Customer Reviews

Our customers love their GRIT Freedom Chairs! Every rider is different, with their own abilities and needs. The best way to see if the GRIT Freedom Chair works for you is to try it. Our 30 day Satisfaction Guarantee lets you try the chair risk-free for a month. If it doesn't work for you, for any reason, you can return it for a full refund, including the cost of shipping both ways. 


4.8 out of 5 stars

23 reviews


by Jack on June 9, 2017

As an amateur photographer, my goal is to have access to many locations that have been inaccessible to me. I'm not there yet, but with conditioning, they are in reach.


by Kalsang on June 8, 2017

Love it. It's great. It took him to Denali National Park in Alaska - a lifetime dream. Thank you thank you! Only thing that might improve it is some sort of fenders. (Your clothes get dirty on the wheels using it.) Also, sometimes it hard to find just the right angle to put the wheels back on and you have to try and try and try and try before it goes on right. Thanks for a wonderful chair. You are wonderful people.


by Jen on June 8, 2017

Good to work upper body.

★★★★★ It has given back to me the freedom to get back out in the outdoors

by Eric on June 8, 2017

The Freedom Chair is exactly that. It has given back to me the freedom to get back out in the outdoors on the trails I loved to explore, only in a different way. The only thing I would change would be the way the chains are adjusted. 


by Jeremy on June 8, 2017

The Freedom Chair is exactly what the chair has done! I have the freedom to go pretty much anywhere I want! I've been out cruising on the beach, hiking and even in the lake for a dip to cool down! Don't wait any longer to purchase you a Freedom Chair and move beyond the pavement!!


by Robert on May 1, 2017

The freedom chair is a fantastic device with superior customer service. Unfortunately, with my current level of impairment, I could not successfully transfer in and out of the chair. Had the freedom chair been available to me prior to me going into a power wheelchair, I truly believe that I would be in much better shape right now. The freedom chair is an ingenious device.


by Phil on April 25, 2017

Brilliant design. Very well made of quality components.I'm very impressed by both the chair and the company. I will provide a complete review once my housing situation clears.


by BonnieKate on April 17, 2017

The freedom chair is truly revolutionary, it has given me a sense of purpose, dignity, and freedom. The only reason I gave it a 4 star is because I want to see how it can be even better. It's already such a strong, well-executed concept and has made my life totally different. I can now exercise with my husband, go off roading on walking and hiking trails with my family and have the basic privilege of mobility in most of the places that the rest of the world shares. I love my freedom chair and am excited to see how the team will improve upon it. It packs up really easily in the back of a car, truck, or minivan. It's industrious, intuitiv and reliable. It definitel has a little learning curve in terms of use and steering, but you get the hang of it very quickly.


by Michael on April 11, 2017

When I had my four-wheeled all-terrain chair, there would be situations where three of the four wheels would get stuck and it was hard to get out. With the Freedom Chair, I don't have to worry about getting only one out of two wheels in the front of the chair getting stuck

★★★★★ Never imagined I'd be able to get down to the water again

by Dhruva on April 10, 2017

This chair is great if you're interested in getting off road and outdoors. It's even a significant improvement on my regular chair when navigating the cracked sidewalks and holey streets on NYC. It's so versatile that I was even able to travel across the sand and down to the water at Jones Beach--a distance of at least 300 yds. Of course, I had beach wheels and it was a real struggle. But I never imagined I'd be able to get down to the water again. It's also good because it uses somewhat different muscles or angles than my regular TiLite wheelchair, so it works a bit like cross-training.


by Warren on January 5, 2017

Fun, durable and the snow couldn't stop me from checking out the craft micro brewery 1/4 mile down the road from home for new years. Love it but just getting started.


By Alan on December 20, 2016

needs a greater surface area for brakes requires a good deal of force to stop I like the simplicity of the chair and that it can be repaired at a bicycle shop. It can go in a lot of places I can not or would not take my everyday chair

Thanks for the review, Alan! Please contact us at to discuss our adjustable-height brakes, a free modification that will make it a lot easier for you to apply the brakes. 
Comment by GRIT on December 21, 2016


by Lisa on October 9, 2016

The Freedom Chair has allowed me to cruise through my neighborhood the way I used to do by taking walks. There are hills where I live, and I enjoy climbing up a hill and then coasting down, like a kid! It's a reward for the effort it required to get to the top. I've never had great upper body strength, but I can operate my Freedom Chair. I have MS, and in the past 3 years, I've developed weakness in my legs and trunk. But the mechanics of the Freedom Chair make it doable for me. The only downside is that I have to rely on someone to move it around for me; for example, today we are going to head to a beach on Lake Michigan to test it on sand. But I couldn't even entertain that idea on my own. Really, that isn't the fault of the chair. It just sucks having MS. This thing, which I prefer to call my GRIT has reopened activities that I've mourned as lost. It's a wonderful gift and worth the substantial cost, in my opinion.

★★★★★ Liberating and wonderful

by Joseph on September 12, 2016

The Freedom Chair offers just that--freedom. I have a FSH muscular dystrophy and it's been years since I've enjoyed the outdoors--like going on hikes or just getting exercise by strolling around the block. This chair has offered me not only a fun experience, but is also helping me improve my fitness level. Don't have concerns that you're not strong enough to propel the chair. I believe most people can use the chair as I'm not the strongest in my upper body, but I can maneuver the Freedom Chair very well. It's really best purchase I've made in a long time. Being able to go outside and work up a sweat is a liberating and wonderful experience.


by Danielle on September 10, 2016

So much fun and my arms are getting buff!!! I love going on grass!! Amazing freedom!!!

★★★★★ Incredible!

by Nerissa on August 3, 2016

This chair is incredible! With my variable chronic illness it's been INVALUABLE to help me to have and maintain the active lifestyle I need to. I seriously can't say enough good things about this chair or the team of designers. They truly care about each user! I can't say enough good things!


by Eric on July 7, 2016

The Freedom Chair has completely opened up the city to us again.

★★★★★ Monster Truck

by Michael on July 7, 2016

The one wheel in the front allows me to keep all wheels on the ground.

★★★★★ Opens up a lot of opportunity

by Glen on June 24, 2016

This is a well-designed chair. The chair is also built well. I especially like that it is made of bicycle components that are readily available and less expensive than medical equipment. This chair opens a lot of opportunity for many people.

★★★★★ Great chair

by RJS on June 23, 2016

great chair - gets a lot of attention

★★★★☆ Easier to maneuver than a manual wheelchair

by Christina on June 22, 2016


The Freedom chair is definitely easier to maneuver than a manual wheelchair and has allowed me to get outside more often and get exercise I was unable to get before. It does take a little getting used to and requires coordination. I'm still getting the hang of managing the levers (especially when I need to go backwards and can't). I wish the levers "clicked in" securely as they tend to move if you're not careful while using them. It is awkward for me to get in and out of the chair (especially since the foot rest is not to be stepped on or meant to support one's full body weight). And as with everything available to the disabled who want more mobility, I wish it were not so expensive. I chose it, though, because it is more useful and less expensive than a beach wheelchair and less expensive than a high end outdoor wheelchair plus lever system (like the Wijit which costs $4K) plus the Go Free Wheel (third wheel attachment for your wheelchair). The only way I am able to afford it is through payment plan, zero interest financing through GRIT and the financial assistance of my mother. I have used the chair 4X so far and look forward to it getting easier as I get more adept at using it. I am grateful for it and overall I am happy. The responsiveness of the GRIT team to questions and concerns and the willingness to work with me regarding financing and payment that worked for me (instead of working just for them) are big bonuses. I definitely get noticed in my GRIT chair and lots of compliments and comments about it.

★★★★☆ Enjoying the Freedom Chair

by Kate on June 21, 2016

I am enjoying the freedom chair. It works on our Somerville sidewalks, which is mostly where I am using it. The driveways are challenging because the chair wants to send me in the street at every driveway. On the plus side it allows me to go much further and participate in city life. I have also used it on a couple of nature trails. On my wish list would be an easier way to reverse. I have gotten my self into a jam quite a few times where the only way out is to get out of the chair and pull it out. As I learn it is less times.