The Escape or the Cruiser? What's the difference?
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The Cruiser

The Escape

Philosophy of Use

The Escape

By far our most popular model, the Escape is the do-everything scooter, designed to tackle just about every need in a travel environment. Cruises, sidewalks, hard-packed trails, hills, museums, big cities, doctor's appointments, restaurants, theme parks, trains, planes, and automobiles; you name it, The Escape can most likely do it. Choose this model if you want a comfortable ride and faithful travel companion to last a lifetime.

The Cruiser

Excellent for all indoor activities such as doctor's appointments, casinos, cruises, shopping, as well as smooth, paved surfaces for pedestrian-friendly events. Most people choose The Cruiser over the Escape only if they absolutely cannot lift a 25-lb. frame. Cruiser users usually are more advanced in age or experience pronounced medical disabilities but who maintain good balance and cognitive abilities.

Weight

Both the Escape and the Cruiser share the exact same frame and controls. The weight reduction in the Cruiser comes as a result of reducing the wheel and motor size. Everything else is the same. The reduction in the wheel and motor size makes it necessary to also reduce the speed from the standard 4.7 mph down to 3.2 mph, although the speed can be reduced on the Escape for parents with small children, or for grown-up children with parents, who may need additional supervision for safety reasons. The frame weight of the Escape is 25 lbs. as opposed to the Cruiser's 18 lb. frame, a difference of seven pounds. 

Which is right for me?

If you want to have an excellent travel experience and a more comfortable ride with wider wheels, the Escape is the best scooter we offer. 95% of our customers end up purchasing the scooter with the most capability. However, if you absolutely need the lightest scooter, the Cruiser is the best option. Keep in mind that the Cruiser will not feel as comfortable if you use it outdoors as the smaller wheels will be more noticeable. Simply put, if you can lift a 20 lb. bag of cat food, then we recommend the Escape. For any or all questions, please feel free to call us at 800-342-2214 or email us at usa@travelscoot.com.