SoftSeat® Portable Cushion Overview
Get the ultimate in portable comfort! Oregon Aero SoftSeat Portable Cushions give you maximum comfort wherever you are: in your car, aircraft, office, boat, wheelchair, or relaxing on that bench at the park. SoftSeat Portable Cushions are available in different thicknesses and with lumbar support options to match your specific needs. For average use we recommend our SoftSeat Cushion Base/Lumbar Combo.
Oregon Aero SoftSeat Portable Cushions are built with the same technology and craftsmanship found in our advanced aviation and military seating systems. As with all Oregon Aero products, SoftSeat Portable Cushions are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed and made in the U.S.A. by our skilled technicians.
SoftSeat® Features and Benefits
- Eliminates pain and discomfort for long duration sitting
- Shifts the occupant into the most comfortable sitting position
- Visco-elastic foam reacts to body temperature and pressure
- Distributes weight evenly, eliminating pressure points
- Are equally effective in cold or hot environments
- Zippered, interchangeable components
- Convenient carry handle for easy transport
There are 5 options to consider before ordering your SoftSeat: Base Thickness, Lumbar, Anchor, Pilot Cutout, and Color. These options, explained below, will help you choose right SoftSeat for your needs. For general use, we recommend our Standard SoftSeat Portable Cushion Base/Lumbar Combo located at the top of the SoftSeat ordering page.
1 - Base Thickness Options:
The SoftSeat base is available in 3 thicknesses: 1/2", 1", and 2" thick. The 1" cushion base is the standard recommended thickness for most applications. The 1/2" thick base is used where there is limited headroom such as in the cockpit of some aircraft. The 2" cushion base raises the occupant in situations where the existing seat is too low. All 3 base sizes offer the same long-duration seating comfort and benefits.
2 - Lumbar Options
Standard Lumbar Support: This is the best option for most situations. Lumbar Support zippers to any thickness SoftSeat base. The Standard lumbar support is included with our SoftSeat/Lumbar Combo packages.
Full Cushion Back: Moves occupant forward and features an adjustable lumbar support. Full Cushion zippers to any thickness SoftSeat base. Sewn-in adjustable straps with side release buckles allow the back to be secured to the seat. Full Cushion measures 21" high, 16-1/2" wide, and is 2" thick. This cushion is not available with SoftSeat/lumbar combo packages and must be ordered separately.
3 - Base Anchor Options:
Non-Skid Strips Anchor: Our most popular option. Two strips of strapping with non-skid rubber are hand-sewn to the bottom of the cushion base. These non-skid strips help prevent the cushion base from sliding around on smooth surfaces.
Straps Anchor: A good option if you will always be using your cushion on the same seat. Adjustable straps are hand-sewn to the bottom of the cushion and secure with an adjustable buckle and two hook-and-loop fasteners.
4 - Cutout Options:
SoftSeat Base without Cutout: This is the standard SoftSeat cushion base configuration and is the best option for most applications.
Pilot SoftSeat Base with Cutout: For pilot use in aircraft. The cutout is designed to accommodate aircraft controls and restraint systems. Pilot SoftSeat Cushions have proven themselves effective in both airplanes and helicopters.
5 - Color Options:
The SoftSeat portable cushion is available in 8 standard colors.
Frequently Asked Questions
I just want a comfortable seat cushion. Headroom is not an issue and I do not need to be moved forward. Which Cushion Base thickness do I need?
For most users we recommend our standard 1 inch thick cushion.
I have limited headroom where I will be using my SoftSeat. What Cushion Base thickness do I need?
We recommend the 1/2 inch thick Cushion Base for applications where head clearance is a concern.
I wish my seat was a bit higher. What Cushion Base thickness do I need?
We recommend the 2 inch thick Cushion Base if you need to be raised in the seat.
My seat cannot be adjusted forward enough for my needs. Can a SoftSeat help me?
Yes, our full cushion back with adjustable lumbar support shifts the occupant about 2 inches forward. The full cushion back is compatible with all SoftSeat bases. This option is not available in our combo packages and must be ordered separately.
Do I really need to use the lumbar support cushion with the Cushion Base?
After years of using the SoftSeat Cushion/lumbar support and listening to feedback from our customers, we recommend the SoftSeat Portable Cushion Base be used in conjunction with the lumbar support for maximum comfort. This is why we offer the SoftSeat Base/Lumbar Combo packages.
Will the color of the SoftSeat Portable Seat Cushion fabric I select match the colors on the website/catalog?
It should be close; however, no two screens are the same. Differences in brightness and even ambient light can affect the way colors appear on your monitor or hand-held device. If fabric color is critical give us a call at 800-888-6910 to request a free fabric sample.
Custom Options Available
Oregon Aero can customize your SoftSeat. For additonal charge we can add embroidery. We also have different upholstery options, and can modify the size/thickness to suit your application. Give us a call at 800-888-6910 to inquire about custom SoftSeats.