Should I Choose a Basket or a Pouch
- There are many accessories available for knee walkers, all with the common goal of making your life easier. Since you are using your hands to steer, the most obvious necessity is a way to carry items, such as your purse or water bottle. That's where a basket or pouch comes in. However, that choice in itself can leave users scratching their heads. Which is the right choice?
The place to begin is with the question, "how much do you need to carry?" For less bulky items like a water bottle, a book or a camera - a pouch would be the way to go. It is also the easiest to attach and adjust since you secure it with Velcro straps. It also offers a bit more privacy as you can close the pouch and no one can see in. Gender also plays a role - pouches have proven to be more popular with men, as they are less obtrusive and are more fashionable. Additionally, the pouch is beneficial as you have the ability to fold the steering column while the pouch is attached, unlike the basket. Free Spirit Knee Walker comes standard with a pouch, but you can also add one in a fun print to liven up your unit.Largest CapacityBest For Small SpacesStays on Unit for TransportEasy Access to ItemsAbility to Conceal Items
If you need a larger carrying space, then the basket option is for you. Easy to set your purse in or those binders at work, the basket provides open access to your items. Keep in mind not to over load your basket, as the more weight you put in the more you risk making the unit top-heavy. The main drawback of the basket is the extra space it takes up in front of your unit, so keep that in mind if you are concerned about space. Of course, you can always pop the basket off if you need to get close to a counter or fold the unit - it's very simple to do. Another thing to consider is the location of the basket. Most are positioned about 1/3 of the way down on the steering column, but there are others that are located on the lower frame, like the Roll-A-Bout Knee Walker. This can be a plus as it takes the weight of the items off the steering column making the steering lighter; however the disadvantage is you will need to bend down to retrieve your items.
Bottom line is either option will work well for you - there is no wrong choice! It's just a matter of which one will fit best into your daily lifestyle.
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