noblechairs Hero Gaming Chair Review 4

noblechairs Hero Gaming Chair Review


Value and Conclusion

  • The noblechairs Hero PU edition retails for $439.99 in the United States, with the real leather variant being notably more expensive at $719.99. The footrest costs $119.90 for the PU edition and $169.90 with real leather. Corresponding prices in Europe excluding VAT are €336.05 for the Hero PU edition and €554.54 for the Hero Real Leather edition; the PU footrest is €100.76, and the real leather footrest is €142.77.
  • Integrated, adjustable lumbar-support system
  • Flexible rocking mechanism
  • Visual details are consistently applied throughout
  • Exceptionally vivid blue stitching color
  • Adjustable dimensions
  • Steady 60 mm casters
  • Solid steel frame
  • Cushions for lumbar and neck support
  • 4D armrests
  • 150 kg (330.7 lb) limit
  • Available in several color combinations and two different upholstery types
  • Matching footrest; footrest comes in plenty of color combinations and two different upholstery types
  • High price
  • The seat's base is quite hard since this chair is mostly for large-boned users
  • Screw cups for the seat's mount covers are not provided
  • Both chair and footrest take up a lot of space
  • The lumbar-support cushion has no straps
  • Only has a two-year warranty
  • 135˚ recline is not much compared to other gaming chairs
To begin with, noblechairs gaming chairs promote good ergonomics and are of top-notch quality. As mentioned on their official website, the company took into account client feedback. After having tested almost all noblechairs products so far, I can confirm that they really do take such feedback and apply it. The Hero is large, has several exquisite details, a more flexible rocking mechanism, and an optional, matching footrest, which makes it even more comfortable. This chair even features an embedded, adjustable lumbar-support system, an ergonomic feature previous noblechairs chairs are missing.

Despite the fact that the Hero is sold as a gaming chair, it could easily be put into a business executive's office because of its elegant aesthetic and discrete stitching-color options. This is definitely a product for large and heavy users who want a solid chair for a long but comfortable sitting situation in front of a desk. If you weigh less than 100 kg (220.46 lb), it will most likely take some time to appreciate this series' benefits because its ergonomic features are really pushed to the forefront much more readily by big-boned users.

I also have to praise the matching, soft footrest; a footrest should be a must-have accessory for every chair. This accessory aims to improve blood circulation while keeping users in the right body posture. As such, I believe every chair designer should include one or, even better, embed it into the chair.

However, every product has both positives and negatives, and everything needs to be mentioned. The screws on the plastic bits are easily made out and certainly do not improve this chair's elegant aesthetics. Moreover, the two-year warranty sounds short for a chair of such good build quality.

noblechairs' latest gaming chair series comes in two different upholstery types and seven distinct color combinations. The Hero models featuring a PU upholstery can be purchased in five different color combinations; the addition of color is solely done through the stitching thread, and the options are black/platinum white, black/gold, black/blue, black/red, and black/black. The real leather edition can be found in two color combinations, and those are black/black and black/red. I should also mention that the stitching pattern of the real leather edition is the same as the exquisite stitching pattern of the ICON series. There are also two special edition Hero chairs dedicated to specific eSports teams. In collaboration with the pro gamers at SK Gaming, noblechairs presents the Hero SK Gaming edition, which is a bit more expensive than the plain PU edition. Finally, the Hero BIG edition was designed in collaboration with the pro gamers at Berlin International Gaming to also accommodate very large players.

The optional PU footrest can can be had in black, black/red, black/gold, or black/blue; we could only find the footrest with top grain leather in black.

What would I expect to find in upcoming noblechairs products? For starters, a chair using a resilient mesh as found in several other top-of-the-line chair products. Moreover, neck and headrest support are also vital issues. Many users are looking for a chair with head support that is adjustable because they aren't tall enough to use it otherwise. As such, a fully adjustable headrest with up/down and forward/backward functionality would be a very welcome feature. Finally, an embedded footrest would be nice as well. I recently came across this feature in the Gamdias Achilles and have to wonder why more manufacturers won't include it.
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