Secretlab stands firmly on the top of the gaming chair mountain in 2022. The company offers an array of gaming chairs, office chairs, desks, and accessories. Some stand out as must-haves for hard-core power users; others are more frivolous — nice to have but pricey and impractical. This Secretlab brand review highlights the company’s must-haves in 2022.
Secretlab has evolved from making gaming chairs to providing complete workstation furnishings. In 2022, its highlight product is the Titan Evo 2022 Series gaming chair.
Serving as alternatives are the office-styled NeueChair and legacy 2020 Series chairs. Beyond seating, Secretlab offers an array of gaming accessories and a slick (but pricey) gaming desk.
If you’re already a loyal Secretlab fan, there are plenty of upgrades to consider. But if you’re just getting started with Secretlab gear, this article points to the most essential options.
Secretlab 2022 Ergonomic Chair Roster
Here’s a quick look at the three series of chairs Secretlab offers in 2022. For a deeper look, each section links to comprehensive reviews.
Titan Evo 2022 Series
Beyond hands-on testing, ChairsFX reviews chairs using comfort ranking factors from cutting-edge studies. Circa 2022, the three most important when assessing desk chairs are their ergonomics, sensory upholstery qualities, and upholstery breathability. On all three fronts, the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Series tops the entire gaming chair industry.
On the ergonomic front, the Titan 2022 Series introduced several new features. A strapless magnetic headrest provides a slick look and a massive 11″ height adjustment range. Complementing that is a 4-way adjustable lumbar support.
Rounding out the highlights is a flat, spacious seat with a waterfall edge and mild side bolsters. Combined, this trio makes it very easy to maintain crisp neutral postures for long periods.
No other brand updates its upholsteries every two years. Secretlab’s latest iterations improve on breathability, softness, and durability.
- NEO Hybrid Leatherette: features a resin top laminate bonded to a base PU layer. The resin layer recreates the luster of NAPA leather with an ultra-smooth, soft and supple grain. 12x more durable than regular PU leather.
- Softweave Plus: debuts a new technical knitting method that interlaces loops of high-strength yarn fibers. This allows more air to pass through, making it the most breathable gaming chair fabric on the market.
Sizing & Specifications
Titan Evo 2022 chairs come in small, medium, and XL sizes. Based on in-house sizing tests of medium and XL chairs, Secretlab’s size ratings are spot-on.
Here are the Titan’s sizing specs and key features. For a deeper look at specs and real-world usability, see this Titan Evo 2022 Series review.
|Specification||Titan 2022 Small||Medium||XL|
|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″|
|Size rating||4’11” to 5’6″; 285 pounds||5’7″ to 6’2″; 285 pounds||5’11” to 6’9″; 395 pounds|
- Functionality: 4D armrests; multifunction tilt-lock; recline from 85-165°.
- New 2022 Series Features: integrated 4-way adjustable lumbar support; magnetic headrest pillow; pebble seat base with waterfall edge.
- Warranty: five years.
At present, the TItan Evo 2022 Series comes in over 45 different styles! For help choosing the perfect one, check this Gaming Chair Color Psychology article.
It uses cutting-edge scientific studies to explain different furniture colors’ physical and mental effects.
Available in small, medium, and XL sizes.
What’s the difference between an ergonomic office chair and a gaming chair? The NeueChair prioritizes back support with its mid-back design. That keeps in upright postures with a neck neatly balanced atop the shoulders.
It’s a full-mesh beauty with a nice blend of luxury and ergonomic muscle. It has a polished steel frame, 4-way adjustable lumbar support, a seat slider, and plenty more.
The highlight feature (in my opinion) is its Infinite Tilt functionality. Most office chairs (including the pricey Aeron) only let you lock your recline in a few positions.
In contrast, the Neue’s Infinite Tilt lets you lock at any angle between 85-130°. That’s a nice extra giving you more opportunities to move while sitting.
Summary of Specifications
Priced at $649, the Neue slots between the cheapest sub-$300 ergonomic chairs and the priciest Herman Miller ones. If you’re looking for more luxury than cheap models without going overboard, NeueChair is a great fit.
- Armrests: 2D adjustable (up and down, side-to-side).
- Seat: height and depth adjustable.
- Backrest: recline from 85° to 130°; tilt tension and angle lock.
- Lumbar: height & depth adjustable
- Warranty: 12 years on the frame; 5 years on components; 3 years on armrests, casters & gas lift.
- Seat width x depth: 19.6″ (W) x 16.5″-18.5″ (D)
- Backrest width x height: 19.5″ (W) x 22.4″ (H)
- Floor to seat range: 18.5-22″
- Size rating: 5’3″ to 6’0″; up to 240 pounds
If you’re looking for an office-styled equivalent with the quality and luxury that Secretlab is famous for, this is the one!
2020 Series Chairs
From 2018 to 2020, Secretlab’s 2020 Series ranked as the world’s best gaming chairs. The 2020 Titan (and XL edition) is a larger chair with a flat, wide seat and depth-adjustable lumbar support system. But because it lacks height-adjustability, it only fits sizes 5’9″ and up.
Smaller bodies can consider an Omega chair. It’s a compact chair built for sizes 5’3″ to 5’11”. It differs from the Titan with bladed seat edges and an external lumbar pillow.
Here are the current prices for the different editions (sale prices are in effect):
|2020 Series||Prime 2.0 PU Leather 2020||Softweave 2020|
Advice: those who already own 2020 Series chairs will get better value by not upgrading — enjoy your ride until the 2024 series comes out! Newbies looking for discounts can also consider 2020 Series chairs.
Beyond chairs, Secretlab offers a growing list of gaming accessories. Here are some of the standouts circa mid-2022:
Secretlab’s Magnus desk enables sleek looks with next-level organizing functionality. At the back of the desk is a cable management tray that lets you hide the ugly bits.
You can also buy addons (magnetic cable anchors, fastening straps, table leg sheaths) for even greater concealment.
On its own, the desk costs $549. Stacked with all accessories, the price can go over $1000! Specifications:
- Tabletop: medium 47.2 (W) x 27.6″ (D); large 59.1″(W) x 27.6″ | 120 or 150 cm (W) x 70 cm
- Height: 29″ (73.6 cm); 0.8 (2 cm) height extension
- Material: steel frame with carbon steel tabletop.
- Weight capacity: 220 pounds (100 kg)
- Extra: Stealth Edition leatherette desk mat included.
- Warranty: 49-day return policy; 5-year warranty.
Here are some of the most popular addons:
- Base desk: $549
- L-Shape desk extension: $449
- Magnetic cable bundle: 3 magnetic cable anchors; 2 leg sheaths; 10 fastening straps. ($49)
- Magnetic cable anchors: 3-pack standalone. ($25)
- RGB lighting strip: diffused RGB lighting strip with remote control. ($79)
Learn more Magnus Desk Overview.
Special Edition Lumbar Pillows
Secretlab Titan gaming chairs come with an integrated, fully-adjustable lumbar support. Even so, Secretlab memory foam lumbar support pillows also work. When Secretlab started making special edition designs, pillow popularity skyrocketed.
With a Titan Evo 2022 chair, these serve a few purposes. First, if the seat is too deep for your legs, adding a lumbar pillow fixes the problem. Second, if you prefer squisher lower back support, these do a great job.
Third, the vibrant styles will surely spice up the look of your chair. On top of that, these also work as a huge upgrade with all types of gaming chairs.
Learn more about usage and styles: Secretlab Lumbar Pillow Collection Review
Technogel Armrest Caps
Titan Evo 2022 chairs come with CloudSwap armrest technology. These let you remove the armrest caps with custom ones. Technogel armrest tops are the first custom CloudSwap ones.
These are filled with premium gel that regulates temperature by absorbing body heat. They also provide a softer, more welcoming cushion than the included PU plastic caps.
Note that these are luxuries, not necessities. The included armrest caps are pretty good. Technogel caps will add a bit more luxury and a slightly more colorful look.
Here’s a soft, squishy pillow made for hugs and cuddles. It was released as an add-on for Secretlab’s new Titan XXS for kids. Even so, it’s a nice holiday extra for anyone who spends long periods sitting at a desk or in a car.
Plushies come in Mint Green, Plush Pink, or Frost Blue. Inside is a microbead filling designed for cuddles. It has no ergonomic purpose and you can certainly live without one.
Even so, it’s a unique workstation accessory built to Secretlab standards of style and comfort.
Available from Secretlab in North America, the EU and UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Malaysia.
The point of this article is to give a broad view of what Secretlab offers to consumers in 2022. Beyond gaming chairs, they offer an office chair, a desk, and several accessories.
Even so, chairs are the stars of the show. Here’s a recap of the main rides to consider in 2022:
- Titan Evo 2022: world’s best gaming chair ergonomics and aesthetics.
- Titan 2020 Series: a cheaper alternative that’s almost as good, for sizes 5’9″ and up.
- Omega 2020: compact luxury chair for sizes 5’3″ to 5’11”.
- NeueChair: mid-back office chair with lots of luxury extras.
If you’re having trouble deciding on a model, check out our Gaming Chair Selector Flowchart. It uses comfort ranking factors covering both physiological and psychological perspectives.
Using those, it’s easy to nail down your priorities to uncover the best ergonomic chair for your particular needs! On the flipside, if you’ve already decided, shop the Secretlab store right now: