August 25, 2017

Equipment that has been useful for wheelchair travellers in manual and power wheelchairs



Bathing/bed/transfers/toilet Matting

2017 HaveWheelchairWillTravel blog post: 5 Travel Uses For Matting – Accessible Travel Tips

Bed: bed lever

I spent ages searching for a bed lever that could fit inside the suitcase and I finally found this one! It fits inside a standard size Samsonite suitcase so I guess it would fit in a lot of other suitcases

Equipment general

Travel advice and equipment they use when travelling from 2 UK based skiing champions on their blog at Our Adaptive World

Equipment general

2018 Our Adaptive post: Travel Essentials for a Wheelchair User

Hoists: mobile hoist

Molift Smart 150 mobile hoist that is “Light, foldable and transportable without tools” however it cannot be done under the bed if the bed is not raised so you may need to look at bed blocks/elephant feet. One wheelchair user says: For the last 6 years, I've had a portable MoLift Smart that I've taken everywhere! It's been on around 70 flights, one cruise, one train ride and it has lifted my backside in about 20 countries. Its been thrown around and given rough treatment by damn baggage handlers all around the world, but the thing still works fine! It's the only decent travel / portable hoist I've ever found.

Make up

2015 My blurred vision blog post: What’s in my travel makeup bag? Not a wheelchair user but visually impaired and may be useful to those of you Who Like to wear make up.

Toilet: toilet frame

I use the Mowbray adjustable toilet frame because it can be dismantled and put together quite easily so you can take it with you when travelling

Wheelchairs: power wheelchair Equipment


Wheelchair Off-road wheelchairs

2018 wheel:life article: TerrainHopper USA: Bringing Adventure and Freedom to People with Disabilities an article about one wheelchair users positive experience and desire to bring this off-road wheelchair to sale in the USA

Wheelchair : WheelAir

wheelchair user video talking about the WheelAir, an air cooling wheelchair cushion that can help you cool down when you get too hot

Wheelchair: beach wheelchair

For anyone who loves the beach, I would highly recommend the JOB (joy on the beach) beach wheelchair. You can learn more about it at It moves easily through the sand or in the water and comes with an extension which converts it to a lounge chair for fun in the sun. The airlines will transport this or any wheelchair for free.

Wheelchair: how a wheelchair



Useful Information


Bathing: Commode and Shower chair

I'm a c5-6 quad of 39 yrs and CEO of GO! Mobility Solutions, maker of the GO-Anywhere Chair, a line of portable commode/shower chairs for home and travel.



Accessible Travel Phrasebook

Accessible Travel Phrasebook (PDF) a free downloadable phrasebook from Lonely Planet with 35 languages, from Arabic to Vietnamese featuring all the those words that the traveller with disabilities might need but is unable to find in a standard phrasebook!

Smartphone apps

TripTripHurray is like a targeted and personalized TripAdvisor for people with specific, situational needs when traveling locally, nearby or abroad

Toilet: Commode and Shower chair

I'm a c5-6 quad of 39 yrs and CEO of GO! Mobility Solutions, maker of the GO-Anywhere Chair, a line of portable commode/shower chairs for home and travel.


Service Providers


Bathing: Shower Chair

Goes Anywhere Shower Chair as a portable shower chair that is easily collapsible and has an extension frame that can sit across a bathtub.

Bed: Bed raisers (a.k.a. elephant feet)

bed blocks a.k.a. Elephant Feet a great lightweight help for raising the height of the bed (available in 2 heights)

Bed: accessories:: The Snoozle slide sheet

The Snoozle slide sheet Helps you turn and move in bed with less effort! Comfortable. Are you having trouble or pain when rolling in bed at night? The revolutionary Snoozle slide sheet can help you roll smoothly and get a good night's sleep. Tossing and turning has never been more comfortable despite your arthritis, back pain or hip pain.

Equipment hire

Special Needs Group/Special Needs at Sea is dedicated to fulfilling the special needs requirements for persons who want to travel but may need mobility aides, oxygen or other equipment. We make travel easy, comfortable and accessible. Our trained delivery agents in over 165 metropolitan areas across 35 countries around the globe help us fulfill this mission. We have become the undisputed industry leader in cruise rentals as the ONLY company referred by all major cruise lines.

Equipment hire MEXICO Cancún

Cancun accessible offers equipment hire

Hand aids

active hands has some great products to aid people with challenges using their hands. There are some great products for use when travelling. I myself have purchased the card holder!

Hoists: slings

ADAPTS is a lightweight, portable emergency evacuation sling which can be used on airlines, ships, trains etc.

Toilet: elevated toilet seat

The Easy Reach Toilet Seat My name is Jason and I am a paraplegic who invented and patented an elevated toilet seat with side-access

Wheelchairs: off-road wheelchairs

The TerrainHopper is an off-road mobility scooter "Created for Adventure. The TRUE off road 4x4 power wheelchair/mobility scooter. Dry sand, rocks, mud, snow no problem! Where will your adventure end?"

Wheelchair accessories: Bundlebean

The BundleBean is a waterproof wheelchair blanket, ideal for changes in the weather when you are travelling!

Wheelchair accessories

the Healthy Back Pack is recommended by a wheelchair user who puts it on the back of her wheelchair when out on a trek

Wheelchair acaccessories: WheelAir

wheelAIR wheelchair cooling cushion uses inbuilt fan technology to cool and reduce core temperature by taking away excess heat and moisture allowing for comfort and temperature control. For further information pertaining to this article contact: wheelAIR at

Wheelchair: Action Trackchair and Action Trackstander

Action Trackchairs and Action Trackstanders are a remarkable innovation using zero turn technology. They are capable of turning on their own axis, handle with amazing traction coming from their unique tracked design, along with their super cool tilt mechanism that allows you to tilt the Action Trackchair 20° forward and 20° back. This feature allows more control and stability of your ride while you maneuver over all types of terrain. Each chair is designed with a joystick control for simpler operation for young children (Pediatric Trackchair), teenagers, adults, and the elderly. Action Trackchairs and Action Trackstanders can be used for any number of activities such as hunting, fishing, bird watching, working on the farm or ranch, yard work, hiking, beach trips, enjoying your property and backyard, trekking through the snow, family bonfires, tailgating parties (let your imagination go wild!) or take your Action Trackchair or Action Trackstander on that much needed vacation this year! Life changing possibilities are ENDLESS with your new all-terrain YEAR ROUND tracked "wheelchair"!


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