What Kind of Bag Do You Recommend For Cane Users?

Jul 11, 2019

Anonymous asks, quote:

I use a cane and am looking for a recommendation on purses or bags that I can carry usual purse things that won’t throw off my balance when walking.

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What you’re looking for is a sling‐style or cross‐body bag. These bags go across your chest and offer a lot more stability for folks that move their arms a lot when they move or for people who may not have a steady gait.

I prefer this type of bag for two main reasons: it doesn’t shift when I push my chair or walk with crutches, and it’s easy to open the pockets without taking it off. To access the bag, you can easily spin it around so that the bag rests against your chest. This makes it a lot easier to access the contents of your bag without having to put down your cane.

Cross-body bags have a tendency to be smaller, so you’re going to need to make sure you’re not carrying more than you need. You also want to make sure that whatever you’re carrying is fairly flat since this style of bag rests directly against your back and another large or bulky is going to press into your spine.

When filling this style of bag, you’re going to want to put the most commonly used items towards the front and work back towards the larger pocket. When you need to get something from the bag, simply grab the chest strap and spin the bag towards your front.