Both models have separated leg supports. This means that the patient does not sit on the sling after use. Instead, the sling is easily removed from the chair after the transfer.
Both models are recommended for lifting to and from the floor.
Models 20 and 26 come in seven different sizes (XS - XXL). The design is ideal, since when, in the right size, it adapts itself to the patient without any individual adjustments. It is important to choose the correct size to achieve the highest level of comfort and safety. A sling which is too large risks patient's slipping out of the sling while one which is too small can be tight-fitting.
Note that, for models 20 and 26, the size Small is for children, while Medium-Slim fits slim adults.
Soft Original HighBack Sling, mod 26, is made of durable polyester, making it easy to apply and remove. Since the sling is normally not left in the chair/bed after completed transfer, we usually recommend the Soft Original HighBack Sling. Children’s sizes XS-S are made of teddy-patterned, knitted polyester.
Original HighBack Sling, mod 20, is available in several fabrics other than polyester - net polyester for those who leave the sling in the chair after completed transfer and desire an airier alternative. For bathing and showering, a version in plasticized net fabric lets the water run through and can be wiped dry.
Select Leg Supports According to Needs
Soft Original HighBack Sling, mod 26, is equipped with reinforced leg supports which provide a high degree of comfort, distribute the pressure and prevent the leg supports from creasing under the thighs.
Original HighBack Sling, mod 20, is available with leg supports in several different designs:
- Reinforced leg supports is the most common design. It provides a high degree of comfort, distributes the pressure and prevent the leg supports from creasing under the thighs.
- Fabric leg supports without reinforcement make the sling more pliable and easy to care for.
- Soft-padded leg supports (synthetic sheepskin) for especially pressure-sensitive patients.
Before lifting, keep the following points in mind:
Original HighBack Sling, mod 20, is available in many standard versions as well as other versions that can be specially ordered.
Size Small is for children, while Medium-Slim fits slim adults.
More information can be found in the Instruction Guide.
As an alternative to Original HighBack Sling, we recommend SilhouetteSling mod 22. For lifting to/from the floor, ComfortSling Plus mod 350 can be an excellent alternative.