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Vela Tango 700 (manual chair for teenagers and adults)

  • £1,35200 Exc VAT

The Vela 700 manual is the latest specialist office chair with a brake for adults. The chair is designed to look like an office chair whilst giving the support and reassurance of a specialist support chair.

With the new chair comes a range of features, some that you will be familiar with and some which are a new.

The vela tango 700 manual chair works best when you need a secure chair that will be used at one height. If you require an electric lift option I stand up or reach higher/lower positions then you would be best off looking at the Tango 700 electric chair

We know our clients are a range of different sizes from short stature users to bariatric users and everyone in between. For this reason the chair comes with a range of different seat and backrest sizes.

We can normally figure out which combination you need during a free demo/assessment with a physiotherapist and so if you want to find out more about this please contact us.


Key features:

-Manual brake system to give you all important security when you are standing up and sitting down

-Easy glide control castors which help enable users adjust their position and move the chair around their room

-Extra low/extra high Seat height range depending on your size and preferences

-Supportive integrated footrest to allow you to work at a range of different heights whilst still have your feet supported

-Ability to add additional lateral supports, head supports, thigh supports, etc etc

-90 degree seat rotation lock  for extra mobility on softer flooring 


Seat Height from floor

100 mm gas stem

32,5-42,5 cm (lowest to highest)

34,5-44,5 cm (lowest to highest)

36,5-46,5 cm (lowest to highest)


150 mm gas stem

36,5-51,5 cm (lowest to highest)

38-53 cm (lowest to highest)

40-55 cm (lowest to highest)

42-57 cm (lowest to highest)

200mm gas stem

43-63 cm (lowest to highest)

45-65 cm (lowest to highest)

47-67 cm (lowest to highest)

49-69 cm (lowest to highest)

Seat Sizes

Small: 40 x 40 cm (width x depth)

Medium: 44 x 44 cm  (width x depth)

Large: 47 x 47 cm (width x depth)

X-large: 49 x 49 cm  (width x depth)

Seat angle

10° forwards, 15° backwards



Small: 38 x 22 cm (width x height)

Medium: 38 x 30 cm (width x height)

Large: 40 x 40 cm X-large: 40 x 45 cm (width x height)


Medium: 35 x 38 cm (width x height)

Large: 38 x 43 cm (width x height)

X-large: 40 x 48 cm (width x height)

Backrest angle:

4° forwards, 22° backwards

Height adjustment of backrest


Frame size

55 x 55 cm (width x depth)

Maximum weight load

160 kg

Seat rotation

90° to the right/90° to the left (rotation can be deselected)

Chair Weight

27 kg




Our Vela Tango chairs are modular and can be fully adapted to each users needs. We have listed a range of the adaptations that are available under four categories below. If you require an adaptation that is not shown below please contact us.


T-Bar brake system: As the name suggests the T-Bar is an extension that sits on top of the brake lever to make the handle more accessible.

Hand brake extension bar: The extension lever is add on feature that extends the height of the hand brake for users who have more limited reaching.

Strolling bracket: the ergonomically designed strolling bracket provides a safe manual handling handle for the chair


The Footbrake:
The footbrake is a simple to use plantar pressure operated system that can be used as an alternative to a handbrake.

The Electric brake: The electric brake is a push button operated, highly engineered braking system that enables users who have more limited foot and hand control to have more control over their braking system.

4 Wheel brake system: Some tiled and wooden floors can be slightly slippery for chairs and for these environments we can use a 4 wheel extra stable braking system.

Support & Posture

Lateral supports for the trunk:
Using a highly engineered smart positioning system, lateral trunk supports can be strategically placed in a wide range of positions to provide extra support or guidance for the user. The supports can also be adjusted in depth and width to truly personalise the level of support given.

Soft Pommel: The soft pommel can be used in conjunction with the seat pan to help optimise hip and leg position.

Armrests with gutter support:
the gutter armrest provides all the benefits of a standard armrest with the facility to provide an extra layer of forearm support for those who need it.

Backrest with lumbar support:
If a user needs extra lumbar support, it can be useful to get a backrest with a inflatable lumbar support that can be pressurised to exactly the right support level during the day.

Seat belt:
Our standard seat belt has a 4 point mounting mechanism designed to ergonomically support the thighs and hips and reduce sacral sitting.

An alternative to a footrest is the footring. The footring does not offer the same level of support as a foot rest, but is more compact and discreet.

The footrest is our most popular foot support for children and adults. It offers a large stable surface for feet when sitting at a higher level and can be folded out of the way when not being used.

Leg Rest:
The leg rest works as a foot support and is ideal for children and adults who don’t want to use a footplate or footring. Similar to the leg rests used on a wheelchair, they can be swung out of the way when not being used. It is also possible to get the leg rest with a calf support if required.

The head rest can be used to offer an extra layer of support for the head and neck during sitting. The support has a 3 point pivot for extra positional flexibility and offers a soft but supportive padding.

Trunk Harness:
The trunk support can provide extra trunk support if required.

Ankle Huggers:
The ankle huggers can be used to provide extra support around the ankles to help improve ankle and foot alignment.

Thigh guides:
Thigh guides offer an extra lateral support that can be positioned at different parts of the upper leg to help maintain optimal lower limb alignment.

Abduction block:
An abduction block provides medial thigh support for correct alignment of the femur.


Covers for seat pans and backrests:
These covers are fluid resistant and washable.

Speak to an Expert

Ergoability is owned and run by Chartered Physiotherapists and Clinical Scientists. We have a combination of expertise in physiotherapy, rehabilitation, posture and ergonomics. We also have an in depth knowledge of Vela Tango Chairs and other Vela-Chairs. To learn more about our background and medical credentials please read about us.

We have never had and still don’t employ salesmen, so you can be assured that you will only ever speak to a Vela chair expert with a wealth of experience in assistive chair prescription. To speak to a physiotherapist right now please contact us or call us on 0203 051 0157 or email info@ergoability.co.uk

Get a Vela Chair Assessment

We use a Vela Chair Assessment as a way of evaluating how a Vela Tango Chair can help an individual and determining the size and specification of the chair required. The Vela Tango Chair Assessment Service is free and is completed by a Chartered Physiotherapist with specialist Vela chair training and expertise in Paediatric seating.

Our team is mobile and so can bring the chairs to the location that is most convenient to you and the individual. To book your Vela assessment please either contact us, email us or call us.


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