Most people take home a walker from the hospital or medical supply store then don’t use it. It doesn’t fit through the doorways in their home or in to their bathroom. It is too big to use in stores and restaurants and just gets in the way. A walker doesn’t do any good sitting in the closet. What you’re after is a narrow walker that works everywhere you want to go. No need to remove door frames in your home or leave your walker at the entrance of a restaurant while holding furniture to get to your seat. I’ve searched to find the best narrow walkers that work everywhere you need them. Check out these options.
- Escape Rollator Walker – I love the Escape! Not only does it provide all the features of a premium rollator, it can also be used when folded at a width of only 11 inches. Most walkers do not stand when folded and thus cannot be used to maneuver through small spaces. This is not true with the Escape. With a simple lift of the release handle, the 25 inch wide Escape folds to 11 inches and stands on its large 8 inch wheels. This allows the walker to be used for support in small spaces and through doorways. The Escape is also available in 3 heights making it the perfect fit for those 4’7” to 6’7” - a true custom fit!
- Escape Mini Rollator Walker – The “baby brother” of the Escape, the Escape Mini Rollator Walker is the slightly-pared down version but with many of the same benefits. Most importantly, it also stands and can be used for support when folded so it can also easily maneuver through doorways and tight spaces. Just like its big brother, the Escape Mini is 25 inches wide when open and 11 inches wide when folded. You’ll have all the mobility and stability of the Escape, but with a few less features and a more economical price. The upside is that it’s even lighter, coming in at 15 lbs (compared to 16.2 for the Escape). The handles are height adjustable but it doesn’t come in 3 height options like the Escape. It also has cable brakes, but for many folks these aren’t big issues. The Escape Mini is a small walker for small spaces.
- EZ Fold N Go Walker – This walker is perfect for you if you need a little help with stability but don’t want to be tied down to something big and heavy. The Fold & Go Walker is the world’s most lightweight and portable walker. It weighs less than 8 lbs and folds down 4x smaller than a typical walker. When open, it is 25 inches wide. The small base and 6” swivel casters make it easy to maneuver through tight spaces. Used by many as a secondary walker for travel, the EZ Fold N Go Walker can even be stored in the overhead bin of an airplane. It features a simple but functional design that makes it both durable (able to support up to 400 lbs) and extremely affordable.
- EZ Fold N Go Rollator - This is the world's most portable rollator. This walker with a seat is height adjustable, folds 3X smaller than the average rollator and is 27.5" wide when opened. And it only weighs 14 pounds!
Most standard interior doors are 28-32 inches wide with exterior doors being even wider. If you live an an older home, the doors may be narrower. It is always best to measure to be sure.
Don’t rip apart your house or risk a fall. These narrow walkers will allow you to go through doorways and small spaces at home and on the road. Whether you’re looking for a narrow walker as a more mobile complement to a larger walker, or you need something that will work anywhere, consider the above three choices. When it comes to walkers, bigger isn’t always better!