18 Inch Wide Walker: Drive Medical Nitro Euro Style Rollator Review
Many are hesitant to invest in an assisted mobility device both due to the fact that they often look drab and because they are difficult to maneuver, store, and lift.
Created by Drive Medical, the Nitro Euro Style Rollator Walker is one which goes against the trends set by other walkers available for purchase. It is designed to make it easier for mobility impaired or disabled individuals to navigate their environments with minimal effort so that they can maintain an independent and active lifestyle.
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Weight, Height, and Capacity
The rollator, which weighs in at a meager seventeen and a half pounds, can be pushed rather easily thanks to its lightweight aluminum frame which also makes it easy to lift. It is far more maneuverable than other walkers that we’ve reviewed. And despite being lightweight, this 18 inch wide walker is also extremely sturdy and has a weight capacity up to three hundred pounds!
This walker is also equipped with brakes on both handles for added safety measures. The brake cords run through the handles of the device so that they are unable to trip the user or get hung on anything that the user may pass by both inside and outside of their home. This is a benefit for those who have pets, such as small dogs, that could possibly gnaw on the cords.
Mobility and Storage
Storing the rollator is also simple because it is able to collapse into a compact folded size by simply pulling upwards on the seat handle, it is so simple in fact that it can even be done with one hand.
When folded the Rollator becomes extremely compact to the point that both of the handles are almost touching one another, making it easy to fit both in the trunk of a vehicle, on a plane ride, in small closets, and many other narrow and tight-fitting spaces.
Indoors vs Outdoors Suitability
With smaller rear wheels and larger front wheels, this Euro Style Rollator is able to handle various indoor and outdoor terrains including grass, shag carpet, hardwood floor, and many other surfaces that other walkers may have issues traveling across.
There is also a “curb step tube” located on the rear right wheel, making it simple to push the walker up curbs with little to no lifting involved. Should you feel the need to stop and take a break at any point the rollator also has a nylon seat that is both easy to clean and comfortably padded – easy to rest on as well as a backrest that can be easily adjusted without the use of any tools. This makes the rollator a good fit for those who may spend a great deal of time at the park, grandchildren’s sporting events, and other locations where seating may be hard to come by.
In addition to the backrest, the handles are both adjustable as well. They can be raised and lowered easily so that the rollator is a good fit for someone of any height. It is also equipped with a removable storage bag that has a zipper, ensuring anything you put inside it will remain secure and safely attached to the rollator all while being easily accessible.
This makes it a good choice for those who plan on taking their walker out fairly often and would like a safe place to store bottled water, reading materials, and anything else that they may wish to have with them. This 18″ wide walker is also compatible with other products made by Drive Medical such as cup holders which can be easily attached to its handles.
Style and Design
Unlike the majority of walkers on the market today, the Drive Medical Nitro Euro Style Rollator comes in three color choices to choose from which are black, white, and red so the user has the ability to choose one that they like and enjoy using in public. The easy to clean materials also add to this slick and modern look because it is easier to keep this rollator in impeccable condition. This can help eliminate the uncomfortable feeling many seniors or handicapped individuals have when using an assisted mobility device around others. This walker really looks great.
User Reported Issues
This Euro Style Walker really is a great option based on the model we reviewed. However, we believe it is worth noting that a number of users have raised issues with the quality of the wheels, finding that they loosen easily. Whilst we did not have this issue personally, it may be worth raising it with Drive Medical to discuss before making a purchase.
The Drive Medical Nitro Euro Style Rollator Walker truly is, in our opinion, one of the best 18 inch wide walkers, if not one of the best walkers overall, on the market today. It is sturdy, reliable, and feature packed – making it a great choice for anyone considering purchasing a walker. It looks great, is super compact, and handles well both indoors and outdoors. A truly amazing product overall.