Sunrise Medical Quickie Krypton F Folding Wheelchair
- Lightest folding wheelchair
- X-Braid carbon frame
- Ultra-responsive ride
- Exquisitely detailed
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.
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.
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 only other model that is comparable is Kuschall's renowned Champion, which is available in carbon too, and has a unique rigid folding mechanism that does away with a traditional cross-brace.
|Frame material||Carbon fibre|
|Weight||from 8.3 kg (1.3 st)|
|Transport weight||from 5.8 kg (0.9 st)|
|Weight capacity||110 kg (17.3 st)|
|Seat width||32 - 46 cm (12.5 - 18 in)|
|Seat depth||34 - 48 cm (13.5 - 19 in)|
|Front seat height||43 - 55 cm (17 - 21.5 in)|
|Rear seat height||37 - 50 cm (14.5 - 19.5 in)|
|Backrest height||25 - 47.5 cm (10 - 18.5 in)|
|Frame angle||80° / 88°|
As a Sunrise Medical Elite Dealer, Wheelfreedom are specialists in the Quickie lightweight wheelchair range. If you require further information on the Krypton, 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 wheelchair and the options available. We can also arrange for a free home consultation, where you will have the opportunity to have a hands-on demonstration from a Quickie Professional.