I spend an average of 8-9 hours a day in front of my computer. That’s a whopping 45 hours per week of nonstop sitting, and that’s being conservative with the numbers. As both a gamer and game journalist, I value comfort as much as my precious PC build. I’ve gone through several office and gaming chairs over the years, some nicer than others, but I never invested as much into my seating arrangement as I should have. For the past week, I had the pleasure of testing DXRacer’s OH/FE11/NW gaming chair. Within that single week not only has my back pain improved, but I’ve felt more relaxed throughout the day, which, as a result, made even the most mundane tasks (like answering endless emails) enjoyable.
I honestly didn’t expect these results when first assembling the chair. After all, this is a gaming chair designed for racing, not some kind of therapeutic recliner. However, the ergonomic design ensures unparalleled comfort for prolonged gaming sessions, which simultaneously makes gaming more engaging and immersive. I think real race car drivers can only wish to have this kind of comfort when competing.
The $299 DXRacer OH/FE11/NW is on the lower end of the pricing spectrum for premium chairs. It’s an investment, for sure, but once you spend an hour gaming with the OH/FE11/NW, it’s impossible to return to anything of lesser quality. You’re not only getting something that feels good, but is built to last. The OH/FE11/NW weighs a whopping 55 lbs, which means all individual parts are sturdy and withstand substantial weight.
"Aesthetically, the DXRacer OH/FE11/NW looks stunning. There are ten colors to choose from, so there’s sure to be the perfect fit match the rest of your gaming setup."
It takes around 20 minutes to assemble the DXRacer OH/FE11/NW. The chair comes divided into three main parts and a few small attachments that are added at the end. The back seat snaps into the main body, which then snaps into the base. There are a few screws that need to be tightened using the included Allen key. Other than that, it’s just a matter of adding the back and neck support pillows and you’re done. The assembly is easier than most chairs I’ve had to put together in the past, especially high-end office chairs.
The DXRacer OH/FE11/NW is about 50-53 inches tall (depending on how the height is adjusted) 27 inches wide and 21 inches deep. It’s big enough to easily hold a 6-foot-tall person without any problems. The chair is made up of five materials: polyurethane, aluminum, hard-plastic, strong mesh and steel.The sturdy aluminum base (which weighs 4.41 lb) ensures the chair never wobbles and stays firmly in place when shifting around. Polyurethane is used for the arm rests and the high-resilience foam seating. The material is incredibly resistant and easy to clean. The wide sitting area and backrest are made out of a breathable strong mesh fabric, which prevents sweating and discomfort after extended use.
"The DXRacer OH/FE11/NW has exceeded all of my expectations. It’s one of the most comfortable chairs I’ve ever used for both gaming and work, and it doesn't cost quite as much as your typical high-end office chair."
The OH/FE11/NW has several movable parts that allow for customization. Arms can be raised up to four inches to fit both short and tall users. The steel tilt mechanism is used to push the backrest to an almost horizontal position for maximum comfort (although I doubt anyone would want to game while practically laying down). There’s also the standard gas spring for height adjustability within the five-point base. Lastly, there are two attachable pillows for lower back and neck support. The pillows are installed by wrapping the included straps around the back seat, giving users the option to easily take them off should they prefer the base seating. I personally can’t imagine going without the extra support. The neck pillow is particularly useful if you’re using the chair for work all day and find yourself straining your neck while typing.
Aesthetically, the DXRacer OH/FE11/NW looks stunning. There are ten colors to choose from, so there’s sure to be the perfect fit match the rest of your gaming setup. We went with the white accents to match our white IKEA office furniture. The OH/FE11/NW boasts a stylish race-car seat look, while implementing sleek modern shapes to match a more conventional office or gaming environment. When compared to other gaming chairs, like Need for Seat’s Maxnomic line, the DXRacer has more personality and distinctiveness. When you see a DXRacer, you know it’s a DXRacer.
The DXRacer OH/FE11/NW has exceeded all of my expectations. It’s one of the most comfortable chairs I’ve ever used for both gaming and work, and it doesn't cost quite as much as your typical high-end office chair. Gamer or not, you aren’t likely to find anything better for under three hundred bucks. The DXRacer OH/FE11/NW is an absolute must for anyone who spends their better part of the day in front of a computer.
Review by: Tin Salamunic