Is A GT Omega Racing Chair Worth It?
There is one thing I can say for sure about GT Omegas chairs: They are worth their price. Of course, there are brands that deliver a superior manufacturing and material quality – e. g. noblechairs or Vertagear – but that is not in question here. GT Omega just offers an outstanding cost-performance ratio, that outperforms almost any other brand at the around 200 quid price range.
What I also love about this company is that they just throw out their outdated, old designs and replace it with the new models – just like Apple does it. Old chairs often confuse the customers by causing unnecessary redundancies in the brands’ repertoire – that is a significant problem with DXRacer for example.
Here is a quick glance at the core features of a GT Omega chair:
- Adjustability: Backrest (85-160° tilting), lockable rocking, 4D-armrests, seat height
- Materials: Steel frame, aluminium base, PU-leather covering, class 4 gaslift
- Features: Lumbar and headrest pillow, stylish casters
- Load capacity: 120 kilos (PRO) to 150 kilos (EVO, MASTER)
- Upholstery: Cold moulded foam with a density of 60kg/m³ and 75-80° hardness
All GT Omega Racing Chairs At A Glance
Since GT Omega’s product range consists of only three chairs and I do not have detailed insight into sales figures to find our the best-selling colours, it is hardly possible to announce a top 3. But anyways, check out this guide for all available GT Omega chairs and use it to find your favourite model that fits your size and gusto. I will also provide you with reviews and pictures of my field-testing experiences with this brand as soon as I can put something together – stay tuned!
S: Race Car Feeling For The Slim
The Sport Office Chairs are pretty new to GT Omega’s product range. They focus on slimmer gamers for whom they offer great support due to the compact measurements regarding width and the aggressive side support. The user’s height, however, is not that limited and on par with most of the other, more generous dimensioned chairs.
To give you a clue, I would say that the maximum user’s weight should be around 80 kilos and the height should not exceed 190 centimetres (+/- 5%).
M: Pro Office Chairs For Regular Sized
The Pro Office Chair comes in loads of different colour styles from red, blue, green all the way to black and white. Size-wise it has roughly the same fit as the popular DXRacer R-Series – 1.75-1.85m and 70-85kg = optimum – but offers a more comprehensive set of functions.
The rather generous measurements might encourage larger gamers to try this seat but they will most likely get foiled by the pronounced side boulders. Do not get me wrong, these are great and give you that racing like feeling, almost like someone is hugging you from behind. It is just that wider guys often feel a little cramped on a racing seat formed that way.
L: EVO And MASTER Also Fit Athletic Or Larger Built Gamers
Taking a look at the raw data aka measurements of these chairs one might argue that there can not be much difference to the PRO model concerning users’ size. But do not be mistaken since the flattened side boulders of the seat are a major factor here. Furthermore, a stronger frame, a deeper seating surface and a higher sitting height provide for more breathing room and maximum load capacity.
Both XL chairs, the MASTER and the EVO, are comparable to the King Series of DX and I would say that anyone above 1.80m and 80 kilos is going to sit comfy as well as ergonomically. However, I also think it is wise to cap this recommendation to a maximum user height of 1.95m and a weight limit of about 95 kilos. The winner of the duel EVO XL vs MASTER XL is dependent on your design preferences, although I would give the EVO a tiny advantage for heavier gamers since its backrest is effectively wider.
Please note that I have not laid hands on these GT Omega Racing chairs yet, so these references are based on my experience and user feedback.
XL: The New Pro XL For The Beefy Guys
GT Omega recently added a new tier to their product range: With the Pro XL they now feature a chair that offers roughly the dimensions of a Sentinel chair by DXRacer but with its side boulders slightly more pronounced. The effective width of its backrest is 5,5-7,5cm greater in relation to the other XL seats of GT Omega while the seating surface of the Pro XL even beats them by a plus of 9 centimetres.
So as far as user’s weight goes you will probably be okay until about 100-110 kilos – height-wise it is business as usual with a max of around 1.95m.
GT’s Pet Issue: Racing Simulator Cockpits And Wheel Stands
Racing games have never been my cup of tea, but ever since I tried a Playseat of a good friend with force feedback and all that stuff, I understand why this genre has so many fans. I just think I can not talk about GT Omega Racing and not bring up their underlying hobbyhorse which is gaming simulators and wheel stands.
I most definitely do not have the expertise to give you advice or analyse their different racing products in detail, but if you are into racing games, you should give GT Omega a chance. From gear shifters over compact but versatile stands to full cockpits (ART and PRO) with appliances for multiple monitors and your steering wheel – it is all there and worth checking out!
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