The Pro’s :
Air cushions offer more protection as the body is immersed in the product and this proven technology has been used for over 30 years combating even the most serious of pressure sores.
Needs to be adjusted correctly and not overinflated. Some riders find the increase in height (approx 1.5 to 2cm higher) to be too much. Occasional air checks are necessary to maintain optimum pressure in the pad. Some air pad users have also stated they get a sensation of feeling slightly unstable when going round corners. This could be the result of too much air and thus we recommend re adjusting the product and reducing the amount of air in the pad.
Measurement : Length 39cm (15.5″) x Width (widest part) 37cm (14.7″) x Width (at the bottom) 19cm (7.5″) x 5cm high (2″)
Pad Material: This product is made from Polyurethane. It is very strong and is the same material as used to clear up oil spillages in the North Sea therefore
it will take a lot to puncture it. We do recommend care is taken whilst using this product as a lit cigarette or any sharp materials could puncture it. We do not offer any repair kits but refer you to a local DIY store where one could try a standard bicycle repair kit.
Air cushions are considered high risk, are specifically customised to your body, are great for straight long distance travelling but are prone to puncture (they can get snagged on buckles, studs etc), they are sturdy but aren’t as long wearing as gel.
Gel cushions are considered medium risk, are great for winding roads, are long life, require no maintenance & good for travelling shorter distances but hold the heat so aren’t fabulous in hot weather.
Air mesh cushions are considered low risk, good for simple numb bum or medical issues (coccyx sensitivity/cancer etc), great in the rain and heat.
Size is also important if you have any additional problems with your legs or back (go bigger!).
Last note of warning, not all gels are equal. Since our success we have seen a great many “gels” come on the market, lots that cannot hold the body weight, lots that aren’t anti fungal, anti bacterial or fire retardant so if you opt for gel – choose wisely.
Info & Care
As a precaution. Please allow some time for adjusting to this product and note the above.
Care: Whilst this is a strong and sturdy product caution should be taken if studs or sharp objects are worn on jeans and leathers as this may puncture the pad. We also do not recommend putting this product near hot ashes and care should be taken when smoking. Some repairs can be done by using a simple bicycle repair kit purchased from your local DIY store.
Due to the raised seat height (approx 1.5 to 2cm) when fitting the air pad it is essential the Velcro straps are tied securely around the motorcycle seat. Dan Medica South Ltd cannot be held responsible for loose fitting covers which will cause the air pad to move.
Pad. Close valve. Hand wash pad with soapy water and hang dry naturally. Do not tumble dry. Do not use Bleach. Dry out of direct sunlight.
Cover. Hand wash cover with soapy water, hang dry naturally. Do not tumble dry. Do not use Bleach. Dry out of direct sunlight
Weight restrictions : 120kg / 19 stones. Customers over this weight are not suitable for this product. Consequently we would recommend a gel pad from our gel range.
Testimony : 2nd May 2012
Just a quick follow up to earlier correspondence and the air cushion.
I have now fitted the cushion and today being sunny went for a bumpy ride. At first a little ‘odd’ as one tends to have a floating movement but it’s soon easy to react with this sensation. I can however confirm that it’s very effective on bumpy roads and I’m happy with the cushion.
It was relatively easy to fit once the saddle assembly was removed from the bike frame itself allowing the cushion Velcro straps to pass under the seat assembly and then simply replace the sat back onto the bike frame.
All is working well and absorbing the various bumps encountered! Best wishes, Roger B