Vertagear SL4000 Gaming Chair Review

Overview

Vertagear SL4000 Review

Overview

Regardless of which colour option you go for, once assembled the SL4000 is really quite a sight to behold, closely resembling the sort of seat you'd find in a performance car and as such offering itself temptingly to the racing sim fan.  For even more realism you could always remove the arms as they are merely bolted on, but this of course would limit some of the comfort aspects of the chair

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Both the base and the squab are reasonably firm and both have supporting side panels.  On the squab these do offer a good deal of support, but on the base the lateral supports can be a little restrictive to those with a larger frame.  The SL4000 also has a raised centre femoral and pelvic support that is designed to aid leg separation and comfort 

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The top of the backrest has vents which, on a real seat would be where the harness would secure through the driver.  On the SL4000 they are more just for show.  Although made of a rigid plastic they do not feel uncomfortable when you're sat in the chair.

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The SL4000 also comes with a pair of bolsters.  Both are attached by elastic straps and can be moved up and down the chair to gain the best support.  The upper bolster is designed to improve neck and head support, where as the lower one is more of a lumbar support 

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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
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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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