Review of Hardcastle Car Swivel Cushion

This is a review of the Hardcastle Car Swivel Cushion, the cheapest out of the four car seat swivels we have reviewed and the most simplistic looking, we see how it is for access in to your car.


The Hardcastle Car Swivel Cushion comes packed in a standard cardboard box and from that moment it is easy to use. Simply remove all the packaging and place into the car. These swivel cushions really help to reduce the pressure and weight of the knees when getting in and out of the car.

Hardcastle Car Swivel Cushion

The actual padded cushion itself is made from memory foam. This is really helpful as the material makes it more comfortable over time for the person using it. Memory foam is great as once it takes your shape your buttocks will sit in the shape it creates and take the pressure of the sit bones and will enhance your actual car seats.

The cushion cover that goes over the top is made from a robust polyester material. It can be easily removed and washed if needed and being black and simplistic in colour and style it should suit most cars. Once it is underneath you and you’re sitting on it though, that shouldn’t matter as it will be out of your view.

Hardcastle Car Swivel Cushion In Place

The cushion is a decent size with a circumference of 39 cm and 3.5 cm thick. The cushion swivel works on a ball bearing basis making it very easy to swivel into the right seating position. To the base of the cushion has a plastic non slip base however I found this is not as rigid as I feel it should be depending on the material. It seems to work better on leather or PVC car seats than fabric car seats as it moves around more on this type of material.

360-Degree Swivel: The Hardcastle Car Swivel Cushion’s defining feature is its ability to turn full circle. It moves seamlessly with the user’s body, eliminating the need for uncomfortable twisting and turning. This feature significantly reduces the amount of effort required when getting in and out of the car.

Comfort: Crafted with a focus on user comfort, the cushion features a soft, padded upper layer. This layer provides an extra layer of cushioning, reducing pressure on the hips and lower back.

Non-Slip Base: Safety is at the forefront of the Hardcastle Car Swivel Cushion’s design. Its non-slip base ensures the cushion stays firmly in place during use, preventing potential slips and enhancing overall user safety.

Portable and Lightweight: Weighing in at only a few pounds, the cushion is portable and easy to transfer from one vehicle to another. Its compact size also allows for straightforward storage when not in use.

Durable and Easy to Clean: Designed for longevity, the cushion is made from high-quality materials that can withstand daily use. Furthermore, its surface is easy to clean, maintaining its fresh look for longer.

Pros & Cons

    • Helps reduce strain on back, hips and knees
    • Easy to remove and washable cover
    • Non-slip base
    • Provide ease of getting in and out of the car
    • Memory foam moulds to shape over time
    • Uses a ball bearing which reduces friction
    • Not the most grippy


The Hardcastle car swivel cushion works great for the driver of the car with its memory foam cushion, is a good size and easily washable but I would use on harder material upholstery. One of the best car swivel cushions out there.



39 x 3.5 cm


Adventure-loving mother of two and an auto-enthusiast who thrives in the great outdoors with passion for cars and other self-propelled things.

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