Standard wheelchairs offer a mix of features at an affordable price, with some Invacare wheelchairs, among others, starting at under $150. These manual wheelchairs are typically made from steel and generally weigh between 35 and 45 lb. They can accommodate people weighing up to 250 to 300 lb; a bariatric wheelchair will be needed to accommodate higher body weights.
Even with their budget-sensitive pricing, options are available to get a wheelchair that answers your needs. With Drive wheelchairs like the Cruiser III, you can choose between regular length and the shorter desk arms as well as adjustable arms or arms that flip backward for easy maneuvering. Swing away footrests or elevated leg rests are another choice to make. Seat width choices may include 16", 18" and 20” models.
As with buying any wheelchair, taking some key measurements is a vital first step to be sure that the width of the wheelchair will fit through hallways and doorways in your home and that the seat will be the right distance from the floor for your leg height. Our measuring guide [link to TOP LEVEL] will show you where and how to measure seat width, height, back height and depth and armrest height.
Manual wheelchairs return mobility to users through a durable product and at an affordable cost.