In a Nutshell:
The Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair with Saddle Seat is a good, sturdy piece of furniture. Not as versatile as some of its more expensive cousins, but a great way to jump into the world of kneeling chairs. Recommended for anyone looking for a relatively modestly priced kneeling chair for light to moderate daily use.
Value for the Money
Do you have an active job that requires you to sit for short intervals, then get up and move around before returning to your chair? Is your current office chair not getting the job done for you?
Are you finding yourself being pulled toward unconventional office furniture as a result?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then the Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair with Saddle Seat offered by Ergonomic Home might be just what you’ve been looking for.
As you’ll see in the sections below, this chair isn’t for everyone, but for the right person, it could be ideal. We’ll go over everything this surprisingly good little chair can do and be sure to cover its limitations too so you’ll have all the information you need to decide for yourself if this is the model you’ve been looking for. If that sounds good to you, let’s take a closer look, starting now!
An Overview of Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair with Saddle Seat
The first thing you’ll probably think when you see the Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair with Saddle Seat for the first time is that it looks like some kind of exercise equipment with a few parts missing. It’s an unusual looking thing, with its saddle-style seat, curved frame, and knee pads. It’s not exactly an ugly chair, but its unusual look may be off-putting to some.
In terms of the basic statistics that define the model, here’s what you’re looking at:
A couple of things to note here, based on these figures:
First, the chair is delightfully compact, so if you don’t have a lot of space to work with, you’ll love how easy it is to store under a desk or in most any corner when you’re not actively using it.
The height adjustment range makes it an excellent fit for big and tall users, but the chair’s maximum weight limit of just 250 pounds works against it on that front. If you’re an average sized or shorter user, you’ll be fine, or if you’re taller, with long legs and a lighter build you can certainly make good use of it, but bigger and taller folks will have to find some other alternative.
One downside where this chair is concerned is the upholstery. It’s PU, which looks good and has a delightful suppleness to it, but unfortunately, isn’t known for its durability. Even under the best of conditions, it will start showing its age after a year or two of regular use, when you’ll begin to notice peeling and cracking.
Fortunately, there’s not much upholstered surface area on the chair, and the frame is quite durable, so in this case, re-upholstering every couple of years would be a viable option that would greatly increase its useful life.
Also note that unlike almost every office chair made, this model does not, and cannot swivel. At first, that might seem like a serious limitation, but it really isn’t. Given its relatively small size and lightweight, it’s usually a simple matter to take advantage of the rolling casters and simply navigate your way to wherever you need to go.
Given all of the above, it’s easy to see that this chair isn’t going to be right for everyone. It’s reasonably well-padded, and it offers tremendous ergonomic benefits, especially if you suffer from chronic lower back or leg pain, but this isn’t a kneeling chair designed for extended periods of sitting.
If your work day consists of shorter periods of working in front of a computer, say, doing design work or sitting at a drafting table, then ordering a print on the 3d printer and scooting that way to check on it, then getting up to do other work for a bit before returning to your chair, the Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair is awesome. For the traditional office worker, however, it’s less than ideal.
Assembly is Required
Unsurprisingly, when this chair arrives at your doorstep, it will be in a medium-sized box and in several pieces. The assembly instructions aren’t the best in the world, but they’re not horrible, and the assembly process itself is fairly simple, owing to the fact that there just aren’t many pieces to worry with.
Overall, you can expect the process to take about twenty minutes, and you’ll easily be able to complete the assembly by yourself.
Pros & Cons of Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair with Saddle Seat
As you can see, based on the review to this point, the Ergonomic Kneeling Chair with Saddle Seat by Ergonomic Home is an unusual piece of furniture.
On balance, we regard it as having more pros than cons, but whether or not you decide to buy this chair is going to be mostly a function of how you plan on using it.
On the negative side, it’s not exactly a great looking chair, it’s not plush or exceptionally comfortable, and it doesn’t swivel like an office chair, although there’s an easy workaround for that.
On the other hand, it offers solid ergonomic benefits, especially for those who suffer from chronic leg or coccyx pain, it’s highly compact and easy to store when not in use, and it’s optimized for people who do as much moving about over the course of a work day as they sit.
Those are good things. Those are powerful benefits, and in our view, they far outweigh the chair’s weaker points.
Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair Review Conclusion
We like the Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair with Saddle Seat, although again, it’s certainly true that it’s a very narrowly focused piece of office furniture and definitely not for everyone. On that basis, we provisionally recommend it. It’s good at what it does, but it has its share of limitations.
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- Ergonomic Home, Official Brand Website.
- Office Ergonomics: The Complete Guide, ViewSonic.
- The Benefits of Using a Drafting Stool, Ezine Articles.
- 10 Office Ergonomics Tips to Help You Avoid Fatigue, ErgoPlus.
- 10 Ways to Immediately Improve Workstation Ergonomics, TechRepublic.