I purchased this Dual Function Rollator for my husband after the handbrakes fell apart on his last one (another brand). He likes this one much better because of the dual function feature.
He was using a wheelchair for a year or so until he graduated to using a regular walker, then a rollator. His physical therapist and doctor want him to walk more and this dual function model helps him accomplish this more so than a single-function rollator because he knows if he just can't walk another step, it can simply be converted to a transport chair and I can push him to our destination. This is especially useful when taking him for tests and doctor appointments in hospitals that have what seems like miles of hallways.
It gives him the confidence to try walking farther instead of always taking his wheelchair "just in case" he can't go the distance required.
The seat is a little harder (less cushioned) than his last rollator, but he doesn't mind.
He likes the roomy storage bag beneath the seat. The seat itself will accommodate a full-size cafiteria tray.
As others have noted, when in 'transport chair' mode it works best on smooth surfaces. This is not meant for rough terrain like gravel driveways or uneven sidewalks when in transport chair mode. As a walker it goes just about anywhere, even on lawns.
It's a few pounds heavier than regular rollators if you're the one lifting it in and out of a tall SUV with a weak back, take note.
The downside: If the user tends to sit for more than a few minutes in a rollator's seat, the height of the seat in this model is 21.5 inches and can interfere with the circulation of your legs if your legs aren't long enough to let your feet rest flat on the floor. My husband is 5'10" and has no problem here, but if I (at 5'6") sit in this rollator more than 5 minutes my feet go numb. Manufacturers should take note here and make these in "sizes" or with adjustable seat heights.
Also, I wish manufacturers would make rollators with softer wheels that have more grip on slick surfaces (i.e. hard surface floors), because even with the brakes engaged, wheels locked, the wheels can slide in any direction if the patient leans against the unit. Rollators will not prevent someone from falling if they loose their balance, but grippier wheels would help a lot. (Hubby found out the hard way.)
Overall, it's a great invention and it's of sturdy build. Hope this review helps other.
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