Rolling walker buyer's guide
A rollator is essentially a walker with tires.
It combines an adjustable height walking frame with
small wheels. Rather than lifting the walker to
move, you just push.
The notion of adding wheels to a walker originated in
Scandinavia decades ago. What a natural, since wheels and movement harmonize beautifully
(think bikes, scooters, skates, skateboards, etc.)!
Don't misunderstand - the wheels don't do the work
for you. A rolling
walker will not take you anywhere. It has no engine,
no batteries! You control pace and direction; your muscles
supply the power. The walker simply moves to your command,
easing, supporting, stabilizing.
A rollator, then, is ideal for those who want to get up
and go using their own two pegs, but who could use a little assist
with balance or endurance. If you find moving easier while
onto a shopping cart, you might find a wheeled walker liberating.
Has a loss of mobility clipped your wings? Does just sitting make you restless? Do you
prize your independence? Would you rather walk than
ride? Are you
determined to preserve or regain the use of your muscles and
legs? Do you have a yen to explore new places and sample new experiences?
Then grab hold and give a rollator a spin.
Kick the tires. Fold it up. See the world, or your
special corner of it. We offer a 30 day money-back
guarantee, because you will fall in love by then, or we want it
Interested in a rolling walker,
but not sure which one to get? Let us guide you through the
selection process. The main factors to
- your height and weight,
- any special limitations you
- how stable you are.
To narrow the field of rollators, first locate your
height - petite, medium height or tall - in the
table below. This allows you to focus on walkers appropriate for
Next, rule out any rollators not sturdy enough to
handle your weight. For instance, if you are tall and weigh 280, you don't want a rollator with a capacity of
All the other walkers within your height range are serious
Now you're ready to examine each of the remaining
rollators more closely, comparing features and options
to find the very best fit for your needs. If you'd like some
guidance, just give us a call: 972-699-0071.
Click on the name of any of the recommended
walkers to get more
detailed information. For a description of the various options available on
rolling walkers, see our Rollator
Find all this information overwhelming? Just not
sure what you need or want? Call us at 972-699-0071 or
send us an email. We will be happy to answer your questions
and offer guidance.