About manual wheelchairs

In the market for a manual wheelchair? Here's the first thing you need to know: one size does not fit all. There are lots of choices to make in order to get the right chair for you – one that maximizes your mobility and independence, meets your everyday needs and suits your lifestyle. Now, you could spend a lot of time running around to wheelchair dealers looking at what's available. But don't. Stay right here. We've made it a whole lot easier.

The Manual Wheelchair Comparison video series provides you with detailed test drives and consumer-friendly information on some manual chairs from leading manufacturers.

Watch the series, learn about Quickie, Colours, Ti Lite, ROTA Mobility, and Intrepid Cycles. Also learn about chair shopping, accessories, and pediatric wheelchairs.

The manual chair series is produced by Jenni Gold, herself a wheelchair user, with the assistance of a crew of chair-users test-pilots who know first hand what to look for in a mobility product.

Chair shopping

Chair accessories

Pediatric wheelchairs


Intrepid cycles


ROTA mobility

Ti Lite

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