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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
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    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

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    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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    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.
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    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.
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    Just found a video review on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egM4b...layer_embedded
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    And if you need something a little bigger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4sYX...eature=related
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    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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    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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    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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