Gift Guide: The Razor Crazy Cart

While I did say that the Razor Crazy Cart was, well, crazy, it’s well worth a closer look if you have the space and safety equipment to send your kids careening around your driveway at about twenty miles per hour. That’s right: this is your dream go-kart from the folks who made the Razor scooters and, if you have the space and helmets it’s the best fun your kids will have this year.

What is it? It’s basically a rugged go-cart with a low center of gravity and a crazy braking system that lets you swing around in very sharp turns. It runs for about forty minutes on a charge and can go quite fast. It’s for kids 9 and older – smaller kids can’t reach the pedals – and you absolutely need safety gear.

My kids rode the cart for a few weeks when it was warm and they literally skidded out in controlled slides for hours. They’d run down the battery, charge it, and keep riding. It’s the best of bumper cars coupled with some amazing speed and, because it is so low to the ground, the system can’t flip and fall on you. It’s great fun.

I suspect this will be a hot toy this Christmas but I’d suggest waiting until it’s warmer to pick one up (unless you live in Florida). The Crazy Cart is a summer fun machine, not a sleet and ice machine. Razor is working on a model for adults, called the XL, which should be fun to ride provided your insurance is up to date. You can check the product out here and unnerve the neighbors with one of the coolest toys this year.