Vertagear Triigger 350 Special Edition Gaming Chair Review @ [H]

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  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Vertagear Triigger 350 Special Edition Gaming Chair Review - What happens when you rope yourself in to doing a gaming chair review? You take your time, do it right, and make sure your butt spends at least a few months in the chair before you write your review. My butt has been in the VertaGear Triigger 350 Gaming Chair for over 3 months, and here are my thoughts.
     
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    Let me know what you think of the format.
     
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  4. CaptNumbNutz

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    One thing I missed.

    What kind of leather is used? If it's bonded leather I would expect it to start bubbling and/or peeling within a few years. Every so called "high end chair" that I bought with bonded leather had this problem.
     
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  5. Virtual_Bomber

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    Nice review of a chair! I agree with you though, can't sit in something like that for 5 minutes and know the ins and outs of the chair. I believe you took the right angle in tackling the reviewing of a chair.

    I read "calf leather" towards the front of the review.
     
  6. CaptNumbNutz

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    Thank you. I missed that.
     
  7. CaptNumbNutz

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    IMHO, the "Reader Concerns" section needs some better formatting and could probably be shortened somehow.

    For example:
    You mention the issue regarding farts twice, barely 4 sentences apart.

    The mesh seat is mentioned a dozen times. Maybe make 1 listing about the mesh and all the things that entails under it?

    I know it's late. I'm sure you will edit it later. Feel free to delete my post. ;)
     
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  8. macksomerville

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    Holy shit... a gaming chair thats not a shitty half ass car seat with a base?
     
  9. fuzzy34

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    I thought the format was great with the exception of the "Reader Concerns" section, came across as a wall of text with some repeating (CaptNumbNutz said it better). The fact that you used it for so long definitely adds credibility since it's more of a real world scenario. I also liked the testaments about the overall build quality and rocking.

    A couple of questions:
    Did the mesh seat have any pressure points after long periods of sitting?
    How much did the recline "give" after it was in the locked position? Are there varying angles you can lock the recline at?
     
  10. Semantics

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    To me the main thing that matters in a chair is if the bottom cushion wears out haven't tried one that uses mesh for the bottom before. Wonder if the sag after long use, that crease didn't seem to change the functionality too much. I've had chair with mesh on the back support but not the bottom before with no problems. But few actually do really long term usage reviews

    I'd only pay that kind of money if I knew it would last 8+ years without performance wear. Most i've paid for a chair is around 200 and i change chairs about every 3-5 years because they wear out. I don't mind a little loss of luster but when a couston gives out etc it's not worth it.
     
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  11. Quartz-1

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    Good job.

    With regard to the casters, on my Herman Miller Embody you can specify casters that will work on carpets. I'm 6'4" and peaked at over 20 stone and the Embody is great. No problems with width. I'd like to see you do a review of one.
     
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    "The Triigger 350 does not trap farts at all considering its mesh seat construction."

    Absolutely the most important part of this chair hahaha. Great review :D
     
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    I am not sure about a chair that requires that I ask my wife......." Honey , does this chair make me look fat ? "

    Nice job ,It must be hard to do a review on something that is subjective like a chair.
     
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    I have to say this is the first chair review I have ever read and thus consequently it was the best! But seriously I think you covered all of the points I would want to see in a chair review.

    If you are going to continue using the chair I would like to see an update in 6-12 months or so on how the leather is holding up. My experience with leather chairs is that they tend to start developing wear spots around a year or so if they are seeing daily use.

    My favorite line out of the review:

    So much potential there ;)
     
  15. Nenu

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    Good review, didnt think I'd read most of it but I did.

    Yeah a wider version would be nice to ahem, fit 2 pairs of legs.
    Cant have a seat the missus wont be able to jump me on!
     
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    I enjoyed the personalized Q&A section of the review. I'd love this for more community centered reviews if we know about one ahead of time. Too bad this chair probably won't hold me but that's cool.
     
  17. Kyle_Bennett

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    Thanks for the feedback. Made a few changes and corrections. I was doing the "reader concerns" by the seat of my pants. I need to get a Q&A format down for that, that is a bit more structured. I was not going to put a lot of work into it if it did not come across well.
     
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    Max rated weight is important to a lot of us bigger folks.
    I would like to see a real answer to that as part of a review.

    It is the first chair review where I read the whole thing.
    Good job!
     
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    You need to make "Man-spreadability" a testing point on each chair from now on.

    I liked the review, and the format. The Q&A was missing the Q's, which is alright, but, it repeated too much, as said above.

    I look forward to the next chair review!
     
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    Great review Kyle. Keep it up.

    Chair is cool looking, but $700-900? Ayyyeeeee! I mean if I'm going to drop a grand why am I not looking at a Herman Miller or other such uber chair?

    I think $200 is my top limit. My current one is like $120 on Amazon, and it's provided a gallant 3 years or so of work before I'm starting to have issues with it (ass padding is the first to go, then the gas lift, etc). But I sit in this thing a lot, 4-12 hours a day (depending on my work schedule)

    Please mark your calendar for a year from now and provide a follow up!
     
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    And to think, I'm using a hand-me down chair from the 70s.

    You can still have bonded leather sourced from calves.
     
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  22. Kyle_Bennett

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    My kids have called dibs on it so I think it will be here for a while. This Triigger is probably better constructed than the Herman Miller. I do like the softer armrests on the HM, and of course I ordered it with the Fatboy seat.
     
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    Format was great. Good review and it makes me want to buy one. But....

    will the mesh hold up if I have an open flame under the chair and rip one. Might be a deal breaker...or ass breaker....
     
  24. Dan_D

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    Honestly, this chair is about the same class of chair as the Herman Miller or Ergo Human. I've actually seen this chair in person. The build quality is actually a bit better on this chair in some respects than the Herman Miller or the Ergo Human. The controls are much better. I'd actually go for one of these over either if it fit me better. I'm a similar height and weight as Kyle, so it fits me about the same as him and on that basis it isn't for me. The seat isn't as wide or as deep as I'd like it to be. That's the one thing I noticed sitting in it that I didn't like.

    On another note, if you've been using $200 chairs, you haven't seen a good chair. I was fine with those types of chairs when I was younger but as you age, the back problems become a much bigger deal. A good chair can practically eliminate the fatigue or pain that comes with sitting in a chair all day. My back issues practically went away in a couple days time sitting in my Ergo Human when I bought it.
     
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    Kyle, that was a pretty thorough review. A few things that I look at in a chair that didn't seem to be covered in the review (or perhaps I missed them):

    Does the chair have a tilt function for the seat so that you can tilt the seat forward a little to relieve stress on the pressure point on the bottom of your legs?
    Does the chair have the ability to hold while reclining or is it just an open recline ability? In other words can you recline and have the chair maintain that position?
    Does the mesh ever snag on buttons or jean rivets?
    On the Headrest, does it support the back of the head or the neck? Does it allow you to adjust it forward and backward as well as up and down?

    Apart from those, looks like a pretty solid chair and review.
     
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    It's a nice change of pace and refreshing compared to other review sites that only seem to review mechanical keyboards for weeks on end when they don't have anything good to review.

    I see issues with doing this long term though if you ever want to review "budget" seating since it would by default leave you having to sit in a potentially crappy chair, but perhaps that could be farmed out to lower on the totem pole reviewers?

    I personally check out business liquidation auctions and sales. My current home-chair is a $600 office chair with lots of bells and whistles I picked up gently used for $70. Doesn't look cool but nobody comes into my computing sanctuary anyways other than cats.
     
  27. GlowingGhoul

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    A knockoff of the Herman Miller Aeron Chair, with the sliding seat feature of the Leap Chair.

    For $900, you can get a real Aeron Chair, top of the line loaded, with fabric of your choice, metal base and frame, and leather Armrests....with a 12 year warranty that they actually honor and will rebuild your chair on site.

    Also, Aeron comes in 3 sizes, so the narrow seat problem Kyle had wouldn't be an issue with a correctly sized Aeron.

    There are 15 million + Aeron chairs out there. That's a lot of experience for the manufacturer. I find it hard to believe this small company can come anywhere close to the long term durability of a Herman Miller product, nor would I trust them to be around in a decade.

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    The problem with the Aeron is that it's an old design. The controls are clunky, the mesh does stretch out over time and the Aeron doesn't have a head rest. I think it has simply been surpassed by newer designs. I say that as someone who owns an Aeron manufactured in the 1990's and I've got an Ergo Human that's about 5 years old now that's still going strong. I think the Aeron is built better than the Ergo Human and the chair reviewed here at least in initial feel isn't far off of either one of those options. Feels tighter than the Ergo Human but more modern and lighter weight than the Aeron.
     
  29. Zarathustra[H]

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    Seems like a nice chair, but $900? Damn.

    I've never spent anywhere near that kind of money on a chair.

    I'd be curious how it compares to one of these for $349.

    If I got one, I'd go for the all black, and hope they make one without the Vertagear branding written all over it.
     
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    I never liked the Aeron for the way the very front of the seat pan isn't padded, but the build quality was certainly pretty good.
     
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    Decent review, would like to see some images of you sitting in the reviewed chair in different positions. IE: relaxed, 'work' stance, very relaxed.

    I saw Corsair advertising a gaming focused office chair - I vote for you to review that next.
     
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    Maybe I missed it, but do they specify the maximum weight this chair can handle?

    I am 6'3" 240lbs, but my weight tends to fluctuate between 230 and 260 (I peaked at 274, omg the misery... never again). Once I approach about 250 my chairs start falling apart. I even bought a "big and tall" chair that was supposed to support 350lbs but it fell apart faster than the "regular" chairs. This is why I have never invested in a really good chair.
     
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    You had me at "and and Prime"! Great review though Kyle. I like the reader section as well.
     
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    As a rather large gentleman myself, I too wonder what the weight-limit is. On most of my chairs, the piston fails before anything else on the chair.
     
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    Thanks for this quote.

    I am loving my HM Mira II at work and considering one for home. This chair appears to be the about the same price. My HM has held up very well over 4 years. It seems brand new.

    How does the lumbar support compare to the HM you have experienced. I find mine to be to subtle. I'd like something a bit more aggressive.
     
  36. GlowingGhoul

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    We're talking about furniture, not a hard drive. This year's model is not automatically superior to last year's, good ergonomic design is timeless. I'm not sure what "technological advancement" this chair has, besides fewer adjustments (no forward tilt on a $900 chair?), adjustment controls that consist of an indestructible steel cable attached to a wafer thin plastic trigger(Why, how often do you need to change height?), one size that better fit you, and a terrible, short warranty that tells you just how long THEY think it's going to last. 2 years on the functional parts, no labor, send it in for them to look at, blah blah. Call Herman Miller about a problem with a 10 year old chair and they'll send a tech out to do a complete refurbishment at no charge.
     
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    He could measure distance from left knee to right knee for when it is most and least comfortable plus maximum spread distance if needed. You could actually use it to compare to your width of 'natural' manspreadingness (?) and get a decent idea of how it would be for you to be sitting in that chair.
     
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    $900?

    Yea nah. Maybe if it gave me a reach around while I sat in it.
     
  39. noko

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    I like the functionality of that chair, the price does look good. I normally take short breaks, exercises etc. Like the dip thing Kyle mentioned. $900? If I was office bound, full time you bet!

    Now no gaming tests using this chair, tisk tisk, I can't believe that. Maybe it rolls too easy or the arm rest eats at your elbows as you work the mouse and keyboard. ;)
     
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    First off, Kyle, your gettin old like me bro, both got some grey in the beard. ;) Also, picked up a DXRacer TANK series last year. Love the damned thing, $600, meant for fat guys like me :D, took a lot longer to put together, yours was just too damned easy!!! And, still reading the review, will post back when im done :)

    Edit: Well, good review. Some of the points you mentioned like, it won't trap a fart, I appreciate now that I actually own a gaming chair.

    Comparing to my DXRacer, yeah it will trap a fart, it's made out of what they term Synthetic Leather, it isn't vinyl but a thick polyethylene that doesn't breathe at all. This also caused something I didn't even realize was happening till my girlfriend pointed it out. Zits along the sides of my calves because I usually bring one leg up or the other and sit on my foot, because it doesn't breathe at all, my leg sweats and thus the zits... And lost most of the hair along that side of my leg... UGGH folding up a towel to sit on solved this problem.

    Armrests, no padding on the DXRacer actually caused me a medical issue, entrapped ulnar nerve that when inflamed causes me to lose feeling in my pinky and next finger over. Uggh. Another folded up towel for padding helped tons. And the armrests are wiggly right out of the box.

    I noticed you said you get a little pinched in yours. Mine is actually built wider for us FAT guys ;) 23.5 inches wide to be exact, which is what allows me to bring my leg up and sit on my foot comfortably.

    And like you, I have put in 18 hour sessions in my chair, it doesn't hurt my back like all my other chairs, matter o fact I feel better after I get up at the end of a long day then when I sat down. (my bed sucks)

    Anyway, just liked to point out a few of those Items about this DXRacer vs. your Vertagear Triigger.

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