The 4 Best Peloton Seat Cushions

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SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07:  Jen Van Santvoord rides her Peloton exercise bike at her home on April 07, 2020 in San Anselmo, California.  More people are turning to Peloton due shelter-in-place orders because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Peloton stock has continued to rise over recent weeks even as most of the stock market has plummeted. Peloton announced yesterday that they will temporarily pause all live classes until the end of April because an employee tested positive for COVID-19.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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With entire Reddit threads dedicated to the subject, you're not alone if you feel like sitting on your Peloton bike is a bit uncomfortable. And while, for some people, that pain and discomfort subsides with repeated use, a seat cushion can also help. The best Peloton seat cushions easily slide onto your bike's seat, and provide extra comfort so that you can focus on why you're there: your ride. But sit back, I've read through all the reviews and can say the four seat cushions below represent the cream of the crop and come with the backing of plenty of Peloton riders.

But first: When shopping, consider what you find comfortable. We all have our own quirks and preferences, which can make picking out a seat cushion for your Peloton especially tricky. That said, one thing that's important to look for is a cushion with gel or memory foam padding. Both types help the cushion conform to your seat so it feels fully supportive yet comfortable. Keep in mind, memory foam tends to retain heat, so consider if that may be a deal breaker for you.

Another thing to keep in mind is the size and shape of the cushion you buy. While all of the options on this list will fit your Peloton, you may want a slightly larger cushion than the size of your standard seat. If you're looking for a wider seat cushion for even more comfort and support, look for an option with a width larger than the standard 7-inch wide cushion.

At the end of the day, your comfort during a ride is the most important thing. Here's a roundup of some excellent Peloton bike seat cushions to help make every workout something to look forward to.

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1. The Overall Best, All Things Considered

This water-resistant seat cushion is designed with an outer shell made from durable Lycra fabric (read: spandex material), which is moisture-wicking and dries quickly. It's also designed with thick memory foam padding that conforms to the shape of your seat for a super comfortable ride. It even has an anti-slip texture on the surface so you won't slide around during your workout. Simply slip this cushion over your original Peloton seat, pull the drawstrings, and you're good to go.

According to one reviewer: "I love my Peloton bike but that original seat hurts and oh man does it hurt. I used this to double up and now ride in comfort for an hour plus! Love it!"

2. The Runner-Up

Memory foam is particularly good at retaining heat, so if you tend to overheat when you workout, you may be better off with a gel cushion instead. This gel cushion is easy to slip on and off if you have multiple Peloton riders in your house, and is made of a water-resistant fabric. Like the option above, simply fasten the Velcro strap and tie the drawstring, and it'll fit securely on your Peloton bike. This cushion is filled with gel, which works as a shock absorber while also retaining less heat than the memory foam option above. Plus, the ergonomic shape of the saddle fully supports your seat and lower back so you can ride longer in complete comfort.

According to one reviewer: "I used this on my Peloton bike. Fits perfectly and doesn’t move around due to the Velcro straps underneath the seat-just pull them [tight]. This seat, along with some cheap padded shorts, helped with my hurting butt the first few weeks I had the bike. While I don’t wear the padded shorts anymore, still use this seat cover. Highly recommend if the original Peloton seat bothers you."

3. The Best Extra-Wide Seat Cushion

At 10 inches in width, this extra-wide cushion has an extra 3 inches on standard-size Peloton seats, making this option perfect if you need more support or prefer extra cushioning. The gel cushion is less likely to overheat than memory foam which, for better or for worse, doesn't stay cool as easily as a gel material. Over 7,000 reviewers have invested in this seat cushion, making it one of the most popular options on the market.

According to one reviewer: "If you are new to Peloton you probably realized how much the seating hurts your butt while riding. The best thing you can do for your booty is to purchase this padded seat [...] It fits perfectly on the Peloton seat and secures itself with a locking drawstring that makes certain that the seat padding does not move during your ride. This is a well crafted plush seat that will undoubtedly make your Peloton rides more comfortable."

4. The Best Seat Cushion For Breathability

This sleek and water-resistant seat cushion fits flawlessly on your Peloton, and features a layer of silicone gel on top and a hollowed-out center. That way, this cushion provides plenty of padding and shock absorption, but it doesn't hold onto heat like thicker cushions tend to do. On top of that, there's even a small divot at the top of the seat that allows for maximum airflow so you stay cool and comfy on every ride.

According to one reviewer: "I was a bit apprehensive about buying this seat cover. I'm so happy I took a chance because it fits the my bike seat like a glove. Cushions my bottom as I ride and easy on my piriformis muscle. It definitely lives up to the description. Great investment."