Vertagear SL4000 Gaming Chair Review

Adjustment Mechanisms

Vertagear SL4000 Review

Adjustment Mechanisms

Although it looks like a racing seat strapped to a five legged base, the Vertagear SL4000 actually has all the usual office chair adjustments.  As there's quite a few, let's walk you though them.  The lever down in the corner on the right hand side of the chair is used to adjust the seat angle.  It's spring loaded so be sure to be exerting some pressure on the squab with your back before you lift the lever.  Also protruding from the base is a multi function lever that controls the height of the chair as well as its ability to rock forwards or backwards.  The tension for the latter being determined by the large set wheel seen in the assembly process.

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By using the various discrete buttons on the firm rubber arms, they can be moved up or down as well as forwards and backwards, in and out, in fact pretty much any way you care to think of.

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You can even angle the arms inwards or outwards to suite the natural position of your arms.

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Most Recent Comments

23-09-2015, 16:21:01

Nice chair, some of the adjustments remind me a lot of the Herman Miller Mirra Chair.
The black and white color scheme = win!Quote

24-09-2015, 10:55:55

The big test on chairs for me is the bum foam. Every time I have ever had to buy a new chair was because over time the bum foam goes and you end up sitting on a piece of plywood or a sheet of hard plastic.

Bummer, literally. I've spent £250 on a cream leather chair and the bum foam went after a year.

Now? I'm sick of buying chairs and thinking that higher prices equal higher quality bum foam.

I bought a Herman Miller around a year ago and I can safely say that the bum foam is still every bit as good as it was the day I bought it.

So the true test of a chair for me isn't when it's new and I would therefore avoid chairs like this one in the review, especially when for exactly the they same price I could buy a genuine Sparco race seat ready mounted to an office chair base.

Another huge test with chairs is the hydraulic strut and again, they never have issues when new only over time. Sitting in your chair slowly watching your desk get bigger actually sucks ballsQuote

24-09-2015, 11:06:49

I'm clearly a child, "Bum foam" made me chuckle on more than on occasion!

As for the hydraulic lift, i have replaced the one on my chair twice over the last 3 years, just about to buy another one!Quote

24-09-2015, 11:19:27

Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post

I could buy a genuine Sparco race seat ready mounted to an office chair base.
now THAT gives me some ideas!Quote

24-09-2015, 14:31:20

Originally Posted by CreatiXx View Post
now THAT gives me some ideas!
I did this when I changed the seats in my Esprit .


Over time though I found it less and less comfortable. The seat was fine in the car, reclined and tootling along, but not ideal for sat in front of a computer. Scrapped the idea and now use a generic Ikea chair.

I like the idea of these type of gaming chairs and would like to try one, but it's an expensive test if I ended up not liking it.Quote

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