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Volaris S3

This test report on the Volaris S3 is one of a series of wheeled walking frame reviews. If you have reached this page from an internet search, we suggest you begin by reading the Introduction to our guide to walking aids. For more information about the options listed below, see also our overview of wheeled walking frames and summary of the main features to look for.

Volaris S3 - test report

Volaris S3Volaris S3, folded

Dimensions (H x W x L): 
745-900mm x 595mm x 725mm

Folded size (H x W x L): 
745-900mm x 265mm x 725mm

Weight (without accessories): 9.8kg

Features

Straight hand grips, lever brakes, solid plastic seat, optional strap backrest (around £10), removable wire basket (with optional bag), optional tray (around £12), optional slow-down brakes (around £30), optional bag basket, kerb climber.

Handle height easily adjustable. You can also adjust the angle of the hand grips, though the range is not very great.

Our verdict

Handling: Easy.

Hand grips: Comfortable.

Brakes: Very easy to operate and very effective.

Folding: Easy. Does stand when folded. Velcro-fastening strap to keep the two sides together. Unfolds easily and clicks right into place.

Seat: Comfortable.

Comments: Large basket. Tray very low, and hard to use.

Last updated: February 2010


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