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Invacare Spyder
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Manual wheelchair.
• Adjustable tension back upholstery.
• Adjustable angle back.
• Adjustable seat angle independent of rear wheels and casters.
• Fixed head tubes- 0 degrees, 3 degrees and 6 degrees of camber built into axle plate.
 End UserCaregiverClinician
# Reviews400
Durability?4.0000
Ease of use?3.5000
Meet expectations?3.0000
Overall Rating:2.750.000.00
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James from Lakewood, Wa submitted this review on November 21st 2008 at 02:12 PM. James is an end user who has over five years of experience with the product.
Strengths:I have been using wheelchairs for over 30 years. I purchsed a Spyder when they first came out. I would have to say this was the best chair that I have ever owned. It is pretty lightweight and relatively easy to fold up. I travel a lot by air and this chair because of the way it can be folded up has been the best to store in the cabin on the airplane.
Weaknesses:My chairs take a beating and due to the lightweight construction the strength is somewhat compromised. However, I don't think it is any worse than any other lightweight chair that I have used.
Comments:The folding mechanism of this chair is amazing and does minimize the sloppiness in the frame that develops in most folding chairs over time due to the torgue caused by operating it. I tried to purchase a second one three years ago and found out that they are no longer sold in USA. I wish you could still purchase it in USA because I would sure like to get another one.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 4 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 4 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 4 Overall
 
Sue from Robbinsville, NJ submitted this review on March 12th 2006 at 11:06 PM. Sue is an end user who has over a year of experience with the product.
Strengths:The Spyder folds up smaller than any other wheelchair I have seen making it easy to stash away everywhere.
Weaknesses:The advertising of being light weight is false. It's downright heavy. The agility is lacking even with cambered wheels. The footrests don't really work well either.
Comments:This was my first wheelchair, now I know better. It would work well for someone who always has a helper with them to move it around. I would take it in & out of the car sometimes 10 times a day & developed tendonitis in both arms from picking it up & twisting to get it on the passenger seat. After I switched to a Titanium chair all the symptoms went away.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 3 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 3 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 1 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 1 Overall
 
Paul from Strasburg, VA submitted this review on July 9th 2004 at 02:45 PM. Paul is an end user who has over a year of experience with the product.
Strengths:Very interesting folding device which can make some transport storage problems less difficult.Generally durable.
Weaknesses:Uncomfortable seating position without the capability to modify. Limited armrest lenth which makes armrests virtually useless.More difficult to push than chairs weighing more than 10 lbs more.Limited options. Back fold down sysyem is frequent trouble point with user repairs needed on a weekly bases.Quick release wheels are the most difficult to operate I ever seen ( I used a WC for over 50 years.)
Comments:Would not recommend chair unless transport requirements can not be met any other way. Even then I would suggest buying another vehicle before trying to use this chair.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 4 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 1 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 2 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 1 Overall
 
Kristen from Lake Villa, IL. United States of America submitted this review on March 9th 2004 at 07:17 PM. Kristen is an end user who has over a year of experience with the product.
Strengths:I have had very few problems with this wheelchair. It is relatively light-weight, and it collapses like no other manual chair does.
Weaknesses:Well, the only the only weakness is that there is no option to have this chair made out of titanium.
Comments:This wheelchair is wonderful. I sincerely think that it is a great option for users that drive and are quite active.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 5 Overall
 
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