It may not look like it, but gaming is a hard pastime. After all, sitting all day staring at a PC or a console can get tiring on the shoulders, the neck, and other parts of the body. That’s why great chairs are needed, specifically, chairs made for gamers in general, that’s where gaming chairs come in, and we’re talking about one of the best today: The Corsair T3 Rush.
What Is the Corsair T3 Rush?
The Corsair T3 Rush is Corsair’s 3rd Gaming Chair iteration, but compared to the latter 2, it has a fabric finish. The seat’s fabric isn’t trimmed in PU leather, which makes it a standout competitor when compared to other chairs in the market as well. The Corsair T3 Rush comes at a price of around 290 to 300 USD.
Corsair T3 Rush Specs and Features
The Corsair T3 Rush has some pretty good features overall. Its backrest has a 180-degree tilt, though it’s theoretical and probably not a good idea to go for. No rocking chair mode, sadly, a separate cushion for Lumbar Support, a head cushion, and a fixed seat. The chair has a max load of 262 lbs, that’s 120 kilograms the non-US readers. In terms of recommended height, it has a minimum seat height of 44 centimeters/17.5 inches and a maximum seat height of 54 centimeters/21 inches. Pretty good, all told. We’ll talk more about the adjustable armrests and the tilt in a later part of the article though.
Corsair T3 Rush Review
Ease of Assembly
In terms of ease of assembly, the Corsair T3 Rush is pretty good. So long as the box is well packaged and protected, everything will fit perfectly. There’s a great instruction manual for assembly that has ample translation and great, detailed explanations. In total, if you’re fast about it, assembly of the Corsair T3 Rush wouldn’t take an hour, maybe less than 30 minutes.
As an additional just-in-case measure, there are 2 extra screws on the packaging in case one of the screws are lost. Last but not least, the armrests are pre-mounted, which is cool.
As already stated, the Corsair T3 Rush has a pretty good design to it. The chair has a pretty standard race car bucket set styling, for extra safety. This also makes the chair support more weight, in addition to being lighter, allowing users to adjust the chair in whatever place they wish to put it. The colors of the Corsair T3 Rush come in either Charcoal Black, Gray/White, or Gray Charcoal. Pretty tasteful color design, all told.
The chair also comes with some pretty good fabric work. It fits well with the T3 Rush’s bucket seat design, in addition to having great stitching accents. For example, the Charcoal Black version of the T3 Rush has clean black stitching accents, which fits well with the design. The armrests also have a carbon fiber finish, which is a pretty dope addition to an already great gaming chair.
Comfort and Ergonomics
Comfort-wise, the Corsair T3 Rush is pretty stellar. The chair comes in the sweet spot between Corsair’s previous gaming chair models when seating space is concerned. The various bolsters on both sides of the T3 Rush’s backrest help in hugging the user to the chair, adding more comfort. It’s not for the bigger gamers out there though, as the thinner foam and backrest bolsters can make it a bit uncomfortable.
The separate cushion is a pretty great one all told as well, as it supports the neck and helps in keeping good seating posture. The 2nd lumbar cushion is great for smaller people, as it allows them the same benefits as those on the taller end.
Padding-wise, it’s pretty firm, without being a wee bit stiff. It’s a pretty good feeling when you just sit and work for hours and not get several kinks in the neck when standing up. The backrest is also great, as it’s pretty firm, making it great for maintaining posture. It’s almost hard to even slump on the Corsair T3 Rush, which is pretty good.
When it comes to armrests, the fact that the user can adjust them based on their needs is a godsend. They’re firm, but with the additional 4-dimensional tilt, they can give users the ability to look for more comfortable positioning without sacrificing dynamism. In gaming chairs, comfort is king, and given the fact that the Corsair T3 Rush gives supreme adjustability while keeping comfort, this is pretty great.
The one thing that holds it back is the chair’s stability. The Corsair T3 Rush is a great gaming chair, its ergonomics are great, and it’s pretty comfortable. It’s also very easy to assemble and place in your workplace or gaming space. However, that’s where the good times end.
For one, the wheels of the Corsair T3 Rush tend to move at the slightest provocation. It’s kind of annoying, to be honest. One time you might just want to lean back and stretch for a bit, and then you might have already moved to the other side of the room. The next, you lean forward, and you almost slam your head on your PC monitor. Don’t get us wrong, the wheels are solid, and are pretty silent when they move. However, the fact that it’s relatively easy to go way out of position in this chair hampers the experience all told.
The other problem is the fact that the tilt system is a bit… weird. This is related to the wheels problem, where they move at the slightest provocation. Because of this, even when you want to relax by stretching and tilting the chair a bit, there’s a really big chance that the wheels will move and you’ll go careening all around your room. In addition to this, there’s a really big risk of falling over when you tilt the chair too much and you accidentally move around with it. It’s a pretty standard flaw of chairs with wheels in them, but this flaw can be both irritating, and pretty dangerous.
Corsair T3 Rush VS Competitors
Now that we’ve talked about the Corsair T3 Rush, let’s talk a bit about other gaming chairs like it. We’ll start with the Razer Enki, followed by Secretlab Titan Evo XL, and lastly, the Player One Ghost V2.
The first gaming chair we need to talk about is the Razer Enki, which some considered to have few competitors in terms of style, comfort, and versatility. It also helps that it’s great no matter the size of the user, as it’s made to accommodate up to 300 pounds and heights ranging from 5’5” to 6’8”. Pretty good size if you ask us. In addition, just like the Corsair T3 Rush, the user can position the 4D armrests, the chair tilt, and the backrest however they wish. This means that the user can have the best angle possible when gaming for long hours or just working.
Design-wise, the Razer Enki is pretty dope. The seats are soft cushioned, the back is pretty firm with great lumbar support, and the bolsters are lower than a few of the models in this list. This means that you can position your legs whatever you wish, which is great. Last but not least, the whole gaming chair (except for the armrests) is wrapped in a dual-textured synthetic fabric and leather combo that looks stylish while keeping the user cool. All in all, a really good gaming chair and a decent competitor to the Razer T3 Rush.
Secretlab Titan Evo XL
The next gaming chair on the list is the Secretlab Titan Evo XL. Pretty much the biggest brother of the Secretlab Titan Evo as the latter is more suited for the normal-sized populace. Anyhow, this gaming chair model swapped a few parts from the standard version with bigger variants, which gives it more weight capacity and max height. This gaming chair also has the same features that the smaller Secretlab Titan Evo has, like the 4D armrests, lumbar support, and adjustable height and tilt.
All in all, think of the Secretlab Titan Evo XL as a bigger brother to most of the gaming chairs on this list. It certainly has the height and the frame for it.
Player One Ghost V2
Last but not least is the Player One Ghost V2, a massive improvement to the V1 gaming chair they released 5 years ago. It kept the really good things that the V1 had, while also adding several additions that improved the quality of the newer version. This one has a fabric cold molded foam compared to the leather version for the lumbar cushion.
Meanwhile, the head cushion also has cold molded foam as well as some quality leather. The base is still the usual 5-star steel base but reinforced for extra stability and strength. With a max load of 120 kilograms and a 5’3 to 6 ft. suitable height, it’s a pretty decent gaming chair height all told.
Aesthetics-wise, the Player One Ghost V2 is a study of subtlety, as the chair manages to keep a minimalistic design while also looking very premium. It looks more professional compared to the previous iteration as well and takes a lot of inspiration from other gaming chairs. Overall, a nice pick, and a great replacement for the Corsair T3 Rush if the user goes for it.
Try Out The Corsair T3 Rush Today!
Overall, the Corsair T3 Rush is a pretty nice gaming chair to get for 290 to 300 USD. The comfort of the fabric and overall workmanship is pretty stellar, and the ergonomics are sound. However, the fact that the wheels move at the slightest lean is a bit of a problem, especially when talking about the overall comfort of the chair. After all, you want complete freedom of movement while keeping a seating position. Still, no gaming chair is perfect, and it’s still pretty good all told.