The standard seat has an under base of hard plastic with inadequate padding on top of the sides of it and causes me pain in my hips each time I use it. Also the center of the seat does not have enough padding to be comfortable. A picture of the larger seat is not shown on the site so it is hard to tell if it is better. Trying this scooter out on a several block drive on sidewalks is highly recommended before buying. It would not be my first choice again.