FEATURES - 87%
COMFORT - 88%
CAPACITY - 86%
DURABILITY - 85%
Summary : AmeriGlide Horizon Stair Lift is very modern looking and fits perfectly even the narrowest staircases.
The AmeriGlide Horizon Stair Lift is a state of the art stair lift that can be customized in order to satisfy all of your comfort needs. The standard model costs $2,799 (having a max track length of 14,75′). The lift can also be customized for longer staircases (30′ maximum track length) However, you do have to pay extra for the additional rail leg, the rail joint kit or for the optional hinged rail. The installation is free but you do have to pay $150.00 for the measurement service and you also have to pay extra if you wish to install the lift in a limited access location or on concrete, on tile stairs or on steel. The prices may seem scary at first, but they are not different from the ones of competitive stair lifts. The difference stands in the fact that AmeriGlide has an open policy when it comes to the prices of their products whereas other brands only reveal the prices if you require an estimate. Moreover, if you want to save some money, you can always purchase the factory-reconditioned version. This stair lift model is also available in an outdoor version, though it does cost about $1000 more. Let’s take a closer look at the Horizon model and see what exactly it brings to the table.
The AmeriGlide Horizon Stair Lift has a maximum weight capacity of 308 pounds. The lift comes with a wide range of optional features that you rarely see at other similar products. It features an ergonomic joystick control and a digital diagnostic display. Both the display and the joystick are built directly into the armrest for optimal convenience. Moreover, the controls can be placed on either armrest. For optimal safety, the seat features a retractable seatbelt as well as a key operated switch which allow you to rest assure knowing that other members of your family, children in particular, are not using the lift as a toy. Furthermore, the swivel seat which is lever operated makes transfers easy and comfortable. Though it is not really a self-install model, you don’t have to worry about the fact that the installation process will be troublesome as this lift can be installed in just a few hours. It also comes with a call-station which allows for more than one person to use the stair lift.
This chair comes with two seat options: the Ergo seat and the Ergo Plus seat. The ergo seat is as the name suggests, very ergonomic and comfortable. Its footrest and the armrest can be folded when the lift is not in use in order to ensure an easy access along the stairs. The seat’s design is meant not only to be comfortable, but also to secure the position of the user’s legs. The Ergo plus seat is a lot more luxurious and even comes with wireless radio call as well as a retractable reel seat belt. The footrest feature safety sensors which can detect obstructions and stop the lift if there is cause for an accident. The seats width varies between 17,7″ and 22″.
The design of the AmeriGlide Horizon Stair Lift is very compact, being suitable even for extremely narrow staircases. We like the fact that it has a modern aluminum rail finish and comes with three upholstery color choices: beige, red and blue.