The Complete Guide to Beach Wheelchairs

We think the GRIT Freedom Chair is pretty darn great - after all, we invented it! Even so, we know that it may not be the right choice for everyone which is why we think it's so important to provide information on all the different options out there.  As we mentioned when we created our Complete Guide to All Terrain Wheelchairs, it's usually easy to find detailed information online comparing and contrasting big ticket items - like a flat screen television or a mountain bike - but we've noticed that there's not a lot of that type of information out there for the different categories of wheelchair. Since we've got summertime on our minds, we thought a roundup of beach wheelchairs might be a useful thing to put together.


Price:

$2380 - $3215

Self Propelled:

No 

Tires:

Wheeleez Balloon Tires

Return Policy: 

Unused products may be returned within 30 days from the delivery date, 100% complete, in re-sellable condition for full refund. Custom colors are subject to a 20% restocking fee & the buyer is responsible for shipping charges.

From the Website:

Sand Rider beach wheelchairs have superior stability, a comfortable seating position and height, and are easy to push. You can transport Sand Rider in a small car trunk, store it in a closet or fly with it to your beach vacation.

Featuring an ergonomic push handle design and a convenient front pull point, you travel from your car to the water with ease. Sand Rider uses oversized Wheeleez™ wheels for superior sand and off road performance.

Sand Rider adjusts for different sized riders and offers several accessory options including movable arm rests, seat belts, combination beverage/beach umbrella/fishing rod holders, parking brakes and rolling travel bags.

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Price:

$2995

Self Propelled:

Yes

Tires:

Comes with All Terrain Mountain Bike Tires (1.75" width) & Sand/Snow Tires (2.25" width) also available for purchase

Return Policy:

Ride the GRIT Freedom Chair at home, risk-free, for 30 days. If you don't like it for any reason, send it back for a full refund, including the cost of shipping.

From the website: 

We spent eight years rigorously engineering the most versatile all-terrain chair on the market. We went through dozens of prototypes, continuously improving and perfecting the design with the help of hundreds of wheelchair riders and outdoor enthusiasts. 

Our patented lever drive is easier to push than regular wheelchairs, but is way more powerful. We use the properties of levers to give you the benefits of shifting gears on a bike. This means that the GRIT Freedom Chair lets you cruise faster than walking speed on smooth ground, but also gives you the power you need to climb over hills and roll through grass, dirt, and sand.

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Price:

$3166

Self-Propelled:

No* 

Wheels:

Double width rear tire & balloon from tire 

Return Policy:  

You may return the item within 30 days of delivery for a full refund of the purchase price, minus the shipping, handling and a 20% restocking fee. The product must be returned in new condition, in original boxes, and with all paperwork, parts and accessories in order satisfy our return policy. 

From the Website: 

Collapsible, lightweight and non-bulky, you can take it anywhere.Its new look and eye-catching silhouette make it the ideal accessory for the more restfully inclined to enjoy an outdoor life whilst the more energetic can enjoy the thrills of water sports. The Hippocampe has already won several awards.

The low seat of the Hippocampe makes it simple to transfer oneself between the
ground and the chair. At only 31 lbs , it is light and floats in the water (as will each of its component parts). All its parts are sand and water resistant and its aluminum tubes are sleeved to stop them getting hot in the sun.

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*Despite the manufacturer's claims that the Hippocampe is self-propelled, due to rider reviews and the fact that the front wheel does not pivot, we cannot in good conscious categorize it as such.


Price:

$2717

Self Propelled:

No

Tires:

WheelEEZ Balloon Wheels

Return Policy:

The De-Bug Beach Chair is sold through different dealers, all of whom will accept a return within 30 days less shipping costs (as long as it's still in it's original, unused condition) and charge a restocking fee which varies from 15% - 30% of the listed retail price

From the website: 

The DeBug Beach Wheelchair is for those that desire to live life outdoors, reducing their limitations and gaining enjoyable experiences. The balloon wheels of the all terrain wheelchair are operable in grass, gravel, snow, and uneven terrain, as well as at the beach. The DeBug Beach Wheelchair has a twenty degrees articulated rear suspension which ensures that all four wheels are in contact with the ground at all times. The [De-Bug's] stainless steel frame is built to last and reliable. The DeBug Beach Wheelchair will support up to three hundred and fifty pounds. 

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Price:

$2299

Self Propelled:

No

Tires:

Rubber Pneumatic Tires

Return Policy:

Return within 30 days for a refund, minus shipping costs and a 15% restocking fee 

From the Website: 

The Mobi-Chair is a high quality, rolling beach chair that provides a seamless transition from boardwalk-to beach-to water. The Mobi-Chair was designed with everyone in mind. Wheelchair users, people with special needs, or even children can benefit from the convenience, portability and comfort of the Mobi-Chair. Mobi-Chair is the ultimate partner for leisure time and entertainment. The aluminum frame and stainless steel parts are corrosion free from salt water and the floatational wheels and armrests provide an unprecedented experience due to their stable buoyant design. The Mobi-Chair is suitable for use at the beach or even in swimming pools

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Price:

$1200

Self Propelled:

No

Tires:

Wheeleez Balloon Tires

Return Policy: 

30 day return policy from date of shipment, subject to a 15% restocking fee, in addition to the return shipping charges. The product must be in brand new condition and in its original packaging. Custom items are non-returnable. 

From the Website: 

This super ROLLEEZ-RECLINE PVC Beach Wheelchair, is explicitly designed for those with lower extremity or mobility disabilities, and spinal cord injuries. Due to its high-quality, UV protected PVC frame, this wheelchair can be taken into salt water without risk of corrosion or discoloration. This wheelchair uses Wheeleez wheels and tires exclusively. There are also swivel casters in the back for easy steering. This model has two 19.3" large front wheels and two 11.8" rear smaller wheels casters. This ensures chair will not tip on a sharp turn. Wheels are gray, non-corrosive, and guaranteed not to puncture. These patented balloon wheels will roll over sand, dirt, snow, rocks and the like. 

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Price:

Starting at $3195

Self-Propelled:

Yes

Tires: 

10" Front Wheel & 24 x 4.5 Rear Wheel

Return Policy:

Living Spinal - the only authorized dealer we could find online - accepts returns for exchange or refund within 7 calendar days after delivery of the product. After 7 calendar days, they offer an exchange for store credit only. Items must be in "New, unaltered and unused condition." meaning no signs of wear or damage in any way. No returns on special or custom orders, and refunds are contingent upon inspection of item(s) received. There is a 15% restocking fee for returned items that are not being exchanged and are not damaged.

From the Website: 

Every BOX Wheelchair is custom designed and built, from start to finish, by a single craftsman. For all of you adaptive surfers, beach bunnies and trail blazers, Box Wheelchairs is proud to present The Beach Bomber! Built specifically for the beach and trail life style, this chair uses a combination of 5" wide beach tires and massive inflatable creeper front wheels. Comes in your choice of 26 different powdercoated colors... available in solid, metallic, matte, and polished finishes.  Standard kevlar upholstery, custom built from the ground up to your exact needs and desires, comes with a 10 year warranty on welded frames which have a 500 pound limit.

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The GRIT Freedom Chair is the most versatile chair on the market, designed from the ground up to handle any terrain. From trails to grass to snow, the Freedom Chair is built for you to push yourself. Born out of research at MIT, the Freedom Chair's patented easy-push levers reduce shoulder strain and put you in control of your mobility. Learn more about the GRIT Freedom Chair at www.gogrit.us