Friday, 27 January 2017

smarTrike T5 scooter review

Just before Christmas we were kindly sent a smarTrike T5 scooter to review for Eva. SmarTrike is a brand we are familiar with and love. Eva's first bike was a smarTrike 3 in 1  and we're sure she is now so good at riding a bike from being being pushed around in her bike from a young age.




We chose to have a pink scooter (Eva's favourite colour). When it arrived she couldn't wait to get it open and get outside. The T5 scooter is suitable for children aged 3 years and up. the scooter has 2 stages. The first stage enables the t-lock function which prevents the handlebars from tilting. The second stage allows the handlebars to be tilted so that your child can ride freestyle.

Setting the scooter up was easy. The handle simply slot into the base. The handle bar height can be adjusted which is a fab feature. This means the scooter will grow with your child. Let's face it they grow so quickly so it's good to know that this product will last us a while.

I really like the design. It's contemporary and not too childlike. I also find it lightweight.



Eva was able to ride on it as soon as she used it. I'm sure this is down to it having 3 wheels and not 2. She does have a 2 wheeled scooter already but she hates it because she can't use it. The 3 wheels allow her to feel more stable and therefore more confident.

The surface footplate is rubber which is comfy (in Eva's words). It also allows for a good grip.



The one feature that took her a bit of getting used to was the brake. Personally I think it's a great feature but she couldn't quite get to grips with how to engage it. It's located behind her.    After a couple of weeks and lots of practice she is now a pro at using it.




We still haven't used the scooter in stage 2 but Eva is now a whizz on it that i'm sure we'll be adjusting it soon.



Overall, Eva loves her scooter. She uses it everyday. She rides it back and forth to school which makes the school run so much easier for me as she is actually enjoying herself. We also use it when we take the dog for a walk.





I'll definitely be buying Ophelia the smarTrike T1 scooter which is suitable from aged 15 months and up so we will be able to get her one at the end of next month. I just wish they did adult ones so hubby and I can join in the fun.






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21 comments

  1. I like the idea that it's lightweight, odds are someone will end up carrying it! She looks like she loves it x

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  3. I always end up carrying the scooter so the lightweight option sounds great!!

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  4. That's a lovely scooter. She'll have loads of fun on it

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  5. She looks so cute! Sounds like she loves it. Fab that it's lightweight as it'll probably be mama carrying it around after a while ;)

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  6. good to hear that it is nice and lightweight - I always end up carrying my kids when they get too tired! x

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    1. She hasn't gone on any long adventures with it yet but I'm always carrying it on the way back from the school run lol x

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  7. Scooters are so much fun for little ones and a great way to encourage them to get outdoors. This one looks great!! Love the bright colours

    Laura x

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  8. I've never heard of this make before, but I shall definitely be looking into them when my twins need a upgrade that grows with them. It looks really good for them :-)

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  9. She looks as though she is really enjoying herself. As you say, it's a pity they don't do adult size versions.

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  10. This looks so cool, I wish there really was an adult version, I would totally use this all the time!! xxxx

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  11. This looks great. I love the color of it too

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  12. Looks so cool.. and it's great that it's light weight.. my girl loves gr8 scooter

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  13. This looks like a great scooter. My son adores his. I really like the idea of adjustable height as they do grow so quickly!

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  14. She looks really content on that scooter. The colour and fuctionality seem spot on. Added to that is the brake function and all within a reasonable price. Great piece of equipment for any child

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  15. This looks like a great piece of kit. Your daughter seems very pleased with it. Good that it is so sturdy and grows with your child. Just what a parent is looking for.

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  16. That looks great, love the colours. Very good idea to get an adjustable height one too, they grown out of them too quickly.

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  17. That's a super cool scooter, I love the fact it has 3 wheels, I'd love to get one for Taylor!

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  18. I didn't realise smartrike did scooters until recently. They look really good quality. Eva looks like she's had lots of fun.

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  19. It always amazes me how quickly our children get to grips with things, especially ones we think they'll struggle with. Eva looks fab on her scooter and it seems it didn't take her long to fall in love with it. I love her pink helmet at well!

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  20. The scooter looks fab, Sebby has a similar one :)

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