Can I ride my electric scooter in the rain?

There are few certainties in life. The fact that it will bucket down in Britain this winter is one of them. As the sunburned leaves continue to fall and the days get shorter and shorter, we're reminded of the iminent arrival of winter. As the more organised amongst us begin to brainstorm this year's Christmas gifts, the same question floods our inbox:

Which scooter is best for the rain?

So as we answer each question, instictively going through the motions of pulling out all of the e-scooters that perform best in the rain, we thought we'd put together a page dedicated to to the best waterproof electric scooters that have seemingly been built with us Brits in mind.

How does waterproofing work?

To measure ability to withstand intrustion from moisture, liquid and dust, manufacturer's often elect to have their products officially certified with an IP rating; not the "Information Protection" used in copyrighting, but "Ingress Protection" to measure the product's sealant capability around electrical components.

The IP ratings table below shows how the I P D X format is used to determine how waterproof something is:

Which e-scooters are waterproof?

Don't let rain ruin your ride. Here are our top 3 waterproof electric scooters with official IP ratings:

Riding in the rain

So you've got a warranty-protected IP-rated all-weather scooter and now want to know if it's safe to rider in the rain? Here are our top tips:

  • Always wear a helmet 
  • Double-down on your scooter's in-built lights with your own
  • Keep your tyres at the correct tyre pressure and consider using a sealant like Slime to help prevent air-loss as a result of punctures
  • Ensure you have sufficient treads on your tyres. If not, consider replacing them
  • Keep your brakes clean and regularly inspected