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183 of 188 people found the following review helpful.
Dimensions Should Be Included in Description
By Leonard Mayer
Obus Forme Ultra Forme Backrest Dimensions:
Approx. (H X L X W and Weight)
Small Obus Ultra Forme Backrest - 25 x 12.5 x 3.25 -- 2.8 lbs
Medium Obus Ultra Forme Backrest - 26 x 12.5 x 3.5 -- 3 lbs
LargeObus Ultra Forme Backrest - 28.5 x 12.5 x 3.75 -- 3.2 lbs
Ultra Forme Backrest Size Chart:
SMALL Backrest - Under 5'2"
MEDIUM Backrest - 5'2" - 6'2"
LARGE Backrest - Over 6'2"
68 of 71 people found the following review helpful.
Dramatically Reduced My Lower Back Pain
Although not perfect, the *ultra* has helped quite a bit. The convex design is radically different than most support products on the market. In fact, I originally purchased a cheaper Obus backrest that was concave in design and it didn't have nearly the support of the ultra. I am 5'11" and I purchased the large because it was cheaper and available for fast shipment (I was in a lot of back pain that day). I am glad that I purchased the large even though it is recommended for 6'2"+. You can adjust the backrest vertically several inches so it is safe to go bigger if you are unsure what size that you need. This product does force you to sit up straight which in turn prevents you from slouching your shoulders. This may be somewhat uncomfortable at first, but it sure beats the back pain that I get from leaning back or slouching over in my chair too long.
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I think I've finally found a backrest that I'm going to keep
I have some lower back problems, and I have a couple of long road trips planned. I wanted to make the driving a little more comfortable and less likely to aggravate my back. I'd had a few foam back supports that would squash down flat and useless, so I wanted something different. This backrest is does the job. It's rigid and sturdy and stays where I want it while I'm driving. I'm large (women's size 24-ish) so I was worried that it might curve inward at the sides and poke me, but it doesn't--it's flat from side to side, only curves from top to bottom. It supports my back pretty well by itself, but I wanted a little more support in my lower back, so I added a small BifomPad Lumbar Support. The combination is perfect.
where they'll get in the way (that's another thing I didn't like about the foam cushions I tried--if I didn't use the strap around the seat to hold them up, they REALLY didn't stay in place). So I cut off the straps from this backrest, and used my minimal sewing skills to attach one of the clips to the other end of one strap. I ran it through the small loop on the top of the backrest, and wrapped it around my headrest. That keeps the backrest upright and in place--no wrestling with it as I get in the car--and it won't interfere with the airbags. It's also easy to slip the strap off and move the backrest when my friend takes a turn driving.