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Lightweight Tilt-in-Space VIP-515

by Karman Healthcare (Model No. VIP515)
Only lightweight tilt-in-space chair that also folds!

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  • Specially designed ergonomic head pillow is included
  • Intelligent 0-35º center-of-gravity weight shifting adjustments
  • Anti-bacterial and anti-staining Aegis upholstery

Key Specs

  • Quick-Release Axles: No
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Weight: 34 lbs.
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Overview of the Lightweight Tilt-in-Space VIP-515

The Karman Lightweight Tilt-in-Space VIP-515 is a revolutionary tilt chair that weighs just 34 pounds in transport. This type of a chair redistributes pressure to the lower back as well as under the legs and it has a 0-35º weight-shifting center-of-gravity adjustment. The VIP-515's frame is made of a super durable yet lightweight T-6 aluminum and it tilts with the use of gas cylinders.

Great Standard Features
The VIP-515 has 14" wide transport wheels standard with the option to upgrade to larger 20" rear wheels. It also has ergonomic handrims and head pillow along with swing-away footrests. Aegis microbe shield on the upholstery that protects against odors and staining and flip-back height-adjustable armrests with clothing guards are also standard.

Measuring Guide

Seat Depth1
Measure from the most posterior point of the body to the inside of the knee, minus at least two inches. Some prefer more leg overhang to make room for their hand when lifting their leg.

Back Height2
Measured from the seat base to the top of the wheelchair back. Depends on how much upper back support is needed, and also affects freedom for the upper body to rotate.

Rear Seat to Floor3
Measurement from the ground to the rear seat edge. Relative to the front seat-to-floor dimension, this determines the rearward slope ("dump" or "squeeze") of the wheelchair seat.

Hanger Angle4
Determines how far the toes extend away from the body, measured from the horizontal. A tighter angle allows the wheelchair to turn around in less space. Depends in part on ability of the knee to bend towards the perpendicular.

Seat Width5
Determined by the widest point of the body from outside of right hip to outside of left hip, plus an inch to ensure room to move. Consider bulk of clothing, particularly a heavy winter coat, if relevant.

Wheel Camber6
Angle of the wheel relative to the vertical. More camber improves stability and agility, but also limits ability to pass through narrow spaces. A typical daily wheelchair uses three degrees of camber.

Front Seat to Floor7
Measure the leg from the back of the knee to the sole of the foot. Then subtract the thickness of the cushion when it is compressed. Next, add a minimum of two inches for footrest clearance. Do not add the footrest clearance if the wheelchair will be foot-propelled.

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Specifications for the Lightweight Tilt-in-Space VIP-515

Frame Type:    Folding
Seat Widths:    16"
Seat Depths:    17"
Overall Width Open - Add to Seat Width:    10.00"
Seat to Floor Heights:    20"
Hemi Height Option:    No
Angle-adjustable Back:    No
Fold-down back for easy transport:    Yes
Reclining Back Option:    No
Rear Wheel Size:    20"
Pneumatic (air-filled) tire option:    No
Quick-Release Axles:    No
One-Arm Drive Option:    No
Removable Legrests:    Yes
Expedited Shipping Available:    Yes

Approximate Shipping Dimensions and Weights

Product Weight: 34 lbs.

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Lightweight Tilt-in-Space VIP-515 Reviews

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Warranty Information for the Lightweight Tilt-in-Space VIP-515


Karman warrants the wheelchair main frame against defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product, including crossbraces, side frames, backrests frames, from purchase date.  This warranty is extended only to original purchasers of our products. Warranty is not transferable.

Parts or materials which are subject to normal wear and which must be replaced/repaired are the owner’s responsibility and are not covered by warranty. Arm pads and upholsteries are not covered by warranty.

If within such warranty period, any such product is proven to Karman’s satisfaction to be defective, such product shall be repaired or replaced at Karman option. In no case are goods to be returned without first obtaining an R.M.A. (Returned Merchandise Authorization) number issued by Karman and that the part in question is returned insured with freight prepaid to Karman, within the period of warranty. Labor charge incurred in the installation or repair of the above-mentioned parts plus all freight charges are not included in the warranty.

If Karman does not have a completed Warranty Registration Card on file for the consumer’s product, then a copy of the invoice with date of purchase must be provided.  The warranty is void on wheelchairs that have had the serial # tag removed or altered.

Products which have been subject to negligence, abuse, improper storage or handling, improper operation, unauthorized modifications or misuse are not covered by this warranty. Karman Healthcare will not warrant the frame or any parts damaged when the maximum weight limit is exceeded. Warranty applies in the U.S. only.

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SpinLife Return Policy for the Lightweight Tilt-in-Space VIP-515

This item is covered by the SpinLife "Best on the Web" 30-Day Return Policy.

As stated in the full Return Policy, this item may be returned within 30 days of receipt for a full refund as long as the following conditions are met:

  • The item must be returned at the customer’s expense in the original packaging.
  • The item must be in new condition--no cracks, scratches or dirty tires.
  • A Return Authorization must be requested from SpinLife within 30 days of delivery.
  • Once the Return Authorization has been received from SpinLife, the product must be returned within 14 days to receive a refund.

If you have questions about this item please call a SpinLife Expert at 1-800-850-0335.

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