Hi-Fortune Magnesium Folding Wheelchair With Brakes

Last updated date: October 19, 2020

DWYM Score
9.3

Hi-Fortune Magnesium Folding Wheelchair With Brakes

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Overall Take

A super-strong ultra-lightweight magnesium alloy frame makes this wheelchair sturdy yet easy to fold for storage. It weighs only 21 pounds and can be folded up and stored for transport, then quickly reassembled once you arrive at your destination. It has both rear and hand brakes that let you apply the brakes yourself or have someone pushing the wheelchair do it instead. In our analysis of 19 expert reviews, the Hi-Fortune Hi-Fortune Magnesium Folding Wheelchair With Brakes placed 3rd when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 19, 2020:
Checkout The Best Wheelchairs With Brakes for a detailed review of all the top wheelchairs with brakes.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
134 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
For such a lightweight chair, the Hi-Fortune is comfortable. The padded seat and backrest are made of durable yet comfortable materials that are easy to clean. The padded armrests also give users a place to rest their arms.
- Uplifting Mobility
An ergonomic manual wheelchair weighing just 21 pounds, this wheelchair uses the lightest yet strongest materials – magnesium alloy, which is stronger than your typical aluminum wheelchair. With a foldable and compact frame, any family member or caregiver can lift and store it with a convenient bag with hand strap.
- Heavy
The main bonus here are both a front and rear hand brake, so that whether it is being operator by the user or a helper, slowing and locking the chair in place is a breeze.
- Seniors Matter
Perfect for those suffering from a lower back injury. The sleek design and lightweight material make it easy to propel for long hours. The frame of the chair is made from strong, ultra-lightweight magnesium alloy that provides sufficient support.
- Mobility With Love
Despite being ultra-lightweight, I am still impressed with this magnesium alloy material because it is totally strong and sturdy. It is even long-lasting because it is not prone to deformation.
- Ease of Mobility
There are no tools required for assembly; just clip and unfold. When folded, the chair folds to approximately the same size as a 29-inch suitcase and can fit in the travel bag provided.
- Probably Interactive
What experts didn't like
Arms are not removable, but do flip back. Not very many verified purchases as compared to other wheelchairs.
- Heavy
Might not work with taller individuals. More expensive than other models. Weight limit of 220 pounds.
- Seniors Matter
The weight capacity is very low.
- Mobility With Love
The plastic C clamps in the footrests are not that durable.
- Ease of Mobility
Only two color options.
- Probably Interactive

From The Manufacturer

MATERIAL: This compact lightweight wheelchair for adults is made from a super-strong ultra-lightweight magnesium alloy frame features a quick-release hinge to fold down for easy storage and transport. Due to its lightweight nature, this chair is ideal to travel and can be easily checked on an airplane and loaded aboard in the cargo compartment. COMFORT: To enhance the comfort level there are padded arm restas and swing away leg rests. The larger rear wheels provide better performance on uneven outdoor surfaces while the convenient top hand brakes make it even easier to control speed. You can use this chair self propelled or with assistance. ASSEMBLY: No tools and essentially no assembly required. Simply attach the footrests and back safety rollers and you are done. The quick release wheel sand removable footrests make transporting the chair in any size vehicle quick and painless. SIZE & WEIGHT: Seat width is 17.5” with a weight capacity of 220lbs. 13.5 lbs are frame only. Overall weight with wheels and footrests are 21 lbs. NOTE: The width from the outer edge of one wheel to the outer edge of the other side is 28 inches. Before you order this wheelchair, please make sure the chair will fit through your home doors and hallways. SAFETY: Rear and hand brakes to not only make the riders times safer but also to make the assistant's job easier. The anti-tippers also enhance your safety. Overall, the chair includes a 1-year frame and components warranty against defects. Any problem, please free to contact us via Amazon e-mail.

Overall Product Rankings

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Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 3
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Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 6
NOVA Bariatric Wheelchair With Brakes
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Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 2
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An Overview On Wheelchairs With Brakes

If you’ve ever shopped for a wheelchair, you know there are different types: there are wheelchairs designed for use around the house, and others meant to be used for transportation from one place to another. The wheels on transport wheelchairs will often be smaller since they’re designed to fold up and take on the go. They may also only be built to be set up and pushed by an assistant, which means the handbrakes could be on the handles that the assistant uses.

A standard wheelchair, on the other hand, is built for self-use. You’ll have handbrakes within reach of your hands. The wheels may also be much larger and sturdier, allowing you to roll across outdoor landscapes, including rocks and dirt.

You may not need both types of wheelchairs if you can find one that easily folds up to store in your trunk or vehicle while you’re traveling across town. Still, if you love your standard chair, you may choose to use it only around the house and have a transport chair on hand for when you leave the house.

Aside from the type of chair, there are a few features that shoppers will want to consider. One is, of course, comfort. Pay particular attention to the material and level of padding on the back, seat and armrest. Some are heavily padded, which can come in handy if it’s a chair you’ll be using all day long. If it’s a transport chair, though, this won’t be as essential since you’ll only be using it for short periods of time.

Safety is a final, and very important, feature. Some wheelchairs have a feature that helps keep them from tipping. Others feature seatbelts, which are especially important if someone is pushing the chair.

Lastly, there are some wheelchairs that have tires that resist punctures or leaks, which can also help safeguard occupants, especially if the chair is being used on outdoor surfaces.

DWYM Fun Fact

Regular wheelchair users think of the chair as part of their personal space. That means it’s disrespectful to reach out and touch the wheelchair or move it without asking permission first. You should also speak directly to a person in the wheelchair rather than ignoring the person in favor of speaking to whoever is assisting by pushing the chair around. If you plan to speak to a wheelchair user for an extended period of time, consider taking a seat to put yourself at the person’s eye level. Looking up for a long conversation can become uncomfortable. Lastly, never make assumptions about someone using a wheelchair. Many wheelchair users can stand but use the wheelchair to help with mobility issues.

The Wheelchair With Brakes Buying Guide

  • Look for where the handbrakes are located on any wheelchair you’re considering. If the handbrakes are only on the back of the chair, that means it’s a chair that will require an assistant to operate. For those who are more independent, this could be a problem unless there’s a primary chair they can use to push themselves around the house.
  • A seatbelt isn’t a necessity, but some may find it helps. If the chair is for someone who could possibly fall out, a seatbelt can provide a welcome extra layer of security.
  • The type of material is important for comfort and durability. However, it can also dictate your cleanup options. Look for a material that’s easy to wipe down between uses.
  • Rust is a consideration, particularly if your wheelchair will be exposed to moisture. Look for a wheelchair with a frame that resists rust and can handle years of heavy use.
  • If you plan to transport your wheelchair, look into how easy it is to fold up and store. Make sure the folded-up dimensions will fit into your trunk or the backseat of your car if you’ll need to store it there while on the go. If you fly, you may also want to check the dimensions against what your usual airlines will allow.
  • There are two things to consider when it comes to weight. You’ll want a wheelchair that’s lightweight enough to fold up and maneuver around for transport, but it also needs to have a good weight capacity. Some wheelchairs are limited, so check this limit before buying.
  • Take a close look at the wheels on the chair, particularly those in the rear. You’ll need larger wheels if you plan to navigate rough outdoor terrain in your wheelchair.