Humvee Upgrade: Oregon Aero HMMWV Seat Upgrade Overview Video

Humvee Upgrade: Oregon Aero HMMWV Seat Upgrade Overview Video Humvee seat upgrade (or HMMWV seat upgrade, if you prefer)!! Video below… From Worst to First! One of the worst aspects […]

Humvee Upgrade: Oregon Aero HMMWV Seat Upgrade Overview Video

Oregon Aero HMMWV driver’s seat cushion installed on demo seat frame

Humvee seat upgrade (or HMMWV seat upgrade, if you prefer)!!

Video below…

From Worst to First!

One of the worst aspects of the Project Humvee Battlewagon military surplus HMMWV was the original military issue seats. They are terrible. In this video we get a first look at premium HMMWV seat upgrades from OregonAero.com.

*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, HMMWV books on Amazon or HMMWV parts on ebay.

Thanks!

Special thanks to Gayle from Oregon Aero for meeting me at the local airport in central NC to shoot a few videos. I apologize for putting Gayle on the spot at one point in this video. She made it pretty clear before the camera started that being “on camera” was fine, but she didn’t want to talk “on camera”… then I asked a question and she had to talk. My bad. 🙂
There wasn’t much for Gayle to do in this video. However, I’ll post videos soon where Gayle shows us how to install each of Oregon Aero front seat cushions.

Summary

These seats are a significant upgrade in terms of:

  • Comfort – Seriously. It is sad how BAD the original HMMWV seats are. Typical military “high back” seats are a big improvement, but by modern car seat standards, still leave a lot to be desired. The Oregon Aero HMMWV seats are, hands down, the most comfortable purpose made HMMWV seats I have sat on.
  • Safety – Oregon Aero’s engineers built in the correct amount of lumbar support. This is totally missing on stock HMMWV seats. It is critical that in a crash your hips are oriented vertically to prevent lower spine injuries. The proper lumbar support keeps the spine in the right orientation to keep the hips lined up where you want them.
  • Looks – I wouldn’t buy seats like this just for the improved appearance… but I don’t mind it at all. 🙂

“But they are expensive…”

I hear that a lot. Honestly, it is somewhat true. The Oregon Aero Humvee seats aren’t “cheap”. At a bit over $300 per cushion, they do add up quickly. Outfitting a 4 man HMMWV with Oregon Aero HMMWV seats cost about the same as buying a new 4 man soft top kit from the manufacturer. I have seen military “high back HMMWV seats” sell for about $350 each… so about 1/2 the cost. That seems about right to me, as the military high back Humvee seats are about half as comfortable.

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Not cheap, but seriously high quality HMMWV seats. I don't think you can find better cushions for stock HMMWV seats.

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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.

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 http://MGECOM.com 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.