I think we can all agree that when it comes to gaming, comfort is absolutely everything. It can be the difference between being in the proverbial zone, and being out of it entirely. If you’re anything like me, you’ll spend most of your gaming sessions either squished to the side of a bed, or, so far from the box it’s hard to make heads and tails of anything. The point in all of this nonsense banter? Gaming chairs are on the rise. They’re on the rise for a thumping good reason; they’re rapidly becoming much less of an accessory, and much more of a necessity.
Seriously. There’s so many companies out there now, so many diverse options to select from, it can be difficult to know where to stick your face, or, more specifically, your ass. I’ve had the pleasure of checking out BraZen’s Puma Gaming Chair, and despite one minor niggling issue, i can wholeheartedly tell you that it’s a must have addition to your gaming setup if you’re looking for comfort and affordability. Straight out of the box, the Puma is fairly easy to construct. In fact, the chair only comes in a few parts, ultimately making it very accessible.
Now, for me, this is paramount. I wouldn’t class myself as the brightest bulb in the packet, so, to have a simple to understand construction process, complete with very straightforward steps via the manual, was a welcoming first impression. The whole process takes little more than twenty minutes to complete, and can be done very easily with just one person. Not only that, but it’s clear that even when erecting the Puma, BraZen haven’t skimped on its materials. The Puma, whilst far from heavy, is certainly built to last; it’s durable, and sturdy.
The only gripe I have is that there’s almost no flexibility as far as backward motion is concerned. Oftentimes, chairs of this framework tend to allow you a little bit of leeway in this regard, even if only to stretch or to give you a slight bit of back adjustment, but here, that’s sadly not the case. Sure, there’s a tiny bit of wiggle room, but not much. Of course, there’s always BraZen’s Phantom chair to take to if this is what you seek, and I’ll gladly report that the cost gap between Puma and Phantom is marginal, so be sure to check the storefront.
Whatever the case, I wont waste your time harping on about what the chair lacks, because in truth, the chair isn’t at all lacking elsewhere. Those of you that house concern over health and safety will be happy to know that BraZen only uses materials that comply with (UK’s) furniture and furnishings regulations, so you can rest assured on that front. Speaking more specifically about the chair’s build, the Puma sports an outstanding, slick, and pretty nifty presentation. Considering its affordability, I was absolutely surprised by its overall design.
Faux leather makes up the comforting fabric, with a steel framework in place to ensure that it’s robust. The chair also houses nylon non-slip castors, meaning you’ll not run the risk of seeing the chair fall to pieces under the stress of constant motion. The chair’s gas-lift mechanism is equally as reliable, giving you just enough playing room to find a chair height that feels natural to your size. I should also point out that the max weight here reaches a capacity of 150KG; essentially, it’s thoroughly capable of holding quite a good weight.
That’s the fundamentals out of the way, now let’s move to the underlining basics; is it worth its cost? Yes. Without a shadow of doubt, the Puma is well worth its cost. I’ve put the chair through the ringer. I’ve swiveled on it nonstop, I’ve sat in it nonstop, and I’ve put it in the hallway and raced it up and down nonstop. The end result? The chair’s stellar structure doesn’t give way in any circumstance. It’s truly that resilient and reliable. Whilst the arm-rests are non-adjustable, they sit at just the right right height, and curve in a comfortable position.
The padding gets a huge thumbs up too. I’ve sat in the chair for prolonged periods of time, sometimes even for hours and hours on end, and despite the lack of a deeper tilt, I can only report how relaxing and cozy the Puma is. Drawing back to my point about how diverse the options are for picking up a new gaming chair in this day and age, I wholeheartedly recommend that you consider picking up BraZen goods. Whether for gaming, or indeed, for office use, you’ll be hard-pressed finding this level of quality at the same price elsewhere.
BraZen offer a wide range of varying wares, ranging chairs of all sizes and shapes, right through to parts and pieces (individually stocked) should you need any replacements. The latter is very unlikely mind, or at least as far as the Puma is concerned. I’ve yet to test out any of BraZen’s other goods, but now I’m a convert, I sure plan to stick with them for the long-run. You can check out their stock here, and should you feel the need to pick up any parts, you can do that here. Until then, heed my advice folks, BraZen is a choice you’re unlikely to regret.
Despite the lack of deeper backwards tilt motion, BraZen’s Puma Gaming Chair is outstanding value. Not only is the chair sturdy, robust, and clearly built to last even the most vigorous of usages, but it’s slickly designed and massively comfortable. If you’re looking for an affordable option that still has the look, the feel, and resilience of the much costlier options, look no further, BraZen has your back, literally.Want to keep up to date with the latest Xt reviews, Xt opinions and Xt content? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.