The wind in your hair, the warmth of the sun on your skin, wheels to take you as far as you want to go and peals of laughter as the perfect background score; that’s what a scootering experience is like.
Essentially, a kick scooter reaches out to the inner kid in you. Actually, that’s what makes this contraption so much fun and so addictive, if we might add!
So, if you want your share of the fun, but can’t seem to find the right product, here is a look at the top 19 kick scooters, in no particular order.
1. Swagtron K8 Titan
A well-made adult kick scooter, the Swagtron K8 Titan will turn your commutes into a speedy and fun affair. With its high quality bearings and wheels, this is one helluva fast scooter that wants to keep going.
But, don’t worry, they give you a bell to keep cyclists and pedestrians out of your way. For all the features and the top notch build quality, the K8 comes with a surprisingly reasonable price tag. Plus, it folds up real easy, so its convenience, functionality and affordability all rolled into one.
2. Razor A5
A classic offering from one of the most popular manufacturers in the segment, the Razor A5 is the perfect product to start on if you have never had a go at an adult kick scooter. Of course, this does not mean that the A5 cannot fulfil your commutation requirements.
The aircraft-grade aluminum used in its construction along with the large wheels make this a comfortable cruiser for urban sidewalks.
Plus, it’s available in a range of eye-catching colors. Add to this the fact that the A5 is one of the most affordable scooters in this list and it is easy to understand its popularity.
3. Razor A6
Everything that the A5 lacks, the A6 makes up for. In other words, the A6 is the perfect upgrade. Although it is also designed to cater to the teen to adult segments, it is built to more completely accommodate the requirements of grown-ups who enjoy scootering.
For instance, the greater height of the telescope bar as well as the bigger deck make this the perfect scooters for taller adults. Add to this the 10- inch wheels and you get a scooter capable of easily gliding past the cracks and bumps on city roads.
The addition of patented folding and anti-rattle technologies makes the Razor 6 an ideal urban commute scooter.
4. Hudora 230
The big and strong cruiser- That’s what we call this one and you will agree with us the minute you step on the Huduro 230 and take it for a ride. One of the few scooters out there built for tall riders, the Hudora 230 has a unique design with a front wheel that is larger than the rear wheel.
The idea is to minimize the weight and improve glide while offering the ability to get past surface cracks and irregularities. Well, this scooter manages to do all that and more.
Its patented folding technology adds to ease with which this product can be used for short distance urban commutes.
The most prolific design element of this all-white scooter is the orange shock absorber on the front wheel. While this one is visible, you also get one on the rear wheel; together these offer smoother and more comfortable rides.
If you are a fan of simple yet highly functional products, WeSkate will be just right for your urban rides. The foldable scooter comes with an aluminum frame and nearly 8 inch wheels plus a rear fender brake for safe cruising.
6. Micro suspension kick scooter
Yes, there are other kick scooters out there with dual suspensions, but this is the only one that allows you to adjust the shock absorbers to suit your weight and riding style.
Moreover, it is one of the very few products in the market that can easily carry a maximum rider weight of 250 lbs. Combine this with its strong aircraft-grade aluminum frame and 8 inch wheels and you have a product that will get you past uneven road conditions, without you so much as noticing them.
7. Uhinoos adult kick scooter
By far one of the most affordable kick scooters in this list, UHINOOS combines durability with functionality and striking good looks. The black and red scooter comes with a kickstand and boasts of a steel-aluminum frame, which make it a steal at this price.
The anti-slip coating on the aluminum deck, the ergonomic TRP handlebar grips and the 8 inch wheels make for a safe and smooth ride. The adjustable telescope bar and the quick fold mechanism add to the functionality and portability of this product.
8. Osprey Dirt Scooter
The first thing you are likely to notice about this scooter are its super thick, inflatable and knobby tires. And in those wheels lies the secret to the superlative performance of this kick scooter.
Be it grass, brick paved roads, sidewalks, dirt paths, this scooter simply glides over them. The Chromoly handlebar, the anti-slip lock on the grip and the triple stacked threaded headset all add to the stability and smooth riding experience offered by those wheels.
9. Fuzion Cityglide
Although it is available in three colors, we fell in love with the vibrant green. But, the color of this scooter is far from being its only desirable feature. The ultra-lightweight cruiser was one of the first big wheeled city scooters and it remains one of the best products for urban commutes.
The 8 inch wheels, 14 inch handlebars and the 13 inch deck are all designed to serve the needs of urban commuters who need the scooter to cruise through throngs of city dwellers and bicyclists and fold within seconds to enable them to board the public transport of their choice.
The Fuzion CityGlide does not disappoint and works just as well for teens as it does for young adults and even kids.
10. Playshion Big Wheel Scooter
A product that offers so much for so less; that’s what the Playshion is. In fact, we were surprised by the slew of features, many of which are only available in high-end products.
For instance, the handle bars are adjustable to 41 inches and the deck supports 250 lbs, which is way more than the maximum limits of most products in the class. But, there is more!
You also get dual suspension and a rear disc brake with a total weight of just 11 lbs. Now, that sure is a scooter made for commuting.
11. Besrey Scooter for Adults
One of the few products in its class that comes with a one year warranty and quite a few extras, the Besrey adult kick scooter is a stylish cruiser that will appeal to kids, teens and adults.
Although its 8 inch (200mm) wheels are almost the norm in the segment, the ABEC 9 bearings set this scooter apart from the competition. The significant reduction in roll resistance and the greater glide are hard to miss. Plus, this scooter has low deck clearance, which translates to near effortless cruising.
12. Streakboard Kick Scooter for Adults
In terms of design, “traditional” is the word that comes to mind when you see the Streakboard adult kick scooter. Dig a little deeper and you will notice that every aspect of the design is combined to offer maximum functionality on urban terrain.
The combination of 9 and 7 inch smooth PU wheels offer a rattle-free ride without adding significantly to the net weight of the product.
While the construction is solid, they have kept things simple and uncomplicated with just a kickstand, a shoulder strap and a rear fender brake. An honest to goodness product that works as it should!
13. Mongoose Trace Foldable Kick Scooter Series
Given just how popular Mongoose products have been for well over 25 years, you may have already used one of the bicycles, tricycles or even scooters. The thing with Mongoose is that you can rely on them completely for a quality offering and their foldable kick scooters live up to this customer confidence.
Available in varying wheel sizes, starting at 100 mm and going right up to 205 mm, these folding kick scooters can be used just as comfortably by adults as by kids.
On the 180 mm model, ABEC 7 bearings make up for the slightly smaller diameter of the wheels offering greater rolling efficiency every time you kick.
Another manufacturer well known for making kids scooters and tricycles, this Lascoota offering is just as impressive as the others from the company. High quality frame build and large 8 inch wheels give this scooter its superior performance.
The handlebar is adjustable to four heights, up to 39 inches and the deck can withstand 220 lbs of weight, which means that a 6” tall adult can easily ride this cruiser. Heat treated rear fender brake, front suspension and mudguard make this a practical scooter for urban commuting.
15. Micro white
It is available in all white and all black and each model is as eye catching as the other. Now, like many other products in the segment, Micro has used 8 inch (200mm) wheels on this scooter along with ABEC 5 bearings. But surprisingly, it offers one of the smoothest rides ever.
What’s different is the extra coating of high rebound PU on the wheel shores that offer extra shock absorption when tackling uneven terrain.
This also happens to be one of the few scooters with a double folding mechanism, which almost completely eliminates the risk of the scooter collapsing on you as you ride it. So, this one sure is both a safe and sound bet for urban commutes!
Double suspension, aircraft grade aluminum body, 200 mm wheels, ABEC 7 grade bearings and much more for less than $100, is that even possible? Well, it sure is with the Hikole adult scooter.
Quick and easy folding design, low deck profile and patented rear fender brake give this scooter an edge over many of its competitors. In fact, when you put all those features together, it is easy to see how a smooth ride is almost guaranteed with this product.
17. Go-Ped’s Know-Ped
If you are looking for a heavy duty scooter that can take all the punishment meted to it, the Know-Ped would be the best choice. The alloy construction coupled with the wooden deck are designed to handle a massive 400 lbs of weight. However, this product does not rank highly when it comes to portability.
18. Xootr Scooter
The only scooter with solid cast magnesium deck, Xootr is in a class of its own with the widest deck in the segment as well as the highest max weight capacity of 800 lbs. Plus, it has unique self-lubricating and shielded bearings.
Although the 180 mm wheels may appear smaller than those on other scooters, you will be surprised by the roll efficiency of this cruiser. If durability and functionality as equally important to you, this is the product to go for.
This adult scooter boasts of a 3-second folding mechanism along with 8 inch wheels and dual shock absorbers. Moreover, it comes with a kickstand, ABEC 9 bearings and a light weight but strong aluminum frame.
Basically, everything that you would need to commute in style and comfort. The best part is that Tabkeer’s adult scooter won’t burn a hole in your pocket despite its quality build and commuter-friendly features.
So Many Scooters To Choose From!
Yes, we know that all these scooters are crowd pleasers and you will enjoy using each one of them. But, since you can’t actually stock 19 scooters in your garage, let’s talk about how to choose one that will be right for you.
Buying a kick scooter is no different from buying any other product, your decision should be based exclusively on your specific requirements. For instance, if you want the lowest possible price without compromising completely on quality, Uhinoos will be perfect for you.
On the other hand, if you are willing to pay more for a sturdy scooter that will last you for years, we would recommend the Know-Ped.
Similarly, for off-roading adventures, it would be best to go with the Osprey, while the Tabkeer and the Micro White would both be good for short but frequent commutes.
In a nutshell, there is no such thing as the absolute perfect scooter. What’s perfect for you will depend on what exactly you need in your scoter, how you intend to use it and where you intend to ride it.