Vertagear S-Line SL4000 Gaming Chair Review
Rikki Wright / 6 years ago
The Vertagear S-Line SL4000 as featured in this article is currently priced at £214.99 on OverclockersUK. If you are of wider frame, the S-Line SL5000 which is 10mm wider is £229.99 on OverclockersUK.
I was extremely excited to receive this chair, I’m a lover of the cheap chair, spending less than £50 at a time and my back hates me for it. This chair costs over 4 times that amount and the quality is leaps and bounds over them in every aspect. The price might seem daunting but think of it as an investment rather than an impulse purchase.
There is no question that this chair looks the part and would go down a treat at a LAN party and inflate your ego when friends come over. I personally really like the black and white styling, it is more subtle than the red or blue available although the white will likely become dirty quicker and be noticed more easily.
This seat has a lot of functionality, the arms move up, down, forward, backward and even rotate in and out roughly 45°. This can adjust to an extremely wide range of user choices and the rotating function lies well with how your arms naturally lie. For the first time in a while, I have found a chair that actually has a functioning tilt action. When I initially sat on the chair I almost fell off, but after tightening the dial on the base, the tilting was easily reduced to a suitable level.
The seat is nice to sit on, but I’m larger than the typical person, this made the seat extremely uncomfortable to sit on for any longer than 5 minutes. This is an issue with how stiff the leather is on the base around the bolsters. I have used this seat every day since it arrived to give a thorough analysis rather than a rushed summary and the leather hasn’t weakened at all.
When I first started researching into gaming chairs, the neck and lumbar cushions seemed like really good additions by supporting your spine’s natural curve. However, unless you have the lumbar support just under your shoulder blades, your legs will be pushed forward to an uncomfortable position. This is due to an incredibly hard but supportive memory foam being used. Of course, your mileage will vary, as we’re all different shapes and sizes.
One final point on this chair, the wheels and swivel motion are slick so if you want to use this chair to race or make yourself dizzy; it will work well and the leather is easy to clean of sick.
- High-quality components
- High-quality leather
- Great design
- Easy to clean
- Supportive for long gaming sessions
- The lumbar support detracts from the overall comfort of this chair in my experience
- High price, but you get what you pay for
Thank you Overclockers UK for providing us with this sample.