As we dive further and further into the electronic world so too does our need for ergonomics as we spend countless hours behind the keyboard. OPSeat’s Master series gaming chair is comfortable and supportive with a premium feel. Its racing style bucket seat design brings that Sparco, Momo racing style into your home. Let’s take a closer look at the Master Series chair by OPSeat.
Ergonomic computing solutions like standing desks are becoming more available as we begin to understand the effects of sitting and working or PC gaming for hours on end. Even if you use a standing desk, at least 50% of the time you are probably still sitting. A good ergonomic chair can dictate your posture just as a pair of shoes would to support your arches and in turn align your spine.
The look of the Master Series chair is very nice and is covered with High quality PU (synthetic) leather that is perforated for good breathability. It’s modeled after a racing car seat design and integrates very well with your gaming gear. The two-tone color accent areas really pop and the stitching looks well done.
The contour of the seat and strength of the chair extend outward from the metal framework.
Available in solid Black or two-tone Black &: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Lt Blue, Pink, Purple, White, Grey.
For comfort the Master Series OPSeat uses Cold Molded Foam for the cushions that feels comfortable but supportive. It even comes with ergonomic lumbar and neck pillows that can attach to the chair via nylon elastic straps.
The neck pillow’s strap is sewn into the pillow so you just stretch the nylon and wrap it behind the seat back top. The lumbar support must be unbuckled and fed through the seat base and back space and over the top two triangular holes and buckle together on the back. The neck pillow is reversible, the lumbar pillow is not.
Being a high back office chair there’s going to be some weight associated with it. For stability and durability the chair weighs 51 lbs and sports a fully metal frame. It is rated for a weight limit of 300 lbs and provides a reliable Class IV Pneumatic gas lift for smooth operation and convenience. Comes with everything you need to build the chair including a L-shaped hex/Philips screw driver tool. The build takes about 35 min or so give or take. Fully assembled the footprint measures 30″ x 30″ with the seat back at a natural angle.
Assembly is routine, easy to understand and the machined screws and screw holes make the process surefooted. An extra set of Interchangeable Color Tips accent the Star base are included with the chair; color depending on which color combination seat you chose.
OPSeat has provided us with a Master Series gaming chair so that we could bring you our first hand experience and coverage.
The chair weighs 51 lbs and feels solid overall. The Pneumatic gas lift is smooth and easy to use but a little more travel over 2″ would be nice. Raising and lowering the arm rests works well and they lock into place easily and the arm rest platforms are ergonomically angled to tilt inward ever so slightly for comfort.
You can also slide the arm rests forward and backward a few inches to adjust to fit your seat base and back positioning; the action is quite stiff and not very smooth. The arm rests also turn inward or outward at an angle just by twisting them. The arm rests also can slide outward or inward in a parallel manner to accommodate larger or more slender occupants.
Once you’ve put the chair together, there are plastic pieces that cover where the seat back and base are screwed together that we weren’t crazy about. Nothing wrong with them, they fit, just felt like a bit of an after-thought.
Comfort & Experience
The highlight of the OPSeat gaming chair is the bucket seat design and the fully reclining seat back. You can adjust the back to fully recline, position it straight up or anywhere in between. Using a combination of seat tilt and reclining back you can get pretty close to a Zero G chair experience. We’ve already passed out in the chair a few times it’s so comfy.
The chair cradles you quite well. The racing bucket seat design makes you feel secure and provides stability as well. The seat back and seat base measure 15″ in width so if you’re a bigger/taller person you may opt to go for the Grand Master Series gaming chair which provides 19″ of width on the seat back and a less buckety 21″ of seat base. The seat base on the Grand Master Series is also longer (from butt to behind the knees) 20″ length seat base vs 18″ on the Master Series. Ours is a narrow ass so the Master Series seems to do justice.
The chair itself doesn’t have much travel and only changes in height by 2 inches. For reference, a 5’11” male was able to keep both feet flat on the floor at it’s max and min height. One small detail for us was that the star pattern was a bit too wide and doesn’t naturally allow you to rest your feet on them. You need to knock-knee ever so slightly and kick your feet back to get one foot on each point.
The seat surface/chair can tilt up to 12 degrees from parallel and can lock into position. You get the standard raising and lowering of the seat itself. The arm rest platforms are nice and wide. They are able to raise/lower and lock into 7 positions with the outside lever. An inside thumb button allows the arm rests to slide forward and backward. Another inner thumb button in the middle of the arm rest allows it to slide laterally wider or more narrow. You can also twist the arm rests so they angle inward or outward.
Update: We have found that the arm rests can be somewhat clunky. They can sometimes get easily knocked into an angle when getting up and down. A way to lock it into an angle or keep it straight would be great.
OPSeat’s Master Series Gaming chair features a racing style bucket seat design built for style and comfort. It offers a wealth of adjustments and a fully reclining seat back complete with neck and lumbar pillows for the ultimate comfort. Built on a contoured metal frame, the Master Series chair is a great looking & solid ergonomic gaming chair solution for your office or game room.
OPSeat Master Series Gaming Chair $249.00