When it comes to powerchairs there’s no shortage options to meet your needs. There is a wide variety of power wheelchair options to choose from at Power & Mobility. Below is a comparison guide that focuses on three standard models offered by Pride Mobility, Golden Technologies, and Merits.
Pride Mobility is known for sporty mobility equipment and the Jazzy Select 6 is no exception. This powerchair is equipped with all the options you’ll need to get around the house and outdoors. Active-Trac Suspension places six-wheels on the ground to stop tipping from side to side on uneven ground. The shell of the base is durable and protects against daily wear and tear. Scuffs and scratches are also less visible. Comfort is supplied with a depth adjustable, high-back seat with the usual replaceable back and seat covers.
Although not as pretty as the Jazzy Select, the Vision Sport will match its performance pound for pound. Equipped with a similar six-wheel suspension system that makes outdoor travel a non-factor concern, you will get a 18 mile charge on the 12V/U1 battery. Standing up on the footplate is possible without tipping the entire powerchair forward (250lb. weight limit). In addition to a reclining back on the chair, a plethora of comfort options are available from Merits, including: elevating leg rests. oxygen tank holder, walker holder and swing away joystick.
With slightly less charge range (16.5 miles), the Alante is consistent with others in its class by offering similar drive suspension and weight capacity (300 lbs). The armrests flip-up and swing away and the captain seat can be adjusted to your liking, just like the Select 6 and Vision Sport. This offering also has a lower top-speed (3.5 mph) but it does offer a 5 year warrant on the frame, as well as 13 months on the drive train and electronics.