Seats Inc. Standoff: Legacy Series vs. Heritage Series
November 12, 2013 Leave a comment
So you’re in the market for an on-highway truck seat? Well that’s great, because we’re going to discuss some of the finest seats in the industry: The Heritage and Legacy Series by Seats Inc.
What we’re going to run through today are the major differences between the two Series, to help you make an educated decision on which offering will ultimately cater to your needs most effectively.
First things first: I can’t say enough about Seats Inc. Their seats are remarkable; comfortable, sturdy and user-friendly. However, there are some differences between the two series that may aid in making an educated choice on which specific seat to purchase.
Let us begin this comparison with one of the major differences
Fully Reclining Backrest vs 15-Degree Recline
The difference here is rather obvious. Seats Inc. Legacy Series sports a Fully Reclining Backrest while the Heritage Series offers a 15-Degree Recline. On the surface, this seems like a minimal issue. But to the end-users that actually utilize the seat itself, this is a major sticking point. A full recline allows for less pressure to be put on the discs in your back. This is a serious issue that drivers encounter, especially since they have a job that involves sitting down for the majority of time. Allowing the driver to recline as far back as needed to achieve optimal comfort seems more like a necessity than a luxury option.
D2 Foam Technology/EVC Cushion Comfort System
I’m sure you’ve all heard of “pressure mapping” by now. It’s how your body weight is distributed as you are sitting. The great thing about the Legacy Series is that it was developed using sophisticated pressure mapping equipment. Meaning that your body weight will be evenly distributed to provide a more comfortable and safe sitting experience.
Pneumatic (AIR) Lumbars vs 2-Way Adjustable Lumbar
The human spine is a very unique portion of the human body. Every spine has a different shape and curvature when compared to the next, and the same spine can even take different shapes throughout a given day.
This is why adjustable lumbars are such an important feature. Now the main difference between the Legacy and Heritage Series in this regard is that the Legacy Series offers Pneumatic (AIR) Lumbars while the Heritage Series comes with a 2-Way Adjustable Lumbar. Both offer the ability to customize your seat to fit the curvature of your spine, but the Legacy Series allows you to take that customization one step further.
While self-explanatory, this last key difference can play a huge part in a buyer’s decision. And it should. The fact that there are 7 years of unlimited mile warranty should speak wonders for this product on its own merit. But the added warranty with the other features mentioned? It’s a no contest as far as I’m concerned.
An estimated 50% of people in the industrialized world suffer from back issues that are related to a poor seat design. That’s a staggering number. Both the Heritage and Legacy Series seats by Seats Inc. can help diminish that number, and prevent you from becoming a statistic.