XLella2 Bariatric
Back Support

A biangular back support with two adjustable sections to accommodate gluteal shelf and excess adipose tissue, for bariatric wheelchair users up to 300kg.

The XLella² provides a higher degree of trunk support by offloading the posterior side of the pelvis to accommodate a gluteal shelf. Its lower section has a total of 85⁰ of adjustment, with 55⁰ posterior and 30⁰ anterior. This maximises pressure distribution and relief, to assure adequate postural support, and ultimately provide comfort.

The bariatric population presents specific seating challenges. Positioning the pelvis in neutral may not be possible because excessive soft tissue limits the ability to control the position of the pelvis and spine, therefore, it is essential to provide adequate pressure distribution and relief, heat and moisture control, and ultimately, comfort.

The excessive adipose tissue in the gluteal region (gluteal shelf) can also prevent bariatric users from sitting with adequate spinal support, which can contribute to back pain. Offering solutions to accommodate the unique posterior shape created by this redundant tissue is paramount.

XLella bariatric range consists of back supports and cushions, which span from 22” to 28” width, with options for custom items up to 32”.

The XLella back supports provide an off-the-shelf solution, with integrated adjustability and adaptability for potential changing needs. These are available in three different styles to meet the individual requirements and body shapes of the user, XLella Vigour, XLella Classic, and XLella². All models are transport certified and have a weight capacity of up to 300kg.

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XLella Comparison
Style XLella2 Back Support
Weight (without hardware, 22″ back)* 3.9kg
Weight Capacity 300kg
Contouring Angle Adjustment Capability 30° Anterior & 55° Posterior
Overall Thickness (including cover) 60mm
Code 1258-WWHH-200
Note: This is the weight of 22″ wide back support and does not include the hardware. For hardware weight, see below hardware options.

To order, replace the HH and WW in the code, with the appropriate size required.

Transport Certified All XLella Back Supports and hardware configurations are suitable for transport in a vehicle when mounted on an appropriate wheelchair frame.

Padding Thickness Moderate padding thickness. Thicker padding for adjustments in the foam contouring layers. Moderate padding thickness.
 Adjustment No contour adjustment. Moderate contour adjustment using cube system. Maximum contour adjustment using hinge profile curvature system.
Contouring Mild contour for comfort.
Will provide support for bariatric users without contouring needs.
Build up Spex positioning cubes to create contouring. Add padding to the top of the back support to relieve the gluteal region.
Will provide a more complete adjustment range for more complex setups.
Provides adjustment through the lower section using the hardware to relieve the gluteal region.
Will provide the most supportive solution for most bariatric users.
Scripting Scripted by the back support height. Scripted by the back support height.
Contour the support surface by adding and removing foam cubes.
Scripted by the support surface length.
Contour the support surface using the hardware adjustment. See the next page for script tools.