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If your are looking for a seat cushion for car, office chair, airplane, back pain, sciatica or any other possible situation, then you are in the right place.
I collected several cushions for the purpose of this review, tried them all out and shared my personal experience right below. I first start with the summary I provided in the table followed by in-depth reviews of each seat cushion. Scroll down for all of them!
Ergonomic Seat Cushions for Car, Office Chair…
Here is the list of different type of seat cushions you can use for car, office chair, wheelchair, airplane and any other environment you can think of.
Please note that they are not in any particular order and there are no hard rules that allow (or disallow) using any of these seat pillows in different setting.
Time to get through the list…scroll down and check them all out!
First on the list is this donut-shaped orthopedic seat cushion for an office chair.
Unlike inflatable donut cushions, this one is made from memory foam which acts as an excellent support for anyone struggling with wide range of issues including coccyx/tailbone pain, hemorrhoid, hip pain and sciatica. It is best used with office chairs and cars but it can also be considered as a seat cushion for pregnancy, wheelchair and even stadiums!
As my tests showed (read the full donut cushion review here), the memory foam is just about right – it’s firm enough to not get flat even after long sitting hours, nor is it too hard to make sitting uncomfortable.
The really cool thing that I enjoyed about this seat cushion is it ergonomic design – it has indentations for thighs and coccyx. It is also slightly more elevated on the back part which rotates your hips in the direction that allows to reduce hip, lower back pain and spine discomfort.
On top of that, it comes in two versions – male and female. And tust me, there is a difference!
All in all, it’s a great ergonomic memory foam seat cushion which I would recommend if you find sitting painful or uncomfortable.
Next on the list is the cooling gel seat cushion (full review) also sold by Posturion.
Unlike the previous cushion, this seat pillow is made out of gel-like material. When I first got the cushion I really thought that this gel seat pad is a gimmick because it’s not really orthopedic, nor is it ergonomic. To my surprise, I soon discovered that I am using it just about all the time (I’m actually sitting on it now that I am writing this).
I really like how this honeycomb gel design works when I sit on it in my office chair. It seems to promote blood flow and I don’t get tired from sitting as much as I would have without using this gel cushion.
It also has spectacular breathability – the honeycomb cells put through as much air as possible! I really like for when driving around and it’s definitely a lifesaver when I travel for a few hours in my car.
Even though it wouldn’t necessarily help to improve extreme cases of hip, coccyx or tailbone pain, this gel cushion certainly does help to reduce the strain and discomfort you would experience from prolonged sitting.
To summarize, I like and recommend this gel pad as a day to day seat cushion.
As at the time of writing this review, this lumbar support pillow had been reviewed by 37 users and had a 4.9 star rating. That’s a good place to start so I took a deeper peek into what this seat cushion offers.
A standard-shaped U-shaped seat cushion which is specifically designed for anyone with coccyx/tailbone pain (e.g. fracture, nerve irritation or damage). I find it to be best for when used with the office chair.
Well, if you think your buttocks are flat and you wish it was better shaped, I have some good news for you. Aside from all the benefits that this butt pillow offers, it promises to leave you with a better shaped butt after a period of continuous use which is probably why it’s on our seat cushions list.
If you are not interesting in shaping your butt (who wouldn’t be interested?), then you can enjoy the other many features it offers. Let’s take a look at some of these other features…
Next seat cushion in our list… For one, it is a common design that has proven to be effective in providing a number of benefits which include increased comfort and reduced lower back pains among other things.
More so, with 4.7 star rating from over 150 reviews, we can safely assume that the seat cushion is well made. This is one memory foam seat cushion for cars, office chairs, wheel chairs and practically any kind of chair.
It is adjustable, allowing you to lock it unto the kind of chair you want to use it on at any time. It also features a non skid side that reduces the risk of it sliding off. Let’s look at a breakdown of the features this seat cushion brings.
- Versatile design. You can use it in your car, when working or while traveling.
- Made of 100% polyester and memory foam which helps with cleaning and durability.
- Comfortable material
- Elastic belt for adjustability
- Breathable material great for long hours
- 17.7 x 18.5 x 2.7 inches in dimension
Do you want to know what I found intriguing about this cushion for office chairs? Here’s the thing, this cushion has a U shape, which in itself does not look like much. However, you are sure to be as intrigued as I was when you learn of the idea behind that design.
When it is to be used by a man, the U design should face forward. When however it is to be used by a woman, the U design should face backward. Now, do I fully understand the underlying mystery?
No I don’t, I just find it curious and interesting. It also made my list because it has a 5 star rating even if from just a few reviews. Here’s more on other features that it offers.
- Unisex design
- Takes 5 seconds to rebound to original shape
- Made with faux fur and memory foam
- Has a removable cover for easy washing
- Measures 17.7 x 13.7 x 2.7 inches
Whenever you see a cushion described as a “travel” this or that, the implication is usually that it is portable enough for you to travel with. This particular feature is what first attracted me to this butt pillow; if I may call it that.
Other than that, this product, which can also function as an orthopedic cushion, has been designed to match the contours of the human buttocks and inner thighs to efficiently absorb the weight, spreading it effectively across the seat.
This ensures a more comfortable sitting experience devoid of aches, stiffness and other discomforts usually associated with extended seating. With a 4.8 star rating from almost 500 reviews, there was no way I was going to let this one go.
How good is it? Let’s check out its features first…
- Weighs 1.1 pounds
- Dimension – 17.7 x 13.7 x 2.7 inches (fits a office chair)
- 50D density
- Non slip washable cover
- Available in black, blue, grey, coffee and purple
- Durable inner material and breathable outer cover
If you are looking for a seat cushion for lower back pain, then you may want to take a close look at this product. While this specific cushion may not have a lot of reviews, the few that it has give it excellent ratings.
However, the main reason I added it to this list is because if offers something similar to a product I previously mentioned – the cool gel. You actually have the option of choosing the gel or foam seat cushion.
I have now come to understand that among other things, this cools gel actually keeps your butt cool while you are using it on an office chair. Sitting generates heat, especially on those really hot summer days.
What this gel does is to absorb and dissipate the heat, keeping your behind cool. Here’s more of what it offers.
- Made of foam and gel film
- Dimension – 18.11 x 14.16 x 2.7 – suits a standard seat
- Offered in black, grey, blue and pink colors
- Unisex design
- Ergonomic learn design that molds to your shape
- Durable and breathable mesh
My Overall Best
Picking one single cushion after looking at several products that offer practically the same features is not the easiest of tasks. Having said that, I will tell you which of the 7 products above is my overall best.
It was really a tough choice but I finally went with the Anti-Hemorrhoid Chair Cushion for Hip Pain.
Unlike the other cushions, this one actually offers a therapeutic effect – helps to get you into the correct posture, open up your hips deload tailbone from unnecessary tension which can be daunting if you have a problem in that area.
If I was to pick something more general, I would then recommend the gel seat cushion because it offers a high level of therapeutic comfort while improving blood flow in the bum area. Check it out – it’s very versatile and can be used by women and men!
How I Tested Gel Seat Cushions
I’m actually still “testing it” while I am writing this. So far, I have around 40 hours “active time” that I accumulated over the last few weeks I have been using this seat cushion mainly for when I work on my laptop. As I said earlier, I removed the cover from the seat cushion and used it while sitting for long office hours.
To me that seems like a pretty aggressive, real life situation so let’s first talk about the PROs and follow up with the CONs I noticed after using this seat cushion.