Review | Days 106 Lightweight Folding 4 Wheel Rollator Walker
April 3, 2018
If you are thinking of investing in a 4 wheeled walker then you want a strong, well-built and exceptional value walker that is lightweight, and gives you increased confidence and independence whenever you use it.
I have personal experience through my job as a physiotherapist of using the Days 106 Lightweight Folding 4 Wheel Rollator, and decided to write a review about my experiences so far.
In this review, I will discuss how well it works, highlight the key features and benefits, what I like and don’t like about it, some minor drawbacks with it, and where to get the best deal online.
Ergonomic comfortable shaped handles (suitable for someone with a weak grip or arthritic fingers and hands)
Built in padded rest seat
Available in small / medium / large size
Easily folds away for storage or transporting
Front wheels on castors to enable you to manoeuvre easily and turn in tight spaces
Available in 6 attractive colours
3 Year Warranty and comprehensive spares available
Full Product Specification Model Number: 091553213 106 Size (Large)
Suggested User Height: 5 feet 5 inches – 6 feet 2 inches / 168 – 188 cm
Product Weight: 7.2Kg
Overall Height: 780 – 900mm / 30.75 – 35.5″
Seat Height: 535mm / 21″
Maximum User Weight: 165kg / 26st
So, does it actually work as advertised ?
The rest of this review will be devoted to my experiences with using this product.
My Personal Experience
I am often asked in my role as a community physiotherapist to assess people and advise the best mobility aid for them.
Everyone has different needs based on their strength, balance, co-ordination and the practicalities of using a walker.
I first used the Days 106 Lightweight Folding 4 Wheel Rollator Walker with a lady at the end of February.
Her daughter had bought the walker for her after a friend suggested getting one. The walker was quick, easy to assemble and lightweight.
The walker needed little effort to push, even over a threshold step and ramp incline in and out of the property. However, it felt sturdy and secure at all times when walking, especially on the windy day we tried it.
The brakes are also ingenious as they work on a squeeze to slow and push to lock basis. The handles are comfortable, and have a shark fin device that effectively widens the grip for people with dexterity issues, as with the lady who had rheumatoid arthritis in her fingers.
We tried using the walker on a slight incline to assess how well the brakes worked when the lady was sitting on it, and at no time did it feel unsafe or unsteady. In addition the curved back support was comfortable.
Inside the property the walker was easy to navigate from room to room, and around furniture, and its ability to fold away when not in use was a useful feature.
What Other People are Saying
Excellent solid product, sturdy and ideal. My mother feels safer walking with it and the seat is handy if she needs to rest. Easy to unfold and not too heavy to lift into the car. Highly recommend.
Good steady walker, lots of support. Love the independence it gives me.
Very stable and easy to put up and down. Useful item which serves its purpose perfectly. Lightweight.
Brilliant. I have in fact bought 2 – one to use in the house as I can manage to scoot about the kitchen whilst sitting in it, and the other stays in the car. It helps me get around much quicker than just using my crutches (I have severe osteoarthritis) The bonus is that I can sit and rest as and when needed.
4.7 out of 5 on Amazon reviews of product.
This is a really good folding walker. My only criticism is that as my mother uses it indoors, the brake cables can get caught up on furniture. The simple answer was to use electrical tape to secure the cables to the bars. Perhaps the manufacturer should re-think this part of the design.
The seat could do with a bit more padding, but otherwise a very easy seat to sit on and use as it has a compartment under the seat which is ample for your everyday items like, keys, drinks bottle, tablets, phone etc.