Buying Guide

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We quite often get asked "Hi Salli people, love your concept and really want one, but I'm just not really sure which one is right for me. Can you help?"

Of course we can! You can always call us on 1300 048 112 or email us, or chat with us online -  but maybe this guide can answer most of your questions.


(If you want the short answer, we recommend models with active sitting: The Sway or if you want to be able to adjust the width, the Swayfit. Otherwise - read on.)

There are really only 3 types of Salli chairs.

Yes, that's right, just 3 - but there are slight variations in components on each one that you can further customise to make it your own. So let's go through the chairs and highlight the main features of each one, then we will go into further depth on each of the options you can choose from top to bottom.

The seat mechanisms

There are 2 main seat mechanisms available. There is a tilt/inclination mechanism as found on many regular chairs, but let's find out more about our unique active sitting feature ...In this video featuring the Salli inventor (Vessi) you can see how the sway mechanism on the chair allows it to encourage movement in all directions.

This active sitting feature is found on the Sway and Swayfit and is excellent for your back health

Movement is key to back health and is what we strongly recommend this option, as do our existing customers. Life changing results have been achieved and it is included on around 95% of chairs sold.

We can't recommend the sway/active sitting mechanism enough!

Gas Springs (and why we ask your height)

The colour of the gas spring makes no difference - it's all about the length! The most important part of saddle sitting is using the chair correctly. Correct use greatly affects how much benefit you actually get. The gas spring length is vital to achieving this.

When you order your Salli we ask your height so we can supply the correct length gas spring for you. Too short and you will not be able to achieve the correct thigh angle, too long and, well, your feet won't reach the floor!

When we have your height, seat type and castor selection we can make an excellent calculated guess at which spring is right for you. We don't always get it right, but we rarely get it wrong (and we will make it right if we do).

Seat Bases

Does it matter which one you choose? Not really ...... The type of seat base (metal vs plastic) has very little if any impact on the performance of the chair.


Even our standard castors are far superior to those found on many chairs. They have a 65mm diameter and are slightly soft providing great mobility. 

Salli standard castor

They work well on both hard floors  and carpets/rugs.

Inline Castors

Our optional inline castors are extremely smooth rolling and have a clear polyurethane tread and are very kind to floors.

They have a 75mm diameter and are amazing on hard floors (if you leave your chair on a non-level floor it may even roll away they are that smooth!).

Perfect for dental/medical environment.

Ok, so we hope that helps you!

In summary, any of the chairs will be great for your posture, but those with active sitting will aid back health even more. Adjustable width is very popular due to the added customisation for each user.

If you still have questions or have any specific requirements including accessories - please contact us! We are very happy to speak with you.

If you want our recommendation - here it is again: The Sway, or if you want to be able to adjust the width, the Swayfit.

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