Mobile Oxygen Carrier
I am on 2 Lpm and use portable oxygen with an M-6 cylinder.
Until about 6 months ago I carried my portable oxygen over my shoulder. When
that became difficult I purchased a rolling backpack, which I used until I
received the Handi-Air Tote. Here are my comments after two weeks using the
It carries a single cylinder better (than the rolling
backpack). I can tie it down so it doesn't shift about in the bag and tie it in
a diagonal position so the weight is distributed evenly. It carries two M-6
cylinders well, although that's a bit much for me to carry or pull. The extra
pockets help me organize the other things I carry, so I don't have to put them
where the cylinder will roll over them. I can quickly open and look at the
contents gauge when I need to.
The handle doesn't retract under pressure, so I can lean on
it when I stop to rest. The rubberize tires make less noise on hardware floors
than do the plastic ones on my rolling backpack.
The biggest benefit of the Handi-Air over the rolling
backpack is that I can lift it from the passenger's seat in my car, bring it
across my body, and set it on the ground outside the driver's door with little
difficulty. When I was using the rolling backpack, I had to disconnect from my
oxygen, walk around to the passenger's door and reconnect to my oxygen. That
walk without oxygen was not fun. Now, that I have the Handi-Air that walk is a
walk I no longer have to do.
My only question is about the dual tires. I wonder why.
Stones get caught between them and I find it more difficult to make sharp
When my sister first told me about your product, I must admit I was a bit skeptical. Being a registered nurse for several years I understood the limitations of people who require constant oxygen. For the past five years of my oxygen use, I have accepted my limited activities and changed lifestyle. When she actually brought me my Handi-Air Tote from you, I must tell you that it was a blessing in disguise. I live in Massachusetts and have never seen such a product.
Because of a fractured right shoulder many years ago arthritis has made it virtually impossible for me to carry anything with any weight. Lugging a portable oxygen tank was impossible and quite frankly, not worth the pain and aggravation.
Your product however doesn't require much strength to manipulate and I have therefore regained so much of my independence. I am no longer housebound.
With the Handi-Air I feel liberated. I am able to shop for my own groceries for the first time in years. I am able to attend family functions including weddings. Your product allows me to sit comfortably at a table with no worry of dropping a shoulder case on the floor.
As a bonus I no longer need to carry a purse. I am able to carry my handicapped parking sign, my wallet and other personal items right in the tote itself. Thank you for such a wonderful product. It has made a tremendous difference in my lifestyle. My family and I are grateful to you and your Company.