AKRacing Rush Gaming Chair Review


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AKRacing Rush Gaming Chair Review

By Olin Coles

Manufacturer: AK Racing
Product Name: Rush Gaming Chair
Model Number: AK-6016
Price As Tested: $299 (4GamerGear | Amazon | Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by 4GamerGear.com.

I have a long personal history with chairs, going all the way back to my early days as an infant sitting tall in a high-chair. I recall the steel folding chairs heated by the sun during my graduation commencement. There was even a memorable chair that followed me around after college, and played several roles at the dining table and behind the office desk. More recently, there was the expensive Embody chair review that stirred controversy. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, I spend hours on my seat to test the new AKRacing Rush gaming chair.

AK Racing is a European brand, influenced by the eSports scene sweeping over the globe. According to their website, AK Racing maintains “close ties with top eSports teams such as Ninjas in Pyjamas”, which inspired the design of team-themed chair. Notable gaming personalities such as Emil “HeatoN” Christensen and Joona “natu” Leppänen of CS:GO fame have also stepped up, then sat down, in AKRacing gaming chair.


Features & Specifications

Details courtesy AK Racing:

  • Metal Construction: Thanks to the metal frame, the chair is extremely safe and strong.
  • Padding: High quality, comfortable hard foam, not prone to deformation over time.
  • Quality Surface: Made from very durable high quality materials.
  • Adjustable Armrest: Set up the right height for your comfort
  • Multiposition Mechanism: Adjustable seat tilt and back, height adjustment, and adjustable flexibility
  • Adjustable Back Angle: 180-degree backrest adjustment allows you to adjust it to your needs.
  • Durable Wheels: These wheels wont break easily and won’t leave nasty scratches on your floor.
  • Metal Base: Very strong five-star base, made of metal.
  • Class-4 Gas Lift: Durable gas lifts with class 4 cylinders, supports up to 180 kg/396 lbs!
  • Ergonomic armrest: Armrests designed to provide comfort and support.
  • Pillow Cushions: Two cushions included, one for your lower back and one for the neck.


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  1. Athlonite

    Local New Zealand retailer Harvey Normans has this chair and I was looking at it 2 weeks ago thinking that would be a really replacement for my 2yr old racing chair but the one thing that put me off was the exorbitant price of $795.00NZD so now after seeing they go for $299USD I might go see if I can haggle a bit with them

    1. Athlonite

      I see $299 is not the actual price for this chair at all it’s normally $369USD and on sale for $349USD so 50 bucks difference

      1. Olin Coles

        The actually price is $299: http://amzn.to/1NJwHb0
        I’m not sure why you thought it was more.

  2. John D

    Great review of the details (with pictures) My only question remaining is what is meant by “extra-large”?
    I wasnt sure if it was PC for fat or large posterior or not.
    Broad of Beam seemed is what I inferred from the obstructions referred to in the article part which also used extra-large and seemed to be about the seat part and the parts between the arm rests, though sometimes those highly supportive ‘sport seats’ Recaro put out in desk models years ago were not suited for tall or broad shoulders/latissimus dorsi areas either.
    I am interested in a chair with these recommendations -all day comfort and had some of those ‘ergonomic’ misrepresented offerings over 25 or more years.
    The price is right for this one, your reviews are very accurate and detailed so your opinion is a valued one.
    I have been looking for a good desk chair for decades and wondered why so few, if any , now, had the car seat adjustment. I had one I got for work and was that feature that sold me, however, the chair was awful -but it did have that lever.

  3. Volfield

    Is there any difference between this and all other models? almost all of them, with quersus as exception, looks the same to me.

    1. Olin Coles

      Very little difference in the actual product design, since most are re-branded from a central supplier.

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