For anyone, losing the ability to move around can be devastating for anyone as it affects your daily life, a lot. Lucky for us, living in today’s world with good engineering is everywhere, mobility aids are widely available and plenty of choices to choose from to suit your needs.
For that, we highly recommend a walker with a wheelchair as an option, as it offers a high degree of stability than a crutch. Also known as walker wheelchair , this type of walker offers mobility and independence compared to other types of walkers (and being fast while you’re at it), especially if you still want to move around as easily as you used to do, and/or you like to spend a lot of your time outdoors.
Keep in mind these factors to consider when buying your first walker wheelchair, such as the weight capacity of the user, the dimensions for the seat and handle, type of breaking mechanism uses, the type and size of the wheels, as well as the location where you likely to use the wheelchair.
And don’t forget, as walker wheelchairs tend to be bulky, look for model’s size accordingly with the space you can spare for storage, as well as to store in the car when traveling.
Best Convertible Walker Wheelchair for Elderlies – Our Top Choices
1. Drive Medical Duet Transport Wheelchair Rollator Walker
Drive Medical Duet Transport Wheelchair Rollator Walker combines both wheelchair and a rollator in one transport chair, making it an excellent choice if you want both features in one setup. The wheelchair can be used by both caregiver and yourself to move around independently and safely.
The seat comes with flip-up armrests and flip-down footrests that you can lock it securely, and they’re also detachable if you want to make it as a rollator (a definite plus point to us!).
The wheels are in a standard size 8 inch, with the wheels are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use (not for heavy duty terrain use, though)
Apart from being a multipurpose wheelchair, we love that everything on the seat is all about being comfy – apart from the armrests and footrests mentioned previously, the seat itself is contoured padded backrest and seats for a comfortable and supportive seat while using the wheelchair – after all, it’s kind of impractical to have a wheelchair that is not comfortable as you’d be sitting on it most of the time.
Not to mention the added pouch attached to seat makes convenient storage for your items.
Overall, we think that this model is a solid choice for you to consider. Pretty much everything essential needed for a wheelchair is right here.
Comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
2. ProBasics Transport Rollator Walker with Seat and Wheels
ProBasics Transport Rollator Walker with Seat and Wheels is made for anyone that still wants to walk (that a walker is necessary) with occasional use of a wheelchair. So yes, if you’re looking a ProBasics Transport Rollator Walker with Seat and Wheels as your main function, you might want to skip this model’s review. Otherwise, do continue!
While not a well-known brand, ProBasics makes a sturdy, durable product that focuses on form and function. Made from durable lightweight aluminum, this gem is able to handle weight up to 250 pounds.safety measure a big thing with this model – you can lock the brakes and get an instant seat, while handbrakes are handy to prevent you from slipping while walking.
The rollator also comes with a storage area underneath the seat that is handy and accessible both when using it as a walker and a wheelchair. As an extra, you can even specify your storage preference (choose either nylon or metal basket) during purchase.
One of the biggest drawbacks is the seating configuration. Clearly, as it leans more on ‘ people that want to walk’, the seat is quite narrow with thin padding that you may need to have additional seat covers to provide some comfortable seating. The rollator design is clearly to lean for people that still prefer to walk. Hence, the seating is comfortable enough if you plan to rest for a short time; longer rest will only give you a back pain afterward.
And another factor, the wheel design seems to made for both indoor and outdoor, provided it’s in smooth surfaces, that even rough road can be a challenge to use this rollator.
As mentioned before, for anyone that ‘still prefers to walk’ and/or planning to use at places where smooth surfaces are assured, this affordable rollator is the one for you.
3. Medline Red Combination Rollator and Transport Chair
Medline Combination Rollator Transport Chair seems to gain popularity as one of the favorite wheelchair-rollator, with nearly 70% 5-star rating in Amazon.
The wheelchair comes with comfortable back support, attachable pouch, as well as being easy to use to convert from wheelchair to a transport walker.
As front wheels are in six inches and the rear wheels measuring seven, we think that this wheelchair is made primarily for wheelchair and occasional outdoor, specifically for flat terrains and roads (save heavy duty outdoors for rough wheels).
We love the restaurant-style armrests fits well under the desks and table, making it super convenient for you to move about independently and effortlessly. And surprisingly, this model also comes with a cup holder, carrying case and under-seat basket for carrying personal items.
If you are still working, stay reasonably active, and always on the go, we think that this wheelchair is the perfect one for you.
4. Lumex HybridLX Rollator & Transport Chair, Majestic Blue, LX1000B
Think Lumex HybridLX Rollator & Transport Chair as a mobile machine that you can maneuver and navigate in narrow walkways and tight corners – that’s one of the features that makes Lumex Hybrid in our review list.
Made from a lightweight aluminum frame, this wheelchair/rollator can handle weight up to 300 pounds without a snag, and the design is made for portability – easy folding to stow away in storage or in a car trunk.
And the set is wonderfully comfortable too – it offers a full seat and backrest, with medium seat dimensions for extra comfort.
Comes with a three-year warranty on the frame and one year on other parts.
5. Vive Rollator Wheelchair – Transport Walker Chair
Vive Rollator Wheelchair is a dream to have; considered to be one of the best mobility aids, you get not just the function, but able to carry it with style.
Designed with comfort and style to go together, the seat comes with a supportive backrest and extra wide seat for you to stay comfortable while in use (which we think it’s a big point, considering other models seat’s width is no spacey enough).
And this model also well suited for the person who’s up for long journeys – the wheelchair-rollator is foldable and the wheels are removable for easy storage, as well as convenient to carry while on a trip.
Extra features also include a storage bag to store your personal items and a cane holder, safety measures include dual brakes at the wheels.
The only thing that if anyone smaller or taller than the recommended height for this model, it’d be impractical to use – you might need to purchase items to makes the wheelchair as usable and comfortable – such as extra pillow for a small frame, or safety extender if you’re tall.
Users even noted that the metals used in this wheelchair are prone to corrosion (especially at the joints, cables, and axles). Hence, proper care is essential. You can prevent it from spraying a bit of silicone to keep it in shape.
Comes with Unconditional lifetime guarantee (another bonus point!)
6. Health Line 2 in 1 Rollator-Transport Chair
The Health Line 2 in 1 rollator transport chair is a compact, versatile model that you can use in different function as needed. The solid design that able to handle weight as far as 300 pounds (higher compared to other models), supported with extra padding at the backrest, cozy seat, (detachable) footrests, and comfort straps.
Extras included detachable shopping bag and a can holder.
We say it’s a compact as it’s easy to move the wheelchair around, as well as easy to use. The whole wheelchair is sturdy and durable (I mean, the weight it can handle here is 300 pounds) and it has eight inches wheels – a major point for its versatility – suitable for indoor and outdoor, including heavy duty terrain.
To put in a word, we call this model a solid, rugged beast.
A word for the downside that doubles as a precaution; this model does not come with an instruction manual which you need to scour through the reviews and youtube videos to set it up (I know, we wonder why too).