While the film Back to the Future might have given you some big ideas about hoverboards, what we now refer to as hoverboards are still great fun to ride. Sure, they don’t actually hover, but these self-balancing scooters let you zip around using your bodyweight to control them. Some people use them to get from point A to point B more quickly than walking, but they’re primarily just for fun. While generally unsuitable for young children, hoverboards are popular with older kids and teens. However, the vast majority of options can be used by adults, too.
There’s plenty to consider when purchasing a hoverboard, from the top speed and range to the wheel size and capacity for use on uneven terrain. It’s important to select a model that will work with any requirements you have; for instance, if you want to ride it a mile to work and back, it will need at least a two-mile range.
We’ve done the research for you, so read on for our full guide and check out our favorite hoverboards, too.