What is the best transit wheelchair?

A transit wheelchair is also known as an attendant propelled chair , or just as a manual wheelchair has smaller rear wheels that cannot be used by the person sat in the chair to move. When putting together this list of the best transit wheelchairs, we took into account build quality, value for money, customer feedback and design.

Transit wheelchair are often more lightweight and easily transportable and come with a lower price.  We used our years of knowledge and experience to find the best manual wheelchair available on the market today.

Escape Lite
Extremely lightweight
Height Adjustable Leg Rests
Great Price
Easily Foldable
Locking Brakes
Orbit Folding Transit Wheelchair
Lightweight Wheelchair
Easy Folding
Washable Seat and Back
Locking Brakes
Detachable Armrests
Lightweight Aluminium
Extra Lightweight
Value for Money
Padded Seat and Back
Adjustable Rear Axle
Attractive Design
The Expedition
Upholstered Seating
Folding Backrest
Larger Rear Wheels
Ergonomic Handles
Adjustable Footrests
The Enigma
Unique Design
Two-tone Seat Design
Padded Seating
Folding Back
Swingaway Footrests

5: Escape Lite

The Escape Lite transit wheelchair by Days Medical has been around for a long time.  That is usually a sign of a great product.  As the name suggests, it is very lightweight and is easy to transport in a car for example.

The escape lite has fully height adjustable swingaway leg rests.

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4: Orbit Transit Folding Wheelchair

The Orbit is a manual wheelchair with small wheels and has glowing user feedback.  It has removable arm rests and the seat and back are removable so they can be washed.  The footrests are also removable and can be height adjusted to suit the user.

The only minor negative we could find is that the Orbit folding transit wheelchair, is that is supplied without a lapbelt.  You can buy a decent wheelchair seatbelt however separately for less than £10.

This is a very good wheelchair and we recommend it.

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3: Lightweight Aluminium Transit Wheelchair

The lightweight aluminium wheelchair by RMA is a superb wheelchair that is great value for money.  The rear axle has four positions so the user can get maximum comfort.

The nylon seat and back rest are very comfortable.  An all around great manual wheelchair that we could have easily put at number one in our list of the best manual wheelchairs.

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2: The Expedition

The Expedition wheelchair is a little more expensive than most on this list of the best transit wheelchairs, however it is still excellent value for money when you consider the features you receive.  The larger, 12″ rear wheels give better ground clearance.  It also has arthritic friendly cable brakes on the handles.

The seat and backrest of this manual wheelchair are fully upholstered for maximum user comfort.

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The Best Transit Wheelchair Available

Below is our choice as number one in our list of the best transit wheelchair available on the market today.  When considering this choice, we took into account the reliability of the chair, design, functionality and customer feedback.

One of the most important factors when looking at a manual wheelchair is the comfort of the chair and how easy it will be to transport.

1: The Enigma

The Enigma might not be best looking chair, but in terms of built quality, value for money and customer feedback it is clearly number one in its field.

It’s unique crossbrace design gives it the best build quality available.  You will notice the unique two-tone seat design which is very unique and is well padded for user comfort.

The Enigma transit wheelchair is easily foldable including the back which folds back in half and it also has removable footrests.

Read our full review of the Enigma transit wheelchair.

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I hope that you found a suitable wheelchair in this list to find the best transit wheelchair.  I have tried to include at least one chair that will be suitable for everyone but it is not always possible.  If you have not found anything suitable please see the wheelchairs category.

Please also take a look at our list of the best four wheel walkers, best rise and recline chairs, best commodes and best self propelled wheelchairs.

We have included wheelchairs in this list from several suppliers including Performance Health, Drive Devilbiss and Roma Medical.