Zippie Iris

The Zippie Iris is Sunrise Medical's flagship paediatric tilt in space wheelchair, offering an outstanding level of tilt, up to 60°. It can cater to complex seating needs, as well as being highly adjustable so it can grow as your child does, and adapt to changing requirements.

Product Description

Tilt in Space

Zippie's Iris features a unique slider tilt mechanism that rotates around the wheelchair's centre of gravity, keeping the length of the Iris incredibly compact and the weight of the chassis to a minimum. Two tilt ranges are available - the standard 55° or a shorter 40° range that incorporates shortened sliders for even more weight reduction. In both cases, the tilt range can be shifted by 5° in either direction, allowing for either some anterior (forward) tilt to aid transfers, or further rearward tilt to take it up to 60°.

Seating Options

The Iris is designed to interface with third party seating systems, from Sunrise's own JAY seating to third party systems or even moulded seats. The adjustable frame ensures it can be set up in your child's size, and adjusted as they grow, with the modular design able to be adapted over time if required.

Other seating options include a reclining backrest, a choice of nine different armrests, numerous armrest pads, and a wide variety of legrests to accommodate contractures and more.

Other Options

Functional options include the ability to pick either transit or self-propelled wheels, pneumatic or solid tyres, tray tables, spoke guards, and hub brakes - the Iris can truly be built to meet your demands.

The modern frame design is available in a choice of bright colours, making a real difference from the drab clinical look many wheelchairs tend to have.

Our Verdict

The Iris is rightly considered Sunrise's flagship paediatric tilt in space wheelchair, and offers a magnitude of tilt not found elsewhere - we would therefore highly recommend it.

While the Iris is relatively lightweight, its frame does not fold, so if you are looking to regularly travel with your wheelchair, it is worth considering Ki Mobility's Little Wave Arc, Progeo's Junior Tekna Tilt 2.0, and Leggero's Enzo, as these all offer tilt in space on folding frames.

Key Features

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    Up to 60° tilt
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    Accommodates third-party seating
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    Colourful frames
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    Seat growth

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 your child, 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 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 it will be used.

Product Specification

Weight9.9kg / 1st 8lb
Crash TestedYes
Wheelchair TypeTilt In Space Wheelchair, Childrens Wheelchair
Max Seat Depth46cm / 18.11in
Max Seat Width46cm / 18.11in
Min Seat Depth25cm / 9.84in
Min Seat Width25cm / 9.84in
Weight Capacity75kg / 11st 11lb


£3,995 exc VAT / £4,794 inc VAT

Children's wheelchairs like this one are built to order following an assessment with one of our Prescriptive Assessors. They are available with a wide range of customisation options, including safety, seating and style upgrades, 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 wheelchair at the base price!

Paediatric wheelchair purchases will often qualify for zero-rated VAT. If the child 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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