In the past decade, we've seen, tried, and tested many knee scooter models. We've seen many models and brands come and go, and we've seen many evolve with new features.
In the ten plus years that we've been in business, the question we always get asked is: what is the best knee scooter?
Every customer we talk to has a different need. So we think that instead of asking, which knee scooter is best, it's important to rephrase the question a bit and instead ask: what is the best knee scooter for me?
After more than a decade serving customers, we can tell you with certainty that the best knee walker is the one that best suits your specific needs.
What is best for someone might not be the best for you.
The problem with most best-knee-scooter guides
If you Google, "best knee scooters," you'll find a few top 5 or top 10 knee scooter pages. Looks convenient enough, but here's the thing—there are two significant problems with these lists.
The first problem is that they give you a list of more than ten scooters—all these scooters being mostly the same, with just a few negligible differences. Do you have the time to compare ten different knee scooters that are hard to tell apart—color aside? It's overwhelming, and you'll find yourself in a state of analysis paralysis.
The second problem with these best-of lists is that they're solely designed to make money through affiliate commissions.
To put it simply, they make a list of top ten items in a given category, write something about each item (often just a copy and paste of the product info), then slap an amazon affiliate link to each item. When you click and such link, and at some point purchase the product, the person will get a commission.
When you read these pages, ask yourself the following: Has the person writing about these knee scooters actually physically tested or used them? From what we can tell, the answer is a definite no. Nothing wrong with making a few bucks if the source of the information is credible and useful.
At Rent A Knee Walker, we actually deal with knee walkers all the time. We have been for over ten years. It's our focus.
We sell them, we rent them out, and we fix them.
We've tried many models and heard feedback from hundreds of costumers.
We can absolutely tell you; we know a thing or two about knee walkers.
Rent a Knee Walker happy customers through the years.
What makes a great knee scooter?
An excellent knee scooter must be:
What is the best knee scooter for me?
The median need among our costumers seems to be a knee walker that is reasonably priced and reasonably good. This is what we call the sweet spot.
Here's a nifty decision-chart to help you choose:
We took the price out of the equation—we've priced it affordably so that it's a no-brainer. Though purchase price for the Orthomate and Swivelmate differ—for rentals—it's a simple $30 a week for either premium models.
This is a more simplified approach.
The Swivelmate Knee Walker and the Orthomate All Terrain Knee Scooter have been consistently the most popular models over the years. Their design has evolved and improved upon over the years based on customer feedback. At this point, they are optimized for what the majority of people will need to use them for.
So what makes each model so unique?
The Swivelmate Knee Walker
This knee scooter with swivel wheels is the preferred choice among our customers who will use it mostly indoors. It's even the only choice of people who have very demanding jobs.
It has a belt-drive system that allows it to do 90-degree turns.
What does this mean? It means you'll be able to move around effortlessly in tight spaces, bathrooms, narrow office hallways—or surgery rooms.
With an extra thick 3 inch padded knee rest—this is one of the few models that come with an extra comfortable knee pad as a standard. Although, it can still be taken to the next level with an knee pad cover.
All knee scooters have height-adjustable handlebars. The Swivelmate has the unique ability also to adjust the handlebars front and back. When holding the handlebars, you want your arms to extend at a comfortable distance. This feature ensures that you can adjust them to a perfect fit.
All adjustment knobs on this model are ergonomic and comfortable to grip.
|Steering rod can be adjusted forwards or backwards so you have the perfect reach.
Its tool-free assembly means no screwdrivers or Allen wrenches—just your hands required. This is extremely useful if you're going inside planes or merely loading it in your car.
The Swivelmate's advanced disc-brake system.
The Swivelmate has a powerful disc-brake system for smooth & controlled braking, especially useful when going down ramps or inclines. The Swivelmate has dual hand brakes with easy to use parking brakes to keep you in place while standing still.
|The Swivelmate excels on any flat indoor surfaces.
Having extra maneuverability is a big plus when using outdoors.
The Swivelmate excels at outdoor
The Orthomate All-Terrain Knee Walker
Chances are, you won't need an all-terrain scooter to take out to the desert, navigating through muddy waters, or plowing through three inches of snow. Having said this, then you won't knee a knee scooter almost the size of a tank with enormous wheels.
The Orthomate All Terrain Knee Walker is the perfect combination of a regular knee walker and an all-terrain knee walker. It's excellent for indoor use and shines for prolonged outdoor use.
The Orthomate All Terrain Knee Scooter is equipped with four 8-inch air-filled rubber tires that will absorb all the shock from rough outdoor and uneven surfaces.
Air-filled rubber wheels allow you to glide over rough outdoor surfaces.
At 8 inches, it's a great median size to allow you to glide comfortably outdoors and still be lightweight enough to be able to transport it easily.
It comes with easy to use brakes and a simple push-button parking brake to keep you from moving while performing daily tasks.
The Orthomate can fold easily for storage.
Just like the Swivelmate, it is a no-tools setup. Just insert the knee rest and adjust for your height and off you go. When not in use, the Orthomate is able to fold compactly for easy storage.
If traveling, a knee scooter can be mailed to your destination.
When you rent a knee scooter from us, you make puppies very happy!
The Orthomate was design to excel at both indoor and outdoor use.
Knee Scooter Rental
Both models have different purchase prices, with the Swivelmate being of a higher premium. But here's the beauty of renting with us —you can rent either model for the same rate of $30 per week.
If you're asking, "where can I rent a knee scooter near me," we can ship one to you anywhere in the country—with free shipping both ways. Easy and convenient!
If you're asking, "where can I buy a knee scooter near me?" you can purchase the unit directly from—again, free shipping!
Researching and deciding on a knee walker should not be an added unnecessary stress to what you already have. It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of choices available.
But as you can see, we've made choosing your ideal knee scooter very simple based on the years of our customer's experiences.