Early into the new year, Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Series chairs crossed the $500 mark. That brought renewed interest back to the Omega 2020 Series gaming chair. It’s a compact model for sizes 5’3″ to 5’11”. Of note, the Omega is now $100 cheaper than a small or medium Titan 2020 Series. This article reports on the condition of my Omega 2020 chair after two years of use. I also compare it to my new Titan 2022 Series.
These days, I use a medium Titan Evo 2022 Series (Cookies and Cream fabric). It has better ergonomic features than my old Omega. Using those, I’m able to set more precise back support for my size.
However, after extended use in both, the Omega has delivered better posture support than my new Titan has! With Titan 2022 chairs now over $500, Omega 2020 chairs are suddenly relevant again for $100 less.
Available from Secretlab in North America, Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.
Secretlab Omega Review (after 2 years)
Two years ago, I bought a Secretlab Omega and Titan 2020 for testing and review purposes. I used each for around six months full-time.
My one quibble with the Titan was its depth-adjustable lumbar support. I found it a touch too high for my 5’9″ size. In contrast, the Omega’s lumbar pillow is the best I’ve ever tried. Using that with the Titan fixed my issue!
In the end, I used the Omega a lot more than the Titan. Over longer periods, it provided better back support. As a result, it delivered a more comfortable sitting experience.
Omega 2020 Features
The Omega is a full-featured luxury gaming chair designed for small, slim sizes. It differs from Titan Series chairs in two significant ways. First, instead of an integrated lumbar, the Omega comes with a memory foam lumbar pillow.
This is the best lumbar pillow I’ve ever tried. It has just the right level of squishiness to perfectly fill your lower back curve. In fact, Omega pillows are so popular that Secretlab now offers a collection of stylized ones.
The other significant feature is the Omega’s bladed seat edges. These chairs are designed for short and slim sizes only!
- Functionality: 4D armrests; backrest recline from 85°-165°; multi-angle tilt mechanism.
- Cover options: choice of premium PU leather, genuine NAPA leather or Softweave Fabric.
- Comfort: cold cure foam padding; memory foam neck and lumbar pillows with cooling gel inserts.
- Foundation: carbon steel frame; aluminum base; Class 4 gas lift; PU caster wheels.
Available from Secretlab in North America, Canada, the UK, Europe, Oceania, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea.
The Secretlab Omega 2020 Series is a compact chair for slim bodies. People over 5’10” or those wide wide waists may find the seat too snug for comfort.
- Seat (including edges): 22″ (W) x 19.3″ (D)
- Backrest: 21″ (W) x 31.5″ (H)
- Seat height: 18.9″ to 21.9″
- Size rating: 5’3″ to 5’11”; 240-pound weight capacity
The entire seat (measured from the outer blade edges) measures a spacious 22″. However, the seat itself is only 14.7″ wide. Meanwhile, the space between the inner wing edges measures 18″.
Protip: most people 5’10” and shorter will find an excellent fit in an Omega chair. However, most adult-sized desks are 28″ or higher. Anyone shorter than 5’9″ — despite a well-fitting chair — will suffer a poor fit at a desk.
The simple solution to this problem is to add an ergonomic footrest. That will help you to sit taller at a desk, regardless of how short your legs are.
Likes & Dislikes After 2 Years
In the short term, the Omega isn’t as comfortable as Titan chairs. The bladed seat edges restrict leg movement. That can get annoying, especially when you want to relax. As well, you have to readjust the loose lumbar pillow every time you sit down.
The funny thing is, the Omega’s downsides are also its best points. For one thing, the lumbar pillow is (in my opinion) the best in the business. It’s a good size with the perfect amount of squishiness. On top of that, it’s easy to use and very comfortable.
More importantly, the bladed seat edges force you to sit with good posture at all times. On a day-to-day basis, those restrictions can feel annoying. But over several months, they pay off with supple limbs and a super-healthy spine.
Secretlab Omega Alternatives
Find here comparisons of the Omega vs its most viable premium alternatives.
Omega vs Titan 2020 Series
The Titan 2020 is a larger chair with an integrated lumbar and flat seat. The Omega suits smaller sizes with a compact, bladed seat style.
I used a Titan 2020 Series Stealth for 6 months. Then, I switched to an Omega Triple Black SoftWeave for six months. After that, I used my Omega more often than my Titan.
Titan 2020 Series chairs are also available from Secretlab for $499-$539.
Here are the dimensions of both 2020 Series chairs:
|2020 Spec||Omega||Titan 2020|
|Seat (including edges)||22″ (W) x 19.3″ (D)||20.5″ (W) x 19.7″ (D)|
|Backrest||21″ (W) x 31.5″ (H)||21.7″ (W) x 33″ (H)|
|Seat height||18.9″ to 21.9″||18.7″ to 22.4″|
|Size rating||5’3″ to 5’11”; 240 pounds||5’9″ to 6’7″; 290 pounds|
I stand 5’9″ (177 cm). Based on Secretlab size ratings, I can fit in both chairs. Even so, the fit isn’t perfect. I find the Omega a shade more compact than I’d like. Those 5’7″ and shorter should find it perfect.
The Titan is technically rated for my size. Indeed, the seat and backrest fit well. Sadly, the (non-height adjustable) lumbar support hits a touch too high. For my size, the Omega worked out as the better fit.
In the short term, I found the Titan’s flat seat style way more comfortable. It provides plenty of legroom with the freedom to sit however you like. As a result, I developed a habit of sitting with one leg up.
Sitting willy-nilly in a Titan was more comfortable day-by-day. However, the imbalances caused by my faltering habits caused stiffness and pain over time.
Sloppy sitting is comfortable but bad for your back! After a spell getting loose in a Titan chair, I started feeling tighter on one side of my body. That made my sitting posture degrade even further!
When things got too painful, I switched back to my Omega chair. Its bladed seat edges force me to sit straight. After a few days of disciplined sitting, my painful imbalances usually even out.
Bottom line: the Omega forces you to sit with good posture at all times. As a result, you’re not likely to develop sloppy sitting habits.
That’s the gist of Omega vs Titan 2020 usability differences (from a 5’9″ full-timer perspective). For a closer look at the technical differences, see this:
Omega vs Titan 2022 Series
Titan 2022 Series chairs come with spectacular upgrades over 2020 versions. For example, check out the difference between 2020 Series Triple Black SoftWeave fabric and the new version:
The 2022 Series is better than the Omega in every way — on paper. It comes in three sizes with superior ergonomics, better upholsteries, and a wider range of styles.
On the flip side, the Omega is cheaper than new Titan chairs. As well, if good posture is your priority, you’re likely to get better value from an Omega.
Omega vs Titan 2022 Sizing
My 5’9″ size enjoys a perfect fit in a medium-sized Titan chair. The Omega also fits me well, but with a bit more snugness.
|Spec||Omega||Titan 2022 (small)||Titan 2022 (medium)|
|Seat (including edges)||22″ (W) x 19.3″ (D)||17.7″ (W) x 18.9″ (D)||18.5″ (W) x 19.3″ (D)|
|Backrest||21″ (W) x 31.5″ (H)||20″ (W) x 32.3″ (H)||21″ (W) x 33.5″ (H)|
|Seat height||18.9″ to 21.9″||17.7″ to 20.5″||17.7″ to 20.5″|
|Size rating||5’3″ to 5’11”; 240 pounds||4’11” to 5’6″; 285 pounds||5’7″ to 6’2″; 285 pounds|
Omega vs Titan 2022 Features
The 2022 Series blows the Omega away with some ultra-fancy luxuries. Highlights include a 4-way adjustable integrated lumbar, magnetic headrest pillow, and three sizes.
Another flashy extra is the Titan 2022 Series seat. It merges the best of 2020 Omega and Titan chairs into a sleek new style. Mild edges along the side gently coax your legs to stay straight. Even so, they provide plenty of space to sit cross-legged if you want.
I love sitting with one foot up in my Titan 2022. That feels a lot more comfortable than using an Omega. However, with one foot up, my posture has (again) gone askew.
Bottom line: the Titan 2022 is more advanced and comfortable than the Omega in the short term. Even so, the Omega’s bladed seat edges provide better posture support over the long term. As well, Omega chairs are now $100 cheaper than Titan 2022 chairs!
Other Small Gaming Chairs
There are a few small gaming chairs worth considering instead of an Omega. For instance, like the Omega, the Noblechairs Epic is an old-school racer enjoying a 2022 resurgence. These days, elite teams like Mousesports, and Sprout eSports use Epic chairs. The Epic has also been Pokimane’s chair of choice since 2019!
Head-to-head with the Omega, it has similar features, a shorter warranty, and slightly larger dimensions:
|Noblechairs Epic||Omega 2020|
|Features||4D arms, multifunction tilt, recline to 135°||4D arms, multifunction tilt, recline to 165°|
|Size rating||5’5″ to 6’2″ tall; up to 265 pounds||5’3″ to 5’11”; up to 240 pounds|
|Warranty||2 years||5 years|
|Price||$289.00 on Amazon||$449-$524 from Secretlab|
On ChairsFX, the Epic had fallen off the radar after long periods out of stock. Those issues appear to be resolved. Now, they stand out as one of the best premium alternatives to the Omega chair.
Omega Chair cover options
2020 models come in a choice of Prime 2.0 PU leather, nylon fabric, or genuine NAPA leather. There are also several specialty designs.
Prime 2.0 PU leather
This is the most popular upholstery option. It feels soft to the touch, with no chemical smell. Like most premium leathers, breathability is decent. In hot weather, cheap leathers get sticky, while premium blends remain cool.
There are five Prime 2.0 stock color options. As pictured above (L-R); Ash Grey, Royal Blue, Stealth, Classic White, and Black.
Available in North America, Canada, the UK, Europe, Oceania, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea.
Omega SoftWeave still ranks among the best fabric gaming chairs on the market. These models are softer, more breathable, and more durable than PU leather.
2020 SoftWeave provides cool, cozy, and consistent comfort in all conditions. Omega 2020 chairs are available in four fabric styles (while stocks last).
Check this review of Secretlab’s incredible SoftWeave 2022 collection (8 styles).
Plush genuine NAPA leather Omega models cost around $400 more than PU leather models. Despite the price, this model is very often sold out.
The Omega leather edition comes in all-black buttery-smooth genuine leather. Over time, the leather takes to the nuances of your body shape and provides a rich, luxurious fit.
Available from Secretlab in North America, Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.
Omega Game of Thrones chairs are also available. These come in House Targaryen, Lannister, and Stark designs.
When Secretlab released its 2022 Series chairs, the Omega was to be phased out. Then, skyrocketing shipping and material costs raised the price of ergonomic chairs worldwide. In the chaos, the cost of Titan 2022 Series chairs went up to over $500!
That brought massive attention back to the Omega chair. Priced $100 less than 2022 Series models, it offers excellent value for money.
On top of that, it’s the last Secretlab chair with a bladed seat style. That style feels more restrictive than flat seat styles. But with legs forced together, you’re more likely to sit with crisp, perfect posture!
Bottom line: the Omega is cheaper than Titan 2022 Series chairs. Its bladed seat edges also make it easier to sit with good posture. After two years of owning one, I feel it remains one of the best gaming chairs in the world.
Other options: Best Secretlab gaming chairs available to buy in 2023.