Buying a mobility scooter for a tall person can be challenging if you don’t know what you are looking for. You don’t want to buy one based only on the price or the features, because most mobility scooters aren't made for people taller than 6 feet. However, this does not imply that none exist.
A mobility scooter must meet a few fundamental requirements to be appropriate for a taller person. These include seat height, legroom, weight capacity, backrest, and general stability.
Even if a mobility scooter's features enhance the quality of life, a tall person will struggle to feel comfortable if these fundamental requirements aren't met.
What To Look For If You’re Tall
Tall people understand how uncomfortable it is to sit down if the chair's seat is too low. The seat height of a mobility scooter is basically the most important thing to take into account when you're tall. You need a seat that is appropriate for your height because you will constantly be sitting down on this item. Most seats can rise to a height of around 18 inches, which is suitable for people under 6 feet tall. The best seat height for taller persons is 20 inches and more.
Tall people tend to have long legs and as a result need extra legroom. The amount of legroom a mobility scooter offers will depend on its overall length. Sometimes, the mobility scooter can be longer, but the seat placed closer to the handlebars. Thus, one has to make sure the seat is set back far enough to provide enough room for the legs. As a tall person you must make sure you can fit in between the arms and feel comfortable.
Best Mobility Scooter For A Tall Person
1. Pride Mobility Go-Go Elite Traveller 4-Wheel Scooter
The Pride Mobility Go-Go Elite is excellent for the tall person because the seat can raise up to 20 inches in height. This additional height makes it possible to sit down without feeling confined, which is essential for a tall person.
The Go-Go Elite mobility scooter is a compact mobility scooter and has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. The seat is 17 inches wide, and this scooter has an overall length of 39.5 inches.
This four-wheel scooter is designed to be portable. It can be swiftly and easily disassembled into five little pieces without the use of any tools for simple transport or storage. Assembling the scooter and putting it back together takes only a few minutes.
It comes with a 12V 18Ah batteries, which gives the Go-Go Elite a driving range of 8.2 miles and a maximum speed of 4mph.
2. Pride Mobility Victory 10 3-Wheel Scooter SC610
The Pride Mobility Victory 10 is a transportable mobility scooter with a seat to ground height of 22 inches. At 158 pounds, the Victory 10 is very light in comparison to other bariatric mobility scooters.
It has an impressive weight capacity of 400 pounds and the seat is a bit smaller than the Phoenix HD 4 at 18 inches wide, while this scooter has an overall length of 45.25 inches. This combination of weight capacity and seat width will make a tall person feel right at home.
The seat is cushioned and comfortable and can be folded down for easy storage. It can also slide forward and backward for the right distance from the tiller, but also to allow more room for the legs. The seat can swivel, and the armrest move out of the way for easier entry and exit.
With this unit you will be able to go out and about without having to worry about running out of charge since it has a driving range of 15.5 miles and a maximum speed of 5 mph.
3. EV Rider Transport Plus Folding Mobility Scooter
The EV Rider Transport Plus is also a great mobility scooter for tall people. The seat can be extended to a height of 20 inches. Not as tall as the Phoenix HD 4 or the Victory 10, but just as comfortable.
The EV Rider Transport Plus has a weight capacity of 250 pounds. The seat is 16 inches wide while this scooter has an overall length of 36 inches. It is portable, thus eliminating the need for expensive lifts, and making it easy to transport.
When folded the frame can stand up on its rear casters, be wheeled around like a suitcase and measures just 31x19 inches. It also weighs just 70 pounds, and without the battery only 46 pounds. It is perfect if you are an avid traveler, especially as it is airline approved.
It is powered by a powerful 270watt 4-pole motor, which gives it a driving range of 15 miles and a maximum speed of 4 mph.
4. Pride Mobility Go-Go Folding Scooter S19
The Pride Mobility Go-Go is our last recommended mobility scooter for tall people. The seat on this unit can rise up to 20.5 inches in height. It is very light in weight, weighing only 51 pounds. It does not disassemble, but folds neatly into the size of a small suitcase.
This mobility scooter has a weight capacity of 250 pounds. The seat is 16 inches wide and the overall length of the Go-Go S19 is 37 inches. Though the seat is not that wide, this mobility scooters offers more space for your legs.
This unit gives you 4-wheel stability allowing you to ride on sidewalks, tiles, carpets or hardwood easily. It has a driving range of 13 miles per charge and a maximum speed of 4 mph.
Are there financing options available?
Yes, most of the mobility scooters in our online store are eligible for financing through our partnership with Klarna, which offers 0% interest rates and great terms for those who qualify! This makes it easy and affordable to get the mobility device that you need to stay independent and connected as you age or deal with a disability.
Whether you need help covering the cost of your initial purchase or simply want to make monthly payments, mobility scooters are accessible for most budgets.
So, if you're looking for an electric scooter or wheelchair that can help you maintain your independence, be sure to explore the financing options available for each model. At the top of each product page, you’ll find a financing button. Simply click on it to learn more and prequalify!
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