Does Forever Comfy Really Work?


Does Forever Comfy work?Forever Comfy is a seat cushion with a simple premise: that you can rid yourself of the pain associated with long sessions of sitting in one place. At first glance it seems like just a simple cushion, but they say that it’s got a few different features that separate it from conventional chair pads. So we checked it out to see what all the fuss is about and whether it’s a good buy or not.

Overview
More and more our society moves less and less. As computers encompass more of our lives, the need to leave our seats becomes less intense. This has its advantages, but also its disadvantages, but for many of us it’s just a part of the job to be stuck in front of a computer for the majority of the day. This can lead to a real pain in the butt, as well as discomfort in the back, and soreness in the legs and feet. It can also lead to things like poor circulation, and a sedentary lifestyle if you let it go unchecked. That’s why it’s good to make sure you get some form of exercise and movement each day, to counteract all of the stationary habits.

The Claim
The folks behind Forever Comfy say that you’ll be able to relieve yourself of back pain and a sore bottom by using their cushion. They say that the combination of gel pad, as well as a cushion, and then a lining of imitation sheepskin is all that’s needed to help you conform to the seat that you’re sitting in and not feel the same sort of discomfort you do when sitting for extended periods of time. They say that you’ll be able to wash it, and also take it with you, since it’s lightweight, making it portable so you could switch it between chairs easily.

The Hype
Many people will resonate with this product because it’s a common problem. A lot of desk chairs are not properly padded, and the same can be said for car seats. By providing a soft and form-fitting cushion between you and the seat you should automatically help alleviate the problem, and you can almost feel the sensation of relief when you see their promo ad. There’s also some hype in the simplicity of it, it’s basically just a seat cushion, and doesn’t go out of its way to say that it’s endowed with any sort of Space Age technology.

The Cost
You end up getting two Forever Comfy cushions for $40. It’s pretty easy to find a place for both, because most of us would want to put one in the car either for long trips, or to just have as a cushion for the car seat. The other one would go where you spend most of your workday, either in your cubicle or at your computer desk. It comes with a 30 day guarantee, but it’s only good for half of the total cost, since you’re paying $20 in shipping.

The Commitment
All that you really need to do is put this cushion wherever you sit the most. After that it’s just a matter of doing what you already do, sitting in front of your workstation getting things done. This is really one of those set and forget sort of products, since once you have it in place, you just sit on it and you should start feeling the difference right away. Over time you’ll get used to it and will wonder how you went so long without proper padding.

Evaluation
The way to see if the Forever Comfy cushion is a good purchase is to compare it to a regular cushion you can buy at Target or Wal-Mart. You should consider that with those you’re basically just getting a pillow-style cushion that will eventually get mushed down and could end up being as uncomfortable as what you currently are using.

Here is a similar product:

It’s not like a seat cushion involves any sort of rocket science, but with some shopping around we found one by Kensington that says it uses the same memory foam that NASA developed to help their astronauts with the G forces during liftoff. That’s why it’s always best to do some comparison shopping so you can break the mental hold that properly produced infomercials can inflict.

Final Forever Comfy Review

Unfortunately the ordering process leaves many users regretting they made the purchase and prevents us from giving Forever Comfy the green light. The tactic being employed is commonly used and involves not displaying the order total before requiring the user to press the Complete Order button. Only after the sale has been processed are you shown the total. At that point they give you the runaround until your order ships and because of the way their shipping fees are set up, even if you return it for a refund they will make money on the transaction.

Our Recommendation
If you spend a lot of time hunkered in front of your computer, a seat cushion is a great way to pad your bottom and relieve some of the pressure. It’s also great for those that are retired and spend a lot of time sitting either watching TV or doing arts and crafts or some other hobby. We recommend going with this well-reviewed seat cushion by Kensington. It’s got the same concept of having memory foam, is quality made, and is easy to order through Amazon.

What do you think? Does Forever Comfy work or not?


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Scooch889 September 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm

If you work in web design or programming then you’ll know right away exactly how many hours a day I spend sitting on a chair looking at the computer monitor. I’ve been working the same job for the past 10 years and I’ve recently developed leg cramping issues on top of my back issues. I got a $2000 dollar chair that was supposed to eliminate my back pain but of course that money ended in the drain since it doesn’t really work. I don’t know what a $40 cushion can do for me at this point, but since throwing money at my problem didn’t do a damn thing, maybe it’s time I try a different approach.

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Zooth October 4, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I just ordered the Forever Comfy cushions so I can’t evaluate them yet. I can evaluate their website which I was not happy with. They are advertised on TV for 19.95-buy one get one free plus shipping and handling- I start to order and before I do anything- Popup says internet special 5.00 off-I say sure and the nightmare begins- about 10 popups later ( trying to sell me every thing under the sun ) my order finally comes up with 2 sets at 19.95 each–this was not what I ordered— if you click on customer service it just takes you to a place where you can check your order– If you call you can’t understand a word they say– I gave up- They got me but they will never get me again— I will buy from the store… Thanks for letting me vent !

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penny horak December 6, 2012 at 4:05 am

it is the same thing on the phone but about 45 minutes leter they quit trying to sell you other stuff and they already have your account # so you cant hang up

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Marcus October 4, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I just got this today . I must say they really delivered on this one . I bought the extra 50% gel and I think that made the difference. Nice and thick , about 3 inches and firm yet squeezable . I have not tried it in my truck yet but put one on my couch which is very soft and it made it much more comfortable to sit on . I then brought it in here to my desk and am sitting on it now . I have a nice office chair but this makes it even better .
I was skeptical about this being worth a crap but so far I am very satisfied . Will be putting this in my big truck , which is very un comfortable , tomorrow . I suspect it will be a good thing .

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Barbara October 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Does anyone know the measurements of the Forever Comfy Cushion? I can’t find them anywhere & when you call the 800 number, all you get is a recording which does not disclose the dimensions. My sister wants to order for her wheel chair and I need to know if it will fit. Please advise. Thanks.

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Wayne October 15, 2012 at 5:22 pm

My dad just bought two. They are about 3 inches to 3.5 inches thick. I would say it’s close to 12 x 12 inches square. it may be 10 x 12 or 12 x 14 I am not sure exactly.
I just came home from my dads house and he is 200 miles away so I am going from memory.
Hopefully this gives you a good idea.

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Al October 12, 2012 at 11:25 pm

The forever comfy cushion measures 14.5 inches wide by 14.5 in. long by 3 in. thick I got this info from the customer service people hope it helps u all some.

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Mary Pat Flanagan October 15, 2012 at 6:02 pm

OK – I ordered one of the Forever Comfy cushions – $19.95 plus S & H.. There were a zillion other things that the website tried to get me to buy INCLUDING another one…

Today I see my bank account is debited for almost $40!

I just called and they told me that I HAD to order two which means of course another S & H of $9.95.

I will return both – WHY DO I GET SUCKED INTO THESE crazy promotions!

MPF

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Miriam October 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I went on the web site to order and accidently ordered 2 sets instead of 1 set. There was no way to reveiw the order before it went through and customer service could do nothing until it shows up on the status of your order. I called immediately and was told I had to wait til it showed up in the status report. This went on for approximately 48 hours and when I saw the status ,I immediatly called and was told it was shipped and I could do nothing about the error except send it back. Of course, I would loose my $40-00 shipping and then have to pay shipping to send it back. In the end, they reduced my $80.00 purchase by $15.00 but I was very disgusted with the way this was set up and feel this is done on purpose, so you are stuck .I don’t have a reveiw on the cushions but suggest you order by phone

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Allie Birmingham October 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Be careful ordering from this company. On 10/13 I saw an infomercial on TV about the Forever Comfy pillow. I went to their website and purchased the product for $19.95 plus $10 for extra thick gel and $9.95 shipping. It didn’t allow me to see the total until I had completed my transaction. The total came to over $64! I looked for contact information on their site for customer service but was unable to find it. A friend found their phone number but they are closed on weekends. First thing Monday I called them and cancelled the order, cancellation confirmation # 254542012. As far as I knew there was no problem. Today, 10/17 I received an email notification that my order had been shipped. I immediately called them and was told that there was nothing they could do because it had already been shipped. He did some double talk about how they don’t get the information for at least 48 hours and because they try to get orders out quickly blah, blah, blah. None of what he was saying made good sense. He said he could credit my account $20 for the difference in the advertised price and what I was charged but I don’t want to deal with this company at this point. He said I could return it and pay for the shipping but I don’t think I should have to do this. I’m a disabled senior and returning it would be difficult and expensive. When I told him I would contact my credit card company he hung up on me. I think them sending it out after I cancelled the order was a scam.

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LeeJack November 4, 2012 at 12:27 am

I hope you contacted your credit card company and challenged this puchase. They will put a hold on the payment until the descrepancy is resolved and you are satisfied.

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wendel November 11, 2012 at 8:53 pm

return as a refused package do not open it the eat the cost and have to refund full amount

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bob wilson October 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Please be informed these are cheap, and the gel is as thin as cardboard. A nice fluffy pillow will work better. If you don’t believe me, go ahead an order a set. JUNK JUNK JUNK

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penny horak December 6, 2012 at 4:08 am

agreed

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patti October 22, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I received these about 2 weeks ago and they are not holding up to their claim, they have flattened beyond help. Sorry, this was an investment not worth spending on, very unsatisfied!

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Michael Natalie October 24, 2012 at 7:20 pm

We ordered this thinking it was $19.99 + 9.99 shipping and handling, with an offer to get a 2nd cushion for only $9.99 shipping. Right after placing the order, expecting a bill of no more than $40.00, they doubled the bill to near $80.00! This company is very shady! BEWARE!

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Chris October 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm

The product is ok. Not as good as they represent on the ads on tv. The product will still get flat over time and it was a combersome ordering process. I have to really watch to make sure that I didn’t get several of them sent to me, but maybe they were trying to tell me something.

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n October 31, 2012 at 7:40 pm

t’s not a good product. It’s not Forever Comfy. The cushion stays mushed down after use.

I won’t send them back. It’s not worth only getting the cost of the cushions back. Shipping that is not refunded is just as much as the cushions.

Don’t buy them!

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Lorine November 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Are these forever cushions in any stores yet?

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Brenda December 30, 2012 at 2:34 am

I have seen them at Meijers.

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Diabolo April 27, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Wal Mart is offering these cushions.
DO NOT BUY!

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Arrow At Rest November 4, 2012 at 6:37 am

Avoid! Avoid!
At best, the website is careless; at worst it is cleverly designed to trick you into ordering more than you want. They promote a 2-for-1 offer, but the website is confusing and if you put in quantity =2, then you end up paying for 4. It also steps you through a series bonus offers for extra $ that you cannot avoid. After progressing through page after page of offers, you proceed to checkout without ever seeing a shopping cart confirmation page. YOU DO NOT GET ANY FEEDBACK OF WHAT YOU HAVE ORDERED OR THE FINAL COST until AFTER YOU’VE PAID. Then it’s too late.

BTW, they might as make it a 10-for-the-price-of-1 offer because you have to pay shipping on each one and the cost of shipping is more than the products value. The cushion is cheaply made and offers little or no actual cushioning after it squishes down to the thickness of cardboard when you sit on it. The cover is cheaply made with fleece on one side. When I unzipped mine to have a look inside, the pull slid right off the end of the zipper, never to be rezipped again. Inside, there is something sandwiched between two pieces of foam, but it is not “dense foam” as advertised. Uncompressed, the “gel insert” is about as thick as a Dr. Scholls heel pad, but when compressed, the gel just moves to the side and the total thickness of the cushion–cover, foam, gel, and fleece–is about 3/8 inch.

My first three calls to Customer Services were all directed to voice mail after a considerable wait. I was not at all surprised that I never got a call back. I finally did get through to a person and was given a return authorization number. However, I soon learned that returning their junk is not cost effective, because the refund barely covers the cost of return shipping. To salvage the situation, I decided to throw away the inside cushions and stuff the cover with some memory foam from a retired pillow.

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Anne November 8, 2012 at 1:14 am

I was seriously thinking about ordering this pillow, but after reading all the negative comments I will NOT be ordering!! Thanks for the info.

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S.C November 14, 2012 at 8:30 pm

TERRIBLE PRODUCT! PLEASE SAVE YOUR $$$!
Saw the TV commercial and bought 4, after extra S/H it was $79.99 for all 4.
It was nice a heavy when I first got it, but after sitting on it for a few hours, it flattens to PANCAKE.
This is a terrible product with false advertising.
Its a hassle to pay for return shipping to get money back, not worth it.

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Billy November 28, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Thanks fror the info. I won’t be buying one either.

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f November 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm

shucks…i thought this would have been great gift for my fiance. hes been having problems with his lower back last few months. hes a OTR truck driver who drives hours at a time; with the bumps on the roads along with the horrible seat; this would have really helped IF it was the product it was supposed to be.
thanks for the info & saving me hassle and tons of money!!!

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Kathy January 31, 2013 at 11:19 am

I bought a really nice high density cushion at WalMart for $20 – it was in either the. Sporting goods or automotive dept.

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N.C. November 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I am so upset I ordered these. I ordered by phone automated system and it tries to sell you everything under the sun. I understand business so I expected 1 upgrade offer and 2 additional sales offer from partnered companies, but it tried like 6 or 7 different things to sale me and the sales pitches were so long and drawn out. Bad thing was I was at work on a break and ran over my break time on a call I thought would take no more than 10 minutes. At the end they dont even give you a confirmation number, and they try to transfer you to one of those scandalous “free tickets to a cruise” companies, but I hung up at that point after it said my order was placed. after a 3 or 4 days I’ve noticed my credit card still had not been charged so I called the customer service number. Luckily the person I spoke with spoke decent english. She told me I had 2 sets ordered! I said I only ordered 1 set of the buy one get one free offer. She said she changed the order to 1 set and my total cost was changed to 40.00 and my credit card would be charged once the order was to be shipped and that it could take 2-3 weeks for delivery. I got her rep id number and name and let it go at that. I havn’t recieved them yet but after reading this review I am so upset I did not check them first. I usually read reviews before buying things that I want to be a good quality but I was so desperate to find something that could help releive me of the the uncomfortableness of sitting at work all day for 9 years, I ordered them right away. I am a very thin person so I dont have much cushion in the rear area so my back and legs and bottom tend to get sore sitting for a long time. I thought this would be a great answer but I see now from this review that this will be no better the piece of topper foam I have sitting under me right now that is mushed down. I’m very disappointed.

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Tom G November 30, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Pure Junk! Save your money!!! Flattened out, made cheap, foam poor quality!

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penny horak December 6, 2012 at 4:01 am

i weigh 102 lbs i have had my forever comfy for a little over a month i am in a wheelchair and after an hour it is hard, just like sitting in any chair and after a week it doesnt even plump back up it just stays flat i am so disappointed i thought i would finally have a comfortable place to sit.and after the money you charge for this i am ashamed that you people sell such junk. is it really asking too much for people to sell what they claim i think my money should be returned but i know that won’t happen you people are just in to take peoples money not give them what they pay for!

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MEI December 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I am so thankful that I came across thiw website. I always check reviews before a purchase and glad I didnt cut corners this time!
What a disgrace. Dont these people realize that they would have made more money by being honest…and…selling a good product? I for one…will NOT be falling into this scamming quagmire…..I was going to place an order today, but will not be doing so…

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Carol December 17, 2012 at 1:54 am

Our mall has an “As seen on TV” store and has them for $24.99.

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Jeffrey December 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm

These thing suck. Second one is not free you pay for both with highway robbery s&h. No way to order just one. The actual charge is confusing as they make it sound like s&h only 9.95.

Than you get it. They sorry pieces of garbage. Way to thick. My $10 pillows do better job.

We learned one thing if sold on tv it 99% garbage. Nothing ever buy is worth it.

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Joann December 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Thank you for the posts. I was ready to order them myself but just had a similar problem with another book site. Who Knew books does the same thing. They tell you one thing and you order only to find that you’ve spent a lot more then you intended because it also doesn’t give you a total into you final process the payment. Thank you for letting me know this. Has any one tried the ones available at Bed, Bath & Beyond? Is that a better product? Made by the same company? There were only 2 reviews and they both seemed to like the product.

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Brenda December 30, 2012 at 2:37 am

This company is just like all the others you deal with on the internet & want to order from to try their products. These buy one get one free are all scams to get more money out of you and the shipping & Handling charges are always so they can make more money off the product. Beware of internet purchases. Amazon & Ebay are your better choices.

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Judy December 31, 2012 at 11:51 pm

I wish I had read these reviews before I ordered my “buy one, get one free” that ended up being 2 sets plus outrageous shipping charges. (Total charge – $79.90). I’m already going to report them to my state attorney general office and the local consumer fraud TV reporter. I would like for everyone to know what scammers these people are. I agree with all of the above statements. Too bad they didn’t make a decent product and are too shady to advertise it at it’s real price.

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Andy January 2, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Don’t buy this on line. The cushion doesn’t work on me. It is too soft stuff different from seen on TV commercial. And you have to pay the return shipment, and the shipment they paid can not be refundable which is 19 dollors. So dislike it.

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Lynette January 6, 2013 at 3:02 am

I was here reading up on all the reviews, comtemplating whether or not to order these cushions for my husband who had a lower lumbar double spinal fusion and is in constant pain. WOW did I ever get my answer!! Stay away from this company!!!
My gawsh, most of you people should report this company to the Better Business Bureau!!
Someone please do something!!
These are obvious crooks and are scamming people like crazy!!
What is this world coming to!!!

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Richard Hurschman February 25, 2013 at 5:55 pm

This product sucks!!!!! I got 2 sets for xmas (a total of 4) and all of them are flat as a pancake and are useless. I threw them away. Dont waste your money the foam does not hold up at all.

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Diabolo April 27, 2013 at 7:53 pm

This grossly inferior product is now available at Walmart.
Moral: Wal Mart quality is not they would like you to believe.

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Allison July 29, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Wow! There are so many comments on this product, I am glad I saw this page before I went out and purchased a pair. I am a writer and will find myself spending hours and hours on the computer each day, editing, writing, promoting through social media, etc. I am always on the hunt for a good cushion that can make my workday a little easier. I was hoping this product would be it but after seeing all of the horrible reviews I will be steering clear of the Forever Comfy. It’s a shame that the cost is so astronomical for such poor quality.

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Jasmina Wells August 27, 2013 at 10:15 am

BEWARE!!!

These pillows leak! I seriously doubt if I will be able to save my lounge chair. The pillow leaked on the underside. I have no idea what kind of gel it is but I’ve tried everything to get it off the fabric but it’s not working. I have someone coming tomorrow to try to steam clean it and hopefully that will work. If not then its $600.00 for a 4 month old lounge, $150.00 for the cleaning and $20.00 for a mess of a pillow. :( A nice fluffy pillow would do just as much good and it won’t leak!

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Rick April 15, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Biggest piece of crap I have ever bought..Gel bag leaked over everything making a nasty mess..I can’t believe they haven’t been sued yet

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Olivias mom July 7, 2014 at 1:37 am

We bought one for my mom and i tried it at her house and liked it. She has both hips replaced and thought it would be good for her. She likes it.
I threw my back out pretty badly a few weeks ago and decided to buy one because i have places to go that dont have cushioned seats. I picked it up at Bed, Bath and Beyond for 19.99 and coupon. I bring it with me and it saves my back.
I’m sorry others had such trouble. I didnt have much expectation but I’m happy with it.

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