Karman Healthcare Lightweight LT-980
nadine n. from monroe, mi (caregiver)
My 74 year old husband was deathly ill and confined to bed for over a month. This necessitates a wheelchair as he learns to walk again.
Sturdy, lightweight, comfortable
The leg rests are much too short.
Reviewed on 07/31/2016
jeffrey f. from snellville, ga
I'm the end user. Had a brain tumor removed but don't have complete use of my legs yet.
Seems unstable at times. Foot rests don't always lock.
Reviewed on 03/13/2016
jeanette b. from king william, va (caregiver)
My 84 year old grandmother who had an above knee amputation in her 60's.
The light weight design and customizable seat size. The hand grip wheels are also nice.
It does not roll over unpaved surface well. For elderly people who live in rural areas this is a big problem.
Reviewed on 09/27/2013
kate w. from cambridge, ma
Foot pedals are too high for a tall person. AND the wrinkled wheel with groves is very hard on one's hand when pushing. Can the inner wheel be changed?
Reviewed on 09/21/2013
Could be a little bit higher shoes raise the knees off the seat.
olive r. from cupertino, ca
98 years old, can walk but very slowly
Light weight and easy to push someone.
Seat could be a bit higher as when shoes are worn, the knees are over an inch higher that the seat. The size is fine for self-use, by not having the foot supports and a pair of slippers it is a good height to be able to control by one’s self. When shoes are worn sitting with ones legs up is not very lady like. My back is curved from age and I need something soft to sit against.
Reviewed on 09/16/2013
steve k. from new albany, oh
61, MS, using a walker for the most part. Plan to use wheelchair for extensive trips to make it easier on my caregiver (wife).
light weight, ease of use.
it doesn't quite fold up as flat as I hoped. But, the chair and my walker still fit in the trunk (barely).
Reviewed on 11/01/2012
My wife likes this chair because it is light enough for her to easily handle loading in a rental car.
gregory b. from germantown, md
I am a 61 year old male on full disability due to a degenerative neuro-muscular illness. I generally need a power chair to get around.
Very light at 25lb for the price. Folds up small so easy for travel. It is low enough to propel with your feet which suited me well. Design of the chair is solid enough that I was not worried it would fail. My wife was delighted with the light weight aspect so she was willing to push me around.
The price point is right for a chair that will only get occasional use, however I required a Roho cushion and lumbar support at that. Nothing is adjustable and the arm rests interfere with use of the hand rims. This chair would not be satisfactory for an independent full time manual chair user.
Reviewed on 10/21/2012