Choosing the right rollator

Things to consider when choosing a rollator

We have created a Rollator guide to make things easier for you;

 

Stability

The need for stability is for many people one of the main reasons for considering a rollator.

 

Traditionally, it has been said that width and weight contribute to stability. We think it is as much about the construction of the rollator.

TOPRO’s rollators are recognised for their good stability and all our rollators are carefully checked in the test laboratory by our experienced designers, as well as tested and approved by TÜV

 

Folding

 

If you travel a lot or drive a car often, it may be beneficial to have a rollator that is easy to fold together.

All TOPRO rollators are foldable and the Odyssé has a unique two-way folding, which makes the transport size even smaller.

TOPRO Troja 5G

Basket/Shopping Bag

With a basket or shopping bag it is easy to carry goods and other possessions. All TOPRO rollators come with a basket or a shopping bag included. The loading capacity varies depending on the model, from 5 to 15 kg, with TOPRO Olympos ATR on top. TOPRO Odyssé, TOPRO Troja 5G Premium and TOPRO Olympos ATR have lidded, removable shopping bags.

 

Brakes

A good braking system provides a feeling of stability, peace of mind and safety. The vast majority of rollators have driving brakes that are activated when squeezing the brake handles. If you want extra control over the rollator before walking, or you are missing the required reflex to react when braking is required, you should select the a rollator, which has a reverse brake system.

Design/ Apperance

The rollator will improve quality of life and sense of independence. One should be proud of one’s rollator! This is why the design of the rollator can be important. For example, if you choose our TOPRO Troja 5G rollator, you may choose from a variety of colours on the frame, as well as a matching pattern on the shopping bag.

Accessories

If you use the rollator everyday, you might want it to suit many different needs and situations. Then it is advantageous to choose a rollator that may be supplied with additional equipment. See our wide range of accessories on our website or in our catalogue.

Wheels

Large wheels make it more comfortable driving on rough foundation, for example cobblestones or dirt roads. If you need to use the rollator a lot outdoors, we recommend the TOPRO Olympos. We offer different types of tyres for the TOPRO Odyssé, TOPRO Troja 5G and TOPRO Olympos ATR, where some may be more suited for indoor use, while others, such as off-road wheels and studded tyres, are adapted for outdoor use.

Size and weight

Make sure that the rollator fits your height. A rule of thumb is that the handles on the rollator should be level to the height of the user’s wrist when the arms are hanging straight down. Most rollators come in two or three different sizes.

 

Wide rollators can often feel more stable than narrow ones, but this also depends on the construction of the rollator. Be sure to check that the rollator is not wider than the doorways in your home.

 

Also, consider that heavier and larger rollators may often be more difficult to transfer in and out of vehicles.