Purple cushions: Do your butt a favor

Updated May 31, 2016

Let’s face it, your butt takes a beating as a truck driver, and not every cab is equipped with high tech seats to give it the protection it deserves.

Purple seat cushion

Here’s a possible solution: a variety of seat cushions by Purple, which also makes mattresses.

Made of what the company calls “Hyper-elastic polymer Smart-Comfort Grid,” Purple has six models that range from $39.99 to $129.99. The Ultimate Purple sounds like it might be made with truck drivers in mind. The company describes it as:

  • “Extra thick and firm for high-pressure derrieres or long sitting sessions
  • “Fits best on extra wide seats
  • “Helps with posture and straight spine
  • “Dual Layer design with pelvic contouring for added pressure relief and spinal alignment”

All can be hand-washed with mild detergent and left to air dry.

Prices vary online.