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Z-Tec Ergo Plus Duo

This test report on the Z-Tec Ergo Plus Duo 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.

Z-Tec Ergo Plus Duo - test report

Z-Tec Ergo Plus DuoZ-Tec Ergo Plus Duo with footrest down

Dimensions (H x W x L): 
810-980mm x 620mm x 670mm

Folded size (H x W x L): 
810-980mm x 620mm x 630mm

Weight (without accessories): 10.2kg

Features

Shaped handgrips, lever brakes, seat and backrest - both memory foam, basket under seat with removable bag. No tray. Handle height adjustable but seat height is not.

Our verdict

Handling: Easy.

Hand grips: Model tested had uncomfortable, hard moulded hand grips. Thicker, softer grips on new models may be more comfortable.

Brakes: Easy to operate, and effective.

Folding: Tricky - needs two hands and the frame is heavy. Does not stand when folded. Model tested could be used with catch not fully on - new models have different catch, which should solve this.

Comments: Doubles as a wheelchair for occasional use. OK on very smooth surfaces, but difficult to push.

Last updated: February 2010


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