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.

For a more basic folding powerchair that still has options for swing-away elevating legrests, a reclining backrest, and a headrest, we would suggest considering the KWK D09.

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 our 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.

Product Specification

Speed4mph / 6.44km/h
Battery Size7.65 Ah
Crash TestedYes
FunctionalityElevating Leg Rests, Recline
Indoor OutdoorIndoor & Outdoors
Made To MeasureMade to Measure
Max Range9miles / 14.48km
Powerchair TypeFolding Powerchair, Prescriptive Powerchair, Childrens Powerchair
Max Seat Depth48.5cm / 19.09in
Max Seat Width60.5cm / 23.82in
Min Seat Depth32.5cm / 12.80in
Min Seat Width30.5cm / 12.01in
Max Seat Height48.5cm / 19.09in
Min Seat Height46cm / 18.11in
Weight Capacity125kg / 19st 10lb
Max Overall Width78.5cm / 30.91in
Min Overall Width48.5cm / 19.09in
Max Overall Length111.5cm / 43.90in
Min Overall Length92.5cm / 36.42in
Min Overall Weight40.4kg / 6st 5lb


£3,706 exc VAT / £4,447.20 inc VAT

Prescriptive powerchairs such as this are built to order following an assessment with one of our Prescriptive Assessors. They are available with a wide range of customisation options, including powered seating functions, cushions and backrests, and drive performance upgrades, and these can affect the price - our Prescriptive Assessors will run through all the options at your assessment. As a general guideline, opting for multiple powered seating functions can add significantly to the cost of the wheelchair; however it is possible to get a fully functioning and desirable chair at the base price!

People purchasing powered wheelchairs will often 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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