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Lightweight Wheelchairs

Freeship(20 to 35 lbs.) Sturdy enough for everyday use yet light enough to be highly portable for travel.

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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
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 18"-20"
  • Overall Width: 28.5"-32.5"
  • Size: 20", 22", 24"

$279.99
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Deluxe Flyweight Transport Chair

PG#: 00006vFW17GR     By: Drive

Deluxe lightweight aluminum transport chair from Drive Medical. Weight: 19lbs. Capacity: 300 lbs. Many features.

  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 17", 19"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 19 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Swing Away footrest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 19"
  • Overall Width: 22"
  • Size: 17", 19"

$179.99

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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.
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20"
  • Overall Width: 27.5"

$259.99

 
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Karman Lightweight Transport Chair With Hand Brakes

PG#: 00007vLT-1000HB-BD     By: Karman

Aluminum transport wheelchair with handle brakes. Padded fixed arm rests. Foldable. 19 inch wide seat. Capacity: 250 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 18"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 23 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 19"
  • Overall Width: 23.5"

$189.99

 
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Karman Steel Transport Wheelchair - Detachable Desk Arms

PG#: 00007vT-2700N     By: Karman

Steel travel wheelchair by Karman with detachable desk arms. Black frame. Available in 17 or 19 inch seat width. Capacity: 250 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs
  • Seat Width: 17", 19"
  • Arm Option: Detachable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 27 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Adjustable footrest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20"
  • Overall Width: 25", 27"
  • Size: 17", 19"

$169.99

 
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Poly-Fly Lightweight Travel Wheelchair/Transport Chair Combo by Drive

PG#: 00006vTR16     By: Drive

This popular travel wheelchair by Drive Medical is a combination wheelchair & transport chair in one! Includes quick release 24 inch wheels.

  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 16", 18", 20"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 36 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Swing Away footrest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 19.5"
  • Overall Width: 23.5"-25.5"
  • Size: 16", 18", 20"

$289.99

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Cougar Ultra Light Wheelchair by Drive

PG#: 00006vAK516ADA-ASF     By: Drive

Aluminum wheelchair by Drive Medical with quick release wheels. Back folds forward to reduce size. Weight: 27 lbs. Capacity: 250 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 16", 18"
  • Arm Option: Detachable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 27 lbs
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 17.5"-19.5"
  • Overall Width: 24", 26"
  • Size: 16", 18"

$619.99

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Medline Excel K4 Lightweight Wheelchair

PG#: 00003vMDS806500N     By: Medline Industries

Lightweight wheelchair with quick release axles/wheels and push-button arm release. Carbon steel frame with chip-resistant chrome.

  • Weight Capacity: 300, 350 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 16", 18", 20", 22"
  • Arm Option: Flip Back Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 34-44 lbs
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 18", 20"
  • Overall Width: 24.5"-30"
  • Size: 16", 18", 20", 22"

$249.99

 
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Karman Lightweight Wheelchair (Fixed Full Arms)

PG#: 00007vLT-800T     By: Karman

Lightweight wheelchair with fixed full arms. Color: silver vein. Weight: 35 lbs. Capacity: 250 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 18"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 34 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Swing Away footrest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 19"
  • Overall Width: 24"
  • Size: 18"

$199.99

 
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Karman Ergo Lite (S-2501) Wheelchair

PG#: 00007vS-2501F18SS-TP     By: Karman

Lightest transport wheelchair on the market! Weighs only 18lbs. with footrests. Multi-level attendant brakes. Capacity: 220 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 220 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 18"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 18 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Permanent footrest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 19"
  • Overall Width: 25"
  • Size: 18"

$579.00

 
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Karman S-Ergo 105 Wheelchair

PG#: 00007vS-ERGO105F16SS     By: Karman

Lightweight ergonomic manual wheelchair. Weighs only 27 lbs with fixed footrests. Capacity: 250 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 16", 18"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 27 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Permanent footrest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 19"
  • Overall Width: 23", 25"
  • Size: 16", 18"

$449.99

 
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Karman S115-TP Ergonomic Lightweight Transport Wheelchair

PG#: 00007vS-Ergo115F18SS-TP     By: Karman

Highly customizable, lightweight transport chairs from Karman Healthcare.

  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 18"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 22 lbs.
  • Seat to Floor Height: 19"
  • Overall Width: 23"

$569.00
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Lightweight Folding Transport Chair by Drive

PG#: 00006vTS19     By: Drive

This lighweight transport chair from Drive Medical conveniently folds for travel. Weighs only 14.4 lbs. Desk arms flip back & come off.

  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 19"
  • Arm Option: Flip Back Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 17.5 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Adjustable footrest
  • Overall Width: 24.5"

$199.99

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Karman Lightweight Wheelchair (Detachable Desk Arms)

PG#: 00007vLT-700T     By: Karman

Lightweight wheelchair with flip back detachable desk arms. Color: black with silver vein. Weight: 36 lbs. Capacity: 250 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs
  • Seat Width: 16", 18"
  • Arm Option: Detachable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 36 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 17"-19"
  • Overall Width: 23", 25"
  • Size: 18", 16"

$219.99

 
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Karman Ultra-Lightweight LT-980 Wheelchair

PG#: 00007vLT-980-BD     By: Karman

High-strength aluminum lightweight wheelchair by Karman. Padded fixed full arms. Weighs only 24 lbs. Seat Width: 18 inches. Capacity: 250 lbs.

  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs
  • Seat Width: 18"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 24 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 19"
  • Overall Width: 26"
  • Size: 18"

$419.99

 
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Karman S-Ergo 115 Wheelchair - Quick Release Axles

PG#: 00007vS-ERGO115Q16SS     By: Karman

S-Ergo 115 ultralightweight ergonomic wheelchair with quick release axles. Folding backrest. Swing-away footrests.

  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 16", 18", 20"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 25 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Swing Away footrest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 19"
  • Overall Width: 23", 25"
  • Size: 16", 18", 20"

$629.00

 
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Expedition Lightweight Aluminum Transport Chair by Drive Medical

PG#: 00006vEXP19LTBL     By: Drive

Lightweight transport chair with loop locks, and flat-free tires. Available in red or blue.

  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 19"
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 19 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Permanent footrest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 19"
  • Overall Width: 22"

$159.99

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Medline Excel K4 Basic Lightweight Wheelchair

PG#: 00003vMDS806500E     By: Medline Industries

Lightweight wheelchair with many options and additional accessories for customization.

  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 16", 18", 20"
  • Arm Option: Flip Back Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 33 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 18", 20"
  • Overall Width: 25.5"

$199.99

 
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The Transformer Chair

PG#: 00001vPMI1916     By: The Transformer

Dual action mobility chair that functions as a wheelchair and a transport chair.

  • Weight Capacity: 100-299 lbs
  • Seat Width: 16", 18" 20"
  • Arm Option: Flip Back Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 33 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Permanent footrest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 19"
  • Overall Width: 25"

$339.99

 
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Karman LT-K5 Ultra Lightweight Aluminium Wheelchair

PG#: 00007vLT-K5-18     By: Karman

The LT-K5 is an amazingly strong and light wheelchair with a great aesethtic.

  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 18"
  • Arm Option: Adjustable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 28 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Swing Away footrest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 19"
  • Overall Width: 26.5"
  • Size: 18"

$399.99

 
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Karman 802-DY Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair

PG#: 00007v802DY-18     By: Karman

The light weight 802-DY wheelchair is an economically priced wheelchair with a fantastic build quality.

  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 18"
  • Arm Option: Detachable Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 30 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Swing Away footrest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20"
  • Overall Width: 25"

$271.99

 
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Karman Ergo Flight Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair

PG#: 00007vS-2512F16SS     By: Karman

The lightest wheelchair available utilizing economic Aircraft Grade metal!

  • Weight Capacity: 220 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 16", 18'
  • Arm Option: Permanent Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 14.5 lbs
  • Footrest Option: Swing Away footrest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 18.5"
  • Overall Width: 25", 27"
  • Size: 16", 18"

$689.00

 
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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.
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20"
  • Overall Width: 28.25"

$219.99

 
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16" Lightweight Wheelchair by Nova

PG#: 000021v7161L     By: Nova

16" Lightweight Wheelchair by Nova

  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Seat Width: 16"
  • Arm Option: Flip Back Arms
  • Wheelchair Weight: 32 lbs.
  • Footrest Option: Elevated leg rest
  • Seat to Floor Height: 20"
  • Overall Width: 23.5"

$249.99

 
Choosing The Best Lightweight Wheelchairs

New materials and design innovations have led to lighter and lighter wheelchairs, with many models in the 15-35 lb range (super high-tech, ultra lightweight wheelchair designs now weigh in below 10 lb, but can cost over $8,000).

A lightweight wheelchair is easier to maneuver, especially when going up a ramp. It’s also easier to lift and place in a car trunk. Yet there’s no skimping on the comfort features available.

Lightweight wheelchairs are made from lighter yet stronger metals, including aluminum, carbon steel and the lightest (and most expensive), titanium. Aluminum or steel wheelchairs weigh in anywhere from 25 to 35 lb, while the titanium models can weigh as little as 8 to 15 lb. (Keep in mind that with some lightweight wheelchairs, the maximum weight of the user is lower than with a heavier, standard weight wheelchair.)

One of the types you might be considering is a folding wheelchair. They offer convenience for someone who might not be able to walk long distances or who needs help when leaving the house, but who doesn’t need to be in a wheelchair all the time. Folding wheelchairs in general are easy to take apart and place in a car or closet for storage. Convenience sometimes outweighs the comfort factor.

On the other hand, because a rigid wheelchair is meant to be used daily, this style of lightweight wheelchair usually offers more features, many of which can be customized to the needs of the user. For instance, you might choose elevated leg rests and a back that reclines for resting in the chair, or swing-away footrests that offer easier transfers or the ability to propel with your feet. Another choice to make might be between regular armrests and “desk” arms that enable user to move the wheelchair closer to a desk or dining table. The Medline Excel K4 Lightweight Wheelchair with quick release axles/wheels and push-button arm release also features padded and upholstered “swing back” arms. Considering such comfort factors is extremely important when the lightweight wheelchair will be used every day and for a variety of activities.