Folding Wheelchair Lightweight usually refers to the feature that a wheelchair may have, collapsible meaning that it is a foldable wheelchair, unlike rigid chairs that are usually foldable, this includes sports wheelchairs. The lighter the wheelchair, the easier it is for the user to push uphill and the easier it is for a companion to lift up stairs or place in a car boot. Choose a weight according to personal needs and budget, whilst bearing in mind the advantage of a lightweight aluminium wheelchair. Wheelchairs constructed from lightweight alloys such as aluminium are ideal for storage, transportation and maneuverability. Wheelchairs feature folding components that make them easy to fit into the boot of a car and facilitate storage. Heavy duty steel self-propelled and steel transit wheelchairs are of a more robust and durable construction but have all the features associated with the lighter aluminium wheelchairs.
Foldable wheelchairs have an advantage over rigid wheelchairs in that they allow to fold the chair into a portable and compact shape. It really depends on what looking for, Light folding wheelchairs are tailored for people that are looking for compact ability, this represents their way of life, as they will use the chair and store it in their car or storage space. These type of users need to have a foldable frame that is easy to prop open and close.
Folding Manual Wheelchair are a different type of animal altogether, these types of wheelchairs are non-foldable and are usually made for active users or athletes. Wheelchairs are usually welded, meaning that most of the chair is static and non-foldable.
- Offer a high level of adjustability, and can accept all types of seating systems, footrests and arms.
- Designed for portability and are effective for travel and storage.
- Choice of either steel or aluminum construction. foldable frame
- Footrests are removable, as well as arms and wheels on some models.
- A great choice for the more dependent user who does not need maximum efficiency in propulsion.
- They are generally heavier than rigid chairs due to folding cross-braces.