What to Look For in an
All Terrain Wheelchair
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with the people that you love,
and find greater independence,
freedom and access to the world.
8 Things to consider when buying an Off Road Chair
1. Wheel Type
Wheel type: All-terrain wheelchairs typically have larger wheels with thicker tires, which can handle rough terrain better than traditional wheelchairs. Thicker tires if you're traversing rough terrain. Generally Smoother, wider tires for sand and water.
Suspension: Look for a wheelchair with a suspension system to provide a smoother ride on uneven terrain. Rougher terrain? A hardier suspension. Relatively smooth nature paths, less suspension necessary. Take into account your own need fo comfort.
3. Weight Capacity
Weight capacity: Make sure the wheelchair can support your weight and any additional gear you may be carrying.
Comfort: The wheelchair should be comfortable to sit in for long periods of time, with good padding and a supportive backrest. Are you more hardcore, or leisurely in your off road experiences?
Maneuverability: An all-terrain wheelchair should be easy to maneuver, especially when navigating tight spaces or steep inclines. Consider your own applications and just how edgy you will be with your adventures.
Durability: All-terrain wheelchairs are typically exposed to more wear and tear than traditional wheelchairs, so make sure to choose a model that is built to last. How hard are you on your equipment and where are you planning on taking your journey?
Transportability: All-terrain wheelchairs can be larger and heavier than standard wheelchairs. Look for a wheelchair that can be easily disassembled and transported in a vehicle. Think Portability: If you plan to transport the wheelchair in a vehicle, it should be easy enough to fold or dismantle for storage, or light enough - like your regular chair - that you can stow it in your car to take to adventure.
8. Additional Features
Consider Additional Features that you might want or need: Some all-terrain wheelchairs come with additional features such as power assist or powered drive wheels, adjustable backrests, and even electric motors. Consider if any of these features would be beneficial to you.
It is just plain Quality of Life to be able to Connect to your friends, family and adventures that occur beyond the realm of smooth, easy traversing. Whether you've decide to become an avid hiker, find that perfect trout stream, work out on off road trails, or just attend a backyard wedding - we're here to help you get to where you want to go.
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