The Karman KM-TV10B travel chair is simply the feather weight champion of all super lightweight folding travel chairs on the market today. Engineered to last, and affordable! It has a reinforced patented all 6061 T-6 aircraft-grade aluminum frame; the Karman travel chair offers maximum convenience, comfort, and security. Simply fold back the footrest, squeeze the quick-release lever on the push handle and fold down – it's that easy!
The light weight transport wheel chairs are exactly what they seem, light in weight. They are designed for patients that cannot self-propel themselves and need a compact, lightweight design for ease of traveling with the chair. Instead of steel frames, lightweight transport chairs are made of lighter metals such as aluminum to make the chair weigh less. These transport chairs are often upholstered in light weight nylon, and have many of the same optional features as a standard transport chair. The weight capacity, on average, is still 250lbs up to 300lbs on some models even with the chair weighing a mere 15lbs - 21lbs! Removable leg rests are available on most models which, when removed, make the chair even lighter. The most sought after feature on the lighter weight transport chairs is the ease of lifting the chair in and out of a trunk of a car for the caregiver or patient. Most Lightweight Travel chairs have a fold down back for a smaller footprint to fit in most compact cars and smaller trunks.
Lightweight travel wheelchairs (also known as transport wheelchairs and companion chairs) have four small wheels, folding frames and usually weigh between 14 to 27 pounds. As a result, travel wheelchairs are much easier than standard wheelchairs for caregivers to put into or take out of car trunks or SUVs. This makes them ideal for taking patients to and from doctor appointments or on shopping trips. But, because of their four small wheels, transport wheelchair users cannot propel themselves. Instead, they must be pushed by their caregiver-companions.