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Top 5 Manual Wheelchairs and Information in 2021

Top 5 Manual Wheelchairs that RehabPulse Offers:

1.Drive Medical Lightweight Expedition

The Drive Medical Lightweight Expedition Transport Wheelchair weighs only 19 pounds. The back folds down for easy transportation and storage. It also comes with a seatbelt and hand brakes for safety. 

2.Invacare Tracer SX5

The Invacare Tracer SX5 comes with a heavy-duty inner liner to keep the seat and back from stretching. It is also reinforced with dual-embossed upholstery. It comes in a sleek silver and carbon steel color.

3.ROWHEELS Rev 1.0

The ROWHEELS Revolution 1.0 comes preinstalled with ROWHEELS award-winning REV3 wheels. It is the world’s most inexpensive therapeutic wheelchair. It is clinically proven to reduce or even eliminate the aches and pains of traditional wheelchairs.


The Strongback-24 comes with Strongback’s patented ergonomic adjustable posture support in the backrest. It is ultra-lightweight and is foldable. It comes in a clean blue and black design.

5.Karman Lightweight

The Karman Lightweight features a lightweight aluminum frame and a fold-down backrest. It has a hand loop brake system and a seatbelt for added safety. The upholstery is even flame retardant! 

What is a Manual Wheelchair?

Manual Wheelchairs are defined as wheelchairs that require a person to move the chair from place to place. A transport wheelchair requires an attendant to move but many typical manual wheelchairs can be pushed by either an attendant, or the occupant. Some other common types of manual wheelchairs include folding, rigid, light weight and ultra-lightweight, shower, beach, standing, reclining and tilt-in-space.

Manual Wheelchair Types:

Transport Wheelchair:

Basic Manual Wheelchair:

Lightweight Manual Wheelchair:

Ultra Lightweight Manual Wheelchair:

Therapeutic Manual Wheelchair:

Manual Wheelchairs Features:

Things to Consider Before Buying a Manual Wheelchair:

Consider what the needs of the primary wheelchair user are. A cheaper option might be best if it is only a temporary need. If it is used everyday, a lightweight wheelchair is a better option. Every wheelchair is going to meet different needs so proper research should be considered before purchase. is a great place to compare many different styles of wheelchairs. is also a great resource to see if your insurance will cover your new manual wheelchair. 

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Published on Sep 29 2021

Last Updated on Sep 30 2021