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I have a bog standard rollator that is very awkward to lift and store in my car boot it weighs around 8kilo. I’m getting to the stage where I need to have my wheelchair and my rollator with me at all times and I can’t get both in the car even when the wheels and foot rests are removed from the chair. I plan on taking my rollator with me when I go abroad in May so something relatively easy to fold will be necessary as it will be getting checked in.

Looking on Amazon and EBay I’m getting more confused with the number of different options. Two I am considering are Patterson 21539 Deluxe lightweight 7k and NRS Healthcare M6739 8k. I really don’t want to pay more than £100.00 and both of these are under that amount. Does anyone have any experience of either of these or can recommend one? Would paying more get a noticeably better product?

Thanks

Jan x

Hi, what about this for an option?

Might it be a good idea to take your wheelchair instead of the rollator?

I say this because you could walk holding on to the handles, when you feel able to, but will also be able to sit and rest when you need to.

Is the chair self propel or will there be someone who could push you?

Luv pollx

Hi Jan

How about this one?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Patterson-Medical-Lightweight-Folding-Rollator/dp/B008CFML16/ref=sr_1_2?s=drugstore&ie=UTF8&qid=1459232437&sr=1-2&keywords=days+rollatorhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Patterson-Medical-Lightweight-Folding-Rollator/dp/B008CFML16/ref=sr_1_2?s=drugstore&ie=UTF8&qid=1459232437&sr=1-2&keywords=days+rollatorhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Patterson-Medical-Lightweight-Folding-Rollator/dp/B008CFML16/ref=sr_1_2?s=drugstore&ie=UTF8&qid=1459232437&sr=1-2&keywords=days+rollator

7kg and folds nice and small and well within your budget

Hi Jan

How about this one?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Patterson-Medical-Lightweight-Folding-Rollator/dp/B008CFML16/ref=sr_1_2?s=drugstore&ie=UTF8&qid=1459232437&sr=1-2&keywords=days+rollatorhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Patterson-Medical-Lightweight-Folding-Rollator/dp/B008CFML16/ref=sr_1_2?s=drugstore&ie=UTF8&qid=1459232437&sr=1-2&keywords=days+rollatorhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Patterson-Medical-Lightweight-Folding-Rollator/dp/B008CFML16/ref=sr_1_2?s=drugstore&ie=UTF8&qid=1459232437&sr=1-2&keywords=days+rollator

7kg and folds nice and small and well within your budget

I have taken my chair the last few times I’ve been away and only used it once or twice, mainly used it as a walking aid as you’ve suggested. This year we will be more isolated so don’t plan on leaving the hotel except maybe for the odd shopping trip, a rollator will be more useful in the hotel and easier to handle. The friend I’m travelling with has her own mobility issues and finds it hard to push me so I can’t expect her to manoeuvre me on uneven pavements and roads. If I do find I have serious problems I know I can arrange to hire a wheelchair while I’m there and have it delivered to the hotel. I might regret it but I’m hoping not.

Thanks for your input Poll, I have airport assistance and will be checking in the rollator so the airport should be a doddle.

Jan x

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Thanks Fabs I’ve been looking at that one, it’s a definite contender.

Jan x

hi

Can i also ask a question regarding rollator, mine i took on holiday it usually sits in the boot of my car, but it is no use for any terrain that is not even, does anyone know of a rollator with seat that is good for rough terrain , have emailed the company access in Germany but still awaiting answers

trish

Hi Jan

There are a lot of rollators on the market (Must be big money here)
For rough terrain you need big wheels (and big wheels take up more space in the boot).

Look at
Active Design Rollator with Seat, Large Wheels & Hidden Cables with Kerstin Lindquist - YouTube (about £190 ex VAT)
http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/shop/product/rollator?gclid=CMy15Kvt5csCFRG3Gwod_d0Olw (more like £123 ex VAT)

They have different ways of folding, so you have to chose which one would suit you best.

thanks Geoff

Yes Geoff we may be costing the country a fortune but we make a fortune for some businesses.

Jan x