Travel with Your Scooter
Using a scooter can be a fantastic way to improve your mobility and boost your independence. To get the most out of your scooter it’s important to choose one that best matches your lifestyle. Some people will only use theirs for local trips directly from their home, however others may want to travel further afield. If this is you, you should pick one that can be easily transported.
Luckily, at Wellwise by Shoppers™ we offer a range of mobility scooters that are specially designed to make transportation a breeze. The brands which offer the biggest variety of transportable scooters are Pride and Invacare.
3-wheeled scooters tend to be smaller than 4-wheeled scooters and provide a tighter turning radius, making them easier to maneuver in small spaces such as apartments, shops, and public transport. They’re also usually lighter than their 4-wheeled counterparts – a plus when it comes to portability.
3- Wheeled Portable Scooters:
Pride’s Traveller range is designed for exactly that – travelling! The Go-Go Elite Traveller is compact, lightweight, and features feather-touch disassembly, allowing you to disassemble it into five lightweight pieces for easy storage and transportation.
This scooter is technically a 3-wheeler; however it has a dual front wheel for added stability, giving you the best of both worlds. Its exclusive one-hand feather-touch disassembly makes transportation even easier.
The Pride Revo™ 2.0 combines a rugged and durable design with convenient, feather-touch disassembly for portability that’s comparable to their Travel Mobility line.
The INVACARE line uses their patented LiteLock technology to allow you to take the scooter apart in seconds for easy transportation. This range not only adapts to your lifestyle but also your taste, as you’re able to pick between different colors.
4-wheeled scooters are extra stable, able to handle large weight capacities, and adaptable to a variety of terrain such as grass, gravel, hills and curbs. They are often, though not always, larger, faster, and capable of longer distances, and because of this they’re often considered less portable, though that’s not necessarily the case. We stock a range of 4-wheeled scooters that can easily be taken apart and transported.
4-Wheeled Portable Scooters:
This 4-wheeled scooter features Pride’s feather-touch disassembly, making it easy to break down into five lightweight, transportable parts.
Rather than needing to disassemble, this compact 4-wheeled scooter can be folded ready for transport.
Available in five different colours, the INVACARE Colibri features the brand’s patented LiteLock technology, allowing you to easily disassemble for travel within seconds.
This super portable, fold-flat scooter makes it easy to take it wherever you’re going and is designed with minimal storage space in mind.
Scooters and Air Travel
If you’re new to mobility scooters, you may not know that the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR) require that airlines transport mobility aids as priority baggage, as well as reassembling and returning them to you promptly on arrival at your destination. If you’re planning on flying with your mobility scooter, you usually need to contact the airline in advance to let them know. They will check that it’ll fit through the cargo door into the hold (if it doesn’t, they should offer an alternative travel plan). If you’re unsure what your rights are, you can read the full regulations linked above or consult with your airline.
If you’re looking for a mobility scooter and you travel a lot, portability is a key feature to keep in mind during your search. Above are some examples, to check out our full range of scooters, click here.