New Pride Go Chair
12 Jan 2017
Pride Mobility's New Go Chair has been out for a couple of months now, so we thought it would be a good time to look at how the chair has been received. Released in late 2016, it replaced the original model of the Go Chair as their standard basic indoor powerchair.
The first thing you'll notice is that that New Go Chair looks better. It has a much more modern appearance, similar to that found on Pride's best-selling Apex Rapid scooter. A choice of colour panels is available, from the traditional red and blue to the more lively pink, orange, white and yellow.
The battery is also bigger - 17Ah rather than the 12Ah found on the old model. These provide longer-lasting power, allowing the new model to keep you going throughout the day. This does mean the battery is slightly heavier to lift; however, it it can still be lifted by a single able-bodied person should you need to dismantle and transport the chair. Notably, it also allows you to charge the battery separate to the chair should you wish to.
Finally, the New Go Chair has enhanced on-board storage, with two handy swing-out pockets under the seat. Not only does this offer more storage than the original model, it is also far more accessible as you don't have to bend down to access it.
What's The Verdict?
The New Go Chair has been well received, with its enhanced weight capacity of 21.5 stone making it accessible to more people. We have had feedback that the "footprint" of the chair is marginally larger than the original model - this does have a knock-on effect on manoeuvring it, although it must be emphasised that this difference is small and the New Go Chair remains one of the most compact and agile indoors wheelchairs on the market.
It is more expensive than the previous Go Chair - this is somewhat inevitable given the extra features and that exchange rate changes have led to price rises across the board for all the manufacturers in the last few months.
Overall, the New Go Chair is the leading basic indoor powerchair on the market, offering more than its competitors whilst remaining affordable. For further information on it, please speak to our product specialists on 0800 025 8005.