If you suffer from an inability to freely move around from place to place, because of the amount of pain or discomfort you experience as a result of age or injury, and would like to experience the outdoors, invest in a mobility scooter for outdoors use.
Although mobility scooters are packed with all the right features to comfortably move you from place to place, it is an added advantage if it has the type of features that are suitable for outdoor activities. As such, things like a bigger motor to spin bigger wheels, a battery with a longer battery life to take you far, and higher suspension for gliding over uneven paths and unpaved roads with ease are essential.
Although the market is saturated with all types of brands and models of mobility scooters, not all models are suitable for outdoor usage. Many are perfect for using in shopping centres and on parking lots, places that do not require a lot of exertion, but they might not be perfect for challenging environments.
In order to help you in choosing the right mobility scooter, we have weeded through a number of suitable mobility scooters and put together a list of 9 of the best mobility scooter for outdoors.
Types of Mobility Scooters
Let’s quickly take a look at the different types of mobility scooters there are, in order to best understand how the outdoor mobility scooter fits in to complete the picture.
These types of mobility scooters are used primarily for sporting activities, especially for those types of activities that are competitive in nature. They are well-known for the different accessories and features that they have.
If you like to travel or move around a lot then this type of mobility scooter would be perfect for you. It normally comes as a foldable and compact device, in order for effortless transportation to and from different locations.
This mobility scooter is made primarily for indoor use. One of its main features is that it is manoeuvrable around corners and turns indoors, making it very reliable. It comes manufactured in a smaller size than other types of mobility scooters.
These types are used outside. They are normally much bigger and bulkier which helps them maintain a higher level of stability. Especially since the terrains where they are driven on can be quite challenging.
Off-road mobility scooters are handy in areas where there are poor roads or where roads are not smooth and even. They are much tougher in construction, suitable for rough roads. You might also find that these types of scooters are more difficult to operate.
Which Is the Best Mobility Scooter for Outdoors?
This mobility scooter is a product of one of the leading brands of mobility scooter manufacturers and is considered to be one of the best outdoor scooters, due to its impressive quality of build and its long-lasting battery life. Its battery life offers you a handsome 18-mile drive and all of that due to its two U1 batteries.
The BuzzAround Extreme from Golden Technologies offers a very comfortable ride largely because of its front and rear spring suspension system, with the ability to support a weight of up to 330 pounds. Add to it the fact that it is portable, and you have the perfect outdoor mobility scooter.
One of the reasons that this mobility scooter receives such high praise, is because it can come apart in under 5 minutes for easier transportation. It offers a stable ride on its 9-inch all terrain wheels. With a maximum speed of 5 mph, it is much faster than many of the competitor brands by about 20%.
The Afikim Afiscooter S4 is one of a few high-end luxury mobility scooters that are great for the outdoors. This scooter offers the rider a 28-mile driving range on a 70 AMP battery. It travels at a speed of 7.4 mph and has a weight capacity of 450 lbs. It comes with a big enough motor to support that weight capacity.
One feature that makes the Afikim Afiscooter stand out from the rest is its additional accessories. It has a front windshield and canopy, shielding you from bad weather. You can also opt for the plexiglass canopy, though more expensive, which will allow you to clearly see the clouds on a beautiful day.
Apart from its impressive looks, it also comes equipped with an LCD control screen, an electronic controller, LED headlights and with the adjustable tiller, you can experience a comfortable ride. Other features are an orthopaedic seat and full suspension on all 4 wheels. This device is perfect for outdoor activities, especially if you live or travel around mountainous areas.
The Pride Raptor is a neat mobility scooter from Pride Mobility for riding around town and basically for the outdoors. It has a drive range of 19 mph on maximum load and 31mph on minimum load. With a top speed of 14mph it is truly speedy and worth its name. It comes with 16” full profile treaded wheels and has front and rear suspension for a smoother ride.
With a user weight of 220 pounds you get far, as far as 31 miles without a recharge, whereas for weights of max 400 pounds at full speed will get you up to 19 miles on a single charge. For immediate stopping when brakes are applied the Pride Raptor has an electromagnetic braking system.
There are front lights including a headlight and two large lights as well as big rear lights for easier visibility. The Pride Raptor also sports an under seat storage compartment.
Don’t let the luxurious looks of the E-Wheels EW-72 mobility scooter fool you. Underneath all the classy exterior is a high-powered motor capable of taking on the outdoors. This scooter has 4 wheels and can be used on all manner of terrains, both inside and outside.
The 700watt motor under the hood can get you up to a speed of 15 miles per hour. The battery life will last you for 43 miles on one single charge. The powerful drum brakes on each wheel allow for superior stopping and steering power.
Apart from luxury, the EW-72 also caters to comfort. The captain ‘s chair is soft to the touch and comes complete with arm rests, a bottom and a head rest. It has an anti-roll unit on the front and back which is perfect for preventing accidents.
The Afikim Afiscooter is a 3-wheel bariatric scooter with a very classy look. It has a weight capacity of 500 lbs and provides a steady and stable ride on the outdoors. Not just does it have a high weight capacity, but it has a driving range of 28 miles on one single charge.
The Afikim Afiscooter has an electronic command system that makes it simple to operate and orthopaedic seating for a comfortable ride. The seats come standard at a width of 18” but can be upgraded to a 33” dual width. The battery indicator will let you know when it is time to charge up again. With it’s black and chrome look it has less of a medical look.
To change direction the Afiscooter comes equipped with a fingertip speed control. Letting go of the speed control will bring the scooter to a stop. For added security, the parking brake can be used especially on steep inclines.
The Pride Wrangler from Pride Mobility is a heavy duty all terrain mobility scooter, that was especially designed with the outdoors in mind. It comes equipped with great features to challenge any obstacle in its way. This machine was built to handle a weight capacity of 350 lbs. and is able to keep at it for 18 miles on a single charge.
With its delta tiller, a user can accelerate it forward or backward with just one hand. What makes it such a beast is its wide tires which are perfect for traction, its powerful motor and suspension system. Instead of one battery, the Pride Wrangler is equipped with two 12V batteries.
Though there are many other great outdoor mobility scooters, the Pride Wrangler is considered to be in a class of its own. With an impressive 5.5-inch ground clearance, providing much more stability than most in the outdoors. For driving in the dark, it is equipped with front and rear LED lights.
The E-Wheels EW-66 is ideal for moving around with a companion. Apart from that it is also very stylish and attractive to the eye. The fact that it can accommodate more than one person really sets it apart as most other models can only accommodate one person.
As it can transport two people and is able to take a weight capacity of 600lbs, it comes equipped with a very powerful 700W motor. Not only is that an impressive feature but it can also drive at a maximum speed of 15mph on a 43-mile single charge battery. Should you want to slow down to a slower pace, you can do so with its variable speed control.
It also comes equipped with tubeless tires, and bright lights for dark moments and areas. One extra safety feature is its electromagnetic brakes. These are helpful when coming to a stop, as they allow the scooter to come to a stop smoothly instead of abruptly.
The Enduro XL4+ by Shoprider is another heavy-duty mobility scooter that has superb outdoor features. This bariatric scooter supports as much as 500 lbs of weight and can last for a distance of 25 miles on a single charge at a whopping speed of 5 mph. For comfort while riding, it comes standard with a 20-inch seat which is suitable for most. The seat can also recline and swivel for added comfort.
Apart from a 4” high ground clearance the Enduro XL4 also features full suspension for a smooth ride on many uneven terrains as well as a lighting package. It has a delta tiller that can be adjusted, which contains all of the controls for the lighting system, the turn signals, the horn and the wigwag. For added safety the Enduro XL4+ is equipped with an emergency hand brake. You cannot go wrong with this mobility scooter.
The Pride Go-Go Sport by Pride Mobility is an excellent outdoor activity mobility scooter with 3” ground clearance and big tires. It also has additional room for your legs and thus allow you to sit comfortably enough while riding. Its weight capacity clocks 325 lbs and with its big tires you can roam around outdoors on and off road as much as you want.
It comes equipped with an 18 AH battery for a 14.5-mile drive range at a speed of 4.75 mph. You can disassemble the unit into 5 easily transportable pieces, with the heaviest piece being 44lbs. This unit is sturdy and stable enough for outdoor use, and the flat free tires allows for easier traction and safety.
So, there you have our review and recommendation of the top 9 best mobility scooters for the outdoors. With this list we have included outdoor mobility scooters for every budget and diverse types of needs. The decision now rests solely on you to pick the best one that is suitable for your needs.
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