Vertagear SL4000 Gaming Chair Review

Packaging and Contents

Vertagear SL4000 Review

Packaging and Contents

As you might imagine, the SL4000 comes in a very large box indeed.  Every item is individually wrapped in polythene, with major items being separated by dense foam packing.  As the chair is self assembly you're going to have to unpack it and lay it all out first to check everything is there and nothing is damaged.

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We're not sure if there's a light tent big enough to fit this lot into for photography, but we are sure that we don't have one, so are having to make do with one of the rooms in my house.  In the box you get a seat squab and base, a five leg wheel carrier/base, a head and back support pillow as well as an accessories box, and yes, the accessories box does have a lever sticking through the side of it.

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Inside the accessories box we find all the other parts we're going to need to put the chair together.  Vertagear also include a set of three sturdy Allen keys to use in the assembly process

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Most Recent Comments

23-09-2015, 16:21:01

dwatterworth
Nice chair, some of the adjustments remind me a lot of the Herman Miller Mirra Chair.
The black and white color scheme = win!Quote

24-09-2015, 10:55:55

AlienALX
The big test on chairs for me is the bum foam. Every time I have ever had to buy a new chair was because over time the bum foam goes and you end up sitting on a piece of plywood or a sheet of hard plastic.

Bummer, literally. I've spent £250 on a cream leather chair and the bum foam went after a year.

Now? I'm sick of buying chairs and thinking that higher prices equal higher quality bum foam.

I bought a Herman Miller around a year ago and I can safely say that the bum foam is still every bit as good as it was the day I bought it.

So the true test of a chair for me isn't when it's new and I would therefore avoid chairs like this one in the review, especially when for exactly the they same price I could buy a genuine Sparco race seat ready mounted to an office chair base.

Another huge test with chairs is the hydraulic strut and again, they never have issues when new only over time. Sitting in your chair slowly watching your desk get bigger actually sucks ballsQuote

24-09-2015, 11:06:49

Kilbane
I'm clearly a child, "Bum foam" made me chuckle on more than on occasion!

As for the hydraulic lift, i have replaced the one on my chair twice over the last 3 years, just about to buy another one!Quote

24-09-2015, 11:19:27

CreatiXx
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post

I could buy a genuine Sparco race seat ready mounted to an office chair base.
now THAT gives me some ideas!Quote

24-09-2015, 14:31:20

Mysterae
Quote:
Originally Posted by CreatiXx View Post
now THAT gives me some ideas!
I did this when I changed the seats in my Esprit .

http://xmysterae.webspace.virginmedi...t/chair_01.jpg

Over time though I found it less and less comfortable. The seat was fine in the car, reclined and tootling along, but not ideal for sat in front of a computer. Scrapped the idea and now use a generic Ikea chair.

I like the idea of these type of gaming chairs and would like to try one, but it's an expensive test if I ended up not liking it.Quote
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