A Tri Walker is an excellent walking aid which uses three wheels and has handlebars and brakes. A Tri Walker has a lightweight design, is easy to manoeuvre and can be used both indoors and outdoors. These walkers are foldable and have a basket and some also have a seat. A Tri Walker gives you great walking stability around your house and in town.
The 3 wheel setup of a tri walker means that you do not have to lift the walker to move forward like a traditional walking frame. If you are finding that you are not as confident on your feet as you once were, and you feel like you would like a little help with your balance as you walk, then a tri walker is a great option.
Is A Tri Walker The Right Choice For You?
Each person has different requirements when it comes to their walking aids. Some may need weight bearing stability to enable them to walk, whilst others might be fine with walking and only need a little help with their balance as they go along.
Tri Walker Features
A Tri Walker ( or tri wheeled walker) has many of the features of a Rollator. It is light, easy to maneuver and does not have to be lifted when walking. Tri walkers can be height adjusted for user comfort and sport bicycle-like handle grips to hold onto when walking that have a leaver braking system similar to a bike that can also be pushed down to lock the tri waker into place. Locking the triwaker in place is important if you are going to be stepping away for a few moments or you would like to utilise the tri walkers seat for a quick rest or just to relax to enjoy your surroundings.
- Light aluminium frame.
- Height Adjustable.
- Three Wheel Setup.
- Breaking & wheel locking handles.
- Storage / carrying compartment.
- Some Tri Walkers have a built-in seat.
- Easy to use – does not have to be lifted to walk.
- Can be folded into a small unit (smaller than a rollator) for storage and transport.
- Is very maneuverable due to its 3 wheel setup.
Popular Tri Walker Models
|Drive DeVilbiss blue tri walker with a seat||Comes with a seat and a small pocket for holding your essentials|
|Days Healthcare tri walker||Made from lightweight Aluminium and has a generous shopping bag|
|Drive DeVilbiss Tri Walker with push down brakes||Easy to use push down brakes, adjustable handle bars and a basket with a tray|
|Red flame tri walker with a bag||Provides stability and has a bag that allows you to carry items easily|
Tri Walkers are the best option for people who are still fairly confident with their walking, who don’t require the extra stability of a rollator, but who would like just a little help with their balance when out and about. Tri walkers are much more nimble to steer due to their 3 wheel setup, and are less bulky than a rollator, making them much easier to use when walking around shops or busy places. The tri walker’s storage basket is an excellent addition, especially for anyone who may find it difficult to carry items in a traditional way, such as a bag or rucksack; shopping around town just got easier!
Tri Walker With A Seat
A Tri Walker with a seat is quite common and seats are a great boon for when you need to take the weight off your legs for a couple of minutes, either to catch your breath or just take in the view; though not all tri walkers have a seat. If a built in seat is important to you, please make sure the tri walker you are looking to purchase has one built in, it will be listed under the walkers features on the purchase page.
An example of an ultra lightweight tri walker with seat can be seen here. This tri wheel walker also has a pair of side pockets for all of your essentials.
Folding Your Tri Walker
A Tri Waker comes with an easy fold mechanism which is easy to learn and easy to master. Each tri walker’s folding system is different but all are quick to use when both opening and folding your 3 wheel walker.
Once collapsed and folded, a tri walker can be stored in the boot of a car or hatchback compartment, and because of it’s aluminium frame, the walker can be easily lifted in and out of your vehicle.
You may not need to use your walker so much around the home, so being able to fold your tri walker down is a real boon and a great space saver.
Ultra Lightweight Tri Walker
The Ultra Lightweight Tri Walker is a device that is designed to help people who have mobility issues, it helps the user to balance and stabilise their body while walking. An Ultra Lightweight Tri Walker can be used by people who are living with a disability, seniors, or for those who are recovering from an injury. The Tri Walker has three wheels and functions like a walking frame but does not need to be lifted by the user to move forward.
A Tri Walker does not require any installation or assembly. They fold easily and are easy to store. There are a lot of different types of ultra lightweight tri walkers on the market, so it can be hard to find the right one for your needs, but our friendly team here at Assurance Mobility are happy to answer any questions you may have about your tri walker purchase.
Tri Walker Steering & Brakes
There is always the chance when using anything with wheels that it might just get it’s own ideas about speed and try to run away from you. Tri Walkers are no different, though luckily they do have a built in braking system to make sure you keep your walker at a comfortable speed when walking down hill. For anyone who has ridden a bicycle the brakes on a 3 wheeled walker will seem very familiar, as will the handlebar type handles you hold onto when walking.
Pulling the brakes up will slow your forward momentum, but pushing the breaks down will cause them to lock the wheels in place, putting your walker into park mode. A simple pull up on the brakes will release your wheels so you can carry on walking.
Buying Your Tri Walker
Buying your tri walker could not be easier – you can either order directly from our online shop, or you can ring us directly here at Assurance Mobility to place your order. If you have any questions about your chosen tri walker or just tri walkers in general, give us a call and we will be happy to answer any queries you may have: 0161 639 0104
Give us a call today and we will soon have you boulevarding in style!