If you want to get down the jetway fast, you have to pack light. That’s hard to do, however, when you use a wheelchair — unless you choose a wheelchair that is built specifically for travel. At CPAC-Fuller, we adhere to four criteria when we judge whether a product is ideally suited for travel.
It’s great for travel if:
1. It’s lightweight. As mentioned above, traveling light is essential if you want to travel efficiently. There’s nothing that slows down travel more than lugging around over-sized and overstuffed suitcases, and the same can be said for wheelchairs. A conventional wheelchair that is heavy is only going to hold you back. Look for a wheelchair that is 25 lbs or less.
2. It folds. At CPAC-Fuller, we believe strongly in efficient travel. We don’t check bags. We hate overhead bins. If we can’t fold it or slide it under the seat in front of us, we don’t need it. A wheelchair that folds is as easy to travel with as a backpack — simply fold it up when you’re ready to get on a plane, train or shuttle bus.
3. It’s rugged. You never know what you’ll run into when you’re visiting a new place. It’s important that everything you bring when you travel can handle being tossed, jostled or ridden over rough terrain. If you’re going to visit the cobbled streets of London, your wheelchair had better hold up! Travel wheelchairs are designed to do just that.
4. It’s safe. Let’s face it. There are a lot of dangerous things you can run into when you’re traveling. Your wheelchair should not be one of them. Find a wheelchair that has been subjected to exhaustive safety tests.
We’ve done our research, we’ve found a company that makes wheelchairs that satisfy all four of these requirements: Troy Technologies. Before you buy your next travel wheelchair, be sure to check out Troy Technologies.