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    Wheelchair backpack

    I need a new backpack for my C500 Permobil. Any suggestions?
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    248 views and nobody can offer a recommendation? Seriously? Nobody uses a backpack they're happy with?
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    I've been using "Quickie backpack" for over 15 years. I notice they have redesigned and taken off open side pockets. I like them and use for cell phone, water bottle, etc, can get at it just by reaching to sides and not having to take backpack off of chair. I use it on a manual rigid frame. Probably the best feature is that it is made to go on a wheelchair. Straps are adjustable and you can get it to hold quite a bit in terms of volume.
    I am not usually a big fan of Quickie products but these (I've got a couple of them off eBay,etc) work very well for me.

    Google search "[Quickie backpack" has several vendors here's one:
    http://www.caremedicalsource.com/Shop/Quickie-Backpack

    Here is another , in the reviews a person voices same dissatisfaction with removal of side pouches, since the ones I have all have side pouches I can't vouch 100% for newer model...
    http://www.indemedical.com/Quickie-W...ks_p_3016.html
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    When I have occasion to use a backpack I prefer to use a LoPro camera bag. I have one that is talk but narrow, fits between the back wheels really nicely. Not an incredible amount of storage, but adequate for my occasional needs. It's called Fastpack.
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    Thanks guys!

    Ches, I use a quickie now but it's worn out, and I too hate that they removed the side pockets. Uggg. I have been looking for the perfect pack but just ave not found it yet.

    Odd, I never thought of a camera big. I'll look at them more closely.
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    I don't know if they make them anymore. But, I have an Adaptable Designs wheelchair day pack. I love it. Very roomy for a lot of things I have to carry around, and even has a compartment for a water bottle.
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    "It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein

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    For years I used the Quickie backpack but I finally got a Thule Crossover 30 liter. It's very expensive, over $100, but it lasts forever. It has two side pockets you can use for a water bottle. I keep a water bottle on one side and my glasses case in the other. It's tough and very well built but I haven't yet found any backpack that's easy to open or close easily one handed. I struggle everyday getting things out of the bag. In fact I keep the large compartment partially unzipped so I can quickly get in and out of it. No bag is perfect but after so many bags over the years, this is the best one I've used.

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    I am in a manual chair so don't know if what works on that would work on a power chair. That being said, I love my backpack: http://www.goruck.com/gr2-multicam-/p/GEAR-000684

    I have the 34L one, and full up when I am traveling it is perfect for 3 days worth of all the stuff I need. It is really well built, but a tad bit expensive.

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    I use an REI Flash 22 Pack, an older version of this: https://www.rei.com/product/892204/rei-flash-22-pack

    I like the fact that it's lightweight, that it has a lid as opposed to just a cinch tie, that the wide (but not bulky) mesh straps are easy on my back upholstery and easy to slide a hand under to get the pack off, that it has reflective stripes and that my version has mesh side pockets that are easy to get a water bottle in and out of and ladder loops for hanging small stuff off of with carabiners.

    I use a manual chair.

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