Best Off Road All Terrain Wheelchairs for Outdoors Review 2020

We’ll start by presenting you with a broad overview of the different segments of the outdoor market and introducing you to the best of best from each category. Here they are:

Chair Institute's 2020 Picks for Each Category


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Is your mobility issue keeping you from enjoying the great outdoors as you once did? 

If so, this--our latest roundup review--is going to give you lots to smile about. It’s going to open the world back up to you in ways you never dared or hoped to imagine.

There’s a lot to this review, because outdoor wheelchairs can take a variety of forms depending on what type of terrain they’re optimized for use on, and how, precisely they are meant to be used.

In the sections that follow, we’ll be taking a deep dive into every aspect of this topic and introduce you to some truly one of a kind mobility aids.

Unlike some other roundups we’ve done, this topic is so vast in its scope that it would be impossible to name one “best.”  Instead of trying to do that, we’re going to get more granular, and introduce you to several of the best wheelchairs for outdoors in 2020, based on several broad classifications. 

Our hope is that once you identify exactly what you’re looking for and how you plan to use it, this extensive review will help you zero in on exactly the chair you want.

If all that sounds good to you, let’s jump right in and take a closer look at the outdoor wheelchairs on the market today.  

Best Off Road All Terrain Wheelchairs for Outdoors 2020

Selection Criteria

Our selection criteria vary slightly from one type of all-terrain wheelchair to the next, although there are a few factors in common.  We’ll outline what we were looking for in broad terms, just below.  It’s an important detail because everyone’s definition of “best” will vary.  If your selection criteria differ from ours, obviously your top picks in each category might also be different.

Common Factors 

Common factors across all the chairs we reviewed include:

  • Range (in the case of motorized wheelchairs)
  • Durability (a chair designed for outdoor use has to be rugged and well-built)
  • Ease of use (a somewhat less important factor, but still given a certain amount of weight – after all, you only have to overcome the learning curve once, and once you do, you’ve got it)

In addition to those things, we also placed some importance on post-sales support (customer service).

Other Factors to Consider for Different All Terrain Wheelchairs

Then, in looking at the different types of outdoor wheelchairs, we focused on the following:

Best Power Wheelchair for Outdoor Use (General Purpose)

Best All Terrain Wheelchair with Tracks

Best Adaptive Wheelchairs for Hiking

Best Electric Beach Wheelchair

Best Indoor-Outdoor Wheelchairs

Best Manual Wheelchair for Rough Terrain

Outdoor Wheelchair Types & Categories

Broadly speaking, we group outdoor wheelchairs into three categories: 

  • ​Light Outdoor Duty
  • ​Medium Outdoor Duty
  • ​Extreme Outdoor Duty

Light Outdoor Duty

​Light Outdoor Duty chairs include the two non-rickshaw-style chairs found in the manual section, the two manual beach chair models we’ll discuss later on, and all the chairs on the indoor/outdoor product list.

These chairs tend to have a somewhat more limited range than other chairs on our list, and while some are capable of handling challenging, diverse terrains, YOU become the limiting factor.  Specifically, the limits of your strength and stamina.

The chairs in the indoor/outdoor section tend to have a decent range. But because they’re designed for dual use, they tend to be somewhat less capable at handling the most extreme terrains, which require tires that are not suitable for indoor use.

All Terrain Wheelchair Tires – General Notes

Generally speaking, the big thing to look for in all terrain wheelchair tires (off road wheelchair tyres for you Brits!) is tread (beach wheelchairs being the exception, which is why we mention them separately). 

More Tread, the Better

The more tread, the better, because as with mountain bikes, ATVs, and other off-road vehicles, more tread gives you more gripping power, and that, combined with a powerful motor is what will help you chew through even the most challenging outdoor terrain.

Aftermarket Wheelchair Tires

For the most part, the tires that come standard on off-road wheelchairs of any type are perfectly fine. Although if you’re a diehard outdoorsman, you may have a specific type of tire in mind that’s more optimized for exactly how you plan to use the chair. 

If so, you’re in luck, as there are a number of companies that sell aftermarket wheelchair tires, so you can always get exactly what you’re looking for.  Here, for example: All-Terrain Medical Wheelchair Tires

Note: This is but one of a great number of sources for wheelchair tires!

A source for tires is a good resource to keep handy too, because sooner or later, the ones that came with the wheelchair when you bought it are going to wear out and need replacing!

Drivetrain

Related to the topic is the matter of drivetrains and how these impact the performance of a wheelchair.  Here, there are four possibilities to consider (technically five, but we’ll leave tracked wheelchairs out of this part of the discussion).

Motorized (Non-Tracked) Wheelchair Drivetrain

In terms of motorized (non-tracked) wheelchairs, you’re looking at either:

  • Front wheel drive (wheelchair off road front wheels are bigger)
  • Rear wheel drive (wheelchair off road rear wheels are bigger)
  • Mid-wheel drive (as you might expect, the “middle” wheels on these chairs are bigger)
  • ​Four-Wheel drive

This matters for a number of reasons which we’ll summarize in the table below:

Handling/Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive

Rear Wheel Drive

Mid Wheel Drive

Price

Medium (better at handling tight corners, but turning in confined spaces can be challenging)

Largest (Very difficult to maneuver in tight spaces)

Smallest

Terrains and Inclines

Better at handling inclines, and in general, at chewing through rugged terrain since all the power is in the front. 

Tend to be less efficient and less stable on uneven terrains.  Anti-tippers are a must!

Can have a tough time on soft/sandy terrains because the largest tires are directly under the user.  Prone to front end snags on rough terrain.

Handling at Speed

Less stable at higher speeds.  May fishtail when executing turns at higher speeds.

Tend to be more stable at higher speeds

More stable at higher speeds and better overall handling (at any speed).

Smoothness

Tends to offer a relatively smooth ride outdoors

Tends to offer a relatively smooth ride outdoors

These chairs tend to have smaller tires, and with six points of contact, the ride tends to be rougher.

Other Notes

Most front wheel drive chairs allow you to maneuver quite close to work surfaces

Offers the best overall balance between maneuverability and ride quality

More intuitive operation

Four-wheel drive chairs tend to be somewhat more expensive than the other options mentioned in the table, and offer the best of the best in terms of performance, and their ability to handle rough terrain.  They tend to be about average in terms of turning radius, and although they offer an incredibly stable ride, it’s not always the smoothest.

Beach Wheelchair Tires – General Notes

Beach wheelchair tires are easy to spot.  They’re almost cartoonishly large and don’t have treads.  They’re designed to glide over the sand rather than dig in and plow through it, which would be counterproductive and largely ineffective in a beach setting.

Note that it is possible to convert most wheelchairs (manual or powered) for use at the beach.  This is a good option if you only plan to visit the beach on rare occasions, and if you’re enough of a DIYer to reconfigure your wheelchair when and as needed.

If that’s something you’re interested in, you can check out conversion kits here: Wheeleez Conversion Kits

Now, let’s have a closer look at each of the chairs in each of the categories mentioned above.

Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors (General Purpose)

Best Power Wheelchair for Outdoor Use 2020

An Image of Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors: V6 Frontier

V6 Frontier Off Road Powerchair

An Image of Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors: Bounder Off Road All Terrain

Bounder Off Road All Terrain Wheelchair

An Image of Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors: Outrider Horizon (Electric Handcycle)

Outrider Horizon (Electric Handcycle)

An Image of Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors: Extreme X8

Extreme X8 All Terrain Wheelchair

Honorable Mention

An Image of Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors: Titan Hummer XL

Titan Hummer XL Wheelchair 

Price

$$$$

$$$$$

$$$$$$

$$$$$

$$$$

Seat Width

16”, 18”, 20”, 22” or 24”

16”, 18”, 20”, 22” or 24”

Custom

16”, 18”, 20”, 22” or 24”

18”

Seat to Floor

17”

19” - 21”

16”

18.5” – 19.3”

22”

Chair Weight

260 pounds

280 pounds

Varies, depends on the extras you add

248 pounds

116 Pounds (breaks into two sections of roughly equal weight for ease of transport)

Max. Supported Weight

400 pounds

300 pounds

250 pounds

400 pounds

300 pounds

Extras

Adjustable everything, which is something Magic Mobility is known for!

Tons of high value options and add-ons available, including seat lift packages, headlights, and more, making this a great all terrain hunting wheelchair.

Everything about this chair is custom. You can build exactly what you want, including getting a chair that offers up to 200 miles of range!

As with the Frontier V6, just about everything on this chair is adjustable.

Plenty of fun options to choose from including a “scooter coach” which dramatically increases storage capacity.

Pros

An incredibly versatile, capable chair that can handle just about any off-road terrain.  Good range at 21 miles per charge.

Incredibly rugged, with 4 medium speed motors and a chain drive.  Up to 55 miles on a single charge!

Customizable everything.  Top of the line everything.

Incredibly versatile and rugged.

Top speed 7.5 mph makes it fairly zippy. Four-wheel drive., can handle inclines up to 23 degrees! Generous storage in the back.
Surprisingly portable. A superb outdoor power wheelchair.

Cons

Pricey.

Incredibly expensive, but you get what you pay for. Heavy. Doesn’t support as much user weight as some of our other top picks.

Disappointing max user weight. Depending on how many extras you add, it could wind up costing more than your car.

Somewhat limited range (12.4 miles to a charge). Pricey.

Moderate (21 mile) range. Not as capable at handling the roughest terrain as the other models mentioned here.

​Our Top Pick

An Image of Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors: V6 Frontier

V6 Frontier Off Road Powerchair

RATING

PRICE

$$$$

PROS

An incredibly versatile, capable chair that can handle just about any off-road terrain. Good range at 21 miles per charge.

CONS

Pricey.

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​Runner Up

An Image of Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors: Bounder Off Road All Terrain

Bounder Off Road All Terrain Wheelchair

RATING

PRICE

$$$$$

PROS

Incredibly rugged, with 4 medium speed motors and a chain drive. Up to 55 miles on a single charge!

CONS

Incredibly expensive, but you get what you pay for. Heavy. Doesn’t support as much user weight as some of our other top picks.

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​Customizable Features

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Outrider Horizon (Electric Handcycle)

RATING

PRICE

​$$$$$$

PROS

Customizable everything. Top of the line everything.

CONS

Disappointing max user weight. Depending on how many extras you add, it could wind up costing more than your car.

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​Versatile and Rugged

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Extreme X8 All Terrain Wheelchair

RATING

PRICE

​$$$$$

PROS

Incredibly versatile and rugged.

CONS

Somewhat limited range (12.4 miles to a charge). Pricey.

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​Honorable Mention

An Image of Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors: Titan Hummer XL

Titan Hummer XL Wheelchair 

RATING

PRICE

​$$$$

PROS

Top speed 7.5 mph makes it fairly zippy. Four-wheel drive., can handle inclines up to 23 degrees! Generous storage in the back.
Surprisingly portable. A superb outdoor power wheelchair.

CONS

Moderate (21 mile) range. Not as capable at handling the roughest terrain as the other models mentioned here.

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As the title of this section indicates, these chairs are not recommended for indoor use in any capacity.  In some cases (mostly due to turning radius), operating these chairs in indoor environments might not even be possible.

If you can only afford to buy one motorized wheelchair, and you need something for both indoor and outdoor use, none of the models mentioned here would be good choices for you. But if your budget will allow you to buy a chair exclusively for enjoying the great outdoors in, then you’ll find a lot to like here in our list of the best wheelchairs for outdoors.

Magic Mobility Frontier V6 ​All Terrain Wheelchair

Adjustability and Customization

Overall Comfort Level

Versatility

Ease of Use

4.5

Summary

The ​Frontier V6 Off Road Powerchair offers the best overall value. Recommended anyone looking for a full-featured, robust mixed-use general-purpose mobility aid.

Our top pick in this category, the Frontier V6 all-terrain wheelchair, is somewhat unique in that it’s a mid-wheel drive chair.  This came as a bit of a surprise to us, as front wheel drive models tend to have better overall handling when it comes to inclines. 

The difference here is that the entire frame of the Frontier V6 is articulated, which helps ensure that all six wheels maintain contact with the ground and reduces the likelihood of front wheel snags that these chairs are often prone to in an outdoor setting.

Combine that with the fact that mid-wheel drive chairs offer the easiest and most intuitive steering experience, and we were impressed!

The Frontier V6 isn’t just an innovative design though, it’s a true workhorse, generating nearly a thousand watts of power from its two motors, and capable of supporting 400 pounds of user weight.

With a top speed of 6.2 miles per hour, an impressive turning radius (22.8”!), a range of up to 21 miles on a single charge, and the ability to handle slopes of up to fifteen degrees, this chair will get you to just about any outdoor space you want to go! 

We stand by our decision as this being the best wheelchair for outdoor use.


Bounder Off Road All Terrain Wheelchair

Adjustability and Customization

Overall Comfort Level

Versatility

Ease of Use

4.5

Summary

The Bounder Off Road All Terrain Wheelchair ​has an incredibly rugged design featuring four motors and a chain drive. ​ ​Mainly designed for outdoor use and ​tackling a wider range of outdoor terrains, but can be used indoors in a pinch.

Bounder makes a whole range of incredible products, including a top-notch bariatric all-terrain wheelchair, but the model we’re looking at in this instance is the Bounder Plus with the HVLP OR package (High Volume, Low Pressure Off-Road Package).

This configuration is pricey, but my goodness does it offer spectacular performance.  Its solid steel construction makes it a heavy chair, which does impact its portability a bit, but you can get around that by investing in a lift.

In no particular order, here are the things we were impressed by:

  • The huge number of options and add-ons available (everything from seat lifts to headlights, oxygen tanks, cup holders, and more)
  • Independent drive wheel suspension
  • Has an incredible range of more than fifty miles on a single charge!
  • Just about everything on the chair is adjustable, so you can tweak it for maximum comfort

Of course, it does come with a significant downside in the form of price.  You don’t get a chair like this for a song though, so that is to be expected.  Still, if you’ve got the money and plan to spend a lot of time in the great outdoors (especially if you’re a hunter), we recommend it without reservationThe best long-range outdoor power wheelchair on our list.


Outrider Horizon (Electric Handcycle)

Adjustability and Customization

Overall Comfort Level

Versatility

Ease of Use

4.3

Summary

The Outrider Horizon is a bold, stunning, fully customizable adventure vehicle. Recommended for an outdoorsman looking for a spectacular “go-anywhere” vehicle…if you can afford it.

Outrider doesn’t make wheelchairs or mobility aids.  They make adventure vehicles that people with mobility issues can use.  This American company doesn’t mass produce these, either.  Each one is a custom job, and you can design exactly the sort of adventure vehicle you want.

If you want high-tech gadgetry added, you can do that.  If you want four battery packs and a 200-mile range, you can do that, too.  Given its extreme maximum range, armed with some solar panels to facilitate recharging, this could conceivably be used as a cross-country wheelchair.

An Outrider Horizon (Electric + Handcycle) Image for Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors

While most mobility aids tend to draw design cues from ATVs or even riding lawn mowers in some cases, the Outrider Horizon draws its inspiration from the mountain bike, recreating it as a mountain trike, then putting a motor on it, and giving it steroids.

This thing is a beast, and as such, it’s not recommended for everyone.  There are a couple of reasons for this.  First and foremost is the staggering price of these units.  With all the bells and whistles, a fully decked out Horizon could wind up costing you more than the car you’re currently driving, and the money you’d spend here might be enough to make a worthy down payment on your next house.

That alone is going to put it out of reach for a lot of people, but honestly, unless you’re a diehard adventurer, this is probably more chair than you’ll ever need in your life. They’re incredibly fun, rugged, versatile machines, but the overwhelming majority of the public isn’t going to use even a fraction of this chair’s awesome capabilities. 

We love it, but those two things taken together are why it didn’t rate higher on our list of best outdoor power wheelchairs.  Even so, it’s an undeniably amazing piece of high performance equipment, and it deserves your attention even if you plan to do little more than salivate at the thought of owning one.  Truly outstanding, and a one of a kind outdoor motorized wheelchair.


X8 Extreme All-Terrain Wheelchair

Adjustability and Customization

Overall Comfort Level

Versatility

Ease of Use

4.0

Summary

The Extreme X8 All-Terrain Wheelchair is an amazing, rugged, all-terrain wheelchair that can take you anywhere you want to go in the great outdoors. ​​Not for indoor use.

Winner of the best “active” wheelchair for the elderly in another roundup review, the inclusion of the Extreme x8 all-terrain wheelchair on this list gives Magic Mobility the distinction of dominating this category with two entries (this, and the Frontier V6).

It’s a beast of a chair, capable of going just about anywhere, and at a reasonably fast clip, to boot, with a top speed of just over six miles per hour.  It’s built to last and can support up to 400 pounds of user weight, which is impressive.

Unfortunately, it only managed to rank fourth here because it’s got two drawbacks, one relatively minor, and one that might give some people pause.

The minor drawback is its horrendous 53” turn radius, which can sometimes make navigating around obstacles problematic, and maneuvering in tight spaces a virtual impossibility.  Still, with planning, and given that this is a model designed to be used in the great outdoors, that’s not a deal breaker.

In some ways, its vast adjustability works against it though, and you’ll note that this chair does have a significant learning curve associated with it.

We love tech, so that’s not a problem for us, but it could be for some, which is why it’s not ranked as high on our list as it could be.  As long as you don’t have a problem mastering new tech, and you can plan around the big turning radius though, this is an excellent (if pricey) model to consider.  A solid, reliable all terrain power wheelchair.


Titan Hummer XL / Titan4 Scooter

Adjustability and Customization

Overall Comfort Level

Versatility

Ease of Use

4.0

Summary

The Titan Hummer XL Mobility Scooter has a very good leisure design. Not as capable at handling extreme terrains as others in its class, but fun to drive and offers some unexpected surprises.

While not as capable at handling the roughest terrains as some of the other models we’ve talked about here, there’s a lot to like about the Titan Hummer XL, also called Titan 4. 

It looks more like a stripped-down golf cart than an ATV, so the aesthetic may be off-putting to some, but it’s actually a surprisingly capable machine. 

Here are the things that impressed us most about this model:

  • Decent top speed of 7.5 MPH
  • The ability to swap out the stock batteries for lighter Lithium-Ion batteries, which cuts the weight by 14 pounds without sacrificing range
  • The fact that it breaks into two easy-to-transport sections, making it incredibly portable.
  • And the fact that it can handle slopes of up to 23 degrees without breaking a sweat.

On top of that, one of the “extras” you can get for it is a pull-behind, locking “scooter coach.”  While this add-on will increase the price of the vehicle by five hundred bucks, it also gives you the ability to pack in up to five hundred pounds of gear to wherever you’re going, which in our view, makes it pure awesome in terms of outdoor capability. 

Because of its vast (potential) storage capacity, it’s an excellent all terrain motorized wheelchair.  It’s not for everyone, but it’s definitely worth a second look!


Best Tracked All Terrain Wheelchair in 2020

All Terrain Wheelchair With Tracks

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Trackstander TR

An Image of Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors: Action Trackchair

Action Trackchair

An Image of Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors: Ripchair 3.0

Ripchair 3.0

An Image of Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors: Tomahawk Tracked

Tomahawk Tracked

Honorable Mention

An Image of Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors: Ziesel Ground Squirrel

Ground Squirrel

Price

$$$$$$

$$$$$

$$$$$

$$$

$$$$$$$$$$

Seat Width

18” and 20”

16”, 18”, 20”, 22” or 24”

NA

19.5”

Custom

Seat to Floor

25”

23”

NA

23”

22”

Chair Weight

440 pounds

400 pounds

1350 pounds

420 pounds

460 pounds

Max. Supported Weight

400 pounds

400 pounds

1000 pounds

400 pounds

400 pounds

Extras

Seat belt extension, battery charger, cup holder, attendant controls, cover, carrier, flip up footrest, fishing rod holder, added seat cushions, Oxygen tank holder, saddlebags, and more (even a snow plow!)

Both this model and the Trackstander are offered by the same company (Action Trackchair) and both offer the same impressive array of extras.

The biggest extra to talk about here is the fact that this is the only tracked chair you don’t have to transfer into. Just wheel your “regular” wheelchair onto the platform, bolt on, and go!

No extras on offer.

A somewhat limited suite of extras available, all of them pricey.

Pros

Awesome chair. With enough cash, you can configure it into just about anything. The only tracked wheelchair that can stand you up on demand.

Less expensive than the Trackstander, but every bit as capable. If you don’t need the standing feature, then this is the model you want.

A small, incredibly innovative company, and the father of the tracked wheelchair. Lots of fun extras on offer. Gas powered, not battery.

Inexpensive as track chairs go.

German engineering and manufacturing excellence. Upwards of a 100-mile range on a charge!

Cons

Be prepared to spend a ton of money. Top speed just 3 miles per hour. Modest ten-mile range on a charge.

Even though it’s cheaper than the Trackstander, this model still carries a hefty price tag. Same modest top speed as the Trackstander, and same somewhat underwhelming range.

Heavy. This thing is larger than most other track chairs, owing to the fact that you can wheel your “regular” wheelchair into it. Its massive size requires specialized equipment to transport.

Rocket Mobility is an off-brand. While there haven’t been any notable complaints where customer service is concerned, they are a bit of an unknown quantity. Max range is just seven miles on a charge.

You could build a kit home for less money than this monster costs.

Best All Terrain Wheelchair With Tracks - Top Pick

An Image of Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors: Trackstander TR

Trackstander TR

RATING

PRICE

​$$$$$$

PROS

Awesome chair. With enough cash, you can configure it into just about anything. The only tracked wheelchair that can stand you up on demand.

CONS

Be prepared to spend a ton of money. Top speed just 3 miles per hour. Modest ten-mile range on a charge.

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Best All Terrain Wheelchair With Tracks - Less Expensive

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Action Trackchair

RATING

PRICE

​$$$$$

PROS

Less expensive than the Trackstander, but every bit as capable. If you don’t need the standing feature, then this is the model you want.

CONS

Even though it’s cheaper than the Trackstander, this model still carries a hefty price tag. Same modest top speed as the Trackstander, and same somewhat underwhelming range.

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Best All Terrain Wheelchair With Tracks - Affordable

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Ripchair 3.0

RATING

PRICE

$$$$$

PROS

A small, incredibly innovative company, and the father of the tracked wheelchair. Lots of fun extras on offer. Gas powered, not battery.

CONS

Heavy. This thing is larger than most other track chairs, owing to the fact that you can wheel your “regular” wheelchair into it. Its massive size requires specialized equipment to transport.

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Best All Terrain Wheelchair With Tracks - Also Great

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Tomahawk Tracked

RATING

PRICE

$$​$

PROS

Inexpensive as track chairs go.

CONS

Rocket Mobility is an off-brand. While there haven’t been any notable complaints where customer service is concerned, they are a bit of an unknown quantity. Max range is just seven miles on a charge.

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Best All Terrain Wheelchair With Tracks - Honorable Mention

An Image of Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors: Ziesel Ground Squirrel

Ground Squirrel

RATING

PRICE

​$$$$$$$$$$

PROS

German engineering and manufacturing excellence. Upwards of a 100-mile range on a charge!

CONS

You could build a kit home for less money than this monster costs.

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Let’s just say right off the bat that an off-road wheelchair with tracks, no matter who makes it, is going to be heinously expensive.  These aren’t mobility devices that just “anyone” can afford.

Add to that the fact that these simply can’t be used indoors in any capacity, and we can safely say that these are self-selecting machines that few people will be able to afford, which makes them niche products.

Having said that, if you’re looking for the ultimate in outdoor mobility aids, then an electric wheelchair with tracks is what you want.  These things are monsters.  There’s no terrain they can’t conquer…if you can afford them.

Trackstander Wheelchair

Adjustability and Customization

Overall Comfort Level

Versatility

Ease of Use

4.6

Summary

The Trackstander Wheelchair is every bit as good and robust as the classic Trackchair, with the added benefit of a standing function. The chair of choice for wounded warriors, but ​anyone who ​wants ​a standing wheelchair will love this.

The Trackstander, and its sister chair, the Action Trackchair are truly in a class by themselves.  Sure, the Trackstander can go anywhere, but all tracked wheelchairs can make that claim.  The thing that truly sets this model apart though, is that it’s a “standing wheelchair,” which is to say that at the touch of a button, it can stand you up.

That’s obviously not recommended while in motion, but if you suffer from a severe mobility issue and are unable to stand unassisted, then this ability gives you a level of freedom that other chairs simply can’t match.

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That, combined with the fact that it looks like a tank on wheels makes it an awesome track wheelchair for veterans and other wounded warriors, giving them a huge boost in mobility, independence, and confidence.

Just about everything about the chair can be modified and adjusted to maximize your comfort, the seat can angle forward by five degrees and backwards by up to twenty degrees, and the chair has a zero-degree turning radius (i.e.., the ability to turn in place).  On top of that, the arms can flip up independently for easy access into and out of the chair.

We have two issues with the design.  Neither of them is a deal breaker for us, but we understand that not everyone will see things the way we do, so we wanted to be sure to bring them to your attention.

The first one thing we were somewhat underwhelmed by is the fact that the top speed of the Trackstander is just three miles per hour.  While that’s not horrible, we were expecting more.  Combine that with its modest ten-mile range on a charge, and it’s a bit underwhelming on that front.

Second, while the Trackstandar has TONS of awesome upgrades and accessories on offer, you’ve got to pay for those add-ons separately, on top of the already steep price of the chair itself.

Let us be clear:  We love every single one of the accessories available.  For goodness sake, you can even put a snow plow on the front end of this monster, which is little short of amazing.  We just wish that at least some of the upgrades were included in the base model.

In spite of these limitations, we feel that this model is well deserving of top honors here on the strength of its top-notch design, versatility, and the fact that it’s the only chair in its class that offers standing functionality, which is an enormous win for anyone who suffers from a serious mobility issue.


Action Trackchair

Adjustability and Customization

Overall Comfort Level

Versatility

Ease of Use

4.5

Summary

The Action Trackchair is an engineering marvel, offered by a superb company. This chair does (almost) everything! Recommended for anyone who can afford it​!

The Action Trackchair is another tank track wheelchair, and a close cousin of our top pick, the Trackstander.  The two tracked wheelchairs are based on the same core technologies, but there are some subtle differences between them.

For a start, the Trackstander isn’t offered in as many seat width configurations and the Action Trackchair has a wider range of tilt motion, able to tilt both forward and backwards by as much as twenty degrees.

Otherwise though, the two chairs are functionally similar, with the big exception being that the Action Trackchair doesn’t offer the standing function.  This adds considerably to the price of the Trackstander, so unless you specifically need that functionality, this is the model you want. 

It’s worth noting too that choosing the Trackchair over the Trackstander will save you several thousand dollars, which you can spend on upgrades. And as we mentioned earlier, this is where these two chairs really shine.  They have more extras and add-ons than we’ve ever seen offered by any other company.

Our earlier statements about this hold true here as well.  We have decidedly mixed feelings about the company’s approach to extras.  On the one hand, these chairs are super expensive, and it seems that at least some of the extras could have been included in the hefty price of the base model.

On the other hand, though, by offering each extra as a separate purchase, it gives you enormous flexibility to construct exactly the chair you want, and sees you paying only for the enhancements you’ll actually use.

Like the Trackstander, the Action Trackchair has a top speed of 3 miles per hour and offers about ten miles of range on a single charge.  We regard this as underwhelming, although there are other track chairs on the market that offer even less range, so it’s hardly a fatal flaw.

The bottom line is, if you have the money to customize the chair exactly how you want it, and you don’t need the standing feature, this is the model you want.  Highly recommended. 

A Front View Image of Best Wheelchairs for Outdoors: Action Trackchair

Ripchair 3.0 Track Chair

Adjustability and Customization