The 10 Best Scooters For Kids in 2019

A scooter is one of the most intuitive, thrilling, and low maintenance means of transportation for kids. They’re easy to use, children love them, and they can be extremely affordable.

However, like with any purchase for your child, you want to do your due diligence and get the best item for the lowest cost. Or perhaps you want to splurge and buy one of the best kids scooters on the market. There are also happy mediums that can satisfy both ends of the spectrum.

On this list we’ve looked at expensive scooters, affordable scooters, scooters for different age ranges, the quality and fun of these scooters based on the reviews of owners, among other considerations.

These days it can be challenging to get children out and about playing in the real world. But a scooter is a great way to encourage them to do precisely that, all while having a great time.

Scooters can teach kids basic responsibility in terms of safety and taking care of a transportation mode that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

The right scooter can also bring your child fun and utility for years. Let’s inspect the best options on the kids’ scooter market today!

We looked at a wide range of scooters, from those meant for commuting for adults, to scooters for tiny tots, to trick scooters. While we realize that there’s no one “best” scooter, and choosing the right scooter depends on your unique needs, we have tried to include some of the “best” scooters for many unique needs.

In discerning how to rank scooters, we put all evaluated scooters through the following methodology:

  • Affordability (1/4): the cost of the scooter relative to other scooters in the ranking, as well as shipping etc.
  • Range of Ages (1/4): the range of ages that a scooter may be a good fit for.
  • Quality (1/4): based on the most common good and bad notes in reviews, with an eye towards durability and good design.
  • Fun (1/4): this will mean different things at different ages, but we erred on the side of what scooters could provide an exciting and age-appropriate experience for the ages they are meant for.

1) Razor A3 Kick Scooter

Razor scooters have been a mainstay in the industry for years, beloved by children and adults alike for their compact design, stylish aesthetics, and affordability.

The A3 is made of sturdy, “aircraft-grade” aluminum, 125mm wheels, a shock-absorbing system, a patented brake that allows quick stopping, and a brand new wheelie bar, among other features.

It’s made for children 5 and older, and can support users up to 143 pounds. Of course, it features the Razor patented folding mechanism that made these scooters so famous initially and lets kids easily carry it around when they’re not riding.

This scooter is great for transportation, doing tricks, and having an excellent time.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Users said this scooter is a great way to get to and from their appointments and obligations.
  • Reviewers noted the longevity of this scooter.
  • Customers overwhelmingly said their children were extremely happy with this scooter.
  • Out of 1,201 customer reviews on Amazon, this scooter received 5 stars 83% of the time, and 4 stars 11% of the time.
  • Reviewers said this scooter can be used by teens and college age people as well as children.
  • Users said this scooter can easily be used by people heavier than 143 pounds.
  • One reviewer noted this was a great option for kids struggling to learn how to ride a bike.

Cons

  • One user complained about struggling to fold this scooter up, but said there was a helpful Youtube video that explained how to do it.
  • Another user complained about the folding, and also said the scooter can give your shins bruises and cuts.
  • A few reviewers complained about the durability on this scooter, which seems to be an outlier.
  • One user found this scooter bulky.
  • Some users complained about Razor’s quality control on this scooter, and their customer service.

Score

Affordability: 2nd
Estimated Appropriate Age Range: Early riders and up (1st)
Quality Based on Reviews: 95 (1st)
Fun Based on Reviews: 90 (3rd)
Overall Score: 1.75

2) RDS Dirt Scooter

Razor makes the list once again, this time with a dirt scooter that isn’t restricted to pavement. It features a “tubular BMX” steel fork that has a “triple stacked head tube clamp.” This scooter is recommended for children 10 and up, and can support up to 220 pounds.

This scooter’s extremely durable aluminum frame and large wheels and tires facilitate dirt riding. In general this scooter is thicker and stronger than the average model. It still offers Razor’s iconic rear fender brake, along with gentle rubber grips and coarse grip tape running down the deck. It comes in all black or bright red.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • This scooter was praised for its superiority on pavement in comparison to other scooters.
  • Owners noted this scooter’s versatility on different riding surfaces.
  • Customers said this scooter performed very well on dirt specifically.
  • Customers were surprised at this scooter’s ability to be used for some tricks.
  • Owners praised the strength and durability of this scooter.
  • Customers said their kids loved this scooter.
  • Customers also praised the large tires on this scooter and their impact on smoother, better rides.

Cons

  • This scooter doesn’t fold up the way Razor scooters normally do.
  • Some users said the scooter was too big for their children.
  • Some owners said the tires and tubes wear out quickly on this scooter, and cost a lot of money to replace.
  • Some users complained about this scooter not being able for use by adults.
  • Users said this scooter couldn’t be used on sand.

Score

Affordability: 4th
Estimated Appropriate Age Range: 10 and up (4th)
Quality Based on Reviews: 95 (1st)
Fun Based on Reviews: 95 (1st)
Overall Score: 2.5

3) Envy One Series 2 Freestyle Pro Scooter

This scooter was designed for new, young riders who are fresh to the world of scooters. It was created to offer a mixture between high quality without costing too much. This scooter was built to evolve alongside a rider, and can customized with extra parts in many ways.

The specs on this scooter include high tensile steel bars for durability, soft hand grips, 100mm 5 spoke wheels, and much more. Its 6061-T6 Aluminum Deck is 19.5” long by 4.7” wide. In comparison to older models this scooter offers a freshly designed Front Plate, Rear Deck Inserts and the 2018 Envy Rear Spacer System.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Users compared this favorably to Madd Gear scooters.
  • Owners noted how durable this scooter was.
  • Children noted this scooter felt better than others they’d tried before.
  • Users said this scooter offers a smooth ride.
  • Owners said this scooter was very cool.
  • This scooter only received 5 and 4 star reviews on Amazon.

Cons

  • Some users said putting the handle bars was difficult.
  • Some users complained about the back wheel making a rattling sound.
  • Other owners noted a hollow sound the deck makes when it lands.

Score

Affordability: 5th
Estimated Appropriate Age Range: Early riders and above (1st)
Quality Based on Reviews: 90 (4th)
Fun Based on Reviews: 90 (3rd)
Overall Score: 3.25

4) Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter)

Radio Flyer has been in business since 1917. They’re a Chicago, family-based organization that aims to give children joy and laughter.

This scooter is designed for two to five-year-olds to take their very first scoots. It offers three wheels, elite balance, a broad base, and is specifically for children who are developing primary balance and coordination skills.

This scooter has a broad base to facilitate balance, comfortable hand grips, a textured deck to boost traction, and a turning radius that was specifically created to make the scooter safer for young riders. Fortunately, this doesn’t hurt rider mobility.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Users loved the ease of use with this scooter.
  • Owners praised this scooter’s ability to support even the youngest riders.
  • Out of 1,155 reviews on Amazon this scooter received 5 stars 62% of the time, and 4 stars 13% of the time.
  • Customers praised the wide deck.
  • This scooter’s ability to increase balance was frequently praised.
  • Parents said this scooter let the youngest riders emulate and hang out with older family and friends safely.
  • Many owners praised the safety of this scooter.
  • Users overwhelmingly noted the fun and utility this scooter provided for young children.
  • Owners said the three wheels were crucial to stability and safety.

Cons

  • One user strongly recommended getting the Radio Flyer Lean and Glide or 502A over this model for small children.
  • Some users complained that the materials on this scooter weren’t durable.
  • Some users complained about steering.
  • Other users complained about stability.
  • One user said children fell off this scooter easily and were hurt.
  • One user complained about the wheels on this scooter not rolling properly.

Score

Affordability: 1st
Estimated Appropriate Age Range: Early riders (6th)
Quality Based on Reviews: 90 (4th)
Fun Based on Reviews: 90 (3rd)
Overall Score: 3.5

5) Fuzion Z350

This scooter isn’t cheap, but it boasts superior performance equivalent to pro riders. If you have a child who is already an adept scooter rider and is looking to get better, this might be the choice for you.

Fuzion notes this model has a fast, smooth ride that is beloved by riders and onlookers alike. This is the perfect scooter for learning and doing tricks at a skate park. Cheaper scooters often struggle to perform at the skatepark. That isn’t the case with the Fuzion Z350.

The specs on this scooter include an enormous T-6061 aluminum deck with custom nylon inserts, 120mm aluminum wheels, a nifty nylon brake, a wider Chromoly T-Bar (25″x22″), and a forged one-piece aluminum fork.

Fusion also says this scooter is faster, lighter, and more robust than previous models.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Riders over 6′ can use this scooter.
  • Of 32 reviews on Amazon, 88% of users gave this scooter 5 stars.
  • 9% gave it 4 stars.
  • Users said this scooter makes other companies’ scooters look terrible in comparison.
  • Riders repeatedly praised this scooters’ smoothness.
  • Riders said they were able to do tricks on this scooter.
  • Owners said this scooter was very durable.

Cons

  • Some users complained about a lack of grip tape on this scooter.
  • One user said the handle bars were too wide, but was otherwise satisfied.
  • One user said the headset bearings were too tight from the factory.
  • One user said they received this scooter with a chunk missing from the back.

Score

Affordability: 8th
Estimated Appropriate Age Range: Early rider and above (1st)
Quality Based on Reviews: 90 (4th)
Fun Based on Reviews: 90 (3rd)
Overall Score: 4

6) Razor E300 Electric Scooter

Razor is a household name for scooters. It’s perfect for the pre-teen that grew up with the previous models, and wants to stick with the brand they know and love.

This electric scooter boasts an oversized deck and wheels so anyone can ride it comfortably. That combined with the super-quiet chain-driven motor creates a smooth and speedy ride.

With a run time of 40 minutes and an mph of 15 the distance this electric scooter can cover is top-notch in the market! Children will love to ride it, and parents will like to take it for a “test drive.”

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Great for older kids that want to get around town.
  • 70% of people that purchased gave it over 4 and 5 stars. 56% gave it 5 stars!
  • This scooter is rideable without any charge, just ride it like you would a normal scooter.
  • Razor has a 2 year warranty, if any problems should arise you have their support.
  • Extremely quiet motor so ear health will not be an issue.
  • Riders are extremely happy with the speed.

Cons

  • Users experienced problems going up hills.
  • Users over 200 pounds claimed to have problems with battery life.
  • Some people that purchased would have rather the scooter be foldable.
  • Users claimed it was too heavy to lift up for storage in a trunk.
  • Some users experienced problems with receiving a defective product.

Score

Affordability: 9th
Estimated Appropriate Age Range: 12 and up (5th)
Quality Based on Reviews: 95 (1st)
Fun Based on Reviews: 95 (1st)
Overall Score: 4

7) Globber Primo

The Globber Primo scooter is a great beginner scooter for children. If your child is under 110 pounds and doesn’t know how to ride a scooter this may be the perfect fit for them.

For Globber safety is the main priority for them. You can unlock or relock the steering so your child can learn to ride before the added stress of steering. High-quality wheels made of PU make the ride smooth and can handle all bumps and pebbles on the ground.

This scooter has a patented “lean to steer” technology. Instead of moving the handlebars to turn, all the kid has to do is lean in the direction they want to turn! An excellent feature for any child that likes to stand out in front of their peers. It also comes in 6 bold colors.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • This is an inexpensive scooter for beginner riders.
  • Users say it is good on gravel as well as pavement.
  • This scooter is easy to assemble and store.
  • Users say the breaks on this scooter are some of the best they have seen.
  • 79% of people who purchased this item give it 5 stars!
  • This scooter has a reinforced bottom for added durability.
  • Users say it was easy to use to teach children.

Cons

  • Users claimed the brakes wore out the back wheel.
  • One user claimed the screws were stripped.
  • Only good for small children.
  • One user claimed the spring for the turning mechanism broke.
  • Multiple users said the customer service is subpar.
  • One user bought 3 scooters and they all seem to have the same problems: back wheels wore out, brakes wore out, and the height adjustment clamp broke off.

Score

Affordability: 3rd
Estimated Appropriate Age Range: Early Riders (6th)
Quality Based on Reviews: 80 (8th)
Fun Based on Reviews: 90 (3rd)
Overall Score: 5

8) Micro Mini 3-in-1

The Micro Mini is a versatile scooter for toddlers to age 5 years old. The push scooter converts in 3 different modes.

This scooter starts as a ride-on scooter with the parent pushing, then when the push bar is removed, the child can sit and propel themselves. Finally, when the seat is removed, it becomes like a regular scooter where the child uses body weight and their feet to move.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Users claim their children like this product more than a stroller.
  • Very lightweight and easy to maneuver.
  • There are 3 different settings for the hight.
  • 60% off reviews were 5 stars.
  • The wheels are non-marking so scooting at home won’t damage the floor.

Cons

  • One user claimed it was too small for her 2 year old.
  • One user did not receive the push bar or foot rests.
  • This item is hard to steer without the aid of the child using their body weight.
  • There is no place for an umbrella.

Score

Affordability: 6th
Estimated Appropriate Age Range: Very Young (11th)
Quality Based on Reviews: 80 (8th)
Fun Based on Reviews: 90 (3rd)
Overall Score: 7

9) Current Coaster

This item isn’t just a scooter it’s a “kickbike”. Which means teens and adults can use this with ease.

This scooter is great for anyone to go through the streets or a park. This item is perfect for talking a dog out for a walk. And also great for getting a cardio workout in.

The Coasters kick bike scooter can hold up to 220 pounds and comes with two brakes. One handlebar brake, and foot brake. That makes this perfect for someone that’s older but, hasn’t been on a scooter in a long time.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • One user claimed it only took 1 hour to assemble.
  • Current Coasters has a great warranty.
  • This item is good for a teen or adult.
  • All reviews have been 5 stars.
  • Item has adjustable handlebars.
  • With a weight of only 29 lbs. it’s not hard transport.
  • This scooter comes in 4 eye-catching colors and is partially assembled.

Cons

  • One user claimed it was awkward to collapse.
  • Front brake was hard to adjust.

Score

Affordability: 10th
Estimated Appropriate Age Range: Teen and above (6th)
Quality Based on Reviews: 90 (4th)
Fun Based on Reviews: 85 (9th)
Overall Score: 7.25

10) Maxi Micro Scooters

The Maxi Micro is perfect for kids 5-12 years old. It has anti-slip grip on the deck so the rider can go as fast as they want and not slip off.

The lean-to turn technology makes the riding experience unique. Kids can carve and surf the streets just as if they were riding a skateboard. The wheels are made of polyurethane so all bumps on the road can be absorbed with ease and zero stress for the rider. A rider can ride on all terrains.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • This scooter is lightweight at only 8.4 pounds.
  • Strong construction that is also flexible.
  • Foldable design for easy storage under a stroller.
  • One user called it “sturdy and safe”.
  • This scooter comes in 3 colors.
  • The T-Bar is anodized, which makes for better control.

Cons

  • Because the item is foldable it is less sturdy than other models.
  • One user complained about the wheels squeaking.
  • One user’s ball bearing broke, and was not able to get one under warranty.

Score

Affordability: 7th
Estimated Appropriate Age Range: Early Riders (6th)
Quality Based on Reviews: 80 (8th)
Fun Based on Reviews: 80 (10th)
Overall Score: 7.75

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