My 8 Best Portable Back Supports For Office Chairs

My 8 Best Portable Back Supports For Office Chairs

My 8 Best Portable Back Supports For Office Chairs

I’m not going to lecture you on the dangers of sitting, or how it’s most likely causing you back pain.

What I will say is that if you don’t have a comfortable ergonomic chair (which I would highly recommend) you should invest in a lumbar support cushion.

Being comfortable in your chair and having proper posture is the foundation of any ergonomic workstation.

So depending on your needs while sitting at work, below you will find my recommended back support cushions.

Everlasting Comfort Memory Foam Seat Cushion

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Everlasting Comfort Memory Foam Seat Cushion

  • Gel-infused memory foam
  • Cooling effect
  • Contoured ergonomic design
  • Dual straps

If you love the effect of a memory foam cushion and how it wraps the body, the Everlasting Comfort Memory Foam Seat Cushion would be perfect for you.

This comfortable cushion features gel-infused memory foam that is designed to keep you cool, and it’s contoured in a U-shape to alleviate any kind of pressure-related pain.

The back of the seat includes some rubber for traction and the contoured backrest comes with 2 straps that are 2ft long and can be snapped in place with clasps.

The straps can also be adjusted to fit various chairs. The cushion comes with a machine washable cover that needs to be washed a few times in cold water to prevent any color leakage.

Overall you get a cozy and supportive duo that allows for a better seating experience and comes with a lifetime warranty. The only improvement some customers would like to see is a wider seat.

What I Like

  • Soothes pressure points
  • Ergonomic and durable
  • Lifetime warranty

What I Don’t Like

  • The cover might leak some color

SOFTaCARE Coccyx Orthopedic Memory Foam Pillow

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SOFTaCARE Coccyx Orthopedic Memory Foam Pillow

  • Ergonomic design
  • Breathable mesh
  • Washable velour cover
  • Adjustable straps

The SOFTaCARE pillow was created to provide you with the best orthopedic support available.

The seat pillow was created with ergonomics in mind and has a cutaway section that relieves the pressure off your tailbone.

This one is made exclusively with memory foam and doesn’t include a gel layer.

The back support is adjustable and can be fitted on most office chairs to give you proper back support while working long hours.

What customers are saying

Most people that tried this set-up say that it’s a game-changer. The velour cover is machine-washable and feels soft to the touch and the back support has a pocket for your phone.

The only downside I could find is that the rubber bottom of the seat might leak some color on leather chairs.

What I Like

  • Relieves pressure in the tailbone area
  • Ergonomic design
  • Phone pocket

What I Don’t Like

  • Leaks color on leather chairs

ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Lumbar Support Bundle

ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion & Lumbar Support Bundle

  • Memory foam & gel layer
  • Lumbar support
  • Removable velour cover
  • Dual straps

If you need a reliable seat cushion that will prevent your back from aching while you work I would definitely recommend the ComfiLife bundle.

The cushion is supportive and comes with the standard U-shape that relieves pressure off your behind plus it’s made with memory foam and a layer of gel on top that should keep you cool.

Just like the Everlasting back support this one comes with two adjustable straps that will enable you to fasten it to any type of chair.

What customers are saying

People who bought this bundle say that the lumbar pillow makes a massive difference and provides the right amount of support.

You’re also able to save money by getting both the ergonomic seat and back support in a bundle.

What I Like

  • Cooling gel layer
  • Great support after long hours
  • Lifetime warranty

What I Don’t Like

  • Loss of shape after 6 months

Cool Gel Memory Foam Seat Cushion

Cool Gel Memory Foam Seat Cushion

  • Memory foam & cooling gel pad
  • One strap system
  • Rainproof cover included

If you live in a warm area and need a seat cushion that will keep you cool, you might want to look into this one.

The seat is made of high-quality memory foam that is topped with a cooling gel to dissipate heat and the bottom of the seat has slip-resistant properties to ensure it stays put.

The back support comes with only one adjustable strap that doesn’t move around once attached so you can choose to pull it up for back support or push it down for lumbar support.

Both the seat and the back pillow come with a washable velour cover, and you also get an additional rainproof cover for the seat.

The only thing some customers complained about was a chemical smell that accompanied the package, but it goes away after airing it out.

What I Like

  • Great for cooling down
  • Good lumbar support
  • Rainproof cover for the seat

What I Don’t Like

  • Some packages come with a strange smell

Donut Pillow Hemorrhoid Tailbone Cushion

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Donut Pillow Hemorrhoid Tailbone Cushion

  • Memory foam cushion
  • Helps with hemorrhoids
  • Improves circulation and posture
  • Weight capacity of 300 lbs

The Donut cushion provides immense relief to people that suffer from hemorrhoids or sit for more than 8 hours a day.

The cushion was designed to alleviate any pressure that forms in the spinal discs and provide a more comfortable sitting experience.

The seat is 16’’ wide and 13’’ long and should be comfortable for most adults. It was made from memory foam that is almost 3’’ thick.

The memory foam inside this pillow is high-quality and meets CertiPUR-US certification standards which means it is 100% safe for you and the environment.

What customers are saying

The donut pillow comes with a contoured ergonomic design featuring a hole in the middle that offers better air circulation and proper weight distribution.

It can be used in your home, the office, or the car, depending on your needs.

People who bought this product say that there’s a bit of a learning curve as your body adjusts to the new shape of the pillow, but it really is worth it in the end.

What I Like

  • Great quality materials
  • Pain relief
  • Strong and durable

What I Don’t Like

  • Takes some time to get used to

BackJoy SitzRight Lumbar Support

The Backjoy Company created a lumbar support product that is focused on keeping your back straight instead of keeping you comfortable.

The SitzRight back support was contoured to follow the natural S-shape of your spine so that when you lean on it, it positions your back to follow that posture.

This can be a bit uncomfortable at first, especially while your body learns how to sit up straight again but if you can withstand the adjusting period (about a week) you’ll reap the rewards of painless sitting.

The pillow allows for air-flow and comes with an adjustable strap that can be clipped in place. Most people use this product in their car to help with their lower back pain.

Lumbar Support Pillow/Back Cushion

Although the Feagar Company is not well-known in the market, they are definitely winning the hearts and minds of their customers.

This back cushion has no learning curve and simply provides added support for your lower back.

It is made with high-density memory foam that was molded to follow the curve of your body and it may be a bit more rigid in cold conditions but warms up to your body pretty quickly.

The upholstery is made of breathable mesh, and you get a plush velvet cover that can be washed. You’ll also be able to attach this cushion to any kind of seat with the help of two adjustable straps.

ROYI Memory Foam Seat

If you’re looking for a dense U-shaped pillow that will provide excellent support and last for a long time, ROYI has got something for you.

This memory foam seat was made with high-density foam that feels comfortable and doesn’t crush after long hours of use.

The cut-out design helps with weight redistribution and the ergonomic shape will keep you in an upright posture. Just like the other models on our list, this one comes with a non-slip bottom for a better grip.

Almost everyone who bought this pillow highly recommends it and says that it enables them to sit comfortably all day.

Mkicesky Seat Cushion for Office Chair

The Mkicesky seat cushion will be a great relief for people that work in front of a screen. It is made with a high-density foam that was contoured to soften the ‘sitting bone’ area.

It feels firm when you first sit on it, but the memory foam sinks in a bit after a while without flattening out. The mesh fabric is breathable and the cover can be washed.

The main difference between this model and others is the width of the seat, most other cushions are 15’’ wide, and this one is 17.7’’ wide.

This one was actually made for larger individuals and can hold up to 225 lbs of weight.

There are other portable back supports available too. These may have a different look or texture with a design that could be more suitable to your body type. Have a look at these and compare them to our top picks.

Lumbar Support Pillow by Vive

This cushion may look a bit old-school but it provides plenty of support where your back needs it the most. With an ergonomic design and a resilient foam interior, this cushion will not lose its shape fast.

The cover can also be removed for washing. Also recommended for those recovering from back injuries.

100% Orthopedic Memory Foam Pillow

This back support has a nice look and feel, blending in with the chair while ergonomically structured to provide your back with the comfort it needs. It is stable and firm in the chair and does not move around.

Comfom Lumbar Support Pillow for Office Chair

Not many products will promise instant pain relief, but this one does! Judging by the number of positive reviews from users, it appears to hold true. This is a 
slightly costlier product but for those willing to pay to get an excellent product, this may be the right choice.

Vertteo Black Full Lumbar Support

This is quite a big product that will support the whole back. The price tag is a bit steep and this may deter some users. Some people have complained that it is a little soft, so for those who prefer a more firm cushion, this will probably not do the trick.

LoveHome Memory Foam Lumbar Support Cushion

LoveHome Memory Foam Lumbar Support Back Cushion

  • Ideal for lower back pain
  • Well designed and excellent quality
  • Comes with two adjustable straps for extra stability

My personal favorite and the support I use. And it seems this product is well-loved by most users. I think it’s the ideal mix of quality, comfort and affordability. The cushion is made of a high resilience memory foam giving you an ideal balance between firmness and softness.

It is covered in a mesh fabric that allows for air circulation and ensures you won’t become too hot or sweaty. I especially love the 60 days love-it-or-return-it guarantee.

What I like:

  • It corrects your posture and helps you sit properly
  • Can be used for long hours at a time
  • Designed to fit the contours of your back
  • Made from premium quality memory foam
  • Cover can be washed
  • Feels comfortable and soft while still being firm
  • Recommended for suffers from lumbosacral lower back pain and Spondylosis
  • You can use it in your car

What I don’t like:

  • There is not a lot to criticize here, but maybe this: if your chair has an open 
back you may struggle to fit it on the frame

The Original McKenzie Lumbar Roll:

The Original McKenzie Lumbar Roll by OPTP - Low Back Support for Office Chairs and Car Seats

  • Respected and trusted brand by back and pain experts.
  • Made of high quality foam
  • Multi use: Mainly used for the office, but can be used in cars, planes, and other settings.
  • Provides excellent relief of lower back pain.

This lumbar roll has a fairly basic look but don’t be fooled! It is a tried and trusted remedy for those suffering from back pain. It provides firm support where you need it the most – and the strap means you can put it exactly where you need it.

What I like:

  • The roll is designed to fit into the small of your back
  • It is firm but not too hard
  • Made of high quality, long-lasting foam
  • There is a removable cover so you can wash it
  • Can be used in cars, even on plane seats
  • Ensures your back is aligned properly when you are sitting

What I don’t like:

  • Some users complain that the foam loses firmness over time
  • The strap is a little flimsy

Bad posture at the computer

Supporting your back when you are sitting at your computer is vital. Sitting incorrectly leads to bad posture, which can cause back pain and a whole range of other medical conditions like:

  • Tight shoulders
  • Stiff neck
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Lower back issues

The first thing you need to do when correcting your posture is to ensure that you have a good office chair. Perhaps you work in an office where chairs are supplied – or there simply is no budget to purchase one. Then getting a portable back support is the next best thing.

What are the benefits of using a back support?

To begin with, a portable back support takes the pressure off your lower back. So when you are sitting in your office or desk chair, there can be the tendency to slouch. This puts a lot of stress on the back.

The back then is actually under far greater strain than when you are standing! Many people who work sitting down for hours at a time, find themselves battling especially lower back pain – and it all has to do with how you sit. A portable back support helps the spine to be aligned better.

How should I be sitting in my office/desk chair?

You should sit up straight, with your shoulders back. Your lower back should be against the back of the chair.

Feet must be flat on the ground, with your elbows falling naturally to the sides. Your wrists should be above the keyboard.

The computer screen must been centered in front of you. Look straight at the screen, not up or down

Sometimes even the best office chair is not right for you. Or, it may just not be giving your back what it needs.