The Good / The DXRacer Drifting Series has a cool style that makes it stand out from some other more plain DXRacers. It has a slightly premium/executive appeal.
The Bad / Unlike some DXRacer chairs, this chair is limited to a 120 recline angle instead of 180 degrees.
The Verdict / The DXRacer Drifting Series is a stellar DXRacer chair with a unique braided style and one-slit headrest.
Intro to DXRacer Drifting Series Review
DXRacer chairs are very good chairs, and due to their cool racing design, they’ve captivated much of gaming / streaming world. The chairs have tall backs, leather design, armrests, and the ability to recline significantly. The brand has a wide variety of chairs for different users and needs.
You can find chairs built for extremely tall or heavy users, and then chairs built for smaller users or average users. In this DXRacer Drifting Series review, I’ll go over what the DXRacer Drifting Series brings to the table in terms of making it unique, and then I’ll also discuss who the ideal gamer is for this chair. Also, is the DXRacer Drifting Series worth the price?
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The DXRacer Drifting Series retails for around $359 on Amazon. This is a mid-price range for a DXRacer, and we usually see the cheapest option around $250-299.
Comfort / Features
What makes the DXRacer Drifting Series different from other chairs like the DXRacer Racing Series? Well, to be completely transparent, not much. The main difference is the top racing slit, the pillows, and the slightly different texture design.
The DXRacer Drifting Series differs mainly in the styling. The chair has a braided texture up the back as well as on the seat panel which gives it a bit more of an “executive” styled look. The coloring options are also a bit different, with a “coffee” color that seems more old school. The top of the headrest is also slightly different as well, since it doesn’t have two slits like the Racing series. Instead there’s one horizontal slit.
Some other things to note about the chair is that it comes with different pillow options than the classic Racing Series. As described in my DXRacer chair guide, this chair comes with a more “U” shaped pillow, and the back doesn’t recline to a complete 180 degrees. So if you want the more standard pillows and a FULL recline, consider another model. This chair’s recline is still quite good however, and gets something more like a a 120 degree angle.
Besides these core differentiators, the rest of the chair is standard DXRacer fare. The seat backrest is very firm and padded and the support is quite good. The seat is similar, and the experience feels like something you’d get sitting in a racing car with a premium seat.
Some users have complained that DXRacer chairs are a bit too hard, so if you’re looking for a “plush” experience, DXRacer chairs won’t be that. Instead, the chairs are firm and supportive for long gaming hours.I still think the chairs are quite comfortable however, and the straight back lets you sit however you want. It’s also nice to be able to sit up straight for work, and recline more for gaming/movie time.
Who’s the Chair for?
So who is the chair for? Well the DXRacer guidelines say that the best fit would be under 5’9” and under 200 lbs. This is for SHORTER users.
If you’re taller, perhaps consider going for the DXRacer Racing Series since it’s in a similar price range.
The DXRacer Drifting Series is a great DXRacer chair with a unique style made for shorter / average gamers and users. While it has reclining limitations, limited color options (on Amazon) and slightly different pillows, the core DXRacer experience (firm support, great materials used, and durability) is still here in this chair.