Panthera X Wheelchair

The Panthera X is by far the lightest wheelchair in the world, with a transport weight from just 2.1 kg. It is a high-tech carbon fibre active wheelchair from Swedish manufacturers Panthera, who are renowned for their ultra-light wheelchairs.

Product Description

Panthera X

There's no other active wheelchair that comes close to being as light as the X - with a transport weight of 2.1 kg, and total weight of just 4.4 kg, it is substantially lighter than any other model on the market. This is the culmination of 5 years of development combined with Panthera's long history of creating the lightest wheelchairs.

The challenge has been to create a wheelchair both extremely light but also strong - and the Panthera X manages this. Its box frame design combines with stiff materials to minimise energy loss to nearly zero, resulting in a wheelchair that handles and rolls effortlessly. Countless hours have been put into details like determining the precise fibre direction and combination of fibre qualities to optimise the Panthera X's performance. Almost everything on the wheelchair is made by Panthera themselves, with even tiny components such as nuts and bolts redesigned to save the smallest fraction of a gram.


Panthera wheelchairs are made a little differently to other manufacturers' active wheelchairs. They are available in a small number of set seat widths, with chassis that accommodate a range of seat depths. This allows for quicker delivery, but does reduce some of the options for configuring and personalising your wheelchair, such as colour choices.

As a high-end extremely light wheelchair, the Panthera X has limited capability for post-supply adjustments, with certain dimensions such as the centre-of-gravity position fixed. Additionally, some aspects of the chair are pre-determined, such as three inch castor wheels, and push-handles or anti-tips are not available. However, it can still be built to provide a good fit for your size, and performance aspects such as wheels, handrims, tyres, sideguards and the footrest can be customised.

Our Verdict

If you want the lightest wheelchair, there's no competition - the Panthera X Wheelchair weighs significantly less even than other high-end carbon fibre rigid wheelchairs such as Quickie's Krypton R and Progeo's Noir. For an active wheelchair, it's expensive, but given it's half the weight (or less!) of many of its competitors, the extra cost is worth it.

Panthera chairs haven't always had the best reputation when it comes to looks, with the U3 and S3 series being more functional than stylish - however, the sleek carbon frame of the X is a cut above the rest, with a modern and stylish look.

Key Features

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    Lightest wheelchair in the world
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    2.1 kg transport weight
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    Highly responsive performance
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    Sleek carbon 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 unlikely event your wheelchair needs to come back to us for repair, we will provide you with a loan active wheelchair from our 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 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 a wheelchair around the environment in which you will be using it.

Product Specification

Weight4.4kg / 0st 10lb
Crash TestedNo
Frame MaterialCarbon
Max Seat Depth46cm / 18.11in
Max Seat Width45cm / 17.72in
Min Seat Depth35cm / 13.78in
Min Seat Width33cm / 12.99in
Weight Capacity100kg / 15st 10lb
Transport Weight2.1kg / 0st 5lb
Active Wheelchair TypeRigid Wheelchair


£7,000 exc VAT / £8,400 inc VAT

Active wheelchairs are built to order following an assessment with one of our Prescriptive Assessors. They are available with a wide range of customisation options, from wheels to seating to style upgrades, and these can affect the price - our Prescriptive Assessors will run through all the options at your assessment. As a general guideline, we find most people will spend around an additional £500 - £1,500 on customisation options on active wheelchairs; however it is possible to get a fully functioning and desirable chair at the base price!

People purchasing active wheelchairs 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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