Humvee Upgrades: Oregon Aero HMMWV Seat Upgrade Preview

Humvee Upgrades: Oregon Aero HMMWV Seat Upgrade Preview A set of HMMWV front seat cushions are on the way from Oregon Aero, Inc. for review!  This set are Oregon Aero’s […]

Humvee Upgrades: Oregon Aero HMMWV Seat Upgrade Preview

Oregon Aero HMMWV seat cushions - HMMWV seat upgrade - Driver seat

HMMWV Driver Seat upgrade

A set of HMMWV front seat cushions are on the way from Oregon Aero, Inc. for review! 

This set are Oregon Aero’s standard Humvee seat cushions.

I am incredibly excited since some of the most comfortable and supportive aircraft seats I have ever had the pleasure of sitting on were from Oregon Aero. Unlike a car or truck that you can pull over to get out and strech your legs, flying an airplane doesn’t allow the easy option of pulling over. Back when I was flying a lot of Search and Rescue missions with the Civil Air Patrol we had a plane with Oregon Aero seats and I admit to sometimes choosing that aircraft over others in the Wings simply because of the MUCH better seats.

HMMWV books on Amazon and HMMWV parts on ebay

What Oregon Aero says about their HMMWV seats:

HMMWV (HUMVEE®) Seat Cushion System

Oregon Aero HMMWV seat cushions - HMMWV seat upgrade - passenger seat

HMMWV seat upgrade – passenger seat

The Oregon Aero Seat Cushion System for the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV — HUMVEE® Vehicle) is energy-absorbing, pain-free, and durable. Users consistently give the cushions top evaluations.

The front passenger seat cushion features an internal thermal barrier and external foil-faced reflector to keep heat from the battery box out of the seat cushion and away from the passenger.

Custom HMMWV seat for tall drivers

Since I am 6’4″ tall I am also talking with Oregon Aero about producing a custom seat cushion for the HMMWV to help slide the driver back and gain another inch or inch and a half of leg room. Stay tuned for info as the Oregon Aero engineers and designers work their magic on the driver’s seat to see if any more leg room can be unlocked via seat cushion design.
HMMWV seat upgrade: install highback seat

installing a HMMWV highback seat

Other HMMWV seats

We are already in the process of testing both the old style, original HMMWV seats and the newer military issue “high back” HMMWV seats and will post reviews of each soon. HMMWV seats on eBay. I’ve heard persistent good reports from people who installed Smittybilt Jeep seats (Amazon – best deal). This pic is a seat Johnny T installed in his HMMWV. He says “They feel great”

Oregon Aero logoOregon Aero

Oregon Aero is a leader in engineering and manufacturing advanced seating systems for aviation and other industries. Oregon Aero also offers a wide range of additional products and holds dozens of patents.

HMMWV stuff

More HMMWV articles can be found under the Humvee category menu above or by clicking HERE. You might also like the HMMWV section of our Amazon store where we have listed lots of replacement and upgrade parts for Humvees. We have also found a lot of HMMWV parts on eBay (link).

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HMMWV stuff, M35A2 stuff, military vehicle stuff

More HMMWV and M35A2  articles can be found under the Humvee or M35A2 category menus above (just below the Gear Report log) or by clicking HERE for HMMWV articles or HERE for M35A2 articles.


Please leave a comment if you have suggestions on other M35A2 Deuce and a half or HMMWV upgrades that we should consider, or you have done upgrades that we can share on Gear Report.

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M35A2 upgrades

The D.U.V. (Deuce Utility Vehicle) M35A2 Project (project intro) is just getting started, but we have LOTS of Humvee articles that you might like.

The following HMMWV upgrade articles all apply to the M35A2 and many other military vehicles as well:


The Project Humvee Battlewagon

Gear Report acquired a real HMMWV (High Mobility Multi Wheeled Vehicle) from the US Army for use as our official field and shooting range vehicle. We have already posted about some of our upgrade projects (Project Humvee Battlewagon article links) and have a lot of really cool projects on the way. Consider subscribing so you don’t miss any of the cool reviews as we post them.
Here is our Project Intro (link) and our list of HMMWV upgrade projects.

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Originally posted 2016-11-05 11:24:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

About Jeff

Jeff is the Editor in Chief of Gear Report and a National Shooting Sports Foundation Media member. He reports on the outdoor industry, reviews gear for camping, hiking, shooting, hunting, paddling, backpacking and other active pursuits. A USAF veteran, Jeff earned a MBA in Marketing and Health Services. He specializes in consultative selling and internet marketing. As the VP of BD & Marketing, Jeff provides sales and marketing leadership to MGECOM, Inc. and helps acquire new clients in need of solutions for online merchants in need of Affiliate Marketing program management. Jeff founded and manages Cress Sales & Marketing LLC, offering online sales and marketing consulting and services to online merchants and service providers.