RapidX Ferrino gaming and lifestyle chair review

I tried the whole standing desk thing for awhile but it didn’t take too long for me to realize that I prefer parking my buns in a chair while I’m working. Since I do a LOT of working, I do a LOT of sitting, so I need a comfortable chair. When RapidX asked if I would be interested in reviewing one of their gaming and lifestyle chairs, I took one look at their cool race car designs and said yes. They sent me the Ferrino which I’ve been testing for a couple weeks. Let’s check it out.

What is it?

The RapidX Ferrino chair is a lifestyle and gaming chair. I’m not really sure what defines a chair for lifestyle and gaming, but this one is at home anywhere there are hard floors.

Design and features

The Ferrino arrived in a large (and heavy) box and required some assembly that wasn’t overly difficult. It took me about 30 minutes to attach the chair back to the seat base, attach the seat base to the mechanism, attach the caster wheels to the five-star base and then put the seat assembly on the base. The hardest part was attaching the casters to the five-star base. The rest of assembly was just tightening a few bolts with the included Allen wrench.

RapidX chairs come in two styles. The Ferrino style which I am showing here and the Finish Line style. Both are inspired by the bucket seats in professional racing cars. I picked the Ferrino style to review because it’s not quite as flashy as the Finish Line models which have a checkered racing pattern on the seat back.

The Ferrino style comes in black with blue, black, red, pink, brown or white side. Blue is one of my favorite colors, so that’s the one I selected.

The chair material is made of PVC leather and features a contrasting diamond patterned stitching on the seat cushion and backrest. The chair has a molded polyurethane foam core.

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The chair’s 10.5-inch long  arm rests can adjust from 11.8 to 14.5 inches in height.

There are two buttons on the side of armrests that let them move forward and backward as well as in and out. They can also pivot out and in by twisting them. The only adjustment option not available for the armrests is an up and down angle adjustment.

The RapidX Ferrino chair has a lift cylinder that adjusts the seat height from 14 to 16.6 inches and the chair also has a car seat style lever that lets you adjust the backrest 85-155 degrees.

In the reclined position the RapidX chair reminds me of a dentist’s chair 😉

Notice the lumbar support and head rest in the image above. The lumbar support can be moved to customize the location and both supports can be removed if desired.

This chair weighs 48 pounds and feels really substantial but it still rolls smoothly on my wood flooring. The chair can support a person who weighs up to 265lbs  (100-150kgs), which seems low to me. I currently weigh about 127 lbs and am 5’6″ tall. The seat back is 34.25 inches tall, measured from the seat to the highest point on the backrest, so the headrest probably won’t be tall enough for someone that’s over 6′ tall.

As for comfort, the seat cushion is a little firmer than what I personally like, but it’s not uncomfortable. I just don’t have a lot of natural padding, so the chair starts to feel more like a hard bench to my rear after an hour or so.

Final thoughts

The RapidX Ferrino gaming and lifestyle chair looks great and has a unique style in a sea of boring office chairs. The adjustable armrests, backrests, and lumbar support pillow allow this chair to be customized for the sitter. As long as you don’t expect an overly cushioned seat cushion, you’ll probably enjoy the RapidX. And you’ll definitely get some envious looks from co-workers or other people who see this chair.

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Source: The sample for this review was provided by RapidX. Please visit their site for more info and Amazon to order.

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Product Information

Price:$349.00 MSRP
Manufacturer:RapidX
Retailer:Amazon
Pros:
  • Relatively easy to assemble
  • Sporty design
Cons:
  • Seat cushion may be too firm for some sensitive posteriors
  • Took some effort to attach casters to base
  • Rated only for a person up to 265 lbs
5 comments… add one
  • Andrew Baker January 4, 2017, 10:19 am

    >Rated only for a person up to 265 lbs

    I think you will be safe for awhile, Unless you decided to go on a 100% Pasta and Twinkie Diet.

    • Julie Strietelmeier January 4, 2017, 10:33 am

      I know I’m safe, but I was thinking of many other people who might be over that weight.

  • Mark Ryan January 5, 2017, 4:58 am

    What is the temp of your buns in the chair? I bought a very “Back supportive” chair at Costco some time ago and found that the leather seat and back did not allow for any ventilation and produced “sweaty seat” and “sticky back”. I returned the chair and bought a fully mesh chair that was also designed for good back support. Could not be happier.

    • Julie Strietelmeier January 5, 2017, 7:03 am

      I did not notice heat issues, but my office is in the basement which is about 70 degrees. I’m also pretty cold natured, so I don’t have problems with hot pants 😉

  • Affnan January 19, 2017, 2:58 pm

    I ordered the Ferrino Pink on black and I have to say I’ve never been so in love with a chair in my life before. It’s extremely comfortable yet so stylish. I almost wish I can put the chair in my Camaro. This chair is perfect for long hours at a desk. I couldn’t be happier.

    My chair: https://www.rapidx.io/products/ferrino-chair-pink-on-black

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