Make Travel Hassle Free with These 5 Mobility Aids
Travel for the lesser abled or elderly person, despite recent improvements, is still far from easy. Any trip is bound to be more difficult when you have to account for bulky mobility aids and extra luggage of all shapes and sizes.
Travel for the lesser abled or elderly person, despite recent improvements, is still far from easy.
Any trip is bound to be more difficult when you have to account for bulky mobility aids and extra luggage of all shapes and sizes.
Thankfully, these obstacles can be overcome with a combination of careful planning, and investment in some quality portable kit.
So without further ado, here’s our pick of mobility aids designed to take the stress out of travelling – leaving you to focus on the things that matter most.
Elite Care EC1863 Compact Wheelchair
This impressive little wheelchair ticks all the boxes. Weighing in at a featherweight 10kg, the EC1863 boasts an ultra lightweight folding aluminium frame, perfect for loading into the boot of a car.
Of course this portability is not something new. The trump card with the EC1863 though, is that it is made using a unique one piece folding design. No detachable parts means it can be assembled in seconds, and you don’t have to worry about forgetting bits and pieces when it comes to packing for your trip away.
Elite Care ECTR04 Deluxe Wheelchair in a bag
This little wheelchair folds to approximately 1/3 of the size of a typical folded wheelchair. In the folded position, it has a height of just 79cm, and a width and depth of just 28cm and 36cm respectively.
Despite its minuscule size, the ECTR04 comes with many of the features you’d expect to find on a much bigger model of wheelchair.
These include dual action brakes, multiple cross braces for added strength, quick release height adjustable footrests, 12” solid puncture proof tyres on the rear, and 8” solid puncture proof tyres on the front.
It really does say something about how far folding wheelchairs have come, that a unit this capable can be stowed neatly into a bag no larger than your average piece of hand luggage.
When travelling, no matter how light or portable your wheelchair, you might still miss the convenience of an electric mobility scooter.
The Roma Shoprider Wheelchair Powerpack might just be the perfect solution. It essentially turns your manual wheelchair into an electric one by attaching to the back of a conventional wheelchair. Just like the ones included in this list!
Complete with variable speed and reverse, the unit can be conveniently removed in seconds. Although small in size, the Powerpack is capable of travelling at a leisurely 3.4mph for a very respectable 10 miles before running out of juice.
Cougar 4 – Compact Mobility Scooter
If you simply can’t do without taking an electric mobility scooter on your travels, look no further than the Cougar 4. It may be lightweight at only 42kg, but it certainly packs a punch.
The easy to control throttle will keep you moving for 7.5 miles, and when it’s time to disassemble, the 6 manageable parts fit neatly into the boot of a car. Other features include a large removable metal carry basket, and puncture proof non-marking tyres for truly worry-free travel.
Elite Care X Lite Ultra Lightweight Rollator
Put simply, this is the lightest rollator in the UK. The Ultra Lightweight Rollator will fold up without the need to remove parts, and despite weighing in at just 5kg, can support a maximum weight of 18 stone!
Height adjustable handles and arthritic friendly loop lock breaks make slowing down easy work. The handy shopping bag is perfect for storing the essentials, and it’ll even stand upright in its folded position to take the stresses and strains out of storing the unit neatly to one side.
There might still be a long way to go until travel is truly accessible for all, but for as long as Fenetic Wellbeing are around, we will do everything we can to make freedom hassle free.