As someone who sits at a desk for 10-plus hours per day working, comfort is the most important thing to me. My computer can be the most powerful machine in the world, but if I can’t comfortably sit at my desk for more than 30 minutes, then it’s not worth it.
The Secretlab Omega is a chair advertised for those 5’11” or shorter and weighing less than 240 pounds. As someone who falls right at that height border and weighs 206 pounds, I was a bit concerned that I’d have problems finding long-term comfort when doing my review of the Secretlab Omega. Luckily, it only took a few hours to realize that wasn’t going to be the case at all.
Little assembly required
Like most Secretlab chairs, the Omega takes just about 30 minutes to put together. The two major parts — the seat and backrest — are simple to set into place. The longest part of the process, which is outlined in a giant poster, is the wheeled base. But that’s more tedious than it is difficult.
The chair material is PU leather, providing one of the more comfortable sitting experiences I’ve had with a gaming chair. My office sits in one of the warmest areas in my home, and the Omega remains cool throughout. Even when the room temperature reaches 80 degrees and higher with everything running, the chair stays cool without any sort of skin sticking. That’s a major win with any type of chair.
The chair reclines to 165 degrees and has adjustable armrests that can be raised, lowered, and tilted in or out. If you need a specific position, you can make it happen with the Secretlab Omega.
In regards to the seat cushion and backrest, both feel as soft and welcoming as the first day I used them. That’s even after a few months of daily usage. You can get out of the chair and not even tell someone was sitting in it.
Aside from the sitting area of the chair, the base may be the most impressive part of the Secretlab Omega. The metal is high quality and the hydraulic system isn’t cheaply built to the point where you’re looking to replace the pump within six months of use.
The chair includes a head pillow and a lumbar support pillow. These are the only two flaws I have with the Omega. The head pillow wraps around the top of the chair, but likes to pop off a lot. It’s also tough to get it into a proper position if you want to lean back on it.
The lumbar pillow is a bigger annoyance due to it not being able to attach to the chair at all. If you’re the type that needs to adjust often, you’ll have to move the lumbar pillow around with you. Still, it’s a soft and supportive cushion that makes long sessions enjoyable.
The Secretlab Omega is worth the money
Like with any other piece of furniture, the old adage of “you get what you pay for” is often true. With the Secretlab Omega Stealth, that remains the case. Whether you want it for the work day at home or long gaming sessions, this chair provides a level of comfort you’d expect from something that might cost double.
If you are on the border of the size restrictions and don’t like a snug fit, you may want to consider jumping up to the Titan model. But if you meet the size requirements for the Omega, you won’t find a chair much better than this at a $359 USD starting price point.