Kneeling Chairs including Variable

Kneeling Chairs

We have supplied thousands of ergonomic kneeling chairs since 1987. The best are fantastic BUT it's important to choose one that matches the length of time you will be using it per day.

Our store staff are able to offer great advice on-line, by telephone and by message.

They work immediately to improve posture, stimulate movement, and keep joints and muscles active while sitting. There are dozens of different makes and models of kneeling chair... so which one is right for you?

Kneeling Chairs

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Over the last 25 years we've tried a huge range of kneeling chairs, from the cheapest to the most expensive, from the sleek and beautiful to the frankly weird; and we have whittled them down to just a few of the very best and reviewed them all below.

What are kneeling chairs all about?

Kneeling chairs make sitting fun, but more importantly they increase health and productivity at the same time. The key to all good chairs is movement, forwards-and-backwards, side-to-side, up-and-down, the more movement the better. We call this active sitting. Once you achieve active sitting your core muscles will become stronger and you will find your posture will improve overnight, joints will be less stiff, and you will become more focused and have higher concentration levels.

When you sit on a kneeling chair you balance the spine properly over the pelvis – i.e. good posture! – On the best kneeling chairs, the rock of the chair is exceptionally good at helping you to keep good posture, even when you are tired.

Perfect Poise and Balance

The Varier Variable Balans - The original, the most ergonomic and the best kneeling chair, without breaking the bank.

These kneeling chairs are unique in being perfectly angled to prevent knee pressure, with lots of movement built in to trigger your balance reflex and keep your core strong. They also use materials that are designed to last decades.

Varier Kneeling chairs (Variable, Variable Plus, Thatsit and Wing) are the only kneeling chairs that our team have approved as suitable for a full 8hr day - and we have tested thousands of kneeling chairs over the last 30 years.

Varier Variable Balans

Kneeling meets Relaxed Comfort

Variable Plus is an advancement of the iconic and ergonomic Variable Balans. It features a fixed backrest with an upholstered ergonomic back cushion. The balance of the chair enables you to vary between a wider range of sitting positions, while still providing the unparalleled functionality of the original Variable kneeling chair.

The backrest provides support when leaning back then shift your weight forward and the shin cushions offer support while you focus on the task in front of you.

Varier Variable Plus

Ultimate Ergonomic Kneeling Chair

We believe the Thatsit is the ultimate ergonomic kneeling chair because it allows the most movement and offers the greatest support:

  • Adjustable ergonomic backrest depth / angle
  • Great lumbar support
  • Adjustable backrest height
  • Adjustable leg supports to adjust for leg length: (5ft to 6ft4in)
  • Sprung, flexible shin pads to prevent shin pressure and allow extra movement
  • Elbow rests - to support the weight of the arms when sitting against the backrest
  • Suitable for a standard height desk / dining table (71-76cm)
  • 8-10hrs sitting thanks to high quality injection-molded foam + lots of movement + back support for tired moments
Varier Thatsit

A Portable Kneeling Chair

The best kneeling chair we've found for compact living, occasional use and short periods of working (up to 2 hours). Beyond this length of time we would we recommend the Wing, Variable or Thatsit.
The Multi is made to an exceptionally high quality and has a 7 year warranty. It's a great chair if you need to sit for an hour or so and then fold it away.

Varier Multi

Ergonomic Home Office Chair

This is the best chair we've ever sat in, and the one many Backinaction staff use around our tables and in front of our computers. 

The key to all good chairs is movement, forwards-and-backwards, side-to-side, up-and-down, the more movement the better. We call this active sitting. Once you achieve active sitting your core muscles will become stronger and you will find your posture will improve overnight, joints will be less stiff, and you will become more focused and have higher concentration levels.

Varier Actulum

A Swivel Kneeling Chair

The Wing is an unconventional working chair that allows more flexibility in use than either the Variable or the Multi. with its height adjustment, swivel and tilt functions, and castors for hard or soft floors.

The height adjustability makes it ideal for use at unusual height tables.

The Varier Wing promotes active sitting and keeps you breathing deeply, giving your energy levels and concentration an invaluable boost.

Varier Wing

Zero-Gravity Sitting, in Style

This is the ultimate ergonomic relaxation chair. It is extremely comfortable and gives the best possible support when reclining. The Gravity recliner meets almost every seating requirement for exceptional ergonomics without strain.

Leaning forward, the Gravity Balans chair can be used as a kneeling chair. Shift your weight slightly backwards for an upright position, placing your feet on either the floor or shin cushions for variation. To assume a reclined position, gently push away from the ground.

Varier Gravity

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