Review: N Seat Pro 600 Gaming Chair

After all the chairs I’ve built, gaming and otherwise, I’ve come to learn what a big difference small changes can make. A little tweak can go a long way when you do as much sitting as I do.

The N Seat Pro 600 gaming chair may look similar to the vast multitude of competing gaming chairs, but there are a few defining characteristics that make it stand out.

You can pick up the N Seat Pro 600 on sale as of today for $299 on Newegg.

Building it up

Like most gaming chairs, the N Seat Pro 600 comes in a single box, with the seat area, the back, the wheels, and the load bearing stem separated.

Assembling the chair was a fairly standard process. I attached the wheels to the base first thing, which was blessedly painless. This is often an issue in building gaming chairs, but my experience with this one was smooth. I then attached the gas lift assembly with the included four bolts and allen wrench, and made sure it was facing the right direction. It’s easy to put the assembly on backwards, but I’m not making that mistake again.

The next part is always the most difficult, and the N Seat Pro was no exception. You have to lift the large back onto the seat area and base, and bolt them together. It’s always the most irritating part of the process, and though I’ve gotten pretty good at it, someone with less experience might require assistance. There has to be a way where these two pieces come pre-assembled. I’m not smart enough to figure out how to do that, but I’m sure there’s a chair designer out there that is.   

It’s not unique to the N Seat Pro 600 by any means, but I’m pretty sure I just made whatever chair company figures this issue out one million dollars.

The final step is to put the covers on the hinges so you don’t pinch your precious fingers. In this case, you simply screw them into the side using a small included screw. Though it was a little tricky, I vastly prefer this over the type where you have to squeeze them against the chair until they pop into place. I can’t tell you how many of those I have cracked in frustration.

Overall, this was a pretty standard chair building experience. Nothing terribly inventive here, but no real difficulties either.

Pillow placement

One thing that stands out about the N Seat Pro 600 is the way the lumbar support pillow is attached. Usually you pull the small straps through the area where the back support and seat come together, and pull the other side through the holes near the top so you can buckle them behind the chair.

Here, you pull out the textured support on the higher part of the chair, reach in somewhat blindly, and buckle it back there. It’s not immediately clear this is what you’re supposed to do, and it’s counterintuitive. Secondly, the part you pull away from the frame doesn’t actually come off of the chair, so it feels like you might tear it.

That being said, once I figured out how it works it provides some advantages, such as the straps being well hidden and the pillow being very easy to adjust.

It’s a little weird one-time experience, but I ended up liking it.

Good looks

Considering the middle of the spectrum pricing, I’m quite pleased with how this chair looks. The version we received is red with black accents which is always a good look, but it’s also available in all black, and with white and blue accents.

The colored stitching looks like it’s of high quality, and the textured PVC faux-leather adds a classy flair. It’s not quite the high end look of the Noble Chair series, but it’s getting close, and it’s cheaper. This could easily be mistaken for a high end office chair, especially in all black. I like that.

A lot of these chairs look very similar, and though the overall design here is certainly familiar, this is one of the nicer looking chairs I’ve had the opportunity to test.

Comfort level

Good looks are great and all, but a chair is for sitting, not for looking. Comfort is king. So how does the N Seat Pro 600 sit up with the rest of the competition?

In short, it’s quite comfortable. The backing is a bit stiffer than I’m used to, but that isn’t a bad thing. I’ve found it helps my posture a bit. The mechanism to tilt all the way back so I can take a nap at my desk is easy to find and operates smoothly. The paddles to adjust height are a little on the small side, but I grew accustomed to them quickly.

I’m a little on the taller side, so I wouldn’t mind if the gas lift went a bit higher, but most people won't even notice. The chair is quite comfortable even after extended use. The armrests are of the familiar variety, they move in pretty much every direction, though they are hard plastic. I wouldn’t mind some more texture or even more of the foam padding to keep my arms comfortable during extended typing sessions.

I’m pretty picky about wheels, because I like to jet around the office and not do that thing called “standing-up" ever. I’m happy to report the wheels on the N Seat Pro 600 are quite nice. I had no complaints with the 3” polyurethane caster wheels, even when abruptly switching directions.

The same, but different

Considering the price, I’m happy with the N Seat Pro 600. It looks good, it’s comfortable, and other than the strange way the lumbar pillow is installed, there’s not much I would change.

It’s a good chair at a good price, and if they can figure out a way to make assembly a bit easier, I’ll be ecstatic.

You can pick up the N Seat Pro gaming chair at the current sale price of $299.