So here we go again, another chair another review, but can a chair be better than the last chair, well that would all depend on the last chair, it could have been a standard table chair. For me, however, it was the Autonomous Ergochair 2 an office chair, which really helped improve my posture, and how I was sitting, as before I got the chair I had a terrible bad back.
Now my back is cleared up I really want to go back to using these eSport style gaming chairs, and I thought why not start with the new Arozzi Vernazza Soft Fabric Gaming Chair? It would be a move from all the leather gaming chairs I am so used to using in the past, to a nice soft fabric chair. I must make you aware that I still have two cats that claw everything fabric and a little one that currently likes to draw on everything. I feel that I am losing the plot a little as I get older, fabric, cats, young child equal a terrible mix.
So here it is, cost £324.40 which includes £64.88 in Tax, which is good as I hate paying tax duties in the UK.
So first off packaging as these are not in any stores, all I am going to say is that it comes in a massive BOX, that weights too much for one small man like me to carry up the stairs with a little one tugging at my leg.
The packaging gives you some key features, but there is a lot more on the website which I have placed below for convenience.
- Soft yet durable furniture fabric
- Soft neck & lumbar support pillows
- Adjustable height gas-spring that supports up to 145kg/ 320 lbs
- Large and spacious seat and backrest
- Sturdy metal frame and aluminium wheelbase
- Pro locking tilt mechanism & 3D armrests.
- Large premium casters
When you finally delve into the box it has layers, layers of goodness, like a good melt in your mouth chocolate bar with caramel inside… MMM chocolate.
OK back on track, everything inside is well protected as you can see from the images below; there is no chance anything will break during international transit, as long as they don’t use Hermes because they are shockingly bad from my personal experience.
Once everything is out, you get a chance to inspect your new chair, well in parts, starting with a box which contains a number of items which include the oversized wheels, yes these are the biggest wheels I have ever seen on an eSport chair. We have the Gas Lift housing, the Gas lift itself, the mechanism handles and a set of side chair plates which help hide the nuts used to attach the seat to the backrest.
We then have an Alun key, some white gloves and an in-depth instruction manual.
Wonder why the white gloves, well it’s to protect the furniture while you build, however, I have to admit right now I took them off. They became more of a hindrance than a benefit, but I did take a picture. They might be good for Halloween or something as part of a dress-up, I don’t know, I was thinking Michael Myers, but he doesn’t wear gloves.
OK, so gloves on, for now, let us check out each segment starting with the chairs’ mechanism seen below; this mechanism offers one feature missing from a lot of eSport style racing chairs the ability to rock. This feature is not really required, but having a 1-year-old that likes to be rocked to sleep, this makes the job much easier. Of course, the chairs’ mechanism also allows the chair to be heightened and lowered, as well as the option to stop the chair from rocking. There are mechanisms out there that offers a lot more features, but with more features comes with higher costs.
I want to go back to the wheels as these wheels are the biggest I have ever seen on a gaming style chair measuring 3inches in diameter, and they look fantastic, shame they are all plastic and not rubber to a degree, but they are rather silent even on wooden flooring.
Next section to take a look at is the starbase (wheelbase), all-metal instead of plastic, giving you the feel of premium, which is great as I got myself a chair from e-win costing around €249.99 and that came with a plastic one.
Gone is the style of old which was rounded, in its place you get a square, sharp, edgy look with plenty of strength to hold your weight thanks to its design. I really do like this new design Arozzi has decided to go with, and after a quick look on a search engine, I see many other high-end eSport chair manufactures have gone with the design as well.
Now we move to the seat and I have to say the fabric used, feels and looks premium apart from a stitch or two which has their threads showing a little too much, nothing a nice sharp pair of scissors can not fix. But let us not moan about a small QC (Quality Control) let us look at the seat and what is on offer. First, we have the armrests that move up, down, forwards, backwards and rotate in and out. They are rubber, flat on top and rounded on all the edges, they do offer great support when needed.
These are not as good as 4D armrests which offer more flexibility to get the perfect position to rest your arms on. The 4D armrest can do all this ‘adjustable in 4 dimensions. … The armrest can be adjusted by height, forwards/backward, left/right, and rotate in and out.’ So as you can see these are much better, maybe Arozzi should upgrade.
The fabric used offers up some amazing features, like tear growth resistance which measures how the test specimen resists the growth of any cuts when under tension. We then have Seam slippage resistance, which is described as the amount or degree, a fabric pulls away at the seam. Then finally we have tensile strength which is a measure of the stress needed to break the material by stretching. Now there is no way I am going to put a knife to this chair to check tear growth resistance, and from what I can see Tensile Strength and Seam slippage resistance after a good amount of use is of high quality.
On the right-hand side of the seat, there is the leaver that allows you to tilt the back to your desired position (there is a number of tilt positions available). When looking at the seat itself, there are bumpers on either side which offer extra comfort to your precious bottom when sitting on the seat. Bumpers which I call them, no idea the true name of them, stop you from moving from side to side too much, if you are thinner than me, or cuddles your bum if you are around the same size as me (82KG give or take).
Next up is the back, which needs to offer good support, as we sit on these chairs for a very long time, either gaming or working, or if you are me rocking your little one to sleep.
The back itself is straight, as this is standard with all eSport Style chairs, and they offer support with a neck cushion and a lumbar cushion. As you know our backs are not straight, they are slightly curved, so the lumbar cushion gives support to the lower back while the neck cushion supports, well the name says it all. They are made using the same material as the chair with the Arozzi logo stitched into them to showcase the brand. I must admit I really like this style of the neck cushion, as it offers much better support than the older version seen below.
As with the seat the back also has side bumpers which as you already rightly know offers that extra comfort you truly need as long as you are not too big for the chair. On the side, you will see bolts which in the end get covered with the side chair plates so don’t worry about that. The stitching is again of high quality, however, we did manage to find some threads sticking out, an easy remedy, sharp scissors, snip snip, nothing to worry about. When it comes to promoting the brand, Arozzi has its logo on the back and front of the backrest, this is great if you the consumer is streamer as viewers always like to buy what their fav streamer is using.
There are plenty of images below so you can have a superb look of the seat, as its design is unique and well-thought-out.
So that’s every part showcased above, not bad right, now we get to build the chair and before we do that Arozzi has a warning for us, well some notes for us to follow. PLEASE READ THIS, even though building the chair is pretty simple and common sense.
So after reading the above, taking note, it was time to build and as always I have created a video, which I have sped up a little and added some sweet music which I like, I hope you enjoy, P.S my little boy always tries to help, so he is also in the video.
It took around 20min to build the chair, but I am rather used to building them now if you are new to building these chairs it might take you a little longer.
The final build is stunning, looks, design, quality everything. The oversized wheels help it glide over any surface within a household, mine being wooden flooring. The texture and feel of the material used is wonderful, it feels soft, almost to the point where you want to be wrapped up in it during those cold nights. The armrests have a touch of silver when you move them up, this adds to the refinement of the build, even the Arozzi name branding on the side of the chair all add to its finish.
But it is not over just yet, with this chair I also got myself an Arozzi floor mat, why you ask? Well I am upstairs working sometimes, when not in the office, and I tend to roll back and forth on my chair a lot and when someone is downstairs they can easily hear it.
This mat costs £36.21 which includes 7.24 in tax, it offers a wonderful Soft velvety material on top, so your chair can glide with ease and will dampen the sound of the wheels. While also having an Anti-Slip coated bottom which is truly needed, the last thing you want is the mat moving while you are moving on the chair.
You can purchase the floor mat here https://arozzi.se/product/floormat/ it is well worth buying one as well and a chair.
So final thoughts, Arozzi have done well with this chair, its design, its choices, the material, and branding, the only thing I would change is the armrests from 3D to 4D and double-check with Quality Control for finishing touches. The chair is really comfy, but the price might put some people off, however, consider this, premium parts and materials and great customer service.
Grab your Arozzi Vernazza Soft Fabric Gaming Chair here for £324.40 which includes £64.88 in Tax.
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