Friday, July 9, 2010
Cushioning the Seat
Last Friday I got an excited call from my sister Kay, who was in the automotive section at a Walmart in New Jersey. She was using her TravelScoot and was sitting on a gel seat cushion she'd just plucked off the shelf. Of course within 24 hours Rhonda and I had $20 gel seat cushions from Walmart too. I don't use it at work because I'm not on the scoot for very long, but it does improve the comfort for longer rides. This is a link to the manufacturer's website: http://www.comfortproducts.net/products/product/id/178
I've been wanting to start this discussion for awhile, but wasn't sure how to get it started. If you're not currently a TravelScoot user but are thinking about getting one, please don't read this post as a negative. The TravelScoot seat is comfortable. Somewhere on the TravelScoot website it says that it's about as comfortable as a good dining room chair. I agree with that. But with any seating surface, after an hour or so you start thinking of ways you can make it better.
Having said that I'd like to open the floor for discussion on ways to make the seat better for longer sitting periods. You can comment here on the blog or on Facebook. (To comment on Facebook you need to be my Facebook friend. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send me a message along with your request so I'll know who you are.)
I also have an extra TravelScoot seat that I'm considering having recovered with leather over a gel seat cushion. I've been looking at motorcycle seat solutions on the net because from what I've read a numb bottom is common on long rides.
Granny commented on another post that she's trying out a motorcycle air cushion by ROHO called an "airhawk". So far she has found it comfortable and she says it's lighter weight than the gel cushions. A selection of Roho seat cushions is at http://www.therohostore.com/Departments/Comfort-Products/AIRHAWK-Motorcycle-Seat-Cushions.aspx .