Now Designs Padded Chair Cushion

Last updated date: October 10, 2019

DWYM Score
7.4

Now Designs Padded Chair Cushion

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In our analysis of 140 expert reviews, the Now Designs Now Designs Padded Chair Cushion placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7.4
1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.4
217 user reviews
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From The Manufacturer

Add chair pads to your kitchen or dining room chairs to make dining more comfortable for you and your guests. Perfect for indoor or outdoor dining alike, Now Designs Chair pads are designed to soften the seat! The team at Now Designs sought to design chair pads that were "just right," not too big or small, not too fluffy or flat. They knew it was important for a chair pad to be comfortable, but not take up too much space, hang over chairs or be too cumbersome. The Renew pad is square shaped and features tufted construction with a durable 100% cotton exterior. (100% poly filler interior). Each chair cushion measures 15 inches long and 15 inches wide and features ties to secure the pad onto chair backs and chair rungs. These chair pads are part of the Renew Collection by Now Designs. The Renew Collection features remarkably soft and durable kitchen linens, made from recycled content. Each item in the renew collection is woven from a fibers constructed from recycled plastic bottles. These super soft linens are available in an array of colors - mix and match tablecloths, napkins and chairpads to achieve the perfect look. Each item is touchably soft, wrinkle resistant, highly durable and easy to care for: machine wash warm, dry low and iron on low if desired. Sustainably sourced and stylish- the Renew Collection is an ideal way to refresh your kitchen and dining room! Proudly made by Now Designs. For 50 years, Now Designs has created kitchen textiles, table linens and accessories that are consistently recognized for superior colors, trends, design and unsurpassed quality and workmanship.

Overall Product Rankings

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1. ComfiLife Seat Cushion
Overall Score: 9.4
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Americare Waterproof Seat Protector Pads
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Overall Score: 9.2
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Sweet Home Collection Memory Foam Chair Cushion
3. Sweet Home Collection Memory Foam Chair Cushion
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion
4. ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 45
Sweet Home Collection Memory Foam Cushion
5. Sweet Home Collection Memory Foam Cushion
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4
AERIS Memory Foam Chair Pad
6. AERIS Memory Foam Chair Pad
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 8
Milliard Memory Foam Seat Cushion
7. Milliard Memory Foam Seat Cushion
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GoodGram Memory Foam Chair Pads
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Expert Reviews: 3
Big Hippo Chair Pads
9. Big Hippo Chair Pads
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Expert Reviews: 1
Now Designs Padded Chair Cushion
10. Now Designs Padded Chair Cushion
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 1

An Overview On Chair Pad

Whether shopping for a seat cushion to resolve back pain or need one for comfort while using a wheelchair, there is quite a variety to choose from. Chair pads are known to decrease back pain, help with chronic fatigue in the office and even help with posture. In addition, chair pads are made to provide pressure management, increased sitting stability, comfort and positioning. Many factors will contribute to your decision on the best chair pad for you.

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When shopping for chair pads, think about the way you use your chair and what sort of issues you have to accommodate. There are three main types of chair pads: foam, gel and air. Depending on your needs, there will be a specific type that will help you most.

For a low-pressure option, a foam cushion would be the best choice. Foam chair pads offer sufficient stability with low density. The Sweet Home Collection Memory Foam Chair Cushion is a simple product with low density. Some foam cushions feature contoured bases with a few layers that will help with pressure. They’re also lightweight and can easily be found at an affordable price, You’ll find these features in the ComfiLife Premium Comfort Seat Cushion, which can help relieve back pain and sciatica. This type of chair pad is not meant for top-notch pressure relief or if you require special positioning in your chair.

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Gel is another type of chair pad that could offer you relief and comfort. Consumers will find excellent pressure relief from gel cushions, in addition to great positioning. The stability is unbeatable, and they are very low-maintenance products. This ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion is an excellent choice with orthopedic gel inside. These cushions are typically more expensive than foam chair pads. They are also a bit heavier, but the weight is what gives them their excellent pressure relief and stability.

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If you need something that is adjustable or accommodating to your chair needs, an air chair pad could be the product for you. With adjustable air pressure, you can play around with the amount of air in the chair pad until it feels just right for your pain level. Air chair pads are not ideal if you are looking for low-maintenance products. They also usually come at a higher price.

When you have a lower back issue, you will really want to purchase a chair pad that has what is called a coccyx cutout. The cutout allows for pressure to be focused on either side of your spine versus on your spine. The cutout is placed towards the back of the chair, and the front of the pad is contoured to your legs so you will be extremely comfortable. The ComfiLife Gel and Premium Comfort cushions both feature the coccyx cutout for any consumers searching for a great chair pad for lower back pain.

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With any chair pads, you will want a protective, waterproof pad in the case of any spills or accidents. You will find a variety of covers and cases for your cushions. Some are entire cases that zipper over your pad, and others are just pads that sit on top of your cushion. The Americare Absorbent Washable Waterproof Seat Protector Pads are excellent for any chairs measuring around 21 inches by 22 inches. It comes in several colors and works on most chairs from car seats and airplane seats to wheelchairs and scooters. You’ll want to make sure whatever cover you get is the right size for the chair you’ll be using it on, so be sure to always check the measurements.

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DWYM Fun Fact

  • Cushions originated centuries ago in Asia. They were a sign of status and wealth at the time. Eventually, through trade, the Western countries picked up the idea and adopted it into their societies.
  • Macy’s was a leader in marketing themed cushions during Christmastime in 1858. They used Christmas cushions in their window displays, which helped drew people into the stores and started a trend for the holiday season that continues to this day.
  • A popular chair pad that has kept people laughing (or disgusted) for years is commonly known as the Whoopee Cushion. This ancient chair pad was a rubber bladder filled with air that made a sound similar to flatulence when it was sat upon. The whoopee cushion was invented in Canada by JEM rubber company in 1930. Although the idea goes back much further than that — in 218,  young Roman Emperor Marcus Antonius was believed to have placed “air pillows” on the seats of guests who were of low wealth as an embarrassment.

The Chair Pad Buying Guide

  • Before you buy a chair pad, check the warranty. If there is a money-back guarantee or a warranty that covers the first year or two, you can feel better about spending the money.
  • Something that many overlook when buying a chair pad is the amount of height added to your seat when placing a pad on top of it. Be sure to measure, and make sure you still have space to sit under a table or in any tight spaces.
  • Try to find a chair pad that comes with a waterproof cover or case, so it can be removed and washed in the washing machine.
  • If you choose an air chair pad, be sure to perform daily inflation tests before using it.
  • Some manufacturers will note the lifespan of a chair pad. However, on average, even the best chair pads will offer optimum performance for about two or three years. They should be replaced when needed. If you fail to replace your chair pad when needed, it could worsen your back issues.