Drive Medical Lightweight Expedition Transport Wheelchair


Drive Medical Lightweight Expedition Transport Wheelchair with Hand Brakes

The Drive Medical Lightweight Expedition Transport Wheelchair is a functional, stylish mobility aid available in two vibrant colors, Blue and Red. This transport chair weighs only 19 lbs., making it very easy for caregivers to push the chair and lift it to and from places. With a handy lever that folds the backrest down and a closed overall width of 10.75″, this lightweight chair can easily fit inside in the trunk, car backseat, or in an airplane overhead bin!

Manufactured by Drive Medical, the Lightweight Expedition Transport Wheelchair features loop lock brakes, which enhance the ease of braking for a caregiver pushing the chair. The large 12″ rear wheels permit the chair to move smoothly over any surface, both indoors and out. The chair includes a nylon 19″ x 16″ seat, padded armrests, removable swing-away footrests, and an adjustable seat belt for added comfort and safety.

Drive Medical Lightweight Expedition Transport Wheelchair Review
Drive Medical Lightweight Expedition Transport Wheelchair

Features and characteristics of Drive Medical Lightweight Expedition Transport Wheelchair

The Drive Medical Lightweight Expedition Transport Wheelchair weighs only 19 lbs. and features large 12″ rear wheels for easy pushing. A weight capacity of 300 lbs. makes this chair stand out from the others in it’s class.

A handy lever on the chair back makes it easy and convenient to fold back down for easy transport. The powder coated aluminum frame is lightweight and durable with a seat made of lightweight nylon upholstery. A seatbelt and hand brake are included for additional safety. The 12” rear “flat-free” wheels provide a more stable ride over various terrains, plus ease of going over thresholds and curbs. Also the black composite wheels require virtually no maintenance and incorporate non-marring surface.

  • Limited lifetime warranty Wheelchair comes assembled
  • Powder coated aluminum frame is lightweight, durable and is available in blue and red
  • Seat is made from durable lightweight nylon upholstery and a seatbelt and hand brakes are included for additional safety considerations
  • Companion activated wheel locks
  • Black composite wheels require virtually no maintenance and incorporate non-marring surface
  • Comes with padded armrests
  • Back folds down for storage and transport
  • Black composite wheels require virtually no maintenance and incorporate non-marring surface
  • Weighs only 19 lbs.
  • Weight capacity of 300 lbs
  • Back folds down for storage and transport
  • Comes with seat belt
  • Companion activated wheel locks
  • 12” rear “flat free” wheels

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Q & A

QIt this truly only 19 lbs? If not, how much does it actually weigh?

AYes, the chair weighs just 19 pounds.

Qwe can’t get the back to go up–how do you unlock it after it is folded?

ANever had a problem. Just pull it up on the handles and it should lock in place.

You have to have the seat spread open in order for the back to go up and then pull up the handles and they lock in place.

QWhat shade of blue is the blue model? Navy, light, dark, bright?

AOurs is Navy blue, quite dark. We have also added a wheelchair cushion makes it more comfy.

QWife has a transfer chair. being immobile she has gained width and it is too snug sitting in the chair. How wide is the seating area of this chair?

AThe seat is 19 inches wide. Drive medical makes a chair that has a 22 inch seat. It is the Bariatric chair.

QHow wide is the whole chair. The available space for my mother to move dad into the bathroom is just 21 inches so I need to know if this will fit.

AThe widest point on the front and rear wheels are the caps on the wheels and they need 22 inches of width to go through.

Top Reviews

Does what it is advertised as. Good value.

The Drive Medical Lightweight is the perfect wheelchair for my wife. It moves easily throughout our house and is compact enough when folded to easily store when not in use. The chair is easy to lift and place in the trunk of our car. The large rear wheels make it easy to move over bumpy parking areas and sidewalks.

My original rating was only 4 stars but after reviewing I have changed that to 5 stars. The brake issue was remedied by further adjustment and after looking at the construction I did notice that there were gussets welded to the frame joints where needed. I would recommend this chair for someone that needs a lightweight and easily maneuverable wheelchair.

Good transport chair, not such a good walker

When it arrived, I just took it out of the box and raised the handles and away we went. The handles fold down easily, making a small package inthe trunk of the car. The footrests are easily attached for use and removed for storage. Seating is comfortable and my wife’s short legs reach the footrests. The chair pushes easily with a person in it. One weakness is that the handles are located just far enough behind the rear wheels that the chair could tip back if you press down on the handles. This is not an issue with someone seated in the chair. There are also foot pegs for the person pushing to use to tip the chair back to go over bumps. My wife can use it as a walker when she doesn’t need to be pushed. A great product, well thought out, highly recommended.

Drive Transport Wheelchair EXP19LTBL

I really like this chair as it is light weight and easy for me to handle. Unfortunately it broke after about 3 weeks and I hope that was a fluke. I contacted Amazon and got Pascale and she is shipping another that I should have tomorrow afternoon. You can’t beat that service, thanks Pascal.

Great chair for my Dad!

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This is a new transition for my 91 year old father… it became too difficult for him to walk with a walker when we go on trips and so I ordered this chair. He fits in it and it was ready to use right out of the box. I wouldn’t even count hooking on the foot rests as assembly. We bought the suggested set of 3 items and the seat pad was a perfect fit and comfortable… Thank you for making my life a little easier…

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