-Very height-adjustable. Goes from being just a bit taller than a regular chair to so tall my friends have trouble getting on it! I think this might even work if you were as tall as 6'3'' or maybe even a bit taller than that. (I am 5'7")
-Just enough cushion in the seat.
-ELIMINATES MY SITTING PAIN ENTIRELY
-Tilt-adjustable so you can get just the right angle on the saddle seat
Cons (minor nitpicking complaints):
-Moderately challenging to assemble. Not impossible, but not as easy as assembling something simple from Ikea.
-The foot rest ring is hard to adjust, and I have a hard time screwing and unscrewing the knob to adjust it
-Packaging was a bit messy
-Too tall for a standard height desk (30in) even at the lowest setting, but is good for a 36in desk at the lowest setting.
This chair is a life saver for me! I have had pain when I sit for a long time – it comes from the point of my hip bones that touches the seat, and radiates down the back of my leg as a dull ache. I'm only 25, so my pain at this age is really upsetting for me. I am in my senior year of college and my rigorous coursework means I have to study in one position for long hours, but my pain would distract me.
I used this stool in the lab that I work in several times, and I loved how I could finally sit for hours watching my experiments take place and record data without pain. Additionally, this lets you sit like you're riding horseback which allows you to be really close to a laboratory bench without any leg room available underneath. I saw what brand the stool was and I had to get one for myself at home!
When I got mine home, I realized one more thing: Even at its lowest position, it was too low for my desk. I made the decision then to convert my sitting desk to a standing desk, and the pairing of this stool with a standing desk has all but erased my pain while studying! I am so grateful to own this stool!
Note about the seller:
The first time I tried to order this stool, it cost $114, and when I noticed it was taking a while to arrive, I checked my order status and noticed that the order had been cancelled by the vendor and the price had been jacked up. If I didn't love this stool so much I would give a much more negative review because of that bizarre move on behalf of the vendor. It really made me upset!!