Reviewing The Pocket Mod Electric Scooter From Razor
The Pocket Mod is a children's electric scooter that lives up to the Razor standard in nearly every way. It sports a vintage Italian moped design that makes it stand out from the crowd and has the overall performance to back up the elegant look.
In this review, we take a look at some of the key factors you should know about the Pocket Mod to see if it is the right scooter for you.
Who is it best for?
This is primarily an electric scooter built for kids. More specifically, this is the perfect personal transport vehicle for young girls. The default color is pink and the fashion-forward design sentiments will surely appeal to most gals.
That being said, there are other color variants to choose from if you decide to get one for your special little guy. Not to mention that just about every child would have a blast zipping around on an electric vehicle of any type.
The classic moped design of the Pocket Mod is rather striking. It doesn't even look like an electric scooter upon your first glance. People who like to stand out will really get a kick out of just how unique it looks compared to modern rides.
There is a wide spectrum of colors to choose from including red, blue, white, purple, and black. You can even opt for a souped-up pink version that comes with streamers, decals, and a cute bell if you want to really make her day.
The Pocket Mod can reach a top speed of mph when fully engaged. It may not sound like much but feels pretty fast when you are at the handlebars. Even though it is completely safe, I would recommend getting it for kids 13 or older.
Compared to other children's scooters, there is only one that goes faster. The GoTrax Glider clocks in at 16 mph when pushed to the limit. This is a pretty negligible difference and the Pocket Mod looks much nicer in motion.
Range and battery performance
Two battery packs work together to give the Pocket Mod a range of ten miles when fully charged. This is plenty of juice to zip around the neighborhood or hit up some of their favorites spots within a five-mile radius.
It takes around 12 hours to fully charge the batteries. This can seem like a long while but think of it as a great way to organically limit the amount of time they can play with the scooter each day.
Own weight and load capacity
The Pocket Mod weighs 59 pounds. This speaks to the build quality of the unit as a whole and gives confidence that it will last a long time. It supports riders that weigh 170 pounds or less which means most kids can get on just fine.
I wouldn't recommend exceeding the weight capacity even for short rides around the block. It will cause undue stress to the suspension and make it wear out much faster than normal.
Portability and foldability
Unfortunately, the unique design of the Pocket Mod eliminates the possibility of folding it up. Being that it weighs 59 pounds, most kids won't be ab;e to carry it very far either.
The good news is that children's scooters are mostly used for neighborhood drives so it really doesn't need to be as portable as an adult vehicle. Plus, you will know that your kid can't have gone too far if you need to summon them home.
Features and durability
The Pocket Mod has some solid features including a compartment under the seat for storing small objects. The retractable kickstand is nice and the headlight is great for driving at night. Plus the handlebars make it easy to both accelerate and brake.
Each tire is 12 inches in diameter which is great for managing uneven terrain. They are filled with air and any standard bike pump will have them good to go in a matter of minutes.
It is an extremely durable scooter as the steel frame and shatter-resistant bodywork to keep the unit in one piece. You can tell it's meant for kids as it can easily withstand the inevitable bumps and jostles that are guaranteed to occur.
As you would expect from a children's product, safety comes first with the Pocket Mod. The brakes are located on the handlebars so sudden stops are easy and reliable. The motor cuts out when the brake is pulled which helps stabilize the vehicle.
The body is capable of handling a few blows so you don't need to worry about your kid being stranded with a broken mess. At night, the headlights both give your child visibility while making them easy to spot for oncoming traffic.
Assembly is very straightforward and your scooter will be up and running in less than 20 minutes. It comes mostly complete except for the few finishing touches. First, you have to place the handlebars and position the brake lever.
Then, you must attach the front wheel and check the spokes for the proper tension level. Finally, you inflate the tires with a bike pump. Everything needed is in the box minus the pump. There is even an instruction manual to help you along the way.
Pricing and value for the money
The suggested MSRP for the Pocket Mod ranges between 350 and 400 dollars. It varies based upon the popularity of the color you choose. If you want it a bit cheaper and don't have time to wait for a sale, Overstock routinely carries it for about $300.
The overall value proposition is pretty solid. It costs a bit more than some other children's scooters but the quality is much higher as well. I'd say it's worth paying a little more for something that will last much longer.
Razor has been a major player in the scooter game longer than anyone else and a high degree of quality is expected whenever you hear the name. They produced the first electric scooter ever back in 2003 and have dominated the market ever since.
Razor has sold over 13 million scooters to date and has many glowing reviews across the web. You can rest assured you are getting a great product from a company with an extensive track record.
The Pocket Mod is a great electric scooter for both beginners and kids alike. While it is the absolute best for girls, boys will also enjoy the high top speeds and alternate color options.
Your kid will love this scooter and it makes an excellent Birthday or holiday gift that will be cherished for many years to come.
If you are looking for something more suitable for kids under 13, try the Razor E100. It is smaller, has a shorter range, and can still hold riders who weigh up to 120 pounds.
For kids a bit older than 13, take a look at the Razor E300. It supports riders up to 220 pounds and is easy to fold up and carry. This helps older kids commute to school or their first job and have a blast while doing it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How fast does the Razor Pocket Mod go?
The Pocket Mod can reach a top speed of 15 mph. The twistable throttle located on the handlebars allows the rider to go slower than that too if they so desire.
How old do you have to be to ride a Razor Pocket Mod?
This scooter is recommended for kids 13 and up. That said, there are no laws in place that prevent riders of all ages from having a scoot so it's ultimately up to you as a parent.
How do I change the battery in my Razor Pocket Mod?
You will need a Phillips head screwdriver to start the installation. The first step is to remove the seat to reach the old battery. Next, you will want to remove the dead battery with your screwdriver. Place the new battery in the slot facing the same position as the initial battery. Finally, you put the seat back on and secure it with the screwdriver. You can order new batteries from Razor's website to ensure the utmost quality.
How long do you charge a Razor scooter?
It takes 12 hours to fully charge a dead battery. You will know that charging is complete when the LED light on the included charger turns green and stops flashing.