A kick scooter has been a must-have toy in kids-rich households. But while some of these personal transportation devices are quite affordable, some can be pretty pricey. You hate wasting money. The last thing you want is a scooter from a no-name brand that passes off as a high-quality scooter only to fall apart in weeks post-purchase.
Related: How to Choose a Kick Scooter for Your Kiddo
If you’re like me, you prefer buying reasonably priced products from brands many parents seem to trust. In this post, I list down 7 scooter brands that parents love. I’ll also reveal the best scooter models from these companies to make your shopping decision easier and quicker.
Here’s the list…
List of the 7 Best Kick Scooter Brands
Let’s now look at each of these brands and learn what makes them tick.
1.Lascooter Kick Scooters
Lascooter came on the scene in 2017. The founders of this scooter company wanted a kids’ scooter that didn’t have small wheels or a rattling frame. One difference they incorporated into their design is larger wheels versus small and extremely hard wheels many scooters had/have. These large wheels defeat cracks and bumps on the sidewalk, and the Lascooter’s signature Latta Suspension make the rides even smoother.
The overall design is sleek, color-rich, and features-loaded. It’s like owning a slim, lightweight electric scooter with all the great features motorized options offer but paying way less for it. Here’s one more thing: Lascooter scooters fold up like a dream.
Best Lascooter Kick Scooters?
If you or your kiddo are the active type and like doing all the things everyone says not to do with a kick scooter, go for the Lascooter Pulse. This scooter has an extremely solid build so that you can push your limits to the max without breaking the frame. It’s the ultimate scooter tricks and stunts champ, and its extremely effective braking system enables rides to do quick and stable stops.
Legions of lovely kids and their parents love it. Best part? It folds quick and easy, a single button push fold. And with a $100-ush price tag, it’s pretty much a budget buy for the build quality.
For kids, you want to buy the (*Affiliate link, I may earn a small commission if you buy this product at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting this blog) Lascooter 2-in-1 scooter for kids. It looks cute, has adjustable bars (evolves with your kid), a detachable seat, and 3 light-up wheels for better balance and increased fun.
Do you live in an area with crappy sidewalks and pretty rough terrain? If yes, you likely Lascooter’s best-selling scooter, the Metro. This is a mid-range scooter that conquers tough terrains and bad sidewalks like a pro. Be ready to part with anywhere between $100-$200 depending on who’s selling it.
2. Schwinn Scooters
It seems like there’s always a Schwinn scooter, scooter helmet, electric bike, or gravel bike everywhere you look these days. I guess it’s because this scooter brand makes really good outdoor gear for the price.
Did you know that Schwinn has been around for over 100 years? What do you think this company’s engineers and designers have been doing all these years?
You’re right! They’ve been creating new, better, sleeker designs and testing everything they make to learn what needs improvement. They must be doing something right, or they’d have folded a long time ago. Small wonder celebrities including America’s 40th president Ronald Reagan and a bunch of other Hollywood actors have been spotted riding a Schwinn bike or other Schwinn contraption.
Schwinn builds great gear, and they don’t disappoint when it comes to kick scooters.
Best Schwinn Kick Scooters
Schwinn makes really nice and durable adult scooters and kiddo scooters. Perhaps this is why they’re expensive. I mean, the cheapest Schwinn kick scooter I’ve seen costs somewhere in the $250 neighborhood!
Best Bike-style Schwinn Adult Scooter: Shuffle Deluxe Kick Scooter
The Schwinn Shuffle Deluxe Adult Kick Scooter has a cool vintage look that stylish folks can’t resist. It’s pretty much a bike without pedals. The front wheel is big, measuring 26 inches in diameter. At 20″, this 26er’s rear wheel is much smaller than the front wheel, but it’s still much bigger than the biggest kick scooter wheels out there.
The wheels have sturdy spokes and aluminum alloy rims, and the treads on the rubber wheels increase traction massively. And the bike-style handlebar pull brake are designed for nice, smooth, and quick stops so you can scoot in complete safety. Any extras? Oh yes! The deal includes a nice-looking front shopping basket, something regular scooters have only seen on this scooter!
Schwinn is best known for its electric scooters. If you’re OK with a $500+ scooter splurge, consider the Tone-1 E-Scooter from Schwinn. It has wide rubber tires for stability and handlebar-integrated disc-style brakes for safety.
The frame is made from high-quality lightweight aluminum with a nice finish, and it folds nice and fast. It travels at 15 mph and the battery (if well maintained) powers this e-scooter for 10+ miles. If you’re looking to upgrade your daily commute to a sleek, sweat-free, stylish ride, the Tone-1 is precisely what you need.
3. Micro-mobility Kick Scooters
When you choose a nice and descriptive name for your business, what do you do next? You build good products that address all the pain points your competitors either ignored or did a bad job 0f.
Micro-mobility has become synonymous with minimalist modern-day travel that immensely helps Mother Earth while saving the rider money.
Swiss engineers have earned quite a reputation for making gear that performs exceptionally well while outlasting the competition. I and hubby skateboard whenever we can, and even though we’re not into competitive riding, we really love Swiss skate bearings. The Swiss also do a great job when it comes to kick scooters. BTW, Switzerland-based Micro-mobility Scooters are business partners of America’s very own Micro Kickboard.
Founded in 1999 by Wim Outober, Micro-mobility started off with an adult kick scooter. It was a lightweight scooter that many people liked and bought. This encouraged Micro to start making a kids’ kick scooter line called Mini Micro 4 years later in 2003.
If you recently moved to a new large crowded city and live just a few miles away, sell your car and buy a Micro-mobility kick scooter. What if you live many miles away from your work and are looking for a reliable means of last-mile personal transportation? Get a kick scooter from this Swiss-owned kick scooter brand.
Best Micro-mobility Kick Scooters
The Micro Kickboard Maxi Deluxe Scooter
It’s one of the best kick scooters of 2-5 year old kids. It’s a 3-wheeled ride that makes balancing on a beginner scooter extremely easy for preschoolers. The handle is adjustable, and the lean-to-steer design makes for easy scooting.
It is a lightweight yet sturdy scooter that supports a maximum weight limit of 110 pounds. Plus, it comes with LED light-up wheels that light up the moment the tot starts wheeling around. And no, you don’t need a battery to power this fun lighting mechanism.
Micro White and Black Teens’ and Adults’ Kick Scooter
If you have some money to burn and like really nice things that do the job amazingly, get the Micro White and Black kick scooter. Its decks sits 2″ above the ground and the wheels are big and wider than most. These two things seem to increase the scooter’s overall stability. What’s more, this scooter glides over sidewalks like nothing you’ve scooted on before.
One thing many adults like about this kick scooter is that its look. It’s a stylish scooter, and it doesn’t look like a glorified cheapo kid’s kick scooter at all. The parts do feel like great quality and together, they assemble into a solid scooter no adult would feel embarrassed riding on city sidewalks.
Still, I don’t know why some adults throw nasty looks at any scooting adults. Even when they’re riding something no 8-year-old would ride comfortably such as the Micro White and Black. Because it’s CLEARLY a teens’ and adults’ kick scooter. Why overthink this purchase when there’s a 2-year warranty on this purchase?
Oh, I almost forgot: if you’re tall and have large feet, it’s not possible to place both feet on this scooter’s deck. But it’s a kick scooter, you know. You’re buying it instead of an electrified scooter because you know the value of a nice workout. So the deck not being super long is not a big deal.
4. Hudora Kick Scooters
Hudora is a German kick scooter brand. And nothing about the design and construction quality of its scooters deviates from the German tradition of engineering excellence. This company has been around for a decade and a half now, but it’s become one of the most popular scooter brands in Europe.
This company’s scooters are well made and last long. At least the best ones. There are options for kids of all age ranges, teens, and adults. And they’re not the most expensive kick scooters I know.
All Hudora kick scooters have 7″-9″ polyurethane wheels with decent bearings. The frame is always aluminum and lightweight, but this doesn’t in any way weaken it. What’s more, all of this company’s scooting devices offer handlebar height adjustability.
Also, these little two-wheeled vehicles come in a nice foldable design that works very well. As for weight limit, this number ranges from 220 to 265 pounds. This means kids, teens, small adults, and heavy adults can find comfortable scooters. Kids as young as 6 years can find a suitable scooter from this brand.
Best Hudora Kick Scooters
Hudora Kick Scooter for Kids, Teens, and Adults
If you like value strong family bonds, it’s time to invest in a cool new outdoor activity that’ll keep everyone close, happy, and healthy. It’s time to get a kick scooter that works for riders of all age ranges, and that’s where this Hudora scooters comes in.
It’s light enough, height adjustable, and folds easy. The most important feature about this scooter is its adjustable-height handle. But how much does the handle adjust? The handle adjusts 4 positions, from 29.92″ to 39.76.” Big kids and short parents should be comfortable at 29″+. Average-height and tall (not too tall, like 6’+) parents should ride this thing comfortably at height 39″.
Also, it features 7″ PU wheels that roll over most obstacles well. But if the surfaces where you’re at are bad quality, these wheels may struggle a bit. For rougher surfaces and bad sidewalks, it’s best to get the Hudora 230 or Hudora Big Wheel. These two adult scooters have 9″ wheels that perform that much better on tough terrain.
Hudora 230 Wheel Kick Scooter for Heavy Adults
If you’re a big boy or gal who wants to join the micro-mobility movement, getting a scooter with a high enough upper weight limit can be tough. The vast majority of the options available in the scooter market have a load capacity of 220 pounds.
Well, you can ride a 220-pound scooter even if you exceed its weight limit, but that’s almost always a bad decision. Exceeding a scooter’s stated weight limit is the quickest way to wear it down and before long, it break down and become a piece of junk that gets you nowhere.
The good thing about the Hudora 230 is that it boasts big-sized PU wheels that easily overcome cracks and other obstacles. Also, the aluminum frame is significantly sturdier than that of the kids’ choice reviewed above.
And the best part? This scooter has a much higher weight limit compared to many others I’ve seen and tested. Few American adults weigh heavier than 300 pounds, which is this scooter’s max limit. In fact, the average American male weighs less than 200 pounds according to this National Health Statistics Report from the CDC.
5. Swagtron Kick Scooters
Swagtron’s become quite a popular brand in the personal transportation niche. This company is pretty young (established in 2015), but they sure know a thing or two about making electronic devices such as electric skateboards, self-balancing scooters aka hoverboards, e-scooters, electric bikes, unicycles, and more.
A Swagtron scooter is the rideable device you and your kiddo need when you feel like swaggering around the neighborhood to announce just how cool the both of you are. They’re well-made, safe, and long lasting.
Best Swagtron Kick Scooters
Swagtron K8 Titan Kick Scooter for Teens and Adults
Wondering what to buy for your teen as their next birthday gift? Look no further than the K8 Titan Folding scooter. This device lives in the $50-$60 price range, making it an attractive budget buy. But while it’s a low-cost kick scooter for children and adults, it’s not a thoughtlessly-put-together kick scooter that snaps within seven days of purchasing!
It’s a pretty decent build, one that works really well for the price. It compares closely to the Razor A5 for kids, but it’s sturdier and the better choice for adults. It also rolls quieter compared to the Razor A5. However, its wheels could be better.
But is the K8 Titan scooter from Swagtron the best kick scooter for commuting? If you’re buying it for a kid who isn’t into hard stunts and tricks, it’s good.
But if you’re looking for an adult scooter to commute to work on, get something else. Because while the handlebar is adjustable and the thing folds easily, there isn’t much room for tired feet on the deck. Also, the fender brake needs a little work to become perfect. And bad breaks and commuting don’t work well together. And no, it’s nothing like a one-button fold.
It’d also be a great choice for parents looking for something light and sturdy enough for short rides with a little one.
Swagtron Elite Pro Stunt Scooter
Being a stunt scooter, this is definitely not a folding kick scooter. It’s for performing tricks and doing jumps and having tons of fun. That’s why part of the frame is made from aluminum + steel rather than exclusively aluminum. It’s also why the wheels have a metal core rather than a plastic one.
This stunt scooter weights just 10 pounds, but it’s sturdy enough for riders up to 260 pounds.
And because it’s not a folder, this scooter is noticeably quieter than most folding options. With a fixed handle height of 35 inches, this stunt kick scooter is tall enough for most adults. Anyone who stands from 5’7″ should ride this thing without a problem.
Note that handlebar width isn’t 32 as stated in the description. It’s 23, which makes it an amateur stunt scooter and not a competition champ. I also noticed that the bearings in the wheels aren’t ABEC 9 as stated in the description. The bearings are ABEC 7, and they roll nicely. You won’t want to change them due to rolling issues. But why say they’re ABEC 9 when they’re ABEC 7?
6.Mongoose Kick Scooters
Some of America’s greatest companies were started in garages. The founder of Mongoose (Skip Hess) started this kick scooter company in the garage, but is it a great brand? Yes, if the ratings on its products and the overall popularity of this over-35-year-old brand is anything to go by.
Mongoose makes decent beginner mountain bikes and fat bikes. The company also makes great freestyle kick scooters for active kids and adults. In fact, Mongoose has grown a fortress-y reputation as one of the best freestyle kick scooter brands on the planet.
Best Mongoose Kick Scooters
Mongoose Rise 100 PRO Youth Freestyle/Stunt Scooter: This stunt scooter’s frame is made from lightweight alloy steel, which it boasts amazing sturdiness. Its handle doesn’t telescope as those on folding scooters do because it’s, well, a stunt scooter.
Its 100 high-impact alloy-steel wheels take abuse well. And the single-piece T-bar/handlebar with bike-style grips keeps things nice and safe during use. This scooter’s weight limit is 220 pound, and it’s designed for 8+ year old kids and adults. But the handle’s fixed height isn’t high enough for tall riders. If you or your son/daughter are taller than 5’7, you’ll find the handles too short. That said, the standing area is wide and long enough for two feet.
7. Razor Kick Scooters
It’s extremely hard to find anyone who’s scooted for any length of time and hasn’t heard of this scooter brand. It’s existed for over 20 years and sold millions of scooters over that period. This company’s scooters were an instant hit right from the start.
Owned by RazonUSA, this company’s first-ever kick scooter hit the sidewalks in 2000 while the first-ever Razor electric kick scooter appeared in 2003. Can you believe 5,000,000+ Razor scooters sold within the first 6 months of the company’s launch?
Best Razor Kick Scooters
Razor A Scooter: This is for 5-year-olds and has a weight limit of 143 pounds. At $40-ish, it is the cheapest Razor scooter. And I believe being a low-cost product accounts for its popularity. It weights just 4.6 pounds and features a ultra-lightweight aluminum frame. The wheels are small at 98mm, but they’re big enough for active 5-year-olds. And yes, its handlebars are height-adjustable. It’s not built to last though and its 6-month warranty suggests exactly that.
Razor A5 Air Scooter (With Pneumatic Tires)
One amazing thing about the Razor A5 kick scooter is its fat, air-filled tires. These 8″ tires are pretty wide, and they shine at smoothing out bumpy surfaces. The rubber handles grip really well, and the lightweight aluminum frame is reasonably sturdy. Just not as sturdy as Swagtron’s K8 Titan.
Fully extended, the handlebar stands 41 inches above the ground. And that’s pretty tall, tall enough for adults. Its weight limit is 220 pounds.
Here’s a con about the Razor A5 you should know: the deck sits pretty low. While being low is good for stability, it becomes a bad thing when you’re riding on bad sidewalks. If you’re an adult and ride this, the scooter may rub against the surface some of the time, degrading it.
Also, the scooter is really slow. Your kiddo likely won’t ever use the brakes! Increasing tire pressure did make it faster, but my kiddo rarely uses the break. But aren’t slow kids scooters safe kids scooters? Also, this scooter folds down really nicely.
Other Kick Scooter Brand Worth a Mention
Here they are:
- Hurtle kick scooters
- Besrey scooters
- Hiboy scooters
- Arcade scooters
- Apollo scooters
Wrapping Up: Who Came Out on Top?
It’s hard to say which kick scooter brand is the best. Fortunately, there’s a bunch of companies many kids and adults like better than most. The scooters from these companies are well-made, lightweight, easy-to-fold, easy-to-carry, and durable. Some are sinfully expensive, and it’s not always easy to justify the cost difference.
Did you find a scooter brand that resonated with you on my list? If not, please let me know which scooter brands you like and why you believe it should be on this list. Happy scooting!