/ Back supports for driving
Thanks for all the replies.
For the last few years I've used one of these, on and off:
Not a back support as such. It keep the lap portion of the seatbelt where it should be, over the hips, helping to prevent slouching. It's not a complete lock, and it does leave the upper seatbelt totally free to move, so from a practical point of view it doesn't hinder anything. I swear by it, especially for long drives. I find I need to re-tighten it by wiggling back in my seat and pulling up on the shoulder portion every hour or so.
Keeping the seat, steering wheel and mirrors all properly adjusted is far better than trying to compensate with other aids.
That's dependent on the car seats being firm enough. Many are much too soggy.
I've certainly encountered some saggy seats, but I'd sooner visit a scrappy for a decent seat rather than bodge it with an add-on back support.
The seat in my Passat B8 is pretty comfortable and I drive with it raised to the highest possible position so as to give me a good view around the car and because I hate to see drivers lounging back in their seats, only just seeing over the wheel. I keep the backrest pretty upright but the lower back support cushion is a little too high in this model (was perfect in the B7 and B6) so I keep a piece of carpet underlay folded double into a pad about 12" x 4" by 1" thick, which sits at the bottom of the backrest and makes all the difference in supporting my lower back.
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