2018 Buyer's Guide

Best Mobility Scooters for the Outdoors

Here’s a roundup of the best mobility scooters for the outdoors.

2018 Buyer's Guide

Best Mobility Scooters for the Outdoors

Here’s a roundup of the best mobility scooters for the outdoors.

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Walking is an essential part of a human being, and it’s hard to imagine life without being able to do it, yet there are those who no longer, or have never had this ability.

Mobility scooters are vehicles made specifically to facilitate better mobility of impaired persons who cannot or have great difficulties when walking. To this effect, we have comprised a list of five best mobility scooters for outdoor use.

What to look for in the best Mobility Scooter For Outdoors:

  • Material: It is very important for you to see what is the scooter made of, as different material will provide different mobility and transportation capabilities. An aluminum scooter is much lighter than a steel-made one, and will be more easily transported. Also, you should check for size, ground clearance and the scooter’s turning radius.
  • Safety: It is paramount for you to check for any safety features the scooter might have. Many scooters have anti-tip systems built into the wheels for to help with inclines and sharp turns.
  • Rear Wheel Drive: You should make sure to check if the model you’re after is a front wheel drive of a rear wheel drive. The former ones are usually smaller and lighter with a smaller turn radius but are limited for indoor use, while the latter group has a much better battery life and provide greater traction, making them perfect for outdoor use. The scooters we have selected are strictly outdoor models.
  • Brakes: Having good brakes on a scooter is very important for security reasons. Rear wheel drive models often have electronic breaking systems that activate as soon as you stop using the throttle. Also, many models feature disc brakes, like those seen on cars and have a manually operated parking brake.
  • Battery Life: Battery life is quintessential to a good scooter. Indoors models often sport 12-volt batteries, which have shorter range but charge faster and are smaller. Outdoor models feature larger, 24-volt batteries that offer more range, but recharge more slowly. It is also important that you recognize the type of battery you’re using (integral or separate) because the charger will depend on it.
  • Wheels and Tires: There are three types tires – pneumatic (ordinary, air-filled tires), foam-filled tires and hard tires. Pneumatic tires are best used for outdoors, foam filled are good for both outdoors and indoors, require little maintenance, but are not as comfortable, and are quite expensive, and hard tires are just for indoor use, and are quite uncomfortable, especially on uneven terrain, but they do not need any maintenance.
  • Comfort: Adjustable and comfortable seating is one of the things to consider, as you may spend a lot of time in the seat.
  • Accessories: Accessories are also a thing to consider, as scooters offer a nifty housing for oxygen tanks, crutches, braces etc.

So, now that you know what to look out for, let’s get to the scooters.

1. Hummer XL Folding 4-Wheel Electric Mobility Scooter Tzora Titan 4

Best Mobility Scooter for Outdoors

A great scooter with awesome capabilities, the Hummer Torza Titan is just perfect. It is an all-terrain vehicle, so you’ll be able to ride it over bumpy roads, ground, grass or even dirt. Wherever you need to go, this scooter will take you.

The scooter has a 300-pound capacity, so it is very sturdy and powered by a strong engine. This engine will allow you to develop speeds of up to 6.8 miles an hour, so riding it is not a drag. The scooter’s battery life is expected to last for at least 15.5 miles.

As for the seat, it is a 22-inch wide Com-Fort-Fit seat that is fully adjustable a positioned to your liking. It features a basket and a full light system, so you can ride it in the dark.

What other users are saying:

  • An outstanding all-terrain vehicle, very adjustable.
  • Even so, rides over rough surfaces can get a little bumpy.
  • Not as easily assembled as the rest of the items on the list.
  • Has a speed adjustor on the dashboard.
  • It is slightly bigger and thus not ideal for use indoors.

2. Drive Medical Phoenix 4 Wheel Heavy Duty Scooter

Best Outdoor Mobility Scooter

Drive Medical is one of the most revered companies on the market and with very good reason. Their Phoenixhd4 Scooter is quite a pleasure to ride in, and will greatly appeal to all customers. It has a nice sturdy build, and it will not break down easily. This thing is meant to last.

The scooter boasts quickly connect batteries that are easy to assemble and provide a good power supply for longer runs. It also comes includes interchangeable red and blue color panels, so you can easily read the polarity of the battery.

The seat is made extra ergonomic and comfortable, as this scooter is meant for those who are confined to such a mean of transport. The seat is height-adjustable, so it can fit both tall and short persons, and has padded and adjustable armrests

The scooter features an ergonomic throttle handle that is very responsive and easily controlled and has flat-free tires. On top of that, the scooter features anti-tip wheels so you don’t have to worry when making a turn or going up an incline.

What other users are saying:

  • The ground clearance is 2 and ½ inches.
  • The anti-tip wheels perform wonderfully, but may be a nuisance when clearing bumps.
  • Even with the anti-tip wheels, you shouldn’t go up an incline greater than 8 degrees.
  • Easily assembled, not time-consuming at all.

3. Pride Mobility Go-Go Sport 4-wheel Electric Travel Scooter

Best Sccoter For Mobility For Outdoors

This Pride Mobility Scooter will truly make you ride it with pride. It offers excellent performances and great comfort even for longer rides.

The scooter features an easily chargeable and durable battery. The battery offers up to 18 Ah of life, ensuring it will not die on you in the middle of the street or park and leave you stranded.

This scooter has great weight capacity, being able to carry a weight of up to 325 pounds. It has a comfortable speed of four miles an hour. It features an adjustable seat, padded and with padded armrests of your convenience, making it great for longer rides.

The scooter is also very light and easily disassembled and reassembled, so you can pull it apart and put it in the back of a family car with ease, making it very easily transported from place to place.

What other users are saying:

  • Lightweight and thus very portable. Easily disassembled and reassembled.
  • Is not suited for indoor use. Strictly and outdoor vehicle.
  • Great battery life.
  • Can even be used to cross grass and dirt thanks to its great ground clearance.

4. Shoprider Sunrunner Four Wheel Personal Travel Scooter

Mobility Scooter For Outdoors Best

For a person with severe motor difficulties, there couldn’t be a better machine. This Shoprider Scooter has all the components needed for you to take flight again and to bring back your „legs“. The scooter is simply a godsend.

It features a sliding and swivel seat so that you might mount the vehicle easier. The padding is nice and soft and will allow for hours of comfortable riding. It also has padded armrests for your ultimate convenience. The seat can be tilted or raised and lowered according to your personal preferences.

The scooter features a great battery that will allow a speed of 5 mph (which isn’t that fast), covering a distance of 25 miles before being fully exhausted. It features a headlight, tiller shroud and a rearview mirror and a basket.

What other users are saying:

  • Easily assembled and disassembled.
  • Viable for indoor use as well as outdoor.
  • In order to bring this scooter to life, you’ll need to connect the cables to the battery.
  • In order to remove the shroud on the motor, you’ll need to remove the seat first.
  • The scooter is made of top-class, sturdy polymer.

5. Drive Medical Ventura 4 Wheel DLX Scooter

Best Motorized Scooter For Outdoors

We will finish our list with this tried and true product, the Drive Medical Ventura Scooter. As we have mentioned before, Drive Medical is a well-known, renowned company, so you car rest assured that the scooter is of the finest quality.

The scooter is extremely comfortable because it boasts a well padded height-adjustable swiveling Captain’s seat. The fold-down brackets are also adjustable, being able to move forward of backward. The armrests are padded and adjustable too.

As for the power, the battery provides an amazing boost of 33 Ah, so you know it won’t die on you anytime soon. You also get a warranty on the battery, so if it breaks down, you can easily replace it.

The throttle is ergonomic and programmable. The scooter sports anti-tip wheels and has an easily adjustable delta tiller.

What other users are saying:

  • Extraordinarily comfortable and easily adjustable.
  • Performs well on asphalt, but not that great on rough surfaces.
  • Battery life is very long and reliable.
  • A great warranty covers the whole of the scooter.

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