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Bariatric Wheelchairs

FreeshipDesigned for maximum strength & weight capacity for people over 250 lbs. These end to be heavier and wider.
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Medline Excel Extra Wide Wheelchair

PG#: 00003vMDS806700FLA     By: Medline Industries

Extra wide, durable wheelchair with carbon steel frame. Seat Widths: 20 to 24 inches. Capacity: 300 - 450 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 350- 500 lbs
  • Seat Width: 20", 22", 24"
  • Arm Option: Detachable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 42-69 lbs
  • Seat to Floor Height: 18"-20"
  • Overall Width: 28.5"-32.5"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest
  • Size: 20", 22", 24"

$279.99
was $373.32

 
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Bariatric Transport Wheelchair by Drive

PG#: 00006vBTR20-B     By: Drive

Heavy duty transport wheelchair by Drive Medical. 12 inch flat-free rear tires. Removable desk length arms. Capacity: 450 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 450 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 20", 22"
  • Arm Option: Detachable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 48.8 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20.5"
  • Overall Width: 24.5", 26.5"
  • Footrest Option: Swing Away footrest
  • Size: 22", 20"

$189.99

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20" Lightweight Wheelchair by Nova

PG#: 000021v7200L     By: Nova

Choose from the best in wheelchairs from Nova’s extensive selection. This chrome chair is available in several arm, footrest, and leg rest options.

  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 20"
  • Arm Option: Flip Back Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 33 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20"
  • Overall Width: 27.5"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest

$259.99

 
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Sentra Heavy-Duty Wheelchair By Drive

PG#: 00006vSTD22DDA-SF     By: Drive

Bariatric wheelchair by Drive Medical. Lightweight, composite mag-style wheels. Capacity: 500 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 20", 22", 24"
  • Arm Option: Adjustable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 54, 56, 66 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 17.5"-19.5"
  • Overall Width: 29", 31", 32.5"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest
  • Size: 20", 22", 24"

$389.99

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20" 5200 Series Steel Wheelchair by Nova

PG#: 000021v5200S     By: Nova

20" 5200 Series Steel Wheelchair by Nova

  • Weight Capacity: 325 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 20"
  • Arm Option: Adjustable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 33.5 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20"
  • Overall Width: 28.25"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest

$219.99

 
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Excel Freedom Plus Bariatric Transport Chair

PG#: 00003vMDS808200BAR     By: Excel

Ultralight bariatric transport chair. Lightweight chair weighs only 33 lbs. 22 inch wide seat. Capacity: 400 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 400 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 22"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 33 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20.5"
  • Overall Width: 29.5"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest

$329.99

 
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20" Hammertone Wheelchair with Fixed Arms and Swig Away Footrest by Nova

PG#: 000021v5090H     By: Nova

20" Hammertone Wheelchair with Fixed Arms and Swig Away Footrest by Nova

  • Weight Capacity: 275 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 19.5"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 34 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 19.5"
  • Overall Width: 26.5"
  • Footrest Option: Swing Away footrest

$199.99

 
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Excel 2000 Extra-Wide Wheelchairs

PG#: 00003vMDS806450     By: Excel

Extra wide, durable wheelchair with carbon steel frame. Seat Widths: 20 Capacity: 300 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 20"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 38 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 18"-20"
  • Overall Width: 28.5"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest

$219.99
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Medline Excel Bariatric Shuttle Wheelchair- 26, 28" W

PG#: 00003vMDS809750     By: Medline Industries

Made with a comfortable nylon upholstery, this is our strongest and widest wheelchair. The double-cross-brace provides maximum support and durability. Available in 2 seat widths: 26 inch and 28 inch.

  • Weight Capacity: 850 lbs
  • Seat Width: 26", 28"
  • Arm Option: Detachable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 99, 100 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20"
  • Overall Width: 35.5", 37.5"
  • Footrest Option: Detachable footrest
  • Size: 26", 28"

$1,299.99

 
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Tracer IV Wheelchair by Invacare (Shown w/ Foot Rests)

PG#: 00001vINVT424RDA     By: Invacare

Extra wide wheelchair by Invacare. Designed for active people who need the strength of a reinforced heavy-duty frame. (Leg rests and foot rests sold separately)

  • Weight Capacity: 350 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 24"
  • Arm Option: Detachable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 42 lbs
  • Seat to Floor Height: 17.5"-19.5"
  • Overall Width: 32.25"

$449.99

 
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Bariatric Wheelchair - 22 Inch

PG#: 00002v10959N-ELR     By: Complete Medical

Bariatric Wheelchair with 22 inch wide seat. Elevating leg rests and carbon steel frame. Capacity: 500 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 22"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 56 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 17.5"-19.5"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest

$529.99

 
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Bariatric Wheelchair 22 Wide w/ Det Full Adj Ht Arms & SF

PG#: 00002v10959N-SF     By: Complete Medical

This bariatric wheel chair includes swingaway footrests. Capacity: 500 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 22"
  • Arm Option: Adjustable Arms
  • Footrest Option: Swing Away footrest

$499.99

 
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Sentra EC Heavy-Duty Extra Wide Wheelchair (Standard)

PG#: 00006vSTD26ECDDA     By: Drive

Super-wide bariatric wheelchair by Drive Medical. Carbon steel frame. Capacity: 700 lbs. Foot rests and leg rests sold separately.

  • Weight Capacity: 700 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 26", 28", 30"
  • Arm Option: Detachable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 87, 88, 89 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 17.5"-19.5"
  • Overall Width: 34.5", 37", 39"
  • Size: 26", 28", 30"

$679.99

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Sentra EC Wheelchair By Drive

PG#: 00006vSTD20ECDDAHD-SF     By: Drive

Bariatric wheelchair by Drive Medical. Deluxe dual axle. Dual cross bar. Capacity: 450 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 450 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 20", 22", 24"
  • Arm Option: Detachable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 56, 57, 58 lbs
  • Seat to Floor Height: 17.5"-19.5"
  • Overall Width: 28", 30", 32"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest
  • Size: 20", 22", 24"

$319.99
was $426.65

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Medline Excel Bariatric Shuttle Wheelchair- 24" W

PG#: 00003vMDS809650     By: Medline Industries

Made with a comfortable nylon upholstery, this is our strongest and widest wheelchair. 600lb weight capacity

  • Weight Capacity: 600 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 24"
  • Arm Option: Detachable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 97 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20"
  • Overall Width: 33.5"
  • Footrest Option: Detachable footrest

$1,119.99

 
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Karman Extra Wide Heavy Duty Deluxe Wheelchair

PG#: 00007vKN-920W     By: Karman

Steel bariatric wheelchair by Karman w/ detachable desk arms & double padded upholstery. Seat Width: 20 Inch. Capacity: 300 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 20"
  • Arm Option: Detachable Arms
  • Seat to Floor Height: 21"
  • Overall Width: 28"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest
  • Size: 20"

$349.99

 
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Karman Extra Wide Heavy Duty Wheelchair - Commercial

PG#: 00007vKN-922W-APT     By: Karman

Steel bariatric wheelchair by Karman w/ detachable desk arms & double padded upholstery. Seat Width: 22 Inch. Capacity: 350 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 350 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 22"
  • Arm Option: Detachable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 49 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 18-19"
  • Overall Width: 30"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest
  • Size: 22"

$527.99

 
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16" 5060 Series Steel Wheelchair by Nova

PG#: 000021v5060S     By: Nova

16" 5060 Series Steel Wheelchair by Nova

  • Weight Capacity: 100-299 lbs
  • Seat Width: 16"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 34 lbs
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20"
  • Overall Width: 23.5"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest

$189.99

 
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18" 5080 Series Steel Wheelchair by Nova

PG#: 000021v5080S     By: Nova

18" 5080 Series Steel Wheelchair by Nova

  • Weight Capacity: 100-299 lbs
  • Seat Width: 18"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 36 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20"
  • Overall Width: 24.5"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest

$189.99

 
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Steel Wheelchair with Desk Arms and Swing Away Footrest by Nova

PG#: 000021v5160S     By: Nova

Steel Wheelchair with Desk Arms and Swing Away Footrest by Nova

  • Weight Capacity: 275 lbs,
  • Seat Width: 16", 18"
  • Arm Option: Detachable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 33 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20",
  • Overall Width: 24.5", 26.5"
  • Footrest Option: Swing Away footrest
  • Size: 16", 18"

$219.99

 
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16" 5165 Series Steel Wheelchair by Nova

PG#: 000021v5165S     By: Nova

16" 5165 Series Steel Wheelchair by Nova

  • Weight Capacity: 100-299 lbs
  • Seat Width: 16"
  • Arm Option: Adjustable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 38.5 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20"
  • Overall Width: 24"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest

$219.99

 
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18" 5185 Series Steel Wheelchair by Nova

PG#: 000021v5185S     By: Nova

18" 5185 Series Steel Wheelchair by Nova

  • Weight Capacity: 100-299 lbs
  • Seat Width: 18"
  • Arm Option: Adjustable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 39 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20"
  • Overall Width: 26"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest

$219.99

 
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22" 5220 Series Steel Wheelchair by Nova

PG#: 000021v5220S     By: Nova

22" 5220 Series Steel Wheelchair by Nova

  • Weight Capacity: 350 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 22"
  • Arm Option: Adjustable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 53 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20"
  • Overall Width: 30.5"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest

$299.99

 
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24" 5220 Series Steel Wheelchair by Nova

PG#: 000021v5240S     By: Nova

24" 5220 Series Steel Wheelchair by Nova

  • Weight Capacity: 425 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 24"
  • Arm Option: Adjustable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 53.5 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20"
  • Overall Width: 32.5"
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest

$299.99

 
Choosing The Best Bariatric Wheelchairs

Bariatric wheelchairs are designed to accommodate a variety of bodyweights, typically from 250 pounds and over. Many heavy duty wheelchairs can support up to about 400 pounds, with some made specifically for even higher weights. Look for high quality steel construction with double cross braces; metal footplates will add durability as well. For added support, the seat material should be reinforced, such as a double padded or heavy duty vinyl.

Many extra wide wheelchair designs offer you options to tailor the model of your choice to your personal needs. Look for legrests that can be elevated or footrests that can be swung away or detached as desired. There are many choices in armrests as well, from full-length armrests to shorter, desk-length ones that enable you to maneuver closer to a desk or dining table. Arms may flip backwards out of the way and/or be detachable; often arms are also adjustable to enable you create the perfect position. Arms may come with sufficient padding or, if you need more comfort, padding in a variety of materials may be purchased as an accessory.

As with the purchase of any wheelchair, taking correct measurements before you by a bariatric wheelchair is essential. In particular, be sure that the seat of any extra wide wheelchair will be comfortable, especially if you are sitting for long periods. Many models are available in widths up to 24”. See all the guidelines for measuring on the main Wheelchair Buyer Guide.

Bariactric wheelchair accessories enable you to further customize your wheelchair. These include “anti-tips” to minimize the risk of falling or tipping over and a seat belt to prevent you from sliding down or out of a chair. Brake extensions are recommended for ease of use for those with arthritis or similar conditions. Cushions and back supports can better position you in the bariatric wheelchair. A product like the Skil-Care Bariatric Contour Cushion  provides pressure relief with foam cushioning as well as secure positioning with two safety straps with side-release buckles. Comfort accessories include everything from a lap robe to a lap tray, from a clip-on light to a cup holder.

When you need only the occasional use of a wheelchair or want a lighter weight model that a caregiver can fold and stow in a car trunk when you’re going to travel to a doctor visit or other trip from home, consider a bariatric transport chair. The Heavy Duty Transport Chair from Invacare  includes features such as swing-away footrests and removable padded arms, 12" flat-free rear wheels and 8" solid front casters, a seat belt and safety strap.