As the culmination of 8 years’ worth of improvement and innovation upon the already popular Quantum Edge series, the Quantum Q6 Edge 3 already came with some big expectations, expectations it well and truly lives up to. Building on the high selling Q6 Edge 2, Quantum have improved all the major features which helped make this series of powerchairs one of the best on the market.
The Q6 Edge 3 is the most advanced chair Quantum have produced and they have kept hold of many of their key features. They have kept their flagship iLevel seat riser, which has been improved to allow the user to now drive at a brisk walking pace of 4.5 mph when fully elevated, enabling you to enjoy social mobility at eye level. The configurable TRU-Balance 3base seat/seat combined with a power base fitted with upgraded SRS (Smooth Ride Suspension) means that this is one of the most comfortable powerchairs currently available. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and the fact that it is mid-wheel drive means that it offers outstanding manoeuvrability, able to turn on the spot with a radius of just 20.5 inches.
With a top speed of up to 6 mph and a weight capacity of 21.4 stone, the Edge 3 is suitable for most people, this is further established given the range of options available to customise. A full range of powered seating options are available, these include 175° off shear-reduced recline, meaning the user can lie flat when combined with powered elevated leg rests, something not found on many powerchairs. 50° of powered seat tilt is also available for aiding in pressure relief. The TRU-Balance 3 seating is entirely configurable, which means the seat can be set up to an individual’s specifications. The base is also available in 14 different colour shroud options. There are even a number of control options available, ranging from the basic NE+ system, which comes as standard, to the advanced Q-Logic 3 expandable control system, which includes the option for a high-definition LCD screen on the joystick.
We would highly recommend the Edge 3 for those who plan to spend a significant portion of their day in the chair, especially for those who want to be active and social life and will be using it for all aspects of their day to day life. The Quantum Q6 Edge 3 is available right now for purchase, hire and through the Motability Scheme.