The Drive Medical Nitro Elite CF carbon fiber walker features a lightweight design, with a weight of just twelve pounds, making this model easier to control and maneuver.
It comes complete with a seat, which is a huge selling point for users with limited mobility or those rehabbing an injury.
Overview and Features
This Drive Medical walker is very user-friendly. The lightweight design makes it easier to use, store, and transport.
Feet problems in the elderly can be severely debilitating, requiring the use of a stable, durable walker for much-needed support. This type of walker can provide ongoing support during ambulation. The built-in seat allows users to take a break when needed.
The walker’s brake cables are hidden inside the frame for a more streamlined look and to increase the walker’s overall safety.
It’s also built tough, which is surprising considering the lightweight design.
The built-in seat is perfect for seniors with limited mobility. It can be used when waiting in line, and it’s perfect if you need to take a break during a walk, or if you’re recovering from surgery and are focused on increasing your walking distance range but need to carefully pace yourself.
Convenient Foldable Design
Folding up the walker allows you to easily transport and store it when not in use. To break down, just collapse the seat, bringing the handles together for side to side folding.
Any physical therapist will tell you that you need a walker that’s highly adjustable in order to get the most out of it. Fortunately, this walker does offer a height adjustable feature. The handle height can be adjusted easily using the built-in push buttons.
The walker is equipped with casters for added stability and safety. You’ll find large ten-inch casters located on the frontend.
The walker has a weight capacity of three hundred and twenty-five pounds.
The manufacturer currently offers a five-year limited warranty on the handle housing and brakes. There is also a limited lifetime warranty on the frame.
Carbon Fiber Frame
Carbon fiber is incredibly tough and lightweight. It has a reputation for strength and durability and can easily withstand daily use.
Who is this Walker For?
This walker is not designed for use directly after a surgery, or in the first stages of rehab. Instead, it’s designed as the next stage up. Since it’s equipped with large wheels, this model is the perfect choice for users with moderate ambulatory issues, but it’s not stable enough for people in need of a slow-moving walker that they can rely on during initial rehab or physical therapy treatment. If you’re in need of a model you can use for physical therapy, the Wenzelite Nimbo Rehab Lightweight Posterior Posture Walker may be a better choice.
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If you struggle from time to time with mobility, you’re working on strengthening your legs, or you need a stable place to rest when you’re standing in a long line, then this walker is for you. The built-in seat is comfortable, yet supportive, so you won’t sink in.
The walker comes with a convenient travel bag that allows you to store your gear when using the walker, so your hands are free to focus on navigating the walker and improving your ambulation. The bag is well-secured.
This type of walker is perfect for outside use, long trips, and a walk around the neighborhood.
Before use, make sure you’re familiar with how to use the brakes, how to lock the walker in place, and how to use the folding mechanism.
A rollator walker is perfect for outside extended use. Before you take it outside, we recommend ensuring that the hand grips do not move around and are tight. Never hang anything else on the walker, otherwise, added weight may impact the walker’s stability.
When in use, make sure the walker’s handles have been correctly adjusted. With your arms at your sides, measure the distance from your wrist to the floor. This is how high the walker’s handles should be. If you have to bend over to use the walker, it will need to be adjusted to a higher setting. When in use, you should stand as erect as possible, gripping the walker comfortably and easily.
- Highly adjustable
- Comfortable built-in seat
- Perfect for long outdoor use
- Easy to use
- Not recommended for use immediately after surgery