The Noblechairs Legend gaming chair is the place the corporate blends its present gaming chairs (opens in new tab) into one. Slightly aesthetic inspiration right here, a couple of options from there, and bam, you have obtained your self a legend. A £450/$670 faux-leather legend.
That is the value of the white model I have been testing anyway, although it rises to £460/$690 for any color aside from white. Logically, the white model will get soiled a lot simpler, so respect for making it cheaper. The material model is but cheaper at £420/$640, however it solely is available in gray and is not precisely wipe clear.
I assumed I would point out the costs up entrance, as a result of that is the actual difficulty right here. For a super-premium gaming chair at that worth, you’d count on there to be no gripes in any way however sadly that is simply not the case. However I am getting forward of myself; let’s rewind.
It is a beautiful chair. The pure white leather-based and stitching look unimaginable, and the slim and refined design would not scream “boy racer” not like most gaming chairs on the market. It additionally goes extremely nicely with the likes of Logitech’s new, bubbly Aurora Assortment, the Logitech G715 (opens in new tab) being my selection of pairing from the package cabinet. Add the spectacular Logitech G502 X (opens in new tab) to the combination and you will have your self a pure and heavenly aesthetic going, however your pockets won’t thanks.
Noblechairs Legend White version spec
Seat sort: Gentle bucket
Recline: 90–125 levels
Tilt: 11 levels
Weight capability: 150kg / 330lbs
Weight: 30kg / 66lbs
Guarantee: 2 Years (EU / NA)
Out there colours: Black, white, java (brown), or “BLACK/WHITE/RED”
Value: £450 (opens in new tab)/$670 (opens in new tab)
I am not precisely positive what Noblechairs means by “Straight strains for a mature design”, listed below the chair’s options part. It is truly an excellent rounded, curvy design, and whereas the white colourway does give it an air of refinement, the form has extra of an “I moulded this from Play Dough” look. Not in a nasty method, however maybe extra harmless than mature.
Both method, that playful form does wonders for consolation, and mixed with the chilly foam padding and non-intrusive lips both facet of the seat and backrest, it is an amazing one for ignoring ergonomics and sitting cross legged, or leaning off to the facet as you go to sleep in conferences. I additionally recognize the deal with on the again so you possibly can slide it round simpler—a lot appreciated once you’re constrained to carpet.
The lumbar help can also be an enormous plus. Built-in into the chair there is a dial on the facet that allows you to alter and it is easy to get it excellent. Admittedly that is additionally one of many gaming chairs I have never had points with the place top and width are involved. With 52cm between the armrests (42cm minimal), and a 90cm top on the backrest, I do not really feel like I am drowning in gaming chair. That is with the armrests bolted as near the seat as attainable, too, so there’s loads of room to develop sideways.
My solely actual gripes for the armrests are that they undergo from the age-old drawback of rattling mechanisms, which isn’t a great look on over half a grand’s price of gaming chair. And whereas the polyurethane does have a little bit of sponginess to it, I’d have preferred a bit extra padding for the value.
Talking of padding, you do get some gloriously plush cushions for the value although I’ve discovered them to be a bit superfluous. I even have most popular utilizing the lumbar cushion as a headrest, and disposing of the top cushion altogether. Importantly, although, the white cushions are washable, although you will need to brush up in your stain-removal techniques.
With regards to movement, there’s 11 levels of tilt. That is sufficient for me, and would not ship me right into a panic when it drops backward just like the Noblechairs Hero Doom Version (opens in new tab) did when tilting at full recline. The Legend might be adjusted in order that it takes extra pressure to push again, although once more it is a normal function for all the very best gaming chairs (opens in new tab) on the market.
The knob to regulate the benefit of tilt is a bit far again in comparison with some, although, that means it’s important to actually fold in half to succeed in it—not everybody’s gifted with that sort of flexibility. There’s a little bit of give too, a slight rock movement in the event you push again when it is meant to be locked in place, which makes it really feel a bit unstable.
When a gaming chair is available in at one of the riotous worth factors I’ve seen since Thermaltake’s Porsche gaming chair (opens in new tab), there’s much more I used to be anticipating from its design. Cupholders. A free footrest, possibly. And whereas rattling armrests and an ungainly tilt adjuster do not cut back the worth an excessive amount of in my thoughts, the instability when locked is a little bit of a downer, and with solely a two yr guarantee I’d be continually on edge having spent over $600 on something.
Sure it is one of the subtly lovely gaming chairs I’ve encountered, with no ugly print and improbable ergonomics, but when I like to recommend it for that worth I would need to give up to a really doomed economic system. Comfy gaming chairs ought to be inexpensive for the everyman, particularly when graphics playing cards price as a lot as a automotive in 2023.
When you will get the Secretlab Titan Evo (opens in new tab) for $150 much less—with its three yr guarantee and magnetic pillows—the query is evident: Would you pay your self that a lot to land probably the greatest gaming chairs ever made? I feel so.