Log in or register to post comments Last Post Dawn C. VAD Coordinator How do you wear your external equipment? Wed, 07/25/2018 - 5:20PM Upload a picture and show us how you wear your equipment! Log in or register to post comments 742 reads #1 Mariza M. What do you call external… Wed, 12/26/2018 - 10:25PM What do you call external equipment? Batteries are placed in pockets of the LVADshirt or in a kind of vest with internal pockets. The condutor is in the belt. For the extra batteries and condutor I have a backpack or, for more social places a Longchamps bag. #2 In reply to What do you call external… by Mariza M. Chris H. I just got a great new bag… Thu, 12/27/2018 - 3:43PM I just got a great new bag for Christmas found it on Amazon. Holds everything and then some! It’s a option from my vests. Feels more “normal” than the bag provided by Abbott. #3 In reply to I just got a great new bag… by Chris H. Mariza M. It’s a very nice bag. Has it… Thu, 12/27/2018 - 4:56PM It’s a very nice bag. Has it an ouverture for the driveline? Happy New Year Mariza #4 In reply to It’s a very nice bag. Has it… by Mariza M. Chris H. It has multiple zippered… Sat, 12/29/2018 - 7:52AM It has multiple zippered pockets inside. I don’t use the zipper. The batteries, controller and wires fit nicely in the compartments and the flap snaps over everything. You only see a little bit of the drive line. Feels and looks much more “normal”. #5 In reply to It has multiple zippered… by Chris H. Mariza M. It’s very nice but, in… Sat, 12/29/2018 - 8:03AM It’s very nice but, in countries like Brazil, it can be dangerous as it’s very attractive to be stollen. It’s why I prefer to use the controler in the belt and the batteries in the internal pockets of the vest or use the LVADSHIRT. #6 In reply to It has multiple zippered… by Chris H. Babu O. Thanks - can you send me… Wed, 01/02/2019 - 1:35PM Thanks - can you send me the Amazon details please. if you have pics with how you put batteries / controller and wires that would be most helpful #7 june B. I wear my Lvad equipment in… Tue, 01/01/2019 - 3:11PM I wear my Lvad equipment in an Lvad shirt from lvadgear.com. Then I wear my tops over it. It is hardly noticeable under my clothes. I would like to send a picture but I am technology challenged and don't know how to do it. My extra batteries and stuff I carry in a backpack like purse I received for Christmas. It was purchased at Marshall's I believe. It carries all of my extra equipment plus my wallet. I love it! June B. #8 Gene C. I use the fanny pack. It's… Wed, 01/02/2019 - 2:53PM I use the fanny pack. It's very easy to move it around when I sit or drive. I don't really like the weight on my 84 y/o chest. #9 Donald H. Contacts bag Sun, 01/06/2019 - 9:41PM Need more detail on contact bag on Amazon #10 In reply to Contacts bag by Donald H. Chris H. Hi, Here is the link... … Mon, 01/07/2019 - 6:23PM Hi, Here is the link... Contacts Genuine Leather Men... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XFWJKRH?ref=yo_pop_ma_share Also, I love this vest... two large inside pockets (upper & lower) on left and right sides. Flygo Men's Summer Casual Outdoor... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BS68YLB?ref=yo_pop_ma_share #11 In reply to Hi, Here is the link... … by Chris H. Chris H. https://www.amazon.com/dp… Mon, 01/07/2019 - 6:29PM Sorry if the previous links didn’t work... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XFWJKRH/ref=cm_sw_r_em_api_i_c_cb-mCb66EVR60 #12 In reply to https://www.amazon.com/dp… by Chris H. Chris H. Also: https://www.amazon… Mon, 01/07/2019 - 6:31PM Also: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BS7NP2P/ref=cm_sw_r_em_api_i_c_Qd-mCbC616ANS #13 In reply to https://www.amazon.com/dp… by Chris H. Chris H. Also:https://www.amazon… Mon, 01/07/2019 - 6:31PM I alternate between the contacts bag and the vest for day wear. At night, I use the provided controller holder when I “plug in”. However, I use it on my own old leather belt. I find I’d much easier to adjust than the belt that was provided with it. #14 Garicke R. I wear a 5.11 tactical shirt… Mon, 01/07/2019 - 1:00PM I wear a 5.11 tactical shirt. It is a concealed weapon shirt to hold your gun. Perfect size for batteries. I have a heart mate 2 have had for 5 years. Best shirt I ever bought. May have issues with the 3. Don't know how long the drive line is. Mine fits in my pants pocket. Most people have no clue what I have on. You can also add a extra snap or two to help secure the batteries in the holder. #15 In reply to I wear a 5.11 tactical shirt… by Garicke R. Ray H. Tactical shirt Tue, 01/15/2019 - 8:30AM I bought my 5.11 tactical shirt early on and liked the feel of it. I also bought an LVAD shirt. which is the same shirt, but with Velcro loops on the chest for the wires and a pocket low on the side of my cable entry. They had added those two things to the tactical shirt and then more than doubled the price. I had also tried a spandex kind of belly wrap for sleeping at night, but found that it didn't work well and tended to roll. My wife cut material from that night band and sewed a controller pocket on my concealed carry shirt and voila, I have an LVAD shirt! I also found a nice fishing/photographer's vest on Amazon that had inside pockets and even a big zippered pouch in the back (that I have never used. I found that if I put one battery in the right inside pocket and the controller in the left inside pocket, I could put the other battery in the left outside pocket and have just its wire showing where it loops under the vest. It has a really good feel to it and all I have to do is answer a lot of questions (especially in the winter) about how much I must like fishing to be wearing the vest all the time! #16 Chris H. And for my GO bag... Mon, 01/07/2019 - 6:58PM I use a small carry on rolling case to carry my extra equipment. My “GO” bag. I keep my extra batteries and controller along with my Levonox, emergency numbers/contacts, current med list, a plastic poncho, etc. There is room for my iPad, and other medical equipment when necessary (ie Doppler etc.). I have also attached a Njoiii njoiii proximity alarm to the bag. In the event I forget to take it along, it alerts my cell phone with an alarm. It also functions as s tracker should I leave it in a store or restaurant by accident. #17 Gabriëlle T. Clothing Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:57AM How about the heartware ? has anybody a heartware system?? #18 In reply to Clothing by Gabriëlle T. Mont K. Heart ware lvad installed in January Sat, 06/01/2019 - 5:44PM I carry my in backpack #19 Jim2hock H. LVADGEAR on Etsy is awesome Sat, 06/01/2019 - 9:27AM I don’t know how to upload a photo of my husband wearing his LVAD T-shirt but we got it on Etsy and holds his 2batteries and controller on him! #20 Chris H. My new vest! Fri, 06/07/2019 - 5:40PM Hi, I’m wearing my new VAD Wear™️ Vest! Holds my HeartMate™️ 3 batteries and controller. http://www.vadwearvests.com #21 Matthew A. I must be boring, I just… Mon, 06/10/2019 - 2:59PM I must be boring, I just wear the vest and belt system they came with the Heart Mate 2. Sometimes I use the side bag that came from the company as well. It's black and red.