Best Mobility Scooter Ponchos 2018

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Model
Features
Homecraft Universal Scooter Cape



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  • Clear panels
  • Small
  • Light
NRS Scooter Cape


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  • Body Poncho
  • East to fit
  • Compact
PD Care Scooter Cape


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  • Body Poncho
  • East to fit
  • Compact
Aidapt Deluxe



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  • Body Poncho
  • East to fit
  • Compact
Homecraft Scooter Poncho


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  • Body Poncho
  • East to fit
  • Compact

The advent of cheap, usable and very portable mobility scooters has given many disabled people and those with limited mobility the chance to get about more easily. These small, rechargeable vehicles can go a long way on one battery charge and are very popular. People who had no chance of getting to the shops themselves, or visiting friends or family, can now get short distances on one of the many scooters that can be bought or hired, and they are very much a bonus in a lot of people’s lives.

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When buying a scooter, it’s worth looking at the available accessories. There are many ‘after-market’ purchases you can make that will enable you – or your loved ones – to use the scooter to greater effect, and in all weathers. Of course, the weather is a limitation; nobody likes to go out in the rain, on a scooter or otherwise, but sometimes it is required, and that’s where the mobility scooter poncho comes into the picture.

These mobility scooter ponchos are designed to protect against the wind and the rain as best possible and are cheap and usable. Waterproof, easy to fit and compact when not in use, they represent a very usable and perhaps essential accessory if you are to use your scooter to the very best effect. You will usually find they take the form of an all-enveloping cape that fits over the top part of the scooter, covering the hands and arms and leaving the head open for visibility.

We had a look at some of the best mobility scooter ponchos we could find for you, so let’s check them out right now.

Mobility Scooter Ponchos (Our Top Picks)

1: Homecraft Universal Scooter Cape


Our first selection gives you an idea of the type of thing you are looking at. It’s made from waterproof nylon so will give you full protection from the rain, and fits nicely around the scooter so is also wind-proof. It’s a sensible price so will be affordable for all users, and is easy to set up. Some ponchos and capes can be difficult to put onto the scooter, so it pays to check out how easy they are to fit.

This one comes with clear panels for visibility, it’s difficult when enclosed to see where you’re going in the rain but the design of this works, and it is closed by way of a zip when in use. Stored, it folds not a very small package and is easy to pack away on the scooter’s storage areas, ready for use when needed. If you’re looking for cheap, simple and effective, this one could well be what you are looking for.

Key Features
  • Neat design
  • Clear panels
  • Small
  • Light

2: NRS Scooter Cape


There’s not much you can do in terms of innovation when it comes to scooter capes, so prepare for these to be largely similar across the board. This is again and all-encompassing design – although unlike the one above it comes with a hood so you don’t get your head wet – and is made from waterproof polyester with a PVC lining for added protection.

The design features a fully clear front end so that the user can see the controls, and also so that the lights on the scooter – should it feature such – remain operable. It is specially shaped so that it will be equally effective on three or four-wheeled scooters, and again, it zips closed for full protection. Compact when not in use and easy to fit, it’s a great choice for having with you when needed in what seems to be the standard price bracket.

Key Features
  • Enclosed design
  • Hood protection
  • Zip closure
  • Clear front

3: PD Care Scooter Cape


There are two distinct types of mobility scooter poncho and cape from what we can see: the fully enclosed versions, such as those above that cover the entire machine and the rider, and this type. This is effectively an overcoat that you wear when riding your scooter, and it is made from durable and fully waterproof material that is designed to stand the test of time. It’s neat, compact when not in use, and easy to fit when needed.

However, what it does not do – as with others of this type of design – is enclose the handlebars and actual body of the scooter. This means that the user is going to get his or her hands wet, which is not always pleasant. It is cheap, much more so than the two above, and it’s a great choice for all sizes – can fit a chest up to 140cm – but it has its limitations. Still, worth a look if it would suit your needs.

Key Features
  • Body poncho
  • Not all-enclosed
  • Easy to fit

4: Aidapt Deluxe


Similar to the above, this one is designed for use when driving a smaller type of scooter, and would be most at home on the three-wheeled variety. It does not enclose the machine itself – neither the control section or the body – but it does fully enclose the rider, with a zip close and drawstring hood for added protection against the elements.

We think there is plenty of merit to this sort of poncho, despite them not covering the entire machine, as they do provide adequate rain protection – especially if needed quickly when caught in shower, for example. This is also very compact when not in use and easy to stash away, and will be on board quickly when needed. Universally sized and fully waterproof, it’s a decent choice if it will do the job for you, and at a sensible price.

Key Features
  • Body poncho
  • Not all-enclosed
  • Easy to fit

5: Homecraft Mobility Scooter Poncho


Another of the designs that does not enclose the machine, this one comes from the Homecraft brand, which has a wide variety of products in this area of the market. It’s good, of a high quality, but might not be what you want. This is effectively an overcoat that you wear when riding your scooter, and it is made from durable and fully waterproof material that is designed to stand the test of time. It’s neat, compact when not in use, and easy to fit when needed.

However, what it does not do – as with others of this type of design – is enclose the handlebars and actual body of the scooter. This means that the user is going to get his or her hands wet, which is not always pleasant. There is, however, something we should mention, and that is that while we know prices will fluctuate, the prices we have seen this model advertised at are far greater than any other on this list, so make sure you check it out thoroughly before you buy.

Key Features
  • Body poncho
  • Not all-enclosed
  • Easy to fit

6: Kozy Komforts Waterproof Cape


Our final choice is, without any doubt and by some margin, the best of the lot in terms of quality and protection provided. It’s also, by some margin, the most expensive, but we advise you consider it for its merits. It’s designed to fit both three and four-wheeled scooters and as such is very versatile, it provides all-over protection and it is surprisingly easy to fit and take off. It also packs away in a neatly folded package for storage on the scooter for when it is needed.

This one covers the scooter and the rider completely – including a hood so the head is kept dry – and is designed with a clear panel front for the lights and so the rider can see the controls. It is very neat, zips for comfort and fit, and is made from quality materials that will withstand the conditions it is designed for. All in all, it’s very good, but we advise you look at others that do that same thing that you might find for a lot less money.

Key Features
  • Fully enclosed
  • Clear front
  • Comfort zip
  • Neatly packs away

That’s our list of best mobility scooter ponchos and capes, and we believe we have covered both types very ably. Which is for you? Let’s have a look.

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Our Verdict

We won’t go into detail about the features you need to look for when buying one of these as there are really two factors to consider: fully-enclosed, or just a cape? For the latter, you pay less money and leave your hands exposed to the elements. This is not a great problem, but it can be uncomfortable. If you’re happy with that, we suggest you go for the PD Care model at number 3, as it does the job, is nicely made and is very cheap.

For a fully-enclosed design, one that covers the scooter and rider entirely, we suggest that the last one – from Kozy Komforts – is the best, but we are not sure it’s worth the extra money you would pay over the equivalent Homecraft or NRS designs, the first two on our list. The choice is yours, and whichever you choose any of these makes a sensible buy for when you get caught in the rain. Good luck choosing the best mobility scooter poncho.

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