Top 8 Foldable Electric Wheelchairs for Travel
Wheelchairs are wonderful items to have so that you can maintain your independence and still engage with your friends and family. They struggle only when you want to travel distances that your wheelchair can’t take you. 20 miles is a lot to ask anyone to cover, let alone anyone having to navigate a wheelchair.
Thankfully, there are wheelchair options that are easy to fold, pack into a car, ride over multiple terrains, and are even airline-friendly. Keep reading if you would like to see eight of the best folding wheelchairs on the market.
Etriker EW-99 24V/12AH 200W Manual Folding Electric Wheelchair
The greatest travel wheelchairs need to be fast, lightweight, have the ability to turn tight corners and conquer slopes, and they should give you the freedom to travel however far you want. Most wheelchairs can’t boast more than being lightweight and foldable, but the Etriker EW-99 Manual Folding Electric Wheelchair can boast that it has all of these features!
It’s the fastest option on our list, giving its rider a top speed of 5.5 mph (1.6kph), which it can accomplish in part by its light weight of 50lbs. Combine its manageable weight with its ability to be folded in seconds, and you’ll never have to struggle with being late thanks to your chair again.
Think again if you thought being lightweight meant the Etriker can’t take much weight! This wheelchair has a weight capacity of 400lbs!
But a travel wheelchair isn’t useful unless you can ride with ease. The Etriker EW-99 has a turning radius of 27.3 inches, can scale slopes with 25% or lower inclines, has 4 inches of ground clearance, and on a full battery will let you travel up to 30 miles! Not bad, huh?
ComfyGo Phoenix 24V/6AH 180W Folding Electric Wheelchair
The second entry on our list is the ComfyGo Phoenix Folding Electric Wheelchair. You’ll never have trouble getting this wheelchair airline approved, because it’s an airline, cruise, and FDA approved!
The Phoenix will take you just about anywhere you want to go with its 15+ miles of range at 4mph. While not the lightest entry on the list, this wheelchair won’t give you trouble at 55lbs. It can transport riders up to 265 lbs in weight and has no problem tackling turns with a radius of up to 30 inches.
It comes with two rechargeable 6AH lithium-ion batteries that take 6–8 hours to charge completely. Now, this wheelchair doesn’t recline, but when you’re exploring new places, did you want to?
Vive Health 24V/10AH 250W Compact Folding Electric Wheelchair
Next on the stage is the Vive Health Compact Folding Electric Wheelchair with a maximum weight capacity of 220 lbs, top speed of 4mph, and an impressive 12-mile range.
This wheelchair has fashion as much as function with a breathable seat cushion and clean black and silver design. Its tires don’t require inflation and are solid enough to ride confidently over
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One common problem with wheelchairs is that they won’t always fit through the door, but it’s safe to say this one will with its 39.5”L x 26”W dimensions, 4” ground clearance, and 47” turning radius.
ComfyGo Majestic IQ-9000 Plus 20Ah 220W 20” Wide Set Folding Electric Wheelchair
If weight capacity, comfort, and long-distance are what you’re looking for in a travel wheelchair, the ComfyGo Majestic IQ-9000 Wheelchair is your choice! This airline-friendly mode of transport can carry its occupant for a whopping 19 miles at 4mph! It can carry up to 310 lbs and has a turning radius of 47”.
Don’t forget the comfort! The IQ-9000 Plus reclines and has a 20” wide and 18” deep seat cushion so that you can soak up the exotic sunrises and sunsets at your leisure. You don’t even have to assemble it because it comes fully assembled in the box it comes in!
ComfyGo Majestic IQ-8000 Plus 20AH 250W 20” Wide Seat Folding Electric Chair
The ComfyGo IQ-8000 Plus might not have the greatest range on the list at 10 miles, but it can be upgraded to 17 miles by purchasing the optional battery. It will carry anyone under 310 lbs at 4mph, has adjustable armrests and reclines for comfort, can withstand slopes of 6% or less, and turns with radii of 47” or less. Don’t worry, with four leather and frame color options you’ll still be majestic!
ComfyGo X-6 24V/12AH 250W Manual Folding Electric WheelChair
The ComfyGo X-6 is another lightweight option at 50lbs with an impressive range, weight capacity, and turning radius. It will take you 13 miles away at 4mph, will carry up to 265lbs, and turns at 33 inches in radius.
It will only climb slopes at an 8% incline or less and doesn’t recline, but the price will allow you to consider all of its additional features.
ComfyGo Patriot-11 6AH 250W Folding Electric Chair
The ComfyGo Patriot-11 is another FDA-approved and is an airline and cruiser-friendly option with a decent range of 13 miles or more at 4mph. It will carry up to 286lbs, weighs 75 lbs. It has a turning radius of 35.5” and will easily ride up slopes with 8% inclines. It will fold into a compact 26”L x 14”W x 32”H to fit nicely in your trunk.
Vive Health 24V/10AH 200W Folding Electric Wheelchair
Last on our list is the Vive Health Folding Wheelchair. It won’t be able to boost its range at only 6 miles, and only goals 3.7 mph, but it’s mastered convenience with its easy folding frame, holds up to 260lbs, weighs only 67lbs, incomes with shock absorption, and maneuvers through tight spaces and around obstacles beautifully with 6” of ground clearance and a turning radius of 47.2”.
Whether you plan on taking a welcome road trip vacation or intend to travel via airplane or cruise ship, the world is your oyster with the right mode of transportation. Happy travels!
About the author:
Trevor Fenner is the founder and owner of Mobility Paradise, a one-stop-shop for mobility scooters, electric scooters, electric wheelchairs, wheelchairs, oxygen concentrators, lift chairs, saunas, steam showers, massage tables, exercise equipment, electric bikes, massage chairs, and bathtubs. Years ago, Trevor’s grandma had an accident that made her dependent on a wheelchair; this forced Trevor and his family to put her into an elderly care facility. Since then, Trevor would visit her to take a walk around the neighborhood. Mobility Paradise was created because Trevor couldn’t find an online store that offers a wide selection of mobility equipment and educational resources. What started as a business focusing on mobility scooters grew to include all kinds of mobility products. You can shop for the most reliable mobility products at MobilityParadise.com.