The HoverSeat is a cool new way to have fun with your hoverboard. Here you can find our HoverSeat review to see how easy it is to add a chair to your wheels.
The HoverSeat is an attachment you buy separately. You connect it to your hoverboard and it provides the framework to convert it into a ride on toy.
You just need to attach the HoverSeat to your hoverboard and start having fun.
How does it differ to hoverkarts?
Unlike other hoverkarts, the HoverSeat does NOT have steering with arms. The steering is done with changing the balance of weight on your feet.
Other hoverkarts have the hoverboard at the back, of the structure, whereas this one has it at the front.
Hoverkarts usually have 3 wheels, whereas this has 4.
What’s included in the HoverSeat kit?
The HoverSeat kit includes the aluminum frame with 2 ball bearing wheels and the HoverClamp. Two Velcro strips are also included in the package to tie down your chair. The T-handle is also included which you can easily install in front of the frame which will be helpful for you to tow your HoverSeat when needed.
It only takes 5 minutes to assemble it fully. The product manual is helpful for making assembly easy.
Note that neither the beach chair nor the hoverboard is included in the package. Note: The XL version mentioned below DOES come with a soft seat.
You can use your own favorite chair with it which is definitely a win-win situation. Make sure you pick a chair that will be stable and has a center of gravity fairly low to keep your balance.
They are now selling HoverSeat v2.0 which has improved wheels.
Also available in an XL version
Unlike the standard size HoverSeat, the XL Hoverseat comes with a soft and comfy sport seat as part of the frame. The backrest angle is adjustable for comfort. The seat has a generous back pack storage and armrest side pouch with space for a bottle and cell phone.
HoverSeat XL works best with a 10″ hoverboard.
Compatibility with Hoverboards
The HoverSeat clamp works with standard 6” and 10” hoverboards. Your hoverboard must have round middle parts otherwise the clamp will not work so be careful with this. The clamp will not work with 8″ hoverboards and Epikgo-style off road hoverboards. The hoverboard must have a rounded middle.
How to use the HoverKart
HoverSeat can be used on or off road but the best thing is that you can easily ride over packed sand, grass, gravel etc. (Subject to the limitations of the hoverboard you’re using with it, of course.)
It can be your perfect companion on the beach or while you are doing gardening. HoverSeat is really easy to assemble and actually more practical than only a hoverboard.
To have a smooth ride you must fill the tires with the recommended pressure. Tires should be softer because it provides a comfortable ride but not too soft because it will drain the battery of your hoverboard really quickly.
Include everyone in the fun
With this attachment you can ride your hoverboard while sitting which is safe, comfortable and actually easy.
The HoverSeat is great for making hoverboard fun available to everyone. The young, the old, the timid, and those not confident with the balance needed to ride a hoverboard standing. EVERYONE can now have a go in the easier sitting position.
The seat can easily support 250 pounds weight.
HoverSeat is more versatile than other hoverkarts. You can choose what seat you want to add to it and aren’t limited to one style built in. This means you can choose a comfy seat!
HoverSeat is compatible with versatile seating solutions. Almost any chair will be suitable for seating but you should properly secure it to the HoverSeat to avoid any mishap. It is your duty to first secure it. You should hold onto your chair while driving it for the additional support.
What I really like about HoverSeat is that anyone can ride it. From a child to a parent, anyone can easily and comfortably use it. (Young children may not have enough weight to accurately control the steering while they are sitting down.)
You can use it for transporting objects too…. For example a cooler box, any other box on which you can sit comfortably, fishing chair etc. to ride on. You can use it to tow a wheeled cart and use it to transfer bags, boxes and other heavy tools etc.
It can easily tow a second person – as long as the maximum weight is less than 250 pounds.
It has a light aluminum frame so it’s easy to carry and get in and out of a car.
It doesn’t come with a seat. If you have a beach chair already, then you’re good to go. But otherwise you’ll need to get one to use it with. (Here’s some on Amazon if you need one.)
This isn’t for racing. Other hoverkarts are more like racing go-karts. The have steering and a more streamlined frame. In comparison, this one seems more appropriate for novelty and lazy days in the garden.
Some people had difficulty with using the braking mechanism on the hoverboard while in a seated position. Make sure you give this some practice first, while in a safe environment before heading out to anything challenging like a downhill slope.
Accessorizing your ride
It’s really up to you how you want to accessorize your HoverSeat.
Some novel ideas are to add:
- an iPad gooseneck stand for entertainment purpose;
- sun umbrellas to protect you from the harsh sun rays while enjoying a ride on the beach;
- drinks holders; and
- streamers, flags or decorations.
Hope you found our HoverSeat review useful. If you want to look for a hoverboard seating attachment with a seat built in, check out our reviews of other models.