Not sure which size Body Prop pillow to get?
The main determining factor is the depth of your seat back, since the pillow needs to drape over the top of the seat and still have enough room for each pillow end to hang down each side of the chair. Then, the intended pillow-end needs to reach the area where you will need it, i.e., head/neck area, or lumbar area.
1. Measure the depth of your chair’s seat back.
2. The seat back shown here is 5 inches deep, and you can see there is plenty of room to adjust the Body Prop. If your seat back depth is LESS THAN 8 inches, then the Classic length should be long enough for most head and neck support, as long as your head or neck is near the top of the seat back when you’re seated in the chair. The Classic length will work on a seat with depth up to about 10 inches, but your adjustability will be limited because the depth of the seat back is taking up so much of the length of the pillow “neck.”
Some recliners (like La-Z-Boy brand) have extra-thick seat backs. If your seat back depth is GREATER THAN 8 inches, then you should consider using the LONG Body Prop for head and neck support so it’s long enough to span the seat back and also offer versatility and adjustability.
The next photo shows the same chair using the LONG pillow, positioned for lumbar support. If this Long pillow was positioned for head and neck support, you can estimate from this photo how much would be hanging over the back.
3. For further testing, sit in the chair and determine where you need support.
4. Consider the lengths of the various Body Prop pillow pieces shown here and make sure the pillow will reach your intended resting position. Note that both Body Prop pillows are identical except for neck length.
Still not sure? Contact us at 410-326-0468 OR contact us here and send a photo and we’ll be happy to help you decide.