The Best Knee Scooter for Outdoors
- Being outdoors and going for a simple walk has tremendous powerful benefits. Yup, just a simple walk.
It can make you more creative, calm the mind, boost your mood, and may even help prevent diseases.
If you've had a broken foot injury or surgery and need a mobility device—how can you enjoy the great outdoors?
If you are currently thinking about getting a knee scooter—all models can be used outdoors. But some are specifically built to perform better in rough terrain.
What's special about all-terrain knee scooters?
The majority of knee scooters have solid tires. When you use a knee scooter indoors, you ride over smooth, clean, and level surfaces. It's smooth sailing.
When you ride these solid-tire knee scooters outdoors—for example, a parking lot—you will feel the bumps and roughness of the asphalt. The shock of hitting these bumps is absorbed and transferred from the solid wheels to your leg.
This is fine and bearable if you occasionally have to use your knee scooter outdoors. For example: walking your dog, go grocery shopping, to and from work, etc.
Do you need an outdoor knee scooter?
If you're determined to stay active and train your good legs during recovery, we highly recommend getting an all-terrain knee scooter. All-terrain knee scooters (or knee walkers, as also referred to) have air-filled rubber tires that absorb the shock from the rough terrain.
Some of our customers have found them useful when going on trips and exploring the city, going to national parks or trails, theme parks, etc.
Which all-terrain knee scooter to get?
Aside from air-filled tired, there are a few other things to consider when getting an all-terrain knee scooter:
The Orthomate by TKWC is our preferred choice for an outdoor knee scooter. It's a hybrid indoor and outdoor design. This means it has a lightweight body with 8" wheels, instead of oversized wheels from other models.
Why we like The Orthomate:
• Lighter in weight.
• Easier to navigate around the indoors without bumping into anything.
• Easier to carry and fit in and out of the car.
• Great turning radius compared to other all-terrain scooters.
The majority of folks will need to use their all-terrain scooters indoors as well; this is why the Orthomate's hybrid design is a great fit.
For folks who need a hardcore knee scooter to scoot over really rough terrain like snow, high grass, inches of snow—the all-terrain from Knee Rover will be a good choice.
Orthomate All-Terrain KneeRover All-TerrainWeight capacity 250 lb 350 lbScooter weight 26 lb 27 lbTurning radius 35 degrees 25 degreesKnee rest offset Yes NoWheel size 8 inches 12 inchesUser height range 5' 2" - 6' 3" 5' 4" - 6' 2"
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