Mearth S vs Glion Dolly Review

Overview

The Mearth S and Glion Dolly are some of the lightest electric scooters in Australia. Because of their amazing portability, these two e-scooters are one of the most popular for their range. 


The Mearth S features a slim, compact, and minimalist design that attracts the practical commuter. However, despite their simple look, the Mearth S electric scooter boasts a swappable battery system, which allows the e-scooter to travel for longer ranges.


On the other hand, the Glion Dolly shows off its portability. When you fold its compact body, there are dolly wheels and a telescoping handle, allowing you to drag the e-scooter like a piece of luggage. It’s the perfect e-scooter for those who need to ride in public transits.


Both e-scooters are very practical, but how different are the Mearth S and Glion Dolly? More importantly, which one is better? This Mearh S and Glion Dolly review will offer some insights.


Tech Specs


Mearth S

Glion Dolly

Top Speed

32 kph

24 kph

Max Range

25 km

24 km

Weight

12.5 kg

12.7 kg

Max Rider Weight

110 kg

115 kg

Motor

300 W

250 W

Charging Time

2 to 4 hours

3.5 hours




Highlights


Mearth S

Glion Dolly

  • Switchable battery system
  • Light weight of only 12.5 kg
  • Aerospace-grade aluminium frame
  • Reliable disc brake
  • One-second folding mechanism
  • Dolly wheels and telescoping handle
  • Only 12.7 kg weight
  • Compact frame and practical design
  • Durable frame
  • Max rider weight of 115 kg

Top Speed

In terms of who can ride the fastest, the Mearth S wins with 32 kph. Meanwhile, the Glion Dolly has a max speed of only 24 kph. However, riders should keep in mind that both e-scooters will have 25 kph as their default top speed. This is under Australia's e-scooter law for some states.


Moreover, riders should only reach these top speeds if they are riding in a private, safe, and controlled environment for their safety and others. When riding in public, please follow the maximum e-scooter speed allowed in your city or state.


Range

When it comes to maximum range, both electric scooters have almost the same range in a single charge. The Mearth S max out at 25 km, while the Glion Dolly tops at 24 km. However, the Mearth S features a hot-swappable battery system, which allows it to run for another 25 km. Because of this advantage, the Mearth S is the better choice when it comes to long-distance commutes or trips. 


Battery

The Glion Dolly electric scooter uses a 36V, 7.8Ah LG Lithium-ion battery, while the Mearth S offers 36V, 6.4Ah Lithium-ion battery. The Mearth S battery can be changed through the electric scooter’s stem. The batteries are also lightweight, making them easy to carry for riders.

As for charging time, the Glion Dolly takes an average of 3.5 hours to charge completely, while the Mearth S takes 2 to 4 hours.


Tyres

The Mearth S electric scooter features 8.5-inch air-filled tyres, while the Glion Dolly uses 8-inch solid or air-less tyres. Each type of tyres has its pros and cons. 


Pneumatic or air-filled tyres, used by the Mearth S, provide the best possible comfort and ride quality while riding. However, this type of tyre is prone to punctures. On the other hand, solid or airless tyres, used by the Glion Dolly ensure that there will be no flat tyres and no maintenance needed. However, airless tyres sacrifice ride quality and grip since they do not have enough cushioning when riding on rough roads.


If you prefer comfort while riding, the Mearth S is a good choice. However, if you prefer a low-maintenance tyre, then the Glion Dolly is a perfect fit.


Portability

The Mearth S features a light weight of only 12.5 kg, a slim design, and a foldable stem that makes it easy to carry. The electric scooter is also fairly compact, making it convenient for riders to bring it inside public transportation.


However, the Glion Dolly was designed for portability, making it the clear winner for this category. The electric scooter features a telescoping stem, folding stem, folding handlebars, dolly wheels, and telescoping towing handle. All of these features make it easy for riders to drag the e-scooter along and bring it to crowded or small places.


Ride Quality

However, although the Glion Dolly shines because of its portability, the opposite is true for its ride quality. This electric scooter uses solid tyres, which does not provide cushioning, and has no suspension. It’s great on flat and smooth surfaces, but riders can have a terrible experience on rougher roads. This is a significant drawback.


On the other hand, the Mearth S offers a more comfortable, stable, and smoother ride because of its air-filled tyres and sturdy base and frame. Compared to the Glion Dolly and most electric scooters in its range, the Mearth S provides better ride quality for such a compact e-scooter.


Build Quality

The Mearth S and Glion Dolly are both durable electric scooters despite their compact and slim design. The Mearth S is made from aerospace-grade aluminium and can carry riders up to 110 kg in weight. 


Meanwhile, the Glion Dolly features an aluminium frame and can carry up to 115 kg of rider weight. However, since the Glion Dolly’s ride quality is fairly poor, riders may find the e-scooter a bit noisy. It makes rattling sounds during rides, but it’s not an indication of its poor quality. 


What’s great about these e-scooters is that they are both low-maintenance.


Warranty / Post-Purchase Support

The Glion Dolly offers a 12-month or 1,000-mile warranty. On the other hand, the Mearth S provides a two-year warranty for the frame and a one-year warranty for the battery and motor. Both offer good after-sales service.


Pros & Cons

Mearth S

Pros

Cons

  • Compact, light, and portable
  • Offers a long range due to swappable battery
  • Shorter charging time
  • Comfortable and smooth ride quality
  • Long warranty and good after-sales service
  • Not suitable for hill climbing
  • Tyres are prone to puncture.


Glion Dolly

Pros

Cons

  • Practical features like dolly wheel and telescoping handle
  • Can be taken anywhere
  • Heavy rider weight for its range
  • Durable and solid aluminium frame
  • Tyres don’t need maintenance.
  • Terrible ride quality
  • Tyres have less grip.


Conclusion

Overall, the Mearth S and Glion Dolly each have their pros and cons. However, when it comes to portability, the Glion Dolly takes the cake. This electric scooter was designed well for portability. However, when it comes to the overall impressions, the Mearth S offers a more stable and comfortable riding experience. It offers a great range, comfortable rides, and a good warranty.


However, you determine the e-scooter that’s right for you. If you prioritize portability over ride quality, then the Glion Dolly is for you. Otherwise, if you prefer a well-rounded electric scooter, then the Mearth S is a better choice.

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