4/5 Meets Expectations
3/5 Ease of Use
Reviewer: debroah s. from crockett, ca
User Details: 66-year old female with lumbar stenosis and osteoarthritis of the hip, also of the knees, who likes to travel and walk.
Strengths: The main strength for traveling is that it folds up rather well and can easily be put into a car or other conveyance. It's lightness helps with this, also. The seat works well to stablize the frame when walking and is comfortable for sitting.
Weaknesses: One serious problem is the small wheels, which may be necessary for its compactness when folding, but which catch in any uneven parts of paths or on small ridges and bumps much more than do larger wheels. Even the small indoor metal dividers of floors on our ship were a challenge with the small wheels. Also, when the seat is up, the frame is wobbly - again, a problem that may be unavoidable given its portability. Lastly, I found it inconvenient to pull up the knobs in order to fold the frame. The knobs were difficult to pull, and were always on the opposite side of the walker from me! I found myself wishing that the knobs could be located closer to where the person walking is located - again a problem that may not be able to be solved, given the main feature of foldability. It would be great if these issues could be addressed. Their resolution would make for the perfect walker. On the other hand, I have recommended this walker to a friend who is about to take a big trip with an injured knee, because I think its good features outweigh the weaknesses, especially for traveling.
Reviewed on 04/11/2006