The GRIT Freedom Chair: the best in class all-terrain, on and off -road wheelchair, built for 365 days a year.
The GRIT Freedom Chair is an all-terrain wheelchair built for every type of adventure. Developed by MIT engineers, this easy-to- push, lever-driven wheelchair comes armed with rugged mountain bike wheels, a big, sturdy front wheel that doesn’t get stuck, and optional trail handles, allowing you to choose your own custom journey. See more features of the GRIT Freedom Chair.
Why choose our all-terrain wheelchair, the GRIT Freedom Chair?
The scientific answer – it’s way easier on the arms. We studied biomechanics and looked at different ways to maximize the power you can get out of your upper body. We learned that push-rim wheelchairs are really inefficient. On average, 90% of the energy a wheelchair riders uses is wasted. We set out to explore all the options and decided on a lever-drive system. It was way more efficient than regular push-rims, easy to fit within the confines of a wheelchair frame, and offered the opportunity to change the mechanical advantage by shifting hand position on the levers. Simply put: this chair makes those who don’t think they are strong enough…believers!
Of course, our all-terrain wheelchair offers benefits beyond the levers – it gives you the mobility you need to spend time with your friends and family without having to think about your mobility. Additionally, we have heard from several riders that the Freedom Chair helps lessen their everyday symptoms like fatigue, pain, isolation and depression, all while providing a way to stay social and active outdoors.
Who uses this all terrain wheelchair?
GRIT Freedom Chair riders come from all over the world. They are different ages and sizes and have different goals and aspirations for the chair. Above all, our riders are humans simply looking for a way to better their life one day at a time, living without limitation. Here are a few of our riders…
Some riders are like Pedee, who, before her MS diagnosis was an “avid hiker, double-diamond skier, and windsurfer.” She now calls the Freedom Chair the highlight of her day: “it is awesome to be getting aerobic exercise…I ride year-round through snow, mud, potholes.”
Other riders have a thirst for more independence, and the Freedom Chair allows them to venture beyond their natural confines. Take Ollie, for example, one of or youngest riders, whose mom says “I love watching Ollie speed off ahead of us on whatever path we’re on, enjoying his own independence and ability to fly.”
And then we have riders like Bennie, an 8-year Marine Corps veteran, who after an above-knee amputation was faced with severe phantom pain, neuropathic pain and severe muscle spasms that prevent him from wearing a prosthesis. Bennie says the Chair provides “so many opportunities for individuals with physical challenges” but the number one reason he loves the chair is because “it allows me to add another way to exercise and to compete to stay healthy and strong”.
Is the GRIT Freedom Chair the right all-terrain wheelchair for you? Consider these questions:
Do you need a wheelchair that allows you to get back outside in your neighborhood and ride alongside your children on their bikes?
Are you searching for a solution that allows you to get down to the shoreline dip your toes in water at the beach?
Looking for a practical and safe way to explore your favorite rough terrain trail with loved ones, or compete in a Spartan race?
Affording the GRIT Freedom Chair
We hear from our riders on a daily basis how life changing this wheelchair is. While our team has worked tirelessly to ensure that our chair is as simple and easy to manufacture to ensure the lowest selling price as possible. However, it is no surprise that the chair is certainly an investment and that sometimes the biggest hurdle is coming up with funds. Our most popular model, the 3.0, is listed at $2995.00, and is competitively priced against other all-terrain chairs on the market.
While in most cases insurance does not cover the chair, we do have a team of individuals that work diligently to help find funding options that are right for you. From flexible finance plans to state loans and grants, we can find an option that works for you. Learn more about financing here.
GRIT also offers a satisfaction guarantee, which lets you put the GRIT Freedom Chair through its paces in the environment most important to you: your own. You have 30 days to try the GRIT Freedom Chair at outdoors at home, and if you don't like it for any reason, we'll refund you. Learn more about our guarantee.