My Review of the ICON series faux leather
What Makes The ICON Series Special?
With its quality coverings (real & faux leather), precise craftsmanship, extensive adjustability and elegant design the new ICON trumps with the same charms as the EPIC does. Since the latter is considered to be an almost flawless product I am very excited to see if nobelchairs was able to step their game up even further.
What is sure is that the ICON is not just another clone of a well-tried, crowd-pleasing design but an innovative product from a house that is known for its revolutionary meticulousness and passion for detail. noblechairs does not play it safe – they create greatness without compromise.
What people were actually missing is a chair that also accommodates heavier gamers – will the ICON fill out this niche?
Test-Sitting The ICON Series!
What can I say …? Everything that I hoped for came true and all my first impressions turned out to be correct: The ICON Series impressively continues noblechairs‘ product line with its great comfort and unique ergonomic features.
As far as other aspects in matters of comfort go:
The faux leather covering noble uses for their gaming chairs with its precise stitchings, great feel and perfect alignment gets me every time – same goes for the premium real leather. So beautiful, so valuable, so comfy.
Last but not least there are more than enough possibitlites to adjust everthing the way you need or want it.
Officially, the ICON is just like its epic brother more or less a chair for the averagely sized audience – besides the impressive max load of up to 150kg of course. There are however certain trademarks that also allow heavier and taller gamers to enjoy the ICON to the fullest:
- A steel strut has been taken away from the side boulders to guarantee more breathing room for one’s thighs.
- They exchanged the jutting wings in the upper back area with a tapering out shape to give the user’s shoulders more freedom.
Furthermore, the new shape delivers more leeway regarding the attachment of the neck pillow. The upper end of the headrest which is broader than average allows you to fixate it further up while you can also slide it further down thanks to the removed “wings”. You even have the possibility to sit without any neck pillow at all thanks to the extremely comfortable headrest which ups the room to move even more.
In matters of the maximum user’s height there are two limiting actors: the sitting height and the state of the headrest (or attachment-range of the neck pillow). Overall I think 1,70m to 2m is realistic and 1,75m to 1,95m optimal. Weight-wise there is the max load of 150 kilos as well as the available space on seat and backrest that dictate the rules. Its always hard to pinpoint this because you have to consider weight in relation to height. Personally, I would not go below 65 kilos and for taller gamers I think 140 kilos is the absolute max. The ICON will not have a problem at all with a range of 70 to 120 kilos – consider a shift from more breathing room to more support within this 50kg range.
From concept to realisation noblechairs has done everything right with their new ICON Series. The ballsy step away from well-tried design affectations and towards a whole new silhouette is a total success: They now serve a broader audience by counting in comfort-lovers as well as gamers with a wider frame. Also, the massive base and the effectively broader seating surface open up new potentials for heavier gamers, which will feel way comfier anyway due to less aggressive side support.
The brand’s name again has been implemented iconically into the ICON’s design: the symbiosis of luxury sports seat and royal throne-like optics renders it thoroughgoing noble. One of my favourite upgrades is the more thickly padded and slightly bulging headrest whose distinct shape gives the user more leeway in matters of users height.
Details like the small design and functionality adjustments for the armrests proof once more how much of a stickler for details noblechairs is when it comes to developing a new product. Their effort for non-stop optimisation is just commendable – and they make it look easy!
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