Bedside Commode Weight Capacity: Over 140 Examples

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Bedside commodes come in 4 or 5 basic types, with many different variations and combinations of features, and all with different weight limits. I have found at least 29 different weight limits for the different models, so you really do need to check. I made a listing here with the different models, manufacturers and weight capacities, all in this post – over 140 examples of bedside commodes and their weight limits.

Bedside commode weight limits range from 220 lb to 1500 lb. Bedside commodes above 450 lb are typically referred to as bariatric, or heavy duty bedside commodes.

What are the main types of bedside commodes ?

The following types of bedside commodes are the most common types and can all be –

  • folding
  • padded
  • lightweight
  • bariatric or heavy duty
  • wide and extra wide

If you want to read more about the different types of bedside commode, their functions, their suitability for our elderly parents, and the experiences I have had with them as a caregiver to my parents, with my tips on how to use them properly, you can find that article here.

Portable bedside commodes

The static bedside commode is commonly referred to as the 3-in-1 commode and the all-in-one commode.

But in fact there are a number of types –

  • basic static folding bedside commode – folds like a chair and can only be used as a bedside commode
  • static stacking commodes which can be used as a bedside commode and as a raised toilet seat over a toilet
  • static shower/bath chair and bedside commode which is waterproof and can be used as a chair in the bath or sower and as a bedside commode – some models fold, some don’t

 

The 3-in-1 bedside commode is also a static bedside commode, but it is more versatile, and can be found in a wide range of models with variations and capacities, that the other basic commodes cannot match.

Its three main uses –

 

  • bedside commode
  • as a raised toilet seat
  • as a toilet safety frame when you remove the seat, pale and lid

The models can be found to support a whole range of different weights, all the way up to 1500 lb.

Drop arm bedside commodes

Drop arm commodes are very similar to the standard 3-in-1 bedside commode, except that the arms are not fixed, and can be moved out of position to allow side access and may also be removed on a lot of models.

Drop arm commodes are used generally by people who are transferring from a bed, or by wheelchair users, as they can slide over and in from the side.

In some cases it helps for caregivers to give assistance with cleaning from the side, and this is why the arms are made so they can be swung up or down, or removed.

As well as finding drop arms on static commodes, they can be found on shower chair commodes and on transport, or rolling, bedside commodes.

Static drop arm commodes are can also be used –

 

  • as a bedside commode
  • as a toilet safety frame
  • as a raised toilet seat over a conventional toilet

Transport or rolling bedside commodes

Transport, or rolling, bedside commodes are bedside commodes with wheels, which also allow the commode to also be used as a transport chair.

Transport, or rolling, bedside commodes typically have casters, or rubber wheels, up to about 5″ in size.

There do exist commode chairs with larger wheelchair size back wheels which are know as “self-propelling” transport commodes.

The transport commode can be used as –

 

  • a transport chair
  • a bedside commode
  • a raised toilet seat over a toilet

Shower transport bedside commodes

Shower commodes have been specifically designed for wheeling into the shower, but won’t function if you shower has any kind of rim, or step.

The shower chair and bedside transport commodes’ functions include –

 

  • as a shower chair
  • a transport chair
  • a bedside commode
  • a raised toilet seat over a toilet

If it is important to you that your shower transport bedside commode can be used over a toilet as a raised toilet seat, you must take care not to buy one which has any horizontal bars across the back legs, as these will not allow you to push the commode over the toilet.

Often these commodes don’t have a great range of adjustable heights, if any, and this may mean that they can’t go over a toilet, so check with the seller that the shower chair commode is able to go over a toilet, and make sure that it clears the rim of your toilet bowl.

Transfer bench commodes

Transfer bench commodes are a bench for transfering into the shower or bathtub, combined with a commode.

Portable bedside commodes weight limits

You will find here the over 140 bedside commodes of the main types I described, all laid out into groups according to their maximum weight capacities, or limits.

I have included the manufacturers product numbers for the different commodes to avoid any confusion if you search for them, as the names of the commodes tend to get very muddled, but the numbers stay the same.

 

200 – 300 lb weight capapcity

Static folding bedside commodes with fixed arms

220 lb – Lattice folding bedside commode, Prod. No. —

Drop arm bedside commodes

250 lb – Medline steel drop arm commode, Prod. No. MDS89668

250 lb – Nova drop arm 3-in-1 commode, Prod. No. 8900W

Transport bedside commodes

200 lb – Lattice portable medical aid mobility commode, Prod. No. —

250 lb – AMG deluxe transport commode w/ 3″ rubber wheels, Prod. No. AMG770344

250 lb – Caremax transport and bedside commode w/ casters, Prod. No. —

250 lb – Nova Drop arm transport commode chair, Prod. No. 8805

285 lb – Invacare Glide About commode (transport), Prod. No. H720T4

Shower/ transport / bedside combi commodes

250 lb – Everset and Jennings rehab shower commode w/ 5″ wheels, Prod. No. standard

250 lb – Everset and Jennings rehab shower commode w/ 5″ wheels, w/ open front seat, Prod. No. 90835175

250 lb – Go Anywhere shower commode ‘n chair, self propel, Prod. No. SP

250 lb – Nova rolling shower chair commode, Prod. No. 8800

250 lb – Nova Deluxe shower transport commode chair, Prod. No. 8801

250 lb – Tuffcare transport commode shower chair w/ wheels, front locking casters only, Prod. No. S800

250 lb – Tuffcare transport commode shower chair w/ wheels, all 4 locking casters , Prod. No. S80-01

275 lb – Drive Medical Aluminum Rehab Shower commode chair, Prod. No. NRS185006

286 lb – Clark Healthcare Bathmobile folding commode and shower chair, Prod. No. —

286 lb – Ezee Life rehab shower commode chair w/ 5″ casters and standard seat, Prod. No. 150

286 lb – Ezee Life rehab shower commode chair w/ 5″ casters and tall seat, Prod. No. 150-TALL

286 lb – Ezee Life rehab shower commode chair w/ 5″ casters and open front seat, Prod. No. 180

286 lb – Ezee Life rehab shower commode chair w/ 5″ casters and tall open front seat, Prod. No. 180-TAll

286 lb – Ezee Life rehab shower commode chair w/ 5″ casters and 4 way open  seat, Prod. No. 180-4W

286 lb – Ezee Life rehab shower commode chair w/ 5″ casters and tall 4 way open  seat, Prod. No. 180-4W-TALL

Transfer bench commodes

250lb – Go Anywhere transport commode and transfer bench (also a transport commode when detached), Prod. No. CST

300 – 400 lb weight capacity

Static beside commodes with fixed arms

300 lb –  Carex folding bedside commode, Prod. No. B341-00

300 lb –  Lifestyle Mobility Aids folding 3-in-1 steel commode, Prod. No. B3400F

300 lb –  Lifestyle Mobility Aids folding 3-in-1 commode with elongated opening, Prod. No. B3500F

300 lb –  MedPro Homecare commode chair, Prod. No. 770-315

300 lb –  Nova folding commode, Prod. No. 8700-S

300 lb –  Probasics 3-in-1 steel commode, Prod. No. BS31C

300 lb – TFI SpaceSaver foldable commode w/ elongated seat, Prod. No. 3220G

350 lb –  Homecraft Heavy-duty 3-in-1 commodes, Prod. No. 081437862

350 lb –  Medline Guardian deluxe bedside commode, Prod. No. G30213-1F

350 lb –  Medline  3-in-1 steel bedside commode, Prod. No. MDS89664KDMBG

350 lb – Probasics 3-in-1 folding commode, Prod. No. BSFC

Static shower chair/bedside commode

300 lb – Lumex padded bedside commode chair, Prod. No. 7947KD

300 lb –  Platinum Health UltraCommode bedside commode and folding shower chair, Prod. No. —

350 lb –  Drive Medical 3-in-1 Competitive Edge folding commode, Prod. No. 11148CE-4

350 lb –  Drive Medical steel folding bedside commode, Prod. No. RTL11158KDR

350 lb –  Drive Medical steel folding bedside commode, Prod. No. 11148N-4

350 lb –  Drive Medical steel folding bedside commode, Prod. No. 11148-1

Drop arm bedside commodes

300 lb – Drive Medical deluxe steel drop arm commode, Prod. No. 11125KD-1

300 lb – Drive Medical drop arm commode, Prod. No. 11125KD-1A

300 lb – Drive Medical drop arm commode with padded seat, Prod. No. 11125PSKD-1

300 lb – Guardian drop arm bedside commode, Prod. No. 98202

300 lb – Guardian padded drop arm commode, Prod. No. 98204

300 lb – Healthline drop arm bedside commode with padded seat, Prod. No.–

300 lb – Lifestyle Mobility Aids steel drop arm commode, Prod. No. B3900

300 lb – Lumex drop arm 3-in-1 commode, Prod. No. 6433A

300 lb – Nova drop arm padded commode, Prod. No. 8901W

300 lb – Performance Health adjustable drop arm commode, Prod. No. 081512839

300 lb – Probasics drop arm 3-in-1 commode, Prod. No. BSDAC

350 lb – Homecraft drop arm padded commode, Prod. No. 081706399

Transport bedside commodes (can have drop arms)

300 lb – Drive Medical drop arm commode with wheels with padded armrests, Prod. No. 11101W-2

310 lb – Mor Medical New Era PVC rolling commode chair, Prod. No. DNE-118-3TWL

350 lb – AMG Medical MedPro Euro commode with drop down arms, Pro. No. AMG 770365

350 lb – AMG Medical MedPro Euro commode with flip up arms, Pro. No. AMG 7703755

350 lb – Drive Medical upholstered commode with wheels, Prod. No. 11120SV-1

Shower/ transport/ bedside commodes (can have drop arms)

300 lb – Drive Medical shower padded commode w/ wheels, Prod. No. 11114KD-1

300 lb – Healthline EZee Life shower/ transport bedside commode, Prod. No. 180

300 lb – Healthline EZee Life shower/ transport bedside commode w/ wheelchair wheels, Prod. No. 180 -24

300 lb – Invacare Mariner rehab shower/ bedside commode w/ 5″ casters, Prod. No. 6981

300 lb – Invacare Mariner rehab shower/ bedside commode wheelchair (16″ x 16″), Prod. No. 6795

300 lb – Invacare Mariner rehab shower/ bedside commode wheelchair(18.5″ x 18.5″), Prod. No. 6895

300 lb – Nuprodx Foldable travel shower transport commode chair (drop arms optional), Prod. No. 4000TX

300 lb – Nuprodx Multichair Ultra narrow shower commode wheelchair (drop arms optional), Prod. No. 4020RX

300 lb – Nuprodx Multichair Folding compact roll-in shower commode chair (drop arms optional), Prod. No. Mc4000

300 lb – Showerbuddy Roll-inBuddy Solo, shower commode wheelchair, prod. no. SB6w

300 lb – Showerbuddy Roll-inBuddy Lite, shower transfer commode, prod. no. SB6c

310 lb –  Mor Medical New Era PVC rolling shower bedside commode chair, w/ soft insert, Prod. No. DNE-118-3TWL

310 lb –  Mor Medical New Era PVC rolling shower bedside commode chair, w/out soft insert, Prod. No. DNE-118-3TWL-SSI

330 lb – Invacare Aquatec Ocean Standard shower/ transport bedside commode, Prod. No. INV-OCEAN

330 lb – Invacare Aquatec Ocean SP shower/ transport bedside commode w/ wheelcahir wheels, Prod. No. INV-OCEANSP

330 lb – Invacare Aquatec Ocean Ergo shower/ bedside commode w/ casters, Prod. No. INV-OCEANERGO

330 lb – Invacare Aquatec Ocean Ergo self propelled shower/ bedside commode w/ wheelchair wheels, Prod. No. INV-OCEANERGOSP

350 lb – AMG Medical MedPro AquaCare shower commode w/ swivel armrests, Pro. No. AMG770300

352 lb – Etac Swift mobile shower chair with swing-away arms, Prod. No.–

385 lb – Healthline EZee Life heavy duty shower commode wheelchair, Prod. No. 185-24

385 lb –  Mor Medical New Era PVC 22″ wide shower bedside commode chair, w/out soft insert, Prod. No. DNE-122-3TWL

385 lb –  Mor Medical New Era PVC 22″ wide rolling shower bedside commode chair, w/ soft insert, Prod. No. DNE-122-3TWL-SSI

385 lb –  Mor Medical New Era PVC 22″ wide rolling shower bedside commode chair w/ footrest, w/out soft insert, Prod. No. DNE-122-3TWL-SF

385 lb –  Mor Medical New Era PVC 22″ wide rolling shower bedside commode chair w/ footrest, w/out soft insert, Prod. No. DNE-122-3TWL-SF-SSI

Transfer bench commodes

300 lb – Carex transfer bench and commode, Prod. No. 081295278

300 lb – Nova padded transfer bench with commode, Prod. No. 9073

350 lb – Eagle Heath toilet to tub 55″ base sliding transfer bench commode, w/out armrests, Prod. No. 77963

350 lb – Eagle Heath toilet to tub 55″ base sliding transfer bench commode, w/ armrests, Prod. No.77963 (+ armrests Prod No 71002)

350 lb – Eagle Heath toilet to tub 60″ base sliding transfer bench commode, w/out armrests, Prod. No. 77983

350 lb – Eagle Heath toilet to tub 60″ base sliding transfer bench commode, w/ armrests, Prod. No. 77983(+ armrests Prod No 71002)

350 lb – Eagle Heath toilet to tub 65″ base sliding transfer bench commode, w/out armrests, Prod. No. 77993

350 lb – Eagle Heath toilet to tub 65″ base sliding transfer bench commode, w/ armrests, Prod. No. 77993(+ armrests Prod No 71002)

400 – 500 lb weight capacity

Static beside commodes with fixed arms

400 lb –  Lumex imperial collection 3-in-1 bedside commode, Prod. No. 7446A-2

400 lb – Medline microban bedside commode, Prod. No. MDS89664ELMB

400 lb – TFI Healthcare 3-in-1 commode w/ elongated seat, Prod. No. 3223G

400 lb – TFI Healthcare wide 3-in-1 commode w/ elongated seat, Prod. No. 3224G

400 lb – Tuffcare M450 extra wide 3-in-1 commode chair, Prod. No. M450

450 lb –  Probasics heavy duty Wide Commode, Prod. No. BSB31C

Drop arm bedside commodes

400 lb – TFI Healthcare drop arm commode w/ elongated seat, Prod. No. 3225

450 lb –  Tuffcare extra wide drop arm commode chair, Prod. No. M470

470 lb –  Performance Health drop arm commode, Prod. No. 081299338

Shower/ transport/ bedside commodes (can have drop arms)

400 lb – Healthline Shower Taxi, shower / transport bedside commode, Prod. No. ST603OFT5SF

400 lb IPU Oversize shower chair commode with round seat, Prod. No. SCC9250-OS

435 lb –  Mor Medical New Era PVC bariatric 26″ wide rolling commode shower chair without insert, Prod. No. DNE-126-4TWL

435 lb –  Mor Medical New Era PVC bariatric 26″ wide rolling commode shower chair with insert, Prod. No. DNE-126-4TWL-SSI

435 lb –  Mor Medical New Era PVC bariatric 26″  rolling commode shower chair w/ footrest, w/out insert, Prod. No. DNE-126-4TWL-SF

435 lb –  Mor Medical New Era PVC bariatric 26″  rolling commode shower chair w/ footrest, w/ insert, Prod. No. DNE-126-4TWL-SF-SSI

440 lb – Rebotec Dallas bariatric shower commode chair, Prod. No. TRE-359

440 lb – Healthline EZee Life heavy duty shower commode wheelchair, Prod. No. 186-24

450 lb – Tuffcare Heavy duty rolling shower commode chair, Prod. No. S950

450 lb – Tuffcare Bariatric shower commode wheelchair, Prod. No. S990

Transfer bedside commodes

400 lb – Drive Medical Padded transfer bench commode, Prod. No. 12005KDC-1

400 lb – Drive Medical Plastic transfer bench commode w/ opening, Prod. No. 12011KDC-1

500 – 600 lb weight capacity

Static beside commodes with fixed arms

500 lb – Duro-Med heavy duty steel commode w /platform seat, Prod. No. 23044

500 lb – Nova heavy duty commode w/ extra wide seat, Prod. No. 8582

500 lb – Performance Health Briggs heavy-duty commode, Prod. No. 081437862

500 lb – Performance Health Hip commode, Prod. No. 081512821

Drop arm bedside commodes

500 lb – Healthline bariatric drop arm bedside commode, Prod. No. HL7206-2

500 lb – Homecraft heavy-duty drop arm commode, Prod. No. 081611110

Shower/ transport/ bedside commodes (can have drop arms)

500 lb – Drive Bariatric Aluminum Rehab Shower commode chair, Prod. No. NRS185008

600 – 700 lb weight capacity

Static beside commodes with fixed arms

650 lb – Drive Deluxe bariatric commode, Prod. No. 11130-2

650 lb – Drive folding bariatric commode, Prod. No. 11117N-1

650 lb – Probasics bariatric commode extra wide seat, Prod. No. BSB24C

650 lb – TF1 3244 Extra tall, wide commode w/ elongated seat, Prod. No. 3244

Drop arm bedside commodes

600 lb – Lumex 6438A imperial collection 3-in-1 steel drop arm, Prod. No. 6438A

600 lb – Performance Health heavy-duty 3-in-1 drop arm commode, Prod. No. 081202704

644 lb – Drive bariatric drop arm commode Prod. No. 11135-1

650 lb – Probasics heavy duty drop-arm commode, Prod. No. BSBDAC

Shower/ transport/ bedside commodes (can have drop arms)

600 lb – ActiveAid heavy duty rolling commode shower chair, Prod. No. 720

600 lb – Healthline bariatric shower commode chair, Prod. No.–

700 – 800 lb weight capacity

Static beside commodes with fixed arms

700 lb –  Performance Health heavy-duty commode w/ elongated seat, Prod. No. 081261767

700 lb –  TF1 3240 Extra large bedside commode w/ elongated seat, Prod. No. 3240

Drop arm bedside commodes

700lb – AMG bariatric drop arm commode, Prod. No. AMG770322

700 lb –   Performance Health drop arm all-in-one commode, Prod. No. 081110287

Shower/ transport/ bedside commodes (can have drop arms)

705 lb – Arjo carmina bariatric shower and commode chair, Prod. No. ARJ-BLB1000-013

705 lb – Arjo carmina bariatric shower and commode chair w/ adjustable footrest, Prod. No. ARJ-BLB2000-013

750 lb ConvaQuip bariatric rehab shower rolling commode chair w/ 26″ wide seat, Prod. No. 1326P-24

750 lb ConvaQuip bariatric rehab shower rolling commode chair w/ 28″ wide seat, Prod. No. 1328P-24

750 lb – Gendron bariatric mobile shower chair w/ 26″ wide seat, Prod. No. GDN-5226

750 lb – Gendron bariatric mobile shower chair w/ 28″ wide seat, Prod. No. GDN-5228

800 – 900 lb weight capacity

Static beside commodes with fixed arms

800 lb – Big John Commode chair, adjustable legs, Prod. No. BJBC

850 lb – Model 724T Bedside commode w/ fixed arms, Prod. No. 724T

Drop arm bedside commodes

850 lb – Medline Steel Drop arm bedside commodes, Prod. No. MDS89668XW

850 lb – Model 724DAU Bedside commode w/ drop arms, Prod. No. 724DAU

850 lb – Model 724DAL Bedside commode, w/ left drop arm, right arm fixed, Prod. No. 724DAL

850 lb – Model 724DAR Bedside commode, w/ right drop arm, left arm fixed, Prod. No. 724DAR 

1000 lb weight capacity

Static beside commodes with fixed arms

1000 lb – Model 730 Bedside commode w/ fixed arms, Prod. No. 730

Drop arm bedside commodes

1000 lb – Drive Medical bariatric drop arm bedside commode, Prod. No. 11132-1

1000 lb – Homecraft deluxe bariatric drop arm commode, Prod. No. 081706381

1500 lb weight capacity

Drop arm bedside commodes

1500 lb – Model 736DAU Bedside commode w/ fixed arms, Prod. No. 736DAU

1500 lb – Model 736DAL Bedside commode w/ left drop arm, right arm fixed, Prod. No. 736DAL

1500 lb – Model 736DAR Bedside commode w/ right drop arm, left arm fixed, Prod. No. 736DAR

I hope that the list was useful to you. It is updated every time I find a new bedside commode.

I’m Gareth and I’m the owner of Looking After Mom and Dad.com

I have been a caregiver for over 10 yrs and share all my tips here.

Gareth Williams

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