A four wheel walker allows for maximum stability without slowing you down. With a conventional four-leg walker, the walker must be lifted and re-positioned with each step, which slows you down and requires extra strength. Ideal for those who do not need to lean on a walker for balance, wheeled models allow you to continue moving without interruption and eliminate the need to constantly lift and move the walker.
Whether this is your first time buying a 4 wheeled walker or you?re simply looking for a change from your current walker, we know how challenging the entire buying process can be. Our goal is to make things as simple as possible, so we?ve rounded up four of the best walkers on the market.
4 Wheel Rollators
Best 4 Wheel Walker ? Our 4 Picks
1.???? Drive Medical Four Wheel Rollator w/Back Support
This four wheel rollator offers a fold-up removable back support and a convenient wired basket to hold your belongings. Affordable in price, this model features a sturdy steel frame and weighs just 17.9 pounds.
The nice thing about this walker is that it offers numerous features to make your life easier.
- A set of hand brakes are conveniently located on the handlebars. The brakes can be pressed to stop temporarily, or they can be pushed down to lock the walker in place.
- A removable, fold-up seat gives you a place to rest while you?re out and about. The seat also has a backrest, which offers added comfort and support as you rest.
- An easy-turn lever is located on the handlebar for quick and easy height adjustment.
- Folds up easily for storage and transport.
The 7.5? caster wheels are large, sturdy and great for both indoor and outdoor use.
You?ll love the independence this walker offers. The height of the handlebars can be adjusted with the simple turn of a lever just beneath the handles. The brakes can be locked right from the handles, so you can stop and rest as needed. The included wired basket also gives you a place to hold or store your belongings while you?re out.
The handles on this walker are ergonomically designed, so they can be used for long periods of time without worry that your hands or wrists will ache.
If you?re looking for an affordable rollator that?s ideal for either indoor or outdoor use, this Drive Medical model is a great choice.
2.???? Drive Medical Rollator Fold Up w/Back Support
Another great model from Drive Medical, this rollator is lightweight and also offers a fold-up back support.
The primary differences between this model and the previous are the hand brakes and the storage compartment (more on this shortly).
This walker offers a seamless padded seat with a zippered pouch underneath. The pouch adds extra security and privacy when storing personal items. This mode does not have a wired basket attachment.
The 7.5? caster wheels make this walker great for both indoor and outdoor use, and they?re non-marring for added convenience.
The ergonomic handlebars feature deluxe loop locks, so you can lock the walker in place. The brakes on this model are a bit different from the previous model, but still improve the safety of this walker.
The padded seat rest offers you a place to sit and rest when you?re out with friends or family. The built-in backrest is also foldable, so you can put it away when necessary. You can even remove the backrest if you prefer.
The seat is hinged and can be lifted up for easy access to the zippered pouch underneath. The pouch provides a safe and private place to store your wallet, purse or other personal belongings.
The height of the handlebars can be adjusted with ease thanks to the knob just under the handlebars. And when you?re ready to go home, just fold up your walker, and place it in the trunk of your car or the backseat.
3.???? Hugo Portable Rollator
Hugo?s portable rollator is one of the best on the market, but it comes at a higher price than the average walker (around $100 when you buy online). Available in a blue color, this walker features a built-in seat with a backrest for added comfort.
Like the previous Drive Medical model, this one also features a convenient storage pouch underneath the seat. This pouch provides you with a safe and secure place to store your personal belongings.
The height of the handlebars can be adjusted with ease to ensure you maintain proper posture at all times. The grips on the handles are ergonomically designed to keep your hands at a natural angle as you move. This also gives you better access to the walker?s brakes.
Thanks to the tool-free assembly design, this walker is a snap to set up. It?s easy to fold, too, and fits nicely in most car trunks. Its light weight of 15.4 pounds makes it much easier to lift this walker into your vehicle.
Unlike many other 4-wheel rollator walkers, this model is suitable for people with conditions that compromise balance. The larger 8? wheels add to the stability of this walker, and allow this model to support up to 300 pounds.
The handle height is adjustable between 2?9? and 3?3? from handle to floor, which makes this walker ideal for people between 5? and 6?2?.
If your budget is a little bigger, this walker is a smart choice and will give you years of use.
4.???? Drive Medical Nitro Euro Style Rollator
Drive Medical?s Nitro Euro is ideal for those who travel often and need a very portable walker.
Featuring an aluminum frame, this walker is lightweight, and its cross-brace design allows for easy side-to-side folding and extra stability.
Two large 10? caster wheels in the front of the walker make it easier to steer and enhance comfort. This model is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, and maneuver a variety of terrains.
Like all of the other walkers on our list, this model has a built-in seat with a backrest. A zippered storage bag is also included that can easily be removed. A bag attachment helps keep the pouch securely in place even when the walker is folded.
The Nitro Euro has a brake system with cables that are actually inside the frame for extra safety.
Weight capacity with this model is 200 pounds, and the handle height is adjustable between 33.5? and 38.25?.
These four walkers come in a wide range of prices, but the overall functionality is roughly the same. The Nitro Euro is the most expensive model, but offers more in terms of stability and convenience. The first Drive Medical walker is one of the most affordable, but does not compromise on quality and offers all of the basic functions you?ll need.
No matter your budget or needs, one of these models is sure to fit the bill.