TITAN having a slightly different angle than most, supporting the larger gamer it is no surprise the chair size is big. Measuring 86cm for the backrest and 54cm for the seat, the chair will accommodate people easily between 5 feet 7 inches (175cm) and 6 feet 4 inches (195cm) in height. It will also support weights of up to 20 stone or 130kgs.
The massive support of height and weight comes from thicker casters on the base and although I am only really on the lower end of the height for the chair, it felt absolutely solid to sit on. I think the chair could support people who are even taller or heavier than their recommended but it probably sits outside the companies “safe” usage.
Customisation on this chair though is magnificent if you like to be able to tweak everything you want then the TITAN is for you. Nearly everything on the chair can be moved in one direction or another and there are also additional options I’ve not really seen on a chair before. You can feel the premium elements come out in build quality but also extensive versatility.
You can adjust the height of the base, recline the backrest while being able to lock it into place but you can also adjust the resistance of the tilt mechanism to determine how much force you need to lean back. The armrests can be moved in many different ways; slid forwards and backwards, angled outwards and inwards and be brought higher or lower. You can also bring them closer to the chair or further away by moving the arms which mount them.
One of the neat things about the TITAN is the built-in lumbar support, what other chairs usually give to you as a cushion, the TITAN goes one step further. On the side of the chair is a knob which controls an internal “cushion”, turning it will control how far it protrudes out of the PU leather in the backrest. For those long gaming sessions or if you just sit awkwardly, then this can help give you a little more pressure on your lower back to elevate aches. You do still get a pillow but not the lumbar kind, a headrest pillow is also included for free which is usually standard for chairs at this price point. Free is always a bonus and it is nice and soft.
The SecretLab TITAN is usually £449 but being recently released over in the UK currently, you can get £120 off it making it £329.00, closer to the price of other chairs in the UK market. It does still sit at the higher end for gaming chairs but is made up of quality materials which will last you a lot longer than cheaper alternatives. Being specially designed for larger gamers is also a good selling point if you do fall into that bracket and have been looking for a chair which is built more for you. Being only £50 more expensive than their Omega chair also makes it much more worthwhile to weight up the option of having it. It also comes with a two-year warranty and is cheaper according to SecretLab because they cut out the middlemen which like to take a cut of the profits.
Overall though, the SecretLab TITAN is a decent gaming chair for large people or regular sized as it is firm but comfortable and has a lot of different options for customising the chair to get it at your prime position needed for gaming. If you like colourful options then have a look at the Amber or Blue but for those who are more conservative, I’d suggest the Stealth which is the most toned-down option.
I’ll keep pushing for more gamers to appreciate their derriere and not take it for granted over that new graphics card or additional stick of RAM. You sit on it for hours and hours every day, take it from me your backside will thank you for splashing some more than worthwhile dollar on this chair. Even more so while it is on offer in the UK and Europe.