If you’re in the market for a wheelchair, you might be aware that there are two main types: transit wheelchairs and self-propelled wheelchairs. Self-propelled chairs are user-operated, with large wheels and tyres better suited to managing uneven outdoor terrain. Transit wheelchairs are designed with short distances in mind. Attendant controlled, they benefit the user looking for a lightweight and transportable wheelchair for occasional use.
Today we’re going to have a look at the CareCo Freedom Travel Chair, an affordable transit wheelchair packed with a wealth of practical features.
It’s true that some wheelchairs on the market might well be better equipped for dealing with rougher terrain, but they tend to be larger, less compact products. The clever design of the Freedom Travel Chair makes it an ideal choice for transportation. A straightforward folding mechanism pulls the chair into a smart and compact position, ideal for placing in the boot or on the back seat of a car. And with a carry weight of only 12 kilos, it’s easy enough to lift in and out of a car if necessary.
With two front swivel wheels the manoeuvrability of the Freedom Travel Chair makes short trips easy to manage, whether that’s getting the weekly shop in or simply moving from one room of the house to another. A carer or attendant will simply love the handling of the chair. Easy to propel with the use of comfortable push handles, it really feels like the chair is doing most of the work.
While your carer or attendant will appreciate the manoeuvrability of this wheelchair, as a user you will more than appreciate the comfort. Despite the lightweight build of the CareCo Freedom Travel Chair it’s capable of carrying a weight of up to 18 stone. The padded arm rests are comfortable on the wrists and elbows, while the nylon upholstery is durable and easy to clean.
This is also one of the safest transit wheelchairs on the market. Locking brakes are fitted to both rear wheels for the peace of mind of both the attendant and the user, while the swing away footrests offer steadiness and stability when sitting and rising from the chair.
Exclusive to CareCo, the Freedom Travel Chair offers value for money without compromising on features, quality or safety. Why not pimp your wheelchair with a range of cushions and accessories, or take a look at our choice of self-propelled wheelchairs if you require something more suitable to the demands of regular outdoor use?