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Mobi-Chair Floating Beach Wheelchair Review

At A Glance

Weight: 66 pounds

Cost: $2039.00

Weight limit: 300 lbs

Self Propelled? No

Contact Information:

www.mobi-chair.com

info@mobi-mat.com

973-928-3040

218 Little Falls Road,

Cedar Grove, NJ  07009

Mobi-chair floating beach wheelchair

If you live near the ocean and plan to spend the majority of your time in your all terrain wheelchair floating in the water the Mobi-chair is in its natural element on the beach and may be the best option for you.

The Mobi-chair floats because of its 3 buoyant tires and its large armrests double as floatation devices that keep the chair buoyant and stable in the water. This means the chair won’t tip over in deep water like Emma X3 from Extreme Motus.

Although great in the water the Mobi-chair website still cautions users that their product is a wheelchair, not a boat. Life jackets are required for non swimmers, and the wheelchair should not be used in areas with strong current or strong waves.

The chair is easy to transfer into because the arm rests change from a horizontal position to a vertical position. Once out of the way the passenger can transfer to the beach wheelchair.

Mobi-chair uses 3 wheels like the Vipamat Hippocampe and Extreme Motus Emma X3, but unlike those wheelchairs Mobi-chair’s front wheel can rotate 360 degrees. This means it can turn with all 3 wheels on the ground and doesn’t need to pop a wheelie. A nice feature for users who may lack the strength to lift the front wheel into the air on the other wheelchairs.

In one video people can be seen pulling the Mobi-chair backwards instead of pushing forward. An interesting technique that must have been an easier way of crossing the sand on their way to the ocean.

The Mobi-chair beach wheelchair can be assembled in just 5 – 10 minutes using quick release pins and joints. The Mobi-chair is 60 inches long and even with the wheels and armrests removed for storage is still pretty long and fills the back of an SUV. Transporting in the trunk of a car will likely require you to fold down the rear seats.

Pros

Water – Mobi-chair is at home in the water with 2 large armrests that keep it buoyant and stable in calm waters. And a seat made from material that will dry quickly once taken out of the water.

Maneuverability – Unlike other wheelchairs in this space Mobi-chair has a front wheel that rotates 360 and can make turns with all 3 wheels on the ground.

Cost – Mobi-chair is less expensive than other wheelchairs in this category.

Cons

Brakes – Without brakes this wheelchair would not do well when used for hiking or traveling places with a steep incline.

Weight – Tipping the scales at 66 pounds Mobi-chair is heavier than other wheelchairs in this category.

Storage – Even when folded flat with the wheels removed this beach wheelchair takes up a lot of space. It folds flat but remains long. The large wheels and armrests will take up a lot of space in your trunk.

Who it’s for

Wheelchair users who plan to spend most of their time at the beach or in the water will get the most out of the Mobi-chair.

The Competition

Extreme Motus Emma X3

Vippamat Hippocampe

– Sand Rider

CategoriesOur Company

Introducing the Emma X3

A Wheelchair That’s Ready For Adventure

Disability should not mean inability.

At Extreme Motus, we believe everyone deserves the chance to enjoy the world around them. As human beings, we are born with an innate sense of adventure and excitement. Nature designed us to explore and investigate our surroundings — and a lack of mobility shouldn’t prevent us from doing so.

That’s why we designed the Emma X3, an all terrain wheelchair for rolling over the barriers that stand in the way of so many individuals.

We work to make outdoor experiences possible. Being outside is good for all-around health. When you spend time in the outdoors, stress, depression, and anxiety decrease. You can even improve your blood pressure and help prevent cancer.

Unlike other mobility chairs, we equipped the Emma X3 with all terrain wheelchair tires designed for smooth travel over rocks, grass, and sand. As a result of the large wheels, the chair is buoyant enough to float in water.

Our chairs are made of lightweight materials, weighing in at only 49 pounds, and fold in half for easy transportation and storage. Chairs come in 17 inch and 13 inch seat widths and feature a 180 lbs weight capacity.

Adjust the chair height for easy pushing. When you need to stop, we equipped each chair with disk brakes and a brake lock.

The Emma X3 is an extreme wheelchair that makes an extreme difference in the lives of those who use it. We’re excited to join you on your journey to mobility.

Discover our groundbreaking all terrain manual wheelchair: The Emma X3. Adventure starts today!

 

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