DXracer Drifting Series Gaming Chair Review

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The DXRacer Drifting Series ( also called the D-Series or Drift Series) is one of our favorite executive gaming chair models.  Geared towards office workers who spend long hours sat in front of a computer workstation, it features a deeper seat and higher back, allowing optimal neck and back support for up to eight hours of working time.  

A range of Drifting Series models are available, including a gorgeous full-grain leather model ($699), PU leather options and a breathable mesh model at the lowest end of the scale. 

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$699.00
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from $369.00
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DXRacer Drifting Series DOH/DF73 Racing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair Esports Desk Chair Executive Chair Furniture with Free Cushions
from $359.00
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DXRacer Drifting Series DOH/DM132/N Racing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair Esports Desk Chair Executive Chair Furniture with Pillows (Black)
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DXracer Drifting Series Gaming Chair: QUICK OVERVIEW


Overall Rating

4.5 / 5

Quality 

Features

Price

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • High-end professional office chair design
  • PVC leather option offers industry leading durability
  • Luxurious padding designed for long sitting times

Cons

  • Very snug fit - the chair's back wings lock you in with no wiggle room
  • Only fits average sizes - too compact for heavy and tall 
  • The luxury feature set is quite basic

Summary

The DXRacer Drifting Series has a snug fit and extra padding, allowing for long hours of computer work while in perfect ergonomic alignment. Built to the highest quality standards in the industry, Drift Series gaming chairs come with a lifetime warranty on the frame and 24-month warranty on parts. 

If you are a professional who spends long hours at a computer workstation, the D-Series will give you a massive upgrade that will blow your mind. Round out your posture, boost energy levels and reach peak performance at work.

DXracer Drifting Series Gaming Chair 

If you don’t mind paying more than a Formula Series (an awesome chair in its own right), the Drift Series will give you a sweet professional design in a solid package that will make people stop in their tracks and ask questions - tell them yourself about the awesome benefits of owning such a masterpiece.

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  • Ergonomic design-- more efficiently and comfortably, Free bonus: headrest cushion & lumbar cushion
  • Patent race car seat breathable material: pu, 3D Adjustable Arms
  • Extra higher backrest to save neck and spinal
  • Special soft armrests with adjustment protect shoulders and wrists
  • Lifetime warranty on frame, 24-month warranty on parts
  • Comes with headrest and adjustable lumbar support cushion
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    Fully adjustable backrest reclines between 90° and 135°
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    8-position armrests

DXracer Drifting and Formula Series Differences

Comparing DXracer Drift and Formula Series gaming chairs

Both the DXRacer Drifting Series and Formula Series gaming chairs are designed for people of average weight (up to 200 pounds) and height (5'10"). The D-Series is an upgrade, billed by DXracer as a "performance chair" that is geared towards professionals, through some key differences.

First, the D-Series offers a snug seating experience that lends to a more professional posture than the casual possibilities in the wider Formula Series.  Second, it has thicker and more luxurious padding. Third, upholstery options (depending on the model) include breathable fabric, attractive PU leather and very durable PVC leather - the leathers in particular look amazing, especially in a professional environment.

  • Deeper seat and superior padding compared to the DXRacer Formula Series
  • Upholstery options include breathable mesh, PU leather (looks nicer) and PVC leather (extremely durable)

Who is the the DXracer Drifting Series for?

DXracer Drift and Formula Series specifications

The DXracer Drifting Series is the perfect chair for an average sized working professional who spends the bulk of their day sitting. Once you buy one and discover the benefits, you’ll never be able to work in a cheap office chair again.

The benefits of sitting with proper spinal alignment is lost on most people. Back pain, neck stiffness, perpetual discomfort and slouching begins to seem like the norm. 

DXracer Drift Series PVC leather gaming chairs

The brilliance of DXracer chairs is how comfortable they are while gently placing your spine in proper alignment. It may feel uncomfortable at first, but once you get used to it, it’s bliss.

The barrier of entry to changing that condition is the price. Even though it’s normal to spend thousands on high-end computers, 4K displays and luxury sound systems, many people see the price of DXracers and quickly run back to their $30 Walmart special.

As an investment for better health, comfort and productivity, these chairs are paradigm-changing. Most professionals who are serious about working at optimal performance will be blown away by how many positive benefits they get out of their gaming chair investment.

What we Like About the DXRacer Drifting Series 

DXracer Drift Series leather closeup

While the DXracer Formula Series is an almost perfect chair in our opinion, the more expensive Drift Series is a worthwhile upgrade for office workers, but not gamers. 

For gamers, the wider seat of the F-Series will allow for more casual leg positioning than the Drift, which will generally keep you snugly locked into a professional seated position.

To that end the Drift Series features more muted styling that is also better suited to offices or professional workstations. On the other hand the flashy colors of the F-Series would look just fine in a teenager's bedroom.

If you are looking for a high-end ergonomic work chair that will amaze your co-workers and give you amazing ergonomic benefits, the Drift Series is a near-perfect option. 

What we don't like 

DXracer Drift black and blue gaming chairs

This is not a chair for slackers. In the Formula Series there’s enough room to curl up in weird positions if you ever need to get super-comfy. The DXRacer Drifting Series has no time for that. It is a business chair, for people producing tangible output. It’s got a snug fit that leaves little room for curling up your knees or temporariliy slouching. It’s kind of stiff and rigid and not very cooperative with sloppy habits.

If you are serious about boosting your work performance, the D-Series is a brilliant investment. If you’re a dabbler, it might feel too stiff and formal compared to a gamer-oriented chair.

Benefits of a good office chair

There are plenty of statistics out there showing how sedentary lifestyles lead to health problems. Sitting on the long commute to work, then sitting all day on a cheap office chair, again on the log commute home then a long sprawl on the sofa for a gaming and snacking marathon.

While a sloppy diet will make matters worse, a sedentary lifestyle is likely the reason why you are always tired and stressed, with frequent health issues. In fact many people who have office jobs develop problems like numbness, spinal misalignment, joint pain, neck pain, and herniated discs — usually from sitting too long on poor quality chairs without support.

Sitting in a cheap chair will lull you into a slouch, which curves your spine, strains the spinal cord and prevents lungs the space to properly expand. This means less oxygen distributed throughout your body, which ultimately leads to fogginess and lost concentration. 

On the other hand, the DXracer Drift Series will benefit your health by putting your spine in ideal alignment. Enjoy a massive performance boost in a luxuriously padded seat that will make sitting for long hours a pleasure. 

DXracer Drifting Series alternatives

If you are not entirely sold on the DXracer Drift Series, here are three alternatives of similar price and quality: 

DXracer Formula Series

DXRacer Formula Series gaming chairs

The predecessor to the Drifting Series is built for medium-sized users (5'10" and up to 200 pounds) and comes in a slightly cheaper package that is roomier but less padded. In theory the extra room offered in the Formula Series works better for gamers, who often like sitting in less conservative positions. For example if you enjoy curling up while immersing in your favorite game, this model might be better for you.  


Anda Seat Dark Demon Series

Anda Seat gaming chair front, back and reclining view

Engineered in Germany, the Anda Seat Dark Demon Series is a serious competitor to DXracers in the mainland Chinese market. The Dark Demon bests DXracer chairs with deeper reclining (90° to 160°), more luxurious padding and an equally solid build. If you want similar quality to DXracers with a bold and unique look, consider this model.


Noblechairs EPIC Gaming Chair

Noblechairs Epic gaming chairs

The Noblechairs EPIC is comparable to the Drift Series, offering thick cold foam padding and highly breathable and eco-friendly synthetic leather.  


Buying advice

The DXracer Drift Series is the first of its kind from the gaming chair industry leader - gaming chair features for office workers and computing professionals. While the Formula Series has over a decade of evolution behind it, the 'gaming chair for office worker' market is in its infancy. 

Thus we can probably expect a lot of growth over the years, as the Drift Series evolves into he ultimate office chair for office workers. Until then, it's a solid chair with all great features you'd expect from a high-end gaming chair. 

Expect the looks to blow your workmates away, and the benefits to blow yourself away. If you are looking to boost wellness, increase productivity and make a loud bold statement, this is the perfect chair for your home office or corporate workplace.