To tell you the truth, Vertagear does not make cheap chairs. Their least priced model will set you back over $300. There are many other brands that you can buy for less, which is why we were intrigued as to why people love Vertagear so much.
Currently, Vertagear has the S-Line series for average-sized users and the P-Line series for supersized ones. You will find several different models for each series, but compared to some other companies this range is limited.
This proved to be good news because we were able to take each model through in-depth analysis. At the end of the day, the Vertagear brand endured the most rigorous vetting. If you want to know what we think of this all-American brand, read on.
Vertagear S-Line Gaming Chairs
The Vertagear S-Line series is made for small to medium-sized users. There are currently three models in the range: the SL2000, SL4000 and the SL5000. While they all have a few differences between them, most of their features are very similar.
For this reason, we will first look at the common features and then look at each model in turn to note the differences.
All models from the Vertagear S-Line range are built to last. They consist of a full steel frame supported by a molded aluminum 5 pointed star base. The whole assembly runs on 2.5″ Penta castors, which is larger than usual to properly distribute the weight.
Cold-cured High-Density Foam Cushioning
Vertagear uses extra high-density foam that can withstand up to 4lbs per cubic foot. For comparison, normal high density foam can take up to 2.5 lbs/ft. This means that it can maintain its shape for far longer, almost like memory foam.
Besides, cold curing maintains an open cell structure within the foam so that there is free air movement.
Premium PVC Leather
Most people think of pipes and plastic when PVC is mentioned. Textile experts long discovered that with the right treatment, a combination of PU leather and PVC can become some of the best faux leather.
Some gaming chairs like to use poorly bonded faux leather that will start peeling and cracking in months, but Vertagear uses only the best quality PVC leather. It is tough and comfortable, withstanding scratching, liquid spills and even fire better than genuine leather.
Vertagear goes a step ahead to add patented Coffee Fiber padding that makes the cover more breathable, easy to clean and helps eliminate odors.
The basic requirement of any good gaming chair is that it must be comfortable. You are going to be spending countless hours in it, and you don’t want back pain at the end of that.
Vertagear comes in the racing design made popular by DXRacing in 2006, with a few tweaks here and there. Instead of a deep bucket seat, it comes with a wide seat and slightly curved backrest to give users more freedom. This also allows people of any size to sit without feeling constricted.
You will also get additional cushions for lumbar and neck support. These are made of authentic memory foam for maximum comfort.
A desk chair is only as good as its functionality. Vertagear has made their chairs with reclining functionality up to 1400, which is plenty for most uses. You can rock as you like without worrying about toppling over.
All chairs from the Vertagear S-Line series also come with Class IV gas lifts for height adjustments. These are proven to hold up to 350lbs (160 kg).
The Vertagear S-Line series is the most popular from the company. This could be because it’s also the cheapest line. That being said, the common features are impressive, to say the least. The chairs are worth every penny and are guaranteed to last you for years.
Even among well-known brands at the same price point, it is hard to find a better chair than Vertagear. Most will excel in a point or two, but Vertagear manages to have everything you might ask for. Still, let us look at the three S-Line models.
1. Vertagear SL-2000
This is the most affordable model from Vertagear. This may be the reason why it is also the most popular, but just the same it has a few unique points. To begin with, it has the widest backrest of the three.
The SL-2000 measures 520mm/21.5″ between the armrests and 540mm/21.3″ at the shoulders. The flat part of the seat has a width of
370mm or 14.6″. You can tell that it is perfect for big and wide-bodied users.
Another difference is that the armrests are 2D adjustable. This means that you can move them up and down. If this is too limiting for you, you can have them upgraded to 4D for an extra fee. You also have a choice of 15 color schemes to choose from, which is the widest range we have come across so far.
- EFFORTLESS ASSEMBLY - "slide-in" design creates a quick one-person installation process
- SOLID COMFORT - steel frame with ultra premium high density resilient memory foam
- REINFORCED 5-STAR BASE - designed and constructed from a heavy-duty aluminum alloy material that assures a solid base structure
- IMPECCABLE COLOR MATCHING - custom 2. 5" racing style casters coated with PU for soft and smooth gliding on any surface
- BONUS ACCESSORIES - additional memory foam headrest pillow and lumbar support cushion are included
2. Vertagear SL-4000
SL-4000 model is almost similar to its predecessor. However, it is shorter and a bit narrower. The backrest is deeper and the wings curve more prominently, with the total effect being a tighter fit for your back. The seat remains wide and flat for more freedom.
The optimum height for this chair is 5’11”. The backrest is 525mm/20.7in at its widest and 430mm/17in at the narrowest. Also, the chair comes with 4D adjustable armrest and a choice of 9 colors.
3. The Vertagear SL-5000
The Vertagear SL-5000 is the largest chair in the series, as well as the most expensive. If you lean on the bigger side, this is the chair for you. It features the widest seat and roomiest backrest.
Specifically, the shoulder width is 320mm/20.5in while at the lumbar it measures 290mm/11.5in. If you’re a small person, this may be a bit too much for you.
This chair can seat users of up to 6’4″ in height and support up to 350lbs (158kg) in weight. However, the recommended weight limit is 260lbs (117kg). The chair comes standard with fully 4D adjustable armrests and in a choice of 5 colors.
- Effortless Assembly - "Slide-in" design creates a quick one-person installation process
- Steel Frame and Ultra Premium HR(High Density) Resilience Foam
- Reinforced 5-Star Base - Redesigned and constructed from a heavy-duty aluminum alloy material that assures a solid structure
- Custom 2.5" / 65mm racing stylist caster coated with PU for soft and smooth gliding on any surface. (color matching chair)
- Cushioned and contoured to the shape of the arm with adjustability in 4 directions
Vertagear P-line Gaming Chairs
There’s strong, and then there’s heavy-duty. The Vertagear P-Line Series is extra heavy-duty. While their S-Line is already good enough for 98.9% of users, Vertagear went further to create the P-Line and gave it extra strength and extra size. It also comes with some very unique features you will not find anywhere else.
Here are the features common to both models on the P-Line series.
The P-Line series supersedes even the S-Line in size. These gaming chairs have wider backrests and seats. They are also taller and longer to support every body type available. These chairs will easily support users that are up to 6’8″ and who weigh over 400 pounds.
Anti-Bacterial, Odor-Resistant Coffee Fabric
Vertagear seems to have developed a unique, patented technology to make fabric out of coffee husk fiber. The fabric expels odors more quickly, dries much faster and is easier to clean.
In addition, they also claim to incorporate silver threading into the fibers. This is what gives the chair its antibacterial properties. Since the dark ages, silver has been known to kill bacteria, which it does by breaking down their chemical structure.
Of course, such technology won’t be cheap, but it is a first and you can be sure that it will appeal to a lot of people.
Just as you would expect, the P-Line series have frames made entirely of steel. The base is made of industrial-strength aluminum, and these two features help to make it super-strong and durable.
If a chair’s cover starts tearing and cracking within months, it won’t matter how long the frame lasts. This is part of the reason why Vertagear chairs are popular because their cover material will last years of heavy use. They use top-grade PVC faux leather, a material stronger and tougher than real leather. It will resist liquid spills, tearing, friction rubbing and other factors that cause wear and tear.
The Vertagear P-Line series needs to support much heavier loads, which is why they’re made of extra-dense and extra-thick foam cushioning. This helps the padding maintain its shape over a long time of intense use.
Besides, you also get extra cushions for lumbar and neck support made of genuine memory foam.
Even while supporting a lot of weight, a chair needs to be flexible and adjustable. The height adjustment on the P-Line series is accomplished through a super heavy-duty class IV pneumatic piston rated for up to 440 lbs (199 kg).
Besides that, you can also recline the backrest at will, from a forward leaning 80Â° to a maximum of 140Â° without losing stability. They also both come with fully adjustable 4D armrests.
If you have been wearing out every chair you get within months, the Vertagear P-Line is the solution. Not only do these two chairs have blissful comfort and advanced features, but they are also made to fine detail ensuring that they can hold up to severe punishment for years.
They also have this new exciting cover on the backrest and seat called Coffee Fiber with Silver Threading. While it’s hard to prove the effectiveness of these as laymen, time will tell. If they work ( we think they do), they are groundbreaking innovations.
1. Vertagear PL-4500
According to Vertagear, this chair is made for extreme gamers. To prove it, it comes ready for RGB LED lights. These do not come with the chair but can be purchased separately. These are sure to blow your mind, and those of your friends.
- Coffee fiber padding: the pl4500's backrest and seat is padded with high quality coffee fiber, produced through a patented technology, enabling the material to exhibit unique properties, including being order control and quick drying for added hygiene and comfort.
- Led upgrade kit: enhance your experience with our wirelessly controlled full spectrum RGB LED upgrade kit.
- Adjustable Seat Height: The pl4500's seat and Height adjustability ensures correct ergonomic posture and prevents stress to your back. Having good range of adjustability allows you to at an optimum angle in relation to your desk, This reduces back and neck pains.
- Adjustable backrest: features independent back angle option. An angle-adjustable backrest to help you adjust your sitting position throughout the course of your gaming experience (up to 140 degrees).
- Adjustable tilt with locking system: our adjustable tilt mechanism allows you to increase or decrease the tension by easily turning the knob to match your body weight. This allows you to rock comfortable, without heavy pushing, reducing muscle fatigue. In addition, the racing series P-Line can be locked into 4 different tilted positions, truly putting you in a drivers seat.
2. Vertagear PL-6000
The Vertagear PL-6000 is the biggest and best chair from Vertagear. It incorporates the best in every area: Maximum strength gas piston for up to 200kg (440lbs) of weight, as well as the largest and widest.
Most other features are the same as the PL-4500, except that it is available in 7 color schemes
- Adjustable Back, Armrest and Seat Height
- Perforated PVC Leather
- Soft-Glide Wheels
- Solid Structure
Why Buy Vertagear Gaming Chairs?
As we have mentioned before, Vertagear gaming chairs are pricey. So why would you buy their chairs instead of other brands?
One reason would be its quality. Even for the price, Vertagear delivers a quality unmatched by most gaming chair manufacturers. From the heavy-duty frames, top quality cover material and advanced design, it is hard to argue with their quality.
Second, they offer superior comfort. Some chairs may be super heavy-duty, but they lose on comfort while at it. They are hard and cold and could take weeks to break in. Not so with Vertagear. Within a few days of buying the chair, you will be enjoying unparalleled comfort.
Third, they are very innovative. Vertagear has come up with a lot of features that no other manufacturer has even thought of, like Coffee Fiber and Silver Threading. This also means that they will continue making better chairs for years to come because they have a desire to improve.
It pays to invest in quality, especially if it is something that you’re going to be spending hours in it every day. No cheapskate gaming chair will offer your body the support it needs, for as long as it needs it. Something always gives. This is why Vertagear doesn’t make cheap chairs, and exactly why you should buy Vertagear.
For everyone who believes in “Buy America” there’s nothing more to say. But if you, like us, believe that everything should stand on its own merit, then Vertagear will also satisfy us fully.
Having said that, these are not 100% perfect chairs. Nothing like that exists, but Vertagear sure comes close. For big and large fellows, this might be the brand you’ve been waiting for.
Any company that pays such particular attention to its products and customer experience should be given a chance, and you should go out and try a Vertagear chair. They are available for purchase directly from Vertagear, as well as from Amazon.