4/5 Ease of Use
3/5 Meets Expectations
Reviewer: jeanine m. from valatie, ny
User Details: I suffer from UMCD and I have been severely injured using "loaner" wheelchairs at Museums, grocer, etc. The chair we purchased is fully collapsible, a
Strengths: Price is by far the most reasonable we have found; for a middle class family, the investment was substantial but possible. The chair collapses easily and stores well in our car for transport use, and the lock bar we purchased is a very sound extra. I feel this chair is SAFE, it will not collapse or shift, nor will the wheels "lock up" --something that often happens when using a wheelchair provided by a mall, grocer, etc.
Weaknesses: The design of the chair may need attention, as it is difficult to navigate over a door threshold or across a soft surface like carpet. Because of the need for hard surfaces, it is relatively useless for home use--I am forced to use two canes to get the paper or mail, for instance; or I must ask my son or husband to help me out of the chair, walk it through/over the obstacle and then sit back down on the chair when it is back on tile or cement.
Reviewed on 06/26/2008