Top critical review
As advertised, but, FOR ME, two issues.
October 26, 2017
I currently use a buckwheat filled zafu on a foam zabuton. I also have a seiza (meditaion bench). I wanted to try this mobile inflatable cushion to see if it would be an option when I travel, and also I wanted to try out an air filled cushion to see how comfortable it would be.
This cushion is well made and seems like it would last. It was easy to inflate. However, when I used it I noticed two issues. These issues pertain to me - I am 5'8" tall - and may not affect others using this cushion.
First, it was lower than my crescent shaped buckwheat zafu and thus sitting (in a modified Burmese sit) was not quite comfortable. It might be that my usual sitting posture is just better suited to a higher position but I was immediately aware of the height issue. I think I had it as full as possible, but still a bit low for me. It may be perfect for others and I am sure my buckwheat zafu may be too high for others. Anyway, the height issue is something to think about. It may also be that I just need to modify my sitting position a bit - I am not sure.
Second, the "sit" was not stable enough for me. My buckwheat zafu is really solid and firm and you can really anchor-in. It was more difficult for me to maintain a vertical position consistently with this cushion as there was some wobble. Others may not experience this, but for me it was a definite problem. After trying this cushion I went back to my buckwheat cushion and felt at home again.