Karman Ergo Lite Ultra Lightweight Ergonomic Transport Wheelchair

Introducing the Ergo Lite Wheelchair - the only transport wheelchair on the market that undergoes crash testing for the highest levels of quality and safety. Weighing in at a mere 18 lbs, the Ergo Lite is one of the lightest transport chairs available. But don't let its lightweight frame fool you - it has a weight capacity of 220 lbs and is equipped with 14" flat-free polyurethane rear tires for both indoor and outdoor use.

Karman Ergo Lite Ultra Lightweight Ergonomic Transport Wheelchair

In addition to its impressive performance, the Ergo Lite also boasts an ergonomically designed seat and backrest for maximum comfort. Plus, its folding seat and backrest make it easy to store or take on the go. And with a built-in AEGIS anti-bacterial cushion, you can enjoy added comfort and support. Upgrade your mobility and safety with the Ergo Lite Wheelchair.

  • Weighs only 18 lbs (with Footrest)
  • Globally Patented S-Style Ergonomic Seat Frame
  • 6061 T-6 Aircraft-grade Aluminum
  • Built in Aegis Anti-bacterial Padded Upholstery
  • Fixed Armrests w/ Desk Length Concave Arm Pads
  • Fixed Footrests w/Extra Wide Footplates
  • Storage Pocket Behind Backrest
  • 6” x 1” Polyurethane Front Casters
  • 14” x 1” Polyurethane, High Tread, Flat Free Rear Wheels
  • 16” x 17” or 18” x 17” Seat Width
  • 3-Stage Companion Hill Brakes: Allows for varying brake pressure desired
  • Folding Backrest & Folding Seat
  • Frame Color: Pearl Silver


HCPCS Code E1038*
Seat Width 16 inch., 18 inch.
Seat Depth 17 inch.
Armrest Height 8 inch.
Seat Height 19 inch.
Back Height 17 inch.
Overall Height 36 inch.
Overall Open Width 23 inch., 25 inch.
Folded Width 12 inch.
Overall Length 39 inch.
Weight Without Rigging’s 18 lbs.
Weight Capacity 220 lbs.
Shipping Dimensions 35″ L x 30″ H x 12″ W

Due to our commitment to continuous improvements, Wheels & Chairs reserves the right to change specifications and design without notice. Further, not all features and options offered are compatible with all configurations of the wheelchair.


Wheels & Chairs can add the following on request at an additional cost.

  • Clamp Style Seat Belt (+$23.00)
  • Auto Style Seat Belt (+$36.00)
  • 16″-18” Width Foldable Headrest with Assembly (+$154.00)
  • Anti Tippers – Pair (+$56.00)
  • 16” Width Backrest Extension (+$96.00)
  • 18” Width Backrest Extension (+$96.00)
  • Universal Carry Pouch – Size: Small (+$11.00)
  • Universal Carry Pouch – Size: Large (+$19.00)
  • Universal Cup Holder (+$19.95)
  • Tie Down Kit 15ft / 4.5m (+$39.99)
  • Seat Memory Foam 2” Seat Cushion (+$219.00)
  • Seat Foam Cushion (+$72.00)
  • Seat Gel Cushion (+$98.00)
  • Wide Memory Foam 2” Cushion (+$189.00)
  • Wide Back Foam Cushion (+$98.00)

If you'd like to make any of the following adjustments or additions, contact our sales team through text, call or email and we'd be happy to assist you.

Phone number: (757) 654-1727
Email: sales@wheelsandchairs.com


Ergo Lite Demonstration


Why buy from Wheels & Chairs?

  • Price - Wheels & Chairs offers the lowest price possible as allowed by our manufacturers. You won't be able to find any of our items for less than what we offer on the market.
  • Service - Our knowledgeable customer service team has the BEST response times in the industry. If you send a message to live chat and don't hear a response in 5 minutes or less, you get a discount.
  • Free Shipping in the US - We ship to anywhere in the US for absolutely free (contiguous states only). It's on us.
  • Return Policy - We match the return policies of our manufacturers for all products giving you the best possible deal (usually free returns within 30 days plus a restocking free. See the full return policy in "Shipping | Warranty | Returns" tab above.


We offer free shipping on all products.

Estimated Shipping Time: 1-6 Business Days


In order to process your return as efficiently as possible, please follow the instructions below carefully. Failure to follow these instructions may result in a delay in processing your return or have the credit denied.

Non-Returnable Products

  • Products purchased more than thirty (30) days from ship date
  • Configured wheelchairs, special or custom products made to customer specifications or sold as non-returnable
  • Products returned in altered or damaged packaging, or in packaging other than original packaging
  • Package and/or product broken, breached, damaged or unsellable condition
  • Returns prohibited by state law
  • All seating components must be returned inside original sealed plastic bags
  • Issuance of an RMA number does not guarantee credit.  Credit issuance is dependent on confirmed receipt/review and acceptance of RMA product back in Wheels & Chairs inventory and is subject to the other terms of this policy

*Each state has individual Pharmacy laws, all returns are subject to approval of Wheels & Chairs.

Short Shipment and Freight Damage

Claims for shortage, errors in delivery or defects apparent on individual inspection must be made in writing to Wheels & Chairs within four (4) calendar days after receipt of shipment.  Buyer’s failure to give timely notice of the same shall constitute unqualified acceptance of such shipment.

Damages or Shortages

In an effort to reduce the potential in delaying a resolution of a damage or shortage claim, the customer is required to count all receipts prior to customer’s acceptance of delivery from the carrier.  Furthermore, after receipt of products, inspection to obvious damage to product, packaging and/or shortages, must be noted on the carrier’s freight bill or bill of lading (BOL) and be countersigned by the customer.  The damaged products must remain in the original carton in the event inspection is required by the transportation company.

The Customer must notify Wheels & Chairs of any damages in transit or any of the aforementioned possible situations within two (2) business days of receipt, or Wheels & Chairs shall have no obligations to process credit or arrange for the product replacement.  Contact a Wheels & Chairs Service representative at (757) 654-1727 or support@wheelsandchairs.com to report damages or shortages.

Products Shipped in Error by Wheels & Chairs

Customer must notify Wheels & Chairs of any shipping errors or disputes within two (2) business days of receipt.  Products shipped in error by Wheels & Chairs are returnable through RMA procedure, provided that products are received within thirty (30) days of receipt.

RMA (Returns Merchandise Authorization), Fee Schedule, & Procedure

Return authorization must be obtained in advance from Wheels & Chairs. No return of any kind will be accepted after fourteen (14) calendar days from the invoice date and shipped back within 30 days shipped freight prepaid. Goods accepted for credit upon return will be subject to a 15% handling/restocking charge and all transportation charges must be prepaid.

For orders being returned for exchange in color, size, etc. the restocking fee will be reduced to 10%. Any returns thereafter will be on a case-by-case basis depending on the product, and situation, and subject to a restocking fee ranging from 25-50%, plus a minimum of $25 processing.

Custom-made goods are not subject to return under any circumstances. In no case are goods to be returned without first obtaining an RMA (Returned Merchandise Authorization) number. Return authorization number must be marked on the outside of the box and ship back to Karman (supplier). All freight charges including the 1st way from Karman to the customers will not be credited or refunded.

Wheels & Chairs will credit any freight and/or handling fee on the original order paid by the customer on returns that are due to a Wheels & Chairs error, and if all items on the invoice are being returned.


The warranty is extended only to the original purchase and delivery of the product.  Warranty is not transferable.  Parts or materials which are subjected to normal wear and tear which must be replaced / repaired are the owner’s responsibility.  Damaged caused by user negligence, accidental damages intentional or not are not covered under Factory warranty policy.  Arm pads and upholsteries are not covered by our warranty policy. The warranty period for the consumer commences on the purchase date. Warranty is void on wheelchairs that have had the serial # tag removed and/or altered. Furthermore, products that have been subjected to negligence, abuse, improper storage, or handling, improper operation, any modifications, misuse are not covered under the warranty policy. All warranty repairs or replacements must have prior authorization from Wheels & Chairs with freight prepaid. Wheels&Chairs reserves the right to issue call tags for any warranty repairs, which is situation dependent. Should a field action or recall occur, Wheels & Chairs will identify the affected units and contact you with instructions for resolution. If you'd like to make a warranty claim, you can fill out this Contact Form or contact one of our agents at support@wheelsandchairs.com or call us at (757) 654-1727.

The full warranty of each Karman wheelchair product matches the warranty of our corresponding wheelchair supplier, in this case Karman Healthcare. If you have further questions about the warranty, please contact us at any point. We're happy to help.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Mario Marcoux
Travel extensively by air.

Easily fold it to fit into vehicles to and from airports and even take it all the way to the plane for a gate check like a troller rather than having to wait to wheelchair assistance from the airline. Worth the money.

Geoff T
Nice and Light

It does it all. Well constructed, easy to use and so light it's a dream to transport.

PA Boyle
This chair has changed my life. Excellent design. Comfortable and lightweight. It delivers as pro...

This chair delivers. It's everything that they advertise. I'm new to this wheelchair thing and the ego does take a huge hit but with this chair people see me and now some huge bulky heavy old fashion chair. I call this my sport chair I'm less self conscious with going out in it for some reason. My issue I guess but the chair has helped me get out of the house more due to the sport style of it.

It is perfect. My nurse can lift it to put in the car for trip to doctor or hospital as it comes apart at the legs and the top folds down. Even the wheels can be removed with the push of a button. We've done it for travel. My injuries stem from my " bottom" so the sling chair ,.. their proprietary design is truly pleasure to sit in even for hours. We use it not only road trips but flying as well. I have a wheelchair protector or luggage bag so I wheel right down to the plane at the bottom of the jetway and then my hubby packs it in the "wheelchair protecting suitcase" as I worry about how they throw things around. It's so light and compact a few times the air stewarts let us take it onboard and they stored it with the captains stuff! ( this is when we took legs and wheels off)
We've used it in pavement , sidewalks, cruiseships, gravel roads, icy parking lots but mostly in my home. It's easy to maneuver if your house is not adapted for wheelchair and I , a former control freak can wheel myself around quite a bit due to the light frame. It turns on a dime. The only down side is getting parts. I'd like new foot plates but can seem to locate. Also the picture shows black straps for the legs I did not get those.
Shipping was fast. I recoimend going to you tube and see all th videos from the manufacturer. They are kinda cheesy but you'll see how great this chair is at less than 20 lbs. love it

Lovisa P
Should have done this sooner..

I am a caregiver rather than a patient; this chair has very likely saved my back. The chair that insurance provided was a whopping 42 lbs; I am 60, transporting my post-stroke husband as we try to keep a reasonably active schedule. He's gaining strength, but balance and vision issues make a chair a must. I was managing my discomfort, but knew as it got worse that a change was necessary.

I should have purchased this months ago.

A huge plus is that the back that folds down, making it a breeze to fit into my small SUV, either in the back seat which the Drive chair couldn't do, or the far back.

Another plus is the ergonomic curved seat is comfortable without an extra cushion. When running errands with multple stops, not having to deal with a cushion is nice. The heavier chair's seat was like a plank, making a cushion necessary.

The footrests are very simple on-and-off. I don't use them except for longer distances, as hubby's therapist said it was good exercise to hold his feet up for short distances. The other chair had me wrestling and struggling with the footrests, which often would swing around and clip me in the ankles while I was lifting or seating hubby, then stubbornly refuse to come off despite my twisting, lifting and swearing, all while bent double.

The handles have brakes. Genius. Roll a 190 lb. guy down an incline and you'll understand.

I waited too long to do this, concerned about the cost. I even searched for a used one, but no sane person would get rid of one. It was only a matter of time before the twisting, awkward lift getting the heavier chair in and out was going to do permanent damage, and I couldn't have this happen. He needs to be transported to therapies, appointments and to do things that make life fun and normal. This chair was likely designed with the user in mind, but it's certainly made this caregiver's life better, although hubby misses laughing at me over those $&@+ footrests!