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What to look for when buying a rollator (4 wheel walker)

March 21, 2024
rollator, 4 wheel walker

When buying a rollator or 4 wheel walker, there are several factors to consider to ensure you get the right one for your needs:

Weight Capacity: Ensure the rollator can support your weight comfortably. Most models have weight capacities ranging from 110 to 130 kgs however heavy duty models are available with larger capacities.

Height Adjustability: The rollator should have adjustable handle height to suit your height. Proper handle height ensures you can maintain good posture and comfortably manoeuvre the rollator.

Seat and Backrest: If you anticipate needing to sit during walks, choose a rollator with a comfortable seat and backrest. Check the dimensions and material to ensure it suits your needs.

Wheel Size and Type: Rollators come with different wheel sizes and types. Larger wheels are suitable for outdoor terrain, while smaller ones are better for indoor use. Consider where you’ll be using the rollator most frequently.

Brakes: Ensure the rollator has reliable braking systems, preferably with easy-to-use hand brakes. Test them to ensure they’re comfortable and responsive for you.

Folding Mechanism and Portability: If you plan to transport the rollator frequently, consider its folding mechanism and weight. A lightweight, easy-to-fold rollator is convenient for travel and storage. There are two types of folding style, commonly referred to as A-frame and side-fold. The side-fold design may be easier to get into a car and also has the advantage of standing on its own when folded.

Accessories: Some rollators come with additional features like cane holders, baskets, trays, or cup holders. Consider which accessories would be useful for you and whether they’re compatible with the rollator you’re considering.

Durability and Build Quality: Assess the overall construction of the rollator to ensure its sturdy and durable. Read reviews and consider the reputation of the brand.

By considering these factors, you can select a rollator that provides the support, comfort, and stability you need for your activities.

At The Mobility Store we have the widest and most helpful range of tried and tested rollators from reputable manufacturers, so if you’re searching for rollators near me, or any daily living aids for that matter, visit our showroom.

While here, you will be able to speak to one of our friendly and experienced mobility team who will closely discuss your needs and help match you with the best product. 

If you can’t make it into our store, visit our extensive online shop, so you can get your rollator sent to you from the comfort of your own home.

Get in touch with us so that you can improve your mobility today. 

Read our buying guide for the different types of walkers/rollators & walking frames available.