Sunrise Medical Quickie Q100 R Powerchair
Released in summer 2018, the Quickie Q100 R is a smartly-designed powerchair from leading manufacturers Sunrise Medical. Its ultra-compact 21 inch width allows you to get places indoors that other powerchairs won't reach, while it offers a level of performance outdoors normally only found on much larger powered wheelchairs. The Q100 R is surprisingly affordable, allowing you to get Sunrise Medical quality, configurability and style at a much lower price than normal.
While rear-wheel drive chairs have traditionally struggled to match the manoeuvrability of mid-wheel drive when used inside, the Q100 R is a definite exception. Fed up with scratching the sides of your chair? With an ultra-compact 21 inch (54 cm) width, that worry is in your past. The Q100 R can take you places other powerchairs can't go, boasting a turning circle of just 63 inches (160 cm).
Despite its small size, the Q100 R does not compromise on outdoor performance, offering a level usually found on much larger powerchairs. With Smart Base technology, it has been engineered to maximise traction and stability. Punchy 55 Ah batteries provide a range of up to a hefty 19 miles - and being able to easily fit into buses and other public transport further extends the distance you can travel. The optional low-impact kerb climber allows you to climb up to 4 inches (10 cm), even at low speeds or from a standing start - you won't need a run-up any more! The kerb climber discreetly sits out of the way of your feet, rather than dominating the front of your wheelchair.
Fully crash-tested for occupied transport in a vehicle, the Q100 R is also ideal for hoisting. It weighs just 95 kg, and the compact size allows it to easily fit into most cars. This is further aided by the fold-down backrest, and the removable armrests and legrests.
While the Q100 R doesn't feature the advanced configurable seating systems of more expensive powerchairs, it still features a surprising array of adjustments to allow a perfect fit - and for the seat to adapt to your needs as things change. This includes the seat width and depth, backrest and seat angles, armrest height and side guard position, as well as the seat height and legrest width. The 5-strap tension adjustable backrest can be set to offer the comfort and postural support you require, and can be upgraded to the JAY Shape backrest should further precision be required. A Sedeo headrest and lateral supports can be fitted if required, and the full range of Sunrise Medical's Uni legrests - including elevating leg rests and amputee supports - will fit to your Q100 R.
As of 2020, the Q100 R has been updated with the option of the Sedeo Lite seating system, offering enhanced comfort and configurability, which is ideal for people spending longer periods of time in their powerchair. This can be set up to your precise size, and has a wide array of cushions, backrests and positioning accessories to choose from. Additionally, a centre-mount footrest is now available whatever seating system you go for, making the Q100 R even more manoeuvrable.
The streamlined, minimalistic design offers a level of style well above the norm, and the matt black frame, shroud and wheels can be personalised with a choice of four colour options.
Overall, the Quickie Q100 R is a highly impressive powerchair, and as the lowest-price outdoor capable Sunrise Medical powerchair, offers an affordable way of getting the performance and reliability of a premium manufacturer. It is ideally suited to people who want a relatively inexpensive chair that can be made to fit them, and who don't want to face compromises either indoors or out. It offers a significant step up over "out the box" models like the Roma Marbella - with far more adjustability, a more compact frame, and far more modern styling. The nearest competitor to the Q100 R is Invacare's Fox, which is slightly cheaper, but does not perform so well outdoors.
With the addition of Sedeo Lite seating the Q100 R is now a viable choice for those who wish to sit in their powerchair most of the day, although it lacks the powered seating options found on other models. Its "bigger brother" the Q200 R is worth considering if you require powered tilt or powered recline, and is also a better performer outdoors - and only marginally more expensive.
We are able to offer the Q100 R for short-term hire to those looking to try one out before a purchase or long-term hire. Up to four weeks of short-term hire can then be refunded against the cost of a purchase or long-term hire, giving you the chance to see how the Q100 R can enhance your daily life before committing to one.
|Width||21 in (54 cm)|
|Length||39.5 in (101 cm)|
|Weight||from 15 st (95 kg)|
|Seat width||15 - 21 in (38 - 54 cm)|
|Seat depth||16 - 20 in (40.5 - 50.5 cm)|
|Seat height||17.5 - 19 in (45 - 49 cm)|
|Weight capacity||19.5 st (125 kg)|
|Speed||4 mph (6 kmph)|
|Range||19 miles (31 km)|
As a Sunrise Medical Elite Dealer, Wheelfreedom are specialists in the Quickie Q-series range. If you require further information on the Q100 R, 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 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 from a Quickie Professional.
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.