Ergonomic design and great standardized features for a customizeable fit
(Model No. MVP-502)
Portability is not good. Difficult to disassemble and reassemble.
lee h. from cuyahoga falls, oh
Cancer patient with pulmonary fibrosis whose mobility has been compromised by spinal stenosis.
Very pleased with this product.
The reclining back, an easily removable headrest, easy-to-adjust elevated leg rests, all while being lightweight and easy to transport and comfortable. While she is not able to propel herself in the chair, the option of larger wheels to allow her to adjust the positioning of the chair was a major deciding factor.
The seat width is adequate, but if a 22/24 inch width had been offered, we would have preferred it. We did not opt for the thicker seat cushion as she already had one, but if spending extended time in the chair, the cushion that comes with the chair would not be adequate for comfort.
marla l. from bryant, in (caregiver)
91-year-old mother-in-law in a nursing care facility no longer has the use of her legs. This wheelchair allows her more mobility and greater comfort.
High priced, but comfortable
Cup holder doesn't fit, and pretty pricey
linda c. from san antonio, tx (caregiver)
Blind, and bed ridden
Great quality, needs to fit the user in a very specific way
Great quality, some good features, i.e., reclining, leg-rests lifting, will last a long time. Adjustable tension of back and seat.
Hard to maneuver on rugs, leg rests are not flexible, leg rests have uncomfortable design (need cushioning), leg rests are hard to put on and off. Arm rests are set too high to begin with - the lowest is still too high (not comfortable in reclined position). Original pads are too skimpy.
james r. m. from rochester, ny (caregiver)
81 yo male with Parkinson and other conditions. 6 ft tall, 175 lbs. He usually sits in this chair for 1-2 hours a time, twice a day.
Cadillac of wheel chairs.
The ability to recline the person for a more comfortable position. Also, being that the arm rests lift up, it's easier to slide the person onto the seat in the car. Oh, by the way, she really liked being outside in this chair. Her previous chair was a cheap, Medicare, transport chair. It was not a very good chair for her.
The very first time I brought my wife outside in this chair, it became very obvious this chair needs a hood, like the one's on baby strollers.
fred a. s. from albany, ny (caregiver)
Wife. 69 years old. Disabled. Stroke/Alzh. patient.
Super comfortable, lightweight, high quality reclining...
I have the pads that it comes standard with, and the chair is super comfortable -- almost like a Laz-E-Boy recliner! The chair is also lightweight and of very high quality.
The wheel base is longer than other reclining wheelchairs I've used, for stability while reclining, no doubt. But that, in combination with the 22" wheels (which are smaller than on other manual wheelchairs), makes the chair somewhat bulky and difficult for the user to maneuver. Most of the time I have someone pushing me, so this is not a major problem. Also, it barely fits on my Harmar Tilt'n Tote car rack -- a problem I didn't anticipate.
susan h. from campbell, ca
I'm a 60-year-old woman who needs a reclining wheelchair because of a spinal cord injury that requires me to remain in a reclined position.