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ActiveMSers 05-04-2016 01:55 PM

REVIEW: Travel Scooters
What if you need a scooter at times, but you don’t need need a scooter? You know what I’m talking about—a scooter for the zoo, or the mall, or on a trip, or perhaps a trek to Costco when all the store’s electric carts are taken. It’s just that I only want to date my scooter right now, nothing serious or permanent. You know, right swipe, not iCupid. And that requirement narrows the dating pool drastically.

In our review, I look at options and make my choice for a lightweight, portable scooter that is sexy, comfortable, and quick—and designed by a fellow MSer.

diggstech 05-09-2016 07:31 AM

I favor the Luggie, mainly due to the fact that I travel a lot and can store a computer bag under the seat and hang another bag behind the seat. I normally travel by myself.

kellie99 08-03-2016 06:46 PM

Zinger Chair?
Hi everyone - I really appreciate Dave's reviews and have been giving his opinions some serious thought - I was wondering if anyone has heard or tried out the new Zinger Chair? -

These chairs are quite an investment and since we can't try them out I'm having a hard time deciding between the options!
Thanks again Dave, your work really helps!


ActiveMSers 08-05-2016 02:01 PM

Hey Kellie! The link was broken in your post, but I fixed it (double http). It looks like the Zinger has potential. I found this review:

A few things I noticed. It's a touch heavier than the TravelScoot and SmartScoot, but we are only talking 5-7 lbs. It might not be ideal for long trips (padding looks pretty minimal). And it requires both hands to operate, so no holding a cup of coffee or an umbrella when driving. But all-in-all looks like an interesting concept and sets up quickly. Decent range, too. I like that they now have armrests.

If you get one, I'd love to get some real-world feedback!

kellie99 08-05-2016 02:45 PM

thanks Dave - I was looking for reviews today! I noticed they now have a cup holder option available - as well as the arm rests. I like that it comes in green!
I would certainly love to hear from anyone who actually has one - I think these are pretty new.
I guess the bottom line is they all have pluses and minuses and it just depends on each persons individual needs!
I'm happy to see different options becoming available!
Thanks again for all you do!:D

GoofyJay 08-27-2016 08:43 PM

Love my SmartScoot
Hey All: (from Virginia)

Longtime reader, infrequent poster... Thanks for your review of the SmartScoot. I took the leap and bought my first scooter - loved your description of just wanting to "date" the scooter for the bigger excursions.

We bought the scooter for an upcoming cruise. So far, we have taken the scooter to the mall, to Costco (to learn how to drive) and then to the airport and on the cruise and back.

My feedback so far... do not buy the smartscoot if you do not want to have conversations with just about everyone person that sees it. This thing is a headturner and a conversation starter.

I absolutely love my new scooter. It is so easy to use and it is great for travel. Bonus for me... because I was able to conserve energy while on the cruise, I was actually able to beat my wife in a ping-pong match (best 2 out of 3) for the first time in a while.

Thanks for the recommendation!:)

ActiveMSers 08-30-2016 07:51 PM

Good to hear, Jay. Sounds like your experience has been a lot like mine (well, except for the ping pong victories). I warned in my review that you are going to get attention everywhere you drive it.

How is VA these days? Grew up in Alexandria, went to George Mason, and follow DC sports (for better or for worse). And thanks for the post!!

GoofyJay 09-03-2016 04:40 PM

Virginia is for Lovers
I've always laughed at our informal state motto... Va. is great and I am happy that Tropical Storm Hermine has mostly spared us this weekend.

I grew up in Williamsburg and now live in Richmond (after attending VCU - Go Rams!).

Keep up the good work! It is greatly appreciated.

I am a lifetime Redskins fan... but it has been challenging at times!

ActiveMSers 09-06-2016 10:57 AM

Will do, Jay. And I plan to continue rooting for the Redskins. Years ago I interviewed Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams (along with Jay Schroeder and others) while the team was practicing at George Mason University (Go Mason!) during the '87 strike.

Wow, I'm old. That's nearly 30 years ago!!

ActiveMSers 10-15-2016 08:19 PM

One note on scooters: many are not designed for the rain. I'm going on a trip soon and rain is in the forecast, so it'll be the wheelchair over the scooter for this adventure. Just an FYI and something to think about...

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