The 9 Best Ergonomic Shopping Carts For Seniors

The 9 Best Ergonomic Shopping Carts For Seniors

The 9 Best Ergonomic Shopping Carts For Seniors

One of the most repetitive tasks we all do in our lives is go grocery shopping.

And while most young people can carry groceries with no problem, for senior citizens it can be a painful burden.

My recommendation to all my patients is to invest in an ergonomic shopping cart.

An ergonomic shopping cart will take strain and load off your neck, shoulders, & back.

Below you will find my recommended list of shopping carts for whatever your needs are.

Playmarket We Go Folding Shopping Cart

Playmarket We Go Folding Shopping Cart

  • Lightweight & Sturdy
  • Ergonomic handle
  • Weight Capacity 66 lbs

The Playmarket We Go shopping cart weighs only 10 lbs and can carry up to 66 lbs.

It comes with a thermal bag to keep your groceries fresh and a removable exterior bag that can be purchased separately if the one included gets damaged.

This shopping cart is easy to handle and fold. It also requires minimal storage space and you can take it with you on a trip because it fits inside all types of vehicles.

The wheels on this model perform well on flat surfaces but they have a bit of a learning curve and sometimes swivel without control.

What customers are saying

Most people that go shopping with this cart say that it’s a pleasure to use and that they no longer need to use a cart. The handle is quite comfortable and very good for ergonomics.

The interior is sturdy and holds a machine-washable liner bag.

What We Like

  • Easy to fold
  • Comfortable handle
  • Lightweight and durable

What We Don’t Like

  • Swivel wheels need some adjustment

Pipishell Shopping Cart With Dual Swivel Wheels

Pipishell Shopping Cart With Dual Swivel Wheels

  • Adjustable handle
  • Large & locking rear wheels
  • Weight capacity of 66 lbs

The Pipishell shopping cart is recommended especially for people that are concerned with proper posture and ergonomics because it has a height-adjustable handle.

The height range on the handle goes from 38.5’’ to 41.5’’ and it features a thick sponge that provides a better grip. The steel frame is able to hold up to 66 lbs worth of groceries.

This cart doesn’t come with an inner bag but allows you to use your own custom bag and create a unique look for your shopping cart instead. You would need a 20’’ x 19’’ liner that is 28’’ tall.

Portability and storage

The Pipishell is extremely compact and folds easily. It is small enough to be taken on the bus, it can be stored in tight places, and it will fit in the trunk of a standard car.

The wheels at the back can be locked in place and have a 7’’ diameter that can handle rough terrains with ease.

What We Like

  • Good for Ergonomics
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Durable steel frame

What We Don’t Like

  • No inner bag

Kofull Grocery & Laundry Foldable Shopping Cart

The Kofull shopping cart is highly versatile and can be utilized in 3 ways.

It can be used as a shopping cart when the inner bag is included, as a  trolley after you collapse the frame, and as a carry-on bag if you choose to remove the inner bag.

The aluminum alloy frame weighs only 10 lbs and can support an incredible weight of 177 lbs. The Kofull shopping cart is sturdy, reliable, rust-proof, and comes with a waterproof cloth.

It even has a lid on top of the frame that doubles down as a seat, should you ever need some rest, but to sit on it, your weight should not exceed 220 lbs.

3-wheel system

The 3-wheel system in the rear will help you climb stairs with ease, but keep in mind there is no locking system for the wheels.

This is a nice little cart that would be perfect for those farmer’s market type of purchases.

What We Like

  • High weight capacity
  • Available seat
  • 3-wheel system for stairs

What We Don’t Like

  • No brakes on the wheels

Beebee Folding Lightweight Stair Climbing Cart

Beebee Folding Lightweight Stair Climbing Cart

  • 3-wheel system for stairs
  • Height adjustable handle
  • Weight capacity of 177 lbs

The BeeBee cart is a lightweight cart that comes with an aluminum frame and can hold up to 177 lbs of weight. Just like the Kofull its rear wheels are designed to climb stairs with ease.

This model is easy to assemble and easy to maneuver. The wheels roll smoothly over hardwood floors and concrete, and the bag inside the basket is waterproof and easy to remove.

The basket itself is not too large and although it is perfect for lighter loads some customers would prefer to see a bigger basket. You also get 2 plastic bag holders that you can hook on the sides.

The handle is made from hard plastic and can be lengthened with an attached part.

What We Like

  • Smooth wheels
  • Longer handle
  • High weight capacity

What We Don’t Like

  • The basket is small

Mac Sports Collapsible Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon

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Mac Sports Collapsible Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon

  • Large carrying space
  • Product weight 22.5 lbs
  • Weight capacity of 150 lbs

If you’re looking for a spacious cart that will perform well, this Mac Sports model is for you.

The cart is 32’’ long, 16’’ wide, and comes with big rubber wheels that will work on non-flat paths. It folds easily and shrinks down to only 8’’ wide when folded.

This shopping cart is extremely versatile and can be used at the beach, at the park, or while camping.

The handle is a single bar that can be extended to your desired length and the basket is made of canvas. The Mac Sports utility wagon can hold up to 150 lbs of weight.

What customers are saying

People that purchased this shopping cart are very satisfied with its quality and durability.

The only word of caution in regards to this product is that there seem to be some sellers located in China that are selling knockoffs.

What We Like

  • Reliable and spacious
  • Lightweight and foldable
  • Makes life easier

What We Don’t Like

  • Knockoff sellers

Joovy Boot Lightweight Shopping Cart

The Joovy Boot shopping cart was made for active people that need a practical way to carry their groceries. The storage area is divided into two sections.

The upper section holds up to 55 lbs of weight and features a nice looking removable bag that lets you load and remove your groceries with ease.

The lower section is a small bag that can carry some additional groceries and will hold an additional 15 lbs. If you’re not using the Joovy cart, you can always take the bag with you.

The wheels on this cart are made from EVR which is a mix of plastic and rubber. However, when it comes to performance they are closer to rubber and perform well on non-flat terrains.

The company behind the product has been producing stroller designs for more than 15 years and confidently stand behind their product.

Dbest Products Trolley Dolly With Seat

The Trolley Dolly performs well on all-terrains due to its oversized wheels.

This is the closest you’ll come to the standard shopping cart design, except this one has an extra seat, and it’s cushioned with padded foam.

The seat is comfortable to sit on and will hold up to 250 lbs of weight. Due to the handle design, you also get a backrest with built-in back support for comfort.

The bag comes with a lot of pockets and has a carrying capacity of 110 lbs of weight. It is made of a weather-proof polyester that is easy to clean by simply removing the bag and wiping it down.

To store the Trolley Dolly, all you’ll need to do is fold it in half and place it wherever you desire.

Goplus Folding Shopping Cart

The Goplus shopping cart can hold a lot of groceries and includes a heavy-duty metal frame with a weight capacity of 88 lbs.

The handles have an ergonomic design that is angled away from the cart and extremely easy to push.

You will need to place a liner bag inside the cart to keep smaller groceries from falling thru the cracks but the cart comes assembled and ready to use, you only have to snap on the wheels.

The front swivel wheels are easy to maneuver and most of the people that bought this item agree that it’s a really good buy because it’s a sturdy product that does its job and offers plenty of room.

VersaCart Transit Folding Shopping & Utility Cart

This is the most lightweight shopping cart on our list. It weighs only 9 lbs and can hold up to 120 lbs of weight.

Just like the Goplus it comes assembled and ready to use, you’ll only need to snap on the front swivel wheels.

You get double rubber wheels in the front and in the rear, making this cart remarkably easy to navigate. The wheels are also silent and will not wake the neighbors.

The VersaCart folds like an umbrella and can be easily stored inside a closet or in a car trunk. The removable bag can hold a lot of items, and it has a Velcro lid to secure the contents.

There are only two things that would make this shopping cart perfect, adding bigger wheels and brakes.

Before you purchase your new shopping cart there are certain features you’ll need to consider.

To make sure you get a good quality product that will not only last long but also enhance your shopping experience, here are some important features to be mindful of.

Wheel type

A good quality shopping cart comes with rubber wheels or a mixture of rubber and plastic.

All-plastic wheels don’t last long and perform poorly. Rubber wheels, on the other hand, do not produce a sound, deal better with rough terrains and last longer.

Some wheels come with brakes which would be helpful if you live on an incline, or just want to be able to lock the cart in place.

Also, keep in mind that the models that have all-swivel wheels are super hard to navigate. The best performing models usually have stationary wheels in the rear and swivel in the front.

Durability

You really don’t want to spend your money on a product that will fall apart in 3 months, so make sure the frame is made of durable materials.

Some of the best models on our list come with aluminum and heavy-duty metal frames.

To ensure longer durability always store your shopping cart in a dry area, and make sure you clean it regularly.

Storage space

Most people don’t consider this feature before they make their purchase, but it’s important to consider how you’ll store your shopping cart after you’ve used it for the day.

If you use it daily, you would need an easy to fold cart that doesn’t take up much space.

Also if you plan on traveling, you’ll need to make sure the cart can fit in the back of your trunk.

Ergonomics

Having proper ergonomics factored into the design of your shopping cart will literally save your back.

Make sure the handle has a soft grip that is easy to push or pull and that it’s a height-adjustable handle since we’re not all the same height.

Being able to adjust your handle-height means you won’t have to slouch or position yourself in a weird way while using your cart.