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Traveling with Oxygen: 3 Ways to Carry Your Oxygen Concentrator

Posted by Jeff Dewberry on 26th Oct 2021

If you are one of the millions of Americans who rely on supplemental oxygen, you’ve likely needed to take your oxygen concentrator unit out and about with you at some point. Portable oxygen concentrators are designed to be lightweight and easy to travel with, but it can take a little getting used to if it’s new to you. You deserve to have reliable oxygen no matter where you are, whether you’re on a road trip, running errands around town, or on a transatlantic flight. Thankfully, there are a variety of options available that make traveling with your oxygen concentrator easy and convenient!

Many of the portable oxygen concentrators for sale online come with some kind of carrying case, but there are many options out there that offer choices on how to carry and transport your portable oxygen unit. Everyone has a unique style and preferences on what is comfortable for them. Make sure that whatever option you choose is comfortable and works for your needs, so you can feel unrestricted in your movement. Here are three ways to carry your oxygen concentrator making traveling with oxygen easier!

3 Ways to Carry Your Oxygen Concentrator in Comfort and Style:

1. Carry bags

These are the standard bags that many units come with, and they feature a padded pouch and a strap. These can be worn over the shoulder or across the body. The straps are adjustable for the perfect length, and many come with padding to reduce shoulder strain. One advantage of this type of case is that it’s easy to access the unit and the pockets, much like a purse. Many people like to use a carry bag for short trips around town. Carry bags are also available as a hip bag, which resembles a fanny pack.

2. Backpacks

Some portable oxygen concentrators have optional backpacks available, which is an alternative to the carrying bag. These offer totally hands-free ease and an ergonomic fit with adjustable straps and a minimalist design. Wearing your unit on your back can be a great choice for longer trips and physical activities.

3. Rolling cases

For larger oxygen units, a rolling case is often the best option for ease of movement. But even smaller concentrators can be fit into a rolling bag or case, similar to a small rolling suitcase. This is a good option for anyone who simply cannot carry or wear their unit on their body due to discomfort.

When you need oxygen therapy to feel your best, you also need a comfortable, convenient way to bring that oxygen with you! These are three great choices to explore how to carry and travel with your oxygen concentrator , and if you need help deciding what’s best for you, reach out and chat with us at Portable Oxygen Solutions!

Complete our online contact form or call 1-800-958-0192 to speak to one of our friendly oxygen specialists!