♿️TOP TIPS FOR WEARING COATS IN A WHEELCHAIR

♿️TOP TIPS FOR WEARING COATS IN A WHEELCHAIR

February 25, 2020 74 By Jose Scott


Hello, and welcome back if you can hear that its
not a round of applause that’s the dog and you might be able to hear rain in the
background because it’s absolutely chucking it down today because we’ve got
storms in the UK and it’s horrible which kind of inspired me to do this video. Todays video is going to be about coats because that’s fascinating but hear me
out wearing coats when you’re in a wheelchair it’s completely different to
choosing coats when you’re not in a wheelchair so so I do like a guide I
could go through my whole coat collection exciting time. From the good
to the bad to the ugly. I think I’ll start off with the coats that I’m
currently wearing why I’m wearing them and all that kind of good jazz. You will
recognize this coat because I have been wearing it for about a year now
I actually inherited it from my mum who is still alive she kind of gave it to me
thanks mom it is a DKNY coat. Ooo someomes living the high
life it was from TK Maxx and that is what I would definitely suggest if
you’re looking to buy a coat go and have a look in TK Maxx I think it’s good TJ
Maxx in America I don’t know why I have a look there because they do Big name brands, at small prices. You can get a good quality coat for a reasonable price but I would definitely (rain can be heard) recommend. You want a good quality coat
because you want it to keep you warm and you want it to keep you dry because
staying warm and dry in a wheelchair is a battle that we face almost everyday. It has a thermal filling, its like a duvet coat. where as the one I had previously which was from
gap had like microfiber filling which wasn’t thermal and so the cold and the
damp would slowly seep through into my bones and make me really cold and quite
ill the next day and quite bad with pain so that’s why I would definitely
recommend you get a good quality thermal coat Its waterproof it has a massive hood
and it’s a long coat so it comes to mid-thigh which can be a problem. How do
I get my coat Ion I hear you cry? I hold onto my sleeves wrestle with it so you get it
like ..oh god and then this is where we do it up this is hard
funny angle you know for standing up you can just go up but we can’t you can see
but I like to have a long coat and I’ll tell you why in just a minute
it’s quite stiff zip so I would when you’re choosing a coat make sure you try
it on and make sure you can sort that zip out because I’ve been wrestling with
this coat quite some time now just gives you more problems than you actually need.
come on.. oh we’ve done it we’re in we have touchdown
then you’ve got to make sure that this it doesn’t get caught in like the
material how I do it up so it’s all like ruched up here then you’re gonna move
over to one side holding on to my wheel on to the other side and then you slowly
worm that sucker down. There we go there we go oh yeah
Gem one, coat nil. and I like the fact that it has a nice
belt here so it sinches you in it I love the fact that this is longer I know
it is hard to work putting it on but it covers like my sciatic area and down
here where I’ve suffered with a lot of pain I don’t really want the cold
getting in there now this is something that I look for in a coat which is my
number one hack. if you are an OG watcher know this one but always go for a double
ender because it basically means you can undo it here. but you can also do this…. did
you see that? Let’s just do an action replay (Music) The coat fits nicely on your lap
because obviously we can’t use umbrellas so we need a nice big hood can’t see
anything can’t hear anything but it keeps me dry .so that is coat number one. Coat number two come on down… This coat has the Queen’s royal seal of approval Its the Barbour International. which has a fleecy line this is perfect
in like the autumn months and early spring when it’s not it’s not as cold as
winter but you still need a coat it’s got the extra lining so it keeps me warm. This one is perfect for me because I need that extra little bit of warmth and
I love this coat oh my goodness I haven’t had it on for so long but what I
like about this one is it does cover the sciatic region but it’s not as long as
the other coat I showed you so it kind of sits on my hip and got a nice zip the
zip on this one does up quite well but you would expect that from Barbour. Fun
fact Barbour coats come with a lifetime guarantee and if anything breaks or goes
wrong you can send them back to Barbour and they’ll fix them for you
I have watched that in a video once. So we’ve got a belt love the belt as I said
it gives you the shape but look at this, told you I like mmy double enders. Its kinda
ruched here um but what I can do is I can unzip that’s it and then it sits
really nicely on my lap in the wheelchair which is fantastic keeps the
rain off the thing I don’t like about this jacket is there’s no hood no here
to see what do I do and I’m caught out in the rain we drink pina coladas I like
the pockets on this there are no zips to contend with it s popper pockets got nice deep pockets there it’s got some pockets here on my boobies which I would never
use because then it would make my boobies look like a really weird shape. so the next kind of jacket option that I would strongly advise someone to get is
what we call a Gilet some people call it as Gilet some people call it a Gillett
let me know down below which one you choose Gilet or Gillett I say Gilet but
I’m not sure if it’s right or not. So a Gilet is basically a sleeveless coat.
why would you want it coat without any sleeves? I’ll tell you why because it keeps your
body warm and then you have your arms nice and free and these are so great if
you are a wheelchair user this one’s from Jack Wills and it’s
super lined it’s got the thermal filling and it nice easy accessible pockets for
me and what I love about this is it has a nice big hood with a nice fur trim it
is 100% faux fur all of my coats have 100% faux fur so no worries there my
friends oh great detachable.. and it keeps me nice and warm
but it’s great for if you’re just like nipping in and out on the school run or
something like that I would definitely recommend having a gilet the thing I don’t
like about this gilet` is that it doesn’t have a double-ended zip and um I
do find that if I am wearing a hoodie and jeans sometimes it can kind of ride
up and expose my sciatic area this is my gilet!! This is at the brink of fashion I
mean this next one that I am about to show you is stunning…
the waterproof Mac everybody… I don’t feel like the height of fashion when I
wear this however whose laughing when you’re dry
and everyone’s a wet miserable? Me! I would highly recommend you have one of these
in your wardrobe it’s nice and light so you can kind of wear it on sort of
spring summer days here in the UK you can’t wear it on a summer day in Florida
I don’t know why but I took this with me to Florida and it was 40 freakin degrees
and it didn’t see the light of day but it’s a great I call it my dog walking
coat but I don’t walk the dog. It keeps you dry it’s waterproof and also another
little hack for you you can put it on your legs and wrap it around your legs
to keep your legs dry I never knew you could do this it’s gonna give birth. to a Macentosh you can like put that in the boot of
your car put it in your pick pack and you’ve
always got okay Oh longer this video goes on the more I realized how many
coats I have now this sexy little number is a ski jacket I really really
recommend ski jackets especially if you live in a cold country even England and
this one yeah I call this one my snowboarding um coat. I don’t snowboard
but I tell you a little story now I tell you a wee story!
come in closer right this coat belonged to my sister hi Lauren and she
got this when I think she went to Wales with, with the school the school the
school so she was I believe like 13/14 Lauren comment down below what age you
were when you got this coat. Laurens now in her thirties and this coat is still
going strong I think my mum’s had it for a bit I’ve had it for a bit and
obviously Lauren had it for a bit I think she wears it what if she knows
I’ve got it but yeah this coat is awesome and I used to wear this when I
was working to and from work if it was super super cold like – – what I love
about it is that it’s obviously thermal it’s waterproof it’s gonna keep you warm
it’s got like this lining inside can you see this this is not my sleeve this is
attached to the coat, so the cold doesn’t go up into the coat so that is a really
really great touch or they’ve got the same situation inside here so in here
it’s got like a belt kind of thing that you do up
so like this belt here so you can do it up in there and then it stops the cold
from coming up into the coat. I mean this is a serious coat I mean we’re
talking sub-zero temperatures here but I’m a bit of a woss. Its 20 degrees
in the house right now and I’m enjoying this coat.
another great feature of this coat I ler me a demo, you can do a tertal
impression we’re gonna move on to my mistakes now this I didn’t actually buy
this my mum bought this this. Alexanda mcqueen. I dont know where she
bought it from I mean it’s got like a granddad collar and then it’s got lapels
I mean what is it trying to be what’s it trying to be? it got crops sleeves. who makes
a jacket with cropped sleeves ? I’m cold all the time my whole life I am always
cold right so then I think okay okay that’s fine we could maybe put a t-shirt
on underneath you can’t go out in England with just a t-shirt and a jacket
like this it’s too cold it’s too cold for me it’s too cold I have to take a
jumper as well will you come and jumper over this blazer and you can’t put a
jumper under this blazer and it’s really cold it’s really thin there’s nothing to
it and there’s buttons on the back, did you see buttons on the back yeah okay
they get in the way of the backrest and they are really really uncomfortable
it’s a lovely jacket but I think Alex I think he made a bit of a mistake when
he made this one I mean like what’s this collar all about like how does it work>
so I have worn it once when I was trying to be cool and I was going to a wedding fair with my sister that’s the only time I’ve worn it and um I reckon that
this is like approaching 10 years old. anyway it’s my mom’s so maybe I’ll see
if she wants it back but she didn’t wear either the same kind of reasons this one
is a huge mistake oh my god Oh God a leather jacket I don’t know if
any of you have got leather jacket who use wheelchairs and I do quite
like the idea of having like a biker jacket but because biker jackets
tend to come up quite high and sit on the hips and a bit worried about sort of
my lower region getting cold so I’ve kind of stopped the whole biker jacket
thing and leather I find to be quite heavy and it’s not very easy to move in something else that’s really annoying about this jacket is doing it up it’s a
button there’s no zip so it takes quite a long time with it being leather as
well it’s quite stiff and quite difficult
I feel restricted here when you’re in a wheelchair you really don’t want to feel
restricted under the arm and accross the chest. becasue we are moving that area quite a lot . Now if you could
feel this it feels like a baby’s bottom it feels like butter it is unbelievably
soft I found this in TK Maxx it was after my
birthday I’d got some birthday money I was ballin and this just I was like oh
my god it’s Thomas Burberry I need a leather
Burberry jacket I wasn’t looking for a leather jacket at the time but I have
never worn it like once or twice it’s horrible it’s horrible that was a
mistake that’s my mistake so my wonderful friends that was my
video on my coats I hope that I have given you some useful advice for
choosing a coat maybe you’re new to a wheelchair your coats not currently
working and hopefully I’ve given you some tips and you can go out and choose
the right coat not a Thomas very never jacket it will hopefully give you some
ideas I would love to know any of your hacks or what coats you like to wear and
what one you saw that you thought oh I’m gonna try something like that that’s a
really good idea thank you so much for watching don’t forget to check out my
other fashion videos I’ll leave the playlist here so you can check out all
of my fashion hacks and fashion idea videos thank you so much for watching
and I look forward to seeing you in my next one which is a story time video