Travel Buggy vs Thrive



Stronger and more powerful, yet even lighter than the Thrive. Batteries are a major differentiator. Two batteries power the CITY 2 PLUS giving it increased range, yet well under air travel restrictions. 250 Watt brushless motors coupled with premium 360 degree controls allow increased efficiency and maneuverability around tight corners. Adjustability (footrest, seat width, joystick) plus a weight capacity of 395 lbs makes it perfect for larger/taller users.

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With no dedicated website, customer service number, or even accurate returns and warranty information, it is very difficult to compare it with any Travel Buggy model. The CITY 2 PLUS has 1000s of reviews of happy customer, but there are no reviews to validate the quality of Thrive wheelchairs. Availability of replacement parts may also be an issue since there is no official website of the company.

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$3899OR217 /Month
  • imageHolds up to 395 lbs
  • imageNet Weight 58 lbs
  • imageRange 25 kilometres
  • imageDual Batteries
  • imageEfficient Brushless Motors
  • imageExtendable Footrest
  • imageExtendable Joystick
  • imageRemovable Wheels
  • image115° Reclining Back
  • imagePremium Joystick Controls
  • imageRear Hydraulic Suspension
  • image3" Contoured Seat
  • imageExpandable Seating Width 19.5"-23"
  • image26" Turning Radius
  • image5 Year Warranty on Frame
  • image2 Year Warranty on Motors
  • imageNo Restocking Fees on Returns
  • imageCup Holder Included


  • imageHolds up to 330 lbs
  • imageNet Weight 64 lbs
  • imageRange 20 kilometres
  • imageSingle Battery
  • imageLess Efficient Brushed Motors
  • imageNo Extendable Footrest
  • imageNo Extendable Joystick
  • imageNo Removable Wheels
  • imageReclining Back
  • imageBasic Joystick Controls
  • imageNo Suspension
  • image2" Seat
  • imageFixed Seating Width 19"
  • imageInformation Not Available
  • image1 Year Warranty on Parts
  • image1 Year Warranty on Parts
  • imageNo Information Available
  • imageNo Cup Holder Included

All information is gathered from and is accurate as of March 2023.

Customer Testimonials

Barb's Wheechair Review of Travel Buggy

Kind of Cool!

We are back from Cape Breton and the travel buggy performed well. I used the buggy through Toronto airport and right up to the plane door.

Barbara N.,

The chair has allowed me freedom and independence

I wanted the chair to give me mobility to go shopping, using the chair from my car, and taking the chair with me when flying. The chair meets all of these requirements and has allowed me freedom and independence.

Alder C.,

The Travel Buggy is incredible!

I have the City model and it’s AWESOME!! It truly is as lightweight, easily-compactible, and versatile as the website says! I’ve taken it all over Edmonton, and even took it onto hiking trails (some paved, some not) in Jasper!

Rosie T.,

It was local and amazingly affordable

For long excursions such as the Edmonton Comic Expo, a regular wheelchair just couldn’t cut it with having to wheel myself or having someone else wheel me around. Just didn’t seem right.

Lee W.,

Thanks again for your help!

I couldn’t get to class independently on a regular basis; I had to rely on friends to push me through the snow. This chair has helped a lot. Having the Travel Buggy means I can be a lot more independent, and takes away some of the stress of planning out my days to figure out who can help get me to class!

Ali I.,
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