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    Backpack for wheelchairs??

    Does anyone know of any regular backpack that would fit on the back of my tilite?
    I've ordered 2 from Nike.com and both don't work.

    Thanks,
    Tin
    T3 Complete
    to my alarm: "quiet b*tch! I know what I have to do every two hr. Argggggg!!!!"

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    #2
    You will probably have to find one specifically designed for a wheel chair. Ryan has one that was given to him by his aunt. Her dad got it from Quickie with his manual chair a few years ago and never used it. The only problem with it is that Ryan cannot reach items in it himself but that would be the same with any backpack. He has a side pouch where he puts things that he needs to access on his own.--eak
    Elizabeth A. Kephart, PHR
    mom/caregiver to Ryan-age 21
    Incomplete C-2 with TBI since 3/09

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      #3
      I had a regular backpack on my old chair and it didn't work very well. You have a TiLite chair, correct? I have one, too and the backpack that I purchaed from TiLite when I bought the chair works really well.

      WG

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        #4
        I have a TiLite large backpack, which I don't like because it has such light-weight fabric (no form retention). So I ordered this leather one from Sportaid. It just arrived yesterday. My initial impression is good. I'll see how well it works tomorrow when I go out and about.

        Also see this earlier thread.
        Chas
        TiLite TR3
        Dual-Axle TR3 with RioMobility DragonFly
        I am a person with mild/moderate hexaparesis (impaired movement in 4 limbs, head, & torso) caused by RRMS w/TM C7&T7 incomplete.

        "I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but what I don't think you realize is that what you heard is not what I meant."
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          #5
          I use a Dakine that I bought 5 or 6 years ago at EMS. Here's a link to what it looks like http://dakine.com/girls/packs/cosmo/ . It slips right on the back of my seat. It's just big enough for a few cath kits, spare tube, roho pump, small tool kit, etc, and then a small outer zippered pocket for some pens, a last ditch cath kit and a spare placard that sometimes comes in handy if I'm not in my own car and need HC parking.
          Don - Grad Student Emeritus
          T3 ASIA A 27 years post injury

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            #6
            Just found a video review on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egM4b...layer_embedded
            Don - Grad Student Emeritus
            T3 ASIA A 27 years post injury

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              #7
              And if you need something a little bigger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4sYX...eature=related
              Don - Grad Student Emeritus
              T3 ASIA A 27 years post injury

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                #8
                I have a Thule backpack that works great on my ZRA Series 2. Took me a while to find one but I love this thing. http://www.thule.com/en/US/Products/...0Backpack.aspx

                Most of the time I use a messenger bag http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/...ssic-messenger

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                  #9
                  I use a Mountainsmith Swift 2. I have a couple others but I hate a lote of weight behind me, as it throws my COG off.

                  I have a Timbuk2 messenger bag as well, though w/ storage for a laptop. It gets carried on my lap when needed. Their stuff is awesome.

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                    #10
                    http://www.wheelchairgear.com/
                    C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by -scott- View Post
                      I have a Timbuk2 messenger bag as well, though w/ storage for a laptop. It gets carried on my lap when needed. Their stuff is awesome.
                      Totally agree, I only use a backpack when I fly and have to carry more than just my laptop and my para pack (catheters, lube, wipes, purell, etc.). For daily use its the messenger bag on the lap because of the COG issue. I have a thinkpad x220 in a neoprene sleeve, like it better than the laptop version of the timbuk2 bag.

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                        #12
                        I have this bag from LL Bean http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/62856?feat=816-CL1 I took the padding out of the shoulder straps so they are more flexible and able to easily hang on the corners of by seat back. When I need more space, I am also a fan of a Timbuk2 messenger bag in my lap.

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                          #13
                          A cheap Jansport for quite a few years now. When the zipper fails, I send it back for free repair work.

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                            #14
                            Call Sportaid. They have a leather backpack this is awesome. I have one on TiLite, Quickie and i'm getting one for my Standing wheelchair.

                            Here's there website:

                            http://www.sportaid.com/sportaid-lea...-backpack.html

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Dynahmite View Post
                              I have this bag from LL Bean http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/62856?feat=816-CL1 I took the padding out of the shoulder straps so they are more flexible and able to easily hang on the corners of by seat back. When I need more space, I am also a fan of a Timbuk2 messenger bag in my lap.
                              That is why I really like the Thule backpack, the straps have no padding and fits really well on the posts for my seat back.

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