LIFERYDER all terrain scooters | review
We were sent these items for the purposes of this review. However, all opinions are our own.
My kids love to scoot and have been doing so for years. However, they always struggled when it came to where we live. As we live pretty rural, as soon as you get out of the main street of our village, the terrain becomes a mix of many things. Smooth roads, potholed lanes with massive cambers and farmers’ fields with public rights of way through them. The fact is that the small wheeled scooters we have just weren’t up for the job! So, when the opportunity came up to take a closer look at LIFERYDER all terrain scooters I was very excited. Afterall, this could be just what we had been looking for.
WHO ARE LIFERYDER?
What happens if you put two Mums, two Engineer Dads and four kids who wanted a scooter that could “go anywhere” all together? Well, apparently the LIFERYDER infinity scooter!
Unhappy with what was on the market, these awesome people got together and decided to make their own. In their words they wanted one that was build to last, made for adventure with the ability to grow and change with the riders. And do you know what, I really think they did just that!
To make the coolest “Go Anywhere” scooter that will be cherished for years.The families behind the brand
WHAT MAKES LIFERYDER SO SPECIAL?
For us it’s definitely the all terrain aspect to the scooters with big chunky wheels that can tackle every scooting surface.
The attention to detail which has gone into its design is fantastic and screams of quality. From the handlebars that look and feel like those on a bike to the placement of the stickers and their design to give the LIFERYDER its individual personality. I was just so impressed.
First impressions of the LIFERYDER on delivery is that I was so impressed by the lack of plastic in the packaging. Everything was flat packed to perfection in a way you can see the level of engineering that went into the packaging let alone the scooter itself.
The stickers took me around 10/15 minutes to put on and the scooters themselves took hubby around 20 minutes to assemble. (I won’t even pretend say I had experience of this bit as this is solidly his job!)
He did say that he thought the instructions were brilliant and really broke it down with no jargon and nothing to over complicate things. He’s a mechanic by training (hence why these kinds of things are his job!) but even he said that they were some of the best instructions he has followed as the language used is very accessible. For example, using terms such “put the slot into the groove” instead of “woodruff key” – the latter of which would make zero sense to someone like me. Something team LIFERYDER obviously recognised and something we definitely appreciated.
The handlebars were the tricky bit and the instructions reflected that. Providing a little more detail and hints for the technique to get it right.
The components themselves are brilliantly engineered and feel incredibly strong when you put it all together.
PUTTING LIFERYDER TO THE TEST
The kids were so excited to get straight out on their scooters and we headed down the lanes. At 5 years old and a little on the small side, I was worried that the LIFERYDER would be too big for Henry. Actually though, it was just right on the smallest setting. Wobbly to start with, he had got the hang of it about 15 minutes in.
Whereas the Bear – as the more experienced scooter – was off. Getting the hang of the steering and the break immediately.
They absolutely LOVED the big wheels and the fact that they could head over fields, down potholes and play on the verges. It suddenly made everything around them the potential to become their playground and it definitely appealed to their adventurous spirit.
They are a little heavier than the scooters the kids have had in the past but I don’t actually mind that at all. The extra weight makes them feel that little but sturdier. There have been so many instances where the super light, small wheels scooters flick up and take out a shin or catch your ankle and you just don’t get that with the LIFERYDER. They just feel so much more solid than other brands we’ve seen on the market.
The “anti jack-knife” steering mechanism on the LIFERYDER really helps with this. It restricts the handlebars from fully rotating 360 degrees which is brilliant for younger riders.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
The LIFERYDER scooters literally tick every box for us:
- suitable for riders from 5 years upwards
- large “all terrain” wheels
- adjustable handlebars that will grow with the rider
- ability to fold it down for easy transport
- bold and beautiful designs
- the ability to change the graphics without buying a new scooter
This last point I thought was AMAZING! The scooters can be used from ages 5 all the way through to 15. However, let’s be honest normal scooters don’t really last that long as kids tastes and interests change over the years. Therefore, the fact that you can give your scooter an update just by switching out the graphics I think is such a brilliant idea.
As you can probably tell, we are BIG fans of the LIFERYDER scooters.
They’re great for families who like being outdoors and often head off to places that aren’t flat or have tarmac. For us living in a rural area, they’re brilliant for being able to bring 2 wheels on our adventures.
You can find out more and visit the LIFERYDER shop on their website at: www.liferyder.uk
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DISCLOSURE: we were sent these items for the purposes of this review. As always though all thoughts and opinions are our own.
We chose this for our son on his 6th birthday BASED ON your REVIEW AND he LOVES it!
I’m so glad that he loves it. My two still adore theirs and use them all the time.