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Ergonomic benefits of a saddle seat

Have you ever heard of a saddle seat ? This office chair has many ergonomic advantages. We are happy to give you more information about what exactly a saddle seat is, all its advantages, what you should pay attention to when purchasing and which high-quality models are on the market.

1. What is a saddle seat

As the name suggests, a saddle stool is a stool with a saddle seat, similar to a horse riding saddle. These usually do not have a backrest for more active sitting, unlike a classic office chair. If you want to purchase a saddle stool as an alternative to the office chair, it is better to opt for a backrest.
The saddle stools are height adjustable as standard and have a cross base on wheels. The higher quality models have the option to incline the seat.

2. Advantages of the saddle seat

A saddle seat provides a slight forward tilt of the pelvis. This is the neutral position of the pelvis, which means that the back also has a neutral curvature. The neutral position ensures that you experience equal pressure distribution in the back. This makes it easier to sit upright without distributed pressure forces in the back or neck.

A saddle seat makes it possible to sit higher while still supporting your feet on the ground. Smaller people can sit at a higher desk using a saddle seat. A saddle seat therefore offers the solution for fixed built-in worktops that are too high for the user.

In addition, the higher position and the shape of the saddle seat ensure that the knees are always lower than the hips. This position is called an open hip and knee angle. This 'open' posture improves lymph and blood circulation to the legs.

In confined areas with little foot space, such as at counters, doctor's or dentist's offices, the saddle seat allows the legs to be lowered more quickly. This reduces the available leg space, making it easier to maneuver.

The active position on a saddle seat stimulates more movement and blood circulation throughout the body.

3. What to pay attention to when purchasing?

First, it is important to know what use the saddle seat would be for. If this is for use in a practice room, you will spend fewer hours on it than as an alternative to a classic office chair . In the latter case, it is better to opt for a saddle seat with a backrest.

There are different sizes of saddle seats. 75% of people prefer a saddle width of approximately 35 cm. Other people may prefer a wider saddle (approx. 44 cm).
Do you have back problems? Then it is better to opt for a saddle seat that has a seat inclination. By inclining the seat you stimulate a straighter posture because the pelvis is stimulated towards a neutral forward tilt.

Do you have genital problems? Then it is best to choose a split saddle stool, as it consists of two halves with the middle of the seat remaining open. This ensures a reduction in genital pressure.

4. What qualitative models are there?

  • Our choice saddle chair for use in medical practices or limited spaces: Score Amazone or Jumper
  • Our choice saddle chair with backrest for moderate use: Score Amazone or Jumper with backrest
  • Our choice saddle chair for dynamic active work in the office: Rovo Surf
  • Our choice saddle chair for intensive use (worthy replacement of the classic office chair): Capisco 8106
  • Our choice saddle chair for intensive use (budget version): Capisco 8010 or Capisco 8020

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