Today a lot of eboard brands are also producing compact and small electric skateboards for urban use. These models are light, easy to carry, travel-friendly and even more affordable. Some of them even fit into a backpack. In this article, I will present the most reputable small (mini) electric skateboard on the market. But before we dive deep into the topic let me show you an overview of the best mini and small electric skateboards:

Best small and mini Electric Skateboards

Leafboard Plus

Riptide Boards

Boosted Mini Boards

Meepo Mini 2

LOU Boards


Miles Mini


Acton Blink Boards

Ancheer Mini

Electric skateboards are becoming more popular, the market of eboards grows very fast with plenty of new models popping up. The major design that e-skate companies focus on was the longboard (long and wide skateboard). Because it allows stable, comfortable and fast rides through the city. However, with big electric skateboards (longboards) there come a few disadvantages as well. They are bulky and heavy! Not very comfortable to carry or even travel.

Why using a mini electric skateboard?

Urban Rides and Portability: If you commute a lot the portability of electric skateboards is essential. It’s not true very convenient to carry your big and bulky electric skateboard into a bus or tramway. If you commute with bus, train or tram (for European folks) you definitely have to lift your board into the vehicle and maybe – if there are a lot of people – even hold it the entire drive.

Lightweight: If you are not Hulk then carrying an electric skateboard up a stairwell can be very exhausting. Hence light and small eboards are much more convenient if you live on the 5th floor and don’t have excess to a lift. In some cases, you need to carry your e-skateboard if the battery is empty. Boards with hub motors are easy to kick push forward, but boards with belt motors are not – you probably need to carry it –  Keep that in mind!

Air Travel: To travel the world with an electric Mobility device sounds impressive. Unfortunately, the majority of electric skateboards or not able to be transported on a plane. Hence we should carefully consider which eboard you buy if you travel a lot with airplanes. Small and Mini electric skateboards are predestined to be your perfect Air Travel Boards.  

What so consider when choosing an urban mini electric skateboard?

Battery: On small boards, you won´t have enough space for a big battery. Therefore your range will not be best. Hence we can not accomplish a large range with the battery capacity we have to do it with its quality. Make sure to buy a board with an efficient and high-quality battery.

Weight: Electric skateboards are fitted with an electric motor and a battery which reduces human efforts remarkably but also adds additional weight. An urban mini eboard should only be small but also light. The weight of e-skateboards varies and depends on the size of the battery, motor, deck, trucks, and wheels. You should check out my comparison table on the weight of the best electric skateboards to get an incredible overview of eboard models and their weight.

Motor type: Different kinds of electric skateboards are available on the market right now. Some with one motor, some with a dual motor and others with even four motors (4WD) I think it’s obvious that the more motors you got on your e-skateboard the heavier it will be. But another question is important: Belt or Hub motor? Hub motors are lighter, more silent and more stealthy! But Belt motors come with some advantages as well: You can use normal wheels with belt-driven motors. Hence a urethane wheel with full-thickness simply has more cushion than one with an in-wheel motor (hub motor). Hub motors also provide more torque and therefore better acceleration and hill-climbing ability.

Wheels: If your board and deck are tiny, you will need some decent wheels otherwise the vibrations caused by a rough road will make your rides terrible. Look out for wheels with a proper diameter. (size of longboard and not skateboard wheels)

Customer support: If we buy products customer support is always essential. If one part breaks, or if we get other problems we will be happy to have someone to go to. Customer support can make the difference between being frustrated or happily satisfied.

Air Travel: If you want to take your eboard with you on trips via airplanes your battery cant exceeds the capacity of 160 Watt-hours. Additionally, I recommended having a removable battery to be taken with you as a carry-on item like a regular power bank. Due to the significant battery capacities, the majority of eboards are not made for air travels. But in this article, we will find surprisingly numerous models which are Air Travel-friendly. If you want to know more about this topic check out my definitive guide on air traveling with electric skateboards.

The best mini, small, light, and urban electric skateboards

Leafboard Plus

Leafboard is a startup established in 2015 and based in Hong Kong. The started out on Kickstarter and got successfully funded. Now they are selling one of the most interesting small and urban electric skateboards on the market, the Leafboard Plus.

Leafboard Plus

The external single motor power can reach 1800W, which ensures sufficient power to the board so that you can climb most of the inclines in the city. The control system provides 3 different ride modes. From beginner to Pro mode. The deck is made out fo Canadian maple, Fiberglass, and Carbon fiber. It comes with a USB socket, so you can even charge your phone with the built-in battery from the board.

One very unique feature is its design. The Leafboard Plus has 5 different styles of decks and 5 different styles of grip tapes provide you up to 25 different combinations to make your own unique board. Is also comes with a free backpack in which the board fits, so that you can take it anywhere.

different deck and grip tape styles

Users love their Leafboard Plus, it has so a ton of positive reputation. The only drawback is that the brakes are seemingly not the best ones. Despite that, it is the perfect city cruiser board.  It is light, compact but offers at the same time a very comfortable and stable ride. The two features you wish from an urban eboard! And it is very affordable too, it costs under $500.

Leafboard Plus


Top Speed20 mph (32 km/h)
Range12.4 miles (20 km)
Size25 inch x 9.5 inch x 5 inch (64 cm x 24 cm x 13 cm) (L x W x H)
Weight10.5lbs (4.8kg)
Battery Size5000 mAh
Motor Power1800 Watts
Max weight capacityno info
Hill climb20 %
Charge time2 hrs
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 72 mm
Water ResistanceIP65 (water and dust proof)
Warranty6 months
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Price$ 489

Riptide Boards

Riptide is a company based in San Diego, California. The boards are designed by lifelong skateboarders and surfers, Riptide was built on the belief that a motorized electric skateboard can be powerful and small and convenient. The kicktail design lets you make sharp 90 degree turns and pivot for great maneuverability.

Riptide offers four different models:

  • Riptide R1: Basis model
  • Riptide R1X: larger battery + larger wheels + head and taillights + new Remote controller
  • The R1 comes with 83mm, 78a urethane wheels. With any stiff shortboard, it’s important to maximize the amount of soft urethane between you and the road to perfect the riding experience. The Riptide R1 Electric Skateboard packs speed (18 mph) and range (7 miles) into a compact package.
  • The R1X’s Rosewood makes it look very appealing. The bigger battery lets it drive faster and further. The bigger 90mm 74a ABEC11 ReFly Wheels make the ride even smoother some users say it even feels like snowboarding. And with Head and Tail Lights from ShredLights, you can safely and conveniently ride at night too!
Riptide R1X (bigger battery)

The Riptide R1 comes with a 97Wh battery. It’s UN-38.3 approved and airline friendly. We can’t guarantee it can go on any flight as every airline has its own rules, but the battery and board do fit in with the general TSA regulations to bring as a carry-on.

Riptide R1B Carving Trucks


Top Speed18 mph (29 km/h) – Riptide R1
22 mph (35 km/h) – Riptide R1X
Range7 miles (11 km) – R1
14 miles (22 km) – R1X
Size31 inch x 9.5 inch x 4.5 inch (79 cm x 24 cm x 11 cm) (L x W x H)
Weight13 lbs (5,8 kg) – R1
14.5 lbs (6,6 kg) – R1X
Battery Size97 Wh – R1
199 Wh – R1X
Motor Power2 x 900 Watts
Max weight capacity250 lbs (113 kg)
Hill climb20 %
Charge time3.5 hrs – R1
5.5 hrs – R1X
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 83 mm – R1
Wheel Diameter: 90 mm – R1X
Water ResistanceNo rating
Warranty6 months
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Price$ 599 – R1
$ 999 – R1X

Boosted Mini

When it comes to electric skateboards no brand is more prevalent and popular than boosted. Almost everybody has heard of this company so let’s dive into their small and compact electric skateboard models. Check them out on Amazon.

While Boosted doesn’t offer amazing specs with its products the company still is very popular and reputable because of its great customer service, its reliable products, and the smooth-riding experience.

For shorter commutes, cruising campus, and quick rides Boosted Mini is definitely a good option. The Deep Dish concave shape secures your feet in position so you can learn in and push against the deck for good control and response. The kicktail design lets you make sharp 90 degree turns and pivot for great maneuverability.

With ride modes and acceleration patterns designed to suit the board’s compact profile, Boosted Mini delivers the same powerful acceleration and smooth, secure braking you expect from Boosted. Boosted Mini can take on hills as steep as 20%. The boards also come with the well-liked and popular Boosted remote control.

Boosted offers two Mini models:

  • The Boosted Mini S
  • The Boosted Mini X

Boosted Mini S features our 99Wh air travel-friendly standard range battery. Very beneficial feature!  The wheel size is 80mm. Wheels can be easily changed for something like the Orangatang Caguama 85 mm. It will give you a slightly smoother ride and better carving ability and higher top speed.

Boosted Mini X vs Mini S


Top Speed18 mph (29 km/h) – Boosted Mini S
20 mph (32 km/h) – Boosted Mini X
Range7 miles (11 km) – Mini S
14 miles (22 km) – Mini X
Size29.5 inch x 11 inch x 5.7 inch (75 cm x 28 cm x 15 cm) (L x W x H)
Weight15 lbs (6,8 kg) – Mini S
16.8 lbs (7,6 kg) – Mini X
Battery Size99 Wh – Mini S
199 Wh – Mini X
Motor Power2 x 500 Watts
Max weight capacity250 lbs (113 kg)
Hill climb20 %
Charge time1 hr 15 min – Mini S
1 hr 45 min – Mini X
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 80 mm
Water ResistanceNo rating
Warranty6 months
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Price$ 749 – Boosted Mini S
$ 999 – Boosted Mini X

Meepo Mini 2

Meepo is one of the many Chinese budget board companies. The company was established in 2017, so actually they are still pretty fresh, but they have made their name! Today they’re well-known in the market and in my opinion they are the market leaders of the electric budget board field.

meepo mini 2
Meepo Mini 2

Their products are reliable and most of the users can only recommend Meepo. The only drawback with Meepo is that the company is located in China so shipping time and customer support are not the fastest. Shipping time is around 10 days. Meepo offers free shipping to the majority of countries. Understandably the English level of the employees is not top of the notch (mine neither). However, they are really eager to help and Kiran, the founder of the company, is very present on YouTube and Reddit.

Now Meepo offers a successor with Meepo Mini 2. Like we would expect from the company the board comes with great specifications at a very affordable price! Meepo offers two different models:

  • The Meepo Mini 2
  • The Meepo Mini 2 Extended Range (ER) – with a bigger battery, more powerful motors  
Intro to the Meepo Mini 2


Top Speed25 mph (40 km/h) – Meepo Mini 2
29 mph (46 km/h) – Meepo Mini 2 ER
Range11 miles (18 km) – Mini 2
20 miles (32 km) – Mini 2 ER
Size30 in x 9 in (76 cm x 23 cm) (L x W)
Weight16 lbs (7,2 kg) – Mini 2
18 lbs (8 kg) – Mini 2 ER
Battery SizeNo info
Motor Power2 x 400 Watts – Mini 2
2 x 540 Watts – Mini 2 ER
Max weight capacity300 lbs (136 kg)
Hill climb20 %
Charge time2 hrs
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 90 mm
Water ResistanceNo rating
Warranty6 months
Price$ 429 – Meepo Mini 2
$ 629 – Meepo Mini 2 ER


Louboard was successfully funded on Kickstarter. The Lou board looks like Penny board. It is relatively small has powerful hub motors and is pretty popular. The company is based in Switzerland. FunFact: Therefore the grip tape is made out of small Switzerland crosses – and for better grip of course. The Lou board is available in four different colors.

They offer three different models:

  • LOU 1.0 (has a polyurethane deck and one motor)
  • LOU 2.0 (has a carbon fiber deck and one motor)
  • LOU 3.0 ( has a carbon fiber deck and two motors)

The deck plates of the boards are interchangeable and so it is easy to pop the deck out and in. Lou’s motor is hub-motor, hence it is pretty silent so you can hear the rush of the wind while you ride. The battery in the LOU 1.0 and 2.0 falls below 100Wh which is allowed on most airlines. However, regulations differ for different airlines. Please double-check with your airline before taking LOU on a plane.

Lou Board


Top Speed17 mph (28 km/h) – LOU 1.0
17 mph (28 km/h) – LOU 2.0
21 mph (35 km/h) – LOU 3.0
Range6 – 9 miles (10 – 15 km) – LOU 1.0
6 – 9 miles (10 – 15 km) – LOU 2.0
12 – 15 miles (20 – 25 km) – LOU 3.0
Size25 in x 10 in x 5 in (66 cm x 26 cm x 13cm) (L x W x H)
Weight10.6 lbs (4,8 kg) – LOU 1.0
9.5 lbs (4,3 kg) – LOU 2.0
12 lbs (5,4 kg) – LOU 3.0
Battery Size79 Wh – LOU 1.0
79 Wh – LOU 2.0
108 Wh – LOU 3.0
Motor Power1 x 1500 Watts – LOU 1.0
1 x 1500 Watts – LOU 2.0
2 x 1500 Watts – LOU 3.0
Max weight capacity265 lbs (120 kg) LOU 1.0
330 lbs (150 kg) LOU 2.0
330 lbs (150 kg) LOU 3.0
Hill climb20 %
Charge time2 hrs
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 90 mm
Water ResistanceIP 54
Warranty1 year for battery and motor2 years for all other parts
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Price$ 449 – LOU 1.0
$ 799 – LOU 2.0
$ 999 – LOU 3.0


The Fäboard Gold DUAL is a small electric skateboard designed from the YouTuber Fabian Doerig. Fabio Doerig reviews many eboards on the market and is one of the most prominent VLOGGer in the electric skateboard industry.

With his big YouTube audience, he now wants to take part in selling eboards as well. He was back in the days a skateboarder and now advertise his boards as “First Electric Skateboards designed by a real Skateboarder.” Right now, he offers three different e-skateboards on his website: two compact and one bigger eboard models.

The compact models are:

  • FÄBOARD GOLD Dual Belt (With a Belt Motor)
  • FÄBOARD GOLD Dual Hub (With a Hub Motor)

So, he offers more or less the same board but with different driving systems — one with two belt motors and one with two hub- (in-wheel) motors. The FÄBOARD Gold Dual’s 99Wh battery is swappable and precisely engineered to fit within TSA guidelines. The remote control is also well designed and indicates basic information. The boards have another two great features: The Gold Duals will automatically turn on when you turn on your remote. And the Gold Dual Belt is one of very few Belt driven boards that are not hard push. Hence you can still use it as a regular skateboard if it is empty. (the hub dual anyway)



Top Speed22 mph (35 km/h) – Fäboard Gold Dual Belt
16 mph (26 km/h) – Fäboard Gold Dual Hub
Range8 miles (13 km) – Dual Belt
8 miles (13 km) – Dual Hub
Size27.6 inches (70cm) – Deck Length
Weight10.8 lbs (4,9 kg) – Dual Belt
10.2lbs (4,6 kg) – Dual Hub
Battery Size99 Wh
Motor Power2 x 900 Watts – Dual Belt
2 x 500 Watts – Dual Hub
Max weight capacity265 lbs (120 kg)
Hill climb20% – Dual Belt
17.5% – Dual Hub
Charge time2 hrs
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 83 mm – Dual Belt
Wheel Diameter: 75 mm – Dual Hub
Water ResistanceIP 54
Warranty180 days
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Price$ 490 – Fäboard Gold Dual Belt
$ 350 – Fäboard Gold Dual Hub

Miles Mini Boards

The company Milespower is located in San Diego. They have got three boards in the offer, a big eboard, the Miles Rampage, which looks a bit like the Evolve boards, and two small and urban electric skateboards: the Miles Single and the Miles Dual.

Miles Mini

The Miles Single has got one in-wheel hub motor and has a very sleek and modern design. The Battery and the ESC (electric speed controller, the brain of the board) is built into the deck. The deck is made out of carbon fiber and looks pretty nice. The Miles Dual has got two hub motors and a bigger battery. Hence it has more power and a longer range than the Miles Single. The Single comes with a basic remote with fast/slow, forward, brake and reverse functions. There is no display. The Dual comes with a premium remote with an information display and safety light on top of the basic functions.

What’s very unique about this board is its ability to customize the grip tape design.

One feature I really like is that the company also offers Airline friendly swappable batteries. It has 99 Wh and goes with the TSA guidelines. With the airline safe battery, you can expect about 6-14 miles from either board.

Miles Mini


Top Speed18 – 20 mph (29 – 32 km/h) – Miles Single
22 mph (29 – 35 km/h) – Miles Dual
Range8 – 13 miles (13 – 21 km) – Miles Single
10 – 18 miles (16 – 29 km) – Miles Dual
Size26.5 inch x 7.5 inch (67 cm x 19 cm) (L x W)
Weight10.5 lbs (4,8 kg) – Miles Single
12.5 lbs (5,7 kg) – Miles Dual
Battery Size108 Wh – Miles Single
144 Wh – Miles Dual
Motor PowerNo info
Max weight capacity270 lbs (122 kg)
Hill climb15 % – Miles Single
20 % – Miles Dual
Charge time1 – 2 hrs
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 80 mm
Water ResistanceNo rating
WarrantyNo info
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Price$ 599 – Miles Single
$ 769 – Miles Dual


Linky is a foldable electric skateboard. The company started on Indigo (a crowdfunding website just like Kickstarter) and was successfully funded in 2017. Hence like many companies on the market, Linky is pretty young. The idea behind Linky is for travelers. The world needs a practical green mobility solution for explorers, that gets out of the way when you aren’t using it.

If you fold the board it can even fit in your bag or backpack. This board is not really a powerhouse but in exchange, it is really light and compact. What’s special about this eboard (besides that it is foldable) is the placement of the motor. The drive sits on the left front wheel and not on the tail like on almost every other board on the market. It comes with a built-in front light, a remote and an App. The deck has a carbon fiber bottom and real bamboo top to maximize the riding experience yet keep Linky light. A USB port allows you to use the board to charge your cell phone.


Top Speed18.6 (30 km/h)
Range12 miles (18 km)
Size31 inch x 11 inch x 5 inch (80 cm x 28 cm x 12 cm) (L x W x H) – OPENED
16 inch x 11 inch x 5 inch (40 cm x 28 cm x 12 cm) (L x W x H) – FOLDED
Weight12.1 lbs (5,5 kg)
Battery Size125 Wh
Motor PowerNo info
Max weight capacity220 lbs (100 kg)
Hill climb12 %
Charge time1 hr
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 83 mm
Water ResistanceNo rating
Warranty1 year
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Price$ 999 – Linky

Acton as a company very well known in the electric skateboard industry. They have made very successful boards and right now they line up consists of three different models. Two of them are small electric skateboards.

  • Acton Blink S-R (single hub-motor, smaller battery, shorter deck)
  • Acton Blink S2 (dual hub motor, bigger battery, longer deck)

The Acton Blink S2 is the upgraded and larger version, it a dual hub motor, hence more acceleration, more hill climbing ability, and higher top speed. The Blink S2 also has a bigger battery and therefore a longer range. Users also say that the Acton Blink S2 has better brakes, so this is another important safety feature to consider. Compared to the Blink S-R the Blink S2 is pretty big, not so small and mini like many other boards on this list. So keep that in mind.

The biggest drawback of these boards is their remote controllers. They have not been updated for a few years, look and feel cheap, have a poorly positioned reverse switch (yes, you can accidentally trigger it), and lack with a lot of functions. For instance, it will not provide you with the battery charge of the board. You only can see it when you connect it to the Acton App. The only indicator for battery charge on the board is a beeping sound when it is below 15% (but sometimes, the beeping happens when I go up very steep hills)

Not the best Remote

But all in all users like their Acton board a lot. The can drive fast, last as long as advertised (advertised range = real range), have integrated LED head and taillights, have a very smooth and pleasant riding experience, and are pretty affordable.

Acton Blink S2 Review


Top Speed15 mph (24 km/h) – Blink S-R
18 mph (29 km/h) – Blink 2S
Range7 miles (11 km) – Blink S-R
14 miles (22 km) – Blink 2S
Size27 in x 8 in (69 cm x 20 cm) (L x W) – Blink S-R
31.5 in x 8.5 in (80 cm x 22 cm) (L x W) – Blink S2
Weight11 lbs (5 kg) – Blink S-R
15 lbs (6,8 kg) – Blink S2
Battery Size80 Wh –  Blink S-R
158 Wh –  Blink S2
Motor Power1 x 500 Watts – Blink S-R
2 x 500 Watts – Blink S2
Max weight capacity220 lbs (100 kg) Blink S-R
250 lbs (113 kg) Blink S2
Hill climb15 % – Blink S-R
20 % – Blink S2
Charge time45 – 60min – Blink S-R
60 – 90 min – Blink S2
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 83 mm
Water ResistanceNo info
Warranty6 months
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Price$ 399 – Blink S-R
$ 599 – Blink S2

Ancheer Mini

Now let’s come to a total Underdog. The Ancheer Mini Electric Cruiser Skateboard. Ancheer produces mainly electric bikes but also other sports gear and equipment. Apparently, they took a shot at electric skateboards and boy, have they delivered something! It is one of the cheapest and most affordable eboards on the market. The Ancheer Mini Electric Cruiser only costs 165 dollars. Now to be honest the performance of this board is not the greatest and ist range neither but do really need to be very fast and have massive torque in the city? I doubt that. If you are looking into purchasing a small electric skateboard for urban rides and you don’t need a lot of power and you don’t want to spend a lot of money neither, then maybe the Ancheer Mini is the right choice for you.

Ancheer Mini Electric Cruiser Skateboard


Top Speed12 mph (19 km/h)
Range6 miles (10 km)
Size25 inch x 8.6 inch x 6 inch (65 cm x 22 cm x 16 cm) (L x W x H)
Weight8.6 lbs (3.9kg)
Battery Size64.7 Wh
Motor Power1 x 350 Watts
Max weight capacity132 lbs (60 kg)
Hill climb10 %
Charge time1.5 hrs
Wheel SizeWheel Diameter: 73 mm
Water ResistanceNo rating
WarrantyNo info
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Price$ 164.99

Downsides of urban, small and mini electric skateboards

Range: If your e-skateboard is small and tiny then there is no possibility to can mount a big battery on it. Whit a small battery capacity the range will not be significant. So keep in mind that small electric skateboards will not take you very far. This is the biggest drawback when it comes to portability in electric skateboarding. Do you know which electric skateboard has the best range? Then check out my comparison table.

Vibration: If your ride over rough pavement or rails An electric skateboard has to dampen the vibrations caused by the bumpy road. Usually, an e-board can accomplish this via its Wheels (the bigger, the better), its trucks, and its flexible deck. But the smaller a deck is, the stiffer it will be. That’s the reason why boosted boards are so smooth. They have big wheels and a very flexy deck. If you are deciding on a small eboard, be prepared for vibration rich rides. It gets better though as your calve muscles grow and your legs and feet get used to the vibrations.

Carving: If you’re looking for a “carvy” ride then you should maybe decide on a bigger board. The trucks, the deck, but most importantly the wheelbase determine if you are able to carve along the road with your e-skate.

Stability: Small and mini electric skateboards are not very beginner-friendly. It is not very easy to hold the balance on a small board. The rides will not be the most stable ones. Riding stability comes with big wheels, big trucks, big decks, and a big wheelbase. These are not necessarily the characteristics of a small electric skateboard. But you, the rider, can do a lot to improve your stability. Riding experience, better leg (especially calve and feet) muscles will increase your balance drastically.

With electric skateboards, the smaller size means a smaller battery and a smaller motor. Putting smaller components usually translates in smaller power output which in turn means lower top speed and lower range on a single battery charge. Smaller and lighter boards mean typically less range and power. So we need to choose wisely.

Upsides of small and mini electric skateboards

  • Perfect Urban Commuters
  • Lightweight and portability – Easy to carry
  • Air Travel-friendly
  • Due to design relatively inexpensive

If you are planning to travel with your electric skateboard – you have to check out my definitive guide on Air travel.

Can you take electric skateboards on planes? A guide on Air Travel

Final thoughts – now it’s your turn

I hope you have enjoyed reading this article. If you have any questions comment below. I am eager to constantly improve the quality of this blog so feel free to give me feedback!

Now I want to hear from you:

Which small and travel-friendly electric skateboard is your favorite? I would also love to know why you like this particular board the most.

Let me know by leaving a quick comment.