MVP-502 Self Propel
The Karman MVP-502-MS Reclining Chair is designed with maximum user comfort in mind. Patented Ergonomic/Anti-Sliding ”V-Seating” prevents sliding, sores and relieves overall pressure on the body. Backrest reclines smoothly from 93-160 degrees.
Ergonomic Armrest allows the user to adjust the armrest position when reclined. Removable elevating leg rests fold in or out.
The Karman MVP502 is expensive for a manual chair, but the quality is incredible, and the comfort and vast array of customization options makes it hard to say no to. Due to its high price, this one is designed specifically for people with long-term mobility issues.
Do you suffer from long-term mobility issues? Do you have to spend several hours of every day in your wheelchair? If you answered yes to one or both of those questions, then you have probably run afoul of the biggest problem with most wheelchairs today. They’re just not very comfortable, especially if you have to sit in them for long periods of time.
While it’s true that you can make just about any wheelchair more comfortable with the addition of enough pillows or aftermarket cushions, wouldn’t it be great if a company would offer a wheelchair that was fairly comfortable right out the gate, with no modification required?
It turns out, a company has done just that, and the results are spectacular. If comfort and versatility are key concerns of yours, then the Karman MVP502 is the chair you want. It’s one of the most expensive manual wheelchairs you can buy, but as you’ll see in the sections that follow, that’s because it can do just about anything and is surprisingly comfortable.
The main reason you’ll probably gravitate to this chair over some other model is the fact that it reclines. In fact, the maximum recline angle is an impressive 125 degrees so you can get quite comfortable if you have to sit in it for extended periods. It’s even possible to take reasonably comfortable naps in it, which is a big win for people who have long-term mobility issues and may have difficulty getting from the chair to the bed without assistance.
As great as the recline function is, however, it’s just the tip of the iceberg where this chair’s adjustment options are concerned. You’ll find tension straps in both the seat itself and its back, meaning that both of them can be adjusted to maximize your comfort.
The armrests are also height adjustable, as are the leg rests, which also pivot out of the way, allowing the person using the chair to pull up quite close to the dinner table, and they can be quickly removed when you need to collapse the chair for transport.
- Tension Strap Adjustable Seat & Backrest
- Height Adjustable Arms
- High Strength Aircraft Grade Aluminum, weighs only 33 lbs. (w/o footrests)
- Patented “V” Shape Seating (anti-thrust, slippage)
- “Tube-in Center” footplate
- Seat Width: 16″, 18″, 20″
- Available in Transport 14″ wheels or 22″ Rear wheels
- Folding/ Ultra Compact
- Aegis Anti-Bacterial Upholstery
- Flat free polyurethane tires
- Frame Color: Diamond Black
- Weight Capacity of 250 lbs
|Seat Width||16 inch., 18 inch., 20 inch.|
|Seat Depth||16 inch., 18 inch.|
|Armrest Height||9 inch.|
|Seat Height||20 inch.|
|Back Height||19 inch.|
|Overall Height||52 inch.|
|Overall Open Width||24 inch., 26 inch., 28 inch.|
|Folded Width||14 inch., 15 inch., 16 inch.|
|Overall Length||47 inch.|
|Weight Without Riggings||36 lbs.|
|Weight Capacity||250 lbs.|
|Shipping Dimensions||35″ L x 32″ H x 17″ W|