There is little to be said on the J Burrows kneeling stool. It is a rather cheap find and costs less than 150 dollars? But will it really help you save money? Should you dive in?
Let’s find out.
It’s for the taller dudes but we are not sure if it can bear the weight
This kneeling stool cannot be used by shorter dudes who are of average height.
The shape of the cushion and the way the chair angles, even when the seat is positioned in the lowest setting, are all meant for taller people.
Though the stool can go low enough for someone who stands 5’7”, with the way the wheels become too angled forward, you will not find it comfortable.
When this happens, it jams the wheels and you will not be able to roll it forward. You may be able to move the stool backward, though, but you will still feel the resistance.
So every time you do that, it can put a strain on the integrity of the already light-duty wheels. So using the chair at its lowest setting can also shorten the wheels.
Also, it doesn’t go low enough for a standard size table. You have to use a table or desk that is at least 20 cm higher than the standard. So if your current one isn’t, you have to splurge more money. So while you saved on buying a cheap kneeling stool, you have to spend more for a table that can accommodate it.
Thus, we are seeing that those who stand 6 “ at least to 6’3” will find it the comfiest and usable, so to speak.
However, there is a big but here
Remember how the wheels jam every time? Well, that’s not just it.
The wheels are one of the flimsiest parts of this unit, along with the metal frames. It easily bents even with average load or pressure. And though the stool is advertised to hold a max of 120 kg, we don’t think it can suit someone even close to that weight.
You may be putting yourself at risk of injury once the wheels give away and the thin metal frames break.
So taller and slimmer or skinnier users will get the most use of the J Burrows stool. But of course, you also have to check the status of the wheels before you board the stool, better safe than sorry. Especially if you’ve been moving the stool around, it can shorten the lifespan of the entire unit.
The fabric is durable but it’s not the most comfortable
The fabric of the padding is perhaps the more durable thing that you can find in this unit. It is rather thick and does not stretch nor snag off.
But still, there isn’t much left to be desired. If you are wearing anything that exposes your skin to the fabric, it will hurt. It will scratch and snag your skin. Well unless you’ll be stationary, then you will not feel it at all. So this is also something to think about if you have your eyes on this stool.
Also, even if the fabric of the cushion is decent, the thickness of the padding or cushion itself is not. It’s leaning towards the thinner side, so the more it bears weight, the faster it will deform. That’s also another reason why skinny dudes will find it usable. You can already feel the hard surface underneath the seat. So the lighter you are, the better you’re off with the burrows.
Flimsy everything but it can provide a decently comfortable seat for taller and skinny dudes
So who will find this stool usable?
Taller and thinner persons.
To be fair, the chair does have adequate support for the back and can give you that proper alignment, if you are tall. But the thing that makes it a doubtful buy is the entire construction and longevity of the unit.
It is a very cheaply made kneeling stool. From the wheels to the legs, and padding, The legs are very thin metal. So you will not get surprised that the wheels easily bent when given a bit of pressure.
It is very affordable, right? But for us, you will have to buy a new chair in no time. The comfort that it gives is not really something we see worth taking the risk.
So even for tall and slim users, we are not keen on recommending it. You can save money upfront, but sooner or later, you would have to spend again to buy a replacement.
And though tall users may find it comfortable at one point, it will be impossible to scoot around without compromising the integrity of the wheels and the frame.
And what is the use of buying a stool with wheels if you can’t scoot around right? And oh, this chair is not that easy to configure.
It only has one adjustable feature, the seat height, but it’s not that intuitive. The design of the chair seems basic and one would know how to adjust it without spending a lot of time. But unfortunately, you will have to spend time fiddling through the seat lever to figure out how to adjust it.
Is it a lost cause?
Is it a lost buy? While we are not fans of the J Burrows kneeling stool, the question still lies- who will find it usable?
We did try to find the good in this stool. And as we have mentioned above, only taller, 6’-6’3”, and thinner dudes will find it appropriate.
But we have to add one more requirement, you have to be okay with not being able to scoot around. That’s the only way that you can preserve the integrity of the wheels and the frames.
Also, you have to have a desk that can go higher than the average table by 20 cm. So if you’ll meet the requirements that we have mentioned, it will be able to provide relief for back pain.
But manage your expectations, despite being careful, the chair might still not last, it may not be usable after a year or less than that.
Even those with rheumatoid arthritis will be able to find relief. Sadly, it’s very, very flimsy. We wished the brand did not skimp that much on the materials,then it can be used by more people.