SpinLife recommends the Guardian Escort wheelchair because of the incredible value for the money, and the high quality. This chair is the finest standard manual wheelchair on the market, with a non-institutional silver texture finish, high-quality mag wheels, excellent components, and a very sturdy frame. As a matter of fact, this chair is the standard wheelchair of choice for the VA (Veterans Administration). We also like that the chair doesn't have that "airport" or "hospital" look about it. The nylon seat and back are usually only found on more expensive lightweight chairs, and are more comfortable than sitting on vinyl seating because they provide air circulation. All-in-all, a terrific value for the dollar.