What is the best wheelchair or scooter to take on holiday?

Thu Jun 17 2021

Summer is on its way.

And, you never know, maybe even some sun (we can dream!)

As we head towards the holiday months and restrictions steadily ease, you may be in the midst of planning a getaway.

Part of that planning is deciding the best wheelchair or scooter to take on your trip. After the year and a half we’ve all had, you want to be able to make the most of this much-needed change of scene. And that means bringing a wheelchair or scooter that enables you to do all the travelling, sightseeing and relaxing you want.

So, whether you’re heading abroad or have opted for a staycation, this is a handy guide to help you choose the best wheelchair or scooter to take on holiday.


What features to look for in a wheelchair or scooter to take on holiday

Lightweight

A chair that’s light to push and carry can make a huge difference to your days or weeks away. The last thing you want is to be worn out because you’re exerting all your energy getting from one place to another, even if that’s just from hotel to beach. A holiday is for rest, so having a wheelchair or scooter that’s easy to manoeuvre is vital.

Foldable

Transport is a given when going on holiday, so chair portability is key. Since it’s not always your own car you’ll be travelling around in when on holiday, or even a car for that matter, a foldable chair gives you the flexibility you may need for different vehicles and modes of transport.

Plus, depending on your accommodation, you may benefit from the extra space a collapsible wheelchair or scooter grants, being easy to store away when not in use.

Comfortable

You’re going on holiday to relax and having a comfy wheelchair or scooter is a part of making that possible. This means making sure the chair is the right fit for you, specifically in terms of weight, width and height, plus has your preferred level of padding.

Easy to use

As we’ve said, holidays are to de-stress, so what you don’t want is a wheelchair or scooter that’s fiddly to adjust, difficult to get in and out of, and a pain to manoeuvre. A chair that’s easy to use ensures the sort of simplicity we all seek on our getaways from real life.

Durable

Lightweight and easy to use doesn’t mean flimsy. Look for a sturdy wheelchair or scooter you can depend on throughout your trip.

Hireable

Only need the wheelchair or scooter whilst away? Hiring may be more cost-effective, giving you the flexibility and independence you need without the long-term or lump sum commitment.

 

What are the best wheelchairs and scooters to take on holiday?

To help you in your search, we’ve put together a list of our top wheelchairs and scooters to take on trips.


Sunrise Medical Breezy Moonlite

This wheelchair is our most popular wheelchair hire. Over the years, we’ve hired out tens of thousands of these wheelchairs, choosing it for our hire fleet as it’s such a simple to use and well-built wheelchair that lasts.

What makes it suitable to take on holiday?

Lightweight

The wheelchair weighs just 13.5 kg, so can be lifted and manoeuvred with ease.

Sturdy

Made of aluminium, the wheelchair is light but also durable.

Foldable

The wheelchair folds up for storage or transport, plus has quick release wheels and footrests that can be clipped off.

Easy to use

This model of wheelchair is simple to collapse and reduce in weight and size, with quick release wheels popped off at the press of a button.

Hireable

You’ve got the freedom to rent for as long or short as you want, covered by our full international insurance.

Safe

Safety features include a lap strap, anti-tip wheels and parking brakes, plus the model is fully crash-tested.

Comfortable

The wheelchair’s large wheels provide a smooth ride, the padded canvas seat is comfortable to sit in and the footrests can be adjusted.

Flexible

Self-propelled wheels and push handles mean you can propel yourself or be pushed by another.


Karma Ergo Lite 2 Transit

The Ergo Lite 2 is market-leading and as our lightest manual wheelchair is a must for holidaymakers on the move.

What makes it suitable to take on holiday?

Lightweight

Weighing just 9.2 kg in total, this wheelchair is as light as you can get for a good quality, comfortable wheelchair.

Comfortable

The wheelchair has a padded backrest and seat. Plus, the patented S-Ergo seating is ergonomically shaped for a comfortable seated position to maintain good posture and prevent sliding forward.

Easy to use

The leg rests simply swing out of the way, enabling you to easily get in and out of the wheelchair. Convenient attendant brakes on the push handles allow easy control of the wheelchair.

Sturdy

An aluminium frame makes for a reliable wheelchair that will stand the test of time.

 

eFoldi Lite

The eFoldi Lite is the lightest and most compact folding scooter available.

What makes it suitable to take on holiday?

Lightweight

The Lite weighs just 15 kg, making it easy to lift - there is no other folding scooter this light. Plus, with the Lithium-ion battery removed you can further reduce the weight to just 13 kg.

Foldable

The eFoldi Lite folds up easily in seconds into a neat wheeled suitcase shape, allowing it to be packed up into a car boot, or taken on public transport, coaches, cruises and planes.

Impressive performance

The eFoldi has a 4 mph top speed and 14 mile range.

Comfortable

Good sized wheels and suspension integrated into the seating smooth out the ride, making your eFoldi comfortable to drive.


TGA Minimo

The Minimo is a pioneering folding mobility scooter, requiring no disassembly for transport.

What makes it suitable to take on holiday?

Foldable

This scooter can be folded in seconds using just one hand, with only the lightweight battery needing to be removed.

Compact

Once folded, the Minimo measures 34 x 21.5 x 18 inches, making it one of the most compact scooters available. And to save even further on space, the scooter can be stood upright.

Easy to use

With twin front wheels, anti-tips and a 32 inch turning radius, the distinct wheel arrangement gives the Minimo the manoeuvrability of a three-wheel scooter but with extra stability.

Transportable

Not only is the scooter easily collapsible, it can also be wheeled around, meaning there’s no strain in having to lift.

Hireable

The Minimo is available to hire. Designed with travel in mind, it’s the ideal companion for your trip.


Rollz Motion Performance Rollator and Wheelchair

The Motion Performance is a unique two-in-one product, transforming from rollator to wheelchair with ease.

What makes it suitable to take on holiday?

Flexible

Switch between rollator and wheelchair within seconds to get the level of support and independence you need for each holiday activity.

Sturdy

Pneumatic tyres provide comfort, as well as the confidence to travel on uneven terrain.

Comfortable

Footrests and ergonomic soft-grip handles are height-adjustable to fit to you. The wedge–shaped seat cushion and extra-thick foam padding on the armrests support a better seated position.

A wheelchair or scooter should enrich your holiday, it should give you the freedom to experience everything on your itinerary and more.

Our product specialists are on hand to make sure your chair does exactly that.

Visit our Chessington Showroom, arrange a home demonstration or book a virtual assessment to get expert advice and be matched with the wheelchair or scooter that gives you the holiday you deserve.

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