The Pro Series GT002 gaming chair is one of the favorites of the GTRacing gaming brand. If you do not invest in a great gaming chair, you might end up with more than just a bruised ego from competitive gaming. Back pain and fatigue might constantly be a reminder that you need to invest in a gaming chair. With the GTRacing Pro series GT002 you will enjoy affordable comfort.
Most gaming chairs are expensive, costing several hundred dollars. Therefore, it is only natural to have some doubts when you find a gaming chair costing between $100 and $200 like the GT002 pro series gaming chair. It is possible to own a quality gaming chair even when you are on a budget. To test this hypothesis, we embarked on testing several gaming chairs in that range.
We tested the GT002 pro for several months to compile this unbiased GTracing pro series GT002 review. Will it serve you as desired for the price? Let’s find out!
Specifications and features
- Maximum weight capacity:330 lbs
- Users recommended height: 5’4” to 5’10”
- Height adjustable armrests
- Heavy duty class 4 KGS gas lift
- Recline: 90 – 160 degrees
- PU leather upper
- Has rocking function
Comfort and Support of GTRacing GT002
The GT002 pro series is designed with your comfort in mind. Although the chair does not feel as premium as brands like SecretLab or Noble Chairs, the chair is highly comfortable.
The deep and wide seat is padded using high-density foam. The padding is generous at about 3.1 inches thick, and it is durable. When the chair was new, the foam felt a bit hard. I had to break into it to get used to the firmness. However, after using it on the first day, it was pretty comfortable the next day.
To offer more support, the GT002 gaming chair comes with neck and lumbar pillows. The two pillows are detachable, so you can remove them if you do not need them.
The seat is generous, measuring 20.47” deep by 15” wide. I am pretty big, and the seat allows a lot of wiggle room while the depth provides enough space to comfortably carry my weight. The chair does not squeak a lot, especially when you are within the recommended weight and height. However, if you are taller than 5’10”, you might consider a seat with longer backrests.
Adjustability and Ergonomics
For the price range, the GTRacing Pro Series GT002 offers good ergonomics. It can recline to a maximum of 170 degrees near flat, allowing you to lean back or even lie down when you want to take a nap. The backrest offers a decent recline function. The lock feature will enable you to enjoy rocking back and forth on the gaming chair.
I did not find the armrests of the GT002 pro series impressive. They are made of plastic without any padding on top, which makes the chair look cheap. Also, compared to other cheap gaming chairs that even offer 3D armrest adjustability for instance GT099, this gaming chair only allows you to adjust the height of the armrests.
The mechanisms of the armrests and the recline features are easy to use and made to last.
Build Quality Material of GTRacing GT002
Overall, the quality of the GT002 gaming chair is satisfactory. It is what you would expect for a chair in that price range. The GT002 gaming chair is upholstered using PU leather. With extensive use, some users complain that the temperatures can rise when sitting on PU leather. You will not be enveloped in luxury while using this gaming chair, but the finish quality will be satisfactory.
The chair’s frame is made of metal and study; therefore, it can easily support the recommended weight of 330 lbs. However, the base is made of plastic, and the casters can squeak during movement.
The class 4 hydraulic lift system is smooth and quiet. I enjoyed how this mechanism slowly lowered the seat even with my weight on the chair. It is pretty impressive and felt like a premium feature on a cheap chair. But, if you are like me, it is those minor features that matter.
Easy assembly GTRacing GT002
Assembling the Pro Series GT002 gaming chair was not all that difficult for me. However, it is not as easy as with other premium gaming chairs made to easily fit together.
The chair arrives in pieces, packed in a box. At first, the idea that you can put the chair together on your own can seem daunting. However, a quick glance at the instruction manual will give you some relief, as it did me. The instructions are easy to follow and accompanied by clear pictures and drawings depicting what you need to do.
All the parts are included in the box, labeled, and organized so that everything is easy to assemble. No special tools are needed for the assembly, and even for those that are not very handy, you can complete the assembly on your own. It does not require two people to assemble the chair.
GTRacing Pro Series Final Verdict
The GTRacing Pro Series GT002 gaming chair is ideal for casual gaming and part-time work on a desk. The chair is perfect for users on a budget that prioritizes value, comfort, and durability. If you want more premium features without breaking the bank, consider the GTRacing Ace S1 series gaming chair.
Compared to other cheap gaming chairs within the same price range, the pro series GT002 gaming chair wins on many fronts and delivers more features. The look of the GT002 pro series is typical of that of racy-style gaming chairs.