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
Comfort
Brand Reliability*
Aesthetic Flexibility**

Overall Rating

3.5/5
* Brand Reliability is a measure of the strength and longevity of the brand, which by extension, is a measure of the level of support you can expect. ** While aesthetics is a matter of taste, Aesthetic Flexibility is a measure of how easily a given design would fit into a wide range of home or office décor schemes.

Benefits

  • Solid ergonomic benefits
  • Compact and easy to store
  • Optimized for active people
  • For chronic leg or coccyx pain

Drawbacks

  • Not a great looking chair
  • Not comfortably plush
  • Does not swivel well
Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair
3.5

Recommended For: Anyone looking for a relatively modestly priced kneeling chair for light to moderate daily use.

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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 it could be ideal for the right person. We’ll go over everything this surprisingly good little chair can do and cover its limitations, too, so you’ll have all the information you need to decide if this is the model you’ve been looking for. Let’s take a closer look, starting now, if that sounds good to you!

Key Features of Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair with Saddle Seat

When you first see the Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair with Saddle Seat, you may think it looks like some kind of exercise equipment with a few parts missing. It’s unusually shaped, with a 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.

Left Image View of Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair

Chair Specifications

In terms of the basic statistics that define the model, here’s what you’re looking at:

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 19.25” x 27.25” x 28”.
  • Seat Height Adjustment Range: 21” to 28”.
  • Knee Pad Dimensions: 19.25” x 10.5” (2.25” thick).
  • Chair Weight: 22 pounds.
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 250 pounds.

A couple of things to note here, based on these figures:

Compact

First, the chair is delightfully compact, so if you don’t have a lot of space to work with it, you’ll love how easily you can store it under a desk or in almost any corner when you’re not actively using it.

Good Height Adjustment Range

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.

PU Upholstery

One downside of this chair is the upholstery. It’s PU, which looks good and has a delightful suppleness but isn’t known for its durability. Even under the best conditions, it will start showing its age after a year or two of regular use, when you’ll notice peeling and cracking.

Fortunately, the chair has little upholstered surface area, and the frame is quite durable, so re-upholstering every couple of years would be a viable option that would greatly increase its useful life.

Does Not Swivel

Also note that unlike almost every office chair made, this model cannot swivel. At first, that might seem like a serious limitation, but it isn’t. Given its relatively small size and lightweight, it’s usually a simple matter to take advantage of the rolling casters and navigate wherever you need.

Given the above, it’s easy to see that this chair isn’t right for everyone. It’s reasonably well-padded and 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.

Back Side Image View of Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair

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 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 because there just aren’t many pieces to worry about. 

Overall, the process should take about twenty minutes, and you’ll easily be able to complete the assembly 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 will mostly depend on how you plan on using it.

Side View of Ergonomic Home Kneeling Chair

On the negative side, it’s not 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.

On the other hand, it offers solid ergonomic benefits, especially for those who suffer from chronic leg or coccyx pain. If interested in finding chairs for leg pain, see this review.

It’s highly compact and easy to store when not in use, and it’s optimized for people who move as much as they sit during a workday.

Those are good things. They 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 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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