One of the most common questions that we hear in the industry is “How much does a scooter weigh?”. And, that’s a great question. However, there is no one size fits all answer. It really depends on the type of scooter, and what the scooter is made for. If you have a scooter that is travel-friendly, it is going to weigh much less than a scooter that is a heavy-duty outdoor scooter. To understand this question, let’s go over the various types of scooters.
Types of Mobility Scooters
As I touched on before, the type of scooter plays a vital part in its weight. Scooters can weigh anywhere from 50 pounds and upwards of 400 pounds. So, if unit weight is important to you, you’ll want to be familiar with the following types of mobility scooters.
Folding scooters, sometimes called travel scooters, are able to fold in half. This makes them much easier to lift up, and put into your car. Typically, folding scooters weigh under 60 pounds, including our Echo Folding Scooter. Folding scooters are ideal for indoor use and travelling, as they are a very minimal type of scooter. This is what makes them so lightweight.
If you are looking for something a little larger and more durable, a disassembling scooter may be the best option for you. As the name implies, a disassembling scooter will come apart into three to six pieces, depending on the model. This makes lifting the scooter into your trunk or storing it more manageable. With quick snaps, the scooter can be ready to ride in just a few minutes. As an example, our Dasher 4-Wheel Scooter has a total unit weight of 94 pounds, which is quite heavy. But, it can be disassembled into three pieces, the heaviest being 26 pounds. This makes it a lot easier to manage for most people.
Outdoor & Heavy-Duty Scooters
Outdoor and heavy-duty scooters weigh the most. This is because they are much larger than the previous models mentioned, with luxury finishes, full suspensions, reinforced chassis, and other features that add to the weight. While these scooters are a great option for outdoor use, it’s difficult to transport them in a vehicle without having a specialty van. Outdoor and heavy-duty scooters typically weigh anywhere between 150 and 400 pounds, depending on the model. Our own Enduro XL has a 500-pound carrying capacity, and its unit weight is 240 pounds.
Choosing Your Mobility Scooter
There is a lot that goes into purchasing a mobility scooter. If how much a mobility scooters weigh is important to you, you should think about how and where you want to use your scooter. If you are planning to use your scooter indoors, like grocery shopping and trips to the mall, a disassembling scooter may be ideal for you. On the other hand, if you want to use your scooter strictly outdoors with a lot of slopes, over gravel or grass, then an outdoor scooter may be ideal. If you have any questions about how to choose the best mobility scooters and how much a scooter weighs, don’t hesitate to reach out!