Hoverboards, also known as self-balancing scooters, are growing in popularity and are a fun way to travel short distances by battery power. There are a range of models available, but choosing the best hoverboard doesn’t mean picking the cheapest – you should always opt for something with UL and CE safety certification as inferior hoverboards have been known to burst into flames.
Here is a selection of some of the best hoverboards on the market:
Best hoverboard for long distance travel
With solid grip 8.5” rubber tyres for all terrains, the G2 Black 8.5” Off Road Hummer Official Hoverboard can tackle a range of surfaces from smooth tarmac through to gravel, grass and bumpy trails and it has a waterproof aluminium body. The ultra silent 350W German motor also makes steep hills a breeze. It’s a powerful model with a top speed of 16km/h and comes in a range of finishes.
Best hoverboard for riding off road
Check out the Flame 10” All Terrain Official Hoverboard. This monster hoverboard has 10” inflatable rubber tyres, which can handle the most adventurous off road rides. Hills are a doddle and the suspension is so solid, you will barely feel the bumps. It also offers 10 inches of ground clearance meaning that obstacles are no problem. It also boasts silent drive motors that make it capable of speeds of up to 14 km/h.
Best hoverboard for indoor use
Rest easy knowing that your floors won’t be scratched and you can move around the tightest of spaces with the T581 6.5” All Terrain Bluetooth & LED Official Hoverboard which comes with built in speakers and sonic bright LED lights. Comes in a range of fantastic high gloss finishes.
Best hoverboard for kids
The 6.5” Classic Disco LED Official Hoverboard is perfect for kids. It has 6.5” rubber tyres that won’t puncture and it comes with multicolour LED lights and a built in Bluetooth speaker. Official Hoverboard will also provide a free carry case (RRP £9.99).
Best hoverboard for speed
Experience the thrill of a 16km/h ride with the G2 Flame 8.5” Off Road Hummer Official Hoverboard. It’s a rugged model that is just as speedy in off-road conditions. A real adrenaline pumping piece of kit.
Best hoverboard for design
Hop onto a piece of art with the Hip Hop Graffiti 8.5” Off Road Hummer Official Hoverboard. In addition to the awesome grafitti high gloss special edition paint finish, it comes with a top-notch long life battery and precise gyro control for a really smooth ride.
Best budget hoverboard
Bag a quality hoverboard for just £209 with the 6.5” Classic Disco LED Official Hoverboard that comes with a 1 year warranty, intelligent auto balance technology and built in Bluetooth speakers.
Best hoverboard for adults
Heavier adult riders are in for a smooth and stable ride with the Original Black 8.5” Off Road Hummer Official Hoverboard. It’s a hardcore design that flies over off-road surfaces and has hyper-responsive gyro sensors for a balanced, stable ride.
Best hoverboard for steep hills
Hills are a doddle with the Black Vortex Camo 10” All Terrain Official Hoverboard which offers the steepest climbing gradient of all Official Hoverboard models along with the highest maximum weight limit of 120kg. The hyper sensitive gyros also ensure as smooth ride.