With their extremely lightweight and four smaller wheels, transport wheelchairs, also called transfer chairs, are built for short trips and portability. They often weight in at as little as 14-15 pounds, making them your best bet when you need something to take everywhere with you—especially if you’re not going far once you get to each destination. Lightweight transport wheelchairs are also an excellent option for those who need more mobility but cannot afford a higher end wheelchair, because despite the use of extremely lightweight, high-end materials, these are usually more affordable since they’re not designed for constant use.
The trade off for this type of lightweight transport wheelchair is obviously that with the four smaller wheels, self-propulsion is not an option. These chairs are designed to be pushed by others for shorter distances. They are really geared more towards portability and storability, and will just allow you (with assistance) to get from point A to point B without any frills.
Check out our selection of transport wheelchairs and transfer wheelchairs here. We also feature wheelchair accessories, so you can always customize your purchase and make it your own. Contact our friendly customer service professionals with questions anytime.