Besides the Formula, the DXRacer Drifting Series is the most common DXRacer gaming chair on the market right now. Just like its counterpart it can also be found on a lot of different eSports events, carrying the weight of the best eSports athletes around the globe. As the name suggest, the DXRacer Drifting has its roots in motor sports (hence the very similar look to racing car seats) – but it’s not only a good choice for gamers that love racing games.
But: is the DXRacer Drifting Series the right gaming chair for you? You’ll find out in this guide!
Is the DXRacer Drifting Series right for you?
First: why does DXRacer have so many different series in its product range? The reason is that every gamer has a different body – some are fat, some are tall, some are slim, and so on. If you spend multiple hours every single day sitting on that chair, you’d definitely want to make sure that it fits perfectly to your body size.
DXRacer Drifting Series: Body Size
The Drifting models are a good choice for you if you’re below 6’1“ (or 1.85m for our metric fans). Even though this should just be seen as the ideal body height, you should still make sure to pick a DXRacer chair that roughly suits you. If you’re taller than 6’1“, you might want to have a look at the Iron Series or King Series.
DXRacer Drifting Series: Weight Limit
The same applies to your weight: If you’re heavier than 250 lbs (and I know a lot of us are), then the Drifting might not be the best DXRacer chair for you. Even if you’re close to that weight limit, you might want to pick a different chair so you can still gain weight and don’t have to throw it out the window again.
DXRacer Chairs: Basic Features
All DXRacers have the following basic features in common:
|Height Adjustment:||Pretty much standard with every computer seat: the seating area and back rest can be adjusted to match the height of your table (with a small lever underneath).|
|Steel Framework:||Every DXRacer will have a super sturdy steel framework hidden under that thick cushioning, so it will definitely last a long time.|
|Ergonomic Shape:||Regular office chairs have a flat back rest, whereas DXRacer always tries to have a more ergonomic shape for its chairs. Historically, this was heavily influenced by racing car seats.|
|Headrest & Lumbar Cushion:||Every DXRacer will come with two separate cushions, so you can even further adjust the seat to your liking.|
Features of the DXRacer Drifting Series
Where are the main differences (besides design) of the Drifting Series compared to other DXRacer chairs though? Here are its main features:
Adjustable Arm Rests:
While other, pricier DXRacer Series allow a ‘4D Movement’ of the arm rests (e.g. also sideways or rotating them), the Drifting Series only offers basic height adjustment there.
Sturdy Aluminum Base:
Every DXRacer Drifting chair features a sturdy, black 5-star aluminum base. This feature is quite important, as cheaper chairs will only have a nylon or hard plastic base. Remember that all the weight of you and the chair will lie on that seat base, so the sturdier the better.
Recline up to 135 degrees:
Perfect if you like ‘lounging’: due to the steel framework the whole chair is robust enough to allow 135 degrees seat recline! Perfect for some Netflix (and chill? Kappa) in between games.
Fabric or Artificial Leather:
The Drifting Series also comes with different cover materials: you can choose between either faux leather (more expensive, easier to clean, feels ‘more premium’) or fabric (more inexpensive, harder to clean). If you’re used to eating in front of your PC (which you shouldn’t, lol), you might want to go for the faux leather option – even though I personally prefer fabric.