- Offer a high level of adjustability, and can accept all types of seating systems, footrests and arms
- Designed for easy portability
- Choice of either steel or aluminum
- Footrests are removable, as well as arms and wheels on some models
- A great choice for the more dependent user who does not need maximum efficiency in propulsion
- Generally heavier than rigid chairs due to folding cross-braces
- Eliminates the flex associated with folding manual chairs, and offers a higher level of performance
- Lighter weight, can be made with steel, aluminum or even titanium
- Footrests can be fixed or removable, but the frame itself is fixed which means the wheels must be removed and the back folded down to allow transport in a typical vehicle
- The choice of the full-time independent user due to their high efficiency
- Transport Wheelchairs are intended to be pushed by a caregiver.
- Small wheels - More suited for indoor use.
- Lightweight (14 to 28 lbs.) The transport chair is easy to push, and lighter than a reqular wheelchair by as much as 50%.
- The transport chair is more compact and easier to load in a car.
- Less expensive than a reqular wheelchair. They can usually be purchased from $199 to $360.