Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to use many different gaming chairs. I’ve tried racing seats, plus size seats, mesh ergonomic chairs that weren’t gaming chairs at all, and even full memory foam chairs that cost more than my first car. I’ve even tried some of Vertagear’s other chairs. Today, we’re looking at something really special: the Vertagear Triigger 350 SE, an ultra-premium gaming chair that has more in common with Herman Miller than most gaming chairs on the market today. It’s made of absolutely premium materials, is supremely adjustable for long hours of supportive comfort, and, frankly, looks like the Porsche of gaming chairs. This is our full Vertagear Triigger 350 SE review.
- Price: $999 (Vertagear Site)
- Model: VG-TL350SE_RD
- Colors: Red
- Materials: Aluminum Alloy (frame and base), Steel Alloy (Mechanism), TPEE and PET, Calfskin Leather
- Package Dimension: 880 x 660 x 550 mm 34.5 x 26 x 21.5 in
- Overall Height Incl. Base: 103-112 cm / 40.7-44.3 in
- Width Backrest Shoulder: 495 mm / 19.5 in
- Width Backrest Lumbar: 466 mm / 18.3 in
- Seat Width: 500 mm / 19.7 in
- Seat Depth: 470-510 mm / 18.5-20 in
- Net Weight: 25 kg / 55 lbs
- Gross Weight: 29.5 kg / 65 lbs
- Gaslift: Class 4
- Warranty: 10 Year Limited Warranty
Let’s get the basics out of the way first. Vertagear knows a thing or two about gaming chairs — they have more than a few in their line-up that are probably exactly what you’re thinking of what you hear the term. The Triigger line is not that. It’s not modeled after race car bucket seats. It’s not trimmed in cold cure foam or deep bolsters on the seat and backrest. This is a chair that takes its inspiration from the really high-end world. It leaves competing with DXRacer, Maxnomic, and the rest for the other chairs in Vertagear’s catalog and instead puts Herman Miller and Steelcase directly in its sights.
As such, it carries with it a level of quality, support, and adjustability that far exceeds most gaming chairs. Instead of foam, Vertagear has used DuPont TPEE mesh for breathability, longevity, and adaptive to support to the contours of your body. If you spend long hours in your chair, especially during the warm months, then you know how sticky and uncomfortable some gaming chairs can become. Not here. My back and legs are able to breathe, so I don’t get up sweaty in my un-air-conditioned office.
The mesh is also pivotal in the overall support of the chair. Vertagear has opted for Reinforced DuPont TPEE mesh, which is textile banded and tested for superior durability over long-term, long-hours sits. Make no mistake, this is a chair that’s ready to be sat in all day long and to let you get up without aches and pains (as it should be at this price point). This is paired with a suite of adjustments that allow you to tailor the Triigger 350 SE perfectly to your body.
Rather than rely on support pillows, you can adjust every dimension you would need to directly. The back features a sliding lumbar support with angle locks on either side to exactly position and contour to your back.
Along with that, the seat depth can also be adjusted. Simply pressing the button pictured above allows you to slide the seat in and out so that the angle your back meets the support is perfect for your sitting style. This button also exemplifies the innovative and well-integrated control system. Most chairs use unsightly levers. Here, it’s a button you may not even notice.
The chair gets its name from the iconic triggers under each armrest that control the height and recline lock adjustments. Gone are the days of reaching under your chair for these key seating customizations. Instead, using an internal cable system, you simply press pull either trigger to raise or lower the chair or lock the current recline position. The level of recline is more limited than some of Vertagears more traditional gaming chairs due to the solid aluminum frame, but offers enough to kick back and put your legs up. This also feeds into the rocking motion of the chair, which is tension controlled using the single knob on its base.
Taken as a whole, the chair is extremely comfortable but isn’t perfect. When I first sat in it, I was surprised to find that it felt rather awkward because I hadn’t yet perfected every adjustment for my body. I had to go through a good day of trial and error before I found a combination of settings I was truly happy with, so there is a short but definite learning curve to really “dial it in” for your body.
I also found that these settings weren’t a good match if I wanted to change my sitting position. If I shifted to put a leg underneath me, I found my opposite side quickly felt like there was too much pressure being applied.
This is a good thing and a bad thing. Remember, this is an “all day” chair designed around proper posture and support. Sitting with my leg underneath me, or cross-legged, throws that out the window, so it makes sense the chair wouldn’t support it. At the same time, we all want to be lazy sometimes and sit in a way that’s comfortable in the moment. The lack of soreness and my overall health are better for it, but it can be a bit frustrating to be locked to a single position.
That said, I adore this chair. It’s become my absolute go-to, even over my Secret Lab, Noblechairs, and Cooler Master chairs. It supports me in all the right ways and allows me to get up after a full day of editing videos, writing articles, and gaming without a sore back and does while looking eminently cool.
While most ergo chairs are fairly boring and designed for the office, the Triigger 350 SE is as stylish as they come. The black DuPont mesh is trimmed with scarlet calfskin leather. That’s real leather, not the PU found on most gaming chairs. This is accented further with the gorgeously painted red aluminum frame, which is exclusive to the SE edition of the chair. What the Triigger throws out in car seat design, it adopts on the frame. This chair reminds me of nothing more than a sports car.
The Triigger line-up is available in several versions depending on the features you’re most interested in. The 350 SE is Vertagear’s top of the line and includes a number of upgrades over the standard version, including that red frame. The most noticeable is the plush, memory foam headrest. It’s made of silver linen and recycled coffee fiber so it’s both anti-microbial and odor resistant. I wish there were height adjustment for different users, but I found it to be perfectly positioned for my 5’8” build. The chair also ships with Vertagear’s top of the line hub-less Holtron casters, which offer a remarkable glide and even include wheel locks. I also liked that these were red to match the frame of the chair.
Taken together, you can begin to see why the 350 SE is $200 more expensive than the standard version and what that isn’t as exorbitant as it might first seem. The headrest alone is a $129 upgrade and the Holtron casters aren’t available at all. It’s safe to assume that these would be at least $30 and probably much more (the standard casters are $19.99 and the Holtron’s are a big improvement). Add in the beautiful paint job, and the additional premium begins to look much more reasonable.
You might have noticed that I haven’t talked about assembly. That’s because the chair arrives almost completely assembled. All that needs be done is add the casters to the base, set the cylinder in its slot, and set the chair on the cylinder. The entire process can be done within five minutes after unboxing.
At $999, the Vertagear Triigger 350 SE isn’t going to be for everybody. Let’s be real here: that’s more than many people’s whole gaming setup. Yet, if you spend long hours at your PC, investing in a good chair is one of the smartest moves you can make for your long-term comfort. Vertagear also promises a 10-year warranty on each chair, so you can rest assured that this is a chair made to last. At the same time, it also offers a level of adjustability that puts it in competition with the Herman Millers of the world, which often cost hundreds of dollars more, making the Triigger 350 SE that much more competitive in comparison.
Don’t skimp on your chair. If you’re sitting in it for 6-8 hours a day, you owe it to yourself to get something quality that will support you in all the ways you need. This is that chair and is an excellent choice for taking care of yourself in the swankiest of style.