The Noblechairs Legend gaming chair is where the company is at combines its existing gaming chairs (opens in new tab) in a. A little aesthetic inspiration here, a few features from there, and bam, you’ve got yourself a legend. A £450/$670 legend in faux leather.
That’s the price of the white version I tested anyway, although it rises to £460/$690 for any color other than white. Logically, the white version gets dirty much more easily, so respect for making it cheaper. The fabric version is even cheaper at £420/$640, but it’s only available in gray and isn’t exactly wipe clean.
Thought I’d mention the prices up front because that’s the real issue here. For a super-premium gaming chair at that price you’d expect there wouldn’t be a single complaint, but unfortunately that’s just not the case. But I’m getting ahead of things; let’s rewind.
This is a wonderful chair. The pure white leather and stitching look incredible, and the sleek and subtle design doesn’t scream “boy racer” unlike most gaming chairs out there. It also pairs incredibly well with Logitech’s new sparkly Aurora collection, the Logitech G715 (opens in new tab) being my choice of pairs from the kit case. Add the spectacular Logitech G502X (opens in new tab) to the mix and you’ll have a pure and heavenly aesthetic, but your wallet won’t thank you.
Noblechairs Legend White edition spec
I’m not quite sure what Noblechairs means by “Straight lines for mature design” listed under the chair features section. It’s actually a super round, curved design, and while the white color scheme gives it a touch of sophistication, the shape has more of an “I made this out of Play Dough” look. Not in a bad way, but maybe more innocent than mature.
Either way, that playful shape works wonders for comfort, and combined with the cold foam padding and non-intrusive lips on either side of the seat and back, it’s great for ignoring ergonomics and sitting cross-legged, or leaning to the side when you fall asleep during meetings. I also appreciate the handle on the back so you can shift it around more easily – much appreciated if you’re limited to carpet.
The lumbar support is also a big plus. Integrated into the seat there is a dial on the side that allows you to adjust it and it’s easy to get it just right. Admittedly, this is also one of the gaming chairs that I’ve had no issues with in terms of height and width. With 52 cm between the armrests (minimum 42 cm) and a height of 90 cm on the backrest, I don’t feel like I’m drowning in a gaming chair. That’s also with the armrests bolted in as close to the seat as possible, so there’s plenty of room to expand sideways.
My only real complaint about the armrests is that they suffer from the age-old problem of rattling mechanisms, which is no good for a gaming chair over half a grand. And while the polyurethane is a little spongy, I would have liked a little more padding for the price.
Speaking of padding, you do get some wonderfully soft pillows for the price, although I found them a bit redundant. I actually preferred to use the lumbar pillow as a headrest and ditch the pillow altogether. Importantly, though, the white cushions are washable, though you’ll want to brush up on your stain removal tactics.
When it comes to movement, there’s an 11-degree tilt angle. That’s enough for me, and I don’t panic if he falls backwards like the Noblechairs Hero Doom Edition (opens in new tab) did when tilting at full recline. The Legend can be adjusted to require more force to push back, but again this is a standard feature for all best gaming chairs (opens in new tab) Outside.
However, the knob to adjust the tilt ease is a bit far back compared to some, meaning you literally have to fold in half to get to it – not everyone is gifted with that kind of flexibility. There’s also a bit of give, a slight rocking movement as you push back when it’s meant to be locked in place, which makes it feel a bit unstable.
When a gaming chair comes in for one of the most riotous prices I’ve seen since Porsche gaming chair from Thermaltake (opens in new tab), there is much more that I expected from the design. Cup holders. A free footrest, maybe. And while rattling armrests and a clunky tilt adjustment don’t diminish the value too much in my mind, the instability when locked is a bit of a downer, and with only a two-year warranty, I’d be constantly on edge if I spent over $600 on have spent something.
Yes, it’s one of the most subtly beautiful gaming chairs I’ve come across, with no ugly print and fantastic ergonomics, but recommending it at that price would be indulging in a truly doomed economy. Comfortable gaming seats should be affordable for everyone, especially when graphics cards cost as much as a car in 2023.
When you the Secretlab Titan Evo (opens in new tab) for $150 less — with its three-year warranty and magnetic cushions — the question is clear: Would you pay yourself that much to get one of the best gaming chairs ever made? I think so.