As soon as assembled, the Omega blew me away from the second I sat in it. The pseudo-leather has a really tremendous, low-lying grain and appears and feels very prime quality. The padding is extremely agency—the chair feels very very like the motive force’s seat of an costly sports activities automobile. There was no trace of rattle or looseness within the chair itself or its casters when rolling it out of the carport, down the sidewalk, after which carrying it into the home.
One phrase of warning: each of those chairs are heavy. Workplace chairs sometimes weight in at about 25-35 kilos—the Secretlab Omega weighs 66 kilos, and the Anda Fnatic we’ll cowl within the subsequent part weighs 72 kilos. Having a associate obtainable to assist elevate and carry as crucial makes life rather a lot simpler, particularly for those who’ve received stairs to navigate.
Anda Seat Fnatic Version
Opening the field for Anda Fnatic would not have the identical “wow issue” that it did for Secretlab Omega. The packaging presentation is finest described as “it is all crammed in there simply tremendous,” and there are not any fancy foam blocks with customized cutouts or customized packing containers for the instruments offered.
Nevertheless, the precise meeting course of for Fnatic is way smoother and simpler. The normal meeting booklet, with solely two steps per web page, is way simpler to observe. There are not any dire warnings about items you should not contact, all of the bolts are the identical dimension, and the included Allen wrench gives loads of leverage to tighten them correctly.
There additionally wasn’t a battle to squash the seatback towards the bottom whereas bolting them collectively; for probably the most half, this set up was very clean. The one problem I had concerned the little plastic mud covers, which cowl the bolts on the facet of the chair. They do not appear to really match the chair in any respect—and that is as a result of, technically, they do not.
It appears as if the mud covers ought to snap onto the perimeters of the chair, then get secured with a single bolt apiece. In actuality, they do not snap on—they do not even match—till the bolt is tightened down totally, which deforms the smooth plastic cowl to lie flat towards the facet of the chair. As soon as you work that out, the mud covers are tremendous—however figuring that out took some time, and I believe a couple of Fnatic proprietor has most likely given up on the mud covers and simply thrown them away.
As soon as assembled, the Fnatic did not give me the identical “wow issue” that the Omega had. Its pseudo leather-based upholstery has a rougher, extra raised grain that is simply seen and jogged my memory of a basketball’s. The padding, whereas thick and really comfy, is not as agency as that on the Omega. And there was some noticeable rattle from the casters and from the chair’s arms as I rolled it down the sidewalk to the entrance door.
On the plus facet, the through-holes on the prime of the chair give wonderful mounting for the included neck pillow—and the chair’s personal design makes that pillow extra sensible than the Omega’s does, with a extra pronounced curvature to the chair again. The lumbar pillow additionally feels extra like an integral a part of the Fnatic, the place the Omega’s looks as if an afterthought.
As with the Secretlab Omega, it is a heavy chair—at roughly 72 kilos, it is twice or extra the load of a typical workplace chair. Take into account having a helper obtainable to maneuver it as soon as assembled, particularly for those who’ll want to hold it up or down stairs.
These are each wonderful chairs, though they’re fairly totally different in feel and appear. For the primary week or so, I tremendously most well-liked the Secretlab Omega, with its understated beauty, fine-grained overlaying, and ultra-firm padding. However after a number of weeks of use, the orange-and-black Fnatic grew on me—it is now my favourite chair.
Though the Fnatic is a bit free and rattly in building in comparison with the Omega, it is considerably extra comfy—particularly for lengthy seating durations. Sitting for too lengthy within the Omega with no break can lead to crimson strains in your thighs for those who’re sporting garments that bunch. That is not ever an issue within the Fnatic, which stays comfy for hours on finish—even for those who overlook (or refuse) to stand up and take hourly breaks.
We also needs to speak about urged top and weight limits for every chair. Secretlab Omega is designed for folks from 5’3″ to five’11” and 240 kilos. For those who’re taller than 5’11”, you may most likely need to improve to the costlier Titan (as much as 6’7″ and 290 kilos, for $460) or Titan XL (as much as 6’10” and 390 kilos, for $540).
Anda Fnatic is designed for folks from 5’10” to six’10” and helps as much as 330 kilos (advisable) or 440 kilos (most). Smaller people could also be higher off with the Omega—its comparatively straight again makes it extra forgiving for individuals who aren’t tall sufficient to succeed in the highest of the headrest. However folks tall sufficient to suit it correctly will recognize the Fnatic’s deeper spinal curvature and better-integrated neck and lumbar pillows.