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Karma Medical  |  SKU: KMVIP2SP1616

Karma VIP2 Tilt and Recline Wheelchair

$4,350.00 INC GST

The VIP2 offers a combination of tilt-in space and reclining positions so users can achieve good levels of pressure relief, positioning and comfort at all times. This wheelchair has 35 degree tilt range as standard and comes with adjustable back canes that allow for continuous recline 30 degrees back from vertical . Transit option is shown in some images and may be available for purchase by special request.

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The VIP2 comes with an adjustable headrest with a greater range of position options while other enhancements include a deeper seat for taller users and a tension adjustable backrest. Product highlights are as follows;

Key Features

  • Tilt-in-Space: The Tilt-in-Space system allows the wheelchair user to change position throughout the day, which will redistribute and relieve pressure.
  • Lightweight: Weighing under 26kg in all sizes.
  • Foldable and Durable: The foldable design of the VIP2 ensures it can be easily transported in the boot of most standard family-sized cars.
  • Weight Shifting with Comfort: The design of a unique weight-shifting system aims to reduce the feeling of anxiousness some users have when going into the tilt position.  The system allows the centre of gravity to travel between the front and rear wheels while tilting which provides steadier balance and a greater feeling of security.
  • Anti-Sliding Reclining System: The reclining pivot point of the chair is located close to the user's hip joint, which synchronises the motion of the body and the chair, allowing for minimal sliding.
  • Modularised Design, Easy to Change: It is ideal for those suffering from progressive diseases, as it can easily be changed from a tilt-in-space only chair to a tilt and recline chair.
  • Curved Headrest: The curved headrest provides a wide range of adjustment and positioning. The head pad angle can be adjusted based on the user’s head.
  • Tension Adjustable Backrest: Unlike conventional wheelchairs, the backrest uses adjustable velcro straps to change the tension and conform according to the wheelchair user. This helps prevent slouching and the hammock effect.
  • Adjustable and Detachable Armrests: Adjust the height of the armrest by moving it up or down until you find the ideal height. A proper armrest height helps to relieve loads on the neck, shoulders, and arms and alleviate stress on the back. No tools required. The armrest is fully detachable and offers greater convenience transferring on and off the wheelchair.
  • J Hook Handles: Two J Hook Handles have been added to the back canes to provide extra height, allowing caregivers to move the VIP2 with ease and care. These are now a standard feature on all VIP2 wheelchairs.
  • AEGIS Microbe Shield: The upholstery is treated with Aegis Microbe Shield, which is approved by the FDA, EPA, EU, etc.. The anti-microbial upholstery inhibits bacterial and fungal growth, eliminates odor and is designed for easy cleaning. It is a shield for your health.
  • Two Legrest Options: The Karma VIP2 comes standard with Swing Away Legrests, however, Elevating Legrests are also available for purchase.
  • Anti-tipper: Prevents the wheelchair from tipping back.


Seat Size 16" x 16" 16" x 18" 18" x 16" 18" x 18"
Front Castor 7" 7" 7" 7"
Rear Wheel 20" 20" 20" 20"
Backrest Height 510 mm 510 mm 510 mm 510 mm
Headrest Above Seat 630 - 860 mm 630 - 860 mm 630 - 860 mm 630 - 860 mm
Armrest to Seat 220 - 280 mm 220 - 280 mm 220 - 280 mm 220 - 280 mm
Location of Armrest Structure 385 mm 410 mm 385 mm 410 mm
Seat Surface Height at Front Edge 470 490 mm 490 mm 490 mm
Footrest to Seat Distance 320 mm 420 mm 420 mm 420 mm
Effective Seat Width 460 mm 460 mm 510 mm 510 mm
Effective Seat Depth 430 mm 470 mm 430 mm 470 mm
Seat Plane Angle 1 - 36° 1 - 36° 1 - 36° 1 - 36°
Backrest Angle 13 - 43° 13 - 43° 13 - 43° 13 - 43°
Seat to Backrest Angle 102 - 132° 102 - 132° 102 - 132° 102 - 132°
Leg to Seat Angle 100° 100° 100° 100°
Overall Product Length (inc legrest) 1070 mm 1120 mm 1070 mm 1120 mm
Overall Product Width 660 mm 660 mm 710 mm 710 mm
Overall Product Height 1380 mm 1380 mm 1380 mm 1380 mm
Folded Length 840 mm 890 mm 840 mm 890 mm
Folded Width 380 mm 380 mm 380 mm 380 mm
Folded Height 715 mm 715 mm 715 mm 715 mm
Total Product Weight 25.4 kg 25.6 kg 25.6 kg 25.8 kg
User Weight Limit 115 kg 115 kg 115 kg 115 kg
Minimum Turning Radius 905 mm 975 mm 905 mm 975 mm
Minimum Turning Radius Without User 830 mm 890 mm 830 mm 890 mm
Pivot Width 1210 mm 1280 mm 1210 mm 1280 mm
Static Stability Downhill 10° 10° 10° 10°
Static Stability Uphill (with anti-tippers) 16° 16° 16° 16°
Static Stability Sideways 10° 10° 10° 10°
Handrim Diameter 430 mm 430 mm 430 mm 430 mm
Horizontal Location of Axle 90 mm 90 mm 90 mm 90 mm
Standard Tyres (Standard Extra Option: Pneumatic) 20" Solid 20" Solid 20" Solid 20" Solid


  • Tilt-in-space from 0 - 35°
  • Recline 0 - 30°
  • Foldable and compact
  • Drop in armrests with Boat armpads
  • Swingaway legrests
  • Adjustable length legrests
  • Ergonomic headrest
  • Antitippers
  • Self-Propelling is available as standard. Transit wheels are available by special request.


Is it possible to put a rigid backrest on the Karma VIP2 Tilt and Recline Wheelchair?

Yes, this is possible. The back upholstery will need to be removed and then you can add a backrest. The backrest would then need to be removed to fold the wheelchair.

Where can I find the PSI on a Karma Tyre?

The is located on the side wall of the tyre.



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