Lightweight Travel Wheelchairs

Compact Travel Folding Wheelchairs

Travel wheelchairs, fold-up wheelchairs, foldaway wheelchairs – ultra-lightweight aluminium wheelchairs which fold into a bag for easy transportation and storage. These compact travel folding wheelchairs fit neatly into the boot of a car.

Ultra Lightweight Aluminium Wheelchairs that Fold Down for Easy Transportation

There are a new breed of ultra lightweight aluminium wheelchairs available that fold down for easy transportation and storage.

These compact travel folding wheelchairs fit neatly into the boot of a car and are ideal for use on holiday, for days out or for short shopping trips.

The Light Travel Wheelchair in a Holdall is a new style travel wheelchair that folds to approximately one third the size of a typical folded wheelchair. It comes with its own holdall style bag and weighs just over 9kg.

Enigma Aluminium Transit Travel Chair Plus is an upmarket travel chair with attendant handbrakes catering for maximum user weight 21 stone. With this chair, the back folds down for storage and transport.  It has  12” rear solid tyres and quick-release swing-away footrests.

Enigma Ultra Lightweight Travel Wheelchair in a Bag folds neatly into a bag for easy transportation and storage. This folding wheelchair features oval aluminium tubing and a generous canvas seat. The total weight of the wheelchair is only 8.6kg (19lb) and with the footrests removed it weighs only 7.4kg (16.3lb). The travel chair in a bag is designed for occasional use in indoor and outdoor situations, such as transit to and from a car, using in shopping centres or retail locations and for short distance flat terrain applications.

Narrow width wheelchair – Under 21-inch total width when open. If you are looking for a narrow width wheelchair that will fit through an internal doorway then take a look at the Compact Travel Chair. This wheelchair has a maximum width when open of 52.8cm (20.8″)This new durable travel chair is available in the attractive silver vein finish with a lightweight steel frame and is available in 19″ seat width. The wheelchair back folds down for storage and transport and its push handles actually fold into the chair when it folded.

Choosing a folding wheelchair

The folding wheelchair is the most popular wheelchair on the market. 

Most manual wheelchairs fit into this category as they have the benefit of a collapsible frame. A folding wheelchair is very versatile and comfortable whilst allowing easy access and increased freedom of movement. 

Folding wheelchairs can also come with detachable leg rests and folding back to make them ideal for folding away for storage in the home and for travel. Folding wheelchairs are ideal for temporary use or storing in the home. 

By definition a folding wheelchair is a lot more portable and convenient than a solid wheelchair and can easily be carried in the boot of a car. Often made from lightweight aluminium a folding wheelchair doesn’t take require much upper body strength or coordination to be able to use the chair and to move it around. 

Folding wheelchairs are available in both self propel and transit options. Attendant handbrakes are useful for additional safety and control.

Folding Transit Wheelchairs 

Transit wheelchairs are for those who cannot propel themselves. They have small rear wheels and can be folded to save space when they need to be stored or transported. The chairs have been designed with user and attendant in mind with easy pushing handles and brakes for the attendant and comfortable armrests and footrests for the user.

A folding transit or transfer wheelchair is recommended for short-term transportation and occupant transfer. Aluminium folding wheelchairs are significantly lighter than those made of steel. Excellent value for money models with many features as standard including, swing away and removable footrests are available.

The best selling Z-Tec Aluminium Transit Wheelchair with Attendant Handbrakes ZT-600-601 A H/B is available in two metallic colours. This lightweight folding wheelchair is excellent value for money with many features as standard including, swing away and removable footrests, 20cm/8″ solid castors, 30cm/12″ solid rear wheels. The folding wheelchair also offers attendant handbrakes, a fold-down backrest for easy storage, seat belt, side skirts and heel-loops.

Self Propel Folding Wheelchairs

Self propel chairs with a cross bracing mechanism underneath can be folded and can be made lighter by removing the legrests and quick release wheels, where possible. Lightweight aluminium frames make transport and portability easier.

A folding back and flip up armrests make the wheelchair more compact and easier to use. 

Travel Wheelchairs

Travel wheelchairs are the most portable wheelchairs available. Being the most lightweight of all wheelchairs, they are ideal for occasional use and getting to and from places with ease. Collapsible, lightweight and durable they are often used for both indoor and outdoor use such as transit to and from a car, using in shopping centres or retail locations and for short distance flat terrain use. Travel wheelchairs require an attendant to push them. 

The Light Travel Wheelchair in a Holdall is a new style travel wheelchair that folds to approximately one third the size of a typical folded wheelchair. It comes with its own holdall style bag and weighs just over 9kg.