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Shower Chairs with Back / Bath Bench with Back

We provide our customers with the best shower chairs with backs in the market. Shower seats with a back are designed to provide extra support for the elderly who have limited mobility. Additionally, if you have problems balancing while standing or a disability that makes it harder to stand, you may benefit from having a shower seat with a back in the bathroom. Read More...

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How to Choose the Best Shower Chair with Back Support

There are many things that you should always look for when choosing a shower chair with a back, with your ultimate goal being to remain comfortable and safe at all times. Since they come in all shapes and sizes, you need to know that features which will benefit you are also equally important. Some of these features are as follows:

  • Back Rests or Arm Rests: Many shower chairs on the market come with back and armrest support for extra comfort, support and stability. Some models even have removable back and armrests, while others are fixed to the shower seat itself. 
  • Quality: There are many brands of bath seats with back out there. By having different brands and prices, you often get what you pay for. We only offer the finest in quality when it comes to buying a shower stool with back support. By choosing the higher-quality shower chairs, you can guarantee that it will last longer and allow more usage. 
  • Compartments & Accessories: When choosing a shower chair with a back, you may also find one that allows for the storage of your toiletry to make showering or bathing easier. Sometimes, a bath bench with backrest can even include a slot specially designed for holding a handheld showerhead. If you’re looking for more accessories for bathroom safety, you can look here as well.
  • Seat: Another thing to look for in a shower seat with back support is that the width is ample enough for you, and also that it is slip-resistant. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure that if you’re using a plastic model, there are drainage holes to allow water to drain, thus preventing pooling (which can lead to discomfort, compromised skin integrity, or even falls). 
  • Height: A high back shower chair is recommended for tall people to make their feet rest on the surface of the shower floor with their knees bent at an appropriate angle. All shower chairs with backs are adjustable to some extent to allow for custom height settings. 
  • Weight Capacity: When selecting the best shower chair with back support, you should also make sure it will support your weight. Some shower chairs with back support can support about 250 pounds. Other shower chairs with backrest can support up to 400 pounds. Choosing the wrong weight tolerance can lead to a broken shower stool or even injury.
  • Size: When you are looking to buy a shower stool you’ll want to consider how portable it is, as well as whether you’ll have enough room in your bathtub or shower, let alone your bathroom. These things will depend on the size of the chair, so be sure to find out exact dimensions of the product you are considering.
  • Legs: The legs of the shower chair with back are made of rust-resistant materials. They are also often made to resist mildew and moisture, so you don’t have to worry about bacteria and germs collecting on them as much. They are also easier to clean because of this. Ideally, shower chair legs should be equipped with slip-resistant feet on them to prevent slips and falls. This fall-preventing feature is important even in those with more mobility since shower chairs are used on wet floors.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Shower Stool with Backrest?
    Shower stools with back reduce slipping or falling in the bathroom. They are the best option for older people and those who have back problems so they feel safer and can balance comfortably when they shower. 
  • What is a Folding Shower Chair with Back?
    A folding bath chair with back support is a chair that is used in the shower to ensure user safety and support. Because they are foldable, these shower chairs with back support can be taken just about anywhere. The chair is designed to be folded when you’re not using it, and some can easily be packed away in your luggage. It is usually lightweight and adjustable.
  • What’s the Difference Between Shower Chairs and Shower Stools?
    While some shower stools are indeed only meant for use of climbing on, or for reaching higher areas, most shower stools are designed to also be used as a seat. A shower chair, however, generally is made of high-grade plastic, and aren’t recommended to be stood on. Furthermore, these terms may be used to indicate whether someone is looking for a basic seat without arms and backrest or if they are looking for a more “traditional chair” style.

The 6 Best Shower Chairs with Back

We have compiled a list of the top 6 shower chairs with back in the market.

1. Medline Bariatric Aluminum Bath Bench with Back
This shower chair with back support is great for people who have balance problems and need extra stability when they take a bath or shower. This bath chair provides support for people with over 500 pounds. It has aluminum legs that are strong and the whole design is weight-bearing. Besides weight, this bath chair with back has an adjustable height feature. The aluminum frame is excellent for being rust-resistant and lightweight. The rubber feet on the bottom help to prevent slipping.

2. Medline Basic Shower Chair with Back
This is another shower chair with back from Medline. The ergonomic design along with the wide seat makes this shower chair suitable for multiple users. The angled legs distribute the weight, which allows the chair to withstand larger weights. The chair has built-in handholds to provide its users with extra support.
It is perfect for people looking for a simple chair with the best price and extra support.

3. PVC Extra-Wide Shower Commode Chair
The PVC Shower Commode Chair is designed specifically for people with limited mobility. It allows them to bathe and toilet easily. It is the best option for people who need transport wheelchair in order to feel free. The design of the wheels provides the user with exceptional flexibility, especially in narrow bathrooms. The chair is durable and does not rust. The seat is easy to clean and comes with drop-arms for extra support. The chair also allows you to add extra accessories such as commode pail, sliding footrest, safety belt privacy skirt, and soft seat open front.

4. Lumex Platinum Collection Bath Seat with Backrest
This bath chair with back support is designed for people who need extra support during their bath or shower. This bath and shower seat with back can be placed fully inside the bathtub. The frame is made of aluminum yet it is lightweight for easy carrying and placing. This shower seat with back is durable and rust-resistant. The height is adjustable and it is available with or without the backrest.

5. ProBasics Shower Chair with Back and Arms
This ProBasics chair is one of the best options for people looking for support and stability during bathing or showering. The chair is both lightweight and durable, and it can support weight up to 250 pounds. The angled legs distribute the weight for optimal support. The bench and back provide the user with optimal comfort and strength. The drainage holes prevent rustiness and water build-up. The height of the chair is also adjustable and it is suitable for people looking for a high back shower chair.

6. Merits Health Deluxe Bath Bench with Arms
Our last shower seat with back in this list is the Merits Health chair. This bath bench with back provides the safest bathing environment. The frame is made of aluminum and it is lightweight so you can carry it and move around without trouble. The height of the chair is adjustable from 16 to 20 inches for people looking for a high back shower chair. The plastic bench provides its users with maximum comfort and strength. The chair is 100% resistant to slipping because of the drainage holes that prevent water build-up. 


At AvaCare Medical, we have the highest quality shower chairs. Follow our guide and you will find it easy to choose the best shower chair for you. If you cannot decide yet, you can talk to our customer service representatives by phone, e-mail, or live chat and they’ll get back to you quickly and efficiently.