Rollator Size Guide

To measure the necessary height of the handlebars, follow these steps:
  1. 1.Wear your regular shoes and stand up straight on a flat surface.
  2. 2.Let your arms hang naturally.
  3. 3.Get a helper to measure from the floor to the start of your wrist.
  4. 4.This measurement shows how tall the handles need to be.
To measure the necessary height of the seat, follow these steps:
  1. 1.Continue with the same shoes and stand on a flat surface.
  2. 2.Ask your helper to measure from the back of your knees to the floor.
  3. 3.This measurement is how high the chair should be off the ground.
You will need to measure your hips’ width to know how wide the seat needs to be. If the chair is too narrow, you may feel uncomfortable or even fall when you try to sit down. To measure the necessary width of the seat, follow these steps:
  1. 1.Sit down on a regular dining chair.
  2. 2.Position your legs to a comfortable seat.
  3. 3.Get a helper to measure the distance between your hips.
  4. 4.This measurement shows you how wide the seat needs to be at a minimum.
Rollators have a maximum weight limit, which is the amount they can comfortably support. If you need to sit down on the walker’s chair part, you want to be confident that the walker can handle it. To accurately measure your weight, follow these steps:
  1. 1.Check that your electronic scales have new and functional batteries.
  2. 2.Put on the clothes that you usually wear when using your walker.
  3. 3.Step on the scales and read the measurement.
  4. 4.You may want to measure yourself a second time to make sure that the scales are accurate.
  5. 5.You may also like to measure yourself later in the day, so you know your highest fluctuating weight.


Rollator walkers usually have wheels of either 6 or 8 inches (15.2 or 20.3cm) in diameter. You may find some other size variations, but these are the standard options.

The correct wheel size doesn’t depend on your measurements but on where you want to use the walker. The smaller wheels function well inside and don’t need as much space to turn. Therefore, they can maneuver in smaller spaces.

The larger wheels function better in outdoor terrains. They can navigate surfaces like grass, dirt, and even gravel. If you travel a lot outside, then you should consider the larger wheels. However, they are not suitable for smaller homes with narrow passageways.

That being said, the larger wheels can add extra height to the walker. However, you are better off accommodating your size with the handles and seat.