We assembled a list of the best off road hoverboards, preferring models with extra-large, high tread tires 8.5” and up, powerful motors with at least 250 watts of horsepower, long-lasting lithium batteries that provide at least 30 minutes of travel per charge, durable metal, alloy, and high test plastic mixed construction, and extra-large, treaded platforms. 

Of the ten we listed, the Segway Ninebot Off Road Hoverboard is the best hoverboard. We liked it for its heavy-duty build, dual 400W motors, light but tough 28lb weight, a weight limit of 220lbs, and sleek, modern design. Keep reading to see more of the best off-road hoverboards.

Top 10 Best Off Road Hoverboards

 #1  Segway Ninebot Off Road Hoverboard

Award: TOP PICK

WHY WE LIKE IT: Heavy-duty build with a sleek, modern look, a high weight limit, self-balancing design, and powerful dual motors make this a top choice for off road hoverboarding.

Pros
  • 220lb weight capacity
  • Dual 400W motors for top speeds of 10mph
  • 10. 5″ pneumatic tires
Cons
  • Higher price point than many models

The Segway Ninebot Off Road Hoverboard features twin 400watt motors capable of top speeds of up to 10mph and extra-large 10.5” pneumatic tires for smooth, comfortable rides on nearly any terrain. We loved its sleek, modern look and features like Android and iOS mobile app connectivity, and its impressive 13.7-mile travel per charge range and ability to take on inclines of up to 15 degrees.

Its higher price point than many off-road models means it may be more hoverboard than casual off-road riders need. However, its many safety and support features like automatic ambient lights, top speed control, self-diagnosing repair option, along with its impressive horsepower, durability, ease of control, and sleek look make it a top choice for off-roading.

 #2  Gyroor Warrior Off Road Hoverboard

Award: HONORABLE MENTION

WHY WE LIKE IT: Built-in speakers for music players, a powerful engine, bright and adjustable ambient and safety lights, and easy-to-ride design make it a terrific value for an all-terrain hoverboard.

Pros
  • 700w motor for smooth riding
  • Built-in speaker for music
  • 10. 5″ pneumatic tires
Cons
  • Slightly smaller tires than some models

The Gyroor Hoverboard Warrior is an off-road hoverboard with a powerful 700w motor and a sturdy self-balancing alloy and plastic construction. It can reach top speeds of up to 9.95mph and has a maximum travel per charge of 9.5 miles. We loved the built-in speakers with Bluetooth connectivity which allows you to play your favorite music as you ride. It also features multi-colored LED lights for safety and a fun look. Check out our guide on how to ride a hoverboard to up your skills.

Its high-tread, durable tires are effective on tough terrain, though at 8.5” smaller than some off-road models. However, its excellent price point, high-quality, durable construction, and easy-balancing, smooth ride make it a great choice for a powerful, sturdy off-road hoverboard.

 #3  Epikgo Sport Balance Off Road Hoverboard

Award: SMOOTHEST RIDE

WHY WE LIKE IT: Custom stream-lined racing tires, an extra-wide platform, powerful twin motors, and designed with steep hills in mind for one of the smoothest rides among off-road models.

Pros
  • 800w horsepower in twin motors
  • Able to take on inclines of up to 18 degrees
  • 10 miles or 1 hour of use per charge
Cons
  • Heavier than many models at 31lb

The Epikgo Sport Balance Board is a high-performance off-road hoverboard featuring two powerful 400w motors capable of taking on inclines of up to 18 degrees. Its high-tech battery provides up to 10 miles or 1 hour of travel per charge and charges fully in a fairly fast 2 hours. Its stream-lined racing tires are constructed of steel alloy and rubber for one of the smoothest rides available on rough terrain, and its extra-large platform provides more foot space than most models and can accommodate weights up to 200 lbs.

Its extra-large design makes it slightly heavier than many models at 31lbs. But its impressive hill-climbing power, powerful, long-lasting battery, high-performance tires, and generous horsepower make it a powerhouse performer for serious off-road use.

 #4  XtremepowerUS Off-Road Hoverboard

Award: BEST FOR CLIMBING

WHY WE LIKE IT: High-tread, airless all-terrain tires, built-in Bluetooth speakers, anti-slip footpads, with the ability to take inclines of up to 30 degrees make it great for hilly terrain.

Pros
  • 220lbs maximum weight
  • No-slip footpads
  • Twin 350w motors reach 9mph
Cons
  • Less durable build than some on market

The Extremepower US is a lightweight but powerful off-road hoverboard featuring twin 350w motors capable of taking on up to 30-degree inclines. Its built-in Bluetooth speakers allow music streaming from Android and iOS devices, and its airless, high-tread 8.5” tires provide extra grip and pop-free safety. We loved its treaded footpad which provides no-slip security even in wet or icy conditions.

Though lightweight at 26lbs, the plastic and allow build is less durable than some on the market. But its impressive hill-climbing power, 12mph top speed, sturdy, pop-free tires, and reasonably powerful battery make it an excellent choice for hilly terrain.

 #5  Gotrax SRX Off Road Hoverboard

Award: BEST ON A BUDGET

WHY WE LIKE IT: Lightweight, easy for beginners to learn to ride, and with power enough for most off-road terrain, it’s an exceptional value for a high-quality, streamlined model.

Pros
  • Multiple LED colored safety lights
  • Self-balancing gyroscope design
  • Built-in Bluetooth speakers
Cons
  • Low travel length per charge of 5 miles
  • Fairly small 6.5” tires

The Gotrax SRX Hoverboard features a 400w motor and a specialized “gyroscope” self-balancing design that makes it easy for beginners to start riding comfortably and smoothly. Its built-in Bluetooth speakers allow streaming from your Android or iOS device while you ride, and its multiple vivid LED lights add safety and flair.If you’re looking for a hoverboard for kids this is a good option.

Its battery has a lower travel per charge length than many models at 5 miles per charge, and its sturdy all-terrain wheels are smaller than many models at 6.5”. Regardless, its solid construction, beginner-friendly specialized self-balancing design, and horsepower sufficient for most off-road purposes make it a terrific value at its price point, especially for smaller riders.

 #6  Gyroor G-F1 Off Road Hoverboard

Award: BEST SPEED

WHY WE LIKE IT: A powerful single 700w motor, wide, heavy-duty design, high top speed, and high-tread tires make it one of the fastest models available that still provides a smooth, safe ride on all terrains.

Pros
  • Top speeds of 12mph
  • Bright, safety-minded design
  • Built-in carrying handle
Cons
  • Narrower platform than some on market

The Gyroor G-F1 Hoverboard is a super-fast 700w off-road hoverboard capable of top speeds up to 12mph. Its heavy-duty all-metal design is extra durable, but its convenient built-in carrying handle makes it a great choice for portability. We loved its sleek, bright, racecar-like aesthetic and high tread tires, and mobile app connectivity.

It’s somewhat narrower than the average platform means it may be slightly more challenging to get used to for newer riders. However, its extremely powerful engine, tough, high-tread tires, modern connectivity options, and heavy-duty build make it a sturdy option for riders looking for the fastest hoverboard.

 #7  Epikgo Self Balancing Off Road Hoverboard

Award: BEST FOR HEAVY RIDERS

WHY WE LIKE IT: A high maximum weight load of 240lb, powerful twin 400w motors, heavy-duty, self-balancing build, and airless, pop-free tires make it an excellent choice for heavier riders.

Pros
  • Max 10 miles per charge
  • Able to take inclines of up to 18mph
  • 240lb max weight limit
Cons
  • One of the heavier models at 31lbs

The Epikgo is one of the best self-balancing scooters featuring two powerful 400w motors capable of taking 18-degree inclines, with travel times of up to 10 miles per battery charge. The airless 8.5” tires increase grip and allow for pop-free, smooth rides, and its heavy-duty alloy build can carry weights up to 240lbs.

Its heavy-duty build means it’s one of the heavier and bulkier off-road models available. But the high-performance twin motors, airless tires, powerful battery with a fast 2 hour charge time, and very high maximum weight load make it a powerful, safe, and smooth-riding choice for heavier off-road riders.

 #8  Epikgo Classic Off Road Hoverboard

Award: BEST QUALITY

WHY WE LIKE IT: Beautifully styled with a heavy-duty, easy to ride self-balancing build, 800 watts of twin motor horsepower, and extra-large all-terrain tires. This is a high-end choice for off-road riding.

Pros
  • Over an hour of travel per charge
  • High-intensity rear blinkers and headlights
  • Multitude of safety certifications
Cons
  • Higher price point than many models

The EPIKGO Classic is a high-performance, heavy-duty off-road hoverboard featuring twin 400w motors and extra-large airless tires for excellent hill-climbing power up to 18-degree inclines and top speeds of up to 10mph. Its extra-wide, roomy platform allows for maximum comfort and safety for riders of most sizes, and its powerful battery allows for travel times of over an hour per charge.

With a higher price point than many on the market, it may not be a practical choice for casual or beginner off-road riders. But the undeniably high-quality, extremely sturdy build, 1-year included warranty covering parts and labor for repairs, powerful high-performance motors, and high-grip tires make it an excellent, highly reliable choice for serious off-road hoverboard enthusiasts.

 #9  Swagtron Swagboard Pro T1 Off Road Hoverboard

Award: BEST SAFETY FEATURES

WHY WE LIKE IT: Lightweight and compact, but sturdy and powerful enough for most off-road purposes and featuring multiple riding modes and programmable top speeds, making this a great choice for the safety-minded.

Pros
  • Learning mode limits speeds for new users
  • 220lb weight limit
  • SentryShield smart battery for maximum efficiency
Cons
  • Fairly low top speed of 8mph

The Swagtron Swagboard Pro T1 is a lightweight, compact off-road hoverboard featuring a single 300w motor. It features two riding modes- Standard, for experienced riders which allows for a top speed of 8mph, and Learning, which dynamically controls top speeds and acceleration while new riders get comfortable with balance and control. Its patented SentryShield smart battery management system allows maximum energy efficiency for travel lengths of up to 12 miles, with a built-in battery charge indicator light, and powerful LED safety lights.

Even in Standard mode, its top speed of 8mph is lower than many models on the market. But its customization and safety options, compact and light design, and sufficient off-road horsepower make it a very user-friendly, safety-oriented hoverboard for beginners and experienced riders alike.

 #10  Tomoloo UL2272 Off Road Hoverboard

Award: BEST PERFORMANCE

WHY WE LIKE IT: Mixing high top speed with an extra-long travel per charge length and a sturdy, comfortable, safety-minded build, it’s a great all-arounder for long rides on tough terrain.

Pros
  • Top speed of 12mph
  • Capable of inclines of up to 20 degrees
  • Up to 12 miles of travel per charge
Cons
  • Connectivity and control features may be too complicated for beginners

The Tomoloo UL2272 is a self-balancing off-road hoverboard with a high-performance but highly energy-efficient 350w motor capable of top speeds of up to 12mph and travel times of up to 12 miles per battery charge. Its high-grip airless tires and horsepower also allow it to take inclines of up to 20 degrees, and we loved its impressive surround-sound enabled Bluetooth speakers.

Its multiple connectivity capabilities include auto-shutoff mode, remote shutoff, mobile app connectivity, and more, but for beginner users, there may be a steeper learning curve for these features compared to other off-road models. Still, its impressive battery efficiency, UL2272 certified performance for its modest horsepower, an array of modern features, and high-quality, sturdy build make it a high-performance option for intermediate to advanced riders at an excellent value.

How We Decided 

We preferred offroad hoverboards with self-balancing design and lithium battery-charged motors with at least 250w of horsepower for consistent acceleration and ease of riding up inclines. We looked for hoverboards with heavy-duty construction consisting of metal, alloy, and high-test plastic parts for maximum durability and load-bearing without adding excessive build weight.

We also liked hoverboards with high-powered, environmentally friendly, efficient battery packs with travel lengths per charge of at least 40 minutes which required no more than 4 hours to charge. We preferred models with maximum weight limits of no less than 220 lbs that maintained consistent performance and speed for both small and large riders.

Finally, we preferred hoverboards with extra-wide, no-slip platforms that could accommodate most riders safely and comfortably while maintaining optimal balance. We also liked models with automatic and programmable safety lights, large, all-terrain tires with large treads and non-pneumatic construction for no-pop safety and a smoother ride, and entertainment features like music app connectivity and built-in Bluetooth speakers. 

Best Off Road Electric Scooter Buyer’s Guide

The Most Important Features to Consider 

  1. Large, Rugged Tires
    Street-style hoverboards tend to have smaller, smoother wheels, appropriate for getting around on paved roads and streets. While they get the job done for that purpose, they’re generally unsuitable for offroad riding.Off-road hoverboards tend to feature large or oversized solid rubber tires- at least 8.5”- with large treads made to take abuse on all sorts of terrain. Some even feature airless, non-pneumatic tires that are pop-proof and don’t need to be filled or maintained like hollow tires. The latter option is definitely something to watch for if you plan on riding on terrain with a lot of road hazards.
  2. Battery Power
    Travel time per charge can vary a lot between models, though about 12 miles for a single charge is average. That number is also affected somewhat by rider size and terrain- a larger rider taking on a lot of hills will experience a shorter travel time per charge than a smaller rider on flat terrain, for example.However, some hoverboard battery packs are capable of travel times per charge of up to 20 miles, and some considerably less than the average of 12 miles. A larger battery charge often means a heavier hoverboard at a higher price point, so keep your needs in mind here and the length of trip you expect to be taking on a regular basis.
  3. Balance
    It almost goes without saying that one of the most important, if not the most important qualities in a hoverboard is balance- it can be tricky to get used to standing on a hoverboard so models that are designed with maximum ease of balance in mind are absolutely the best, especially for off-roading, where the terrain will constantly provide things to throw off rider balance, regardless of riding experience.Thankfully, the majority of off-road hoverboards are designed to be “self-balancing”, making learning to ride them and maintaining a smooth, safe ride much easier. Some self-balancing designs will increase price points, but even many budget hoverboards feature such designs.

Off Road Electric Scooter FAQs

Are hoverboards safe?

There are two main issues to address here- when hoverboards first started gaining mass popularity around 2014, there were a number of reported cases of them catching fire due to overheating in their lithium batteries.Thankfully, new regulations passed in 2016 meant that manufacturers had to address this already admittedly small danger and that hoverboards built since then carry little to no danger as fire hazards. The second question, of course, is are they safe to operate in terms of how prone to accidents they are. That depends on the rider somewhat, but generally, hoverboards travel at fairly low speeds and are built with maximum balance in mind- especially offroad models- so in short, yes, they’re generally a fairly safe mode of transport.

How do I maintain a hoverboard?

Hoverboards are electrical devices that use battery power and generally have a mix of metal, rubber, and plastic parts. They also bear weight and often are used on uneven or dusty and dirty terrain. Your first priority should be keeping your hoverboard clean. You can use a soft damp towel to clean most parts of your hoverboard- try to do so every few rides- or every time you use it if you’re traveling off-road on dirt and grass. Apart from that, always keep the battery at a full charge if possible. Leaving it at a partial charge will decrease battery life and efficiency. Lastly, keeping your tires properly inflated if they’re standard hollow pneumatic tires will not only increase the life of your hoverboard but will make for a smoother, safer ride that uses less battery power.

Can I ride a hoverboard in the rain?

Generally speaking, it’s not advisable, as hoverboards have electronics and motors that are often partially exposed and can be damaged severely by water. The same applies to riding through puddles and excessively muddy terrain. However, some models, especially off-road models, are built to be somewhat water-resistant, and will usually note this feature in product descriptions. That said, it shouldn’t be assumed even an off-road hoverboard is waterproof unless it specifically is described as such.

What’s the best off road hoverboard?

The best off road hoverboards feature a heavy-duty frame made from lightweight but highly durable alloys, steel, and high test plastics, a motor with at least 250w of horsepower, large-tread airless tires, and a maximum weight limit of no less than 220lbs.

Jed Smith

I'm a musician and recording engineer and live in Queens. I have a cat. Her name is Elsa. I love to write about consumer tech and musical instruments.

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