G-Lite Pro Manual Wheelchair

Wheelchair Name: 
G-Lite Pro

Tell us what your wheelchair looks like: 
Silver folding frame with half folding backrest, push handles, adjustable armrests and swing away footrests. Solid puncture proof tires and lever brakes.

Bright blue and black seat and back rest pads, attached with Velcro. Steppers to assist carer in manoeuvring chair up and down kerbs.

Where did you get this wheelchair: 
CareCo

This wheelchair is really comfortable?
Agree

This wheelchair is easy to take apart?
Agree

This wheelchair is easy to transport?
Agree

This wheelchair is great off road?
Neutral

What would you rate this wheelchair: 

★★★

Personal Opinion:

This is the first wheelchair I bought after having used a Red Cross loaned chair for a month, plus I was unsure how much I would need to use a wheelchair and hoped it wasn’t for long term use. So the G-Lite Pro seemed like a good choice as it is relatively inexpensive and weighs 13.9kg with everything attached. It also had good reviews on the CareCo website and seemed to be a popular chair.

The wheels come off to make it easier and lighter to stow in a car, although I can manage to lift it into the car myself on a good day. I struggle with fatigue and this isn’t an easy chair to self-propel for any distance, but I bought it on the understanding that I would have someone with me to push. Then the self-propelling feature just gives me a little independence to tweak my position, which is surprisingly handy. The seat pads are thin and not suitable to sit on for long periods of time without moving. However I can shift my position and tend not to be in it for more than 2 hours at a time, so it is comfortable enough for me. The seat pads can get a bit sweaty on hot days, but a piece of cotton fabric or a small towel between my skin and the chair solves this problem.

The centre of gravity is quite far back on this chair, so it doesn’t tip accidentally unless there is a heavy weight on the back and no one sat in the chair. A carer can easily tip the chair using the steppers when needed for small steps/ kerbs, which makes life a lot easier when you can’t find a dropped kerb. The adjustable armrests fold down to allow easy access when sitting at a table, which is a nice feature. Overall, I think that it is a great starter chair for a part time wheelchair user.

Reviewer: Beth
Disability or Medical Condition: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) & Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)


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