Explorer 4 Mobility Scooter Review: Car Transportable (Boot)

The Explorer 4 mobility scooter is perhaps one of the best in the market. A pair of 17Amp batteries provides the scooter with a respectable 18 mile range. When it comes to compatibility and portability, the Explorer 4 is a winner. It easily dismantles into several components and can be quickly stowed away into the boot of your car when travelling. If you are planning to travel by plane, the scooter is very plane friendly. Read on to learn more.

Explorer 4 Mobility Scooter review

explorer 4 mobility scooter review

What I like

  • Easy portability
  • Frustration free assembly
  • Suits different body sizes
  • Good price

What I don’t like

  • Battery pack is a bit heavy
  • Not the most durable

What are you buying?

1. Compacts into 4 pieces

boot mobility scooterIf you travel often, this is one of the best mobility scooters you can buy. Four of the scooter’s parts can detach from each other, allowing you to pack it easily into a boot. Some users even say that they don’t need to dismantle the scooter to fit it into the boot. The main section, the tiller, the seat and the battery easily dismantle with minimal effort.

The battery pack is the heaviest bit so you will want to be careful with it. This come-apart design is also great when you are travelling by air. But remember to contact the airline before booking your ticket to find out their exact policy on travelling with a mobility scooter.

2. Impressive 18-mile range

Most boot scooters can barely scratch 10 miles when it comes to range. The Explorer 4 packs 18 miles of a smooth ride before you need to recharge the battery. This is enough to take you to the store, the park, to see the neighbour down the road and several other trips in between. Most users find that they can go for days without having to recharge the battery.

This range is thanks to a pair of 17Amp batteries fitted at the bottom of the scooter. When the batteries die out, a full recharge takes 2 to 3 hours. Since the battery is removable, you have the option of charging it separately instead of dragging the entire thing into the house.

3. Safety features

While the maximum speed is capped at a safe 4mph, there scooter adds on several more features for maximum safety. There is a buzzer to warn pedestrians, useful when you are in a busy area. The anti-tipper wheels in the rear provide added stability especially when moving on sloppy roads and pavements.

An easy to use speed control system allows you to steer with confidence, whether you are on a crowded pavement or a supermarket aisle. To make sure you are not caught unawares, a battery level gauge tells you how much juice you have left.

How easy is it to use?

The scooter is extremely easy to take apart. The battery and other components unlatch easily and putting them back together is just as effort free. Even if there isn’t always someone around to offer a hand, most elderly users can manage to handle the scooter on their own.

The seat is comfortable and is designed with 360-degree rotation to help users get on and off easily. The tiller and seat can be adjusted for perfect comfort, regardless of body size and height.

What accessories are included?

Consider buying an extra battery pack for backup purposes. The backup will come in handy if your current batteries get faulty or if there is a prolonged power outage. Another accessory that can help is a weather cover, which you can use when you are caught in the rain.

Check whether your scooter is compatible with various other accessories such as an oxygen tank holder or storage bag. The scooter already comes fitted with a shipping basket, so you don’t have to worry about where to carry your grocery.

Pros

  • Easy portability thanks to the dismantling design.
  • Fairly lightweight at 45kg.
  • Tiller and seat provide flexibility to suit different body sizes.

Cons

  • The battery pack is a bit heavy – 13kg – and can be a bit challenging to lift into the car boot.
  • This is not the most durable of mobility scooters. Most users report issues after 2-3 years of use.

Anything else you should know?

One common challenge for those who live in a storied building is hauling the scooter up for charging. With Explorer 4’s removable battery, you can carry just the battery upstairs for charging. This is a huge convenience.

Conclusion

The Explorer 4 scooter has many great features while managing to keep the price affordable. It is easy to use, ridiculously convenient to carry around, comes with a respectable range and goes to extra lengths to ensure full safety for the user.

Please have a look how this scooter compares against other top mobility scooters in the UK.

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Explorer 4 Mobility Scooter Review
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Maintenance
  • Ease of Use
4.5

Summary

If you are looking for a powerful yet compatible and lightweight boost scooter, you should seriously consider the Explorer 4. The Explorer 4 mobility scooter is perhaps one of the best in the market.

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