This Secretlab Omega gaming chair series isn’t for the faint of heart or the casual gamer. If there’s something Secretlab is great at doing, it’s inventing, iterating and producing high-quality gaming products like the Omega gaming chair series.
This chair caught our attention early on, even though we knew that the price point may be enough to scare a majority of gamer chair fans. However, we couldn’t let price serve as a deterrent to us. We just had to get our hands on this chair to try it out and see what all the fuss is about. With so many parts and features associated with this Secret Lab chair, we were initially a little concerned that installation might be difficult or at least a bit of a hassle. After the dust settled though, assembly turned out to be much easier than we first expected.
The Secretlab Omega gaming chair series is, without question, one of the best-selling gaming chairs on the market, period. It’s not just the brand name either; Secret Lab gaming chairs have been killing the scene since their inception and they’ve won a lot of awards with the high-quality, best-in-class products they put on the street. This latest addition, the 2019 model year Omega gaming chair series comes packed with upgrades and goodies, as their top-selling flagship chair should. The entire chair got a brand-new design and a facelift. Although owning this chair does come with a rather hefty price, we had to get our very own to see whether all the accolades it has received and hype surrounding it were warranted.
One of the first things you’ll probably notice about the design of the Secret Lab chair series is that Secret Lab likes to place their logos and crests anywhere they can.That’s because they’re proud of the work they do and the craftsmanship of each and every Omega gaming chair. They even printed the logo on top of the armrests and embossed them into the leather. They pay a great deal of attention to detail when coming up with their design, including the undercarriage and the base of the chair. You may not ever look at the undercarriage again after putting it together, but it has a smooth and modern design. The overall design of the chair is spectacular and refined with a sleek and smooth finish that feels luxurious to the touch.
If there’s one thing we weren’t too worried about with this chair, and something you shouldn’t worry about either, it’s the durability of these chairs. These chairs are built to last and are made with some of the highest quality materials on the market today. Even when taking the functional tilt mechanism into consideration, the metal used in its fabrication is 100% Grade A quality. You’ll probably never have to replace this chair, at least not within the next decade. The durability and longevity of the Omega series chair is definitely reflected not only in the price but in the hundreds of rave reviews it has received on the Secretlab website. Many real purchasers of the chair have heaped high praise on it for being so tough and durable.
As with any product that comes with high-end strength and durability, there has to be some sort of tradeoff somewhere such as with comfort, right? Well, that’s usually the case for most chairs, but it is simply not the case with Secret Lab chairs. They go out of their way to make their products are comfortable while maintaining strength and durability. In fact, the Omega series chair is extremely comfortable to sit in and feels very soft. Not so soft to the point that it’s susceptible to long term damage, but it’s comfortable enough so your tailbone won’t be sore after hours of sitting or gaming.
There’s also the soft and velour-covered head and lumbar pillows included free of charge with the chair. They’ll give you support where you need it for extended game playing or work. Made from memory foam, the head, lumbar, and seat cushions reshape into their original form when you stand up.
Secretlab Omega 2019 Gaming Chair
- Has two free lumbar and head pillows included in the package to help promote proper spine alignment and relieve stress from pressure points.
- The tilting mechanism placed into the base of the chair is multi-functional, allowing for a wide array of different chair movements.
- The base is made from sturdy aluminum, and the 6cm Polyurethane casters are rock solid. Your chair will last for years.
- Has a much appreciated two-year warranty included with the purchase, so if anything goes wrong you won’t have to worry about repair costs.
- The polyurethane coated armrests are slightly concave to conform to your arms so that your elbows, wrists, and hands will be comfortable when you place them on the armrests for long periods.
- Has a hydraulic piston which can be adjusted to different height positions to meet the preferences for many users.
- The instruction manual used to assemble the Secretlab Omega gaming chair series could have been more detailed to help out a beginner.
Features of the Secretlab Omega Series 2019 Chair
Enhanced Padding – Secret Lab chairs are widely known for their comfort, but the Omega series 2019 chair takes it a step further. They’ve increased the padding over previous versions. It’s much more comfortable to the touch and feels heavenly when you sit on the seat cushion of the chair. One of the major upgrades in this chair is the use of “cold cured foam.” This new foam helps distribute weight more evenly across the cushion when someone sits down. The end result from this even distribution of weight is that pressure points are minimized and the chair will last longer.
Polyurethane Coated and Adjustable Armrests – The armrests of the Secretlab Omega gaming chair series are now coated with a brand-new layer of soft Polyurethane. This material on the armrests is soft yet firm and won’t break down like most of the heavily padded armrests in a typical gaming chair. Additionally, the chair has what Secretlab calls 4D armrests, meaning they move in four distinct directions; up/down, left/right, forward/backward, tilt left/right. This really allows the user to find the perfect location and angle to rest the arms for an extreme gaming session.
Strong Functional Base – Unlike a lot of chairs whose bases are made of steel, the Secret Lab chair’s base is made with an Aluminum mix, which is strong, lightweight and resists corrosion. The base sits on a class-leading hydraulic gas piston that is strong and enables the seat to go up and down. Under this piston and frame are five Aluminum chair legs and their associated Polyurethane rubber wheel casters that guarantee smooth gliding over any surface and won’t harm your floors. Together, these three components make up the rock-solid foundation of the chair.
Quality Upholstery – The upholstery of the Secretlab Omega series 2019 gaming chair was given a complete facelift and an upgrade. If you’re used to the old Omega products and thought they were good, wait until you see the 2019 edition seating surfaces! The new polyurethane leather material is hand-picked and considered prime quality. It is soft to the touch and is highly water and stain resistant along with being extremely durable.
Comfortable Recline – One of the major downfalls of a lot of gaming chairs today is that when you recline, there’s a clear disconnect between the backrest and the seat bottom of the chair. The Secretlab Omega series 2019 gaming chair doesn’t have that problem as the recline goes back in one smooth, relaxing motion with no excessive gap between the seat cushion and the seat back. The entire chair can also be tilted back and locked into any position to customize seating comfort. You can comfortably recline while gaming, watching TV, or taking a much-needed nap!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: What does full backrest recline mean?
A: When you recline, the Omega gaming chair’s entire backrest will recline with you in one smooth motion. It will lay completely flat if you want it to. You can lock it into place in that position. You can even confortably sleep in these chairs.
Q: Will taller and heavier people be able to enjoy this chair?
A: Yes and no. This Secretlab Omega gaming chair series comes with an ergonomic design that wraps around the body and fits a wide selection of body types. It is designed for people up to 240 pounds, but those taller than 5’ 9” may find the chair uncomfortable.
Q: What are the measurements of this chair series?
A: The wheelbase is 27.5 inches in diameter, and the seat base is 14 inches in width (this is not counting the sides of the chair) and 22 inches if you count the sides of the chair. The width from armrest to armrest is 27 inches, and the width of the backrest is 21 inches. Finally, the height of the entire backrest is 32 inches.
The Secretlab Omega series 2019 gaming chair is an all-in-one never-have-to-shop-again kind of chair. It might be a little pricey for some people, but it’s definitely worth the investment if you are looking for a gaming chair that you will own for a very long time. This could truly be the last chair you ever buy. It has exquisite seating surfaces, made with quality materials, it’s extremely comfortable, and fully adjustable. In addition, the movement is solid and sound, and the wheels won’t damage your floors.
While it may not be a heavy-duty chair that supports someone weighing over 240 pounds, it will still work for the vast majority of gamers. If you’re a tall gamer, we recommend that you look elsewhere for a chair designed for big and tall gamers. The Secret Lab chair, supported by a legion of faithful reviewers, is surely one of the can’t miss chairs of the year.
- Design - 9/109/10
- Comfort - 9.5/109.5/10
- Durability - 8.5/108.5/10
- Strength - 9.7/109.7/10