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Lightweight wheelchairs can be used throughout the day and for all tasks, from minor activities to sporting fun. They can take all kinds of jolts without affecting the passenger and offer a smooth ride. These lightweight chairs allow the user and caregiver greater maneuverability with more ease and less strain. Lightweight chairs provide sturdy support and with their minimal framework they do away with the bulk of wheelchairs. They are built to provide mobility to those having restricted lower body movement. The light frame provides superior performance allowing for a smooth and effortless ride. Our wheelchairs have innovative, user-friendly features which provide comfort, superb balance, control and convenience. At HPFY, we have a vast collection of wheelchairs, these are specifically fashioned, to aid you, by the leading brands of industry namely, Invacare Corporation, Drive Medical, and Ita-Med Co.

How Much do Lightweight Wheelchairs Weigh?

Lightweight wheelchairs are designed to be very light in weight because of the material they are made from - aluminum, sometimes from steel or a combination of both. Weight of lightweight wheelchairs is generally between 29 to 34 lbs. Latest designs feature ultra light wheelchairs with some models weighing as little as 15 to 35 lbs. There is, however, no compromise on quality.

Choosing a Lightweight Wheelchair

Lightweight wheelchairs have multiple attractive features so choosing one becomes difficult. Make it easier on yourself by learning about the features available and base your preferences and selection on that. Additionally, consider your activity level, age, gender, body type and the terrain you are likely to visit.


If you are a frequent traveller then you will require a portable lightweight wheelchair which can fold-up easily and is light to hold and compact for storage. There are several folding wheelchairs which have lightweight frames that collapse easily for portability. The 9000 XT Wheelchair from Invacare can be folded up with ease. It is made of carbon steel frame and its dual axle helps the user self-propel or be propelled by another.

Transport Wheelchairs/Manual Wheelchairs

Lightweight manual wheelchairs mostly weigh between 25 to 35 lbs and are easy to maneuver up a wheelchair ramp. We offer lightweight wheelchairs that can be used as a transport chair and, at the same time, can be self-propelled manual wheelchairs.

Where to buy Lightweight Wheelchairs Online?

At HPFY, you will find different types of wheelchairs on sale from well-known manufacturers like Invacare Corporation, Drive Medical and Medline.

Lightweight Manual Wheelchair Features and Options At HPFY

Our wheel chairs have cutting-edge technology combined with an ergonomic design. Customize your wheelchair to suit your specific needs. Attractive options to consider are swing-away or fold-down footrests, detachable or flip-back armrests. You could also opt for desk arms that allow you to move the chair close to a desk or dining table. If you select a wheelchair that has a reclining back, you can also opt for elevated leg rests to increase the comfort.  

Customize your lightweight wheelchair with the above mentioned options as well as different upholstery, patterns and color choices. Complement your wheelchair with our selection of wheelchair cushions. Read here on how to choose the best one.

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Benefits of Wheelchairs

Kevin Cleary Dec 03,2016

Longer distances can present a greater challenge to those with limited mobility and due to an injury/illness, or just aging in general, fatigue can be a major problem. Wheelchairs (both manual and powered) and even scooters can make these greater

Take Your Wheels with You: Traveling with Your Wheelchair

Kevin Cleary May 28,2015

Many people feel that due to their injury or handicap that this lack of mobility means that they cannot travel. There are those that believe that since you may be reliant on a wheelchair to get around that actually they

Wheelchair Cushions: Make the Right Choice

Kevin Cleary May 01,2017

Many people need to use a wheelchair in order to maintain their mobility and independence. This inevitably presents a potential problem to the user: pressure points. Below is a great diagram to illustrate how those in wheelchairs face multiple pressure


Frequently asked questions

Ultra lightweight manual wheelchairs can weigh as low as 19 lbs.

Ultra lightweight wheelchairs are constructed from light yet sturdy metals like aluminium, carbon steel and titanium.

The seat to floor height is important as a shorter height may lead to dragging feet and inconvenience to the wheelchair user. So the seat to floor height and seat to footplate height must be considered while choosing a wheelchair.

The overall width is obtained by adding 8" (outside wheel to outside wheel) to the seat width in case of most lightweight wheelchairs.