There is a huge range of hoverboards available on the market and when it comes to the question, ‘Does a hoverboard have a weight limit?’ the answer depends on the make and model that you buy.
For a small child, a hoverboard with 6.5” wheels like the Disco LED Official Hoverboard is ideal. It can hold a maximum weight of up to 100kg and you can use it indoors without having to worry about damaging flooring or carpets.
For heavier riders, who are worried about what is the weight limit for a hoverboard, it is worth looking at some of the tough, all-terrain models, such as the G2 Black Vortex Camo 8.5” Off Road Hummer Official Hoverboard as that can easy handle up to 120kg.
The same goes for the All Terrain 10” range. The Green Vortex Camo 10” All Terrain Official Hoverboard has 10 inch inflatable rubber tyres, makes mincemeat of all sorts of surfaces and can support a rider weighing up to 120kg.
The Swagtron T6 is one of the sturdiest hoverboards in the field and will happily carry a rider weighing up to 180kg. It is made from hard-wearing materials such as aluminium and ABS plastic, which is known for it’s strength. And don’t worry about it overheating, because it has passed all the necessary safety tests, which are very stringent nowadays.
The 10” tubeless tyres are built for a tank and rarely will you experience a flat and the engineering is second to none. You don’t have to be a heavyweight either to enjoy this model because it is suitable for beginners to. There is an app and you can choose between beginner, standard and advanced modes.
Another rugged model, which can hold a little under 180kg, is the Warrior Hummer Hoverboard. It has an impressive 12-mile range, built-in Bluetooth speakers and can handle lumps, bumps and slopes of up to 30 degrees.
If you are a heavier rider, it’s worth noting that this will effect the workings of your hoverboard. Your battery may not last as long as it would do a lighter rider and this is because it takes more effort to carry extra weight. It can also mean that you don’t reach the same maximum speeds as lighter riders.
It’s not really worth considering wheels less than 8.5” if you are on the heavier side, because your hoverboard is going to struggle. It’s far better to invest in something robust, well built and powerful that is never going to feel the strain.
Make sure that any board you buy has a UL2272 certification and whatever your weight, try and avoid riding through puddles, mud or wet sand. They’re known to clog up the motors of hoverboards and can cause lasting damage.
Some hoverboards like the Warrior Hummer, are more water resistant than others – the Warrior has a plastic interior to protect the components.