Anything more than a quick glance at the images above should have had you thinking firstly, a) this is a big gaming chair, and b) man does it look nice. The AndaSeat T Pro 2 is very definitely both of those things. We have looked at a couple of the other offerings from the company in some of our roundups recently and they have never failed to impress us. There is nothing budget about chairs from these guys, you are going to have a pay a little more than regular gaming chairs, but you are getting into the realm of the premium seats that are built to last you for many years to come.
First things first, this is an XL chair so is ideally suited if you are a larger human, less so if you are tiny or don’t have as much space available to you in your gaming corner. If those things aren’t an issue for you then you are going to get a lot of joy out of the T Pro 2 for the reasons we will go into below.
NOTE: Until March 31st AndaSeat has a work-from-home promotion on where you can pick up the T Pro 2 for a quite frankly stunning 30% off.
The T Pro 2 is upholstered with fabric that comes in any of three color choices. Grey and Black, Black and Blue and Black. While the Black chair is much as you would expect, the fabric color choices in the grey and black and blue and black are lovely. There is absolutely nothing garish about the AndaSeat finish. The tones match really well and it looks from the minute you see it to be a premium gaming seat.
That’s as far as it goes with customization, although you do get a memory foam head pillow and a comfortable lumbar support pillow in the box that you can choose to use for that little extra support for your weary frame.
The seat reclines to 160 degrees, so pretty much horizontal, so if you have the room to take a nap in it you can catch some well-earned Z’s without ever leaving the T Pro 2.
Like all the best chairs out there you can also set it into rocker mode so you can gently move it back and forth if you are the fidgety type like I am.
Another thing to mention here is that the castors are among the best out there. Covered with PU rubber which gives you a nice silent roll regardless of the surface.
The AndaSeat logo is embroidered on behind your back, head, and on the rear of the seat, so there is no intrusive “GAMER!” branding there to put you off.
The T-Pro 2 isn’t cheap, let’s be clear there. This is a $500 gaming chair and much like the Iskur from Razer you might need to justify the extra cost of this compared to the chairs you can get out there much cheaper, but if you want a premium chair, then you are going to be looking around this figure. You have to bear in mind though that there is no reason with care ad attention that this chair won’t last you many years.
At the time of writing as well if you use this code on Amazon 58W7E7TJ, it will net you a cool 13% off the price. You’re welcome.
So what are the best features of the chair? Well, it’s head and shoulders above the majority of the pack for comfort. Its spacious seat is big enough for you to plonk down on and even sit cross-legged. The rocker motion is soothing and the 4D armrests allow you to position the arms independently in a way that suits your set-up perfectly. I tend to adjust the right arm of my chair higher than the left so that my mouse-arm is perfectly aligned with my desk to reduce strain, whereas the left arm I tilt inwards for a little extra support. 4D armrests make a big difference when you get over the OCD (like I had originally) of making sure they are perfectly aligned with each other.
While it is a fabric chair which means you need to take extra care not to spill anything on it, the material used isn’t just some cheap fabric. The 65mm castors do a great job of making it easy to scoot across any surface and the general frame construction from carbon fiber and 22mm enhanced steel means this is a piece of furniture built to last.
You would have to do some serious damage to it to bust it up, which is very reassuring. This is a great chair – that is very obvious. It looks smart and will not look out of place even in the most contemporary of setups.
It’s important to realize here that you are going to be buying a piece of furniture that will hopefully last you many years, and, more importantly, provide you with a level of comfort while you are sat at your PC, that you might not have previously had. Therefore, before you click Buy, spare a thought for the following.
The cost of gaming chairs can vary quite dramatically. the big-name companies are all going to be charging considerably more for their wares but there is a reason for that. generally, the materials used are of much higher quality, this is how the cheaper manufacturers can trim down their price so much. With this trimming down also comes a reduction in comfort. Extra support cushions aren’t included, the foam used in the seat and back sections won’t be as high quality and may lose its shape quicker than you would like. The seat itself might not recline or even feel as sturdy.
What we are saying, and we certainly don’t always suggest you go for the higher ticket items, but when it comes to gaming chairs you generally get what you pay for. It all depends on how happy you are to compromise.
The last couple of years have definitely seen a move away from the huge gamification of gaming chairs. No longer are we only different bright green chairs with orange lightning bolts emblazoned across them but you can now get high-quality gaming chairs that do not look out of place in any corner of your home. You need to decide whether you want one that’s more akin to a big padded ‘bosses’ office chair or stick with the racing-style so popular in years gone by. It’s also worth considering you may redecorate before your chair reaches the end of its life so that bright yellow racing chair may not fit in so well in the future.
The weight limit on most of these gaming chairs is less of a concern than on a traditional office or computer chair. That’s because these chairs are already based on the floor, and therefore aren’t likely to collapse if they have a sturdy frame.
The only real exceptions to these rules are the Intex Inflatable Chair and the X Rocker Pedestal Chair. The Inflatable Chair is much more strict about its weight limit since it risks popping if you go over it, while the Pedestal in the other chair may give away if you stress it too much for too long.
Besides those chairs, though, you’re probably just fine being 350+ lbs and using these chairs on the floor. They should be reasonably comfortable, too, but you can also check the measurements on them if you’re particularly wide.
Get A Chair That Matches Your Size
Gaming chairs have a height and weight capacity like any other chair.
Most of them can only support up to 250 lbs while some can handle weights of up to 400 lbs. Similarly, some chairs are smaller and can only accommodate heights up to 5’5” while some have high backrests that can support over 6’ in height.
Choose a gaming chair that can at least support 20 lbs more than your current weight. And since it’s unlikely you’ll shoot up another foot anytime soon, just go with a chair that’s close to your height or a little slightly above.
Determine Your Desk Height And Width
One thing many people forget when buying a chair is that it needs to be small enough to fit close to their desk. This means you should have a good idea of just how tall and wide your chair is.
Features are another big thing, but the main one at play here is audio.
For whatever reason, most people expect gaming chairs to have built-in speakers for an immersive gaming audio experience. If this interests you and you don’t mind a few extra steps of setup, you should probably opt into it.
If this doesn’t interest you, though, don’t waste your money. Focus on buying a comfortable chair instead.
For us, a good gaming chair is a complete necessity. Finding the right one can be determined by several key areas. The following is a list of the areas which we consider most important when selecting a quality chair:
- Ergonomic Design
- Chair Functionality
- Lumbar support
- Build materials & quality
Ultimately, if the chair you’re looking to buy can tick off a few of these fundamental criteria, you’re more than likely onto a winner. However, finding a chair that houses all these qualities can sometimes be expensive and challenging, meaning you have to spend endless amounts of time researching numerous different options.
This is where WePC comes into the equation. Our team of dedicated computer enthusiasts spend their days researching and testing the best hardware offerings on the market and have focused their energy on this guide on finding the best gaming chair.
If you are in the market for a gaming chair you are not only spoilt for choice, but also in a position where it is quite easy to make a mistake and end up with something that isn’t really suitable. You can rest assured that the T Pro 2 will not leave you there. It’s a premium seat that will last an eternity, and keep you sitting in comfort while it does it.
It may be a tiny bit too big for some people, but for those of you that are larger, or those that want a bit more luxury to sink back into it’s pretty much perfect.
It doesn’t get a five purely for the fact that at $500 it’s not going to be for everybody, but if you can pick it up while it’s on offer like it is at the moment with the voucher code above, you are going to be delighted with your purchase.
AndaSeat is a company to watch. They have already signed a deal with Marvel to bring out some themed superhero chairs which you can also pick up on its website and this next year should see the company propel themselves up there with the best manufacturers out there.
The T Pro 2 is a highly recommended gaming chair, as long as you have the room, and the wallet to add one to your gaming setup.