All-terrain wheelchairs promise excitement and adventure. Even places that were off-limits before can be tackled with the correct wheelchair.
All-terrain wheelchairs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. For this
Perhaps the all-terrain wheelchair you’re looking at will take you directly to where you want to go – or you may be a hobbyist rambler, in which case consider how you’ll transport it. As with other wheelchairs, you may find a fold-up model or one with quick release wheels.
All-terrain wheelchairs should be kitted out as such. Smooth indoor friendly tyres can’t always cut it whereas chunky tyres can literally grip obstacles and provide stability. Similarly, on rough
Even if this is a ‘leisure wheelchair’ it still needs to fit you properly – especially if you’re intending to get hot and sweaty – pressure sores from poor seating arrangements can be dangerous.
Big wheels at the front
The pivot steering lever also acts as a joystick controlling the rear turning wheel, meaning that unlike on standard wheelchairs there is no need to use the brakes and run down any momentum gained. (It also makes for smoother steering as well.) Hydraulic brakes and air suspension keep the wheelchair balanced, comfortable and safe along the way and yet it folds up neatly for stowing back in the car etc.
Mountain Trike: £4,495
MT Evo: £4,695
The Evo was developed with tetraplegics, quadriplegics and people with limited hand function and has simpler controls.
MT Push: £3,495
MT Push is a ‘buddy chair’. It does not have the unique lever drive system where riders can propel themselves but
All of the Mountain Trike models achieved five stars in our product reviews.