Vertagear SL4000 Gaming Chair Review

Assembly

Vertagear SL4000 Review

Assembly

As well as an excellent on line tutorial on the Vertagear website, the SL4000 comes with a set of image based IKEA style instructions to guide you through the assembly process.  The first job is to attach the tilt and lift mechanism to the seat base.  To do this it's first necessary to remove the four hex bolts from the base before positioning the mechanism in place above the now vacant holes.  We found that things didn't line up as well as we'd have liked, and at one point were worried that the final bolt would not go in.  A bit of jiggling and swearing saw it finally in place though. 

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The next job is to insert the gas piston mechanism that supplies the energy to raise and lower the seat height.  With this done the chair can be turned over ready for the squab to be attached.

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Attaching the seat squab to the base via the protruding arms is probably the hardest part of the assembly process and is best done with a bit of help from a friend, as getting everything lined up and held in place whilst simultaneously starting threads and tightening bolts is quite demanding.

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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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