There’s nothing quite like that moment when your new electric scooter arrives on your doorstep. You’ve put it together, you’re ready to go, and you open the front door…
…only to be confronted with the disheartening sight of rain. But surely, you think – aren’t all electric scooters waterproof?
Based on our independent 2022 research of over 140 electric scooters, 71% of models are equipped with water resistance ratings. (This figure is up from 40% in 2021). However, it’s important to note that these ratings vary in the level of protection that they provide.
Plus, before we go any further, we need to explain that while some scooters are water-resistant, no model is entirely waterproof. Riding in water-logged conditions is always a risk: not just to your scooter, but to your safety. Plus, any environmental damage to your scooter will void your warranty – meaning you’ll have to put your hand in your pocket for repair or placement.
So, to avoid any unwanted damage, you need to ensure that your scooter comes with the proper certification.
We’re talking, of course, about IP ratings – the official certification codes that indicate any given scooter’s level of protection from water. IP ratings are the only official form of certification – so anything lacking an ‘IP’ at the beginning isn’t the real deal.
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After testing over 30 models, we're sharing the top 10. All of the models were assessed based on their performance for riding wet conditions. Special attention was placed on water-resistance ratings, tire types and sizes, braking power, deck grip, the position of motors for traction, and fender placement for protection from splashes.
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Entry-Level Waterproof Electric Scooters
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Flaunting an IP54 water resistance rating, the Turboant M10 is protected from water splashes from any direction. But rest assured that’s not the only string to this scintillating, cut-price scooter’s bow.
Capable of reaching its top speed of up to 20 mph in less than 10 seconds – and with a range of an impressive 18 miles – the M10 easily outperforms its modest price tag.
Why We Recommend It:
Cheaper, less chunky, and arguably more cheerful than its predecessor – the Turboant X7 Pro – the M10 offers something for everyone. Not only is it quick and light (making it perfect for commuters) it charges quickly, folds easily, and packs enough range to get you to and from your destination.
Plus, when you use Electric Scooter Insider’s unique code, you’ll bag a $50 discount – making the M10 easily the best scooter available for less than $400.
It’s easy to get carried away with the Turboant M10’s specs, but let’s get back to what we’re here for – its water-resistance capabilities. The IP54 rating means it’s well protected from puddles and precipitation. But to be safeguarded from water, several other important factors come into play.
There’s the size and type of the tires, for instance. Pneumatic and 10 inches in diameter, not only does their plus-sized profile create a bigger contact patch with the road – thus creating greater levels of traction in wet or treacherous conditions – they’re also filled with air, rather than solid rubber or foam.
The difference is that pneumatic (air-filled) tires absorb a lot of the impact from less even terrain. This means the M10 isn’t just safer or more water-resistant than the average budget scooter when it comes to rain – it’s more comfortable, too.
Adding to the M10’s water-resistant persona are its safety features – namely, the hand-operated disc brake located over its rear wheel. Even in slippy settings, the M10 will bring you to a complete stop in less than 5 meters (4.9, to be exact).
Certain aspects of the M10’s blueprint also make it particularly well-suited to rainy conditions. Its single motor (which, on the X7 Pro, was located in the front wheel) has been shifted to the rear. This gives the M10 not only an improved acceleration rate but also increased traction – ideal for getting you moving in less forthcoming conditions.
Wide, spacious decks are another key contributor to a scooter’s overall water resistance profile. And, while the M10’s deck isn’t particularly wide (it measures just 6 inches across), nor boasts much clearance (it’s 4.1 inches off the ground), it is grippy. The deck is layered with vertical strips of ribbed rubber – so it’s perfect for keeping you vertical on wet-weather excursions.
Oh, and let’s not forget how instrumental a good rear fender is on rain-filled rides. A bad fender, after all, will leave you with mud and water splashed on your back. Luckily, the M10’s rear fender cuts the mustard. Made of robust reinforced plastic, it covers half of the scooter’s rear wheel entirely – giving you full protection from filthy splashback.
All in all, the M10 represents a surprisingly reliable rainy ride – particularly when you take into account the affordability of its price tag. If you’re on a budget and need an electric scooter that you can depend on – come rain or shine – they don’t come much better than the Turboant M10.
Turboant X7 Pro
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The Turboant X7 Pro may be water-resistant – but it’s certainly not resistant to style. Speedy, nimble, and versatile, the X7 Pro looks good and rides better.
A detachable battery pack lets you travel indefinitely, while a grippy deck and triple-pronged braking system put safety at the forefront. The only surprise? That the X7 Pro is available at such an alluring price point.
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Having reviewed the Turboant M10, it’s only fair to let its older brother – the X7 Pro – share the spotlight. And, while the X7 Pro might pale to its more recent sibling as far as acceleration is concerned, it still rules the Turboant roost for a whole wealth of benefits.
Take, for instance, the X7 Pro’s mileage. Not only is it capable of up to a whopping 30 miles off a single charge, but it also boasts an innovative build aspect not typically seen on scooters of its ilk – a detachable battery pack.
This, in theory, allows the X7 Pro to hit an indefinite range. You just have to buy an extra battery pack (or multiple), chuck it in your backpack, and swap it out when the one before runs dry.
So what’s the Turboant X7 Pro like in the rain? Well, it sports an IPX4 water resistance rating – which, as you’ll recall, makes the scooter resistant to splashes from any direction.
What’s more, the X7 Pro boasts a build and ride quality that goes toe-to-toe with that of Turboant’s more recent offering, the M10. Plus, the X7 Pro’s deck is coated in a grippy, stippled silicone surface, making it sticky, rather than slippery. Like the M10, the X7 Pro’s rear fender curls halfway around the tire – so it does a good job of keeping mud off your back. There’s even a responsive taillight embedded into the plastic. This lets other road users know when you’re slowing down or coming to a stop – something that certainly comes in handy when rain renders visibility poor.
And the rear fender isn’t just for show – or for keeping you dry. It doubles as a foot brake, and a good stomp will allow you to pull off quick emergency stops. Supporting this foot brake is the electronic braking system directed towards the front wheel, plus a disc brake located over the rear.
Piling comfort onto safety are the 10-inch pneumatic tires. Offering a basic level of shock absorption from bumpier terrain, the air in the tires makes up for the scooter’s lack of traditional suspension (such as shocks and swingarms).
The tires are also larger than the profiles of most similar budget models (which tend to come in at around 8.5 inches). In rain, you want as much rubber on the road as possible – so the chunkier tire is ideal. That said, the tread on the tires is shallow and basic – so we don’t recommend riding the X7 Pro in heavy rain.
The only other area that could be improved is the position of its motor. In contrast to the M10, the X7 Pro’s single motor is located in its front wheel, rather than the rear. This makes the X7 Pro slower off the mark than the Turboant M10. However, there is a silver lining. By having a more gradual acceleration, the X7 Pro is less prone to wheel spin ensuring that the tires remain in a controlled position of contact with the ground.
Overall, the X7 Pro is a fantastic budget scooter. It goes far, rides well, and is tolerant to the rain. Plus, where value for money is concerned, it lays claim to the Electric Scooter Insider Award for the Best Electric Scooter under $600.
Apollo Air Pro
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Equipped with an IPX4 rating, the Apollo Air Pro is resistant to water splashes. But are you resistant to its charms?
This scooter offers a silky ride experience and is gorgeous to behold – not to mention boasting a Rolls Royce level of build quality. The Air Pro isn’t just water-resistant – it’s a prime example of the Apollo brand at its finest.
Why We Recommend It:
Suffusing splendid style with stunning substance, the Apollo Air Pro comes with serious pedigree. Plotted and put together by some of the finest scooter technicians, the Air Pro’s build quality speaks for itself.
Sure – it’s not the fastest, and you’ll get only get a maximum of 18 miles out of its 10.4Ah battery. It’s also heavy, with a 38.5-lbs bulk seeming oddly out of proportion to its relatively paltry 220 lbs of load. But (and this is a big but) the Air Pro makes up for it as the best scooter under $800 – and easily the most comfortable
There are many reasons why the Air Pro won our coveted award for the sub $800 scooter bracket but one of them is because it delivers exactly what it promises to. Apollo has been modest with its marketing material. Other scooters with the same size motors and battery sizes claim higher top speeds and longer maximum mileages, but often fail to deliver against these claims. With the Air Pro, what you see is what you get.
The dual fork front suspension is unseen on models in its price class. Better still, the scooter sports a pair of pneumatic 10-inch tires, making it one of only 40% of similarly priced scooters to do so. With two large, air-filled tires operating in tandem with the mountain bike-like front suspension, the Air Pro’s shock absorption setup is superb.
That, of course, makes it an excellent choice for riding in the rain. Let’s also not forget that the Air Pro comes kitted out with an IPX4 certification, imbuing it with protection from water splashes.
And most aspects of the scooter’s design attest to its wet weather credentials. The rear fender is built generously to protect the back of your jacket, while an LED setup (which includes both a headlight and taillight) keeps you visible in overcast or foggy conditions.
The handlebars and deck are both given a liberal coating of durable, anti-slip rubber. The deck, in particular, benefits from a crisscrossed hypnotic geometric tread pattern that ensures your feet stay put, no matter how perilous the weather.
Unlike some less scrupulous scooter manufacturers, Apollo doesn’t simply tell us about its commitment to safety: it shows us. The Air Pro is kitted out with a front drum brake, with a rear electronic regenerative brake spreading out the stopping power. This adds equilibrium and traction to the braking setup – which is vital in wet conditions. Operating in harmony, the brakes will bring you to a safe stop in 3.5 meters from 15 mph, beating many other competitors in its price class.
There’s no sugar-coating it – when you order the Air Pro, affordability isn’t on the menu. But in many ways, you get exactly what you pay for. That includes a unique LED display, cruise control, and an in-built smart power management system to safeguard your scooter’s battery from overheating and short-circuiting.
Plus, the folding mechanism is extremely intuitive, and some nifty design features include a retractable kickstand that tucks nimbly away under the deck’s lip allowing for a streamlined aesthetic that is unmatched by other scooters.
As for its aesthetics, there are no visible seams where different parts of the frame’s metalwork have been joined. The whole frame is flowing, futuristic, and forward-thinking – whether it’s being ridden through puddles, or simply sitting in your garage.
When you bite the bullet and spring for the Apollo Air Pro, you’re not just getting any old scooter, you’re securing a model with a rich history and superb pedigree. You’re laying your mitts on what we can only describe as the Rolls Royce of waterproof scooters – and through that lens, $799 is a bargain.
Intermediate Waterproof Electric Scooters
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Kickstarted by a crowdfunded campaign, the SPLACH Twin has already been making a splash. Not only is it one of our top picks for casual riders, commuters, and those looking to take their first steps into the world of dual-motor electric scooters, but its IP54 rating makes it one of the best water-resistant scooters.
Add in its rapid acceleration, long-distance credentials, portable design, and the Twin is a bargain that easily justifies its $1,000 price tag.
From our experience testing and comparing it alongside our 140+ database of electric scooters, it's a diamond in the rough.
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The SPLACH Twin is a new addition to the market and although the SPLACH brand is slowly climbing the ranks of the scooter world, we suspect that the Twin is going to be one of the most popular models in the industry. Here’s why:
Firstly, the IP54 water resistance rating means the scooter’s protected from water splashes, no matter the angle. But of course, the SPLACH Twin is so much more than its IP rating – and it builds on its water-resistance credentials with a frame that’s been engineered to provide safety and stability in wet conditions.
Let’s start with the kickplate. Cast your eyes to the rear of the deck, and you’ll see a small, raised piece of metal emerging out of it. This is a kickplate – a platform to rest your back foot on. Now, while that may not sound like anything to get excited over, it’s a crucial feature. The kickplate allows you to lean into the ride at high speeds – or in wet weather – and enjoy additional control that you otherwise wouldn’t get.
Unlike less powerful scooters, which house their single motor in either the front or rear wheel, the Twin boasts dual 600W motors – one in each wheel. This spreads out the scooter’s power, funneling juice to both ends of the scooter, rather than just one. It also gives you more balance when it comes to accelerating – something you’ll need in wet weather conditions.
Comfort-wise, the Twin delivers a smooth ride. This is, for the most part, down to its front and rear suspension. SPLACH claims that the suspension system is capable of absorbing up to 87% of impacts, and from our tests, we have to agree. The degree to which suspension systems can absorb impacts varies considerably and we were impressed with the level of shock absorption that the Twin delivers. In fact, we rate it as having the best suspension in the sub $1,000 category.
That said, there is one small letdown – the tires. Unlike all the scooters we’ve seen so far in this list, the Twin can’t lay claim to dual pneumatic tires. Instead, it sports two solid rubber tires.
Solid tires aren’t all bad – they do make a scooter immune to punctures, after all – but they don’t provide the same levels of ride comfort we’ve come to expect from air-filled tires. Nor will they provide the same level of traction, which can make them skid when accelerating, stopping, and turning.
What’s more, the tires are of a slightly smaller profile (8 x 2.5 inches) than those on the scooters we’ve reviewed so far in this list. When riding in the rain you need as large a contact patch as possible to maintain traction. Thanks to the deep tread and wide profile of the Twin’s tires, they manage to do a good job of minimizing slippage.
Fortunately, other elements of the Twin’s design underline its water-resistant credentials. Its rear fender shares a similar geometric design to that of the Dualtron Mini and provides comprehensive protection from muddy splashback. Similarly, it has the most ergonomic handgrips that we’ve ever tested. Molded in a flowing form, the grips remain easy to hold – even in heavy downpours – meaning you maintain full control at all times. (Other scooters have handgrips that twist back and forth, making them hard to hold, especially in wet conditions). Similarly, the deck is slathered in a thick rubber matting that further instills confidence while riding in the rain.
One area for improvement is the lighting. With two front button LEDs, taillights to match, and acrylic side lights, the Twin appears to have a good lighting setup, but in reality, it is insufficient. Adding a headlight will bring the Twin up to a level suitable for riding at night.
Mercifully, though, the SPLACH Twin’s other features redeem it. Among them, it counts an intuitive folding mechanism that allows you to fold it in 10 seconds, plus a telescopic stem for adjusting the height of its handlebars. It even has a secret hiding place for putting in an Apple Airtag to track and locate the scooter in the event of theft.
Last (but certainly not least) is the safety features. Sporting brakes at the front and rear – both controlled via simple hand levers in the cockpit – the Twin is capable of stopping on a dime. The standout benefit of its braking setup is that the brakes are of the drum variety. Unlike disc brakes, the drum mechanisms don’t fade in wet weather and therefore, deliver reliable, consistent stopping power.
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The EMOVE Cruiser is scooter royalty.
The Cruiser is the all-rounder of all-rounders and offers so much more than its IPX6 rating.
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Usually, scooters come with some form of compromise. There are fast ones that sacrifice range, or long-range beasts that lack bite. Other models double down on the power but at the expense of portability.
The EMOVE Cruiser does it all.
Firstly, it boasts a considerable 30 mph of top speed, plus a staggering 62 miles of range – a feat unmatched in its price class (or anywhere near its class).
Speaking of records, the Cruiser’s 352 lbs load-bearing capacity (that is, the amount of rider weight it can support) holds the title of being the biggest in our database of over 140+ scooters.
Plus, the Cruiser refuses to cut corners in the portability stakes. It comes kitted out with pretty much the full gamut: foldable handlebars, a telescopic stem, and a slick, seamless stem folding mechanism.
Yep – the EMOVE Cruiser has thought of everything. It’s no surprise, then, that it also boasts an IPX6 water resistance rating. This makes the Cruiser resistant to high-pressure, heavy sprays of water. The Cruiser’s IP rating is one of the best on the market.
Riding in the rain means slippery roads, and slippery roads require excellent brakes. Luckily, the Cruiser delivers high-quality semi-hydraulic brakes at the front and rear. Together with its electronic braking system, the dual 140 mm rotors bring you to a safe stop within 3.4 meters from 15 mph.
This represents good stopping performance, although it’s a shame not to see an E-ABS (electronic anti-lock braking system) in place to prevent skidding in slippery conditions.
Moving onto comfort, the EMOVE Cruiser leaves no stone unturned. Boasting large front springs paired with dual air shocks at the rear, the Cruiser’s shock absorption package is a premium one. On top of this, the Cruiser doubles down on the pneumatics, with a couple of 10-inch air-filled tires to insulate you from the bumps and bruises of inhospitable terrain.
In terms of build quality, the Cruiser ticks all the boxes – durability, dependability, and dynamism. It’s made of a lightweight (yet sturdy) aluminum alloy, with a frame that folds neatly and is plenty forgiving – particularly for taller riders, or ones with stockier builds.
Take the Cruiser’s wide, long deck for instance. It’s super spacious, allowing you to strike a comfortable stance to match the ample width of the handlebars. This, of course, comes in handy where wet weather is concerned – although the two thin narrow strips of grip tape covering the deck certainly represent room for improvement.
Grip tape is fine – when it covers the entire deck, but the Cruiser’s pencil-thin strips don’t provide a huge amount of traction, so you’ll have to ensure you’re wearing grippy shoes when riding in the rain. We’d much prefer to see the kind of rubber rivulet pattern that you can observe on the Apollo Air Pro – the deck of which is covered by a grippy, threaded surface.
Oh, and you won’t have to worry about splashback from behind: the Cruiser’s rear fender smothers its back wheel, catching any displaced debris before it can get to your clothes.
Alongside its already impressive performance, a battery voltmeter, turn signals, and a battery management system, allow the Cruiser to excel on all levels. Whether the sky outside is desert-dry or drizzle-dominated, the EMOVE Cruiser will prevail and deliver a safe, secure ride, always.
Mantis V2 (18.2Ah)
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The Mantis has always been our favorite performance scooter, and with the release of the V2, it's got even better. It’s now water-resistant and, along with several other design and functionality perks, such as full hydraulic brakes, ergonomic rubber grips, and a full lighting setup, it is new and improved.
Offering superb value for money and a wealth of safety features, the Mantis V2 is an excellent scooter for those who want a performance scooter capable of being ridden in the rain.
Why We Recommend It:
What happens when you take the original Mantis, improve its design, and address all of the rider feedback? Well, you get the Mantis V2.
Alongside an improved IP rating, better brakes, and an entirely new lighting setup, the V2 also improves its design with a reinforced, robust new stem and hinge bolt to eliminate stem wobble for a reliable ride at speed in unfavorable weather conditions.
All combined, the V2 is, hands down, the best waterproof scooter for under $2,000.
Equipped with an IPX5 water resistance rating, the V2 is protected against sustained low-pressure jets of water from all angles. There’s no ingress protection, sure – but the boosted IP rating represents a significant improvement over that of the previous model. That model notoriously lacked any form of water resistance rating.
While riding the Mantis, it becomes clear that this scooter is way more than its IP certification.
Almost everything about the V2, from the 20 x 8.25-inch dimensions of its deck to the patina of anti-slip rubber covering it, has been engineered for wet conditions, even at the scintillating 40 mph speeds, this scooter is capable of.
The kickplate – located at the rear of the deck – adds another layer of control, allowing you to set yourself in an aggressive riding stance to effectively shift your weight at high speeds and while braking.
Unlike the fenders on all the scooters we’ve discussed so far, the one on the Mantis is short and doesn’t cover enough of the tire, instead falling short about an inch shy of the rear wheel’s farthest point. While you’ll be okay in dry conditions, we can’t say the same for wet ones. Luckily, Kaabo listened to rider feedback and has included a fender extender in the box. Attaching this significantly improves the splashback protection.
Fortunately, blueprint blips like the diminutive rear fender are anomalies, rather than the norm. Everything about this new-and-improved, regal-looking Mantis model screams quality – from ride safety to ride experience.
Let’s start with the former. Drawing its stopping power from fully hydraulic Zoom disc brakes, the V2 can execute a complete stop within just 3.0 meters from 15 mph.
Not only does this rival performance scooter powerhouses like the Wolf King for braking efficacy, but the V2 is one of less than a third of the scooters in its price class to sport superior, full hydraulic brakes. When you’re riding in wet conditions and need to make a quick, safe stop, these come in handy.
We should also make note of the anti-lock braking system. This stops the scooter’s wheels from locking up and skidding when the brakes are engaged and increases rider safety during emergency stops.
Switching our attention to ride comfort, and the Mantis is a doozy. The front and rear suspension pairs tightly-packed springs with swing arms. With the jumbo 10-inch pneumatic tires providing a base level of insulation from the road’s vagaries – and a crisscrossing tread helping navigate slippery surfaces – you’ll have peace of mind across all surfaces.
Apollo Phantom + NUTT Hydraulic Brakes
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If the Apollo Air Pro gave us a fleeting glimpse of the aesthetic wonders that the Apollo brand is capable of, the Phantom gives us a good, long look.
With an IP54 water resistance rating, quadruple springs, a plus-sized frame, and a hydraulic braking setup, everything about the Phantom oozes class. Expect top-tier performance and ultimate reliability – no matter the conditions.
Why We Recommend It:
Taking elements of the design of its wildly popular predecessors, the Phantom merges them with an all-new proprietary design. Flaunting a never-before-seen HEX display panel (that, to this day, hasn’t been copied or ripped off effectively) and a black/gunmetal gray color scheme, the Phantom is truly one of a kind.
The Phantom was built using a precise CNC manufacturing process, and its stem and neck have been reinforced for an extra dose of durability. What’s more, simple plug-and-play connectors make it easy to replace or repair the Phantom’s electrical components, while three independent folding mechanisms make stem wobble a thing of the past.
With all that effort going into Apollo’s design and manufacturing process (nothing less than we’d expect from a brand with such pedigree and prestige), the scooter’s excellent IP54 rating feels like a given. It’ll safeguard your scooter from multi-directional water spray, and give you confidence that a rain-soaked sojourn won’t spell mortal doom for your scooter.
Plus, dig a little deeper into the Phantom’s design and build quality, and you’ll see that just about everything is protected. The charging ports, for instance, are safeguarded from collisions or scrapes on the outside by a protruding kickstand. Internally, the ports’ circuits are protected from water damage by a fuse, while heat sinks and a smart battery management system regulate the temperature of the motors and battery, respectively.
And the benefits of the build for water resistance don’t stop there. Think of the huge, angular tire huggers brooding over the scooter’s wheels, for instance, or the kickplate engineering traction at the rear of the deck. Think of the deck itself, which – measuring 20 by 8.5 inches – matches those on top scooters like the Wolf King for size. Covered in texturized, easy-clean silicon, and with deep grooves offering superb grip, the deck offers space and security.
So, what else makes the Phantom well-suited for wet weather? Well, there’s its revolutionary quadruple spring suspension. Never seen before on any scooter, the Phantom’s front and rear system is buttery-smooth, and – if you have a c-spanner to hand – completely adjustable. You can loosen or tighten the springs to match the terrain and conditions. For instance, when it's bone-dry and you want to hit top speeds, you can tighten the springs for a more sporty ride. On the other hand, when it's wet out, you can loosen the springs to allow for a better distribution of your weight when accelerating and braking to minimize wheel spin and skidding.
Speaking of safety, the NUTT hydraulic brakes have you covered. They jack up the price a little – setting you back $150 more than the regular disc brake-equipped model – but the upgrade is worth it. Particularly if you’re going to be pushing your luck in perilous weather.
There’s no anti-lock braking system, but the existing setup will bring you to a safe stop in a startlingly effective 3.0 meters from 15 mph. This is a product of the smooth effects of the large 160 mm rotors. With more generously sized discs, you’ll benefit from more braking control – allowing you to stop with enhanced precision.
You’ll need them, too – particularly if you’re planning on showing off the 38 mph top speeds that the Phantom is capable of. Not only is this scooter stylish and speedy, but it also boasts one of the quickest acceleration curves in our database of 140+ scooters – meaning it offers up both adrenaline and aesthetics in equal measure.
Expert Waterproof Electric Scooters
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Not all high-performance scooters live up to their name, but the Wolf King is a prime example of one that does.
Regal, commanding, and packed with nigh unparalleled power, the King represents waterproof scooters at their finest. Kitted out with robust hydraulic suspension, a devilish dual tubular stem design, and enough payload to support all riders, the Wolf King is just as much a motorcycle as it is a scooter. Dare to try it?
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It takes a lot to displace the Wolf Warrior, the previous occupant on this vaunted spot in our list. But if any scooter can do it, it’s its successor: the Wolf King.
Also a product of esteemed, ever-dependable scooter manufacturer Kaabo, the King comes with all the trimmings of durability, comfort, aesthetics, and – surprisingly – value for money. Because despite not being everyone’s definition of affordable – at least not at almost $3,000 – the Wolf King offers considerable bang for your buck. Let me explain.
We’ll start with the Wolf King’s water-resistant credentials. Sporting an IPX4 rating, the King is fully splashproof. Sure, this isn’t the most comprehensive water resistance certification on offer, however, considering that almost none of Dualtron’s range boast IP ratings, the King’s IPX4 rating starts to look pretty good.
Before we proceed, we should warn you – the Wolf King is no toy. Spearheaded by dual 72V 40A MiniMotors controllers, the 6720W maximum power output enables asphalt-obliterating speeds of 60 mph. It can handle hills of up to 45-degree inclines without breaking stride, and comes firing out of the blocks – it can hit 30 mph in just 4.9 seconds.
With that said, you’ll require some serious stopping power – particularly if you’re planning on going toe to toe with wet weather (and the slick, slippery surfaces that’ll be thrown at you).
But fear not – the pair of hydraulic brakes deliver excellent stopping power. The only thing to remain conscious of is that the brakes house immense power. You’ll want to squeeze them only lightly, especially when traveling at high speeds – otherwise, you run the risk of braking too sharply.
Fortunately, the kickplate helps. It’ll help you navigate top speeds, offering a raised, angled platform to lean into and distribute your weight. The deck performs a similar function – at 20 inches long and 9 wide it offers ample room for a stance that mirrors your preferred riding style. The grippy rubber matting – which is grooved with a blend of strips and stippling offers plenty of traction.
The Wolf King is no featherweight, though. At 105 lbs, it’s quite the opposite. With all that bulk to lug around, the King’s engineers had to ensure the foundations were there for a smooth, balanced ride – not to mention a comfortable one.
The tires were given the job – and they don’t disappoint. Built to an immense and indulgent 11-inch profile, the tires fulfill their dual role – stability and shock absorption. You also get a whopping 3.5-inch contact patch with the road, which maintains grip and equilibrium while riding in the rain.
Not only do the tires absorb anything that urban surfaces can throw at them, but they are also perfect for forest trails and mountain-esque terrain. That’s because, at checkout, you’ll get the option to sub out the street tires for a set of chunky, knobby, treaded pair built for off-roading. These tires will also increase your traction in wet weather – especially when the surface you’re riding on isn’t one of the predictable paved pathways of the inner-city.
The Wolf King is the ultimate package – not least because of its stunning extra features. There’s the visible (those bright, piercing twin headlights), the audible (a booming horn), and the invisible (an anti-lock braking system). Whatever you’re looking for, the King has it – water resistance included.
Wolf King GT
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It looks similar to the original Wolf King, but don’t let that gold paint job fool you – the GT is an entirely different beast.
Not only is it more resistant to water than its predecessor (IPX5, rather than IPX4), it introduces several welcome design flourishes. It’s faster, too, and goes further – not to mention retaining everything we love about the enduringly iconic model it improves on.
If you have the extra budget to spend and want a ferocious scooter that laughs in the face of rain, the GT will be the perfect fit.
Why We Recommend It:
If you’re going to take one of the most well-known, well-loved models and re-release it, the newbie has got to be good.
Kaabo – the manufacturer of the GT and its forebear, the Wolf King – knew this. So, they didn’t try to reinvent the wheel. Literally – not only are the King GT’s wheels the same size as its predecessor, but the new-and-improved version retains the same style, color scheme, and dual tubular stem design that made the original an instant hit.
The GT knows what to retain and what to reinvigorate. For one, it ups the water-resistance ante of the original King from IPX4 to IPX5 – offering resistance to sustained, low-pressure jets of water, rather than splashes alone. In fact, the Wolf King GT goes one better. It kits its controller box out with a superior IPX6 rating, which can withstand high-pressure jets.
The King also does away with its predecessor’s MiniMotors EY3 display, replacing it with a water-resistant TFT unit.
Durable and equipped with anti-glare technology, you’ll get quick insights into your speed, distance traveled, and remaining battery life – without having to compete with the sun for visibility. This display is also password-protected, in full color, and with an auto-dimmer to save battery. On top of this, a set of tactile button controls and an ergonomic thumb throttle make sure that comfort – as well as water resistance – is on the menu.
Safety, meanwhile, is the main course. The Wolf King GT’s tried-and-tested dual hydraulic brakes – the same as we see on the original model – will bring you to a stop from 15 mph in just 3.0 meters. An anti-lock braking system helps prevent skidding when performing an emergency stop and adds to the GT’s robust wet weather credentials. Thanks to their increased width of 3 mm, the discs of the brakes won’t bend, warp, or fade either, meaning you can always rely on them – even in wet conditions.
Another thing you can rely on the GT for is comfort. Like the original model, the plush 11-inch tires soak up the worst of the jarring jolts that unpredictable surfaces can throw at you. There’s also an alternate, interchangeable set of off-road tires available when you check out, and it gets better. Both sets of tires are equipped with anti-puncture technology, meaning the GT requires far less maintenance than its predecessor, the Wolf King.
The GT, does, however, replicate the shock absorption setup of its predecessor, with hydraulic front suspension accompanying rear dual springs. If it ain’t broke…don’t fix it.
One thing the GT does fix about its predecessor, though, is the size of its frame. The GT’s handlebars are both wider and taller than the original’s. This makes it a superb fit for taller, heavier, or simply bigger-boned riders (many of whom are excluded by the dimensions of the lion’s share of electric scooters). The ample room that these handlebars offer increases the level of handling – something you need when exploring less predictable terrain and conditions.
Last but not least, the GT’s dual 2000W motors – one located in each wheel – balance out the power. This grounds you, helps you maintain control while accelerating, and offers more traction in wet conditions. The deck (identical to that of its predecessor, and covered in the same grippy veneer) helps with handling, too – as does its well-placed kickplate.
Factor in the improved range that the GT offers vis a vis the first Wolf King (70, rather than 50 miles), and this is one sequel that tops the original. It’s a little more demanding on your wallet, sure – but if you’re serious about scooters and performance, you’ll find that the GT is worth every extra nickel.
NAMI Burn-e 2 Max
Water Resistance Rating:
One of the only scooters to boast not one, but two water resistance ratings, the NAMI Burn-e 2 Max – as its name suggests – doesn’t do anything by halves.
Built like a tank to a blueprint unlike anything the scooter industry’s ever seen, the Burn-e 2 Max is made for maximum performance regardless of the weather. From its industry-leading adjustable suspension system to its powerful control panel that allows you to create customized riding profiles, this scooter has it all.
Why We Recommend It:
Just like the Wolf King GT, the NAMI Burn-e 2 Max doubles down on the IP ratings. Firstly, the scooter boasts an overall IP55 certification – a rating that provides equal parts moisture and ingress protection and safeguards the frame against low-pressure water jets from any direction.
Secondly, its key components – which include the display, connectors, and controllers – are protected by IP67 ratings. This is the highest and most comprehensive water resistance rating we’ve ever encountered on an electric scooter, providing protection even from sustained immersion in water. In practice, this means you can ride the Burn-e 2 in any weather – without fear for your scooter, its warranty, or your safety.
On that topic, safety is something the NAMI Burn-e 2 Max holds dear, and it’s a good job – no scooter capable of hitting wind-whipping 60 mph top speeds should lack a thorough braking setup. For the Burn-e 2, that comes in the form of LOGAN full hydraulic brakes, which – combined with its adjustable regenerative brakes – will bring you to a stop from 15 mph in just 3.0 meters. Powered by a quartet of pistons and 160 mm rotors, these brakes deliver responsive, reliable stopping power.
Offering stability in wet weather conditions – or on less predictable off-road trails – are the large 11-inch tires. Tubeless in their design, they provide shock absorption and security in spades, with a contact patch that increases not only traction and handling ability, but braking performance, too.
And let’s not forget how crucial the cleverly customizable KKE suspension is, either. Equipped with 165 mm coil shocks, the Max 2’s best-in-class shock absorption is intuitive, intelligent, and easy to toggle to your exact preferences. You can tinker with the rebound speed on the springs to fit your exact weight, which – when paired with the large, grippy deck and tall handlebars – make it a profoundly personal ride to experience.
Like all of its fellow dual-motor models, the NAMI Burn-e 2 Max sports a motor in each wheel hub – distributing the accelerative power, and funneling energy to both sides of the scooter equally. As it turns out, this is particularly important – and not just for riders braving the perils of wet conditions.
That’s because the NAMI Burn-e 2 Max lays claim to the most rapid acceleration rate in the electric scooter industry. To 15 mph, it’s around 11% faster than the Wolf Warrior and Wolf King (which we reviewed above) and packs almost a third (29%) more pace than the impressive Dualtron Storm. Extend that out to 25 mph, and the Burn-e 2 outstrips the Wolf King for speed by 17%, the Storm by 19%, and the Wolf Warrior by a laudable 23%. By comparison to the Wolf King GT, both scooters go toe-to-toe.
Casting our eyes back to the NAMI’s safety features, it's important to note that heavy rain can obscure visibility, so a good LED setup goes a long way to a scooter’s overall water resistance profile. Lighting, as it happens, is also one of the NAMI’s strengths. Spearheaded by a ridiculously bright 2000-lumen headlight, and supported by turn signals and deck-embedded mood lighting, you have excellent visibility and are easy to spot in water-logged traffic, too.
Finally, while this doesn’t make the NAMI Burn-e 2 Max any more water-resistant, there’s another aspect of the scooter that’s worth mentioning – simply because of how impressive it is. Courtesy of a 72V 32Ah battery, the NAMI boasts a (nearly industry-topping) range of 90 miles off a single charge. It doesn’t matter whether it’s wet out, or bone-dry: if you’re riding the NAMI, you’re going far.
Waterproof Electric Scooters by Type
- Entry-Level: Turboant X7 Pro – 275 lbs
- Intermediate: EMOVE Cruiser – 352 lbs
- Expert: Wolf King – 330 lbs
- Entry-Level: Turboant X7 Pro – 30 miles
- Intermediate: EMOVE Cruiser – 62 miles
- Expert: NAMI Burn-e 2 Max– 90 miles
- Entry-Level: Turboant M10 – 10 inches
- Intermediate: Apollo Phantom – 10 inches
- Expert: Wolf King – 11 inches
- Entry-Level: Turboant M10 – 15 degrees
- Intermediate: Mantis V2 – 30 degrees
- Expert: Wolf King GT – 50 degrees
Optional Seat Attachment:
- Entry-Level: None
- Intermediate: EMOVE Cruiser – Available for $65
- Expert: Wolf King – Available for $145
IP Ratings: Explained
IP stands for ‘Ingress Protection’ – that is, the protection of an electrical enclosure from the ingress of ‘foreign bodies’ – be that dirt, dust, salt, or (of course) rain. IP ratings are international standards and are common wherever electrical components can be found.
All IP ratings start with ‘IP’ (if they’re legitimate, that is), and are followed by two digits.
How the Coding Works:
First Digit (Intrusion Protection)
The first digit refers to the scooter’s level of intrusion protection. Here’s what each digit means:
|0 (or X)||No Protection|
|1||Objects greater than 50 mm|
|2||Objects greater than 12.5 mm|
|3||Objects greater than 2.5 mm|
|4||Objects greater than 1 mm|
|5||Partial protection against dust|
Second Digit (Moisture Protection)
The second digit refers to the scooter’s level of moisture protection. Here’s what they mean:
|0 (or X)||No Protection|
|1||Vertically falling water droplets|
|2||Water droplets when tilted at 15 degrees|
|3||Spraying water up to 60 degrees from vertical|
|4||Water splashes from all directions|
|5||Low-pressure jets (6.3 mm nozzle) of directed water from any angle|
|6||High-pressure jets (12.5 mm nozzle) of directed water from any angle|
|7||Submersion for a depth of up to 1 meter|
|8||Extended submersion for depth of 1 meter or more|
Summary and Examples
In summary, the ‘I’ is for the solids and the ‘P’ for the liquids. So here, it’s naturally the second letter that we’re most interested in.
Now we’ve unpacked the ratings, here are the IP ratings you’re most likely to see on electric scooters – and what they denote.
|IP Ratings||Protected Against|
|IPX4||Protected against water splashing from any direction|
|IPX5||Protected against low-pressure water jets from any direction|
|IPX6||Protected against high-pressure water jets from any direction|
|IP54||Partially protected against dust and protected from water spray from any direction|
|IP55||Partially protected against dust and protected from low-pressure water jets from any direction|
|IP56||Partially protected against dust and protected from high-pressure water jets from any direction|
|IP67||Totally dust tight and protected from submersion for a depth of up to 1 meter|
For more information about IP ratings, check out CWP Group's excellent article.
What is the Best Waterproof Electric Scooter?
The best electric scooters for riding in the rain, ordered by price, are as follows:
- Turboant M10 – $450
- Turboant X7 Pro – $550
- Apollo Air Pro – $799
- SPLACH Twin – $999
- EMOVE Cruiser – $1,399
- Mantis V2 (18.2Ah) – $1,799
- Apollo Phantom + NUTT Hydraulic Brakes – $2,149
- Wolf King – $2,999
- Wolf King GT – $3,595
- NAMI Burn-e 2 Max – $4,799
Did You Know: Based on our independent 2022 research of over 140 electric scooters, 71% of models are equipped with water resistance ratings. (This figure is up from 40% in 2021).
Are All Electric Scooters Waterproof?
No – in fact, none of them are. That’s because waterproofing is different from water resistance.
Based on our independent 2022 research of over 140 electric scooters, 71% of models are equipped with water resistance ratings. This figure is up from 40% in 2021.
Many are water-resistant and to varying degrees. If a scooter is water-resistant, it will have an IP rating – a widely accepted credential for assessing the susceptibility of electronic components to water, dust, and dirt.
You can find out more about IP ratings here.
Can You Ride an Electric Scooter in the Rain?
Providing it has a comprehensive IP rating, you can ride an electric scooter in the rain. However, we don’t recommend it. Any water damage to your scooter will void its warranty, meaning you won’t be able to claim a rebate on any repair or replacement.
How Do I Make My Electric Scooter Waterproof?
It’s not possible – no electric scooter is waterproof. The best way to protect your electric scooter from water damage is to keep it inside when it’s wet out and ride it only in dry conditions.
Can I Leave My Electric Scooter Outside?
Leaving your electric scooter outside isn’t recommended. Store your scooter in a cool, dry place indoors to safeguard it from damage and maximize its lifespan.
Can You Wash an Electric Scooter?
If an electric scooter has a water resistance rating of IPX4 or above, then it can withstand water splashes and can, therefore, be washed.
We advise taking a cautious approach to cleaning electric scooters. To be careful, wipe down your scooter with a damp cloth or brush laced with a cleaning solution. If you can elevate your scooter, then spin the wheels and brush/wipe them down as they turn to remove any dirt that’s built up inside the tire treads.
Once you have cleaned your scooter, dab it with a towel to remove excess water and leave it to dry.
Can You Ride an Electric Scooter in the Winter?
Most electric scooters are designed so that you can ride them all year round. However, their exact suitability for wintery conditions – wind, rain, and snow – will depend on their level of water resistance and the operating temperature of the battery and motors.