• MEDesign Backfriend
  • MEDesign Backfriend brings ergonomic comfort to patio furniture.
  • MEDesign Backfriend improves comfort and support in office chairs.
  • MEDesign Backfriend carseat support.
  • MEDesign Backfriend is ideal for sofas and overstuffed chairs.
  • Backfriend is lightweight and portable with a built-in carry handle.

$169.95 with free shipping
The most versatile lumbar sitting support we have seen. Lightweight, durable, and beautifully designed full back support. Can be used in most anywhere, including car, office chair, sofa, and reading in bed.

Description 

The most versatile back support we have seen in 30 years.

Whether the chair you have to sit on is soft and sagging, as upright as a church pew, or even a bench against a wall, Backfriend will provide comfort and support. Can even be used for reading in bed.

Beautifully designed back rest and seat base can be used in most any seat or chair. Firm anatomic contour allows freedom of movement and excellent support while avoiding pressure points.

Doctor recommended. The finest back support available.

Features

  • Lightweight and foldable with built-in carry handle.
  • Height adjustable backrest for a custom fit.
  • Firm support for both the lumbar and thoracic spine.
  • Shaped seat base prevents slouching.
  • Top quality fire-resistant foam and fabric upholstered over a resin frame.
  • Backrest width: 29.5cm (11½”) · Height: 48cm (19”)
    Seatbase width: 41cm (16”) · Depth: 36.5cm (14½”)
    Weight: 3.5 lb.
  • Made in England.

Backfriend hinge lock backrest height adjustment.

Models

We recommend the single-padded model for most users. Double padding can mask the anatomical contour and make the seat less comfortable for some. In addition, taller users may find that the extra height of the double-padded seat causes their head to hit the roof in some vehicles.

  • Single-padded seat: 1" padding on the seat and backrest. Recommended for most users.
  • Double-padded seat: 2" padding on the seat; 1" padding on the backrest. Recommended for wheelchair users and those who prefer less seat contour.

Flammability Certification

  • CMHR foam meets UK Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988. S.I. No. 1324, Schedule 1, Part I; BS.5852, Part 2.
  • Fabric is inherently fire resistant and meets UK BS EN 1021 - 1:2006 (cigarette), BS EN 1021 - 2:2006 (match), BS 7176 : 2007 Low Hazard, UNI 8456 + UNI 9174 Classe 1, NF - P - 92 - 507 M1, DIN 4102 B1.

Accessories 

MEDesign Backfriend Wool Fleece Covers
$46.00
MEDesign Backfriend Carry Case
$52.00
MEDesign Backfriend Replacement Hinges (pair)
$5.00
MEDesign Backfriend Replacement Hinge Locks (pair)
$5.00
MEDesign Backfriend Replacement Velcro
$5.00

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Use | Fit 

Seated tasks

Spine fit

Fit

  • This is a VERY FIRM back support. Even the double-padded model is VERY FIRM.
  • Fits mild and average lumbar lordosis spinal shapes. Not recommended for people with a deep lumbar lordosis or very thick thighs.
  • Set the backrest height where it is most comfortable. The factory setting is appropriate for the majority of users. We suggest you try this height until you are sure adjustment is needed.
  • Maximum body weight 260 lbs.

Use

  • For maximum comfort, recline the backrest 15°- 20° or more.
  • If used in a reclined position, raise the front of the seat base slightly to maintain your position.
  • Your thighs should be well supported by the seat base. If your chair is too low, raise it with seat cushions. If your seat is too high, use a footrest.
  • Not recommended for power wheelchairs or scooters.
  • Not recommended for tall people in cars. The firm seat raises the body higher in a car seat. Good if you are short, but if you are tall your head will touch the roof.

Care

  • While the support structure itself is very durable, the hinges and velcro closure require periodic replacement under heavy use.
  • Remove minor stains with a damp cloth or sponge. Major cleaning is best done with a dry foam cleaner of the type used for car upholstery.
  • Do not carry a wallet in your back pocket when using the BackFriend. The trouser fabric may wear against the hinges.
  • Some initial wear may occur on the bottom corners if there is friction on the seat base.
  • Forcing the Backfriend into too narrow a space or knocking the edges against hard surfaces may damage the edge seal.

Warranty 

Defects in materials or manufacture which occur within 12 months from the date of purchase will be repaired or replaced at the option of MEDesign Ltd., free of charge. Repairs required because of accidental damage, normal wear and tear, or misuse are chargeable. Shipping charges for warranty services are the responsibility of the customer.

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Shipping

  • Free shipping in the contiguous USA.
  • Ships in 1-3 business days from Vallejo, California.
  • Free local pickup from our Vallejo, California warehouse. By appointment only.

Returns

  • Full refund of the purchase price for returns within 30 days. Product must be in as-new, saleable condition in an original unopened package.
  • We do not refund shipping charges except in case of our error or product defect. If your purchase included free shipping, actual outbound shipping costs will be deducted from your refund.
  • See our Returns and Refunds policy for additional information.

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