If you're a current or former wheelchair user, you know how difficult it can be to get from place to place. Having a chair equipped for maximum durability and maneuverability is paramount. But, several years back, one company went above and beyond the parameters of your average wheelchair and created a machine that you wouldn't see at your average Walmart or Walgreens. Simply put, this thing is a beast of an all-terrain vehicle.
Built by Howe & Howe Technologies, the Ripchair 2.0 lets wheelchair-bound outdoorsmen go places that their regular chair can't quite get to. The off-road wheelchair's state-of-the-art track system works with a user's existing chair for an incredible experience that doesn't require any awkward movement from one chair to another. In the below video, we get to see the unique ATV in action, as one guy goes on a hunting and fishing trip and accomplishes everything by himself, including a deer harvest. It's no wonder they called this thing the Ripchair, because it absolutely RIPS.
These days, Howe & Howe has moved on to the Ripchair 3.0, which comes with intuitive hand controls and also boasts such features as lighting packages and awesome recreational add-ons like fishing rod holders and rifle rests. If you visit the website (trackchairextreme.com), you can even customize your power wheelchair to fit your own extreme off-road specifications.
As one user describes the Ripchair in a testimonial: "It's hard to explain the feeling of liberation, the feeling of freedom, and the feeling of YES LIFE when you're someplace that has provided so much meaning, so much foundation, and so much happiness that you've been missing for years."
This post was originally published on February 28, 2017.