Not as light as expected and extremely difficult to fold/unfold. Scissors wheel locks also very hard to operate.
4/5 Ease of Use
2/5 Meets Expectations
Reviewer: sophia f. from miami, fl
User Details: 41 year old, female. Spinal cord injury (5 years post-op. Lower extremities weakness, wears AFOs for drop foot.
Strengths: It is easy to operate, runs smoothly and the colour is great. My previous chair was a super lightweight titanium chair so it was a bit of an adjustment getting used to the additional weight of this chair. Not that it is overly heavy, but when compared to titanium everything else seems heavy. It cost a whole lot less than my old chair but as they say, "you get what you pay for". All in all I would recommend the chair to others but I would let them know the cons as well as the pros. The "Toxic Green" colour I chose is really lovely and the construction of the chair seems very good. I hope to get many years of reliable use out of it.
Weaknesses: The primary con to this chair is the difficulty in folding and unfolding it into it's most compact configuration. The thing that attracted me most and was the decising factor for me in choosing this chair over a number of others was the supposed ease in making this chair fold really compactly and fit into spaces most chair won't fit. After a recent trip that required several plane changes, I was exhausted and frustrated to the point that I just folded the seat back down but didn't bother to fold the leg portion of the chair in at all. It is awkward to operate for a person without a disability so you can only imagine trying to wrestle with this chair if you have compromised mobility. I would have to sit on the floor at the door of the plane and fight to get the chair folded with the assistance of the flight attendant and the ramp personnel. Finally, I just gave up and didn't bother even trying anymore. I'd just remove my seat cushion, fold the back rest down and hand the chair over to whoever was assisting me so it could be put doewn into the cargo hold. Then I'd have to wait for someone to bring it up to me when the flight landed and avoiding this was one of the things I thought I would be able to do if I bought this chair. If you are considering purchasing this chair do so knowing that it is cumbersome to operate.
Reviewed on 10/19/2006