E-Win Flash XL review – the chair for big gamers
If you’re on the larger side of things, some of those cool-looking gaming chairs just aren’t going to cut it.
If you’re a little more leggy than the average, you might find the chair doesn’t go high enough.
Additionally, if you happen to be a bit more blessed in the hips or bum, these racing-style chairs just won’t accommodate your booty. That’s before we start talking about the arm rests.
So, how does the E-Win Flash XL handle larger gamers?
E-Win Flash XL design
The E-Win Flash XL gaming chair is a heavy-duty seat with a large base. This has been designed for maximum room and comfort.
A chair for girthy gamers is going to be larger than a standard gaming chair. The Flash XL measures 22.4- x 23.6- x 48.4-inches.
It is covered in synthetic leather, mine being blue and black to match my gaming rig.
The seat is padded with high density memory foam
However, the arm rests are a soft-touch rubberised foam.
You get 360-degree swivel, a 155-degree adjustable backrest. Height is adjustable from 9.4-inches to 13.4-inches). The chair also features 4D adjustable armrests.
The Flash XL will support gamers up to 330 lbs. That’s over 23 stones.
E-Win Flash XL performance
The Flash XL chair is designed for larger and taller gamers.
There is some construction required, but that shouldn’t put you off. Most of us these days will have tackled at least one piece of flat-pack furniture by now.
I managed to sling mine together in under 15 minutes – when I should have been packing for a holiday.
Assume the position
That 13.4 inches of lift is just the thing for longer legs. I’m not *that* tall at 6 foot 2-inches (1.88 metres) and at its highest setting I can’t touch the floor when sat in it.
Those with more junk in the trunk will be grateful of the wider 22.4-inch seat.
Needles to say, you don’t have to be XL in order to appreciate the extra room.
The Flash series also comes with “4D” adjustable armrests.
Although, I couldn’t work out how to alter the armrest angle. No matter how hard I looked or which button I pressed, nothing seemed to work. Then, as usual, I looked at the instructions. All you need to do is add a little more force as you twist the top of the rest. Job done.
Getting your optimal settings should be easy. Especially as most things can be changed in little steps in order to get it just right.
The lumbar pillow can be raised and lowered on its strap. The neck pillow, however, is pretty much on or off.
The Flash XL certainly appears to be a quality gaming chair.
This is no light-weight either. The chair is built around an all-metal framework.
Around the cold moulding, high density memory foam is wrapped PU leather. This is all bonded using heavy-duty stitching. The same quality stitching is even employed on the bits you can’t see too.
Once I got it all set up, the Flash XL is certainly a comfy seat to be in for long periods of time.
It has tons of room and the side-cushions give extra support. I have not realised just how great having a lumbar pillow is until now.
Granted, you can get lumbar pillows separately even if you don’t get one of these chairs. They are worth it.
Pain in the neck
I am by no means the tallest person who will be using this chair and yet the neck pillow is at shoulder height on me. What I have to do when getting seated is slouch at first and then push the neck pillow up using my shoulders.
I suggest a similar solution as to what the lumbar support uses. Once in position, it is lovely.
The gas lift provides an impressive 13.4-inches of floor clearance, which is ideal for taller gamers. Alternatively, you can shrink all the way down to 9-inches.
The pleather covering of the Flash XL worried me a little. The office chair I chose before this was a woven material for a reason. I spend a lot of time in front of my computer and having breathable material is a preferred option.
It does get a little warm in the seat but, overall, it does feel reasonably airy. The bonus of this material is that you can easily wipe away any spilled drinks.
E-Win Flash XL review conclusion
The neck pillow would benefit from some adjustment, but all the other options allows you to get the perfect settings.
Yes, the chair weighs a tonne (I constructed it downstairs and carried up in two halves) but that’s due to the quality materials used.
It feels that it will last and all that memory foam does make it an extremely comfortable place to play.
E-Win Flash XL price and availability
The Flash XL is currently €389 directly from E-Win.
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