Ultra Lightweight Manual Wheelchair by Karman Healthcare
549 594 $499.00 - $549.00
The LT-980 is the most competitively priced ultra lightweight wheelchair weighing in at 24 lbs. The frame weight is only 13 lbs., and compares to other feather weight chairs found at higher price points.
This chair comes in a 18″ seat width, which is the most popular seat size for manual wheelchairs. The polyurethane non-marking light grey wheels is perfect for indoor and carpet use. Not only does it have the ability to keep the wheels squeaky clean, but there is a specially made handgrip for ease of manual propel when using the wheelchair. A truly unique chair that will excel amongst the best traditional entry level wheelchairs.
There’s not much to say on this front, because aside from the color (you can order the chair in either black, silver, or burgundy), all of its primary features are set. Regarding adjustability, about the only thing on offer here is the fact that you can adjust the height of the footrests. However, even at maximum extension, if you’re much over six feet tall, you’ll likely struggle to fit comfortably into it.
While not really an “adjustability option,” it’s worth mentioning here that the braking mechanism is very conveniently located for the person sitting in the chair since it’s on the left-hand side and within easy reach. Just pull up on the lever to lock the wheels in place, and you’re all set.
The LT-980 had incorporates handbrakes at the wheel of the chair so that the user could activate them if needed.
Where comfort is concerned this is considered a light-to-moderate-duty chair. It’s outright comfortable, but it takes a price point to double at the least to find a more comfortable model out there. It’s also a simple matter to fix, as an extra cushion for the seat or seat back is a trivial expense.