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Medline Rollator Review

Updated on October 7, 2014

My Walker: My Key to Freedom!

I have been using my Medline Rollator for almost four years. I have a mobility condition that comes and goes, and very much impairs my ability to get around. At those times, walking and standing is extremely tiring, just because it takes so much more energy to lift my legs and hold myself erect.

I used a cane for years, but eventually my walking was so poor that I needed more. The walker has been a lifesaver for me! It makes it possible for me to go places and do things that I would have been afraid to do in the past.

I will tell you why I like my rollator walker so much, and hopefully this will help you in any decisions that you need to make about purchasing a mobility device for yourself or a loved one.

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Medline Walker - This is the model I use

The walker I use is still available from Amazon. As you can see, the price is very good and it is eligible for free shipping with Amazon Prime.

If you don't like burgandy, it is available in several other colors including smoky blue and black.

Medline Freedom Lightweight Folding Aluminum Rollator Walker with 6" Wheels, Adjustable Arms and Seat, Burgundy
Medline Freedom Lightweight Folding Aluminum Rollator Walker with 6" Wheels, Adjustable Arms and Seat, Burgundy

I especially like the seat on this walker. It is very comfortable, and is especially useful when I need to wait in line. I never have to worry about standing too long as long as I have my walker. Sometimes I take it with me on days I am walking okay, just to assure myself that I will have a seat in case of a crowd.

 

What I Like About My Medline Rollator

I have been using this walker for almost four years and it is still as good as the day I bought it. It has given me no trouble at all. It always does what it is supposed to do, and has not required any maintenance.

It was not hard to put together. It took me less than an hour to do. Some parts are similar, and I initially put two of the legs on backwards and had to start over. As long as you go slowly and follow the instructions in the manual you should have no trouble.

The height is adjustable, and will fit people from about 4'10" to about 6'2" tall. I am 5'6" and it fits me just right. It may take some experimenting to determine exactly how high to set it. There are two places where adjustments can be made, so that you can adjust both the seat and the handlebars as needed.

This walker is lightweight, only a little over ten pounds. It is easy for me to maneuver in and out of the car, even when I am at my weakest.

It folds up compact and is easy to transport in the backseat of a vehicle or trunk, and store in a closet or under a bed. The wheels get dirty, so if you put it into your car, you might want to take a sheet or blanket to protect your upholstery from any grime or wetness from the tires.

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Detachable Storage Bag Under the Seat

Detachable Storage Bag Under the Seat
Detachable Storage Bag Under the Seat | Source

This Walker has a Seat

It's Very Handy!

One of the main reasons I bought this walker was because of the seat. This is a very convenient feature, and I don't know if I would like the walker as much if it did not have one. I use it all the time!

It is great for people who tire easily, because wherever you go you have a spot to sit down and rest. This is great for all kinds of outings, because you never know when you might need a seat.

Once I went to an awards ceremony for my daughter, and we got stuck in an elevator on the way there. I was able to sit down while we waited to get rescued. That took about 20 minutes, so I was very glad I had my rollator with me!

Then, once we got to the awards ceremony, the auditorium was packed and there were no chairs left. It did not matter though, because I just parked my walker in the aisle and sat down on it. I had the best seat in the house!

It is also great for waiting in lines. I took it with me when I voted back in the fall. Everyone was talking about how bad the lines were and I knew I would be in trouble if I had to stand on a concrete floor for very long.

The seat is also useful for carrying things. I have been known to put a box on the seat and fill it with items I need to carry. This turns the walker into a little cart and has saved my back more than once!

It has made my life easier in so many ways, and has been wonderful at helping me conserve my energy so many times! I feel this device has been well worth the money I paid for it, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

My only regret about buying the Medline rollator is that I waited so long before purchasing it. I needed it several years before I finally did it. I could have enjoyed my life so much more if I had gone ahead and made the investment. I would have saved energy that I needed to be a good mom instead of using my limited reserves just trying to walk from one place to another. That is my main regret, and it is a big one.

Accessories for the Medline Rollator

A variety of convenient accessories are available to pimp out your rollator. I have not purchased any of them, so I cannot really say how well they are made.

The one thing I do have on my wish list is a cup holder. It is very hard to push the walker while carrying a beverage, and if you put a drink on the seat you risk a spill.

The other thing it is hard to do is carry an umbrella while pushing the walker. I am not sure there is such a thing as an umbrella attachment though. It might be a business opportunity waiting for someone!

NOVA Medical Products Mobility Cup Holder for Walker/Wheelchair
NOVA Medical Products Mobility Cup Holder for Walker/Wheelchair

I like this cup holder that adjusts for different sizes of beverages. It can be used on walkers, wheelchairs and even scooters. It has over 100 five-star reviews on Amazon, and is eligible for free shipping.

 

NOVA Handy Carrying Pouch

This pouch certainly does look handy! You might not need to carry a purse if you attach this to your backrest. It comes in black or a blue crazy daisy pattern.

NOVA Medical Products 4001WP Black Hanging Walker Pouch
NOVA Medical Products 4001WP Black Hanging Walker Pouch

Keep all of the things you need at your fingertips, without the worry of keeping up with a purse.

 

Cane Carrier

This is another accessory that would be very convenient. I have been known to toss my cane across the handlebars. This makes it tough to get through narrow passages, and won't work at all in a crowd. With this clip, your cane hugs the side of the walker, for a streamlined silhouette!

NOVA Medical Products Cane Holder for Folding/Rolling Walker
NOVA Medical Products Cane Holder for Folding/Rolling Walker

Attach your cane to the side of your walker. It is there when you need it, but safely out of the way.

 

Headlight for the Walker

There have been several times I have wished my walker had headlights. This light attaches to the side rail and illuminates your path. An excellent safety feature!

SeniorLite-Cane Walker Rollator Wheelchair Light
SeniorLite-Cane Walker Rollator Wheelchair Light

This light can also attach to a cane, for safe traveling through the house or out in public.

 

Medline Rollator Demonstration

This video shows how easy it is to assemble the rollator, and goes over some of the product's important features.

Find a Medline Rollator and Accessories on eBay

You might be able to find what you need on eBay, perhaps at a bargain price. Here is a sample of what they have available today.

Do you or a loved one use a walker for mobility? What do you think of the Medline Rollator? - Please let me know if you have any questions about this product!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      This looks like a great walking aid, and the seat is something I'd like to have handy!

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      MaggiePowell 4 years ago

      Looks like it has everything but an MP3 player... as my father's mobility is slowing, I may have to steer him in this direction. Thanks

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      Marika 4 years ago from Cyprus

      That's a great walking aid, seems to be quite comfy too!

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      This looks like a great walking aid, and comfortable, and good for your mobility too, thanks for sharing

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      Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      My wife is the community physiotherapist and it can be hard to persuade some of her clients that they need the help of these devices to a personal commendation from a user is very helpful. Well done an extremely helpful lens for those in need!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I don't use a walker but I have heard praises being sung of something similar or maybe even they were Medline Rollator. I've met my sister at a Christian camp she brings clients to now and then and have seen the difference from year to year as they have transitioned from a regular walker to these models that provide so much more comfort, stability and mostly a delighted pride in having them. The seat is so nice for times when waiting or just not being able to stand....a good, safe seat is right there and when not in use its a nice shelf for carrying things. The removable bag is a huge plus as well. I'm glad to hear that this technology is being of help to you! :)

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      I'm like you only need it once in a while. But as I age I'm sure this will change, so it's nice to have your personal recommendation. Thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My dad has M.S and mostly uses a wheelchair now, but he sometimes is able to use a walker. Thanks for the information about this walker.

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      My mom was using a cane, but I wish we had thought to get her something like this.

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      carol2 4 years ago

      My son used one of these for a few months, till he became unable to walk at all. It was great having a seat - he was young enough that he could kneel on the seat. He used to go all over the house with it. It would have been awful for him to try getting around the house without one.

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      Rhonda Albom 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Fantastic review, looks like a wonderfully freeing product for those who need a walker.

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      Hope Chambers 2 years ago

      I got this exact same walker for my cousin a few months ago. He was using a cane but was falling and it really scared me. This walker gave him the stability he needed.

      I don't think the one he has has a detachable pouch, though it doesvhave one it just doesn't detach so the midel featured

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      Linda Pogue 2 years ago from Missouri

      My grandmother had this walker. So does a lady I work with. Both really like it, especially the fact that they can sit when they need to wait in line or go to get-togethers where there might not be seating where it is needed.

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