Shoprider Scootie 3 Wheel Compact Scooter Review

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If you have found yourself torn between purchasing a 3-wheel scooter or a 4-wheel scooter, then the Shoprider Scootie 3 Wheel Compact Scooter will be the ideal choice if you want to enjoy features from both of these types of scooters.

This compact scooter will not only have you traveling in style, it will also enable you to move through smaller indoor spaces, such as shopping centers with ease, but with the same stability as that of a 4-wheel mobility scooter. At a fair and comparative price, the dollars spent on this scooter will not leave you disappointed; the longevity of this mobile device will ensure that it is a worthwhile investment for many years to come.

Features

  • Adjustable length
  • Removable battery pack
  • Puncture proof tires
  • Lightweight
  • 250-pound weight capacity
  • Adjustable flip-up arms
  • Articulating front wheels
  • Overall weight (with batteries): 82 pounds
  • 17” width
  • 3 wheels.
  • Convenient storage compartment for battery charger
  • Electromagnetic brakes
  • Foldable chair made of molded plastic
  • Easy to disassemble

Advantages

If you need to move through crowded or narrow areas, and will be using this scooter predominantly within indoor areas, then you will be pleased with the compact and lightweight design of this mobile device. At 17” wide, and with a 38” turning radius, maneuvering this scooter through smaller areas has never been so easy.  The length is also adjustable.

The patented articulating front wheels make this scooter one of the only motorized scooters on the market that can offer 4-wheel stability with 3-wheel mobility. The innovative wheel design also reduces tipping

Another unique feature of this mobility scooter is that it is one of the lightest medical scooters that are available on the market, weighing at only 82 pounds (with batteries).

The battery pack is removable, so replacing your battery while you are on the go is both fast and hassle free.

Attached to the front of this scooter is a convenient storage compartment. This is ideally placed in front for easy reach, especially for those with limited strength to reach behind them; this is also great for safety since you can keep an eye on your items which are in the basket.

Being able to place your items in this basket keeps your hands and body free so that you can safely, and comfortably, operate the scooter. You can also remove this basket so that you can travel lighter.

As small in size as this scooter is, comfort was made a priority and features throughout the overall design. This Shoprider Scootie has adjustable flip-up arms that allow for a more spacious ride.

Bearing in mind that mobile scooters are primarily used by the elderly and those with a weakened mobile condition, you will appreciate that the Shoprider Scootie is so versatile, compact, and lightweight, making it easy to transport. This scooter can also fold down quickly and easily which also allows for convenient storage.

Whether this scooter is for you or a family member, you will not need to be concerned about safety; this scooter has sophisticated safety features such as its electromagnetic brakes.

Disadvantages

If you are a fairly large person by build and/or height, then you may find that the space for your feet is uncomfortably small.

The maximum speed of this scooter is 3.5 mph, which is comparatively slow to that of some similar mobility scooters. Although this scooter is slow, it are not meant for speed; you need to feel safe and in control at all times, and you must bear in mind that it is mostly operated by the elderly.

This scooter has the stability of a 4-wheel scooter and can ride on some rugged terrain, but only to a certain extent.

It is advisable to use this scooter for running errands and for indoor use, and not for the purpose of moving about outdoors; it seems to struggle across some gravel paths. If your main purpose for this scooter is to travel outdoors, then place your focus on buying a more rugged, 4-wheel scooter.

Conclusion

This motorized scooter can go up to 10 miles per charge enabling you to get to all of your daily activities done without concern for losing battery charge during the day. This 10-mile range allows you to move around without being overly restrictive.

Some may argue that this is a small range compared to some scooters that can go up to 25 miles per charge, but we think that 10 miles is an excellent range when you consider that some scooters may only give you six miles at a time.

Overall, this scooter is definitely value for your money; it offers you the compact design of a 3-wheel scooter (to navigate smoothly in narrow and crowded areas), and the stability of a 4-wheel scooter to handle some more rugged outdoor terrain.

If you have found yourself unable to decide between the 3-wheel and a 4-wheel version of a mobility scooter, then definitely look at purchasing this Shoprider Scootie Compact Scooter; you will be able to enjoy many of the benefits of both types of scooters.

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