Anda Seat is Canada’s leading gaming chair manufacturer. Based in Richmond Hill, the company offers a range of luxury and affordable gaming chairs. This article looks at the best Anda Seat gaming chairs available for Canadian buyers.
Besides its Canadian operation, Anda Seat also sells chairs in America and the UK. The selection of chairs is smaller in the Canadian market. For instance, Anda Seat recently released a line of Marvel superhero chairs. They’re available in America and the UK, but not in Canada.
The main reason for a smaller selection in Canada is population density. Canada is the second-largest country in the world, yet has only 37 million people. America has 328 million people. The UK has 66 million.
Thus, Canadians get a smaller selection of gaming chairs to choose from. Luckily, Anda Seat’s Canadian operation offers a solid selection of chairs.
Anda Seat luxury gaming chairs
In Canada, Anda Seat sells luxury (XL), prosumer (large), and hobbyist chairs. Anda Seat’s XL luxury chairs come fully-loaded. All include 4D armrests, a multifunction tilt-lock, deep recline, and premium double-layered padding.
Anda Seat rates XL models to fit users between 5’9″ to 6’9″ tall (175-205 cm). All support up to 440 pounds (200 kilos). These chairs should generally fit average to above-average sizes, with plenty of room to spare.
All models sold in Canada come with a lifetime warranty as stated on the Anda Seat Canada website.
The Kaiser Series is Anda Seat’s flagship gaming chair. It comes in a choice of black or maroon PVC leather. It has spacious dimensions, pro ergonomic features, and a clean, conservative design.
Like all premium Anda Seat chairs, the Kaiser Series uses dual-foam seat padding. Over a slab of hard cold foam goes a layer of memory foam padding. Over top of the memory foam is ultra-thick PVC upholstery. It’s a firm seat with good resistance but enough pliability for comfort.
The Kaiser Series has the same rich features as the luxury XL models. Across the board, all components are high-end:
- Key features: 4D armrests; recline to 160°; lockable tilt mechanism.
- Comfort: memory foam neck pillow; extra-large lumbar pillow.
- Cover material: dark or maroon PVC upholstery with white color accents.
As with all Anda Seat XL models, the Kaiser Series is spacious, yet not cavernous. Super-heavyweight types with ultra-wide hips may find the dimensions too narrow.
- Seat width & depth: 22.83″ (W) x 21.65″ (D)
- Backrest height & width: 34.21″ (H), 23.23″ (W)
- Floor to seat range: 18.35″ to 20.59″
- Chair height: 52.5″ to 54.8″
- Size rating: fits people 5’9″ to 6’9″ tall; up to 440 pounds
The Kaiser Series is a well-built, attractive, full-featured computing chair. Suitable for both gamers and desk workers, it has everything needed to support healthy full-time sitting.
Like all Anda Seat XL models, the Kaiser Series is built like a tank. The entire build feels solid, without any jiggles or creaking. On top of that, the upholstery is as good as it looks in pictures.
No matter how long you sit in these chairs, the padding and leather will retain their original shapes. Even after a few years of hard-core, full-time use, expect your Kaiser Series to look like new.
The Kaiser Series is also available from Anda Seat for CDN $499.99.
The Dark Knight has the same features and dimensions as the Kaiser, with aesthetic differences. It has an all-black PVC carbon fiber leather design, plus super-sized support pillows.
The Dark Knight upholstery is easy to clean and incredibly durable. On the downside, because of the thickness, it can get a bit sticky when used in extreme heat.
Features and dimensions are the same as the Kaiser Series. It supports users from 5’9″ to 6’9″ tall, with a weight capacity of 440 pounds. Standout features include 4D armrests, recline to 160°, and a lockable seat tilt.
The Dark Knight is also available direct from Anda Seat for CDN $499.
Fnatic is a UK-based pro esports team. With career earnings of over $15 million, they are the fourth-most successful esports team of all time.
Last year, the team partnered with Anda Seat to create an official team chair. It’s a gun-metal grey PVC leather chair with black and orange accents matching the team’s colors.
Like the other XL models, the Fnatic Edition supports 440 pounds and fits users from 5’9″ to 6’9″. It also has the same features as the other models, including 4D armrests and a deep recline to 160 degrees.
Even if not a fan of the Fnatic team, the splashes of orange make this design stand out. Whether your office has a gaming or conservative aesthetic, this chair will fit in seamlessly.
Prosumer Anda Seat chairs
Anda Seat Canada also offers a trio of large prosumer chairs. Compared to the luxury XL models, these models have slightly smaller dimensions and lesser features.
XL models have 4D armrests and support for 440 pounds. In comparison, the large hobbyist models have 3D armrests and support for 400 pounds.
The Dark Wizard resembles the Dark Knight chair. It has the same extra-large support pillows and black PVC leather.
To test its usefulness, we gifted one to a Toronto office worker last year. After a month, he reported that it had cured his sciatica and added an extra bounce in his step.
The Dark Wizard almost matches the luxury of Anda Seat’s XL models. It has the same high-grade PVC leather and double padding, giving it a luxurious feel.
It cuts back slightly with 3D armrests instead of 4D. That aside, it’s full-featured.
- Functionality: 3D armrests; recline to 160°; lockable tilt mechanism.
- Comfort: extra-large neck and lumbar pillows.
- Cover material: black PVC leather with carbon fiber trim.
The carbon fiber accents on the chair’s edges are a nice touch. They have a pebbled feel that contrasts the sleek, smooth PVC leather. It gives the Dark Wizard a premium feel.
- Seat width x depth: 21.65″ (W) x 23″ (D)
- Backrest width x height: 23.8″ (W) x 34″ (H)
- Chair height: 51.7-54.3 inches
- Size rating: 5’9″ to 6’9″; maximum weight capacity 400 pounds.
Our friend in Toronto is still using his Dark Wizard chair full-time. He says it’s comfortable, relaxing, and supportive. Had he known about gaming chairs sooner, he would have upgraded from his cheap office chair long ago.
If you’re ready for a similar upgrade, the Dark Wizard is a good choice. Its dark design fits well into office settings. It also offers excellent back support for full-time sitting.
The Dark Wizard is also available from Anda Seat for CDN $549.99.
The Assassin King has a more traditional racing-style design. It comes in premium black and white PVC leather with a choice of blue, red, or grey trim.
It has the same features and dimensions as the Dark Wizard, but with a regular-sized instead of XL headrest pillow.
The Assassin King is also available from Anda Seat for CDN $499.99.
The Spirit King has the same features and dimensions as the Assassin King. The only difference is slightly different styling.
Like the Assassin King, this is a rugged chair that will surely last for years. The two-tone styling gives these models a more casual feel than the Dark Wizard. Thus, both Spirit and Assassin King chairs make excellent home gaming chairs.
The Spirit King is also available from Anda Seat for CDN $499.99.
Other gaming chairs for Canadians
Canadians enjoy a smaller range of chair choices than residents of America and the UK. Even so, there are a few high-end options you can order online and have delivered to your door.
High-end alternatives for Canadians include models from Secretlab, Herman Miller, and AKRacing. There are also a handful of budget options from Von Racer, Killabee, and Homall.
Among a handful of emerging Canadian brands, Anda Seat is the most well-established. Over the years, the company has sponsored several big esports tournaments including LAN ETS (Canada’s biggest LAN party) Red Bull AdrenaLAN, and many others.
At present, luxury XL chairs cost between $499 and $699. All large models cost $499 (prices may change). The XL versions are a bit bigger and come with 4D armrests. The large models have 3D armrests and slightly smaller dimensions.
For average sizes, choosing between the two types is a toss-up. Consider buying the model with the most appealing design for your tastes. Whichever you choose, you can look forward to years of healthy, comfortable computing.