4 Transit Wheelchairs Reviewed – Which is The Best For You?

With spring having officially sprung and summer on the way, you may be starting to think about how you’re going to enjoy all that sunshine (fingers crossed!). Summer also brings with it several Bank Holidays and – if you’re lucky – a vacation or two, with plenty to do within the UK if you choose not to go abroad. However, we here at CareCo understand mobility issues and ailments can hold you back from enjoying yourself, especially if you’re in pain or find it hard to stay comfortable. We want to help you overcome these problems which is why we want to bring to your attention our range of safe and affordable Transit Wheelchairs, ideal for day-to-day use and for helping you get out and about.

CareCo Freedom Travel Chair
CareCo Freedom Travel Chair

Our first choice is the CareCo Freedom Travel Chair. This durable and sturdy chair can manage a weight of up to 18 stone (114 kg), with its seat belt and removable/adjustable footrests ensuring the passenger is safe from start to finish. Easily folded up and packed away, the Freedom chair weighs in at only 1st 13lbs (12kg), making it easy to carry and manage. Plus, its padded armrests and comfortable nylon chair make the Freedom easy to clean, guaranteeing an enjoyable journey. Rated 4/5 stars by our customers, the CareCo Freedom includes many features you’d expect from its more expensive rivals but at a much lower price, so why pay more?

Our second choice is the CareCo AluLite Travel Chair (discontinued, see our new transit chairs here). Comprised of an aluminium frame, the AluLite weighs only 1st 6lbs (8.6 kg) and can accommodate users up to 20st 7lbs (130 kg), over 12 times its weight! This lightweight, compact, simple to fold chair includes a secure lap belt, 8″ puncture proof tyres and a parking brake, protecting you from any hazards or accidents. The AluLite also includes padded armrests adapted to allow you to sit at desks and tables without having to leave the chair, making life even simpler.

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CareCo Fold & Go
CareCo Fold & Go

Our third choice is the CareCo Fold and Go, which includes a handy carry bag. Similar to the Freedom and AluLite in terms of its features – light aluminium frame, safety straps, 8″ solid tyres, parking brake, padded armrests, adjustable footrests – what makes the Fold and Go stand out from the rest is its compact size. Unlike other chairs on the market, the Fold and Go can be folded down to a third of its original size and packed away into its carry bag, making it great for days out, keeping in the boot of your car, or taking away on holiday – it can even be included as part of your aeroplane luggage! But don’t be fooled by its tiny size; this chair can carry a weight of up to 18 stone (115kg), making it ideal for a wide range of passengers.

Our fourth and final choice is the CareCo Aluminium Traveller, one of the lightest travel wheelchairs available today. Its aluminium frame weighs in at only 1st 4lbs (8kg), making the packing and transit process simple, safe and comfortable for all involved, especially when you consider it can hold weight of up to 17st 5lbs (110kg). The Aluminium Traveller also includes an attendant-operated brake, padded armrests and swing away footrests, making using the chair a pleasant experience for all involved. The Aluminium Traveller is great value for money.

Whichever wheelchair you decide on, a transit chair can really improve your quality of life. Providing safe and relaxing journeys for thousands of people up and down the country, their simple yet sturdy design makes shopping trips, days away and holidays easier than ever before.

You’ll also be pleased to know that all of our wheelchairs come with a 12 month warranty, assuring you that all of our products are built to the best quality and durability. In addition to this, all of our wheelchairs include free 3 months insurance and breakdown cover, giving you peace of mind from the moment of purchase. You can see all the CareCo Transit Wheelchairs here. If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us. Don’t forget to grab some CareCo Wheelchair Accessories too!

Carol Wang