Secretlab Titan chairs come with built-in lumbar support systems. You don’t need extra lumbar support. But Secretlab memory foam lumbar pillows are one of the Titan’s most popular add-ons. For Titan owners, these provide both sizing and usability advantages. For other gaming chair owners, these are a massive upgrade over stock pillows. These high-end pillows can also serve as a portable lumbar support for car, train, and bus seats. Learn how to support you back with plush, adaptive, colorful style.
There are plenty of lumbar support pillows on Amazon, many with very high ratings. Almost all of them are large and very stiff. Instead of compressing against your body, they act like semi-solid blocks.
The problem is that a solid lumbar pillow leaves a massive gap between the backrest and your spine. Instead of full-back support, your spine floats naked, supported only by the lumbar pillow.
Secretlab’s memory foam lumbar pillow is a lot squishier than Amazon pillows. This malleability makes it very easy to use. Simply toss it behind you, aim it above your beltline, and lean back.
The pillow will fill your lower back curve with mild pressure while compressing. That will let your spine make full contact with the backrest. This lets you enjoy perfect lumbar support in any type of gaming chair!
3 Available Pillow Types
Secretlab offers three different types of pillows. The original Omega pillows are 11.4″ x 11.4″ memory foam squares covered in black velour. Special edition pillows are the same as Omega pillows, with unique skins.
There’s also a Lumbar Pillow Pro. It’s a 15.6″ x 13.9″ slab that’s specially designed to work in tandem with the Titan’s integrated lumbar.
Available from Secretlab in North America, the EU and UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.
Why Use a Secretlab Lumbar Pillow
Secretlab’s memory foam lumbar pillows are useful with Secretlab gaming chairs and those from other brands.
Secretlab Pillow With Non-SL Chair
If you have a non-Secretlab gaming chair, there are two reasons to consider upgrading to a Secretlab pillow.
Easier To Use
Most gaming chairs come with a height-adjustable lumbar support pillow. You’re supposed to adjust the height so that the pillow fills your lower back curve. Many new gaming chair users struggle with this part.
A lumbar pillow set too low will curl your hips forward. Setting it too high will encourage an upper-body slouch. But when it hits just above your beltline, spinal biomechanics kick in.
Light lumbar pressure reflexively straightens the spine. That’s all the support you need to make good sitting posture feel almost effortless. Follow these foolproof steps for perfect lumbar support every time:
- Tuck your hips as deep into the seat as possible.
- Adjust the pillow to support your spine just above your beltline.
- Lean back and let the pillow compress into your lower back curve.
If it’s anything less than a perfect fit, simply reach behind and adjust your pillow up or down. With a few minutes of practice, you should easily be able to find your sweet spot. See this clip to see Secretlab pillows in action:
Better Compression Than Cheap Pillows
Many cheap gaming chairs come with thick lumbar support pillows. When new, these are very stiff, with little compression. As a result, many users find a big gap between their spine and the backrest.
You can solve this problem by removing your stiff pillow and stomping on it to loosen the foam. Alternatively, you can trash the cheap pillow and upgrade to a Secretlab one.
Secretlab Pillow With Titan Chair
A Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 comes with integrated lumbar support. You can adjust both height and depth to perfectly support your spine. Even if you’ve never used a gaming chair before, it’s intuitive and very easy to use.
Even so, there are three reasons to consider stacking a memory foam pillow with your Secretlab chair:
Address Excessive Seat Depth
Secretlab chairs come in small, medium, and XL sizes. In most cases, choosing the chair size rating that matches your height should deliver a perfect fit.
|Size Rating||4’11” to 5’6″; 285 pounds||5’7″ to 6’2″; 285 pounds||5’11” to 6’9″; 395 pounds|
|Seat||17.7″ (W) x 18.9″ (D)||18.5″ (W) x 19.3″ (D)||19.3″ (W) x 19.7″ (D)|
|Backrest||20″ (W) x 32.3″ (H)||21″ (W) x 33.5″ (H)||22″ (W) x 35″ (H)|
|Seat Height||17.7″ to 20.5″||17.7″ to 20.5″||18.1″ to 21.9″|
However, thick sizes with short legs might choose a larger size than they’re rated for. For example, I stand 5’9″. The Secretlab Titan XL is rated for sizes 5’11” and up. Even so, the robust lumbar and headrest support helped me find a good fit.
The only problem I encountered was excessive seat depth. In a medium-sized Titan, there’s a small gap between the back of my knees and the seat. In an XL chair, the edge of the seat presses against my legs. Over time, that can get painful.
A Secretlab lumbar pillow provides a simple solution. The pillow is 10 cm (4″) thick. Once compressed, it reduces the seat depth by around 2″ (5 cm). That makes a big difference!
Other Pillow Benefits
Beyond size-hacking, Secretlab pillows deliver usability and aesthetic benefits:
In comparison, a Secretlab pillow gives you a meatier, squishier feel. Simply adjust its height to support you just above your beltline. Then, lean back and fill your lumbar curve with soft, squishy support.
Even if you’ve never used a gaming chair before, a Secretlab pillow is very easy to get used to.
Expect a plush, supportive, and beautiful addition to your battle station.
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Secretlab Lumbar Pillow Types
Secretlab currently offers 3 types of lumbar support pillow products:
- Omega pillows: 29 cm x 29 cm (11.4″ x 11.4″) memory foam squares with black velour covers.
- Lumbar Pillow Pro: 15.6″ x 13.9″; works in tandem with a Titan Evo’s built-in lumbar system.
- Special edition pillows: same as Omega pillows, but with colorful video game skins.
This is the original Secretlab lumbar pillow, first made for support in the 2020 Omega gaming chair. This version comes with a black cover with a choice of color accents.
Omega memory foam pillow specs:
- Size: 29 cm x 29 cm (11.4″ x 11.4″)
- Thickness: 10 cm (4″) at its thickest point
- Cover: machine-washable soft velour
The styling and soft velour cover are nice luxury touches. But it’s the squishy density that really shines. The foam compresses just enough to let you rest your entire spine against your chair’s backrest.
I’ve had my Omega lumbar pillow for over three years. I only use it part-time — when I want to mix up my support styles. It’s still in its original shape, looking and working like brand new.
There’s only one downside: in the 3 years that I’ve had this pillow, Secretlab has released many special edition versions.
Available from Secretlab in North America, the EU and UK, Oceania, and Singapore.
Secretlab Lumbar Pillow Pro
Secretlab’s Lumbar Pillow Pro is L-Adapt compatible. That means you can use the integrated lumbar at the same time that you use the pillow. The back of the pillow has an ergonomic arch that works in tandem with the built-in lumbar.
Beyond the built-in arch, it also differs from other pillows in a few ways. First, the Lumbar Pillow Pro comes with cooling gel-infused memory foam. That provides enhanced thermoregulation.
Second, compared to the other (11.4″ x 11.4″) pillows, Pro editions are larger. These measure 15.6″(W) x 13.9″ and work best with larger, taller sizes.
Special Edition Lumbar Pillows
These are the same as Omega pillows, with custom skins. Specs:
- Size: 29 cm x 29 cm (11.4″ x 11.4″)
- Thickness: 10 cm (4″) at its thickest point
- Cover: machine-washable velour in various styles
Here are some of the best themed pillows available now:
- Valorant pillows
- League of Legends pillows
- Harry Potter pillows
- World of Warcraft pillows
- World of Warcraft pillows
- Overwatch pillows
See the Secretlab Special Edition Pillow Store for all themed pillows.
Secretlab’s collection of Valorant pillows now includes three options. These are available in most regions except for the UK and New Zealand.
There’s a fun Tactifriends edition, a yellow x purple Wingman edition, and the original Valorant version that pays tribute to the whole game.
Out of the three, I find the Wingman edition the most charismatic. It’s an especially nice match with the Titan Valorant Reyna chair ($624-$674 from Secretlab).
At present, only medium and XL Reyna gaming chairs are available. That leaves small-sized users left to choose from 50 or so other styles.
Still, the Reyna chair is gorgeous! If you’re in a qualifying region, combining it with a Wingman chair will really tie the room together.
Valorant chairs & pillows are available in the U.S., the EU, Singapore, and Australia.
League of Legends Pillows
Secretlab makes four League of Legends lumbar pillows. They’re soft, squishy, and super-cute. Even if you don’t need one for functional reasons, they also have appeal as LoL collectibles.
These colorful designs will spice up any gaming chair. However, they work particularly well with Secretlab League of Legends gaming chairs.
At present, there are eight stunning LoL models in the collection (Jinx, Viego, Yasuo, etc). Stack one with a cutie-pie pillow for the ultimate LoL experience.
Harry Potter Pillows
Later this year, the Hogwarts Legacy video game gets released. It’s hyped as one of the most ambitious Harry Potter games ever. Players will be able to explore Hogwarts, learn spells, and tame wild beasts. To hype the release, Secretlab has released Harry Potter gaming chairs and pillows.
Four pillows each represent one of the Houses of Hogwart. Choose based on your Hogwarts affiliation, or on the color palette of the pillow. Paired with any gaming chair, the stripes and academic crests will lend a studious look to your setup.
Available from Secretlab in North America, the EU and UK, Oceania, Singapore, and Malaysia.
World of Warcraft Pillows
World of Warcraft is the world’s #1 MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game). Secretlab pays tribute with a pair of brilliant Alliance and Horde gaming chairs.
Complementing those, there are also a pair of WoW lumbar pillows. The Horde edition matches the Horde chair with red symbols laid against black velour. The Alliance version comes in regal blue velour with golden Alliance iconography.
Stack one with a Secretlab WoW chair or any other type of chair to show your allegiance. That brings the eternal clash of Azeroth into your gaming room with regal or sinister flair!
Overwatch Pachimari Pillow
Secretlab’s Overwatch gaming chairs come in leatherette and fabric editions. The former reflects the entire game, while the latter pays tribute to the popular D.Va character.
Pachimari looks like an onion, with a smiley face and green tentacles. Throughout the game, these appear as plush toys, and also on signs, posters, and clothing.
Since Overwatch’s release, Pachimari has become one of the game’s most recognizable mascots. Every year, Overwatch’s team dresses up Pachimari in many outfits and themes. If you’re smitten with collectibles, Secretlab’s Pachimari pillow is a lovely addition.
Available from Secretlab in North America, the EU, Oceania, and Singapore.
If you suffer lower back pain in a gaming chair, it’s a sign that something is off with your configuration. Per our Gaming Chair Troubleshooting guide, improper lumbar support usage is common. If you have a gaming chair with a cheap, stiff pillow, a Secretlab chair is a fantastic upgrade.
Beyond functional advantages, these are also among the most striking lumbar pillows available. Add a brilliant splash of color to your workstation with soft, plush support for your lower back!