The Epic Real Leather from noblechairs is an interesting choice for the best gaming chair; it finds a happy medium between a full-fledged executive office chair and something you’d pair with an Alienware. A blend of German racing culture and luxury office décor have gone into the creation of the Epic, which leaves you with ergonomics that make for a comfortable seat while still bearing the visuals of a thoroughbred track machine.
At $480, the Epic costs a little less than most luxury office chairs, but still retains the qualities that make it a luxury chair. Fitted with premium leather and stitching, as well as a solid base with a high finish, the Epic aims to leave an impression and is most suited to a gamer that enjoys a little class while still holding on to the extravagant design of a gaming chair.
- +Adjustability: The noblechairs Epic Real Leather features the regular movement options that you’d see on an executive office chair. It features a swivel, as well a gas piston to control elevation, and there’s also a lever to adjust the angle of the seat and a tilt to control the seat tilt. The armrests feature 4d space adjustment and utilize little paddle controls to lock and unlock themselves.
- +Comfort: The soft leather of the Epic sits upon firm cold-foam, which gives it a soft, springy feel. The ergonomics enable one to spend quite a lot of time in the seat without the need to readjust themselves, and the recline does a good job when you’d rather simply relax a little and watch a movie.
- +Build: A steel frame supports the Epic from the inside out, providing a significant amount of sturdy grounding as well as ensuring that a few ungainly bumps don’t cause it to fall apart. The leather is strong and the stitching synthetic, making for a highly durable finish that will last the test of, not only time but regular use as well.
- –Adjustability: The noblechairs Epic is hindered by the fact that the reclining angle is limited to -135 degrees, keeping you from being able to lay flat. The placement of the tilt switch is also a hindrance, as trying to manipulate it while fully reclined can be a little tricky.
- –Comfort: The middle of the backrest is built out of a harder material than the rest of the leather bound seat, which creates a bit of contrast in comfort. The downside to so much leather is that the material is not very breathable, and it does get stuffy and damp after prolonged use, and paired with the need to keep all that leather dry, you’d need to wipe the seat dry all too often.
- –Build: The Epic’s premium materials require premium maintenance, which might not be easy for some gamers, considering that we like to pack on a few snacks at our desks. Moisture will degrade the leather, leaving you with a shriveled and cracked surface, should you not thoroughly dry the chair after an unfortunate spill.