Tesoro Zone Balance Gaming Chair Overview
Now that we have our chair all assembled lets go ahead and take a look at it! First you can see we received the black / red version of the chair. Currently Tesoro is offering the chair in this color, black / white, and black / black. So we have a mainly all black chair with red accents. This is a racing-style chair, the style that you might find in a high-end sports car or a friends car who things he is in the next Fast and The Furious movie. The main frame of the chair is steel and is quite durable.
The main back cushion and seat have a cold core foam design and should be quite comfortable to sit in. While it might look like the chair is wrapped in leather, it is not. The material is polyurethane faux leather. It still does feel quite good and using polyurethane instead of leather allows Tesoro to keep the cost of the chair down. As you can see the frame on the main part of the chair as well as the seat sort of comes up and wraps around your sides. This is something you don’t normally find on typical office chairs and it should give you a better feel in the chair as well as give you more comfort.
One thing that is unique to many gaming chairs is that you have a head pillow cushion and a lumbar cushion. These will give you the proper support for your head and neck as well as the lower part of your back. Again, things that are not typically found on normal office chairs. Both cushions are optional and can be taken off if you wish. The lumbar support can be moved up or down to best fit where you would like it.
The arm rests on the Zone Balance are pretty interesting. First they are slightly textured. Next Tesoro calls them “3D adjustable armrests” because you can adjust the angle at which they sit as as well as move them up or down to the perfect position. There is a lever under each arm rest that allows your to adjust them up or down.
On the right side of the chair you’ll find your controls that allow you to adjust the back of the chair and move the entire chair up and down. This chair offers an adjustable back up to 180 degrees, so you can basically be laying flat on it. Once again something you won’t find on typical office chairs. The mechanism that allows the chair to move up and down is a Class 4 gas lift. You have a max height of 43 cm and a minimum height of 35 cm, and that is from the ground to the bottom of the chair. I am not a fan of the part of the chair that holds the back and seat part together. It is covered with a plastic, which does not look that great in my opinion. I am not sure what other material Tesoro could have used here, but the plastic does not look that great.
On the front of the chair as well as the back you’ll find embroidered Tesoro logos which look pretty cool.
The Zone Balance has a 5-star steel base that supports up to 120kg, with caster wheels coated with PU for smooth gliding on any surface. I have a wood floor in my office and the chair glides quite well.