Reviews 1 – Trabasac Lap Tray/Bag

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I will be looking at items I have found helpful with my limited mobility. Where I have tried several versions I will explain why I use the one I do. If I tried one and it worked I will tell you why.

Trabasac lap trays.

One thing I use the most is my Trabasac lap tray. I have owned a total of 3 of these. Two of the Trabasac Curves, one wore out as I used it for 6 years. Then recently I changed to a Trabasac Mini.

First to look at the Trabasac range as a whole.

This lap tray come rucksack is a unique design I have found nowhere else. If I did I would buy it, as they are expensive for what they are. The idea is a combination of a rucksack (not a roomy or multi pocket one) and a lap tray that can attach to a wheelchair or car seat via quick release straps. They include straps to use as shoulder straps.

Trabasac Mini

Trabasac Curve

Trabasac Max

Coloured Curve

However, they have too wide a design idea. They can be used as laptop rucksacks for business travellers (especially Reviews

I will be looking at items I have found helpful with my limited mobility. Where I have tried several versions I will explain why I use the one I do. If I tried one and it worked I will tell you why.

Trabasac lap trays.

One thing I use the most is my Trabasac lap tray. I have owned a total of 3 of these. Two of the Trabasac Curves, one wore out as I used it for 6 years. Then recently I changed to a Trabasac Mini.

First to look at the Trabasac range as a whole.

This lap tray come rucksack is a unique design I have found nowhere else. If I did I would buy it, as they are expensive for what they are. The idea is a combination of a rucksack (not a roomy or multi pocket one) and a lap tray that can attach to a wheelchair or car seat via quick release straps. They include straps to use as shoulder straps.

However, they have too wide a design idea. They can be used as laptop rucksacks for business travellers (especially the larger one that I don’t own), wheelchair trays that double as secure bags or play tables for children in cars (they do a coloured trim version for kids and a rather cheap and tacky waterproof cover. The ‘connect’ versions just have a velcro surface to stick things to, such as their so called media holder. This is just a velcro sausage that you shape to hold things.

The features I like and reason I have bought 3 over the years are:

1/ they have a storage area inside, like a bag, I keep my phone and wallet in it.

Storage inside my Trabasac Mini, it can also fit an iPad

2/ they have quick release straps that are in two parts, one connects to the tray and the other to your wheelchair or car seat. Then they have a quick connect to latch in place.

Range of straps that come with it. Note quick connect for tray end and in middle.

3/ they have a beanbag underneath for your lap and a slight ridge around the top work surface (the surface itself is getting poorer quality over the years)

Ridge round worktop

I find the Trabasac Mini big enough for an iPad 9.7”, plus a phone, wallet and some small bits and bobs. The Curve although bigger never fitted more into it, but always felt more bulky.

I find I can eat my lunch off the top of the tray, although a very large plate is a squeeze. I do find that it is not level enough on my lap to trust an open drink. But I tend to have water bottles in a side holder. These I will review later. I should note that the angle of the tray will depend on your seating position.

A plate on a Trabasac Curve

On the whole I would really recommend Trabasac lap trays. I get nothing from them for saying that. Whenever I have been places with other wheelchair users and they have seen my tray, many have asked where I got it. Maybe I should be on commission.

I buy mine from Amazon purely because of the ease of return if things go wrong. In case you don’t know, even after the 30 day easy return window closes on Amazon you just go into help, chose contact and either phone or email about your order.

I will be continuing to review other items in the coming days.

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