Karman Adjustable Height High-Tread Wheelchair

Last updated: January 26, 2023

Karman Adjustable Height High-Tread Wheelchair

We looked at the top Wheelchairs and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wheelchair you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 35 expert reviews, the Karman Adjustable Height High-Tread Wheelchair placed 9th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Karman Healthcare continues to innovate and pioneer the ultra lightweight wheelchair category by offering the LT-980 series. At just about 24 pounds without footrest, the LT-980 series continues to push the envelope in design, function, and appeal for non custom, ultra lightweight wheelchairs. Utilizing the lightest, yet strongest aluminum, the LT-980 is equipped with standard features suitable for almost any daily wheelchair user that is looking to save weight, but maintain a certain budget in mind. The foldable, compact frame allows any family member or companion to lift and store the item just about anywhere. Comfort is also considered behind the design by including a padded nylon upholstery which is easy to clean, and maintain. An additional comfort feature includes the padded desk length armpads for ease of use when sitting at a desk, or table. The height adjustable footrest allow for a near perfect fit, for users between five feet, and up to six feet tall. Natural fit handrims which allow for a more contoured feel are also equipped standard, as well as solid, poly urethane 22 inch rear wheels, and 6 inch front casters that allow the chair to be utilized on just about any surface. Seatbelt included for additional safety. Built in pouch located on back upholstery. Easy to use removable height adjustable footrest. Solid Polyurethane 22 inch rear wheels and 6 inch front casters, Seat width: 18″x 16″. Ultra lightweight design, weighs only 24 pounds without footrest

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Light enough at 24 lbs. to lift easily into a vehicle. Offers smooth ride at home or on sidewalks.
The Karman 24 pounds LT-980 Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair is easy to move around and lift, even for seniors with muscle weakness.
The chair is foldable for compact storage and transport.
It’s functional and reasonably well-built, which is what most people are after in alight- to a moderate-duty wheelchair.
Karman’s wheelchair is both comfortable and functional.
It is crafted from aluminum and despite its light weight, it is extremely durable.
This chair will be much easier for caregivers to load into a car.

What reviewers didn't like

Wheels are smaller than some expect, though it provides a good tradeoff in weight. Hand wheels are uncomfortable for some to grip. Front wheels are a bit wobbly.
A bit pricey. Arm rests are not adjustable
It has smaller wheels than most other chairs.
This chair wasn’t designed for sustained, long-term use.
Maximum weight capacity is unknown
A drawback to this chair though is that it is only available in 18″ W X 16″ D seat size. While this will fit the majority of users, heavier or taller people may not fit in it very well.
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