Drive DeVilbiss Rollator Review

DeVilbiss Rollator Review
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Maintenance
  • Ease of Use
4.6

Summary

If you are looking for a reliable, easy to use and affordable rollator that can be used both indoors and outdoors, the Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare R8 rollator is a great choice.

The R8 aluminium rollator by Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare provides a comfortable and secure way for seniors to get around.

It is height adjustable to ensure a perfect fit. The aluminium frame is lightweight but strong enough to withstand years of use. The solid puncture-proof tires are good for all kinds of terrain.

The rollator comes with several convenient accessories including a padded seat and backrest as well as a vinyl storage bag.

Drive DeVilbiss Rollator review

What I like

  • Easy to use
  • Padded seat and storage bag
  • For indoor and outdoor use
  • Height adjustable

What I don’t like

  • May be too high for shorter users
  • Too big for small cars

What are you buying?

1. Lightweight but strong aluminium frame

The R8 rollator weighs just 6.3kg. This is surprisingly light for a rollator with solid tyres, a padded seat and bag.

They managed to keep the weight down by using an aluminium frame.

Unlike steel which is hardy but heavy, aluminium is light yet strong. So even though the rollator weighs just about the same as a bag of groceries, it can handle a lot of weight (135kg max weight) and will last long.

The lightweight frame also makes it easier to manoeuvre the rollator especially when going uphill or walking on an uneven path.

2. Height adjustable

The rollator’s height can be adjusted from 81cm to 92cm. This is a wide range that ensures it will be a good fit for most users.

The adjustable height also comes in handy as the user continues to age. Both men and women tend to get a couple inches shorter with age.

You can adjust the handles at any time to ensure it is stays comfortable and supportive.

3. All-terrain wheels

The R8 rollator is rated for use both indoors and outdoors. It is one of the best rollators for individuals who plan to do a lot of walking outdoors either in the yard, at the park or on pavement.

The solid tyres are puncture-proof. They work great on all kinds of surfaces from grass to gravel.

At 7”, they are quite big too. This provides easy navigation on uneven paths and when going over obstacles.

4. Comfortable handles with loop brakes

The handles have a moulded ergonomic design that contours perfectly to the hands. They provide a strong comfortable grip.

The loop style breaks are easy to reach when you need to slow down or stop. They require a bit of getting used to but they are easy to use even for those with weak or arthritic hands.

The brakes can be locked to keep the rollator from moving.

5. Accessories

Accessories included with the R8 rollator include a padded seat with a back rest and a vinyl bag under the seat.

The seat can be flipped up when not in use and flipped back down when you need to rest.

How easy is it to use?

Every aspect and feature of the R8 DeVilbiss rollator is designed with safety and ease of use in mind.

From the ergonomic handles to the arthritic-friendly loop brakes, almost anyone can walk easily with this rollator.

The lightweight frame makes it easy to push along and the solid tyres are easy to roll on different surfaces, whether indoors or outdoors.

You can fold the rollator into a compact size for easy storage or travel.

There isn’t much to do in terms of maintenance. Just a quick wipe down on the frame and seat is enough to get rid of dust is enough.

The aluminium frame is rust-proof so you don’t have to worry about that.

What accessories are included?

The R8 rollator comes with three accessories: a vinyl storage bag, a flip up/down padded seat and a backrest.

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Includes padded seat and storage bag.
  • Ideal for indoor and outdoor use.
  • Height adjustable.

Cons

  • Seat height is not adjustable. Might feel a bit too high for shorter users.
  • Though it is foldable, it’s still a tad too big to fit in the boot of small cars. You have to put down the rear seats to get it to fit.

Anything else you should know?

Take note of the following important specifications before buying the rollator.

  • Overall width & depth: 62cm and 58cm respectively
  • Seat width, depth & height: 36cm, 31cm and 55cm respectively
  • Min & max handle height: 81cm and 92cm respectively
  • Max weight capacity: 135kg

Conclusion

If you are looking for a reliable, easy to use and affordable rollator that can be used both indoors and outdoors, the Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare R8 rollator is a great choice.

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