Feb 15 2012

mobilegs ultra - or when a guy is injured, he still buys toys :)

Published by michel at 5:42 pm under Journal

So here’s definitive proof that I’m a guy: even though I’m injured and the road to recovery is announcing itself to be a looooooooong one, I’m still looking at toys.
This time it’s just different kinds of toys :)
I guess this is like a girl going to New York and coming back with 12 pairs of shoes ;)

So I stumbled on the mobilegs ultra website, and thought the product looked good.
mobilegs ultra crutches

So I ordered a pair.
NOTICE TO CANADIANS: mobilegs do not ship to Canada.
For you lucky Americans that can buy everything on Amazon, here’s the link to the Mobilegs Ultra on amazon.com.

Fortunately, a friend of mine is going to New Hampshire next week to follow an avalanche course, so I’m having the mobilegs shipped to his hotel.

I contacted mobilegs through their Facebook page, and they replied within the hour. They told me to send the info to their customer support, and I had a call back from Colleen from Mobi CS shortly after. Now that’s what I call customer service! Colleen did mention that there is a company that will ship to Canada, and offered to get me in touch with them. But since I had another solution, I ordered directly from them.

They do have coupons sometimes (hint: register for their newsletter - I had a coupon in my inbox shortly after). The last public coupon was 30% off for Super Bowl Sunday. Didn’t get that but am still very happy with the service they provided.

I will do a follow-up once I receive them and have had a chance to use them for a bit.

8 Responses to “mobilegs ultra - or when a guy is injured, he still buys toys :)”

  1. normofthenorthon 16 Feb 2012 at 1:53 am

    Even with that fancy under-arm pad, make sure you don’t rest your weight on your underarms, but keep it on your hands.

    Most of the folks here who’ve spent that kind of money for NWB toys have gotten something that straps to the bad-side thigh, either with wheels or a springy “shin and foot”. What I’d call REAL “crutch alternatives”, rather than deluxe crutches.

    My approach, OTOH, is to concentrate on keeping the NWB and PWB periods as short as possible, or at least as short as the periods in the UWO study — 2 weeks of NWB, then 2 weeks of PWB. If you’re going to be FWB a mere 4 weeks after your treatment starts, you may not get much use out of any crutches OR crutch substitutes. (Especially if you get the surgery and spend most of your first week horizontal, moaning and groaning, as I did with my first ATR.)

  2. michelon 16 Feb 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I don’t intend to use them indefinitely, but I just can’t stand the arm crutches I have right now. They are painful on my hands. Apparently mu rupture was very close to the muscle, so recovery may take a bit longer than the usual rupture, so I might as well be comfortable while I have to use crutches :)

  3. normofthenorthon 16 Feb 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Pls don’t take my comments as praise of regular crutches! I customized mine like crazy — first with file and sandpaper, the with camping-pad foam and tape. If you crutch-walk a lot and vigorously (as I did), stock crutches will beat up your hands like mad. But taking some of the weight on your armpits is NOT the answer.

    Relatively prompt PWB & FWB seem to improve outcomes in general - not to mention all the user-friendliness they add… Walking without a boot is a scary step. Going FWB in a boot, not so much.

  4. michelon 16 Feb 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I know i’m not supposed to put the weight on the armpits; I bought these mostly because of the ergonomy of the handles, and the fact that they won’t be constantly stuck to my forearms like the current ones I have are.
    Plus they look good - hey, my wide is my fashion consultant so I can’t disappoint her now can I? But she may object to the hot rod flames skins I’m getting for them thought :) :) :)

  5. Jayon 20 Feb 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Did they mention to you the name of the company that ships to Canada? Need to get some. Thanks

  6. michelon 20 Feb 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Hi Jay,

    she didn’t, but send their CS an email at mobilegscsr@gmail.com
    and I’m sure they’ll let you know where to order them from in order to have them shipped to Canada.
    They won’t take any mobilegs coupons though I was told… ah the joys of being ignored by the US…

  7. Annaon 12 Jun 2015 at 1:41 am

    Thank you for posting your story & the links to the mobiles, xerosox, & vacocast. This helped me so much.

  8. SandraOwenson 16 Mar 2023 at 5:27 pm

    We will also be offering standard
    and expedited shipping methods. we are striving to keep shipping costs low.

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