Electric skateboards are coming up in the world. With more and more amazing models to choose from, it comes as no surprise that they are starting to sell like crazy. Well, perhaps it is a bit surprising consider it is winter and there’s generally not enough occasions to ride your skateboard due to cold weather. But still, those in warm climates can enjoy their toys all year around.
What kind of electric skateboards can be had for under $300
Quite recently we’ve listed some of the best electric skateboard models that can be had for under $200. Continuing with the theme, today I’m going to increase our spending limit to $300 and look at what the market has to offer in this price segment. I gotta say that the $200-$300 price range is where things start getting interesting.
Reason why I say that is because if you go just a little bit north of $200 you can buy electric skateboards that can carry up to 300 lbs, have high top speeds, and cover a lot of miles on a single battery charge. In other words, we’ve reached a price point at which electric skateboards suitable for adults can be purchased. Models like BLITZART Tornado, BLITZART Huracane and Atom Electric H.4 are all very respectable models, from respectable manufacturers that have a lot to offer. All that while staying under $300.
Let’s not dwindle on and let’s talk electric skateboards
Coming back to the actual skateboards, it is important to add that there is a huge variety of models currently available on the market. Their prices tend to vary significantly, ranging from $150 to more than $1000. Yup, electric skateboards are quite an expensive hobby, especially if you are into premium models.
But, on the other hand, if you would just like some good old fashioned skating fun, then I recommend you don’t stroll too much off the budget models. While you can find some really good models even under the $200 mark, for the purpose of this list we are going to show you the best electric skateboard under $300. The prices are still quite low, but the model quality is exceptional nevertheless.
So, with this being said, we will stop with the pep talk and jump straight to action with the first model on our list!
Table : Electric Skateboards Under $300
|10. Razor RipStik||10 mph||7 miles||143 lbs||See price now|
|9. HOVERZONE Hoverjet||11 mph||10 miles||175 lbs||See price now|
|8. BLITZART Tornado||16 mph||10 miles||300 lbs||See price now|
|7. Atom Electric H.4||9 mph||5 miles||165 lbs||See price now|
|6 .BLITZART Huracane||15 mph||17 miles||300 lbs||See price now|
|5 .Dynacraft Surge||6 mph||8 miles||145 lbs||See price now|
|4. BLITZART X-Plore||16 mph||10 miles||300 lbs||See price now|
|3. ACTON Blink Lite||10 mph||5 miles||180 lbs||See price now|
|2. Maverix USA |
|14 mph||9 miles||200 lbs||See price now|
|1. Swagboard NG-1 |
|11 mph||10 miles||176||See price now|
10. Razor RipStik
Razor has been a steady player in the electric rideables niche. After a good amount of success with their Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboard model, they are returning from their labs with another awesome product. It’s called RipStik and it’s a unique looking electric skateboard that costs as low as $150.
I am not even kidding you right now! For such a ridiculously low sum of money, people usually expect bad products. But that is not the case with RipStik. It even outperforms some of the more expensive models on the market.
Despite it having a low power 100 watt motor, due to Razor’s innovative Power Core Technology, they are able to pull every last bit of juice from it. The result of this is the awesome 10 mph maximum speed which is awesome considering the price. You don’t have to worry about this bad boy not working because it is powered by a 22V Lithium Ion battery pack. It’s rechargeable and you will get the charging cable with the packaging.
As you could’ve guessed by yourself, RipStik is primarily aimed at kids of ages 9 and up. With this being said, the fact that its maximum supported weight is only 143 lbs comes as no surprise. In other words, if you are looking for an electric skateboards under $300 for your little ones, then you cannot go wrong with RipStik. They will be amazed by the amount of fun it can provide them with!
9. HOVERZONE Hoverjet
Let continue the list with HOVERZON Hoverjet. With a price tag of $199.99, it falls well within our parameters of keeping the price tag under $300. Great thing about picking and choosing electric skateboards in the under $300 price bracket is that we’re now able to pick and choose more powerful boards, that are suited even for adults.
Recently I made an article where electric skateboards under $200 were featured. Most of them, if not all, had weight limits that hovered somewhere around 100 lbs. By moving into the $200-300 dollar range, we now start to include skateboards that can withstand 200-300 lbs of weight. Hoverjet for example has a weight limit of 175 lbs. It’s still not that great, but it covers a lot more potential riders than for example 100 lbs weight limit does.
Deck is made out of genuine 7ply Canadian maple. That’s what makes this board more though than the cheaper models. Hub motor that powers Hoverjet is designed for top speed of about 11 mph. Speed can be capped using a wireless remote, which even has cruise control. Cruise control is an option that maintains constant speed, so you can focus on driving. Power is delivered by a 24 V lithium-ion battery.
There’s enough juice in the battery to get about 10 miles out of it on a single charge. Perhaps the most impressive tech spec of Hoverjet is the 1.5 hours is takes to fully charge the battery. That is by far the fastest charging that I’ve seen on an electric skateboard.
The 200$ price tag, and the 175 lbs weight limit makes Hoverjet the perfect choice for high-schoolers, college students and young adults, who are looking for a quick and reliable way to go to and from class, or for running errands in the city. Range that can be had on a single charge could be better.
Quick charging however offsets the small battery. You might not be able to go as far as you would with some of the other models mentioned on this list, but at least you’ll be able to charge the board quickly and get up and running fast once the battery dies.
8. BLITZART Tornado
With Tornado we’re now sitting comfortably in the 300$ price range. To purchase this 38″ longboard, you’ll need to shell out $280. Genuine 8ply Canadian maple wood and bamboo combo make for an extremely though deck.
Thanks to the top and bottom layers of bamboo, in between which the maple wood is sandwiched, weight limit of BLITZART Tornado sits at a very high 300 lbs. Grip tape at the top of the deck and it’s concave shape will prevent riders from slipping off.
Polyurethane wheels are extremely wear resistant, and are great for city driving. Inside the wheels a single 350W hub motor is hidden away. 350W might not sound like much, especially when you consider the fact that there are now electric skateboards that have 1000-2000W motors, but it’s enough to allow Tornado top speed of up to 16 mph. That is much more than average and I gotta say that I’m quite impressed with speed that we can get out of this baby.
Where I think Tornado falls shorts is range. The 4000 mAh battery gives a max range that hovers somewhere around 10 miles. Depending on the terrain, rider weight and driving style, you could get more or less mileage than what’s advertised. It’s a shame that they couldn’t add a bigger battery, even if it ended up making the board cost a little bit more.
Luckily though, just like Hoverjet, BLITZART Tornado has a relatively fast charge time. It takes about 2.5 hours for the battery to go from empty to full. Remote control is very ergonomic and is a pleasure to hold in your hand. Included protective wrist string makes sure the remote doesn’t fall to the ground, should it ever got out of your hand.
There aren’t any special functions on the remote, you just get the usual buttons, accelerate, brake and reverse. I guess not a lot of boards have the option to reverse, so that’s something worth mentioning.
Overall design of the board looks very clean. This is in part due to the hub motor design, which hides the motor inside the wheel, but also because of excellent design choices on the part of the BLITZART design team. A single black box at the middle of the board is the only thing that hints at this board being something more than just a regular skateboard. I love this type of concealed classic look. Tornado comes in three color accents, black, green and orange.
For 280$ you get very impressive top speed and even more impressive weight load. I highly recommend this board, if you’re heavier and are looking to buy an electric skateboard on the budget.
7. Atom Electric H.4
From one longboard to another, we’ve slowly reached number three on our list, or seven, depending from which end you’re counting. Guess what, we have another longboard on our hands. Atom Electric H.4 is a very powerful electric skateboard that’s teetering on the very edge of our price range.
At $299, Atom Electric H.4 is one of the pricier boards that we’ve covered. Is the price justified, or do you pay premium for weaker specs when compared to some of the other boards from the list? Well, the answer to that question is complicated.
Let’s first start off by saying that ATOM is an established manufacturer of electric gadgets of all sorts. They’ve been in the business since 2005. You might think that 12 years isn’t that much, but it’s quite a lot in the world of tech. In 2005 we haven’t even had the iPhone, at least I don’t think we did, and now we have phones with dual camera setups.
What I’m trying to say is that after buying into ATOM electric skateboards at the very least you can be sure in the quality of the craftsmanship and in reliability of customer service. As far as specs goes, it’s good mixed in with the bad.
Let’s start with saying that range on a single battery charge could be much better. I’m almost afraid to mention the advertised range of 5 miles, as it might scare some of you away. Good news it that in my tests, range was closer to 10 miles. ATOM gives the 5 miles figure for the absolute worst terrain conditions and high weight loads.
I guess that’s very honest of them, but still, the 2200 mAh battery does prove to be a bit too much for the 400W hub motor, and they should have added more Ah in order to get better mileage. Top speed of about 9 mph is I guess OK for the $300 price point, but this too could be better. Another slightly disappointing spec is the maximum weight load, which is set at around 165 lbs.
So far you’ve done nothing but said bad things about Atom Electric H.4, why should I consider it as a purchase? Well I gave one great reason why you should consider this electric skateboard if you’re looking to buy one under 300$, reliable after-sales service. You can count on ATOM having your back should something go wrong and the board breaks down. It is also worth noting the small perks that come with this electric longboard.
First it has regenerative braking. This means that you’ll extend battery life every time you brake. Your momentum is used to turn motor in the wheel into a generator and charge the battery. Same technology can be found in Tesla cars. Also, the board has built-in battery level indicator, so you can monitor and keep track of how much power there is left.
Remote control is very intuitive. It’s like a joystick, with two speeds, and it makes controlling the skateboard very easy and fun. In short there are lot of small things that make up for misses on the big things (range, battery size, max weight load, etc.). That, plus the fact that you’re buying into one of the more established electric skateboard manufacturers on the market right now certainly does make Atom Electric H.4 a choice to consider.
6. BLITZART Huracane
BLITZART seems to be the king of the mid-tier segment, seeing how three of their electric skateboards have found themselves on the list. At 38 inches long, BLITZART Huracane falls in the category of longboards.
Keen-eyed among you will notice that there is quite a bit of similarities in specs with Huracane and the previously mentioned Tornado. That is because these two are basically identical boards.
Differences between Tornado and Huracane start being obvious once you take a look at the boards up close. Both of them have the same 38 inches of length, however, Huracane features more squared design, as opposed to the more rounded design found in Tornado.
Deck is made out of the same 8ply maple wood, reinforced with bamboo on top and bottom. What this means that you get the same 300 lbs maximum weight load. It’s perfect for larger individuals, who want to find out what the deal is with electric skateboards.
Little bit further down, down like under the deck, you’ll find the same hub motor as the one found in Tornado. It is safely tucked away in a wheel giving the board a nice, clean, classic look. Some optimization went into the battery and motor I guess, since another place where Huracane is different from Tornado is the top speed and mileage.
They were bumped to 15 mph for the top speed and over 17 miles on a single charge for the mileage. That’s quite impressive, especially if you take into consideration the price, which also got a slight bump, to $299.
Despite that, Huracane is still cheap and still qualifies for our under $300 list. I have a hard time finding faults with this one to be honest. I guess the customer service could be a bit better, but other than that, Huracane is great value for the money.
5. Dynacraft Surge
The second spot in our list goes to Dynacraft’s Surge electric skateboard. This is also an entry model across all of its respective aspects. As was the case with RipStik, Surge is also primarily targeted at children.
Even though it has a slightly more powerful motor, Surge actually underperforms the RipStik in terms of max speed. While the RipStik can achieve up to 10 mph, Surge can only go as fast as 6 mph. That’s actually quite bad, and considering it costs slightly more than RipStik, the Surge has some questions left to answer.
Luckily, it can justify its price with its much better looks. Although looks are generally subjective opinions, I bet none would argue when we state that Surge’s old school appearance looks way more stylish than that of RipStik.
Moving onto the max weight, it is pretty noticeable that Surge is primarily aimed at children. With just 145lbs of maximum supported weight, there’s no way your fat aunt Martha will be able to rejoice on her skating performances from the 80’s. Still, the Surge is a good enough model that is definitely going to find its way into thousands of homes all over the world. If not for its cheap price, then surely because of its old school looks that will attract the attention of old skaters.
4. BLITZART X-Plore
As I already mentioned, with three models on the list, it would seem as though BLITZART paid us off, but that’s not the case, we assure you. They seem to be focusing their efforts a lot on the mid-tier segment of the market, and X-Plore is no exception.
This is another electric longboard, with a deck length set at 38 inches. Deck design looks very futuristic. It’s wider in the middle, with two grip holes cut out near the edges. They make it easier to carry the board around, plus it makes the board nicer from the aesthetic point of view.
Deck is made out of the same combo of genuine maple wood and bamboo that all the other BLITZART models are made of, which gives it increased strength. This bad boy is capable of holding up to 300 lbs, so even the “most demanding” individuals are covered, 😉 . Wheels are powered by a single 350W hub motor.
It is capable of reaching speeds of up to 16 mph and in combination with the 36V lithium-ion battery, you’ll be able to ride for about 10 miles on average on one charge. Once the battery is dead, it will take about 2.5 hours for it to be fully charged.
BLITZART seems to be aware of the fact that not all of us like to be limited in the selection of colors when choosing an electric skateboard. Many manufacturers are offering only one color combo, but not BLITZART. Each of their models comes in three different color accents, black, green and orange.
Same is true for X-Plore. By color accents I mean that the deck outline and wheels can be had in either black, green or orange. All in all, X-Plore seems like another decent model, and for $289 you get a nice set of features from relatively reliable electric skateboard manufacturer.
3. ACTON Blink Lite
If you are looking for an electric skateboard that you can easily transport around with the rest of your luggage, then you must be looking for an extremely lightweight one. If that’s really the case, then we are proud to present you with ACTON Blink Lite.
It’s the worlds lightest electric skateboard, weighing in at only 7.7lbs. Needless to say, it is extremely portable and comes with 2 methods of controlling. The first is, of course, its dedicated controller which is connected to the skateboard via Bluetooth. The second is a dedicated Acton App that will provide you with an immersive user experience like no other skateboard on the market.
But the uniqueness of this skateboard does not stop here. It sports a patented braking technology that actually regenerates the battery every time you brake. This will allow you to ride your new skateboard for a prolonged time period. Other than that, it is also important to add that it features both forward and reverse gearing, making it versatile across various scenarios.
Its powerful motor offers a smooth riding experience and allows the skateboard to reach up to 10 miles per hour of top speed. Unfortunately, even though it has the patented braking system, its battery is still not on par with the rest of its specs. It only lasts for up to 5 miles which is below average even at this price range. Still, if you are looking for a portable, lightweight electric skateboard that can go quite fast, then Acton Blink Lite seems like a solid option.
2. Maverix USA Urban Spirit
And finally, we have reached the best electric skateboard model in the “under $300” price range. So far, we’ve had a plethora of interesting and awesome models, but none of them are as good as Maverix USA Urban Spirit. You are wondering why? Well, here’s a couple of valid points that will help you better understand the fact:
First off, it’s an elegant electric skateboard which proves the point of being aimed at adults just by mere looking at it. It’s quite big as well. We are talking about a 39 inch model here that has an amazing 400 watts motor. Yup, you read that right, Urban Spirit has 400W motor. With this much power, it is no wonder that it can achieve incredible speeds.
With ease, Urban Spirit can go past 13 miles per hour and can even reach up to 14 mph on ideal terrain. Another great feature of this model is its innovative smooth ABS braking system. It allows the user to brake quickly and effectively, minimizing the chances of traffic accidents occurring.
This model is among the best electric skateboards hands down, especially when it comes to commuting to school or office. Reason behind this is not only its extremely quick top speed but its long-lasting battery as well. It can reach up to 9 miles on a single charge which should be more than enough for a one-way commute (even two way if you’re living close to your daily destination).
Of course, you can simple let it charge up while you’re working/learning, and it will be filled with juice and ready for take-off once you are done for the day.
And finally, some of the accessories and extra features are also important and need to mentioned. For instance, it comes with a dedicated controller with 3 adjustable speed settings. In addition to that, it also comes with a safety leash and a full 1 year head to to warranty. In other words, even if there’s something wrong with your newly purchased electric skateboard, the folks over at Maverix USA will replace any damaged parts completely free of charge. Great skateboard, great price, great specs… If that doesn’t deserve the top spot of our list, then I really don’t know what does…
1. Swagboard NG-1 NextGen
Here we go, the best electric skateboard under $300! If you are looking for something that will last quite the time and will allow you to have a seamless commuting experience day in and day out, then Swagboard NG-1 is the model for you!
After having major success with their line of awesome hoverboards, swagboard has moved its focus towards another type of an electric ridable – electric skateboard.
Their entry model, as the title suggests, is called NG-1 (NG is short for NextGen) and needless to say that it packs quite the punch for an affordable price tag of roughly $300. What exactly does it bring to the table? Let’s find out!
First things first – this model is not mainly targeted at children. It gives that away by the very first impression of its build quality and style. It looks much sharper and cleaner than all the other models we featured on this list. It does not feature any fancy designs that will pull the attention from what matters the most… and that would be the specifications.
The Swagboard NG-1 is absolutely amazing in this department. It features a powerful motor and a Li-On Fe battery pack that will last more than you will initially think. Electric skateboard itself can reach top speed of amazing 11 miles per hour, but that’s heavily depending on the weight of its rider. If you’re weighing above 150lbs then you’ll most likely go slightly under 10 mph. Still, that’s pretty good actually, especially considering that the maximum weight this bad boy can withstand is 176 lbs.
And finally, it is important to add that its battery is capable of reaching up to 10 miles (also very heavily depending on the rider’s weight) which is perfect for your daily commute. And last but not least, the deck is made out of maple wood with a grip tape for extra safety and stability during riding. All things considered, I am pretty sure you will all agree with me that Swagboard’s NG-1 is one of the best budget models on the market!
SAFETY NOTE – Even though electric skateboards are usually known as very safe methods of electric transportation, accidents can still happen from time to time. Whether its your fault or the fault of the terrain, accidents can happen and that’s why you should be properly equipped in order to avoid any serious injuries that may occur. This is especially important if you are aiming to purchase one of these bad boys for your children, even more so if they’ve never ridden a skateboard before.
So, in other words, if you are already planning on spending a couple hundred bucks on a brand new electric skateboard, you should go one step further and invest roughly $30 for some proper safety guards and a good helmet. It will undoubtedly save your kids a couple of bruises here and there…
I’m afraid that’s just about it guys! You had the chance to take a closer look at some of the best models of electric skateboards within the given price range. As you could see for yourselves, there was a lot of good ones, especially the Maverix USA Urban Spirit. It’s a ridiculously low priced model that has a powerful 400W motor. You don’t see something like that every day now, do you? Well, with this being said, I am sorry to inform you that you have come to the end of this article as well.
It’s been a pleasure analyzing these models for you, and hopefully, at least one of them caught your attention. If you plan on purchasing any one of those above listed models for your kids, then we warmly recommend you consider purchasing some safety gear to go alongside with it. The old saying: “Safety first!” is no joke, after all…