Eco-Friendly Kick Scooters For Kids

How To Buy An Eco-Friendly Kick Scooter For Kids


Looking for an eco friendly kids kick scooter?

The bad news is there isn't a kid's scooter that is 100% eco friendly. The good news is there are scooters with parts made from recycled materials, which are designed to be repairable and / or are made from recyclable materials.

This article lays out everything you need to consider when buying a more eco-friendly scooter. It suggests some eco-friendly models which include the new ECO range by Micro and stunt scooters such as the Blunt range which can be repaired instead of going into landfill.

What Should You Look For When Buying An Eco-Friendly Scooter?

Repairable and replaceable parts

The best thing you can do is buy something that is going to stay out of landfill as long as possible. Many scooter companies provide replacement parts for all key parts of their scooter. If all the parts can be replaced, your child can potentially keep the scooter for years. It can be passed down onto siblings, cousins and friends or sold on a site like eBay. Many stunt scooters have replaceable parts for all their key components. Companies such as Micro have designed all their scooters so that every part is repairable and replaceable, keeping them out of landfill potentially forever.

Recyclable materials

Many scooters are made of materials that can be recycled. Aluminium is a popular material to make scooter handlebars and footplates. All aluminium can be recycled after use. In the UK, you can take old aluminium scooters to your nearest household recycling centre.

It probably goes without saying you should avoid scooters with plastic parts. Many scooters for young children have PVC wheels and hard plastic footplates which is hard to recycle.

However, some scooter parts are now being made of recycled plastics which is keeping those plastics out of our landfills. This includes the plastic used in Micro's Eco scooter range. The footplate is made from recycled fishing nets, so the materials used are keeping plastic out of the ocean.

Mini Micro Eco Friendly Scooter

Micro scooters have released a new eco friendly range of three wheel scooters. The decks are made from recycled plastic from discarded fishing nets that would normally pollute the oceans. This helps reduce ocean pollution, stops waste from going into landfill and reduces the use of valuable resources.

The other great thing about Micro scooters is that all their parts are repairable or replaceable. This means that if the scooter is looked after, it can be kept on the road for a lifetime and not end up in landfill. All the parts are easy to purchase on the Micro scooters website.

The mini micro scooter featured is extremely well designed for 2 to 5 year olds. It comes with an adjustable handlebar that suits children from 80 to 110cm in height. The handlebar can be removed from the base for easy transportation and storage. The high quality PU wheels offer a very smooth ride. Young kids find it easy to learn to scoot with the lean to steer mechanism. It's also very light. At just 1.95kg, young kids can easily lift it up kerbs or steps. When kids first learn to scoot, they often pick up the scooter to change direction so the design on this scooter makes it easy for young kids to do this.

Maxi Micro Eco Friendly Scooter

The Maxi Micro Eco-friendly scooter is another 3 wheels scooter with a deck made of recycled ocean plastic. The Maxi Micro is designed for kids aged between 5 and 12. There is a height adjustable handlebar that you can set at any point between 68-91cm. This accommodates kids from approximately 110cm to 152cm tall.

Another feature is the anodised stem - this gives extra protection against wear and tear so you can use the scooter for longer.

An extra grippy deck gives greater control. There's a rear brake for safety. The scooter uses an intuitive lean to steer riding system so riders lean left to go left and right to go right. You can remove the base from the deck when you need to transport or store the scooter.

Like the Mini Micro, the deck is made from recycled fishing nets that are removed from the ocean, cleaned and broken down into chips. The chips are then melted, coloured and poured into a deck mould.

Like the Mini Micro Eco scooter, the Maxi scooter has replaceable parts so that the next generation of kids can continue to use the scooter.

How to Buy an Eco Friendly Kick Scooter

Avoid the cheapest scooters

I have bought many cheap scooters in my time and the problem is that they last for a year or two at most. Then you have to buy a replacement scooter, so you consume more valuable resources. In addition to this, the cheap scooter you had cannot be passed onto anybody else. It needs to be recycled or ends up in landfill.

Cheap scooters are often made of materials that aren't recyclable. For example, many of the cheapest three wheels scooters for toddlers and preschoolers have plastic decks and wheels.

Cheap scooters are often made of parts that can be repaired or replaced. Once a wheel or another scooter part has worn out, you have to get rid of the scooter and buy another one.

I can hear people say that's all very well said and done, but what if you haven't got the money to buy a more expensive scooter?

This is definitely a problem for many consumers. I know, I've been there. I have purchased cheap scooters because I've been on a tight budget. The good news is, there are a couple of solutions.

Firstly, be aware that if you spend a little extra now, you will save money in the long run. It's true that if you buy cheap, you buy twice. Scooters with high quality components and repairable parts can last many years, rather than just one or two.

If stretching your budget isn't an option, consider my next tip for buying an eco-friendly scooter which is to buy secondhand.

Buy Secondhand

There are so many ways you can buy scooters second hand nowadays. EBay and Facebook marketplace are two options. When you buy secondhand, look for a scooter with repairable and replaceable parts so that you can address any issues if things go wrong.

Buy A Scooter With Replaceable and / Or Repairable Parts

Before you purchase a scooter, look to see if you can buy replaceable parts to replace parts if they wear out. A quick Google search normally gives you an answer. Obviously the more parts you can replace the better. We have featured some options below.

 

Pro Stunt Scooters

If you're looking to buy an eco friendly scooter for your child, one option is to go for a high end pro stunt scooter. Most pro stunt scooters have replaceable parts. And they are also easy to come by online at sites such as skate hut.

Stunt scooter parts are also likely to last longer as they are designed for heavy use and punishment from jumps and tricks.

Stunt scooters can easily be ridden on the street as well as used at the skate park. And as they aren't being put under much impact when used as a kick scooter, they are going to last a long time.

Also, many parts on pro stunt scooters are made from materials such as aluminium which is easily recyclable when finished with. In the UK you can just take it along to your local household recycling centre.

Avoid cheap stunt scooters. The materials in cheaper stunt scooters tend to be plastic and soft metals, which means they’re more likely to break or become damaged while riding. Not only is that dangerous when kids are using these stunt scooters on the skate park but the scooters are unlikely to be easy to repair. The parts in cheap stunt scooters normally aren't as easily replaceable or readily available to buy.

Sacrifice Unisex-Youth Sacci Junior Scooter

The Sacrifice Junior scooter is aimed at the beginner stunt scooter rider but this would be equally as good as a kick scooter as well.  It's a good choice for younger kids from

It's durable and strong with a deck made of heat treated aluminium and a bar made of steel. Both of these materials can be recycled.

It's fully upgradeable and compatible with aftermarket parts.

It's lightweight at just 3.6kg so easy for young kids to control and manoeuvre. The maximum load capacity is 60kg.

Blunt Scooters

Blunt scooters are a brand of stunt scooters. Their scooter have parts that are easily replaced and readily available on the Internet. Do a quick Google search to find parts that you purchase online.

Blunt Scooters One S3 Complete Scooter

The S3 complete scooter is a great beginner and / or developing stunt or kick scooter for kids aged between 5 to 10 years.

It's built up from a high level of durable pro scooter parts so will endure the impact young kids can throw at it.

The S3 complete is great for cruising along the streets or attempting some first tricks at the skate park.

The total scooter height is 79cm. The bar spins 360 degrees for tricks.

The bars are made of Chromoly steel and the deck from aluminum. Both metals can be recycled.

The overall weight of the scooter is 3.6kg, which makes it easier for young kids to control.

You can buy replacement parts and upgrade the scooter if and when you need to.

Blunt Scooters Prodigy S8 Street Edition

The Prodigy S8 is a step up from the S3 complete scooter. Perfect for the intermediate stunt scooter rider looking to move to the next level of tricks. It also makes a good kick scooter too!

It's a taller scooter and measures 88cm. Ideally, stunt scooter riders want a scooter that comes up between hip and waist height, so you can measure your child and see if the height of this scooter suits them. This makes it a good choice for the tween and teenage age group.

Its deck and bars are made of aluminum which is easily recycled.

It features 120mm x 24mm wheels which are speedy and fast. They are great for intermediate riders performing tricks but will also give a smooth ride from a to b. It has a long and wide footplate which is great for bigger feet.

The total weight of the scooter is 3.48kg

You can easily replace worn out parts. There are many stockists online, a quick google search will help you find the part you require.

Micro Scooters

Below are are range of Micro scooters. They are all modular which means that all their parts can be removed, repaired and /or replaced. There is a full suite of replaceable parts on the Micro website, so you can easily obtain the part you need when you need it.

This makes these scooters much more eco friendly than other scooter as you can keep them on the road rather than throw them into landfill and purchase another scooter.

They also hold their resale value well, so you can sell them on eBay or Facebook marketplace at a decent price if you look after them well.

Micro Cruiser

The Micro cruiser is a big wheel scooter aimed at kids between 5 and 10 years old who are between 110 and 146cm.

The 200mm wheels are designed to help kids scoot super quickly from a to b. Bigger wheels go quicker. They also absorb the bumps and cracks in the pavement well leading to an ultra smooth and comfortable ride.

The wide bike-style handlebars make controlling the scooter a breeze. A low footplate also adds stability. The handlebars are adjustable so you can ensure the Cruiser is the perfect height for your child. Stand it upright with the handy kickstand - meaning it's less likely to get scratched and damaged as you won't need to lean it against a wall or lay it on the ground.

It can be folded so is easy to store too.

Replacement parts are readily available on the Micro website.

Micro Sprite

The Micro Sprite is a 2 wheeled kick scooter for kids aged between 5 and 12 years old.

The handlebar is adjustable and is suitable for children up to 152cm tall so can last your child for years.

It's foldable and light, weighing just 2.7kg. This makes it easy to transport and store.

It has handlebar controlled steering.

The Sprite has been built to last for years throughout a childhood. Easily replace parts if they wear out and pass onto siblings or friends when finished with.

Micro Trixx Scooter

 

The Micro Trixx is Micro's stunt scooter offering. It's designed for kids aged between 5 and 12. It's smaller than other scooters so that it's lighter making it easier for kids to manoeuvre The more compact frame makes it easier for children to manage its weight and size. The smaller than normal footplate for little feet gives children more control when performing tricks at the skate park. And a shorter handlebar gives more control when performing jumps and tricks.

All the key parts can be repaired or replaced. So you can substitute worn out parts when needed.

It is made out of lightweight aluminium which is an easy to recycled material when parts do need replacing.

Help With Repairing Your Scooter

You've purchased a scooter with replaceable parts and now you need to repair it. But you have no idea where to start. Have no fear, help is at hand. Here are some ideas:

Halfords

Halfords will repair scooters in-store. You can read more about their scooter repair service on the Halfords website.

Micro Scooters

If you have a micro scooter, they have repair scooters in different parts of the UK. However, if you're not close to one of these centres, there are other options. You can buy the replacement part you need and use their instructional videos on their website to see how to repair it. You can even book an appointment with a Micro scooter engineer who will call you back for further help. Find out more on the micro scooter website.

YouTube

YouTube has a wealth of videos with help for repairing scooters. Do a quick search and 9 times out of 10, you'll find what you need.

Bike Shops

Some independent bike shops will also be able to help you with your scooter repair. Why not give them a call to see if they can help.

Chilli Base Scooter Review

Chilli Pro Base Scooter Review

Chilli gave us the Chilli Base scooter in exchange for our review. My son and I had fun taking it to the skate park and testing it out.

The Chilli Pro Base scooter is designed for beginners at the skate park aged around 8 and above. My 9 year old son, Callum is a complete beginner, making him the perfect tester. I was impressed at how solid and high quality the scooter was out of the box, especially at the competitive price point. But how would Callum fare with this scooter on the ramps for the first time?

On the Ramps

Callum's competent on a two-wheel kick scooter but I was still apprehensive about letting him down the ramps. I needn't have worried. He took to it like a duck to water and I think the design of the scooter helped.

The bars are wide and this gave him lots of control. The scooter was perfectly sized for him, with the bars around waist height. The wheels rolled smoothly and quickly and the long and wide deck gave him plenty of foot space.

Scooter Size

Callum is 4'4" (132cm) in height and the scooter is the ideal height for him. The total scooter height is 79cm from the floor to the top of the handlebars.

In terms of bar height the general rule says that they should sit somewhere between the waist and hip when the user is standing on the deck. Some stunt scooter riders prefer their bars to sit lower, as there is more freedom of movement around the scooter for tricks and jumps. Other riders prefer the bars to be around their waistline but it often comes down to rider preference. However, it's important the bars don't come up higher than waist height as it will make the scooter difficult to control.

The Chilli Base's bars came up to around waist height on Callum giving him optimum control. The waist size bars make it easy for him to use and manoeuvre and there is also plenty of growing room. As kids grow and improve, they may prefer their bars to sit lower - so this would work well as he gets taller. Stunt scooters like the Chilli Base are always a fixed height and are never foldable. This is because a foldable and height-adjustable scooter will have weak points which could snap under the impact of jumps and tricks.

It's also worth noting how light this scooter is. At 3.5kg it's very light, making it easier for kids to control and manipulate. As you can imagine, the heavier the stunt scooter, the more difficult it is to perform jumps and other tricks. And you want it to be light so they can easily lift it up to the top of the ramps!

Wheels and Flex Brake

Callum loved the blue colour of the wheels which look pretty cool. The wheels are 110mm, which is a nice size for beginners offering a smooth and speedy ride. Budget scooters often have wheels of 100mm but these bigger 110mm wheels are much better. They're going to last longer, there is more urethane so they will wear down less quickly. If you do need to replace the wheels, you can pick up replacements on the Chilli website.

The scooter also features a robust flex brake made of steel. Being under the 100kg weight limit, I jumped on and tried out the brake. I'm happy to report it worked very well.

Although I didn't try the scooter out on the ramps, I loved whizzing around on the paths and was impressed by how smoothly it rode. Two other kids came onto the skate park and their scooters rattled as they rode. You just don't get this at all with the Chilli Base scooter. It is a quiet, fast and smooth ride.

Deck

The deck measure 50cm by 11.5cm (19.6" by 4.5") which is comparable with other scooters aimed at the 8 plus age group. There's plenty of foot space for children. Most school-aged kids use their stunt scooter to get from a to b as well as on the ramps. The deck gives lots of space for resting feet when they are scooting along the paths which contributes to a comfortable ride.

The grip tape is high quality and durable and passed its first outing with me, my teenager and my 9 year old having a go.

Bars

The scooter bar is made from 4310 Chromoly steel which gives a light but super strong bar. What I really like about the Chill Base scooter is the bars are super wide. They measure 58cm in width and seem much more comfortable for Callum than narrower options. He had lots of control. Super-wide bars also mean you can whip them around faster, which is great for kids who are looking to improve their A game at the skate park.

Grips

Grips are an often overlooked but important part of a stunt scooter. The rubber grips on the Chilli Base are both durable and comfortable, giving kid's confidence and proper control of the scooter. We loved the blue colour which matched the wheels and makes the scooter look amazing.

Aesthetics

We all loved the blue and black colourway of the Chilli Base scooter but if you prefer the scooter also comes in neochrome, black and white and black and pink.

Overall Verdict

When we were approached to give the Chilli Pro Base a review, I didn't know what to expect. I'd heard of Chilli scooters but not had any experience of them. However, I was impressed. It's obviously a well designed, engineered and constructed stunt scooter. It's light and strong. The wheels are high quality, smooth and fast. The deck offers plenty of foot space but what really stands out for me are the wide handlebars. They offer control and comfort, which are two qualities riders want when they're just starting out on the ramps. If you're looking for a scooter for a beginner, I don't think you will be disappointed.

 

 

You can buy the Chilli Pro Base scooter and discover more scooters from Chilli at their website: chilli-scooters.co.uk

Micro Sprite Deluxe Scooter Review

Micro Sprite Deluxe Review

Micro gifted us a Micro Sprite Deluxe for my 9 year old son (Callum) to try. It was perfectly sized for him to put the scooter through its paces. Find out what he and I thought!

The Ride

Callum took to the scooter straight away. He whizzed off happily and easily, picking up speed. The scooter has durable 120mm PU wheels which offer a lovely smooth and quick ride. We tried the Sprite Deluxe out on quite a bumpy path full of small stones and this didn’t hinder him on the scooter at all.

One thing that impressed me is how quietly the scooter rolls. If you’ve ever had a cheap scooter, the rattling can be annoying. There is no rattling on the Sprite. It’s a pleasure to watch and listen to a child ride on it.

The long brake on the back wheel made it easy for my son to stop. There was no need to slow down by putting his foot out, so no scuffing his shoes.

The light construction and design of the scooter contribute to an agile and nimble ride.

There’s a handy kickstand, which I love. We scooted to the park and just stood the scooter up rather than laying it flat on the ground. This stops it from getting dirty and scuffed. You know what kids are like - they always find the muddiest part of the playground to throw things down on.

I managed to operate the kick stand with my foot, but it took a few goes to get the knack of doing this. To be honest, kids are going to find it easier to pull the kickstand out with their hand.

The Front Light

What impressed my 9 year old the most was the front light. He loved the fact that you could make the light flash when riding. A blue switch at the back turns the light on and off. Press it twice to activate the flashing mode.

The light is going to be brilliant during the autumn and winter months when sunlight is fading during the late afternoon school run. The Sprite Deluxe also has reflective strips on the back of the wheels so kids will stand out when scooting at dusk.

Height adjustable

It’s so quick to adjust the height on the Sprite Deluxe. The wonderful thing about Micro Sprite scooters is they have a telescopic handlebar to secure the scooter at any height between 73cm and 98cm. Micro recommends the scooter for kids between 110cm and 152cm. Callum is 132cm (4’4”). We adjusted the bar to the perfect height for him and I noted the handlebar will extend much further. There is plenty of growing room. The Sprite Deluxe could last him for a few years.

We adjusted the handlebar to its highest point and my 14 year old (who’s about 5’9”) and over the height recommendation hopped on and had a go. He loved it and it would be fine for him to use now and then if he wanted. (although he’s still growing, so maybe not for much longer).

And yes, I jumped on too. I’m under the weight limit of 100kg and the highest part of the handlebar suited my 5’5” height. Despite being a kid’s scooter, the Sprite Deluxe is strong enough to take some adult usage as long as you are under the 100kg weight limit.

Wheels

Both the front and rear wheels are 120mm PU wheels. Like everything on the scooter, they are high quality and durable, giving a smooth and agile ride.

Foldable and Lightweight

The scooter easily folds. My 9 year old could fold it independently. Simply pull up the lever and press one button to fold. Ideal for storing in the bike sheds at school, in the car boot or in a cupboard at home. The chopper handlebars mean that it's not as compact as the classic Sprite but it's still no problem to store in our cupboard at home.

 

The other notable factor is how light the scooter is, weighing just 3.3kg. Callum delighted in picking up this scooter and telling me how he could carry it. This is going to be great for several reasons. If you have a younger child (aged 5) it’s light for parents to carry if they get fed up with scooting. Lighter scooters are also easier for the youngest of kids to control. They can conveniently lift the Sprite Deluxe up and down kerbs. Older kids will find it easy to carry up a steep hill or a few stairs. If you want an even lighter scooter, the original Micro Sprite scooter is just 2.7kg, so worth considering.

Handlebars

The Sprite Deluxe features chopper style handlebars. The wider curved handlebars make it easy to balance and therefore young kids are in complete control of the scooter. My 9 year old has dyspraxia which can affect his co-ordination. Although he is proficient on scooters, features such as wide handlebars give him that extra bit of stability which makes scooting easier.

The chopper style handlebars look pretty cool too!

Hand Grips

The hand grips are rubber and very durable. We’ve had several scooters where the hand grips get tattered and worn. My boys seem to have a knack of pulling them off the scooter and then they fall apart. This is often a problem with foam handgrips on a kid’s scooter. They aren’t durable enough to withstand knocks, scrapes and the treatment that kids put them through.

The Sprite Deluxe’s rubber handgrips are much more resistant to punishment from the kids. They are less likely to get damaged, scratched or scraped when knocked or thrown on the ground compared to foam ones. The handgrips also seem tightly fixed and difficult to tear apart, which is excellent. My son tells me they’re comfortable on his hands. The ends of the bumpers also help to protect hands if kids fall.

 

The Deck

The deck is solid and strong. I was particularly impressed with the grip tape as is it so durable. On other scooters, the grip tape can wear away quickly but this isn't the case with the Sprite Deluxe. It gives kids extra grip so they don’t have to worry about slipping.

The deck measures approximately 34.5cm (l) by 10.5cm (w) and gave Callum plenty of footspace.

Assembly

There is a bit of assembly. You need to attach the chopper style handlebars to the scooter. This is a doddle to do (I did it so it must be!) and took just a couple of minutes. If you get stuck, you can watch this video.

Longevity

I rave about Micro scooters and one of the principal reasons is because all Micro scooter parts are repairable and replaceable. We have gone through many scooters since my kids were little and the reason is that once a part wears out on many kick scooters, it's difficult to replace. This isn’t the case with Micro Sprite Deluxe. Just go on their website and you can buy any part you need to repair your scooter.

This means the Micro Sprite Deluxe is going to last a long while. When your child has outgrown the scooter, you can keep it out of landfill and pass it onto siblings, cousins and friends. Or you can sell it on sites like Ebay. Micro scooters hold their value well.

Overall Verdict

This is a fabulous 2 wheel kick scooter for kids. It's easy, smooth and comfortable to ride, light, durable and strong. The design and construction are second to none. And it's going to last a long time too.

The wide chopper handlebars make it a superb choice for young kids starting out as it makes the scooter easier to control. It is also a wonderful choice for kids until they're 11 or 12.

Check it out at micro-scooters.co.uk

Best Snow Scooters for Kids

Bored of sledging? Looking for something exciting to use on the winter slopes. Thinking about a snow scooter?

Snow scooters are fun. They make the perfect accessory to have on snow covered hills during the winter months.

And when the snow’s gone, many snow scooters can ride down grass hills too.

What is a snow scooter?

Snow scooters are like scooters in that they have a handlebar to hold onto and a deck to stand on. The big difference is they don’t have wheels. Ride them down snow-covered hills. They make a great alternative to sledging. A snow scooter isn’t for everybody. They may take a bit of practice to get use to riding them. And it's important to start off slowly. But if you are prepared go give a snow scooter a go, it may be the most exciting activity you do all winter.

Snow scooters are particularly good for gentle slopes. When the bigger hills are very busy with sledgers, you can take your snow scooter somewhere quieter. The smaller hills that aren't particularly good for sledging can be the best for your snow scooter.

 

Geospace Original LED Ski Skooter



Geospace recommended for kids aged 6 years and up but it can hold up to 220lbs (100kg) so adults can use it to.

It has a one size handlebar at 79cm.

Perfect for use on snow covered hills. Easy to use, just use one foot to push off and ride the slope down to the bottom. The unique thing about this scooter is that you can even use it on grass and dunes, so it’s not just for the winter. Riders will also find the circular handlebar easy to grip

The scooter folds down to a compact size, so it’s easy to carry and store. Another cool feature is the LED lights, so other people can see you coming. You’ll definitely stand out from the ground. And it’ll help keep you safe too.

The super-tough polyurethane deck flexes slightly for a superior ride.

Boyz Toys RY676 Kid's Snow Ski Scooter


The scooter does the job of tackling snow covered hills and can also work on grass hills too.

It's made of ABS plastic so it tough and durable for the slopes. However, the board may lack the flexibility of the polyurethane board on the Geopace scooter (featured above).

It folds and is lightweight for kids to carry. There's a non skid foot rest to provide extra traction. The handles feature grips for extra control when riding.

It's not the most technical snow scooter, but if you're looking for something that does the job - this might be the one.

You can pick up comparable scooters with slightly different features at varying prices, so it might pay to shop around for similar models if price is a consideration.

Scooter Ski Converter Kit


Let’s face it, in the UK, we get don’t get much snow. So rather than spending your money on a snow scooter that can only be used in the winter, why not turn your kick scooter into a snow scooter with a ski kit. ,

The ski scooter kit can be interchanged quickly. And then your scooter can slide over the snow. When you’ve finished with the kit, just change the wheels back.

Perhaps the downside of a ski scooter kit is that the scooter you have may be quite heavy. It's going to be easier to manage a lighter scooter like some of the others featured. So younger kids in particular might do better with a dedicated snow scooter rather than a converting kit.

Having said this, it's a good option for just trying out a snow scooter without too much of a price tag. Start off with some easy slopes and older kids can pick up the skills needed with a bit of practice.

There are many ski kits available during the winter months. The kit featured is compact and lightweight. It’s easy to install. It’s made of high quality PE material.

GPH Kid's Snow Ski Scooter

 

Stiga Children's Snow Kick Scooter

This foldable snow scooter has a height adjustable handlebar of between 77 and 87 cm, making it a superb choice for growing kids (from around aged between 5). The maximum rider weight is 50kg.

As it can be folded, it takes up much less space in the boot than a sledge.

The scooter is constructed of an aluminium / steel frame so is more sturdy and durable than it's plastic counterparts. It also features foam grips on the handlebars for extra comfort.

Sencillon Snow Scooter

The Sencillon snow scooter is suitable for teens and adults up to to 90kg (200lb).

It features a tilt steering system and lightweight design provide better control when turning, and make it easier to to coordinate and balance.

A reinforced wide board makes it easy to get on and. The scooter is tough and durable. Its non-slip extra-wide board is wide enough to put your feet on the board when riding, so the rider can switch from pushing to enjoying riding.

Quickly adjust the handle, it’s foldable, easy to carry and store.

How to Learn To Use a Snow Scooter

Here are two ways you can learn how to use a snow scooter.

1.) Try sitting on the scooter

You can sit on most snow scooters to get used to it. If you plan on doing this, check that you can use it sitting down before you buy - but most scooters allow you to use them in this way. Once you've had a go sitting on it, then try standing up. You can come back to sitting down when you're tired or if you going down a particularly steep hill.

2.) Stand up on a gentle slope

Get used to balancing on the snow scooter on a gentle slope first. Once your confidence has increased you can graduate onto something steeper. Increase the steepness of the slope as your skills develop.

3.) Pull the scooter along a flat surface gently

Another way for kids to get used to balancing on a scooter is to pull them along gently. You can walk alongside them and pull them along with the handle. This can help them build up their courage before having a go independently.

Can Adults Have a Go?

Parents and other adults don't want to miss out on having fun. But it will depend on the snow scooter as to whether they can have a go. Many snow scooters have a weight limit of 220 pounds so many adults will be within the weight capacity and can step on without breaking it. Look for a snow scooter that will support the weight of an adult before buying.

Want to Maximise the Fun?

If you enjoy using your snow scooter, you can maximise the fun by learning a few tricks. This may be especially great for older kids and teens. Build a snow ramp and have fun riding down from the top of your slope. And learn a few tricks. Obviously you need to take care and take it easy but if you’re used to riding on the ramps at the stunt scooter park, this could be the activity for you. And if you get very serious, you can even get a professional snow scooter.

Check out some epic snow scooter tricks on the video below.

Razor E300 Electric Scooter Review

Razor E300 Electric Scooter Review

The Razor E300 is speedy and can be used by teens and adults.

It features solid and durable tyres that give a comfortable and easy ride.

But, it is quite heavy and takes a while to charge.

It's affordable and will be one a lot of people consider as it won't break the bank.

The question is, is it right for you?

 

Specifications at a glance

FeatureE300
Age Recommendation13 plus
Price Check Price on amazon
Tyres/Wheels10 inch pneumatic wheels (front and rear)
Ride Time40 minutes
Acceleration ControlTwist grip acceleration
BrakeHand operated rear brake
Frame and fork materialAll steel frame and fork
Maximum rider weight100kg
Batteries24V (2x12V)
KickstandYes
MotorHigh torque, chain driven motor
Assembled Product Dimensions41"L x 17"W x 42"H
Weight23.7kg
Top Speed15mph

Kick Off, Power And Speed

No kick off is needed on the E300. Just turn it on using the switch at the base and twist the throttle to get going.  One thing to note is that there is no variation on the throttle. It's just on and off.

The handlebars are about the same size as on a bike so you can put the same sort of accessories on there such as a light if you wish too.

Its top speed is 15mph and it's 200 watt motor gives it a decent amount of power. However, do note that the speed of the Razor E300 will very much depend on the weight of the rider as well as the terrain you are driving on. For example, it may need a bit of kick uphill if you are a heavier rider.

Heavier riders may find it hard to reach the top speed of 15mph and although it copes well with grass and other uneven terrain, it will go the fastest on smooth pavements in urban environments.

However, if you do find the scooter slowing down at any point, perhaps uphill or towards the end of its battery life, you can use leg power to give it an extra kick and keep you going.

Battery and Motor

The E300 features two rechargeable 12V batteries, combining to 24 volts.

The batteries give you 35 minutes to 40 minutes of constant riding on the electric scooter. As previously said, you can use your foot to push the scooter along giving you peace of mind that you can still keep the scooter going if the battery runs down.

It takes 10 to 12 hours to recharge the batteries. This is a long time, so if you plan to use the scooter frequently it may be worth planning ahead and making sure you have enough time to charge the scooter when you need to. It's also worth noting that it shouldn't be left to charge longer than is necessary and it's also important to charge it after every use.

Lead-acid batteries are cheaper but they do weigh a lot. It can be lifted up by an adult but you wouldn't want to carry it for a long time.

As it takes a long time to charge the batteries. It needs to be charged for about 18 hours before its first use and about 12 hours between each use after that. It's always worth keeping in mind how you can extend the battery life. It's a good idea to keep it switched off at the base when it's not in use to help save the battery. Also for long periods when you don't use it try and ensure you charge it about twice a month.

When riding you can always switch between using the scooter as a kick scooter and an electric scooter to help preserve the battery life for longer as well.

Age Recommendation and Weight Capacity

The Razor E300 is recommended for teenagers and adults to use and the maximum weight capacity is 100kg.

Can Kids Ride the E300?

The official recommended age for this scooter by Razor is 13 plus. However, there are reviews of kids younger than 13 using the scooter. The scooter can be quick so it's worth asking whether the child in question will be able to handle the speed. It's also heavier than other models which can make it more difficult for younger kids to manoeuvre. Overall, it's a personal choice as to whether each rider can handle the scooter.

There are other electric scooters that Razor make that may be better for younger children. They include the Razor E200 and the Razor Power Core E90 - both offer slower speeds and also a cheaper price.

 

Wheels

One impressive feature of the E300 is the extra wide 10 inch inflated tyres. They offer a cushioned ride with plenty of tread and work especially well on urban environments such as pavements. As well as smoother surfaces, the tyres also do well on more uneven paths with grass and light gravel. You may find that more uneven terrain will slow the scooter down but this will be the case with the majority of electric scooters.

Overall, the big chunky thick tyres are great - you don't have to worry about little bumps anywhere.

Other Features

Brake: The E300 has a nice rear brake which is operated via the handlebars and works well.

Weight and Portability:

The E300 is heavy! It's not designed with portability in mind. You can't fold it and it weighs 23.59kg or 53lbs. Most adults will have no trouble lifting the scooter but you won't want to be carrying it for a long time. This should be fine for most riders. But if you're looking for something to take on public transport it's not a great fit.

Other things to note are the power button, DC power outlet and a retractable kickstand can be found on the base of the scooter, on the side.

 

Assembly

Assembly is pretty easy and generally takes around 10 minutes. You will need to fit the handlebar to the base with an allen key. And you will also need to ensure the tyres are inflated to 45 psi, although most scooters are sent out with the tyres inflated.

 

How To Assemble The Razor E300

This video shows how to assemble the scooter.

How Could the E300 be Improved?

There are a few things to note before purchasing the E300.

The scooter runs on a lead-acid battery. As already mentioned these types of batteries are cheaper but they do work well. However, the downside is they take a long time to charge and add a lot of weight to the scooter. This is why many scooter buyers are willing to spend a little more for a lithium battery. But if you can live with the inconveniences of a lead acid battery it will save you a bit of money at the point of purchase.

The charge time of 12 hours is long. A shorter charge time would obviously be good. But if you are fastidious about charging it after each ride and planning ahead, it shouldn't cause too much of a problem.

Another potential improvement Razor could make on the E300 is having a variable throttle. The throttle is either on or off.  But again the trade off is in the scooter's price. If you like the scooter but a variable throttle is important to you, you can upgrade the scooter yourself with a variable throttle which you could purchase from ebay.

 

If any of these inconveniences are likely to bother you it may be worth looking at other options. But having said this, you may have to pay more for features such as a variable throttle, pnuematic tyres and a shorter battery charge time.

Overall Verdict

If you're looking for an affordable scooter for a short commute or for fun rides out and about, the E300 could tick all your boxes.

Its best feature is the fat tyres that offer a comfortable ride and can cope with bumps, twigs and gravel on the road.

It's speedy and durable and comes in at a very competitive price point.

However, it's fair to say it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a top commuter scooter. There's no battery indicator, light or lock. Heavier riders may struggle to reach the top speeds and it's not the best for long journeys. Having said this,  it's an excellent price, comfortable ride and speedy so will still suit the needs of many teens and adults.

Alternatives

If you aren't sure that the Razor E300 is the scooter for you, there are many other electric scooters to consider.

For kids and teens, Razor make various models of electric scooter including the Power Core E90 and the Razor E200.

For adults who want to commute, you may want to consider the Xiaomi M365. 

Razor A5 Air Scooter Review

Razor A5 Air Scooter Review

The Razor A5 Air scooter is best for riders who want a comfortable, smooth ride on flat surfaces.

Recommended for older kids and teens, it can also be ridden by adults who are within the weight capacity.

There is an awful lot to like about this scooter. It's competitively priced, easily foldable and fun to ride.

However, there are a few minor issues which aren't always a deal breaker but may affect whether it's the scooter for you.

Read on to find out more.


Specifications at a glance

FeatureRazor A5 Air
Scooter Pic
PriceCheck Price on amazon
Handlebars (height adjustment)Adjustable
Wheels200m
pneumatic
Deck Size34cm(l)
Scooter Weight5.6kg
Max Rider Weight100kg
17.5 stone
FoldableYes
BrakeRear Fender Brake
BearingsABEC-5
Other FeaturesKickstand

What's the Ride Like On the Razor A5 Air?

There is a lot to like when riding the Razor A5 Air. Overall, you will get a comfortable and quiet experience. It's also robust, well built, foldable and portable. However, there are a few niggles.

Wheels

The unique feature of the Razor A5 Air is, of course, the wheels. The scooter is fitted with a pair of 200mm 60PSI pneumatic tires. The air-filled wheels have many advantages. Pneumatic tyres always offer a more comfortable ride with better shock absorption. You won't feel the bumps, cracks and gravel on the pavement. It offers similar comfort to the tyres on a bike.

The tyres also work better on wet surfaces. Whereas urethane wheels may skid and slid on wet pavements, the air filled tyres on the Razor Air will not.

Unfortunately, there are a few downsides. Firstly, air filled tyres will require some maintenance. For best performance ensure they are correctly inflated. The wheels also tend to need significantly more kick power to get up to the speed of a scooter with urethane tyres. In a nutshell, Razor A5 is slower than similar-sized scooters with urethane wheels. Therefore if you're looking for a scooter that will whizz from a to b, there are probably better choices. The Razor air rates better for comfort over speed.

Deck

The deck measures 340mm in length and is very low to the ground. The main advantage of this is that your leg has less to move down to reach the ground and kick the scooter along. This can lead to a more comfortable ride compared to a scooter with a higher deck and your kicking foot doesn't have to reach as far.

However, some reviewers have found that the deck is a little too low to the ground in some circumstances. There isn't a lot of ground clearance when going over bumps which can scrap the bottom of the scooter deck which can halt your ride rather quickly and send you flying!  If you're likely to be scooting on pavements which have lots of bumps and ramps it's not ideal.

Generally, scooters with air filled tyres will handle harsher terrain well. However, the low deck Razor A5 Air scooter may get caught on bumps on uneven terrain, which makes it a better choice for flat pavements. There are definitely better dirt scooters if you want to go off-road.

Anti Rattle Mechanism

A feature you will really like on the Razor Air is the anti-rattle folding mechanism. This stops the rattling when riding around, which means a quieter (and frankly less annoying!) ride.

Portability

How portable is the Razor A5 Air?

You can easily fold the scooter which is great when you need to put it in the car and for storage.

It weighs about 5.6kg, which isn't the lightest of scooters but that is to be expected as the air-filled tyres will always add a bit of extra weight to the scooter. Having said this, it shouldn't be a problem to pick up and carry to take on public transport or carry for short distances.

Age Recommendation and Weight Capacity

Razor age recommendation is 8 years and up. It holds a maximum weight of 100kg

Adjustable Handlebar

There is a height adjustable handlebar so you can adjust it to suit the rider. The handlebar extends up to 980mm and is 425 mm in width should accommodate most adults within the weight limit unless they are exceptionally tall. The tallest scooters have handlebars which extend up to 106mm, so you can get higher if you need something for a taller adult.

Other Features

Brake: A rear fender brake provides excellent stopping power when needed.

Handlebar Grips:  Riders like the soft rubber grips which provide enhanced comfort and control and are superior to the foam grips you find on other kick scooters.

Kickstand:  a retractable kickstand which conveniently allows it can be stored upright.

Assembly

The scooter comes ready assembled but you may need to inflate the tyres to the correct tyre pressure before riding.

How Could the Razor A5 Air be Improved?

As you may have guessed from the rest of the article, a slightly higher deck may be an improvement. Low decks are good as scooters with low decks are more comfortable to ride. But it's not ideal if your deck gets caught on a bump. If the pavements you are riding on a flat, this shouldn't be a problem, but something to be aware of.

Overall Verdict

The Razor A5 works best for a comfortable shock absorbing ride on flat pavements and surfaces. Avoid for surfaces with a fair few big bumps. It's most definitely a scooter that works wll on urban terrain.

It may be frustrating for riders who want to go very quickly, but if you are comfortable with a slower but steadier smooth ride, it could be the choice for you.

It's good for running short errands, fun for the kids as well as commutes on the shorter side.

Alternatives

There are many alternatives to the Razor A5 Air scooter. Both the Razor A5 Lux and the Razor A6 are worthy alternatives if you prefer a scooter with urethane wheels. Check out a comparison between all 3 Razor scooters.

If you are looking for another scooter with pneumatic tyres, consider the Hudora air 205 scooter. For something that handles off-road consider the Osprey dirt scooter (#amazonaffilatelink)

Razor A5 Lux Scooter Review

Razor A5 Lux Scooter Review

If you're looking for a fast, effortless ride for older kids, teens and adults, definitely check out the Razor A5 Lux.

It's competitively priced for a big wheel scooter. The 8 inch wheels ensure a smooth, quick ride. Plus, it's easily folded and lightweight so perfect for taking on trains and buses.

Ideal for fun rides, commutes and weekend jaunts.

Who's It For?

The Razor age recommendation is 8 years and up. Kids, teens and adults can all use this scooter. It can and has been used by many people for daily commutes but it's not suitable for every adult. If you are on the taller side, it may be worth checking out the Razor A6 instead as the handlebar extends up to 106cm.

There's also a maximum weight capacity of 220Ibs (100kg).

Handlebar

The handlebar extends up to 97cm. This is fine for most adults, but as previously said if you want something taller, check out the Razor A6 as it's handlebar extends quite a few cms higher.

The quick release handlebar adjustment works well enabling riders to adjust the height quickly and easily. You can adjust the handlebar within the height range to any point and make it the perfect height for your size.

Footplate

The footplate is big enough for most adults to fit one foot on the board at a time. Experienced riders will be able to change over feet while riding. And you can rest the non pushing foot on the side of the deck slightly when you are cruising if you wish.

Some people may find the footplate a bit too narrow, especially if their feet are on the larger side. However, it's worth bearing in mind that larger decks can make it easier for the kicking foot to catch on the footplate while scooting, which can be annoying and may hurt!

What's the Ride Like?

First, the big positive is the extra large wheels. The 200mm (8") polyurethane wheels ensure a quick and smooth ride. The wheels are larger than on standard sized scooters which makes the A5 great for commutes and longer rides. Bigger wheels get you where you want to go faster and with less effort. Fewer kicks are needed to travel further.

The bigger wheels are also less likely to get stuck in cracks and bumps in the road. This ensures a smoother and more comfortable ride compared with scooters with a smaller sized wheel.

The deck is just 2.5" off the ground which is very low. This can be very advantageous as it means that the kicking leg doesn't need to bend as deep when you are kicking, making the ride more comfortable. However, sometimes, the bottom of the deck can be scrapped. Be careful when you are going over speed bumps and the like.

Perhaps one of the major criticisms of the A5 Lux is that it can be noisy. There is rattling as you ride, which can be distracting for some. Something to bear in mind.

Another disadvantage is that it's not great in the rain. It can feel slippery as the wheels don't offer much traction on wet roads. So you will need to go slower for safety and allowing more stopping time in wet conditions.

The foam grips offer comfort when you are riding. They should be fine for most adult hands, although some adults with bigger hands may prefer foam grips which are slightly larger.

Like most scooters, the A5 features a rear fender brake which is very good. Just press on the brake on the back wheel to slow down. Another method of slowing down is just to use one of your feet to stop. You have both options, so use the one which feels more intuitive and comfortable on your ride.

What about Portability

The A5 Lux scores highly on portability. It's easy to fold and is fairly compact when folded given the large 8" wheels. Additionally, the handlebars can be folded down for compact storage.

It's also light to carry weighing just 8.38lbs or 3.83kg. Razor have done a good job of creating a big wheel scooter that isn't too heavy.

Many big wheels scooters can be quite heavy due to the larger size and extra weight of the wheels. Heavier scooters are more cumbersome to pick up and take on public transport. The A5 Lux overcomes this problem, being both light and has big wheels which can be considered a rare combination in a scooter. This makes it a good choice if you do need to take it on a bus or a train.

Other Features

There is a handy kickstand. No longer do you have to lay your scooter down where you stop. Keep it upright when stopping and in storage.

Assembly

One of the plus points of this scooter is that practically no assembly is required. Just pop the handlebars up and you're good to go.

Price

The great thing about the Razor A5 Lux is that for a good quality big wheel scooter, it is extremely competitive in price. Generally, you can always pick this up for under £90. Yes, you can get scooters that offer more traction with air filled wheels. You can also get scooters with bigger wheels and handlebars which will extend higher. But you will pay more for the extra features.

If you're looking for a light commuter or fun filled, big wheel scooter which is foldable with an adjustable handlebar, it's hard to compete with the Razor A5 Lux on price. You may find cheaper big wheel scooters but it's likely you will be compromising on quality or features such as how heavy it is to carry.

The Razor A5 Lux has been around for many years, so it's really stood the test of time.

Who are Razor?

Razor are based in the USA and manufactured their first scooter in 2000, so have now been around for 20 years! They were part of the movement that made the kick scooter so popular. Since they made their first scooter, they have sold over 34 million products.

Razor are one of the leading brands of scooters both in the USA and the UK. Their products have around for so many years that many people can testify to their high quality and durability.

 

Specifications at a glance

FeatureRazor A5 Lux
Scooter Pic
PriceCheck Price on amazon
Handlebars (height adjustment)75 - 97 cm
Wheels200mm
polyurethane
Deck Size32cm x10.5cm
Scooter Weight3.83kg
Max Rider Weight100kg
FoldableYes
BrakeRear Fender Brake
BearingsABEC-5
Deck Height
(from ground)
6cm
Other FeaturesKickstand

Overall Verdict

If you're looking for a reasonably priced commuter scooter from a reputable brand, it's very hard to go wrong with the Razor A5 Lux. It offers a smooth, quick ride and is extremely portable being lightweight with an easy to fold handlebar. The low deck and adjustable handlebar ensure the ride is comfortable for each rider. It's durable and retails at an excellent price point.

Having said this, the A5 Lux is certainly not for everyone. It won't be the right choice for taller and heavier teens and adults who are over 100kg. You may also prefer a scooter that works better on wet surfaces such as the A5 Air which has air filled wheels. And there are most certainly scooters with quieter rides.  However, any extra features need to be balanced out with the price you pay.  Some of the downsides may bother some riders but will not matter to others.

Overall, it's certainly a well thought out big wheel scooter and most older kids, teens and adults will absolutely love it.

Where to Buy?

You can currently pick up this scooter on amazon. It comes in several different colours including black, blue red and pink. It's well worth checking out the reviews on amazon to see if this scooter will work for you as well.

Alternatives

If you aren't sure that the Razor A5 is the scooter for you, there are other scooters to consider.

Razor make various models of scooter including the Razor Air A5 scooter which has air filled wheels so offers more traction on wet surfaces. They also make the A6 which has even bigger wheels and a higher handlebar. Check out a comparison of all three scooters. 

Over the recommended weight limit? There are many other amazing kick scooters for heavier adults too. 

 

Razor E90 Power Core Electric Scooter Review

Razor E90 Power Core Electric Scooter Review

Add power to your kid's ride with this Razor E90 electric scooter.

Recommended for ages 8 and up kids kick off, push the green button and off they go.

An easy to ride and fun scooter designed for younger kids which also packs in speed and power.

What You Need to Know About the Razor E90 Power Core Electric Scooter

Do you have unanswered questions about the Razor E90?

Get all the info on the specs and an indepth review so you know whether this is the right electric scooter for your child.

Find below our easy to read and understand guide explaining the pros, cons and specs of the Razor E90.

Specifications at a glance

FeatureE90 Power Core
Age Recommendation8 plus
Price
Check Price on amazon
Tyres/WheelsUrethane
Ride Time80 minutes
Acceleration ControlPush button
BrakeHand operated front brake
Frame and fork materialAll steel frame and fork
Maximum rider weight54kg
Batteries12V
KickstandYes
MotorKick Start In Hub Motor
Assembled Product Dimensions32.5" L x 16" W x 36" H
Weight10kg

Kick Off, Power And Speed

Kids will need to use leg push power, like a classic scooter, to give the scooter a kick start.

But it's simple to get started. Kick off, push the green button and power away. The power button is just under the right hand side of the handlebar. The kick start works well for kids.  There's no danger of an accidental start and kids can get used to some movement before the motor kicks in.

Ensure you get a good kick off and you will immediately feel the power kick in. The first time the power might surprise young kids a little. So be aware of that.

With a 90 watt motor (which is maintenance free), the E90 power core model reaches speeds of 10mph. And there is 50% more ride time than previous models.

The simple push button acceleration control is ideal for young kids as it's simpler than the twist acceleration you find on other electric scooters. However, on the downside, kids will need to keep pressing the button on longer rides which might make their thumb ache a little.

Also, it is noisy! It's not a silent ride like more expensive adult scooters, although this is unlikely to be a concern for most kids.

Battery and Motor

The E90 power core features a rechargeable 12V battery.

With an impressive 80 minutes of continuous riding, you won't need to worry about charging right away. And you can actually get a good distance ride.

The 12V lead-acid battery has a charge time of up to 12 hours. This is long, but as the ride time is now 80 minutes, you will find it will need charging a lot less than previous models.

Top tips

Switch the scooter off at the base when not in use to save the battery.

Ensure you charge the scooter for 12 hours before you take it out for its first spin. It's best to charge for 12 hours in between uses even if the green light comes on before the 12 hours is up. Also, avoid charging for more than 24 hours at a time, to prevent damage to the battery.

Additionally, make sure you fully charge the battery before storing the scooter for a longer period of time.

Age Recommendation and Weight Capacity

Razor age recommendation is 8 years and up. It holds a maximum weight of 120Ibs (54kg).

Can a 6 or 7 year old ride the Razor E90?

There are many kids aged from around 6 who ride this scooter despite the official age recommendation. So it's a personal decision down to parent and carer discretion. But reviews suggest many kids this age seem to handle the scooter well.

Is it a Good Choice for 10 and 11 Year Olds?

If you are buying for an older child, it is worth considering a taller electric scooter as they are likely to grow out of the E90 quite quickly. The Razor E200 is well worth a look.

Wheels

The urethane wheels is puncture proof and works best on smooth and flat paths. The wheels should offer a comfortable ride for kids within the weight limit, although it may feel slightly bumpy occasionally. As kids get older they may prefer a pnuematic tyre to ride to cushion the ride. But for the age and weight range this scooter is designed for, the urethane wheel should feel fine to ride.

Other Features

Brake: Stopping is achieved via a hand brake which is actually rather good.

Weight and Portability: The E90 isn't designed with portability in mind. It's not foldable and weighs 9.9kg so is heavy to carry. As it's intended use is for kids and not for commuting this isn't really a problem. And in fact, it's normal for most electric scooters in this price range.

Other things to note are the power button, DC power and a retractable kickstand can be found on the base of the scooter, on the side.  And if you like to have a pick of colours, you can purchase the scooter in black and green and black and pink.

Maintenance:  Another plus point of the E90 is little maintenance is required. No need to worry about alignment, chains or inflating tyres.

Assembly

Assembly is super easy. It's a 10 minute job and the tool you need (a 5mm allen wrench) is included. Just one step is required and that is to attach the handlebars. Kids will be out and on the go in no time.

How To Assemble The Razor E90

This video shows how to assemble the scooter.

How Could the E90 be Improved?

There are a few downsides of the E90:

The charging time of 12 hours is long. If you forget to charge it, it's tiresome to have to wait. However, planning in advance can help. Just do the full charge straight after riding or overnight. In the morning, off you go!

Another gripe, there is no variable throttle. Kids can go one speed only. And holding the button down can be tiresome on longer journeys. But for short rides and whizzing around, little ones probably won't notice.

The ride can be a little bumpy and noisy. As the tyres aren't pneumatic it's best ridden on smooth surfaces. It's not the best on wet surfaces but generally kids will be riding this when it's dry on pavements and smooth paths. Therefore there isn't a lot of need for traction on the wet.

The scooter is designed solely for use on flat surfaces which is fine for fun kids use. However, don't expect it to have the same power to climb uphill.

If any of these inconveniences are likely to bother you it may be worth looking at other options. But having said this, you may have to pay more for features such as a variable throttle, pnuematic tyres and a shorter battery charge time.

Overall Verdict

If you're looking for a reasonably priced first electric scooter from a reputable brand, it's very hard to go wrong with the Razor Power Core E90. It's easy to use and manoeuvre, speedy, has a long continuous ride time of 80 minutes and is durable.  If nothing else it's a jam packed fun ride.

Yes, there are a few gripes as mentioned above. However, these need to be balanced out with the price you pay.  Some of the downsides may bother an adult but are nothing to kids who are just whizzing round for fun.

Overall, it's certainly a power packed scooter and young kids will absolutely love it.

Alternatives

If you aren't sure that the speed is the scooter for you, there are other scooters to consider.

Razor make various models of scooter including the Power Core E100 and the Razor E200 and E300. You can see a comparison of the Power Core E90 and E100 here. 

Another alternative is the Zinc Volt Electric scooter. It's less powerful and speedy than the E90 but has a quicker charging time and is less expensive. It may be a good option for the youngest of kids wanting an electric scooter. You can read more about in our article about the best electric scooters for kids. 

Best Scooter Luggage and Suitcases for Kids

Scooter luggage is an ingenious idea for kids and parents. They let kids take charge of their own suitcase so the adults in charge have one less thing to worry about. Additionally, kids won't be moaning for having to walk as they can scoot instead!

Ideal for airports, kids can ride their scooter luggage to the terminal instead of having to work for miles in larger airports. It helps them keep up. And it's fun!

They are also great if you have to travel by train or bus. In fact, any trip where you may need to walk at some stage.

If you have to walk when you reach your destination, the scooter luggage may also save your sanity.

What to look for when purchasing scooter luggage

Light - a light suitcase that kids can easily manoeuvre with a scooter and pick up and carry is ideal.

Luggage size - The capacity of the luggage varies greatly between brands. So remember to check out how much room the suitcase can hold. You may prefer a small size for just the essentials or something larger for a weekend trip. If you are traveling on a plane,  you will need to make sure that the suitcase is small enough to fit as cabin luggage. Otherwise, it will need to be checked in which defeats the point of getting scooter luggage for many people.

Age - scooter luggage tends to be perfect for kids aged between 4 and 8 or 9 years old. You will want to ensure that the suitcase you pick is recommended for their age group.

Can the scooter be detached? - some suitcases can be completely detached from the luggage. This is great for when you go on holiday as not only can the scooter be used for carry on luggage on the airport, the scooter can be used independently when you get to your destination.

Does it also work as a pull along suitcase? - Many pieces of scooter luggage have the option to fold in the scooter so it can be used as a pull along suitcase as well as a ride on. Some also have carry handles so you can pick it up and carry it. Others transform into a backpack.

Height Extendable Handle - a handlebar which can adjust can suit the height of different children and accommodate your child as they grow.

Flyte 18" Midi Scooter Suitcase

If you're looking for themed and attractive to young children, you will love the Flyte 18" Midi Scooter Suitcase

There are many characters to pick. Whether you go for a dinosaur, panda or unicorn there is a lot to love about the scooter luggage.

Perfect for kids aged between 4 and 8, the handlebar height measures 75cm which is optimum for this age group. The maximum rider weight is 50kg.

A rock and roll steering system (sounds cool) just means that you lean left to steer the scooter left and right to go right.

The closed dimension of this luggage is around 48 x 33 x 25cm with a 25 litre capacity so perfect for storing travel essentials for flights but check before you fly.  There's more than enough room to keep everything you need to entertain kids during a flight. Inside you will also find a zippered pocket and straps to keep your child's things secure.

A lifesaver for parents and kids at the airport but it's also ideal for days out, short weekend trips, use on a train or just playing in the garden.

Flyte 15" Mini Scooter Suitcase

For younger children, (aged 2 to 4 years) Flyte make a smaller version of their suitcase.

It has all the features of the 18" version of the Flyte, just on a smaller scale.

A slighter smaller 21 liter capacity and a smaller handlebar make this version of the Flyte lighter and easier for younger children to control and ride.

When closed, the case measures around 43 x 28 x 23cm, so should fit in with most airlines’ cabin bag size limits.

Scooter Backpack Suitcase Y Glider to-Go Kids Ride On Cabin Travel Luggage

The Yvolution design is slightly different to the other scooter luggage featured.  Impressively, the luggage / backpack is completely detachable from the scooter. This means they can both be used separately.

The Y Glider to Go is also competitive on price, being one of the lowest priced items in this article at the time of writing.

Essentially, 3 different modes of transporting luggage are provided. Ride it like a scooter, pull along as a piece of luggage or carry it like a backpack.

It's designed for kids aged 5 to 8 years. The handlebar can be adjusted to three different height points between 69 and 81cm - so will grow with young children.

The scooter itself is lean to steer and has comfortable soft hand grips. The main zip compartment and 2 side pockets allow kids to organise some of their belongings.

Folded up it measures 63.5cm x 27.5cm x 69-81cm. So if you want to use it as cabin luggage, check with the airline before you fly. It does make a particularly great choice for city breaks and day trips where you don't have to fly but kids may have to walk long distances.

Pedal suitcase Rolling Luggage Cart

With a tall handlebar height of 95cm, a separate compartment for your PC, a place for business cards and a place for folders - this scooter suitcase has been designed with adults in mind. But there's no reason it couldn't be used for kids as well.

It's taller handlebar make it a great choice for older kids and teens in particular. Some tall adults may find the handlebar on this a bit low.

What I really like about this scooter is that it features PU wheels which offer a smoother rolling ride than the PVC wheels featured on most other scooters attached with suitcases. The PU wheels measure 100mm at the front and 70mm at the back. A rear brake is featured for safe stops.

The luggage itself measures 55 x 34 x 30cm, check with your airline it will fit overhead before you fly.

BATMAN M14658 Scooting Suitcase

Holy Smokes! Batman fans are going to love whizzing around the airport like their favourite superhero on this scooter luggage.

The suitcase is cabin sized measuring 55 x 35 x 30cm (but check with your airline to make sure it comes within their regulations). Perfect for storing toys, games, a change of clothes and other essentials for your trip. The case is hardwearing EVA to prevent from the knocks that kids may subject it to. Additionally, the case has a storage pocket and lockdown straps.

The scooter itself features 120mm PVC wheels to help kids get around. An adjustable handlebar allows it to be the optimum height for the child in question. Pull the yellow handle loop and to fold the scooter away and lock it in place. The scooter is controlled via a lean to steer mechanism. So kids need to lean left to turn left and right to go right. A rear brake allows kids to stop when needed.

Peppa Pig Scooter Suitcase

If you have a Peppa Pig fan who needs scooter luggage for an adventure, look no further!

Recommended for the 3 plus age group, the scooter easily folds up and the handlebar down when needed.

120mm PVC wheels do the job for young kids scooting on small journeys in an airport or when they are on holiday.

The scooter also features lean to steer steering, a reactive rear foot brake for a smooth stop as well as an adjustable handlebar so it can reach the ideal height for each rider.

The suitcase features internal pockets and securing straps. Durable EVA material has been used to construct the outer case ensuring it will withstand the punishment little kids may subject it to.

Spider-Man Scootin Suitcase

Kick start your little superhero's holiday by scooting around the airport, with this spiderman scooter suitcase.

In terms of features, it's similar to other character scooter luggage.

It's recommended for kids aged 3 plus and with an adjustable handlebar from 73cm to 82cm. 120mm PVC wheels are sufficient for kids to glide around the airport. The scooter has 3 different functions. Use it as pull along luggage, a scooter or carry it. Unfortunately, the scooter can't be detached from the suitcase.

It weighs approximately 3.kg and measuring 85 x35 x30cm when folded so is cabin sized dependant on the airline. Check before you fly, but it should fit in most overhead plane compartments.

Disney Princess Scootin Suitcase

With the same features of the spiderman scooter suitcase featured above, this is an excellent pick for Disney Princess fans.

To recap, the size of the scooter is 85 x 35 x 30cm when folded. Although designed to fit in the overhead compartment on airplanes, it's important to double check with the airline before you fly as each one has slightly different regulations.

The 3 modes are a scooter, drag along suitcase and a carry on when folded. As well as perfect for little ones from age 3 to get around the airport, it's also great for outings to the park when kids want to carry their toys and other items. Perfect for storing a picnic blanket and some small outdoor toys to play with.

Other features to note are 120mm PVC wheels and an adjustable handlebar from 73cm to 82cm.

Our Top Pick

For a safe bet go for either the 15" or 18" Flyte scooter luggage. There are many designs to choose, from Stephen the Spaceman to Polly the Panda, you are bound to find the perfect pick for your little one. The Flyte has been around for several years (since 2015) and is still going strong. It's won quite a few awards and it's a popular piece of kit loved by both parents and child. There's a lot of space inside and it scoots around well. What's not to like?

 

Skateboard with Handle: The Best Scooter Skateboard Combos for Kids

 

Do you have a child who can't decide between a scooter and a skateboard and you're not sure which one to get. Or perhaps you're looking for a skateboard with a training handle. Well, look no further for scooter and skateboards in one package.

There are few skateboard and scooter hybrids for kids to choose between. They each have a removable handlebar and easily convert between a skateboard and a scooter without tools. Some combos make great training skateboards for kids, others are ideal for enjoying the fun of both a skateboard and a scooter.

In this article, we have looked at 3 different options. The best one to get will depend on the age, size and weight of your child. The Morfboard is a good choice if you are equally undecided between a scooter and a skateboard. The Chillafish is preferable for young kids who are more excited by the skateboard element and are looking for a training skateboard. And the Maui and Sons is a competitively priced option for the smallest of children (toddlers / preschoolers).

Read on to find out more.

 

Morfboard Skate & Scoot Combo

This is a great 2 in 1 skateboard and scooter hybrid which is perfect for younger kids to blast through the neighbourhood. It's easily swapped between the two functions. No tools are required.

Scooter

The scooter handle can easily be attached and is easily and quickly adjustable from 55cm to 73cm. The handlebar measurements are on the low side, which makes it a better choice for younger kids. It sits well in the 6 to 9 year old age group. A maximum rider weight of 68kg will ensure that older siblings can have a quick go as well.

For safety, the rear wheel works with an insert lever brake for immediate stopping. The scooter has a lean-to steer mechanism which means kids will have to lean to steer left and right rather than use the handlebar to control the direction. This will be okay if kids are already used to this system but will take a bit of getting used to for kids that aren't. There are handgrips for ultimate comfort when riding.

Skateboard

Easily change the board by removing the scooter extension. Lock and release technology means you can transform the board in seconds.  The skateboard is a brilliant option for a fun ride and a to try few tricks. Featuring 53 mm urethane wheels for a buttery smooth ride on any surface performance. This is a great skateboard for having a go.

Overall this is a good buy for the 6, 7 and 8 year old kids who can't decide between a scooter and a skateboard. It's one device that gives double the play value. Perfect for playing outside on the street.

And if this isn't enough, there are other components you can purchase separately for even more fun. Transform the board with bounce and balance attachments for more indoor and outdoor play (sold separately).  The balance attachment is particularly awesome for improving core strength and balancing skills (great for indoor use).

Chillafish Skatieskootie, Training Skateboard with Detachable Handle

The Chillafish is marketed as a training skateboard and for that purpose it does the job superbly well. It also comes with a handlebar extension for a scooter too.

It's aimed at kids between the 3 to 8 years age group and the training skateboard has been really well thought out for this age. An elongated wheelbase makes the skateboard more stable so it helps kids stay upright. The longer wheelbase makes it much more difficult to tip the skateboard forwards or backwards.

There are 3 coloured deck plates that can easily be switched in and out. Perfect for customising the look of the scooter. Additionally, you can change between 3 different tails which range from flat, medium and sharp. This is so kids can customise the feel of the ride from simple and safe to etchy and quick. Polyurethane wheels and ABEC 7 bearings ensure the skateboard gives a smooth ride.

So what about the scooter? Chillafish market their product as a training board with a handle rather than a scooter and skateboard, and that description is probably very accurate. On the plus side, the scooter handlebar can be easily switched in and out. It's perfectly sized for younger kids from age 3 as it's height adjustable from 66cm to 81cm. The handlebar is on the smaller side once kids are pushing towards age 9. On the more negative side, some reviews complain that the handlebar is slightly wobbly which can be frustrating if you plan on using it as a scooter a lot.

In summary, this really is an excellent training skateboard for younger kids to have a go. The scooter handlebar adds another dimension but if you think the scooter element will be used a lot it might be worth considering another option.

Maui and Sons Beginner Scooter Skateboard Combo

 

The Maui and sons beginner skateboard and scooter combo is very much for the little kids (I would suggest 3 to 5 years, but some toddlers might also be find on the scooter).

The combo offers versatility and options for little ones who are keen to try out both a scooter and skateboard. It's actually a combination of two Maui and Son's product (the sharkboard scooter and the 22" cruiser skateboard). So you can purchase the products separately if you prefer.

The aluminum handlebar is easily removable to convert the product with ease. The bar is one height and is on the short size (measuring 19" or 48.2cm), so you can't adjust the product as you go shortening the lifespan. The PVC wheels are great for trying out both scooting and the skateboard for short distances. However, they lack the durability and smoothness of ride of polyurethane wheels which the other skateboard and scooter combos have.

The price is the lowest of the skateboard / scooter options featured on this page. A maximum weight capacity of 50kg will accommodate the 3 to 5 age range without a problem.

All in all, if you're looking for a fun toy for little ones to try out both a scooter and a skateboard it ticks all the boxes at a competitive price. But if you're looking for something that will grow with your child or an option for a bigger kid it may be worth spending a little more.