Micro Trike review

Our rating 
3.8 out of 5 star rating 3.8
User rating
£74.95 RRP
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In a nutshell

An easy-to-carry, lightweight and parent-steerable trike designed to use with babies who have outgrown the pram but aren’t quite up to walking for long
Ease of use
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Portability
4.5 out of 5 rating 4.5
Safety
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Design
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Durability
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Worth the money
3.5 out of 5 rating 3.5
Pros: Lightweight, folds-down flat, sturdy, puncture-free wheels, adjustable footrest, telescopic adjustable steering handle.

Cons: Not great on bumps, strange-looking, awkward handling at times, no brake, no carry strap, can become unbalanced.
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Designed by Swedish brand Micro, the firm behind the famous and colourful Micro Scooters you see everywhere – the brand comes with a reputation for longevity, robustness and safety.

The Micro Trike is a push-along but isn’t the same as the push-along tricycles you see with pedals. This trike is designed to be used by babies from 18 months on who are making the transition out of the buggy and towards walking. It helps when their little legs slow you down on the school run or when babies can’t manage the whole distance to the shops.

Weighing in around the same as two bags of sugar (1.8kg), it is light enough to be folded down, thrown over your shoulder and carried. And although it’s a funny looking thing–spindly metal with a small seat, it’s designed to be sturdy.

In 2019, Micro Scooters released an updated version of the Micro Trike which is slightly more expensive (£89.95) and is available in different colours.

Tested by:

Anna tested the Micro Trike with her two-year-old son on short trips and on school runs.

What’s in the box?

Micro Trike and a safety strap.

What were your first impressions?

It is so spindly and light, but when unfolded it is sturdy and firm.

How easy was it to put together?

It’s really easy to put together – you just need to thread a harness through.

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Do you like the look of the Micro Trike?

It doesn’t win on style points, yet it does have the sleek Micro Scooters feel and the colour options are nice.

What age is the Micro Trike suitable for?

The recommended age is from 18 months up to a maximum weight of 20kg. I think 18 months is too young as babies have to be able to sit still and not drag their feet for it to be used properly. I’m also not sure how many five-year-old children would use this either.

How easy is the Micro Trike to use?

It’s really easy to use. The telescopic pushing handle can be adjusted to your desired height and the footrest can be adjusted for your child. The handle could have done with being a bit higher. 

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How does the Micro Trike handle?

It glides along nicely, but when you come to significant bumps you need to take extra care. I found it tricky on steep hills and think it’s better designed for small stretches along relatively smooth ground such as airports or city pavements without too many bumps and turns.

Is the Micro Trike light?

At 1.8 kg (or 2.7kg for the newer version), it’s much lighter than any buggy.

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Does the Micro Trike feel sturdy?

It feels robust but in terms handling, it’s not that sturdy. You really need to pay attention to where you’re pushing it.

How safe is the Micro Trike for little ones?

My two-year-old toddler loved riding on the trike and was good at sitting still and being pushed along. Forget about the ‘safety’ strap: in the event of it tipping over, it wouldn’t do much to keep your child safe. We always used a helmet.

If a wheel got stuck, which happened a few times when I wasn’t paying enough attention, your child could quite easily become unbalanced.

There is no brake, so you always need to pay attention when your baby gets on and off.

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Is the Micro Scooters Micro Trike easy to take along?

It is easy to take with you as it folds down flat and is lightweight. It would be even easier if they offered a strap to carry it with.

How easy is the Micro Trike to fold and store?

It’s easy to fold and stores flat so can easily be tucked under a sofa or just hung on a peg.

Any accessories you can buy?

Use it with a helmet (£22.95 on Amazon)!

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What would you have liked to have known?

Try before you buy to get a feel for the way it handles.

How much does it cost, and do you think it is value for money?

Whether it’s worth the money really depends on how you use it. I would love to use it every day for the school run, but tricky terrain means this wasn’t an option for me. If you are keen to ditch the buggy but need something else at hand in case your child gets tired, and have smooth ground, then this could be good.

My toddler still asks me to carry him a lot and this saves his little legs and my arms and back. Alternatives like a scooter, balance bike or toddler sling could probably do the same though.

Would you recommend the Micro Trike?

It is a great concept and might suit lots of families.

Where can I buy the Micro Trike?

You can buy the updated Micro Trike from Amazon, Micro Scooters and John Lewis.

MadeForMums verdict

A great idea, the Micro Trike ticks lots of boxes. But do think about how you would use it, as it doesn’t suit every journey or child.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Micro Scooters
Model Micro Trike
Price £74.95

Suitable for

Child age (approx) From 18 months

Dimensions & Weight

Weight 1.8kg

Features

Tyre type Puncture-free
Features
  • Lightweight
  • Compact fold
  • Adjustable footrest 
  • Extendable steering pole

Accessories

Optional extras
  • Helmet - from £9.38