I saw this advertised on t.v. and wonder if you could comment on the effectiveness of this product? http://backjoy.com/ Thanks.
A month ago, after seeing this question, I researched the
BackJoy Core Plus (meaning that it comes with memory foam) and ordered one, so
I can’t give any long-term opinion, but so far I really like it. Like any
product it can be used wrong, but if you use it like it is supposed to be used
I find that it works very well for stacksitting. After reading Esther’s book I
tried using a towel for a wedge but found it bulky, tacky, and a pain to carry
around. I looked at the wedges you can buy to sit on (Bed, Bath, & Beyond
and also at Tempur-pedic) and found them expensive, huge, and bulky to carry
around (and too big to work in my car, which was a major place I needed
something). The BackJoy comes in a navy drawstring carrying bag which makes it
easy to take places, and when you’re sitting on it no one can see it so it’s
not awkward to use (though it looks cool enough that if anyone saw it it wouldn’t
matter). It’s small and lightweight and has a carrying handle on it if you don’t
want to bother with the bag.
The best way to test the BackJoy isn’t how you feel as
you sit on it, it’s what you experience once you remove the BackJoy and sit
without it, THAT’S when you feel the “WOW”! I don’t need it in my husband’s car
but I do in mine, and I use it in my desk chair at the office, on the wooden
barstool at my kitchen counter for lunch, and at Starbucks. I’m there for hours
writing and whether I’m on the padded chair or the wood one the BackJoy is awesome
to sit on.
My only complaint with the BackJoy is that it needs more
memory foam, they didn’t put enough to really cushion your bottom so after
awhile my bones get tired. But even then, be sure to order the “Plus” for the
foam, it’s well worth the extra bucks.