The Best Hoverboards for Teens in 2020

November 10, 2020
Girl standing on one of the best hoverboard for teenagers on a path with trees with her back to the camera

Are you struggling to find the right gift for a teenager who doesn't seem to like anything? Why not get him or her a hoverboard? Teens are all about tech these days, but at least this device will get your teen outside!

Or perhaps you ARE a teen, and you're looking for the best hoverboard for teenagers. Well, either way, this article is for you!

Teenagers sit at an interesting spot when it comes to hoverboards. On the one hand, they probably still want some of the fun features that come with children's hoverboards, such as Bluetooth speakers, spinning LED lights, and different patterns or color choices. On the other hand, they'll want something with a little more power and speed, and possibly off-roading potential.

Below I've carefully chosen five hoverboards that will appeal to teenagers of different ages and sizes. These include hoverboards suitable for beginners as well as riders with some experience. 

For each one, I'll explain which type of teenager it is most suitable for. Hopefully this will help you find the best hoverboard for your teenager (or you!)

The 5 Best Hoverboards for Teenagers

These five hoverboards for teenagers are in stock today and available for purchase online. I've arranged them from cheapest (and least powerful) to most expensive (and most powerful).

SISIGAD

TOMOLOO

Gyroor T581

Gyroor Warrior

Halo Rover X

Which teen is each of these best for?

Here's a quick breakdown of why each one of these teenager hoverboards made the cut, and this should help you decide which one is best for you. 

  • SISIGAD: Budget-friendly, lots of colors, best for pre-teens and younger teens
  • TOMOLOO: Reliable, fun hoverboard also best for younger teens
  • Gyroor T581: Cheapest hoverboard capable of off-roading
  • Gyroor Warrior: Heavier duty board for more serious off-roading
  • Halo Rover X: Super powerful top-of-the-line off-roading hoverboard

Detailed Review of each Hoverboard for Teens

To see how I came to the above conclusions, here are my detailed reviews for each of these five hoverboards, including the pros & cons of each one.

Note that all of the following hoverboards come with Bluetooth speakers and LED lights. And if you're looking for a hoverboard for a girl, they all come in pink or other colors than the ones you see in the pics here.

SISIGAD

The SISIGAD is one of the top selling hoverboards right now. Although very popular for children, it is perfectly fine for pre-teens and younger teens as well. It comes with loads of color choices. SISIGAD does make cheaper hoverboards than this, but only this one comes with Bluetooth speakers and an app, so it is my most recommended SISIGAD board for teens.

Product Highlights

  • Speeds of up to 6 MPH (9.7 km/hr)
  • 6.5" wheels
  • Weight limit: 44-200 lbs (20-91 kg)
  • Board weight: 20 lbs (9 kg)
  • Battery life: 30 min to 1 hr
  • Charging time: 3-5 hours
  • Dual 160W motor (total 320W)

The Good

The SISIGAD is a super low-priced hoverboard suitable for teens. If you go any lower (for example these hoverboards under $100), you'll lose out on features that your teen probably considers essential (like an app and Bluetooth speakers).

One thing that you'll notice right away is that the SISIGAD comes in loads of different color choices. And as if that weren't enough, there's also the Fun Edition and Plating Dazzle edition.

This board is lightweight at only 20 pounds. And while it can handle riders up to 200 pounds, which should cover most teens and even adults, it is ideally suited for pre-teens and younger/smaller teens. 

The Bad

There are some trade-offs when getting a hoverboard for this cheap. First of all, the charging time of the SISIGAD is quite long, and then you only get 30 minutes to an hour of usage before you have to charge it again. Secondly, it can only reach 6 MPH; while this speed is surely enough for kids, some teens may hope for more. Overall, it is not a very powerful board, and can only climb inclines up to 10 degrees.

PROS

  • Super low price
  • Tons of colors and patterns to choose from
  • Can handle riders up to 200 pounds
  • Very light

CONS

  • Long charging time
  • Short battery life
  • Slow
  • Won't perform as well for older/larger teens
  • Less powerful overall

TOMOLOO

The TOMOLOO Music Rhthmed hoverboard tops my list of the best hoverboards for kids, but it is also a solid choice for pre-teens and younger teens. This super fun board has LED lights that sync to the music being played, and decent specs all around for a pretty good price.

You can also read my more detailed TOMOLOO review here.

Product Highlights

  • Speeds of up to 7 MPH (12.5 km/hr)
  • 6.5" wheels
  • LED lights that sync with the music
  • Weight limit: 44-220 lbs (20-100 kg)
  • Board weight: 17.6 lbs (8 kg)
  • Battery life: 2-3 hours
  • Charging time: 2-3 hours

The Good

I consider the TOMOLOO a very fun option, again mainly for pre-teens and younger teens, due to its unique feature of LED lights on five different spots on the board that sync to the music being played through the speakers.

Compared to the SISIGAD, the TOMOLOO is a little more expensive, but you get what you pay for. The TOMOLOO has a shorter charging time and longer battery life. It is also a little more powerful than the SISIGAD, able to reach speeds of 7 MPH and climb hills of up to 15 degrees.  

Last but not least, the TOMOLOO is a super lightweight board, at only 17.6 pounds, which will make it easier if your teen has to carry it anywhere.

The Bad

While the TOMOLOO is a step up from the TOMOLOO is terms of power, it is still not a very strong hoverboard. That's why I would only recommend it for younger, fun-loving teens. Also, it only comes in a few color choices.

PROS

  • Cool LED lights that sync with Bluetooth speakers
  • Decent speed of 7 MPH
  • Decent charging time and battery life
  • Super lightweight

CONS

  • Not powerful enough for older teens
  • Few color choices

Gyroor T581

Moving now into more heavy duty boards, the Gyroor T581 is an entry level off-roading hoverboard. This will appeal to teens who want a little more power and the ability to ride on dirt, grass, and other non-smooth surfaces, but it's still not as large, powerful, or expensive as the following two hoverboards.

Overall I'd recommend this hoverboard for any teen who wants to take hoverboarding a little more seriously.

Product Highlights

  • Speeds of up to 10 MPH (16 km/hr)
  • Robust 6.5" wheels
  • 300W dual motors (combined 600W)
  • Weight limit: 44-220 lbs (20-100 kg)
  • Board weight: 23 lbs (10 kg)
  • Can climb inclines of 15-30°
  • Battery life: 30 min to 1 hour
  • Charging time: 1.5-2 hours
  • Child and adult modes

The Good

As we move along this list, we also move up in power. The Gyroor T581 comes with a combined 600W motor, which makes it quite a bit stronger than the last two hoverboards. This also makes it an off-roading hoverboard, meaning your teen can ride it on various surfaces besides cement.

Compared to other off-roading hoverboards, like the following two entries, it is still fairly entry level, and you aren't likely to find a cheaper hoverboard out there that qualifies as all-terrain.

With increased power also comes increased speed. The Gyroor T581 can go up to 10 MPH, which is very fast! (the world's fastest hoverboard goes to 12 MPH). This hoverboard can also climb hills from 15 to 30 degrees (this will depend on the weight of the rider).

If you're worried about too much power, this hoverboard also comes with child and adult settings, which you could also consider "newbie" and "experienced" settings as a teenage rider. Finally, this hoverboard charges quite fast.

The Bad

Because the Gyroor T581 is quite cheap for an off-roading hoverboard, it is not as powerful and robust (or heavy) as most other offroading hoverboards (like the next two entries). It only has 6.5-inch wheels, just like the SISIGAD and TOMOLOO), while most all-terrain boards have 8.5" or 10" ones. Finally, the battery life is quite short.

PROS

  • Cheapest off-roading hoverboard
  • Short charging time
  • Powerful, but not TOO powerful
  • Very fast (10 MPH)
  • Capable of climbing 15-30-degree angles
  • Child and adult modes

CONS

  • Not as powerful as most off-roading hoverboards
  • Short battery life
  • Only comes in blue
  • Small wheels (6.5") for an offroading hoverboard

Gyroor Warrior

The Gyroor Warrior is a more serious offroading hoverboard, and one of the most popular out there. It offers more power, speed, and durability. This is a great choice for teens who love adventure, but with child and adult modes, it can be used by the whole family.

Let's get to the details:

Product Highlights

  • Speeds of up to 9.95 MPH (16 km/hr)
  • Robust 8.5" wheels
  • 350W dual motors (combined 700W)
  • Weight limit: 44-265 lbs (20-120 kg)
  • Board weight: 33 lbs (15 kg)
  • Can climb inclines up to 30°
  • Battery life: 7.5-9.5 miles
  • Charging time: 1.5-2 hours
  • Child and adult modes

The Good

As you can see by looking at the specs, the Gyroor Warrior has an even more powerful motor, allowing it to easily conquer all types of bumpy or rough surfaces, even with larger/older teens. This includes speeds up to around 10 MPH and inclines of up to 30 degrees. 

The Warrior is definitely a little pricier than the same company's cheaper Gyroor T581, but with that you get a larger, heavier, more robust board, equally short charging time, and longer battery life. It can also handle larger riders, so even larger teens should have no issue getting around on this hoverboard.

Finally, thanks to the child and adults modes, this is a hoverboard that the whole family can use.

The Bad

It is hard to say anything negative about the Gyroor Warrior. It offers incredible power relative to price (other heavy duty hoverboards are $100 to $200 more). But for younger teens, be aware that this hoverboard is very heavy, at 33 pounds.

PROS

  • Excellent specs for a more reasonable price
  • Very fast (9.95 MPH)
  • Capable of climbing a 30-degree angle
  • Super fast charging time
  • Comes in 3 colors
  • Child and adult modes

CONS

  • Very heavy
  • Not the strongest off-roading hoverboard out there

Halo Rover X

Official Halo Rover X

Welcome to the one of the most powerful, heavy duty, and top-rated hoverboards on the market today. The Halo Rover X is a beast of a hoverboard. Teenagers looking for the ultimate hoverboarding experience will dream of acquiring this hoverboard, but it's going to cost you. See my full Halo Rover X review here.

Product Highlights

  • Speeds of up to 10 MPH (16 km/hr)
  • Robust 8.5" wheels
  • 400W dual motors (combined 800W)
  • Training modes for beginner, normal, and advanced
  • Weight limit: 44-260 lbs (20-118 kg)
  • Board weight: 32 lbs (15 kg)
  • Can climb inclines of 15 to 30°
  • Battery life: 1-2 hours
  • Charging time: 2.5 hours

The Good

The Halo Rover X is considered one of the most robust and powerful off-roading hoverboards out there. Compared to the Gyroor Warrior, it has an even more powerful motor. While the other specs may look fairly similar to those of the Gyroor Warrior, rest assured that this board is a champion when it comes to durability. 

The Halo Rover X also comes with three levels of training mode, decent battery life and charging time, and is one pound lighter than the Gyroor Warrior. Finally, it comes in four different colors: black, white, blue, and pink.

The Bad

The Halo Rover X is a very expensive hoverboard. You have to pay around $100 more for specs that are similar to or only slightly better than the Gyroor Warrior. Also, this hoverboard could be too large and powerful for teens looking for a casual ride.

PROS

  • Most powerful hoverboard
  • Super fast
  • Decent charging time and battery life
  • Built to last
  • Comes in 4 colors

CONS

  • Very large and heavy
  • Very expensive

Other Questions about Hoverboards for Teenagers

Here are some other questions you might still have about which hoverboard to get for a teenager.

How long does a hoverboard last?

Hoverboards have quite short battery lives compared to other electronics. They are big and use a lot of power. However, the exact amount of time it lasts will depend on the model, price, weight of the rider, surfaces conditions, speed, and whether you're using features like lights or speakers.

The battery life times I mentioned for each hoverboard above are just average times, but they can serve as an indication of about what to expect. Find more info about this in my guide to how long a hoverboard lasts.

If you're wondering how long the hoverboard will last before it dies completely, well, that also varies a lot. Because most hoverboards are cheaply made in China, they sometimes comes damaged or break really quickly. This is why it's important to get one with a warranty. 

But most hoverboards should last at least a few years, and this will depend largely on how well the rider treats it.

Are hoverboards safe?

Hoverboards used to have a reputation for spontaneously starting on fire and/or exploding. Luckily this is not longer the case. Hoverboard safety has come a long way, and all hoverboards sold in America now have to be UL 2272 safety certified. 

Still, as a transportation device, hoverboard riders need to be careful on roads, and wear protective gear in case of wiping out. It is also considered unsafe to overcharge a hoverboard (don't leave them charging unattended or overnight), or to ride a hoverboard until the battery is completely dead, as it may suddenly power-off and cause you to fall.

The Final Verdict

Hoverboards are a super fun, high-tech personal transportation device loved by many teens. If you're going to buy one for that age group, consider carefully how old/big you or your teen is, and how you want to ride it. 

For pre-teens and younger teens, the SISIGAD and TOMOLOO are super fun and budget friendly. The Gyroor T581 offers a little more power and the ability to go off-road, while the Gyroor Warrior and Halo Rover X are more serious off-roading hoverboards for older, thrill-seeking teens.

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