If you live in a country where temperatures drop during the winter and even snow falls, you may find it very challenging to go out using your electric scooter.
But can an electric scooter be used in the winter? The short answer is: Yes.
An electric scooter is not explicitly designed to be used during winter, but it can very well stand the season. You can work to winterize your equipment and get the must-have electric scooter winter equipment to help you on your ride.
Below you’ll find some of the equipment you can invest in to continue to enjoy your ride in the cold. Read on.
1. Touchscreen gloves.
This fantastic piece of gear must top your list of must-have electric scooter winter equipment. It might be difficult for you to use the touchscreen function of your electric scooter with your gloves on during winter.
Gloves are essential, and a non-negotiable piece of comfort during winter because they keep your hands warm, so removing them often is not an option.
The solution is to invest in touch screen gloves specifically designed for outdoor activities during cold weather like autumn and winter. These gloves are ultra helpful as well when you’re using your smartphone.
Why you’ll love it: They’re very comfortable to wear, have an anti-slip function, and are made from 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex, which offers extreme flexibility. You can use it with any touchscreen device.
2. Rain-proof, water-proof winter jacket.
The wind will indeed bother you when riding an electric scooter in the winter. Sometimes, snow gets in the way too. To prepare for this, you must invest in a rain-proof and water-proof winter jacket that not only works to keep you warm but also help you stand other elements, too, like water.
Why you’ll love it: This ski jacket is both water-proof and windproof, has heat retention technology to keep you warm, and is made from breathable materials to keep your body comfortable. It comes in a variety of colors too.
3. Water-repelling shoes.
Apart from a water-proof winter jacket, you are also going to need a comfortable pair of water-repelling shoes to protect your feet when you are outdoors.
Your shoes should be comfortable and flexible enough, especially during a ride, and they should be able to stand not just water but snow as well.
Why you’ll love it: This pair of shoes has a clean and minimalist design. It uses a DWR finish to repel water and is made from leather and 9D nylon textile combined for a softer and lighter finish.
4. Neck warmer gaiter.
This versatile piece of fabric is must-have gear for any outdoor activity during the winter months. It’s perfect for keeping your neck warm and dry, especially when riding a scooter and the wind is blowing on your face. You can wear it also as a mask, bandana, scarf, or half balaclava.
Why you’ll love it: It’s made of super soft fabric, so it’s very comfortable to wear. It is windproof, keeping your neck warm outdoors.
5. Winter Performance Socks.
Your choice of outdoor socks can make a lot of difference, and wearing the wrong type can be painful, especially when you are prone to blisters and other foot concerns.
During winter, a pair of cozy and warm winter socks to keep your feet protected from wind and water when riding your electric scooter or doing other outdoor activities like skiing is recommended.
You have to choose the one with good quality because winter weather can be unpredictable too.
You’ll love it: It’s made from premium cotton and moisture-wicking, which prevents sweat build-up. It’s also thermal regulating, keeping your feet warm enough.
6. Softshell Pants.
A warm, water-proof pant good enough for work and play is just perfect during the winter season. Softshell pants are lined up with fleece on the inside but are soft on the outside, so it moves with you as you do your outdoor activities.
Why you’ll love it: They have a lot of colors to choose from, and they’re perfect to wear both indoors and outdoors. The slim cut is a plus factor too.
7. Balaclava Winter Face Mask.
This is best used during skiing, but it is also a great option when you are out with your electric scooter. It keeps your face protected from wind, dust, and harmful UV rays. It also keeps you warm when the temperature drops to its lowest.
Why you’ll love it: This balaclava mask is made of superfine polar fleece and is very comfortable to wear. It’s breathable and lightweight and helps prevent fogging or glasses or googles.
8. Protective Goggles.
Choosing lightweight, protective goggles are essential when you want to use your electric scooter during the winter. This type of Google protects your eyes and gives you a much clearer vision during foggy days.
Why you’ll love it: It has a reflective lens, is anti-fog, scratch-resistant, and provides 400 UV protection—excellent as well for skiing and motorcycling.
9. Extra reflective gear – High-visibility Waterproof Backpack Cover.
This is a must-have electric scooter winter equipment, especially when riding at night because it will automatically make you visible, keeping you safe in the process. Wear it as a backpack and let it also serve as an additional layer of protection from the cold weather.
Why you’ll love it: It is a lightweight bag that lets you store your things while keeping you safe and visible. It is water-proof and has ultra-reflective 3M material.
10. Knee and elbow protective gear.
Even if you are going to commute to and from work, wearing protective knee and elbow gears with you when you ride your electric scooter is essential to keep you safe should an accident occur.
Winter weather brings many challenges — slippery and wet roads, snow-covered pavements, and dull and dark streets — knowing you are protected anytime can make such a vast safety difference.
Why you’ll love it: It comes in various sizes that you can always find something that fits the whole family. It has an advanced impact-resistant design and is made from breathable materials.
Andy is an urban survivor passionate about recycling, clean energy, and micromobility. He loves nature and people and peacefully militates for a balance between the two. When he’s not writing on Noble Urban you’ll find him riding his bike, fishing, or reading a good book.