There are many lightweight manual wheelchairs on the market, but what is the best lightweight manual KARMA wheelchair for travelling? Take a look at our top picks for wheelchair users that plan to use their wheelchair to travel! Whether it’s for a short day trip or you plan to travel around the world, we’ve got something for you….
Ultra lightweight adjustable manual wheelchair
Ergo Lite weighs a total of just 8.6 KG which is perfect for travelling with an elderly wheelchair user. The Ergo Lite series has proven a firm favourite amongst KARMA customers with hundreds of positive reviews on Amazon as well as winning Thiis Magazine’s 2020 Retailers’ Choice Award.
This ultra lightweight wheelchair can be easily folded for convenient storage in the trunk of a car or at home when not in use. The Ergo Lite 2 has the option for large rear wheels if the user prefers the option to self propel when out and about. This wheelchair also comes with handy removable swing away footrests to make transferring in and out of the chair safe and easy.
The Ergo Lite series wheelchairs have been crash tested in accordance with international safety standard ISO 7176-19, which means it is suitable to be used as a seat in a motor vehicle for transportation. No matter where or how you are travelling to your destination, the Ergo Lite is a great companion for your trip!
Lightweight manual wheelchairs designed for everyday use
Choose comfort every day when travelling from a wide range of S-Ergo lightweight manual wheelchairs. This series of manual wheelchairs includes the S-Ergo 125 that is equipped with flip back armrests and removable footrests for safe and easy wheelchair transfers. The foldable frames make S-Ergo 125 a great companion when travelling for easy storage. The S-Ergo lightweight manual wheelchairs are all equipped with KARMA’s patented S-Ergo Seating System to provide basic pressure relief when sitting for long stretches of time.
Adaptable on the go
The Flexx series is KARMA’s range of adaptable chairs for a wide range of users. Flexx has a complete range of accessories that can be used during rehabilitation and to increase comfort. Flexx is an ideal wheelchair for travelling for its lightweight and foldable frame. Not only this but the backrest angle, height, seat depth, and rear axle can all be adjusted. If the user needs adjustments to their wheelchair made whilst traveling, this can all be done on Flexx.
Affordable travel companion
For a more affordable wheelchair option whilst travelling, wheelchair users can choose Agile. The Agile is the latest innovation from the SOMA wheelchair range. Agile is lightweight and highly configurable; perfect for travelling! The quick release rear wheels make it convenient to store along with its foldable frame. Agile has also been crash tested in accordance with international safety standard ISO 7176-19, which means it is suitable to be used as a seat in a motor vehicle for transportation.
Don’t forget to consider the needs of the user!
Make sure to take into consideration the needs of the user as well as the convenient features of the manual wheelchair! Not every user is suitable for every chair. If you’re not sure which chair to choose, you could also consider renting a KARMA wheelchair during your travels. This would give the user a chance to try out a new chair, and it could be convenient to pick up the chair at the destination if travelling with a wheelchair is inconvenient. If you are travelling with an elderly user, you can take a look at our previous blog, travelling with an elderly wheelchair user, for our top travel tips!