I am enamored with the Razer Fujin chair, especially since I spend countless hours sitting in a Herman Miller Aeron. Many chairs have attempted to replicate the Aeron’s renowned mesh ergonomics and iconic shape over the years, but there is something truly special about the Fujin Pro model from Razer. Priced at $999 ($1,049 in the US), this chair offers two highly desirable upgrades: twist-to-adjust lumbar support and an adjustable headrest that is compatible with the Aeron.
The inclusion of these features is particularly noteworthy because they address some of the limitations of the Aeron chair. For instance, the adjustable headrest has become a sought-after addition, leading to the emergence of aftermarket companies like Atlas that provide headrests for the Aeron. As a satisfied user of the Atlas headrest, which I proudly promote to anyone willing to listen, I am intrigued by Razer’s inclusion of a similar feature in the Fujin Pro.
In addition to the headrest, the Fujin Pro boasts “4D armrests,” a feature that Razer has utilized in its previous gaming chairs. This technology allows for multi-directional adjustment, ensuring optimal comfort and support for long gaming sessions. Furthermore, the chair’s recline is designed to move with your body, mimicking the flexible movement of the Aeron.
While I had hoped that Razer would move away from blatantly copying other companies’ designs, I must admit that I am drawn to the Fujin Pro’s aluminum frame and 3D effect. Considering that a brand-new Aeron chair can cost well over $1,500, the Fujin Pro presents an appealing alternative, especially since I purchased my Aeron secondhand.
However, I must caution against assuming that the regular Fujin model, priced at $599 ($649 in the US), offers the same level of quality and features. Upon closer inspection, it becomes evident that this version is cheaper in construction, with a different tilt base, a nylon frame instead of aluminum alloy, 3D armrests instead of 4D, limited lumbar adjustment, and no included headrest (though it can be added for an additional $129).
Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to test either version of the Fujin chair personally. According to Razer spokesperson Will Powers, the Fujin’s elastomer mesh offers a different feel compared to the Aeron’s mesh, resembling the texture of cloth. Additionally, Razer claims that their mesh material is easier to clean and less prone to discoloration over time.
In terms of specifications, the Fujin Pro is designed to support individuals weighing up to 300 pounds and comes with a five-year warranty on all components except for the elastomer mesh, which is covered for one year.
The Fujin Pro will be available for order in November, with pricing subject to local taxes and tariffs. Razer notes that the announced prices may vary, explaining the higher cost in the US compared to the initial stage announcement. In Europe, the Fujin Pro and Fujin will be priced at €1199 and €699, respectively.
Overall, the Razer Fujin Pro appears to be a compelling option for individuals seeking a high-quality chair with advanced features. While it may not completely replace the Aeron, it could serve as a worthy substitute at a more affordable price point. I am curious to see how this gaming chair fares in the market and whether it can meet the expectations set by its Aeron-inspired design.