After carting around a whell chair for my wife, this thing is a breeze. The weight makes it very easy to handle instead of wrestling with a heavy chair that takes up most of my trunk. This chair folds up a lot smaller,minimizing the thickness, with the back folding down, and the ability to leave the foot rest in place. It wheels very easily and is comfortable to sit in. One extra feature I likeis that the push handles are a little highewr than on a wheelchair which makes it MUCH more comfortable for the person to push as yiu don't have to bend over.