Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair

Weighs only 10.5kg, folds in seconds and is very compact.

The Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair is almost identical to the Ergo Lightweight Pushchair. It is intended for the child of say 8+ years, who is too big for a Maclaren Major Elite but who still needs something to get around in, even if only occasionally. Like its sister model the Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair will quietly serve your needs not dominate your every trip out.

For you this wheelchair delivers a smart, practical solution to make everyday trips easier.

For your child the ergonomic seat with safety harness provides mobility with comfort and security, plus a degree of independence.

Unlike the Ergo Lightweight Pushchair this model can be self propelled, although it does not have to be there are the same rear push handles. The Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair may suit a child who is ready for that independence; both responsible and trusted enough to make decisions on where they want to go and physically able to put that into action.

The downside to this model, compared to the Ergo Lightweight Pushchair, is the possibility of hands being caught in the wheels as it is pushed along, and access by the child to a second parking brake release lever.

Many wheelchairs are very rudimentary, unsightly, uncomfortable and impractical (including some provided by the NHS), but a wheelchair can be practical and stylish. The Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair will make you re-think your opinion of wheelchairs.

The age range for the Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair is determined by the childs size and in particular reflects the length of the childs legs. For guidance this could be from a 7 year old with an upper age of perhaps 14. The seat is much deeper than that on the Major Elite, a child is less ‘perched’ on the seat so the lower leg length does not have to be substantially longer. That is not to say that a child with a shorter lower leg will not fit, however they may not reach the footrests to begin with and they may need a cushion behind them to pack out the seat a little. We think that this is the next stage on from the Major Elite which we would expect a child to be outgrowing at say 8-9 years.

The structurally robust and surprising rigid aluminium frame is approved for a occupant weighing up to 100kg however we would expect that someone of this size would need a seat wider than the 41cm model (16″) we supply.

The S-Ergo Seat is a curved ergonomic design which helps to resist sliding, provides pressure relief, improves posture and comfort. The lightly padded seat fabric contains Aegis microbe shield permanently bonded antimicrobial barrier.

The Safety Harness is fitted around the metal framework for security but as a ‘floating’ harness. Unlike a built-in harness, it is not limited by the height of the shoulder strap fixing point. When you first use your Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair it does take a few minutes to fit and adjust the Safety Harness so that it is appropriate for the size of your child, but once done then it is done and everyday use is just a single quick release clip to operate. The Safety Harness is designed as just that a safety harness it is not for ‘restraint’. If the child is an ‘escapologist’ who will attempt to escape from a harness then you may need a more substantial harness including a crotch strap, for example a Crelling Harness. If so please contact us for a price for an Ergo Lightweight Pushchair without a Safety Harness.

It comes with a 2 Year Frame Warranty (1 year other parts) which covers defects of manufacture or component not ‘wear and tear’. The lifetime of the Ergo Lightweight Pushchair may be significantly reduced if the child is not a co-operative occupant. We do not recommend the Ergo Lightweight Pushchair for a child with challenging behaviour, the heavier duty Trotter pushchair may be more suitable.

For a child requiring postural support you can use a seat insert with the Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair, for example a Stabilo or BodyMap Vacuum Support Cushion System.

We can supply a range of accessories for the Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair – Headrest Extension, Lambskin Comfort Liner, Wheely Mac, Footmuff and Rucksack style Storage Bag, plus a Travel Bag. There isn’t a Rain Cover which will fit, we recommend the Wheely Mac.

The Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair has relatively small wheels, 15cm front and 51cm rear, which are best suited to smooth surfaces, it will struggle off road or with a larger child even on a cobbled street (see our other pushchairs, e.g. Advanced Mobility Freedom) so it is essentially an urban wheelchair. The relatively small ‘footprint’ of the Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair makes it suitable for use around town, inside shops or other places indoors, e.g. School.

The Key Features:

6″ swivel front wheels

  • good manoeuvrability in small places
  • small wheels unsuitable for rough surfaces
  • hard wheels no suspension
  • not lockable

20″ rear wheels

  • foam filled so puncture proof
  • foam filling provides some shock absorption
  • larger wheels more ‘free rolling’ (easier to push & more comfortable) over ruts and bumps
  • quick release for more compact storage

Removable & Adjustable Footrests

  • three levels of adjustment
  • can be removed or turned out to the sides
  • do not need to be removed before folding

S-Ergo Seat

  • curved ergonomic design improves posture and comfort
  • fixed angle not adjustable


  • contoured and padded for comfort

High Capacity

  • maximum weight limit 200, 100kg (but check dimensions)

The Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair is not ‘Crash Tested’ it cannot be used for transporting a child in a vehicle, however we can supply a very similar model which is crash tested, please contact us for details.

Whilst the Maclaren Major Elite may be used for someone with special needs the seat may be unsuitable if they require postural management support, if in doubt please seek the advice of your physiotherapist.

The Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair is intended for an older child or larger child who has outgrown the Major Elite pushchair. From say 7 to 14 years old, although it does have a maximum capacity of 100kg.

The Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair has 6″ plastic castor front wheels and 20″ spoked rear wheels with comfortable contoured hand grips and puncture proof foam filled tyres.

They operate well on smooth surfaces not rough ground.

The S-Ergo Seat is a curved ergonomic design which helps to resist sliding, provides pressure relief, improves posture and comfort.

The lightly padded seat fabric contains Aegis microbe shield permanently bonded antimicrobial barrier.

The moulded armrests are contoured and padded.

The Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair comes with a 2 Year Frame Warranty, for the original owner. Seat Fabric, Wheels, Footrests and all other parts attached to the frame have a 1 Year warranty.

Whilst the Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair may be used for someone with special needs the seat may be unsuitable if they require postural management support, if in doubt please seek the advice of your physiotherapist.

The Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair has not been ‘crash tested’ and is not suitable for transporting a child in a vehicle. However if you need a Crash Tested pushchair we can supply a very similar alternative.

Please note that the specifications listed above are as accurate as is practical to give, they are rounded for ease of presentation and are subject to manufacturers change without notice. If a particular dimension is critical to you then contact us for an exact figure.

For more detailed user information see Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair User Manual


Length 37″ 94cm
Width 23″ 59cm
Handle Height 35″ 89cm
Floor to Seat (front) 18″ 46cm
Lower Leg (seat to footplate) Highest 14″ 35cm
Middle 15″ 38cm
Lowest 16″ 41cm
Footplate Depth 5″ 12cm
Seat Angle 95 deg
Seat Width Armrest to Armrest 16″ 41cm
Seat Width at Knee 15″ 38cm
Seat Depth 16″ 41cm
Seat Back Height 17″ 43cm
Front Castor Wheel Diameter 6″ 15cm
Rear Wheel Diameter 20″ 51cm
Weight (approx.) complete 23lb 10.4kg
Maximum Load 220lb 100kg

Folded Wheels On

Length (Footrests On) 36″ 91cm
Length (Footrests Off) 28″ 71cm
Height 28″ 71cm
Width 13″ 33cm
Weight (Footrests On) 23lb  10.4kg
Weight (Footrests Off) 21.5lb 9.7kg

Folded Wheels Off

Length (Footrests On) 31″ 79cm
Length (Footrests Off) 25″ 63cm
Height 27″ 69cm
Width 11″ 28cm
Weight (Footrests On) 16lb 7.2kg
Weight (Footrests Off) 14lb 6.4kg

Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair– £429 + VAT (0%)

  • Supplied with Safety Harness

(inc. delivery to UK mainland)

For more information and to order your Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair online, visit our specialist ecommerce website:


Or call us on 01363 881110 and we will take your order over the phone.

There may be various sources for help with funding, not just for mobility equipment but also day to day living needs, e.g.

  • Disability Living Allowance - financial support from the Government
  • NHS Mobility Equipment
  • NHS Independent Wheelchair Vouchers/Personal Wheelchair Budget (England)
  • Charity Grants

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

This is a Benefit, financial support from the Government if your child has a health condition.

This is a universal benefit it is not means tested so it does not matter what your family income is or if you are receiving other Benefits.

You may not realise you are entitled to it and it is not for mobility alone it is to help with all sorts of additional costs you incur to support your child. If you are not already receiving DLA then we recommend you ask your health professional and visit here:

NHS Mobility Equipment

The NHS provides equipment through their Wheelchair Services Departments but it's much more than Wheelchairs which they supply, and for children often pushchairs.

To begin with you need to have your child assessed by your local NHS Wheelchair Services Department, you can find yours at this link below:

It is difficult to advise if your child will be eligible without contacting them because each Wheelchair Service either has different rules or interprets the rules differently.

For general guidance a child with a physical condition which affects their mobility is more likely to be eligible than a child with only a behavioural condition even though they may need mobility equipment for their safety.

If your child has both a behavioural condition and a physical condition then approach your local Wheelchair Services about the physical condition initially.

Some Wheelchair Services will deal with you direct without a referral from a health professional, others will ask you to get a referral from a health professional. Health professionals may be pessimistic about the likelihood of your child being eligible or predict it will take months, they are not always right so don't be put off, push for the referral.

It is also important to be rejected by the NHS for mobility equipment before applying for a Grant from a Charity because the Charities are not there to subsidise the NHS.

NHS Independent Wheelchair Vouchers/Personal Wheelchair Budget

Some families are deterred from applying for mobility equipment from the NHS because the equipment offered either does not suit the family's lifestyle or have the user friendly features which make using it a joy rather than a chore.

In particular no one seems to like the standard NHS wheelchairs which can be heavy, clunky, ugly, clumsy, uncomfortable, impractical...depressing. This is the sort of kit which can end up gathering dust in the garage without either providing a solution to the mobility need or saving the NHS money.

In England there is another option the Independent Wheelchair Voucher which most NHS areas are in the process of replacing with a similar scheme called the Personal Wheelchair Budget.

There is some guidance about it here:

You could think of the Independent Wheelchair Voucher as being like a Prescription for Aspirin which you would take to your local Pharmacy but instead it is a Prescription for a Pushchair (or at least part payment of one) which you bring to us. The value of the Voucher is calculated by your Wheelchair Service based on the child's needs and the cost if the equipment they would have given you. Vouchers can vary in value, we rarely see any worth less than £250 and we have seen some worth £1000.

You bring the Independent Wheelchair Voucher to us and we satisfy any requests the Wheelchair Service have to ensure the product is suitable for the child. If the pushchair you want us to supply costs £400 and you have an Independent Wheelchair Voucher for £250 then you pay the additional £150 direct to us. Once we have supplied the pushchair to you, and confirmed to the NHS that you have received it, then we invoice the NHS for the £250 Voucher.

If you choose the Independent Wheelchair Option then you are not eligible for NHS equipment for three years, generally (unless there has been a fundamental change in the child’s condition).

Charity Grants

We often supply the pushchairs to families on behalf of Charities, in particular:

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children -

Action For Children -

Caudwell Children -

Children Today -

Boparan Charitable Trust -

Shopping/Storage Bag

This spacious bag is made from strong, durable and waterproof nylon, and is ideal for storing and carrying essentials when out and about or bring home the shopping.

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Net Bag

Useful storage for some shopping, to carry extra clothing or perhaps a picnic for the park.

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Headrest Extension

Padded Headrest adds 20cm (8") to the height of the back of the seat.

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Lambskin Comfort Liner

This it provides an insulated layer underneath a child, warm & cosy in cold weather, reducing underseat air cooling.

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T Shaped Cushion

Soft and cosy T Shaped Cushion provides additional comfort to the seat base, back and sides.

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Wheely Mac

Head to toe protection from wind and rain.

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Travel Bag

This bag is ideal for travelling with. It folds into a small package for storage and it has wheels for easy to manage pulling around.

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Lap Tray

The Lap Tray provides a useful space for toys, books or gadgets.

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The Tray is wood veneered, it provides a stable surface to use either at meal times or as a desk for a book, toys or Ipad/Laptop.

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Calf Support

The Ergo Lightweight Pushchair & Wheelhair Footrests already include Heel Loops but these can be supplemented with a Calf Support to support the back of the lower leg.

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Kerb Assist Lever

If you are finding it hard to tip the front wheels up to mounting a kerb due to the weight of the occupant then a Kerb Assist Lever will help.

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Anti-Tipping Levers

It is unlikely that you will need Anti-Tipping Levers on your Ergo Lightweight Pushchair or Wheelchair as the pushchair is stable especially with a smaller lighter child/youth in it. However if the occupant is particularly uncooperative they may be able to de-stabilise it, especially on very unlevel ground.

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Lap Belt

The Ergo Lightweight Pushchair & Wheelchair are supplied with a Safety Harness but you can also fit a Lap Belt either as an alternative or to supplement the Safety Harness.

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Winged Headrest

A Winged Headrest can only be used on the Ergo Lightweight Pushchair with a Headrest Extension fitted. Provides some support and comfort for a child who has poor neck strength/head control, is asleep, or has suffered a seizure.

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Microbead Cushion

Roll cushion containing microbeads with stretchy Spandex fabric cover is a multipurpose cushion, e.g. it could be used to pack out the side of a seat to provide ad hoc support.

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Extended Footboard

Footboard to convert the individual footplates into a larger single extended surface.

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The Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair comes with a 2 Year Frame Warranty.

Seat Fabric, Wheels, Footrests and all other parts attached to the frame have a 1 Year warranty.

Proof of purchase is required to make a warranty claim and the warranty is only extended to the original owner. Shipping is not covered under the warranty. All decisions regarding whether a product is under warranty or not is at the discretion of the manufacturer.

This warranty does not cover:

  • Normal wear and tear
  • Corrosion or rust
  • Incorrect assembly, or the installation of third party parts or accessories not compatible with the original design
  • Accidental or intentional damage, abuse or neglect
  • Commercial use
  • Improper storage/care of the unit

How the Karma Mobility Warranty Works

If you have a problem with your Ergo Lightweight Wheelchair, whether it's covered by the Warranty or not, please contact us in the first instance, 01363 881110, rather than the manufacturer Karma Mobility even though it is a Manufacturer's Warranty.