Some mobility scooters are complemented by high-back captain’s chair seats (alternately known as Captain's Seats). These seats, with their deep-contoured cushions and full-support backs, may be included as either standard equipment on motorized scooter chairs, or installed as an optional upgrade.1
Captain's Seats Give Scooters 'Classy Appeal'
Power scooter users who need and/or want additional lateral/torso support may opt to purchase a scooter with a high back seat. A high-back support seat not only enhances rider comfort, but a Captain's Seat can also add a bit of classy appeal to an otherwise standard-looking mobility product.
In fact, Captain's Seats can turn almost any mobility scooter into a luxurious personal travel vehicle that can be a lot of fun to drive!
Elegance, Style and Mobility Seating Comfort
A Captain's Seat is constructed to provide maximum rider comfort over the course of a full day's use of power mobility. Though actual features may vary, captain chair seats tend to have certain features and benefits in common2:
- Similar in look and feel to quality, automobile bucket seating
- Auto-style sliding seat means easier re-positioning
- Hi-back, deep-contoured cushion provides superior comfort
- Convenient reclining backrest and adjustable height settings
- May include separate or integrated headrest and armrests (fixed, adjustable, flip-up, and/or detachable)
Remember: Captain's Seats are included as standard equipment on some scooters (the Ventura Deluxe 3-wheel and 4-wheel scooter models, and the Prowler and Osprey heavy-duty scooters, to name a few). So, if this type of personal mobility enhancement interests you, just pick your scooter!
Call a Mobility Specialist at 800-308-9295, or visit Hoveround online for details on obtaining the right scooter and seating style for your individual comfort.
1Captain's Seat upgrade may not be available for all scooter types.
2Scooter features and benefits will vary by scooter make, model and brand.
Motorized scooters may not be for everyone. Consultation with a physician, and/or a mobility specialist, will best determine if a mobility scooter may be a beneficial solution for your individual needs.
This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.