In recent years, hoverboards (or motorized self-balance boards) have gained popularity with kids and adults alike. They’re relatively eco-friendly, easy to get the hang of, a great travel accessory and fun for the whole family. With this in mind, we did some research and rounded up a few of the best models on the market that are heavy-duty and reliable. Each hoverboard on our list meets UL 2272 certification for a safe ride with no risks of overheating or short-circuiting and feature LED headlights for visibility at night. Ahead, read up on the specs and shop your favorite.
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1. Epikgo Classic
The high-tread tires on this 8.5-inch balance board ensure safe riding across grass, mud, sand and uneven pavement.
Pros: Powerful dual 400-watt motors allow it to climb slopes as steep as 18 degrees and reach a maximum speed of 10 mph. It can last for over an hour or 10 miles on a single two-hour charge. It’s designed to support up to 240 pounds. Larger footpads enhance stability, making it easier to control and maneuver. It’s IP56 waterproof certified, meaning it’s semi-submersible.
Cons: It may be on the heavier side.
2. City Cruiser
This board’s wheels feature colorful LED lights that provide enhanced visibility during night rides.
Pros: Its 6.5-inch size makes it ideal for kids. A built-in Bluetooth speaker allows you to listen to music while you ride. It comes in black, blue, pink and purple. It can hold up to 165 pounds and reach 7.4 mph. It includes a carrying bag for convenient portability. A two-hour charge gives you about an hour of use.
Cons: This may not be the best on uneven surfaces.
3. Swagtron Swagboard T1 Pro
This model’s robust 250-watt motor lets you cruise up to 8 mph for at least 12 miles on a single charge and easily climb 30-degree inclines.
Pros: It’s durable enough to support up to 220 pounds. It only requires a one-hour charge. Non-slip rubber footpads offer better stability and traction. It features two modes: standard and learning, which controls the speed. Stop Safe technology will guide you to a balanced rolling stop if you suddenly lose power.
Cons: Some may find it tricky to get on and off.