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The Balanced Aire Adjustable Cushion from Drive and Mason Medical is our premier pressure management cushion offering dynamic positioning, unmatched stability and an advanced level of pressure ulcer prevention. The flexible interconnected, independent air cells allow for deep immersion into the cushion providing optimal pressure redistribution to help increase blood flow necessary for healthy tissue maintenance. The water-resistant, low-shear stretch cover includes adjustable locking straps and non-skid bottom to secure cushion to the wheelchair. The included hand pump allows adjustment of the cushion to individual patient comfort. The Balanced Aire is available in 4" high profile and 2" low profile heights.

Features and Benefits
  • Flexible interconnected, independent air cells allow for deep immersion into the cushion
  • Premier pressure management cushion offering dynamic positioning, unmatched stability and an advanced level of pressure ulcer prevention
  • Optimal pressure redistribution helps increase blood flow necessary for healthy tissue maintenance
  • Water-resistant, low-shear, stretch cover with adjustable locking straps and non-skid bottom to secure cushion to the wheelchair
  • Hand pump to adjust the cushions to individual patient comfort

Product Specifications
  • Actual Product Weight: 4.14 lbs
  • Cover Material: Fluid Resistant Stretch Top; Non Skid Bottom
  • Overall Product Height: 2"
  • Overall Product Length: 16"
  • Overall Product Width: 16"
  • Primary Product Color: Black
  • Primary Product Material: Nylon
  • Product Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

Model # 8047-16-2
More Information
Manufacturer Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
Brand Balanced Aire
Categories Car Seat Cushion, Cushion, Living Aids Parts, Seat Cushion, Wheelchair Accessories, Wheelchair Cushion, Wheelchair Shampoo Tray, Air Cushion, Cushions
Code 8047-16 - 8047-16-2
Require Prescription? No
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Score: 3.7 from 1 - 5
50 Review
SueD Review from
August 15, 2020
Firm but useful
Firmer than expected, but this turned out to be helpful when boosting a chair that was too soft. Top (blue) surface smooth which also was desired, easier to slide forward when you want to get up, but not enough to slip off otherwise. Bottom a little grippy which helps it stay in place. Pad is surprisingly heavy which makes the loop useful for carrying. On a really hard chair (wheelchair etc.) this would provide just modest cushioning, which might be better for longterm use. It will not flatten as much as a softer cushion might. I am glad we tried this cushion, as we found a good use for it.
Ginger S. Review from
September 14, 2021
Wheelchair cushion
I bought this for my son who is in a nursing home and confined to a wheelchair all day. The one they had him using was quite thin and had a plastic cover which was brittle and torn. This cushion is perfect! It's much more comfortable and has a removable cover that can be washed. I'm very satisfied with this item and highly recommend it.
Christy Review from
September 26, 2017
Very Uncomfortable
I don't normally write negative reviews because I figure my preferences aren't the same as everyone's so I'm going to tell you about the cushion and hopefully your experience will be better than mine. PRO: It is well made and sturdy. The handle is very helpful in moving it around. The surface is smooth and tough, I don't think it will snag or rip. Cons: It's incredibly uncomfortable. The air pressure created by the outside covering tilts you back of forward and then when you make contact with the actual cushion it collapses into a very odd position. To be fair I am using this on hard chairs as
JAMES D. Review from
October 31, 2021
Very Comfortaable!
Purchased for a cancer patient for use in a transport chair. Serves the purpose well - she says it's very comfortable and makes sitting in the chair for extended periods much more tolerable. She's also used it in a recliner as a back cushion and related it works well there too.
lozclint Review from
November 20, 2016
Great For Hunting
I purchased this cushion because a different cushion made by a different company specifically for hunting with a gel insert cost 3 times as much as this cushion. this cushion is extremely comfortable and I can sit for hours on it in my stands. the only drawback is that it is very heavy at 6 lbs. i rigged a carry strap to it to put over my shoulder and it made it easier to carry. the weight was well worth the trade off for how comfortable and inexpensive this cushion is. it really is not made for outdoors but if you don't leave it out in the weather it should last a long time. you can buy 3 of
James Review from
May 21, 2021
Likes: Strong material protects gel bladder. Zipper makes on-off easy enough. Priced competitively and good value for the money is sold by weight. Dislikes: Uncomfortable to sit in for longer than 10 minutes, as gel begins to 'lump' into the corners of the pad and the gel where you sit begins to 'empty' or sag.
tombigkorea Review from
October 14, 2017
Good cushion
I got this cushion because I sit in uncomfortable office chairs at work and have a bad back. I tried several different cushions and they would go flat and didn't do their jobs. A friend recommended wheelchair cushions and he was definitely right. I live the foam and gel combo and this cushion fits perfectly into the office chair. The only faults this has is that it's heavy and the blue (top part) is slippery. I'm using this cushion our of its intended use, so I'm not to angry about it. If you need a quality cushion, check this out!
sliprock2 Review from
June 25, 2021
Very Good Cushion/Seat Cover.
Very good seat cover/cushion, a bit narrow for my chair though but stillvery comfortable. I think velcro ties would be better then the tying ties though as they are hard to get tight, also I think also in my case a tye in the middle of the sides would help stop movement as I do side entry from other wheelchairs and bed. Will buy more.
Jac Review from
August 29, 2019
hard as a rock
Hard as a rock! Also I am slipping forward. This is the exact same model that I ordered 2 years ago, and the first one was fine. This is not the same make or construction. The old one started to get cracked and saggy and so I decided to replace it. I should have kept it and not thrown it out before this arrived. Maybe this will soften up wth time, unless I slide out on the floor using the darn thing. Also, the price went up by 25% from the first one.
Darla Review from
Home Depot
March 6, 2021
I should have listened to the reviews that mentioned people slipping out of thei
I should have listened to the reviews that mentioned people slipping out of their chairs. Couldn't keep my husband from slipping out. On the positive side it fit well and would have been comfortable if it hadn't been slippery.
Connie Review from
Bed Bath & Beyond
August 10, 2021
Too heavy
Needed a cushion to use in restaurants, theater, etc, for bad back. This was too heavy to carry around for our purposes. My stars have to do with didnt suit our need, not the quality or someone elses purpose.
Sharman Review from
January 29, 2019
Very Firm Cushion - not suitable for our needs
Since this cushion has such a good name brand and so many positive reviews, I was shocked at how very firm - almost hard - this cushion was when it came in. My bony mother's poor butt hurts all the time from sitting, and she has very weak legs and can only stand for a few seconds at a time, so she really needs a good cushion. This cushion, which is VERY firm and bordering on hard, is not good for her needs. It will be returned. I'm grateful I bought it from walmart so it the return will be easy.
Peter S. Review from
March 8, 2021
Manual Wheelchair Comfort
About every 2 to 3 years wear and tear issues require me to get a replacement seat cushion for my manual drive wheelchair. It makes using the wheelchair very comfortable. In a way I'm a bit surprised that the cushion is not included when one purchases a manual means of getting around,
Carolyn Review from
October 5, 2021
Like the cushion
This is a comfortable fit for my husbands wheelchair! It is not as form fitting as the one he received with his Drive wheelchair but it is comfortable! No ties to keep it in place
Well Pleased Review from
April 26, 2022
Good Cushion
I bought this for my dad's wheelchair, and he really likes it. He said that it has helped his back. Some wheelchairs sag in the seat area, and this cushion gives good support.
twinkiedooter Review from
October 11, 2017
Was thrilled to get this and sit on something that did not crush down and stay c
Bought this in December, 2016 and it lasted me until October, 2017 when the gel pack broke on me.....then it bottomed out and stayed that way. Very unhappy that it only lasted less than one year. Once gel pack ruptures the pillow is useless. I used it every day to sit on while I use my laptop. Very unhappy with the quality. I did think it was wonderful when I got it but now have second thoughts as to why did it rupture after not even one year?
MeHere Review from
September 27, 2018
OK Comfort - Top is Smooth and Bottom is Textured
Comfort is just OK. Seems almost as hard as my chair. But I am slipping forward on it. The problem is more with my chair as it is old and the seat slants a bit forward and sitting on the cushion I slip forward. The grey side is textured which is to keep it from sliding off the chair and the top blue side is smooth and I am sliding forward on it. I tried to reverse it and use but then it definitely slides off of the chair.
Stephen Review from
April 30, 2021
This product is completely unsatisfactory! The gel filling shifts to the rear of the cushion forming an incline towards the front of the cushion. I stopped using the cushion within a week and regretting taking off the tags and discarding the box preempting a return!
lawhome Review from
January 9, 2015
Gel wheelchair cushion
Got this cushion for my dad's recliner because he sits in it so long he's getting bed sores. I was using an inflatable cushion, but it only lasts a few months and cannot be refilled. I thought I'd try this. It seems to work well, but is a bit too small for to cover his entire recliner seat. This works for now, but I will be searching for something a bit wider for next time. The quality appears to be excellent, but I've only had it a few weeks now. Guess I'll have a better handle on the review a few months from now.
jan Review from
June 4, 2020
Excellent Product
I purchased this cushion for a wheelchair I needed after a broken knee. Once I was up and around, I continued to use it on my office's sooo comfortable and keeps my sciatica from flaring up while sitting at the computer. I've also used it in the car on long road trips and it functions perfectly. It has held up really well with regular use for the past year.
Review from
August 6, 2021
I purchased this cushion because I dont like mine which is memory foam. This one doesnt feel any more comfortable. I would consider this one as nota for me.
LifeIsLearning Review from
February 12, 2016
Great product for the money
This is not a premium cushion. A really good wheelchair cushion is amazingly expensive. And a pure foam may not cost much , but it is not worth much either. This product is well made, durable, firm yet supportive, and easily cleaned. The inner gel is far superior to foam alone. More superior than the difference in cost. The cushion is less of a cushion than the premium - but not nearly as less as it is in cost.
Rebecca Review from
February 26, 2022
cushion defect
I liked the cushion but 6 months later a big bubble appeared within and now I can not use the cushion. I have emailed company with no email back. My weight is 127....
ReadyfordealsTN Review from
January 16, 2014
substantial cushion, gel filled
Got this cushion due to pressures from sitting, if you are a very large person it is comforting yet it has its limits. When you weigh a certain amount it pushes the gel to its limit inside so instead of staying gel like it becomes hard from pressure. If your only a average sized person and not plus size it would probably work the best, you would not over stress the seat. It has a nice cover on it and a handle to carry it, seems like would fit in a wheelchair fine, I was using it in a computer chair, it isn't going to work out for me but like I said I believe weight has alot to do with it. Very
CostEffective96 Review from
November 1, 2020
Worth the price
Fits nicely in my smaller width wheelchair. It's not all gel so the foam part does wear a little flatter depending on daily use. My last one is still pretty good after a year of about 8hr a day.
CODA1 Review from
March 12, 2015
Resolved dads bedsore
My dad age 90 has serious mobility issues and sits in a power lift recliner most of the day and night. He is unable to sleep in a standard or hospital bed. Because he sits most of the time in his power recliner he developed bed sores on his rear end. He has had an ongoing problem with these bedsores requiring ointment and bandages. After about a week or two of using this cushion while sitting on his power recliner his bedsores on his rear end have totally healed. We are very happy with the results of using this cushion.
Aurora M. Review from
July 19, 2020
I purchased this to use
I purchased this to use as a cushion on my husband's shower stool. It's heavy and made of a very sturdy and water resistant material. For the price, I was pleasantly surprised. It is very well made. Even has a carry handle too.
Paula Review from
March 26, 2022
Wet butt.....
It' leaking some type of liquid. I will never purchase this item again. I purchased this seat November 2021 it's nowMarch 2022
jwitherington Review from
December 19, 2013
Excellent Product Not cheap foam cushion
I spend many hours a day in my wheelchair and Im so tired of having a sore or numb butt. Ive tried many cushions over the years, buckwheat, foam, etc. and many more but nothing really worked as advertised and/or expected. I believe this gel cushion was priced at $99.99 on the Drive website, so I was skeptical when I saw the exact cushion on for $28.77, but ordered it anyway. To my surprise this gel cushion is supper comfortable to sit on for long periods of time, it stays nice and cool. I had my cushion delivered to and picked it up from my local Walmart so I didnt have to pay ship
Ann W Review from
October 6, 2018
Product a Very Good Choice
It's a good, sturdy and comfortable cushion. I have had 2 hip replacements and 3 lower back fusions and I'm using this in my chair at the kitchen table. It elevates me to a better height and provides a great deal of relief while sitting. I am not in a wheelchair at this point, but can see how this cushion would be helpful if I were using one.
challengerguy19 Review from
May 2, 2020
For lightweights only!
Sit down gently on this cushion if you weigh more than 225 pounds! I just sat down one day and the gel inside popped out of the back like a balloon. The cushion subsequently, became flat and useless. I do not recommend this for large people.
930pman Review from
August 17, 2016
Comfortable and good quality
My elderly father has been in a wheelchair for years, and complains his bottom hurts though he has no sores. I first bought him a foam doughnut which he said was uncomfortable, and exchanged it for this gel cushion. It covers the entire seat , is heavy and very comfortable to the point he has used it for the past 3 weeks and no complaints. The price was much better than a similar cushion I bought years ago, which he won't use now because of "hard edges"
momlikesbikes Review from
April 9, 2016
Grandma Approves
I bought this for my elderly mom with multiple sclerosis. She uses it when she is on the couch and we can also use it in her wheelchair since it is lightweight and portable. We also bring it to restaurants to make sitting on wood benches more comfortable for her. She says she loves it. It is not too high or too low, it has the perfect height of sponginess. Don't hesitate to buy.
carol Review from
October 11, 2017
hard edges hurt the back of your knees
The cushion is thick and ok on the seat, but the edges are very squared off and when you sit the edge of the cushion hits across the back of your legs (or for me back of the knees), very uncomfortable and cuts off the circulation. The edges should have some roundness to them, not an abrupt right angle. If you have circulation problems be careful that this may not be a good choice for you, not at all comfortable for me.
spoz Review from
June 3, 2015
We purchased this for my husband who sits for hours having dialysis. So far this pad had been wonderful for him! Not to mention when he first received the pad he was suffering from slight irritation on his hip. Even while using this product he was able to heal very nicely. We would recommend to everyone plus the pricing is on point!! After such a long search, we thank you!
Laura Review from
August 17, 2020
Super Soft Small Cushion
Very nice cushion for small chair!!!! It is about 3 1/2 thick and has a covering on it that is easy to wipe clean.....!!! My mother in law loves it!
hlmj2 Review from
February 9, 2017
Cushy cushion!
This was purchased for my 92 year old mother. She is always complaining about her "tailbone hurting". The doctors recommended a gel cushion. This was medium priced and seemed to be what we needed. It arrived sooner than scheduled. It has worked great so far and I would highly recommend it.
MACFRANK2011 Review from
December 9, 2015
The BEST SEAT CUSHING in the Market
I am very satisfied with my purchase. I use it not for a wheel chair but for my Office Chair. I have never been so comfortable in my life. I can put longer hours working in a comfortable position. Congratulations to DRIVE and congratulations to Walmart to carry Good QUALITY PRODUCTS. Satisfied in the Midwest
Carol Review from
October 5, 2020
Better than what I had.
It fits my manual chair, replacing the old 18 by 18 thin 1.5 inch seat that came with the chair. It provides more lift, which I wanted. I hope it lasts a long time.
dmhmd1 Review from
August 24, 2016
Foam cushion
This item did not work for what I purchased it for, but there is nothing wrong with the item. I bought it for an elderly person to sit on in their recliner. It is actually too thick and firm for that. It is made to be a cushion in a wheel chair. It would work fine for that as long as someone does not have to sit on it for long periods.
Kaye Review from
October 11, 2020
Item as described. Mom uses with her new transport chair. Fits chair perfectly and very comfortable. Highly recommend
Whimscycle Review from
December 17, 2016
Great cushioning...does not break down over time.
My SO has been using this in her wheelchair for a year. It makes all the difference and keeps her rear end from hurting. Easy to carry and clean. I also have used it in the car as a cushioned pad for long drives. (No pun intended.)
KSIND Review from
April 27, 2021
Decent cushion a tad heavy
Fits our 18" wheelchair perfectly and works very well. the gel foam doesn't bounce back as much as I had expected based on other products used previously. So need to flip it occasionally. Also significantly heavier than previous cushion but I think it provides a bit more padding/support than the old one. The extra weight is noticeable when moving the wheelchair with wheels locked etc. It was significantly less expensive than others we looked at so form, fit and function for the price are very good
bilmoorbil Review from
November 19, 2019
Good comfortable to sit on. Dad very slippery top.
Product is very comfortable to sit on. But the top is very very slippery if you're wearing sweatpants or pants that are smooth. I keep sliding toward the front of the chair.
Dianne Review from
Bed Bath & Beyond
February 12, 2019
Great Cushion
This is the 2nd time I've bought one for my husband's wheelchair over the last few years. It gives him the comfort he needs and protects his skin. The newest is on his wheelchair and the older one I put on his seat in his recliner and it gives him much better comfort.
MeHere Review from
June 28, 2021
Too Hard!
My 18 x 16 x 3 was much easier to sit on. (I bought it years ago.) This cushion is hard as a rock! I can't even use it. I will probably donate it as it is just too much trouble to return.
centaurea Review from
July 30, 2017
Not comfortable, very heavy
I didn't buy this for a wheelchair, but to put on my office chair. I have sciatica and did not find it comfortable. Also it is much heavier than any cushion I've ever had, including another one designed for wheelchairs that I use in my car. It does seem well-made, as far as I can tell.
Review from
September 22, 2016
Gel Cushion
Good item at a good price. I have some health problems that have forced me to have to sit for long periods. The cushion really helps with comfort and weight distribution so too much pressure is not placed on any one part of my body. I strongly recommend it for anyone that needs it.
Ironhead Review from
December 7, 2015
Balance & Zipper
The Gel Cushion is great for my derriere, but bad on balance (sit back!) & the zipper chafes at my legs. After ordering and shipping chaos throughout Thanksgiving, I finally recelved the cushion at home after breaking my ankle and being basically housebound in a transport chair in 2015, I'll never order again through Walmart in the holidays. Was it ever in stock? It took forever to get here!
STZ417 Review from
Bed Bath & Beyond
April 20, 2015
Great value for a gel cusion.
I bought both this and the WonderGel Extreme at three times the price. I use this one on my office chair since the design is subtle and it it fits standard office chairs perfectly. The It very good cushioning but less than WonderGel which I use in the car. Drive Medical Gel E 2-inch is well worth it at this price.
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