Pride i-Go Plus Folding Powerchair
- Excellent outdoor performancec
- Smooth folding motion
- Surprisingly affordable folding powerchair
The new i-Go Plus is a premium folding powerchair, an upgrade on the popular i-Go, with enhanced comfort and outdoor performance. Its compact and lightweight design allows it to be folded in one smooth motion, making it the ideal powered wheelchair to travel with.
The i-Go Plus is a breeze to fold - just lift off the seat cushion, fold the footrest in, and squeeze the release levers to enable the folding mechanism - you can then smoothly fold your wheelchair up into a compact, easy to transport size. It will then stand up while folded - ensuring it takes up minimal space, and can be conveniently wheeled around like a trolley, saving on lifting. It is a little heavier than the original i-Go, at 24 kg with the lightweight Lithium-ion batteries removed, but this can still be lifted into a car by an able-bodied person. This transportability and compact size makes the iGo Plus the ideal powerchair to bring on holidays, whether by coach, cruise or plane.
The key difference between the i-Go Plus and the more basic i-Go is the improvement in outdoor performance. The original i-Go featured small wheels with solid tyres, and was realistically an indoor-only powerchair, ideal for shopping centres but struggling even with pavements. The i-Go Plus features much larger wheels, with the rear ones being pneumatic, and has notably improved outdoor performance. While mainly designed for shopping trips around a town centre, or firm paths in a park, we've tested the i-Go Plus up a grassy hill, and it performed admirably.
The larger 18.2 Ah Lithium-ion battery gives a longer range of up to 9.6 miles, and you can charge the batteries either on-board via the joystick controller, or off-board should you store your wheelchair in a car, and want to charge the batteries indoors. The batteries are extremely light, and can be easily slotted into and out of place, locking automatically into place.
The comfort of the i-Go Plus has been enhanced, with a higher backrest and improved padding to the upholstery, a clear step up from the low-back seats found on other folding powerchairs. The cushion can be easily substituted for another should you already have a preferred wheelchair cushion. Front suspension helps to smooth the ride, while the pneumatic rear tyres provide further cushioning.
While traditional powerchairs suffer from a lack of storage, the i-Go Plus is well catered-to in that regards. It has an underseat storage pouch, rear pouch on the backrest, and even a built-in cup holder on the armrest. The joystick can be mounted on either side, and can be swung inwards or outwards to ensure it is in a comfortable position. The i-Go Plus features an improved control system over the basic i-Go, offering more reliability as well as precision controlling.
Given the i-Go Plus is not significantly more expensive than the original i-Go, we would recommend the Plus in almost every circumstance - it folds easier, is more comfortable, and performs much better. The i-Go Plus seating is a "one size fits all" type - those that need a more precise fit or who have clinical needs would be recommended to look at the Esprit Action4 NG. However, it is the ideal choice for those who need a convenient, light and transportable powerchair to use when out and about. It also compares favourably to folding powerchairs from other manufacturers, with improved performance and comfort, whilst being significantly cheaper.
|Width||23.5 in (60 cm)|
|Length||23.5 in (102 cm)|
|Weight (without batteries)||3.8 st (24 kg)|
|Weight capacity||17.1 st (108 kg)|
|Ground clearance (at motor)||3 in (8 cm)|
|Speed||3.6 mph (5.8 kmph)|
|Range||9.6 miles (15 km)|
If you require further information on the Pride i-Go Plus or wish to place an order, please call us on 0800 0258 005. Our customer services team will be able to advise you on the powerchair, and also on the hire and purchase options available. We can also arrange for a consultation, where you will have the opportunity to have a hands-on demonstration.
All of our powered wheelchairs come with free delivery and set-up by one of our experienced product specialists when purchased or hired on a long-term basis or leased through the Motability scheme, to ensure they are suitable for your needs, and adjusted as necessary to your comfort. For short-term hire customers, there is a small charge for technician delivery.
We offer three months' free insurance with all powerchairs purchased from us. The cover is provided by market-leading mobility insurer Fish Insurance, and lets you get mobile straight away, knowing that you are safely covered.