MEDesign Backfriend (Backrest & Seat) from Posturite
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MEDesign Backfriend

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Price From: £52.95 Ex VAT £63.54 Inc VAT
(49 reviews)

The MEDesign Backfriend is a combined backrest and seat which can be used in any seat or chair. The Backfriend is designed to give the correct support to both the lumbar and thoracic regions of the spine and is especially useful for extended periods in a vehicle seat.

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Price From: £52.95 Ex VAT £63.54 Inc VAT
MEDesign Backfriend

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  • Two part design for support of lumbar and thoracic spine regions.
  • Height adjustable to suit the individual.
  • Folds for carrying with a built in handle.
  • Double padding option, better suited for home use.
  • Backrest dimensions: 29.5(w) x 48(h) cm.
  • Seat base dimensions: 41(w) x 36.5(d) cm.
  • Weight: 1.6 kg.
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We do not keep stock in our warehouse. We will order this item from our supplier.

Delivery time

We will process your order in 24 hours. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery, though times will often be faster than this. If the goods are being delivered to a private address, the end user will be contacted prior to despatch of the goods to arrange a delivery date.

14 day return

We offer a 14 day return policy on this item, providing the item is not damaged. You must first phone the office to obtain a Returns Note and Number.

Goods must then be returned in their original packaging with the original Delivery Note and Returns Note enclosed. On return you can exchange your item for another one or opt for a refund.

We do not refund the outward carriage charge nor do we pay for the cost of return. If in the very unlikely event the item is faulty we will collect it and either refund it or provide you with a replacement.

Please let us know within 24 hours of receipt of the item to make a valid claim.

Feefo reviews96% of customers liked this product (49 Reviews)

DateScoreCustomer CommentPosturite Comment

The backrest was bought for my sister-in-law as a present after she had heard of the very positive report she received from a friend. Since using the support, she has more confidence and much less discomfort in both driving and sitting in a church pew. For us it was the best and most useful gift we have purchased for a long time, and to see the difference the support has made to our relative will encourage us to recommend the product to other friends who have back problems.


When I use the backfriend on my parents' sofa, it definitely makes a difference to me, taking away my pain and is very supportive because the sofa is quite hard anyway and in turn supports the backfriend well. However, my own sofa is quite soft and squishy with a deep seat. My backfriend is not so well supported then, it moves around a lot and doesn't have the same effect of supporting me. I have to keep adjusting it and feel I'm sitting awkwardly. Unfortunately I can't afford a new sofa!

I bought the backfriend with extra padding and I do find it more comfortable than one without.


Regarding the product, I do think the Backfriend should be made in a larger size for larger persons. I am 6'2" and have a long back rather than long legs, and feel perched on top of the seat rather than being supported in it.


Helps with my posture while sitting in a comfy chair so my back and leg pain is not so severe


Does what it should and gives firm support


Rather hard, despite extra padding. Poor instructions re hinge attaching back to seat - do I replace existing or is it in case of future breakage?


I'm on my second backfriend. The original one is very scruffy note but still in use, often on loan to friends wondering whether to get one. More recently my husband has been having back pain and was using the old one. When I ordered him a new one I thought he'd appreciate the thicker padding. That was a mistake; it's too high in our car. Fortunately is OK for him elsewhere but I don't like it.






Seems to do the job, it has reduced back pain when driving

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