The Cheapest and Best Off-Road Hoverboards in 2020

November 9, 2020
Official Halo Rover X

Off-road hoverboards are the pinnacle of hoverboard technology and design, and are some of the best hoverboards out there

These self-transportation beasts can handle it all: rough cement, bumps, rocks, grass, mud, sand, and even wet surfaces. You name it, and the best all-terrain hoverboards can handle it, with only a few exceptions (see the end of this article for info on that). They also tend to be faster, able to ride up inclines of up to 30 degrees, and can handle heavier riders.

In order to achieve all of this, offroad hoverboards are usually bigger, heavier, and more robust. They usually come equipped with 8.5" or even 10" wheels (as opposed to the usual 6.5" ones on kids' hoverboards). To power such machines, dual motors of 250W or more (for a combined power of 500W+) are required.

Of course, all of this power comes at a cost. The best offroad hoverboards also tend to be the most expensive ones out there. Things are changing, though, and in recent times some surprisingly cheap off road hoverboards have hit the market, which I'll introduce below. And don't be intimidated by their power; several of these come with child settings and are suitable hoverboards for beginners

In this article, I'm going to cover five of the best hoverboards for off-roading that are currently available, covering all budgets. So popular are these hoverboards that the best ones are frequently sold out, so I'm also mention the best ones that are currently out of stock, but you should keep an eye out for!

Best Offroad Hoverboards Currently Available

These five off-road hoverboards are in stock today and available for purchase online. I've arranged them from most expensive to cheapest at the time of writing.

HALO Rover X

EPIKGO Classic

Gyroor Warrior

Gyroor T581

XPRIT All Terrain

Why did I choose each of these?

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

Out-of-Stock Offroad Hoverboards to Keep an Eye On

Because offroading hoverboards are so popular, some of the best ones are almost always sold out. I'll update this space as they become available again, but here are some of the best offroading overboards that are currently unavailable:

  • Swagtron T6 Outlaw: This heavy duty hoverboard with 10" wheels is considered a leader in the market and has the highest weight limit of any hoverboard, at 420 pounds, and also the fastest hoverboard, at 12 MPH.
  • Hover-1 Beast: Here's another beast with 10" wheels for ya, from reputable brand Hover-1
  • Streetsaw RockSaw and StabilitySaw: Two more offroad hoverboards from yet another big-name brand.

Offroad Hoverboard Reviews

Now let's take a closer look at each of the five best and most powerful hoverboards out there. Note that all five of these come with Bluetooth speakers, LED lights, and a mobile app, so I won't mention that feature for each one. All of these boards are also UL 2272 safety certified. 

Halo Rover X

Official Halo Rover X

Frequently chosen as the best offroad hoverboard on the market, the Halo Rover X has pretty much everything going for it. This is the signature hoverboard from Halo Board, a brand that focuses on doing one thing right instead of putting out lots of different boards. 

Let's take a closer look at what makes this powerful all-terrain hoverboard the cream of the crop, or see my dedicated Halo Rover X review.

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 up to 20°
  • Battery life: 10 miles
  • Charging time: 2.5 hours

The Good

The Halo Rover X is without a doubt one of the most robust, powerful, and reliable offroad hoverboards available today. A powerful 800W combined motor allows this hoverboard to handle a variety of terrains.

This board can handle riders up to 260 pounds in weight and even go up hills of up to 20 degrees. The hoverboard maxes out at a comendable 10 MPH; only a few hoverboards out there can go even faster.  

What's more, the board comes with three training modes, make it suitable for riders of all levels, even children or teens, and has special aluminum protective wings above the wheels to prevent damage.

Finally, unlike other off-road hoverboards, the Halo Rover X comes in four color choices: black, white, pink, and blue.

The Bad

It's hard to say anything bad about the Halo Rover X. But of course, to get these features and quality, you'll have to pay for it. This is the most expensive offroad hoverboard on my list, at the time of writing. 

PROS

  • Powerful 800W motor
  • Super fast (10 MPH)
  • Capable of climbing 20-degree inclines
  • Aluminum protective wings
  • 3 training modes
  • Top rated and loved by users
  • Comes in four different colors

CONS

  • Most expensive
  • Quite heavy, so not ideal for young kids

EPIKGO 

Second on my list is the EPIKGO, another heavy duty all terrain hoverboard. It is comparable to the HALO Rover X on many levels, with a slightly cheaper price tag. 

Let's see how they compare:

Product Highlights

  • Speeds of up to 10 MPH (16 km/hr)
  • Robust 8.5" wheels
  • 400W dual motors (combined 800W)
  • Weight limit: 44-240 lbs (20-109 kg)
  • Board weight: 31 lbs (14 kg)
  • Can climb inclines up to 18°
  • Battery life: 10 miles
  • Charging time: 2 hours

The Good

Glancing at the above specs and picture of the EPIKGO, you'll notice right away that is is in many ways very similar to the Halo Rover X, making the EPIKGO one of the former board's top competitors. Like the Halo Rover X, this board has a 800W motor, robust 8.5" wheels, max 10 MPH speed, protective wheels, and a similar weight limit. 

The EPIKGO also beats the Halo Rover X just slightly when it comes to charging time, taking only up to two hours to fully charge. The final selling point is that this worthy competitor has a price tag lower than the Halo Rover X, so it's definitely an alternative worth considering. 

The Bad

As one of the best heavy duty hoverboards out there, the EPIKGO performs well in all areas. However, unlike the Halo Rover X, it lacks different training modes. Coupled with its heavy size (just one pound lighter than the Halo), this hoverboard is not a suitable option for very young kids. Moreover, even though it's slightly cheaper than the HALO, it is by no means a cheap hoverboard

PROS

  • Powerful 800W motor
  • Super fast 10 MPH
  • Cheaper alternative to Halo Rover X
  • Capable of climbing 18-degree inclines

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Quite heavy, so not ideal for young kids
  • Doesn't have training modes

Gyroor Warrior

The Gyroor Warrior is one of the most popular offroad hoverboards available on Amazon. It occupies a price point halfway between the above two boards and the budget-oriented ones below, making it a good mid-range option with a good balance between features and price.

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

The Gyroor Warrior offers a whole lot of good for a more reasonable price. It can reach speeds virtually the same as the above two hoverboards, carry similar weight, and also comes equipped with strong 8.5-inch rubber wheels. 

According to the manufacturer, this board can even reach inclines of up to 30-degrees, higher than the above two boards, but you should always take these claimed specs with a grain of salt; the truth is that it's going to depend a lot of the weight of the rider, among other conditions. Since this board doesn't have as powerful of a motor as the above two, only certain riders may able to achieve this.

Finally, this hoverboard charges super fast, and comes with child and adult modes, making it a great investment for the whole family to use.

The Bad

While the Gyroor Warrior's specs are almost unbelievable for the friendly price, it's most isn't quite as powerful as the Halo Rover X or EPIKGO, so it won't perform quite as well, especially for heavier riders. Also, its battery life is a little shorter, and at 33 pounds, this is the heaviest board on this list.

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 motor

Gyroor T581

Hurray! The makers of the Warrior now have a newer, cheaper off road hoverboard called the Gyroor T581. This makes off-road hoverboard even more accessible. While the specs of course won't quite match the above hoverboards, this is a great off road hoverboard for kids that won't break the bank. 

Let's see what specs this cheaper alternative offers:

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: 3.75-7.5 miles
  • Charging time: 1.5-2 hours
  • Child and adult modes

The Good

As we move down on the price list, we also move down in power. The Gyroor T581 comes with a combined 600W motor, which is still commendable, but simply won't give you the same power as the above hoverboards. 

Still, this hoverboard can reach speeds of up to 10 MPH, steep inclines, and has a very fast charging time.

In many ways, this is an excellent choice for a children's off road hoverboard. It is significantly lighter than all the other hoverboards on this list, at only 23 pounds, which means your kid may actually be able to lift it if necessary. Also, it comes with child and adult modes to better suit the rider's needs.

The Bad

At 600 watts, the motor on the Gyroor T581 is noticeably less powerful that the others above. This will still be more than sufficient for kids, but older riders may experience reduced performance on bumpier terrains, and the board has a lower maximum weight limit. 

Also, the battery life on this hoverboard is quite a bit shorter than the other hoverboards introduced so far. Last, this is the only hoverboard on the list that has 6.5" wheels, the smallest of three main hoverboard wheel sizes.

PROS

  • Budget-friendly option from reputable brand
  • Super light weight for an offroading board
  • Ideal for kids
  • Very fast (10 MPH)
  • Capable of climbing 15-30-degree angles
  • Super fast charging time
  • Child and adult modes

CONS

  • Less powerful
  • Not ideal for adults or heavier riders
  • Short battery life
  • Only comes in blue
  • Smallest wheels (6.5")

XPRIT All Terrain

Hello, value! The XPRIT might just be the cheapest off road hoverboard out there. While it sits at the bare minimum for what is required of a hoverboard to be considered all terrain-capable, this nevertheless opens the door for hoverboarders constrained by a low budget. 

So, what will you have to give up to get this super low price? Let's see:

Product Highlights

  • Speeds of up to 6 MPH (10 km/hr)
  • Robust 8.5" wheels
  • 250W dual motors (combined 500W)
  • Weight limit: 32-198 lbs (15-90 kg)
  • Board weight: 29 lbs (13 kg)
  • Can climb inclines of up to 15°
  • Battery life: 6 miles
  • Charging time: 2-3 hours
  • Three speed modes

The Good

The main reason you'll want to consider the XPRIT All Terrain hoverboard is its super low price. It's almost unheard of to see an off road hoverboard for under $200

Moreover, the board comes with 8.5" wheels, three speed modes, and an OK charging time of 2-3 hours (other hoverboards at this price tend to take longer).

The Bad

The XPRIT's motor is 500W, which is really the bare minimum needed to consider a hoverboard to be all terrain. Kids will still be able to take it on a variety of surfaces, but adults may struggle to do that, not to mention that it won't be able to handle steeper inclines. 

The upper recommended weight is the lowest on this list, but unlike the Gyroor T581, this hoverboard is still quite heavy at nearly 30 pounds. The battery life on this board is pretty short, and it can only reach speeds of 6 MPH, about on par with most cheap children's hoverboards.

PROS

  • Extremely cheap for an off road hoverboard
  • Decent charging time considering price
  • Decent option for kids
  • Three speed modes

CONS

  • Least powerful on this list
  • Not ideal for adults
  • Slow
  • Only comes in black or white
  • Heavy
  • Short battery life

Other Questions about Off Road Hoverboards

Here are some other questions answered about off-road hoverboards and their capabilities.

Can offroad hoverboards ride on sand?

Have you ever tried running on sand? If so, you know that it is not easy. Similarly, offroad hoverboards may struggle on lose, deep, dry sand, such as on a beach. The more powerful the offroad hoverboard and the larger the wheels, the better it will be able to handle it. 

Damp or wet sand is a different story. Being much more compact, even cheaper offroad hoverboards should be able to ride on it.

Can offroad hoverboards ride on snow?

Do you remember at the beginning of the article when I said there were some exceptions to what offroad hoverboards can ride on? Well, snow is one of them. While most offroad hoverboards are weather-sealed and can handle some rain or water, these machines simply weren't designed to handle extreme cold or snow. The snow can get into parts you don't want it to and cause damage to your board. 

How much is an offroad hoverboard?

If you've clicked on some of the links in this article, you'll have noted that the price of them ranges from around $180 at the low end to $500 at the upper end. You are unlikely to find anything cheaper than that, but you can surely find hoverboards out there that are more expensive, reach $600 or even $1000 dollars. 

For reference, the cheapest hoverboards in the world go for around $100, while most children's hoverboards (non-offroading hoverboards) are between $100 and $200.

The Final Verdict

Choosing the best off road hoverboard for you is an important decision that should be carefully made. These powerful hoverboard's certainly aren't cheap. For kids, you don't want it to be too powerful, while for adults, you don't want to cheap out and get one that won't perform well on all terrain.

Adult riders should definitely go for the Halo Rover X or EPIKGO if they can afford it. The Gyroor Warrior is a cheaper alternative that performs nearly as well and is suitable for kids and adults. On a budget, go for the Gyroor T581 or XPRIT All Terrain, but these two options are really only best for kids.  

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