I was asked to review a Space Scooter® recently and had a bit of a chuckle at the request. For those that know me can concur that I am a royal klutz; the review was already deemed to be a comical event before the product was in hand!
What is a Space Scooter®?
It’s a portable kick scooter, duh! What makes this scooter more unique than the rest of the kick scooters out on the market is that the Space Scooter® is powered by a unique “Pump & Go” action which allows you to ride with both feet on board. The “Pump & Go” action makes the scooter faster than a normal scooter, easier and more compact than an average bicycle.
When I received the Space Scooter® not only was I stoked to try something new out that isn’t “smart” but I was super excited to unbox it and start playing with it. The unboxing and assembly was effortless; in fact no assembly required besides taking off the plastic and snapping it into a standing position.
My next obstacle was trying to ride the Space Scooter®. Again, I am a klutz so this was not only a personal challenge but a great comedy show for onlookers watching my poor attempt. I actually had family members suggest I wear my motorcycle helmet before even stepping on the Space Scooter.
Doesn’t it seem a tad over the top and looks ridiculous?! To be honest you should wear a bike regular helmet when riding it as a safety precaution.
Riding the Space Scooter actually wasn’t that hard once you got going and have a nice rhythm down. I even had my 9 year old niece try it out and she caught on to it WAY faster than I. She also used the brakes unlike myself while riding it; I was more about the crash landings.
The Space Scooter® comes in two models; the Junior X360 (for ages 5-8) and X580 (for ages 8+ and up to 200lbs). The Junior is priced at $99.00 and the X580 is $149.00 on their site. Shipping is always free but if you want to go to an actual store and check it out before purchasing it click here for the store locator.
I have had a ton of fun reviewing this scooter and it certainly is an attention getter. If you are in the market for a convertible kick scooter I strongly suggest checking out the Space Scooter®.