The Go-Lite Bariatric Steel Rollator by Drive Medical offers all the features of the standard Go-Lite Rollator at a larger size that can support more weight. Manufactured from sturdy reinforced steel, this heavy duty rollator is strong and durable while still being lightweight and easy to use. The Go-Lite rollator features large 8” casters for easy maneuverability indoors and out, making it the perfect walking aid to use anywhere and anytime. The padded seat lifts to reveal a large removable basket. For added flexibility of use, the padded backrest is easy to remove without tools. The special Drive loop-lock handbrakes are made of internal aluminum, which operates easily and ensures stability. The handles are height adjustable to fit the needs of almost any user.
This is my second bariatric rollator. I keep this in my condo and have a fold up Drive rollator in the trunk of my car. I love the size of the bariatric rollator, I can use it to deliver my dinner to table or fold a load of laundry on it. Appreciate the sturdy mess.
Some good points, some bad points.
I wanted to like this walker, I really did. It's a walker for us bigger folk (6', 265 lbs.). It allows me to walk taller; is wide enough that I don't hit my feet on the rear wheels; and I can get into and out of the seat as well as sit comfortably.
Now for the bad. The brakes are marginal at best. The narrow brake shoe pressed against a narrow wheel tread results in such a small contact area that the brakes slip easily - even when they are locked. The narrow wheel tread also means that the wheels will slide - with the brakes locked - across most smooth surfaces; even some rough surfaces like the fine gravel on a rail trail.
When I lock the brakes to try to sit on the seat, I either have to have my wife stabilize it or put it against a wall to prevent it from moving away from under me. Final knock is that it will not fit through most residential doors under 36" wide. I have another walker that I use indoors.
Would I buy this again? I dunno. I can use it outdoors and in the mall, provided I'm really careful. You'll have to judge for yourself.
My new rollator
Satisfied with so far -The only thing is it appears to be a little wider, so have some trouble getting it through my apartment door ways Irene L
Very satisfied with product. Everything you advertised.
Give it one more try
This is the fourth walker of this type to see if maybe this one will hold up from daily use. All three previous ones have had wheel issues and broke within a short time. The last one broke after three days. This unit has been reported and a new one shipped... however did not receive it in time to take on a 3 week trip. House sitter verified that it arrived today, two days after we left for our trip. Am having to us an old walker that is a clunker. Unit is heavy, doesn’t fold easy, has an uncomfortable seat, and horizontal brace doesn’t allow for sitting for any length of time with a good feel. Have used other brands of rollators that were much more comfortable. Last try to use this Drive model, if this breaks I won’t be getting another, regardless of warranty.