The AutoFull Pink Gaming Chair, affectionally nicknamed the Pink Bunny Chair, is one of a dozen or so gaming chairs on the market catering to a growing female gamer audience, Apart from the cute exterior, just how comfortable and usable is this gaming chair really? Find out in my 14 days hands on review of the chair.
Specs and Dimensions of the Autofull Pink
|Seat Width||15” (without bolsters)|
|Seat Depth||20″ reduced to 16” with lumbar cushion|
|Seat Height Range||16.5” to 19” from floor to top of cushion|
|Backrest Height||32” from seat cushion to top of chair|
|Backrest Tilt||Free tilt up to approx 15 degrees|
|Backrest Recline||90 to 170 degrees|
|Tilt Tension Control||Yes|
|Armrests (2D)||2-way adjustability (up/down & pivot)|
|Weight of Chair||56 lbs|
|Maximum User Weight Recommendation||330 lbs|
Notes: Exact Model: B07QHW64BD. The above numbers may differ from those stated on the manufacturer’s site, as these are my measurements directly.
Impartial Disclaimer: We bought the chair ourselves from Amazon for the purpose of this test.
Video Review of the Autofull Pink
Autofull Pink Chair Adjustability
Let’s kick things off by looking at the chair’s adjustability.
In terms of seat height, the Autofull Pink chair can be raised between 16.5” to 19”, which is on the shorter end of the spectrum. The height range makes it ideal for female users as short as 5’2″. As a comparison, the similarity sized GTRacing chair has a height range between 16.9″ to 20.9″.
The armrests have two-way adjustability, up/down and pivot to support your forearms when typing or on the smartphone. Sadly they are not width adjustable.
As for the backrest, like many gaming chairs, this one can go back around 170 degrees. Combined with the tilting, I could lie back to the point where my blood started to rush to my head. The chair actually works well for taking short naps if you’re so inclined.
When using the tilt adjustment, you have two options, “locked” or “free”, but I found that when the chair is upright, I cannot tilt or rock it . Only once you have reclined a little bit does the tilt mechanism actually engage. I also felt that as the recline angle increased, so did my ability to tilt.
Excellent Comfort but with a Catch
If you read the reviews of the Autofill Pink on Amazon, a common sentiment is that the chair is very comfortable. Some owners who have had the chair for over a year still commend how comfortable it is, especially the cushion. Well, so far into my two weeks with the chair, I agree with that point.
The leather on the Autofull Pink is soft and the thickness of the cushion more than ample. Combined with the densely packed memory foam, and you got an incredibly plush, supportive seat. The head cushion has just enough give to rest your head without losing support.
This is also true of the lumbar pillow. Though not fixed to the chair, it remains in position well enough from the pressure I put on it and gives palpable support to alleviate neck and back pain. The backrest has ample height, meaning your spine is supported from top to bottom.
One issue I have however is that the upholstery simply isn’t very breathable. The faux leather material combined with the memory foam traps heat and returns it back to your body. For me, within two hours of sitting in my shorts in a comfortably cool room, my thighs start sticking to the seat and my back feels sweaty. The side bolsters don’t help, hugging my thighs and further preventing all that heat from circulating.
Your experience may vary with regards to the chair’s breathability depending on your body type and where you live. I imagine a slender user with thinner thighs may not have as much of a problem in the same position. However, if you easily perspire, I would look for a different gaming chair, perhaps a fabric chair instead.
Build Quality and Aesthetics
The build quality of the Autofull pink chair overall feels premium with matching good looks. The white and pink color combination in my opinion was a good choice, instead of going for all pink. You’ll find AutoFull’s logo embroidered onto the leather, which actually elevates the look in my opinion, though it is a little strange to see a knight surrounded by so much pink!.
Having said that, the controls could use some refinement. The recline adjustment handle rubs against the faux leather seat and will undoubtedly start to wear the leather down over time. Also, the height adjustment lever isn’t actuated by the paddle itself, which does nothing when shifted. Instead you need to push and pull on the metal arm that connects the paddle to the seat pan.
In terms of unwanted noises, I’m happy to report there is no general squeaking with the Autofull chair in my two weeks that plagues many lower budget gaming chairs, including the GTRacing. This indicates to me that structurally speaking, the chair is well put together. You may hear the sound of leather rubbing against each other as you rock the chair however due to the tight fit between the backrest and seat.
It’s all about the Accessories right?
Let’s face it, given the target audience for a pink gaming chair, the accessories can be almost as important as the chair itself in creating the “cuteness” vibe. On that front, I must say the Autofull chair doesn’t disappoint. It comes with more accessories than most other pink chairs on the market. Here’s what you get:
- Armrest covers
- A round bunny’s tail
- Bunny ears
- A large pink chair mat
The bunny ears can be worn either directly by the user or slotted in at the top of the backrest to give it ears. Along with the washable armrest covers and fluffy tail, they do contribute a sense of playfulness when you’re sitting on it, especially when there’s an audience such as when you’re streaming or have friends over.
Practically speaking though, my favorite item is the floor mat. It has a rubber underlay and fabric on top with an overlocked edge to prevent fraying. I found it very effective in stopping unwanted rolling when placed underneath the chair. Due to the fabric top, the floor mat does collect dust and dirt quite quickly but is easy to clean by vacuuming.
The design of the mat is rather questionable though – what’s up with the creepy pentagram in the middle? Whatever they were going for, it’s lost on me.
My last gaming chair was a GT Racing Fabric edition, and in the area of build quality and comfort, this one trumps that, and probably most gaming chairs in the sub $200 range.
Having said that, again, the Autofull pink chair isn’t for everyone. The distinctly feminine and cuteness factors aside, the ideal audience for this chair in my opinion is someone who is slim and doesn’t perspire easily, taking into account the chair’s seat dimension and less than breathable upholstery.
- Thickly covered, comfortable seat and backrest
- Free standing lumbar cushion works better than I expected
- Cohesive and appealing design with premium details
- Comes with multiple accessories, including an excellent floor mat
- Lack of ventilation
- Adjustment controls are awkwardly designed
- Stains are more visible than on dark-coloured chairs