Wheelchair Backpacks - Also known as SeatBack Bags
Depending on your range of motion and abilities, you'll be able to find a wheelchair backpack to suit your needs. Also know as seatback bags, the most popular wheelchair packs attach to the seat back and come in just about any size, making it possible to transport items needed for daily use. You can also find wheelchair backpacks that attach to either the front of the wheelchair frame, the armrest or underneath the seat. As recently as a few years ago, there were not that many choices in wheelchair backpacks and they looked very industrial. Today you can choose a carry all that is durable, water resistant, practical as well as stylish.
Models to Consider
Case Logic offers a full ranges of products (as noted in the paragraph above) with a clean, simple design. You find find their product line on eBags (search with keyword 'case logic' and choose 'health and mobility' from the Case Logic menu). The great thing about eBags is that they offer products far below the retail price, offer many of their products with free shipping, have a great return policy and best of all - have extensive customer reviews. For example, an eBags customer reviewed the Case Logic Mobility Under the Seat Organizer and had this to say, "This is one of the best under the chair devices I have ever seen or used. I have been in a chair for 20 years and have used several under the chair items but seem to lose thing using them. With yours nothing can fall out because it is not so low to the ground..." (you can find the complete review on eBags).
Amazon.com also offers a great selection of wheelchair totes. See recommended items to the right. The Jazz Backpack is popular not only because of its huge capacity, but also for its design features - good organization capabilities and is rigid, so it holds its form. It's also easy to adjust and to attach to almost any chair.
Other Features to Consider
This will depend on your needs. If you have to travel between home and work in your chair or on your scooter, a reflective strip is a must. If there is a chance you're going to be stuck in some rain, how waterproof is the bag. Can the bag be removed and used as a carry-on?
About the Author:
Kathryn Scott is a contributing author to http://www.wheelchair-ramps-and-mobility-aids.com a comprehensive guide to the mobility products available online, helping you to overcome disabilities and live a more active life.