I work at the U.S. Post Office. I've had some hip pain, so my supervisor said that if I could sit and still do my job, that he would give me an accommodation. I bought this little stool from Walmart. I weigh #205, and I've used this little stool every day. Once in a while a bigger guy asks me if he can use it. He's at least #230, and there's been no problem bearing his weight. There is a little bit of cushion, but if it's not soft enough for you, just put your favorite cushion on top. I'm going to buy another for myself tomorrow for around the house, since I leave the other in a locker at work. It's light and easy to carry after folding flat.