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Transport Wheelchair / Portable Wheelchair

A transport chair is an economical and lightweight wheelchair that is designed for short distance use by caregivers. A transport wheelchair, also known as a companion chair, is made of lighter materials but is cheaper than standard lightweight wheelchairs. Read More...

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The average attendant chair weighs between 15 to 20 pounds and folds in seconds, making transport and storage super easy. The lighter weight of these chairs also makes them easy to maneuver, and their compact frames fit into smaller spaces for additional convenience.

Most transport chairs have a weight capacity of 250 to 300 pounds. For heavier weights, look for a bariatric or heavy duty transport chair, which can support up to 450 pounds.

Best used for light or short-term purposes such as doctor’s visits, shopping trips and occasional travel, transport wheelchairs are great to have, even if you already have a heavier, permanent wheelchair.

Combination Transport Chairs

There are two types of combination transport chairs which can save you money and offer the convenience of two types of mobility aids with one or two simple adjustments to the chair.

The first type, for individuals who can walk with help but sometimes need to take breaks, is the rollator/transport chair, which quickly and easily transitions from a transport chair into a rollator that the user can use to walk independently. To make this switch, simply change the backrest of the rollator to the other direction and pull out the leg rests, and pronto - you've got yourself a transport chair!

The second type is the combination transport/manual wheelchair. This combination wheelchair serves either as a manual wheelchair, allowing users to maneuver themselves independently from a seated position, or as a transport chair, allowing the user to sit back and let others do the pushing – and all it takes to make the switch is popping the larger wheels off.


When choosing a wheelchair, keep in mind that shipping for wheelchairs is always fast and free.

To learn more about how to choose the wheelchair best suited to your needs, check out our buying guide or contact us – we’re always here to help.