The Best Kids Scooters

The Best Kids Scooters

Our pick

Micro Maxi Deluxe

Micro Maxi Deluxe

The best kids scooter

Adjustable-height handlebars and a 150-pound weight limit give it the longest usable life of any kids scooter we tested. Its high-quality build delivers a smooth, responsive ride and will hold up to years of use.

Buying Options

Buy from Amazon

*At the time of publishing, the price was $140.

Micro Maxi Deluxe Folding

Micro Maxi Deluxe Folding

A foldable scooter

This scooter offers the same design and performance as our main pick, with the added convenience of a handlebar that folds down for easy storage or portability. Little kids may find it a bit tough to fold on their own, though, and it only comes in three colors.

Buying Options

$150* from Amazon
$140 from The Tot

*At the time of publishing, the price was $0.

The three-wheeled Micro Maxi Deluxe and Micro Maxi Deluxe Folding (the same scooter, but with a handlebar that folds down for storage) are recommended for kids ages 5 to 12, the widest range of any scooter we tested, and we’ve found that some 3- and 4-year-olds can master riding it as well. Its handlebar can be raised to suit someone who is up to 5-foot-3, and its 150-pound weight limit is the highest of all the models we looked at. The Maxi Deluxe is a bit pricier than other popular options, but its fiberglass-reinforced deck and large-diameter polyurethane wheels make it noticeably smoother and quieter than cheaper three-wheeled scooters we tested from Razor and Den Haven. If anything does go wrong, Micro provides instructional videos and parts for easy repairs. Their scooters also come with a two-year warranty, the most generous we found. The Micro Maxi requires minimal setup and is convenient to store and transport. It’s not great for doing tricks, however, and younger kids may find it on the heavier side. The original Maxi Deluxe comes in 12 colors, one of the widest ranges we’ve seen for scooters; the folding version only comes in three.

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Our pick

Micro Mini Deluxe

Micro Mini Deluxe

For toddlers only

It provides kids under 5 with a stable, smooth ride that builds confidence and skills. Its adjustable-height handlebar gives it longer usability than fixed-height models.

Buying Options

$90 from Amazon

Toddlers who aren’t quite big enough for the Micro Maxi can satisfy their need for speed with the Micro Mini Deluxe. Like the Maxi, its height-adjustable handlebars give it longer usability than models without that feature, and its three-wheel design and wide platform provide ample stability for younger kids to work on their balance and steering. The Mini shares the Maxi’s high-quality materials and build and notable durability, its parts are replaceable, and it has a two-year warranty.

Also great

Razor A3

Razor A3

For trick riding

The two-wheeled Razor A3 has fully rotating handlebars, front-wheel suspension, wheelie bar, and big wheels that make it faster and better for tricks. But it’s not for toddlers or inexperienced riders.

Buying Options

$60 from Amazon

New riders may find the two-wheeled Razor A3 more challenging to balance on than the three-wheeled Micro Maxi or Mini, but more experienced ones will love how fast its 125 mm wheels—the biggest of the bunch—can go, and how responsive it is for doing tricks. Razor scooters are known for their durability and, like Micro scooters, have replaceable parts. The A3 comes with a 180-day warranty.

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Our pick

Micro Maxi Deluxe

Micro Maxi Deluxe

The best kids scooter

Adjustable-height handlebars and a 150-pound weight limit give it the longest usable life of any kids scooter we tested. Its high-quality build delivers a smooth, responsive ride and will hold up to years of use.

Buying Options

Buy from Amazon

*At the time of publishing, the price was $140.

Micro Maxi Deluxe Folding

Micro Maxi Deluxe Folding

A foldable scooter

This scooter offers the same design and performance as our main pick, with the added convenience of a handlebar that folds down for easy storage or portability. Little kids may find it a bit tough to fold on their own, though, and it only comes in three colors.

Buying Options

$150* from Amazon
$140 from The Tot

*At the time of publishing, the price was $0.

Our pick

Micro Mini Deluxe

Micro Mini Deluxe

For toddlers only

It provides kids under 5 with a stable, smooth ride that builds confidence and skills. Its adjustable-height handlebar gives it longer usability than fixed-height models.

Buying Options

$90 from Amazon

Also great

Razor A3

Razor A3

For trick riding

The two-wheeled Razor A3 has fully rotating handlebars, front-wheel suspension, wheelie bar, and big wheels that make it faster and better for tricks. But it’s not for toddlers or inexperienced riders.

Buying Options

$60 from Amazon

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