Top 10 Best Scooters for Kids in 2017

Scooters have been the number one choice of toys for kids for decades, but it’s only in the last 5 years that the scooter market has gone through the roof. So many new designs, technology and methods of build has made scooters one of the most popular toys on Amazon.

Below we have put together our list of the ten best scooters for kids along with a brief description and links through to amazon to take a closer look at each of them.

1. Leray Self Balancing Scooter Balance Motion 6.5″

This two wheel hoverboard weighs in at 30lbs, carries a max load of about 300lbs, reaches a maximum speed of 14 miles per hour and offers fast battery charging, taking only an hour. The battery life on this design is about 5 hours. The Leray Scooter has a dual pressure sensitive motor system that keeps the machine from flying forward until the rider is ready which helps prevent injuries. This particular motor is also designed to regulate speed going uphill/downhill or on uneven surfaces. The “smart motor” will also alert the rider if they are turning incorrectly by vibrating.

The Leray Self Balancing Scooter is available in 4 colors: black, white, red and blue and also comes with a brand warranty protection.

2. Sporter Three Wheel Scooter Wiggle Action

Good for kids just beginning to ride, this lightweight, three-wheel design offers more stability and control. Riders simply climb on and propel themselves forward using a slight wiggle motion over the back two wheels. And because there isn’t a motor, the speed remains at a manageable pace. The front wheel hand brake provides additional safety as well. The Sporter handles can be raised to grow with the child and the scooter can support up to 176 lbs. Another benefit of this scooter is that it folds in half for easy storage or carrying around.

The Sporter is available in 4 colors: blue, red, green and pink.

3. Razor A Kick Scooter

The Razor is the original kick scooter built of aircraft-grade aluminum. It is sturdy yet light, weighing only 6 lbs and the machine can carry about 140 lbs. With larger wheels than most scooters made of urethane, the Razor rides well over uneven surfaces and will last longer. The rear fender brake which you stand on to stop or slow the machine is a sleek feature you won’t find on similar designs. The handle bars are adjustable for riders and the entire scooter can be folded into a compact 2 feet.

The Razor comes in: black, blue, pink, green and red.

4. Mongoose Kid’s Air Tire Scooter

This unique scooter design is more like a bicycle in a scooter’s body. The 12″ inflatable tires offer a smoother ride on multiple terrains like gravel and sand. The BMX style handlebar, spoke wheels and a steel frame offer a durable system that will hold up to a beating at the bike park. This design is probably best suited for a more seasoned rider as the scooter comes with axle pegs, making it trick ready. For added safety, however, the Mongoose Scooter has alloy caliper hand brakes to manage speed.

The Mongoose is available in grey.

5. Vokul Pro Scooter

In an effort to help the environment, this scooter is made of all green materials. The aircraft grade aluminum is lightweight weighing only 10 lbs but is sturdy and can support up to 220 lbs. The bottom portion of the scooter is specially treated to ensure its smoothness which makes it good for grinding. The handlebars are just slightly slanted making tailwhips and bar spins easier as well. The wheels are high grade urethane perfect for shock absorbing. For added safety, the rear wheel is covered by a fender/spray protection which hardens to ensure durability.

Vokul scooters come in: black, white, green and orange.

6. Micro Mini 3-in-1 Scooter

This three scooters in one ride is great for younger kids learning how to scoot. This scooter will grow with a child starting from just one year old with the seated option, using the O-bar for balance. An easily removable seat then offers the chance for walking toddlers to practice scooting, still using the O-bar for balance. The final stage offers a taller, more sturdy T-bar for older kids. The entire systems is just over three lbs and can support up to 30 lbs.

Micro Mini 3-in-1 Scooters can be found in: pink, blue and purple.

7. Railz Full Size Snow Scooter

This scooter can go from the street to the snow in just seconds. This Railz design comes completely assembled and ready to ride. The wheels ride like a traditional scooter but can be replaced with skis that cut through the snow for easier movement. Also available with the unit, a ski brake, which allows the rider to slow down or stop at will on the snow. With a 200 lb weight capacity, this scooter is good for all ages.

Railz Snow Scooter is available in red.

8. Snow Scooter

No need to confine the fun to the summer months, this scooter is made just for the snow. Made of polyethylene, this design is capable of handling up to 200 lbs. The snowboard-like base is great for sitting or standing. For added confidence while riding, the board has foot pads for extra traction. Easy to store when the temperatures heat up, this design folds down to a very compact sized unit.

The Snow Scooter can be found in blue.

9. Razor PowerWing Caster Scooter

With all the bells and whistles in one design, this scooter is specifically designed to accommodate a taller rider. As with other three-wheel designs, this machine allows riders to sway from side-to-side to build up speed and allows for a full 360 spin. The light frame makes drifting easy and the removable stability bars, coupled with foam grips and high-performance bearings are perfect for newer riders.

The PowerWing Caster Scooter comes in: Black, silver, red, pink and blue.

10. Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter

Designed with two wheels in the front and a wider base, this beginner scooter promotes stability and balance. For extra control, this scooter has ergonomic grip handles, a foot brake and a wide turning radius. The plastic frame will be able to take a beating from a little tyke just learning to maneuver and it can support up to 50 lbs.

This design is available in red or pink.