April 16, 2024
Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 – Test & Review (Review)

Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 – Test & Review (Review)

Secretlab is the manufacturer that has specialized in gaming chairs and that spends a lot of time and resources on development and materials for their chairs. The brand quickly became a favorite among gamers right from its first release a few years ago, thanks in large part to their well-made chairs.

We have tested their latest model, which has been named the TITAN Evo 2022. It is a further development and merger of the two previous models OMEGA and TITAN, where, according to Secretlab, they have picked the best features of both models and worked out some new subtleties and got this model.

Simple assembly

The chair and all its parts come in a well-packaged and protective package. Something we like is that all smaller things, such as chair wheels and screws, are packed in their own little box with protection all around, instead of being in loose little plastic bags.

The assembly description is printed on a large board and is both easy to understand and detailed with clear pictures of what needs to be done. It also comes with a screwdriver and Allen key, so you don’t have to go looking for these.

The entire assembly was smooth and took approx. 15 min, if you have ever assembled an IKEA piece of furniture, the TITAN Evo is no problem at all to assemble.

Solid build quality

A hallmark of Secretlab has long been their choice of materials and high build quality of their gaming chairs. TITAN Evo is no exception to this, we experience a robust chair that feels thoroughly solid and well built. It makes a good impression and doesn’t have the plastic look that cheaper gaming chairs can have.

The legs of the chair are made of aluminum and there are double wheels on each leg that roll quietly and provide excellent stability. We experience no tendencies towards play or unevenness when we slide around on the chair.

Magnetic fasteners

For the head pillow, armrests and two side protectors, Secretlab has chosen to use magnets as fasteners. An exciting solution that both simplifies assembly and makes the chair more stylish, as you don’t have to have a strap to attach the head pillow. In addition, the armrests can be easily replaced, which is one of the first details that usually wear out on a gaming chair.

We like the concept of magnets and the armrests are firmly in place. However, the pillow has a tendency to move a little, which we are not too fond of. Here, we would have liked more or stronger magnets to make the pillow even more stable.

Image showing the magnetic fasteners for the armrests on the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 gaming chair.

The chair’s upholstery & design

Do you prefer a certain type of material on your gaming chair? The TITAN Evo 2022 is available in three different types of upholstery, these are:

  • Fabric – Called by Secretlab for  SoftWeave Plus Fabric
  • PU Leather – Called  NEO Hybrid Leatherette
  • Genuine Leather – Called  NAPA Leather . It should be added that this version doubles the price tag compared to fabric and PU leather.

Our test model is dressed in the material NEO Hybrid Leatherette, which we think is surprisingly airy and cool for imitation leather, and Secretlab has really succeeded there. The material itself also gives the chair a luxurious premium feel that both looks and feels good to sit in, even if the room is warm.

According to Secretlab, their NEO Hybrid Leatherette should have a 12 times higher durability than traditional PU leather (artificial leather). However, it is difficult for us to test that detail now, we may have to come back in a few years.

Image showing the PU leather version of the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 gaming chair. Also called Stealth.  One of the best gaming chairs on the market right now and in our review and test we give it the highest rating.
NEO Hybrid Leatherette

Design

In terms of appearance, the TITAN Evo 2022 is available in several different designs. You can choose to get a clean and monochrome look or a stylish and flashy pattern. There are also versions with patterns from E-sports teams as well as from various games and TV series, such as Dota 2, Superman or Cyberpunk 2077.

Several setting options

Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 comes with a range of different options for settings, so you can customize the chair for you and how you want to sit. The settings are:

  • adjustable height
  • Folding back – Can be folded to 165 degrees, so that you almost get to a lying position
  • Tilt – Rock the chair back and forth and lock in the desired position
  • Lumbar Adjustment – ​​Adjust height and camber
  • 4D Armrests – The armrests can be adjusted up, down, forward, back, side to side and in rotation
  • The head pillow – Can be moved around thanks to magnets
Picture showing how far the gaming chair The fabric version of the Secretlab TITAN EVO 2022 can be folded.

Ergonomics & comfort

Secretlab’s ambition with this gaming chair is to create something that both provides comfort while providing good support for the body, and we think they have succeeded perfectly with that. The chair’s medium-hard padding provides good support, without feeling too hard. Furthermore, the slightly bowled seat part (called the Pebble seat) means that the body is guided towards the center of the seat, so that you get the optimal sitting position.

We think that the TITAN Evo 2022 offers a fantastically comfortable seat, while at the same time providing a really good relief for the back. It should be added that if you have sat on a very soft chair before, it may take a day or two to get used to properly.

Three sizes in one

An individual gaming chair is not made to fit all people’s weight and height. Secretlab has also thought of that and therefore produced this model in three different sizes. It provides better ergonomics for more gamers and allows you to sit more comfortably. The sizes available are:

  • Small – Recommended for 150 – 169 cm, up to 90 kg
  • Regular – Recommended for 170 – 189 cm, up to 100 kg
  • XL – Recommended for 181 – 205 cm and 80 – 180 kg

Head pillow with memory foam

The included pillow’s soft plush fabric in combination with a memory foam makes it really comfortable to rest your head against, while relieving the neck and shoulders in a good way. We really like the pillow, but would have liked to see the magnets with which the pillow is attached to be a little stronger.

Built-in lumbar support

Something we really like about the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 is the built-in lumbar support and the ability to easily adjust the height and bulge of the support via two controls on the sides. In addition to better ergonomics, the chair also looks more stylish, as there is no lumbar cushion in front. In addition, the built-in support does not move like a loose pillow can.

With the help of two controls, you can adjust the lumbar settings on this Secretlab gaming chair.

Summary – What do we think?

Well, is the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 gaming chair worth the money? Yes, we think so! The relatively high price tag is offset by an incredibly well-built and stylish gaming chair, which is ergonomic and kind to the body, while being incredibly comfortable to sit in.

With TITAN Evo, you can really make it your chair, then we consider that both size, material and design can be selected when purchasing. At the same time, you are offered many different setting options on the chair to adapt it to you and your sitting position.

In our opinion, the TITAN Evo is one of the best gaming chairs on the market right now and it has our strong buy recommendation.

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