Rollator or Triwalker: Which is Best for Your Mobility?

May 15, 2017

With so many options for your mobility assistance around these days, it’s difficult to know what to choose. Each mobility user has different needs, routines, and requirements for their day, and finding a walker that will work for you can be a tough job with so much equipment to choose from.

To make your decision a little bit easier, leading mobility aid retail providers Manage at Home are comparing their two most popular walkers. The Rollator is a wide four wheeled frame with a basket and brakes, and whereas the Tri-Walker is a narrower three wheeled mobility frame.  

Considering issues such as their weight, support, ease of use and additional functions, the Rollator and the Triwalker have been put through their paces to decide just which walker will work for you. 

Shopping Trips 

We understand that when you have limited mobility, a simple trip to the shops can be a much bigger challenge than anticipated. You need to feel supported, with the peace of mind that your walker can get you there and back with no complications. 

Whilst the Triwalker does have its merits during shopping trips, being equipped with thinner frames for those difficult aisle turns and easy manoeuvrability, the Rollator is designed to be sturdy enough even during the longest trips. Its shock absorbent wheels are ideal for getting down the uneven high street roads, most frames have a pre-installed basket for carrying heavy items and they even come with a seat for restful stops between stores. 

For shopping: Rollator

Travelling on Public Transport 

Whether you’re planning a day out, visiting friends, or simply heading to an appointment, public transport is a necessary part of life for those with limited mobility. So, it’s important that whatever walker you choose can work with that, and will be a help rather than a hindrance. 

For short distances, the Rollator’s durable frame can support you on even the bumpiest of buses, and it’s reliable braking system can help keep you grounded on awkward journeys. However, if you’re heading out on a long-distance journey, on a coach or a train for example, the Tri-Walker is the walker you want. The benefit of its triangular frame means it can be easily folded away and neatly stored until the journey’s end, without taking up room and making your transition from travelling to walking even easier. 

For travelling: Tri-Walker 

Walking the Dog 

If you refuse to let limited mobility stand between you and your favourite stroll, then you’ll need a walker that supports all of your rambling needs. Luckily, both of our walkers are fully equipped for those longer stretches, so you never need to miss out on an afternoon jaunt. 

The Rollator, for example, has the strong handles, wide frame and comfortable grip for those who need more upper body strength to keep them walking, whereas the Tri-Walker has the nimble frame and optional basket hooks for lighter, uphill treks. 

For long walks: both! 

 

Only you know what goes into your day, and what you want your walker to help you achieve. So, whether you’re a stroller, shopper or seasoned traveller, taking a Tri-Walker or a Rollator home with you can help to support, balance and improve your mobility when out and about.

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