Take some time to consider your wheelchair options and the convenience of added accessories.
Transport chairs: Lightweight with foldable frames, simple to use, and easy to transport. A good option to help with occasional, short-term mobility needs.
Standard chairs: Weigh between 37 and 47 pounds. Non-adjustable frames are available in basic seat sizes and include options for height-adjustable armrests and elevating leg rests. A good option if you need a basic mobility device to travel short distances or for short periods of time.
Lightweight chairs: Usually weigh between 24 and 34 pounds. Available in basic seat sizes with some armrest and leg rest options. Low seat height on some models allows you to propel with your feet. An appropriate option if using the chair for several hours during the day, are mildly active and primarily propelling on flat surfaces.
High-strength lightweight chairs: Weigh between 30 and 34 pounds. Various options are available to help maintain good seated posture and propel with ease. This is a good choice if you are using a manual chair for most of your mobility, are in the chair most of the day and lead a mild to moderately active lifestyle.
Ultra-lightweight chairs: Aluminum frames weigh between 18 and 28 pounds, while titanium frames can weigh as little as 16 pounds. Built for performance, efficiency and ease of maneuverability over varying terrain. A great choice if you use the chair for all your mobility, lead an active lifestyle and/or need individual tailoring for your complex seating and functional needs.
Heavy duty and bariatric chairs: Weigh between 50 and 60 pounds. Larger seat sizes, reinforced upholstery and reinforced frames accommodate user weight from 250 to 1,000 pounds. Available options vary according to the model, chair type and weight capacity.