While there are literally hundreds of high-profile gaming chairs on the market, it can be tough to find one that supports larger users. We’re not just talking people on the heavier side, but also those of us that tower above our friends. Today, we’ll be taking a look at one perfectly suitable chair, the Maxnomic Leader.
First things first: this chair costs around $350, so it’s not exactly entry level. On the other hand, price isn’t everything. That’s why we’ll be looking at various other aspects, in the hopes of providing you enough information to draw your own conclusions about this product. Take a look!
|Dimensions||51.1 x 27.5 x 23.6”|
|Weight Limit||330 lbs|
|Colors||Black, orange, blue, red, green|
This chair comes in five different colors. Although some gaming chairs have dulled their colors in order to appeal to professionals, the Leader takes a far more aggressive stance. Each variant is very bright and contrasts well with the black side trim. There is an entirely black version, though, just in case.
At first glance, nothing about this chair’s design jumps out at you. The seat looks pretty flat, which initially worried us a little. However, the edges actually taper upwards slightly, as does the bottom of the backrest. That’s right, it’s another racing-style seat – pretty standard for this price range.
Simplicity is not a bad thing. Generally, mid-budget gaming chairs try to distinguish themselves by adding a fancy frame support or adding complex levers to the underside of the seat. The Maxnomic Leader, in contrast, is refreshingly uncomplicated. You know immediately what each dial and lever does, without even checking the manual.
Remember our earlier concerns about the seat padding? Well, it turns out this chair uses cold-cured foam, so it’s not an issue. Simply, this foam retains its shape for longer, resisting compression and staying comfortable for a very long time – possibly even years.
This chair comes with a choice of three different springs, allowing you to choose one based on your height. As such, you’ll be comfortable, as long as you’re not taller than 6’ 5”. To be fair, if you’re as large as that, you’ll probably need a specialist chair anyway.
An adjustable, non-slip headrest is also included. There’s no lumbar support pillow since the shape of the backrest takes care of this automatically. Because the seat has minimal tapering, you can sit in whichever position is most comfortable, although the shape of the back really is designed for the regular old sitting position.
Okay, let’s get into the more advanced functionality of this gaming chair. This chair comes with highly-adjustable 4D armrests which allow you to fully customize their position for maximum comfort. There’s also a tilt function, lockable into one of five different positions. You can recline up to 67°, which is pretty decent.
The lumbar support can be increased or lessened using a dial on the underside of the seat itself. Got a bad back? Turn it up! Want a more relaxed experience? Just loosen the dial. The casters are fairly basic, and Maxnomic doesn’t offer any kind of upgrade. That said, you can always buy third-party wheels and install them yourself if you’d like to.
Maxnomic has pretty good customer support options. They accept payment through a wide range of methods, not just credit card or PayPal. They also explicitly lay out the cost of shipping to various countries, so you won’t get a nasty surprise when you go to checkout.
In terms of after-market support, you have a 14-day period to return the chair without charge. The Leader is covered by a two-year warranty which starts on the date of purchase. They also have a very in-depth section which tells you how to fix and clean various chair components, which is great.
The Maxnomic Leader is a gaming chair that offers a good range of functionality while remaining relatively affordable. We’re big fans of chairs that are suitable for users of all shapes and sizes, so it gets a big thumbs up on that front.
We’d have liked to have seen some more muted color variants, and can’t help but think the chair would have been improved by fully committing to the seat tapering. However, despite these minor issues, the Leader is still worth trying out, especially if you want something both comfy and budget-friendly.
Maxnomic Leader Review
- Overall - 7.9/107.9/10
All in all, the Maxnomic Leader is a decent gaming chair behind a company with good customer support. It’s also relatively affordable as well. While it’s not as comfortable as the Vertagear Triigger 350, for example, it’s certainly relatively fine for its price tag and certainly better than the Arozzi Monza.