Choosing the right material is important when choosing a sling since the different materials have unique characteristics that are suitable to different lifting situations. Often, you want a material that is robust and has low friction which makes the sling easy to apply and remove.

When you want to use the sling in connection with bath and shower you need to have a net material that dries quickly and is easy to keep clean.

If you want the opportunity to leave the sling in a wheelchair or bed after the lift is done you need a breathable material and a sling without any reinforcements, handles or paddings.