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Review: Vertagear SL5000 Gaming Chair


Posted on February 21, 2022 by Ryan McGlinchey

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I’m sure we have all heard the meme making the rounds among Twitch streamers – “Oh, they have a better gaming chair” – when losing a clutch time 1v1 or getting sniped halfway across Verdansk. Now you can be the one with the better gaming chair with the Vertagear SL5000!

This chair has revolutionized the gaming chair industry. The build quality and durability is unmatched in any chair that I have ever seen. It was extremely easy to put together, eight screws and you’re off to the races. Vertagear has patented “Slide-in” assembly hardware that offers less time following directions and more time sitting in the apex of comfort.

The number one thing that I look for in a gaming chair is the quality of the padding in the seat. Most chairs, up until the SL5000 that is, will compress into a thin wafer of foam after about a month of regular use. Not the case here. I have been using this chair for about three months with no signs of deflation. This is made possible by the Ultra Premium High Resilience foam that offers 62% more weight per cubic foot. This high density foam does come with a bit of a downside if you are a wider person (like myself) – the raised edges of the chair are quite unforgiving. On each side of the bottom seat there are raised edges that force my legs to sit together instead of the widened stance I am more accustomed to; however, this is easy for me to overlook given the overall comfort level the chair provides.

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With complete 4D adjustable armrests, and 140º adjustable backrest you can fully design and customize your comfort. Whether you want to lay back and play a relaxing RTS or need to be up straight clutching an S&D match, the SL5000 has your back.

The locking mechanisms on a lot of gaming chairs I see wear out after a while, however, with Vertagear’s locking system and weight adaptable tilt tension you never feel out of control. There is a distinct feel to locking and unlocking the backrest that gives you peace of mind that you are not going to fly back from a weak lock.

The color options provided by Vertagear are amazing. All possessing a black base, there are six accent colors available: White, Red, Blue, Green, Black, and Blue with gold stitching. There are also several special editions to choose from as well. The SL5000 also has an RGB upgrade kit (sold separately) available that is the world’s first wirelessly controlled RGB/LED kit available on a gaming chair.

The quality and craftsmanship does come with a price though, with the base model coming in at $459.99. If you want to add the flashy RGB kit, expect to fork out a couple hundred dollars more. That said, there’s no denying that the SL5000 will provide one of the best gaming chairs money can buy. Your purchase also includes up to a 10-year warranty on the metal frame and a 2-year warranty on most other parts, so you can game knowing your comfort is secured.

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