A reclining wheelchair is a type of mobility apparatus similar to a standard wheelchair except that the back can be reclined. The tall backs equipped with these chairs recline independently of the rest of the chair, allowing the user to lie back in a more comfortable position. Depending on the model, some models will recline back to a fully flat 180 degrees. Reclining wheelchairs are designed for wheelchair users with limited mobility who find sitting in a perpendicular position to be uncomfortable or impractical. Reclining wheelchairs are available with folding frames, head supports and seat widths up to 22" wide. The reclining feature is typically operated by a hand brake like system on the handles at the back of the chair - squeeze the lever and the wheelchair can recline. Reclining Wheelchairs work better with elevating legrest so legs and feet can also be situated for ideal comfort. On some chairs this is an option so be sure to view the options section when purchasing a Reclining Wheelchair. Like standard wheelchairs, reclining wheelchairs fold compactly for convenience, however, they are often larger than standard wheelchairs and might be more difficult to transport.
Invacare Tracer SX5
Invacare’s Tracer SX5 Reclining Wheelchair offers the durability of a lightweight manual wheelchair frame with the added versatility and comfort of a full reclining back. This chair reclines from 90° down to 180°. Urethane rear tires are reinforced with "no flex" wheels to offer superior performance. Heavy-duty, dual-embossed upholstery keeps the seat and back from stretching. This chair is available with multiple seat widths, arm styles, front riggings. There is a five year warranty on the frame and crossbraces
With same quality as the standard Traveler wheelchair, the Traveler Recliner has the addition of a full reclining back. The Traveler Recliner comes with a higher back and removable full support headrest. The back features unlimited adjustments using easy, finger-trigger hinge and cable mechanisms. Rear axles are mounted further back than on standard Traveler and anti-tippers come standard for added stability. Maximum weight capacity is 250 lb. (300 lbs on 20" wide models) with a 17" seat depth. Chair comes with Deep Blue upholstery. There is a two year limited warranty on frame and crossbraces.
Excel Reclining Wheelchairs
Excel Reclining Wheelchairs have full back and head support provided by a 22" high back and 10" removable headrest. Position reclining goes from 90° to 140° with quick adjust handles. The frame is made of carbon steel with chip-resistant chrome plating Options include 4 sizes and detachable elevating legrest. Anti-tippers come standard for added stability. Durable vinyl upholstery to avoid wear.
Sentra Full Reclining
Sentra Full Reclining Wheelchair has a carbon steel frame that is triple coated with chrome for an attractive, chip proof, maintainable finish. The hydraulic reclining mechanism allows for infinite adjustments up to 180 degrees. Comes standard with a durable, heavy gauge naugahyde black upholstery and padded armrests provide added patient comfort. Wheels set back on frame prevent tipping and rear anti tippers come standard. Precision sealed wheel bearings in front and rear to ensure long lasting performance and reliability. Sentra Full Reclining Wheelchair comes standard with push-to-lock wheel locks, mag-style wheels with chrome hand rims and front caster forks that are adjustable to 3 different positions. A variety of options are available to customize this chair to your liking including arm styles and elevating or swing away foot rests. There is a Limited lifetime warranty.
Silver Sport Full Reclining Wheelchair
The hydraulic reclining mechanism on the Silver Sport Full Reclining Wheelchair allows for infinite adjustments up to 180°. The black, nylon upholstery is comfortable, lightweight and easy to clean while the carbon steel frame with silver vein finish is attractive and maintainable. Precision sealed wheel bearings in front and rear ensure long lasting performance and reliability. Wheels set back on frame prevent tipping and rear anti-tippers come standard. Arms have support extension for reclining position and are padded for added comfort. Composite mag-style wheels are lightweight and maintenance free. There is a Limited lifetime warranty.