Razer Gigantus Review

ProSettings | LarsReviews26 Comments

Razer Gigantus Review

A great mousepad is a piece of gear that's often neglected by gamers, but that really shouldn't be the case. Pads, like mice, can vary greatly in both size and feel so it's important to find one that matches your personal preference and aiming style.

Razer knows that a pad is very important, which is why they produce a large variety of gaming mouse pads, ranging from standard cloth pads to hybrid hard pads and today we're reviewing one of their cloth pads.

The Razer Gigantus is one of Razer's larger pads and is optimized for both speed and control, according to Razer. Let's see what our reviewer thought of it.

'More surface. More wins.'Razer
Razer Gigantus Elite Review Mousepad

Razer Gigantus - First Impressions

'More surface. More wins.' That's what it says on the box of the Razer Gigantus. Since I'm a low sensitivity gamer I tend to agree with that, so the fact that the Gigantus is a fairly large mousepad is great news for people such as myself. The Gigantus is aptly named, since it only comes in this one gigantic size, but I don't necessarily see that as a problem. It's better to have a bit of unused space on your pad than to struggle with the edge of the mat every time you do a big swipe.

The Gigantus comes rolled up in the package and while it's usable straight out of the box with no issues it did take a little while to completely lay flat. That's not an issue in itself (I started using the pad immediately and had no issues) but it's something to note.

The mat comes with high quality stitched edges and a textured rubber base which, combined with the overall thickness and weight of the pad, did a perfect job of keeping the mat in place, even during intense moments.

Coming in at around 5mm it's one of the thicker and beefier pads I've used so far, and needless to say that's going to be perfect for filtering out uneven playing surfaces.

  • Stitched edges
  • Medium glide
  • Length: 44.5 cm / 17.5 in
  • Height: 44.5 cm / 17.5 in
  • Thickness: 5 mm
Razer Gigantus Elite Review Mousepad


Razer advertises this mousepad as being 'optimized for speed and control' and while that might sound contradictory I can see what they mean. The pad offers plenty of control, but it never felt like it was trying to hold me back from doing large swipes, which is something that some pure control pads out there tend to do with their grittier surfaces. It's definitely not the speediest cloth pad out there, but if you're looking for sort of a hybrid between control and a reasonable amount of speed the Gigantus has you covered.

The issue that I personally have with most control pads is that they're great for helping low sensitivity users stop at the right spot, but offer too much resistance when doing micro adjustments. The Gigantus didn't really do that, and while it's definitely not a speed pad (there's way faster pads out there) I feel like it's fast enough to be called a 'speed/control' pad. This will obviously come down to personal preference (some people want all of the speed and others want to feel as much control as possible) but in my opinion they struck a nice balance here.

The glide is consistent and smooth as well, with one exception: the logo. The green Razer logo on the mousepad is raised on the pad itself, and that gives it a pretty nice and premium look but it will definitely interfere with your mouse if you happen to glide over it. I was personally never really bothered by this since it's a fairly small logo and it's placed out of the way, but your mileage may vary and it's definitely something they can consider when working on future iterations.

Besides the logo mishap everything about the pad impressed me, to be honest. The stitching is really nice, the pad itself looks great and rather subtle for a gaming mousepad, and the performance is very consistent and reliable, even on suboptimal surfaces.

Razer Gigantus Elite Texture Closeup

The Gigantus' texture in closeup

Conclusion & Recommendation

The Razer Gigantus strikes a near perfect balance between control and speed. It's neither a speed pad nor is it a control pad, so if you want ultimate control or relentless speed this isn't the one for you, but if you want to have your cake and eat it too it's definitely worth checking out the Gigantus.

The pad performs nicely and thanks to its stitched edges it'll keep on doing that for a considerable amount of time. The only major downside I could find is the fact that the logo is raised on the pad and does interfere with gameplay if you happen to wander over there with your mouse. It's a small logo and I placed my pad with the logo in the upper right corner (which is by far the least visited area of my mousepad) so I had no real issues with it ingame, but it's still something to note.

Overall the Razer Gigantus is a great pad, however. Razer set out to find a compromise between speed and control and in my opinion they did a great job at that. Definitely consider this mousepad if that's something that sounds alluring to you.

Thanks for Reading

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Respected, I need help choosing a mouse pad. Since I am currently using a Razer Deathadder V2 mouse and would like to combine it with a Razer pad, I like the control pad, which you would recommend to me if it was from a Razer company. Let it look like Zowie G-SR because that model suits me. Whether to decide to buy this pad or maybe Razer Goliathus Control or Gigantus V2? Thanks in advance!


Is there a difference to the gigantus v2? I am currently using gigantus v2, while it felt really nice to use there is fraying at the contact between the wrist and the side of the mousepad already 🙁 been around 2 week of usage. Lucky it was cheap so was wondering if gigantus elite is basically the same thing? If it is i will probably go ahead and buy one.

ProSettings | Max

The Gigantus V2 feels quite different to me. It’s a bit faster so it won’t be the exact same feeling. That said: if the surface is already coming undone I would contact support to see if they can help you there because that definitely shouldn’t be happening with a brand new mousepad.


Are you reviewing the gigantus v2 ?

ProSettings | Max

Yes, I’m actually in the process of reviewing that one as we speak (both the regular V2 and the customized version since they have slightly different surfaces). The review should be up this week or next week at the very latest!


ELite Edition The Best mousepad you can get in this moment
The feeling, the glide, the control, the speed
Everything PERFECT 10/10

ProSettings | Max

Glad to read you’ve managed to find your perfect mousepad! That’s a search that doesn’t end for some of us, haha.


which is better this or the zowie gsr

ProSettings | Max

This depends entirely on your preferences, but you should note that the Zowie G-SR is a very controlling pad, so take that into account when considering these pads.


How is this compared to g-sr-se? Faster oder slower also regarding the control?

ProSettings | Max

I don’t have both pads here to compare but I’d say the Gigantus is a bit faster and a bit less controlling.


What mousepad is faster this on or QCK heavy ?

ProSettings | Max

From my experience I’d say the QcK Heavy is faster.


The thing which drives me crazy is that there are 3 versions of the Gigantus but everyone thinks that there is only one. Which one did you test on your review? Was it the Elite, Special black or Team Razer?

ProSettings | Max

Well the Elite is by far the most common one (the other ones are Razer store exclusives) so most reviews you read will probably be about that. This one is too. The reason the other versions aren’t mentioned that often is because the specs are the same between the pads, the only differences are cosmetic, though stitching vs. no stitching (on the Team Razer) can affect the feel. We’ll try to be clearer on this stuff in the future.


which is faster and smoother, this or glorious ? which do u prefer today?

ProSettings | Max

In terms of glide they’re pretty similar for me, but the Gigantus has a bit more of a start and stop friction in my opinion. That said I do personally prefer the Glorious pad for the consistent glide.

Estrwan Koto

yes there is a different i’m using one since 5 month

ProSettings | Max

That’s strange since I’m not feeling it and I don’t see many people online claiming that it feels different. It could always be the case with your pad of course. In general though this pad doesn’t seem to have an issue with this.


I’ve read that vertical movements are different from horizontal(i mean feelings of the glide). Is it truth or not?

ProSettings | Max

I don’t feel any difference between the horizontal and vertical glide. If there is a difference it’s negligible in my test conditions.


Is there a gigantus where it does not have raised logo in it??

ProSettings | Max

There might be some special or team editions that don’t have it but as far as I’m aware all of the regular versions have it. I never really had any issues with it though, and I read that you can pretty easily pluck it off if it’s really bothering you.


would you recommend this over the glorious 3xl?

ProSettings | Max

Depends entirely on your preferences. I’m currently using the Gigantus myself; so if I had to tell you right now I’d say to go for the Razer pad out of those two.