There was a time many years ago when PCs were mostly used for work, while home computers and consoles were a gamer’s favorite toys. Nowadays, however, PCs and laptops are highly connected to gaming, and the gaming moniker has been added to even the most basic PC peripherals and other hardware in an attempt to justify increased price tags or hype up the product.
Cougar was created in 2008 with the motto “real gear for real gamers”, and since then, all of its products have had the “gaming” tag added. All Cougar products are now tailored around meeting the needs of gamers mainly because pro-gamers are there to help Cougar with its product designs.
Last year, we reviewed Cougar’s first gaming chair, the Armor. It was the first chair we reviewed that could have its backrest tilted by up to 180 degrees. The Armor is covered in PVC pleather and sports the orange and black colors of Cougar’s logo, as do the next two gaming chairs of the company, the Armor One and Armor S, and the latter of these is today’s review subject. The Armor S features that ubiquitous bucket seat design reinforced with a solid steel frame, covered in breathable PVC pleather, and adorned with a diamond stitching design on both the base and backrest. The upholstery uses high density mold shaping foam capable of coping with users of up to 120 kg (264.55 lbs). Finally, the Armor S is equipped with 4D armrests and covered by a two-year warranty in the EU and a one-year warranty across the rest of the globe.
The Armor S is Cougar’s luxurious gaming chair despite its sub-$300 price tag (€269.9), which puts the Armor S a bit above the mid-range category that targets users who cannot spend much. Since many gaming chairs exist in this price range, the competition is tough. In this review, we are going to go over some of the key features of the Armor S in an attempt to figure out its strengths and weaknesses.
|Cougar Armor S Cougar Gaming Chair
Features & Specs
|Side Strip Color||Orange|
|Logo Segment Color||
|Seat Thickness||15 cm (5.9″)|
|Seat Width||53 cm (20.86″)|
50 cm (19.69″)
|Floor to Base Height||
36-44 cm (14.17″ – 17.32″)
50.5 cm (19.88″)
83 cm (32.67″)
|Backrest Adjustability||90° – 180°|
|Armrest to Armrest Distance||50 cm (19.68″)|
|Armrest to to Floor Distance||64-72 cm (25.1″ – 28.34″)|
|Armrests Adjustable||Yes – 4D (Up/Down, Left/Right, Front/Back, Swivel)|
|Gas Lift||Class 4|
|Adjustable Tilting Resistance||Yes|
|Maximum Weight (user)||120 kg (264.5 lbs)|
|Casters / Wheel Material||Plastic|
|Net weight||21 kg (46.3 lb)|
2 years for the EU and 1 year for all other regions
|Price at Time of Review (excluding VAT)||$299.99 (€269.90)|