If you fall in the bariatric category and have been using wheelchair from a long time, it is advisable to use heavy duty power wheelchairs to lead a comfortable lifestyle. The standard wheelchairs are designed for an average weighted person; therefore a bariatric user cannot sit on them comfortably. Moreover, he can face balancing issues with increase in weight. On the other hand, heavy duty power wheelchairs have a wider seat, sturdier frame and many other enhanced features which standard wheelchair lack. As per your preferences, you can buy this wheelchair both in manual and in battery-operated version. Another benefit is both the wheelchairs are available on affordable rental rates in the online marketplace.