6 Best Wheelchairs To Get You Around In 2020

Wheelchairs are the first thing we think of when we think of a mobility aid. 

But buying a wheelchair can be daunting, especially if it’s for someone else or you haven’t owned one before. 

We’ve compiled this guide to help the process to buying a wheel chair go a lot easier. We hand picked some of the top wheel chairs on the market.

We’ve included some of the top things we think you should consider when buying a wheelchair such as weight, foldabity and safety features. 

1. Drive Medical Blue Streak Wheelchair

First up we have the most rated product on the market. The Drive medical Blue Wheel Chair comes in at very good price point, and is available in 3 sizes. Users say best of all is it’s easy ability to “fold away” so you can easily fit the wheel chair under tables to join the party. 

4,139+ Ratings
  • Comes in 16, 18 and 20 inch models
  • Detachable desk arms and swing away legs
  • Durable tires with push to lock functionality for safety
  • 18 inch padded nylon is comfortable and easy to clean
  • Fold and unfolds easily
  • Very good value

2. NOVA Lightweight Transport Chair

Next we have something a little different, it’s a lightweight transport chair by NOVA. It looks very much like a traditional wheelchair but is designed to be lightweight and fold able for fast transport. Getting around day to day a chair like this can rapidly speed up your day. 

413+ Ratings
  • Designed for all terrain with rugged 12 inch wheels.
  • Weighs just 27lb
  • Arms are foldable
  • You can remove the footrests
  • Added seatbelt for safety
  • Comes with handbreaks

3. Medline User-Friendly Wheelchair

This user friendly wheelchair from Medline is one of the best rated on the market. It’s sleek design and quality build make it a real great buy. The arms fold back easily so you can join the dinner table, it’s also lightweight and very user friendly. We love the big black wheels which give it a very modern look. 

348+ Ratings
  • Flip back arms make it easy to push under the table
  • Quality build - solid welds make it secure and add extra safety
  • Sleek design makes it more modern than other models
  • Very user-friendly
  • Lightweight design
  • Very user friendly

4. Karman Ergonomic Wheelchair

Next up we have something very special. The Karman Ergonomic Wheelchair is perfect if you suffer from any sort of back or spinal problem. Or if you’re looking for just a very comfortable chair which won’t give you any sort of back soreness, this is the one for you. With ergonomic wheel control, back support and hand wrests it’s a real pleasure to sit in. 

66+ Ratings
  • Ideal for someone with back problems
  • Ergonomic handwrests offer more comfort and support for your elbows
  • S-Shaped seating designs to follow the bodys natural curves
  • Flip back arm wrests
  • Ergonomic hand grips on the wheel making it easier to move yourself around

5. Hi-Fortune Wheelchair Lightweight Chair

Here’s the lightest of our chairs coming in at just 21lb for the entire chair! It’s perfect if you need something that’s easy to carry. We really like the red design, making it stand out in a crowd, they’ll be easy to find. It also has has rear breaks and hand breaks which is great for extra control. Best of all it’s very easy to assemble with no tools needed for this assembly. 

58+ Ratings
  • Ultra lightweight magnesium alloy frame coming in at just 21lb for the entire chair
  • Comfy padded arms, seat and backrest
  • No tools needed to assemble the wheel chair
  • Rear and hand breaks for safety
  • Red colour stands out against traditional models

6. Invacare Tracer SX5 Wheelchair

Last but not least we have the most solid of our chairs, the Invacar Tracer SX5 Wheelchair. This isn’t the lightest of chairs, but the material it’s made of oozes quality. If you’re looking for something that’d last, support weight with no breeze this is the one for you. Users praise it’s great value for money compared to similar priced models. 

86+ Ratings
  • Solid carbon steel frame
  • Padded arms that can flip back
  • Dual embosses embroidery for a quality finish and extra resistance
  • Super easy to open and close
  • Voted best overall value
  • Comfortable chair

Wheelchairs: Our Verdict

Choosing a wheelchair isn’t a “one size fits all” – although it’d be great if it was!

It’s important you decide what’s most important for you. Do you need something that’s lightweight and easily transportable? Or do you need something that’s more sturdy like the Invacare Tracer

If you suffer from back problems we’d highly recommend the Karman Ergonomic wheel chair which is highly praised with people with all sorts of spinal issues. 

If you’re looking for a good all rounder we’d suggest the Medline wheelchair.

All of the chairs we’ve selected above are highly rated and have great reviews by the users.  

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