If only we were able to sip from the fountain of youth and reset the clock. We wouldn’t have to worry about mobility. It can be quite depressing when you are no longer able to go wherever you want without someone on your arm, guiding you around.
Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be your concern when you have something like the Drive Medical Aluminum Rollator Walker at your disposal!
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Drive Medical Aluminum Rollator Walker, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the rollator had to say about their overall experience with it.
Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this unit is something you should consider purchasing for you or your loved one!
About The Product
The Drive Medical Aluminum Rollator Walker is a versatile and adaptable rollator that is great for both short and tall people alike. The rollator features an adjustable seat, allowing you to set it between 18 to 22 inches, but you can also adjust the handle height between 29.5 inches to 38 inches.
Combine that with large 6 inch wheels, and you’ve got a rollator that will accommodate most customers.
Notable Features Of The Product
- 6 inch casters are ideal for indoor and outdoor use
- Removable, hinged, padded backrest can be folded up or down as necessary
- Handles are adjustable in height
- Comes with padded seat with zippered pouch under seat
- Easy to use loop locks, comes standard with pouch
You’ll find that the lightweight aluminum construction of this rollator, combined with the large easy to move wheels makes walking with the device a breeze. You can navigate tight spaces a variety of terrain with ease.
The rollator also features loop break handles that will allow you to stop the rollator in an instant. These brakes are crucial for your safety because you can sit down on your device without worrying about it slipping out from under you.
Speaking of being able to sit on this unit, the Drive Medical Aluminum Rollator Walker features seamless padded seat with a zippered pouch underneath. This pouch allows you to store your essentials conveniently under the seat without adding weight to the rollator.
The pouch is also a great feature because you can fold the rollator up for easy storage. The rollator also features a removable, hinged padded backrest that can fold up or down, providing you with a comfortable seat should you need a break during your morning stroll.
What People Had To Say
When looking at what people had to say about the Drive Medical Aluminum Rollator Walker, we were surprised to see that an overwhelming majority of customers were very happy with this purchase. Customers were impressed by the solid construction, while it still was lightweight.
They liked that the rollator was easy to fold and unfold. They reported that because it folds up, they can put it in the trunk of their car, the closet, or other tight spaces without it taking up too much space. When using the rollator, customers reported that they felt very secure, as it can accommodate 300 pounds.
People who have purchased this unit also were impressed by the wheels. They liked that the wheels were large and was able to rolls on various types of terrain, including grass, unpaved gravel, and sand (not beach sand though).
Customers also commented that they appreciated the comfortable padded seat the unit has, as well as the added storage underneath the seat.
Of the few critical reviews this product has received, some people felt that the weight proportion for this unit is off. One person reported that it can feel unstable sometimes.
One person said that the wheels’ locking mechanisms doesn’t work and that could be a cause for concern for those who have balance problems—they could fall and hurt themselves, as one customer mentions.
A few people did voice their concerns that when the rollator is folded up to be put in a car, the device doesn’t stay in its folded up position. One person said the rollator unfolded half way through putting it in the trunk and it opened up, cause the customer’s arm to get scratched.
Another customer did come up with a simple solution (overlapping the hook and loop ends), but they commented that they were disappointed that Drive Medical didn’t create a locking mechanism when they created the rollator.
As we get older, we don’t want to admit that we have trouble getting around like we used to; and when someone suggests that we need a mobility aid like the Drive Medical Aluminum Rollator Walker, we might feel a little put off.
However, once you try this rollator, you’ll be able to maintain your independence. You’ll be able to go wherever you want, without needing someone by your side for support.
We recommend this particular rollator if you want a lightweight rollator that can fold up when it isn’t being used to save space. We like that the unit has large 6 inch wheels that allows you to traverse a variety of walkways without difficulty. The wheels swivel easily, allowing you to navigate tight spaces with ease.
We also like that the rollator has ergonomic handles and responsible brake mechanisms. The brakes are especially a favorite feature of ours because if you feel like the rollator is getting away from you, you can squeeze the handle and the device will stop, allowing you to carefully catch up.
The brake is also the perfect safety feature for those who need to take a seat on the padded seat on the device, without worrying about the rollator slipping out from under you.