Purple took the mattress world by storm when they came out with their Original Purple mattress, which uses their patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer for a super unique feel. Then, in 2018, they released the New Purple mattress line which includes Purple.2, Purple.3, and Purple.4.
But if the silicone, airy feel of the Hyper-Elastic Polymer is a little too much for you to be sleeping on every night, we got you; Purple offers a pretty diverse line of seat cushions and pads so you can still have some Purple comfort without being overwhelmed (or have your bank account drained) by a whole mattress.
Also, in true Purple fashion, they made an amusing commercial to go with their seat cushions. Here’s a look at that.
Whichever Purple cushion you choose, you can expect it to ship completely free. From the day of delivery you’ll have a 30-day trial period to test if your derriere is more comfortable.
If within that 30-day window you decide the cushion isn’t best for you, Purple offers no hassle returns, meaning you can return the pillow for a full refund, with no need to pay for shipping or restocking fees. Technically, you could test out all of Purple’s seat cushions before you make a decision, but we don’t advise it for the sake of Purple’s delivery crew.
If you love your Purple seat cushion and keep it longer than a month, it will be covered under a one year warranty. You can see the seat cushion warranty on Purple’s website.
With a majority of Americans sitting down for extended periods of time, whether that be at your desk job, driving, freelancing work at a coffee shop, or sitting through two hour long lunches and dinners, we should all probably be putting a little more thought into what it’s doing to our bodies. Statistically, one in four Americans sit for more than eight hours a day. That’s equivalent to how much time we should be spending in bed sleeping.
One of the easiest ways to decrease the chances of developing back and spine issues is by upgrading your chair with a seat cushion; specifically a gel seat cushion. Unlike other seat cushion materials like memory foam, gel seat cushions ensure immediate contouring and support when you sit down or change position. And because of Purple’s cushions’ unique grid format, your weight is evenly distributed, and doesn’t push back any pressure at all. This creates better support for your spine and less pressure on your joints.
Seat cushions are also great for petite drivers who need a little boost, sports game enthusiasts who spend lots of time sitting on cold metal benches, or even for medical reasons like tailbone and hip pain.
Purple has a collection of seven different seat cushions to browse, including one back cushion. In this review we will mostly focus on the Double Cushion and the Ultimate Cushion, but we included some brief yet substantial details about each separate cushion for you below:
After testing the Double Cushion and Ultimate Cushion around the office, we did notice that our cheeks and tailbones were less fatigued or sore at the end of a long work day. The Ultimate Cushion was our favorite; it’s exactly what sitting on the Purple.4 mattress feels like.
The cushions also come with plain black covers to help keep things nice and clean, and a handle for easier carrying. Keep in mind that these two cushions we tested are on the heavier side, so even though the covers do have handles, we don’t recommend them for traveling. They’re better suited for keeping stationary in a desk chair, or something of that sort.
Each model will have a distinct feel. The Ultimate, for example, has a denser, firmer feel, which is why it’s a great option for heavier individuals.
The Double Cushion, has a somewhat firmer side and a somewhat softer side. It’s a really nice option for individuals that weigh under 225 lb. It’s our favorite. This would be perfect an entire work day.
The Royal, Portable, and Simply Cushions are thinner and softer. As such, they will be preferable for abbreviated sitting sessions (i.e. under five hours).
We really like our Purple Cushions, they’ve really saved our butts a few times! In all seriousness, these cushions are great for those who want to experience Hyper-Elastic Polymer without having to commit to sleeping on it every night, for those who sit over six hours a day, or anyone with tailbone or hip soreness.
Keep in mind that Purple offers several seat cushion models that are intended for different use cases. As an example, The Ultimate or Double Cushion is not going to be great for carting around to sporting event seats because they’re big and heavy. The Everywhere or Portable Cushion would be better for that. Whatever cushion you end up choosing, we hope your booties are happy.
How did you get these seat cushions?
|Purple sent them to us to try out. But just so you know, we are in no way required to say good or bad things about their products, ever. We always give our honest opinions here at the Slumber Yard.|
How do I wash my Purple Seat Cushion?
|The black cover they provide can be removed and thrown into your normal washing machine. Then take the actual cushion and just rinse it with some soapy water. That should do the trick to keep it squeaky clean.|
How long will any Purple Cushion last me?
|Purple claims that through their testing, you can achieve 25 years of comfort without any wear or support loss, even with regular use. Consider your Purple Cushion the new life partner for your behind.|
How much weight can a Purple Cushion take?
|None of Purple’s Seat Cushions have a weight limit because they’re not suppose to ever break down or wear out. So any seat cushion should be fine for any weight or size.|
Can I get a different color seat cushion cover?
|Purple only offers a black seat cushion cover at this time. We’re hoping for a purple one, though.|