The Best Tub Transfer Benches Of 2020 (Review)

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Drive Medical Plastic Tub Transfer Bench

Top Pick
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The Drive Medical Plastic Tub Transfer Bench is one of the bigger products on our review, is made of durable plastic and comes in a light gray/greenish color. The back support is reversible to accommodate entry from the left or right. The bench comes with height-adjustable legs with extra-large suction cups that help lock it into place for added versatility and safety.

We love the pinch-free levers this model provides, allowing push pins to be depressed without accidentally squeezing fingers.

Key Features

  • Blow-molded plastic bath bench and backrest
  • Reversible – to accommodate different bathrooms
  • Tool-free assembly of back, legs, and arms
  • Bath seat height adjusts in .5” increments

Specifications

  • Brand: Drive Medical
  • Primary Material: Aluminum
  • Product Weight: 10 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs
  • Product Dimensions: 17.75” (H) x 29” (W) x 19.75” (L)
  • Seat Dimensions: Depth – 18.5” Width – 26”

Pros

  • Sturdy
  • Adjustable legs for height and leveling
  • Huge suction cups grip well to the tub
  • Tool-free assembly

Cons

  • May be too large for some standard bath/shower combinations
  • Difficult to use shower curtain with this bench

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Medokare Shower Transfer Bench Seat

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The Medokare Shower Transfer Bench is lightweight, durable and comes in a white color easy to match any bathroom. The legs are capped with a non-slip tip to ensure safety, and drainage holes in the seat prevent the build-up of water and make cleaning easy.

We love that this product comes with a shower tote bag, providing convenient storage for soaps and shampoos. The non-slip bench is ideal for users with limited strength.

Key Features

  • Reversible arm and backrest – to accommodate different bathroom layouts
  • Contains drainage holes in the seat
  • Comes with a shower tote bag
  • Non-skid, non-slip bench
  • Easy to assemble

Specifications

  • Brand: Medokare
  • Product Weight: 7.05 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 280
  • Seat Dimensions: Width – 20” Depth 12?

Pros

  • Legs are adjustable for different heights
  • The seat is not slippery
  • Drainage holes prevent water mess and make cleaning easy

Cons

  • Directions may be confusing for some — though assembly is simple
  • The backrest is not adjustable

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Giantex Tub Transfer Bench

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The Giantex Tub Transfer Bench is made with a heavy-duty, durable aluminum frame and a polyethylene seat. We love that there are suction-cup tips on all four legs for added safety and stability. The legs are also adjustable, so you can easily customize the seat to your preferences.

We also love that this bench comes in white, has drainage holes on the seat and is quick and easy to assemble. There are 10 levels of seat height adjustments, and suction-cup tips provide a safe and customizable bench.

Key Features

  • Seat height adjustments from 18.5? to 22”
  • Suction cup tips on all 4 legs
  • Aluminum frame, polyethylene seat
  • 30 drainage holes on the seat
  • Easy to assemble with assembly instructions
  • Non-toxic and odorless HDPE seat

Specifications

  • Brand: Giantex
  • Shipping Weight: 12.099 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 300lbs
  • Product Dimensions: 32? (W) x24.5? (D) x32.5?-37? (H)
  • Seat Dimensions: 26.5? x 16?

Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • 10 levels of seat height adjustments
  • Heavy-duty and durable aluminum frame
  • Backrest direction can be adjusted

Cons

  • Suction cups may not be as large as some others in this review

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Carex Tub Transfer Bench

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The Carex Tub Transfer Bench is made of strong plastic and aluminum. The legs are flared to provide stability, and extend to adjust the seat height from 16? to 20?. The backrest is reversible, making it easy for left or right side entry. Both the seat and ergonomic backrest have a textured, non-slip surface.

We love that the feet are flared to help provide stability when bathing. The feet of the bench have a non-slip rubber grip to help prevent slipping.

Key Features

  • Aluminum legs
  • Molded plastic seat
  • Adjustable bench height
  • Reversible backrest and handle
  • Tool-free assembly

Specifications

  • Brand: Carex
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • Seat width: 31 inches
  • Seat Height: 16? to 20?

Pros

  • Ergonomic design
  • Anti-slip flared feet
  • Easy setup

Cons

  • The seat may not be wide enough for some
  • Holes and pushbuttons may be problematic for some

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HydroGlyde Premium Heavy Duty Sliding Bathtub

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The HydroGlyde Premium is a great option for individuals looking for a bit more than just a bathroom bench. This transfer tub bench is made with a stainless steel frame and glides across the width of the bench for ease of entry. The seat comes with a belt for added security.

We love that this product comes in a bright blue color, making it easy to see for those with visual impairments. The removable cutout makes cleaning super convenient, and the legs adjust at 1/2” increments, instead of 1? making for a solid base. The bench has a weight capacity of 420 pounds, making it the highest from the products we reviewed.

Key Features

  • Gliding seat
  • Safety seat belt
  • Cutout seat with insert
  • Padded hand grip
  • Latex-free
  • 2-year warranty
  • Adjustable legs

Specifications

  • Brand: Platinum Health
  • Weight capacity: 420 lbs
  • Seat width: 31 inches
  • Seat Height: 16? to 20?

Pros

  • Legs adjustable at .5” increments
  • Cushioned end grip and hand grips
  • Large weight capacity
  • You can return it after you open it
  • Comprehensive 2-year warranty

Cons

  • Seat depth may be too shallow for some
  • The cutout may fall out of place for some

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Swiveling and Sliding Bathtub Transfer Bench and Shower Chair

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This swiveling and sliding bathtub transfer bench comes with all the bells and whistles! The seat is equipped to swivel 360 degrees and locks on each 90-degree angle. The seat slides the width of the chair, 15 inches, which is longer than many transfer benches. The specially designed sliding rings help to securely lock the seat at the end of each sliding rail.

We love that the easy to use swivel and slide chair can provide a sense of independence for some users.

Key Features

  • Swivel and slide seat
  • Adjustable seat belt
  • Rubber anti-slip tips
  • Latex-free
  • Height-adjustable bench
  • Longer sliding distance than most transfer benches on the market

Specifications

  • Brand: Eagle Health Supplies
  • Base Length: 39.5?-40.5?
  • Weight Capacity: 400 lbs
  • Seat Size: 17.75? x 14.75?
  • Seat Height: 18.75? – 23?
  • Max Tub Clearance: 18.5?
  • Sliding Distance: 15?

Pros

  • Swivel and slide seat makes it super easy to get in and out of the tub
  • Can provide a sense of independence for some users
  • High weight capacity

Cons

  • Non-returnable once opened
  • Swivel is not locked in place while gliding– may be problematic for some

A tub transfer bench is useful for seniors with limited mobility or those with an injury. Often times the bench will provide a sense of autonomy, making it easier to maneuver into the bathtub independently.  Because the benches deal with personal hygiene, they are oftentimes not returnable. Make sure you do your research before making a purchase and keep the following in mind.

Size

Make sure to not only measure your bathtub or shower, but also the space around the tub, to ensure the product will fit. Consider the wall of the tub and if different heights are needed for the inner and outer legs.

Make sure the product will fit the customer. If needed, go to your loved one’s doctor or therapist and ask them to help you with exact measurements to ensure the bench will meet their needs.

Keep in mind that you may need to install grab bars in larger baths for additional safety.

Assembly

While most of the tub transfer benches in our review advertise tool-free assembly, you want to make sure you are confident in your skills to ensure safety for you or your loved one. Consider asking a neighbor or loved one for help if you are having trouble, or look into Amazon’s home services feature.

Safety

The bathroom is always a high-risk area for those with limited mobility, and the likelihood of injury in the bathroom can increase with age. Look for products with non-slip surfaces and grip bars for added safety. If you are not planning to move the tub transfer bench, consider a product with suction cup feet for added stability.

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