When it comes to choosing a gaming chair, there are many things that may need to be considered. What kind of adjustments do you need? Maybe you want an adjustable headrest or maybe those armrests need to be flexible. Others are particular about their upholstery. And yet another group goes on and demands that the chair turn pink. If you’re part of the latter, the AndaSeat Pretty in Pink ($400 MSRP) might be the best gaming chair for you.
The Pretty in Pink has more to offer than just a carefree color. This is a sturdy chair that offers more space on its seat than many competitors. And while some seats can offer more customization, the Pretty in Pink offers the necessary, such as a 160-degree backrest, armrests that can go up and down or in and out, and even some neck and lumbar pillows. A little pink never hurt anyone
We do much more than just game in our chairs, we lounge, we eat, we sleep. It is important to have something that meets all our needs. The AndaSeat Pretty in Pink series offers space with its adjustable armrests, height and backrest. Brightening up your setup with a little color is never a bad thing.
AndaSeat Pretty in Pink Specifications
|Upholstery||PVC artificial leather|
|Overall height (with feet)||52 -56.3 inches (132-143 cm)|
|Backrest height||35 inches (89 cm)|
|Backrest width (shoulder height)||18.7 inches (47.5 cm)|
|Seat width (total)||21.3 inches (54 cm)|
|Seat width (contact point)||16.5 inches (42 cm)|
|Seating depth||19.7 inches (50 cm)|
|Armrest width||3.9 inches (9.9 cm)|
|Armrest height||8.8 – 11.9 in. (22.4 – 30.2 cm)|
|Maximum recommended weight||Swing: 264.6 pounds (120 kg)|
|Static: 374.8 pounds (170 kg)|
Design of the AndaSeat Pretty in Pink
Despite its striking hue, the Pretty in Pink doesn’t look much different from the many faux leather gaming chairs scattered across Amazon and the like. In fact, the Pretty in Pink looks like the company took a peek at the AndaSeat Jungle and said, “Yeah, but in pink.” That said, the Pretty in Pink makes for a bold, playful look.
As the name suggests, this chair is draped from top to bottom in baby pink and white PVC faux leather. This shade of pink is a fun and bright addition to any room. I would generally rate the shade of pink as ‘okay’ but I love the shade AndaSeat chose. It’s going to be a hit kawaii addition to any setup that needs some pop.
The tightly woven vinyl makes this chair easy to clean, but also easy to hold during a sweaty or intense gaming session. The pink color hasn’t faded in my month of testing and the coating doesn’t seem to peel off any time soon. Still, the PVC leatherette feels just like any other PVC gaming chair.
Like other AndaSeat gaming chairs, including the AndaSeat Jungle and AndaSeat Spider-Man Edition, the Pretty in Pink has mold foam under the faux leather and covers a steel frame. The molded foam that wraps the frame feels sturdy and durable, and appears to be durable for many uses, especially important given the chair’s $400 MSRP.
If you look at the underside of the chair, you can see caster wheels covered in polyurethane leatherette and attached to an aluminum base. That faux leather not only helped the four-way wheels move easily across my thin carpet and hardwood floors, but it also provided peace of mind while sliding.
Comfort and adjustments on the AndaSeat Pretty in Pink
AndaSeat says the Pretty in Pink is suitable for gamers weighing up to 264.6 pounds if you want to use the rocking feature. However, if you don’t need that power, the maximum weight the seat supports goes up to 374.9 pounds. Anyway, the maximum recommended seat height is 6 feet 6.7 inches.
If you’re not sure whether you need the chair’s rocking function, let’s make it easier for you: probably not. First, the feature is a bit difficult to use. To activate it, reach under the seat, loosen a knob and pull out one of the seat’s two handles. Confusingly, the lever to pull is the same lever that raises or lowers the height of the seat when raised. Loosening the knob releases the tension and allows more tilt. But even with the knob in the loosest position, tilting back takes a lot of leg muscles, making it very impractical.
The Pretty in Pink leaves some room for the buns and thighs, but we wouldn’t mind a little more wiggle room. The pink chair is 19.7 inches deep and 21.3 inches in total. But there are bumpers on the left and right sides of the seat, so the area where you actually sit is only 16.5 inches wide. The bumpers also make it hard to spread your legs over the side of the seat (sorry, man spreaders!).
That said, we would set the seat size to medium. It’s not the perfect fit for me, even though I’m significantly below AndaSeat’s recommended height and weight limit. And while the bumpers reduce the amount of space available, they don’t immediately dig painfully into my legs like the bumpers on the Jungle seat (16.8 inches deep with a 14.2-inch wide contact point). However, after about a month of testing the seat, the bumpers started to bother me. If you want more seating, consider the Mavix M5, which has an adjustable seat depth of 19-21 inches and a 20.5-inch-wide contact point.
The backrest offers great support and, like the seat, is firmly encased in foam, and I cannot express enough how sturdy this chair is. This was a boon for hours of gaming sessions as my body didn’t sink into the seat and the seat didn’t hug my body in a suffocating way. In general, the foam structure of the chair is like sitting in a piece of furniture that is made for the long term.
The firmness of the chair may take some getting used to, but once I got used to the Pretty in Pink, my body started appreciating the amount of long-lasting support the chair provided without even thinking about it.
Removable neck and lumbar cushions accompany the backrest. The neck pillow is filled, while the lumbar pillow is a block of foam. It took surprisingly some muscle to attach both cushions to the seat. Once they’re on, they feel like they’ll never get out, and I almost don’t want to try. That’s because the cushions attach to the seat with clip-in straps, and it almost seems like a safety hazard to try to loosen them.
When placed behind my head, the neck pillow made a great cushion between my neck and the mold foam on the seat, whether I was sitting at a 90 degree angle or reclined up to 160 degrees. I am 1.80 m and was able to rest the pillow in the perfect place for my physique, thanks to the 35″ high backrest.
Meanwhile, the lumbar support pillow molds to my lower back, providing adequate support and promoting good posture. It’s removable, but I wouldn’t sit in the chair without it. However, the lumbar support cushion got a little uncomfortable when leaning back.
Use the second lever under the seat to recline the Pretty in Pink. The chair’s backrest felt firm and well-balanced during testing. I didn’t feel like I was going to tip over even if the seat didn’t recline more than 160 degrees. We’re also mildly impressed with the amount of recline here. AndaSeat has not skimped on available customizations to cut costs. But there are seats with a longer reach. For example, the Secretlab Omega can recline 165 degrees and even forward 5 degrees to an angle of 85 degrees.
The armrests of the Pretty in Pink chair are made of hard foam, so if you stick your elbows in there, there will be no dents. You can also leave your arms on it for a long time without feeling sweaty or sticky. A button on the outside of the armrest raises and lowers the armrest by 3.1 inches, allowing you to adjust to your shoulder height. You can also slide the armrests to the left or right so that they are 28.7 – 29.7 inches apart. Again, this is a good amount of practice, but there is more available. The SecretLab Omega, for example, has armrests that can move towards or away from your PC screen, which would be nice if the Pretty in Pink reclines at an angle.
Assembly of the AndaSeat Pretty in Pink
Putting together the Pretty in Pink series was not difficult and took me less than 20 minutes.
I ran into a small problem attaching the seat bar to the backrest. The bracket was bent and it was difficult to screw the backrest to the seat. With a little help from a hammer I was able to straighten the bracket so that the screws fit all the way in. After that I could easily continue with the assembly of the chair.
Out of the box, a lever is already attached to the piston mechanism. That meant all I had to do was attach the piston to the back of the seat and place it on the base. The other lever is attached to the seat.
AndaSeat’s Pretty in Pink has a 2 year warranty with an optional 6 year warranty if you share news about your new chair with your social media network.
I’m not a fan of pink on pink on pink, but the AndaSeat Pretty in Pink convinced me. The chair is beautiful and will bring a vibrant aesthetic to any playroom.
However, one size does not fit all. The Pretty in Pink is medium in size, so the big and tall crowd and anyone wanting a little more room for their thighs should consider a wider seat like the Mavix M5. The bumpers on AndaSeat’s pink seat didn’t bother me right away, but after sitting in the seat for about a month, it did. The leatherette cover is easy to clean, but not easy to sit on during hot summer days. This chair is also expensive with its $400 MSRP, especially considering that the Secretlab Omega, which has more customizations and cozier, higher quality neck and lumbar pillows, is currently $329.