Review: Roll-A-Bout (Models RA-250, HD-400, HDT-300, HDT-400, ATV-250, ATV-400)
Reviewed by: Jen from Chicago , Illinois
Why did you purchase the product?
I went through reconstructive foot surgery and meeded to be non-weightbearing for 4 months. I liked the fact that I could roll, rather than using crutches. It was helpful when traveling far distances. I even scooted through Disney World on my Roll-A-Bout.
How well did the product meet your needs?
It made traveling easier, and I was generally satisfied...but it was cumbersome and hard to manuever in small spaces, up slanted and uneven surfaces, and awkward trying to turn.
Are there specific features of the product that you liked?
I liked that it was portable--it folded. I liked the concept as an alternative to crutches.
Are there specific features of the product that you disliked?
There is no steering, nor handle bars. It's clunky looking. The knee pad should be contoured for accomodating the knee joint. At the time I purchased it, they didn't have the option of all-terrain wheels.
Any other comments about the product's performance?
It is best for wide, open areas that are flat. It does not do well on sidewalk surfaces, carpet, snow, sand, etc. I once fell off the Roll-A-Bout going downhill. They need to have something to cushion the ride and gauge turns.