Dec 242016
 

Globber

That’s it, 24 days of giveaways done and dusted! We have loved every minute of it (even if it takes an awful lot of time to organise) and we are so glad you did too. Today we’re wrapping up our Christmas Countdown in style by not treating just one but three lucky readers to a sparkling gift from our friends at Globber:

Fitted with a spectacular set of light up wheels the brand new Globber MyFREE Fold Up (RRP $200, ages 3+) is the ultimate ride for this season of shimmer and shine, it’s like having your own Christmas light show on wheels!

This latest release from the scooter experts at Globber combines all there is to love about the original MyFREE Up 3-wheel scooter (which we reviewed here several months ago) with a bunch of exciting new features that are sure to take your Globber experience to the next level. As the name suggest the MyFREE Fold Up can be folded into a compact package perfect for transport and storage in small spaces (and of course to wrap up under the Christmas tree).

The other fresh and festive feature is the addition of two impressive flashing wheels that display a rainbow of colours when cruising around. I am predicting there will be lots of late evening rides around the block this summer! By the way, if you want to pimp out your current ride with a set of these cool light up wheels you can buy them separately too, they are available in either 80 or 120 mm size to most brands of scooters.

Good to know: The Globber MyFREE Fold Up scooter is suitable for young riders aged 3 and up (or 95cm+) and has a generous weight limit of 50kg. The handlebar can be adjusted in height, ensuring a continuous perfect fit as your child grows. All materials are durable, high-quality and thoroughly tested for everyday use by active kids. Get ready for an adventure filled year with Globber gear!

To find out more about Globber, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.globber.com.au.

For your chance to win 1 of 3 Globber MyFREE Fold Up scooters with flashing wheels in your choice of colour (RRP $200, subject to availability) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Nov 292016
 

Globber

Over the past five months we have introduced you to a range of awesome Globber scooters and we hope you enjoyed riding along with our family. From cool kids to young-at-heart parents, there is a perfect set of wheels for everyone! But what about adventurous tots, I hear you think? Don’t worry, we have a fabulous scooter lined up for little miss Harriet too:

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Designed for children aged 1 to 6 the super-versatile Globber MyFREE 5-in-1 is absolutely ideal for this tricky childhood stage where kids develop new skills in the blink of an eye. From needing all the mama-help they can get, to trying by themselves and eventually scooting off independently and with great confidence, this clever convertible design will grow with your child all the way.

globber-myfree-5-in-1-greenFeaturing three sturdy wheels and made from high quality, durable materials the  Globber MyFREE 5-in-1 (RRP $200, pink, green or dark blue) is built to be safe, strong and survive the everyday rough and tumble of active youngsters. As the name suggests this amazing scooter can be used in five different ways, offering great value for money and making it an ideal investment for young families.

globber-myfree-5-in-1-pinkAt Globber they understand that little legs get tired quickly so the comfortable seat offers an enjoyable ride for small travellers up to 20kg. Using the parent handle mum or dad can push and guide little ones in the right direction while kids can hold onto their very own handlebar and rest their feet on the (removable) footrests. The low foot board allows them to feel safe and helps them easily regain their balance when they get a tad wobbly or take the corners a bit too sharp.

globber-myfree-5-in-1-blueAs your child’s confidence and steering skills grow the parent handle effortlessly comes off to form a funky ride-on. Later when your little thrill seeker is ready to ditch the seat and scoot around while standing up the seat can easily be removed and the parent handle converts into a handlebar. In this mode the MyFREE 5-in-1 is suitable for children up to 50kg and the handlebar can be adjusted to three different height levels to allow for riders of different heights.

A child’s mood is like the weather and changes all the time so whether your child wants to ride by his or herself or prefers to sit and enjoy being pushed, the MyFREE 5-in-1 adjusts to your family’s needs in just a flash.

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To find out more about Globber, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.globber.com.au.

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Oct 282016
 

Globber

One of the awesome benefits of being a parent is that you can join in all the fun kids’ stuff, our children always love it when I bounce with them on the trampoline, go on the swing, play with dolls and build cubbies (and so do I!). Seeing how much they enjoy riding their scooters it was only a matter of time before I tagged along with the cool kids and set off on my own set of Globber wheels:

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Goodbye to ‘You’re too big for that’ and hello to ‘You’re never to old to have fun!’, Globber is maximising scooter fun with the awesome Globber 18.0 by Kleefer (RRP $350, black or white). Designed for riders measuring between 1.45m and 1.90m and with a height adjustable handlebar this trendy and tough scooter is perfect for both adults and children who have outgrown their smaller rides.

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This top-of-the-range Globber scooter features only the very best, strong, high quality materials to ensure a pleasant ride and durable construction that is made for everyday use. Made from sturdy, extruded aluminum the spacious deck offers great balance and sits close to the ground so you can get on and off easily. The Globber 18.0 by Kleefer has a generous weight limit of 100kg to accommodate most adults comfortably.

globber-kleefer-foldFolding the Globber 18.0 is a breeze and done in just a matter of seconds, all it takes is a gentle kick of the foot to activate the clever piston-assisted Kleefer fold mechanism (No strong muscles required!). Not only does the scooter have a neat, compact, vertical fold that is ideal for transport or storage in small spaces, you don’t even have to carry it as you can just wheel it along like a trolley.

I was super impressed with the reliable feel and the smoothness of the ride, in fact the first time I rode it its fast speed really surprised me and I (secretly) felt a little nervous! Of course I didn’t show the kids, I put on my cool mum face and put my trust in the front and back brakes. The lever of the front brake sits conveniently on the ergonomic handlebars making it quick and simple to use.

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The Globber 18.0 is a great choice for older children/adults travelling with public transport, people who work in the city, those who enjoy a ride through the park with the wind in their hair, parents who want to explore the outdoors with their children or even just grown-ups who are a big kid at heart.

To find out more about Globber, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.globber.com.au.

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Sep 272016
 

Globber

She may only be three years old but our miss Sybbie is always trying to keep up with the big kids, with all the older siblings off on their new scooters it was only a matter of time until this little adventurer followed suit. She’s turning out to be a real daredevil who loves cruising the local park on her Globber wheels (with mama watching nervously from the sidelines!):

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Being a 3-wheel scooter the cool Globber MyFREE Up (RRP $130, ages 3+) allows young riders to experience the joy and excitement of riding and controlling their own scooter, while being supported by a sturdy, well balanced frame that makes it easier for them to stay upright.

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This funky Globber scooter may be smaller in size but it is just as big in style, safety, durability and quality as the rest of the Globber family. The curved design looks playful and child-friendly and it rides super smooth. With a weight limit of 50kg and a height adjustable handlebar that can be changed from 67.5 up to 77.5cm the Globber MyFree Up grows effortlessly with your child so kids can scoot around for longer.

MyFREE Up PurpleDesigned with young children in mind the MyFree Up is fitted with a range of great features that ensure a safe, comfortable ride for little legs. Take for example the steering lock which locks the steering to help new riders master the stepping and rolling action (quite tricky when you’re learning!) without having to worry too much about steering at the same time. The special X-cross deck design creates a stronger deck and improves directional turning performance using the T-bar handlebar.

Personally I feel the low deck design is fantastic, it makes it so much for easier for kids to get on and off with confidence and thanks to not having to lift their feet that high riding is less tiring too. As a beginner Sybbie usually takes lots of little steps with short roll-outs, but the colourful dual-injection deck is roomy enough for small feet to stand next to each other when going down-hill or to have a rest while being pushed by a helpful adult.

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The MyFree Up is currently available in five trendy colours suitable for street smart boys and girls, so there is a perfect ride for everyone. Being a real girly-girl our little lady obviously voted for pink, she even insisted on a helmet to match!

To find out more about Globber, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.globber.com.au.

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Aug 252016
 

Globber

I’m sure you’ve worked out by now that for our family August a pretty big month. Not only do we celebrate four birthdays (with Hattie quickly following in September) and have a big holiday ahead of us but it is also the month I started Hip Little One so that’s another ‘birthday’ coming up. After a long countdown Juliet is finally six and working hard on mastering her new 2-wheel Globber scooter:

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Designed for ages 6+ the Globber MyTOO Fix Up (RRP $140) is the perfect challenge for this little lady at six going on sixteen. I love seeing the concentration on her face when she is trying something new, determined to work things out and reach her goal.

MyTOO Fix Up greenThe cool look of the MyTOO Fix Up is not just fashionable but functional too, the ergonomic design with its funky curves and the high density non-slip EVA foam deck offer a luxurious and safe riding experience for growing feet that can still be a bit wobbly from time to time. This makes the MyTOO Fix Up my personal favourite in the Globber range, it looks and feels absolutely fabulous.

Thoroughly safety tested and made from high quality materials that are strong and sturdy the MyTOO Fix Up gets the thumbs up from both parents and children, parents love the durability and amazing value for many money while young riders enjoy the super smooth ride and sense of security they get from the solid construction. Even though Juliet has only just upgraded from three to two wheels I can see she feels confident on the deck.

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Because little girls grow faster than you can keep up with this clever Globber scooter has a height adjustable handlebar. MyTOO Fix Up riders should have a minimum height of 1.10m and as your child grows the handlebar can be adjusted with three height levels to choose from. The brightly coloured handlebar grips are made from durable, dual-injection material, this makes them secure (no slipping) and comfortable for small hands to hold.

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The MyTOO Fix Up has a maximum weight limit of 100kg so even hip mamas can have a sneaky try when the kids are having a break. This generous flexibility in the height and weight department makes this trendy scooter an excellent pick for families who want to invest in a product that their kids won’t grow out of after just one season.

To find out more about Globber, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.globber.com.au.

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Jul 222016
 

Globber

There is no surprise our kids love more than an unexpected day off with Hip Daddy, especially if it involves going out for an outdoor adventure. Yesterday was a beautiful sunny winter’s day so we bundled all the kids into the car, packed their scooters and helmets and enjoyed a lovely ride along the river. The kids (and I) had so much fun that they didn’t really want to leave, I think we can safely say we’ll be back for another roll in no-time!

Globber MyToo 12.5

As the twins have really shot up this last year (Can you believe they are turning 8 next month?) we recently upgraded their scooters to a bigger, better design to suit their growing bodies perfectly: the MyTOO 12.5 by Globber.

Globber Olivia

The Globber MyTOO 12.5 (RRP $170, ages 8+) is a seriously stylish, sturdy scooter designed for riders up to 100kg and with a minimum height of 1.30m. Created from durable, high quality materials with an aircraft ALU technical deck and ultra reinforced front structure this new Globber ride is made to last. Globber clearly understands how adventurous kids can be at times so they’ve created a scooter that is safe, strong and suitable for an intensive, active lifestyle.

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The 125mm wheels in transparent HQ and High Rebound PU with nylon cores and high quality bearings ensure a super smooth ride at all times, one light push and you’re off! Olivia generally prefers to play it safe, so it was great to see the deck was wide enough for her to feel confident and the steering and back brake easy so she felt safe and in control.

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Thanks to the height-adjustable handlebars and generous weight limit the MyTOO 12.5 is a fantastic investment that will grow with your child. It was immediately clear that this Globber scooter is very well constructed and built to last the distance, it’s most definitely not a cheap or flimsy ride. I can see many enjoyable scooter rides in our future, bring on the weekend so we can test out the next track.

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While the scooters are a definite upgrade in size and height they thankfully don’t take up more room in storage or transport. The foldable design is ideal for a family car with limited booth space and even the handlebars can be folded in. The MyTOO 12.5 is also surprisingly lightweight so the kids can easily lift and carry it themselves when needed, for example to cross grass or gravel.

To find out more about Globber, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.globber.com.au.

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Nov 122011
 

When I grew up we were always playing outside and we loved it. Marking the streets with chalk, climbing trees, swinging on the swing, playing soccer, the hula hoop, skipping with a rope and of course riding a scooter. Our old kick scooter was bright red and even had a padded seat to sit on, at the time we thought it was awesome. But scooters have changed a bit since then and I have been told a Razor scooter is the hip new ride kids are going for.

The Razor label is well known all around the world and has been designing scooters for more than 10 years. They have taken the childish out of scooters by creating a range of scooters to suit everyone from young to old, amateur to professional and small to big budgets. With 20+ different designs and counting Razor is the top name in scooters and as Australian children love spending time outside it is no surprise that many will be adding a Razor scooter to their Christmas wish list this year. In a society where children spend way too much time in front of the tv or game console a Razor scooter encourages children to get outside and get moving so this is fantastic gift idea.

The award winning Razor A Kick Scooter ($69.99, ages 5+) is a 2-wheel scooter with a stylish alloy design, tough build and foldable frame, available in 5 different colours. The aircraft-grade aluminium deck and t-tube are of the highest quality so parents can be confident they are make a safe choice and get value for money. The lightweight Razor A Kick Scooter weighs just 2.7kg so it is easy to carry around and travel with (if you are not riding it that is). This scooter can hold up to 65kg in weight and the handle bars are adjustable so the A Kick Scooter will grow with your child for years to come.

In a way I am glad my little ones are a bit too young to cruise our neighbourhood by scooter, but when they are old enough to give it a shot I will make sure they don’t go out without a helmet and elbow and knee protection. At Razor they understand how important safety is so the Razor website holds a lot of valuable information for kids and parents about how, when and where to use the Razor scooters (safely), as well as a bunch of cool tips and tricks to make the most out of your new scooter.

To find out more about Razor, to check out the many different designs and to locate a retailer near you visit www.razoraus.com.au.

For your chance to win a Razor A Kick Scooter with helmet (RRP $104.95, ages 5+) visit www.razoraus.com.au and answer the following question: Which Razor Scooter do you like most and why?

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Competition ends December 12, 2011. Sorry, Australian entries only.