4 Best Mobility Scooters For Short People

 

If you are short, you might want to find a mobility scooter that will accommodate your size?

Most mobility scooters are designed for people with an average build, which means that if you are 5’ 4” or shorter, you want to pay attention to certain features of the scooter before you purchase.

Here are a couple of things to consider when deciding for a mobility scooter for short people: the size, the user, and the usage.

The Size

Mobility scooters come in different dimensions. Most are categorized as portable-travel, small (can be dismantled), medium (cannot be dismantled) and large or off-road (with some models that can be dismantled).

Smaller sized mobility scooters, those ideal for short people, generally have the following dimensions:

- a backrest that is about 18 inches wide

- a width of about 19 inches

- a length of about 39 inches

- and a turning diameter of about 76 inches for a three-wheel scooter, and 86 inches for a four-wheel scooter.

The User

First, the scooter must be comfortable as well as offer the right physical support. Too much seat width or depth can encourage poor posture and make it difficult for the user to sit upright.

It is important that good posture is maintained for safety as well as for the long-term maintenance and health of the user.

Usage

When buying a scooter, a main purpose for doing so might be to encourage engagement of some sort, whether in the form of outdoor activity or social interaction.

Therefore, before purchasing, it might be helpful for the user to determine what they will be using it for the most. This is the consideration of where the task will be completed and the impact of the scooter size on the ability to complete the task efficiently and safely.

If it is mostly for shopping, then they must ensure that it is narrow enough to maneuver between narrow aisles or rails.

If the intent is to use the mobility scooter around the house, then the dimensions of the scooter should be right for the user’s body size but also narrow enough to fit through doorways and it should be short enough to allow access to cupboards and sinks and have a turning diameter small enough for maneuverability.

If the intent is to use it as a tool for social activities, then consider whether it needs to access a store or building, and if so what the access should be like.  

Best Mobility Scooters For Short People

 

Make

 Model

Weight Capacity

Turning Radius

Pride Mobility

Go Go Elite

300 pounds

45.75 inch

EV Rider

Transport AF+ Deluxe

250 pounds

31 inch

Tzora

Easy Travel Elite

250 pounds

35 inch

Shoprider

Echo Light

250 pounds

32 inch


1. Pride Mobility Go Go Elite Traveller Plus 4-Wheel Scooter SC54  

The Go Go Elite Traveler Plus has a width of 21.25 inches at the base and a length of 40.25 inches.

It is equipped with a 17x17 inch seat that swivels. The seat is stable, compact and can be folded. The seat to deck height range is 16.25 to 17.75 inches, while the seat to ground height range is 20.5 to 22 inches. The seat has width adjustable armrests and a turning radius of 45.75 inches.

The weight capacity is 300 pounds, the maximum speed 4.5 mph, and the maximum range up to 14.5 miles per charge.

It is equipped with feather-touch disassembly, with the heaviest piece weighing 34 pounds when disassembled.

It also has easy to grip adjustment knobs for the tiller and a charger port.

The tires are black and non-scuffing and are 2x8 inches solid at the front and 3x9 inches solid at the rear.

It is equipped with 2x12V18Ah batteries which can be charged offboard at 2A and weighs 14 pounds each.

For easy storage of personal belongings, it comes standard with a front basket. It also comes with red and blue interchangeable shrouds.

2. EV Rider Transport Deluxe Folding Electric Scooter

The EV Rider Transport AF+ Deluxe has a width of 16.5 inches and a length of 33.5 inches.

The seats are foldable and measure 19.7 inches from the cushion to the floor.

This unit has a height adjustable tiller. The maximum tiller height is 33.5 inches and the minimum 30 inches. The floorboard is 17 inches long, while the deck height – the floorboard to floor height - is 4.8 inches.

It has a weight capacity of 250 pounds, a driving range of up to 10 miles, a maximum speed of 3.8 mph, a ground clearance of 1.4 inches and a turning radius of 31 inches. It also has a maximum climbing angle of 3 degrees.

The EV Rider Transport AF+ weighs just 44 pounds and can automatically fold within a few seconds by pressing a button on a handheld remote.

The tires are solid, with rims made from industrial plastic, and the brakes are electromagnetic. It is equipped with an LED headlight to brighten the evenings.

This unit runs on a 25.2V 11.5Ah lithium-ion battery. The battery can be charged off-board and takes between 4 and 6 hours to fully charge.

It comes in blue, copper, red and silver.

3. Tzora Easy Travel Elite 3 Wheel Scooter

The Tzora Easy Travel is 22 inches wide, 43 inches long and 37 inches high. When folded vertically the dimensions are 31x22x21 inches.

The seat is gray, made from memory foam, and has a seat to ground height of 20 inches, a depth of 18.5 inches and a width of 18 inches.

The Tzora has a weight capacity of 280 pounds, ground clearance of 3.65 inches, a driving range of 8 miles, a top speed of 4.5 mph, a turning radius of 35 inches and a maximum climbing range of 12 degrees.

This mobility scooter weighs 64 pounds including the battery. It is portable and can be disassembled and folded in mere seconds without the use of tools. When disassembled the heaviest piece - the rear frame - weighs 35 pounds.

The wheels are non-marking “front easy mover” wheels, with anti-tip capabilities, helping to keep the scooter stable. The wheels never go flat.  It has a patented in-hub motor within the large front wheel, making it light in weight, compact and powerful.

It is equipped with a 7Ah battery that weighs 13 pounds. The battery pack can be detached for recharging.

It comes in six colors namely black, blue, gray, pink, red and yellow.

4. Shoprider Echo Light Weight 3-Wheel Travel Scooter SL73

The Echo Light by Shoprider is 21 inches wide and 37 inches long. The seat is 18 inches wide and 16 inches deep.

The seat to floor height is 17.5 inches, while the overall height is 36 inches.

The weight capacity is 250 pounds, the maximum speed 3.8 mph, ground clearance is 1.5 inches, the driving range 8 miles, and the turning radius 32 inches. It also has a maximum climbing angle of 6 degrees.

It can be disassembled into 3 pieces. When disassembled the heaviest part weighs 35 pounds.

The tires are 7 inches solid on the back, with an 8-inch solid drive wheel.

The battery is a 12V10Ah that weighs 15 pounds and can be charged through a 2A off board charger.

It also comes with a front basket for storing personal belongings.

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