Secretlab Omega 2020 Series Gaming Chair Review

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Singapore gaming chair powerhouse Secretlab only makes three products. The Titan is their largest chair, the Throne is the smallest. The Secretlab Omega 2020 Series gaming chair fits between the two. It’s a compact gaming chair packed with features that make it perfect for small and average sizes.

Secretlab Omega gaming chairs
Omega chairs on display at Secretlab’s Singapore showroom.

Secretlab Omega 2020 Series Gaming Chair Review

The Secretlab Omega gaming chair enjoyed a big upgrade this year. The Omega features luxurious upholstery, 4D adjustable armrests and very firm padding. The Secretlab Omega 2020 Series enjoys significant upgrades in upholstery, padding and armrests.

This is a compact chair. Small and average sized users will feel locked into the seat, with very little room to move. This is by design.

Firm, tight padding has a double purpose. First it gives users no other option but to sit with perfect posture. After a few days of agony, your body should adjust to the change. With good posture comes many benefits.

Second, firmer padding lasts longer. Secretlab chairs come with a 5-year warranty. The dense padding feels like it will hold up to heavy use for that many years.

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Secretlab Omega 2020 Series Upgrades

In total there are over 20 upgrades in the 2020 Series revamp, with three notable ones.

First is upholstery upgraded to Prime 2.0 PU leather. The 2.0 blend is 4 times more durable than the old, based on sweat, humidity, flexing and abrasion tests.

Second is a new blend of cold cure foam. In the cold cure process, one mold is used for each piece of foam. This ensures optimal durability and resiliency. In other words, the 2020 Series blend provides even more firmness than before.

That’s because Secretlab believes (as we do at ChairsFX) that the key to good posture is firm support. If you prefer soft plush seating, look elsewhere. The Omega’s padding feels is very dense.

Secretlab Omega seat padding
The Omega’s dense padding offers ultra firm support.

Third are the upgraded armrests. The new 2020 Series 4D armrests include chrome-plated components. These ensure better durability with enhanced usability. Adjust left or right; angled left or right right; forwards or backwards; up or down.

2020 Series upgraded 4D adjustable armrests
New 4D adjustable armrests were a big part of the 2020 Series upgrades. (Images by Secretlab)

There is impressive attention to detail put into the Omega 2020 armrests. They also come with concave padding to cradle your elbows while you work.

Secretlab Omega 2020 Series sizing

The Omega is the mid-sized chair in the Secretlab line.

Secretlab gaming chair sizes
Image credit: Secretlab blog

Overall it’s a compact design. People over 5’10” or those wide wide waists may find the Omega too small.

Secretlab Omega size chart

Here’s how Secretlab chairs looks when a person 5’10” sits in each:
Seat sizes

Here are the key measurements of the Omega compared to the other Secretlab chairs:

 Secretlab TitanSecretlab OmegaSecretlab Throne
Inner Seat Width14.5"14"14"
Seat Depth21"20"18"
Backrest Width23"21"23"
Backrest Height33"32"33"
Floor to Seat Range19.5" to 23"18" to 21.5"16" to 19.5"
Overall height52.5" to 56"50" to 53.5"49" to 52.5"
Weight supportUp to 270 poundsUp to 240 poundsUp to 220 pounds
Height support5'9" to 6'7"5'3" to 5'11"4'9" to 5'3"

If you’re on the smaller side and looking for a compact, firm fit, the Omega may be perfect.

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Secretlab Omega upholstery options

The two most popular options are Prime 2.0 PU Leather and Cookies and Cream Softweave Fabric.

Secretlab Omega upholstery
Prime PU leather and Softweave Fabric upholstery options. (Image: Secretlab Instagram)

There’s also a plush genuine NAPA leather chair for a whopping $400 more. Surprisingly, this model is often sold out. At time of writing, there was a waiting list.

NAPA leather edition
The NAPA leather model sells for $700+ and is one of their top sellers.

Secretlab Omega Pros and cons

As with all gaming chairs, there are things to like and dislike about the Omega. Below we summarize the pros and cons.

What we like

The Secretlab Omega is a high-end gaming chair with a well thought out design.

At first, some people may not appreciate the stiff padding on Omega chairs. But remember that the purpose of a gaming chair is to support good posture for long hours of sitting.

From that perspective, the Omega is one of the best chairs you can buy. At first, sitting in an Omega may feel uncomfortable. That’s because the Omega forces you to sit with correct posture.

If you’re used to sitting with a slouch, using an Omega may feel painful at first. Once your body adjusts, gain all the benefits that come with having good posture. These include better circulation, deeper breathing and more energy.

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What we don’t like

Many cheaper gaming chairs come with very soft padding that feels like sitting in a cloud. What’s more, cheaper chairs offer plenty of room to curl up or sit in various positions.

In contrast, sitting in an Omega chair feels stiff and formal. The seat is very narrow, with almost no room to move your legs. People larger than 5’10” might feel like they’re sitting in a narrow tube.

Secretlab Omega 2020 Series buying advice

Are you thinking of buying a Secretlab Omega gaming chair? This section answers lingering questions that potential buyers might have.

Who should buy a Secretlab Omega?

Omega target market
The Omega is ideal for serious pros looking for a performance boost.

The Secretlab Omega is a serious gaming chair. It costs serious money. But this model is so narrow that it forces users to sit locked into perfect posture.

Cheap gaming chairs cost a lot less. Plus they tend to have fluffier padding that doesn’t last as long. Most important for slackers is that cheap gaming chairs are have deeper and wider seat.

In other words, there’s a lot more room to be casual while sitting in a cheap gaming chair.

People willing to invest in high end gaming chairs are often looking for an edge to support their work. If you are a driven and motivated computer user who spends long hours sitting, the Omega is a good choice.

Serious gamers, streamers, programmers and artists will all enjoy using an Omega.

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Secretlab Omega alternatives

Most gaming chairs fit average sizes. The Omega is one of the few that caters to smaller users. Check out our roundup of best gaming chairs for small sizes to learn about competing options.

Secretlab gaming chair models
Check out all three Secretlab models before deciding.

Other alternatives to the Omega are Secretlab’s other two models, the Titan and Throne Series. Check out our Secretlab brand review to see how Secretlab’s three chairs stack up against each other.

Conclusion

Secretlab Omega chair review
Image: Secretlab Instagram

The Secretlab Omega is a high-end luxury chair designed for smaller sized users. It comes with very stiff padding and narrow seat. These elements force correct posture while sitting. Thus the Omega is for power users who spend long hours sitting in front of a computer.

If you’re looking for a gaming chair to support healthy sitting habits, the Omega is one of the top options on the market.

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