B. Gleeson

5

I bought this walker back in December, and have been getting great use out of it. Details were scant online about it when I was researching, but once I tried it out I was sold. I’m fairly tall, and was the only walker I tried that made me feel supported and not slouching. I can’t put too much weight through my wrists, due to chronic dislocations, but find forearm options such as this work very well in supporting me without causing further pain. It’s modern and cool looking enough for me not to feel self conscious using it as a person under 30, which is always a bonus for any mobility aid. I find it works very well on footpaths and grass, though if there are large cracks it can jolt quite a bit. It is manageable for me on travelators, but too big for escalators. Getting it off a travelator is a bit bumpy as well, but workable if you have some upper body strength. It is around 9 kilos, so not extremely light, but light enough for me to manage. It feels sturdy and supportive, not flimsy or as if it could roll away from you. The turning circle is surprisingly small, one of my favourite things about it! So easy to navigate turning in a lift or tight supermarket aisle. It helps you to keep good posture while you use it as well, if you have the props set at the right height for you. The biggest con for this walker, for me, is that it has limited ability to fold. I have a small car, so to fit it in I need to lower one back seat. You can slide the forearm props down to make it shorter, and it folds sideways, but that is all. It’s rather bulky due to this, and that size may be a problem for some people. Also, due to the forearm props, the seat is not super comfortable to sit in, and larger people may indeed find it impossible to fit. For reference, I am a woman’s size 16 and tall, and can fit in the seat, but it isn’t roomy for me. Overall, this is a great mobility aid and works really well for me. I’d love it even more if it could fold up smaller, but it is manageable as is in the space I have. Totally recommend this! - ASPIRE VOGUE FOREARM WALKER