Kids don’t really like walking, and it’s a bad idea to let a ten year old behind the wheel. Even bikes are phasing out of popularity, but Scooter company Razor has come up with a fun and portable way for kids to get from point A to point B.
It’s called the Razor A Kick Scooter, and it’s a modern twist on an old classic. Simple, with a T-bar handle for grip and turning and two inline wheels, the Razor has very few small parts to go wrong, providing a quick and safe alternative to stomping along the curb.
Weighing in at only 6 pounds, the Razor can support riders up to 143 pounds and will zip along smoothly thanks to its aircraft-grade aluminum frame and 98 mm urethane wheels with ABEC 5 bearings. A patented rear fender brake ensures that kids are able to stop quickly whenever they need to and a low profile means they don’t have far to fall if things go awry.
The Razor can also be folded up into a compact package, making it easy for kids to take on the bus, in the car or on light rail transit without disturbing other passengers or for fear of having it broken.
In addition to a six-month warranty, all Razor products are intended to stand up to hard use and repeated rides, meaning that the scooter will last more than just one season. Depending on your climate, your child may not see too much use from the Razor A Kick Scooter on Christmas day, but the sturdy construction means that as soon as the snow breaks or a path is cleared, scooting fun can begin.
Available at Amazon, the Razor retails for just under $27 and is a great gift for active kids, but parents need to be aware of any and all local laws governing where scooters can be ridden and what safety equipment is necessary – no scooter owner wants their first ride to end being stopped by police.