This is my second Drive walker. After four or five years, the plastic seat on my old walker cracked. Since Drive doesn't make replacement seats, I had to order another entire walker. From the photo, I thought I was buying an identical walker, but not so. The seat has been redesigned; the overall width of the walker is about two inches narrower; and the overall height is about an inch taller. The seat, which now has metal supports under it, is about an inch taller and also narrower from front to back and about 2" from side to side. This may be important if you are shorter than I am (5'4") or if you are a heavier person who filled the old style seat to capacity. This walker really needs height adjustments for shorter people who are using it as a brace. If you are using it for unsteadiness, the height shouldn't be a problem.
Rather than using the walker because of unsteadiness, I lean heavily on it and sit frequently to relieve pressure on a pinched nerve in my back. I remove the push down brakes (easy to do) and replace them with glides so that the walker moves freely even when I am leaning on it. Although this walker is heavier than those without seats, for me the benefit of the seat offsets the added weight. I'm still able to lift it and put it in the car. The walker folds easiy, fits behind the driver's seat, tucks away when at restaurants, and comes in handy when waiting in lines. The seat can be used as a platform to put packages, books, serving trays, etc. and solves the problem of how to use a walker and still transport items from one place to another.
I recommend it. It makes my life closer to normal and allows me to function independently.
It would be nice if it came in fashion colors but I guess basic black will do.
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