Globber vs Mini Micro Scooter
Globber scooters entered the scooter market a couple of years ago and have become a key brand in the scooter market rivaling 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 comparing the globber 5 in 1 vs mini micro 3 in 1 aimed at kids aged 1 plus.
Secondly comparing the globber primo and mini micro deluxe and classic for kids aged 2 or 3 and above. Scroll down toward the end of the page to see the comparison.
Globber Evo 5 in 1 vs Mini Micro 3 In 1
The scooters both have unique offerings for kids of different ages so the best choice for your child may depend on how old they currently are.
The main difference between the two scooters is the early stages. The globber has a parent controlled push bar that the mini micro doesn't have which is a great feature for a young child. If your child is a bit older it's probably not so important.A plus point with the mini micro is that level 2 gives an obar which is a really short handlebar meaning that it's a lot easier for smaller children to scooter. More about this later in the article.
Compare the different stages / levels below:
Level 1 - A seat with footrests a parent controlled push bar. The push bar is height adjustable
Level 2 - The footrests are removed so children can learn to use their feet to scoot along with the parent push bar
Level 3 - The parent pushbar is removed and the child uses the seat.
Level 4 - The seat is removed
Level 5 - The handlebar can be adjusted.
Level 1 - A seat with footrests which allows children to scoot along while sitting down.
Level 3 - The scooter is used with a t-bar from age 3 to age 5.
When steering both scooters features a lean to steer mechanism. This means that kids lean to steer left and right rather than turning the handlbar.
One feature the globber has that the mini micro doesn't is the steering lock. Press a button and the steering can be locked. The idea is that when kids are first learning to scoot as they don't have to worry about steering until they have mastered scooting which can be done in a straight line.
The mini micro has a weight limit of 20kg.
Weight of Scooter
When used as a stand alone scooter, the globber weighs 2.5kg and the mini micro weighs 1.5kg.
They are both lightweight but the mini micro is much lighter than the globber.
Lightweight 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 children up and down kerbs and steps.
Additionally a lightweight scooter is easier for parents to carry and move when little kids have had enough scooting.
Comparison Chart (Globber 5 in 1 vs Mini Micro 3 in 1)
|Globber EVO 5 in 1||Parent handle, footrests, seat, scooter with adustable handlebar||67-78cm|
(Adjustable to 3 different heights)
|2.5kg (when used as a stand alone scooter||£89.99||Lean to steer
Button to turn off steering while learning
|Mini Micro 3 in 1||Seat, obar (49cm) and tbar (69cm)||49cm and 69cm||1.5kg (when used as a stand alone scooter)||£94.95||Lean to steer|
It's actually very difficult to pick a winner out of these two as actually they both offer different things.
If you're buying for a very young child who would benefit from the parent push handle, the globber may be your best pick. A slightly older child who can use the seat on their own will probably do better with the mini micro.
|Scooters||Adjustable Handlebar||Weight||Price||Steering||Age Range|
(Adjustable to 3 different heights)
|2.5kg||£49.95||Lean to steer|
Button to turn off steering
|3 to 6|
|Mini Micro Classic||69cm||1.5kg (when used as a stand alone scooter)||£64.95||Lean to steer||3 to 5|
|Mini Micro Deluxe||49cm to 69cm|
(adjustable to any height within this range).
|1.8kg||£79.99||Lean to steer||2 to 5|
The mini micro classic may not appear to be the best choice as it's pricier than the globber and seems to offer less 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.
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 that 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.