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Office Star Saddle Stool Review
This entry was posted on October 14, 2011.
The Office Star Saddle Stool features a unique way of sitting unlike most traditional office chairs, with its distinct saddle seat that aids in improving muscle strength, back pain relief, improving posture, and musculoskeletal disorder prevention. This saddle stool in particular is a highly affordable back pain solution that is adaptable for both home or office usage.
Many seek out to purchase a saddle stool to relieve their back pain that can often occur from sitting in a regular office chair for extended periods of time. Not only are saddle chairs helpful in relieving back pain they can also alleviate neck and shoulder pain along with related headaches. The larger angle between the hips and knees at 135° is a much more natural position to be in than the 90° angle, typically associated with sitting on a traditional chair. As a consequence, posture is improved and tension in the upper back and neck is reduced. The backless feature on saddle stools also eliminates pressure that is typically felt on users backs from leaning on a back rest, causing discomfort while sitting.
This saddle stool features seat angle adjustment that can adjust the front and the back of the seat, pneumatic seat height adjustment, a thick padded vinyl seat, and tilt tension control (controls the rate and ease with which the chair reclines for different weights and strengths of users.
Quick synopsis - affordable and comfortable to sit in for short periods of time. As with anything that is different and not what you are accustomed to, the saddle chair does take a bit of getting used to. I sat on the chair for 2 consecutive weeks, working my way up in time intervals until I was able to comfortably sit for up to 5-6 hours at a time. This is both recommended and encouraged for users who have not sat on a saddle chair before. I found that the stool relieved a lot of tension and stress that had been accumulating in my back as well as some headaches I had been experiencing. I also noticed that my posture had greatly improved and that this came naturally with no effort or thought required. The saddle stool naturally places you in the correct seated position, forcing you to sit upright and with your spine in perfect alignment. It was also very easy to use with the limited number of adjustments needed to properly adjust the chair and also was a good fit for my frame. Another benefit of this stool is that it is designed to fit individuals of varying heights and weights with its wide range of height adjustment and appropriately sized seat.
After sitting on the saddle stool for more than 2 hours at a time without getting up to take a break, I found myself fidgeting and trying to find ways to get comfortable. That being said, it is important to always take breaks every hour no matter what chair you are sitting in for various health reasons. The stool also took awhile for me to get used to sitting on; the saddle position can at first be awkward and takes awhile for your body to adjust to the concept of sitting in this position, especially if you are accustomed to sitting in a traditional office chair. I also found the vinyl seat to be a bit thin, perhaps if the seat foam was a little bit thicker it would be easier to sit on for extended periods of time.
This saddle chair is a great value for what you get, especially compared to similar items on the market that can sometimes cost two hundred dollars more in price. It is sturdily constructed and comes in a sleek black vinyl with a black plastic frame that will blend in to just about any office environment. It is almost certain that you will experience some level of back pain relief from sitting on the stool, with its backless design it does not put any pressure on the back that can often occur when leaning back in traditional office chairs. You will also find yourself sitting with improved posture that often carries on to overall better posture in your everyday life. If anything, it is a great complement to any office chair. If your back needs an hour or two of relief, you can quickly and easily switch between your traditional office chair and your saddle stool.
Overall, the Office Star Saddle Stool is a great investment for those looking for an alternative seating solution or for those who have never had a saddle stool before. Between its health benefits it provides, ease of use, and affordable price point, this saddle stool is the perfect choice for anyone who is looking to find a quick way to relieve back pain at an inexpensive price.
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