Flotation Cushion - Blue--F E A T U R E S- Type IV throwable flotation device Soft Aquafoam (Durable Crosstech on 6505-DUC) flotation foam, straps to aid in rescue
Quite comfortable for a throwable PFD. After reading a few reviews about inexpensive throwables being very uncomfortable and because this is ideally kept in your cockpit while out on the water, comfort does matter. If it's uncomfortable, it would likely be kept below and if you lose someone, how far is the boat going to move while you go below and come back with the throwable?
Hopefully you made it here Before buying the crappy 'knock off' cushion with only Half the straps. THIS is the one you Want! Actual USA made product with fully sewn retrieval strap sewn continuously around it. You get what you pay for - imagine trying to pull someone up and the crappy one with half straps tears the thin nylon and they drown. Buy This One for peace of mind and the knowledge it could save a life. For reference, the Crappy One you Do NOT want is called "STEARNS Utility Cushion" and found here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NVD0JE/
There are 2 interior pads of the same size one on top of the other. There is very little movement of the pads. I've had identical cushions in the past and those pads of the same construction lasted 10 years before I sold the boat and them. They were quite comfortable as seats and rugged enough to keep their shape. I expect these to perform the same.
The construction looks good, the foam has nice density, and the cushions arrived quickly. But one is blue and the other is . . . well, it's blue too - but not the same blue. Not that I'm anal - I certainly would not return one hoping to get a perfect match - but if you are someone who wants your sail covers, your fenders, your dock lines, and your cushions to match perfectly, be prepared for a mild disappointment.
Bought a few of these to bring with us when we are kayaking instead of wearing life vests. Mostly we use as a back cushion. They work great, haven’t had any problems with them.
It's great that these are still being sold. It's first duty is as a large tractor cushion because the new seat is lower than the old seat. It's second duty will be as my 1976 small fishing boat cushion.
I returned these flotation cushions immediately after purchase. They are too hard for sitting. Also, a piece of cardboard or similar material slides around between the two foam layers. Felt cheesy.
One of the most comfortable throw cushion! I sit on it when riding on the boat, dont mind the choppy waves now. Will definitely order it again!