Buying Guide to Ultralight Folding Wheelchairs
Folding-frame ultralights fold for compact storage, not only in automobile trunks, but also behind the front seats of larger vehicles for independent drivers. Swing-away footrests are typical front frame riggings on a folding frame. However, a fixed front-end with a flip-up footplate is an option on many folding models that provides a more rigid, responsive wheelchair. For those with advanced needs, folding frames offer more adjustability and options than any other class of wheelchair, with aspects like a fully-adjustable wheelbase, center-of-gravity, seat-to-floor height, camber, and backrest height as standard.
Characteristics of a folding frame ultralight:
Weight from 16 lbs. to 29 lbs., based on model and configuration
Compact folding frame, with quick-release rear wheels as standard
Available in swing-away or fixed front-ends
Available typically avai
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