While walkers all look similar and are intended for the same purpose, they are not all created equal. A great walker should be lightweight, easily collapsible, manoeuvrable and functional. Heavy walkers can seem more durable and stable, however, with a quality light-weight walker, you are just as safe. A lightweight walker makes changes in footpath heights, stairs, doorways, public transport and more are all a breeze. When it comes time to pack it down to go in a car or put away till next use, there is less chance of an injury to your back from lifting a heavy and clumsy walker.