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Hi everybody, i just ordered the byacre light weight walker. the one i have now is 17.5 pounds (sorry i don't know the metric equivalent) but the byacre is 10.5 pounds. I'm hoping that the lighter weight will make me more willing to use it and even go outside more. It is the same metal they use in racing bikes and of course is more expensive than regular ones. Please let me know if you have some experience with this. thanks a million,

San

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👍cool glad you found one that’s light weight 😉 Now no excuses not to use it, right ☺️ Hopefully it works out great and you enjoy it🙏🤗🤞Ken 🐾🐾

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Sandydemop in reply to Kenu

Thanks Ken

wow this is great now get busy ....have some good fun....

thanks twooldcrows I'll keep you informed when it gets here. 🛴

enjoy it ...life is just waiting for you ....

that is a very profound statement. I was just waiting for life. Did we miss eachother?

Some people seem to love them and some people don't. I've seen a few comments that people love the light weight for lifting in and out of cars etc but also say that because they are so light they don't feel quite so solid or stable as a heavier walker and they can feel a little insecure with them. One of the other things I've also seen around the traps is that many of the cross-folding walkers feel a bit wobbly and because they don't have solid seats they are not very comfortable to sit on for any length of time. But it's horses for courses, and you may well find that it's a good walker for some situations and your old heavier one is better for others. Even if nothing else, if you've got two walkers you'll have a back-up if one of them breaks :)

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Sandydemop in reply to Frances_B

thanks Frances_B i have nothing to lose, right? I was trying to find one on facebook marketplace but no go. So if it doesn't work out i can sell it. thanks for your perspective.

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erash in reply to Sandydemop

I hope you are able to enjoy your new ride 🏎 by the way how $?

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BettysMom in reply to Sandydemop

Yeah, nothing to lose except for $700!

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Sandydemop in reply to BettysMom

I know. $650 plus shipping? I wrote to them. so maybe... waiting to hear back.

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cljones in reply to Sandydemop

I have 2. The one I use in the house is heavy and more stable to sit on. But my light weight one I use to go places and it folds up easy to put in the car. That works well for me.

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Sandydemop in reply to cljones

Hey cljones that sounds great. how do you like the lightweight one overall? did you get any of the attachments they sell?

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cljones in reply to Sandydemop

I like the lightweight one I have. It's a different brand. So I don't know if there's attachments that go with it or not, I don't have any. But I like mine because it has a soft bag on the bottom for putting things in when you have a metal basket you have to remove it before you can put your Rollator in the car which is, can be, a kind of a pain.

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Sandydemop in reply to cljones

thanks for the feedback. I was wondering about that. what brand do you have?

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cljones in reply to Sandydemop

ProBasics is the lightweight one I have that I use for going places in the car. The heavy duty one I have is a Hugo. It is very sturdy and stable which is great when you have to get up in the night to use the bathroom and are a little unbalanced. It has wider wheels which helps if I need to go out in the yard.

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Sandydemop in reply to cljones

Hi cljones, I looked up probasics and it is 13 pounds. also what do you do with the basket when you fold it up? I also have the hugo at home but it feels too heavy and cumbersome to get in and out of the car. PS the probasics is on sale from $99 to $59 online.

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cljones in reply to Sandydemop

The probascis that I have has a soft bag that folds up with it so you don't have to remove it. The Hugo that I have I only use in the house. It isn't good for getting in and out of the car. It is very economical. Definitely worth the price.

And don't forget sales tax. In my city/state that is another $50.

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Sandydemop in reply to BettysMom

ugh. I am hoping for a discounted one. Maybe that isn't perfect.

The link below is for a very inexpensive rollator ($99) that only weights 11 lbs.

blowoutmedical.com/ultralig...

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Sandydemop in reply to BettysMom

wow, that looks great. Thank you very much!!

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Sandydemop in reply to BettysMom

hi BettysMom what do YOU do with the basket when you go in the car? is it hard to take off and on? thanks so much.

Hope you enjoy it

rjoneslaw thank you.

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