Most wheelchairs cap out at 18-20" seat widths and 220-250lbs seat weight. There are stringent FDA testing and ASTM requirements to qualify a wheelchair. These governances are just like "crash test" ratings for a car. In order to truly qualify over 250lbs, and reach capacitis up to 550lbs and seat widths that extend beyond 22-38" seat widths, it is important to buy from Brand that stands behind the product and has been around long enough to know what dependability and quality is all about. 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
. 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.
Our Bariatric Wheelchair has a maximum weight cap of 800 pounds, these heavy duty wheelchairs
can accommodate nearly any user with a maximum seat width of 30" in width. Karman carries a full range of heavy duty wheelchairs, from economical bariatric transport wheelchairs
, to complex highly-configurable / custom models
. We also have the lightest weight bariatric wheelchair in the industry for its seat width and weight cap.
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.