With the Respawn-100 racing-style gaming chair, you’ll be ready for challenges and tournaments. The streamlined silhouette has a bold, futuristic appearance, while the SofThread bonded leather upholstery has a comfortable, welcoming feel. A reclining footrest and back with infinite-angle lock and tilt friction provide the ideal way to unwind in between matches. Armrests are padded and rotate with the recline feature to hold the arms protected as you play.
This Respawn-110 racing-style gaming chair, with contoured, segmented padding and soft cushions, keeps you relaxed during long gaming sessions. Adjustable lumbar and headrest pillows enable you to achieve the ideal degree of comfort, and the height-adjustment mechanism allows it simple to find the ideal setting to fit your desk configuration. The seat has a wide shape that allows for more movement when working or playing. This chair glides seamlessly from your TV and game console to your computer desk, thanks to its five-star foundation and 360-degree swivel casters.
Herman Miller-style sleek gaming chairs used to be highly costly choices when they first appeared on the market. At $1,600, the Herman Miller X Logitech G Embody chair stuck out, but even Mavix’s more economical options varied from more than $500 for the M5 to nearly $1,000 for the M9. The Specter is a much cheaper option from Respawn. This chair is a plain, mesh-backed gaming chair identical to the Mavix M5, except it costs just $319.99. It makes a few compromises to get there, but it offers almost the same experience as the M5, and that kind of value easily earns the Respawn Specter our Editors’ Choice award.
Putting Together the Respawn Specter
In line with traditional gaming chairs, assembling the Specter is a quick operation. In the sturdy plastic frame, position the wheels and air piston cylinder. Bolt the armrests to the bottom of the bench, then to the rear. Place the almost-completed chair on the cylinder. Finally, screw the head rest onto the top of the chair’s back, if desired.
Dimensions and Construction Quality
The Specter, like the Mavix M5, is made of plastic frames with mesh cloth suspended over them for the seat and back. The frames are made of hard plastic rather than metal, as are the frames on the more costly M5, and they can withstand most usage and minor bumps without chipping or cracking. The mesh on both chairs feels alike in terms of softness and power. The Specter’s headrest, like the M5, is made of imitation leather rather than mesh and is suspended on a plastic frame. On the Specter, though, this material looks a little lighter and less supple.
Larger players can avoid the Specter, which has a 275-pound weight range, making it one of the least comfortable gaming chairs we’ve seen; the M5 has a 300-pound capacity. The seat is 19.7 by 18.3 inches in size, and the chair back is 26.4 inches long. If you need a larger gaming chair, consider the SecretLab Titan XL, which has a maximum weight capacity of 390 pounds.
The changes on the Specter are the same as those on the Mavix M5 which M9, and tend to be the industry norm for mesh-backed seats. You couldn’t use a lever to recline the back or rotate the whole chair like you can on a more traditional gaming chair like the excellent SecretLab Titan. You may, however, tip the chair back while holding the seat flat and lock the chair’s back into a tilted or vertical spot. Furthermore, you should slide the seat backward or forward from the back to find the most convenient gap between your lower back and the chair’s bent lumbar support.
The headrest may be rotated up and down, as well as angled sideways, to have the best support for the back of your head (no separate lumbar or head rest pillow is included). The armrests can be moved up and down, forward and backward, and left and right to create one of three horizontal angles. However, unlike certain traditional gaming tables, they cannot be slid left or right (though not on the M5). And, of course, the chair’s height is conveniently adjustable.
Experience of Sitting
About the fact that I am a bigger gamer, I find the Specter to be very relaxed and welcoming. Its suspended mesh looks as solid as the mesh on the M5, and the lumbar support conforms well to the small of my back. The reclining motion is easy and soothing, but it provides enough resistance that I don’t feel like I’m going to tip backwards while I’m sitting upright in the chair. Under my weight, the reasonably large wheels rotate a little harshly, but they otherwise work easily. Unfortunately, the chair lacks the M5’s wheel locks, so you can’t protect the Specter.
An Affordably Priced Mesh-Backing Alternative
The Respawn Specter is a well-made, reasonably priced mesh-backed gaming chair. Its headrest is less convenient than the Mavix M5, its wheels lack locks, and it has a smaller weight range. But, those are minor trade-offs (assuming weight capability isn’t a big issue) for a minimalist gaming chair that costs considerably less than Mavix and Herman Miller’s offerings. With these considerations in mind, the Respawn Specter is called Editors’ Choice for mesh-backed gaming seats.
Our Editors’ Choice picks for a more traditional, high-backed gaming chair with a pull-lever recline option are the $399 SecretLab Titan and the $549 AndaSeat T-Pro 2. They are, though, more expensive than the Specter. The $259 GTRacing Ace M1 is less expensive than the Specter, but it makes certain cost sacrifices as opposed to SecretLab and AndaSeat seats.