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.

Bright blue and black seat and back rest pads, attached with Velcro.

Solid puncture proof tires.

Lever brakes.

Steppers to assist carer in manoeuvring chair up and down kerbs.

How did you get this wheelchair: 
Paid for it myself.

Where did you get this wheelchair: 
CareCo

What would you rate this wheelchair: 

★★★

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This wheelchair is really comfortable?
Agree

This wheelchair is easy to take apart?
Agree

This wheelchair is easy to transport?
Agree

This wheelchair is easy to use on public transport?
Agree

This wheelchair is great off road?
Neutral

This wheelchair can go up or down a kerb/small step?
Agree

This wheelchair can easily be adapted?
Disagree

Can you hang bags and equipment onto the wheelchair?
Yes

Do you have problems with the wheelchair tipping?
Yes. The centre of gravity is quite far back 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.

Personal Opinion:

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

The wheels come off to make it easier to stow in a car and lighter 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 and the self-propelling just gives me a little independence to tweak my position.

The seat pads are thin and not suitable for sitting for long periods of time without moving. I can shift my position and don’t tend to be in it for more than 2 hours at a time and 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 adjustable armrests fold down to allow easy access to sitting at a table which is a nice feature.

 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) and Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)


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