The Best All-Terrain Mobility Scooters To Buy In 2021
- 06 Aug, 2020
Over the last few years, power scooters have proven themselves as one of the best ways to move around town, and today, it is the chosen mode of transport for many urban commuters, both young and old.
Even though many power scooters to date have been specifically engineered to help the elderly and those with physical handicaps move around with ease, that doesn’t mean they can’t also be used for adventure and recreational activity. After all, recreational scooters are not just mobility aids for seniors, but also tough and rugged machines that are environmentally friendly and allow for lots of fun, excitement and adventure – perfect for when you’re ready to let loose and enjoy the great outdoors.
At Scooters ’N Chairs, we offer a diverse selection of all-terrain scooters – built and designed to go over rugged terrain and durable enough for everyday outdoor use. The large and high-grip wheels along with desirably high ground clearance means they can easily be traversed over all kinds of terrain. The suspension systems alone have been built to provide the smoothest and most comfortable ride, no matter how rough or uneven the terrain may be.
Off-road scooters are best used outdoors, as they do not feature the lightweight compactness and portability of less powerful indoor scooters. If you’re looking to go the distance when embarking on outdoor adventures, you can easily load up your off-road scooter on a vehicle lift and store it in the back of a large van or car.
With top-quality household brands like Drive Medical, E-Wheels, Afikim and Golden Technologies, you have plenty of high-powered off-road rides to choose from.
Table of Contents
Power Scooters are not just for the Elderly or Physically Impaired
Even though our entire mobility scooter lineup is appropriate for seniors or those with physical limitations – our range of all-terrain scooters are best suited to those who are looking for the fastest ride possible, do a lot of leisure travelling and enjoy outdoor trekking on 4-wheels (or 3-wheels).
Our recreational scooters boast the most power, performance and durability than, say, the average power scooter that might be appropriate for seniors.
Never Heard of a Recreational Power Scooter before?
Recreational scooters are meant to serve as a fun and stylish way of enjoying off-roading and trial riding, rather than a mobility aid. They are typically a lot faster, larger, heavier and just plain fun to ride around on. They offer practically the same excitement as a dirt bike, but in 3-wheel and 4-wheel configurations.
If leisure or recreational riding is your thing, then our off road scooters with their high performance, advanced suspensions and exceptional battery capacity are just the ticket. One look at our collection, and you’ll immediately know why folks of all age groups love picking up all-terrain scooters to get their kicks and thrills outdoors.
Fast and a lot of fun to drive, recreational scooters are ideal for all ages, whether you’re a college student, a thrill-seeking adult or a senior who loves staying active. Whether you want to drive around at the beach, over farm lands, community centers or college campuses, they are indeed a stylish way to move around.
If joyriding is your thing, then our recreational scooters will help you break the mold. Hang out with a bunch of friends at the mall, walk your dog as you turn heads and get complements or simply go joyriding around town. So many possibilities, really, with time and energy, perhaps, being the only limiting factor.
Designed for a pleasurable and fun ride, our off-road scooters feature impressive travel ranges and top speeds that are higher than most 3-wheel and 4-wheel scooters. A word to the wise though: if this is your first time riding a recreational scooter, then it’s probably best to take it easy, as they are very responsible and accelerate faster than most ‘everyday mobility scooters’.
All-terrain recreational scooters are best if you’re looking for the following:
- A fair amount of outdoor use, particularly over rough terrain
- More powerful motor for higher acceleration and top speed
- Significantly longer travel distances which may be ideal for long road trips or highway use
- Super fun to drive while also being easy to operate
- Can be transported with a vehicle lift and be taken with you
- Exceptional suspension design for the best comfort over uneven terrain
- Ultra-long battery life
Questions to Ask Yourself before Buying an Off-Road Scooter
We offer an expansive range of off-road scooters for your outdoor riding pleasure. At first glance, you may find the sheer number of choices overwhelming, which is why it pays to ask yourself a few simple questions:
Where am I going to use the scooter?
This may sound counter-intuitive at first because recreational and all-terrain scooters are built for outdoor use, right?
Even though the majority of our recreational scooters are indeed powerful 4-wheelers that are ideal for outdoor use, some may be suitable for indoor use as well, so long as your travel space isn’t too confined. A good example in this case would be the Patriot 4-wheel Scooter by Golden Technologies with its 8 mph top speed, 18 mile travel range and infinitely adjustable tiller.
However, if you feel that you’ll be doing a fair amount of travelling indoors and within confined spaces, then you’re better off browsing through our 3-wheeler and 4-wheeler lineup, because our recreational lineup specifically caters to those looking for thrill, excitement and adventure outdoors.
Do I need to take my scooter with me while traveling?
Answer this question and you can narrow it down to a few models that best fit your needs. The majority of off-road scooters are rather heavy, weighing anywhere between 300-500 lbs. and require a specialized vehicle lift to help you load them up in the back of a van, truck or large vehicle.
However, there are other smaller and also less powerful (and less exciting) models that weigh just over 200 lbs., which can be lifted and loaded into the back of a vehicle with the help of an additional pair of hands.
With that said, if you’ll be using your scooter only to get around, no matter what the distance, then you’d want to get the best of the best – something which boasts style, performance and range such as the E-Wheels 38 Scooter with its 15 mph top speed and 38 mile travel distance or the Drive Medical Cobra GT4 with its 10 mph top speed, but a very impressive 82” turning radius, 35 mile travel range and maximum weight-bearing capacity of 450 lbs.
How far will I need to travel at a time?
The longer distances you need to cover at a time, the longer battery life you will require. With our recreational scooters, this is never an issue – we have models that are capable of traveling over 35 miles at a stretch, and we also offer models that can travel up to 50 miles on a single battery charge.
Take into consideration how much riding you want to do without having to stop for a battery charge, then take your pick.
Are they for off-road driving only or rural driving too?
Let’s set the record straight – recreational scooters are a fantastic choice for all tarmac and non-tarmac surfaces. They have the ability to handle just as well on uneven surfaces as they do on sidewalks and public roads.
However, if you’re looking for something extra rugged and durable that will take you over practically any surface, including hills, dirt and rocky trails, loose beaches, gravel, and grass – you should go with the EV Rider Vita Monster S12X Power Scooter – a mini-monstrosity of a scooter with its large, elevated-tread wheels that can relentlessly conquer any outdoor terrain.
At the end of the day, if off-roading is the end goal, then you may have to sacrifice a little bit of top speed for the heavier, higher-torque models with tires purpose-built for off-roading such as the one above. If you need acceleration and top speed while moving with great finesse and ease over a variety of surfaces – not just dirt, grass or gravel – then the faster models with 15 mph top speeds are appropriate.
For your convenience, each model has a detailed spec-sheet which will help you decide if it fits the bill, as far as outdoor pleasure riding goes.
Can I make do with 3 wheels or are 4 wheels the way to go?
A very valid question indeed. 3-wheelers are known for their highly impressive turning radiuses, but when it comes to stability, nothing trumps a 4-wheeled outdoor scooter.
On the other hand, if you’re a tall individual then you might might prefer 3 wheels as it will allow you to comfortably rest your legs on either side of the tiller. Furthermore, 3-wheelers also have a lighter “heaviest part”, which may make it easier to carry them around while you’re traveling.
Weigh in your circumstances, and then decide which wheel configuration is best for you. With that said, the stability and sturdiness required on off-road surfaces while traveling at high speeds is best served by 4-wheels.
The 4 Best All-Terrain Mobility Scooters To Buy In 2021
Best All-Terrain Mobility Scooter Overall
|Best Value All-Terrain Mobility Scooter Overall
||Best Luxury All-Terrain Mobility Scooter||Best Looks All-Terrain Mobility Scooter|
Afikim: Afiscooter S-3
Merits: Silverado Extreme
Afikim: Afiscooter SE
The 3-wheeled Afikim Afiscooter S offers top-notch safety and performance features which are ‘tested’ outdoors on a variety of terrains – features like a top speed of nearly 10 mph, a 56” turning radius, at least 5 inches of ground clearance, a 28-mile maximum travel range and the ability to withstand up to 450 lbs.
- Range and speed
- Frame designed to take punishment off road
- Free rear locker
- Bulky look
- Large expense
- Not suitable for indoors
The E-Wheels off-road scooters in particular are known for their top speeds, extra wide tubeless tires, bright LED dash readouts and driving ranges.
In fact, the EW-46 can hit a top speed of 13 mph over rugged terrain and helps you cover distances up to 35 miles on a single battery charge.
Add to that a 400 lb. maximum weight capacity, remote key fob, fully independent suspension for each wheel tuned for off-roading, and you’re all set for an outdoor adventure.
- 75 Ah batteries (2x) with an option for 100 Ah batteries (2x). The upgrade gives you a total of 20 Ah of battery juice. That's pretty outsanding.
- Weight capacity of 450 to accommodate heavier users
- 10 degree gradient capacity. That kind of incline ability is often needed with off road scooters
- Huge 16" drive wheels to cope with all kinds of terrain
Always wanted a mobility scooter but didn't quite like the "look" and connotations of standard models?
The Afiscooter SE is an astounding all-terrain mobility scooter that looks the part form every angle.
Designed to be reminiscent of a motorcycle, the "off road" scooter will have you riding with your head help up high as the classiest rider in town.
The SE's specifications won't disappointing you, along with huge wheels, a super comfy seat and suspension, you get:
- 45" turning radius
- 28 miles of battery range
- 1300W motor
- 20% max climbing angle
Why Shop at Scooters 'N Chairs for Your Recreational Scooter?
When shopping with us, we will see to it that all your needs are met, not just prior to the purchase but afterwards as well. If you have any questions at all about what model is right for you, or how to make the most of your scooter once you have purchased it, our friendly team is always available to assist.
We offer free shipping within the US with sales tax applied to any of the scooters we sell. Your order will arrive at your doorstep within 3-5 business days via Standard Delivery, and 5-7 business days via White Glove Delivery.
If at any time you experience any issues whatsoever with your power scooter that isn't covered under the warranty, we will have your scooter shipped to an authorized Wheelchair and Scooter Repair (WSR) facility. WSR is a nationally accredited company that has been consistently awarded an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
WSR has authorized service and repair technicians in all 50 states and are an official support and repair partner for Scooters ’N Chairs. They accept Medicare, private insurance, workers' compensation and other forms for payments.
If you have any questions at all before you buy your desired all-terrain scooter, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.
We would recommend that you also visit our FAQ section before writing to us, as answers to many of your questions can be found there.
About Scooters ’N Chairs
Scooters ’N Chairs is an authorized US reseller for top manufacturers in the power scooter and wheelchair market, including Drive Medical, EV Rider, Pride Mobility, Merits and many more. Each purchase is backed by a full manufacturer’s warranty with free ground shipping in the continental US.
Our team of expert “mobility researchers” are always scouting the internet, comparing various products, customer stories and reviews. Only mobility products that are the most praise-worthy and reliable make the cut and get featured in our product line-up under all the respective categories.
Our customer service is all about providing the highest level of care with one end goal: to make your life “as enjoyable and comfortable as it can be”.