Razer Iskur Fabric: Two-minute review
The Razer Iskur Fabric improves on its predecessor in just about every way. The Razer Iskur that the company introduced in 2020 was already one of the best gaming chairs around. However, this addition to the line has taken it it a step further with a more comfortable fabric upholstery that breathes better during extended gaming sessions.
Not that it’s all that much different from the Razer Iskur that we reviewed last year. The Razer Iskur Fabric comes with all the same features and design as its predecessor. Unfortunately, it also comes it some of the downsides as well.
Chief among those is the same hefty price tag of $499 (£499,AU$729), which may be more than what people are willing to pay for a gaming chair. Also, if you’re the type who believes that PVC leather adds quality to a chair over fabric, then charging the same price for a fabric gaming chair might seem unreasonable.
We aren’t talking about real leather here though – we’re talking about PVC, which is essentially plastic – so we think the fabric is a step up. As such, we’re glad to see that the price didn’t go up as a result.
The chair is designed for those up to 5 feet, 11 inches tall (about 180cm), so it still isn’t a great fit for gamers with a larger frame – though for those who need more room, the Iskur Fabric XL is available for someone up to 6 feet, 10 inches (about 208cm), though it is more expensive.
The embroidered details on the Iskur Fabric are also less pronounced than the original Iskur, which added green touches all along the seams (though an all-black PVC leather version with black embroidery is also available).
Better still, the dark grey fabric construction simply adds a bit of class to a gaming chair, which is a harder thing to find than you might think. If you like the style and features of a gaming chair but want actual comfort and something a bit more mature-looking, then the Razer Iskur Fabric was made especially for you.
The fabric construction adds something that the PVC leather doesn’t have to worry about, though, and that is trying to keep it clean.
You might get dust, dirt, and potato chip crumbles stuck in the nooks and crannies of a PVC leather seat, but it is generally much easier to clean. Plus, black PVC leather doesn’t stain.
The same can’t be said of the fabric material on the Iskur Fabric, so you’ll have to be more careful with those energy drinks.
Oh, did we mention it’s a magnet for pet hair? If you have a hairy creature, you’re probably used to it, but it’s still worth pointing it out.
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The Razer Iskur Fabric keeps all the great things about its PVC leather sibling though, including the fantastic lumbar support and 4D armrest. This latter definitely helps give a bit more room for anyone wanting to sit cross-legged, but the race car-seat styling makes this a bit too difficult to be comfortable.
The seat cushion is comfortable and sitting in it for a long time is a pleasure, even more so than the original Iskur.
The cushion’s fabric upholstery breathes much better than PVC does, which helps keep things from getting sweaty during long hours playing online or working through the day.
In the end, all-day comfort is the most important thing of all, whether you plan on using a chair for work or play. In either case, the Razer Iskur Fabric delivers and does so with a classy look that is rare among gamer-oriented products, making it very easy to recommend to anyone with the budget for it.