Recently my husband and I have felt like kids again since being invited to review adult Micro Scooters and join our boys who were asked to review Micro Scooters for kids! When we were contacted by the brand we didn’t hesitate in agreeing to try scooting as we’ve been literally running to keep up with Charlie since we bought him his first Mini Micro scooter for his 3rd birthday.
Three years on his Mini Micro is still going strong and Charlie has progressed from being a toddler who needed our help and encouragement to scooting up and down small ramps and racing at speed. His scooter has accompanied us on holidays across the UK and saved us from many painfully slow toddler walks! (I always found it incredible how much he would moan about his legs aching from walking as a toddler and yet he could go for miles at a good speed on his scooter).
The email from Micro Scooter was perfectly timed for Charlie had outgrown his Mini Micro and Harry my youngest was approaching his third birthday and was beginning to protest being in a push chair. Here’s how we’ve got on…
Review kids Micro Scooters
I am not exaggerating when I say it took HOURS for my boys to decide on the scooter they would like from the VAST online range. There are so many to choose from and just when I thought they had made a decision by selecting a style of scooter, they then had to pick the colour. Finally they then had to choose how they wanted to accessorise their cool new scooter. These decisions are possibly the biggest ones either of them have ever had to make!
Harry finally decided on a Mini Micro Deluxe in Green with dinosaur head, as he is a huge dino fan! To be honest he could have used Charlie’s Mini Micro because although its been well used for three years, it is still in great condition and has lots more life left in it yet. What I do love about the new model though is that it has an adjustable handlebar which is useful for fitting more snugly in the car.
From watching his friends at school on two-wheeled scooters Charlie was very keen to join them and so he knew he wanted to upgrade to a Micro Sprite scooter. His biggest decision was selecting which colour and style. He finally decided on a very trendy teal Micro Sprite with tribal stripes and a red coordinated shoulder strap.
Our package arrived just as Charlie came down with chicken pox which was perfect timing because it certainly cheered him up!
To be fair it took Charlie a few weeks to get used to scooting on two wheels instead of the more stable three wheels. I did worry at first that we should have ordered a three-wheeled bigger version although I’m so pleased now that he did convert. He loves the extra maneuverability that a two-wheeled scooter provides and the shoulder strap feature to fold and easily carry the scooter is a really handy one.
The Micro Sprite is designed for kids ages 5 through to 12 which I think offers great value for money considering the RRP is only £89.95. Like with the Mini Micro Deluxe, Charlie’s Micro Sprite has a useful adjustable handlebar. It also has a kickstand to keep it upright when not in use. It’s made of really lightweight aluminium so on the odd occasion that I need to carry it with the shoulder strap or put it across my push chair handle bars it’s not a nuisance.
Whilst Charlie is getting speedier and more daring on his new scooter Harry is still getting used to scooting. He loves his scooter for about ten minutes and then loses concentration and wanders off to pick up sticks, etc! I know it’s just practice though and when he picks it up they will be no stopping him like Charlie was at his age.
On the days where I am able to take Charlie to school without Harry and join him on my scooter our school run is an absolute joy. It halves our journey time and the school mornings are fun, instead of stressful!
Review adult Micro Scooters
To be honest before having my own scooter I was tempted on many occasions to jump on Charlie’s scooter on the way back from the school run, or to scoot to the local shops. I knew I would look rather ridiculous though as his was far too small for me. I had no idea that Micro Scooter had an adults range of scooter too, I could have saved myself a lot of breathless running after Charlie over the last three years!
I was like a big kid in a candy store when I checked out the adult Micro Scooters online. After much deliberation I chose the Micro Flex Deluxe in blue. The website describes it as an everyday scooter which is what I intend to use it for when I can get Harry used to scooting. I also chose it as the foot board is made of fibre glass and wood, which means it absorbs all the bumps and jolts of the pavement and provides a nice smooth ride. I was close to opting for a girly pink one but changed my mind last-minute so that male family or friends can use it to enjoy a scooter ride with my boys if they ever want to.
Richard is over six feet tall and stocky so I chose the Micro Suspension Scooter for him as it is the most robust and sturdy of all the adult scooters. (He wasn’t too impressed when I mentioned that I had selected the scooter purpose-built for “bigger, heavier riders”!) It’s perfect for him though and is the right size for a guy of his size.
We enjoy going out for family scoots and spending quality time together. Richard and I have also found them useful for scooting down to our local pub for a drink at night. They are the perfect size to take into the pub with us to store under the table and as you can imagine, the ride home is always a good laugh!
What we love about Micro Scooters
First and foremost they are sturdy, well-built and they have a wide range to suit all ages. Before Charlie received his Mini Micro scooter for his 3rd birthday he had a cheap gimmicky super hero scooter. It had just two wheels and they were high up off the ground. It nearly put him off scooting because it was really difficult for him to balance on it as he didn’t feel stable. Mini Micro scooters are great because they are close to the ground and steering with the handle bars feels natural, intuitive.
You can take them anywhere! Unlike bikes they fit easily into the back of a car, or Mini Micro’s can even be folded up and put underneath a push chair. (Great for when toddlers have had enough!)
Recently my boys were pestering to go on a bike ride. After eventually emptying our shed to find their bikes Richard then had to pump up all the tyres as they had not been used for so long, alter the height of the seats and oil the chains. Meanwhile I had to completely unload the back of our car to fit the bikes in. It was such a bloody HASSLE! When we take our four scooters out for a ride they all fit easily into the back of our car, (even with a push chair in the boot too). We recently took our scooters to Tattershall Lakes and we plan to take them to Bluestone soon, as they are great for getting around holiday parks and save us money on hiring bikes too.
They make the school mornings stress free! I love the days that Harry is in nursery and Charlie and I can ride to and from school on our scooters. Scooting makes me feel like a kid again, especially when I hear Charlie excitedly asking me to follow him up the ramps and race him home. (Bless him, I think he forgets that I’m approaching 40!) It certainly beats running to catch up with him though.
Review Micro Scooter – Final Thoughts
If you can’t beat them, join them!
If you are considering buying an adult scooter I would say if you can’t keep up with your kid/kids on foot why not join them on wheels?! It’s really good fun and it will make you feel like a big kid again too. Your kids will also think you are the coolest parents ever!
I always vowed when I was a kid that I didn’t want to be the type of mum who would stand near the rollercoasters looking after the coats, like my mum used to do. (Not that my mum is boring, there is a reason my kids call her Crazy Nanna, she just doesn’t like rides!) Having a scooter makes me feel like a cool mum and puts a smile on my face for the rest of the day. I haven’t seen many adults on Micro Scooters yet, but I think this will change as scooters are certainly the most popular mode of transport for kids and parents are going to have to join them if they want to keep up with them!
I would love to know your thoughts. Are you tempted to give scooting a go?
Disclaimer – We were kindly asked to review Micro Scooters in return for this honest write up. Copyright – All images copyright Travel Loving Family
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