The Cirrus Plus Heavy Duty Power Wheelchair is an excellent choice for those who need a wheelchair that is both portable and durable. The chair features a steel double cross-brace frame, making it sturdy enough to support a weight capacity of 450 lbs. Additionally, the back upholstery is adjustable tension so that you can customize it to your needs. The armrests are also padded and adjustable, making them comfortable for long periods. Plus, the controller is adjustable-length so that you can find the perfect fit for your hand size.
Wheelchair weight: 156 lbs., 159 lbs.
Weight capacity: 450 lbs.
Drive range: 15 miles
Max speed: 5 mph
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Our Score: (4.7 / 5)
Cirrus Plus Powerchair Overview
The Cirrus Plus HD Powerchair is a great option for those looking for a reliable, durable, and comfortable wheelchair. It features a foldable, lightweight frame that makes it easy to transport, as well as a steel double cross-brace frame that adds stability and durability.
The chair also has adjustable-tension back upholstery and adjustable, padded armrests for added comfort. Additionally, the Cirrus Plus HD Powerchair has a maximum speed of 5mph and can travel up to 15 miles on a single full charge, making it a great choice for those who need a powerchair that can keep up with their active lifestyle.
weight capacity and Weight
The capacity and weight of any power wheelchair are important considerations for anyone in the market for a power wheelchair, and the Cirrus Plus HD Powerchair from Cirrus Medical fits the bill with a weight capacity of 450 lbs.
The chair also features a steel double cross-brace frame for additional strength. The total weight of this chair is 156 lbs. or 159 lbs. depending on the configuration. When transporting this chair, it will be broken down into pieces. The heaviest piece is either 100 lbs. or 105 lbs.
Compact foldable design
The Cirrus power chair folds very tight making it easy to store when not in use. It also can be very beneficial when transporting the wheelchair. It should be known that this wheelchair is heavy and can be problematic for those that travel often and have difficulties taking apart or having to lift heavy pieces without help. For those looking for heavy-duty electric wheelchairs should also check out our full review on those models.
Cirrus Plus Power wheelchair
|Invacare 9000 XT||Product Specs|
|Wheelchair weight||156 lbs., 159 lbs.|
|Weight capacity||450 lbs.|
|Heaviest piece:||100 lbs., 105 lbs.|
|Seat width||22″, 24″|
|Overall width||39.5″, 31″|
|Overall length||42.5″, 46″|
|Front wheel size||8″|
|Rear wheel size||12.5″|
|Max climbing angle||6 degrees|
|Drive range||15 miles|
|Max speed||5 mph|
|Battery weight||56 lbs. 66 lbs.|
|Battery type||12v 36Ah, 12V 50Ah|
For travel, this wheelchair is on the heavy side. Even the lightest piece is over 100 pounds when broken down into parts. However, many other power wheelchairs excel in the ability to travel simply because they are incredibly lightweight and fold in one piece, making transport very easy. For example, the Featherweight powerchair is a perfect example of an excellent rated power wheelchair. With that said this char does fold tight and in-depth reviews state it can be traveled with easier than we would expect.
The cost of the Cirrus Plus Heavy Duty Power chair is $1,855.00. This is the base price and does not include accessories or customization that can increase the price.
What we like
- Foldable, lightweight frame for easy portability
- Steel double cross-brace frame
- Adjustable-tension back upholstery
- Armrests are padded, adjustable and removable
- Adjustable-length controller
- Anti-tip wheels
- Manual wheel locks
- Flat-free tires
- Padded armrest
What we Don’t
- Weight of the chair
- Lightest piece still has a weight over 100 lbs.
Cirrus Plus Heavy Duty Power Wheelchair Manual
|Power wheelchair||Price||Weight capacity||Wheelchair weight||Heaviest piece||Drive distance||Max speed|
|Golden Compass Sport Power Chair||$3,727.00||300 lbs.||185 lbs.||92 lbs.||24 miles||4.5 mph|
|Golden LiteRider Envy||$1,599.00||300 lbs.||123 lbs..||35 lbs.||15.5 miles||3.5 mph|
|Shoprider Jimmie Power Chair||$2,119.00||250 lbs.||106.1lbs.||40.5 lbs.||10 miles||3.75 mph|
|Shoprider Smartie Power Wheelchair||$3,069.00||250 lbs.||93 lbs.||29 lbs.||10 miles||3.75 mph|
Comparable wheelchairs in its class
Comparing the Cirrus power wheelchair with in-class models shows that the Cirrus has superior weight capacity to most others while being on the heavy side compared to models like Golden LiteRider Envy, Shoprider Jimmie, and Shoprider Smartie power chairs.
Those looking for a power chair for travel purposes may still find it difficult to find high weight capacity limits and lightweight chairs. Although power chairs like the Golden LiteRider Envy, when separated, have a 35 lbs. piece being the heaviest. This is very manageable when traveling.
The Golden Compass Sport Powerchair has an excellent long-range drive distance of 24 miles, almost double that of the Cirrus. But still comes in at a much lower weight capacity. So keep this in mind for those requiring a higher weight limit. Cirrus may be your best option.
The Cirrus Plus HD Powerchair is an excellent choice for a durable, lightweight, and portable wheelchair. It features a steel double cross-brace frame, an adjustable-tension back upholstery, and padded, adjustable armrests. The chair also has a maximum speed of 5mph and can travel up to 15 miles on a single charge. With a weight capacity of 450 lbs., the Cirrus Plus is an excellent option for more significant users.