Review child & adult Micro Scooters – If you can’t beat them, join them!

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…

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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.

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Harry on his Mini Micro Deluxe, (with Dino head taken off until he learns to scoot properly and stops playing with it!)

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.

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Our package arrived just as Charlie came down with chicken pox which was perfect timing because it certainly cheered him up!

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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!

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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!

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Out for a Sunday scooter ride with my parents-in-law who were very quickly left behind.

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.

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The Micro Suspension scooter looks like a manly scooter and can take up to 95kg

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.

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My Mother-in-law couldn’t wait to try it out!  She had a huge smile on her face afterwards and said it brought back many memories.

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.

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Even when our car is packed to the brim for a weekend away, we always manage to make space for our Micro Scooters, (unlike bikes which would need to go on a rack).

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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52 thoughts on “Review child & adult Micro Scooters – If you can’t beat them, join them!

  1. naomi

    the green one is my favourite! I haven’t scootered (?) in years! lol. I used to love it as a kid, I would definitely give it a go! #mondayescapes

  2. Erin Gustafson

    HAHA! Our kids love scooters and YES, I have tried theirs – so fun! Having an age-appropriate size would probably be much better. They were ok on the trails? I wouldn’t expect to use them off pavement to be honest, but LOVE the compatibility for road trips and exploring locally! Cheers from Copenhagen, Erin #MondayEscapes

  3. Yvonne @ Lost with Yvonne

    I used to love taking scooters around when I was a kid, Razor scooters were definitely the go, but I would so go for an adult scooter! They always look so fun and I feel much safer than if I was skateboarding since there is handles! Great review!

  4. Siobhan Starrs

    I got an adult scooter for my commute, which proved a faff, but I love scooting around with Kitty, particularly gliding down hills, I get the bus back!

  5. eileen g

    i have a scooter. i got it because my daughter takes it everywhere and i got tired of trying to keep up with her. we’ve brought hers traveling and it’s been handy. haven’t brought mine because my husband won’t get one. but it’s been tempting.

    1. Lisa Post author

      I still manage his school bag and drinks bottle whilst riding my scooter! (My friends got married at Mallory Court Hotel, gorgeous place. Looks like you had a fab time Katie!)

  6. Cindy

    That’s great that the scooters are so easy to travel with too! We’ve all gone out with our scooters a couple of times at the parks and it is a lot of fun.

  7. Emma

    I am so tempted to buy a Micro Scooter for myself since reading this! I didn’t know they did adults ones. I’m fed up of chasing after my kids on there’s, they are so fast

  8. Erin Ek Rush

    I am totally tempted to give these a go! I don’t love bike riding so don’t own a bike but I think I could get into scooters. Plus I love that you can throw them all in the back of a car easily!

    1. Lisa Post author

      I think thats one of the things I love so much about them Erin, they are so convenient for storing/carrying around. Much easier than transporting four bikes!

  9. Adam Lewis

    I’m impressed with how you seem to be using them “off-road” as it were. I remember the one I had as a child which could barely cope with the pavement. I might have to go check them out!

  10. Corey with fifi + hop

    My girls are a little older now, but when they had scooters it was such a blessing. It really does make life SO much easier. We used to scoot to school, go grocery shopping, everything. They are the best! #mondayescapes

  11. Ava Meena

    I have seen so many kids using these during my travels and it always seems like a great idea for little legs – but I have to say I never considered using one as an adult! I have a lot of joint problems, including my knees, so this seems like a great way for me to enjoy a place without having to walk as much. Really a great idea and well done review.

  12. Katherine

    How cool that the kids and parents get their own scooters! I often wonder how parents keep up sometimes with their kids on two wheels. And I’d take ages to decide on a style and colour, just like your boys. #MondayEscapes

    1. Lisa Post author

      Ha ha it was great Katherine, I got loads done whilst the two of them sat at the computer deciding which one they both wanted;)

  13. Keri

    Oh I’ve so got to give this a go!!! My kids have all lived on theirs since they were tiny, if you can’t beat them, join them! #MondayEscapes

  14. Phoebe | Lou Messugo

    Whenever we can, we take a scooter on a city break for our nearly 12 year old! Even at his age it means he keeps going much longer. My husband also often scoots around too but I stop to take far too many photos to be able to use a scooter so I’m often the only one on foot! The scooters you tried out seem to be really good ones, lucky you!

    1. Lisa Post author

      She was only supposed to be holding it whilst I put my camera away and she took off on it, much to mine and my Father in Law’s surprise and amusement!

    1. Lisa Post author

      Good for all ages Elizabeth although I’m not sure I look quite as graceful on mine as my eldest son does! He looks like a pro 😉

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