The 7 Best Office Chair Cushions in 2020 (Reviewed)

The 7 Best Office Chair Cushions in 2020 (Reviewed)

Spending a lot of time sitting down, whether it is on an office chair or while driving your car, in the long run can be bad for your back and your posture, not to mention that it might cause quite a bit of back pains.

If this is your case and you are experiencing any of these symptoms, then maybe these reviews of the 7 best office chair cushions you can easily purchase can be what you need to finally get rid of that sore back.

I filed this list basing the durability of the cushions, their price, the comfort and the way they can help with back and leg pain, I hope this can make choosing a chair cushion easier for you all.

The 16” by 16” inches square cushion by Vive provides a technology that allows the cushions to adapt to your body in order to make sitting down for longer periods of time more comfortable. This gel cushion is latex-free, helps with back pain, hips pain and coccyx pain and you can use it on any kind of chair or seat. 45 cooling cells allow air to circulate so that it can easily get rid of the heat and keep you cool.

The product can support up to 300lbs and it’s made of a water-resistant material. The cushion will not lose its shape easily over time, however it can be a little too firm and hard, therefore if you are looking for a soft cushion, this might not be it.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Individual cooling cells
  • Water-resistant
  • Adapts to your body
  • 60 days guarantee
  • Functional design

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 3.2lbs
  • Dimensions: 16.7 x 16.5 x 2.3 inches
  • Supports up to 300lbs

PROS:

  • Adapts to your body
  • Latex-free
  • Cooling cells
  • Water-resistant
  • Does not lose the shape

CONS:

  • Might be too firm and hard for some people

This 17.5 x 13.5 x 3 two-piece cushion, one for the back and one for the bottom, is made entirely of memory foam and has a strap on the back to that it can be installed on any kind of chair. If the two parts are used together, it can be a great help to correct your posture and keep a healthy position while sitting down.

It comes for a very good price and it’s easily washed thanks to the washable covers. This item keeps its shape almost perfectly even after months of usage, however, the bottom part is very thick (3 inches) so you might be sitting higher on the chair than you thought.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • 2 cushions
  • Memory foam
  • Carrying handle
  • Curved contoured design

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 1.5lbs
  • Dimensions: 17.5 x 13.5 x 3 inches
  • Non-slip rubber

PROS:

  • Weight: 1.5lbs
  • Dimensions: 17.5 x 13.5 x 3 inches
  • Non-slip rubber

CONS:

  • Thick bottom part

The 17.5 x 13.5 x 2.8 inches Everlasting 100% memory foam cushion is another good product to help you with back or leg pain. This item adapts perfectly to the shape of you bottom because it responds to your body heat and the U shape helps alleviate pressure from the areas where it accumulates.

The bottom of the cushion is equipped with non-slip rubber and it can be used in any kind of seat, even on airplanes. Although the product is entirely made of high-quality memory foam material, it’s better suited for adults because it doesn’t seem to adapt so well to children or thinner people.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Orthopedic design
  • Memory foam
  • Heat responsive technology
  • Machine washable cover

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Orthopedic design
  • Memory foam
  • Heat responsive technology
  • Machine washable cover

PROS:

  • Orthopedic design
  • Memory foam
  • Heat responsive technology
  • Machine washable cover

CONS:

  • Might not adapt to people with smaller frames

This ComfiLife cushion is made of memory foam, measures 17.6 x 13.8 x 2.8 inches and also features a layer of gel on the top to help with the cooling effect it provides to your lower body. It supports the weight and it relieves back and sciatica pain when sitting down. The cushion has a handle for easy transportation and the cover is removable to facilitate washing, furthermore, the non-slip rubber helps keep the item in place when you position in on your chair.

This is one of the lightest office cushions in our list, so if you are looking for something that can also make travelling by plane more comfortable, this might be the cushion you were looking for. This cushion is more suited for supporting 150lbs or less, otherwise it’s likely to lose its shape.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Memory foam
  • Heat responsive
  • Cooling gel
  • Money back guarantee
  • Transport handle

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 1.45lbs
  • Dimensions: 17.6 x 13.8 x 2.8 inches
  • Non-slip rubber bottom

PROS:

  • Weight: 1.45lbs
  • Dimensions: 17.6 x 13.8 x 2.8 inches
  • Non-slip rubber bottom

CONS:

  • Not suited for more than 150lbs

The Purple support is made of hyper elastic polymer which makes it durable and comfortable if you seat in a chair for eight hours a day. It measures 18” x 16” x 2” inches, slightly bigger (and more expensive) than the FOMI one and it helps not only with back pain and sciatica pain, but also with leg pain and you can use it even if you have items such as wallets and keys inside your back pockets.

This product fits any chair or hard surface and you can wash it in the washing machine.

It’s a good cushion, however at first you might smell a strong plastic smell coming from it.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Hyper elastic polymer
  • Machine washable
  • Fits any chair

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 2.63lbs
  • Dimensions: 18” x 16” x 2” inches
  • Comfort grid

PROS:

  • Fits any surface
  • Durable
  • Helps multiple kinds of pains
  • Machine washable

CONS:

  • Pricey
  • Smells like plastic at first

This 1.25 x 15 x 17 inches FOMI cushion is designed to have a column-buckling technology that can help spread the weight of your upper body evenly so that pressure will not accumulate in specific points. It also features a pretty advanced gel structure that is going to keep you bottom cool while you sit down on your chair or seat as well as making the cushion resilient so that it won’t lose its shape.

However, after continuous use, the cushion might lose its original shape and adapt to your body. The cover can be easily removed through a zipper to facilitate washing the items.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Column-buckling technology
  • Gel structure
  • Resilient

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 2.2lbs
  • Dimensions: 1.25 x 15 x 17 inches
  • Non-slip rubber bottom

PROS:

  • Weight: 2.2lbs
  • Dimensions: 1.25 x 15 x 17 inches
  • Non-slip rubber bottom

CONS:

  • Might lose the shape

This 14 x 18 x 2.5 inches, U-shaped cushion is designed to help you sit comfortably for longer periods of time, the weight is distributed evenly, and the surface of the product is contoured so that it can cradle the shape of your body. Pressure on the tailbone is relieved so that the pad can help you improve your back pain.

You can zip off the cover to wash it in a washing machine whenever you need and the light weight of the item makes it very useful for travelling. On the down side, despite the non-slip rubber on the bottom, this cushion does not anchor to the seat so it might slip off a little bit when you are sitting down.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Contoured surface
  • Extra padding
  • Fits all shapes up to 275lbs

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 12 ounces
  • Dimensions: 14 x 18 x 2.5 inches
  • Non-slip rubber bottom

PROS:

  • Distributes weight
  • Contoured surface
  • Easy to wash

CONS:

  • Does not anchor to the chair

These cushions are all valuable options to keep in mind if you are looking for something that is going to make your days easier when sitting down. They differ in materials and prices but all of them can offer very good results. I hope this review was helpful and that you will be able to pick the right cushion for you basing on your weight and your tastes. 

Things to consider when buying a chair cushion

The material

You want to choose a cushion with a material that feels good to you. That might mean mesh, or velvet, or gel — it’s up to you and there are options for everyone.

How it fits body shapes

Every person is different and every person’s body is different. You’ll want your office chair cushion to fit your unique shape.

Durability

Will the cushion hold up? You don’t want a desk chair cushion that will either fall apart quickly or lose it’s support quickly.

The size

Will your cushion fit your chair? Be sure to measure your check and check the dimensions of the cushion you’re considering.

The price

Finally, you’ll want to get a cushion in your budget. Figure out how much you can spend and then go from there.

Francesca Rossi

Francesca Rossi is a reviews expert for Overheard on Conference Calls. She is an experienced writer currently focused on researching and writing product review articles. Her works include English-Italian translations as well as content creation and creative writing for different blogs and websites.
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