As an grown up person, it can be exceedingly tough to find a decent adult scooter. This is because the vast majority of the scooters on the market are built for kids.
Riding one of these around as an adult is not going to be fun by any stretch of the imagination. Most are not constructed to support that sort of weight.
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What Did We Consider When Choosing The Scooters for This List?
When we were putting together this list of the ten best adult kick scooters, we had to think hard about what people wanted in an adult scooter. We know people want something that is going to last a while, but we also know that they do not want to pay through the nose for their scooter.
This means that while many of the scooters on this list are going to be slightly more expensive than your typical children’s scooter, they aren’t going to be restrictively expensive.
We deliberately avoided those, because rarely do they deliver value for money when they are a simple kick scooter. If you are looking to spend hundreds of dollars, then you may as well opt for an electric scooter.
PS! I recommend you to also check out the best electric scooters for adults. They cost more, but are really fun to drive around and don’t involve much “kicking” from your part.
Best Adult Scooters Comparison:
#1 Hudora 205 Folding Kick Scooter
For those who are doing a lot of jumping on and off their scooter, perhaps to hop onto public transport, then this offering from Hudora may be perfect.
It weighs just 8.8lbs, and it is quick and very easy to fold up, which means that you should have absolutely no issues carrying it around.
The wheels on this adult scooter are 8.1’ in diameter, which means that they offer an incredible amount of stability.
They are designed to be hard-wearing too, which means these wheels should last an incredible amount of time, even if you are using your Hudora 205 on a daily basis.
The size of the wheels will also ensure that this scooter is even faster and even more agile than many of the other comparable kick scooters on the market.
This particular adult scooter is very compact. As you can see from the below image, it has adjustable handlebars and the handles can be tucked in as well. The folding mechanism is super smooth and sturdy.
It is very comfortable to ride this thing. The handles are wrapped in the softest sponge possible, which means that you should not feel any pain in your hands, even when you are riding over the bumpiest of terrain. This stability is retained, even when you are hitting the maximum weight of 220lbs.
#2 Xootr Adult Kick Scooter
These scooters are as rare as hen’s teeth, and there are very few retailers that stock them.
This is a shame, because they are without a doubt some of the best adult scooters on the market.
One of the interesting things about these scooters is that they are all handmade in Pennsylvania. It is not really reflected in the cost, though.
Yeah, they are a little bit more expensive than other adult kick scooters on the market, but not so high that you wouldn’t be able to afford one.
The brilliant thing is that since these are all produced in the United States, you are never more than a phone call away with getting help with your scooter.
It is surprising just how much this scooter is able to cope with too. It can deal with people up to a height of about seven feet, and there is enough space on the scooter to rest both feet comfortably.
This is rare for kick scooters, with most of them requiring people with larger feet to move them about in an uncomfortable position to actually ride it properly. Not an issue with this scooter. Whether you are riding it for hours or minutes, the ride is always going to be the same.
This adult scooter is actually the only one produced by the company that makes it. This is because the company in Pennsylvania actually designs race cars. The Xootr was more of an experiment for them.
This means that you will find some of the technology that has been designed for cars actually built into this scooter. This gives it an incredibly smooth riding action and even better steering action.
It looks tremendous too. Nice and sleek, even when you have folded it up (which takes no more than a couple of seconds). If you want a smooth ride with your kick scooter, this should be right at the top of your list.
#3 Razor A5 Lux Scooter
PS! This is a BESTSELLER!
This is actually going to be the cheapest adult kick scooter on this list, but that certainly does not mean that it is a bad scooter, not by any stretch of the imagination.
This is also one of the only adult kick scooters on this list which does not require assembly from anybody. Just pull it out of the box and you are good to go.
This scooter is made from aircraft-grade aluminum which means that it is incredibly lightweight, but it also means that it has been built to last. Made possible by it’s aluminium frame.
While generally not recommended, you could easily give this adult scooter a good few knocks and it is going to come out virtually untainted at the end.
The Razor A5 Lux has been built for the taller person. You have a lot of height adjustment in the handlebars, which does make it comfortable to ride. The larger wheels also provide a great deal of stability for the ‘weightier’ person out there. Also, I’ve written a separate article covering the best kick scooter for heavy adults.
One of the things I personally loved about this kick scooter is how effective the brakes actually are. The large wheels will get you up to speed quite quickly, but if you need to slow down quickly, then you have a top-notch braking system on the back which will assist you perfectly.
#4 Monodeal Height Adjustable Scooter
This Monodeal scooter is able to support a whopping 180lbs of maximum weight. The handlebar has so much adjustment in it, that it can actually be used by anybody from young kids up to adults.
One of the key highlights of this scooter, and the reason why we are including it on this list, is the fact that the shock absorbers are second to none.
You can go over the bumpiest of terrain, and you will hardly be able to feel a thing. Even the wheels have quality bearings built into them which help to ensure the smoothest possible ride.
The handlebars of the scooter come with a firm grip, which means that as you are travelling over the bumpy terrain, you are not going to feel anything in the weight of vibrations.
One of the most useful features is the double braking system. Many people have been zipping around on a kick scooter only to find that they need to slow down quickly.
Often, it can be quite a convoluted process to hit the back brake quickly, particularly if you are not using a good riding technique. This is not going to be an issue with this kick scooter.
Not only do you have your standard brake on the back wheel, but there is also a hand brake built into the handlebar, which allows even greater control over this adult kick scooter.
There should be enough space on the deck to provide you with ample space for your feet, no matter how large they are. This Monodeal scooter is easily one of the most comfortable scooters on the market to ride, and you will not be disappointed with your experience.
#5 Fuzion CityGlide
PS! This is a BESTSELLER!
As you can probably tell, Fuzion CityGlide has been built specifically for sitting riding, and just about every single part of this scooter makes this as simple as possible.
Let’s be honest, the bulk of cities have not really looked after their sidewalks. You will see tons of cracks and the like of them. The Fuzion CityGlide has been designed to overcome this.
It has bigger wheels, so you can go over huge cracks in the sidewalk (because your local government hasn’t repaired them!) and you should be 100% fine.
The scooter is highly portable. Sure, it is probably not going to slide in your backpack or anything like that, but the designers have realized this. The folding system lets you fold up the scooter in mere seconds and wear it on your shoulder, using a shoulder strap.
Even though the urethane wheels on this scooter are a little bit larger than you may be used to (7.9”), the scooter still feels surprisingly comfortable on your shoulder.
Riding this is fantastic too. The adjustable handlebars will accommodate anybody up to around 6 feet in size. It is even able to support up to 220lbs of weight capacity, which means that most people should be able to have a smooth ride with ease.
People on the heavier side, while riding this will still find that the scooter is able to glide across the floor at great speed, which means that the scooter is perfect for your daily commute no matter who you are.
Only real downside to this scooter is the fact it takes a little bit of setting up right out of the box. But, even then, it is just tightening up a couple of screws and you will be ready to hit the streets of wherever you live.
#6 Globber Adult One
Globber is a really well-known brand with a reputation for good build quality in the world of adult scooters.
Their Adult One model is no exception when it comes to their standards.
You don’t have to worry about riding on rough terrains as Globber Adult One features big 7 inch wheels that are made of high rebound and high quality polyurethane.
They are really good for bumpy rides and if your neighbourhood “boasts” with these circumstances, then Globber Adult One is definitely the way to go.
This model also features rear brakes that are connected to the handle bar with a pull lever, so you can feel really safe as you control the scooter from the handle bars.
It also features a mudguard that in muddy or wet conditions protects you and the scooter itself from splashes, but can also be used as a break if you press it with your foot.
The sturdy structure has a weight limit of up to 220lbs, which should be more than enough for a standard adult rider. The scooter itself weighs 11.8lbs and is very easy to fold, hence really easy to carry around when you want to catch a bus to go a bit further from home.
The scooter is also perfect for taller riders as the handlebars are adjustable to all sizes of riders. Furthermore, the handlebars are also really comfortable because of the curvy shape and length, not to mention the dual-injection material.
#7 Hikole Scooter
PS! This is our FAVORITE!
There are a lot of features built into this Hikole Scooter which are there to ensure that you get the smoothest possible ride while you are travelling about.
For starters, the wheels on this scooter are huge. You have a whole 8’’ of goodness with them. This means that small cracks in the sidewalk are not going to pose a problem for your kick scooter.
You will just sail right over them. They are not going to be ideal for going off road with your scooter, but most people are not going to be doing that anyway.
In addition to this, the bearings on the wheels have been designed to reduce vibrations. Furthermore, there is a dual suspension system in place. Unless the floor is incredibly bumpy, which you are not going to be encountering in the areas for which this scooter is built, then you aren’t going to feel a thing.
The brakes on this Hikole scooter are built into the rear wheel. While you do not have access to brakes on the handle like some scooters on the marker, the rear wheel brake has been designed to work almost instantly and you can slow down quickly.
It is easy to fold and reach too, and rust free which means that you don’t have to worry about the scooter failing.
The one issue with the scooter is that it is not designed for the tallest people out there. If you are over six feet, then you are probably going to have a few issues trying to reach the handle of this adult kick scooter. However, it does support up to 220lbs as maximum weight limit.
#8 Hudora 180 Foldable Kick Scooter
Since this scooter comes from a German car manufacturer, then you can expect it to be good too.
To be honest, this scooter is not that much different from the previous Hudora on this list, although it does have a slightly different ‘look’ to it.
The folding system allows it to be folded up a little bit smaller, which means that it is more ideal for those people who are going to be commuting a lot and want something that they can fold away.
This can easily slide under your desk at work without any issues.
One area where it is majorly different from the previous Hudora is its weight. It weighs only 6.6lbs, but it is still able to support weight limit of up to 220lbs. This is a huge amount.
Adjustable handlebars means that it should be able to deal with most heights of people too, although the slightly smaller size of this scooter may mean that some people struggle with it.
The PU wheel size on this scooter come in at 7 inches in diameter and they have a high level of resistance, which means that these are going to last you for years. They are even able to put up with pits in the road without any wearing off.
The handles are great to hold too. It is only a small amount of sponge on the handle, but the amount of hand grip you get when you are using this scooter is immense. Unlike most other adult kick scooters, you won’t have to worry about the sponge chipping away either. It is awesome to ride.
#9 Razor A6 Scooter
The benefits of having slightly larger front and rear wheels is that it means you are going to have a lot more stability when you are riding the scooter. However, this is going to come at the expense of handling.
So, if you are after a decent scooter which is able to traverse most terrain, even if your local government has been a bit stingy with filling in pot holes, then this scooter is going to be right up your street.
If you are more the type of person who wants to traverse through areas with lots of twists and turns, then the A5 is probably going to be more your scene.
One area where the A6 does have a bit more going for it than the A5 comes in the form of anti-rattle handlebars. However, to be honest, the A5 is so well-designed that there is barely any rattle in the handlebars anyway.
However, if you do have problems with hand pain or something similar to that, then the A6 is probably going to be more your ‘thing’.
The handlebars have been designed to be extra-long, and can extend up to 42”. This means that unless you are a Guinness World Record holder for ‘tallest person’ in the world, then this scooter is probably going to be fine for you.
Don’t worry about this scooter breaking down on you any time soon either. This is a scooter which has been basically built for life. Sure, the front and rear wheels are likely going to wear down eventually (they always do so on scooters), you are probably still going to get thousands of miles from them, plus they are replaceable anyway.
#10 Outon Pro Aluminum Freestyle Scooter
We are going to wrap up this list with a scooter which is a little bit different, because we know that not everybody is looking for a scooter for commuting to work.
This is actually a ‘stunt scooter’. It is actually one of the cheapest stunt scooters on the market.
There are small wheels on this scooter, which means that while you could
possibly use it for commuting, it probably wouldn’t do too well long term as it means the scooter is going to lack a little bit of stability.
These wheels have been designed specifically for agility, which means that you will be able to perform all sorts of weird and wonderful tricks with the scooter.
Unlike the other scooters on this list, this scooter has a V handle bar rather than the T shape. This also helps with moving about, although it is not particularly ideal for ensuring perfect stability.
It is also a lightweight scooter thanks to its’ aluminium frame, which is going to make carrying your Outon freestyle stunt scooter around an absolute breeze.
However, you should be aware that this scooter is not really built for portability. You aren’t going to be able to fold it up, so if you are looking for a scooter to take on your commute to and from work, then this is probably not it.
This is probably the cheapest stunt scooter on the market to actually be viable for learning tricks on. It can hold up to 300lbs too, which means you can put a lot of pressure on it while you are playing about and doing whatever tricks you want.
#1 What to Look Out for When Buying a Kick Scooter as an Adult?
There are some key factors you should pay attention to when choosing your scooter. They include:
Depending on what you want to use the scooter for, you should check how easy it is to take the scooter around. Have a look at the weight of the scooter and see how easily it folds and think about how and where to store it.
Here have a look at the deck and see if both of your feet are likely to fit in there. It’s also worth checking the comments of other users regarding how smooth the riding experience is.
Many of the kick scooters are meant for children or teens, so this is something really important to have in mind when choosing your scooter.
Make sure that the handlebar height corresponds to your height, otherwise no matter how good the scooter is, you will not enjoy riding it.
Some scooters come with an adjustable handlebar, like the one from Hikole, see the illustration below.
#2 What is a Kick Scooter?
Kick scooter is a cool, green and healthy way of transportation. It is made up of a deck similar to a skateboard with wheels under it and a handlebar to hold on to.
#3 How to Ride a Kick Scooter?
To ride it you should be standing on the skateboard-like deck while gripping the handlebars and then perform a kicking motion to push yourself and the scooter forward.
#4 How Fast Can you Go on a Kick Scooter?
This depends on different factors like the fitness level of the person riding it and the condition of the road, however the average speed of a kick scooters is about 10mph.
If you are on a busy road full of pedestrians, then you will and actually need to be going slower for everyone’s safety. However if you are going downhill solo on an empty road then you will be able to enjoy a higher speed.
#5 What is the Weight Limit of a Typical Kick Scooter?
The most typical weight limit is 220lbs, however there are several models that support a way higher weight up to 800lbs which means that there is actually no limit.
#6 Where to Buy Adult's Scooters?
#7 What is the Best Adult Scooter Brand?
#8 How to Lock Adult Kick Scooters?
For locking it well you should firstly have a good cable lock and secondly look for something solid to lock the scooter to. We have reviewed some of the best cable locks out there so if you are interested in getting one, save some time and check out article Top 5 Cable Locks That Money Can Buy.
When you’ve got one of those cable locks ready, it’s time to look for a place to lock it to. You should go for a bike rack, lamp post or a railing, basically something that feels secure. Once you are in the place, run the cable lock through the front feel spokes of your scooter and tie it to the selected “secure” item.
Some of the other tips to make sure your scooter is where you left it are changing the default password that your cable lock comes with and changing the place where you lock it.
Thieves have their tactics and if you leave it in the same place every day for going to work for example they might get you in the moment you are about to lock or unlock the scooter.
#9 How Long do Adult Scooters Last?
This is pretty much like with bicycles, it depends on the sturdiness and quality of the model as well as how you treat it and what you use it for.
If you decide to invest in a good quality kick scooter from one of the trustworthy brands like Hikole, Fuzion and Razor among others and you use it for daily commuting, it can last you a lifetime really.
However, if you choose one of the cheaper models from generic “brands” and like to experiment and test the scooter on higher speeds and bumpier roads, it will probably brake in a shorter while.
#10 How Much do Kick Scooters Cost?
This depends on which scooter you decide to go for, the prices range from $50 to $400 and even more. The average price for a kick scooter is around $80-$100 though.
#11 Do I Need a Suspension on my Scooter?
This depends on the roads you are normally taking and also your personal preference as there are advantages as well as disadvantages to having a suspension.
The idea of the suspension is that it absorbs the mini shocks that occur when you are riding on bumpy roads on speed, so you might want to consider getting a scooter with suspension if the road to work or college is rough and features a lot of those bumps and holes.
However, what you should consider is that suspension also adds some disadvantages to your scooter that include added weight and more noise and rattle when riding.
So as we said, it all comes down to your personal preferences. Take your time and think if you prefer a smoother ride on a bumpy road or a quieter ride and less weight to carry around.
#12 Recommended Accessories and Parts
Make sure you get one of those good quality helmets and don’t do any discounts when it comes to your safety. The best helmets feature shock-absorbing foam, holes for ventilation and are adjustable.
Another great feature is the use of a reflective material to make sure you are visible for other road users including cars.
Check out this amazing helmet by Triple Eight.
Knee, Elbow and Wrist Guards
If you need to carry your scooter around often, then consider getting a carry bag to make sure you can transport it comfortably and securely.
Many scooters have a bag that is specially designed for the specific model, so once you have made up your mind on which scooter to get, you can move on to looking for a bag for that special model.
#13 What do Other Reviewers Recommend?
We have been saving you some time and have been checking a couple of other reviews to see what others consider to be the best adult kick scooter.
Ezvid Wiki have chosen Xootr MG for the best scooter. They bring out the good quality front and rear braking system and comfortable riding experience for tall people. In addition they mention the solid construction that although lightweight, can support up to a massive 800 lbs.
StuffsReviewed have also favorited Xootr MG as they consider it to be the most advanced kick scooter on the market. They bring out the comfortable deck size to fit both of your feet and the adjustable handlebar.
- TopSmartList have chosen Razor A5 Lux as their favorite. What they liked about this scooter is the fairly huge wheels that guarantee an effortless ride and a quality back brake.
- The Gearhungry have chosen Schwinn Schuffle as their best option for having a large front wheel for a smooth ride and giving it a nostalgic look. They also love the rear handbreak on the front handlebar and the lifetime warranty of the scooter.
- The Fitgetsguide have chosen Razor A5 Lux as their favorite. They love that fact that it doesn’t need any assembly and that it has been built for taller riders. They also admire the style and safety that the scooter has to offer including the patented fender braking technology and large wheels.
- The Outdoorleisuregear give their best adult scooter title to the XOOTR MG. They loved the built including the sold magnesium deck and the aluminum frame. They also liked the fact that it is fully assembled in the US and that it was designed by a team of engineers that normally design race cars.