Invacare Action Ampla Bariatric Wheelchair

Invacare's multi-award winning Action Ampla is a cleverly designed wheelchair for bariatric individuals. Practical and comfortable, each Ampla is bespoke built to fit, and has a sleek minimalistic style quite unlike traditional bariatric wheelchairs.

Product Description


The Ampla is available in seat widths from 20 up to 30 inches, which combined with the 300 kg weight capcity, means it can comfortably accommodate heavier people. Unlike standard bariatric wheelchairs, the bespoke seat width and depth ensures the wheelchair fits you. This is further enhanced by the ergonomic backrest, which is adjustable to provide the optimal support and comfort regardless of your body shape.

Multi-adjustable transfer aids can be used to help with sitting and standing, and rotated to provide a resting place for the forearms. They can be removed or lowered to allow for access under desks and tables.


The sturdy, rigid aluminium frame is much lighter than traditional steel bariatric frames - reducing energy consumption when you propel. The position of the rear wheels can be adjusted to provide a more efficient and ergonomic position, and the rear wheels are sturdy mags.

The Ampla has a unique inbuilt transportation solution - with the backrest folded down it can be tipped back onto the rear transportation bearings, allowing the chair to fit through narrow doorways, and reducing the storage footprint it takes up.

The frame is available in either a white or "tech grey black" finish, with a choice of three accents - blue, pink and green. The Ampla as a whole has a minimalistic sleek appearance quite at odds with the typical steel "industrial" look of most bariatric wheelchairs.

Our Verdict

The Action Ampla is quite unlike any bariatric wheelchairs we've seen before. While it is more expensive than traditional "one size fits all" bariatric models, it provides much more - a better fitting chair, ergonomic and comfortable seating, and a sleek appearance. It is particularly suited to those who want to self-propel, having a light aluminium frame and adjustable rear-wheel positions.

Key Features

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    300 kg weight capacity
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    Choice of seat widths
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    Designed for self-propelling
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    Stylish frame

Our Service

We passionately believe we provide a level of service above and beyond other retailers that gives you real value for money. Our in-house experts can provide you with impartial advice on the right wheelchair for you, and none of our staff are on commission.

All aftercare is carried out by our experienced specialists, with a fleet of mobile engineers, and a fully stocked workshop at our HQ - we don't get a third-party company to carry out our work. In the event your wheelchair needs to come back to us for repair, we will provide you with a loan wheelchair from our extensive fleet to keep you mobile.

Try This Wheelchair

Our Chessington Showroom is stocked with a wide range of wheelchairs for you to try out and compare, and our product specialists are on hand to answer all your questions, and carry out a full assessment. Visiting our Showroom allows you to see the widest possible range of products before making your decision on which wheelchair to get purchase.

We are also able to carry out home assessments and demonstrations - please call us to book one in. A home consultation comes with the benefit of trying out a wheelchair around the environment in which you will be using it.

Product Specification

Weight27kg / 4st 4lb
Crash TestedYes
Wheelchair TypeAdult Wheelchair, Bariatric Wheelchair
Max Seat Depth51cm / 20.08in
Max Seat Width75.5cm / 29.72in
Min Seat Depth46cm / 18.11in
Min Seat Width50.5cm / 19.88in
Max Seat Height45.5cm / 17.91in
Min Seat Height38cm / 14.96in
Weight Capacity300kg / 47st 3lb
Max Overall Width78cm / 30.71in
Min Overall Width53cm / 20.87in
Max Overall Length114.5cm / 45.08in
Min Overall Length106.5cm / 41.93in
Max Backrest Height52.5cm / 20.67in
Min Backrest Height45cm / 17.72in


£3,500 exc VAT / £4,200 inc VAT

This is a prescriptive manual wheelchair, which is built to order following an assessment with one of our Prescriptive Assessors. It is available with a range of customisation options, and these can affect the price - our Prescriptive Assessors will run through all the options at your assessment. However, it is possible to get a fully functioning and desirable chair at the base price!

Manual wheelchairs such as this will normally qualify for zero-rated VAT. If the person using the wheelchair has a permanent disability, terminal illness or chronic sickness then they will be eligible for 0% VAT. Our Prescriptive Assessors will be able to answer any questions you may have about VAT.

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