Travelscoot Deluxe – Mobility Scooter

USERS RATING:
(Based on the users needs, lifestyle and preferences.)

Scooter Description:
Small tricycle style foldable scooter. It has a silver metal frame and a red bag carrier under the legs. The handlebars and seat are adjustable. The seat has a large cushion and a small cushion for the back. The battery is located underneath the seat and is long and rectangular.

Battery Life:
I have one battery that lasts around 10 hours and another that lasts roughly 4 hours.

Source of Scooter:
Travelscoot website

Diagnosis:
Cauda Equina Syndrome & Scoliosis with Ongoing Complications

Personal Opinion:
I love my TravelScoot! It has opened up my ability to travel again and I get compliments wherever I go with it. I use it for festivals, shopping and travelling independently and I’ve been stopped in the street, museums and concerts around the world by people asking what make and model it is, so they could buy it themselves or recommend it to family and friends. I even keep their business cards in my purse, because I’m asked that often!

I was conscious about getting a mobility scooter that was geriatric looking, as I bought it when I was 18. It is very small, easy to manoeuvre and it feels more like an extension of my body rather than a device that is transporting you.

It is very compact and can quickly and easily be folded to put in the boot of a taxi; this also makes things a lot easier when using public transport. It is very lightweight (about 12kg) so my friends or family can lift it up and downstairs in venues or tube stations. The pocket/carrier can fit quite a lot and is very handy. I can even fit a suitcase under my legs, balancing on the frame and a small rucksack on the backrest which allows me to travel independently. I opted to get two batteries; one is my long-distance battery (343wH) that lasts around 10 hours and is over the flight safety limit of 300wH; the second battery (205wH) is perfect for short distances, lasts approximately 4 hours and is safe to travel with.

When it comes to rating this scooter, I decided to knock one star off my overall rating because I find the backrest is not supportive enough to comfortably sit against for long periods. However, larger back support would impact the ability to fold. Also, as a person with a spinal condition, I find that there isn’t enough suspension in the seat and I can feel the cracks and bumps in the road which can hurt, but my city is very old with bad footpaths so I guess most scooters would struggle with this! It cannot go up small steps or low curbs, which means if I come to a curb I have to get off and lift it up, which is not good if you have a bad back. But overall this scooter has allowed me to remain independent and get around with ease, so I would highly recommend it! I personally think this style of the scooter would best suit people with medium to good balance, who don’t require much back support & who can walk short distances.

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How useful was this review? 4.55 ( 1 votes)