We’re always happy to help! You’re always welcome to give us a call or get in touch through our LIVE chat button below – but, perhaps this guide can help you find the perfect saddle stool for you!
Generally, the best saddle stool we have available is our Saddle Stool with Backrest – retailing for a very reasonable $199. You’ll have a hard time finding a comparable stool at that price!
If you’re still unsure which model is perfect for you, read on! Hopefully some of the following information will arm you with the information you need to make the best decision for you and your situation!
Saddle chair design
The basic design is the first and most obvious decision that you need to make in order to move forward. There are many, many different variations on the market, but there are a few things that you may require which will help narrow the range for you. The basis of the saddle chair design is such that your legs comfortably rest in a wider position, rotating your pelvis forward and encouraging a more ergonomic and comfortable seating position for your hips and back.
There are both split-seat and single seat styles available – each designed to appeal to specific needs that you may have. The single seat design allows the user’s weight to be evenly distributed across the seat, reducing area-specific pressure and prolonging the time the seat remains comfortable. The split-seat arrangement allows for greater adjustability and increased airflow while seated, however the reduced surface area in contact with the user means there is greater pressure per area which may reduce comfort levels slightly.
Saddle stool back rest
The addition of a backrest to a saddle stool is also an important consideration. Generally, if you plan on using the stool on a daily basis or for extended periods of time, we encourage customers to opt for a stool that features a backrest to allow for additional lumbar support to be utilized throughout the day.
If you’re frequently moving about and alternate between a seated and standing position, the backrest isn’t a hard and fast requirement but the addition of a backrest can definitely increase the comfort level of the stool, and therefore the likelihood that you will continue to use it and improve your workplace ergonomics.
Saddle stool ergonomics
Perhaps one of the most basic and important features of a saddle stool is the adjustable height. This allows you to adjust the angle your thighs and femurs are relative to your hips, and the strain that is felt throughout these areas. It is important to select a chair that is either naturally appropriate to your height, or is able to adjust through a range of heights that will match your body’s structure.
When setting the height on your new saddle stool, it should be set at a height that is slightly higher than your normal seat height. A normal seat should allow your leg and torso to make a 90-degree angle but with a saddle chair, you want to aim for approximately 130-140 degrees depending on your personal preference.
Saddle stool base and castors
Stools that are designed to wheel around should have a minimum of 5 contact points or 5 castors. This will ensure that your seated on a sturdy, safe base that allows you to move around with ease.
The wheels or castors on your saddle chair should be made of high-quality materials designed to be ultra-durable and quiet when in motion. If you’re looking for a stool with castors, this is an extremely important aspect of your purchase.
There you have it – some really important things to consider when making your next saddle stool purchase! If you have absolutely any other questions, please feel free to get in touch with our team via the LIVE chat button below, or through the Contact Us page!
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