Boulies Ninja Pro review: gaming chair springs ergonomic surprises

Turns out a bucket-seat gaming chair CAN be comfortable.

A black Boulies Ninja Pro chair in a small office
(Image: © Future)

Our Verdict

The Boulies Ninja Pro is not just an attractive-looking, well-constructed gaming chair; it's pretty comfortable for work too. Instead of an often-subpar lumbar mechanism, Boulies have provided a big ol' cushion to place and remove, and for me, it's proven a delightful old-school solution. The armrests could wobble a little less, and feel a little more comfortable, and the seat cushion is a touch flat, but otherwise, the stylish Ninja Pro offers a good balance between business and fun.

For

  • Comfortable lower-back cushion
  • Affordable
  • Looks swish

Against

  • Ergonomic features are basic
  • Armrests wobble

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I've had a fair few chairs wheel through my home office in the last few years, but the Boulies Ninja Pro stands out from that crowd for several reasons.

For one, it's the most 'gaming chair'-looking office throne I've had, ever. With the bucket-seat-like design, the flared shoulders, red Ninja Pro logo emblazoned across the right-hand side, the faux-leather-seat-and-hard-plastic-armrest combo, the near-complete lack of space-age ergonomic features, even the red stitching, it drives home a clear message and focuses squarely on one segment of the market: gamers.

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Features:Boulies ultraflex PU leather (with partial perforated) + microfiber suede
Row 1 - Cell 0 6-way adjustable armrests
Row 2 - Cell 0 Lockable rocking and reclining adjustments
Row 3 - Cell 0 Head and backrest pillows included
Max load:135kg (300lb)
Backrest height:89cm
Seat width:43cm (53cm incl sides)
The Verdict
4

out of 10

Boulies Ninja Pro

The Boulies Ninja Pro is not just an attractive-looking, well-constructed gaming chair; it's pretty comfortable for work too. Instead of an often-subpar lumbar mechanism, Boulies have provided a big ol' cushion to place and remove, and for me, it's proven a delightful old-school solution. The armrests could wobble a little less, and feel a little more comfortable, and the seat cushion is a touch flat, but otherwise, the stylish Ninja Pro offers a good balance between business and fun.

Erlingur Einarsson
Tech Reviews Editor

Erlingur is the Tech Reviews Editor on Creative Bloq. Having worked on magazines devoted to Photoshop, films, history, and science for over 15 years, as well as working on Digital Camera World and Top Ten Reviews in more recent times, Erlingur has developed a passion for finding tech that helps people do their job, whatever it may be. He loves putting things to the test and seeing if they're all hyped up to be, to make sure people are getting what they're promised. Still can't get his wifi-only printer to connect to his computer.