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Guide to Secretlab Softweave fabric gaming chairs

Fabric gaming chairs are soft, breathable, and very comfortable. Secretlab fabric gaming chairs use a specialized “Softweave” fabric. There are four designs, available as Omega, Titan, or Titan XL versions. This review covers the functional and aesthetic merits of each Softweave fabric gaming chair.

Omega Softweave fabric gaming chairs
Omega gaming chairs L-R: D.Va (Overwatch); Triple Black; Charcoal Blue.

Gaming chair upholsteries have come a long way in the past few years. As such, breathability isn’t an issue with faux leather blends like Secretlab’s Prime 2.0 PU. Even so, Softweave fabric provides even better breathability, plus other benefits.

Secretlab fabric gaming chair overview

Secretlab designed its SoftWeave Fabric with softness and breathability as priorities. The process starts as an ultra-dense short yarn weave with high tensile strength.

Secretlab fabric color variations

The woven fabric then goes under a grinding process. Bound against the firm cold-cured padding, it produces a soft, firm, semi-smooth sensation against the skin.

Softweave Black and Charcoal Blue Secretlab gaming chair models
Secretlab Omega Black and Titan Charcoal Blue fabric chairs. (click to enlarge)

Softweave fabric chairs come in small (Omega), large, (Titan), and extra-large (Titan XL) versions. Here’s a quick look at each model’s specs, before getting into Softweave design reviews.

Omega vs Titan functionality

Titan and Omega chairs come in four Softweave designs, including a brilliant pink D.Va chair. Super-sized Titan XL chairs come in three designs, minus the pink one.

Slim, bladed seats vs wide, flat ones

The first difference between Omega and Titan chairs is the seat style. The Omega has bladed edges that restrict leg movement. That helps to encourage better posture, but feels a bit restrictive.

Secretlab fabric gaming chair sizes
Omega chairs have bladed edges; Titan variants have flat, wide seats.

In comparison, Titan chairs have flat, wide seats spacious enough to sit cross-legged.

Lumbar pillow vs integrated lumbar

The pink D.Va chair only comes in Omega and Titan versions (not XL). We use it to show the second fundamental difference. Omega chairs come with memory foam lumbar pillows. Titan chairs have a depth-adjustable integrated lumbar.

Secretlab Dva Omega and Titan differences
Titan chairs have flat, wide seats, and integrated lumbar support systems.

Both work well, but the Titan’s is more precise and effective. Turn the knob on the side of the chair to increase or decrease the depth.

It provides firmer support than a lumbar pillow. The depth control lets you adjust it to perfection. What’s more, unlike a pillow, the support always stays fixed to support the right spot.

Functionality summary

Omega and Titan chairs differ in seat styles and lumbar support types. Otherwise, all chairs share the same ergonomic features:

 Omega (S)Titan (L)Titan XL
Size rating5'3" to 5'11"; 240 pounds5'9" to 6'7"; 290 pounds5'11" to 6'10"; 390 pounds
Functionality4D armrests; seat angle tilt-lock; backrest recline from 85° to 165°.Same functionality as the Omega.Same as the Omega.
Back supportAdjustable neck and lumbar pillows.Internal lumbar + adjustable neck pillow.Same as the Titan.
Price$379 to $399$429 to $449$499

Check our Secretlab brand review for a detailed look at all three models.

Omega vs Titan vs Titan XL dimensions

Here are specific sizing specs for all three chairs:

 Secretlab OmegaSecretlab Titan Secretlab Titan XL
Outer seat width & depth22" (W) x 19.3" (D)20.5" (W) x 19.7" (D)22.6" (W) x 19.9" (D)
Backrest height & width31.5" (H) x 21" (W)33" (H) x 21.7" (W)33.5" (H) x 22" (W)
Floor to Seat Range18.9" to 21.9"18.7" to 22.4"19.1" to 22.8"
Chair height50.4" to 53.4"51.7" to 55.4"52.6" to 56.3"
Size rating5'3" to 5'11", up to 240 pounds5'9" to 6'7", up to 290 pounds5'9" to 6'10", up to 390 pounds

Five-year warranty

All Secretlab chairs come with a standard three-year warranty. In reality, they’re designed to last much longer. As a result, Secretlab also offers a warranty extension to five-year protection.

Secretlab extended warranty program
Share a photo of your chair on social media for a free extended 5-year warranty.

There are two ways to extend. First, you can buy a 2-year warranty extension from Secretlab for $50. The other method is free, fast, and easy:

  1. Take a photo of your chair.
  2. Post it publicly on social media, using the hashtag #Secretlab. You can use Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Youtube, Twitch, or Instagram.
  3. Copy the post URL and then fill out the form on the Secretlab Redeem Program page.

Besides making great chairs, Secretlab also runs an impeccable after-service program. The company is responsive on all social media channels, and also via direct email.

Quick primer in color theory

Designers use color theory to divide colors into a spectrum of warm and cool hues. One side contains cool colors, the other side warm ones. Black, grey, and white are off the color wheel spectrum as neutral colors.

Softweave fabric chairs on the color spectrum
Softweave chairs come in cool, neutral, and warm color variants. (click to expand)

Neutral grey mixed with blue produces a cool color. Neutral greys with a pinkish tone (such as taupe) are warm colors. Typically, greys mixed with cool colors give a room a sense of stability and calm.

Cool versus warm fabric chair colors

Many studies show that different colors have unique physical effects on humans. When light strikes the retina, it converts to electrical impulses. Different hues convert into different types of inputs to the hypothalamus. That part of the brain governs body temperature, appetite, sleeping patterns, and more.

  • Warm vs cool colors: warm colors reflect more light and energy. They are known to stimulate appetites (such as McDonald’s colors) and evoke energetic optimism. In comparison, cool colors tend to stimulate creativity and a sense of calm.
  • Chromatic vs achromatic colors: achromatic (neutral) colors slow the heart rate. Chomatic (color wheel) hues increase it. Room design studies show chromatic rooms as more dynamic and attractive for working in. Meanwhile, achromatic colors give off a more formal and harmonious dynamic.

Secretlab Softweave chair design variations

Triple Black

The most recent Softweave design released in August 2020. It’s a custom tri-color fabric weave blending three different shades of black. According to Secretlab, Triple Black has a stylish symmetry reflecting the urban streetwear style of modern gamers.

Softweave Black chair mesh fabric
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I’ve got an Omega Black here at ChairsFX HQ. I still haven’t quite figured out the color. Under darker lighting, it looks like a dark charcoal color. Under sunshine, tiny white accents pop like a light misting of white rainfall.

Softweave black shades of grey
Three shades of black intensities blend into a soothing, stealthy combination. (click to enlarge)

From certain angles, it looks like a modern take on 80s-style acid-wash denim. From a distance, the material looks textured. Up close, it feels smooth to the touch.

Triple Black Secretlab chairs under dark and bright lighting
Triple Black chair designs vary under different types of lighting. (click to expand)

The one consistent is its ability to blend in. It’s a timeless classic design, with a subtle-yet-striking hint of enigmatic flair.

Bottom line: a sleek, sexy design that will blend seamlessly into both conservative and colorful workstations.

Omega $379 | Titan $429 | Titan XL $499

Available from Secretlab in North America, the EU, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea.

Charcoal Blue

Grey is a popular base color in interior design, while blue is an all-time favorite. Charcoal Blue chairs feature dark grey fabric contrasted with azure color-accent stitching.

Secretlab Charcoal Blue ergonomic chair
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The azure contrasts against the dark base are striking. Blue encourages intellectual activity, reason, and logical thought. It’s a soothing, calming color that encourages reflection.

Charcoal Blue chair with gaming setup
Jamie’s cool blue setup in the UK. (click to expand)

We reached out to Charcoal Blue user Jamie from the UK for aesthetic feedback. “The all-black was never an option for me — it looks too basic.

The Cookies and Cream was too bright and ‘in-your-face’. The charcoal was the perfect medium. Also, it went with the color scheme of my room!”

Secretlab Charcoal Blue fabric gaming chairs
Charcoal chairs have a dark denim-style fabric with brilliant blue embroidered accents. (click to expand)

Compared to the Triple Black, the Charcoal Blue has a smoother, non-textured look. The splash of blue gives it more character, with plenty of glimmers (front, back, side wings) to catch your eye.

Bottom line: the urban grey with a splash of azure make this model ideal for work-from-home. Pros in intensive fields will blend into Zoom meetings with style. During long shifts, the blue accents can help to keep the mind focused and engaged.

Omega $379 | Titan $429 | Titan XL $499

Available from Secretlab in North America, the EU, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea.

Available from Secretlab in North America, the EU, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea.

Cookies and Cream

This model comes in cool grey with black suede accents. Black embroidered Secretlab logos adorn the front and back of the chair. As a nice extra, the headrest on this model comes with steel-grey embroidery.

Cookies and cream mesh fabric gaming chair
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Gray is a controlled color. It has a steadying effect on other colors it combines with. In this chair’s case, the starkness of the black dampens against the light fabric for a cohesive whole.

The Cookies and Cream is a bolder choice than the safer dark fabric chairs. For one thing, many worry about sweat stains destroying the clean cool look. For another, light colors send more visual stimulation to the brain. Some people might find that distracting.

Cookies and Cream mesh fabric gaming chair
This light fabric really pops under RGB lighting. (click to expand)

Neither concern should be an issue. First, the fabric is ultra-breathable. Unless you’re working in a heatwave, sweating should not be a problem.

Second, I’ve spent long periods working full-time in a brilliant yellow Cyberpunk chair. The bright colors were never an issue. Only the seat’s edges show while you sit.

Secretlab chair seat edges
Only the black seat edges of the Cookies and Cream chair will show while you sit.

On the Cookies and Cream chair, the base is light, while the side wings are dark. As a result, you won’t notice the bright colors while sitting in the chair!

Bottom line: it’s a cool, sophisticated design with a touch of sweet playfulness. It can help brighten up dark decor or bring stability to colorful rooms. This model is ideal for corporate creatives and casual desk workers. It also reflects RGB lights, making it a sweet option for gamers as well.

Omega $379 | Titan $429 | Titan XL $499

Available from Secretlab in North America, the EU, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea.

Overwatch pink D.Va

Pink was considered a color for boys in the early 1900s. In the 1940s, media trends helped push pink as a color for girls. These days, the Overwatch D.Va chair is a great example of unisex color appeal. Although inspired by a female character, this model appeals to all with a fun yet soothing design.

D.Va Overwatch gaming chair
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Pink tempers the energy of red with the purity of white. The result connotes feelings of tenderness and affection. The lighter the pink, the cooler the effect.

Pink has a soothing quality that tones down emotions. Beyond its mood regulator qualities, it’s also refreshing. Traditionally, pink symbolizes youth, good health, and playfulness.

Pink D.Va Softweave fabric gaming chair
These soothing pink chairs are popular options for both men and women. (click to expand)

This design pays tribute to D.Va, a South Korean mecha pilot in the Overwatch video game. D.Va’s in-game Overwatch decals appear on white leather side wings. Her bunny logo is embroidered on the front. On the back, a large strip of white leather shows off her name, plus a tiny Overwatch logo.

Bottom line: this design is energetic, joyful, and warm. It’s a good pick for indie creatives and gamers alike. Because of its striking looks, it’s also a good showpiece lounger to spice up any decor.

Titan Overwatch D.Va $449

The Omega D.Va chair is also available for $399. Both models are available from Secretlab in North America, the EU, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea.

More about Secretlab fabric gaming chairs

Still undecided if a Softweave chair is right for you? This section adds more context beyond chair aesthetics.

Softweave fabric vs Prime 2.0 PU leather

Gaming chair upholsteries have come a log way in recent years. Secretlab upgraded its PU leather blend in with its current 2020 Series. The upgraded version has enhanced breathability and durability.

Titan versus Omega chairs compared
Omega Softweave Black (bladed seat, lumbar pillow); Titan Stealth PU (flat seat, integrated lumbar).

Head-to-head, both chairs keep cool in warm conditions. Softweave is a bit more breathable, but the difference (to me) feels negligible.

On a tactile level, Softweave comes out ahead. It’s soft, smooth, and pleasant against the skin. The sensation is like sitting on a high-quality natural fiber sofa.

Ideal work-from-home chairs

The tactile resemblance to a luxury sofa makes these great work-from-home chairs. Secretlab chair versatility enhances the effect. Instead of locking you into an upright posture, you can also enjoy deeper reclines for more casual activities.

Secretlab fabric gaming chair recline variations
Sit upright for intensive desk work and in a deeper recline for relaxing.

During intensive gaming or desk work, it makes sense to sit upright. For passive work like watching videos or reading, you may prefer lounging in a relaxed recline.

Softweave mesh fabric compared to soft pajamas
Sitting all day in a Softweave fabric chair feels as comfortable as lounging in pyjamas. (click to expand)

That versatility plus the soft sensation of the fabric makes it easy to sit in a Softweave chair all day. The experience feels cool, supportive, and as comfortable as wearing luxury pajamas.

How to clean Softweave chairs

Unlike PU leather, SoftWeave fabric isn’t liquid-resistant. Grape juice or wine will definitely leave stains. Maintenance is easy. Wipe down with a damp cloth every day or so. Then, run a vaccuum over it once per week.

How to clean a Softweave fabric gaming chair

Softweave fabric cleaner bottleFinally, pick up a bottle of Secretlab Softweave fabric cleaner. This formula removes dirt and stains. It also contains deodorizing agents.

Spay a small amount onto a damp cloth and wipe down the chair. That will remove any light stains, while leaving your chair smelling clean and fresh.

Softweave fabric cleaner $29 from Secretlab

Conclusion

Secretlab Omega and Titan chairs come in 35 different designs. With so much choice, choosing the perfect design is almost impossible.

For testing purposes, I ended up with two leather Titans and an Omega Triple Black. Having variety is a luxury. Swapping between the Titan and Omega keeps my body alert with two sitting styles.

Buying more than one Secretlab chair, just for fun
If you can’t decide on one, buying various chairs yields some luxurious advantages.

During less intensive work, I often prefer the soft feel of the fabric chair. The tactile sensation feels a bit more conducive to slacking off. Between the neutral Triple Black and brilliant yellow Cyberpunk chair, I love them equally.

Switching between the extremes gives a definite tingle of different energies. I find it a refreshing way to kickstart a fresh work mindset.

If you’re up for two chairs, buy one leather and one fabric edition. If you’re only looking for one, there are four Softweave options.

Consider the color psychology behind each design. You should also factor in the aesthetics of your current setup.

Whichever you choose, look forward to long periods of luxurious and comfortable sitting support.

Omega $379 | Titan $429 | Titan XL $499

Available from Secretlab in North America, the EU, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea.

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