Karman Healthcare S-2501 Light weight Transport Chair

Karman Healthcare S-2501 Ergonomic Ultra Lightweight Transport Chair weighs only 18 lbs and features an ergonomically-designed seat and backrest, making it the most comfortable transport chairs on the market. The folding seat and backrest make the S-Ergo ideal for storage or tavel, and the built in AEGIS anti-bacterial cushion provides added comfort and support.

Despite its light weight, the Healthcare S-2501 features a 220 lbs weight capacity along with 14″ flat-free polyurethane rear tires that is suitable for both indoors and outdoors.

Karman Healthcare S-2501 Ergonomic Ultra Lightweight Transport Chair
Karman Healthcare S-2501 Ergonomic Ultra Lightweight Transport Chair

Features and Characteristics of Karman Healthcare S-2501 Ergonomic Ultra Lightweight Transport Chair

The Karman Healthcare S-2501 Ergonomic Ultra Lightweight Transport Chair is easy to lift and its small size makes it ideal for travel. Weighing only 18 lbs., the chair is easy to store and transport. The chair folds down the middle like a standard wheelchair and the backrest also folds down to make the wheelchair even more compact. Also features companion brakes located on handles for added safety and comfort.

Available in two sizes, the Healthcare S-2501 has fixed footrests with extra-wide foot plates. The fixed armrests are concaved, providing extra comfort and support. The Healthcare S-2501 also comes standard with Karman’s exclusive S-Shape Seating System, which results in an ergonomic seating frame that conforms and flexes to the shape of the patient’s body. This provides increased stability, better weight distribution, and lowers the risk of pressure sores. For an unparalleled level of comfort, this chair also comes with a built-in, Aegis anti-bacterial cushion that allows for superior breathability with odor, stain, and deterioration control.

This ultra lightweight transport chair is a great choice for the person sitting in the chair and the one pushing it too: in addition to its super light weight, it has hand brake levers for the attendant that are lockable for added safety control and the backrest/seat fold easily to transport it in the car or traveling.

  • 6061 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum frame
  • 3-stage handle brake allows light to firm grip for lock
  • Pocket behind backrest
  • S-Style Ergonomic Seat
  • High strength, ultra-lightweight only 18lbs. (w/ footrests)
  • Built in Silver Anti-bacterial 1/4” cushion
  • Folding backrest/folding seat for transporting in vehicle or travel
  • Fixed armrests w/ wider concave arm pads
  • Fixed footrests w/ extra wide footplate
  • Push bar brake lever for attendant, also lockable
  • Pouch for carrying small items attached to upholstery behind backrest & small carry
  • pouch on each armrest
  • 14″ Rear polyurethane, high tread, flat free wheels
  • 7”x1” Polyurethane front caster
  • 16″ x 17″ or 18″ x 17″ Seat width
  • Frame Color: Pearl Silver
  • Upholstery: Black / Silver
  • Weight Capacity of 250 lbs

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Q & A

QPlease give me the measurements of the seat, width by depth. Thank you,

AThe chair seat is 18″ wide. I’m sorry I can’t get the depth measurement for you right now, as the chair is back in its box for storage until I next need it for distance.

Qwhat is the width of seat between arms

ASorry Evelyn, We do not have that measurement, only the seat width (18″) and the outer wheel measurement (25″) requiring a door opening od about 26″ or greater to get through. 

QDoes it lock into open position?

AYes this wheelchair does lock into open position

It “clicks” into place, very secure. We have had this for about a year now and it has been excellent.

Q: How high off the ground are the push handles. Can tall caretakers push this chair comfortably?

AFor a 5’5″ to 5’9″ care taker this chair is very easy to push. The handle height is not adjustable but it is still a great chair. Very easy to move it around. Would not recommend the chair for big heavy patients. Great if under 165 lbs

Top Reviews

Just what we needed!

My 92 year old husband has congestive heart failure, and lately has found it difficult to walk long distances without shortness of breath. He has a zest for life and doesn’t want to miss anything. We looked for light weight, user friendly transport wheelchair, that had some class to it.

This ultra lightweight transport chair of Karman Healthcare S-2501 is very comfortable for him, and very easy for me to lift into the car. We have been attending baseball spring training in Arizona, and the chair has been perfect. He hasn’t a missed a pitch. He can also push it, like a walker.

Well designed but too small

This wheelchair is perfect for a child or an adult who is under 5’2″ in height, weighs less than 130 pounds, and has a small bone structure. The item itself is extremely well designed and made with impressive quality. The ride is smooth due to the larger rear wheels, and is easy to maneuver.

The brakes are controlled from the hand grips, which is convenient. The footrest design, however, could use improvement because although the footrests themselves fold up, the entire structure supporting the footrests are welded on and aren’t able to be folded back, which adds to the overall length of the item and adds an extra obstacle in the front to getting the person seated.

Perfect Ultra Lightweight Transport Chair.

The chair is perfect for the 4ft 9″, 80 lbs person for whom it was intended. It is also perfect for the 5ft1″, 78 year-old caregiver who is pushing it. At 18lbs, the chair is also a blessing for that caregiver who is hauling it in and out of the back of a Grand Caravan. Admitedly that said caregiver works out at the Y and has practiced yoga for many years. The chair is very well built, folds up and opens easily.

The seat and the back are padded. The footrest is adjustable, but not removable. I found the latter a plus as it is one less thing I have to contend with.

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