Don’t Let The British Weather Stop You Going Out!

wet weather

If there is one thing we can guarantee in the UK, it’s a damp morning followed by a wet afternoon. If you are waiting for the perfect sunny day to go out on your mobility scooter or powechair, then it could be next Spring before you manage to leave the house. So rather than hide away indoors, put on some wet weather clothing and get out and enjoy the fresh, albeit moist, air. Here is what we think are the most useful items in our range to help you survive in the bad weather.

Leatherette wheelchair glovesLeatherette Wheelchair Clothes

It isn’t just the wet from which you need protection, but the cold too. This simple pair of leather wheelchair gloves is a popular item for those who like to get out and about in cold weather but don’t like the cold. However, they are not just for warmth.

Leatherette Wheelchair Gloves have a textured palm to provide better grip, and they are breathable too. They are not the warmest glove, but will help stop sweaty palms of you have a manual wheelchair. They also come with Velcro fasteners for easy dressing.

careco scooter capeScooter Seat and Control Covers

There are few things in life worse than getting onto a wet mobility scooter and it can be difficult to get it dry enough to sit comfortably. Then you have to clean all the excess water from the controls too. Although they are designed to work in all weathers, cold and wet weather can cause discomfort for the user. Amongst the range of CareCo wet weather essentials, we supply waterproof covers for your mobility scooter, all in one kits, covers for seats and covers for the controls only. Unlike other models, our covers also prevent leaks, stopping water getting underneath. Pictured in the scooter cape, designed to keep both you and your scooter dry all day.

Wheelchair Ponchos and Aprons

Suitable for power chairs and manual wheelchairs, our ponchos and aprons will keep you dry. The difference is that aprons cover the bottom half of the body, stopping around the waist. Like a regular waterproof, the wheelchair ponchos in the CareCo wet weather essentials range covers up to the neck. With a hood, holes at the back for wheelchair handles and secure fasteners to ensure the garment doesn’t billow, this is the perfect accessory for the wheelchair user.

wet weather

The Visibag

The Visibag is a CareCo wet weather essential accessory for anybody using a wheelchair or a mobility scooter in poor weather. Not only is it shower proof (will protect anything inside against light showers) it also has two high visibility panels. That way, if you’re on the road or a country lane with little street lighting, you will stand out to other road users. The Visibag has a lot of storage space including compartments for large and thin items such as large letters or paper documents.

Folding Ramps with Rubber Grips

Wheelchair ramps can be precarious in the cold and wet weather, but the CareCo range of ramps (with 2’, 3’ and 4’ models) has moulded rubber grips to stay firm no matter the weather. You may even put it down on a wet surface and it will not slide about. Our carefully chosen range of folding ramps protect you when you need to get up steps and is no hindrance to moving – it even folds and locks for easy storage.

Geoff Chant

Geoff Chant is our mobility & living aids expert. He product tests everything from a can opener to our video door phones. You name it, Geoff has tried it with a critical eye and a strong sense of what can make life easier; something we all appreciate!