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Razer Iskur V2 review

6D lumbar support sets the Iskur V2 apart from its competitors, with Razer crafting a comfortable gaming chair to go along with the feature, for a price.

Our Verdict

The Iskur V2 is an exceptionally comfortable gaming chair thanks to its 6D lumbar support and fantastic build and material quality across the board. Its head cushion can be troublesome from time to time, but the main thing we wish Razer would adjust is its asking price.

Reasons to buy
  • Most customizable lumbar support
  • Large and supportive seat base
  • Great build and material quality
Reasons to avoid
  • Annoying headrest
  • Limited color options
  • Expensive

The new Razer Iskur V2 gaming chair brings a host of tweaks and changes compared to the original Iskur, including a vastly-improved “6D” lumbar support system. Elsewhere, there are improvements to the seat design, headrest cushion, and more, resulting in a chair that’s far superior to the original for overall comfort. It makes for a seat that’s fit for a royal but comes at a princely price.

Sitting in the Razer Iskur V2 for the past several months, it’s worked its way into the best gaming chairs I’ve had the pleasure of sitting in. Make no mistake, its lumbar support is no gimmick, and its construction is top tier. Comfort is king but there are some parts of the Iskur V2 that stop it from taking the throne outright.

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Specs

The Iskur V2 specs make it one of the larger gaming chairs on the market, with a 53cm wide seat base and a 85.5cm tall backrest. Razer recommends the Iskur V2 to those between 160-200cm (5’3 – 6’7) in height and with a maximum weight of 136kg (299lbs). With this in mind, I’m an ideal candidate for the Iskur V2 on paper, at 180cm tall and weighing 100kg.

Razer Iskur V2 specs
Maximum weight 136kg (299lbs)
Recommended height 160cm – 200cm (5’3 – 6’7)
Maximum recline 152°
Upholstery Synthetic leather / Fabric
Warranty 3 – 5 years

The Iskur V2 is the first gaming chair to offer “six-dimensional” adjustable lumbar support, though it’s not the first to offer the wobbly-back style of lumbar support that is the key to providing four of those dimensions of movement. That honor – to our knowledge – goes to the ThunderX3 Core, though that chair isn’t available in the US.

Razer’s latest gaming chair also offers four-dimensional adjustable armrests, a memory foam head cushion, as well as a maximum recline angle of 152°. The Iskur V2 is available in three colorways: black, black and green, or dark gray. The latter of the three is only available with the fabric material, while the other two are exclusive to chairs rocking synthetic leather.

Warranty coverage for the Iskur V2 tops out at 3 years. However, if the gaming chair is bought directly from Razer, the period extends by another 2 years for a total of 5 years, providing you create a social post about your purchase. That’s a slightly cheeky policy, if you ask us, but is clearly worth doing if you don’t mind the world knowing about your latest gaming indulgence.

Assembly

For those that have put together a gaming chair before, assembling the Iskur V2 will be very familiar territory. If this is the first time you’ve had to assemble one, though, Razer makes the process straightforward with easy-to-follow instructions that are impossible to miss given their size and them being the first thing you see when you open the Iskur V2’s box. The company also supplies a pair of gloves for the build, which protect your hands from any grease that might be on the gas lift, prevents fingerprints from forming during the build, and is just generally a welcome touch.

Assembly time on the Iskur V2 clocks in at about 30 minutes, with the majority of that time spent checking I was using the right screws and hex key head, as well as correctly orienting components. The only problem I encountered during the build was in lining up the backrest with the side rails attached to the base, which is a common tricky point when assembling gaming chairs but still more fiddly than I expected.

Aside from that though, I had very little difficulty in taking the Iskur V2 from sealed to seated. Given its size and weight, though, I strongly recommend building it in the room you plan to place it in, or at least constructing it on the same floor. Speaking from experience, handling the large box is easier than the chair, especially if you have another pair of hands available.

Design

Our Iskur V2 review unit features the synthetic leather upholstery in black and green. This pairing is the most distinct of the three colorways available and most evocative of typical Razer branding. The green stitching does make it less cohesive with my gaming setup’s largely muted aesthetic, save for a splash of colour from my desk mat, but it’s subtle enough to not make the chair feel out of place. That said, I would like to see more color options for the Iskur V2 in the future, as it would look great with a white and black color scheme, for instance.

As its name implies, the Iskur V2 shares many similarities with the original Iskur but Razer has made several changes to the V2’s design that leave it markedly improved by comparison. Both the seat and backrest wings have been trimmed, leaving you free to sit cross-legged – something I often do – and shift in your chair more comfortably. This gives the Iskur V2 a less-aggressive racing-style appearance, and it’s a welcome change.

Materials have also been given an upgrade, moving away from PVC to ‘Premium’ EPU-grade synthetic leather. This leaves the Iskur V2 more flexible and softer to the touch than its predecessor, naturally enhancing comfort. However, this material type is usually less durable, but I’m reassuringly unable to see any cracks or scuffs after a few months of use.

Unlike the original Iskur, however, there are no ‘Standard’ or ‘XL’ size options, with Razer instead taking the one-size for all route with the Iskur V2. Without a more robust model, those above 136kg (299lbs) and/or taller than 6’7 are excluded from the latest iteration of the Iskur. Thankfully, the Iskur V1 is still available for purchase and competitors like the Secretlab Titan Evo series also have larger sizes available.

Comfort

Having spent the past few years parking my posterior on a Secretlab Titan Evo Series gaming chair, getting comfortable with the Iskur V2 took some adjusting. Thankfully, the adjustment period itself was neither particularly long or troublesome, even with a shift from fabric to synthetic leather. Having spent months settling in though, I can confidently say I have no intention of switching back.

The primary reason behind my drive to remain seated in the Iskur V2 is its six-dimensional (6D) lumbar support. In addition to the usual height and depth adjustment you’ll find on other gaming chairs sporting integrated lumbar support, the Iskur V2’s lumbar pillow also swivels and tilts as you turn in your seat, allowing it to follow your movement to still offer support as you shift about. This is admittedly a weird feeling at first but it’s made my still stellar Secretlab seat feel decidedly uncomfortable by comparison.

Getting a comfortable fit from the lumbar support is simple enough, with two dials on either side of the backrest serving as controls for the height and depth of the cushion. Their ribbed rubber texture feels premium to the touch and makes for an easy grip and a satisfying click accompanies each level, which also has the benefit of making precise adjustments easy. This is something I wish the Secretlab Titan Evo Series had, much as lumbar support is a largely set and forget feature.

Tilting back or going one step further and reclining in the Iskur V2 is a comfortable experience. I’m more of a tilter than a recliner, and found myself lounging for hours at a time in some cases, watching long YouTube videos at my desk, without a second thought about my comfort. For frequent recliners, though, you’ll be pleased to know that Razer has taken things even further with a maximum reclining angle of 152°, if you have the room.

The plastic four-dimensional (4D) armrests make a return and are generally excellent. Making adjustments via the conveniently placed buttons on the armrests was simple and required little force. However, I do wish that Razer (and other manufacturers) would include distinct notation for height adjustment printed on the metal arms, like those printed on the bands of headsets, so I’m not scrambling to readjust after tucking my chair under my desk.

Razer has slimmed down the base on the Iskur V2, compared to the original chair, but this is compensated by the reduced wing height, so I had no issues with comfort. Admittedly, though, I do have a lot of natural cushioning there to begin with, but my friends’ with less-blessed bottoms shared no concerns after sitting in the Iskur V2 for a time.

One element of the Iskur V2 still bothers me, even after months of use: its head cushion. The cushion itself is better than many, as its shape is well thought out with wings to support your head and neck as you turn or fall asleep in the chair. However, its adjustable strap falls well short of the quality shown elsewhere, often losing tightness and leading to annoying, semi-frequent readjustments. Either a dual-strap or magnetic option would have been much preferred.

Price

At $649 the Iskur V2 is one of the more expensive gaming chairs on the market and is $50 more than the original Iskur launch price. For comparison the Secretlab Titan Evo series costs $534-584 depending on the size that you opt for and other premium options, such as the Noblechairs Hero, are similarly priced at around $589.

The increased costs, relative to the Iskur V2’s main competition, are to some extent justified by the 6D lumbar support – it really is that good. Were the ThunderX3 Core readily available in the US, it would make for strong competition on this front but with that option eliminated, Razer’s chair offers something unique.

Both chairs are comfortable, but Razer has edged out Secretlab when it comes to prolonged comfort which should be the primary consideration for any gaming chair purchase. With this in mind, the $100 difference is easier to stomach but is by no means easy to ignore and wouldn’t nearly be as much of a sticking point had Razer stuck to its original $600 price.

Final verdict

There are few gaming chairs out there that offer comparable lumbar support to the Iskur V2, and it’s the reason to buy it instead of a competitor. However, this feature seemingly drives its price much higher than many alternatives, making much of its value ride on its uniqueness.

For those in pursuit of a comfortable seat with the freedom to fidget, be it in a cross-legged position or through regular swivels to other devices, then the Iskur V2 comes highly recommended. Razer has put together a great chair to kick back in for hours at a time, whether it’s for work or play.

Were it not so expensive, it’d be easy to recommend over gaming chairs like the Secretlab Titan Evo. For now though, it can’t quite replace our current choice of throne for most people despite coming so very close.

Iskur V2 alternatives

If the Iskur V2 isn’t the right gaming chair for you, check out these alternatives:

Secretlab Titan Evo

The Titan Evo series has been our preferred perch since it was released back in 2022, providing comfort and style in equal measure. It’s cheaper than the Iskur V2 and accommodates more heights and weights, but doesn’t feature as robust a lumbar support system.

Read our Secretlab Titan Evo review.

Corsair TC100 Relaxed

For those in pursuit of a comfortable but decidedly cheaper gaming chair, the Corsair TC100 Relaxed is worth considering. It reclines a little bit further than the Iskur V2, at 160°, but its lumbar support and armrests aren’t as adjustable and its build quality is naturally a step down given its much lower price point.

Read our Corsair TC 100 Relaxed review.