REVIEW: Maxi Micro Scooter

November 16, 2013

REVIEW: Maxi Micro Scooter

November 16, 2013
Boo Roo and Tigger Too - Maxi Micro Scooter Review

Roo’s school is very hot on walking to school, even for those parents who need to drop their children off in the car are asked to park a street or two away ‘Park and Stride’. We live a 15-20 minute walk from the school and whilst walking is the best form of exercise it can get boring. So when Roo was a Maxi Micro Scooter to review I wondered if this would liven up our school runs.

When it came to choosing which pre-school and school Roo would attend we opted for one with an outstanding Ofsted report, however it was right on the edge of our catchment area. Having only one child at the time we thought nothing of the 15-20 minute walk to get there. The problem we face now is that when I pick Roo up from school in the afternoon’s we have the walk home plus an extra 10 minutes to Tigger’s day nursery. Walking can soon get boring and so adding a Maxi Micro Scooter to our school run has made Roo more enthusiastic about the journey.

The award winning Maxi Micro scooters are available in a rainbow of colours (orange, green, purple, black, green, red, pink and blue) and are suitable for children aged 6-12 years.

Maxi Micro Scooter key features:

 

  • 3 puncture free wheels
  • A substantial rear brake (some scooters don’t have one at all)
  • Intuitive tilt and lean scooting style
  • Adjustable handlebar height meaning the scooter will grow with your child
  • Ample opportunity to accessorise your scooter
  • Scooting allows your child the independence they crave while being safe and getting exercise.

One of the key differences between a Micro Scooter and an average scooter is the tilt and lean scooting style. Roo previous had a twist and turn style scooter which made the transition to the Micro Scooter a little confusing for her. It only took a few practice sessions before she got the hang of it and is now happily whizzing along.

The height adjustable handlebar allows both Roo and Tigger to be able to take turns on the scooter which a simple click of the locking mechanism. As Tigger has not used a scooter before he grasped the tilt and lean scooting style much easier than Roo although as he is a little unsteady on his feet he thankfully doesn’t go half as fast as Roo does.

Maxi Micro Scooters are priced from £94.95 depending on colour choice.

Safety First

Boo Roo and Tigger Too - Micro Safety Helmet Review

Whether your child is just beginning to use a scooter or whether their are a seasoned pro they should be wearing a helmet. Helmets I realise may not be the height of fashion however Micro Safety Helmets do come in an array of funky colours and patterns so I’m sure you can find one that would suit your little one. Roo opted for the Neon Dot pattern and I have to say it is very funky!

Micro Safety Helmet key features:

  • Helmets are suitable for scooter and bicycle riding
  • Flexible adjustment wheel to ensure the best fit
  • Extra padding for comfort and safety
  • Air vents to keep the head cool while on the move
  • Available in two sizes – Small: 48-52cm and Medium 53-58cm
  • Available in 18 different colours/patterns
I opted for a medium for Roo (she does have a fairly big head), the adjustable wheel at the back is simply amazing, so much easier to adjust to the required size. The only issue I have is that I needed to tighten the chin strap quite a lot so had a large excess and when folded and tucked into the elastic strap supplied it looked a little silly. It doesn’t bother Roo but maybe an additional elastic would be better than just the one.
 
Micro Safety Helmets are priced from £19.95 depending on colour/pattern choice.
 

Carry your own bags

I’m sure I’m not alone in being the only mum who ends up carrying all the bags on the school run. Book bag, lunch bag, indoor PE kit, outdoor PE kit plus wellies and anything else she can find for me to carry. Now I don’t mind carry these bits and bobs when I have Tigger’s trusty stroller however after a day at work… no thanks. So this is where the Maxi Micro Rucksack & Lunch Box come into their own. However, Roo has decided that they can’t possibly be used for school, oh no, they are for when we have days out or popping to the park!
 

Maxi Micro Rucksack & Lunch Box key features

 

  • The rucksack will fit a PE kit and school books
  • Detachable insulated lunchbag
  • Fits quickly on to your scooter easing the strain on your child’s back
  • Tough and durable material

 

 
Maxi Micro Rucksack & Lunch Box are just £29.95
 

More Information

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Boo xxx
 
Disclosure Policy: We received a Maxi Micro Scooter, Micro Safety Helmet and Maxi Micro Rucksack  Lunch Box FOC for the purpose of review.

4 Comments

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