Every gamer knows that the chair they choose is as important as the graphics card they use. When you’ve been streaming for hours and are headed for victory, the last thing you want is a dull pain in your lower back. Today, we’ll be reviewing the OPSeat GrandMaster Series – chairs that are designed to feel as good as they look.
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The first thing that sets these chairs apart from their rivals is how customizable they are. Most offer a choice of red or blue, but every GrandMaster Series chair comes in 11 striking colors, including pink, purple, and orange. Suffice it to say you’ll be able to find a chair that matches your room décor perfectly.
We’re not just talking about certain parts of the backrest, either. If you choose, say, a yellow chair, you’ll get not only contrasting yellow upholstery, but yellow stitching, and yellow plastic panels on the base. These panels can be easily swapped out too, in case you find a combination that works better.
These chairs are upholstered with perforated PU leather. This allows you to remain as cool as possible while gaming, an important factor that sadly, many chair manufacturers overlook. You don’t even have to worry about developing postural problems, either, as we’ll explain below.
Adjustable neck and lumbar support cushions are included as standard. These use straps instead of Velcro for that perfect fit, and can be removed entirely if you’d prefer. Believe it or not, these cushions aren’t the only way GrandMaster Series chairs protect your health.
Notice the racing-style seat. This encloses the user and provides increased back support, allowing you to play for longer without any discomfort. So, these products look great, but how do they feel to use?
Comfort and Functionality
Luckily, OPSeat pays attention to comfort. Their specifications say that these chairs are filled with cold-molded foam, but what exactly does that mean? Simply, the foam filling was made in a way that prevents air from escaping, allowing it to remain comfy and compression-resistant over time. Not bad, right? Well, it gets better.
You can change almost every aspect of these chairs. They boast armrests that move up, down, in, out, back, and forward. You can even angle them if you’d like, or remove them entirely. The seat angle can be changed by up to 12°, and you can recline almost completely flat at 135°. Simply put, these chairs keep you comfy no matter how you like to sit.
Because these chairs are made of synthetic leather, they’re far easier to clean than fabric or genuine leather. If they get dirty, just wipe them down with a damp cloth – no mess, no stress, no need for chemical cleaners or expensive treatments.
Of course, none of the above matters if the build quality isn’t up to scratch. Thankfully, these chairs are more resilient than most. They feature reinforced, contoured metal frames and five-pointed, heavy-duty nylon bases to support up to 300lbs of weight.
There’s a class IV pneumatic gas lift on the underside of the seat for changing the height. With two inches of height adjustment, these chairs are suitable for just about any desk or setup. Okay, let’s consider the worst case scenario: let’s say that somehow, a component breaks. What happens then?
If this happens, you can take advantage of OPSeat’s one-year warranty. Obviously, this won’t apply if you were the reason it broke so maybe take your frustrations out on something else when you lose. Even if you buy one of these products and don’t like it, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund.
We really liked that this chair is suitable for taller users. It ranges from 51” to 53” in height, making it comfortable for people all the way up to 6’. Despite this size, these chairs remain relatively compact, at 30” wide. Small office or games room? No problem! Next, we will we talk about the price.
Pricing, Shipping, and Customer Service
GrandMaster Series chairs retail for a little under $300. While this might seem a little steep, it’s actually about average for a gaming chair with all these features. 4D armrests are particularly in demand right now, and most people don’t mind paying a little more to get them. Want to reduce the price?
OPSeat is one of the only companies we’ve seen that allows potential customers to reduce their costs via audience interaction. If you’re an influencer of some kind, OPSeat can provide a discount (or free chair) based on how many people buy based on your recommendation.
The only real downside to these products is that they only ship to the contiguous US states. If you’re based in Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico, you’d have to buy from a third-party seller, and unfortunately, these places are unlikely to offer the same warranty coverage.
There’s another benefit to buying directly from OPSeat. They offer three different ways to contact support: email, phone, or text. Admittedly, these lines of communication are only open Monday to Friday office hours, but it’s still a big cut above most companies’ customer service.
OPSeat Grandmaster Review
- Overall - 8.6/108.6/10
The OPSeat GrandMaster Series chair offers a sophisticated combination of functionality and comfort. They boast a flashy design, but luckily they offer enough scope for customization to prove that they’re not all talk and no action.