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Helio A6

 
4.7  from 11 reviews
100% recommended

A fully adjustable wheelchair in 1/2 inch increments with a frame weight of just 13.1 lbs.

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Motion Composites

(Model No. A6)

Product Overview
$1,676.00
$2095
Customize

The SpinLife Difference Includes:

Easy-To-Fold Design

5 Year Limited Warranty

SHIPPING INFORMATION:
Available in:
Custom Built for You
Leaves Warehouse In:
20-30 business days Details
Ground Shipping:
FREE for orders over $50!
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SHIPPING INFORMATION
Available in:
Custom Built for You
Leaves Warehouse In:
20-30 business days Details
Ground Shipping:
FREE for orders over $50!
Expedited Shipping:
GO
2nd Day: $0.00
Overnight: $0.00
Unavailable
OVERVIEW

Features

  • Rigid Unibody Frame
  • Anti-flutter caster
  • Symmetrical Cross Brace
  • Hybrid Frame Design
  • Seat to Floor range from 12” to 20.5”

Key Specs

  • Weight capacity: 265 lbs.
  • Starting Weight: 13.1 lbs.
View all specs

Manuals, Literature & Videos

Overview

The Helio A6 has the second lightest starting frame weight for an aluminum folding frame wheelchair at just 13.1 lbs.  The only aluminum chair lighter than the Helio A6 is the Helio A7.  The light weight does not mean anything is forfeited on this chair.  The Helio A6 has great adjustability for those purchasing their first wheelchair, wanting to find a more comfortable set-up than with their current chair, or those who simply have a body type that requires dimensions that are out of the norm.  The A6 has an adjustable seat in increments of 1/2 inch for a good fit.

What Makes It Different:

Helio A6’s innovative frame design allows for a seat to floor height range that can be as low as 12” and as high as 20.5”.  The Helio A6 uses Motion Composite’s Symmetrical Hydroformed Cross Brace for reduced torsion and better energy distribution throughout the frame. The Rigid Unibody Frame is just as the name implies – a one-piece frame.  Most folding frame chairs utilize a two-piece frame which increase the weight and requires more maintenance.  The Unibody frame also maximizes your propulsion or pushing efficiency. 

Why We Like It:

A great range of adjustability at a very low weight for a folding frame chair makes the Helio A6 a great option for any user that either knows exactly what they want for a set-up or the user who is still looking for the perfect fit.  A vertical axle plate offers multiple center of gravity settings and maximizes lateral stability of the chair itself.  Motion Composites offers their high-quality  Newton armrests, casters, rear wheels, and handrim accessories.  The premier attraction of the Helio A6 is still Motion Composite’s symmetrical cross brace which provides the efficient, lightweight, sturdy feel of a rigid frame chair with convenience of a folding frame chair.

Measuring Guide


View Detailed Measurement Guide
Seat Depth1
Measure from the most posterior point of the body to the inside of the knee, minus at least two inches. Some prefer more leg overhang to make room for their hand when lifting their leg.
Back Height2
Measured from the seat base to the top of the wheelchair back. Depends on how much upper back support is needed, and also affects freedom for the upper body to rotate.
Rear Seat to Floor3
Measurement from the ground to the rear seat edge. Relative to the front seat-to-floor dimension, this determines the rearward slope ("dump" or "squeeze") of the wheelchair seat.
Hanger Angle4
Determines how far the toes extend away from the body, measured from the horizontal. A tighter angle allows the wheelchair to turn around in less space. Depends in part on ability of the knee to bend towards the perpendicular.
Seat Width5
Determined by the widest point of the body from knee to hip, plus an inch to ensure room to move. Consider bulk of clothing, particularly a heavy winter coat, if relevant.
Wheel Camber6
Angle of the wheel relative to the vertical. More camber improves stability and agility, but also limits ability to pass through narrow spaces. A typical daily wheelchair uses three degrees of camber.
Front Seat to Floor7
Measure the leg from the back of the knee to the sole of the foot. Then subtract the thickness of the cushion when it is compressed. Next, add a minimum of two inches for footrest clearance. Do not add the footrest clearance if the wheelchair will be foot-propelled.
Footrest Width8
Measure from the inside of each legrest tubing the distance or desired distance between legrests.
Center of Gravity9
Measure from the front of the seat back post to the center of the rear axel.
Seat to Footrest Length10
Measure from the edge of the seat upholstery to the top rear of the footrest.
Backrest Angle11
Measure the the angle of the back post to the floor. Ninety degrees will be perpendicular to the floor, to approximate the angle from the back post to the seat, subtract two degrees from measurment for every .5" of dump.

More Information on the Helio A6

SPECS

Specs

Weight Capacity: 265
Seat Widths: 14"
15"
16"
17"
18"
19"
20"
21"
22"
Product Weight: 13 lbs.
Legrest Options: Elevating
Swing Away
Seat to Floor Heights: 12" to 20.5"
Frame Type: Folding
Seat Depths: 14"
15"
16"
17"
18"
19"
20"
Front Seat to Floor Height: 12" to 20.5"
Rear Seat to Floor Height: 12" to 20.25"
Rear Wheel Size: 20"
22"
24"
25"
26"
Armrest Options: Flip Back
Height Adjustable
Swing Away
Product Weight Range: 15 lbs or less

Approximate Shipping Dimensions and Weights

Product Weight: 13.1 lbs.

More Information on the Helio A6

REVIEWS

Helio A6 Reviews

4.7
 
(11)
Features
 
4.7
Quality
 
4.9
Ease of Use
 
4.9
Meets Expectations
 
4.8
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100% of reviewers recommend this

These reviews are from SpinLife customers who have purchased and used the Helio A6.

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More Information on the Helio A6

WARRANTY

Warranty Information

5-Year Limited Warranty

Frame: Five Years

Motion Composites warrants the wheelchair frame and cross braces against defects in materials and workmanship for five (5) years from the date of purchase.

Components: One year

Motion Composites warrants all Motion Composites-made components against defects in materials and workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase, except for the parts listed below.

Limitations and Exclusions:

Motion Composites covers the following items for 30 days:

Tires and tubes from front or rear wheels, upholstery (including cushions, seat slings, armrest upholstery) and push-handle grips.

This warranty does not cover damages arising from normal wear and tear or from other circumstances beyond Motion Composites’ control; or the foregoing warranty shall not apply if: the original Motion Composites serial number tag has been removed, altered or defaced; or the wheelchair has been subjected to negligence, accident, improper maintenance, storage or operation as required by your Motion Composites Owners Manual, commercial institutional use, misuse or abuse, including, but not limited to, exceeding the maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds or 350 pounds if equipped with HD Kit, the wheelchair has been damaged by improper repairs or the repairs made to any component without the express written consent of Motion Composites or the Wheelchair has been modified without Motion Composites’ express written consent, including, but not limited to, modification through the use of unauthorized parts or attachments or the wheelchair has been used as a weight training apparatus or the wheelchair’s Transit Tie-Down System (TTDS) has been misused; if TTDS is not attached to the four tarpaulin bows identified and installed by Motion Composites.

*This warranty is extended only to the original consumer purchasers of Motion Composites’ product

More Information on the Helio A6

RETURNS

Return Policy

This item is non-returnable for one of the following reasons:

  • This item is custom-made by the manufacturer to suit your specific needs . Please review all specifications carefully before placing your order. Once production of your item has begun – the order is unable to be cancelled.
  • For hygienic safety and per FDA regulations this item is non-returnable, even if unused.
  • Please inspect your product upon delivery. If the product is damaged or is not the correct product, please refuse the delivery. If your item was delivered without a signature and is damaged or incorrect please call SpinLife Customer Service.

If you have questions about this item please call a SpinLife Expert at 1-800-850-0335.

More Information on the Helio A6

Customize & Buy

Frame Type

Ultralight Aluminum - Standard (265 lb weight capacity)


Color

Choose One

Acid Green

Black

Burgundy

Charcoal

Ferrari Red

Fuchsia

Monster Green

Sapphire Blue

Steel Blue

Sunkissed Orange

Custom Color (35 business day lead time)

+ $304.00

Seat Depth

Choose One

14"

15"

16"

17"

18"

19"

20"

+ $380.00

Center of Gravity

Choose One

1.25"(standard)

1.75"

2.25"

2.75"

.75"

Amputee


Seat Width

Choose One

14"

15"

16"

17"

18"

19"

20"

+ $396.00

21" (req. HD Package)

+ $396.00

22" (req. HD Package)

+ $396.00

Front Seat to Floor

Choose One

12'

12.5'

13'

13.5'

14'

14.5'

15'

15.5'

16'

16.5'

17"

17.5"

18"

18.5"

19"

19.5"

20"


Rear Seat to Floor

Choose One

12'

12.5''

13''

13.5''

13.75''

14''

14.25''

14.5''

14.75''

15''

15.25''

15.5''

15.75''

16''

16.25''

16.5''

16.75''

17

17.25''

17.75''

18''

18.25''

18.5''

18.75''

19.25''

19.75''''

20.25''


Cushion

Choose One

Omit seat cushion

2" Cushion

+ $132.00

3" Cushion

+ $148.00

Backrest Height

None

Straight aluminum back cane, 12"-15" adj. height

Straight aluminum back cane, 15"-18" adj. height

Straight aluminum back cane, 18"-21" adj. height

Adjustable angle, straight aluminum back cane, 15"-18" adj. height

+ $168.00

Adjustable angle, straight aluminum back cane, 18"-21" adj. height

+ $168.00

Adjustable angle, 8° bend aluminum back cane, 15"-18" adj. height

+ $212.00

Adjustable angle, 8° bend aluminum back cane, 18"-21" adj. height

+ $212.00

Straight Aluminum W/Integrated Push Handle 15-21"

Straight Aluminum W/Integrated Push Handle 9-15"

8° Bend Aluminum Back Cane 13.5 - 15"

+ $44.00

8° Bend Aluminum Back Cane 15 - 18."

+ $44.00

8° Bend Aluminum Back Cane 18 - 21"

+ $44.00

Push Handles

Choose One

Omit Push Handles

Push Handles (standard)

Clamp-on, Height-adjustable Push Handles, Standard Range (9" - 20")

+ $252.00

Clamp-on, Height-adjustable Push Handles, Tall Range (9" - 23")

+ $252.00

Folding Push Handles (265 lbs limit, not compatible with stabilizer bar and headrest/attendent lock)

+ $100.80

Back Cane Angle

Choose One

85° (not compatible with 8° bend aluminum back cane)

90°- Standard

95°

100°

105°

110°


Back Accessories


Back Upholstery

Choose One

Omit back upholstery

Slip-on Active-Mesh back upholstery (standard) (30 business day lead time)

Adjustable Tension Active-Mesh back upholstery (30 business day lead time)

+ $240.00

Armrest Choices

Choose One

Omit armrests

Swing-Away w/ 10" desk length arm, height adjustable

+ $180.00

Swing-Away w/ tubular arm, height adjustable 8 - 11"

+ $180.00

T-Armrest-10" desk length arm, height adj. 8'-12"

+ $260.00

T-Armrest-10" desk length arm, height adj. 10'-14"

+ $260.00

T-Armrest-14" full length arm, height adj. 8'-12"

+ $260.00

T-Armrest-14" full length arm, height adj. 10'-14"

+ $260.00

Flip Back-10" desk length arm, height adj. 8'-12"

+ $280.00

Flip Back-10" desk length arm, height adj. 10'-14"

+ $280.00

Flip Back-14" full length arm, height adj. 8'-12"

+ $280.00

Flip Back-14' full length arm, height adj. 10'-14"

+ $280.00

Side Guard Options

Choose One

Omit side guard

Side guards clip (pair)

Carbon fiber fendor side guards - removable

+ $432.00

Carbon fiber side guards - removable

+ $232.00

Carbon fiber side guards- fixed (not available with back upholstery)

+ $212.00

Plastic fendor side guards - removable (not compatible with 20" or 22" rear wheels)

+ $228.00

Plastic side guards - removable

+ $156.00

Footplates

Choose One

Standard Composite

Newton adjustable angle (Aluminum)

+ $184.00

Newton adjustable angle (Composite)

+ $168.00

One piece adjustable angle flip-up (aluminum)

+ $152.00

Footrest Height

Choose One

Did not choose the 60°, 70°, or 80° swing-in/swing-out footrest.

15.5 - 20.5' (only select if ordering 60°, 70°, or 80° footrest)

14.5 - 19.5' (only select if ordering 60°, 70°, or 80° footrest)

13.5'- 17' (only select if ordering 60°, 70°, or 80° footrest)

5"-13.5"- High mount (only select if ordering 60°, 70°, or 80° footrest)

+ $64.00

Footrest

Choose One

Omit Footrests

60° Swing-in/swing-out footrest (13.5-17")

60° Swing-in/swing-out footrest (14.5-19.5")

60° Swing-in/swing-out footrest (15.5-20.5")

70° Swing-in/swing-out footrest (13.5-17")

70° Swing-in/swing-out footrest (14.5-19.5")

70° Swing-in/swing-out footrest (15.5-20.5")

80° Swing-in/swing-out footrest (13.5 - 16")

80° Swing-in/swing-out footrest (14.5-19.5")

80° Swing-in/swing-out footrest (15.5-20.5")

90 degree swing-in/swing-out with front mount- 2" extension (Only available with adjustable footplates)

90 degree swing-in/swing-out with front mount- 4" extension (Only available with adjustable footplates)

90 degree swing-in/swing-out with front mount- Standard (Only available with adjustable footplates)

Elevating legrest w/ calf pad- pair

+ $384.00

Footrest Options

None

Elevating legrest w/ calf pad- left side only

+ $192.00

Elevating legrest w/ calf pad- right side only

+ $192.00

Footrest/Legrest Accessories


Leg Length

None

13.5"

14"

14.5"

15"

15.5"

16"

16.5"

17"

17.5"

18"

18.5"

19"

19.5"

20"

20.5"

5" (High Mount Footrest only)

5.5" (High Mount Footrest only)

6" (High Mount Footrest only)

6.5" (High Mount Footrest only)

7" (High Mount Footrest only)

7.5" (High Mount Footrest only)

8" (High Mount Footrest only)

8.5" (High Mount Footrest only)

9" (High Mount Footrest only)

9.5" (High Mount Footrest only)

10" (High Mount Footrest only)

10.5" (High Mount Footrest only)

11" (High Mount Footrest only)

11.5" (High Mount Footrest only)

12" (High Mount Footrest only)

12.5" (High Mount Footrest only)

13" (High Mount Footrest only)


Rear Wheels

Choose One

Newton One - Spoke Wheels, 20"

Newton One - Spoke Wheels, 22"

Newton One - Spoke Wheels, 24"

Mag Wheels, 20"

+ $44.00

Mag Wheels, 22"

+ $44.00

Mag Wheels, 24"

+ $44.00

Newton Gravity - Ultralight Wheel, 20"

+ $252.00

Newton Gravity - Ultralight Wheel, 22"

+ $252.00

Newton Gravity - Ultralight Wheel, 24"

+ $252.00

Newton Gravity - Ultralight Wheel, 25"

+ $252.00

Newton Gravity - Ultralight Wheel, 26"

+ $252.00

Spienrgy SPOX, 24"

+ $668.00

Spinergy CLX Carbon Blade, 24"

+ $1,244.00

Spinergy CLX Carbon Blade, 25"

+ $1,244.00

Spinergy LX, 22"

+ $836.00

Spinergy LX, 24"

+ $836.00

Spinergy LX, 25"

+ $836.00

Spinergy LX, 26"

+ $836.00

Spinergy SPOX, 22"

+ $668.00

Spinergy SPOX, 25"

+ $668.00

Spinergy SPOX, 26"

+ $668.00

Spoke Color

Choose One

Black (standard)

Blue (available on SPOX, LX, CLX)

Green (available on LX, CLX)

Orange (available on LX, CLX)

Pink (available on LX, CLX)

Purple (available on LX, CLX)

Red (available on SPOX, LX, CLX)

White (available on SPOX, LX, CLX)

Yellow (available on SPOX, LX, CLX)


Tires

Choose One

Soft Urethane, 1 1/4" (available on 20", 22", 24")

Soft Urethane Shox 1" (Available in 22", 24", 25", 26")

+ $92.00

Soft Urethane Knobby 1 3/8" (available in 22", 24", 25", 26")

+ $76.00

Pneumatic 1 3/8" (available in 20", 22", 24", 25", 26")

Pneumatic with Airless Insert 1 3/8" (available in 22", 24")

+ $64.00

Pneumatic HP 1" (available in 20", 22", 24", 25", 26")

+ $76.00

Pneumatic HP Schwalbe Marathon Plus 1" (available in 24", 25", 26")

+ $100.00

Axle Plates

None

Amputee Adjustable Axle Plate

+ $156.00

Axles

Choose One

Permanent Axle

Quick Release Axle (standard)

Quad Release Axle

+ $100.00

Camber Angle

Choose One

0° Camber angle

3° Camber angle


Handrim Position

Choose One

Standard Handrim position, Full tab

Narrow Handrim position, Short tab 2 positions (not available in 22")

+ $21.60

Super Narromw Handrim position, Short tab 2 positions (not available in 22")

+ $21.60

Super Narrow Handrim position, Short tab 1 position (not available in 22")

+ $21.60

One Arm Drive

Choose One

Omit

Omit handrim on opposite side of the One Arm Drive

Left (only avail. w/ Newton one wheel, aluminum or plastic hadrim)

+ $1,172.00

Right (only avail. w/ Newton one wheel, aluminum or plastic hadrim)

+ $1,172.00

Handrim

Choose One

Omit handrim

Aluminum Anodized (standard)

Aluminum black hard anodized

+ $56.00

Natural Fit Standard Grip with 1 1/2" Oval handrims (not available with Mag wheels or 20", only available in standard handrim position)

+ $316.00

Natural Fit Super Grip with 1 1/2" Oval handrims (not available with Mag wheels or 20", only available in standard handrim position)

+ $360.00

Newton Air Grip, Acid Green (not available with Mag wheels)

+ $200.00

Newton Air Grip, Black (not available with Mag wheels)

+ $80.00

Newton Air Grip, Burgundy (not available with Mag wheels)

+ $200.00

Newton Air Grip, Charcoal (not available with Mag wheels)

+ $200.00

Newton Air Grip, Ferrari Red (not available with Mag wheels)

+ $200.00

Newton Air Grip, Fuchsia (not available with Mag wheels)

+ $200.00

Newton Air Grip, Monster Green (not available with Mag wheels)

+ $200.00

Newton Air Grip, Sapphire Blue (not available with Mag wheels)

+ $200.00

Newton Air Grip, Sky (not available with Mag wheels)

+ $200.00

Newton Air Grip, Steel Blue (not available with Mag wheels)

+ $200.00

Newton Air Grip, Sunkissed Orange (not available with Mag wheels)

+ $200.00

Newton Air Grip, White (not available with Mag wheels)

+ $200.00

Plastic Coated (only available in standard handrim position)

+ $80.00

Q-Grip High-friction Neoprene Coated (not available with Mag wheels or 20", only available in standard handrim position)

+ $296.00

Surge LT with 1 1/8" Oval handrims, Gripton high-friction strip (not available with Mag wheels or 20", only available in standard handrim position)

+ $324.00

Surge with 1 1/2" Oval handrims, Gripton high-friction strip (not available with Mag wheels or 20", only available in standard handrim position)

+ $300.00

Casters

Choose One

Composite Wheel with Polyurethane Tire, 3"

Composite Wheel with Polyurethane Tire, 4"

Composite Wheel with Polyurethane Tire, 5"

Composite Wheel with Polyurethane Tire, 6"

Composite Wheel with Polyurethane Tire, 7"

Composite Wheel with Polyurethane Tire, 8"

Netwon UltraCaster Soft-Roll Composite, 5" x 1 1/2"

+ $68.00

Newton UltraCaster Soft-Roll Aluminum, 4" x 1 1/2"

+ $148.00

Newton UltraCaster Soft-Roll Aluminum, 5" x 1 1/2"

+ $156.00

Newton UltraCaster Soft-Roll Aluminum, 6" x 1 1/2"

+ $164.00

Newton UltraCaster Soft-Roll Composite, 4" x 1 1/2"

+ $68.00

Newton UltraCaster Soft-Roll Composite, 6" x 1 1/2"

+ $68.00

Pnuematic Casters, 6" x 1 1/4"

+ $128.00

Pnuematic Casters, 8" x 1 1/4"

+ $128.00

Caster Options

None

Caster Pin Locks (Only available with +1" or +2" stem bolt)

+ $236.00

Frog Legs suspension forks

+ $380.00

Wheel Locks

Choose One

Omit Wheel Locks

Newton Wheel Lock- push to lock

Pull to lock

6" removable extension handle

+ $60.00

6" removable extension handle

+ $60.00

Attendant lock (additional set of wheel lock mounted to the back)

+ $168.00

Newton grade aid push to lock (suggested with pneumatic or high pressure tire)

+ $120.00

Scissor lock

+ $120.00

Positioning Belts

Choose One

Omit positioning belt

Auto-style, Long 60"

+ $68.00

Auto-style, Standard 35"

+ $68.00

BodyPoint EVOFLEX Belt rehab latch and Band Clamps, Long 24"

+ $240.00

BodyPoint EVOFLEX Belt rehab latch and Band Clamps, Medium 18"

+ $240.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 2 point not padded, Long 61"

+ $64.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 2 point not padded, Medium 56"

+ $64.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 2 point padded, Long 61"

+ $136.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 2 point padded, Medium 56"

+ $136.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 2 point padded, Small 51"

+ $136.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 4 point padded, Long 61"

+ $152.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 4 point padded, Medium 56"

+ $152.00

BodyPoint Hip Belt - 4 point padded, Small 51"

+ $152.00

Velcro adjustable, Long 60"

+ $36.00

Velcro adjustable, Standard 35"

+ $36.00

Positioning Belt Hardware


Headrest

None

Mounting hardware with removeable non folding stabilizer bar

+ $236.00

Profiled Headrest - Medium (4.5"x7")

+ $144.00

Profiled Headrest - Small (3.5"x6")

+ $144.00

Profiled Headrest Large (5.5"x8")

+ $144.00

Lower Body Supports


Frame Additions

None

Heavy Duty package (350 lb weight capacity)

+ $420.00

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
- UP TO 20% OFF

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Air Force Patch

$76.00 Was $95.00
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Anti-Tippers

$112.00 Was $140.00
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Army Patch

$76.00 Was $95.00
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BodyPoint Mobility Bag

$104.00 Was $130.00
Coming Soon

Cane Carrier, Left side

$156.00 Was $195.00
Coming Soon

Cane Carrier, Right side

$156.00 Was $195.00
Coming Soon

Coast Guard Patch

$76.00 Was $95.00
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Marines Patch

$76.00 Was $95.00
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Navy Patch

$76.00 Was $95.00
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Newton Backpack

$100.00 Was $125.00
Coming Soon

Seat Pouch

$64.00 Was $80.00
Coming Soon

Swing-away anti-tippers

$128.00 Was $160.00
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Swing-away anti-tippers

$128.00 Was $160.00
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Tip-Assist

$52.00 Was $65.00
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Tool Kit

$40.00 Was $50.00
Coming Soon

Velcro Closing Strap

$44.00 Was $55.00