Style Guide

Customers are sometimes confused by the variety of styles and functions of our garments. Here's a short guide to help you decide which is most suitable:

WHEELCHAIR TROUSERS

Drop front trousers have an elasticated waist, but the outer front, which is fastened up with Velcro, drops down to permit access for people who have catheters or use urine bottles. This offers a high degree of independence in personal care for people who have relatively poor strength in their hands, or people who have had a stroke and need trousers that can be managed with one hand.

The styling of the drop front trousers means that they have the facility to open out to just below the hips. This can make dressing easier for many people, but the main benefit is that it makes lie-flat dressing much easier and less strenuous for the carer and a more comfortable process for the wearer.

Elasticated waist wheelchair trousers are also cut to be worn sitting, but have no waistband fastenings and are simply pulled up.

Our zip front wheelchair trousers have a deep fly, hook and look fastening and all of the other benefits of our wheelchair trousers, such as the high back, flat seams and has belt loops.

ADAPTIVE TROUSERS (for people that can stand and walk)

Elasticated waist trousers are a simple, pull-on style with no fly opening. They have belt loops, which are often used to hook a finger through to help pull them up, simple pockets set into the side seams, and can be worn with one of the easy fastening belts for added security if desired.

WHEELCHAIR WATERPROOFS

Our Pull-on Cosy toes snug offers all round warmth and weather protection for the legs and feet of anyone sitting in a wheelchair, even in the worst weather. It simply pulls up over the feet and tucks in.

We also have a wide range of warm lined and non-lined waterproof garments for wheelchair users.

BACK OPENING WHEELCHAIR JACKETS

Our back opening wheelchair jackets look like ordinary jackets, but in addition to the front fastenings they also open at the back, enabling them to be put on from the front, or even to be separated into two pieces and put on and then fastened up.

This can be very helpful for people with rigid arms who find it difficult to put a jacket on.

FLEECES

Our range of fleece garments, designed especially for wheelchair users, includes ponchos, capes and jackets that allows you to layer up during the cold winter months.

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