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  • #74171
    Compact, Portable, Travel wheelchairs

    Can anyone recommend any from personal experience that I can get in the UK?
    Maybe even import from somewhere else?

    So far I found these:
    http://www.mobilityzone.co.uk/acatalog/Transportation_Chairs.html

    They all look so rickety though so I any advice anyone can offer would be useful :)

    Chagrin
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    #83924
    Re: Compact, Portable, Travel wheelchairs

    What do you need it for? Not meant to be a rude question, but can give better advice if I know what you are trying to do.

    For instance I have transit wheels that I can attach to my Kuschall manual chair, then I pop off the big wheels and I’ve got a transfer chair for use in small spaces – like French lifts for instance! In the past visiting a friend in Paris I had to transfer to a stool in the lift, my friend would press the button then run up four flights carrying my wheelchair in time to meet me at the top and then transfer back again!

    Do you use a wheelchair currently or are you just looking for something for holidays?

    Ameena
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    #83925
    Re: Compact, Portable, Travel wheelchairs

    I do not use a chair most of the time but if there is going to be allot of walking then it could be handy to have one in the back of the car and maybe one I can take travelling. Not a permanent solution, more of a every now and then thing.

    Chagrin
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    #83926
    Re: Compact, Portable, Travel wheelchairs

    Well, there are lots of good wheelchairs out there and most of them fold. I would recommend getting a lightweight folding self propelling chair with transit wheels. It’s worth paying for something light – an “active user” chair that you can actually push yourself – even if it’s only a bit. It’s also worth getting something that is going to be comfortable on the kind of terrain that you are likley to need it on. For instance I doubt these chairs would go over grass or gravel or anything rough – the kind of surface you might find walking over tricky. I would recommend going to the mobility roadshow or somewhere like wheelchair warehouse (south west london) or epc (sheffield) and actually trying a load out. The guys who run these places are wheelchair users and will generally give good advice. You can also try putting them in and out of your car. Have a good look, try them out, then go away and think before handing over any money!

    All the best.

    Ameena
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    #83927
    Re: Compact, Portable, Travel wheelchairs

    @ameena wrote:

    Have a good look, try them out, then go away and think before handing over any money!

    All the best.

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    AM
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    #83928
    Re: Compact, Portable, Travel wheelchairs

    Hi,
    The Invacare Lightweight Aluminum Transport chair is designed for safety and patient comfort. The frame weighs only 19 lbs. and features a fold-down back, making the chair portable and easy to store. The black nylon upholstery is flame retardant and bacteria resistant, and the full-length armrests are padded for comfort. Here are some of itsFeatures
    Padded, full-length fixed armrests
    Seat belt included
    Flame retardant and bacteria resistant upholstery
    Carry straps allow ease of folding and lifting
    Footrest painted to match frame finish
    Fold-down back for easy transport and storage
    Lightweight, 19 lbs. (w/out riggings)

    Charisteena2012
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