After a combination of more than 30 years of working out and counting, as well as being middle-aged, there are some activities that are simply not that comfortable for me anymore. One of those is sitting for long – or even not-so-long – periods of time on a regular chair. Just about the only type of chair I’m truly comfortable on are sofas or recliners, although those are often hit or miss for longer-term comfort themselves.
In any case, it’s with regular chairs, like kitchen table chairs, where I have the most discomfort. It gets to the point where it’s difficult to get off the chair after sitting for a period of time because my butt hurts so much (and I don’t really notice it until after I try to get up, which is probably even worse). One factor is the lack of sufficient padding, even on chairs that are lightly padded. That’s where this Yohota Zero-Gravity Seat Cushion comes in.
Using what the company refers to as BESFraw, a suspended gel-like base material, the cushioning helps to balance the load you place with your bottom and upper rear legs on the chair. This reduces pressure points and makes for a more comfortable seating experience.
The cushion itself comes with a light carrying case, making transport easier and keeping the cushion clean. Of course, the cushion liner is zippered and can easily be removed for washing.
Interestingly, while I found this works well to cushion my bottom on our rather uncomfortable elevated island chairs in our kitchen, my daughters like to place it on the back of the seat to help cushion there.
In short, a cushion like this either works or it doesn’t. For me – and us – it works. The Dark Grey color of the liner is tasteful and fits in nicely with our decor, although it’s also available in Light Grey and Pink. If you’re looking for a good gel cushion that stays cool and comfortable, the Yohota Zero-Gravity Seat Cushion proves a great choice.