Walk Easy model 495 is an economical adjustable forearm crutch that comes in many colors. This European aluminum lightweight crutch weighs in at slightly less than 2 pounds per crutch. The Ergo Grips fit the right and left hands individually so the crutches cannot be switched from hand- to-hand. The grip holds the hand so the wrist is not bent as much as a regular grip. The grips are also tilted up so the weight tends towards the heel of the hand where there is the most padding.
I found that the angle of the cuff was too steep. This made the back of my arm feel uncomfortable and I felt my center of balance to be too far behind the crutch. To remedy both of these problems I added a set of my padded leather cuff inserts (a $40.00 value) for comfort and to move my center of gravity forward so I was more on top of the crutch handles. The cuff inserts also can easily be pulled out to give more room when wearing bulky winter coats. I also install a pair of Tornado GT (Gel Tips) on every pair of Walk-Easy crutches we sell. Tornado GT crutch tips are super durable…you will be amazed how long they wear. They are hand fabricated in the USA with a built-in shock absorbing center made of Absorbalite Gel. This gel eats up to 80% of the negative ground impact forces that otherwise would be absorbed by your body. They are very flexible and articulate to engage the full bottom of the tip with the ground for positive traction. Tornado tips are comfortable to the extreme and represent a $29.95 value!
Colors: Burgundy, Coal, Deep Blue, Forest Green, Lavender, Pastel Gray, Purple.(Colors subject to availability.)
Height adjustable grip to floor from 29 1/2” to 41 1/2” and grip to top of cuff from 8 3/4” to 10 3/4”.
User weight limit is 330 pounds.