With the British weather being as unpredictable as it is – even during the summer months – it’s useful to be prepared for even the most sudden downpours. If you use a mobility scooter the usual solutions of an umbrella or ducking for cover aren’t practical. Fortunately, there are plenty of scooter rain protection accessories to help you out instead.
Rain Protection Accessories for the User
Splash Scooter Cosy
Putting on a waterproof rain mac is one way to keep dry on your mobility scooter but this doesn’t help keep your legs dry and there’s nothing pleasant about a soggy pair of trousers. The Splash Scooter Cosy is the perfect solution to that. This lower body cover has a totally waterproof exterior for maximum rain protection when the weather takes a turn, while the inner lining is a fleece like material that will keep you warm. To make it easy to get in and out of it can be zipped and unzipped down its full length and the bottom is open so you don’t get your feet tangled up.
CareCo Mobility Scooter Cape
If you’re looking for more comprehensive coverage from the wet weather then the CareCo Scooter Cape may just be the rain protection accessory for the job. This waterproof cover fully encloses both you and your scooter to provide a barrier from even the heaviest of showers, while still allowing you to drive as normal. There is also a transparent section to give you a view of the tiller and control panel of the scooter, so you can be sure you’re always in control. Finally, to make getting on and off the scooter simple the cover can be completely opened on one side.
Rain Protection Accessories for the Scooter
CareCo Hi-Vis Accessory Pack
The CareCo Hi-Vis Accessory Pack has a number of rain protection items included to protect your scooter. When on the move you can cover the tiller with the Scooter Control Panel Cover that both protects the electronics from rain and lets you see the controls clearly thanks to the transparent segment. There is also the Seat Cover that prevents the chair from getting wet when you need to leave your scooter unattended. Finally, the Scooter Storage Cover will keep the entire vehicle shielded from the elements when it’s not in use.
Mobility Scooter Canopies
Arguably the most effective mobility scooter rain protection accessory is a canopy. The ability you completely enclose you from the outside weather while still allowing you travel as you normally do is the ultimate goal of any of these accessories. CareCo supply a number of different canopy types that range from traditional vinyl and transparent designs, to foldable canopies and even solid polycarbonate for maximum protection. The majority of these are made to order for your particular mobility scooter. If you have the budget they are a worthwhile investment.