Quickie Krypton F

The Krypton F is the lightest folding active wheelchair ever. Quickie have taken the leading technology of our time to create the most advanced manual wheelchair to date, with a transport weight starting at a mere 5.8 kg. Their unique X-Braid carbon-weaving technology provides an unrivalled strength to weight ratio, and a stiffness that gives an ultra-responsive ride that feels more like that of a rigid chair. Exquisitely detailed, each Krypton is tailor-made to complement your lifestyle and allows you to show off your signature style.

Product Description

Carbon Frame

While carbon wheelchairs have been available for a few years, Sunrise Medical persisted in optimising their manufacturing techniques before launching a carbon fibre wheelchair, to ensure they got the perfect balance of strength and rigidity. This was achieved with the unique X-Braid technology; while traditional manufacturing techniques involve layering carbon, braiding creates a constant weave in the frame tubing, ensuring a precise and consistent result each time and that there are no weak links. Five times stronger than steel, and both stiffer and lighter than any other material available, carbon fibre is the ultimate material for a lightweight wheelchair, and the Krypton is the best in its class.

Each part of the Krypton was only approved when Sunrise Medical's engineers were entirely happy with it, and it has been tested in conditions ranging from freezing cold -20°C to desert heat of 70°C. The aerospace engineered carbon fibre frame is strong where necessary and light where possible - no ageing test has worn down the Krypton, and it is truly designed to stand the test of time. At the heart of the Krypton F is a faultless formed cross brace that fits so neatly under the seat that it's barely noticeable, giving a very minimalistic open-framed feel. The supreme rigidity of the frame is unrivalled on a folding chair, and the outstanding energy efficiency lets you travel more meters per stroke.


The Krypton F can be folded to an extremely compact size, with the option of a folding backrest too to further reduce the space it takes up. As the lightest folding carbon wheelchair in the world, the Krypton F is a breeze to transport in a car, weighing from just 5.8 kg with the quick-release wheels popped off.


The Krypton F follows in the finest Quickie traditions of remaining a highly adjustable wheelchair, based on an understanding that everyone has a different shape and size, and thus the importance of having a wheelchair bespoke to you. There are over 10,000 configurations for the Krypton F, and we can assess and recommend the best configuration for you shape, lifestyle and requirements. While the Krypton isn't quite as adjustable as chairs lower down the range such as the folding Xenon2 or Neon2, there is still a significant amount of post-build fine-tuning available such as the infinitely adjustable centre of gravity, both front and rear seat heights, and the backrest angle.


From every angle, the Krypton F is conceived to portray beauty, and the elegant carbon frame has a selection of finishes available - from the natural raw carbon finish (that also saves a further 100 g of weight), to the luxury transparent gloss, and understated transparent matt finish - or have your frame in classic black, whether matt or gloss. You can then style your ride further with a choice of three bold accent colours, adding a splash of personality to your Krypton and letting you design a wheelchair that you can cherish for the years to come.

Our Verdict

The pinnacle of folding wheelchairs, the Krypton F is unbelievably light, as well as offering an extremely stiff and responsive ride unlike anything you will have experienced from a folding-framed wheelchair before. This unrivalled driving performance makes the Krypton F the clear flagship of the Quickie range, deservedly sitting above the Xenon2 in their range, as the ultimate lightweight folding wheelchair.

The Krypton F has a fixed front frame, which is the lightest option available. However, some people need swing-away legrests to aid in either transfers or foot positioning. In that situation, we would recommend the carbon-framed folding Helio C2, which has swing-away legrests.

Key Features

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    Lightest folding wheelchair
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    X-Braid carbon frame
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    Ultra-responsive ride
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    Exquisitely detailed

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

Weight8.3kg / 1st 4lb
Crash TestedNo
Frame MaterialCarbon Fibre
Max Seat Depth48cm / 18.90in
Max Seat Width46cm / 18.11in
Min Seat Depth34cm / 13.39in
Min Seat Width32cm / 12.60in
Weight Capacity110kg / 17st 5lb
Transport Weight5.8kg / 0st 13lb
Active Wheelchair TypeFolding Wheelchair


£4,250 exc VAT / £5,100 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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