NOVA Lightweight Transport Chair Review

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NOVA Lightweight Transport Chair w/12” Rear Wheels

Ride in style, comfort and convenience with your NOVA Lightweight Transport Chair. Much lighter and more compact than traditional wheelchairs, transport chairs allow the user and care giver greater freedom with life’s daily adventures.

We love transport chairs because they do just that. They are much lighter and more compact than traditional wheelchair and that is a game changer because you can take them just about anywhere. The NOVA lightweight transport chair with hand brakes has a lightweight aluminum frame and padded upholstery. It is foldable and has a quick release fold-down back, as well as padded, fixed full-length arms for added comfort. This transport chair has locking rear wheels as well as locking hand brakes so the care-giver can control the speed on bumps and inclines and lock the brakes. The 12″ larger rear wheels are ideal for diverse terrain.

NOVA Lightweight Transport Chair Review
NOVA Lightweight Transport Chair Review

Features and Characteristics of NOVA Lightweight Transport Chair

NOVA Lightweight Transport Chair is designed to provide easy, lightweight patient transport. 12″ rear wheels provide a more comfortable ride. It is foldable and has a quick release fold-down back, as well as padded, fixed full-length arms for added comfort. This transport chair has locking rear wheels and includes hand brakes for added safety and control.

It has a Back Pocket with Velcro Cover and Contoured rear push handles for added comfort. The comfortable padded upholstery and arm pads are reinforced to prevent stretching or ripping. Hand Brakes provide optimum safety and control. For added safety a seat belt is included and each chair is equipped with locking rear wheels. The lightweight aluminum frame (25lbs.) foldable makes it easy to transport, and padded upholstery and arms ensure user comfort. Locking 12-inch rear wheels and handbrakes complete the package.

The quick-release, fold-down back allows the chair to fit compactly into small areas. It has fixed full-length arms and non-skid footplates with heel loops. All chairs have removable swing-away footrests and a limited lifetime warranty on the frame.

  • Lightweight aluminum frame weighs 25 pounds and folds compactly for easy transport and storage
  • Equipped with locking hand brakes ideal for inclines and rugged terrain, and locking rear wheel brakes
  • Comes with fixed full-length padded arms, quick-release foldable back, and adjustable seat belt
  • Comes with removable and adjustable footrests
  • Flip-up desk arms
  • Quick release fold-down back
  • Non-skid foot plates & heel loops
  • 8″ front wheels & large 12″ rear wheels
  • Seat width is 19″
  • Foldable 19.75″ Seat Height
  • Back Height from Seat: 17.75″
  • Weight capacity is 300 lbs.

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Q & A

QDoes the chair arrive fully assembled?

AYes, except for the foot rests which are simple to attach. It is a very sturdy walker which has served me well. I got the purple one and have had a number of compliments on it. One woman remarked, “your walker is a Cadillac; mine is a Ford”.

QAre the footrests detachable?

AThere are very detachable. We use the chair to doctor’s appointments and to shop. The chair fold easily and the feet rests remove without a fuss. Very easy to use.

Yes! Footrests are detachable.

QCan we add a trough?

AIt is like any other wheelchair with armrests, troughs are easier to mount to full length armrests rather than “deskarms”

QArethe foot pedals removable

AYes, and the armrests swing away. It is lightweight also. The patient that uses it is about 135 pounds.

The footrests are removable.

Top Reviews

Nova 352 Transport Chair

I have purchased several Nova products before, a walker, a wheelchair, and now the transport chair. Nova makes great products. This is a good choice for anyone looking for a lightweight, easily maneuverable transport chair.

Lots Of Flaws

If you want a transport chair with large rear wheels and removable arms, this is pretty much your only choice.

That said, it has real problems.

The plastic clips attached to the rear of the sliding seat support do not fit closely, and can easily pop off the rear vertical tubes when the chair is folded up.. When this happens, the chair is locked; it cannot be opened unless you get your hands into the closed seat and snap the clip back on, which is not easy given the limited space.

The footrests are tensioned by the plastic cap at the end of the support. On our chair, that cap is somewhat loose, which means that the footrest is loose and will not stay in the upright position, but rather falls down. This means that the person in the chair cannot easily get in and out with the footrest down.

Greatest transport chair we have owned

This NOVA Transport Chair is awesome. Just what I was looking for. My wife has had MS for 40 years now and in our upper 60’s mobility is becoming an issue. We had a transport chair without handle brakes or 12″ rear wheels. This has both plus brakes for her to set when she goes to a restroom when we are out and about. This one is a bit heavier but built a lot better

Excellent Transport Chair. Very well made. It rolls incredibly smoothly and feels very solid. The wheelchair has two sets of breaks – one set of hand brakes and the other a mechanical brake on the wheel. Both do an excellent job of holding the wheelchair in place. The brakes are much more solid than on any other transport chair we’ve purchased.

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