Globber vs Mini Micro

Globber vs Mini Micro Scooter



Globber scooters entered the scooter market a few years ago and have become a key brand in the scooter market rivalling longtime brand Micro scooters.

So can Globber give micro a run for their money? This article compares some of the mini micro and Globber versions.

Firstly, we compare the Globber Go Up Series for toddlers vs Mini Micro 3 in 1 Series aimed at kids aged 1 plus.

Secondly, we compare the Globber Primo and Mini Micro Deluxe and Mini Micro Classic for kids aged 2 or 3 and above. Scroll down toward the end of the page to see the comparison.

Globber Go Up Series vs Mini Micro 3 In 1 Series

Age Range

Globber Go Up Series

There are 3 types of Globber Go Up scooters, 1: Sporty 2: Comfort and 3: Deluxe. They have varying age ranges. All the scooters are recommended for kids aged 15 months plus. The Sporty has an age recommendation of up to 6 years. The Comfort and Deluxe up to 9 years.

Mini Micro 3 in 1 Scooter Series

There are two types of scooter in the Mini Micro 3 in 1 series. They are the Classic and the Deluxe versions. Both have an age recommendation of 12 months to 5 years.

Stages

Compare the different stages / levels below:

Globber Go Up Series

Level 1 - A seat with a parent-controlled push bar. The push bar is height adjustable (2 heights settings on the Sporty version, 4 height settings on the comfort / deluxe versions). Footrests are available on the Deluxe and Comfort versions

Level 2 - The parent handle is removed for a ride-on version with a seat. The seat is height adjustable (2 different heights on the Sporty version, 3 different heights on the comfort and deluxe versions)

Level 3 - The Globber becomes a scooter (aged 3 years plus). The scooter's lowest setting is 67.5cm (which is suitable from around 3 years). The highest setting on the Sporty version is 77.5cm and the highest setting on the Deluxe and Comfort versions is 82.5cm.

Globber Go Up Comfort


Mini Micro 3 in 1 Series

Level 1 - The Deluxe version has a ride on scooter with an adjustable parent steering handle and footrests. The Classic version has a seat with 2 height adjustments and an obar.
Level 2 - On the Deluxe version you remove the handlebar on the scooter. The seat is height adjustable to 2 different heights. On the Classic version remove the seat and have a small obar to start scooting.
​Level 3 - The Deluxe version converts into the Micro Mini Deluxe with an adjustable handlebar (aged 2 to 5 years). The Classic version converts into a Classic scooter with one fixed handlebar height (aged 3 plus years)

Mini Micro 3 in 1 Deluxe Plus

Mini Micro Classic

Seats

Seat height adjustment is important. The right seat height ensures it's easy for little legs to reach the ground to push along on the lower seat.  The higher seat ensures that longer legs won't be bent too much when pushing along

The Globber has two seat heights on the Sporty version and 3 on the Deluxe and Comfort versions. The Comfort and Deluxe versions have a wider seat.

The seat on the mini micro scooters is adjustable to two different heights.

Steering

When converted to scooters, both the Globber and the Mini Micro scooters have a lean-to-steer mechanism. This means that kids lean to steer left and right rather than turning the handlebar.

One feature the Globber has that the Mini Micro doesn't is a steering lock. Press a button and the steering can be locked, so the scooter can only move forwards and backwards and doesn't turn. The idea is that when kids are learning to scoot, they don't have to worry about steering until they have mastered scooting.

Wheels

Both scooters feature polyurethane wheels, which give a smooth ride and are speedy once they have mastered scootering.

Weight Limit

Both scooters have a rider weight limit of 20kg on the seated versions and 50kg.

Weight of Scooter

When used as a stand alone scooter, the Globber weighs 2.5kg and the mini micro weighs 1.8kg.
​They are both light but the mini micro is much lighter than the Globber.

Light scooters give young children who are learning to scooter an advantage. They are able to control the scooter much more easily. They are also able to lift and turn the scooter when needed so don't always need to steer at the beginning. It's also easier for small children to lift the scooter up and down kerbs and steps.

Additionally, a light scooter is easier for parents to carry and move when little kids have had enough scooting.

Scooter Handlebar Height​

Globber
The Globber Sporty has a 3 height adjustable handlebar height from 67.5cm to 77.5cm which is taller than the micro. This makes the scooter more suitable for the 3 to 6 year age group so it may last your child longer. It may work better for toddlers who are taller. The Globber Comfort and Deluxe versions have 4 height adjustable handlebars which extend to a whopping 82.5cm - so potentially your child could still use the scooter at age 9!
Mini Micro
The Mini Micro Deluxe comes with a height adjustable handlebar of between 49 and 67cm. Adjust the handlebar to at any point within this range, making it easy to find the perfect height for your child. The low handlebar height is excellent for very young kids. Your child could use the scooter from as young as 2 (or even younger) if they are ready. Ideally, handlebars should be no higher than waist height. Any higher than this makes it difficult for young children to control.
The Classic version features an obar handle which has a fixed height of 48.5cm. Again this allows very young children to begin to scoot. When they have grown, you can swap the obar handle for a t-bar handle which has a fixed height of 66cm.

Deck

Both scooters have a low to the ground deck which makes it easy to get and off the scooter

Which Scooters Are Foldable?

The Mini Micro Deluxe is foldable but the Mini Micro Classic isn't.
The Globber Go Up Deluxe version is foldable but the Sporty and Comfort versions aren't.
For all the versions that aren't foldable (the Micro Classic and Go Up Sport / Comfort) you can still take the t-bar out of the base for easy storage.

Longevity

On paper, the Globber looks like it will last longer than the Micro as it can accommodate kids up to age 6 or age 9 (depending on whether you get the Sporty, Deluxe or Comfort versions). However, what I love about the Micro scooters is that all their parts can be repaired or replaced. This means that once you've bought a Micro scooter it can be kept out of landfill indefinitely and passed onto siblings, cousins or sold on eBay. Check out the range of spare parts over on the Micro website.

There are some spare parts you can get for the Globber scooters to keep it going (including wheels and brakes) so it could be possible to use it for some years. But it doesn't have quite the range of replacement parts as the micro so it won't last forever.

Comparison Chart (Globber Go Up Series vs Mini Micro 3 in 1)

FeatureGlobber Go UP seriesMini Micro 3 in 1 Series
Seat2 heights adjustments on the sporty
3 heights on the comfort / deluxe
Wider seat on the comfort
2 seat height adjusment on classic and deluxe versions
Parent handlebarHeight adjustable
(3 on Sporty, 4 on Comfort and Deluxe)
Adjustable handlebar on Deluxe (any height between 40 and 80cm)
FootrestsOn Deluxe and comfort versionsOn Deluxe version
Handlebar height adjustment 3 height adjustments on sporty (67.5 - 77.5cm)
4 height adjustments on Deluxe and comfort up to (67.5 - 82.5cm)
Deluxe version is height adjustable at any from 49cm to 69cm.
Weight of stand alone scooter2.5kg (sporty)1.8kg (Deluxe)
SteeringLean to steer
Button to turn off steering while learning
Lean to Steer
Age Recommendation15 months to 6 years (Sporty)
15 months to 9 years (classic / deluxe)
1 year to 5 years

Which One?

It's actually very difficult to pick a winner out of these two as they both offer different things that appeal to different people.

​If you're buying for a very young child who is likely to want to learn to scoot soon and perhaps is just using the seat for a short while, the mini micro may be your best pick as it's lighter and the handlebar on the deluxe scooter is shorter. This means that kids can attempt to use the scooter much earlier from when they are 2 or 2.5 (there's even been videos of kids aged 18 months scooting on the micro - although these kids are exceptional.

With the Globber the scooter height is much more suited to 3 year olds, so it's better for kids who want to use the ride on for much longer and try the scooter as they approach their 3rd birthday.

Perhaps the steering lock appeals to you making it easier when kids learn to scoot- then the Globber is a good choice.

If being eco friendly is important and you want to keep scooters out of the landfill and pass them on, the Mini Micro is your best choice. If this is you, you can also consider the Mini Micro Eco version of the scooter.

Globber Primo Vs Mini Micro Classic and Deluxe

If you're buying for an older child, you will most likely be looking at the differences between the Globber Primo and the Mini Micro Deluxe or Classic.

 

Globber PrimoMini Micro DeluxeMini Micro Classic
Handlebar: 67-78cm
​(Adjustable to 3 different heights)
Handlebar: 49cm to 69cm
(adjustable to any height within this range).
Handlebar: 69cm (fixed height)
Not foldable
But remove the stem from base for easy storage.
FoldableNot foldable
But remove the stem from base for easy storage.
Scooter weight: 2.5kgScooter weight: 1.8kgScooter weight: 1.5kg
Lean to steer
Button to turn off steering
Lean to steerLean to steer
3 to 6 years2 to 5 years3 to 5 years

Which one?

The table above makes it really easy to see the differences between all 3 scooters but it may not be easy to decide if you're not sure which features make it best for your child:
For 2 Year Olds - Winner - Mini Micro Deluxe
The Globber Primo and Mini Micro Classic are aimed at kids age 3 and above.​The Mini Micro Deluxe has a really low handlebar height of 48cm so can accommodate kids from age 2.If you are buying for a 2 year old and have the budget it's worth going for the Mini Micro Deluxe as 2 year olds will find the lower handlebar on this scooter much easier to control.​​
Mini Micro Classic - Advantages 

The Mini Micro classic may not appear to be the best choice as it's pricier than the Globber and offers fewer features.

However, one area where it scores very highly and which may affect your ultimate decision is how lightweight this scooter is. As it has no adjustable handlebar or folding mechanism, the scooter is super lightweight. This means that kids can easily move and control the scooter. It is super easy for them to pick up and move up and down kerbs and steps independently. It also makes it easier to learn how to scoot with the scooter is lighter. Parents with back issues will also appreciate having a lighter scooter to carry when it's time to put it in the car or carry it when little ones have had enough.

The Mini Micro Classic is also less expensive. It's fixed height on the scooter suits the 3 to 5 year age group the best.

Other Mini Micro Advantages
Mini Micro ensure that all the parts on their scooter are repairable and replaceable. You can pick up any spare parts you need on the micro website. This is great for keeping the scooter out of landfill. You can keep the scooter on the road and pass it down to siblings and friends. Or even sell it secondhand when you've finished with it. The scooters keep their value over on eBay.

Globber Primo- Advantages

Obviously, the price point makes the Globber primo very attractive, especially for those on a budget.

The adjustable handlebar with three different height settings means it will grow with your child and the maximum handlebar height is a lot higher than the mini micro classic and deluxe so it scores higher on longevity too. There is potentially another year of use you can have with this scooter.

It is heavier, which means it is harder for little ones to pick up and down steps.

This is perhaps the better choice for taller and heavier children who won't even notice the extra weight. ​

Top 6 Best Travel Scooters For Kids

What Is The Best Travel Scooter for Kids?

Are you looking to take a lightweight and compact travel scooter for your kids on your travels? Taking a scooter on holiday means that kids who are reluctant to walk can keep up without moaning. They can also be fun for exploring!

However, packing a scooter in our luggage can bring challenges. If travelling by airplane, you will have weight limits with your luggage or have a limited amount of luggage you can take on board. If you are travelling by car, a scooter may be hard to fit in the car with all the other bags you are taking. This may put you off taking a scooter along with you. But fear not, there are many scooters that can accommodate for these problems.

Wherever you are going the important considerations for a scooter to take on holiday are that it is lightweight so is easy to carry and will fit inside your luggage. It must be able to fold or have an easily removable handlebar so you can fit it in your suitcase or the car.

Here are some options of good scooters for travelling with the kids.

Mini Micro Scooter (Classic)

It's no secret on this website that I love the mini micro scooter and I think you will find most people who make the investment and buy one feel the same. It also makes the best scooter for travelling with young children.

✔️ Super Lightweight - Probably the most lightweight scooter on the market coming in at 1.5kg. This means it won't add much to your luggage weight which is great if you are flying and don't want to pay extra for luggage.

✔️ Removeable Handlebar - Although this scooter cannot fold you can very easily remove the handlebar to fit it in your car or your suitcase too.

✔️Age Recommendation - 3 to 5 years

Check out my full review of the scooter.

 

Mini Micro Scooter (Deluxe)

The Mini Micro Deluxe is very similar to the classic scooter above expect it's foldable, it's age range covers 2 to 5 years and it has an adjustable handlebar. The adjustable handlebar and folding mechanism adds just a little bit more weight to the scooter. So it weighs 1.8kg and not 1.5kg like the classic. It has more features than the classic but does costs a little bit more.

✔️ Very lightweight - next to the micro classic, it probably is the lightest scooter for young children out there with a weight of just 1.8kg

✔️ Adjustable handlebar - the handlebar adjust from 48 to 64 cm

✔️The t-bar can be removed from the base for easy transportation.

✔️Age Recommendaton - 2 to 5 years

Which scooter you get may depend on the age of your child, how much you want to spend and if it's important the scooter can quickly fold and unfold.

Trunki Scooter

Trunki has teamed up with Halfords and created the ultimate 3 wheel travel scooter for little kids. There is a lot to like about this scooter. Trunki have thought about the little details which make it super handy to have  on your travels.

The first thing to like is the versatile "clip on and clip off" carry strap which makes it very easy to attach to the back of a buggy or carry over your shoulder. It also doubles up as a tow strap, so your child can stand on the scooter and an adult can easily pull them along. This is ideal when little kids have had enough of scooting or walking.

Additonally the Trunki scooter is super easy to fold which is extremely useful when you're out and about.

The steering is "lean to steer". Lean left to go left and right to go right (exactly the same steering as the mini micro scooters). It also features a 4 height adjustable handlebar and is available in both pink and blue.

 

Zinc Flyte Case Scooter


Would the kids love to scoot with their luggage rather than walk? This suitcase/scooter combo could be the optimal choice for them.

It's both a scooter and a suitcase. Pack your suitcase (it has a 25 litre capacity) and then ride it along as a scooter. The scooter can be folded down into the suitcase when needed. You can also just use the scooter handlebar to pull the suitcase along as well. And the handles can be used to carry the case.

There are lots of different designs to choose from including a space, dinosaur, unicorn, shark and owl design. It's aimed at kids between 4 and 8 years old.

The scooter should be fine to fit as cabin luggage although the size you can take on varies between airlines, so check with your airline before you buy and fly.

Maxi Micro Scooter

For older kids, another great lightweight scooter option is the maxi micro scooter. It's a 3 wheel scooter which is designed by the same people who make the mini micro above but it's designed for kids aged 6 to 10 years old. It's super lightweight for a scooter at just 2.5kg so again shouldn't add too much to the weight of your luggage. You can also remove the handle for easy storage and transport.

✔️ Very lightweight for an older child's scooter at just 2.5kg

✔️ Removable Handlebar - the scooter isn't foldable but the handle can be detached from the base. A folding mechanism adds weight to a scooter which is why to keep the scooter lightweight, micro haven't added one.

✔️Height adjustable handlebar - from 68cm - 91cm

✔️ Age Recommendation - 5 - 12 years

JD Bug Street Scooter

If you're looking for a lightweight and foldable 2 wheel scooter to take on holiday with you this is a fantastic option.

✔️ Weight - weighs just 2.8kg

✔️Height adjustable - the handlebar adjusts from 63cm-95cm.

✔️ Foldable - easily folds and unfolds with a quick release clamp. The handlebars also fold down which means the scooter is more compact to fit in a car on in a large suitcase.

✔️ Carry strap - it comes with an detachable shoulder strap to make it easy to carry.

✔️ Age Recommendation - 5 to 12 years

 

JD Bug Junior Street Scooter


Another option of 2 wheel scooter for a younger child is the JD Bug Junior scooter which is slightly smaller than the JD Bug street scooter featured above, weighs less and has a slightly younger age recommendation. It's also cheaper so worth considering for younger children.

✔️ Super light - This is the lightest two wheel scooter featured on the page at just 2.3kg.

✔️Height adjustable - the handelbar adjusts from 63cm - 85cm

✔️ Smaller footplate - the deck is shorter for a smaller foot. The size is 44cm by 9ccm.

✔️ Foldable - like the street scooter, the junior is easy to fold and unfold with a quick release clamp

✔️ Age Recommendation - 4 to 8 years

See an indepth comparison of the JD Bug Junior vs JD Bug Street.

Micro Sprite

If you're a fan of the micro scooters, the micro sprite is a lightweight two wheel option. It's not quite as light as the jd bug scooters and the sprite is more expensive. However, the micro family of scooters is well known for their high quality so you can be in doubt that this will last for years.

✔️ Weight - the micro weight 3.28kg

✔️ Foldable - it is easy to fold and unfold with a quick release clamp

✔️Height adjustable - the handlebar can height adjust from 64cm to 95cm

✔️Age Recommendation - 5 to 12 years

Lightest Stunt Scooter

Older kids and teens may request to take a stunt scooter away with them on holiday to use at the skate park. Stunt scooters don't have foldable or removable handlebars so they can be quite difficult to pack away in luggage. If you do want to take a stunt scooter away on  your travels, it is best to choose a lighter one so it's easy to carry. Some stunt scooters are lighter than 3.5kg, so these are always a good option.

Grit Elite Pro Scooter

 

✔️ Weighs 3.44kg which is light for a stunt scooter

✔️ The scooter dimensions are 530mm wide and 580mm high

✔️ Durable and well built with alloy core 110mm wheels to withstand the impact of jumps and tricks.

✔️ For beginners and intermediate scooter riders from 8 years plus.

Folding Scooters

There are tons of folding scooters out there. The weights vary from scooter to scooter but it's worth checking out the weights of some and see if they would be an option for you to take with you when you travel.

Buy a Cheap Scooter And Get It Delivered On Arrival

Another idea is to buy a very cheap scooter and have it delivered to the location where you are going so you don't have to travel with it.  So if you are going to visit family or friends in the UK, you could consider having it delivered to their house before you arrive.