Best Seat Cushion for your Office Chair iMore 2019

If you spend a lot of time sitting for work (like I do), you want your seat to be as comfortable as possible. Whether you're in an office chair, a car or truck, or any kind of seat at all, a seat cushion can make your day more enjoyable and keep away those aches and pains. Here are some of our favorites.

Memory foam plus gel: ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion

Staff Favorite

This cushion has all of the features you need. It has memory foam to keep you cushioned and gel to keep you cool. A non-skid bottom keeps it from slipping out from under you, and the zippered velour cover is machine washable. The built-in carrying handle lets you take it from home to car to office with ease.

$35 at Amazon

100 percent memory foam: Everlasting Comfort Seat Cushion

For pure memory foam comfort, you can't beat this seat cushion from Everlasting Comfort. Memory foam molds to your body's contours as you sit, so you get more support. A non-skid gel bottom keeps it from slipping, and the soft cover is machine washable.

$30 at Amazon

Seat and back support: SOFTaCARE Seat Cushion and Lumbar Support Pillow

For one low price, you get a seat cushion plus a lumbar support pillow. Both are memory foam cushions with machine-washable covers. The seat cushion has a carrying handle and a non-skid bottom. The back cushion has straps to attach it to your office chair, breathable mesh in the cover, and a side pocket to hold your phone.

From $38 at Amazon

Waterproof: U-Are Ultimate Comfort Set

This 3-piece set includes a memory foam plus cooling gel in the seat and a lumbar support pillow. The best part is the waterproof outer cover so that you can take your seat cushion to outdoor sporting events.

$40 at Amazon

The wedge: Everlasting Comfort Wedge Seat Cushion

Some people prefer a wedge shape, which puts less pressure on the thighs. This wedge still has a U-shaped cutout at the rear to suspend the tailbone and coccyx, a non-slip bottom keeps it in place, and the carrying handle makes it easily portable.

$21 at Amazon

The big one: Xtreme Comforts Large Seat Cushion

Measuring 19-by-17.5-by-3.5 inches, this memory foam cushion is perfect for larger seats. The machine-washable cover is made of breathable mesh to help keep you cool as you sit.

$35 at Amazon

Bargain pick: Viteps Seat Cushion

The ergonomic design, memory foam, cooling gel, and machine-washable, breathable mesh cover combine to make this a solid choice at a lower price point.

$22 at Amazon

Unobtrusive: Bonmedico Comfort Cushion

This memory foam cushion doesn't look orthopedic; it just seems like an ordinary rectangular black cushion. Take it from the office to the stadium for sporting events for comfortable seating wherever you go.

$25 at Amazon

The honeycomb: CHCYCLE Seat Cushion

The solid gel honeycomb-style cushion increases air circulation to keep you cool and comfortable. The zippered, mesh-topped, non-skid cover is machine washable. The cushion itself can be washed by hand if needed.

$42 at Amazon

Memory foam bargain: OVEYNERSIN Seat Cushion

If you're looking for 100 percent memory foam, you can save some bucks with this no-frill ergonomic seat cushion. The soft cover is machine-washable.

$15 at Amazon

The vibration massage: Comfier Seat Cushion With Massage

This ergonomic memory foam plus gel seat cushion has a hidden surprise. Inside the cushion is a USB-powered vibrating massager with two levels of intensity. The outer mesh cover is machine-washable and non-skid.

$30 at Amazon

A smaller option: HNOS Comfort Cushion

If you something that takes up less space, this 100 percent memory foam cushion measures just 17.3-by-15-by-3.5 inches. Unlike many of the cushions here, there is no U-shaped cutout at the back. The cotton/polyester/spandex blend cover is machine-washable.

$30 at Amazon

Which one should you choose?

It's always a good idea to speak with your physician or other medical professional if you're dealing with any sort of specific pain or medical issues. If you do know you need a seat cushion, there are many choices here and something for just about everyone. Which one you'll choose will depend on which features you need. If you want premium high-density memory foam plus gel, our pick is the ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion. The memory foam is durable, comfortable, and long-lasting while the gel keeps it from feeling too hot. A soft, machine-washable velour cover makes it easy to keep clean. Non-slip rubber dots on the bottom means it won't slide out of your chair as you shift around.

The carrying handle makes it easy to move from seat to seat; it's perfectly sized for the office, movie theater, car, airplane, or for use in a wheelchair. You can even use it in sports bleachers, but the cover isn't waterproof so save it for dry weather events. The U-shaped cutout for your tailbone is specifically designed to maximize comfort and support while reducing pressure on your tailbone. The ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion can also improve your posture and may relieve sciatica, lower back pain, and other spinal issues. You get a money-back guarantee and a lifetime warranty with your purchase.

However, a comfy seat cushion may not offer enough back support, especially if you're spending eight hours or more per day seated in the office. If what you need is more than a cushion, then you might consider upgrading your office chair. A good quality chair can enhance your comfort level.

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