Office Chair - "Gaming" or other?

dib

Active Member
I use a 24/7 chair, rated for shift use.
I've had it for at least ten years, still comfortable.
Leather faced and fully adjustable.
 

sergiup

Distinguished Member
Thanks to this thread I got myself a lovely black leather Humanscale Freedom and love it!
I know how this is going to sound, but anyway... What's your physique like? Trying to figure out if it would suit me.
 

sergiup

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Big! I’m 6ft 2, train 5-6 times a week (weights) and weigh 15.6 stone.

If it can take me it can take an elephant!
That's also a slight worry - I'm medium build, about 5ft10, etc, so I don't need anything big or very supportive. I'll try to find somewhere to try it.
 

Mr X

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That's also a slight worry - I'm medium build, about 5ft10, etc, so I don't need anything big or very supportive. I'll try to find somewhere to try it.
Don't think you'll have an issue. The Mrs is 5ft 5 and small frame but no issues
 

deans6571

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....probably a little too late now, but, Secret Labs chairs CAN now be tested before purchasing, at 2 locations in the UK :


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...whilst on the subject of Secret Lab gaming chairs - I've been sent a discount code (which I don't need!) so if anybody wants it, here you go!!!

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deantown

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My nephew was cycling home from his p/t job the other day and saw a gaming chair outside some flats, he stopped and had a look and seeing it was in great condition moved it behind some bushes then cycled home and got his Car and drove back and picked it up. After getting it home he checked it over and found there was a bit broken, he got a replacement part for the chair on ama*on. The end result is “like” brand new gaming chair for £10. The cost of the chair new is £148. He is a very happy chappy. :)
 

Showoff

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My nephew was cycling home from his p/t job the other day and saw a gaming chair outside some flats, he stopped and had a look and seeing it was in great condition moved it behind some bushes then cycled home and got his Car and drove back and picked it up. After getting it home he checked it over and found there was a bit broken, he got a replacement part for the chair on ama*on. The end result is “like” brand new gaming chair for £10. The cost of the chair new is £148. He is a very happy chappy. :)
Meanwhile... Someone who left their new office chair outside the house for 5 minutes while they were busy getting the old one downstairs, is now posting on a Facebook watch group asking if anyone saw anything! :laugh:
 

Steve N

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Nearly pulled the trigger on a Secret Labs chair but am worried about the seat comfort.
Several of the Youtube reviews comment on this and one came to the conclusion, after a bit of forcing his hand down hard onto the foam, that there was a strengthening bar or something similar running through the foam about where your tailbone hits the seat.
This would be a real problem for me as I suffer from coccydynia ever since trying to break in a Brooks bike saddle.
 

deans6571

Member
Nearly pulled the trigger on a Secret Labs chair but am worried about the seat comfort.
Several of the Youtube reviews comment on this and one came to the conclusion, after a bit of forcing his hand down hard onto the foam, that there was a strengthening bar or something similar running through the foam about where your tailbone hits the seat.
This would be a real problem for me as I suffer from coccydynia ever since trying to break in a Brooks bike saddle.

I'm sorry but they're talking absolute garbage......:rolleyes:

I'm sitting on my Secret Lab chair as I type this (had mine since Summer this year after doing absolutely TONS of research on them).

Yes the foam used is harder than your average foam used in the majority of 'gaming chairs' but thats because it is designed for longevity and will not go flat like most other gaming chairs which leave an indentation of your backside in the foam in just a few weeks of use. There is absolutely NO metal running through the foam. The only metal near the foam is actually underneath the foam, where the base of the chair is (where the legs connect to the chair), and this 100% cannot be felt through the foam.

When I get up from my chair (and I sit in mine from 9 to 5 each day im the office), there is absolutely NO indentation of the foam.

I quite often suffer from lower back pain and can honestly say that this chair has improved my posture as it actually teaches and supports you to sit up straight correctly.

If you are used to sitting on soft foam which squashes down when you sit in it, then of course, you will think the Secret Labs chair is rock hard as it doesn't do this. It does break in slightly however, the foam is harder by nature of the chair.......
;)
 

Steve N

Distinguished Member
I'm sitting on my Secret Lab chair as I type this .......
;)
Thanks for your informative reply.
Have you the Omega or the Titan?
I'm overweight and 5'11" so it looks like the Titan would be best for me. Also like the idea of the cloth weave version.
 

Steve N

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To be honest to my 65 year old bum it is pretty hard, but the bit of research I have done seems to indicate that this will ease as the chair is used.
I'm 69 and have a delicate bum (coccyx)
How is yours now for comfort after a a few months use?
 

deans6571

Member
Thanks for your informative reply.
Have you the Omega or the Titan?
I'm overweight and 5'11" so it looks like the Titan would be best for me. Also like the idea of the cloth weave version.
I am 5'11 and weigh just over 10 stone. I have the 2020 Soft Weave Omega version (dark grey with blue stitching).

I purposely went for the Soft Weave as I knew the leather version would feel horrible in the warmer Summer months - the Soft Weave allows your body to breath in warm weather!

Best thing about it is just how adjustable it all is - the armrests have 4 settings (they move from side to side, up and down, in and out and back and forth), the backrest has a recline lever and also, obviously you can adjust the height of the chair. And, they also come with a cold cured neck pillow (super comfy!). The Omega also comes with a lumbar spine support cushion (which is awesome as this also does not go flat after continued usage) whereas the Titan does not as it has in built lumbar spine support (which personally, for me, doesn't look as good and probably doesn't work as well).
 

MrFraggle

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I'm 69 and have a delicate bum (coccyx)
How is yours now for comfort after a a few months use?
I do not have a delicate bum but can spend a long time in my chair if I am gaming and to be honest it is great. Firm yes but not uncomfortably so. Quality of the chair is great and as @deans6571 it is very adjustable to suit my needs.

EDIT; The Secretlabs Titan is uncomfortable I have decided after a couple of months use, it us still 'firm's so much so I have bought myself a cushion to make things a bit softer.
 
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Best all rounder is a second hand Herman Miller Aeron from one of those office clearance places.

Gaming chairs look like furniture versions of those old souped up Vauxhall Novas you used to see parked outside Halfords in the 90s with those massive exhausts and terrible vinyls.
 

Steve N

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Very happy that I decided to go with the Secret Labs Titan.
I'm overweight with tailbone/coccyx problems.
The Secret Labs are firm to feel but my back/ass has been totally pain free since getting one. :clap:

I've just received a £20 discount I can give to up to two "friends" via an"invite link" if anyone can use it.

Just like to thanks MrFraggle and deans6571 for their input in making my decision :thumbsup:
 

Steve N

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MrFraggle

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What type of cushion did you get?
this one.
 

Blahde

Standard Member
Very happy that I decided to go with the Secret Labs Titan.
I'm overweight with tailbone/coccyx problems.
The Secret Labs are firm to feel but my back/ass has been totally pain free since getting one. :clap:

I've just received a £20 discount I can give to up to two "friends" via an"invite link" if anyone can use it.

Just like to thanks MrFraggle and deans6571 for their input in making my decision :thumbsup:
Could deffo use it mate, if it's still available?....I am SO close to pulling the trigger because my Arse is killing me and has been for months. So expensive though... I even bought a couple of those Gel cushions...Don't really work.
 

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