The Kolbs General Use Gel Cushion is a premium wheelchair seat cushion offering excellent pressure distribution. Embedded in the core of the cushion is high quality gel sealed in a leak-proof bladder....more
I bought 2 of these. They are very comfortable when new. After about 6 months of use, I noticed that the first one started to feel uncomfortable. I switched to the other one. After about 6 months of use on the second one, I noticed that it had become uncomfortable.Today I took the covers off both and noticed some unusual stains in the foam. The gel bladders had ruptured and the gel had leaked out in both cushions. I weigh only about 165 lbs. 170 lbs tops. I live several months each year in a another state, so the cushions were past the 1 year warranty. I called K2 Health Products (makers of Kolbs cushions) and they said that it "shouldn't have happened". Duh, thanks K2, but I knew that already.
The Overstock description for this product says "Embedded in the core of the cushion is high quality gel sealed in a leak-proof bladder". It is NOT a leak-proof bladder! It WILL rupture. The gel will leak out and the cushion will become very uncomfortable. You won't notice the wetness of the gel leak because of the cushion cover. The sign that the gel bladder has ruptured will be that you find yourself squirming and shifting uncomfortably in your chair.
Bought the cushion for my mom who uses a wheelchair for clinic visits. She said the cushion feels great, and no the wheelchair no longer puts
pressure on her back when sitting for long periods. The price was also the best I found after looking at other sites.
175lb son in wheelchair due to recent knee injuries. complained of sore back and bottom when returning from school. He states "feels so much more comfortable." If in wheelchair longterm would go for thicker model. i wish i did even though iwe will only be using for a few months.
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Please tell us about the quality of the product. does flatten after prolonged use. Ufor 7 hours daily at school
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