So you’re finally ready to buy a SecretLab gamer chair.
But you have a bit of a dilemma to solve before placing your order.
Should you go for the SecretLab Titan or the SecretLab Titan XL ?
Simply put, the difference between the Titan and Titan XL is that the Titan XL is made for those with a large body size or for those over 6 feet 5 inches (2 m) tall.
In the rest of this article, I’ll give you a little method to help you decide between the two chairs.
But first we’ll start by making a comparison, so you can see in more concrete terms what the differences are.
Feature comparison between Titan and Titan XL
|SecretLab Titan||Secretlab Titan XL|
|Weight supported||<286 lbs/130 kg||220-397 lbs (100-180 kg)|
|Height supported||5’7”-6’5” (175-200 cm)||5’9”-6’8” (180-208 cm)|
|Hydraulics gas piston||Class 4||Class 4 Heavy Duty|
|Length of backrest height||33” (84 cm)||33.5” (85 cm)|
|Width of seatbase||20.5” (52 cm)||22.6” (57.5 cm)|
|Width of backrest (shoulder level)||21.7” (55 cm)||22” (56 cm)|
|Seat depth||19.7” (50 cm)||19.9” (50.5 cm)|
|Wheelbase diameter||27.6” (70 cm)||31.5” (80 cm)|
As you can see from the table, the SecretLab Titan XL is a larger version of the Titan.
All dimensions of the chair have been increased.
Maximum load has been increased the most, reaching 397 lbs (180 kg).
We went beyond the 330 lbs (150 kg) limit that is more or less standard in high-end gamer chairs.
So what conclusion can be drawn from this comparison?
Well, SecretLab has a specific target with this chair, the plus sized market (larger folks).
If you don’t have a large frame, don’t bother with a SecretLab Titan XL.
This is not an upgraded SecretLab Titan, it’s exactly the same chair but more spacious and durable for those who don’t fit the SecretLab Titan.
That being said, you may still be undecided.
For example, if you’re 275 lbs (120 kg) and 6’6” (201 cm) high, which one should you choose?
This is exactly what we will find out in the next part of this article
A table to help you choose
|Weight / Height||<5’9” (1.80 m)||5’9” (1.80 m)<…<6’5” (2.00 m)||6’5” (2.00 m)<|
|…<220 lbs (100 kg)||Titan||Titan||Titan XL|
|220 lbs (100 kg) < … <286 lbs (130 kg)||Titan||Titan or Titan XL||Titan XL|
|286 lbs (130 kg)<..||Titan XL||Titan XL||Titan XL|
Choose from the Titan and Titan XL depending on weight and height.
As you can see the choice is quite straightforward depending on your body type.
The only case where both can work for you is if you fall somewhere in the middle. For instance, if you weigh between 220 lbs and 286 lbs (100-130 kg) and you are between 5’9” and 6’5” (1.80-2.00m) tall.
In that case, both should fit. But there are still some nuances to consider.
If you are closer to 220 lbs than 286 lbs, get the Titan.
However, if you are closer to 286 lbs, take the Titan XL for some wiggle room.
If you’re close to 6’5”, you’ll need the Titan XL, otherwise the SecretLab Titan will do.
Finally, it’s worth noting that the SecretLab Titan XL is more expensive than the “normal” Titan.
Also, the Titan XL has less choice when it comes to the upholstery of the chair. If you are looking for a particular color, you will probably find it with the “normal” Titan. Which is not necessary the cas with the Titan XL.
That said, if you can afford it, the Titan XL is the best big and tall gaming chair out there.