AKRacing Onyx Office Chair Build and First Impressions

We unbox and build the AKRacing Onyx Office Chair. This is a high-end office chair with plenty of size for us big guys. It has several features that stand out over some of our previous chairs reviewed, namely this one be upholstered in "top grain" leather. Let's see how it all goes together and what our first week's impressions are.

AKRacing Onyx Office Chair Build and First Impressions

AKRacing recently contacted us and asked if we would like to review any of its chairs that it markets. After looking around on its website we did find that contrary to the company name, it actually supplies "office chairs" as well as all sorts of models devoted to gamers. We asked for a sample of the Onyx Office Chair in top grain leather, and AKRacing did send us over a unit to test. This leather Onyx is selling for a whopping $700, but the pleather version is on sale now for $400. Here is what AKRacing has to say about its Onyx chairs.

Aesthetically, the Onyx Series from AKRacing is about as sophisticated as it gets. Crafted with high-density mould-shaping foam, the Onyx is comfy and accommodating to give you the best fit possible. Look to the 3D adjustable armrests for your desired arm position. To adjust the chair’s height, use the class-four gas lift, which can support up to a whopping 330 pounds. For those longer days at the office or on the sticks, you can recline the chair all the way back to 180 degrees for a nap. The tilt angle also locks in place if need be. All of that functionality sits atop a five-star aluminum base, steel frame, and large 2.6-inch casters.

The Onyx went together easily enough, and one of the things we are liking about it the most is the overall size of the chair. If you are a bigger guy, this chair should surely be on your list if you are shopping. The Onyx is easily the biggest chair we have reviewed and feels incredible well built. Of course we will be using the chair for another few weeks to see how it breaks in, but our first week with the Onyx has been very good. Everything feels very sturdy and the chair is quite comfortable, albeit a little warm, which is probably to be expected with a leather covered chair. It has solid support, but is a bit cushier than most of the other office and gaming chairs we have experience with.

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