Zippie Salsa M2 Mini – Manual Wheelchair

USERS RATING:
(Based on the users needs, lifestyle and preferences.)

Wheelchair Description:
6 wheel powerchair (turns around the larger central wheel) with removable (and flip-up) footplates and backrest – there is also the option for tilt and recline, along with a large choice of seating, backrest and footplate options.

Battery Life:
14hrs according to paperwork – have done full day/evening out covering long distances including rough terrain and hills and never been let down!

Source of Wheelchair:
NHS Wheelchair Services

Diagnosis:
FND (Paralysis In Legs, Right Arm & Whole Body Weakness), Fibromyalgia & ME

Personal Opinion:
Comfortable, even for long periods due to cushion and backrest options, footplates have been changed height and angle to make it more comfortable and so feet don’t slip. Side panels stop the cushion and me from moving, and the armrests/joystick are well-positioned for comfort and ease of steering. – Huge variety of options for seating, backrest and footplates which may affect how much the chair ‘dismantles’ Therefore whether it can be used for a car hoist – my backrest completely removes, however, I am unsure if there are any that do not remove/fold meaning WAV would be needed.

Fits in very small spaces as the steering is very easy and spins on the spot – I can get around very tight ‘hairpin’ bends and narrow doorways in our house, very tight spaces or sharp turns in public.
Works well in both WAV and with a hoist into the boot of a car (personally use ford b-max).
Always feel incredibly secure, safe and comfortable on steep hills/slopes in all directions, up/down small steps/kerbs, uneven surfaces/rough terrain/cobbles due to the great suspension and well balanced frame.

I feel incredibly safe meaning I am now going out with friends and independently for the first time as I know it won’t let me down, I won’t get stuck or not be able to go up a hill, ‘off-road’ etc I have had other chairs that have not worked for me and have broken down or felt very unstable and uncomfortable, however, I feel incredibly safe, comfortable and free in this wheelchair.
I would definitely recommend.

(I have pediatric size chair as I am a very petite 22year old female, however, I know there is an adult version of this chair which as far as I am aware is the same, just slightly larger seat, higher up, etc).

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