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Important note about production times

Due to a nationwide shortage of Sunbrella fabric, most orders will be delayed beyond the dates shown. Our production queue is now completely dependent on which fabric colors we receive, so you could get lucky with a quick turnaround but most orders have to wait for fabric.

Limited availability -- we'll get more but we can't say when

Cadet Gray
Captain Navy
Charcoal Gray
Erin Green
Forest Green
Heather Beige
Jockey Red
Marine Blue
Med Blue Tweed
Navy Blue
True Brown

Discontinued colors that are unavailable and aren't coming back:

Baltic Tweed
Baltic Blue
Black Tweed
Blue Tweed
Forest Tweed
Linen Tweed
Ocean Blue
Red Tweed
Seagrass Green

Currently, Sunbrella shipments arrive without warning and fail to arrive without notice. But it will arrive, we just don't know when. We recommend ordering now so you have a place in line. We authorize your card upon purchase but that expires in a week and we don't collect payment until the product ships. You can cancel any time until fabrication begins. Thank you for your patience during this challenging time.

Lifeline Backrest Cushions

Turn your lifelines into comfortable backrests!

Made of closed cell foam (will not absorb water) and covered with tough marine Sunbrella, Backsiders are designed to be left permanently on your lifelines. These are the highest quality lifeline cushions available and will last for many years exposed to the elements.

Backsiders have a PVC pipe on the inside of the foam to keep the lifeline from cutting into the foam cushion. The inside diameter of the PVC pipe is 5/8 inch. End stops are cemented to the foam and PVC pipe to keep the foam from sliding. String ties at each end allow the cushions to be secured in place. After removal of the lifeline end fitting (pelican hook or turnbuckle) the lifeline slides easily through the inner PVC tube and the end fitting is reinstalled.

Backsiders covers can be made in any color Sunbrella you want. If you don't see your color listed below, select "other" from the drop down menu and note the color you want in the comments box on the order form.

Backsiders are sold in sets of 2 and can be made in any length from 24 up to 91 inches. If you need a length which falls outside of what we have listed, contact us for a price quote

Looking for a single cushion for a boarding gate lifeline?

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Leaves warehouse: 10 business days

Shipping time: see chart

Made to order: Yes - Please read return policies