Currently, mobility scooters are becoming quite appealing to active seniors all over the UK. Not only are they economical and a great alternative to cars, but they’re also ideal for those with mobility problems.
As more and more seniors are opting for scooters, I went ahead to find one for my grandad. If you’re also looking for something stable, practical, comfortable and fairly durable, then here’s what I found out about the Sterling Sapphire 2 Travel Mobility Scooter.
Sterling Sapphire 2 review
What I like
- Superior quality
- Easy to use
- Charge on the go
- Safety features
What I don’t like
- 4mph speed limit
- A bit expensive
What are you buying?
The Mobility Scooter from Sterling is a decent, well rounded scooter that can only be classified as mid range. This four wheeled scooter is designed to provide exceptional maneuverability both indoors and outdoors while still retaining far more comfort than you honestly need.
Weighing in at a full weight of 79Kg, this is actually the brand’s lightest mobility scooter in its class. But before we get to the reason why this has been touted as one of the most portable units, let’s have a closer look at the top features.
Looking at the scooter, you can tell that it took decades to get it to where it is today. The evidence is in the performance, comfort and reliability levels.
The Sterling Sapphire 2 Travel Mobility Scooter incorporates a quick charge battery that allows users to travel 19 miles without needing to stop for a recharge. Of course, you’ll only be travelling at a maximum speed of 4mph, so I don’t think you want to cover the entire 19 miles in one go.
As if that wasn’t enough, the manufacturer took things up a notch by including an entire host of safety features. This includes bumpers to keep you and the scooter safe in case of an accident.
There’s also a pair of front and back LED lights that are super bright to ensure that your way is well lit and that you are always seen. I was really impressed by just how much leg room this bad boy offered compared to other models. No more having to cramp up during long journeys. But just how easy is it to use this thing?
How easy is it to use?
Thanks to a few clever additions by Sterling, their Sapphire 2 Travel Mobility Scooter is among the most flexible and user friendly models out there. Of course, there were a few mismatches, but we’ll get to those later on.
Some of the features that make it super easy to use include the straightforward assembly and disassembly that allows you to transport or store the scooter. All you have to do is simply lift off the seat, take out the batteries, lift the Sterling lock handle and voila; front and rear parts separated.
And speaking of the seat, Sterling wanted to make sure that their users are as comfortable as possible. Which is why they incorporated a fully upholstered, height adjustable and generously padded 18’’ seat with infinite angle adjusting tiller for best possible driving positions.
Now for the best part; your dashboard. This scooted makes use of an ergonomically designed handlebar with warm foam grip to make it easy to grip your handles and work the throttle.
What accessories are included?
Once you make this purchase, you can expect the following items and accessories:
- Sterling Sapphire 2 Travel Mobility Scooter
- On board charging system
- Off board charging loom at a small fee
- Superior quality craftsmanship.
- Extremely portable and easy to use.
- Comes with an on board battery charging system to charge on the go.
- Endless list of safety features.
- For such a great scooter, something faster than 4mph would have been more practical.
Anything else you should know?
Like most of Sterling’s other scooters, the Mobility Scooter also comes with a maximum weight capacity of about 150Kgs. The manufacturer recommends that you don’t exceed this limit, but I think she could take it.
However, make sure you don’t take the scooter over a slope steeper than 10 gradient. At such a low max speed, you’ll definitely take a topple.
There you have it; if you’re looking for something durable, practical, efficient, comfortable and as safe as it gets on a scooter, then look no further than the Sapphire 2 Travel Mobility Scooter.
Sure, you’ll have to shell out quite the handsome pound, but all the features and performance levels you get will be well worth the effort. But you might want to look for something else if you weight more than 150Kg or just want to go much faster than 4mph.
Where to buy?
- Amazon UK: >> Click here for today’s price
Sterling Sapphire 2 Travel Mobility Scooter Review
If you’re looking for stable, practical, comfortable and fairly durable mobility scooter, then you should definitely put the Sterling Sapphire 2 Travel Mobility Scooter on your shopping list.