Feb 142011
 


Compare different Medline bariatric bath benches below. That’s followed by a summary of positive and negative online review comments about Medline bath benches. Finally, you can look at individual Medline bariatric shower chair products.


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Product Comparison Chart

Feature 1. Medline Bariatric Bath Bench without Back

2. Bariatric Heavy Duty Bath Bench/ Chair
3. Heavy Duty Shower Bench Bath Chair by Medline

4. Medline Bariatric Bath Benches (Without Back)

5. Medline Bariatric Bath Benches (With Back)

6. Medline Bariatric Bath Bench with Back

7. Bariatric Bath Bench (With Back)

Weight capacity up to 550 pounds
Construction

   Cross Braces
   Aircraft Rivets
   Drain Holes NO
   Integrated Handles NO NO
Assembly Required Completely assembled Completely assembled Completely assembled Completely assembled Required Completely assembled
Materials:
Blow-molded plastic seat
Dimensions listed 20.5″W x 15.7″D 20″W x 12″D None (Typical: 20″W x 12″D) None (Typical: 20″W x 12″D) None (Typical for this model is 18″W x 21.5″D) None (Typical for this model is 18″W x 21.5″D) 18″W x 21.5″D (Back Included)
Seat Height adjusts in 1 inch increments From 14” to 17” From 14” to 17” From 14” to 18” From 14” to 18” From 16.5” to 20.5” From 14.5” to 19.5” From 16.5” to 20.5”
Legs:
   Aluminum
   Suction cups on tips
Backs / arms NO NO NO NO Back Back Back
Cost Under $50
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About $60
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Under $50
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Under $55
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About $70
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Under $85
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About $85
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Other Listed as Model MDS89740AXW No model # listed No model # listed Listed as Model MDS89740AXW Listed as Model MDS89745AXW
Item differs from photo
No model # listed Listed as Model MDS89745AXW

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Product Review Summary

The following summarizes reviews of Medline shower seats from various online sites.

Positive comments

  • Benches are sturdy and stable.
  • The cross bars on the bottom helped prevent the legs from bending or collapsing.
  • Most people said the bench was able to support their weight without any problems.
  • The chairs with backs provided extra support.
  • Some people found the chairs easy to assemble, but others like the fact that their model came already assembled.
  • No problems with mildew, mold, or rust.
  • Lightweight enough to store or travel with.
  • Easy to adjust seat.
  • Negative comments

  • Height of seat is too short. (Measure from your feet to a seat bottom on a regular chair to get an idea of how much height you need.)
  • Does not fit in shower or tub. (Check the width and depth of the seat you are buying. A Medline shower bench will typically take up an approximately 2 foot by 18” space. Make sure your shower or tub can handle that size.)
  • One person thought the bolts and screws used on the seat were “junk.” (Note: This review was from 2009, so bolts and screws may have been replaced by rivets in later models.)
  • A few people found the seat height difficult to adjust.
  • A few people found the seat difficult to assemble.
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    Individual Medline Bath Bench Products


    Overall note: Different companies may list different sizes for the same model number of shower chair. These differences may be due to data entry errors or different methods of measurement.

    Medline Bariatric Bath Bench without Back

    What’s Different?

    Listed as Model MDS89740AXW

    Seat dimensions provided: 20.5″ W x 15.7″ D

    Seat height adjusts from 14 to 17 inches

    Needs assembly

    Cost: Under $50. Click here for latest Amazon price

    Bariatric Heavy Duty Bath Bench/ Chair

    What’s Different?

    Seat dimensions: 20″W x 12″D

    Seat height adjusts from 14″ to 17″

    Completely assembled

    Cost: About $60. Click here for latest Amazon price

     

    Heavy Duty Shower Bench Bath Chair by Medline – Size Bariatric 550 LB

    What’s Different?

    Seat dimensions not provided (Typical dimensions are 20″ W x 12″ D)

    Seat height adjusts from 14 to 18 inches

    Completely assembled

    Cost: Under $50. Click here for latest Amazon price.

     

    Medline Bariatric Bath Benches Without Back
    What’s Different?

    Seat dimensions not provided (Typical dimensions are 20″ W x 12″ D)

    Listed as Model MDS89740AXW

    Seat height adjusts from 14″ to 18″

    Completely assembled

    Price: Under $55 Click here for latest Amazon price.

     

     

    Medline Bariatric Bath Benches with Back

    What’s Different?

    Item may differ from image shown

    Listed as Model MDS89745AXW

    Seat dimensions not provided (Typical dimensions are 18″ W x 21.5″ D)

    Seat height adjusts from 16.5″ to 20.5″

    Completely assembled

    Price: About $70 Click here for latest Amazon price.

     

    Medline Bariatric Bath Bench with Back
    What’s Different?

    Seat dimensions not provided (Typical dimensions are 18″ W x 21.5″ D)

    Seat adjusts from 14.5 to 19.5 inches

    Flat seat

    Needs assembly

    Cost: Under $85 Click here for latest Amazon price.

     

    Bariatric Bath Bench Size: 16.5″-20.5″ H x 18″ W x 21.5″ D

    What’s Different?

    Model MDS89745AXW

    Dimensions: 18″ W x 21.5″ D (Back Included)

    Seat adjusts from 16.5″- 20.5″

    Flat seat

    No drain holes

    Completely assembled

    Cost: About $85 Click here for latest Amazon price.

    NOTE: Smaller model (without back) Model MDS89740AXW also available on this page
    • Dimensions: 20″ W x 12″ D
    • Seat height adjusts from 14”-17”

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