Full disclosure, this is kind of a hybrid of an ergonomic chair and a saddle stool. That’s why it was famously endorsed by Joe Roman, a guy who spends over 10 hours + seated each day.
If you want to read more about the finer details of this chair, check out our HAG Cisco review. Used by hair stylists, tattoo artists, dog groomers, the Frame adjustable saddle chair is our favorite all round choice.
Its height can be set to up to 29.5” which is notably higher than most other saddle chairs, making it one of the best choices for tall people. The seat and the backrest are both comfortably padded and covered with high-quality leather that’s great in both cold and hot weather.
All that is placed on top of a sturdy aluminum base and legs that can withstand up to 350 pounds of weight. The heavy-duty nylon wheels too are of great quality and can effortlessly and quietly move the chair on most indoor surfaces.
The sturdy but versatile base of this chair follows the movements of your body in every direction. This high quality Norwegian ergonomic stool will get you sitting correctly while engaging your core.
In fact, the Mayo Clinic have tested it- reporting that you will burn 18% more calories while using this stool. It is also soft and comfortable to sit in, plus it’s specifically designed with smooth and rounded edges to further enable your movement with the chair.
There doesn’t seem to be any customers dissatisfied with this Varied chair other than the few that simply aren’t used to saddle stools. The materials and Norwegian design of this saddle stool make it exceptionally durable and long-lasting.
Its rounded edges are designed to give your body maximum freedom to move around. Sally Eagerest Multi adjuster Split Saddle Stool Upper limb support.
The Sally split saddle stool has a unique design that supports the hands and upper bodies of professionals while they’re doing repetitive tasks that require precision. It is designed to redistribute the pressure that builds up in your buttocks and to strengthen your core muscles.
This chair is recommended for surgeons, dentists, tattoo artists, and other professionals who often put their upper limbs under stress. Customers love how this chair was designed, the base is made of black aluminum, and you can choose to receive it with a chrome finish.
The only downside customers report is the high risk of damaging the Eagerest handles which could happen quickly if you use them for support when getting out of the chair. Simply place it down on your existing seat, and you get an instant saddle chair that has no weight limit.
This saddle chair works with a swinging motion that is supposed to relax your back but also keep you in an upright position. The saddle swings in all directions and engages your core and muscles as you try to stay upright.
The Human tool is mostly used by yoga practitioners, office workers, and people that work around high counters. The Dr Lomilomi hydraulic massage stool wins top honors in our dental category.
The seat is very well-designed and offers great back and spine support even for prolonged sitting sessions. Kane well Twin Adjustable Saddle Stool Designed to relieve the stress on your pressure points for extra comfort.
The split also helps for a great airflow under and around the seat, making it ideal for hot summer days. And while the padding is minimal due to the split nature of the seat, the leather upholstery is of excellent quality.
Those that aren’t used to split saddles can find the seat to lack padding but that’s normal for this type of chair. The rolling saddle chair is a budget option for people that need to improve their sitting posture.
The seat can be tilted to allow the user a sitting angle of 135 degrees which follows the S-shaped curvature of your spine. It’s used by a pretty versatile crowd such as lab scientists, dentists, college students, and office workers.
The Cisco ergonomic saddle style chair was designed for people that need extra softness added to their sitting experience. The seat height can be adjusted from 23’’ up to 33’’ from the floor and the manufacturer recommends pairing it with a standing desk.
The best part about this saddle chair is that you can reverse your seating position and lean into the backrest. The Master massage ergonomic stool is lightweight and should prove helpful for daily use.
It is recommended for massage therapists and tattoo artists to help them ease the strain that comes from staying in one position for too long. This model is highly customizable, so upon purchase, you’ll get to choose the base color, upholstery, pole height, and which type of casters you’d prefer.
The Perch saddle stool comes with rubberized casters that can be rolled over tile, ceramic and wooden floors without damaging them. This chair is a good choice for people who need to sit upright but also need to lean into a backrest now and then.
The Perch stool was made in the US with high-quality materials that come with a 12-year warranty and cylinders that have a lifetime guarantee. Job BetterPosture’s saddle chair shines with its ergonomic “waterfall effect” seat design.
The base and legs of the chair are exceptionally durable even though that’s slightly undermined by the lackluster wheels. Master Massage Ergonomic Swivel Saddle Stool The seat of this Master Massage saddle stool is 2.5” wide and is padded with an exclusive small cell foam for extra comfort.
The maximum weight capacity of Master Massage’s saddle stool is 550 pounds. For a heavyweight option, Master Massage’s saddle stool can withstand up to 550 pounds of weight while still providing excellent comfort with its padded seat.
The cushion of this stool is made out of soft and comfortable foam, as well as thick PVC leather. The metal base and frame make it very sturdy while the comfortable seat is a pleasure to use even for prolonged sitting sessions.
Not all saddle chairs were created equal, and you’ll really have to look at the fine details to figure out which style works best for your professional needs. The Mica Dental chair is fully adjustable and offers improved lumbar support.
It was made for professionals that need a good-looking quality chair that will keep them seated upright. The seat is cushioned with molded foam plus the upholstery is made of waterproof, oil-resistant, and scratch-resistant PU leather.
The Spa Luke rolling stool is extremely attractive and boasts a PVC vinyl upholstery that is very easy to clean. It has 3 adjustment levers that are easy to use and let you control the seat tilt, backrest position, and the height of the chair.
Although it takes some time to get used to, the seat is designed to offer comfort and give you a more natural posture. The only downside to the Spa Luke chair is the hard plastic wheels that tend to be stiff.
Some customers have noticed that the anatomic design of the seat wouldn’t be recommended for males since the center of the saddle is way too high to be comfortable. The Blurrier salon chair was made to provide extra comfort on a busy day.
The castor wheels are rubberized to protect hard floors and the seat is height adjustable. The split seat is preferred by people that feel too warm when sitting for too long and wish to stay cool longer.
The width of the split seat can be further adjusted to relieve any pressure on your pelvic area or prostate. When choosing the best saddle chair, keep in mind that your legs will play a huge role in supporting you, and giving you balance.
More contoured saddle chairs will do a better job at supporting you, but if you choose an incorrect size they will be very uncomfortable. Saddle chairs may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but they do offer a lot of benefits to people with sitting professions.
Hopefully, this quick list and guide have helped you find a good option for your home or office. If you’re about to undergo a hip or knee surgery, your doctor has probably already warned that recovery will take at least 3 months.
A suitable hip chair will make life much easier and also eliminate the risk of falling, until you regain your mobility and confidence. Platinum Health Apex Premium Padded Hip Chair Highly adjustable.
Most patients begin with a taller seat height and gradually decrease it as their hip or knee flexion returns. The Apex chair is also safe to use in the shower since the polyurethane foam will not absorb any water and the aluminum frame is rustproof.
We included it on the list because it assists hip and knee patients, but this chair can also help people suffering from arthritis. On the negative side, the Lumen chair is quite heavy so you would need someone to help you move it around the house.
Some people have solved this problem by drilling holes on the rear legs and placing wheels for mobility. The assembly is straightforward as well, just insert a couple of screws and you’ll be good to go.
The Hip Solution Bath and Shower Transfer Bench Sliding seat. The added seat belt contributes to user safety and is a brilliant addition to the chair.
The only thing some customers didn’t like is the length of the horizontal track (12’’) that isn’t long enough for certain bathtubs. DMI Rolling Shower & Commode Transport Chair Padded vinyl seat & backrest.
The DMI rolling transport chair is well suited for people that need help getting to the shower or the toilet. The seat is padded and will provide better comfort for patients that own a standard toilet and need a commode chair.
The backrest is made with PVC and doesn’t do much in terms of comfort, but then again the chair was designed to be used as a means of transport. This entire chair is 22’’ wide, so you’ll also need to check your door width before making a purchase.
The things we don’t like on this model is the color because white blends with the background in most showers, and the static armrests which could make transfers tricky. Judging by customer experiences, this chair is tailored for taller people.
Soho Mosaic Hip Cushion Inflatable air cells. If you feel you need more comfort from your hip chair, Soho Mosaic might be one of the best options on the market.
The best part about this cushion is the anatomically designed air cells that adjust as you change your seating position. In the box, you get a repair kit, a hand pump, and a smooth cover.
The Soho Mosaic comes with a higher price tag, but customers agree that it’s absolutely worth it! The Drive Medical deluxe hip chair looks wonderful and feels comfortable.
The seat and backrest are both soft and water-resistant and the chair even has a footrest for patients that need this commodity. Most customers can’t understand why the company would make such an amazing design but omit this important thing.
This deluxe chair has a durable steel frame that will last you a long time, and it will hold users up to 300 lbs. The aluminum frame will hold people weighing up to 250 lbs and it can be used in any shower or in a bathtub that is wider than 17.5’’.
The EZ mobility aid was made for people that are reluctant to replace their favorite chair, but still need help to get up. It is basically powder-coated steel bars that can be placed either underneath or around your sofa cushion.
The Telehealth bariatric shower chair was made to accommodate heavier users that need an extra-wide seat and a sturdy frame to support them. The seat itself is 18.5’’ wide, which adds to the comfort but also to the overall width (25.5’’) of the chair, meaning it won’t fit in a standard bathtub.
Most customers agree that this is a sturdy chair that makes them feel safe and confident. Hip chairs were designed to assist people with fragile hips or knees pre-surgery or while they are rehabilitating.
They work by offering the user a taller seat that reduces the strain felt by getting up or sitting down. Some hip chairs, like the Platinum Health Apex Premium Padded Hip Chair, come with a seat that can be tilted to allow for even easier access.
Everyday tasks, like going to take a shower can be very strenuous for a recovering patient and their caregiver. Using a mobility aid such as a hip chair will offer more safety for the user and it will make the caregiver’s job a lot easier.
If you’re living alone, have your cell phone with you in case you need to call anyone for assistance. A good quality wheelchair can also help if you’re too weak to walk but need to regain your mobility faster.
If the exercises make you feel sore, try taking your pain medications at least 30 minutes beforehand. This is extremely important because you won’t be able to sit in a bathtub or stand in a shower for at least 3 months, and most accidents happen in the bathroom.