Openwheeler Advanced Racing Seat Review | $450

Openwheeler Advanced Racing Seat Review | $450

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The OpenWheeler Advanced Racing Seat works with every popular racing wheel on the market. The seat is extremely stable and offers two versions one with a stick shift mount and one without. The Stick Shift mount can be mounted on the left or right hand side of the cockpit. The bucket racing seat itself feels like it’s pulled right out of a race car and it is upholstered in Polyester. The seat was made for total adjustment and control. It weighs just over 50 lbs and is one of the lightest sim racing seats on the market.

Openwheeler Advanced Racing Seat Driving Simulator

Open Wheeler Racing Chair review

This racing seat overall is a popular option on the market no matter if you race Playstation 4 Playstation 3, Playstation 2, Playstation 1, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Xbox, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Game Cube, N64, Sega or PC. They do a really good job of accommodating all of the different wheels by making special mounting plates and offering different versions of the seat depending on your need.

Able To Make Fine Adjustments For Comfort

This seat was engineered with the racer in mind. Nobody wants to play a racing game and get up with a sore back or stiff legs. They designed this seat so you can fit it to your body and play your racing games for hours at a time.

OpenWheeler Racing Seat Review

I would say that anyone between 4’5 and 6’8 would fit comfortably in this seat. There is no wait limit listed, but given my experience with reviewing racing seats, I would say no more than a 275 lb person should use this seat.

Wheels for Moving to Storage

While this seat doesn’t pack up very compact, it does however have a neat feature. It has wheels you can attach to the front under the pedals so you can lift up the back of the chair and easily push it around. This makes it very easy to move to a storage room or walk in closet.

Optional Add-On’s

Lumbar Support

This seat also has the option to add on a lumbar support pad. This will help make your back more comfortable for longer hours or make the chair more suitable if you already have a bad back. This is one of the only cockpit chairs that offers a lumbar support pad made for the chair.

Gear Shifter Mount

Depending on which version of the seat you buy, they don’t all come with the gear sifter mount. If you don’t have a shifter now and want to add on later, you can get the gearbox mount separate.

One of the best deign features of the mount is that it can be mounted on the left or right side of the seat frame and you can move it towards or away from the seat.

Racing Seat Pro’s

    Comfort:You can race for a few hours and not feel like your back hurts
    Simulation: The OpenWheeler puts your body in the perfect driving position
    Durability: You can man-handle your steering wheel and the cockpit holds strong
    Gear Shift Mount: Left or right side mounting
    Colors: Only seat offered in many different colors (see colors here)
    Weight: Just over 50 lbs this seat is extremely lite

Racing Seat Con’s

The seat doesn’t pack up very small, but you could easily fold down the pack and move your pedals closer to the seat and slide it into a walk in closet. You can see what I mean below in the adjustability section.

Open Wheeler Compatability

This sim racing seat was made to work with all of the popular wheels on the market:

The gear shift mount is compatible with all shifters like the Thrustamster TH8A and the Logitech Driving Force Shifter.

The pedal plate can mount all the stock pedals and the Thrustmaster T3PA Wide and Pro pedal sets.

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The OpenWheeler Advanced is definitely a great racing seat. It is one of the most comfortable sim racing chairs on the market. It is priced competitively and I would rate it as one of the best in it’s class. The three things that stand out most to me about this seat: comfort, stability, and the color options.

Some people are always concerned that the center column will impede your legs particularly if you like to do left foot braking, but it is honestly not an issue. The way the seat is designed and the ability to make adjustments truly lets you work around the center column. You won’t even notice it.

If you are looking to take your racing setup to the next level, this is a great racing seat. The fact that is also works with all of the poplar wheels and consoles, it makes this a very flexible solution for any serious or casual racing game fan.

Official XRP Rating 4.5
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Customer Reviews

Oh, you NEED one of these!

49 people found this helpful.
 on November 12, 2015
By CarbonFootprint
For the price, I was expecting…less. Pleasantly surprised at how large and comfortable the seat is: it is a bit firm but that is good, you won’t fall asleep in it! Sliders work perfectly, a key to getting in and out once you set your positions on the adjustable wheel and pedal plates. My big friend who weighs 275 and is 6’3″ can get in and out of it easily, although all the stops r almost fully adjusted out.

have a seat

37 people found this helpful.
 on January 4, 2015
By John S.
ordered this for the kids. 3 days before christmas….no less. 17 year old was home when it got delivered (i was still working christmas eve) He put it together and it has a nice solid build for playing gran turismo. he has the logitech wheel and pedals everything fits perfect! great item, great colors!

Even better than expected

11 people found this helpful.
 on November 24, 2015
By Jason B.
This chair in conjunction with the Logitech G920 wheel and pedals (and shifter) have turned a couple of fun games like Forza 6 and Project Cars into a serious addiction! I’ve seriously never had more fun with video games in my entire life than I have racing around in this chair.

The chair you have been looking for!

6 people found this helpful.
 on December 12, 2016
By Sal
I have been shopping around for several months. I have been looking for something that is easy to move out of the way as I am setting it up in the middle of my VR space. I have an HTC Vive and sometimes play seated games and sometimes need to move around. Most sim chairs have built in for monitors, and are heavy and cumbersome to move around. This item is perfect for my VR cockpit.

Amazing!!

8 people found this helpful.
 on January 16, 2016
By Geek Girl
Sooo expensive, but so worth it. This was the “big gift” for my 10-year-old son this past Christmas and he absolutely loves it, as do all his cousins, my brothers, my fiance, etc.. He is just over 4 feet tall and on the smallest setting, this fits him perfectly. My fiance is 6’5″ and the largest setting was able to accommodate him comfortably as well. It really is like a fully functional car seat, with the bar underneath for adjusting your distance from the pedals and a recline lever on the side that can go as far forward as the steering wheel panel and far enough back that you can lay down in it. While you’re not going to be doing any driving in those positions, I think it’s very cool how well made it is and how much it looks and feels like a real car seat. We use this with the Logitech Driving Force G29 and G920 for PS4 and Xbox One respectively. The included screws fit the pedals and steering wheel perfectly, and the shifter stand is great for the optional Logitech shifter as well. I was worried at first glance during assembly that it would place the shifter too far for my son’s arms as this is the one thing that can’t be adjusted, but it worked out very well. If you adjust the seat so that you can reach the steering wheel comfortably, you will be able to reach the shifter as well. Overall, it is pricey but far superior to any other steering wheel stand we’ve ever tried. The ones without a built in seat will just never be as comfortable or as solid as this one. They always tip and shift, but this seat is made of steel and once adjusted, does NOT budge. Very solid and very high quality. Glad I picked this up for him! Any racing fan will go crazy for this. You won’t regret it!!

Even after reading some reviews saying it’s even better than you’d expect

One person found this helpful.
 on March 22, 2017
By Aeroshock
I’m using an 

Great seat and wheel mount system

10 people found this helpful.
 on August 28, 2015
By ColfaxJones
Great seat and wheel mount system. My only complaint is it’s a bit low to the ground but I built a simple riser platform with scrap wood and now it’s the best.

The quality of this product is fantastic.

 on March 29, 2017
By Toby A.
I bought the racing chair for my husband and was very impressed with how well the seat was built, as well as the assembly instructions that were included. The quality of this product is fantastic.

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