Medline K4 Extra-Wide Lightweight Wheelchair Review

The Medline K4 Extra wide lightweight wheelchair made by Medline is a very well-made extra-wide seat manual wheelchair that offers a strong frame but lightweight wheelchair that can easily be brought with you while you travel. With padded desk-length armrests and smooth-rolling tires, this wheelchair not only is easy to use but is durable for long-term use.

The K4 Extra-Wide Wheelchair is a very easy to maneuver yet strong chair that can support up to 300 pounds or 350 pounds depending on the model. The quick-release axels offer a tool-free way to remove the back wheels and the lightweight frame folds up easily for car travel. Here is the complete review of this chair. If you are looking for the best manual chairs in the categories we have a complete list of those as well to help you make a more informed decision.

Medline K4 Extra-Wide Lightweight Wheelchair

Our Rating:

Medline K4 Extra-Wide Lighweight Wheelchair

What We Like

  • Very lightweight wheelchair
  • Easy to travel with because of the lightweight and foldability
  • Flip up armrests
  • Release wheels make folding and travel easier
  • Durable for long life of use

What we don’t like

  • Not great over uneven terrain
  • No hand brakes for caregivers
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Product specifications for the Medline K4 Extra-Wide Wheelchair

Wheelchair Specifications
Weight capacity:300 lbs., 350 lbs.
Product weight:31.5 lbs. – 35.5 lbs.
Seat width:20″, 22″
Seat depth:18″
Overall width:27.5″, 29.5″
Overall length:34″
Overall height:38″
Seat-to-floor height:18″ , 20″
Rear-wheel size:24″
Front-wheel size:8″
Back height:17″
Armrest:Flip back, Desk length
Footrests:Elevating, Swingaway

The Medline K4 Top Features


The armrests are both removable and flip-back. These features are excellent for anyone wanting to sit closer to a table for dining or work.

Elevating leg rests

Not all wheelchairs have elevating leg rests. The ones that to can help to relieve pressure and help with comfort.

Adjustable seat back and arms

For even more comfort users can lower and raise the seat back and arms for a more personalized feel that will allow the wheelchair to feel more supportive and comfortable.


Because of the lightweight chair, it would be fitting to use comfortable nylon upholstery because of its lightweight and breathable properties.

Getting the best fit when using the Medline K4 Extra-Wide Wheelchair

Leg and footrest

You can choose between elevating leg and footrests or a swing-away footrest on your K4 Manual wheelchair. Those that have difficulties lifting their legs may want to opt for the swing-away footrests to make it easier to get in and out of the wheelchair.

Those that suffer from seeing or need to relieve pressure may want to opt for the elevating footrests. It is important to know that the price can increase slightly when choosing the elevating footrest style.

Choose the right seat width

The best way to get a comfortable sitting experience is to try and get the best seat width that matches your body. This model allows for a 20″ x 18″ or 22″ x 18″. There is a slight price upgrade for the larger seat but in our opinion, it’s well worth the price to have the most prices seat size as possible.

Pricing for the Medline K4 Extra-Wide Lightweight Wheelchair

The Medline K4 wheelchair has a cost of $288.00 from a reputable dealer. This does not include customization that can add a higher cost to the manual wheelchair. This is a very competitive price point for a manual wheelchair of this quality.

If you opt for a larger seat you can see an increase of around $70.00. Choosing the elevating leg rest can add a cost of about $40.00 to the total cost.

Our final thoughts on the Medline K4 Extra-Wide Lightweight wheelchair

The Medline K4 Extra-Wide lightweight wheelchair is a very durable and reliable manual wheelchair that is considered a basic but very well built wheelchair for anyone that wants a lightweight and easy-to-fold wheelchair from Medline.

The two different seat sizes and different leg rests are nice features to add comfort to the wheelchair. Anyone looking for a basic but well-built manual wheelchair will find this chair a good purchase.

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