Lightweight Wheelchairs

  1. Invacare Tracer SX5 Wheelchair - Main Image
    Tracer SX5 Wheelchair
    • Flip-back armrests and swing-away footrests
    • Choice of three vinyl colors or black nylon upholstery
    • Urethane rear tires, mounted on "no flex" wheels, offer superior performance
    As low as $457.00
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  2. Karman Ultralightweight Adjustable Wheelchair - Main Image
    Ultralightweight Adjustable Wheelchair
    • Folding backrest for easier transport
    • Flip back armrest for safe and easy transfer
    • Swing away removable footrest with height adjustable footplates
    As low as $515.50
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  3. Drive Medical Lynx Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair - Main Image
    Lynx Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair
    • Ultra Lightweight Aluminum Frame
    • Flip-back, Padded, Height Adjustable Desk Arms Provides Added Patient Comfort
    • Comes with push to lock wheel locks
    As low as $565.00
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  4. Karman LT-980 Ultralight K4 Wheelchair
    Lightweight LT-980
    • Ultra-light weight/Durable aluminum frame
    • Folding backrest for travel or storage
    • Fixed armrests with molded armpads
    As low as $581.54
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  5. Karman S-105 Ergo Lightweight
    S-105 Ergo Lightweight
    • Pouch for carrying small items attached to upholstery behind backrest
    • Folding backrest/ folding seat for transporting vehicle or travel
    • Fixed armrest with wider concaved armpads
    As low as $625.00
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  6. Invacare 9000 XT Custom - Main Image
    9000 XT Custom
    • "No flex" wheels for superior performance
    • Urethane casters for lightweight, smooth ride
    • Dual-axle allows for user to self-propel or be propelled by a caregiver
    As low as $674.28
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  7. Karman  Ergo S-115 Lightweight
    S-ERGO-115 Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair
    • Ergonomic Handrims & S-Shape Ergonomic Seating System
    • Fixed armrest w/ wider concave armpads
    • Swing In & Away Footrests
    As low as $695.00
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  8. Feather Chair Featherweight Lightweight Wheelchair - Main Image
    Feather Featherweight Lightweight Wheelchair
    • Only 13.5 lbs. with the rear wheels removed and 19 lbs. with the wheels on
    • Optional quick release axles to remove the rear wheels
    • Solid flat-free tires
    As low as $700.00
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  9. S-305 Ergonomic Wheelchair
    S-305 Ergonomic Wheelchair
    • Flip Back Armrest with Height Adjustable Armpads
    • Swing In/Away Removable Footrest
    • Folding Backrest and Folding Seat for compact transporting
    As low as $760.00
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  10. Star 2 Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair
    Star 2 Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair
    • Fixed Armrest w/ Ergonomic Armpads
    • Storage Pouch on Backrest
    • Folding Backrest and Folding Seat for Compact Transporting
    As low as $780.00
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  11. Karman S-125 Ergonomic Wheelchair
    S-ERGO 125 Lightweight
    • Swing-away detachable footrests with heel loop
    • High-grade/Padded nylon flame retardent upholstery
    • Push to lock wheel breaks
    As low as $860.00
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  12. Invacare MyStyle Build Your Own Wheelchair - Main Image
    MyStyle Build Your Own Wheelchair
    • Choose your favorite colorPick the upholstery to fit your style
    • 16" back height
    • 24" composite wheels with urethane tires
    As low as $865.00
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  13. Karman Ergo Flight Wheelchair
    Ergo Flight Wheelchair
    • Built in Anti-bacterial cushion
    • Removable Swing Away footrests
    • Folding Backrest/Folding Seat for Transporting in Vehicle or Travel
    As low as $870.00
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  14. Karman Flexx Lightweight Fully Adjustable Wheelchair
    Flexx Adjustable Lightweight Wheelchair
    • Adjustable backrest height
    • Easy transfer and comfortable seating
    • Flib-back and height adjustable armrest
    As low as $1,099.00
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Lightweight wheelchairs are excellent choices for anyone who is going to be in a wheelchair long-term. These wheelchairs feature frames which are significantly lighter than those used in traditional wheelchairs. Because the overall weight of the wheelchair is reduced, the wheelchair is easier to maneuver and propel, both indoors and outdoors.

Standard wheelchairs are heavier than their lightweight counterparts, and the increased weight can make you uncomfortable and tired when using the wheelchair. Lightweight wheelchairs can help to keep you more comfortable. Additionally, since you'll be propelling less weight, the chance of you developing physical issues in your shoulders and wrists is reduced by a lightweight wheelchair.

Most lightweight wheelchairs are built with aluminum frames. Aluminum makes for a strong yet lightweight frame, creating the base of the wheelchair. Lightweight wheelchairs typically weigh between 30 and 34 pounds, and they often fold up for easy portability.

Because lightweight wheelchairs are designed for long-term use, you'll find that they have many features and options to choose from. You will often be able to choose the armrest and footrest style and design, and many wheelchairs also offer elevating legrests for increased comfort and versatility. Be sure to consider whether an angle-adjustable back is right for you. You'll also find that some wheelchairs feature ergonomic design and sculpted seat cushions for the ultimate in support.

When it comes to lightweight wheelchairs, you can choose a very basic option or can go for a highly stylish, almost custom-built wheelchair. Lightweight wheelchairs include weight capacities ranging from 220 to 350 pounds, making these wheelchairs suitable choices for many.

The decision to invest in a lightweight wheelchair will depend on your preferences and the wheelchair's intended use. For short-term use, a traditional wheelchair may suffice. If you face a longer recovery or will be using the wheelchair indefinitely, then it may be well worth the investment to purchase a lightweight wheelchair.