ManualWheelchairs are the type of device that a person must move themselves without the assistance of a battery. You can choose from self-propel, which requires the user to propel with the use of their limbs, and companion propelled, which means that you must have a person to push you. We believe that users will be able to find the best manual wheelchair available for their specific needs.
Furthermore, to select the right wheelchair for instance, you should research and decide which category, model, and price point is suited for your lifestyle and condition. Depending on your situation you may choose a chair that has large rear wheels, which are usually self-propelled.
If you have a caretaker or you are currently a caregiver, you may prefer the small rear wheel version of the wheelchair, which also includes companion handles. We want to help you to find the best wheelchair. That is our commitment to you. Find out what we can do for you. Contact us today!
Manual wheelchairshave different features that allow the equipment to be suitable for the end user. There are variations on these features and reasons why each variation is important to each user. When prescribing a mobility product, there are many decisions that have to be made in order to select the right chair. Mobility users must understand how each decision will affect other features. Having the right product information is important.
Nevertheless, you may ask, what is the best feature for me? At Karman we believe that comfort is important. The most comfortable chairs we provide are our Ergonomic Wheelchairs. With proper ergonomics and a good seat cushion, you will enjoy the wheelchair for life. There are other features that are important to keep in mind when you are purchasing a wheelchair.
Please contact a dealer or read more regarding our products. We have also been featured on the Dr. Phil show. Our efforts to serve the disability community starts by designing the best product. It is important to ask a dealer or DME professional if you are making the right choice. When asking questions, please make sure you mention what is most important to you. The investment you make today will last you a lifetime.
For instance, if you choose a low seat height, you can’t choose large wheels as the wheels will affect the seat height. Another example would be, if you choose 70 degree footrests you may not be able to choose 8″ casters. Often choosing the right configuration for a wheelchair is a seemingly long process. We know mobility equipment better than anyone else.
In addition, we can help you through the entire process. From choosing a basic set-up, to having one with all the features you have selected. Contact us today for more information regarding our products. We will do our best to help you find the right product. If any of our dealers are not able to help you, please email us and we will be in touch with you shortly. Karman cares about all of customers nationwide. Your satisfaction is important to us. Most general questions about our products can be answered through our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Our manual chairs are built with quality in mind. We know that you will have this product with you for the rest of your life and count on the quality lasting for many years. Check out our warranty page and see for yourself what others are saying. On certain product pages we also have reviews that provide feedback. We’ve been around for more than twenty years. We have a wide range of products that are suitable for your needs.
Goals of Wheeled Mobility
• Provide a means of independent mobility
• Maximize performance of daily activities
• Allow access to all terrain and environments encountered during the course of the day
• Provide support of neutral posture
• Provide orientation in space required for optimal posture and function
• Provide a base for the adaptive seating system
• Provide a means of pressure relief
• Accommodate changes in size and weight
For individuals with limited mobility, a manual chair is an essential piece of equipment to enhance their quality of life and provide freedom of movement. In the past, wheelchairs were heavy and cumbersome for users as well as caregivers and often lacked maneuverability.
Today, thanks to advances in manufacturing and design, users no longer need to be competitive body builders to lift a wheelchair up a flight of stairs or into a car trunk. We have many intelligently designed wheelchairs on the market that are suited for wheelchair-bound individuals.
Furthermore, we try to use aircraft grade aluminum on all of our products. Using a light material helps ease the weight of the frame. Our lower priced models may have a combination of steel and aluminum. But our best wheelchairs are made from aluminum. Regardless of what material we use, we strive to provide quality products.
We understand your mobility needs. A non-electric wheelchair should be stylish but also cost-effective. We do our best to find a balance of durability and price for our products. Check out our most popular products by weight on the left side of this page.
Moreover, give us a call if you cannot find a wheelchair that has the features that you are looking for. We provide many options and accessories available as optional components for your wheelchair. At Karman, we try to “bundle” and include as many beneficial features to our chairs so that your mobility experience can be enhanced to the fullest. We hope you find the right product through our large selection of mobility equipment. Our commitment to wheelchair excellence is vital to our company.
To achieve this, we always try put our best foot forward. We recommend reading product reviews to find the best product. This may be an ultralight wheelchair, or an ergonomic wheelchair. You will find products that have the ultimate technology such as standing wheelchairs. Or you may just need a simple walker to help you with your every day living. Whatever is the case, Karman is here for you. Please check out all of our category products. Consult with a dealer or just call us.
Manual wheelchairs are our specialty. Wheelchairs provide users with the mobility to propel themselves. They also allow a caregiver to assist with user mobility. We have spent over two decades designing wheelchairs and manufacturing them in our state of the art facility. Our specialty is lightweight manual chairs. They are typically under 30 pounds. But we also have some that are under 25 pounds. A light weight frame can help both caregivers and users. The benefits are tremendous. From ease of transporting, to being easy to propel. Learn More About Products
Finding the Perfect Wheelchair to FIT YOU is very important. That is why we have launched the new ERGO FIT™ Campaign based on proper Wheelchair Ergonomics, comparing and contrasting your body’s needs, your Wheelchair Dimensions, and also balancing the environment where you will be enjoying your wheelchair.
Whether it is an outdoor expedition, or ensuring that going up a ramp with the least amount of resistance, or being as comfortable as possible due to prolonged usage, our ERGO FIT™ provides a countless amount of options and accessories, or models with specific variations designed to maximize your mobility and comfort.
RESOURCES – Each Product Landing Page has all the information pertinent to the product (e.g. HCPCS Codes, Dimensions, Literature, UPC, etc). If you would like to see every product listed by specs and details, please visit our Resources Landing page by clicking HERE.
If this is your first time looking for a manual wheelchair, you are in the right place. There also other websites you can reference with good information such as Wikipedia. We are here to provide you with the best information on our products. Finding a manual wheelchair is one of the most important investments. You can search by many factors. Some look at price. Whereas others look for weight. Everyone has a different preference.
In addition, manual chairs come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Some manual chairs can go as high as 30 inches in width. Other manual chairs are only 14.5 pounds in frame weight. Not all brands have a wide selection of wheelchairs, but We have all types of wheelchairs. Take a look at our product videos before you buy. Our videos will give you more information about our products. This includes showing how a product folds, or how to tilt a wheelchair.
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It’s also very important to learn about who will service your chair. Buying a mobility products is easy nowadays. You can buy a chair online with ease. Our official dealers typically offer free shipping. Buying online means that you do not have to leave the comfort of your home to purchase our products. You should give us a call if you have any questions. You may also find a local dealer through our dealer locator. We always make recommendations to our customers.
Furthermore, important factors when deciding to buy this type of device includes: weight class and product type. Manual wheelchairs generally have 3 different weight classes. Standard weight, lightweight, and ultralight weight. Self propelled chairs also have categories. This includes bariatric, recline or high back. Is there a medical condition? How does the user perform daily activities? Is the user independent? We have wheelchairs made for active users both young and old.
All age groups may use manual chairs. It is important to first use a measurement guide. A Proper fit is the most important factor when buying a wheelchair. A mobility chair should be an extension of a person’s body. Then we focus on comfort. Is the person now comfortable? Is there proper ergonomics? Is the person prone to slouching? Just like a normal person sitting on a desk at an office. Proper ergonomics are very important. After we have narrowed down those things, it’s easier. We can then ask what products offer more benefits? Is there a lighter model? Or does the customer wish to save some money?
Some manual chairs are only temporarily used. In this case, our experts may recommend to stay within budget. Other nonautomatic wheelchair users demand the best. Having a canopy or headrest does add cost. But at the same time, it makes your ride more comfortable. That’s important to us. To find the perfect fit for you. Some users want a softer ride. Others know that a good seat belt is important. We sometimes receive custom orders. That’s great! We want to help. It just takes good communication. Make sure to tell your dealer what you are looking for.
We have customers of all ages. Not only that, we have customers with different conditions. That is why we have over 100 models. You can have one delivered to your door next day. Most of our dealers offer free shipping. Some dealers even offer 2 day free shipping. Each dealer has a special offer for the end user on a Karman product.
At Karman, we have over 100 models for manual wheelchairs to choose from. In general, if you can propel yourself in a wheelchair, you will want the lightest most comfortable wheelchair available. Learn more about all the categories available and then choose by product weight and budget. Here are some categories and information for your review:
Transport wheelchairs are the perfect choice for transporting someone to and from the places you would love to travel with. A transport wheelchair is generally narrower and lighter than a standard wheelchair, making it a good choice for tight obstacles and narrow entryways. There are differences between our high end Crash Tested S-ERGO series transport wheelchairs and also economy grade products. Some great choices include our ERGO LITE and S-115TP. We also have a wheelchair made for traveling, TV-10B.
Most standard weight wheelchairs starts at 34 pounds, a standard weight wheelchair is a great option when you need a wheelchair that will be not be frequently used; generally 3 hours or less per day and with infrequent transfers. Our full selection is available from the most basic models with fixed legrests and armrests to wheelchairs that have optional elevating legrests and removable armrests. There are also models with optional accessories to enhance your wheelchair. Foam cushions and/or Gel Cushions provide for additional comfort.
With weights ranging from 25-34 pounds, our lightweight wheelchair is a great choice when you need a wheelchair that is more frequently used, when you need special options, or when you have your heart set on a specific frame and/or upholstery color combination. This category covers it all, with lightweight wheelchairs at competitive prices. These wheelchairs offer more options and we typically recommend that a comparison be done with the next step up category which is our ultralight weight wheelchairs where the ultimate mobility equipment and features are at its very best.
This is the category of wheelchairs where the best of the best resides. With wheelchair weights as low as 14.5 pounds and available in both S-ERGO and simply super lightweight models, an ultralight weight wheelchair is for the full-time user who demands performance and for those who want the lightest wheelchair possible for ease of self propel and transport. In this category, you will have a number of features never found on any competitors like standardize crash tests on S-ERGO models and tons of options and accessories not offered on other base categories in wheelchair options.
Our ERGO ATX offers the finest in a combination of wheelchair manufacturing disciplines. These criterias includes but is not limited to maximum adjustability, rigidness, ultra lightweight, comfort, foldability, style and outstanding performance. Our Ultralightweight wheelchair category takes zero compromise with our R&D department pushing the latest manufacturing techniques and capabilities and transferring them to you right on the streets.
A reclining back or otherwise known as a "high back" wheelchair is a great option for those who spend the majority of their time in a wheelchair as it offers more positions to recline. And a tilt wheelchair offers alternative positioning and pressure relief for those who are requiring further pressure relief for prolonged usage of a wheelchair. Both our categories have effectively reduced weight of traditional competitors so keep in mind when shopping on price.
Standing in a wheelchair is one of the most influential products we've designed and manufactured in our efforts to allow the mobility impaired to take their lives back into their hands. We didn't stop by just allowing people to stand in a wheelchair; we made it the most competitive price product in its category driving economy into everyday house holds. Read more on all benefits, funding sources, and finance options if you're interested in your wheelchair helping you to stand.
What is the process for buying a wheelchair from Karman?
You have several ways to purchase a wheelchair from us. Depending on the product, you may purchase either from an authorized brick and mortar dealer, or online. You may choose from any of our website resellers such as Amazon or Walgreens, or you may purchase directly from this website.
Will I be charged sales tax?
Karman is required to collect sales tax for items shipped to certain states. When adding to cart, please make sure that you enter in the state and city in which you live in. Our automated system will calculate the sales tax pertinent to your location.
Is shipping free?
Our standard big box items will ship from our warehouse via FEDEX and it is free. All orders over $89.99 always ship for free everyday at Karman. Other carriers are used depending on size, availability and other LCL shipments.
Do you sell used wheelchairs or rent wheelchairs?
We do not sell or rent used wheelchairs for sanitary reasons. To ensure you receive the best quality chairs we only sell new wheelchairs. We do, however, have some new, open-box wheelchairs for sale. You will have to call in to see any specials we may have but do not advertise. We do not offer wheelchairs for rental.
How are the wheelchairs you sell different from those I might find on other sites?
Karman has just about any other chair you may find on any other site. There are two categories in which you can choose from. With "economy" types, since we are the manufacture, we can always beat any advertised price without running a special promotion. These would be daily great prices we pass on to you right away. We also have specialty items such as ultralight weight and ergonomic products in which others do not offer as a competing brand. Rest assure you are in good hands with a brand that has been around for over 25 years!
Do you sell (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment / Face Masks?
Yes, due to the pandemic, Karman has exported thousands of face mask to China supporting factories in the early pandemic. We now have reversed the manufacturing a flow of both N95 and traditional dust masks used in many types of different environments. There will be continued promotion of masks and offers available to prevent a global spread of the COVID-19 Virus.
What happens if I need repairs or parts for my equipment?
We have a wide network of dealers through out the states. Depending on the complexity nature of a manual vs power wheelchair, we may be able to simply trouble shoot it online or send one of our techs to your home for assistance. Check out our reviews and with decades of experience in our quality, rest assure you are in good hands.
What happens if I want to return my equipment?
We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If your equipment arrives and it is not what you expected or needed, you can return it within 14 days as long as it is unused (tires are clean and no scratches) and in its original packaging. Unless Karman made an error, return freight is the customer's responsibility. The two exceptions to this are custom lightweight wheelchairs, which incur a 15% restock fee, and ultralightweight and standing wheelchairs, which are non-returnable as they are manufactured to order. For more information please see our Return Policy.
This summary is intended for general informational purposes only, and should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. You should read product labels and manufactures operating instructions. In addition, if you are taking medications or have any medical conditions, please consult with your doctor or physician first. Karman does not make any clinical, operational, or health advises to the improvement of your medical condition. The most suitable wheelchair and mobility device is what we seek for you and ask that you verify with a medical professional.