The lightest rolling walker in the world
“What’s in a name?” wrote the famous author Shakespeare once. When it comes to our Carbon Ultralight the name says it all: A walker made from carbon fibre that is truly ultra, ultra light. It is actually the lightest of its kind. With the phrase “like a true globetrotter, getting there is just as important as being there” we have designed the Carbon Ultralight to be the perfect companion for adventures around the world or just around the corner.
A companion for strolls, trips or travel
“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen (Danish Fairy Tale writer)
Mobility is obviously very near to our hearts at byACRE. It is at the core of modern life, and as such, a part of everyone’s life.
But mobility is not just being able to move around in the neighbourhood anymore. We are travelling and exploring more than ever these days, and the mobility design of the future should therefore enable travelling even more.
With the Carbon Ultralight we wanted to make a mobility design that was meant for both the short strolls and the trips around the world. With the lightweight materials, easy folding, and sleek lines, it will easily fit in any car, train, boat or airplane, so you can keep discovering the world around you.
Dynamic shape – for speed and a stylish look
Our initial thoughts when designing the Carbon Ultralight was that the design had to be motivating, innovative and stylish. At the same time, it had to be easy to manoeuvre and provide a smooth, fast and effortless ride. We therefore looked into sources of inspiration where these elements were present.
A part of the inspiration comes from the organic shapes of fast moving animals, such as dolphins, sharks and falcons. A second inspiration comes from sports car and bicycle design, where dynamic shapes and lightweight materials are used to ensure smooth and fast rides. Together, these two sources of inspiration formed the dynamic shapes found throughout the Carbon Ultralight. From the frame to forks holding the wheels, and the brake handles. All for a look that is simple, sleek and stylish.
The smallest details make the biggest difference
Even the smallest details matter when designing a mobility product that is motivating, innovative and stylish. Besides being functional, the details also have to look good and follow the same design principles as the rest of the design.
Hidden brake cables is one of the details we’re most proud of. And if you ask us, it is much more than a ‘little detail’ – it is at the core of the sleek design of the Carbon Ultralight. When the cables are hidden inside the frame the expression of the rollator instantly becomes more light and simple.
Handles that make you feel good? Yes, it’s true. Our idea when designing the handles was that besides being ergonomic, they also had to make you feel good and safe. We therefore formed them in a way so it feels like you are holding someone else’s hand when grabbing on to them. Furthermore, we decided to turn the handles in the opposite direction as traditional rollators. This gives a better posture while also making the rollator easier to manoeuvre around, because you are using the palms of your hands – not the fingers.
Height adjustment made easy. The height adjustment functionality needed a bit of upgrading. We therefore decided to replace to traditional knob with a button instead. Besides adding sleekness to the handles it also makes the adjusting much easier.
Key product features:
- Extremely stable design with carbon fiber frames and aircraft grade aluminum
- Automotive inspired dynamic styling
- Ergonomic handles support the right posture
- 7.9″ soft and comfortable PUR tires on all 4 wheels
- Push button for height adjustment in 1.2″ increments
- Easy folding for storage and transport – only 255 mm wide when folded
- Height: min. 31.1″, max 35.8″
- Weight: 10.6 lbs
Accessories are a walker’s best friend
Functionality is key when it comes to mobility design. For the Carbon Ultralight to be even more functional, we’ve designed accessories that make the stroll, trip or adventure a bit better. Our focus has been to provide a range of accessories that are functional, serves more than one purpose, and last but not least; stylish.
Focus on dynamic lines
When our design team sat down and started drawing the range of accessories, one thing was for sure: They had to use the same dynamic lines from the Carbon Ultralight. They drew their designs on transparent paper, so they could put them on top of a picture of the Carbon Ultralight and test the different designs up against the lines on the rolling walker.
Besides matching the frame colours of the Carbon Ultralight, the colours of the accessories also had to be convenient. Meaning that they had to be able to resist the elements they meet on strolls, trips and adventures. The choice fell on a grey, mesh polyester fabric that is wear and weather resistant. The mesh effect makes it difficult to see, if the accessories become dirty – and the polyester is extremely durable and easy to wipe clean.
Going on a weekend trip or small adventure? The weekend bag offers a convenient way to carry your necessities for a few days away from home. With the two small hooks on the side you can attach a shoulder strap, so it is easy to detach the bag from the rollator and take it with you if you need to fold the rollator for transportation.
The organiser is made to hold your personal belongings, such as keys, wallet, napkins, etc. It can be attached to the back of the rollator. With the attachable shoulder strap, the organiser can be carried over your shoulder like a small purse, when you are not using it on the rollator.