If you’re new to the world of hoverboards, then a good question you might have is about weight limits, and weight in general. Do hoverboards have a maximum weight limit, and if so, how much is it? Is there a minimum weight requirement? How heavy are hoverboards, typically?

The question of weight and weight limits is an important one when you’re trying to decide on which hoverboard to buy. There are hoverboards you might like, ony to find out that you can’t ride them because you exceed the weight limit. Many hoverboards actually have pretty stringent limits, so you might even exceed it without realizing. Weight limits also give you an idea about the durability of the hoverboard, so it’s a good indicator of its overall strength and quality.

For this review, we’re going to look at some popular hoverboards selling on the market today, and compare their weights and weight limits. This will give you an idea of which hoverboards would be suitable for you or someone you know. We will also try to find any patterns or relationships in the data.

Here are 15 hoverboards and their weight limits:

BrandPictureWeightWeight LimitAmazon Price
Hoverheart27 pounds250 poundsCheck Price
XtremePowerUS26 pounds220 poundsCheck Price
XtremePowerUS26 pounds200 poundsCheck Price
VEEKO27 pounds225 poundsCheck Price
Hoverzon28 pounds220 poundsCheck Price
Swagtron38 pounds420 poundsCheck Price
Megawheels26 pounds264 poundsCheck Price
EPIKGO31 pounds264 poundsCheck Price
Skque26 pounds264 poundsCheck Price
Razor25 pounds220 poundsCheck Price
TOMOLOO25 pounds264 poundsCheck Price
Sagaplay28 pounds220 poundsCheck Price
Levit8ion29 pounds220 poundsCheck Price
Halo Rover41 pounds265 poundsCheck Price
EPIKGO40 pounds265 poundsCheck Price

Hoverheart

The Hoverheart is a fashionable hoverboard with a unique design. It has flashing LED lights on top of the wheels, and front LED lights. It’s made of UL certified anti-fire plastic material. As you can see in the table above, the weight limit is around 250 pounds, and the weight is 27 pounds. The hoverboard has a charging time between 2 and 3 hours, and it comes with a charger. The maximum weight is around 8 or 10 MPH. It has a good weight capacity for its size and weight, which indicates its durability. It can support most riders, and the design is what makes it really unique. Not many hoverboards have lights on top of the wheels.

XtremePowerUS

This UL certified hoverboard by XtremePowerUS uses a 36-Volt and 4.4 Ah lithium-ion battery that’s also been UL certified. It weighs 26 pounds and has a weight limit of 220 pounds. This is around the lower average for hoverboards; it’s good enough to support most adults, but it’s certainly on the lower end. There are hoverboards with higher weight limits. But other cool features make this hoverboard worthwhile. These include a speed of 8 MPH, a 350-W motor, a 12 mile range, a charger, and a durable frame.

XtremePowerUS

Another hoverboard by XtremePowerUS, this one has a lower weight limit. It’s one of the lowest weight limits a hoverboard can have. It’s recommended primarily for teenagers, but adults can use it too, as long as they weigh less than 200 pounds. This hoverboard has a a clean and cool design; the all-black finish along with the LED lights give it a slick look. It also comes with a carry case, which you can use to store the hoverboard when you need to carry it around in-between use. It’s also a very inexpensive hoverboard; it’s featured on our list of hoverboards under $200.

VEEKO

The VEEKO hoverboard is a UL2271 and UL2272 hoverboard and it’s made with durable alloy wheels. But despite this, its weight limit is not particularly impressive. It’s not bad; it’s just around average. That might indicate that a durable frame doesn’t always mean it can carry more weight. But this has more to do with the strength of the board, and not with the wheels. This hoverboard has a good range of 12 miles. The 350-W motor is powerful. It can travel up inclines at a maximum of 15 degrees. Overall, this is a versatile and useful hoverboard, and has very good features for its low price.

Hoverzon

Hoverzon is a lesser-known company that makes hoverboards. While they’re not as popular as Segway or Swagtron, they specialize in niche hoverboards that are different from the regular ones. They can be recognized by their unique wheel design; their tires look like car tires, and are usually off-road and all-terrain. This hoverboard has a 250-W motor, and a speed of 8 MPH along with an 11 mile range. The board is made from a slip-proof material that keeps your feet firmly planted on the hoverboard, and reduces the risk of slipping. The rubber tires and slip-proof frame are characteric of a bigger vehicle like a car.

Swagtron

Swagtron is known for making all-terrain and heavy duty hoverboards. Not only are they heavy themselves, but they can also carry a lot of weight. Case in point, the Swagtron T6 has one of the best weight capacities on the market, at a staggering 420 pounds. It even looks strong, when you just look at it. It’s a powerful hoverboard; it reaches a maximum speed of 12 MPH and it can travel up inclines of 30 degrees maximum. The all-terrain wheels are great for traveling over most surfaces, whether they’re hard or soft. This makes it a perfect hoverboard for outdoors use. Other cool specs include 10-inch dual wheels, Bluetooth speaker, and LED lights.

Megawheels

Megawheels is another lesser-known brand that specializes in hoverboards, electric scooters, and electric skateboards. This hoverboard by Megawheels, while you might not have heard of it, actually has a high rating on Amazon. Currently, it’s rated 4.3 out of 5 stars. It weighs 26 pounds and has a weight limit of 264 pounds, or about 120 kg. The color red is not usual for hoverboards, but it does add a new touch to it. It can climb a maximum slope of 25 degrees. The weight limit is pretty high, and accordingly, the features are strong and durable too. The hoverboard is water-proof and anti-slip. It’s 100% safe and has passed UL certification.

EPIKGO

EPIKGO, like Swagtron, is known for making heavy duty hoverboards that are strong, durable, and powerful. Other boards in this series include EPIKGO Premier. The EPIKGO Sports hoverboard has a powerful 400-W dual motor. It has a 10-mile range and can travel up to inclines of 18 degrees maximum. As you can see in the picture, it has big alloy race wheels, that can maneuver and travel smoothly and efficiently. The hoverboard is also very large and spacious, it’s 30% larger than the average hoverboard, and gives the rider much more room for their feet. Its fast charging technology works to fully charge the hoverboard in just 2 hours, which is very efficient. Last, but not the least, the weight limit is a good 264 pounds, which is impressive for a hoverboard that weighs 31 pounds, which is slightly above the industry average.

Skque

Never herard of Skque? Well, you’re not the only one. It’s another one of the lesser-known brands of hoverboards that we put on this list. We want to give some of the smaller brands more exposure too; it’s not all about the big name brands. Sometimes the less popular hoverboards also have features that are just as good, and cost less. For example, this Skque hoverboard weighs 26 pounds and has a weight limit of 264 pounds. This is on the higher end of hoverboard weight limits; and for a price of less than $200! This shows that the more obscure hoverboards can actually be just as good as the popular ones. Other features include UL certification, Bluetooth speaker, LED lights, a 1 year warranty for repair and parts, a 350-Watt dual motor, and a charge time between 1 and 2 hours.

Razor Hovertrax 2.0

The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is a new and improved version of a hoverboard by Razor. Razor is known for making electric ride-on toys for kids. Their trademark characteristics include bright colors, a clean design ,and kid-friendly user interface. The Hovertrax 2.0 is a good example of that. It has smart self-balancing technology that runs on a 36-V battery and a 350-W motor. It has a standard weight limit of 220 pounds. This may not seem particularly high, but this is a kid’s hoverboard, so it’s good enough for that. It’s recommended for kids aged 8 and above, and it can also be used by teenagers and adults, provided they satisfy the weight limit. Overall, it’s a fun and good-quality ride that’s popular among children because of its cool design and its many features, including LED lights, fender bumpers, and battery indicator.

TOMOLOO

The TOMOLOO is one of the highest-rated hoverboards on sale today, currently with an Amazon user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. So what makes this hoverboard so great? Well, it has one of the best designs out there; it’s clean, sharp, and futuristic. It’s built from durable alloy material, and it shows in its ability to carry weight. Even though it weighs just 25 pounds, it can carry a maximum of 264 pounds. But that’s just part of the reason why this hoverboard performs well. It uses an advanced mainboard program, that accurately self-balances the hoverboard using its gyroscopic technology. It has decent specs of 8 MPH speed ans 12 mile range. It uses beautiful RBG lighting that adds to the awesome design. And last, but not the least, it has a charge time of 2 hours, which is lower than the typical charge time, which is 3 hours. That’s no surprise there, since it uses an efficient UL2271 certified battery system.

Sagaplay

Sagaplay is one of our favorite companies that make hoverboards. It produces some pretty cutting-edge self-balancing scooters that are unique because of their design and performance. The hoverboard displayed here is called the Sagaplay F1. It uses an LG smart battery, which is efficient and only has a 2-hour charge time. Low charge times like this are convenient especially if you’re using the hoverboard as a personal transporter. Need to get to a class or a store later? Just plug in the hoverboard, and it will be fully charged in a couple hours. This makes it preferable to other personal transporters like segways or kick scooters, that take several hours to recharge. Sagaplay F1 has a 9 mile range, which is not particularly high, but it is decent. It can get you between placed that are not too far away, which is usually how a hoverboard is supposed to be used.

Levit8ion

This is one of those strange hoverboards that people take a look at and say “huh?”. Not only is the name a bit weird, but the design is unlike anything you’ve seen in a hoverboard before. Though it might look cool to some people, and I don’t blame them. It has a robotic futuristic design that’s a departure from the regular old boring hoverboard designs that you see in almost every self-balancing scooter. But the design is not the only cool thing about this hoverboard. It has 7.5 inch tires, a 400-W motor, Bluetooth speaker, and more. Its weight limit is just around average, hovering at 220 pounds. But where it stands out is its appearance, particularly its auto sensor light and a cool LED display screen. This is one of those hoverboards that not everyone will lose, but will definitely turn some heads and catch plenty of attention when you’re riding it down the street.

Halo Rover

The Halo Rover is a heavy hoverboard, weighing around 41 pounds. This is nearly twice the weight of a regular small-sized hoverboard. So why does it weigh so much? Well, for one, it’s the all-terrain interface. It’s built from a high quality aluminum frame and uses 8.5-inch all-terrain tires. The weight capacity is very good; it can handle up to 265 pounds. The Halo Rover was selected as the Best Hoverboard of 2017, and for good reason. It has plenty of nifty features. This includes an app that has different riding modes. You can change these modes according to your skill level. It also comes with a free custom carrying case. The Halo Rover is one of the most user-friendly hoverboards out there, and practically anyone can try it, whether they’re a kid or a senior. It makes it easy to learn and adjust according to your own preference. It’s incredibly durable and can travel on any outdoors surface, including on inclines.

EPIKGO

The last on this list is another heavy-duty hoverboard by EPIKGO. This is similar to the Halo Rover and the EPIKGO Sports model. It weighs a heavy 40 pounds and has a weight limit of 265 pounds. The board is UL2272 certified and the battery is UL2271 certified. It has a powerful 400-W dual motor that allows the hoverboard to travel up to 18 degree inclines, have a range of 10 miles, and reach speeds up to 11 MPH. It again bears mentioning that EPIKGO hoverboards are designed to be 30% larger than regular-sized hoverboards. This gives them more stability and space, which makes riding easier. Like other EPIKGO hoverboards, this is especially useful for terrains like mud, sand, grass, etc. The large alloy wheels make it easy to traverse any surface. So if you’re looking for an adventure, then this might be the right hoverboard for that.

How Do Hoverboard Weight Limits Work?

Let’s say that a hoverboard has a weight limit of 220 pounds. Does that mean if you put any weight on it that’s more than 220 pounds, it’s going to break? No, not really. The weight limit is determined by a hoverboard’s propensity to carry weight over a long period of time without getting internal fractures.

So if you do go over a hoverboard’s weight limit, it’s not immediately going to break and stop working. But continuous use will wear it out much faster. Placing excess weight on it will stress its gyroscopic sensors, which makes it much harder to balance. Also, the hoverboard will be much slower too, because of all the extra weight.

So, in short, a hoverboard starts behaving weirdly when you go over its weight limit. Its self-balancing sensors will not function properly. The added stress will create micro cracks in the frame of the hoverboard, and it will eventually break over time. That’s why it’s important not to go over the weight limit, and it’s why hoverboards have weight limits in the first place.

Conclusion

For most people, weight limits are not an important factor in choosing a hoverboard. That’s because most hoverboards have a weight limit of at least 200 or 220 pounds, so most people will fall comfortably below that. So it’s not that important to look at, unless you’re a heavy person.

That being said, the weight limit does tell you a few things about the hoverboard. It tells you whether it’s a kid’s hoverboard, or an adult. It tells you whether it’s an all-terrain heavy duty hoverboard or not. It also gives you an idea of the strength and durability of the hoverboard. All of those are important factors when looking at which hoverboard to get.

Depending on your preference, we recommend getting a hoverboard with a weight limit of at least 220 pounds. This will have a good level of strength and durability. If you’re looking for something even bigger and better, then go for a hoverboard that supports a weight of at least 250 pounds. This will be fast, furious, all-terrain, and long-lasting.

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