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Well designed but too small
on May 24, 2015
This wheelchair is perfect for a child or an adult who is under 5'2" in height, weighs less than 130 pounds, and has a small bone structure. The item itself is extremely well designed and made with impressive quality. The ride is smooth due to the larger rear wheels, and is easy to maneuver. The brakes are controlled from the hand grips, which is convenient. The footrest design, however, could use improvement because although the footrests themselves fold up, the entire structure supporting the footrests are welded on and aren't able to be folded back, which adds to the overall length of the item and adds an extra obstacle in the front to getting the person seated.
Unfortunately, I am returning this wheelchair because it is too small for my father who is 5'3", 150 pounds. We could barely squeeze him onto the seat, and he looked cramped and uncomfortable when seated. The seat itself is smaller than advertised, at 16.75" wide and 16" deep. The chair back is also too narrow, and my father's back was not well supported. The seat height is 18" high, but because the seat was so narrow compared to other transport wheelchairs, it is in effect taller, and it was harder to get my father seated properly. I was extremely disappointed that this item was so small. If they would make a larger version with a wider and deeper seat and back, I'd definitely purchase it.