Will the LapStacker® fit my wheelchair?

Thanks for selecting your make and model.

To see if the LapStacker® will fit your wheelchair, you’ll need to understand three things.

The components that make up a LapStacker®
How to choose the right buckle holders (Keepers)
The best location to mount the straps (Retractors)

Review the information that follows, then select the best options for your wheelchair.

1. The Components

Watch the video below to learn about the components that make up a LapStacker®

Why so many options?

We created options because each wheelchair is different in design, setup and fitted accessories.

Understanding these options will help you choose the best LapStacker® for your wheelchair.

2. Choosing the right buckle holders (Keepers)

What is the purpose of Keepers?

The Keepers locate the straps at the optimal carry position and hold the Buckles neatly at your side.

They’re also necessary for keeping the straps aligned so they don’t fold and jam inside the Retractor housing.

Watch an overview of the Keepers in the video below.

Choosing the best Keeper location

  1. While in your wheelchair look down at your side and imagine using the LapStacker® to secure an item.
  2. Find the midpoint for this object and take a note of where this is on your wheelchair frame’s top tube.

Ideally, the Keepers are positioned central to where you will carry items.

Keeper styles

We’ve designed three styles of Keeper, each with their own guide.

You’ll be asked to choose one of the options given to you.

Long Keeper

  • Mostly used on rigid wheelchairs
  • Velcro’s directly to the seat base or seat webbing
  • Requires 55mm of space forward of your side guards

Pros

  • Greatest amount of adjustment
  • Robust & simple to install

Cons

  • Not usually suitable for folding chairs

View the Long Keeper Guide

Short Keeper

  • Commonly used for folding wheelchairs
  • Attaches directly to the Frame Top Tube
  • An option for rigid chairs if Long Keeper isn’t suitable

Pros

  • Can be mounted forward of the seat base
  • Suitable for folding chairs

Cons

  • More complex to install
  • Less adjustment available 

View the Short Keeper Guide

Side Guard Keeper

  • Only use if the other Keepers aren’t suitable
  • Attaches to the cushion side of your side guards

Pros

  • Robust, and simple to install

Cons

  • Not suitable for fabric side guards.
  • Less adjustment available
  • More difficult to access the Buckles

View the Side Guard Keeper Guide

3. Choosing the best location to mount the straps (Retractors)

Depending on your wheelchair, there are a number of options for where the Retractors can be mounted. These locations are shown below.

The Retractors mount to the wheelchair frame using a specific Clamp and Bracket (there are many types).

These are both automatically selected once your preferred location is chosen.

Guides to the locations suitable for your wheelchair will be provided in the final selection process but can also be viewed here.

Will my brakes be in the way?

The webbing from the Retractor needs to pass between the brake and the Frame Top Tube and avoid the brake mounts.

If you have scissor brakes and are mounting from the Front Vertical or Lower Horizontal Frame Tube  you will need to ensure the webbing doesn’t interfere with the brake lever by locating the Retractor forward or back to suit. 

Ready to select your LapStacker®?

It’s time to select the best options for your wheelchair!

The LapStacker® has changed my everyday life. Amazing!

Tim JonesParaplegic

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Visit our FAQ page for some answers to common questions.

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