Trust GXT 705 Ryon & Ryon Junior review: Adults and juniors playing together!

Rating:
3 out of 5 stars

Gaming chairs are all the rage nowadays. They come from different brands, with crazy names, lots of colors, and features. Gaming chairs also tend to offer health-oriented features like lumbar and neck cushions, which are useful to everyone, not just gamers. If there is one downside to gaming chairs, it is their pricing, which tends to be high. However, there are also affordable models, like Trust GXT 705 Ryon and GXT 702 Ryon Junior - two chairs made in tandem, for parents and children. If you like the idea of buying the same chair for you and your child, at an affordable price, read this review:

Trust GXT 705 Ryon and GXT 702 Ryon Junior: Who is it good for?

The two chairs are an excellent choice for:

  • Adults who want to bond with their children while playing games together
  • People with limited budget to spend on chairs for their desks
  • Users who want a chair that is more comfortable than standard office chairs, at a similar price

Pros and cons

Here are the things we like about the Trust GXT 705 Ryon chair for adults:

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  • Affordable price
  • Pleasant design with plenty of color options available
  • The armrests on the Trust GXT 705 Ryon are comfortable
  • The cushions are pleasant to sit on
  • You can do the assembly yourself

There are also downsides to consider:

  • Limited adjustability when compared to other gaming chairs
  • The backrest of the seat does not hold your back straight
  • You are going to sweat a lot during hot summer days

The Trust GXT 702 Ryon Junior chair has a slightly different set of strengths and weaknesses. We appreciated the following strengths:

  • Even more affordable price
  • Pleasant design that appeals to boys
  • The metal plate that sustains the backrest gives it more durability
  • The cushions are comfortable to sit on
  • You can do the assembly yourself

However, there are also downsides:

  • Even less adjustability than the adult chair
  • The backrest of the seat does not hold your back straight
  • You are going to sweat a lot during hot summer days
  • Just one color option, that doesn't appeal to girls
Product Rated
3/5

Verdict

When you mention the term "gaming chair", you expect a chair that is highly customizable, with both lumbar and neck cushions, that makes it easy to maintain a healthy position while playing or working on your computer. Even though they are named gaming chairs, the GXT 705 Ryon and GXT 702 Ryon Junior, do not have these features. The features that are truly related to gaming are their looks, their colors, and the leather used to manufacture them. However, their pricing is very affordable, perfect for people on a budget. If you want a chair for your desk, that is more comfortable than standard office chairs, then Trust GXT 705 Ryon and GXT 702 Ryon Junior are a good choice that is going to satisfy your expectations. The idea of creating similar chairs for both children and adults is fun for families with children, especially when they want to create a gaming experience that bonds parents with their kids. However, for real gaming chairs, with all the adjustability and healthy benefits that they have to offer, you should consider more expensive models, like the Trust GXT 707 Resto.

Assembling the Trust GXT 705 Ryon gaming chair

Trust GXT 705 Ryon comes in a simple cardboard box, with no flashy branding elements.

The packaging of the Trust GXT 705 Ryon gaming chair

Inside the box, you find the components that make up the chair, the user manual showing you how to assemble it, and all the screws and accessories you need for assembly.

Trust GXT 705 Ryon - the components inside the box

One very important piece is the user manual, which shows you the steps of the assembly process. However, the manual has one mistake: it says that it has eight screws of type I (short screws), and four of type J (long screws).

Trust GXT 705 Ryon - the user manual

In reality they are the other way around: there are eight long screws and four short ones. Also, when assembling the chair, you should use the screws marked with the letter J for steps where you see the manual mentioning the letter I, and the other way around. Otherwise, the assembly process is going to become problematic.

Trust GXT 705 Ryon - the screws and assembly accessories

The assembly process is not that difficult, and you can perform it by yourself, using only the accessories found in the packaging. First, you start with the five wheels of the chair. Those are really easy to assemble on the wheel base, which is made of strong plastic materials.

Trust GXT 705 Ryon - the wheel base

Next, you mount the bottom plate that you use to adjust the position of the seat, using the short screws mentioned earlier. During this process, you may notice that the chair has a strong wooden frame, that should endure even heavier users.

Trust GXT 705 Ryon - mounting the bottom plate

The best next step is to mount the armrests to the backrest of the seat. The manual doesn't make this very clear. If you try to mount them on the bottom cushion of the seat, before attaching them to the backrest, the process is going to take longer, and it is going to be frustrating.

Trust GXT 705 Ryon - mounting the armrests

Attaching the bottom cushion is next. Now you see the chair taking form, and it looks quite nice.

Trust GXT 705 Ryon - assembling the chair

Finally, add the wheel base to the chair, and the silver plugs into the holes where you have added the screws, so that the chair looks good.

Trust GXT 705 Ryon - adding the silver plugs

Unboxing and assembling the Trust GXT 705 Ryon gaming chair can be a pleasant experience. Inside the package you get everything you need to assemble the chair by yourself. However, the user manual has one mistake that may confuse you, and the assembly might not succeed on your first try.

Alongside the chair for adults, we also received for testing the Trust GXT 702 Ryon Junior gaming chair. However, the chair was sent to us already assembled, and without its standard packaging. Therefore, we cannot give you details about the assembly process, which you can find described in the picture below.

Trust GXT 702 Ryon Junior - the user manual

Design and specifications

Even though they are siblings, the Trust GXT 705 Ryon and GXT 702 Ryon Junior chairs, are different in some key aspects, not just their size. First of all, the Trust GXT 705 Ryon is black with five different color accents on the sides: red, blue, white, black, and pink. The colors are diverse enough to appeal to both men and women, which is a nice touch.

The Trust GXT 705 Ryon gaming chair

The Trust GXT 702 Ryon Junior is available only in one color, like in the picture below. The design makes you think about racing, that tends to be more appealing to boys than girls.

The Trust GXT 702 Ryon Junior gaming chair

Another difference is that, on the big chair, the armrests are equipped with cushions so your arms can rest comfortably, while on the junior chair, they are made of plain plastic.

The armrests on both chairs

The chair for adults allows users to adjust both the height, and the angle of the backrest, while the chair for juniors only allows them to adjust the height of the chair. However, the junior chair compensates by having a metal plate that sustains the backrest, which should make it more durable.

Trust GXT 702 Ryon Junior - the metal plate

The gas lift class is also different, because the two chairs do not need to support the same weight and user size: Trust GXT 705 Ryon Junior has a class 3 gas lift, while Trust GXT 705 Ryon has a class 4 gas lift, more suitable for adults. Also, the maximum weight differs a lot: the junior chair can support a person of maximum 176 pounds or 80 kg, while the adult chair can support a person of up to 330 pounds or 150 kg.

Trust GXT 705 Ryon vs Trust GXT 702 Ryon Junior

Both chairs use artificial leather, but the adult chair also has a lot of high density foam inside its cushions, while the junior chair has a lot less, making it less comfortable to use for long hours.

If you want more details about the technical specifications of both chairs, we recommend going to these pages:

Using the Trust GXT 705 Ryon and GXT 702 Ryon Junior gaming chairs

Since I am an adult, and I weigh quite a lot, I could only test the chair for adults: Trust GXT 705 Ryon. One of the features that I instantly liked are the armrests equipped with cushions. Also, the bottom of the chair feels soft and comfy when you sit on it. So does the backrest. The high-density foam covered with artificial leather is perfect during the cold season, the spring and autumn. However, during the summer, you are going to sweat a lot while sitting on this chair. The ventilation on the backrest helps a bit, but, even so, you are going to need a towel when using it during hot summer days.

Trust GXT 705 Ryon

Since this is an affordable chair, there are some tradeoffs when compared to more expensive models: you cannot raise and lower the armrests individually, and the backrest cannot hold your back straight, even though you can tilt it to some degree. I also noticed a bit of a wobble: when you move on the chair, the bottom of the chair tilts, even though it is set into the locked position. This wobble does not happen on more expensive chairs, like the Trust GXT 707 Resto, and it does not happen on the GXT 702 Ryon Junior chair either.

We asked an 11-year-old to use the Trust GXT 702 Ryon Junior gaming chair for a few days, and he gave us this feedback about it:

  • "I like that the cushions are soft, even though the ones of the big chair are even softer."
  • "I like the hole on the backrest. I use it to move the chair where I want, and it's like the air goes through it, and I don't sweat so much on my back."
  • "I like that I can move it around how I wish, without having to get up. It's fun to move around the room in my chair."
  • "What I don't like about the chair is that it is a bit small. I am tall now, and it is best for children that are three years smaller than me."
A child sitting on the Trust GXT 702 Ryon Junior

While studying him as a spectator, I noticed that the sweating during hot summer days remains a problem for the GXT 702 Ryon Junior chair too, due to the same artificial leather being used as on the chair for adults. However, during cooler seasons, it should be a pleasure to use for all children.

What is your opinion about the Trust GXT 705 Ryon and Ryon Junior gaming chairs?

Now you know what we think about the Trust GXT 705 Ryon and Trust GXT 702 Ryon Junior gaming chairs, what we liked and did not like about them. Before closing this review, tell us what you think. If you already have one of these chairs, do not hesitate to share your opinion with us, in the comments below.