Invacare Esprit Action

The new Esprit Action is a lightweight foldable powerchair that is highly configurable. Redesigned from the original ground-breaking Esprit Action 4NG, it is the only truly transportable powerchair to offer bespoke seating, providing levels of comfort, support as well as performance far exceeding other folding powerchairs.

Product Description


The Esprit is unique in the way it folds and dismantles for transport. The motors are built into the quick-release wheels, and can be removed with ease. The battery can be detached in seconds, and the frame folds up much like a standard manual wheelchair. The heaviest part is just 15 kg, allowing it to be lifted into and out of a car with minimal strain - most other folding powerchairs involve lifting 25 - 30 kg in one!


The compact wheelbase provides great manoeuvrability when driving your Esprit indoors, and the length has been reduced compared to the original Esprit with the rear wheels moved forwards. This also has the benefit of improving traction, while the integrated gyro technology provides smooth driving on slopes. Both the front castors and the large 14 inch rear wheels feature pneumatic tyres for a smooth and comfortable drive experience.


Unlike typical folding powerchairs, which offer "one size fits all" seating - which very often doesn't - the Esprit is a built-to-order configurable powered wheelchair. This allows it to be built to provide a perfect fit for your shape and size, as well as having a wide range of options, such as alternate backrests, specialist pressure cushions, legrests, armrests and more. We've fitted Jay backrests and other clinical seating solutions to Esprits in the past - there's no other folding powerchair that can accommodate advanced seating requirements.

Also of note is the swing-away legrests - many people struggle with forwards transfers from folding powerchairs, as their central legrests often get in the way. The Esprit Action's legrests swing away sideways, providing plenty of space to place your legs just in front of the wheelchair, to aid standing.

Esprit Action Junior

A paediatric version of the Esprit Action is available for children (pictured in light blue with yellow accents), with smaller seat sizes that can be adjusted over time as your child. There are few other folding powerchairs in children's sizes, and none that can grow as the Esprit does.


We think the Esprit Action is a great looking, modern wheelchair. The frame is available in a choice of colours, and accents of lime or black can be chosen. Particularly popular is the all-black look, complemented by the modern black LCD joystick, black tyres, and black wheel hubs.

Our Verdict

There's nothing else like Invacare's Esprit Action. Regular folding powerchairs require you to lift them all in one, and their weight is often beyond many people. The Esprit's unique design entirely overcomes this. The seating is the other thing that sets it apart - it can be adapted to cater for more clinical requirements, and even for those with more standard seating requirements, it provides far more comfort thanks to its made to measure seating.

Key Features

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    Folds for transport
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    Heaviest part just 15 kg
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    Configurable seating
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    Paediatric version available

Our Service

We offer a range of solutions for getting the powered wheelchair of your choice, including purchase, long-term hire agreements of one or three years, and the option to lease through the Motability scheme.

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 powerchair needs to come back to us for repair, we will provide you with a loan powered wheelchair from out extensive fleet to keep you mobile. We maintain a fleet of high-end prescriptive powered wheelchairs so that your loan product will be as similar as possible to your wheelchair.

Try This Powered 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 powerchairs before making your decision on which powered wheelchair to buy.

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 an electric wheelchair around the environment in which you will be using it.