Gaming chairs don’t help you play games any better as manufacturers would have you believe. They usually just emulate the racing seat aesthetic and often come with more adjustability options than your standard, cheap office chair. But there are a lot of these types of chairs out there, and not every company gives much thought to comfort or durability.
That’s where Secretlab stands out. It was founded in 2014 by former esports gamers Alaric Choo and Ian Ang, and the company quickly built up a reputation for quality by using better materials and offering a decent warranty (three years, but it’s extendable to five years for $50 or with a social media post of your chair). Its new Titan Evo 2022 Series gaming chair is more refined than ever, with improved support and better durability.
Under the Seat Changes
I didn’t have any trouble assembling the Evo. The finished product has an angular design with a gold T on the backrest alongside Secretlab logos, carbon fiber effect panels, and red stitching set against the black polyurethane leather (PU). It’s clearly a gaming chair, but it’s not as garish as many others out there. There is a wide range of other color schemes and finishes, all more striking than your average office chair.
The first thing I noticed after hopping on the seat is the firmness of the cold cure foam. This type of foam maintains its shape for longer periods of time. It was jarring at first, but it’s very supportive and proved comfortable for…