Review

May 20, 2020

E-WIN Calling Series Ergonomic Gaming Office Chair with Pillows Review

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4 Awesome
Retails for: $359.99
We Recommend: $287.99
  • Developer: E-WIN
  • Publisher: E-WIN
  • Genre: Hardware, PC Gaming Chair
  • Released: Nov 17, 2017
Review:
Evan Rowe
Price:
$359.99

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Rating:
4
On May 20, 2020
Last modified:May 26, 2020

Summary:

The E-WIN Calling Series chair sports a great deal of comfort, plenty of customization, a variety of finishes to suit nearly every taste, and great build quality that assures the chair will be around for years to come.

Picking out a chair for your desk setup is no small challenge, and with the playing field getting wider and wider each year, making a decision about the right choice for where you’re going to be sitting for long stretches of time carries a lot of weight. A cursory web search for “best chair” recommendations or reviews will net you a lot of different suggestions from a variety of perspectives, and parsing that into something meaningful for you personally is tricky. The one thing most of the reviews can agree on is that a good chair is well worth the money spent in terms of the comfort and benefits on offer.

Gaming chairs in particular are becoming more readily available as more companies throw their hats in the ring, which is great in terms of selection, but again difficult in terms of decision making. The gaming chair is an immediately recognizable piece of gear now; the highly stylized racing seat design with flashy colors and an imposing presence sends a distinct, clear message: “I am gamer, watch me soar.” I’ll admit, I have long been a skeptic of the form factor, and have wondered if they’re really all they claim to be. Could something that is designed to look so flashy and ostentatious actually deliver a meaningful change to your seating experience? As it turns out, the answer is an emphatic yes.

The E-WIN Racing Calling Series gaming chair is a great piece of kit. I’ve been using it for three weeks now, and I’ve been incredibly happy with it on multiple levels. I noticed relatively immediate results in my comfort level after just a single day of use, as compared to my previous office chair. The old chair was also designed for comfort and a high degree of adjustability, but in reality often left my lower back and butt feeling sore at the end of a work day. The E-WIN chair, by contrast, not only eliminates soreness from sitting all day, but continues to provide solid comfort and support for my body during extended gaming sessions later in the evening after a long day at work.

The difference is immediately apparent. The seat is well-cushioned and provides plenty of firm support while still being comfortable to rest on for long periods of time, and the lumbar and neck pillows help to enforce proper posture when seated. If you’re not used to a chair with strong lumbar support, it can take some getting used to at first, and admittedly some practice is required to get used to settling into an upright position, but the E-WIN Calling Series does an excellent job of supporting you while seated, so that over time a naturally improved posture becomes easy to maintain this PC gaming chair.

The assembly process is relatively easy, and comes with clear instructions for each step, and even has a set of grippy white gloves for you to wear while you put it together to keep all of the parts clean. Putting the chair together took less than ten minutes, and E-WIN has done a good job of figuring out how to keep the amount of work required to put its chairs together to a minimum. The finished product feels well-built and sturdy, with no wobbles or loose-feeling connections on any of the parts. By all accounts, this chair seems built to last for years.

I was also pleased that E-WIN offers some more understated design options for their chairs alongside the extremely flashy color options they have on display. I opted for a solid black chair, and I’ve found this to be a great choice as it really lets the details in the fabric and texture choices shine. The materials and patterns get to function as subtle accents to the overall form of the chair, giving it personality and detail that create an overall sense of refinement and luxury in the piece.

The E-WIN Calling Series chair features a great deal of adjustment ability. The back features a reclining range of 85 to 155 degrees (for when you really need to activate “nap mode”), the seat raises and lowers with a gas lift cylinder, and the chair arms are easy to reposition in a variety of ways to suit your needs; they can raise and lower to match your arms and desk, they can slide forward and backward to match your arms’ natural resting position, and they can pivot in multiple angles. It’s relatively easy to dial the chair into exactly how you need to use it. The one adjustment it lacks compared to my old chair is the ability to adjust the overall depth of the seat, but the need for such an adjustment is largely moot as this chair is both meant for somebody of my size and weight, and being able to make such a change would be detrimental to the overall ergonomics of the design.

Overall, I’m really impressed with the E-WIN Calling Series chair. It sports a great deal of comfort, plenty of customization, a variety of finishes to suit nearly every taste, and great build quality that assures the chair will be around to support me for work and gaming alike for years to come. These chairs are very well made, and in an increasingly crowded market, it’s good to know that E-WIN is a reliable option for anybody in the market for something new. It’s made a marked difference in my overall comfort at my desk, and it’s an excellent addition to any setup. At the risk of sounding incredibly corny, you really can’t lose with E-WIN.

This gaming chair was provided by E-WIN for review purposes