Too often, people are satisfied with products that “will do”. When it comes to chairs, the differences go far deeper than simple appearances: believe it or not, your long-term health is at stake. As a result, you’re usually better off choosing a more advanced chair, even if it’s a little more expensive.
Take the Vertagear PL6000, for instance. This is a high-quality gaming chair that comes with a premium price tag. It costs around $490 MSRP, so we’ve decided to see if it lives up to the hype, and more importantly, if it’s worth your hard-earned money.
|Dimensions||33 x 28 x 13”|
|Weight Limit||440 lbs|
|Colors||Blue, red, white, green, grey, yellow, orange, camo|
The first thing you’ll notice about this product is its shape. It’s a racing-style seat, known for its added comfort during long periods of sitting. These products provide greater back support and help distribute pressure throughout the user’s body, instead of putting it all onto the spine.
The inside is filled with high-resilience foam, ensuring that the PL6000 gaming chair will be just as comfortable in a year’s time. The armrests are fully adjustable too, capable of moving in four directions. This allows you to find the most comfortable spot for your height and shape.
You’ve probably also noticed the adjustable headrest and lumbar support cushion. These are entirely removable, and made of the same PVC leather as the chair for a consistent feel.
This chair offers more color options than most. The variants are something special: not too bright, not too pale. There’s even a camouflaged version, which is a bold and unusual design choice.
Really, there’s nothing particularly unique about this chair’s appearance. We really liked that the branding was discreet; rather than displaying a huge multi-colored logo, Vertagear have indented their logo into the headrest.
Also, the casters have a colored trim to match the upholstery. This is a small addition, but it’s a nice touch.
The PL6000 is one of the strongest chairs on the market, with a weight limit of 440lbs. Considering that most only support around 300lbs, this model is far superior if you’re on the heavier side. Additionally, it’s comfy for people up to 6’ 8” in height, whereas most gaming chairs out there become a problem at around 6’ or so.
Despite offering advanced features like seat angle adjustment and a reclining backrest, this chair is simple enough to build. It comes in just a few separate pieces, and is easily assembled. It does weigh about 56lbs, though, so you might need somebody to help hold parts up as you attach them.