Golden Technologies Cricket Folding Lightweight Portable Power Wheelchair

Golden Technolgies Cricket Folding Power Wheelchair Review


Many people are now relying on power wheelchairs for daily life and travel. The reality for many is that it's difficult to get from one place to another and to do things like see family and friends. For folks who are partial to power wheelchairs you are in luck. The ultra lightweight Golden Technologies Cricket weighs only 33lbs. without the battery and 39.3 lbs. with the battery. It is also airline and cruise ship approved making it a perfect option to take with you on your next trip. Golden Technologies is an industry leader is creating portable folding mobility scooters and power wheelchairs. Below is an extensive review of the Golden Technologies Cricket folding power wheelchair.

Golden Technologies Cricket at a Glance


  • Cost: The Golden Technologies Cricket  GP302 retails for $2,815.00 (we offer financing through Affirm). The Cricket is an average price for a top tier portable folding power wheelchair. Since its release it has become extremely popular and frankly tough to get your hands on.
  • Comfort: The Golden Technologies Cricket folding power wheelchair's The padded seat cushion is durable and comes complete with a mesh back. It will align with the natural curves of your body for long-lasting comfort during use.
  • Usability: This power wheelchair's features are ahead of its competition. The 22" turning radius will allow you to use your new device almost anywhere. The black carbon fiber frame makes it ultra portable weighing just 39.3 lbs. total.

What we like:

  • It folds for easy transport.
  • Airline approved and ready for your next trip.
  • The ground clearance of 2.6" ground clearance allows for outdoor use.
  • The Cricket also features convenient offboard charging.
  • Removable joystick with USB charger.
  • Folded Dimensions: 30.2” x 22.25” x 14”
  • Stands on for convenient storage.


  • Not the most budget friendly folding scooter on the market.
  • It's 9.3 mile range may not be best for full day use.

Golden Technologies Cricket Foldable Lightweight Power Wheelchair

Golden Technologies Cricket Lightweight Folding Power Wheelchair

About Golden Technologies

Founded in 1985 by Robert Golden, Sr., and Fred Kiwak, Golden Technologies was founded on the pledge to build it right the first time. Golden Technologies is a family-owned and operated company based in Old Forge, Pennsylvania. They provide jobs for nearly 500 American workers.

Golden Technologies commitment to quality and technical service is supported by knowledgeable staff members with tons of experience. Their technical support team is top-tier and ready assist with any issues that may arise. All Golden Technologies mobility product purchases include a one-year in-home service agreement which shows you just how much they believe in their brand. They are an industry leader in lift chairs, mobility scooters, and power wheelchairs

Golden Technologies Cricket: A Closer Look

The Golden Technologies Cricket portable power wheelchair manually folds for your convenience. It weighs weighs 39.3 lbs. with the battery making it an amazing candidate for transport and it just may assist in your active lifestyle.

Comfort Features

Travel power wheelchairs tend to not be extremely comfortable, but the Cricket isn't your average portable power wheelchair. The roomy padded seat cushion and durable mesh back will align with the natural curves of your spine which will lead long-lasting comfort. As you could have guessed the seat height does not adjust nor swivel. 


Lithium batteries do need to be charged semi-frequently. To be more specific we suggest you charge your lithium batteries every few weeks. If lithium batteries sit for long periods of times you may see a a decrease in the battery life. Other routine maintenance Golden Technologies recommends is gentle cleaning of the device and to look for wear and tear as outlined by the user manual. Always store your unit indoors and away from weather to prevent damages and that could void your warranty.


The Golden Technologies Cricket includes a 12AH 24V Lithium-Ion battery that is airline approved making it perfect for your next flight. With folded dimensions of 30.2” x 22.25” x 14” and the fact that it can stand on its end, it can be stored almost anywhere. The Cricket has a maximum speed of 3.7 mph which is about  average for a portable power wheelchair. The 9.3-mile drive range on a full battery is average, but we recommend bringing your charger with you for full day excursions and events.

Warranties and Service

The factory warranty of the Golden Technologies Cricket  is above industry standard. There is a 13 month warranty on the electrical, 1 year on the battery, and 13 months on the drivetrain. Golden Technologies' products include a one year in home service agreement at no extra charge. This means for one year parts and labor are covered under warranty.

Golden Technologies Cricket Folding Power Wheelchair Folded

Golden Technologies Cricket Portable Power Wheelchair Folded

Final Thoughts

The Golden Technologies portable power wheelchair is a wonderful option for anyone looking for folding power chair to fit their active lifestyle. In our opinion it is one of the best folding power chairs available on the market today. The extreme lightweight, 300 lb. weight capacity, and 22" turning radius put it in a league of its own. The 12AH lithium battery is airline approve, but always reach out to the airline before hand.

Golden Technologies Cricket Folding Power Wheelchair Joystick with USB

Golden Technologies Cricket Folding Power Wheelchair Controller with USB


Product Specifications 

To make it easier for you to compare to other brands and models, below are some of the most important Cricket specifications:

Product weight total: 39.3 lbs.
Weight capacity: 300 lbs.
Folded Dimensions: 30.2” x 22.25” x 14”
Ground clearance: 2.6"
Top speed: 3.7 mph
Drive range on a full charge: 9.3 miles
Turning radius: 22"

Golden Technologies Cricket Portable Folding Power Wheelchair in Restaurant


Speak to a Mobility Expert

If you are interested in related articles our mobility experts have compiled a great list of mobility scooters that are airline approved, the top 10 Mobility Scooters with the Highest Ground Clearance and Suspension, and the 5 Mobility Scooters with the Best Turning Radius. Not to mentions our experts have reviewed some of the industries best scooters such as the Buzzaround CarryOnEV Rider AF+, Transformer 2 ,and the Golden Technologies Cricket.

Our team of mobility experts here at Suncoast Mobility are available by email at or by phone at 727-537-6275. Please call or email at anytime. We cannot wait to assist you in selecting your new off-road rough terrain capable mobility scooter to continue your adventurous lifestyle. Call or email us today to take advantage of your special discount.

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