The 3 Best Mobility Scooter for Outdoors

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The mobility scooter is something that has been around for some time. You have undoubtedly seen it advertised on television, and you have probably seen it in real life at this point. If the time has come for you to start using one then don’t despair! It’s not the end of your life; if anything, it is going to make you life a bit more fun. The big question that most people ask when buying a mobility scooter however, is which ones are best for outdoors? That is an excellent question as there are certain features you would look for in an outdoor mobility scooter that you might not consider if you simply want one for around your home or even your property.

First of all you need one that is relatively fast, especially if you are planning to travel long distances. On that note, you also need a chair that CAN travel long distances, which means you need something that is light weight and can reach great distances. For example some mobility scooters have a range of up to twenty miles(before battery death) which is considerable longer than a mobility wheelchair. Finally, you need a mobility chair that features a lighting package, from headlights, to turn signals, and even a parking light. Rear view mirrors will provided added safety. This is not to say that you will be driving your mobility scooter on the road, but as with anything, it is better to be safe than sorry. Let’s take a look at three of the best mobility scooters on the market today so that you can make the best, and most informed decision.

 

Ventura DLX 4-Wheel

This is a bit of a basic model but it is everything that you could possibly want in a mobility scooter, especially if you just want to get ‘there and back again’ without hassle. Comfort is the name of the game with an 18” to 20” wide captain’s chair and a seat that can be adjusted on the fly.

We mentioned that lighting is critical for safety, and this chair features the entire package which includes a headlight, turn signals, and parking light. No matter what time of day it is, you will be fully visible, even if you’ve decided to take a midnight ride around your beautiful suburban neighborhood or retirement home.

So what about the range? How far can you go with this model before the battery dies? The specifications state that you can travel somewhere around fifteen miles, however the official driving range is about twenty-two miles. In addition to that, the scooter is lightweight with the heaviest piece being just under one hundred pounds. As far as speed, however, you won’t get there terribly fast as it travels at roughly five miles per hour. Still, this is a great introductory scooter and one for you to consider.

Espree Atlas 3 Wheel

This model moves slightly faster than the last model, averaging about 5.40 Miles Per Hour. It might not be much of an improvement, but overall, it is still a great chair. What you will like, however, is the fact that the drive range is extended to a total of thirty miles! It is much lighter than the previous model with the heaviest piece being 45 lbs and the overall weight being 165.75 lbs. In the interest of safety, the Espree does feature all of the necessary running lights including a bright front headlight that will light the way there and back.

One great advantage this scooter has over many others is the seat itself. The scooter features an ability that allows you to raise the seat several inches, making it easier for you to reach items in your kitchen, or simply other top shelf items that had been previously out of reach for you. For maximum independence, this is the scooter you want to choose, and to make it even better, it is highly comfortable.

 

Prowler 4 Wheel

The final mobility scooter that we are going to cover is the Prowler 4 Wheel. If you are looking for something more than a scooter that will take you places, and want something with a little more versatility, then you need look no further than the Prowler. First of all, it features a 500 lb weight capacity which we will get to later as it does serve an important purpose. The captain’s chair features a 360 degree swivel along with a headrest, making this a highly comfortable and highly convenient ride.

If you were eyeing the previous suggestion with greed then you might be disappointed to find that the drive range of this scooter is a mere twenty-three miles rather than thirty. The trade-off however, is that it is capable of moving at speeds up to seven miles per hour. That’s quite the improvement, especially among scooters.

You know it goes fast, and you know it goes far, but is it safe? That’s the important question, and it does features a  full safety package with lights, horn, turn signals, handbrakes, and even a rear view mirror. An integrated horn will let people know you’re coming, which they need to know, especially at seven miles per hour.

We mentioned the carry weight earlier which is very important as it has a trailer option, meaning you can attach a trailer to the rear accessory and carry your tools or other supplies about the yard. If you need a mobility scooter but aren’t quite done with the yard work yet, then you’ve certainly found your best option.

These are three of the best mobility scooters on the market, and three that you will definitely want to look into. There are others out there, of course, so start examining your options and pick one that takes you where you need to go.