competition
cons

  • Add-ons add significant weight to checkout prices

The DXRacer Master is DXRacer’s magnum opus and with good reason; It comes with premium microfiber leather, excellent adjustable lumbar support (the knob could do with some work to make it less visible), and a fully modular design that allows it to be bundled with as many accessories as you can buy or DXRacer can offer. It’s a masterclass (pun intended) in gaming chairs and one that DXRacer’s competitors should consider the ones to beat when going neck and neck with the racing chair manufacturer turned gaming chair brand.

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However, it has its drawbacks; To begin with, the Master focuses on the office market. That means that while the design is premium and seems out of place just about anywhere, it’s perhaps a little less “exciting” for a product pushed into a gaming market with heavy emphasis on dark colors. For example, DXRacer’s own site lists 5 different seats at the time of writing, but none of them seem to have a lighter shade or modifications that would allow for more designs on the upholstery itself, unlike the Craft/ Craft Pro Lineup. It also gets more and more expensive when you factor in the cost of add-ons once they launch en masse.

Already bought a gaming chair or on the shovel and still looking for more options? In either case, you can check out our roundup of the best seats in 2023 to make a more informed decision. A gaming chair is a purchasing decision that involves many considerations and is a purchase that you will enjoy for years to come. It’s only fair to consider all your options before deciding to make an informed purchase.

FAQ

Q: What is the best Mesh DXRacer seat I can get?

The DXRacer Air Pro Series is the best Mesh DXRacer chair you can get at the time of writing.

Q: What is the best DXRacer seat I can buy?

The DXRacer Master, despite its shortcomings in terms of pricey add-ons and limited customization when it comes to looks, is a cut above any other DXRacer chair currently on the market.

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