Bathroom Safety & Fall Prevention, Perineal Hygiene & Toileting

The Four Best Drop-Arm Bedside Commodes on Amazon

Amazon is a fantastic place to find well-priced, quality products. However, Amazon has so many products that shopping there can be overwhelming.

To make things easier for you, I’ve searched for and found the four best drop-arm bedside commodes in four different categories: overall, padded, extra-wide, and 3 in 1. I’ve selected these commodes based on the number and quality of their reviews.

The #1 spot on this list goes to the Ultra Commode. Let’s look at some of the features!

  • Easily foldable and weighs only 14 pounds for easy portability
  • Comfortable padding on the seat, back, and armrests that won’t be cold when you sit
  • Drop-arms for easy access to the side
  • Adjustable height
  • Can be used as a commode, raised toilet seat with support for standing up, or a shower chair
  • 100% open front for easier cleanup
  • Large seat (16” x 16”) and 20” between armrests
  • Easy, tool-free assembly in under 60 seconds
  • Rust-free aluminum frame will support up to 300 pounds

This commode is designed to be a comfortable, durable, and modern alternative to the small, unattractive commodes that are more commonly seen. Because of this, it is a bit more expensive than a lot of other commodes on the market. This chair is selling for $209 on Amazon.

The main customer complaint is that the outward angle of the legs makes it difficult to position this product over an existing toilet. If you need to use a commode as a raised toilet seat or toilet support frame, be sure to measure your toilet and the area around it to see if it will fit properly.

Other than that difficulty, almost every review is positive, and there are no other consistently mentioned complaints.

Best Padded

This heavy duty commode chair from Medline has almost 2000 reviews with an average of 4.5 stars. The legs adjust for height and the arms swing out of the way.

This chair can be used as a stand alone commode or as a raised/padded toilet seat. It can hold up to 350 pounds, a little more than the Ultra Commode, and weighs a little more, about 20.5 pounds.

The rubber on the armrests will give you a good grip for sitting and standing. The chair looks pretty stylish; I would call it the most stylish chair on this list!

Best Extra Wide

This commode is just about 23″ by 19″ making it by far the widest commode on this list. That, along with the drop arm feature and a weight capacity of 500 pounds makes this commode a fantastic choice. Plus it has 4.6 stars and over 600 reviews.

Even though it can hold a lot of weight, it only weighs 18 pounds for easy transportation. This commode by Nova is the perfect Amazon choice if an extra wide commode is the best choice for you!

Best 3 in 1

This 3 in 1 commode comes from Drive Medical, which is a well known and respected company. The arms drop out of the way and the height is adjustable.

This commode can be used as a bedside commode, a raised toilet seat, or a toilet support frame. It’s also the least expensive option on this list at just over $76.

While this particular bedside commode has fewer bells and whistles than some of the others on this list, it is affordable, versatile, and comes from a well-known company. These things make it a fantastic choice!

Final Thoughts

Whatever your bedside commode needs, these four Amazon products are great choices. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on this list, check out the bedside commodes we sell here at The Elder Expo: Bedside Commodes and Toilet Seats