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Salli Swing Fit Saddle Stool

£555

What is it?

Salli Stools are split saddle chairs designed to help you sit with better posture when working.

The Salli Swing Fit was developed to offer professionals the ability to retain a small degree of sitting motion whilst working. At the heart of this functionality is a precision engineered active movement spring that has been embedded into the seat mechanism under the seat. Responding to the user's own body weight, the Swingfit from Salli can offer a moveable platform that is designed to engage your trunk muscles during sitting so that sitting will not be such a static and fidgety experience. The spring not only facilitates seated movement in three directions, but the tensioner adjustment also restrains movement, so you feel in control during active sitting.

Who does it help?

The Swing Fit has historically been most popular with females because there is an adjustable split between the two parts of the saddle, which makes the seat more comfortable for a narrower pelvis. In recent years however shorter females (under 5ft 6) have moved more towards the Salli Swing Fit small which is 5-7cm narrower than the standard stool, whilst still retaining the adjustable split saddle.

    Adjustability Credentials:

    The swing fit has 3 main adjustments including, an adjustable active sitting mechanism and width adjustable split between the two parts of the saddle. Thirdly there is a height adjustment to ensure you can optimise your sitting height position at a workstation or around a patient.

    Aesthetic Credentials:

    Salli stools have been designed with a very distinctive split saddle. However, most people purchase the stool for the functionality of the split seat, which is designed to put less pressure on the saddle area.

    The stools come in a range of over 20 different upholstery colours, 2 styles of bases, and 2 frame colours. To see the choices, please see the Options section.

    Sustainability Credentials:

    Salli uses a leather upholstery called Elmosoft, which has been made with increasing consideration to the environment. The leather is produced and processed from Scandinavian cattle to reduce the environmental impacts of transportation. The chairs are designed with minimal plastic in the structural elementals of the chair, and with a warranty of 10 years, they are designed to last a long period of time.

    Accreditations: -SS-EN ISO 1400:2004

    SPECIFICATION

    Brand: Salli

    Warranty: 10 years

    Product Weight: 13 kg

    Base Diameter: 560 mm

    Weight Limit: 50 – 120 kg

    Castor Size: 65 mm

    Selecting Your Options

    Gas Stem

    The gas stem height dictates the height of the seat, so it is crucial you take the time to ensure that it will suit your height. There are four gas stem options which should be selected based on your height. The short gas spring is suitable for users under 150 cm; the medium, for users under 170 cm; and the long spring, for users that are over 170 cm. There is also a mini gas spring is for individuals who have extra low gas stem height requirements. Please contact us for more information on the mini gas stem, as it is not a standard product.

    Upholstery

    There is a range of fabric options available. 90 percent of customers select leather because it is the most durable fabric.

    Leather Colour Options

    Artificial Leather Colour Options

     

    Castors

    As a standard, the stools come with castors suitable for hard floors. However, we can supply other castors including castors for carpets, lockable castors, and loaded castors.

    Additional Accessories

    Footring

    The footring is designed to be fastened at the bottom of the gas stem and is designed to provide a firm support surface for the feet when sitting in a higher position. Please note that the footring can make it more difficult to manoeuvre the chairs, as you must position your feet around it.

    Foot Adjuster:

    Occasionally, professionals need to keep their hands free. In these situations, some people prefer to use a foot adjuster to control the height of the stool. The foot adjuster is positioned just above the stool base and allows easy height adjustment with the press of the foot.

    Allround Support:

     

    The Allround support is most popular for dentists, dental surgeons, or dental assistants. It connects to the gas stem and rotates all around the chair, which gives a lot of flexibility to where it can be used. It can act as a support for one hand, both hands, or as a stretching support. The Allround support can be used with all Salli chair models.

    Stretching Support/Back Support:

    The small lumbar stretching support allows users to stretch back whilst they are sitting. This accessory can only fit on the Salli MultiAdjuster & Small MultiAdjuster, the Salli Twin, and the Classic. Please note that if you want the stretching support, you also need to purchase a larger base for stability reasons. The support is available in the leather and artificial leather colours.

    Ergorests:

    The Ergorests are designed to support the upper limbs for repetitive backwards and forwards movements and are most popular for dentists and doctors doing repetitive upper limb movements. The support has also been used for people with shoulder injuries. Salli Ergorests can be attached to the following models: MultiAdjuster, Small MultiAdjuster, Twin, or Classic. The back support is available in the full range of colours whilst the hand supports are always black.

    The stools have a one-size seat top which fits most adults. The other consideration is the spring strut. The strut comes in 2 sizes, and the choice depends on your height and weight. Please see the options below:

    • Spring Strut Standard:As the name suggests, this spring strut fits most customers (body weight 50 – 120 kg).
    • Spring Strut High: This fits users from 50 – 120 kg and is best for people who are over 185 cm tall.

    Frame and Spring Colours:

    Frame & Spring: There are 2 colour options for the frame and spring: black and highly polished chrome. Please note that the spring colour must be the same as the frame colour you select.

    Seat Fabric: 

    There are 4 different fabric choices which are normally selected based on aesthetics, cost, and function.

    • Polyester Trevira CS (Step, Gabriel): This robust, cheapest fabric comes in black and grey only.
    • Wool (Capture and Gabriel): These fabricsare both natural fibres and so are popular for people who prefer natural products. These fabric colours are more subtle and have been selected to fit in with home office colours.
    • Microfibre: This is one of the most popular fabrics used on the Aeris 3Dee chairs for use in work office environments. Microfibre seat covers are engineered with ultrafine fibres to be slightly softer, more stain resistant, and cooler to the touch.
    • Leather: The leather cover for the Aeris 3Dee is known for its durability as a fabric and can last significantly longer than most other fabrics. Leather is tough but flexible, which makes it more resistant to punctures and tears.

    Delivery:

    Salli Stools chairs take 1-3 weeks to deliver. For more information on our delivery policy, please see our terms and conditions.

    Returns:

    On non-bespoke items, you have 14 days from the receipt of goods ordered to return items for a full refund, excluding carriage and installation. The cost of returning goods to us is to be at your own expense. Please see our terms and conditions for more details on delivery and returns.

    Warranty:

    The Salli stools come with a 10-year warranty. Please see our terms and conditions for more details on the warranty.

    Research

    There are no large, independent, gold-standard RCTs on the long-term benefits of any chair brand that we know of. In the absence of the gold standard, we look to what information is available.

    Salli has completed some small studies over the years covering the effects of Salli on dentists’ posture, sitting pressure distribution, and hip angle. These studies are small and have not been replicated in larger studies, so you need be cautious when looking at the findings.

    The most prominent finding that has been highlighted over the years is that of the effect of split saddle sitting on pressure on the genital area. Interestingly, when some users used a pressure-sensitive mat to record sitting pressure on different chairs, they found that the split saddle seemed to reduce the pressure on the genital area.

    Aside from the research by Salli, there is a small body of evidence that has focused on the effects of saddle sitting on posture. These studies have mainly been done on dentists and dental students because of the high incidence of musculoskeletal issues in this professional group. In general, the early findings support the idea of saddle-shaped seats as a way of encouraging a more upright posture when working on patients.

    Unverified Reports:

    Unverified reports are reviews and case studies that we have found online. Whilst unverified commendations do not have the same scientific rigour and credibility as research, they are can still offer some early insights into what equipment may be worth exploring in more depth.

    Which conditions benefit from the Salli Stool? We have seen most interest in the Salli stool from dental professionals with back pain. In recent years, there has also been an increase in demand from office workers who have back pain.

    Other conditions where Salli stools have been reported to help include:

    -Hip pain

    -Coccyx pain

    -General back and neck aches

    How much has a Salli stool helped? Many customers have searched out a Salli because they have not been comfortable on standard-shaped stools and will often have a significant issue. Over the years, hundreds of customers have reported a significant benefit to their back pain. A lot of people report that they particularly like the more open hip angle which takes pressure off their low back.

    How much effort do you need to put in? Interestingly, most customers will report a significant transition period when they first get a Salli stool, which can lead to temporary saddle soreness, generalised aches, and thigh aches. This transition period normally lasts 1-2 weeks, but for some people it can take 3-6 months. There is little research on what causes this, but it seems possible that it is related to the body adapting to the new sitting position.

    What work/hobbies is the Salli best for? Salli stools are most commonly used by dental professionals, including dental nurses, dentists, and dental hygienists. Increasingly, however, the stools are being used by home office workers and other healthcare professionals.

    What is the different between the Twin and MultiAdjuster? The only difference is that the MultiAdjuster allows you to change the width between the two parts of the saddle. We have found this adjustment to be most popular for people who are shorter or have a narrow pelvis. We have also found that some people are more sensitive to the contours of a seat, and for these people, the ability to manipulate the position the 2 parts of the saddle can make sitting more comfortable.

    What is the difference between the Swing Fit and Multi? The MultiAdjuster incorporates a lever-based forward-and-backwards tilting mechanism, whilst the Swing fit incorporates a Swing mechanism, which allows the stool to move in all directions.

    How far does the seat move? The lever-based tilt enables you to rotate the seat top up to 20-30 degrees anteroposteriorly (forwards/down and backwards/up).

    Should I get a Salli Allround or another type of support? The three most popular upper-limb support saddle stools are the Allround, Surgeon, and Ergorest. Whilst they all have the common functionality of supporting the upper limbs, they do so in different ways, making them suitable for different professionals. The Ergorests are designed to support the upper limbs for repetitive backwards and forwards movements and are most popular for dentists and doctors doing repetitive upper limb movements. The support has also been used for people after shoulder injuries. Salli Ergorests can be attached to the following models: MultiAdjuster, Small MultiAdjuster, Twin, or Classic. The back support is available in the full range of colours whilst the hand supports are always black.

    Why does using the Allround support reduce the height range of the stool? This happens quite simply because the upper-limb support attaches to the gas stem and so it takes up some of the length of the central shaft, which in turn limits how far up and down the stool will move. If your stool is only being used by one person, a reduction in seat height range will not impact the use of the stool.

    Can the Salli Allround support be taken off or added on at a later date? Yes, retrofitting the support or taking it off is simple. You would need to use the disassembly tools, but we can send these to you and the whole process would only take 5-10 minutes.

    Should I be getting an upper-limb support for a Salli chair? Not every person wants or needs a support, and we most commonly get asked for advice on this from individuals who already have a neck and/or shoulder issue. The Allround support tends to be most beneficial when the user needs to hold their upper limbs in front of them in static positions for long periods of time and wants to be able to take some strain off the shoulders. The Ergorest has become the most popular support for professionals who are repeatedly moving their arms backwards and forwards during procedures.  

    What is the difference between the Salli Ergorest Twin and the Multi option? The only difference is that the MultiAdjuster allows you to change the width and angle between the two parts of the saddle. If you want the Multi option, please contact us. 

    Should I get a backrest? Most people who get a saddle stool by Salli will sit forwards and will not really use a backrest. Occasionally, we do find customers who really find a backrest helpful. We don’t know why this is, but some people are psychologically attached to a backrest, and so having something they can use seems to help. Equally, some people do get fatigued in their lower/mid spine and will use the stretching support to offload during the day. If you aren’t sure about getting a support, you could always enquire about getting the chair without one and then adding it in at a later date.

    Who should use the Swing? Most people who trial one of our Swing chairs get on very well. We have found a small number of individuals who have recently had back surgery and have very limited core stability tend to find the dynamic nature of the stool a little challenging, and for these individuals, we have had much better success with a fixed-lever seat such as a Twin or Multi.

    How far does the seat move on a Swing? Whilst the seat can move in 3 dimensions, the actual range of movement is extremely well controlled. The seat top moves less than 5 degrees in each direction. By strictly controlling the range of movement, the stool facilitates active sitting whilst enabling dentists to still perform precise dental work.

    What is the difference between the Swing and Swing Fit? Both stools have exactly the same core features, and the only difference between them is that the split between the two parts of the saddle is fixed on the Swing but not on the Swing Fit. Indeed, on the Swing Fit you can adjust the width and angle between the two sides of the split seat, making it more suitable for females whilst the fixed split is more suitable for men.

    What are the different seat heights? Salli stools come in a range of seat heights:

    The gas stem height dictates the height of the seat and so it is crucial you take the time to ensure that it will suit your height. There are four gas stem options which should be selected based on your height. The short gas spring is suitable for users under 150 cm, medium for users under 170cm and long spring for users that are over 170 cm. There is also Mini gas spring is for individuals who have extra low gas stem height requirements – please contact us for more information on the mini gas stem as it is not a standard product.

    What are the upholstery options? Salli stools have a full range of leather and artificial leather upholstery options. Please see the fabric charts below.

    How long does it take to deliver a stool? The lead time for nearly all the stools is 1-3 weeks.

    How long is the warranty on Salli saddle chairs? 10 years.

    I have shoulder pain what is the best Salli option? It depends on what is causing the shoulder pain but if it is related to repetitive upper limb movements it is advisable to think about an upper limb support like an Ergorest support or Allround support.

    The Ergorest supports are designed to support the upper limbs for repetitive backwards and forwards movements and are most popular for dentists and doctors doing repetitive upper limb movements. The support has also been used for people after shoulder injuries. Salli Ergo rests can be attached to the following models: MultiAdjuster, Small MultiAdjuster, Twin, or Classic. The back support is available in the full range of colours whilst the hand supports are always black.

    The Allround support tends to be most beneficial when the user needs to hold their upper limbs in front of them in static positions for long periods of time and want to be able to take some strain off the shoulders

    I have back pain. What is the best Salli? We have found that most people with pre-existing back pain that is initially relieved when standing prefer the MultiAdjuster chair because it offers the most anterior posterior tilt range. In turn, the extra range gives you more flexibility with how you position your spine over the day.

    What is the purpose of a Salli seat? The USP of the Salli chair is the spilt saddle, which is designed to give a high level of sitting support whilst reducing pressure on the genital/saddle area.

    What is the right model for me? Out of the 10 different stools within the Salli range, 95 percent of dentists will select from what we call the “core range” which includes the Twin, MultiAdjuster, Swing, and Swing Fit. The first thing to note is that all 4 stools have the same iconic seat top. The table below is designed to highlight the key similarities and differences between the stools.

    Name of Stool

    Saddle-Shaped Seat

    Seat Height Adjustment

    Forwards & Backwards Tilt

    Swing Active Movement Mechanism 

    Adjustable Saddle Split 

    Twin

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    No

    MultiAdjuster

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    Swing

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    No

    Swing Fit

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Will a Salli work with my table? Yes, a Salli can work with an existing table. It is worth noting that a Salli will raise your sitting position by about 15-20 cm and you need to raise your work surface accordingly. If you don’t do this, you could end up having to crane your neck or simply sitting far too low on the Salli.

    What professionals use Salli chairs? The Salli seating systems have always been most used by dental professionals. Interestingly, however, more and more office workers who find standard office chairs uncomfortable are moving to saddle seating as a way of opening up their spine more.  Other professionals that are increasingly using Salli include: sonographers, doctors, physios, podiatrists, hairdressers, and beauticians. Whilst the professions differ, the similarity seems to be professionals who need to move around patients and want a nice upright posture and a stool that moves around easily.

    How long does it take to deliver a Salli? Typically, the lead time is 1-3 weeks. For more information on the delivery lead time, please contact us.

    What is the returns policy? There is a 14-day return policy. For more information on any charges, etc., please see the terms and conditions.

    Where is the Salli made? Salli stools supplied to the UK are made to order in Finland.

    What do you need to do to take care of a Salli chair?

    The main consideration is the upholstery.

    Leather: It is important to never place leather stools in direct sunlight or closer than 20–30 cm to a radiator. For most simple stains that are water-soluble, you can dampen the area with warm water and then gently dry using a paper towel. For more stubborn stains, you can use Elmo cleaning foam. The leather upholstery can be disinfected with Unisepta wipes.

    Artificial Leather: It is important to never place leather stools in direct sunlight or closer than 20–30 cm to a radiator. For most simple stains that are water-soluble, you can dampen the area with warm water and then gently dry using a paper towel. For stubborn stains, please use mild solvent. You can also disinfect the stool with a 5:1 bleach solution.

    If you need help finding the right equipment please contact us

     

    Salli Saddle Stool videos

    Animation of potential health benefits of sitting on a Salli Saddle Stool

    Salli Saddle Stools being used by Dentists

     Salli Twin being used by dental professionals

     Demonstration of the Salli expert

    Demonstration of the Salli Ergorests

    Demonstration of the Salli Ergorests 2

    Salli Saddle chair in the home office

    Salli Stool being used in an office

     Demo of the benefits of a Salli Saddle Chair

    Adjusting a Salli Saddle Chair

    Example of a professional watchmaker using a Salli stool

    Demonstration of a Salli stool with stretching support

     

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