Speedlink Regger

Manufacturer: Speedlink
UK price (as reviewed):
£173.08 (inc VAT)
US price (as reviewed): Currently unavailable

Our final entry here comes from Speedlink, a company that is only just taking its first steps into the gaming chair market. As one of only two chairs here to fall the right side of £200, Speedlink is definitely targeting a more value-oriented crowd and undercutting many of its competitors. You may be pleasantly surprised at what it's able to offer for that price too.

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The five-star wheel base is hewn from plastic, but elsewhere the chair impresses with its strength. The hydraulic section, for example, while being on the smaller side, is reassuringly weighty, as is the seat base. With 150kg of bodyweight supported, the Regger certainly hasn't been skipping leg day.

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The assembly process is, by and large, similar to all the others. Alignment of each of the bits generally is smooth sailing, although the final plastic side covers were difficult to get a threading on.

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The outer covering is a combination of faux leather and imitation suede, and on both fronts the material impresses for the price, though it should be noted it isn't perforated or breathable. The Regger's internal foam puts it on the firmer side of the chairs here, but there's still some softness to aid comfort – we think most people will get on pretty well with it from this perspective.

The Regger doesn't appear to have any other colour options at the moment, although red and black is certainly popular among gamers and the red pleasingly isn't garish or overdone.

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The two cushions are squishier than the chair itself, and we found that the neck support one came lower down than on most other chairs here, but not drastically so. Pleasingly, straps are included for both cushions so you can easily adjust them to suit your needs and posture.

The arms rests are slightly curved, but they're definitely on the thin side, so those with wider arms might not get on so well with this chair. Still, you can adjust both the height and angle of the arm rests, although the mechanisms are stiff.

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The height adjustment lever we found to be too far back for easy access, but it does permit you 8cm of movement once you do have hold of it. Pulling it out releases the tilt mechanism so you can rock back and forth, but as with a few of the other chairs here you're not able to lock in new tilt positions.

That's not to say the chair can't be reclined. In fact, the easy access lever officially has 90-165° available, and at the limit it's basically horizontal.

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The Regger is certainly an attractive proposition with its sub-£200 price tag. It offers considerably more adjustment than the Nitro Concepts chair, for example, and is priced neatly below a number of chairs with which it is mostly feature-matched. Material quality and comfort are solid too, and while there's only one colour scheme and a few clunky mechanisms, these downsides don't detract from an otherwise solid package.
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