3 All-Terrain Wheelchairs That Could Seriously Upgrade Your Adventures

Having any type of wheelchair means freedom because without it, you may be stuck in the house all day, unable to get around freely. When you think about it, wheelchairs have really come a long way, and we now have more independence than ever thanks to power wheelchairs, spiffy manual wheelchairs, and scooters. It's literally never been easier to be a wheelchair user. But oftentimes, there are some adventures that can still be off-limits for wheelchair users.

Sure, I have had some incredible experiences with my QUICKIE QM-710 like rolling on hard-packed accessible beaches in Israel, rolling in the Sahara desert in Morocco, and I've even traveled to all seven continents with it. But I've also gotten stuck in a few "predicaments" with my power wheelchair over the years. While in Iceland, I got stuck while trying to get up close to a glacier and I nearly went into the freezing lagoon. While in Shenandoah National Park, I got stuck on some rocky, muddy terrain and had to get pulled out by some kind people. And in Florida, I thought it'd be a good idea to try to roll on the beach, but that only lasted about two seconds in the soft sand. I have learned a lot about what I can and can't do in my power wheelchair over the years, but what if many of the "can'ts" could be turned into "cans"?!

Sunrise Medical, the manufacturer of QUICKIE Wheelchairs, now offers several brand new all-terrain and off-road wheelchairs that can enable you to have adventures you never thought possible! With these all-terrain chairs, you could roll on the beach, go hiking on rugged trails, or enjoy a night in the desert. The options truly are limitless! Here are three awesome all-terrain wheelchairs to consider if you'd like to seriously upgrade your adventures:

Magic Mobility: Because the world's not flat

Magic Mobility Extreme X8

Magic Mobility Extreme X8 off-road power wheelchair

The Extreme X8 is a 4x4 power wheelchair that can go pretty much wherever you'd like to take it. From navigating sand and snow and almost everything in between, this chair is perfect for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. It can go up to 6 mph and has four high torque motors that provide phenomenal battery life. In addition to the motors, the Extreme X8 also has remarkable suspension, allowing you to enjoy the smoothest ride possible. You can even conquer small steps in this chair, so whether you're wanting it specifically for the great outdoors or as your everyday power wheelchair, you are sure to quickly fall in love with the Extreme X8.

Magic Mobility Frontier V6

Magic Mobility Extreme V6 off-road power wheelchair

This all-terrain mid-wheel drive power wheelchair is great for both the indoors and outdoors. With its off-road tires, you can have memorable outdoor experiences without ever needing to transfer out of the wheelchair. The days of spending additional money to rent beach wheelchairs can be behind you thanks to the Frontier V6. It also makes for an exceptionally smooth ride due to its low-pressure tires and all-wheel suspension, and it can climb most curbs and traverse rough terrain as well.

Magic Mobility Frontier V4

Magic Mobility Extreme V4 off-road power wheelchair

The Frontier V4 has much of the same functionality of the Frontier V6, but instead of being mid-wheel drive, the V4 is available in both front- and rear-wheel drive varieties. It is ideal for being outdoors or indoors, and you can even swap the off-road tires for hybrid ones to get the best power wheelchair for your needs. The Frontier V4 has great battery life, can go long distances, and is tremendously stable and easy to maneuver as well. Lastly, like the other all-terrain wheelchairs above, it's also splash-resistant. You can't drive it through water since it's electric, of course, but being splash-resistant will allow you to be a bit more care-free in the event of sudden rain.

Magic Mobility: Because the world's not flat

The three all-terrain power wheelchairs from Magic Mobility are certainly worth considering if you are aiming to get outdoors more, or simply want a wheelchair to fit your active lifestyle. There is no reason why you shouldn't be able to go wherever you want or need to with these amazing off-road wheelchairs!

About the Author

Cory Lee

After being diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at the age of two, Cory Lee's thirst for adventure never ceased. He went on many trips around the U.S. when he was younger, and then started taking things internationally when he turned 15. Since then, Cory has traveled to 21 countries across six continents, all while managing to start up his travel blog Curb Free with Cory Lee, where he shares his accessible, and sometimes not-so-accessible travel adventures with others. Cory is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). He has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, in a nationwide segment for CBS News, Lonely Planet, and many others. His blog won the 2017 Best Travel Blog Gold Lowell Thomas Award. He hopes to inspire other wheelchair users to roll out of their comfort zone and see all of the beauty that the world has to offer.

Cory Lee's ride is a Quickie Q700 M.

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Date: 10/5/2021 12:00:00 AM

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