VERSATILE MOVEMENT

EASILY TAILOR YOUR SETUP TO PERFECTION WITH FULL ADJUSTABILITY, ENABLING YOU TO POSITION THE WHEEL AND PEDALS EXACTLY WHERE YOU DESIRE. ADJUST THE TILT FORWARD AND BACKWARD, AND EFFORTLESSLY SHIFT THEM UP OR DOWN TO ACHIEVE YOUR DESIRED CONFIGURATION.
THE PLAYSEAT® TROPHY OFFERS VERSATILE MOVEMENT OPTIONS TO ADAPT TO A WIDE RANGE OF RACING STYLES. ALL ADJUSTMENTS ARE SECURELY BOLTED DOWN, ENSURING ABSOLUTE RIGIDITY AND PRECISE RELIABILITY

ULTIMATE FLEXIBILITY

DISCOVER THE PERFECT BLEND OF COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE WITH THE PLAYSEAT® TROPHY. OUR DESIGN FEATURES A FRAMELESS YET EXCEPTIONALLY STABLE SEATING STRUCTURE THAT CONFORMS TO YOUR BODY. THE BACKREST RECLINES SEPARATELY, AND THE FIRMNESS CAN BE EASILY CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR LIKING, GIVING YOU ADJUSTABLE LUMBAR SUPPORT AND CONTROL.
THE PLAYSEAT® TROPHY IS CRAFTED TO EMBRACE RACERS OF ALL AGES AND SIZES, ENSURING THAT EVERYONE FEELS SECURE AND RACE READY. WITH THE OPEN COCKPIT DESIGN, IT ENABLES FREE BODY MOVEMENT, ENHANCING WHEEL AND PEDAL PERFORMANCE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT.

INNOVATIVE ACTIFIT™ FABRIC

DISCOVER THE ULTIMATE COMFORT WITH PLAYSEAT®'S GROUNDBREAKING ACTIFIT™ FABRIC, DESIGNED TO SUPPORT YOUR BODY WHILE KEEPING YOU COOL DURING EXTENDED GAMING SESSIONS. EMBRACE OPTIMAL BREATHABILITY AND A PERFECT BODY TEMPERATURE TO FOCUS SOLELY ON YOUR RACING ADVENTURES. STAY IN THE ZONE FOR AS LONG AS YOU DESIRE WITHOUT BREAKING A SWEAT.

GEARSHIFT- AND HANDBRAKE HOLDER

Create your ultimate set-up with the Trophy gearshift and hanbrake holder and drive like never before.

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LOGITECH G HAS ONCE AGAIN JOINED FORCES WITH PLAYSEAT, THE PROMINENT MANUFACTURER OF RACING SIMULATION SEATS, TO BRING AN EXCITING ADDITION TO THE WORLD OF SIM RACING.

Playseat® Trophy

€599
Rating:
98 % of 100
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The Playseat® Trophy is a statement of quality and delivers an unparalleled sim racing performance from the comfort of your home. Developed in close collaboration with real racing drivers and e-sport athletes, this racing seat is designed to deliver a racing experience that engages all your senses.

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  1. 100%
    Nothing to do with the lighter but at the same time more stable Evolution model, the steering wheel and pedals do not move, it can be moved easily, if you are considering the purchase, buy it with your eyes closed. Congratulations Playseat! True review.
  2. 100%
    I had been thinking back and forth for ages whether I should get an F1 Seat or the Trophy, in the end thank goodness I was leaning towards the Trophy and the decision was more than perfect for me. I am 178cm tall and weigh 84kg and for me the Seat is really perfect and with a good Fanatec on top of that, racing will be even more realistic in the end:)
  3. 100%
    I recently got into sim racing and initially had a wheelstand solution. These also work quite well with cheap “conventional” steering wheels, but since I've now switched to a direct drive wheel, this wheelstand was no longer stable enough. That means stable enough, but it always wobbled with strong FF and more robust steering movements, which of course can be annoying in the long run. Especially since with such a solution, you have the problem that you have to do something about it so that it doesn't slip when you press the pedals. All in all, I was then relatively soon thinking about what alternatives were available.

    With hardcore Simracers, I think most Playseat products are ridiculed or simply ridiculed or simply deliberately ignored. Especially since Playseat doesn't have an exaggerated amount of choice and is not primarily aimed at enthussiasts. But they also offer “real” rigs for such. So why didn't I immediately use such a rig made of aluminum profiles, etc.?
    I wanted a solution that a) doesn't weigh 50-60kg and b) is still stable and c) comfortable.

    Even if you may not believe it at first based on the product photos: The Playseat Trophy is pretty comfortable and also very stable! And both are very important for sim racing and you usually only get that with real Simrigs. But before I just praise: Is there absolutely nothing moving on the Playseat Trophy?
    Not entirely. Especially when braking, the seat cover yields slightly, pushing you into the seat. With a bucket seat, it should be similar or even less, so I don't think that's a “problem” limited to the Playseat Trophy. However, I consciously only notice this when I have to slip completely into the iron (although that usually becomes problematic in the simulation anyway).
    The wheelbase mount is amazingly stable when properly tightened, even though it allows for variable tilt. The construction for this is simple yet very effective. I didn't notice any flex, rather my wheelbase flexes before the bracket moves. Playseat is therefore not lying, as it advertises that the Playseat Trophy is also explicitly suitable for direct drive.

    Nevertheless, the Playseat Trophy has a few decisive disadvantages: Although there is the option for attachments, e.g. for gearshift and handbrake, “real” Simrigs are usually offered here with more equipment options.
    Another major disadvantage is the seat, which, although correctly adjusted, is very comfortable and does not cause problems with the back and/or buttocks even after several hours, but several screws must be loosened to adjust. On the one hand, the Playseat can be adapted very well to your own needs, but on the other hand, you have to screw around if you want to let someone in who is bigger or smaller than you are. Simrigs usually offer the possibility to adjust the seat even at a distance from the steering wheel, just like in a real car.

    Of course, the Playseat Trophy also has advantages:
    Although it is very stable, it is also very light because it consists of round tube profiles. Round tubes are very resistant to bending, as they absorb forces differently than solid materials, for example. This allows a lot of weight to be saved. This makes this quasi-Simrig suitable for anyone who wants to store the thing somewhere and then wants to place it for a game session, e.g. in front of the TV or at a PC desk. For me, the advantage is that this Playseat is very stable and doesn't look as bulky as a real Simrig and therefore remains rather inconspicuous in its corner in my living room.
    Despite the fact that the seat is basically just a cover, practically according to a kind of hammock principle, it is astonishingly unyielding and feels almost like a normal sports seat in a car. It has been well thought out and has very sturdy Velcro fasteners that even offer a few adjustment options and at the same time provide good support for certain back areas without pressing. I think that's surprisingly well done.

    On the subject of price-performance: For the same or even less money, you definitely get a Simrig... but in all cases I know of it without a seat. Some manufacturers may also offer this, with some you have to buy the seat separately somewhere. This results in a significantly higher budget. Personally, I might have bought such a Simrig if I had a separate room for it. But since I have to deal with the living room solution, that wasn't an option for me. The Trophy also offers me the opportunity to put it in front of the TV, as my wheelbase is also compatible with the PS5 and XBox with the steering wheels I have chosen (and I also use both consoles). This is an option if I have visitors, for example, because the shared experience in front of the TV and surround system is better. Otherwise, the Playseat Trophy and the monitor specially provided for this purpose have a fixed place on its own stand and thus offers me more of the experience of a cockpit, as it stands comfortably in a corner.
    The Playseat Trophy is expensive, but I think you'd rather pay the rather high price for the significantly higher stability and still be relatively flexible with regard to the installation location, as the Playseat is almost lighter than some DD wheelbases. Compared to the Playseat Challenge, which is popular with console racers, the Trophy is clearly the better choice.
  4. 100%
    I'm super happy with the chair. It is easy to assemble and is very robust. I had some concerns because I am quite tall and I don't exactly weigh 60 kilos either. But that, too, is absolutely no problem.
    Use the chair in combination with Fanatec products. Everything is very good to install. No wobbling and no vibrating.
  5. 100%
    I bought this position going from a playseat challenge, in terms of overall dimensions we are more or less there with the difference that the trophy does not close, but in terms of driving position and robustness we are on another level, I mounted a DD on top and it doesn't move a mm, done really well! Satisfied.
  6. 100%
    Very light product but it has a very high quality, it is not difficult to assemble.
  7. 80%
    All it needs is wheels for transport and storage.
    And maybe review the shape towards the knees to facilitate the exit.
  8. 100%
    It is very comfortable and not difficult to assemble.
  9. 100%
    I've already seen a lot of sitting through my work, it's really great and well made. Also very comfortable, the back angle can also be adjusted.
  10. 100%
    Using the new Logitech G Pro wheel ((11nm BTW)), it mounts up just fine, and is nice and sturdy. The assembly is kinda weird, and it comes with a "velcro belt" that isn't explained in the instructions. If you're anything like me, you'll take 1 step forward, and 2 steps back when assembling it as the instructions don't really tell you that "THESE plastic caps things specifically go on the OUTSIDE of this part". So you get it mostly together and realize "These caps don't actually fit".

    Anyway, very adjustable, I'm 6'3 and was able to find a setting that was comfortable for me.
  11. 100%
    I had been thinking back and forth for ages whether I should get an F1 Seat or the Trophy, in the end thank goodness I was leaning towards the Trophy and the decision was more than perfect for me. I am 178cm tall and weigh 84kg and for me the Seat is really perfect and with a good Fanatec on top of that, racing will be even more realistic in the end:)

    Clear purchase recommendation!
  12. 100%
    I had the Playseat Challenge before. However, after upgrading from Thrustmaster T248 to Logitech Pro Racing Wheel and the associated Loadcell pedals, this old chair was too wobbly for me.

    So I ordered it and I received it a few days later. It took just under 3/4

    of an hour to set it up by myself. It was sometimes quite a bit of fiddling to install the steering wheel and pedals here. Once built, it looks very chic. Moving the entire device is also easy to do, as everything is quite light despite its robust appearance.

    In terms of comfort, the Playseat Challenge was cozier in one respect. Here, you could partially rest your elbows on the side rests. However, despite all this, you can easily stay in it for hours without getting back pain. However, it is a bit of a problem when several people of different sizes use the chair. In contrast to an aluminum rig, the “seat” is not easy to adjust. Here, screws must be loosened, the desired leg distance or pedal position changed and the screws must be screwed back on. For a single person, this is of course not a problem.

    But now for the most important thing: The driving experience and stability. While the old chair wobbled in part, with stronger force feedback (FFB), Maasdfn feels this through the vibrations all over his body, but the steering wheel doesn't shake a bit. When you press the brake, you also have no flex here. The whole thing is therefore consistently stable.

    However, there is no way to attach a handbrake here. However, hobbyists have a few solutions available (Uncle Google is certainly helpful here).

    Is the chair cheap? No, I personally don't think so now. Anyone who rides with a wheel that is not quite as strong or no loadcell pedals can certainly fall back on the significantly cheaper model. If you want to constantly change positions or want a complete solution with monitor mounts, you can't avoid a rig solution.
  13. Very nice product with a sophisticated and refined design, an aesthetic success, very light and compact, compatible with all steering wheels and pedals, whether from DD to classic steering wheels, i.e. when I write a gearbox/handbrake mount is also on sale by Playseat, which I also purchased.

    Once assembled, everything is extremely solid, nothing moves even a millimeter regardless of the intensity of the force feedback, the same for the crank and the gearbox, it's solid!

    Now, despite all these compliments, we have come to think that the price is slightly high, it's a shame...

    This playseat does have some negative points, it often happens that the screws on the frame under the base of the steering wheel are unscrewed on their own, this is due to the prolonged vibrations of the steering wheel, to solve the problem you have to apply a little bit of a thread brake to the thread, then in terms of practicality it is compact, it's very good, but on the side Adjustment is a bit complicated, you have to try the cockpit and be sure to want to drive in this position, the lack of accessibility and practicality will deter you from changing the settings just to make you try it... Also, pay attention to people over 1M85-90: the adjustments are limited, the height and depth of the steering wheel are not adjustable, neither is the seat depth and seat seat, so to compensate, you have to tilt the backrest backwards and you quickly end up with an F1 position... For large or small legs, you will have to move the pedal board away or closer and then enlarge or shrink the frame by 10 cms max., the seat does not move.

    Regarding this one, it is only a cover that will be slipped over the frame and then it is scratched on 4-5 different points, again we are extremely limited in the shape that we want to give to the seat.

    Overall, the frame is good, it has few elements, it can be assembled in 1 hour, it is really very rigid and it accommodates all the steering wheels and pedals.

    On the other hand, its price and its limited settings mean that it can still be improved and for 570 euros again it's a small budget anyway.

    I use it every day and I am very satisfied with it overall, of course I recommend it!

    It will be a 15/20
  14. 100%
    Looks v good, comfy, decent adjustment but not cheap
  15. The Playseat Trophy is a fantastic case study in how to design a product to meet specific use case. If Playseat's intent was to build a sleek, lightweight, direct drive wheel, and load cell pedal compatible rig, they executed it almost perfectly. It's a real looker, and feels stiff as all get-out once assembled and torqued down. The fabric chair and the adjustable lumbar bolster support you very well when stomping hard on a load cell brake. The pedal tray has an incredible number of distance, height, and angle combinations to play with and should fit almost all needs.

    If there's a weakness to the design it's that steering wheel adjustability must have been lowest on the design priority. Overall adjustability the rest of the rig is good, but the lack of steering wheel adjustability does annoy. As a 6'1" user with the Logitech Pro Wheel, the position initially feels about 5%-10% too high. It's not a deal breaker but more adjustability should be there. Its confounding that the elegant seat slider mechanism wasn't also utilized for the wheel mount assembly.

    I've seen previous reviews mention issues in build and quality, specifically with holes between parts not lining up. My unit did not have any issues with alignment and went together smoothly. If you have difficulty with alignment, I'd suggest threading all bolts in an assembly step loosely, then tightening firmly once all bolts are in place. The instructions for the lumbar strap are still incorrect, but the strap does work, just not as shown.

    The locking slide mechanism to adjust the seat distance from the pedals works great, but requires firm tightening to stop the slide from extending under braking. Tightening with the provided hex key along with the smallish hex head bolts (M4?) feels precarious, as if you might strip the bolts. A larger bolt (M5-M6) with the associated larger hex head size and a longer hex key would have alleviated this concern.

    The final con, and minor if you're willing to embark on DIY solutions, is that there are no accessory mounts. Playseat's official shifter plate is not available on Amazon and is out of stock in the States at other retailers (its $100 shipping for a $50 part from their EU website). There is no keyboard mount, monitor mount, or tactile transducer mount available. I plan to build my own, but given how easy it is to source roll bar/bull bar tube clamps from Amazon, Playseat should have been able to design and offer these accessories readily.

    On value, I consider it fair though not exceptional at $600 shipped. Disregarding form factor, a comparable 8020 40x80mm rig could be bought and built for less if you can source an inexpensive junkyard seat, but would come in at more if you buy a brand new seat. The ease of assembly, lighter weight, easier to relocate, and stiffness equal to (perhaps even higher than) a 40x80mm 8020 rig makes it more than a fair value in my estimation.

    Update: I had continued issues with the seat rail extending under heavy breaking with a load cell pedal no matter how tight I got the bolts. I fixed this by using friction paste (you can make your own with sand and grease), extending the rails, applying the paste, collapsing the rails to my size, and re-tightening. I've not had any issues since.
  16. 100%
    Rig is very sturdy!!
  17. 100%
    Cockpit of the Years …
    for direct drive wheel
  18. 100%
    the greatest racing chair ever. Worth the money!
  19. 100%
    Great cockpit for direct drive steering wheel.
  20. 100%
    With this seat my sim racing experience spiked!
    The installation is easy and takes approximately 2h if done alone (as I did).
    Sturdy, good instructions and really beautiful for the eyes.
    I equipped it with a g29 Logitech.
    Only cons:
    1- the adjustment for the seat is easy, but is not the best if you switch driver frequently. (Not my case)
    2- you cannot modify how close the steering wheel is, only adjust its inclination.
    3- doesn’t come with the bolt for install the steering wheel and the pedals, be prepared. I give 5 stars anyway because is really comfortable and again, elegant.
    That said, go for it!
  21. 100%
    I bought this item to support my Logitech G29 with gear shift. I have no complaints. Is it pricey? Yes. I think it's overpriced, BUT you will not have to purchase another seat after this one. Buy cheap, buy twice...but with this, you're done. I re4commend you get the XL mat for this to place underneath it.

    The old Playseat shift mount for this item does not mount well. Get the new one that sits right at your knee joint.

    Off topic...the G29 takes M6 machine screws.

    Lastly, the customer support for any Playseat item is phenomenal! So though you will pay through the nose for this item, the support is top notch, and that is well worth the money.
  22. 80%
    The product is great, very comfortable and you can adjust the seat to your liking. Being over 1.90 and 90kgs though would be a problem but actually it’s great and fits me perfectly. As the title of my review indicates, the part that connects the two sides of the seat where the wheel comes on top is missing and it’s a real bummer. Likely though you can still use the play seat without the part and is working properly.
  23. 100%
    I can only recommend this product it's sturdy and lightweight and is super stable in terms of wheel deck and super comfy in terms of the seat. Definitely a little pricy but if your into your SIM racing and need a more sturdy and consistent set up this is what you have been waiting for especially if you like me have limited space.
  24. 100%
    This was purchased to be used with a Thrustmaster T300 and T-LCM pedals. Previous seat was a folding one from the same company. In comparison, this one is much sturdier and roomier at the bottom despite both of them having the hammock style seat design.

    There were no issues with the assembly, which was completed in about 30 minutes, no need to enlarge any holes. I followed the order of assembly per the manual, but left everything finger tight until everything was attached minus the steering wheel platform. Then everything was tightened as evenly as possible trying to keep the tension even left to right and around each round pattern. There are some tubes that have a converging angle so it may seem tight, but once it's in place, there is plenty of slack to get the fasteners in with no tools. The pedal tray required light pressure to push the sides apart, but this helps hold the tray in place when the fasteners are loosened for adjustment. The sides of the tray are lined with a slippery material so it's not a metal on metal grind when you need to loosen it to adjust.

    Set up took another 30 minutes or so, transferring the hardware from one seat to the other, routing wires, and what not. Still looking for the most comfortable seating position. The seat back angle is a bit of a pain to adjust, you must lift the seat cover in order to access the bolts and it is not a tool less adjustment. The steering wheel for/aft position also requires tools and some disassembly and reassembly. This might be an issue for those with drivers of significantly different sizes in the household of friends circle. The pedals are on tool less fasteners and can be slid and refastened into the next position easily.

    Overall it's been a significant improvement over my previous set up and will be ready for when I move to a direct drive set up.
  25. 100%
    This is a great setup for any racing game. Very easy to put together with the instructions and quite comfortable. Everything is adjustable and makes for a real life driving experience.
  26. 100%
    Fantastic driving position (very nice red version) built with very good materials, on the other hand it is a playseat so trust me.
    Intuitive and all in all simple assembly.
    The only flaw, if we really want, may be the price, but seeing the competition (€400,450) spend an extra €100,150, it may be worth it.Satisfied
  27. 80%
    Really nice Playseat, especially in this red variant. Very robust and stable, definitely a clear improvement compared to the Playseat Challenge I had before. The biggest plus compared to the latter is the fact of having the raised pedal, which is also adjustable to several positions as well as the seat itself.
    And here we come to the painful notes: the assembly is actually quite simple but you waste a lot of time for the various adjustments, and the mechanism of tilting the seat is not practical at all, so if you want to change it often based on the types of games you use (eg F1 and GT games) know that it will be a bit troubled.
    Overall, however, the product is really good and of quality.
  28. 100%
    I love the playseat trophy, comfortable and sturdy. This thing does not move once you start racing. I also have to mention the amazing customer service. I had an issue and they took care of it fast and made sure i was satisfied. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a great cockpit but most of all for the amazing service. Thank you Playseat !!!
  29. 100%
    I use it with Logitech G Pro and it works great. The only issue I've found is that the length manipulation requires very tight screwing and the attached hex key was not enough for me to achieve it reliably. Also, the instruction on the lumbar belt (someone should make a dedicated video on how to install it) was very unclear and I only figured it out after watching some videos. But what truly matters - design & functionality is quite excellent at a decent price for what we get.
  30. 100%
    It's perfect for people without a dedicated game room. Premium quality. Doesn't budge. Looks amazing. Plus...I had an issue with delivery...not Playseat's fault...and they kept me in the loop while fixing the problem. Blown away by the customer service. If your on the fence and you don't have a dedicated game room...in other words if your normal...lol...buy this....NO REGRETS.
  31. 100%
    Start this off by saying I really like this product. It’s light, comfortable and perfect for what I need.

    I had a tear in the bottom of the seat, I contacted Playseat and they are going to be sending a new one. This company stands by their product, they will continue to have my business. Customer support was fantastic as well.
  32. 100%
    This seat and the Logitech G pro wheel are meant to be together which is why I bought this seat. Its just so cool and does a better job than other cheaper wheel stands.
  33. Amazing Cockpit! Seat is very comfortable and easy to assemble
  34. 100%
    Ordered the Logitech G Pro wheel and pedals a few months back and had been looking for a better cockpit setup to replace a simple wheel/pedal stand. Glad I waited for this, as it's been amazing so far. Easy to put together, decent adjustability, looks amazing, and super comfortable comfortable. Seat puts you in an ideal driving position and there's no flex with the force feedback adjusted to the max. Lightweight and can be easily moved around, highly recommended!
  35. 100%
    This thing is amazing!! Massive upgrade from the GT lite that was honestly only comfortable for about an hour before it started to kill my lower back. With the aggressive seat angle and the pedals at full tilt, I'm finally able to complete circuit experiences in GT7 that I was previously struggling to get by. Sitting in this position I'm fully immersed in GT7 on PS5 with the PSVR2. I'm sure I won't get much closer to sitting in the Mercedes-Benz CLK LM than this!

    Final note- this thing is light and super easy to move on carpet. I was looking for something I could possibly move to another room when I had company and this was 100% the answer over rigs that were +60lbs. $600 was a hard one to swallow on something so niche but honestly I'm so glad I bit the bullet. I will be enjoying this for years to come.

RIGID MASTERY

AT THE CORE OF THIS RACING COCKPIT IS A LIGHTWEIGHT YET INCREDIBLY RIGID CARBON FRAME. THIS INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION NOT ONLY ENSURES ROCK-SOLID STABILITY BUT ALSO MINIMIZES WEIGHT, ALLOWING FOR SEAMLESS TRANSPORTATION AND SETUP. THE PLAYSEAT® TROPHY IS ENGINEERED TO WITHSTAND MAXIMUM BRAKING FORCE AND EFFORTLESSLY SUPPORT DIRECT DRIVE WHEELS, ENSURING PRECISE CONTROL AND CONSISTENCY IN EVERY RACE. 

LIGHTWEIGHT WONDER 

THE PLAYSEAT® TROPHY FEATURES AN EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG, ROBUST YET VERY LIGHTWEIGHT CARBON STEEL FRAME. WEIGHING IN AT JUST 37 LBS (17 KG), IT STANDS AS ONE OF THE MARKET'S LIGHTEST CHAIRS. THE DESIGN AND WEIGHT MAKE IT THE PERFECT RACING COCKPIT FOR EFFORTLESS TRANSPORTATION WHENEVER REQUIRED.

Features

  • Developed with input from real racing drivers and e-sport athletes
  • Equipped with a frameless but extremely stable seating structure that adapts to your body
  • Designed to help you feel the force feedback signals with all your senses
  • Created with breathalbe Playseat® ActiFit™ material so you can race without overheating
  • It's fully adjustable so any size racer can find the perfect driving position
  • The padel plate is made for maximum braking force
  • Recommended for Direct Drive wheels
  • Compatible with all steering wheels and pedals
  • Compatible with all consoles

More Information

Product Name
Playseat® Trophy
Edition
Logitech
Fabric
ActiFit™ and Racing PU Leather
Product dimensions LxWxH
140x58x100cm
Weight
16 kg
Frame material
Lightweight Carbon Quality Steel
Foldable
No
Recommended driver length (cm/inches)
Minimum 120cm / 47 inches Maximum 220cm / 87 inches
Recommended driver weight (kg/lbs)
Minimum 20kg / 44 LBS Maximum 120kg / 269 LBS
Package dimensions LxWxH (cm/inches)
80x60x28,5cm / 31.5x23.62x11.22 inches
Package weight (kg/lbs)
22,50KG / 49.60LBS
MPN
G.00320

Reviews

4.9
  1. 100%
    Nothing to do with the lighter but at the same time more stable Evolution model, the steering wheel and pedals do not move, it can be moved easily, if you are considering the purchase, buy it with your eyes closed. Congratulations Playseat! True review.
  2. 100%
    I had been thinking back and forth for ages whether I should get an F1 Seat or the Trophy, in the end thank goodness I was leaning towards the Trophy and the decision was more than perfect for me. I am 178cm tall and weigh 84kg and for me the Seat is really perfect and with a good Fanatec on top of that, racing will be even more realistic in the end:)
  3. 100%
    I recently got into sim racing and initially had a wheelstand solution. These also work quite well with cheap “conventional” steering wheels, but since I've now switched to a direct drive wheel, this wheelstand was no longer stable enough. That means stable enough, but it always wobbled with strong FF and more robust steering movements, which of course can be annoying in the long run. Especially since with such a solution, you have the problem that you have to do something about it so that it doesn't slip when you press the pedals. All in all, I was then relatively soon thinking about what alternatives were available.

    With hardcore Simracers, I think most Playseat products are ridiculed or simply ridiculed or simply deliberately ignored. Especially since Playseat doesn't have an exaggerated amount of choice and is not primarily aimed at enthussiasts. But they also offer “real” rigs for such. So why didn't I immediately use such a rig made of aluminum profiles, etc.?
    I wanted a solution that a) doesn't weigh 50-60kg and b) is still stable and c) comfortable.

    Even if you may not believe it at first based on the product photos: The Playseat Trophy is pretty comfortable and also very stable! And both are very important for sim racing and you usually only get that with real Simrigs. But before I just praise: Is there absolutely nothing moving on the Playseat Trophy?
    Not entirely. Especially when braking, the seat cover yields slightly, pushing you into the seat. With a bucket seat, it should be similar or even less, so I don't think that's a “problem” limited to the Playseat Trophy. However, I consciously only notice this when I have to slip completely into the iron (although that usually becomes problematic in the simulation anyway).
    The wheelbase mount is amazingly stable when properly tightened, even though it allows for variable tilt. The construction for this is simple yet very effective. I didn't notice any flex, rather my wheelbase flexes before the bracket moves. Playseat is therefore not lying, as it advertises that the Playseat Trophy is also explicitly suitable for direct drive.

    Nevertheless, the Playseat Trophy has a few decisive disadvantages: Although there is the option for attachments, e.g. for gearshift and handbrake, “real” Simrigs are usually offered here with more equipment options.
    Another major disadvantage is the seat, which, although correctly adjusted, is very comfortable and does not cause problems with the back and/or buttocks even after several hours, but several screws must be loosened to adjust. On the one hand, the Playseat can be adapted very well to your own needs, but on the other hand, you have to screw around if you want to let someone in who is bigger or smaller than you are. Simrigs usually offer the possibility to adjust the seat even at a distance from the steering wheel, just like in a real car.

    Of course, the Playseat Trophy also has advantages:
    Although it is very stable, it is also very light because it consists of round tube profiles. Round tubes are very resistant to bending, as they absorb forces differently than solid materials, for example. This allows a lot of weight to be saved. This makes this quasi-Simrig suitable for anyone who wants to store the thing somewhere and then wants to place it for a game session, e.g. in front of the TV or at a PC desk. For me, the advantage is that this Playseat is very stable and doesn't look as bulky as a real Simrig and therefore remains rather inconspicuous in its corner in my living room.
    Despite the fact that the seat is basically just a cover, practically according to a kind of hammock principle, it is astonishingly unyielding and feels almost like a normal sports seat in a car. It has been well thought out and has very sturdy Velcro fasteners that even offer a few adjustment options and at the same time provide good support for certain back areas without pressing. I think that's surprisingly well done.

    On the subject of price-performance: For the same or even less money, you definitely get a Simrig... but in all cases I know of it without a seat. Some manufacturers may also offer this, with some you have to buy the seat separately somewhere. This results in a significantly higher budget. Personally, I might have bought such a Simrig if I had a separate room for it. But since I have to deal with the living room solution, that wasn't an option for me. The Trophy also offers me the opportunity to put it in front of the TV, as my wheelbase is also compatible with the PS5 and XBox with the steering wheels I have chosen (and I also use both consoles). This is an option if I have visitors, for example, because the shared experience in front of the TV and surround system is better. Otherwise, the Playseat Trophy and the monitor specially provided for this purpose have a fixed place on its own stand and thus offers me more of the experience of a cockpit, as it stands comfortably in a corner.
    The Playseat Trophy is expensive, but I think you'd rather pay the rather high price for the significantly higher stability and still be relatively flexible with regard to the installation location, as the Playseat is almost lighter than some DD wheelbases. Compared to the Playseat Challenge, which is popular with console racers, the Trophy is clearly the better choice.
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