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    water-proof warm leg blanket?

    I want to purchase a leg warming water proof bag for trip to cold and raining BC this Christmas. I saw one on a guy recently in Sweden and have looked online but they only seem to sell them in the UK??

    Kinda like this one, but this seems to bulky and well obvious. The one i saw was more form fitting...though I would like to know if anyone has experience with this..I like to cross and uncross my legs a lot during the day for circulation and blood pressure issues, and not sure if I can do this in this contraption. But I need something for the rain at least..any suggestions and links to US company for less expensive shipping would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

    http://www.assistireland.ie/eng/Prod....shortcut.html
    "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” ~Carlos Castaneda

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    This is an article from New Mobility Magazine. There is a list of a number of websites that may have something you are looking for:
    http://www.newmobility.com/articleVi...&action=browse

    Leg Cozys:
    http://adaptationsbyadrian.american-...rm_leg_warmers

    Weather Chaps:
    http://www.1800wheelchair.com/asp/vi...roduct_id=3026

    BuggyBag:
    http://www.buggybagmobility.com/buggy_bag_features.html

    Keep Warm and Dry
    NL

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    Thanks for the quick reply!! Hmm, one of the companies is in Canada where I am going..looks like it is well made too..but maybe too bulky?.. shipping may be more to US..wish I could see more pics of the second one..but it looks good too and is more snug..only one pic

    Hmmm now I need a recommendation on one of these or any other.....I have until Dec!
    "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” ~Carlos Castaneda

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    If you just want leg warmers, you could consider doing one of the following:

    Purchase one of these products (under or over slacks):
    http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/b...5?evar3=search

    http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/b...6?evar3=search

    Do what my sister did for my mother:
    • Purchase a pair of very warm fleece or sweat pants.
    • Cut them off at the mid-thigh, cuff, and add an elastic drawstring.
    • Slip them over each leg individually (over slacks if you buy them big enough). Secure with the drawstring.
    Of course if you need them to also be wind and waterproof you might want to consider making them from different types of slacks or rain gear.

    (KLD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    If you just want leg warmers, you could consider doing one of the following:

    Purchase one of these products (under or over slacks):
    http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/b...5?evar3=search

    http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/b...6?evar3=search


    Do what my sister did for my mother:
    • Purchase a pair of very warm fleece or sweat pants.
    • Cut them off at the mid-thigh, cuff, and add an elastic drawstring.
    • Slip them over each leg individually (over slacks if you buy them big enough). Secure with the drawstring.
    Of course if you need them to also be wind and waterproof you might want to consider making them from different types of slacks or rain gear.

    (KLD)
    Good advice KLD but those leg warmers don't cut it in the cold country. My wife made me a pair that are down filled with zippers on the sides, waterproof and all and my legs still get cold. It's a tough order to fill with little or no circulation. SheRocks, Please post if you find something that works.
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    My mother lives in SoCal, so this works for her!

    (KLD)

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    When GJ and I were traveling for business in Norway, the UK, Paris, Switzerland, New York and Chicago in the winter, I made a lined cape of Harris Tweed wool for upper body warmth. For leg protection and warmth, I made a lap cape out of the same materials, but sewed on a top liner of waterproof 60/40 cloth. This was 12 years ago, so I am sure there are many new materials that could work for the waterproof layer. You may even find some patterns and fabric suggestions by doing a Google search.

    When you are in rainy climates and you use a wheelchair, your lap can get very, very, very wet. Waterproof is almost more important than warmth, because once water penetrates, you are going to not only be cold...but wet.

    Let us know what worked for you on this trip you have planned for later in the year.

    The Best,
    NL

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    I am still looking ...I wish I could sew one myself, but don't have a machine and the ones that use a bite driven moter are expensive..'

    There are batterry operated heated socks..

    http://www.hammacher.com/Product/718...m_pla=Datafeed

    Which I am serioulsy considering!

    We plan on going up to Whistler for the Day from Victoria so I will be outside most of that day.
    "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” ~Carlos Castaneda

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    It's more than a leg covering, but I used a waterproof polar fleece lined cape for the wet and cold. http://www.professionalfit.com/catal..._item.php?id=4
    Tom

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    Tom,

    I think I am heading more in that driection now...I bought a pair of waterproof thermal boots http://www.amazon.com/Santana-Aquath.../dp/B001TODPOO and I just want a waterproof warm leg cover now...that I can take away more easy and not have to be mermafied in!

    Thanks for any ideas!

    D
    "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” ~Carlos Castaneda

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