Frequently Asked Questions

At easyTravelseat, we want to provide you with as much information as possible to help you:

  1. Make an informed decision before buying an easyTravelseat
  2. Understand how the easyTravelseat can be adjusted to suit your requirements
  3. Understand why the easyTravelseat has been designed to specific requirements
  4. Recognise the versatility of the easyTravelseat

This page is being updated as we get more queries about easyTravelseat. If you have a question which has not been answered. Please get in touch with us through email, telephone or social media and we will endeavour to provide you with an answer and add it to our FAQ page.

 
Can the easyTravelseat base cushion be removed?

Yes, the easyTravelseat cushion can be removed, allowing for another cushion to be placed inside, or left out which allows the easyTravelseat to be used more like a sling.

To remove the base cushion, undo the velcro located at the bottom of the easyTravelseat and simply remove.

Can the easyTravelseat be used with the eagle hoist?

No – not at this moment in time.

Do we do a Children's size?

Our smallest size (although not specifically designed for a child) may be suitable. The measurements for our small easyTravelseat will cater for a cushion up to 15″ in width and length, with back support length up to 21″. If your child’s wheelchair cushion falls under 15″, please contact us and we will gladly advise further.

Does it come with a headrest?

No – not at this moment time. However, for some users, the length of support/height of the back is sufficient to provide head support during the transfer.

If placing the easyTravelseat on top of my wheelchair cushion, will I not be too high?

First, assess whether your wheelchair leg and/or armrests can be adjusted in height to counter for the height increase, so the necessary adjustments can be made get you comfortable.

If you cannot adjust your wheelchair, there are various ways around it:

  • Remove your wheelchair cushion, place a towel (if your wheelchair base has velcro) over your wheelchair base – this will prevent the velcro from sticking to the base of the easyTravelseat when placed into the wheelchair. The towel will provide a grip surface with the easyTravelseat to help prevent sliding. We fully advise you, if you have to do this, that you secure your wheelchair seat belt for security through the cut out panels.
  • Use a thin gel-based solution rather than the foam – which we shall be adding to our store very soon.
  • Or use the easyTravelseat without a cushion and use it as a sling. This would mean having to carry your cushion onto the aircraft and place onto the aircraft.

What sizes do we have?

The easyTravelseat comes in 4 sizes:

Small
Medium
Large
X-Large

You should measure your wheelchair cushion, as a guide to determine the best-sized easyTravelseat for you.

For example, if your wheelchair cushion measures:

16.5″ width
17.0″ length

We would advise selecting a ‘Large’ with a 16.5 cushion. With regards to the thickness – this depends on individual preference and what adjustments (if any) you need to make to your wheelchair to counter for the height increase.

Does the easyTravelseat allow for a back support cushion?

Yes – however it is limited in terms of thickness and height. It allows up to 21″ in length and 2.5″ thick. We do not provide back support cushions but there is space for a formĀ of support to be placed inside.

Can I put my own wheelchair cushion into the easyTravelseat?

Yes, if your wheelchair cushion is less than 2.5″ thick, falls within the width and length measurements of the easyTravelseat size you have selected, and has a soft base (so the cushion is flexible).

Please note – if you wheelchair cushion has a firm base (not flexible) and fits the easyTravelseat. We advise you to check with the airline what the aisle width of the aircraft is in which you are travelling on prior to travel. Because if the aisle width is only 17″ wide and your cushion is 18″ wide with a firm base, you will not be able to go down through the aisle on the aisle chair.

Why don't we provide seats bigger than 18" wide?

We have to make sure the easyTravelseat is not impeding on another passengers seat, whilst making sure you are able to fit through the aisle on the aisle chair. And in order to provide a seat that would accommodate almost any aircraft seats and the aisle width, 18″ was deemed the maximum size for a workable seating solution for the Pro version.

Can the easyTravelseat be used elsewhere other than aircraft?

Absolutely yes – we believe the easyTravelseat can be used for activities such as getting into a beach wheelchair buggy, getting onto a pool hoist with or without the use of a hoist, to experience a car day, helping get onto a boat, accessing a hot air-ballon, helicopter and so much more. We can’t wait to see what people get up to with it.