If you want the best in lift chair technology, it's hard to beat a Pride lift chair. Pride is a company dedicated to helping the mobility-challenged live happy and fulfilling lives.
In this review we'll take a closer look at the company behind Pride lift chairs, some of their most popular products and what to be careful of when you're buying a Pride chair.About Pride Mobility Products
Over the years, Pride has become more than just a manufacturer of mobility products. This brand is now symbolic for many disabled people, because it represents an entire philosophy of life. The Pride philosophy is about facing and overcoming challenges in life and finding ways to live fully, even with injuries and disabilities. Pride products have given hope to people who previously felt like they'd never be able to live a 'normal' life due to an accident, injury or medical condition. Pride is also heavily involved with donating money to charities that help disabled and disadvantaged people.
As a result, many customers really do view the company logo as a badge of pride that links them to others in a similar condition, facing similar challenges. In addition to lift chairs, Pride also make a variety of wheelchairs, scooters, lifts and ramps.
Let's now turn our attention to some of Pride most popular lift chair products, and the most important things you should know when buying one.
Pride has divided their lift chairs into several different 'collections,' with the Heritage Collection being a kind of 'greatest hits' - this collection represents the most popular models Pride manufactures.
The Pride collection contains both 2-position and 3-position chairs. What's the difference? A 2-position chair allows you to sit upright or partially reclined, whereas a 3-position chair has a 3rd option: lying flat. This means a 3-position chair can essentially double as a bed - if you get tired, rather than getting up you can simply recline flat and go to sleep.
Pride lift chairs are designed to strike a balance between stylishness, comfort and smart design. They're made from high quality, durable materials so they last the test of time. They also offer a variety of heavy duty chairs to suit people who weigh upwards of 375 pounds, making them ideal for someone who suffers from obesity and other related conditions.
If you're in the 'big and tall' category, you'd want to look at a chair like the GL-358L. This chair includes a high and wide back and is designed to hold over 375 pounds. It's a 3-position chair which includes optional heat and massage features (you can also add extra custom padding, such as a lumbar pillow, if you feel the need). The frame which is at the core of the lift mechanism is covered by a lifetime warranty.
This chair has been praised by customers simply for the fact that it does exactly what it's supposed to, and does it well. Few customers have complained that the chair failed to get them comfortably from a standing to a sitting position, or vice versa. The smooth operation of the chair is one big pro - another is the comfort of the fabric and padding, which is quite firm.
On the downside, although the chair is designed for taller people, some customers over 6 feet tall have complained that the chair doesn't quite suit them, with their feet either at the edge of the footrest when reclined or dangling over the end.
At the other end of the scale, the GL-58 is a 2-position chair ideal for people between around 5'2'' and 5'10''. Even though it's designed for smaller people, the strength of the frame design means it can still hold up to 375 pounds.
When asked what they like best about the chair, people who have bought the GL-58 often mention factors like safety and durability. The chair operates like clockwork and the clever design and thorough testing of the mechanisms mean both the lifting and reclining functions work in ways that present no risks regardless of the user's health problems or injuries. The one thing you should be aware of, though, is that even a relatively small Pride lift chair like this one can appear heavy and difficult to move if you're elderly or have mobility problems. If you don't think you can manage on your own, you'll need to plan carefully to make sure you have someone on hand to move the chair when it's delivered.
In addition to their excellent lift chairs, Pride manufactures a wide range of scooters and wheelchairs. One of these may be the perfect complement to a good lift chair, and together these products can significantly boost quality of life for a mobility-challenged person.
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