Which Seat Cushion Is Best for Travel?
According to a recent survey, two-thirds of Americans are planning to travel more in 2020 than in years past. Are you ready to go on an adventure?
If you suffer from neck or back pain, the idea of jet-setting might not be quite as thrilling. However, you don't have to let these aches and pains keep you at home.
The key is finding the right seat cushion before you take off. Whether you're riding in a car for hours or squeezing into a cramped airplane cabin, the right support can make all the difference.
Yet, with so many models on the market, how can you know which one to buy? Today, we're sharing the key features that set a premium seat cushion apart from the rest so you'll know how to direct your search!
A Coccyx Seat Cushion
Your coccyx is the very small bone located at the bottom of your spine. It's also known as your tailbone.
Medical researchers estimate that one out of every 100 instances of back pain can be traced back to coccydynia, or tailbone pain. While this condition can be chronic, it's most often triggered by spending long hours sitting down.
For this reason, office workers are some of the most likely populations susceptible to suffering from coccydynia.
The same goes for people who love to travel. Long car rides and an aching tailbone simply don't mix. That's why you need our Memory Foam Coccyx Seat Cushion!
While this cushion is strategically designed to help alleviate excess pressure on your coccyx in an office chair, it's equally suitable to pack in your travel bag. Let's take a look at a few of the top features that make it unique.
Ultra-Comfortable Memory Foam
This seat cushion is made of 100% pure, top-quality memory foam, totally devoid of additives.
As soon as you sit down, the foam will gently cradle your posterior for maximum comfort and relief. In addition, it will also shift you into the correct posture, further relieving pain and pressure from your spine.
Why choose memory foam over any other kind of filler material? In short, it's the most long-lasting option on the market.
Have you ever sat down on a cushion that you expected to be thick and firm, only to find that it was as thin as a pancake? If so, you know that most cushions with synthetic fillers tend to deflate over time. If you're going to invest in the best travel seat cushions, you need one that won't conk out after a few uses.
Memory foam delivers. It will keep its shape and function over time, remaining firm even if you use it on a regular basis. Some of the top benefits of investing in a form cushion include:
- Easy to clean
- Low maintenance
- Even, stable seating surface
- Low maintenance
In addition, memory foam also delivers mid-range pressure relief. Note that if you need intense relief or advanced positioning features, it's best to choose a gel cushion.
Not only is our memory foam pure and luxurious, but it's also heat-responsive.
Anyone who's ever sat on an airplane or tagged along on a too-tight car ride knows that when the air conditioning is blasting, it's all too easy to become overchilled.
When you use our cushion, your body heat activates the foam, allowing it to perfectly conform to all of your contours. As it supports your body, this foam helps relieve excess weight from your pressure points and allows your muscles to relax.
If you have a chilly commute, a heat-responsive seat cushion can activate that extra degree of warmth that makes a world of difference!
Non-Slip, Washable Cover
It's easy to get antsy when you can't wait to get to your destination. Thankfully, with our coccyx seat cushion, you can wiggle around as much as you want without worrying that your support might fly out from underneath you.
How is this possible? The cushion is covered by a non-slip cover that's filled with practical features.
First, the no-slip material on the cover allows it to stay securely in place no matter how many times you reach into the backseat or hop out for a stretch break. Then, there's the fact that the cover is both removable and machine-washable.
As soon as you arrive at the end of your journey, toss the cushion cover into your laundry bag! Simply wash and dry it and you'll be more than ready for the ride home.
Ergonomic, U-Shaped Design
Orthopedists recommend using a U-shaped cushion to help support the natural curvature of your spine, tailbone, and hips.
When you rely on a solid, rectangular pillow, those pressure points are still activated, which can leave you tense and uncomfortable. A U-shaped cushion, on the other hand, immediately alleviates such pressure.
A Gel-Infused Memory Foam Seat Cushion
Love our coccyx seat cushion, but need a little more pressure relief? What about incredible cooling action? If so, take a look at our Gel-Infused Memory Foam Coccyx Ventilated Seat Cushion.
This cushion takes everything you already love about our seat cushion and makes it even more flexible, comfortable, and durable.
Infusing gel into our premium memory foam adds to its overall comfort level. It also empowers it to cool as it works. As an added bonus, the memory foam itself also includes ventilation holes.
As with our other travel-friendly products, this gel seat cushion includes:
- Heat-responsive memory foam
- A removable, machine-washable, non-slip cover
- An ergonomic design
- A U-shaped design
A Memory Foam Seat with Supporting Back Cushion
A memory foam seat cushion offers excellent support on its own, but what about adding a back cushion?
While not every traveler will prioritize this feature, those who suffer from pain and tension in their mid-to-upper back will focus on it. That's because a solo seat cushion alone can leave their coccyx covered, but does not address their issue in full.
When you want maximum lumbar support, you need a memory foam travel set that includes both a seat cushion and back support. For inspiration, check out our Memory Foam Seat and Back Cushion!
This two-in-one product features a back cushion and a seat cushion, so you can rest assured you're covered from every angle. However, the best part is that these two items aren't conjoined. This means you can position the back cushion anywhere along your spine without adjusting the fit or comfort of your seat cushion.
All-Day Comfort and Ventilation
Just like our coccyx seat cushion, this set is made of premium, heat-responsive memory foam. Yet, what sets it apart is the gel infused into the material.
This advanced, innovative formula delivers 24/7 cooling power, made even more dynamic by thoughtfully-placed ventilation holes to maximize airflow.
A Seat Cushion That Fits Your Shape
Wondering which seat cushion is best for your shape? A U-shaped design is optimal for any body type, as it's strategically designed to help relieve pressure from your pain points.
A quick internet search reveals that you can find many different cushion designs on the market today. Some are circular and filled with air, resembling a doughnut. Others are shaped to specifically conform to your posterior.
As you weigh your options, consider which shape will adequately support your entire backside while also relieving pressure from your tailbone. A few of the considerations to keep in mind as you shop around include:
- The size of the cushion itself compared to the size of your posterior
- The degree of extra cushioning required
- How long you'll be sitting down
- How much legroom you will have
- The specific level of support you need
A Seat Cushion Made for Travel
Today, you can find plenty of seat cushions designed to provide various features and levels of support. However, not all are exactly travel-friendly.
For instance, that bulky pillow that feels great in your recliner will take up far too much space in an airplane seat. Imagine running to catch a connecting flight while wrestling your luggage and your cushion, all at the same time!
The same goes for the oversized cushion in your office chair.
When shopping around, look for a cushion that's specifically designed with the busy traveler in mind. This means prioritizing ones that are portable, lightweight, and easy to handle. Some can even compress, roll up, and fit into the smallest space in your suitcase or carry-on bag!
One of the best parts about sticking with a travel-specific cushion is that it will also work at home or in the office. You can transport it back and forth without worrying if it's the right size.
That said, should you be looking for a flight-friendly cushion only? What about traveling in your car or on the bus? The answer is all three!
Let's take a look at a few seat cushion features to look for, depending on your preferred mode of transportation.
Car Seat Cushions
The new average American commute is nearly 30 minutes one way. Whether yours is 20 minutes or two hours, no one likes driving home in discomfort. When choosing a seat cushion for your vehicle, look for one that will get the job done without adding too much height.
This way, you won't have to adjust your seat controls too much and will still be able to navigate in your car safely. Also, keep the seat cover material in mind. If you have a slick leather interior, a no-slip cover is a must!
Airplane Seat Cushions
Any flight is a long flight when your rear is numb and you're in pain. That said, look for a durable, long-lasting cushion that can hold up for hours.
In addition, look for smaller cushions that fit well in the airplane seat, as well as ultra-portable models.
Bus/Train/Subway Seat Cushions
Do you take public transportation on a regular basis? If so, look for a seat cushion that is as lightweight and easy to carry as possible.
A Seat Cushion You Can Afford
While no one wants to sit on a rock-hard piece of cardboard just to save a few bucks, you should be able to find excellent-quality travel seat cushions without going broke in the process.
After all, you just want to travel in comfort. You shouldn't have to break the bank to do so.
This is why it's smart to shop around. Depending on where you look, you can find travel seat cushions for under $10 or higher than $100. While it is true that you often get what you pay for, this isn't always the case.
Rather than being blinded by price tags, research all of the features that the seat cushion provides, first. You might find more special touches on a $30 seat than on a $300 one! We're proud to offer a wide selection of valuable travel and office cushions at a fair price point.
Lifetime Replacement Guarantees
When you invest in a premium quality memory foam seat cushion, you don't have to worry about replacing it every few years. Instead, this product is built to last and will more than deliver on your expectations.
Still, it's smart to find a manufacturer that offers a lifetime replacement guarantee. This way, if anything happens to your cushion, you can receive a new one without charge.
This might seem like a minor detail, but you'll be glad for the feature if you ever need to use it.
Invest in a Travel Seat Cushion Today
There's a big world out there, and you deserve to see it all! Pain in your tailbone, back, or hips doesn't have to hold you back. Whether you're driving into work or flying to a tropical oasis, you should feel great while doing it.
The key is to bring along the right seat cushion as you travel from one destination to the next. This way, the journey really can be the best part of the trip!
Are you looking for other accessories that can make your experience ideal? If so, check our full travel collection! Then, sit back, relax, and let the adventure begin.