Inspired by sunny and bright California, this model is the latest addition to the AKRacing product line and a true lifestyle chair. Sitting on a smaller frame, it is perfect for slim / petit body types. The California gaming chair comes in three vibrant colors: Napa, Laguna, and Tahoe to light up any setup.
Frame Material: Metal
Frame Coating: Anti corrosive black paint
Chair Cover Material: Premium PU leather on front and back
Extremely well made
Perfect cushion density
Not one thing other than the picture tells you that the Ojai color of this chair is a different chair than the other colors. It does not have the bucket seat and I believe it has different specifications. I’m a short woman and I researched for a long time to choose a chair that would work best for me. Sadly where the specification say 17.7 seat depth is untrue for the Ojai at least. I measure it as 19. The back of the seat is also taller. I’m very sad that I didn’t realize the Ojai is a different chair. I highly suggest Akracing to update their website to have the Ojai in a different listing than the California because it’s confusing and misleading if the specifications are not the same. I’m too afraid to have to pay for shipping to return it so I have to buy a different back support so I fit better, but oh well.
Bottom line: this is a review for the OJAI and not the California because it is a different chair. If you need a slightly larger than the California chair then this is an awesome chair. If you’re buying based of the specification, pick a different color.
The California chair is well made but misrepresented as a petite person’s chair. If petite meant average build and above average height, then the chair will likely meet your needs. If petite means small frame including height, you will be misled into buying this chair and disappointed with the purchase.
je recherchais une chaise gaming, le plus possible en blanc. D'autres marques en proposaient mais les pieds et les accoudoirs étaient noirs. AKRacing en a créé une comme je le voulais avec juste ce qu'il faut de noir. Et surtout assorti à mon boitier bequiet darkbase 700 white.
Le montage n'a pas posé de problème particulier, environ 1 heure car j'ai pris mon temps.
Ceci dit, la notice fournie est moins explicite que celle disponible sur le site internet d'AKRacing. Les gants blanc fournis, sont une bonne chose. Cependant, la matiére synthétique utilisée, ne permet pas de tenir les vis et clés de maniére ferme car ils glissent entre les doigts. Rien de rédhibitoire en soi. Sinon, confortable, classe, deplacement silencieux. En somme, la chaise que j'attendais depuis un peu moment et pour un bon moment je pense.
Concernant le processus d'achat, tout s'est bien déroulé. Sachant ce que je voulais, en moins de 5 minutes, l'achat était validé. Pour la livraison, le délai a été d'environ 6-7 jours ouvrés. Attention quand même, le poids du colis étant d'une trentaine de kilos, prévoyez un peu de muscles si vous devez le porter.
Finally a chair for small adults! (I'm 1m57 tall). I tried other brands and this one is the very first one to fit perfectly. Very comfy, armrests accurately adjustable and the cushions fit exactly where they should, contrary to most of standard chairs.
Also appreciated the pair of gloves included in the parcel. The chair was very easy to assemble. You can definitely feel the quality.
Bought the chair for my mom who has back issues and is really short. The chair is perfect for her. Not for gamers only! very comfortable. No issue with assembly, but it's far easier and faster with two persons assembling the chair.
Very comfortable chair the arm rest are amazing
I've owned this chair for about a month now and am loving it so far. I am 5'3" and this chair fits me just right. Typical one-size-fits-all chairs do not support my head and lower half correctly, but this California chair cradles them just right. The seat raises high enough so I can type comfortably. Very happy I went with this slightly more expensive option over a standard "ergonomic" office chair.
It’s a super comfy chair and is a great fit for my petite size. Finding a chair that was made for my height but was comfortable and great for everyday office use was hard but I’m lucky I found this. It was also easy to assemble and took my husband and I probably 10-15 minutes tops.
Very comfortable. Stiffness is perfect! Assembly was easy and it comes packaged with the tools needed (even a pair of white gloves). However, if you're short (as you probably are if you're looking to purchase this chair), then take note that you'll probably need a foot rest to sit comfortably.
This chair is so unique that I've looked on so many platforms to find a share that will fit my body size and my small tiny room size. The chair is very comfortable and easy to put together. The color is very vibrant and the reclining goes all the way down to basically a sleeping position. Unlike some chairs this chair doesn't have a rocking mechanism. So if you want to sit and rock back and forth then do not get this. Otherwise if you want a stable comfortable small and beautiful experience definitely get this chair. 💺
I'm 5'1" and have never had a chair that was made for my height before, it's amazing! If you're vertically challenged you need this chair in your life! It's worth every penny!
This is our third AKRacing chair and my wife loves this one! Much more comfortable for her than the larger, older model chairs.
I love the Chair. It is super confortable.
I'm 5'3 and often have trouble finding furniture that is comfortable to sit on for extended periods of time. This chair has really surpassed my expectations in terms of comfort. Suffering from pelvic floor issues related to childbirth has made finding furniture an endeavor that usually ends in disappointment. This chair? Very satisfactory.
Finding a chair that actually fits my 4'9'' self is difficult. I like that this chair is made for me. Customer service was really fast when I had an issue with my order.
Best chair EVER! I am 5’ 0” and I needed a tall back ergonomic chair and I spend a lot of time behind the computer as an artist and designer. I thought I ought to try finding a game chair because of the lumbar and neck supports, and because surely they make them fit children and teenager sizes. I was right and found the smallest teen size chair in the market. Fits me like a glove. In fact, I just napped it it, fully reclined, and I’m writing this review from my chair now! Wish I’d bought this chair sooner! Would have saved me some back pain and carpel tunnel!
The AKRacing California gaming chair is perfect for my height. The lumbar support is a little big but it can easily be fixed by shifting it up a little bit more. Putting it together was quite a pain and one of the metal supports was very rough. The supports are very tight and the rough side started to pick at the leather which I did not like. I decided to take the rough metal off and file it down before I continued putting it together.
The chair overall is very comfortable. The leather is very soft and the diamond stitch detailing is a small delight. The package itself seemed very safe however the pole that goes from the legs to the seat has a plastic covering and mine arrived broken at the top. Although I was disappointed, it is easily hidden as nobody is looking underneath the chair.
This chair is very comfortable. I like the lower back pillow and head pillow. It feels sturdy and it is great to find a chair that’s made for shorter people.
I ordered the chair on 11/25, and i didn’t receive it till 12/9/20.
When I was putting the chair together, i notice a piece of plastic that came off the chair. I have reached out to support, still working with them on getting a replacement part for that plastic piece.
Pros: I love the color and the seat is super comfy. Installing was pretty easy, minus a few cons I’ll mention below. Shipping was a lot faster than expected which is great too. The height and arm adjustment options are great too since I’m 4’10”. I’m super excited to be using this chair for many years.
Cons: the left side didn’t have a hole already made for one of the screws on the seat, and the metal for the left side was a bit bent so I had to reposition the metal in order to screw it together.
Being 5'2, this chair lives up to its claims of being built for smaller frames.
I love the color & how well-built it feels. Assembly wasn't difficult, & I really appreciated the gloves included! I will say that the lumbar support pillow could be smaller as it's difficult to comfortably sit all the way back in the chair with it, but other than that, I love this chair.
This is a great and sturdy chair. I wish there had been more muted colors to pick from, I am not a big fan of the 3 wild colors they have for this chair -but I went with the purple and it is not overly bright -I love the soft leather. I am very short, under 5' and it was difficult to find a gaming chair that would work for my height, this chair is the perfect size and if you have a child gamer or you are a shorter person, I would say this is well worth the purchase. I have been using this chair for about a month with 10+ work day hours and gaming afterwards, it is a very sturdy comfortable chair and I would recommend it highly.
This was easy to put together-- it took me about an hour. The color is super vivid; I got the blue one. I agree with other reviewers that the instructions could be a little clearer and more consistent, but if you take your time with it and pay attention to details then the assembly should be no problem. But be careful with adjusting the chair tilt spring during assembly as it is rather powerful to snap back into place. I have only had this chair for a few days but it is comfortable and fits great (I am 5'0"). The material is clearly durable and of high quality. The chair is heavy and contains a good mix of metal and plastic parts. The wheels also roll quite smoothly.
I am petite, only 5’2”. I needed a chair that would fit me comfortably and have my feet touch the floor as I sit for long periods of time. This chair is perfect for me. It’s beautifully made, the pictures don’t do it justice online. I did take off the arms as I don’t need them and it works perfect for me to work all day. HIGHLY recommend to anyone who needs to sit and work all day.
Just received mine yesterday and I am already in love! 5'4" female and it fits me perfectly. I was a little hesitant to spend this much $ on a chair, but I really loved the style and color. I am so glad that I decided to give it a go. The assembly instructions are a bit confusing, but I made it through without any real issues.
Amazing chair. I’m a women 5’3” and it fits me perfectly. Easy assembly.
I love this chair! It is perfect for someone who is 5ft tall and is working at a computer for 7+ hours a day. I use it for both working and gaming. It’s so hard to find a good ergonomic chair for petite people and this is one of the only high quality options and it is so worth it
Meant for smaller people which is incredibly difficult to find a chair for someone like me at 5'0'' and 125lbs. Its overall quite comfortable and I can sit all the way back in the chair and my knees actually bend at the edge of the chair- not just behind. The color is very rich and the fabric is incredible soft and comfortable.
The problems arise with the armrests and the lumber pillow. The armrests physically don't move close enough for me to use comfortably while typing and I have the posture of Investigative Tarzan if I try to use them. They should ideally line up with the line of the seating cushion but there is roughly 6 inches from my sides to the inner edge of the armrest. The back pillow definitely feels like it belongs on a larger version. It's hyper-arching my back and I'm considering not using it all together, it needs to be about half as thick and 3 inches shorter to be comfortable. Right now, the bottom is resting below my hips and the top ends half way up my ribs. Its a terribly uncomfortable back pillow that could be so much more comfortable if it was just a little bit smaller.
Most comfortable chair I've ever owned and its actually small enough to fit my 5'0'' female build. I can touch the floor and still be all the way in my chair which has never happened before. Definitely loving it.
However, one of the hinge covers had a big manufacturing fault in it and just fell off right before I started writing this. There's a huge crack in it and i just contacted support. It's not a critical part and it's just there for aesthetic, but at $380 things shouldn't be falling off after I just put them on 12 hours before.
Also, unrelated, but maybe try white panels? The uniform black looks a little odd.
I've had this chair for just about two weeks now, and I do like it a lot. I'm 5'3" and slim overall, and this chair is just the right size- I can very comfortably reach the floor and sit without feeling cramped. The PU leather is very nice and the construction feels solid. I do, however, have a few issues with this chair:
First of all, the lumbar pillow is a little too big. But that's kind of the issue with lumbar pillows in general- they're made to be one-size-fits-all, and lumbar support really isn't a one-size-fits-all sort of deal. But they could stand to make the pillow a little smaller to complement the smaller size of the chair and the size of the intended audience.
Second of all, this chair would really benefit from having 4D armrests. The armrests are set very wide, almost too wide considering where the shoulder support is, and are pretty much useless when I'm on the typing on the computer. I have elbow tendonitis and these armrests unfortunately exacerbate my pain. I will be looking to replace the factory armrests with some 4D ones eventually.
Overall I like the chair and recommend it, but it could definitely use some improvements.