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Micro Scooters are the go-to brand when you’re considering buying a scooter. Set up by two mums, they aim to make the school run easier, fun and helping kids exercise and burn energy. Micro Scooter products are so well made and have such longevity, you’ll find yourself passing them along to siblings, cousins and friends, with them still being in a great shape. They’re definitely at the top end of the market price wise, but with good reason. Micro Scooter pride themselves on being Swiss engineered, and this foldable option means it folds down nice and compact.
Danielle is a mum to two girls who are 5 and 9 years old. They’ve both tested the Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable scooter on the coast, in parks, and on pavements.
Fantastic classic design, solid, quality scooter. It just feels expensive and well made.
How is it different to the Maxi Micro Classic?
The Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable scooter is foldable, slightly heavier by 0.3kg, has a slightly different deck, and can carry kids up to 70kg rather than the Maxi Micro Classic’s 50kg. It’s also £25 more than the Maxi Micro Classic.
What age is it suitable for?
The Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable scooter is for kids age 5-12 years, and up to 70kg. I think a 12-year-old would prefer a two wheeler as opposed to this three wheeler.
How easy was it to put the Micro Scooter Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable together?
It came built and ready to go. Just pop out the box, adjust the handle bar to the correct height (which should be in line with your child’s belly button) and get scooting.
What did your child think of the scooter?
The scooter glides to perfection, it doesn’t trip or stumble on uneven ground. We tried it on regular paving, in the park on really uneven pathways, and we can’t fault the ride. It also built my daughter’s confidence, finding riding the scooter so easy to grasp. My youngest child isn’t especially dextrous or sporty, and she simply could not grasp how to use a scooter. We tried various scooters we already had, until a friend gifted us her extremely well loved Mini Micro Scooter. It was a revelation. As she’d stumbled controlling other scooters, this one was a game changer. But as a taller than average 4 year old, she quickly outgrew the Mini, so the Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable Scooter is perfect.
How does the Micro Scooter Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable’s ‘lean-to-steer mechanism’ work?
By steering and leaning, the front wheels gently twist and bend with absolute ease in my daughter’s chosen direction – this was something she had really struggled with previous scooters, so she was delighted.
Is the footplate slip-proof?
Yes! Made out of silicone and polypropylene, she’s not slipped once.
How heavy is the Micro Scooter Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable to carry?
It weighs in at 2.8kg which isn’t especially heavy, but not super lightweight either. It feels ‘just right’ and a good solid sturdy weight for scooting, although it’s not the lightest scooter to carry around, which inevitably happens when children get tired. I’m not sure we’d have wanted it any lighter though, if it meant compromising on the quality.
How do you fold the Micro Scooter Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable?
To be honest, we’ve left it mostly unfolded but it’s a simple pinch with one hand and lift with the other mechanism to fold it down.
What colours are available?
We have the grey version but it also comes in red, berry, turquoise and pink options.
Does it feel durable and long-lasting?
It feels impossibly sturdy and solid. The Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable scooter will last years and years.
Is Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable scooter good value for money?
Although you might be hesitant at the initial £144.95 outlay, that’s only an average cost per year of around £20.
Would you recommend it?
Absolutely. Lesser brands really don’t stand up to this.
Where can you buy the Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable?
It’s available from Amazon, Micro Scooter and John Lewis.
Having tried many other scooters before the Maxi Micro Deluxe Foldable scooter, it really is worth paying that little bit more, as the quality surpasses the rest.