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Hard to assess before purchase, good in use.
on May 29, 2016
Buying this has been a disappointing experience. I have just put it into our tub. I struggled to figure out dimensions and how it would fit with our Jacuzzi jets. A question about modifying it on Amazon got an answer was a liability lawyer "Don't do it." not whether it was feasible, from the manufacturer. I wanted to look at one, but no shop I could find in either Boise, ID, Idaho Falls, ID, or Jackson WY had one or seemed ever to have sold one. Given astronomical list prices, I didn't want to impose on them, so I told them they would have to compete with Amazon on price.
Design. There is a structure at the back of the base that keeps the seat base about 6 inches from the back of the tub. The base is 22 inches from front to back [The mysterious 22 inches listed as seat length] so the front of the seat is 20 inches from the front of the tub bottom. I should have bought the Aquajoy line. The rigid-back one, which wouldn't work for us, has more legroom; hard to tell about the reclining back model. Drive doesn't have a picture that shows that one down in the tub.
Drive Medical could do a better job for people who may be limited in their capabilities or may be caregivers without a lot of time to go beyond what Drive gives them to find out what they need to know. They can't even list the phone numbers of their "dealers". This is a potentially very useful product for a small but needing group of customers. Drive should bet their marketing act together, although poor design and marketing seems to be endemic in the health care product business, except for the deep-pocket-targeted scooter business for example.
In use, it is great for one who hates showers and likes to soak in a Jacuzzi. She was able get in even though the wings don't rest on the tub edge, to slide down off the sea when it's down, which is not too high and immerse herself. The front is tapered enough to make that OK, although a firm apron there would make that easier. This compensates for the length the chair takes up in the tub.