We have reviewed a fair few gaming chairs in our time and premium offerings from AndaSeat have caught our attention in the past. A recent deal with Marvel has seen the launch of a series of themed super-hero chairs aimed at comic-book fans and younger gamers. Today we are going to take a look at the Ant-Man themed chair to see how it stacks up against what else is out there.
Previously we have looked at larger offerings from AndaSeat but this Marvel-themed chair is on the smaller side and perfect for those smaller rooms, and indeed smaller people who might want to sit on it.
Putting it together
Construction is remarkably easy, easier than many on the market and, once you get all the parts out of the white, printed packaging (a nice touch) you can straight away tell you have all the components of yet another high-quality chair from AndaSeat.
The seat bucket itself feels premium immediately and the stitching on the logos is very high quality. A marvel logo is stitched in around the lower back and head areas, both of which will probably end up covered by the included support pillows, which for the record are very comfortable and feel premium. The head cushion puts by attaching the straps through the hole at the top of the chair and clicking the buckle together. This isn’t elegant really but does remove any chance of it slipping off. On AndaSeat’s T Pro-2 chair the strap hooked over the top. I guess you could do this again here should you choose.
Comfort and design
The lumbar pillow fits very nicely into the small of your back and you can again position it to suit. In fact the whole thing is just, as we have come to expect from AndaSeat, super-comfy.
The stitching and design work is really nice and the chair feels as though it can certainly stand up to some wear and tear with the material being easy to clean and wipe down to remove spillage. With the chair being smaller and quite possibly more likely to end up with a younger gamer making use of it, this could definitely be an advantage over a fabric0covered chair.
The chair reclines to approximately 160 degrees, meaning you can virtually lay flat for that all-important nap in the middle of the tournament rounds, and the best thing is, is that you feel secure while in that position. The raising and lowering is all as smooth as you would expect too and you never feel as though you aren’t in control of the seat’s movements.
The armrests aren’t 4D like many other offerings out there but the degree of flexibility you have will be more than enough for most.
Extras and cost
Besides the support pillows, a really nice tough, and indeed surprise, is the chair comes with its own brand chair mat to sit it on. In this case, it is a circular Ant-Man design that you can either choose to place beneath the castors, or even elsewhere as a rug in your Marvel themed room. it is the little touches like this that are making AndaSeat stand out in a crowded marketplace.
As a package, the whole thing is just really quite cool. Well done.
As for the price, well we are rightly in premium territory here with the Ant-Man setting you back a shade under $400, but AndaSeat has regular sales and offers on its website, so it’s certainly worth checking over a period of time.
The fact that the Ant-Man version of this chair is aimed at smaller people is a great thing as it brings the quality of AndaSeat’s gaming chairs to this corner of the market. When you add in how good the construction is and the fact that you can just feel how premium this seat is it’s difficult not to be pleased with your spend. It’s not cheap but you get what you pay for in the gaming chair space and when you include all the extras you get, it’s actually a pretty sweet deal.
Things to consider
- Ergonomic Design
- Chair Functionality
- Lumbar support
- Build materials & quality
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:
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.
AndaSeat x Marvel Ant Man Gaming Chair
Adjustable Back Angle
We really like the Ant-Man chair from AndaSeat. The fact it is is aimed at those with a smaller frame means it isn’t suited to everyone, but if that’s the case, then maybe one of the other Super Hero chairs will fit better as they are all different sizes. The Ant-Man is perfect if you are limited in space or buying it for a child. Sturdy construction and great material mean it should last many years with the right care ana attention. The cushions are comfortable and the floor mat is a great touch, again if you are a massive Marvel fan or have a younger one in your family.
It is one of the easiest chairs you can get to put together and the almost horizontal positioning of the back gives great options for that cheeky nap.
It’s a bit of a shame that the arms aren’t quite as movable as some of the other chairs from AndaSeat but in reality, this shouldn’t be an issue. If you are a Marvel fan and love a bit of Ant-Man, what’s not to like?