Top positive review
Good, lightweight, folding, wheelchair.
January 18, 2016
Update on original review:
I recently had to have some work done on my wheelchair. All I can say is that EZ LIte Cruiser is truly awesome to work with! I will definitely buy from them again. I am very pleased with the chair!
Even though I have limited walking abilities, I've needed to use a power
wheelchair for over 20 years. My other wheelchairs have all been purchased
through medical insurance.
This wheelchair weighs a lot less than any of my previous chairs, over 150
I like the way it sits, but I did put in a previous cushion that has a gel
insert. Even with the cushion that came with it, it's softer to sit in than my old wheelchair.
Most power wheelchairs have a solid, metal seat. This has webbing, smilier
to a lawn chair.
It folds and my husband can get it into our car. I still have to use the
wheelchair carrier on the back of our car. It's nice in the rain that he
can fold it and put it inside and there is no need to hassle with trying to
The seller was very easy to work with. We live a couple of hours away from
their office. I emailed them and said we would be in the area. I asked if
we stopped by, would they adjust the controller for me. They said no
problem. While we where there, we bought the elevating legs. I also had a
headrest from one of my old wheelchairs, and they helped us adapt it to
this new one.
I need a back that reclines. My previous chairs had power backs. I was
concerned about a manual. I can however, reach back with my right hand and
adjust the back while still sitting in the wheelchair. I don't have many
problems with my upper body. I don't think a frail, weak, or person
otherwise upper body impaired would be able to do that. The directions say
to adjust the back before sitting down. A helper could easily adjust it
while a person was in the wheelchair.
I was concerned about the battery life, but it does seem to be sufficient
for my needs.
I was also concerned about having enough power. I have a personal ramp than
I need to use that is a lot steeper than the ADA allows for public use. The
wheelchair goes up my ramp with no problem.
Since it doesn't have the solid pan seat, it flexes when on unlevel
surfaces. It's an unusual feeling to get used to, but I'm sure I will with
I find the controller a bit squirrelly After turning, the wheelchair
sometimes wobbles (for lack of a better word) back and forth a bit. I am
learning to compensate, but it's definitely a learning curve.
I can only get about 3.5 miles per hour, rather than the close to 5 mph it
I really like this chair a lot and am glad I got it. I wouldn't recommend
it for someone who was going to use it to travel miles in it on a regular
basis. I mean for use in place of a car to go to the store for example. I
would use it for miles for exploring and recreation on an occasional basis.
My older chairs are the type that people can use to replace cars or public
transportation for several miles every day. I just am not sure this chair
would hold up to that usage, but it might.
It great that it's lightweight and folds easily. It will make transporting
it a lot easier.
I think this wheelchair will be good for my needs.