Despite improvements in transport accessibility for people with reduced mobility and elderly people, travelling can still be a challenge.

The bulk of traditionally designed mobility aids make planning a trip away from home just that little bit more difficult.

This is especially true during winter months when the days are short, the weather is cold, and the hustle and bustle of the festive period is in full swing.

Thankfully, these obstacles can be overcome with a combination of careful planning, and investment in some quality portable kit.

ectr04Fenetic Wellbeing prides themselves on the quality of their folding wheelchairs, which take lightness and portability to a whole new level.

Take the Elite Care ECTR04 Deluxe Wheelchair in a bag.

This little wheelchair folds to approximately 1/3 of the size of a typical folded wheelchair.

The included carry bag with handles makes it the perfect Christmas travel companion. Lift with one hand and store easily in the boot of a car.

Not just handy for the festive season, but for holidays, days out, and shopping trips alike.

In the folded position, it has a height of just 79cm, and a width and depth of just 28cm and 36cm respectively.

At just 10kg with the footrests removed, the ECTR04 is even light enough to be carried on a plane as a piece of hand luggage.

Despite its miniscule size, the ECTR04 comes with many of the features you’d expect to find on a much bigger model of wheelchair.

These include dual action attendant brake on the handles, multiple cross braces for added strength, quick release height adjustable footrests, 12” solid puncture proof tyres on the rear, and 8” solid puncture proof tyres on the front.

wc6It really does say something about how far folding wheelchairs have come, that a unit this capable can be lifted with one hand.

The special folding mechanism means the ECTR04 can be assembled and folded away in less than 20 seconds, slotting neatly into the included carry bag.

There might still be a long way to go until travel is truly accessible for all, but with innovative solutions like this readily available, the only way is up!

For more information about Fenetic Wellbeing’s products and services, please visit www.feneticwellbeing.com.