There are a vast range of adjustments built-in to the Little Wave Clik - both 3 inches of seat width and depth growth with even the sling or seat pan being adjustable, the seat height, backrest height, centre of gravity, castor wing position, and more. While more basic chairs have limited or no adjustability - or require costly extra parts to do so, the only part of the Clik you may need to replace is the seat cushion or backrest. The unique Clik system makes adjustment easier than ever, to constantly match your kid's requirements, while a free growth kit is provided for every chair when needed, so you don't need to worry about losing spare parts.
As you would expect, the Little Wave Clik is highly configurable with a vast range of sizes and options, including armrests, footrests, wheels, tyres and handrims - plus more, meaning you can get a wheelchair to perfectly suit your child's needs. Highlights include the padded swing-away tubular armrests that allow for independent angle adjustment, and which are integrated into the backrest for easy growth - ensuring you arm is always when it is needed. X-Core mag wheels provide greater stiffness and rigidity than conventional mags, whilst weighing barely more than spoked wheels - and save you from having to worry about maintenance at all. The optional compound offset frame provides more room for those with abducted positioning, AFOs or braces. Third-party options can be fitted as well, for example if a specialist posture supporting backrest or pressure-relieving cushion is required.
Stability and Pushing
Being able to move yourself is an essential stage of development, but the challenge is maintaining security and stability. Traditional anti-tip wheels provide a "safety net" but can limit what you can do with your chair. The new multi-adjustable dynamic 5th wheel provides stability without restricting the development of wheelchair skills, and can be set up to promote and teach the balance and wheeling skills that encourage confidence to overcome everyday obstacles and terrain. This is an exclusive feature on the Little Wave - no other chair has anything like it. Should you need to push the chair instead for a while, a range of ergonomic push handles are available - our pick is the Ergo Stroller handle that is like pushing a buggy - easy to grip, and easy to steer, plus fully height adjustable.
While people often expect rigid chairs to be harder to transport than folding ones, for high-end chairs like the Little Wave Clik, this is not actually the case. Both quick-release wheels can be easily popped off, and the backrest easily folds and locks down with the back bar providing a handy lifting point. Like every Ki Mobility active wheelchair, the Little Wave Clik is made of high grade aluminium keeping its transport weight starting from just 5.67 kg - this allows it to be quickly and easily lifted into a car, where it will take up minimal space. Fully crash-tested, it can also be supplied with optional transit brackets so it can be used for occupied transport in a wheelchair adapted vehicle.
The Clik is an attractive, sporty chair - far removed from the blocky, utilitarian feel that more basic wheelchairs give off. There are 22 frame colours, and a contrasting accent colour can be chosen - as well as a further 10 anodising colours for the fittings. If you want an even funkier looking chair, hydrographic frame colours can be ordered, and a selection of designer spoke guards.
We think the Little Wave Clik is an outstanding kids chair - light, highly configurable, good-looking, and long-lasting. Its main competitor is the Zippie Simba, which lacks the 5th wheel option, as well as having slightly less seat width growth. Both are excellent chairs, and if you are considering either - we would highly recommend seeing both!