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Originally Posted by heinzir View Post
Has anyone used "memory foam" (Tempurpedic?) for cabin cushions? One strike against it is that it is very heavy. I don't know what its water absorption or breatheability characteristics are. On the plus side, it can be very comfortable. You can buy mattress toppers relatively cheaply on Ebay. Thoughts?
The guy who is doing mine showed me some. It seemed very squishy and pretty expensive. I saw on his web site that he can make a 4 inch cushion where the bottom 3 inches are normal foam and the top inch is memory foam. He bonds them together.

I plan to ask him about the cost of that and I'll let everyone know what the difference is. BTW, in case anyone is interested, here is his web site:

Custom Cushions & Canvas Products in Maine
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