The SMAX gaming chair with footrest is one of those chairs I could not find a lot of faults in. The game chair is well built and comes with additional ergonomic and comfort features you will only find in other brands if you pay a premium price.
After testing and reviewing so many gaming chairs and computer chairs, you do not have to pay a small fortune to own a professional gaming chair. The SMAX gaming chair is a real testament to this fact. In this Smax gaming chair review, we will get into the nitty-gritty of this chair. That makes it one of the best gaming chairs with a footrest you can buy today.
In terms of quality, affordability, and features, this game chair is right up there with the GT890MF gaming chair that we have tested and reviewed before.
Features and specifications
- Gamer chair with a footrest
- Backrest recline 90 to 160 degrees
- USB powered lumbar pillow for massage
- BIFMA certified SGS gas lift
- 4” thick molded foam
- Dimensions: top to bottom – 50.8” – 54.7”, Seat – depth 18.9” x width 15.0”, backrest – 33.9” height x 21.7 width
- Maximum recommended weight: 300 lbs
- Material: Hydrolyzed PU leather
Extreme Comfort when Playing Video games
By looking at this gaming chair, you can tell that it is comfortable. The hydrolyzed PU leather on top is inviting. It does an excellent job of mimicking genuine leather. But from the subtle glow, you can tell it is PU leather. The material is very easy to clean and maintain.
The racing chair design with “wings” on the sides can get warm on the back and seat after prolonged use. However, there are two bolsters bordering the headrest and backrest that enhance airflow to keep you comfortable.
Another inviting thing I noticed about this gamer chair is the depth of the foam. The 4-inch molded foam kept me comfortable even when I worked for 8 hours a day. The foam generously covers the metallic frame ensuring you are cozy even with prolonged use.
The metals and bolts underneath the foam will not be an issue for you as it is in other cheap gaming chairs where they can hinder flow.
The frame of the Smax gaming chair with footrest is metallic all-around and heavy-duty. This means the chair can offer support even for heavy users without making creaking noises. The only downside, which is not a put-off, is the plastic base. However, the 360 swivel works fine, and the five-point system offers good support. Note that the base can get somewhat noisy when you move.
Enjoy Retractable Footrest
The Smax gaming chair is designed with a retractable footrest that offers incredible support for your feet. This footrest also makes it possible for you to use this gaming chair at a desk or with a console when gaming in front of a TV.
The versatility of this gaming chair is just impressive. You can use it while working at a desk or enjoy the recline feature when gaming, watching movies, and even recline it back to take a nap or rest.
Massage Lumbar Cushion
Many gaming chairs in the same price range as the S*max gaming chair with footrest come with head and lumbar pillows. However, not many go even further to offer a vibrating massage lumbar pillow.
The lumbar pillow is USB powered, ensuring you can use it while at your desk or near any charging port. The vibrations that offer massage to your lower back are subtle and suitable even when you already have back pains. You can easily adjust the position of the lumbar pillow using straps that mimic race car seatbelts.
You will also get an adjustable neck pillow to support your neck and head when you are leaning back on the headrest. The neck and lumbar cushion are covered in the same hydrolyzed PU leather available on the rest of the chair.
Adjustability and Ergonomics
The adjustability of this gaming chair with a footrest is quite impressive. It comes with a backrest recline feature that goes from 90 to 160 degrees. You can lock the backrest to enjoy the chair at different positions depending on what you are doing.
That is not all; the game chair also comes with a 15 degrees rocking function that allows you to rock back and forth when you are reclined, offering you more rest, especially with the footrest. The telescopic footrest has a big reach making it suitable for even tall users.
The armrests are 3D adjustable and stand at 3.2 inches. If that is too low for you, adjust the height upwards to your satisfaction. You can also slide the armrests forward or backward to meet you right where you want them. Also, rotate them around to get them out of the way. However, the rotation angle is slight compared to other best gaming chairs that get the armrests entirely out of the way.
Also, expect the usual height adjustability using the SGS airlift system and the 360 degrees swivel feature. The coasters are quiet, but they are not the softest, so you might want them covered if you have a sensitive floor.
Footrest, check. Lumbar massage pillow, check. Approved for big and tall? Good quality? Check and check. The Smax gaming chair with footrest is one of the best affordable gaming chairs you can find today. It is well built, can hold even heavy users comfortably, and offers more features than you would expect for the price range.
We recommend this gaming chair for intermediate and professional gamers who work 6 to 8 hours a day and want to get real value for money. The S*max game chair with a footrest supports your back, legs, neck, shoulders, and head during prolonged working hours.