Invacare Action Junior 3 Manual Wheelchair

Wheelchair Name: 
Invacare Action Junior 3

Tell us what your wheelchair looks like: 
Pink foldable frame, with easy release wheels. Bright orange spokeguards with flowers


How did you get this wheelchair:     
From Wheelchair Services

Where did you get this wheelchair: 
From Wheelchair Services


What would you rate this wheelchair: 

★★★

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This wheelchair is really comfortable?
Neutral

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?
Disagree

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

This wheelchair can easily be adapted?
Neutral

Can you hang bags and equipment onto the wheelchair?
Yes

Do you have problems with the wheelchair tipping?
Yes: My daughter is lightweight but we have to carry her stuff round with us (nappies, spare clothes, food as she's on a special diet) so there is a tipping risk there. Also if we place her near to a table at mealtimes we always leave her brakes off as she'll suddenly decide she doesn't want to be sat there ant more and gives a big shove at the table which could cause her chair to tip if the brakes were on (instead she just wheels back with some force...

Personal Opinion:

We've had E's wheelchair since last year, an Invacare wheelchair. The invacare is fab for trips around town and in school. It manouvres well, is compact, easy to fold and relatively lightweight. E does not need much postural support but she does have a lap belt for her own safety. She is unable to tell me whether it is comfortable or not, but she certainly does like to have time out of it when we are out and about so we always try to find places where there is somewhere that she can have a roll around on the floor safely. We do push the wheelchair to its extremes and after only a few months it is looking a little worse for wear. When we visited wheelchair services we explained that we like to get off the beaten track, onto beaches, through woodland and on country walks. The Invacare does struggle on this type of terrain and so we invested in a second hand offroader. I can't help but feel that we could do something more robust than the Invacare and a hybrid between a run around town chair and an offroader would probably suit our needs better and last longer. If there is such a hybrid though our wheelchair services don't seem to be aware of it, so perhaps there is a gap in the market waiting to be filled. Either that or they're not telling us... Cost maybe...

Reviewer: Lorna Fillingham (Relative or friend of a Wheelchair User)
Disability or Medical Condition: My daughter has a rare Genetic Condition, as well as severe Physical and Learning Disabilities.


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