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    Wheelchairs and Rain

    What do you all do to keep your legs dry in the rain? I just got absolutely soaked....

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    Emi, I think MOMS has a poncho that'll fit over your legs.

    http://www.momsup.com/

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    Emi ~ I've been caught in my fair share of sudden torrential rain. I usually have a sweatshirt w/me (b/c the a/c in my classes is so low), so I drape it over my legs and walk w/a friend or somebody who has an umbrella. I still get a little wet, but, I'll dry.

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    Originally posted by Marmalady:

    Emi, I think MOMS has a poncho that'll fit over your legs.

    http://www.momsup.com/

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    'Cause ponchoes look sooooo cool! J/K....Thanks!

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    The worse problem is the rims getting all wet and slippery!!! I hate that....and it is not like those fingerless gloves are the must-have fashion accessory of the season!!!!

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    Hi. I get to deal w/rain and snow. I usually just wear a gore tex parka and let my legs get wet. Occasionally, if I am going to be out for a while, I wear rain pants (gore tex and zip up the side). But those aren't really practical for in and out of the car to office/class/home whatever. I was thinking of getting a longer rain coat that might cover my thighs, but haven't figured out how to deal w/the excess in the back. Anyway, for now I will remain wet and vain and avoid ponchos (no offense to those wiser than me who go the poncho route). Instead of the fingerless gloves I wear full finger leather motorcycle gloves from Harley. They last longer and fit better than any other gloves I have tried. Plus it give you an excuse to check out the motorcycles at the local harley shop every couple of months.
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    spashes from wheels

    Depending if I expect it or not. I have used ski gators with a poncho. Not ideal or fashionable but helps. I also wear lined sweat pants, fleece on the inside, nylon outside. They dry fast.

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    Rain gear

    There is rain gear designed for use in wheelchairs. My mom has one of the ponchos from Rolli-Moden, which worked well when we were traveling in Alaska:

    http://www.rolli-moden.com/products02.html#rain

    Here is another company:

    http://www.gakado.com/products_protective_clothing.html

    There are also wheelchair "chaps" which you can use to cover just your legs, and gauntlets, which will protect your sleeves from mud. You can combine these with a regular raincoat or short poncho:

    http://www.edmond-wheelchair.com/whe...rotection2.htm

    http://www.mobilitymed.com/covers.htm

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    You know what I hate the most about wet and cold rain? Whenever I am going down a hill, my tires slip and slide because they don't have good traction. I also have a problem with not being able to stop, due to my hands getting wet. Anyone else have those problems, or have any solutions for them?

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    Why do we not have unbrellas?

    These should be able to attach to our wheelchairs, I will ask my grandmother where she got hers.
    OUR WHEELCHAIRS ARE SOOOOOOOO PRIMITAVE!!!!

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