Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 gaming chair evaluation

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Our Verdict

The Titan Evo 2022 is Secretlab firing on all cylinders. It is a splendidly comfy chair for lengthy durations of working or gaming and intelligent new options akin to a magnetic head relaxation put it a minimize above the remaining.

For

  • Supremely comfy
  • Magnets!
  • No creaks or groans
  • Seems and feels nice

In opposition to

  • Costlier than earlier fashions
  • 3-year guarantee is not a match for different premium ergo chairs

The Secretlab Titan is the benchmark by which we decide all different gaming chairs. To earn that function it ticked all of the packing containers you might ask of gaming furnishings: it is comfortable, supportive, and importantly seems to be nice too. None of that has modified with the brand new Secretlab Titan Evo 2022, both, although it does pack a couple of nice new options to maintain forward of the pack.

Fairly than tread outdated floor, let’s get proper into the brand new stuff. Secretlabs is posing the brand new Titan Evo 2022 to a wider viewers this time, with three new out there sizes of the Titan Evo 2022 out there. These are small, common, and further massive. The advantage of this being you will not have to look to a unique mannequin of chair to search out the best match—the Titan Evo 2022 ought to cowl most bases.

On the same word, Secretlab has added a minor curve to the seat base that it says is to maintain you in a wholesome sitting posture. It is sort of arduous to say whether or not such a mild curvature is admittedly doing a lot to maintain me locked securely in place all through the day, although the seat is lots comfy all the identical with loads of foam padding.

That is removed from the final improve to the Titan Evo, nonetheless, and the chair I acquired for evaluation is plastered head-to-toe in one thing new and glossy: Neo Hybrid Leatherette. This can be a mix of resin laminate and polyurethane-microfibre, which Secretlab says is much hardier than your common PU leather-based and even the Prime 2.0 materials it beforehand used.

Titan Evo 2022 specs

Sizes: S (150–169 cm / <90kg), R (170–189 cm / <100kg), XL (181–205 cm / 80–180kg)

Material: both leatherette, SoftWeave, or leather-based

Recline: as much as 165°

Guarantee: 3-year (extendable to 5-year)

Armrests: 4D adjustment

Worth: beginning at $449|£379

I will should get again to you on precise sturdiness after I’ve had longer with the chair, maybe when the Titan Evo 2024 comes out I can inform you if it actually stands the take a look at of time. Nonetheless, I can word how surprisingly ethereal and funky the leatherette cloth feels over the course of a day, and it definitely seems to be completely gorgeous.

In reality, the chair is upholstered immaculately. Whereas there’s nonetheless one thing to be mentioned for the SoftWeave Plus cloth we have rated greatest for sturdiness and luxury all these years, I’ve to say I am fairly taken with the look of the leatherette, and particularly the intense crimson stitching.

Material selection apart, although, any chair value its salt excels in a single factor and one factor solely: consolation. That is one thing the Titan Evo 2022 is adept at delivering. Initially I had felt the Secretlab a bit of too agency for my style, which meant I used to be shifting my weight round a good bit in the course of the day. Inside every week or so of utilizing it, although, I got here to discover a comfy seating place that felt pure. Since then, I have been in a position to largely neglect in regards to the chair altogether. 

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Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 gaming chair on a grey background at various 360° angles.

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Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 gaming chair on a grey background at various 360° angles.

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Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 gaming chair on a grey background at various 360° angles.

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Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 gaming chair on a grey background at various 360° angles.

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Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 gaming chair on a grey background at various 360° angles.

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Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 gaming chair on a grey background at various 360° angles.

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Which will sound like an insult, nevertheless it’s fairly the alternative. I’ve used chairs prior to now which have ache factors—areas or seating positions that make you would like for the rest over the course of an eight hour day—but with the Titan Evo 2022 I’ve had no such factor.

An enormous a part of that’s the adjustable lumbar help, and it is a fairly neat system within the Titan Evo. It really works by extending and retracting an inner help each out and in and up and down, by way of using the 2 dials on the facet. So not solely are you not counting on a clumsy pillow to prop up your again, you’ll be able to truly tweak the Titan Evo’s lumbar help whilst you’re nonetheless sat on it. This makes it exceptionally straightforward to get good.

Paired with the top help and you’ve got a snug and supportive mixture. 

The pinnacle cushion may truly be my favorite improve with the Titan Evo 2022. That is as a result of it is magnetic.

It is a strikingly easy thought, and that is why it is so helpful. To connect the top cushion, you simply whack it onto the highest of the chair and it sticks there by way of the mysterious energy of magnets. It is a intelligent resolution to an issue I did not know I had, however nonetheless far preferable to fiddly straps.

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Image of the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 gaming chair's metal armrest mechanism.

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Image of the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 gaming chair's included tools.

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Image of the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 gaming chair's magnetic head cushion.

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Really, the arm rests and covers for the hinges on the facet of the Titan Evo are additionally magnetic. Meaning it is all simply replaceable and makes for straightforward set up.

And on the subject of armrests, Secretlab delivers full 4D motion with the Titan Evo. That is a succinct approach of claiming its armrests transfer up, down, forwards, backwards, side-to-side, and rotate. What you actually need to know is that the armrests are extremely user-customisable and may match most desks, as I’ve discovered them to to date, and the motion on the motion feels exceptionally top quality.

As an amalgamation of each Titan and Omega gaming chairs, the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 feels the higher of each in each regard.

As do the extra mechanical elements on the chair. The hydraulics keep a clean motion all the best way down, and the recline acts because it ought to with little fuss. There’s additionally a pressure adjustment for the lean operate, which lets you tweak the recline that a lot additional as you depress again into the chair.

So there’s lots to love in regards to the Titan Evo 2022. That mentioned, the truest take a look at of its competency is the one I laid out firstly of this evaluation. To succeed it wanted to prime the benchmark set by its predecessors, the Secretlab Titan and Omega. These are chairs which have ranked as primary and two in our greatest gaming chair information for years.

It is protected to say that it is completed so with flying colors.

As an amalgamation of each Titan and Omega gaming chairs, the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 feels the higher of each in each regard. What every chair has completed so effectively, the Titan Evo 2022 manages to equal or higher. It’s barely pricier than its predecessors at $449 ($499 for the XL mannequin), however I really feel that the upgrades it delivers are genuinely definitely worth the greater price ticket.

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022

The Titan Evo 2022 is Secretlab firing on all cylinders. It is a splendidly comfy chair for lengthy durations of working or gaming and intelligent new options akin to a magnetic head relaxation put it a minimize above the remaining.

Jacob Ridley

Jacob earned his first byline writing for his personal tech weblog from his hometown in Wales in 2017. From there, he graduated to professionally breaking issues at PCGamesN, the place he would later win command of the equipment cabinet as {hardware} editor. These days, as senior {hardware} editor at PC Gamer, he spends his days reporting on the most recent developments within the expertise and gaming trade. When he is not writing about GPUs and CPUs, you will discover him making an attempt to get as far-off from the trendy world as potential by wild tenting.