Clearwell Aguna – Mobility Scooter
White scooter, four wheels, very small, leather spinning seat, and a small basket for storage. Adjustable handlebars, armrests, seat height and width. Battery powered requires two batteries and a charger. Good range and speed. Very easy to operate with hare/tortoise dial. Breaks up into 4 pieces. Gifted by person in my community, however you can buy through Clearwell website.
This has most definitely changed my life!
It’s the first mobility scooter I’ve owned myself although I have hired many. It is a little wobbly (the seat particularly and I struggle with sciatica if I’m in the chair too long), but in terms of practicality and efficiency it’s great & quick to use.
It’s very nippy and definitely a lot more lightweight than others I‘ve tried. It fits in the boot of my Vauxhall Viva (smaller than a Corsa) which is fab, although despite its ‘light weight’ advertisement, my disabled self most definitely cannot lift it!!!
I would definitely recommend this for day trips out to museums, shopping centres, cities etc as it can go on buses and trains with you. I find if you don’t drive it completely straight into a ramp you nearly topple out, but this could be down to my driving as opposed to the chair itself. I am looking into getting a different type of chair/ scooter but I will keep onto this one for short distances and days out.
It’s also super great for when I get fatigued, as the handlebars are adjustable and can be moved all the way forward, allowing someone to stand on the front like a skateboard or sit on my lap and steer whilst I nap in the chair. I have very hypermobile hands and fingers and struggle with moving the mechanism to steer and reverse etc. So do bear this in mind if you have wrist joint problems or finger hypermobility. This is probably not the safest option but what I do is wrap a bit of string around it or my lanyard and the lever towards me with the string to save my fingers!
Every part of the scooter comes off, including the basket which although handy is probably a little small!
In terms of locking it up, I have a U bike lock for it which is a bit of a faff but I can’t really see any other way to lock it. But it comes with a spare key which is amazing as I lose everything!