The Backforce brand has only recently entered the gaming chair business, but has already established itself there. The only model to date, the Backforce One, is characterized above all by high quality, useful functions and a unique design. As a sponsor of the BIG Clan, the German company is also present as a supplier on the very big stage of e-sports.
At the beginning of this year we already had the Backforce One in our test lab to put it through its paces. The result was a surprisingly positive result and the presentation of our Gold Award. To achieve such a good result with the first product right away impressed us very much. Although the price of 479 Euro was very proud, it was justified by handcraft, local production and 10 years warranty.
Backforce has now given its multiple award-winning chair a general overhaul and added many more useful Features. We also took a close look at the One Plus and examined to what extent the young company has positively implemented the feedback from the community. Let’s see if the “Plus” has an effect not only on the price, but also on our rating.
Since we already had the Backforce One in the test, we will mainly focus on the new features in this review, since nothing else has changed compared to the predecessor.
The inherited features from the predecessor
- Gamer-Pulse LED in the backrest
- Folding and height-adjustable armrests
- personalizable patches
- Dual Core Seat
- SyncSeat for optimal ergonomics (synchronous mechanism, foldable backrest)
- Reinforced and breathable backrest
- Star Base stand with stylish wheels Look
- Sit and Play option saves the assembly (assembled delivery)
Looks & workmanship
Behind the new Backforce brand is Interstuhl, a company that has been operating since 1961. This is normally known for ergonomically well designed office chairs. It has recognized the signs of the times and has put its experienced know-how into a top-class gaming chair. Under a fitting name, the Backforce One was soon on everyone’s lips.
First of all, the chair captivates above all by its design, which manages without the holes in the backrest that are characteristic of a gaming chair and which is reminiscent of noblechairs in terms of elegance. The appearance of the Plus model itself has not been changed much – it was not necessary. Thus, the backrest with shoulders, colored accents and the quilted upper part of the backrest remain the same on the One Plus and in our opinion retain 10 out of 10 points.
Externally, Backforce has only added padding to the armrests. These are velour-coated, like the seat and the lower half of the backrest, and can be removed. The manufacturer has thought ahead and not only in terms of profit, because in this case you do not have to buy the One Plus right away. To get padding for the forearms, although you own the first model, you can also buy them for 29 Euro in the Backforce-Shop. Great and customer-oriented solution! And they also sit tight, so you don’t have to worry about them falling off.
In addition, the company immediately devoted itself to another cushion, the absence of which we had listed as one of the few points of criticism on the Backforce One: the neck cushion. Although it is not delivered with the One Plus, it can also be ordered separately for both models in the store. The costs for this are also 29 Euro.
The features of the Backforce One Plus at a glance
Even though the neck pillow is not included, Backforce has dedicated itself to strengthening ergonomics. Accordingly, the backrest has been given a new lumbar support that can now be adjusted horizontally and vertically. Although such a support should be a matter of course in gaming chairs, it is not with many other manufacturers. Therefore, the presence of an individually adjustable backrest makes the Backforce One Plus worth buying just for this reason alone. For me personally, the Backforce One was already very comfortable, and with the One Plus I don’t extend the lumbar support, but everyone can now design it according to their own preferences.
The armrests can still be folded away to the rear, but have also become much more flexible. Instead of 2D armrests there are now 5D armrests. This means that they can not only be adjusted in height and folded away, but also moved in all directions, including rotation. So more flexibility is hardly possible. Of course, so much flexibility goes hand in hand with more unintended movements. So you have to be aware that although the armrests are firmly anchored to the chair, the moving parts do move when you move against them. So it happened to me that I pushed the armrest further forward unintentionally.
A shaped wood panel in the backrest is also used. The best thing that can happen to a chair, after all wood is movable, unlike hard plastic. Accordingly the wood does the back good.
In addition to the synchronous mechanism, Backforce has also built in a seat depth and seat tilt adjustment. So now you have more space on the seat if needed. Especially people who like to have their legs tied off when sitting will also be happy about the tilt adjustment. And also the seat surface can be extended, because you don’t notice anything of the 8 centimeter large gap. I can imagine that this could also contribute to better ventilation in summer.
These were also the changes that the Backforce One Plus brings. Let’s come to our – this time justified a little longer – conclusion.
In general, the Backforce One was already a real highlight in our test history. With the One Plus the freshly baked manufacturer has added some more features, all of which are useful. In addition, the fact that the neck pillows and the padded armrests are available separately in the Backforce store adds even more plus points.
The bottom line is that our criticism was heard and implemented in the best possible way. The Backforce One Plus is now subject to such a high rate of individuality that almost every user between 150 and 192 cm height, adapted to the body, can sit on it long and comfortably. But we were especially impressed by the horizontally and vertically adjustable lumbar support.
Although the price has risen to 609 Euros due to the many new functions, we still think that the price is justified. Let us remind you again: The chair is completely handmade in Germany, has high-quality workmanship, comes with a 10-year warranty and has a lot of great extras. With the Backforce-Gaming-Chair we don’t just pay attention to the exterior and Chinese parts.
In a nutshell: The Gold Award becomes a Platinum Award!
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