There are many wheelchairs to choose from whether it be a manual or powered wheelchair. If it’s a power wheelchair; then you need to be assessed by an Occupational therapist to ensure you have the proper fit and chair.
If you are looking for a manual wheelchair then you need to look at the weight of chair and if you can easily transport it yourself or if you need someone to help you. There are many wheelchairs/transport chairs to choose from. If the person is unable to transport themselves in a wheelchair then you could possibly look at using a transport chair. If needing a manual wheelchair, then you need to look at one that will best suit your needs. You will want to ensure that you’re choosing a wheelchair that will last and meet your needs. Are you looking at using your wheelchair indoors or outdoors? If your wheelchair is going to be transported; then you need to consider the size of the vehicle and whether or not you will be able to lift the wheelchair in and out of the vehicle? If unable to, will you have someone to assist you? Another thing to consider is your living arrangements. If you live in an apartment, condo or house, you will want to know that there are no barriers within your residence. You need to have a plan for how you can get a wheelchair in and out of the house and whether you can do this independently or if you’ll have someone to assist you. In some cases people choose to have more than one wheelchair so that they can keep them on different floors of their home or inside and outside.
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Drive Poly-Fly Transforming Transport Chair

This unique chair can be used as standard self-propelled wheelchair or a transport chair all in one. The quick release wheels allow ease of conversion between quick release 24″ and 8″ rear wheels. The dual brakes makes use as both a standard and transport chair easy. The chair comes with a lightweight aluminum frame that only weighs 29 lbs. with 24″ wheels and only 19 lbs. with 8″ wheels! Chair comes standard with desk-length removable armrests, swing-away footrests with composite footplates and heel loops, nylon upholstery with pocket on the back.

Features:

  • Desk-length removable armrests
  • Anti-tippers come standard
  • 16″, 18″, 20″ Seat Width
  • Quick Release 24″ Wheels
  • Set of 8″ Back Wheels for easy Conversion to Transport Chair
  • Fold-down Back
  • All Aluminum Frame
  • 8″ Casters
  • Nylon Upholstery
  • Dual Brakes for use as Wheelchair or Transport Chair
  • Extra Wheels for Conversion
  • Product Weight 33 lbs. – 36 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity 250 lbs

Drive Silver Sport 2 Wheelchair

The Silver Sport 2 Wheelchair by Drive Medical, available in a variety of arm style and front riggings, comes in an attractive, easy to maintain, powder coated, silver vein finish, and a steel frame for durability. The urethane tires are mounted on composite wheels to provide durability and a smooth ride over most surfaces. The embossed, vinyl upholstery is durable, lightweight, attractive and easy to clean. The carry pocket on the backrest provides an easy and safe way to transport personal items. Comes standard with padded fixed arms, push to lock brakes, and plastic footplates.

 

Features:

  •  16” seat product weight is 40 lbs; weight capacity up to 250lbs
  • 18” seat product weight is 41lbs; weight capacity up to 300 lbs
  • 20” seat product weight is 42lbs; weight capacity up to 350lbs
  • Fixed Arm or Detachable Desk Arm, Swing-away Footrests or Swing-away Elevating Leg Rests

Blue Streak Wheelchair with Flip Back Desk Arms

The Blue Streak Wheelchair with Flip Back Desk Arms and Swing Away Footrests or Elevated Leg rests by Drive Medical has an attractive blue, powder coated frame which is reinforced with a black cross brace for added durability and safety. The solid rubber tires are mounted on composite wheels to provide durability, low maintenance, and a smooth, stable ride over most surfaces. The nylon upholstery is durable, lightweight and easy to clean. Comes standard with flip back padded desk arm.

Features:

  • Blue powder coated frame, black cross brace
  • Comes with push to lock brakes
  • Flip back, padded desk length arm
  • Nylon upholstery is durable, lightweight, attractive and easy to clean
  • Solid rubber tires mounted on composite wheel provides durability and low maintenance
  • Product weight is 41.25 lbs
  • Weight Capacity up to 250lbs

The Invacare Big Wheel Transport Chair Aluminum

The Great Aluminum Big Wheel transport chair delivers a lightweight, compact mobility solution with the added convenience of large 12″ rear wheels and dual attendant hand brakes. The Great Big Wheel aluminum transport chair is personalized for you in two seat width’s 18″ & 20″ with your choice of attractive frame finish Electric Blue and Electric Red. The durable padded nylon seating and padded full length vinyl arm supports ensure comfortable travel wherever life takes you.
Durable 2×8″ and 2×12″ composite spoked wheels with non-marking urethane tires Dual braking/wheel lock controls on the handles allow the rear wheels to be slowed or locked in place. The braking functions and wheel locks operate independently offering maximum control.
Standard left and right rear mounted curb aids in conjunction with the large 12″ wheels allow the chair to easily overcome curbs and thresholds.

Removable footrests with flip up footplates offers adjustable comfort and ease of transfer for user. Padded Nylon calf support with velcro closure. Convenient fold down back support and folding frame with carry handles allow for simple and easily managed storage and travel. Standard rear storage pouch with velcro closure keeps personal belongings secure and close at hand.

Features:

  • Weight Capacity is 250 lbs
  • Product weight is 21.5 lbs

Invacare MVP Manual Wheelchair

Versatile, growable, and designed with performance in mind, the MVP is the premier folding chair in Invacare’s Custom Manual wheelchair line. With a refined sense of style and three rear frame options, it’s easy to match your needs — responsiveness (curved frame), stability (square frame), or growth (extended frame). Backed by the quality and reliability that is built into every Invacare product, the MVP gives you the durability and performance you need, setting the standard for every folding chair in the industry. Think MVP when you want maximum versatility and performance with the convenience of a folder.

Features:

  • Adjustable-angle back option on the square frame offers four discrete positions
  • Adjustable-angle footplates and footplate clamps provides a more durable platform
  • Front head tubes are easier to adjust
  • Hideaway undermount wheel locks available on the fixed front frame only
  • Improved wheels include black rims and black hubs

Specifications

  • Seat Width: 15″ – 22″
  • Product Weight: 17 lbs. Product Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Heavy Duty Package available for up to 350 lbs.
  • Rear Wheel Size: 18″, 20″, 22″, 24″, 26″

Invacare Tracer SX5 Manual Wheelchair

Featuring a carbon steel frame, a heavy-duty inner liner to keep the seat and back from stretching and urethane rear tires mounted on “no flex” wheels, the Tracer SX5 Wheelchair is built to last. Dual-axle allows for conversion to hemi-height.

Features:

  • Weighs only 34 lbs. easy to lift into car
  • Arms flip-back for easy transfer
  • Dual axle, allowing for multiple seat heights
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Overall Width Open – Add to Seat Width: 8.50″

Specifications

  • Weight Capacity 250lbs; 300lbs
  • Product weight is 34 lbs
  • Seat Width 16”-20”
  • Armrests Desk –Length, Full-Length
  • Footrests Swing-away, elevating