The popularity of video games and esports has grown exponentially in recent years, which has led to a significant increase in demand for gaming chairs. Many gamers prefer gaming chairs over standard office chairs because they’re more comfortable for long hours of use and are often stylish, ergonomic and come with extra features that can help improve the gaming experience. When you’re comfortable on a gaming chair, you’re able to focus more on your game and less on your discomfort. This can lead to higher scores or even championship wins.
When choosing a gaming chair, there are a few things to keep in mind. The type of upholstery you want is one of the most important factors. The most common options are leather and fabric, with each having its own set of pros and cons. One popular model from Secretlab, the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 SoftWeave Plus Fabric – Cookies and Cream Edition, utilizes a soft weaved fabric material that offers softer fabric upholstery that is more breathable and durable with unique color combinations not found in any other chairs in the market.
In this review, we’ll check out the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 SoftWeave Plus Fabric – Cookies & Cream Edition (Regular size) and see what this gaming chair has to offer and see if the price is reasonable. We will also walk you through the assembly part. This gaming chair has a price tag of PHP 27,490, which is available online in the Philippines via Lazada or Shopee. In addition, they also have a 6/6 sale today for a discount and a free upholstery wipes.
The Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 Cookies and Cream comes with a large box that is well-protected with foam padding and includes all of the necessary accessories for assembly. The chair is securely wrapped in plastic and weighs 76.11lb.
You will be immediately greeted with a message telling you where to start your unboxing experience. This small detail is just one of the many ways that Secretlab has thought of to make your experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
Upon unboxing, you’ll see the detailed specification of the gaming chair. The gaming chair can hold up to a maximum weight of 130kg for the Regular size. The gaming chair has gone through several stress tests, including the tensile test, the breathability test, and the 5-foot packaging drop test. These tests ensure that the gaming chair can withstand years of use, making it a wise investment for any gamer.
As you open the flap cover, you will see a large poster-like card with a sticker that certifies each chair in this series has been hand-inspected to ensure that all items are in the box and in perfect condition before it goes out from their factory.
That poster-like cardboard is actually the assembly guide with 15-steps to get you started with assembling the chair.
Pulling all of the content of the box is first the backrest, never would have thought that such a big item would be packed inside a sachet. It’s oddly satisfying to see everything so neatly packed away, like a giant candy pouch.
And here are the Head Pillow, packages for the accessories, tool kit and PU soft armrest cover.
And here is the seat pad with a plastic over it. The armrest is also covered for additional protection. And the last item from the package is the wheelbase and tilt mechanism.
The instructions are clear and easy to follow, and the only tool required for assembly also comes free inside the package. If you need any help with the assembly process, we have slated everything here on how to assemble this chair.
To begin, locate the wheels in the accessory box. There should be five in total. Take the wheels and snap them onto the wheelbase. No screws should be required.
Next, insert the piston into the plastic hydraulic sleeve. Make sure that the piston is inserted all the way into the sleeve and the wheelbase.
Remove all of the pre-installed screws on both sides of the backset. Be careful not to lose any of the screws as you will need them later.
In this part, you need to make sure that you insert “first” the backrest bracket to the right. Then, at the left, just slide the recline bracket and screws everything up. Make sure not to attempt to recline the chair as it is locked in the default degrees.
Next, cover them with the magnetic slide cover. This will give your chair a sleek and modern look while protecting the screws inside from getting dusty or dirty.
Once the backrest and seat base are all set, you can remove the recline strap. This will allow you to remove the red safety lock for you to recline the seat.
Then remove the recline cover red safety tab on the right corner where the recliner handle is located.
Now, gently set the assembled chair facing downwards, then screw in the tilt mechanism. Make sure it is in the correct orientation.
Next, add the wheel base to the piston tilt mechanism hole and slowly raise the chair.
Now, that the magnetic armrest is in place, the assembly is complete!
The Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 is easy to assemble and only takes a few minutes to put together. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. The only tools required for assembly are included in the accessory box.
After everything is put together, it is time to experience the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 chair and ready to put on some serious gaming! This chair is incredibly comfortable and ergonomic; it feels like sitting on a cloud! Our backs didn’t hurt at all after sitting for hours: something that usually happens when we play games for long periods of time (which happens quite often). Most importantly, the first thing you’ll notice about this chair is its high level of adjustability.
The recline function is among our favorite features on the chair: The lever on the right corner of the seat releases it, and leaning back with minimal force allows you to recline your backset at a desired angle from 85 to 165 degrees. When returning to an upright position, it’s smooth and does not give a hard punch, which is something we’ve seen in other gaming chairs that is lacking.
This feature makes the chair more flexible, letting you change your position easily and effortlessly. The recliner also comes with a safety feature in which the back can be locked into place using a locking clip that comes during assembly which prevent children from being able to operate it.
In addition to its recline function, the backseat also has a built-in 4-way L-ADAPT Lumbar support system. This means that you will no longer need to purchase a separate pillow to put on your back in order to make it fit to your spine. The built-in lumbar support is invisible, which makes the seats more appealing.
It has two adjustable wheels so that you can raise or increase the lumbar size depending on your comfort level. This is one of the vital things to consider when choosing a gaming chair especially for those who are experiencing some back pains due to long hours of sitting. For people with dextro scoliosis, like one of the authors (Christine), a gaming chair with good lumbar support can provide some extra relief.
The headrest is another great feature on this chair. It has a memory-foam-like feature that creates a temporary mold to shape your neck and head, making it comfortable after long periods of use without being too firm or too soft. The shape of the headrest returns to its original shape once you move away from it.
The headrest is also magnetic, so you can put it anywhere in the backrest’s head areas and get it exactly where it feels best when you’re leaning forward to play your favorite games. This is especially important if you have any neck issues that make leaning back uncomfortable or painful. It also feature a touchable shine texture similar to crushed velvet pillow that contribute to the opulent aesthetic.
The armrests on this chair are not only soft and squishy, like stress balls, but also firm because of its soft PU (Polyurethane) coated. You can press on them without leaving any marks, and they will return to their original form just like the headrest.
They are also retractable using its CloudSwap Replacement System, so you can replace them with newer versions if they become worn out.
You can also move the armrests in 4 directions forward or sideways with the easy-to-use buttons on the side of the armrest. The height is also adjustable, so your elbow can sit comfortably giving you good posture.
If you’re someone who spends a lot of time sitting down either for playing video games or work, you may have experienced numbness in your buttocks. This is a common problem that can be caused by sitting in the same position for too long. There are a few things you can do to relieve the numbness and prevent it from happening again and one of that is the shape of the seat. This seat foam is designed to reduce pressure and pain, with firmness and contoured edges on the side to help you stay comfortable during extended periods of sitting. The ergonomic shape will provide support and help to distribute weight evenly, alleviating pressure points.
Next is its 360 degrees rotation that is fun to play with. You can spin it all the way around and feel fluid. It will keep spinning for a long time, it will continue on its own until you stop it—or it stops itself. This is because there’s almost no friction between the wheelbase and the tilt mechanism. The base metal are also made in reinforced ADC12 aluminum and you’ll glide smoothly with the XL PU Caster for its five wheels.
When you first lay your eyes on the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 gaming chair, you’ll notice its sleek, modern design—but it’s what’s on the inside that really counts. Unlike other chairs, whose foam is hollow and only wrap the foam around the metal frame, the foam in this chair is denser and is molded to fit into each individual curve. Only the back of the backrest has a hollow space for its lumbar mechanism.
Next is the upholstery, they use their latest Secretlab SoftWeave Plus Fabric which is made of a soft fabric upholstery. However, cleaning it is not easy; you need to vacuum off any dirt or you can use their special fabric cleaner for easy clean up. The advantage of having fabric is its breathability, allowing more air to circulate and keeping you cool and comfortable. The durability of this fabric lies in the interlacing loops of yarn fibers, which is like a micro version of traditional knitting. The mixing of different single yarn colors results in an aesthetically gorgeous gradient pattern of cookies and cream. All of these were made possible because of their high-performance knitting technology. If you have cats and happen to scratch the upholstery, we find that you can simply puncture back the uneven yarns and its like nothing happened.
The Secretlab logo embroidery on the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 chair gives users the opportunity to show their love of the brand. The embroidery is visible on the front of the backrest and headrest, as well as on the back of the backrest.
The stitches are the tiny detail that contributes to the overall look. Secretlab places those stitches on the edges, adding a final touch for an extra durability, polished and elegant appearance.
The Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 Gaming Chair comes with an NFC tag that allows you to check if you have purchased an authentic product.
Simply scan your phone against the NFC tag at the back of the chair to verify.
The Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 comes with a 3-year warranty, making it one of the reliable gaming chairs on the market. This means that if anything goes wrong with the chair within the first 3 years, you can contact Secretlab and they will send the replacement for the defective parts for you. The warranty covers all manufacturing defects but excluded wear and tear from the warranty.
You can also improve this warranty coverage furthermore by choosing two options to extend it for 2 more years. By paying an additional PHP 2,645.50 or simply by sharing a social media post about your Secretlab gaming chair. This is one of the best warranties on the market and shows that Secretlab stands behind their products.
The Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 is a premium gaming chair. It comes with a lot of features and a wide range of adjustability, which makes it comfortable and easy to use. The chair is made of high-quality materials and it’s very sturdy, so you won’t experience any issues with it over time. Overall, the EVO 2022 is an excellent choice for any gamer who wants to experience the ultimate in comfort.
Some people may find the price of the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 to be unreasonable, but it is a wise investment for those who value quality over affordability. This chair is built to last for years and is made with only the finest materials and you’ll get a 3-year warranty, plus an easy additional 2-year extended warranty.
The Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 is priced at PHP 27,490 and is now available on Lazada and Shopee. Just in time of posting this review, they will have a 6.6 sale tonight where they will have a 25% off on selected Secretlab Chairs, freebies and free shipping.