Scooting Back to School with Globber by Plum

When I think of the school run during the autumn & winter months, I have to admit, I shudder at the thought. By some strange coincidence, the heavens seem to open as soon as you shut that front door. Am I right? So, the quicker we can get ourselves to school, the better.

We are collaborating with Plum on their Globber scooter range and they’ve very kindly sent my three school-aged children a scooter each to help them get back to school, in style. 

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The GLOBBER by Plum Scooter range is pretty cool. They have such an amazing range of sizes; with scooters for the little ones, right up to adults. My three school-aged children were pretty excited to be sent these and I have to admit, I was excited to see them in action for myself. 

The children already own stunt style scooters, for going to the park on etc. However, as soon as we opened the Globber scooters, we could instantly see a difference. Not only in the design but the feel of them too. 

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The Globber Primo Lights scooter, which was sent for Annabelle, comes in two pieces. The handlebar easily clicks onto the base of the scooter and can be detached too if you’re looking to pop it into the boot of a car, or even pack into a suitcase!

As well as being super light – perfect for those little ones – you might have guessed already {seeing the name is Primo Lights!} the wheels light up when you’re on the scooter.  Annabelle loves this feature and she thinks she is going to look very cool on her way to & from school. 

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The Globber Primo Lights scooter is perfect for children aged 3yrs & up and I love the three-wheeled aspect of this scooter. I don’t think I’m quite ready for my youngest to be on two wheels, just yet! The tri-wheeled scooter allows for more stability and perfect for her age range. We also love the fully adjustable handlebars – Annabelle is on the second height option, so she has a few to go yet before she grows out of this scooter – which is amazing. 

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Another feature I loved about this scooter is the low-ride foot deck. None of our previous scooters ever had this feature and you really can notice the difference. The other two scooters I’ll be sharing with you have this feature too and it’s something you think would never make a difference – but it does!

The only thing I would say is, the foot deck of the Globber Primo Lights could do with having a little more of a non-slip feature. We’ve been out on a few rainy afternoons – which are going to happen on our journeys to & from school – and Annabelle has slipped off the foot deck a few times because of her wet feet.

According to Globber, these scooters are not meant to be used in the rain or through puddles – but when you live in Northern Ireland, the weather is so unpredictable that sometimes it’s unavoidable. Especially if you’re mid-scoot and in the middle of an unexpected downpour! Or, as our typical school runs are, the rain starts when your halfway to school {or halfway home!}

To improve this, I would have preferred to have the EVA non-slip tread that the bigger scooters come with. I think having that on the Primo lights scooter would make it more durable on those unexpected rainy afternoons. 

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The brake on the back works like a charm. Annabelle feels like a bit of a pro as she places her foot behind her to go on the brake. She’s taken to it like a duck to water and she really likes the tilt to turn aspect of the scooter too. I think this is a much safer feature on these little scooters – especially for the little ones.

The Globber One NL 125 Scooter was sent out for my 10yr old and I immediately loved how it came already folded. It showed me just how good it could be going into confined spaces – the handlebars even detach {and reattache} with ease! We don’t have the biggest of houses, so it’s nice to know when the scooter isn’t being used, it can be stored easily enough due to the clamp folding system. 

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This scooter comes with an ultra-low aluminium deck, with the non-slip EVA tread {which the Primo lights scooter could do with if I’m honest} and it feels so nice to ride on, according to my ten years old. He says less effort is needed due to the wheels just gliding over pavements and pathways. Which he says makes this scooter really fun to scoot on. 

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My 13yr old was kindly sent the Globber One NL 205 deluxe scooter and the only difference to this scooter {other than being a touch bigger} was the handlebar brakes. It has the came clamp foldable feature, which is great, however, I did find this one a little harder to click into place. You really have to push the handlebars {with your foot placed on the foot deck} to click the scooter into the upright position. But once it’s up, it is an impressive scooter. 

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It too has the detachable & reattachable handlebars, which is such a cool feature. The handlebars themselves are also nicely covered and feel really nice to grip when you’re on the scooter. This deluxe scooter comes with a handlebar front wheel brake and after using it I have to say, it has quite a forced stop. Which depending on the speed your going could potentially throw the rider off the scooter.  

Globber assured me that it was tested in 5 different labs and passed each stage of the process – which I respect. Globber also mentioned that it is a gradual brake, so it brakes dependant on the pressure you add to the brake itself. After my daughter used the brakes for the first time {as she was coming to a road} she used them and was flung from her scooter, onto the road. She is OK and thankfully there were no cars at that time – but it was still pretty scary for her. 

I have tested the brakes myself, also. In my opinion, they are not gradual as stated. You can press the front brakes, nothing will happen, then you apply a little more force and before you know it, you’re coming to a lethal stop. Personally, the scooter is great, but the front brakes are just not needed at all in my opinion because the rear wheel brake works perfectly and I think that rear brake is all you need on a scooter. 

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This style of scooter is perfect for urban areas and thanks to the Bi-injection inner core wheels with ABEC 7 wheel bearings, meaning it provides a super smooth ride. Both my daughter & I can confirm this. The ultra-low foot deck also allows the scooter to self-stand which is a neat feature.  It is such a fun scooter to ride.

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My kids have just gone Back to School and they could not have looked more proud as they rode their scooters to school. I will also be investing some of the Globber accessories they have available too because the Globber LED scooter flash light will be perfect when those darker mornings & afternoons settle in. 

As I mentioned when I shared a recent Instagram post, I said that I had a lovely DISCOUNT CODE for you guys and it is available to use over an entire year! So you’re not rushed into having to buy now, you can wait for the time that is right for you over the next 12mths. The discount code is SUPER-BUSY-MUM and it will entitle you to 15% off the entire Globber by Plum range and it is valid for one year. This code cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. 

Disclosure: I was kindly sent these products in return for an honest review. All photos, thoughts & opinions are entirely my own

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  1. 31/08/2018 / 2:51 PM

    I had never heard of these scooters before, they look and sound great. My son starts school next week and I think he will be wanting to scoot there with his big sister too xx

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