COUGAR Armor Gaming Chair Review


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COUGAR Armor Conclusion

Any chair you find yourself seated in while playing games qualifies as a gaming chair, but it has to be comfortable, or you won’t be gaming for very long. For the past several years I’ve been using an ultra-expensive office chair that was purpose-built for spinal support and circulatory health benefits, according its manufacturer. In truth, the COUGAR Armor gaming chair is more comfortable and really does feel great to sit in all day… all while costing costing about 25% the price of my special ‘ergonomic’ chair. The pillows are a nice added feature, which make it possible to customize positioning. In terms of performance I’m very pleased with the Armor gaming chair.


The COUGAR Armor gaming chair isn’t all looks, but the bright colors and stylish design certainly do make it appear that way. The bright orange color scheme looks awesome, contrasting with a black base. I’ve seen other gaming chairs with color-matched stitching, and I think that feature would have carried over well here.

When a company uses metals instead of plastics, you’ve usually got yourself a good product. COUGAR utilizes a strong steel chair frame, steel gas piston, and aluminum alloy star legs. Even the synthetic materials used to cover the cushions and solid wheels have been designed to last decades… or longer. COUGAR has produced a very well-built chair, and it’s clear they’re just as focused on function as they are with fashion.


Like most high-end chairs, Armor includes seat and armrest height adjustments. Unlike most others, you can adjust the backrest exactly like you want without the limitation of ratchet steps. This is a unique feature not found on most chairs, and I’ve discovered it comes in very handy when I want to kick back and relax while reading. The pillows add to my comfort, but also help with posture. The lower pillow is soft enough to mold against your back, but firm enough to provide lumbar support.

The COUGAR Armor gaming chair currently sells online for $249.99 (DirectAmazon | Newegg). I’ve owned office chairs that cost as much with none of Armor’s features, as well as fancy chairs with some of the same features at four times the cost that didn’t deliver the same level of comfort. Personally I think Armor is a solid value considering its construction and features, but the eye-catching looks really help them stand out and make a statement.

For the past week I’ve sat in the COUGAR Armor gaming chair for nearly eight hours each day, and not once have I got out of the chair sore or aching. The Armor is styled for gaming, but since I spend more time at my desk, it’s worth every bit for my comfort, and their envy.

Pros:Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer Award Logo (Small)

+ Colorful style that demand attention and evokes jealousy
+ Very comfortable cushions and soft pillows for head and back
+ 180-Degree adjustable reclining backrest mechanism
+ Solid construction with steel frame, base, and parts
+ Styled racing wheels help set this chair apart from others


– May not comfortably fit extra-large people
– Wheels are all-black, hiding the five-star spoke design


  • Performance: 9.25
  • Appearance: 9.00
  • Construction: 9.50
  • Functionality: 9.75
  • Value: 8.50

Final Score: 9.2 out of 10.

Excellence Achievement: Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer Award.



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