Rather than our own words, here's some we have received from users...
"Gardeners love simple practical solutions, and that in essence is the iTip — a practical solution to a genuine problem. The wheelbarrow has evolved over hundreds of years, but this is the first seriously useful change to the basic design in all that time. They have solved the problem of the final movement of tipping the contents of the barrow — often a heavy weight — into its destination without the difficulty of changing position. It makes the process quicker and a lot easier. The handles are easy to attach and easy to use. More importantly, they are completely intuitive in use. It’s just a natural movement. I think the iTip will catch on, because it is not a gadget, it’s a genuine practical improvement".
Garry Coward-Williams Group Editor Amateur Gardening
“It is always good news to find a product that reduces the risk of injury and makes a task easier and quicker.
As both a keen gardener and Physiotherapist, I am always on the lookout for innovative new products on the market such as the ITip wheelbarrow handles.
These handles enable the user to steer the wheelbarrow with more ease, reducing the twisting action of the spine to go around corners.
When it comes to emptying the wheelbarrow they allow for a reduced tipping angle – excellent for reducing strain on the joints at the back of the spine, and reduce the pressure on the discs between the vertebra.
They allow for a better biomechanical efficiency in the arms and hands, making it easier on the joints of the shoulders, elbows and wrists. The emptying is done with the joints in a more mid-range rather than at the extreme end of joints’ extension.
When doing any work involving repetitive tasks with a wheelbarrow, a device which reduces risk of injury is good news for both health and safety and user experience.”
"I am delighted by this revolution to enable individuals to lift and unload a wheelbarrow safely. We treat many clients with lower back pain, directly caused by the miss-use of wheelbarrows or sack trolleys either within the work-place or in the garden.
iTip have created a very effective product. When required to tip a wheelbarrow often we will not flex enough at the knee joint to allow an easy rotation of the barrow, resulting in too much flexion, under load, of the lower back. The rotation in the handles will completely reduce the need for lower back over compensation and we can keep our back straight with ease.
High repetitions over time, especially within a work-place is likely to cause injury. This is something that we would recommend, especially from a health and safety point of view, for anyone who is required to work with the use of a wheelbarrow or sack trolley. Itip could be suggested for those who do struggle with a reduced range of motion but equally should be just as important for those wanting to prevent injuries"