Selecting a Wheelchair
Looking for a wheelchair for quick trips to the store or to get you out on the court? You have come to the right place. SpinLife.com is the #1 provider of mobility products on the internet and has the selection and expertise to help get you the wheelchair you need at a price that beats anything around. There are a lot of choices out there when choosing a manual wheelchair, including transport wheelchairs, standard wheelchairs, lightweight wheelchairs, ultralightweight wheelchairs and more. Making sure you get one that fits your needs and your budget is what we are experts at. The following brief descriptions should help get you on your way:
With four small wheels and light weight frames, transport wheelchairs are the perfect choice for transporting someone to and from the house or around the mall. A transport wheelchair is narrower than a standard wheelchair, making it a good choice for tight hallways and narrow doorways around the house. Some great choices include Invacare and Nova wheelchairs.
With weights starting at 35 pounds, a standard weight wheelchair is the perfect choice when you need a wheelchair that will be used less than 4 hours per day, but needs to be self-propelled. A full selection is available from the most basic models with fixed legrests and armrests to wheelchairs that have elevating legrests and removable armrests. There are also models with a "hemi" height option. This option allows you to lower the set-to-floor height and remove the legrests so that the user can use their feet to help propel the chair. All standard weight wheelchairs fold for easy transport and storage. Consider a foam cushion for additional comfort.
With weights ranging from 28-34 pounds, a lightweight wheelchair is a great choice when you need a wheelchair that will be used more frequently, when you need special options, or when you have your heart set on a specific frame and upholstery color combination. This category covers it all, with lightweight wheelchairs starting as low as $199 to wheelchairs that are available with a full range of options including adjustable angle back, wild frame colors, pneumatic (air-filled) tires, a wide range of seating sizes and heights, and multiple legrests and armrest choices. Some great lightweight wheelchair choices include Quickie and Invacare wheelchairs.
"Easy Order" Lightweight Wheelchairs
These lightweight have the benefit of being lighter than a standard wheelchair but still in an easy-to-order format. Ordering from this category only requires a few decisions and your new wheelchair will be on its way to you in 1-2 business days.
"Custom" Lightweight Wheelchairs
As the name implies, these wheelchairs are custom. These lightweight wheelchairs offer a wider selection of measurements, colors and options. These wheelchairs are for a user who has both a need for lighter wheelchair and also a wheelchair that has more custom options such as a non-standard seat-to-floor height or back height. These wheelchairs meet very specific needs and are custom built by the manufacturer. They take a little longer to get out the door and are subject to a 15% re-stocking fee if returned.
With wheelchair weights as low as 14 pounds and available in both rigid and folding models, an ultralightweight wheelchair is for the full-time advanced user who demands performance and for those who want the lightest chair possible for ease of use and transport. Our expert staff members can help you to select and configure the perfect ultralightweight wheelchair to meet your needs. Some great choices include TiLite wheelchairs and Quickie wheelchairs. Shop online, or call and ask to talk to a SpinMaster product expert at 1-800-850-0335.
Take it to the hoop or to the mountains, this category covers it all. With wheelchairs for everything from tennis and basketball to handcycles, we can get you the right equipment for whatever pastime you choose.
A reclining back is a great option for those who spend the majority of their time in a wheelchair as it offers more positions. A tilt wheelchair offers alternative positioning and pressure relief for those who are unable to re-position themselves. Both of these options add weight to the wheelchair, so keep this in mind if easy transport is a concern.
With weight capacities ranging from 300 to 850 pounds, these heavy duty wheelchairs can accommodate nearly any user. SpinLife carries a full range of heavy duty wheelchairs, from economical bariatric transport chairs, to complex highly-configurable models.