Hoverboard Safety Gear for Kids

Hoverboard Safety Gear for Kids

Hoverboard Safety Gear for Kids
Hoverboards are extremely popular among kids and teenagers and while hoverboards are now much safer thanks to the required UL Certifications, there’s still a bit of risk that comes with riding them. Now, this risk is about the same as riding a bike, skateboarding, or roller skating. Accidents can happen, but wearing proper protective gear will help keep your kid safe and injury-free in most scenarios.

In this article, we break down all the hoverboard safety gear for kids that will help prevent injury. All of these items are essential if you’re buying a hoverboard for your child.

Essentail Hoverboard Safety Gear for Kids

Hoverboard Helmets

If you only buy one piece of safety gear for your kid, we recommend a helmet. Head injuries can be fatal and while they may seem less likely when your child is riding a hoverboard, they could still fall off and hit their head. A helmet will help protect them from concussion, breaking their skull, or receiving any cuts to their scalp.

Just imagine your child losing their balance and their head making contact with the concrete–it’s much safer with the buffer of a high-quality sports helmet. Generally, when shopping for hoverboard helmets for kids, you want to look for multi-sport helmets designed for a combination of sports like rollerblading and skateboarding. You also want to check the safety ratings for the helmet. Click the button below to see all of our helmet recommendations for children.

Hoverboard Protective Pads

Okay, now that we’ve sold you on the helmet, we have another recommendation for your kid. Imagine them falling, but this time they land on their elbows or their knees. While these injuries are usually less severe, torn clothes and scraped skin are not a pleasant matter. Usually, a set of pads designed for skateboarding or rollerblading will work perfectly for riding a hoverboard. These are sets that include knee pads, elbow pads, and sometimes wristguards as well. A set of six pads is usually very affordable–you can usually find something in the $10-$25 range–and really essential for younger kids and children just learning how to ride a hoverboard.

If you want a quick recommendation, we like the protective pads set from Adicop. Affordable and attractive, this set of 6 comes with kid-sized elbow and knee pads, plus wrist guards. These will help prevent bumps, scrapes, and bruises from riding a hoverboard. They have three colors: black and red, orange and white, plus pink.

Hoverboard Safety Lights

If your child ever rides their hoverboard in low light conditions or on neighborhood streets, then safety lights should be an essential part of their hoverboarding outfit. While many hoverboards have LED lights built into them, that may not be enough to keep your child visible when they’re riding in the evening or at night. Since the hoverboards are so low to the ground, drivers may not see them. So other safety lights or reflective gear is essential to keep your child visible and safe.

We have an entire article about safety lights and reflectors for hoverboard riding, but if I had to recommend only one visibility product for kids, it would be the rechargeable LED light belt.

Learn more about hoverboard safety and safe riding and also check out hoverboard helmets for adults.

FAQ About Hoverboard Safety Gear for Kids

Is it safe for children to ride hoverboards?

Hoverboard Safety Gear for ChildrenThanks to the new UL Certification rules in the US and Canada, hoverboard are much safer than previous models whose batteries would catch on fire. With those safety concerns out of the way, riding a hoverboard is as safe as riding a skateboard. While it’s generally safe, there is a chance of injury, which is why we recommend hoverboard safety gear for all children.

We also recommend your child only ride their hoverboard on your driveway, in the park, or on sidewalks. They should not ride their 2 wheel balancing scooter in the street, especially in areas with traffic. Also, make sure you check local laws because riding hoverboards may be banned in specific locations or cities and could result in a ticket or fine.

Do I need to buy a special hoverboard for a child?

While hoverboards aren’t marketed toward specific ages, they do come in different sizes that are easier to ride depending on how big the rider is. For most children, we recommend a hoverboard with a 6.5″ wheel size–the smallest on the market currently. The smaller size is easier to maneuver and weighs less, so your kid will have an easier time carrying it. Older kids and teens may be more comfortable on an 8″ hoverboard. Check out some of our recommendations for the best hoverboards for kids.

The Best Pink Hoverboards

5 Best Pink Hoverboards for 2024

If you’re the kind of person who likes to quote Mean Girls and lives by the rule “On Wednesdays we wear pink,” you will love this article. Whether shopping for yourself or for a daughter (or son!) that loves the color pink there are plenty of high quality and safe hoverboards available. These glideboards have all the features you’re looking for in a personal transporter, plus they come in various shades of pink. If you ever wanted the hoverboard from Back to the Future II, these pink hoverboards are a great option (even if they don’t fly). Check out our comparison chart and then the reviews.

Pink Hoverboards Comparison Chart

Check out our comparison chart for pink hoverboards. If you want to read our in-depth review of each hoverboard model, scroll down to the next section.

NamePhotoRatingWheel SizeFeaturesBuy
4.5 Star Rating6.5inMax speed: 6 mph, distances: 6 miles, LED lights, Bluetooth speakers

Swagtron T6
4.5 Star Rating10in Max speed: 12 mph, distance: 7-12 miles, all terrain design, Bluetooth Speakers, phone app, turn signals, min weight: 44 lbs, max weight: 420 lbs.

4.5 Star Rating6.5inLED Headlights Wheel Lights, Bumper Lights, Max Weight: 220lbs

Razor Hovertrax Prizma
5 Star Rating6.5inMax speed: 9 mph, LED lights, 40 min ride time, max weight 220 lbs.

4.5 Star Rating6.5inMax speed: 6 mph, Bluetooth speakers, LED lights

Want to compare all of the hoverboards we’ve reviewed? Check out our Hoverboard Comparison Chart.

5 Best Pink Hoverboards Reviews

Hover-1 Chrome Pink Hoverboard

This is a great budget option if you’re looking for a cheap hoverboard with a shiny rose gold or even traditional pink color! This hoverboard from XPRIT is a basic model with a few cool extras. The certified battery allows for speeds up to 7.5 miles per hour and riding 6 miles on a single charge. It does require about 2 to 3 hours to recharge, but it works great for casual riding and doing tricks in the park.

If you want to ride in style, it has LED wheel lights that flash in a variety of colors and rim lights for ultimate visibility. Make your ride time even more fun with the built-in speakers. You can enjoy your favorite music while hanging with friends. Weighing only 26 lbs. it’s easy to take your hoverboard with you anywhere. With a compact size and an affordable price, this is a great pink hoverboard for teens or adults (the manufacturer recommends riders should be 12 years of age or older).

Available colors: rose gold, pink, black, blue

Wheel Size: 6.5″

Max Speed: 6 mph

Max Distance: 6 miles

Notable features: UL2272 safety certified, Bluetooth wireless speakers, solid rubber tires, LED wheel lights, charge time 2-3 hours

Swagtron T6 Off-Road Pink Camo Hoverboard

Though pink is often considered a “girly” color, you aren’t limited to a wimpy hoverboard. In fact, this heavy duty off-road Swagtron hoverboard not only comes in pink–it’s camo pink! This model from Swagtron is for serious riders. The heavy duty design is meant to ride on all terrains over mud, grass, and gravel at inclines of up to 30 degrees. It’s also one of the fastest hoverboards on the market, able to reach speeds of up to 12 miles per hour. Biggers guy and gals can also enjoy the freedom and fun of a hoverboard, as the T6 can support riders up to 420 lbs. That makes this hoverboard great to use a personal transporter for people with mobility issues.

In addition to the LED lights found standard on most hoverboards, this pink hoverboard also features turning signals. Other awesome features include built-in Bluetooth speakers and a smartphone app to play music, monitor speed, battery life, and travel distance. Because of the wheel size and the rugged design, we recommend this model for teens and adults. It’s great for outdoor lovers who enjoy adventuring, getting dirty, and taking everything to the max.

Available colors: black, desert camouflage, pink camouflage

Wheel Size: 10″

Max Speed: 12 mph

Max Distance: 7-12 miles

Notable features: UL2272 Safety Certification, All-terrain design, Solid rubber tires, Built-in Bluetooth speakers, Sentry Shield Battery Protection, Lithium Ion Battery, Charge time: 2-3 hours, free IOS & Android app, min weight: 44 lbs., max weight: 420 lbs., battery indicator, turning signals, LED lights

Cho 6.5″ Pink Hoverboard

If you want a pink hoverboard with a unique design, check this out! Cho’s hoverboard features a sleek design with a convenient handle for easy carrying. You also have the choice of a plain pink color or a cool pink print design great for kids. With LED front lights, wheel lights, and bumper lights, this is a hoverboard that is meant to be seen! And with the Bluetooth speakers, you can be heard as well when you play your favorite tunes.

The no-slip foot pads make it easy to ride. The 6.5″ wheels are perfectly sized for kids, teens, and adults. Cho’s pink hoverboard is a great option for an affordable, entry-level hoverboard.

Available colors: Blue print, red print, pink print, pink

Wheel Size: 6.5″

Rider Weight Range: up to 250 lbs

Notable features: UL2272 certification, UL2272 certification, LED headlights and wheel lights, carrying handle, Bluetooth speakers

Razor Hovertrax Prizma Pink Hoverboard

The latest hoverboard offering from Razor is even cooler because it comes in pink! This hoverboard is slick with an hourglass design and the Razor logo flowing in LED lights on the wheels. The headlights give you extra visibility while cruising down the street.

Great for kids and new riders, the Prizma has two riding modes: normal and training. In training mode, you can learn how to ride at your own pace. Once you’re comfortable, you can really let loose and ride with speeds up to 9 mph. This model is great for kids and teens, though I wouldn’t recommend it for adults who are looking for a hoverboard for their commute.

Available colors: black, pink, blue

Wheel Size: 6.5″

Max Speed: 9 mph

Max Distance: 40 minute run time

Rider Weight Range: Max weight 220 lbs

Charging Time: 4 hours

Notable features: UL2272 certification, continuous run time 40 minutes, Everbalance technology, 2 riding modes, LED light displays, LED battery power indicator

Sisigad 6.5″ Pink Hoverboard

If you just want a classic pink hoverboard at an affordable price, then consider this model from Sisigad. The two-tone pink and gray is girly without being overwhelmingly pink. It has all the lights you could need: wheel lights, bumper lights, and headlights. This model also features turn signals so other riders can tell where you’re going. Use the Bluetooth speaker to enjoy your favorite songs while you ride.

With 6.5″ wheels and a max speed of 6 mph, this model is great for kids who are begging for a pink hoverboard to ride around the neighborhood. If pink isn’t your color, (why are you reading this article?) this hoverboard comes in six other color options.

Available colors: Black/gray, blue/gray, green/gray, orange/gray, pink/gray, white/gray, yellow/gray

Wheel Size: 6.5″

Max Speed: 6 mph

Max Distance: 30-40 minutes

Rider Weight Range: 40 – 220 lbs

Charging Time: 3-5 hours

Notable features: UL2272 certification, LED headlights, wheel lights, bumper lights, turn signals, Bluetooth speakers, 10 degree climb

Did you find the pink hoverboard of your dreams? Don’t forget to get some hoverboard safety gear and hoverboard accessories to enhance your ride.

Want to explore more color options? Check out black hoverboards with bluetooth speakers.

Joansam LED Sneakers Hoverboard Shoes

Hoverboard Shoes – LED Light Up Sneakers

Hoverboard Shoes - LED Light Up Sneakers

So you’re interested in the latest fashion trend among hoverboard riders? Just saying the name hoverboard shoes sounds cool and these LED sneakers look awesome on your feet. No, they don’t hover off the ground (wouldn’t that be amazing?!), but these light up sneakers look slick whether you’re riding your 2 wheel electric scooter in the park or heading to your next class.

This trend started with a pair of $500 hoverboard shoes called Simulation by designers Yifang Wan and Samuel Yang. They were plain white sneakers featuring a row of LED lights around the sole of the shoes. What makes these unique from the light up sneakers you remember from your childhood is that instead of flashing when you take a step, these lights are programmable. They can appear in several colors and different flashing combinations. Plus, you can turn them off when you don’t want to draw attention–like while shopping at a grocery store.

While they’re called hoverboard shoes, they’re not unique to hoverboarders. Anyone can wear these fun and trendy shoes, especially since there’s plenty of options available on the market and the price has dropped to a more reasonable level. They are especially popular with dancers and entertainers because they look amazing with the right choreography. Runners also enjoy the visibility these shoes give during their morning or evening jog. And, of course, they’re a great option for hoverboarders who want to look cool while riding or add some additional safety lights to their hoverboard. Whatever your interest in hoverboard shoes, we’ve rounded up the best hoverboard shoes available to consumers. We took into account price, customer response, and features to help you find the perfect pair of kicks.

Best Hoverboard Shoes

Odema High Top LED Hoverboard Shoes

Odema High Top LED Hoverboard ShoesIf you’re looking for a pair of sneakers that mimic the minimalist style of the original Simulation hoverboard shoes as an affordable price, then the Odema LED shoes are right for you. Made from PU leather (that feels very real at a fraction of the price), these high top sneakers feature LED lights along the sole that feature seven different light colors. You can program it to glow steady in your favorite color, switch between colors, or shut the lights off. This is controlled easily by a hidden switch inside the shoe.

The lights are powered by a USB rechargeable cable (included). The charging port is inside the shoe, hidden from view. It takes about 3 hours to charge the shoes fully using the 2 cable charging cord that recharges both simultaneously. The no slip sole makes these shoes great for dancers or for riding your balance board. Reviewers say these shoes are comfortable and look great, though some reviewers have had technical issues where the lights stop working after a few days. Odema offers a great replacement policy if you do have issues with your new hoverboard shoes.

Sneaker colors: black, white, gold, red, silver (men’s sizes in black and white only)

Light colors: red, green, blue, yellow, sky blue, purple, white

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CIOR LED Light Up Shoes

CIOR LED Light Up Shoes If high tops aren’t your style, then no worries. Thes CIOR hoverboard shoes are available in a classic sneaker design. Made from PU leather and rubber soles, there are 7 colors options to choose from to match your wardrobe–or your hoverboard. Using the hidden switch you can change the LED light colors in addition to switching the lights on or off or selecting the random color mode. (Check out the Amazon reviews to see customer pictures and videos of the shoes in action.)

The shoes take 3 hours to charge with the included USB cable and provide 8-10 hours of light. The manufacturer does warn that these shoes are not meant for runners or any other high impact activities, but they work perfectly for casual wear and riding a hoverboard. These sneakers are available in kids sizes and also men and women’s sizes on the same listing, so you can get these cool kicks for the whole family.

Sneaker colors: black, white, silver, pink, pink/silver, red, gold

Light colors: green, blue, yellow, light blue, red, purple

MOHEM ShinyNight High Top LED Light Shoes

MOHEM ShinyNight High Top LED Light ShoesSome buyers find the button operation of other lightup sneakers to be cumbersome and annoying. These hoverboard shoes from Mohem fix that problem by including a wireless remote. The remote gives you options to change the colors (16 static colors and 4 dynamic changing color modes) as well as increase or decrease brightness, change the color effects (flash, strobe, fade, smooth), and turn the LED lights on or off. This sneakers are made with PU leather and feature a comfortable rubber sole. Inside it’s outfitted with a USB charging port (cable included) and a control switch that you can use if you don’t have the remote on hand.

The 3 hour charge time gives you 8-11 hours of lighting, enough to get you through a day. These shoes look great for a night of clubbing or an evening of skateboarding and hoverboarding in the park. Mohem offers sizes for kids, men, and women in the same listing, so don’t forget to pick up a pair for everyone on your shopping list.

Sneaker colors: blue, white, black, pink, shining black, shining pink, shining gold, shining blue

Light colors: red, green, blue, white, purple, pink, orange, yellow, plus other shades

Joansam LED Sneakers

If you’re looking for a different, more unique design to your hoverboard shoes, check out the LED light shoes from Joansam. Made with a breatheable cotton-blend upper, these shoes are super comfortable and feature 360 degrees of LED lights in the rubber sole. The seven LED light color options are controlled by a switch inside the shoe and can be displayed in a steady mode or in a light-changing mode cycling through each color.

All of the Joansam light up shoes features cool two-toned patterns that look great with the lights. Charge them easily with the included USB charging cable. These shoes come in unisex sizing and designs for men and women. They do not offer kids sizing, buy older kids and teens will be able to find a size that works for them.

Sneaker colors: black/white, black/gray, blue, green, red, white, camo blue, camo brown, pink

Light colors: red, green, blue, yellow, sky blue, purple, white

Sabe Splatter LED Hoverboard Shoes

Sabe Splatter LED Hoverboard ShoesIf you’re looking for a trendy design to go with your LED light sneakers, check these out. Sabe’s hoverboard shoes come in one design, a hip paint splatter print on the PU leather shoe. The rubber soles include the bright LED lights that can glow in 7 different colors or a rotating design.

These light up sneakers utilize a USB charging cable to recharge the lights. It takes 3 hours to fully charge and provide 10 hours of light. This sneaker is available in unisex sizes that fit both men and women. Note that these shoes run on the small size, so you should order 0.5-1 sizes larger than your usual size.

Light colors: white, purple, yellow, blue, green, light blue, red

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Child Helmet with Masks

Children’s Helmets for Safe Hoverboard Riding

Children's Helmets for Safe Hoverboard Riding

Safety is key when it comes to letting your child ride a hoverboard. They are as safe as riding a skateboard, which means that using personal protective gear is a good idea. But there are two challenges to getting the appropriate safety gear for your children. The first is finding the right gear that meets safety standards. The second is actually getting your child to wear the gear! Luckily when it comes to children’s helmets there are plenty of stylish, fun, and safe options for your kid.

When we compiled this list we took into account proper safety ratings and also finding fun options for children. When kids are given safety gear that matches their interests and looks cool, they’re more likely to wear it. With that in mind, here are some great children’s helmet options for both boys and girls.

Best Children’s Helmets for Hoverboards

KuYou Kid’s Helmet for Hoverboards

This is a safe and sturdy helmet that comes in sizes for kids, teens, and adults. They aren’t fancy or decorative, but KuYou offers 6 color options to meet most preferences. The multi-sport helmets are designed for use with all types of outdoor gear, including hoverboards, bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc.

In addition to meeting all safety specifications, these helmets are designed with 11 vents to keep your head cool. The tough outer ABS shell and soft inner liner help absorb impacts, keeping your child’s head safe if they lose their balance and fall off their two wheel electric scooter. The adjustable straps make sure you get a perfect fit. Check the Amazon listing to see the exact size measurements for each size.

Sizes:X-Small (Children), Small (Children), Medium (Teens), Large (Adults)

Available colors: blue pattern, pink pattern

Notable features: CE certified, Meet CPSC standards, 11 vents, impact resistent, multi-sports helmet

Raskullz Unicorn Hoverboard Helmet

Now if you have a little girl or boy who refuses to ride a helmet because it isn’t cool, this may be one that will change their mind. These Unicorn children’s helmets are so awesome I wish they came in adult sizes. You might think, yeah they’re cute, but are they safe? Raskullz’s mission is to provide safe helmets that kids love to wear and that meet both CPSC and ASTM standards.

In comparison to other fun and character helmets, instead of just being printed, these are actually 3D helmets. The horn, ears, and nose are fully rendered and the mane is made out of soft fake fur. Make your child the envy of the park with this helmet that’s great for biking, skating, and riding hoverboards.

These helmets come in only one size, but three designs. It’s meant for kids age 5+ (50-54 cm).

Available colors: dark pink, pink, purple

Notable features: meets CPSC and ASTM standards, adjustable chin strap, 3D design

Raskullz Dinosaur Helmet

If unicorns aren’t your kid’s thing, they’re sure to love these helmets from Raskullz. They have a full line of dinosaur helmets. These are premium, 3D helmet designs with horns and scales protruding from the helmet’s shell. If your son or daught are obsessed with dinosaurs, they’ll love wearing a helmet of their favorite one. The different styles features triceratops, tyranasaurus rex, and raptors in green and red colors.

If you’re worried about safety while your kid rides their hoverboard, don’t worry because Raskullz has you covered. The cool designs also include an EPS inner shell to absorb any bumps or falls. These helmets also have CPSC and ASTM safety certification. Your child will beg to wear their helmet when it’s this cool.

Sizes: Age 3+, Age 5+

Available styles: T-chopz black, t-rex bones black, radgon red, t-rad rex green, radgon green

Notable features: CPSC & ASTM Safety Certified, cooling vents, adjustable nylon straps, shock absorbing EPS inner shell

Razor V-17 Child Multi-Sport Helmet

Razor, the company that makes the famous scooters and their own line of hoverboards, also makes helmets for kids and adults. These helmets for kids are meant for all kinds of sports and come in five bright and fun colors. If you have an active kid who loves to be outside and ride scooters, skateboards, and bikes, this is the helmet to get.

Meant for children ages 5 to 8, these helmets fit heads between 21.5 and 22.5 inches. (Razor does make multisport helmets for all sizes and ages.) To keep your kid’s noggin safe, the helmets meet CPSC safety standards and have ergonomic padding inside, plus additional padding to adjust the size fit. The shell also features vents to keep your child cool while they play hard.

Available colors: gloss purple, gloss black, satin blue, pink, gloss green

Notable features: Meets CPSC Safety Standards, 17 vents, adjustable chin strap

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Child Helmet with Masks

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that I loved as a kid are back in style again! And that means folks with kid-sized heads can wear a TMNT helmet. These children’s helmets come with removable facemasks for each of the turtles, so your kid can be their favorite one (and change it out when they change their mind each week!). If your kid loves Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael, they will be begging to wear this helmet and go outside and play.

The different masks attach with velcro to the helmet, so they’re easy to swap out on a whim. The helmet can also be worn without the masks and then it looks like a regular multi-sport helmet. Features top air vents and internal pads for comfort and safety.

Available colors: Green helmet with choice of orange, red, purple, or blue masks

Notable features: Interchangable TMNT mask, internal pads, air vents on top.

Don’t forget to get more safety gear for your kids. And if you plan on doing any hoverboarding, check out adult hoverboard helmets.

Hoverboard Helmets for Adults

Best Hoverboard Helmets for Adults

Hoverboard Helmets for Adults

If you’re only going to wear one piece of personal protective gear while riding your self-balancing scooter, a helmet is what you should wear. Hoverboard helmets protect the most important part of your body: your head! That’s where your brain is and while you may think you’re a pro rider who would never crash, you can’t predict what bumps you may encounter or if someone hits YOU. Wearing a helmet makes sure to protect you and your head in case there’s an unexpected crash.

While there aren’t really manufacturers making safety gear specifically for hoverboards, most gear made for skateboarders or rollerblading will work perfectly for riding a hoverboard. Even a bike helmet will work in a pinch (though you make look a little silly). If you need to buy a helmet, we’ve scoured all the options to find the best hoverboard helmets for adults. Check them out below.

Hoverboard Helmets for Adults

Triple Eight Helmet with Sweatsaver Liner

This is one of the most popular helmets among skateboarders and it works great for riding a hoverboard as well. Featuring the classic skate side cut helmet design, it comes in 15 trendy color options so you’re sure to find something to match your hoverboard. This helmet is comfortable to wear with adjustable straps and the Triple 8 sweat saver liner to keep you cool.

Note: this helmet does not meet the certification requirements for bicycle use, so it should only be used with a hoverboard or skates.

Available colors: Baja teal rubber, black glossy with green, black rubber with black, black rubber with red, black rubber with gray, carbon rubber with green, gold metallic, pink glossy, purple glossy, rasta yellow rubber, royal blue rubber, silver metallic, red rubber, white rubber, yellow, rubber

Sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large

PROTEC Original Classic Helmet

If you want the skater look but are more concerned about safety ratings, hoverboard helmets from PROTEC Original are a great choice. Made with a high impact ABS shell and an EPS foam liner, this helmet is CPSC certified for hoverboards, skateboarding, cycling. and other action sports.

The design features 11 vent openings to help keep your head cool and comfortable interior padding. The 14 color options also give you a lot of flexibility, and the glow in the dark version adds extra safety if you ride at night. This helmet is a great option for beginners and riders who want a helmet they can use for multiple sports.

Available colors: black, white, gray, green, blue, black and red, red, white and red, pink, black and orange, glow in the dark, hosoi, yellow, gloss black

Sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large

Triple Eight Certified Helmet

If you’re brand loyal to Triple Eight and also want a safety certified helmet, this is a great option. With three safety cerificates, this helmet can be worn for riding your glideboard, cycling, and skateboarding.

Stay cool during summer thanks to the strategically place vents. They do offer fewer color options in this model than the non-certified helmet, but the 11 colors they do offer give you a good choice for something to match your self-balancing scooter.

Available colors: all black rubber, black gloss, blue rubber, GUTI blue, gold flake, gun rubber, kelly green rubber, pink metallic, purple glossy, Switzer orange, white rubber

Sizes:X-Small/Small, Small/Medium, Large/X-Large

Outdoor Master Bike and Skate Helmet

If you’re looking for a budget option (meaning a cheap hoverboard helmet), this helmet from Critical Cycles features all of the safety ratings at a more affordable price. With US CPSC safety standard certification, your head will be protected for simple riding and commuting or even if you attempt hoverboard tricks.

The interior padding wicks away sweat and smells keeping you dry and fresh for a full day or riding. With the lower price comes fewer color options, but sometimes money and safety are more important than fashion.

Available colors: gray, blue, deep blue, black, lemon, orange, pink, red, sea green, white, mint green

Sizes: small, medium, large

While you’re shopping for your helmet, don’t forget to pick up other hoverboard safety gear like pads and safety lights. Check out these must have hoverboard accessories. Turn your hoverboard into a Go Kart with add ons.

Hoverboard Carts, Go Karts, and Mobility Scooter Accessories

Hoverboard Carts and Go KartsAfter you’ve purchased a hoverboard there’s tons of fun things to do with it. Once you learn how to ride your hoverboard, you can learn to do hoverboard tricks or buy awesome accessories to diversify your ride. Hoverboard carts take a simple balance board and turn it into a cart or scooter that you can ride sitting down.

While there are many make your own versions available, if you’re not handy or want to buy a kit, there’s plenty of hoverboard carts available. Here we round up some of the best ones to add a little more fun to your glideboard. Check them out below. (Note: hoverboards are not included with these scooters and karts. You will need to buy one separately.)

Hoverboard Cart and Scooter Accessories

HoverSeat Hoverboard Cart

This is a safer option for riding a hoverboard, especially for newbies. The cart keeps you stable so you can’t fall over as you comfortably sit and ride. Attach any hoverboard to the front of the cart and you’re ready to go. If you know how to ride a hoverboard normally, you’ll easily master this hoverboard cart. You control the speed and turning with your feet–the cart even reverses using the same natural movements. This cart works on and off road over many different types of surfaces (grass, gravel, packed sand, etc.).

Note: this item does not come with a chair, but it works with any style folding beach chair. Easy assembly is required, the cart needs only five screws to put together and does not require tools.

Hoverboard Hover Kart

We think this is one of the coolest option of the hoverboard carts currently available. Built like a go-kart, your two wheel self balancing electric scooter attaches to the cart and functions as the back wheels. When you sit in the cart, your feet go on the front rests and you control and steer the balance board using the pull rods. This also controls the speed.

Learning to use the cart is easy. You pull the rods down to move forward and increase the speed. To slow down or reverse, pull the rods back. It’s the same movements for riding a glideboard standing up and easy to learn. Add fun and diversity to your riding experience with this cart. It’s great for kids, teens, and adults.

Available colors: blue, red

Two Dots Hoverboard Go Kart Kit

Take your ride to the next level by turning it into a legit go-kart. The Two Dots hoverboard Go Kart Kit turns any hoverboard into a vehicle just like you’d see at the Go Kart track. Your hoverboard attaches to the back and becomes the rear wheels, which power the hoverboard. The Go Kart is adjustable for taller and shorter riders and even folds up for easy storage.

The metal frame is durable and the built-in shock absorbers give a smoother ride than other kits. It’s perfectly sized for kids and teens. Taller adults may feel cramped using this kit. Two Dots is more expensive than other kit options, but it may be worth it if you plan on using the Go Kart kit yourself rather than buying it for your kids.

Available colors: gray, red, white

Flytraks Off Road Hovercart

If you’re looking for a hovercart that can go beyond the basic sidewalk riding, check out this model. This hoverboard kart is designed for use with all size hvoerboards, including 10″ off-road models. It also features a rubber off-road tired on the front and a dual shock absorption system, making it ready for any adventure. Just attach your favorite off-road hoverboard and enjoy the ride.

The footrest adjusts to accommodate different heights, meaning the whole family can enjoy it. This is a great option if you don’t already own a hoverboard.

Need a hoverboard to go with your cart? Check out safe hoverboard available to buy now. Don’t forget to pick up some safety gear.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hoverboard GoKart Kits

Are these hoverboard go-kart kits safe?

Since these go-karts remove the standing element and the balancing element of hoverboard operation, we’d argue that they’re probably safer than using a hoverboard while standing since there’s much less a chance that you or your child will fall off the hoverboard while seated. As always, we recommend getting hoverboard safety gear all the same.

How much weight can these sitting hoverboard kits support?

Different hoverboard go-kart kits will accommodate different weights but we’ve seen 220 pounds as a common weight limit. Of course, your glideboard itself will have its own weight limit that you should also consider before operating.

Is there a height limit for these hoverboard karts? Are they only meant for kids?

Hoverboard karts are by and large meant for both children and adults and most hoverboard seat kits include adjustable footrests so taller or shorter people (kids or adults) can use them.

How heavy are these hoverboard karts?

The weight of these hoverboard chair kits varies from model to model but their weight ranges from under ten pounds to hover thirty. If weight is an important factor to you, make sure you check the item weight of any hoverboard chairs you’re considering.

What can I use a hoverboard scooter chair for?

There are all sorts of possibilities for hoverboard scooter seat kits. For instance, you could organize a go-cart race, or build a hoverboard kart obstacle course to navigate. Additionally, children who like the idea of hoverboards but have bad balance or are afraid to stand on them can get some enjoyment out of a hoverboard with one of these kits.

Once you’ve decided on the perfect hoverboard, don’t forget to pick-up these must have hoverboard accessories and essential hoverboard safety gear.

Hoverboard Safety Gear

Are Hoverboards Safe? (Safety Tips & Gear)

Hoverboards were the surprise electronics hit in 2015 and many children and adults rushed to get their own 2 wheel self-balancing scooter. But then concerns about the safety of the batteries meant hoverboard were temporarily banned from sale in the United States. Since then new rules and regulations were introduced and hoverboards are back on the market again. Even with safer hoverboard options available, many people are still wondering if hoverboards are safe, how to ride them safely, and if they need hoverboard safety gear. This article answers all of those questions for you. (Check out this article if you want to find out how hoverboards work.)

Are Hoverboards Safe?

In all honesty, hoverboards are about as safe as riding a skateboard or wearing a pair of rollerblades. There is a learning curve and a user’s safety and ability to ride without crashing increase with experience. Safety of riding a self balancing electric scooter is also determined with how it’s used and where. There’s more risk if you’re trying to do tricks in a skate park versus riding on the sidewalk in the park to catch Pokemon.

As far as the safety of the hoverboard itself, concerns over exploding batteries and fires have been taken care of by new legislation. All hoverboards sold in the United States must undergo electrical and fire safety testing and receive certification under UL 2272. These high standards mean the hoverboards on the market are much safer and should not have issues with overheating or fire if you follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Just like with a skateboard, rollerskates, or a bicycle, your safety increases if you use proper safety gear. Keep reading to find out our recommended safety gear for riding a hoverboard.

Hoverboard Safety Tips

Hoverboard Safe Riding TipsIf you’re brand new to riding a hoverboard, learn how to ride a hoverboard.

Make sure that any hoverboard you buy has the proper UL 2272 certification (you can verify this on the UL website).

Always follow the manufacturer’s recommended charging times. Do not overcharge and make sure to charge your hoverboard away from flammable materials. Do not charge your hoverboard over night.

Learn to ride your hoverboard on a level surface away from car traffic, bikers, skateboarders, and other hoverboard users. Good locations are a home driveway or an empty parking lot. When you’re first starting, it helps to use a fence or railing that you can hold onto to stay balanced.

Ride on your hoverboard on the middle of your foot (not too much on the toe or heel) and stand with the widest stance possible. This will help you keep your balance.

Step backward to unmount your hoverboard. If you try to step forward, it increases your chances of falling.

Make sure you always stand up straight and look ahead when you ride. Do not look down at your feet.

Know your local laws for hoverboard riding. In some places, it is illegal to ride them on public property, sidewalks, or streets.

Always wear personal protective gear when riding your hoverboard (see our suggestions for hoverboard safety gear below).

Hoverboard Safety Gear

The best way to ensure safety from injury while riding a hoverboard is by wearing recommended safety gear. Many of these items are similar to what you would wear while riding a skateboard or using roller skates so the gear is usually easy to purchase. Remember that extra gear should be used when riding early in the morning, and also in the evening and at night to increase visibility.

Helmets for Hoverboards

Kids are advised to wear helmets while hoverboarding. adults and teenagers probably couldn’t go wrong by wearing helmets too–especially if they’re planning on hoverboarding on uneven surfaces or doing tricks on ramps, etc. Helmets come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and designs, like this Star Wars R2D2 helmet, pictured.

When you shop for helmets, you don’t just want to look for the colors you like. Make sure the helmets meet current safety standards and are made for multi-sport purposes (like skating or skateboarding).

If you aren’t sure what to buy, check out our recommendations for adult hoverboard helmets and child size helmets.

Protective Pads for Hoverboards

Safety Gear and Protective Pads for Hoverboards<

Hoverboarding kids and anyone doing tricks on hoverboards will also need a set of skateboarding protective pads. Adult riders, especially those using their hoverboards for commuting in heavily trafficked areas, should also consider wearing knee and elbow pads to protect them in the case of a fall or collision.

Protective pads are usually sold in sets, marketed toward roller skating or skateboarding. These work great for hoverboarding as well. The pictured child-size set comes with knee guards, elbow pads, and wrist protectors, which are the main types of protection you’ll need in addition to your helmet.

Find adult protective pads here and see our recommendations for kids safety gear.

Hoverboard Safety Lights

Flashing LED Shoe Lights for Hoverboard RidingIf you or your children are riding their hoverboard where cars or cyclists are nearby, it’s essential to utilize some sort of safety lights to increase visibility and avoid accidents. Even if you don’t ride at night, inclement weather and fog can reduce visibility and endanger you near roads and on park paths. Some hoverboards have LED lights on them for nighttime safety and visibility, but not all of them do. And some hoverboards that do have lights only have lights on their front, not the back of the unit.

There are a variety of safety lights available that work great for hoverboarders. Anything made for cyclists or runners can easily be used when riding a hoverboard. We recommend having lights on your lower and upper body, as well as in front and in back of you so you’re fully visible to anyone. Shoe lights (like those pictured to the right) or hoverboard shoes are a great option for anyone who has a hoverboard that doesn’t have LED lights or only has lights on the front.

To light your upper body, you can choose from either clip-on lights, LED glow bracelets, or even a glow belt. We break down the different types of lights available in our article on hoverboard safety lights and visibility gear.

Need to buy a hoverboard for yourself or a family member? Check out our recommendations for safe hoverboards.

Still not convinced you want a hoverboard? Explore safe hoverboard alternatives.

The Coolest Hoverboard & Glideboard Accessories

Must Have Hoverboard Accessories

Once you finally pick out the perfect hoverboard, your shopping is not over. There are tons of hoverboard accessories available. Some are essential to protect you and your hoverboard, while others are just for fun. In this article, we break down all the different types of hoverboard accessories available so you can find the best ones to enhance your ride.

Hoverboard Cases

While you’ll spend most of your time riding your hoverboard, there will be times you need to carry it. A carrying case is the easiest way to do this as they protect your hoverboard from the elements and make handling the transporter easier. When shopping for a case, make sure that it is the right size for your hoverboard. Some hoverboard brands make their own cases specifically for their models, but we’re reviewing generic cases. Here are some of the best cases available.

Hoverboard Backpack Case

Hoverboards are often somewhat heavy, weighing 20 pounds or more, so that can be uncomfortable to carry around for long periods of time. This clever hoverboard case solves that problem by adding a pair of backpack straps so you can wear it like a backpack. It also has a mesh pocket for your hoverboard’s charging cable or anything else. If the backpack style doesn’t work for you, it also has a carrying handle to carry your hoverboard like a briefcase. Made from durable nylon with a waterproof lining that protects against rain and snow.

Available Colors: black, red

Hoverboard Sizes: Up to 7″ wheels, max 23.5″ length

Rolling Hoverboard Case & Backpack

If you find the weight of your hoverboard too much to carry, this is a great alternative. This 2 in 1 case works as a backpack or as a rolling case. Working like a carry on roller bag, this case has a collapsible handle so you can easily roll the bag behind you while you walk. When you’re feeling enthusiastic, you can use the adjustable shoulder straps to wear the case like a backpack.

Hoverboard Sizes: 6.5″ wheels only

Hoverboard Hard Case

If you want to protect your hoverboard from damage, the best way to do it is with a hard case. This case looks like it should have some sort of musical instrument inside, but it’s designed to fit hoverboards. It’s water resistant with a tough outer case to protect your hoverboard from dings and damage. For carrying options, there is a hand held handle or a shoulder strap.

Hoverboard Sizes: 6.5″ wheels only


You can take your hoverboard riding to a new level with a hoverkart. These are kits that you buy to transform your hoverboard from a two wheel balance board to a go-kart like vehicle.

Hoverboard Go Kart

With this hoverkart frame, your two wheel self balancing electric scooter attaches to the cart and functions as the back wheels. When you sit in the cart, your feet go on the front rests and you steer the hoverboard and control the speedd using the pull rods.

The hoverboard is attached using nylon straps, so it works with any size hoverboard. The frame has four length adjustment options, so this can be ridden by shorter children and adults as well. This is a nice investment so everyone in the family can enjoy riding the hoverboard, even if they have terrible balance.

Check out more hoverboard cart adapters.

Protective & Decorative Hoverboard Decals

One drawback of many hoverboard models on the market right now is they look very similar to one another. The easiest way to differentiate your hoverboard from all the others is by getting one of the more than 100 hoverboard decal kits that are now available. For an affordable price, you can get some really slick hoverboard sticker designs that can make your board stand out from the rest.

Check out more hoverboard decals here

If you’re worried about your hoverboard getting scratched or dinged up, or you just want to give your ride a new look that will protect it, consider a silicone hoverboard cover. These are made to fit most traditionally designed 6.5″ hoverboards. They snuggly fit on your hoverboard like a silicone case fits on your phone. They also come in a variety of colors and are affordable enough to buy a few so you can change up the look of your hoverboard when your mood changes.

Check out silicone hoverboard covers

Learn how to customize your hoverboard.

Nighttime Safety Shoe Lights for Hoverboard Riders

Some hoverboards have LED lights on them for nighttime safety and visibility, but not all of them. And some hoverboards that do have lights only have lights on their front, not the back of the unit. These slick safety lights clip to the rear of your sneakers and allow you to be visible from cars approaching behind you. They illuminate either a solid red (like a car’s tail lights) or a flashing strobe red glow. (Find more hoverboard safety gear here)

Personal Protective Gear

Best Hoverboard Accessories and Safety GearSafety is extremely important when you’re riding a hoverboard. Even though you may not think of safety gear as accessories for your new hoverboard, you should be. The main danger with riding a hoverboard is that you may fall off and injure yourself. The main types of gear you should consider wearing is helmets to protect your head from serious injury (this is especially important if you ride in the street with other vehicles) and protective pads for your wrists, elbows, and knees.

We have detailed articles about each type of protective gear:

Hoverboard Helmets for Adults
Hoverboard Helmets for Children
Hoverboard Safety Gear for Children
Hoverboard Lights and Visibility Gear