The Secretlab Titan XL supports up to 395 pounds. The Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 XL is the latest iteration. It’s not the largest option in the big and tall gaming chair category. Still, its functional and aesthetic innovations undoubtedly lead the pack. Wondering if this gaming chair suits your individual needs? This Secretlab Titan XL review evaluates its merits — for both large and medium-sized users.
The Titan Evo 2022 XL is a gaming chair designed for people who are big (up to 395 pounds) and tall (5’11″+). Before poring over its functional merits, it’s worth verifying the fit. Is this the right chair for your body type? Keep reading to find out.
You can also find Titan XL chairs on Amazon for $659.00.
Titan XL Sizing Advice
Secretlab rates the Titan Evo 2022 XL for sizes 5’11” to 6’7″ weighing up to 395 pounds. Its seat measures 19.3″ wide (inner width) x 19.7″ deep.
As a reference, I stand 5’9″ (177 cm) and weigh 165 pounds (75 kilos). The chair is usable for my size — albeit with a larger than ideal seat depth.
In comparison, the backrest and seat provide an excellent fit for a 6’5″ (195 cm) user. Keep these examples in mind as we go over the Titan XL’s dimensions — and its suitability for average to tall sizes.
Titan XL Chair Dimensions
The XL edition is the largest Titan 2022 chair. Our seat width measurements cover the total inner width. That’s the total amount of space between the soft edges available for the legs to use.
The XL edition has a 14.9″ flat inner seat. That extends to soft edges with 19.3″ of space in between. Because the edges are mild, thicker legs can spill beyond the 19.3″ space without issue.
Titan Sizing Specifications
These measurements cover 2022 Series medium and XL chairs, plus the 2020 XL edition:
|Specification||2022 Medium||2022 XL||2020 XL|
|Seat (total inner width)||18.5″ (W) x 19.3″ (D)||19.3″ (W) x 19.7″ (D)||22.6″ (W) x 19.9″ (D)|
|Backrest||21″ (W) x 33.5″ (H)||22″ (W) x 35″ (H)||22″ (W) x 33.5″ (H)|
|Seat height||17.7″ to 20.5″||18.1″ to 21.9″||19.1″ to 22.8″|
|Size rating||5’7″ to 6’2″; 285 pounds||5’11” to 6’9″ ; 395 pounds||5’11” to 6’10”; 390 pounds|
Titan XL Seat Depth: For Long Legs
The 2022 XL is rated for sizes 5’11” and up. My 5’9″ (177 cm) size fits perfectly in the medium Titan. You can tell that by the small gap (about 2 fingers wide) between the seat’s edge and the back of my knees.
However, notice how little room the 19.7″ seat leaves between the back of my knees and the seat’s edge. Zooming in closer, we can see that there’s almost no space.
Luckily, there are easy fixes for an excessive depth. One option is to add a footrest. That stops the thighs from draping over the seat. Instead, the footrest props the knees up and angles them away from the seat edge.
Another option is to add an external Secretlab lumbar pillow. That will push your body around 1.5″ away from the backrest, negating the seat depth by the same amount.
However, rather than messing around with hacks, you’ll get better results by sticking with Secretlab’s recommended size rating (5’11” or taller for the XL Titan). For example, here’s how a 6’5″ (195 cm) user fits in the Titan XL:
Notice the healthy gap between the back of his knees and the edge of the seat. That provides him with enough space to tuck his hips deeply into the seat without issue. See this sizing guide for more fitting details:
Titan XL Seat Width: For Thick Bodies
The Titan XL supports 395 pounds with a 22.8″ seat width. In comparison, the AKRacing Master Series Max supports 400 pounds with 23.25″ width.
Those numbers define the total seat width from end-to-end. However, unlike the flat Master Max seat, the Titan has mild ridged edges. These yield two addition numbers:
- Total inner seat width: the distance between the side bolsters.
- Inner seat with: distance between the flat part of the seat (before the bolsters start).
The Titan XL looks like a decent fit for moderately obese types. In comparison, the morbidly obese might opt for the Master Max chair’s 0.7″ of extra total seat width.
|Specification||Titan XL||Master Max|
|Seat (total width)||22.8″ (W) x 19.7″ (D)||23.25″ (W) x 20.3″ (D)|
|Backrest||22″ (W) x 35″ (H)||24.4″ (W) x 34.2″ (H)|
|Seat height||18.1″ to 21.9″||14.4″ to 17.25″|
|Size rating||5’11” to 6’9″; 395 pounds||5’7″ to 6’7″; 400 pounds|
|Warranty||5 years||5 years|
Titan XL Fit Demos (Tall & Average Sizes)
Here’s a 6’5″ user sitting in a Titan 2022 XLK Ash edition:
It’s a great fit. The XL backrest provides generous coverage for his size. The flat seat style also provides ample space for his legs. Next, here’s my (slim) 5’9″ figure in the same chair.
My only complaint with the XL is the excessive seat depth. For my 5’9″ size, there’s only a tiny gap between the back of my knees and the seat edge. Although usable for my size (barely), I prefer the fit in the medium-sized Titan.
Secretlab Titan XL Chair Review
The Secretlab Titan 2022 Series is a luxury gaming chair with streamlined ergonomic features. The XL edition is a super-sized version that suits both tall and wide bodies.
Titan XL Ergonomic Features
The 2022 Series Titan comes with several big improvements over the previous version. Three stand out:
With full control, you can set the perfect depth and height for your needs. Beyond full adjustability, the unit also has a matrix made of 63 adaptive hinges. These flex left or right as you move.
It also holds in place with magnets instead of straps. That provides a massive 11″ adjustment range of use to extra-tall or extra-short sizes.
A waterfall seat edge reduces pressure on the thighs and knees. That gives users the freedom to position their feet under the chair.
As well, gentle side wings mildly guide the user toward the middle of the seat. That provides comfortable support without the restriction of bladed seat edges.
Summary of Features
- 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.
Titan XL chairs are also available on Amazon for $659.00.
Likes And Dislikes
There’s plenty to like about the Titan Evo 2022 XL, but a few quibbles to be aware of.
Titan XL Likes
The Titan Evo 2022 XL is the perfection of the racing-style gaming chair. In my experience, the back support adjustability is the most impressive. My 5’9″ size is actually shorter than the 5’11” minimum that Secretlab advises.
By lowering the lumbar support and headrest to the lowest points, the back support feels superb. However, as noted in the seat depth section, the medium Titan is a better fit for my size.
Titan XL Dislikes
I’ve been using Titan gaming chairs for full-time desk work since late 2019. The only downside I’ve found with Titan chairs is that they serve up too much freedom.
Gaming chairs with bladed seat edges intentionally restrict legroom. The point is to force users to sit with their feet firmly planted on the floor.
The Titan XL seat removes that barrier. That makes the sitting experience very comfortable. However, there’s a link between work stress and poor lifestyle habits(1).
When the pressure’s on, people tend towards binge eating, excessive drinking — and sloppy sitting! Then, the Titan’s flat seat may encourage poor sitting habits. If those persist, your muscles will adapt so that your posture gets worse!
Recommended Titan XL Designs
2020 Titan XL chairs are available in four styles. 2022 Series Titan XL chairs are available in 43+ SoftWeave and Leatherette styles! In-house, I’ve tested five Secretlab styles over the past two years.
For a broader look, I also conducted a recent tour of Secretlab’s Singapore showroom. There, I got an up-close look at most of the 43 available styles.
Here’s a quick look at some of the most popular 2022 Series Titan XL designs:
Standard Neo Hybrid Leatherette
These are the cheapest Titan XL chairs. There are five standard designs with conservative office styling. The 2022 Series leatherette is 4 times more durable than the previous one.
On my Ash XL edition, I’ve found this upholstery amazingly smooth and buttery soft. At the same time, it’s stain-resistant and easy to clean. As well, despite its delicate looks, it’s proven (so far) to be very tough and durable.
2020 Series Prime 2.0 PU leather Titan XL chairs are also available from Secretlab for $559.
Behold the absolute best gaming chair fabric upholstery on the market. The 2022 Series SoftWeave Plus is softer, more visually complex, and more durable than the old version. Here’s the old vs new Triple Black fabric up-close:
There are eight SoftWeave styles to choose from. In-house, I use a Cookies and Cream medium-sized edition. I’ve found it as soft and comfortable as advertised.
The downside is that SoftWeave is prone to staining. To keep it looking new, you’ll need to do a deep clean every few months. That involves a vacuum cleaner, some baking soda, and a fabric stain-removal solution.
Up-close look at all styles: Titan SoftWeave 2022 Series Review.
Beyond the standard designs are dozens of specialty ones. For instance, check out these eye-popping Warcraft gaming chairs:
Secretlab also makes a growing collection of League of Legends gaming chairs. At present, there are eight models in the collection.
Note that all specialty designs come at a premium price. Titan XL specialty chairs are the most expensive in the Secretlab collection.
Xl special editions are only available as 2022 Series versions.
Titan XL Gaming Chair Conclusion
I’m writing this review while using a Leatherette Ash Titan XL chair. Even though it’s rated 2″ too large for me, I’m enjoying a great fit.
That’s because the Titan XL comes with better adjustability than any other gaming chair. You can adjust the lumbar support’s depth and height until it fits you perfectly. The headrest has a massive adjustment range suitable for all needs.
On top of that, the upholsteries are exquisite. Whether you choose Leatherette or SoftWeave, you’re in for a treat!
Bottom line: it’s the best luxury gaming chair on the market — with a premium price to match. Make use of it for a full five years and you’ll get great value.
Titan XL chairs are also available on Amazon for $659.00.
- Karen Angelo. ‘New Research Links Stress at Work to Unhealthy Lifestyles’, Umas Lowell, 2 Feb. 2016, https://www.uml.edu/news/stories/2016/workerstress.aspx, (accessed 19 Feb. 2022).