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The PYRCH Saddle Seat from ErgoVerse encourages the adoption of a partially elevated upright stance that encourages more upper body activity, better and deeper breathing, and improved overall blood flow. This type of posture offers a greater range of reach and can also lead to a higher degree of alertness. The upright position also makes it easy to return to a fully standing position, reducing stress on the knees.
When seated on the PYRCH Saddle Seat, the legs are positioned in a wider stance than is possible on a leaning stool or standard chair. Because the saddle can be elevated to any height between 26" and 35.8" it can serve the needs of a wide range of individuals, even those working at elevated workstations. The saddle can also be tilted forward up to 15° and offers a full 360° of free rotation. This capacity for full rotation makes the PYRCH a practical solution for workers who may need to swivel between different work surfaces when accessing parts or equipment. When the seat pan is tilted the PYRCH can also provide a limited degree of leaning capability. The robust black tubular steel base provides strength and stability, with strong nylon glides that ensure secure positioning.
Note: Sitting on a saddle stool elevates the torso higher than a standard seat. Saddle stools are therefore not generally recommended as a replacement for seating at a standard office desk. Please call one of our Product Specialists to discuss your intended use of the PYRCH Saddle Seat. We will be happy to help you find the best solution for your needs.
Extends Range of Movement
- Working from the elevated saddle stance offers a significant increase in range of motion and reach when compared with conventional chairs or stools. This extends the Comfort Zone and allows access to a larger area of the work surface, while at the same time reducing the risk of overextension. Learn More About the Comfort Zone.
Reduces Risk of Lower Back Pain
- Standing with the feet flat for extended periods of time (such as at a standing desk or counter) requires the muscles of the lower back to remain in a state of constant tension (even more so if the abdominal muscles are weak). As the muscles tire, the back tends to curve or arch, which can often lead to an exaggerated degree of lordosis (sometimes referred to as "swayback"). Since some degree of unnatural curvature is already common to many back problems, a standing work station has the potential to increase, rather than decrease, pain and fatigue. The greater elevation afforded by a saddle stool such as the PYRCH positions the thighs at a downward angle. This downward angle tilts the pelvis slightly forward, allowing the spine to return to the natural, gently curved S-shape that provides the greatest strength, stability and support for the entire body. The unnatural, extreme curvature is eliminated, and the overworked muscles of the back are able to relax and recover.
Reduces Effort Required to Stand Up
- The effort required to transition from a seated position to standing fully upright is noticeably less when rising from the PYRCH Saddle Seat than when rising from a traditional chair. This also means that the degree of strain and stress on the knees is significantly decreased.
Eliminates Risk of Twisting Injury
- Twisting from the waist is a common cause of lower back injury. The 360° rotation of the PYRCH Saddle Seat provides "twist free" access to any location within the workzone.
Reduces Risk of Circulation Problems
- Individuals working at elevated counters or work stations often prefer to stand, even though static standing can be a contributing factor in the development of edema (swelling of the lower legs). When the muscles of the lower legs are not active their ability to pump blood and fluids through the circulatory system is restricted. Sitting on, or leaning against, the PYRCH Saddle Seat allows flexing of the muscles in the lower legs, improving overall circulation and reducing the risk of edema.
Increases Mental Alertness
- The upright, open core stance provided by the PYRCH, combined with the ability to flex the muscles in the thighs and calves, naturally increases oxygen intake and improves blood circulation throughout the body. This helps to reduce physical and mental fatigue and contributes to improved mental alertness. In addition, the absence of a seat back to recline against encourages individuals to be more actively engaged and focused on the task at hand.
Encourages Core Muscle Maintenance
- The healthy posture promoted by the PYRCH, combined with the absence of a seat back, encourages an active engagement of the abdominal muscles as they work to stabilize the torso. This constant, low level activity aids in maintaining strength in these core muscle groups without overtaxing them.
- Sturdy Tubular Steel Frame: The large diameter powder-coated tubular steel frame is rated to support up to 264 lbs.
- Wide Range of Height Adjustment: Height adjustment is accomplished via a hand-activated gas lift capable of positioning the saddle at any height between 26" and 35.8".
- Tilting Saddle: A simple tilt release lever lets the saddle be tilted forward, lowering the pommel. Those who prefer to use the PYRCH as a leaning stool often find this configuration more comfortable.
- 360° Rotation: The full rotation available on this seat makes it ideal for those situations where someone may need to swivel between work surfaces at a single work station.
- Easy to Clean: The polyurethane seat covering is waterproof and impervious to most cleaning agents, making the stool a convenient solution in environments where regular cleaning or disinfection is necessary.
- Large Diameter, Sturdy Base: The size of the base, combined with the wide stance in which the feet are positioned, ensures a stable seating position.
- Cushioning Gas Lift: The gas spring lift acts as a shock absorber when sitting down as well as throughout the day as one shifts position, unlike rigid fixed seats.
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PYRCH Saddle Seat - Leatherette over Polyurethane Foam
PYRCH Saddle Seat
- Seat Height Range: 26" - 35.8" (66 - 91 cm)
- Seat Tilt Range: 0° to 15° (infinitely adjustable)
- Weight Rating: 264 lbs (120 kg)
- Diameter of Base: 19" (48.25 cm)
- Weight: 18.7 lbs (8.5 kg)
- Warranty: 5 Years
- Package Contents: PYRCH Saddle Seat, Assembly Sheet
- The easiest way to mount a saddle stool is to approach from the side and swing your leg up and over the saddle. You might find it easier to tilt the seat pan down, then sit down from the front in the usual way before raising the seat to its optimal height, and readjusting the tilt. If you choose this method, try and remember to lower the seat again before you stand up. Doing so will make it easier to sit down the next time.
- Find your optimum height. Saddle stools are designed to distribute the weight of the body evenly over the surface of the seat. Sitting too low will concentrate the weight over too small an area and create uncomfortable pressure points. Sitting too low also tilts the pelvis backward and rounds the back. This effectively defeats the ergonomic benefits of the saddle stool, making it work against you. To find the correct height for a saddle stool, make sure your thighs are angled downward about 45°. This angle tilts the pelvis slightly forward, allowing the spine to curve naturally into a healthy 'S' shape.
- Set the correct workstation height. Saddle stools are intended for use where the work station height can also be adjusted. Attempting to work at a station that is too low will result in you having to reach or bend down to the work surface. This could result in stress and discomfort in your lower back.
- Work at a compatible workstation. Ideally you should work at a surface that accommodates the knees and thighs well beneath the surface. Drawers or cabinets will force you back from the desk surface, resulting in a forward-leaning posture that reintroduces stress in the muscles of the lower back and counters the benefits a saddle stool is intended to provide.
Note: Workstations that have drawers or cabinets can be difficult to work at with "any" style of seating but saddle seats are by far the best option for these awkward scenarios.
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