Frequently Asked Questions
Mounting kits are available to suit most manual wheelchairs.
We will be in contact with backers who purchase a LapStacker to find out the make and model of the wheelchair being fitted so we can provide the correct mounting kit.
We will provide detailed instructions and will work with you if you have installation questions. If after that you are unable to fit the LapStacker, we will be happy to offer you a refund.
For more details about the assembly and components we made this video for you:
We have not yet designed mounting kits to suit powered wheelchairs. HOWEVER, we would like you to get in touch with us so that we can determine if we can create a bracket that will allow a LapStacker to be fitted to your chair. This will require you to send some images of your chair and potentially measurements.Last updated:
With it’s tensioned, retractable, straps, the LapStacker is simple and intuitive to both install and use. You pull the straps over your lap, clip the buckles together (over the item(s) you’re carrying) and roll with confidence!
When not in use, it tucks away - and when in use, it makes your life infinitely easier. Check out our video to see the Lapstacker in action.Last updated:
For a bungee vs LapStacker™ comparison visit https://youtu.be/yASK5EpbmKw
Here's some reasons why a LapStacker™ is so much better than a bungee:
1. A bungee is not neatly by your side all the time ready when needed.
2. A bungee creates point loads which can cause damage to fragile items such as paper.
3. A bungee will create uneven tension depending on the height of object.
4. The LapStacker™ has 1.6m of webbing and can lock in any position.
5. A bungee has a nasty hook that can release and cause damage.
6. A bungee needs to be stowed somewhere.
7. A bungee takes a lot longer to hook on and off than the LapStacker™.
8. A bungee looks like a bungee - do you want to use it when you're at a nice dinner or at work?
9. A bungee will wear out quickly as elasticity breaks down.
10. Hooking a bungee for a quadriplegic could be difficult whereas the
11. The LapStacker™ has finger loops and a magnetic latch for each of use by someone with limited hand function.
12. The round nature of a bungee means there is less surface area to grip the items and it is prone to slipping.
We invented the LapStacker™ because a bungee is far from ideal.Last updated:
The short answer is YES. However, because wheelchairs come in all different shapes and sizes you may need an extra mounting kit if your second chair is a different size tube or set-up to your first chair.Last updated:
Yes, each retractor unit has a finger loop sewn into the webbing.Last updated:
The lapstacker attaches with a narrow clamp on each side of the wheelchair, similar to what holds brakes on. There is a bracket that allows adjustment and the retractors sit discretely out of the way under your seat or at the side of your legs dependent on if your wheelchair is rigid or folding. There are two latch styles, one basic and one with magnets which join the straps together and they are held in place with keepers which attach to the top of your seat under the cushion and are designed so that they are well clear of your fingers while you push, but are within easy reach when you need them. We will send out videos and images explaining the details of how a LapStacker is installed. You can receive these updates at https://adaptdefy.com/sign-up and we’ll also do our best to post here and on our social media channels.
For more on assembly and components we made a video for you here:
The straps retract back into the retractor housing unit which is held either under your seat in a rigid chair OR beside your legs in a folding chair. The buckles are held neatly in a ‘keeper’ which sits either side of your chair cushion.Last updated:
We are not promoting this, but the straps would serve this purpose for sure.Last updated:
The LapStacker™ has finger loops to aid in pulling the straps over your lap which is particularly useful for those with reduced hand function. If you are on the move and often carry things on your lap then you will likely find the LapStacker™ a great help. We recommend the magnetic buckle if you have reduced hand function as this will make using the product much easier.Last updated:
We will be shipping product in October once production is complete. We will keep in regular contact with our backers to let you know our progress.Last updated:
Yes, HOWEVER... if we have enough backers wanting to purchase merchandise we may consider adding additional colours. We will be updating the kickstarter page throughout the campaign to let you know if we choose to offer more colours.Last updated:
No, the trucker caps are a one size fits all and have an adjustable strap at the back so that you can ensure the cap will fit nicely.Last updated:
If the kickstarter campaign is successful we will make merchandise available for purchase directly from our adaptdefy® website at the completion of the campaign.Last updated:
We have confirmed charities you can choose from to gift a LapStacker™. Your preferred charity will choose the recipient who receives the LapStacker™.
Charities you may choose to gift a LapStacker™ to:
Backup Trust (UK) https://www.backuptrust.org.uk/
NZ Spinal Trust (NZ) https://nzspinaltrust.org.nz/
High Fives Foundation (US) https://highfivesfoundation.org/
Spinal Cord Injuries Association (AUS) https://scia.org.au/Last updated:
We are working to have the LapStacker™ orders shipped and delivered to you by October 2019.Last updated:
Unfortunately, innovation and design tends to cost a lot of money. This has been thousands of hours work and the costs for tooling to manufacture in cost effective numbers is expensive. There are multiple components to manufacture and assemble and package and deliver. We're talking hundreds of thousands of dollars to get this to market. US$136 is the kickstarter price, then after the campaign it will double to retail pricing. Hope you understand, and again hear your concern.Last updated:
The current prototype, which still has steel components, weighs approximately 900grams or 2lbs. The production model will be between 700-800grams (1.5lbs)and we will be looking at ways to make it lighter. Our experience has been that the benefits of the LapStacker™ far out weigh the weight! Pun intended. :)Last updated:
Planned Retail Pricing:
Manual Buckles - $389NZD, $259USD, €229EU)
Magnetic Buckles - $429NZD, $289USD, €259EU)Last updated:
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