Breezy Ibis

The Breezy Ibis offers an alternative to standard tilt in space wheelchairs, with a much more "consumer friendly" appearance than the clinical look of models such as the Rea Azalea. Despite its sleeker looks, the Ibis retains all the features and seating options you would expect of a tilt in space wheelchair, including tilt and recline - ideal for those spending much of the day in their wheelchair. The award-winning Sedeo Pro seating system can be set up to provide a precise fit for outstanding comfort, support and pressure relief, and the versatile Breezy Ibis can be supplied as either a manual chair or with built-in power-assist.

Product Description

Seating

Completely modular, the base is combined with the Sedeo Pro seating system to enable the Ibis to be one of the most adjustable wheelchairs in its class. It can cater to a wide range of user needs, from those simply requiring a much more comfortable wheelchair or postural support for lengthy use, for example care home residents who have had strokes or who have dementia, to those with conditions such as MND, CVA and Muscular Dystrophy that may have more clinical requirements. Our product specialists will assess your requirements to advise on the best configuration to suit your needs, and will provide a wheelchair that has a perfect fit and whose modular nature allows it to accommodate developing requirements.

The Ibis comes with 30° of tilt as standard, ideal for relieving pressure - particularly for those spending longer times in the wheelchair, and who are unable to independently shift their weight. 30° of backrest recline then allows you to lie back and relax, and you can raise your legs with either separate elevating swing away legrests or the centre-mount elevating legrest. The latter is an option either not found on other models of tilt in space wheelchair, or only as an expensive upgrade such as with the Azalea. The central legrest allows for more foot movement, makes the Ibis more manoeuvrable, and can be provided with additional lateral leg supports if required. The reclined position is popular for those that want to sleep in the wheelchair, as you are in a more laid-back and less upright position.

The stylish Sedeo Pro seating system will be familiar with powerchair users, as it also features on the market-leading Quickie Q-series range. Superior in adjustability, comfort and support, our pick is the Extra Deep contour backrest with flexible sides that can "hug" the wheelchair user in place - this really has to be tried out to be truly appreciated. These thoracic supports can be easily positioned symmetrically for mid-line seating, or asymmetrically to support those with preferred angles or scoliosis. The tension adjustable straps can then accommodate kyphosis or other spinal irregularities, to ensure the optimum postural management position is always achieved. A whole range of other seating options are available, from backrests to pressure cushions, alternate legrests, armrests, headrests and further positioning components. Alternatively the Ibis can be provided with third-party seating systems, for those who have an existing seating system they wish to port across, or those with the most complex clinical needs.

Transfers

Transfers into and out of the Ibis are made easy by its modularity. For those forward transferring, the swing-away legrests provide clear space at the front, and negative (forward) tilt is available. If side transferring, the range of armrest options ensure this is simple to do. The low seat heights available further assist with this (as well as helping with access under desks and tables), and tilt helps to achieve the best seating position when hoisting into the chair.

Variants

As standard, the Ibis is available as a manual wheelchair with either transit wheels to be pushed (or foot propelled with the low seat height) or with larger rear wheels for self-propelling. The Powerdrive version is essentially a powered wheelchair with attendant controls. This version provide a much neater solution than fitting a separate powerpack to the wheelchair, and gives you the freedom to move together - particularly ideal when the carer is older or might struggle to push the wheelchair long distances. All variants are fully crash-tested, allowing them to be used for occupied transport when strapped down in a wheelchair adapted vehicle.

Our Verdict

The Breezy Ibis is a premium Tilt in Space wheelchair, and we think it's a highly impressive one. It offers great seating versatility, with options such as the central legrest and extra-deep contour backrest with flexible sides, that aren't found on more standard models. It's also a far better looking wheelchair than models such as the Rea Azalea, with a high finishing of components and a clear design ethos, giving it a clean, modern appearance. The powered option, while a significant increase in cost, offer a neat solution to those who would struggle to push a tilt in space wheelchair, allowing you to retain your freedom.

Key Features

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    Tilts and reclines
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    Power-assisted version available
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    Configurable Sedeo Pro seating
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    Clean, modern styling

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.

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

ArmrestFlip-back
Weight40kg / 6st 4lb
Crash TestedYes
Wheelchair TypeTilt In Space Wheelchair
Max Seat Depth60cm / 23.62in
Max Seat Width54cm / 21.26in
Min Seat Depth44cm / 17.32in
Min Seat Width40cm / 15.75in
Max Seat Height47cm / 18.50in
Min Seat Height32cm / 12.60in
Weight Capacity160kg / 25st 3lb
Max Overall Width74cm / 29.13in
Min Overall Width62.5cm / 24.61in

Pricing

£2,195 exc VAT / £2,634 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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