Kensington Smartfit Conform Back Rest

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4.1/5 on 19 April 2021

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The SmartFit Conform Backrest from the trusted market leader with 20 years of ergonomic experience will help you get the most out of your office chair. The proprietary back-support technology works in virtually every chair, thanks to the SmartFit System, which allows you to adjust the height of the backrest for optimum spine and lumbar support.

Make the longer hours of working in your home office more pleasant, whether you’re typing long papers, handling complicated spreadsheets, or making engaging presentations. Almost any kind of office chair can be used with it.

2-Year Limited Warranty. Money-back guarantee for 90 days (Warranty and Guarantee only valid if purchased through Kensington Authorized Resellers) When purchasing lumbar backrests, versatility and stability are essential attributes to consider. A cushion that conforms to your body and is flexible enough to allow you to adjust your seated posture is ideal.

Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives, making it one of the most common health problems and a leading cause of disability worldwide. Almost everybody needs a backrest for a chair or a cushion to adjust their sitting posture and prevent back pain due to long periods of sitting at work. Back pain is a condition characterized by irritation, stiffness, and muscle tension in the lumbar or sacral area near the midline. It can range from a dull ache to a sudden, intense pain, and it is linked to a sedentary (inactive) lifestyle, poor posture, obesity, an improper sleeping position, and stress.

SmartFit System

SmartFit System allows you to choose your optimal, personal height setting using the color-coded fitting map, allowing you to place your backrest in the most comfortable and supportive position for your spine and lumbar region.

Adjustable in height

Set your backrest at the ideal height by sliding the base up or down to your preferred color, ensuring optimum comfort and support for your spine and lumbar while sitting in a chair.

Four Separate Springs

Conform to your body shape and communicate any small changes in your stance so you have constant support and your back muscles are less tense.

Supports with Ventilation

When you sit in the chair for an extended period of time, it dissipates heat, keeping your back cool and dry for a more comfortable sitting experience.

Fabric that can be removed and washed

Simply remove the covers from the supports and wash them in the washing machine if a drink or food spill occurs, or if you simply want to refresh the fabric.

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About Kensington

Kensington has been the brand that professionals turn to when they need creative and convenient ergonomic solutions for their company or home office for more than 20 years. The proprietary SmartFit is second to none in self-fitting to help ease aches and pains at the desk, thanks to U.S. Army technology. This product was made with high-quality materials and is designed to last.

With proprietary back support technology that fits in virtually every chair, the smart fit conform backrest elevates sitting comfort to new heights. For full spine and lumbar support, the smart fit system allows you to adjust the height of the backrest to your personal comfort color. Four independent Springs articulate as you change your stance, allowing ventilated back panels to conform to your body shape. Since the panels are ventilated, heat is dissipated during the day, keeping the back cool and dry. Backrests are only one of the ergonomic factors to consider when choosing an operator stool. To decide whether the stool will contribute to your health and career longevity, a thorough examination of key ergonomic features (cylinder height, armrests, seat material, casters, and so on) is needed.


  • The normal inward curve of the lower back is supported by a lumbar back brace, which simply fills in the gap between the lumbar spine and the seat.
  • Height adjustable 
  • Fabric that can be removed and washed
  • Supports with Ventilation


  • It’s now widely accepted that too much lumbar support is harmful rather than beneficial. Since people come in such a wide range of shapes and sizes, a seat with pronounced curves would not accommodate everyone. A seat that forces the spine into an exaggerated lordosis, or forward curve, should be avoided

.Benefits of Backrest

It makes you feel good

When sitting in your daily working chair, a backrest for the chair provides comfort and support. It promotes good posture and keeps it for long periods of time.

Less risk of back pain

Back pain and neck discomfort can be reduced by using a backrest. It supports the spine’s natural curve, and the seat has enough depth to completely support the lower back and relieve back pain.

Improving posture

Many people find it difficult to maintain proper sitting posture. Traditional chairs are one of the main causes of poor sitting posture. The ergonomic backrest supports various parts of your body and helps you avoid back pain.

Final Verdict:

The lumbar support should fit right in the natural curve of your spine, typically at the small of your back directly above your belt line. Your neck and spine would be aligned straight if you use a backrest for your chair or a back support system between the seat and your body. It forces your shoulder back and relieves back pain by removing excess weight from your lower back. A back brace can help relieve pressure on the spine’s joints, discs, and muscles by unloading some of the weight that is usually put on the lower back. A back brace may help relieve painful muscle tension that is a normal protective reaction after an injury by lowering spinal pressure.

Four independent springs articulate as you change your stance, allowing the back panels to conform to your body shape. Furthermore, since the panels are ventilated, you will still be cool and dry as the heat dissipates. The fabric cover is machine washable and reusable. With the black Kensington’s SmartFit Conform BackRest, which features proprietary back support technology, you can sit at your desk far more comfortably. For full spine and lumbar support, strap it around practically any standard-size chair and adjust the height to your liking. A comfort color bar aids in the selection of the ideal height. Lower back pain may be a sign of an out-of-date or improperly aligned chair. You must have adequate lumbar support in order to maintain a healthy posture.