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 two batteries; One (343wH) lasts around 10 hours and is over the flight safety limit of 300wH, so it is my long-distance battery. The second battery (205wH) lasts roughly 4 hours and is travel safe, which is perfect for short distances.
Source of Scooter: Travelscoot website
Diagnosis: Cauda Equina Syndrome & Scoliosis with Ongoing Complications
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 traveling 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 maneuver 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 fit a suitcase under my legs, balancing on the frame and a small rucksack on the backrest which allows me to travel independently.
I knocked one star off because I find the back is not supportive enough for me to sit for long periods comfortably. However, a large 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 model of scooter would best suit people with medium to good balance, who don’t require much back support & who can walk short distances.