Quickie QS5X

The Quickie QS5X mid-range, folding wheelchair offers energy efficiency, lightweight and folding design, durability, low maintenance, and a custom fit for enhanced comfort and performance.

Product Description

The QS5X is a durable, low-maintenance mid-range framed chair offering a balance of reliability and simplicity for users seeking a practical and efficient wheelchair.

The wheelchair comes in two frame versions (fixed front or swing-away footrests), and a customized package of clinically critical components, allowing for a personalized fit and enhanced comfort.

The QS5X wheelchair is incredibly lightweight, with the fixed front version weighing from just 7.3 kg and the swing-away frame version weighing from 7.5 kg. This provides users with portability and ease of transportation options, making it suitable for individuals with active lifestyles.

Sunrise Medical have incorporated their innovative FreeFold design in the QS5X, which reduces folding forces comprising a cross-brace design that reduces folding forces and saves you over 40% energy with every fold. Additionally, the folded wheelchair stands solidly on the ground, which really helps frequent folding and transportation. Made from heat-treated 7000 series Aluminium, lock-out the frame and its oval-tubed 4-arm cross brace provides the ride performance to rival any rigid wheelchair. Saving not just energy, but your shoulders too.

The wheelchair is designed to provide a a high level of adjustability, increased range of reach, and good positioning, ensuring high performance and comfort for users. The Q-Fit Technology guarantees a tight fit that can be maintained for the life of the chair. The wheelchair also incorporates hidden adjustments and seamlessly integrated caster link tubes, contributing to a stylish and sophisticated appearance while allowing for personalized adjustments. This level of adjustability and customization ensures that users can tailor the wheelchair to their individual requirements, promoting comfort, performance, and user satisfaction.

Our Verdict

The QS5X exemplifies energy efficiency, lightweight design, and innovative folding technology to underscore the wheelchair's practicality and ease of use. Sunrise Medical have combined the best features of the Life R, Life F and the Neon2 in the QS5X, so it's worth having a look at these to get a fuller perspective. If you're interested in the fixed front version of the QS5X you might also want to consider our range of Powered add-ons - they're a great way to go further and faster.

Another model worth looking at is the Catalyst 5VX from Ki Mobility - it perhaps lacks the modern design of the QS5X but it's more versatile with more customization options.

Key Features

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    FreeFold 40% energy saving folding
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    7.3kg dismantled weight
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    Fixed front or swing away footrest versions
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    Aluminium 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

Weight10.1kg / 1st 8lb
Crash TestedYes
Frame MaterialAliminium
Max Seat Depth50cm / 19.69in
Max Seat Width52cm / 20.47in
Min Seat Depth34cm / 13.39in
Min Seat Width34cm / 13.39in
Weight Capacity7.5kg / 1st 3lb
Transport Weight7.3kg / 1st 2lb
Active Wheelchair TypeFolding Wheelchair


£1,500 exc VAT / £1,800 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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