OasisSpace Advanced Upright Walker Review (by Our Mobility Expert!)

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Our mobility equipment expert tests and reviews the OasisSpace Advanced Upright Walker and explains how it compares to others and why he recommends it.

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Disclosure: I was sent a free walker to use and test to do this review. No other compensation was received, and the opinions are my own based on my experience in the durable medical equipment industry.

Upright walkers are a variation of standard mobility walkers that allow a person to use them while standing up straight instead of hunching over the handlebars.

OasisSpace recently brought their version of an upright walker to the market and asked me to take a look at it based on my previous expertise working for durable medical equipment manufacturers.

Overall, I was impressed. It is a capable, functional, and well-made device. I love that it is lightweight, narrow, and extremely easy to maneuver.

But it’s not perfect. The seat may be too high for some shorter users, and you may have to remove the arms to fit it into small vehicles.

Here are all the details!

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The OasisSpace Advanced Upright Walker

Review Summary

Based on my tests and experience with the OasisSpace Advanced Walker, I do recommend it for people who need to use a walker (and have discussed it with their doctor or therapist).

This model has many improvements over standard rollators and other standup walkers.

  • Specifically, it is lighter and narrower than many of its competitors.
  • It has the necessary weight capacity and height adjustment to fit the majority of users.
  • Because of the larger wheels, it rolls smoothly and is easy to turn and maneuver – even outdoors.

My only cautions for you have to do with assembly and portability.

  • Assembly wasn’t too bad. But there are a few things you should know ahead of time that will make it easier for you. If you are buying this for yourself, I recommend having someone available to help you assemble it.
  • Also, because it is a taller walker, it does have a taller profile which makes putting in small vehicles a bit more complicated. This can be managed, however, by removing the armrests and making the overall profile smaller. All you have to do is loosen two knobs to do this.
OasisSpace Advanced Upright Walker Review Pros and Cons

The Good… and the Bad

Here’s a quick rundown of what I really like about the OasisSpace Advanced and a few things that can be improved or that you should, at least, be aware of.

Pros:

  • Larger than average wheels for smooth rolling and maneuvering even outdoors
  • Height adjustment fits most people
  • Narrow width to fit in smaller homes and doorways
  • Smooth folding mechanism requires minimal effort
  • Seat width is adequate for most people
  • Lightweight
  • Generous, portable storage bag
  • Lots of reflectors for nighttime use

Cons:

  • Assembly instructions could be clearer
  • Taller profile may not fit in smaller vehicles
  • Seat height is a bit tall for shorter people

Now that you know my general opinion of the OasisSpace Advanced Upright Walker – let’s get into the nitty-gritty.

What Is An Upright or Stand Up Walker?

What makes an upright walker unique compared to a standard walker or rollator is that it is designed to support you without having to bend over. Not having to bend allows you to keep your back straight while walking.

This is why they are also called stand up walkers. Being fully upright when walking reduces stress on the hips and knees.

With a standard walker, you usually bend forward and extend your arms to reach the handles. This increases pressure on your back and the hips, increasing pain while walking. It also means you are looking down at the ground or must extend your neck to see ahead.

Assembly and Set Up

When the product arrives, it is in several large pieces that you have to assemble.

Assembly went well and took me about 10 minutes (I am experienced at assembling these types of items.) It might take 15 or 20 minutes for the average consumer.

OasisSpace Advanced Upright Walker Before Assembly
Some assembly is required, but it only takes 10 – 15 minutes.

Assembly and Instruction Manual

The included assembly instructions were ok, but they clearly weren’t written by a native English speaker. There were several grammatical errors and some weirdly worded instructions.

But, overall, they were pretty easy to follow. All the parts were labeled “R” and “L” to ensure you got it on the correct side.

Assembly Procedure

1. Attach the Wheel Frame

To assemble it, you attach the bar that holds the wheels to the central cross frame using the four included wing screws (two per side).

One of my screws didn’t want to go in perfectly straight, but I got it in without much trouble. The others had no problems at all.

Attaching wheel frame with two wing bolts

2. Attach the Armrests

After the wheels are attached to the bottom of the frame, the arms go on next.

Important note: Ensure you attach the back support to the arms before securing them to the frame. To do this, loosen the little knob on the back support bracket almost all the way, or it won’t fit over the top of the arm support. And, the curved side should be towards the front wheels.

Once that is on, just insert the arm supports into the top of the frame, ensuring the numbers face toward the back.

Then align them and tighten the knob, ensuring it goes in all the way.

Attaching arms to OasisSpace Advanced Upright Walker
Armrests slide into the frame and are secured with the knob. Numbered markings help you get both sides equal.

3. Insert the Handles

Next, attach the handles to the front of the armrests.

They slide into a round tube and are held in place by a bolt and lever knob.

Ensure the bolt starts at the inside hole, and the knob is on the outside of the walker.

Attaching handles to OasisSpace Advanced Upright Walker
Handles slide into the armrests and tighten with a lever knob.

4. Attach the Carry Bag

Other than that, you just attach the bag by sliding it over its wire frame.

Use the enclosed hook and loop straps to hold it in place.

Feature Review

Here is a feature-by-feature breakdown of this walker:

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Key Features of the OasisSpace Advanced Upright Walker

Large Wheels (Front: 8 inches; Rear: 10 inches)

I was pleasantly surprised at how easily and smoothly this walker rolled. I could literally push it with just one finger. The rear wheels swivel 360 degrees which makes it easy to steer too.

The wheels are larger (10 inches in front and 8 inches in back) than some of the competing upright walkers.

Why is this important?

The larger the wheels are, the smoother the ride will be. It also means it won’t get hung up in sidewalk cracks, gravel driveways, or dirt paths. It will more easily roll right over obstacles as it encounters them.

It can be used with multiple terrains, including grass lawns, concrete walkways, and dirt and gravel paths. It is best to avoid using it in deep, loose gravel, but you probably shouldn’t be walking there anyway.

Height Adjustments (39 to 46 inches)

There are seven levels of armrest height adjustment (from 39 to 46-inches). The range should be suitable for anyone between 5 and 6 feet tall.

The adjustment uses a knob to make simple and quick adjustments. Each arm is marked with a scale to ensure you get each one the same height.

With these adjustments, you can get your back straight for good hip, spine, and head alignment.

Narrow Overall Width (22.5 inches)

The total overall width of the walker is 22-1/2 inches which is one of the narrowest walker options on the market.

This width should allow it to go through the smaller doorways of even some older homes. Just measure the inside of your home doorways to ensure it fits.

This is also convenient for use in the community if you encounter narrow aisles in retail stores, grocery stores, or churches. It also helps it get between cars parked in a parking lot so you can get in and out more safely.

The compact design also adds to its maneuverability. It turns and glides around corners quickly and smoothly.

This walker folds up easily to make transportation and storage easier.

Folding Mechanism

To fold the walker, you simply pull up on the black strap in the center of the seat. The one that I tested closed quickly and smoothly. You can use a small hook lock to keep it together once you have folded it.

It folded up more easily than some walkers I had used in the past when I worked at a durable medical equipment company. You would have to practically pick up some of those off the ground to get them folded. Of course, no older adult should have to do that!

Even folded, it has a tall profile simply because of its upright nature. But the arms are removable by loosening the knobs, which will help it fit in smaller vehicles or storage situations.

Padded Armrests

The armrests are padded with foam and comfortable on the elbows.

When properly adjusted, your elbows should rest in the cup of the armrest when your elbows are at 90 degrees.

This ensures your back is straight and your forearms are parallel to the floor.

OasisSpace Advanced Upright Walker Review seat and backrest
The seat is generously sized, and both the seat and backrest are padded

Built-in seat

The built-in seat is 20-1/2 inches wide between the frame, which is more than adequate for most users within the 300-pound weight capacity.

Also, because it is fabric, it folds up with the walker – there is no need to remove it first.

The seat is positioned 24 inches off the ground, which is a bit high, especially for shorter-statured adults. I recommend always keeping your feet on the ground when using the seat.

Is the seat super comfortable? Not really. But these seats aren’t made for long-term sitting either. They are designed just to give you a place to rest if you become tired while out.

Padded Backrest

The flexible backrest is padded and covered in a mesh fabric that lets it breathe. It is more comfortable than others I have tried over the years.

It is important to note that a walker’s backrest is just there to keep you from falling off backward and is not designed to support your full weight.

OasisSpace Advanced Upright Walker Hand Brakes
Squeeze the easy-to-apply hand brakes or push them forward to lock them.

Handlebars and Brakes

The handlebars are coated with texturized rubber foam and comfortable enough to hold onto for long periods. They are adjustable to fit the length of your forearm. So, you won’t have to lean forward to use them.

I had used rollators before where the brakes were hard to apply, even for a healthy adult male. But, the brakes on the OasisSpace Advanced were easy to apply just by pushing them forward with the palm of the hand.

They were easy to release as well. You can make an adjustment if they are too tight or too loose for you.

It is essential that you can apply your own brakes, especially when sitting down, to keep it from moving unexpectedly.

Lightweight

Fully assembled, it weighs just over 19 pounds. You can remove the arms to lighten it for carrying and lifting.

OasisSpace Advanced Upright Walker storage bag and reflectors
Large storage bag unzips for personal items, plus there are ten total reflectors for safety.

Storage Bag

An oversized storage bag is included with each walker. It includes a shoulder strap and zipper closure, making it easy to take with you.

It attaches with two hook and loop straps on each side that come off and on quickly. It is further supported by a wire frame that holds it in position and upright when it is attached to the walker.

If it gets dirty, there is no need to worry. It’s made of nylon and cleans up fast with a simple wipe-down with a wet rag.

Reflectors

I was pleased to see ten total reflectors on the front and back of it.

This is important for seniors who use their rollators outdoors at night or live in larger cities where it is vital to be seen when it’s dark.

Weight Capacity

This particular walker supports people up to 300 pounds. If you are heavier than that, they have a similar model with a reinforced frame that supports up to 450 pounds.

Conclusion

I do recommend you consider the OasisSpace Upright Walker when you are shopping for a rolling walker!

I will admit that I was pleasantly surprised by its overall quality and functionality!

The OasisSpace Advanced Upright Walker meets or exceeds the quality and features found on the more prominent brands you may also be considering. It may be a bit difficult for some people to put together, but there are no overall glaring cons with it.

It does have a larger overall profile even when it is folded. Upright walkers are always taller than other walkers. The workaround for this is to remove the arms if you have a smaller vehicle you need to fit it into.

My only other concerns are how the seat height fits smaller users, but if you are over 5 feet tall, you shouldn’t have any problems.

So, if you are good at assembling products or have someone to help and aren’t extremely small-bodied, I recommend this one highly!

Have you used it? If so, please feel free to share your experience and opinions below. If you decide to order one, please report back in the comments below and let us know how it works for you!

Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®
Senior Home Safety Specialist (SHSS)®
Assistive Technology Professional

Scott Grant has spent more than 20 years serving seniors and the elderly in the home medical equipment industry. He has worked as a manufacturer's rep for the top medical equipment companies and a custom wheelchair specialist at a durable medical equipment (DME) provider in WV. He is father to 4 beautiful daughters and has three terrific grandkids. When not promoting better living for older adults, he enjoys outdoor activities including hiking and kayaking and early morning runs.

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