– Excellent, A truly comfortable and luxurious seating experience.
Secretlab’s Titan Gaming Chair comes with superior-quality prime PU 2.0 leather, exceptional comfort, and more than enough support. It’s rather expensive, but still, offer immense value for money. I’ve sat in the chair for a few months now, and the review below is an account of my first-hand experience with the Titan 2020.
- Best gaming chair of it’s price range
- Ergonomics that both enforce a healthy sitting position and is incredibly comfortable
- Extremely adjustable
- Outstanding quality & durability
- Offer a very high value for money
- New prime PU 2.0 leather feels very comfortable & durable
- No lumbar support cushion
SecretLab Titan 2020 Review Summary
So, is the Secretlab Titan worth it? It feels like every inch of the gaming chair is tweaked to provide utmost comfort to enhance the gaming experience. From the smooth operation of all the levels, wheels, and switches, to a variety of seat adjustments, I was impressed by each and every feature. There’s no shortage of comfort, the material of the gaming chair is high-quality, with the only real drawback being the price point which is on the higher side.
Where the Titan is a real piece of art is how it enforces a healthier sitting position and still manages to feel better than your average office chair. I have never spent so many hours sitting perfectly upright as I have since I got it.
It can rock, its adjustability, and the tilt-back option that allows you to find the perfect angle for you. All in all, Secretlab’s Titan Gaming Chair is one of the best gaming chairs I’ve ever used.
Secretlab Titan – Deep Dive
You’ll notice many aesthetic qualities of Omega Chair in Secretlab Titan. It is essentially the same chair but designed for larger people. Most of the chair is decorated in a rich black color, with some hints of branding in gold, and some neat red-trim stitching. However, it comes it a variety of color pallets and materials.
Another good thing is that you won’t find any upfront neon shades in the color palette. However, you may notice a few color combinations such as deep blue with light blue-trim stitching, deep blue with white-trim stitching, and black with orange-trim stitching.
The backrest and seat are covered with prime PU 2.0 leather which provides the gaming chair with a luxurious look. Moreover, you won’t be affected by any hassles of maintaining original leather. One thing I noticed is that the bottom portion of the backrest can become a little warm and induce sweating on extended use. All curves, shapes, and edges of the gaming chair come with one or more ergonomic functions.
Materials – Prime 2.0 PU Leather!
As already mentioned in the previous section, the backrest and seat are made of cold-cured foam (several pieces of foam cut and cast together instead of a single block of foam) and covered with prime PU leather. The seating and leaning surfaces are firm, yet rigid to position you in the desired posture ergonomically. It’s not the typical bouncy gaming chair.
You can clean the PU leather by just wiping it with a damp cloth and does not require any special treatment. The chair is not waterproof but resistant to liquids. So, if you end up spilling something on it; don’t worry, you can easily clean the chair by wiping it.
The armrests are made of a generous slab of polyurethane (PU) and provide gamers with a degree of sponginess, which is comforting for the arms. You can also find PU on the wheels to prevent any kind of damage to the floor typically caused by nylon wheels. PU wheels provide better grip on hard floors, as well as carpeted floors.
I have had the Secretlab Titan for a few months now and the new 2020 version for a few weeks and my back has never felt better. Even though everyone has different ideas and preferences when it comes to comfort. From an individual’s standpoint, I feel that this gaming chair will be suitable for all different body shapes and sizes. Not only this, but its adjustment features also contribute to superior gaming and sitting experience.
The chair does have some element of firmness in it. However, the hardness is not a negative point; in fact, it feels supportive and is much better than regular soft office chairs.
Different Adjustment Options
One of the most remarkable features of Titan Gaming Chair is the different ways in which it can be adjusted to provide a comfortable gaming experience. Adjustable arm-rests, dual-tilt, recline, the list goes on and on.
Like any other gaming chair, you can adjust the height of the chair using the right-handed lever under the seat. The left-hand lever below the chair triggers the locking and unlocking mechanism using which you can tilt the chair or keep it locked. So, when unlocked, you can rock the chair back and forth. You can also lock it at any angle of your comfort. This function sometimes tends to feel unsafe, but the sheer quality and weight of the Titan makes you feel secure even at full tilt.
The 165-degree recline feature allows you to recline in an almost completely horizontal position. The arrests can be adjusted in quite many ways – up, down, forward, backward, side-to-side, or at any angle.
The headrest pillow provided with the gaming chair provides excellent neck support. The pillow becomes more comfortable in the recline position. It’s very supportive and comfortable and comes with a strap around it that can be worn around the top part of the gaming chair an adjusted to suit your comfort.
The biggest plus point of Titan gaming chair is it adaptableness and sustainability for ”larger” gamers. I’m 6-foot-2-inches tall and weigh 92 kgs; I found the overall dimensions of the chair suitable for my size. The height of the backrest is 86 cm, and the width of the seat is 54 cm. So, all in all, Titan can comfortably accommodate people between 174 cm and 195 cm in height and can handle a recommended weight of up to 135 kgs.
What’s New with the Titan 2020 Version?
SecretLab recently updated all of their models with the 2020 versions, and they come with a few nice upgrades.
Aesthetically it is mostly the same chair with a few minor differences. They have added a 2020 logo, and the adjustment knobs on the armrests have been updated to look a lot nicer.
The real difference comes in terms of quality and durability. While the regular Titan is by no means low quality or indurable, the 2020 version is still quite an upgrade. It has been updated with brand new prime 2.0 PU leather which feels slightly nicer but also a lot more durable. SecretLab claims that it is four times more durable than the PU leather you see on most gaming chairs and I haven’t seen anything that might contradict that statement. In fact, SecretLab is so confident in the quality that they have increased the warranty to five years, which is pretty incredible for a computer chair.
It has also seen a few upgrades in terms of functionality. The armrests have been equipped with fresh, professional-looking adjustment knobs and it is fully 4D adjustable. Meaning you can adjust it both vertically and horizontally.
The headrest pillow is the last thing that has been updated. It is now using a cooling-gel infused memory foam material that feels incredibly comfortable, and I wish they would sell these separately.
So is it worth upgrading to the 2020 version?
Yes, and no. The differences are noticeable, but if you have a relatively new Titan, then the upgrades are not really worth the price of a brand new chair.
However, the 2020 version does add a lot of additional value to the Titan for new consumers without raising the price, and if the SecretLab Titan wasn’t the best gaming chair of its price range before, then it certainly is now.
The chair will be delivered unassembled and flat-packed in a large box, protected with a plastic covering and foam insulation. I tried assembling the chair on my own, and trust me; it’s not easy. So, it’s best to get in touch with a professional for installation. They can assemble the chair in 15-20 minutes. If that is not an option, a friend or family member will do just fine as well.
The directions are quite easy to follow, but with some of the steps, you really want a helping hand.
The Final Verdict
With a price tag over $400, Secretlab’s Titan gaming chair sits at the higher-end of the price scale, and this is the most significant deterrent for most gamers, especially casual gamers. However, for a high-end product, that’s exceptionally comfortable, innovative, and well-designed, the price is well worth it. The chair comes with a 5-year warranty which covers all functionality issues.
Overall, Titan can be a great buy if you’re not on a shoestring budget, and are looking for a comfortable chair, premium-quality, and will last you for years. Moreover, if you fall in the “tall” or “bulky” category, you are unlikely to find a better option than the Titan gaming chair.