SecretLab has long been our favorite maker for nailing the sweet spot between price and build quality in traditional (high-backed, lever-reclining, non-mesh) gaming chairs. Nonetheless, AndaSeat shocked us last year with a comparable chair that featured Spider-profile. Man’s The AndaSeat Spider-Man Edition Marvel Collaboration gaming chair wasn’t for everybody, but it demonstrated that the organization was capable of producing a decent chair. And the AndaSeat T-Pro 2 backs that up. The $499.99 T-Pro 2 isn’t just for Marvel fans, because it’s made of silk rather than the far more usual imitation leather. It’s so well-made, durable, and comfy that it’s our Editors’ Choice for cloth gaming chairs.
Putting the AndaSeat T-Pro 2 Together
The T-Pro 2’s assembly is fairly normal. Place the casters and the air piston cylinder in the strong black aluminum frame. Bolt the chair’s armrests and back to the chair’s base. Finally, position the almost-completed chair on the cylinder. That’s what there is to it. The procedure is straightforward and straightforward.
The T-Pro 2 is upholstered with a light linen cloth (available in black, blue and black, or gray and black) over foam, similar to the SecretLab SoftWeave seats. Fabric breathes easier than PU leather, but it can rust more easily. The substance seems to be reasonably sturdy and can withstand mild abrasions and wear from everyday usage. Check out the AndaSeat Kaiser 2 if you like PU leather. In terms of height, shape, and capacity, the chair is virtually identical to the T-Pro 2, except it is upholstered in fake leather rather than cloth. We haven’t reviewed the Kaiser 2, but if it’s anything like the AndaSeat Spider-Man Edition, it’ll be of good quality.
The padding under the cloth is a thick, molded foam that completely covers the back and bottom of the chair. The foam is somewhat lighter along the seat’s “wings” on either side of the sitting wall, and the back panel has some give, but it’s still well-padded. The foam isn’t as rigid or thick as that of the SecretLab Titan, but it has a strong feel to it. If you want a softer seat, you might prefer the T-Pro 2’s cushions.
The casters are made of hard plastic and are reasonably large, allowing them to roll easily over carpet. The aluminum base is a remarkable find; most bases are constructed of hard plastic that may crack or even split.
A headrest pillow and a lumbar cushion are included with the chair. The headrest pillow is a pinched rectangle with an elastic band that attaches to the back of the chair. The lumbar cushion is a more stark rectangle with a subtly angled surface on the front face and no harness (though it rests conveniently against the bottom of the chair’s back and is difficult to adjust from that position). Both cushions are fantastic, with memory foam filling and light, felt-like cotton covering.
The T-Pro 2 comes with the standard modifications you’d get from a big gaming chair. Of course, the air piston cylinder allows you to adjust the height. At the twist of a button, the chair’s back reclines from 90 to 160 degrees, and the whole chair will freely rotate back and forth or remain trapped in a flat or tilted state. The armrests may also be moved to the left and right, forward and backward, up and down, and placed at one of three separate horizontal angles. In brief, there are several choices available here.
The seat width of the T-Pro 2 is 21.65 inches, and seat depth is 23.03 inches, as well as the backrest height is 34.17 inches. It has a recommended weight capacity of 330 pounds and a full weight capacity of 440 pounds, putting it closer to the larger SecretLab Titan XL than the standard Titan. The working aspects of the chair are covered by a two-year guarantee (not including aesthetic problems, such as stains).
I sat in the T-Pro 2 for a bit and was delighted with the experience. It’s a solid, supportive chair with smooth, durable cloth. The parts are well-made, and it was simple to adjust the chair to a comfortable location. I have no major criticisms of the T-Pro 2’s feel or construction efficiency.
A Seat That Is More Than Solid
The AndaSeat T-Pro 2 is a well-made, spacious chair that is equivalent to the SecretLab Titan and Titan XL. The padding isn’t as thick and full as SecretLab’s, and the chair is a little more luxurious, but it’s still one of the best we’ve used, and one of the few available in cloth. In reality, the T-Pro 2’s build quality wins it our Editors’ Choice award as a cloth gaming chair, while the SecretLab Titan remains our favorite PU leather chair.
If you want a smaller, more minimalist gaming chair, the $555 Mavix M5 is an ergonomic, mesh-backed alternative that costs slightly more than the T-Pro 2. You might even splurge to have the $1,600 Herman Miller X Logitech G Embody gaming chair, which conforms to your body effortlessly and virtually instantly. Around the other extreme of the continuum, the $259 GTRacing Ace M1 has a sturdy seat for even less than SecretLab and AndaSeat’s seats, but at a lower cost.