The new E-Win Revolution Upgraded Champion Series gaming chair is here. Like the original, it’s a rugged, multi-sized desk chair for sizes 5’3″ and up, with 400-pound support. What’s new is its cutting-edge features. Highlights include a magnetic headrest and a height x depth-adjustable lumbar. Yet, this Revolution Upgraded chair is affordable. Using the code ChairsFX, it’s yours for just $335
$419 — with a 5-year warranty! Given the low price and luxury extras, this may be one of the most intriguing premium gaming chair releases of the year.
A height x depth-adjustable integrated lumbar + a strapless magnetic headrest gives users complete spinal support control — on par with a high-end ergonomic office chair. Beyond office chairs, the E-Win Champion Revolution Upgraded provides full-back support with deep recline functionality.
These technologies aren’t new. Secretlab pioneered them with its groundbreaking Titan Evo release in 2021. Since then, DXRacer, AndaSeat, and a few other brands have replicated some Titan Evo innovations. The new E-Win Champion replicates all of them.
Revolution Upgraded Champion Series chairs are available in 5 styles. There are three PU leather editions with a choice of color accents. These are easy to keep clean for years with a quick swipe of a damp cloth.
There are also two fabric editions. This review tests the blue fabric edition. Fabric upholstery provides a more cozy sitting experience. The downside is that fabric gaming chairs absorbs stains – but several easy fabric cleaning methods are available.
Use the code CHAIRFX to get 20% off the list price.
E-Win Champion Vs Secretlab Titan
This comparison provides important context for the rest of this review. Next to a Titan Evo chair, the Champion Series looks almost exactly the same. Functionally, the Champion is also the same. The biggest technical difference is the padding density.
The Titan’s seat padding is a firm 65 kg/m³. The Champion CPG’s is a squishier, more beginner-friendly 55 kg/m³. Head to head:
|Spec||Titan Evo||Champion Revolution Upgraded|
|Armrests||4D with swappable top caps||Same as the Titan|
|Support||Height x depth-adjustable integrated lumbar; magnetic headrest||Same as the Titan|
|Padding||65 kg/m³ density (firm)||55 kg/m³ (squishier)|
|External lumbar pillow||Optional||Included|
|Available styles||60+||5 (3 faux leather, 2 fabric)|
|Sizing||S, M, and XL sizes (4’11 to 6’9″)||5’3″ to 6’5″; 400 lbs|
|Warranty||5 years||5 years|
|Price||$519+ from Secretlab||$335
Bottom line: both chairs are functionally similar. The Titan Evo is available in more styles; the Champion CPG is over $180 cheaper. Keep reading to see its performance with a 6’1″ model.
Champion Revolution Upgraded Review
E-Win rates the Champion Series for sizes 5’3″ to 6’5″. To test its suitability for larger sizes, I sent one over to Creighton North. He’s a slim 6’1″ professional model who has tested several chairs for us. He lauded the unboxing process as well thought out. Assembly took him around 20 minutes.
The following sections summarize his impressions of the chair after completing the build:
The E-Win Champion Series comes in a choice of 3 PU leather and 2 fabric styles. E-Win sent over a blue fabric edition for ChairsFX testing. After cracking open the box, Creighton reported the blue fabric had a similar look and feel as classic denim:
He found the unboxing process straightforward: good documentation and included tools, with a logical workflow. While unboxing, he found the hubless caster wheels a nice surprise — especially on such an affordable chair.
The whole build took him around 20 minutes from start to finish. First, attach the seat to the backrest. Then, attach the tilt mechanism under the seat.
Then, pop the casters into the wheelbase, pop the wheelbase into the mechanism, and BOOM!!! Once assembled, it’s a stunning chair. The 400-pound support gives it a super-sturdy feel. It even comes bundled with an external memory foam pillow bonus.
The magnetic headrest and integrated lumbar controls are also spectacular. Keep reading to explore usability.
Champion Series Usability
A good gaming chair should support healthy neutral sitting postures. To test this, I had Creighton use proper sitting techniques (planted feet, tucked hips, straight back & neck) with proper adjustments and a steep 100° recline angle.
The Champion Series passed this test, supporting picture-perfect neutral postures with a steep recline. I sit this way all the time to ensure good back and neck posture while I sit. I even had three esports doctors verify this method as posturally sound.
However, two of them also advised that sitting so ‘perfectly’ is overkill. For one thing, you need strong back muscles to sit that way for long periods. For another, deeper reclines provide greater muscular relief — without losing much postural integrity.
With frequent breaks between sitting sessions, any angle between 100-120° provides perfectly fine support for upright desk work. On this second part of the test, the Champion Series chair also performed admirably.
Benefit Of The Included Lumbar Pillow
The Champion Series comes with a height x depth-adjustable integrated lumbar support system. This allows you to configure your lower back support with absolute precision. Despite this, it ships with an external memory foam lumbar pillow. Why?
A big reason for the included pillow is beginner-friendliness. Many ergonomic chair beginners struggle to master effective lumbar support. The general rule is to target support slightly above your beltline, around 1.5″ deep.
However, the Champion’s built-in system is subtle. The max depth isn’t extreme, so there’s no chance of going too deep. But setting it to the right height is tricky. Because of the subtle depth, it may take days for a wrong height adjustment to yield pain.
- Lumbar set too low: pushes the hips forward, resulting in lower back tightness.
- Set too high: causes an upper body slouch, with lower back + neck + shoulder pain.
- Perfect lumbar height: gentle support slightly above your beltline reflexively straightens the seated spine.
How To Use The Lumbar Pillow
Using a pillow, getting a feel for these settings is dummy-proof. Simply reach behind you and lift the pillow a few inches higher than the seat. Aim support to hit slightly above your beltline. This provides meaty support that’s easy to feel.
In Creighton’s example, I found his lumbar pillow looks too high above his beltline. However, he insisted that position felt the most comfortable. That’s the beauty of using an external lumbar pillow: you decide which position feels best.
- Broadly follow the adjustment guideline (slightly above the beltline, 1.5″ cm deep).
- Adjust the guideline as necessary to find your sweet spot.
- Continue making small adjustments as your needs change over time.
With a few minutes of adjustments, it’s easy to find your sweet spot using the pillow. Once that’s internalized, you’ll find it a lot easier to master the controls on the built-in system.
Champion Series Sizing
E-Win rates the Champion Series for sizes 5’3″ to 6’3″. The key to a good gaming chair fit is the seat’s depth. This chair’s 19″ usable seat depth provides a perfect fit for our 6’1″ model, with a suitable gap behind his knees and the seat lip.
The 19″ usable seat depth is also a decent fit for shorter sizes. Here’s a summary:
Champion Series Vs Small Office Chairs
Here’s how the Champion chair’s seat depth compares with top-rated small office chairs for short people:
|Model||Seat Depth||Size Rating||Price|
|E-Win Champion||19″ usable||5’3″ to 6’3″, 400 pounds||$335 from E-Win|
|Steelcase Series 1||15.75″ to 18″ (adjustable)||5’4″ to 6’1″, 300 pounds||$448.20|
|Sidiz T50||18.3″-21″ (adjustable)||5’3″ to 6’0″, 250 pounds||$419.00|
|Nouhaus Palette||17.3″||5’3″ to 6’1″, 240 pounds||$199.99|
|Secretlab NeueChair||16.5″ to 18.5″ (adjustable)||5’3″ to 6’1″, 240 pounds||$729|
|Staples Hyken||16.5″||5’3″ to 5’10”, 250 pounds||$207.89|
Champion Series Vs Small Gaming Chairs
Head-to-head with the best small gaming chairs for short people, the Champion Series seat depth is also viable. Here’s how it compares with the small-sized Secretlab Titan Evo:
|Spec||Titan Evo||Champion CPG|
|Seat size||20.9″ (W) x 18.9″ (usable depth)||21.3″ (W) x 19″ (usable depth)|
|Size rating||4’11” to 5’6″; 285 lbs||5’3″ to 6’3″; 400 lbs|
|Price||$519-$594 from Secretlab||$335
Bottom line: E-Win’s 5’3″ to 6’3″ is legit. Its 19″ usable seat depth should provide a good fit for everyone within the recommended size range.
Summary of Features
- Armrests: 4D with swappable top caps
- Back support: height x depth-adjustable integrated lumbar; magnetic headrest
- Seat padding: 55 kg/m³ (semi-squishy)
- External lumbar pillow: included
- Recline: 85-155°; multifunction tilt (tilt and lock the seat at angles)
- Available styles: 5 (3 faux leather, 2 fabric)
- Warranty: 2-year base warranty, extendable to 5 years (details)
Use the code CHAIRFX to get 20% off the list price.
Champion Vs Other E-Win Chairs
The new Champion Revolution Upgraded is the second most expensive E-Win gaming chair. The most expensive is the Flash XL, a super-sized variant with the same cutting-edge features — plus support for a whopping 550 pounds!
Here’s how both models compare:
|Spec||Champion CPG||Flash XL|
|Seat size||21.3″ (W) x 19″ (usable depth)||22″ (W) x 20″ (usable depth)|
|Size rating||5’3″ to 6’3″; 400 lbs||5’7″ to 7’0″; 550 lbs|
At the opposite extreme is the E-Win Knight Series. Like the Champion chair, it supports 400 pounds. However, it’s a more basic chair, with standard headrest and lumbar pillows, basic 2D arms, and a rock-bottom $183 price tag.
Like the Champion Series, the Knight’s seat depth is versatile: deep enough for taller sizes, yet shallow enough for shorter ones. Compare all models:
Champion Likes, Dislikes, Final Verdict
The E-Win Champion Revolution Upgraded is an almost perfect gaming chair. For one thing, it supports a wide range of sizes with the most cutting-edge gaming chair features available today. For another, it costs less than $350. What’s more, it comes guaranteed for 5 years.
The only downside I’ve found is its unoriginality. This is an almost exact replica of the Secretlab Titan Evo gaming chair. However, Secretlab didn’t invent the gaming chair; DXRacer did back in 2006.
Secretlab built upon DXRacer’s work with its own wrinkles. In a similar fashion, E-Win has built upon Secretlab’s innovations. Its Champion Series chair is significantly cheaper, has softer padding, and unique dimensions. It also comes kitted with a lumbar pillow as an extra bonus.
Between the two, I’m still thrilled using my Titan Evo gaming chair. After 2+ years, it continues to be a fantastic sitting experience. But given how similar the Champion chair is, its users can expect similar delight — while spending over $180 less.
Use the code CHAIRFX to get 20% off the list price.