Invacare Rea Dahlia

The Dahlia is the top model in Invacare's prestigious Rea range of tilt in space wheelchairs. It offers a much higher degree of tilt for optimum pressure relief, and has a compact slim design, keeping the overall width as small as an active wheelchair.

Product Description

There are two versions of the Dahlia available:

  • Dahlia 30 - with 30° tilt, and available as either a transit or self-propelled wheelchair. This has the option for exceptionally low seat heights - from just 32.5 cm, ideal for those who are foot propelling.

  • Dahlia 45 - with 45° tilt for the highest levels of clinical pressure relief, available only as a transit wheelchair. This is only marginally more expensive than the Dahlia 30, so we would generally recommend it unless needing to self or foot propel.


The Dahlia is a more modern design than the other models in the Rea range - notable first for its sleeker appearance. The Dahlia has recently been updated with black tyres (not pictured) giving it a more modern appearance.

Compact width

A key improvement is also the compact width of the chair - it is as slim as an active wheelchair, making it easier to manoeuvre and letting it fit through tight spaces. The narrow footprint also means the wheelchair takes up less space in the home when not in use.


The seating is just as configurable as the Rea Azalea, able to be adjusted to provide a perfect fit for the whelchair user, and with a wide selection of seating and positioning options to maximise comfort and support. This includes the popular Flex 3 backrests, but also more advanced Matrx backs, as well as being able to accommodate third-party seating systems.

Our Verdict

The Dahlia is the pinnacle of Invacare's tilt in space wheelchairs, offering the best form, function, and clinical benefit. While the Rea Azalea normally suits most patients - and is what care and medical support staff are most familiar with - for those with higher-end pressure relief needs, or who want to foot propel, the Dahlia is the ultimate choice. We would recommend considering it alongside Ki Mobility's equivalent, the Focus CR.

Key Features

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    Up to 45° tilt
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    Slim modern design
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    Ideal for foot propelling
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    Highly adjustable seating

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

Weight35kg / 5st 7lb
Crash TestedYes
Wheelchair TypeTilt In Space Wheelchair
Max Seat Depth50cm / 19.69in
Max Seat Width59cm / 23.23in
Min Seat Depth43cm / 16.93in
Min Seat Width39cm / 15.35in
Max Seat Height50cm / 19.69in
Min Seat Height33cm / 12.99in
Weight Capacity135kg / 21st 4lb
Max Overall Width77cm / 30.31in
Min Overall Width55cm / 21.65in
Max Overall Length118cm / 46.46in
Min Overall Length90cm / 35.43in
Max Backrest Height80cm / 31.50in
Min Backrest Height50cm / 19.69in


£2,550 exc VAT / £3,060 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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