Humanscale Freedom Saddle Seat (22") or Pony Saddle Seat (16")

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5 out of 5 (based on 1 review)
Product ID: 13612
Highlights
  • Ergonomic seat fit for office, labs, home, manufacturing floor
  • Seat's triangular shape encourages saddle posture
  • 2 seat sizes available - 22" (saddle seat), 16" (pony saddle seat)
  • Posture opens up hips, lowers thighs, puts spine in healthy, natural curve
  • Option of 2 cylinders, 2 footrings provides height range from 17.5" - 33" 
  • Companion Chair - Freedom Chair
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Description

The Saddle seat, part of Humanscale’s award-winning Freedom seating line, is the most comfortable and versatile stool ever made. Its unique, triangular cushion encourages users to sit in a "saddle" posture, which lowers the thighs, opens up the hips and puts the spine into a healthy lordotic curve.

The "saddle" posture also reduces pressure points for long-term comfort and allows users to get closer to their work. It’s simply one of the most comfortable and healthy ways to sit.

The Freedom Saddle is equally at home in an office, lab or industrial setting, and its multi-use cushion can accommodate the many sitting positions required for countless applications. Whether it’s used all day long or tucked under a desk for impromptu meetings, the Saddle offers a unique and comfortable seating solution unmatched by any other stool.

 

Features

  • Uniquely contoured triangular cushion allows multiple sitting positions for ultimate comfort

  • Height adjustable pneumatic cylinder accommodates a wide range of users and tasks.

  • Optional foot ring and high cylinders for specific applications.

  • Available in a wide variety of textiles, including wipeable vinyls for lab, cleanroom and healthcare use.

 

Kyphosis - Increased Disc Pressure - When we sit in a 90 degree posture without lumbar support, the pelvis rotates backwards and the lumbar curve flattens.

Lordosis - Decreased Disc Pressure - Increasing the angle between the thigh and torso allows the pelvis to rotate forward, which helps maintain the natural curvature of the lower back.

 

Diagram for Humanscale Saddle Seat

Humanscale Saddle Seat with Lumber Support

Freedom and the Environment - Humanscale is committed to environmental sustainability and continually strives to design, engineer and manufacture products that compared to others in the same class - consume less of the Earth’s limited resources.

In addition to supporting sustainability through superior design, Humanscale is a major contributor to and maintains an active partnership with World Wildlife Fund.

The Freedom Chair is a great example of Humanscale’s environmental purpose.

  • Made predominantly of aluminum, followed by steel and plastic

  • Contains 62% recycled content (43% post-consumer, 19% pre-consumer)

  • 90% recyclable

  • Weighs only 35 lbs

  • Made of 132 parts (comparable chairs are made of up to 250 parts)

  • Modular cushions for easy replacement

  • Designed for easy disassembly

  • Ships in 40% recycled packaging, or blanket-wrapped when feasible

  • Greenguard Certified

 

LEED Credit

The Freedom chair is Greenguard-Certified and can help a project achieve LEED-CI certification in a number of areas. Consult your Humanscale representative for additional information on earning any of the LEED-CI credits detailed here.

  • ID Credit 1.1 - 1.4 - Innovation in Design: Comprehensive Ergonomics Program

  • MR Credit 2.1 - Construction Waste Management, 50%

  • MR Credit 2.2 - Construction Waste Management, 75%

  • MR Credit 3.3 - Resource Reuse

  • MR Credit 4.1 - Recycled Content, 10%

  • MR Credit 4.2 - Recycled Content, 20%

  • MR Credit 5.1 - Regional Materials, 20% Must be delivered within 500 miles of Piscataway, NJ

  • EQ Credit 4.5 - Low-Emitting Materials

 

Specifications                                              

Seat Height (Floor to compressed front center of seat cushion)
  • 17.5"- 22.75" Standard

  • 20.25" - 28.5" High Cylinder

  • 23" - 33" Extra High Cylinder

Seat Width
  • 22" Saddle

  • 16" Pony Saddle

Base Diameter
  • 22" Standard

  • 25" High or Extra High Cylinder

Foot Ring Diameter

18" or 21"

Foot Ring Height Adjustment (from Floor)

6" - 11"

Scope of Users

  • Both Saddle seats fit more than 95% of the office population

  • 5'0" Woman to 6'4" Man

  • 100 to 300 lbs

Weight
  • Saddle 14 lbs

  • Pony Saddle 12 lbs

 

 

Option 1: Seat Style

  • Standard Saddle Seat with 22"

  • Pony Saddle Seat with 16"

 

 

Option 2: Frame

Humanscale Saddle Seat with Titanium Frame

Humanscale Saddle Seat with Graphite Frame

Humanscale Saddle Seat with Polished Aluminum Frame

Titanium

Graphite

Polished Aluminum

Humanscale Saddle Seat with Titanium Frame Humanscale Saddle Seat with Graphite Frame Humanscale Saddle Seat with Polished Aluminum Frame

 

Option 3: Textile

The cushions on all Humanscale chairs utilize advanced technology developed primarily for the sportswear and sporting goods industries. In a single step, a high-tech molding process combines the textile, foam or Techno gel and plastic support shell into a single, modular unit which can be attached to our seating with four screws. Because of this advanced process, the textiles used on the cushions are as unique as the rest of the chair, and satisfy requirements more demanding than typical upholstery textiles.

Wave
Textile Grade: 1
Textile Code: W

Developed initially for sportswear, Wave responds to the unique form and production requirements of Humanscale seating. This four-way stretch fabric exceeds all contract interior testing requirements for heavy-duty upholstery. The colors of Wave are taken from the phenomenal hues found in nature.

Recommended Cleaning Instructions
For liquid-based stains that penetrate the textile, remove the stain as quickly as possible to minimize the likelihood of permanent staining. For more substance-based stains that sit on top of the fabric, scrape off the excess substance with a knife or coin immediately. Always use water-soluble solvents such as dishwashing detergents to clean. Vacuum the textile on a weekly basis to extend the life of the material and to help identify any stains that must be removed.

Technical Information
Content: 86% Nylon, 14% Elastic
Width: 61"
Weave Repeat: None
Finish: Stain and water repellent
Brush Pill: Class 4, ASTM D-3511
Abrasion: 150,000 double rubs, ASTM D 4157 #10 cotton duck, Wyzenbeek
Colorfastness to Light: Class 5, 40 hours; AATCC Test Method 16E
Crocking: Dry: Class 5, Wet: Class 4.5, AATCC Method 16E
Flammability: California technical bulletin 117, section E; NFPA 260 Cover Fabric, Class 1

 

 

 

Vellum
Textile Grade: 1
Textile Code: V

Constructed of a simple weave using a blend of nylon, Cordura and elastic yarn, this textile offers a pleasing texture and extreme durability. Because of the Cordura content, this fourway stretch woven textile performs to the rigors of the most demanding environments. The color palette includes brights, classics, and neutrals.

Recommended Cleaning Instructions
For liquid-based stains that penetrate the textile, remove the stain as quickly as possible to minimize the likelihood of permanent staining. For more substance-based stains that sit on top of the fabric, scrape off the excess substance with a knife or coin immediately. Always use water-soluble solvents such as dishwashing detergents to clean. Vacuum the textile on a weekly basis to extend the life of the material and to help identify any stains that must be removed.

Technical Information
Content: 91% Nylong and Cordura blend, 9% Elastic
Width: 50"
Weave Repeat: None
Finish: Stain and water repellent
Brush Pill: Class 5, ASTM D-3511
Abrasion: 150,000 double rubs, ASTM D 3597 #10 cotton duck, Wyzenbeek
Colorfastness to Light: Class 4, 40 hours; AATCC Test Method 16E
Crocking: Dry: Class 5, Wet: Grade 4.5, AATCC Method 8
Flammability: California technical bulletin 117, section E; NFPA 260 Cover Fabric, Class 1 

 

Vellum Textile

 

 

Lotus
Textile Grade: 1
Textile Code: K

Aptly named after the plant known for its healing properties, beauty, and cleanliness, Lotus is one of the latest creations from award-winning designer Elizabeth Whelan. Water repellant and easy to clean, it is an ideal textile for the healthcare and hospitality environments. Its polyurethane finish with nylon backing boasts a soft texture that is pleasant to the touch while offering exceptional durability, and its four-way stretch design provides the flexibility to seamlessly adapt to Humanscale’s unique ergonomically designed seat cushions. Lotus meets and exceeds all performance requirements for task seating applications, including all heavy-duty contract and healthcare tests.

Technical Information
Content: 100% Polyurethane face, Nylon backing
Width: 54” useable
Weave Repeat: None
Finish: Antibacterial/antimicrobial finish, AATCC Method 100
Stain and water resistant finish
Abrasion: 350,000 double rubs, ASTM 4157, #10 cotton duck, Wyzenbeek
150,000 double rubs, ASTM 4157-02, wire mesh, Wyzenbeek
Colorfastness to Light: Grade 4.5, 40 hours AATCC, Test Method 16, Option 3
Crocking: Dry: Grade 4.5, Wet: Grade 4.5, AATCC Method 8
Breaking Force (Grab Text): Weft: 563.5 lbs., Warp: 644.3 lbs., ASTM D 5034
Elongation: Weft: 149.9%, Warp: 100.1%, UPH 107
Flammability: California technical bulletin 117, section E
NFPA 260 Cover Fabric, Class 1
Stain Release Test: Grade 5, AATCC Test Method 130
Colorfastness to Solvent Spotting: Grade 4, Perchloroethylene AATTCC 157
Antibacterial Finish : Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538, 99.68% inhibition of growth
Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC 4352, 99.86% inhibition of growth

Lotus is Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) compliant and meets ANSI/ESD-STM-12.1-2006 requirements. Contact your Humanscale representative for more information.

 

Lotus Textiles

 

 

Gingko
Textile Grade: 2
Textile Code: F

Created by Elizabeth Whelan Design, Ginkgo reflects the delicate parallel veins of the Ginkgo biloba tree leaves. It is composed of 90% wool, a renewable fiber that offers durability, elegance and flexibility. Available in a variety of vibrant and saturated colors, Ginkgo extends the breadth of Humanscale's seating color line. Ginkgo's exceptional performance on contract textile tests and subtle sophistication will satisfy any task seating application.

Recommended Cleaning Instructions
For liquid-based stains that penetrate the textile, remove the stain as quickly as possible to minimize the likelihood of permanent staining. For more substance-based stains that sit on top of the fabric, scrape off the excess substance with a knife or coin immediately. Always use water-soluble solvents such as dishwashing detergents to clean. Vacuum the textile on a weekly basis to extend the life of the material and to help identify any stains that must be removed.

Technical Information
Content: 90% Wool, 10% Nylon
Width: 51”
Weave Repeat: 1/8" Vertical, 1/8" Horizontal
Finish: Soil and stain repellent
Brush Pill: Class 4-5, Martindale IWS 196 Class 4, ASTM D-3511
Abrasion: 103,300 cycles, Martindale AS 2001.2.25
Colorfastness to Light: Grade 5, 40 hours AATCC, Test Method 16, Option 3
Crocking: Dry: Grade 4.5, Wet: Grade 4.5, AATCC Method 8
Flammability: California technical bulletin 117, section E; NFPA 260 Cover Fabric, Class 1

 

Gingko Textiles

 

Sensuede
Textile Grade: 3
Textile Code: D

Offering style and performance, sensuede was developed to be the best and most luxurious engineered suede available. The silky feel is the result of recycled microfibers that are breathable, extra-strong, and resistant to most stains and wrinkles.

Recommended Cleaning Instructions
For liquid-based stains that penetrate the textile, blot to remove excess liquid and remove the stain with a cloth soaked in warm, sudsy water. Use a dry cloth to absorb excess water. For more substance-based stains that sit on top of the fabric, scrape off the excess substance with a knife or coin immediately and remove with damp cloth.To restore Sensuede's natural sheen and luster, brush the fabric when dry with a suede brush.

Technical Information
Content: 88% Polyester and 12% Polyurethane (more than 50% recycled polyester microfibers)
Width: 56"
Weave Repeat: None
Finish: Stain repellent
Brush Pill: Class 5, ASTM D-3511
Abrasion: 200,000 double rubs, ASTM D-4157 #10 cotton duck, Wyzenbeek
Colorfastness to Light: Class 4, 40 hours; AATCC Test Method 16E
Crocking: Dry: Grade 4.5, Wet: Grade 4, AATCC Method 8
Flammability: California technical bulletin 117, section E; NFPA 260 Cover Fabric, Class 1

 

Sensuede Textiles

 

 

Promessa
Textile Grade: 3
Textile Code: E

This Ultraleather textile from Ultra fabrics is environmentally friendly, wipeable and antimicrobial, and ideally suited to healthcare, hospitability and industrial applications. Made without PVC, Promessa has a pebbled, highly textured finish that will work beautifully in a wide variety of environments.

Recommended Cleaning Instructions
Ultraleather Promessa cleans effortlessly with soap and water. Most stains can be lifted with alcohol-based solutions like Fantastik and Formula 409. Promessa disinfects with 5:1 bleach ratio.


Technical Information
Content: 100% Polyurethane surface with 65% Polyester, 35% Rayon backing
Width: 54"
Brush Pill: ASTM D-3511
Abrasion: 400,000 double rubs, ASTM D 4157
Colorfastness to Light: Class 5, AATCC Test Method 16-3
Crocking: Dry: Grade 5, Wet: Grade 4.5-5, AATCC Method 8
Flammability: California technical bulletin 117, section E; NFPA 260 Cover Fabric, Class 1
Promessa Textiles

 

Promessa Textiles

 

 

Vicenza Leather
Leather Grade: 0
Textile Code: Z

By partnering with Spinney beck, Humanscale is able to offer the finest leathers available for its seating.
A lightly corrected, aniline dyed leather, Vicenza receives a special retennage which enriches the leather and tightens the grain. A breathable protective finish offers durability and comfort.

Recommended Cleaning Instructions
Dust regularly. Minor spots can be washed off with lukewarm water and mild soap. Do not soak. Never clean with abrasive solvents, alcohol or wax-based products. Approved maintenance products are available from Spinney beck.


Technical Information
Average Hide Size: 50-55 square feet
Average Thickness: 1.0 mm
Weight: 2.5 oz per square foot
Finish: Durable, breathable, protective finish
Brush Pill: Class 5, ASTM D-4970
Abrasion: 1,000+ cycles, ASTM D-3884
Colorfastness to Light: Class 4, 72 hours; AATCC Test Method 16E
Crocking: Dry: Class 4.5, Wet: Class 4, ASTM D-5053
Flammability: California technical bulletin 117, section E; NFPA 260 Cover Fabric, Class 1

 

Vicenza Leather

 

 

Cervo Leather
Leather Grade: 3
Textile Code: R

 

Cervo is thicker than the other leathers in our collection. Specialized milling adds additional character providing a soft pebble grain texture unmatched by any other leather in its class.

 

Cervo Leather

 

 

Options 4: Seat Height - Cylinders

Cylinder height refers to seat height (from floor to compressed front center of seat cushion)

Humanscale Freedom Saddle Seat - Cylinder and casters options

 

 

 

 

 

  • Standard Cylinder - Provides seat height range (17.5"- 23") that accommodates 90% of the population.
  •  

  • High 8" Cylinder - Provides seat height range from 20.25 to 28.25".
  •  

  • High with 18"/21" FootRing Cylinder - Provides seat height range from 20.25"to 28.25" along with height adjustable 18" or 21" diameter chrome-plated foot ring.
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  • Extra High with 18"/21" FootRing - Provides seat height range from 23" to 33" along with height adjustable 18" or 21" diameter chrome-plated foot ring.

 

Option 5: Casters - Wheels

  • Standard Casters - 2.25" hard double-wheel casters for use on carpeted floors

  • Soft Casters - 2.25" soft double-wheel casters for use on hard floors

  • Glides - Non-rolling glides for fixed location use

  • Locking Casters - 2.25" hard double-wheel casters lock when someone is sitting in the chair

 

 

Options 6: Fire Proofing

  • Standard Foams and Plastics

  • Cal 133-approved Foams and Plastics

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Does the saddle seat tilt? Answer: The Humanscale Freedom Saddle Seat does not tilt. But the Jobri F1465/BK is a saddle seat that has tilting feature.
Question: Why you would choose Saddle over Pony seat? Answer: It is totally a matter of preference. The Pony style came out because people felt the saddle did not fit into areas where they needed a smaller seat or some people felt the saddle was a little too big. The main point is to choose the right seat height and select the right cylinder and footring to get you the desired seat height.
Question: How can I tell which seat (freedom or pony saddle) is best for me? I am a medium frame, 5'4", 160lbs and want to use this stool for extended work, leaning over work table doing crafts, writing. Also frequent moving around to access crafting tools and supplies. I have lower back pain and some knee issues, so looking for adjustable height to get me above the work so I don't have to stand to look down at what I'm doing. I also work at two table heights, normal, and higher height table for cutting fabric. Answer: The decision for the Saddle vs the Pony seat is one of a personal preference. It doesn’t really have anything to do with the size of the person, but the comfort of the person. Having said that, however, we think you would need a high cylinder with an 18” footring if you choose the pony and a 21” footring for the saddle. This will have the seat height range of 19.9”- 27.5”. This we feel would be best to go to the two height ranges you are looking for (assuming your table heights are no higher than 40”). Please note that neither will help with your back pain as they offer no back support.
Question: I will be using this stool on carpet. Which casters should I get? Answer: You can select "Standard Casters," which are included in the Freedom Saddle Seat price.
Model Freedom Saddle or Pony Seat
Manufacturer Humanscale
Part Number Freedom Saddle or Pony Seat
Great product helps slouching, Aug 19, 2015
by Kim K., Florida
I love my chair which is really more like a stool. It is great for the posture, core and hips. It takes a little bit to get used to, but is well worth it as I feel stronger and stronger. Because it is not cushy, I also believe one gets up and moves around more. I also love that I could pick my fabric and the color. Great product.
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Humanscale Freedom Saddle Seat (22") or Pony Saddle Seat (16")