8 Best Zimmer Frames For Support (In 2020)

If you or your elderly parent is struggling with mobility, a zimmer frame can help them get moving again. 

They can help relieve pain on joints and provide added stability when moving from A to B.

The most stable zimmer frames have 4 feet (not 3) which is why we’ve only included those below. 

Some key features to look for when you’re looking at zimmer frames need to be: the weight (It needs to be lightweight and not too heavy – our lightest below at just 6.5lb with an aluminium frame). It also needs to be portable and easily fold away for quick storage or to quickly store away in the car for short trips.

1. Drive Medical Folding Zimmer Frame

We start our list with the best selling frame by Drive Medical. It’s a simple frame, adjustable in height and made from a lightweight aluminium material. It’s great for most surfaces, we’d recommend it primarily for indoor use and stick to pavements. 

2,792+ Ratings
  • #1 Most popular walker frame
  • Adjustable height
  • Easy slides over most surfaces
  • Folds away for storage
  • Lightweight design
  • Aluminium frame for stability

2. Able Life Space Saving Walker

Second up we’ve got stylish choice from Able Life. With it’s sleek design and rigid front wheels it looks more “trendy” than most zimmer frames available. If you’re travelling a lot and need to quickly fold away the frame to get from place to place, this one is a must. It takes up next to no room once folded down. 

728+ Ratings
  • Folds 4X smaller than most walkers
  • Travel friendly, easy storage in car
  • Fixed, rigid front wheels
  • Narrow design
  • Stylish
  • Height adustable

3. Healthline Bariatric Heavy Duty Zimmer

This zimmer by Healthline made out list purely because of how sturdy it is, it’s about as solid as you can get when it comes to zimmer frames. It remains lightweight while supporting a much larger weight load, up to a 500lb person.

139+ Ratings
  • 4 5" front wheels
  • Extra stability
  • Solid design
  • Supports heavy loads
  • Adjustable design
  • Very sturdy

4. OasisSpace Compact Folding Walker

Next up is the Compact Folding Walker by OasisSpace, this zimmer frame comes with a handy feature in that it has a one click release system so you can quickly fold it down for transport or storage which is really neat. 

350+ Ratings
  • Compact design (50% smaller than other walkers)
  • 1 Click release system for easy transport or storage (quickly folds down)
  • Lightweight - supports up to 350lb person at only 6.5lb in weight
  • Adjusts from 29 to 39" without the need for tools

5. Healthline Walker Folding Deluxe Zimmer

This deluxe zimmer by Healthline has all the core features of a zimmer frame you’d need. It’s a classic design with some upgraded features – comfy handy grips, higher quality wheels. It has the push button adjustable height setting makes it suitable for people of all heights. 

367+ Ratings
  • Push button adjustable height
  • Quality front wheels
  • Comfy hand grips
  • Sturdy design
  • Easy to operate
  • Lightweight

6. OasisSpace Heavy Duty Folding Walker

We just had to include this beautiful, folding zimmer frame from OasisSpace. It’s stylish design makes it a stand out item on our list. It looks much more modern than the traditional zimmer frame designs and has some great extra features such as the comfy handles and extra wheels for added stability. 

128+ Ratings
  • Bariatric size for people up to 500lbs
  • FDA approved - safe and sturdy
  • Stylish modern design
  • Adjustable height
  • Comfy handles
  • Extra wheels support

7. Drive Medical Trigger Release Zimmer Frame

This trigger release zimmer frame by Drive Medical comes made our list because of it’s quick closing trigger function. You can quickly fold down the zimmer frame for storage or travelling with one click of the release trigger. We also loved it’s soft ribbed contour grip handles for extra safety and comfort. 

675+ Ratings
  • Soft ribbed contoured hand grip
  • Includes read glide caps for use on all surfaces
  • Aluminium design (lightweight)
  • Trigger function for quick closing (folding design)
  • Adjustable height 32" to 39"

Zimmer Frames: Our Final Verdict

After reviewing a wide range of zimmer frames available on the market, we’ve come up with a couple of our favorites.  

If you travel a lot of need to get your loved one from A to B on a regular basis, maybe even just down to the local shop or market, or for a doctors appointment, we’ve recommend the space saving walker by Able Life.

If you’re after something something that’s more of an “all rounder” we’d suggest the OasisSpace heavy duty walker since it’s capable of holding a lot of weight, has comfy handles and extra wheels for support. And best of all, it’s also a really nice design and color and moves away from the more “boring” looking models available, which can help older people feel less “old”.

 

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