The foam cushion on your HTC Vive is pretty comfortable as is, but that doesn't mean you can't go with a better option. If you sweat a lot, there are waterproof options, and if you watch a lot of movies, you can get something soft and comfortable. Here are the best foam cushion replacements for your HTC Vive.
VR Cover sport
Rather than a complete replacement for the foam on your Vive, this sport option (about $30) from VR Cover simply slips over the existing foam for a great waterproof solution. It's made from a leather-like material that won't get sopping wet when the action gets intense, and you can just wipe it down with antibacterial wipes when you're finished.
This is great when you're sharing the Vive with friends or if you like to get right into the action — just try to play Holopoint without getting sweaty.
Lunies disposable face covers
If sharing your Vive with other people gives you the willies, these disposable face covers from Lunies should do the trick. Before handing over the Vive, just stick one of these onto the foam and you won't have to worry about sweat and oil. When you're finished, just pull it off and toss it out — no antibacterial wipes, no sharing bacteria.
VR Cover soft cotton
Those of you who like to sit back and relax with a movie in your Vive understand how comfort is way more important here than when gaming — the regular Vive foam can get annoying when you aren't focused on a game. This soft cotton cover is the solution.
It fits snugly over the stock foam, and the two layers of soft cotton won't irritate your skin. These covers are completely washable, plus you get a two-pack for $19, which means you can wash one and let it dry while using the other. If the stock foam irritates your skin, give these cotton covers a try.
Memory foam 6mm replacement
If you've tried other foam replacements and feel like they're too thick — your FOV is decreased the further your face is from the lenses — these memory foam replacements (about $30 for a two-pack) might be right for you. These are about a third of the thickness of other covers, yet the memory foam keeps the Vive comfortable against your face.
The pads completely replace the stock foam on your Vive. They have a PU leather coating that can be wiped down easily with cloths to keep them free of grime. If you'd like to see more in your Vive, try out these 6mm replacements.
HTC foam replacement
Love the stock HTC Vive foam and can't see a reason to fix something that isn't broken? Good news; you can pick up replacements right from HTC. This pack comes with two covers that are exactly like what you have right now on your Vive — same foam, same velcro, and you can choose between the narrow and wide fit.
A two-pack of new face cushions can be had for about $25, and they're totally worth it for anyone who doesn't want to mess with a good thing.
Your Vive cushion
What kind of cushion are you rocking on your Vive? Let us know in the comments section!
Updated September 22, 2017: We've refreshed this list to ensure you're still getting the best foam cushion replacements for your HTC Vive.
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