The best aftermarket Onewheel fenders reviewed.

So we’re not going to lie. We were never fender people. The Onewheel looks so badass with a bare tire that we didn’t want to cover it up. We took the rocks in our shoes like champs but riding on wet roads is so messy that we decided to finally shop around for a fender. We have now tried fenders from Craft&Ride, The Float Life, Rambo, OW Armor, and Land Surf. We break down each fender from durability to value to aesthetics (yes, we know looks are subjective but we’ve got an eye for design).

Below are our top picks in the categories: Best Overall Fender, Best Magnetic Fender, Best Budget Fender, and Best Utility Fender. A more detailed breakdown of each fender is also provided so keep reading.

Best Overall Fender

Land Surf’s Contour – Brand new to the fender game, Land-Surf has outdone themselves with this beautiful fender that matches the contour of the wheel.

Where to Buy: Land Surf

Best Magnetic Fender

Craft&Ride’s Spectrum – Craft&Ride took their carbon fiber fender and made an ultra durable and less expensive version out of their spectrum formulated material. Available for the Pint & XR.

Where to Buy: Craft&Ride (Save 5% with the discount code SHREDD)

Best Affordable Fender

The Float Life’s Float Fender 2 – The Float Life are not fender people but they realized there are no affordable fenders on the market. They set out to make the most affordable fender with their sound deadening tech.

Where to Buy: The Float Life (Save 10% with the discount code SHREDD)

Best Utility Fender

The Nightshark from OW Armor – OW Armor’s Nightshark is the Swiss Army Knife of fenders. It boasts a super convenient and comfortable handle while giving you insane nighttime riding visibility with it’s equipped ultra-bright lights with extensions. You can also equip your GoPro or other action camera to the fender. If you want a fender that can do more than just keep your shoes clean, than look no further.

Where to Buy: OW Armor (Save 10% with the discount code SHREDD)


Craft&Ride’s Bolt-On Carbon Fiber Fender

This beautiful carbon fibre fender will certainly catch your attention. While we love the look of the carbon fiber, the contours and lines aren’t our favourite but hey, that’s all subjective. If you’re looking for a secure fender that adds a touch of class to your board, then this is the fender for you.

8/10 Durability
7/10 Aesthetics
10/10 Effectiveness
10/10 Secureness
5/10 Quietness
5/10 Value
Pint Version Available? No
FlightFins Compatible? Yes
Colors Available: 5

Durability: It’s common knowledge that carbon fiber is both lightweight and super tough. That’s what makes it such a great material to use for the Onewheel. The only downside we noticed is that both the glossy and matte finishes are subject to scratching if you roll your board.

Aesthetics: Carbon fiber is undoubtedly sexy. We just aren’t in love with the overall lines and contours of the fender. If they updated it with a rounder profile and a more minimalist look, it would likely get a 10/10 for looks.

Effectiveness: With full coverage, this fender will keep 100% of debris and water off your board which is why it is an obvious 10/10 on our effectiveness scale.

Secureness: It doesn’t get much more secure than bolt-on fenders. The ultra-tough carbon fiber and stainless steel bolts provided will keep this fender on your board through the roughest of conditions.

Value: At $179.99, we can’t say this fender is the best bang for your buck but if you want a carbon fiber fender, you’re going to be paying for it. The build and quality of materials still make it worth the price which is why we still give it a 5/10 for value.

Best For: Pimpin’ your ride.

Where to Buy: Craft&Ride (Use discount code SHREDD to save 5%)


Craft&Ride’s Magnetic Carbon Fiber Fender

If you’re like us and don’t want a fender 100% of the time, then a magnetic fender is a great way to go. If you’re a carbon fiber fan too, then this may be the fender for you.

8/10 Durability
7/10 Aesthetics
10/10 Effectiveness
7/10 Secureness
5/5 Quietness
4/10 Value
Pint Version Available? No
FlightFins Compatible? No
Colors Available: 3

Durability: Craft&Ride’s carbon fiber fender is just as durable as their bolt-on. It’ll stand up to a beating but the finish can scratch up over time.

Aesthetics: The carbon fiber material automatically gives this fender a nice look but we feel the lines could be a little more refined. We hope to see an updated version of their carbon fiber fender sometime in the future.

Effectiveness: With full coverage, this fender will keep 100% of debris and water off your board which is why it is an obvious 10/10 on our effectiveness scale.

Secureness: The magnetic power of Craft&Ride’s fender isn’t quite as strong as Rambo’s magnets. However, they’ve made a clever design that keeps it secured without the use of stronger magnets. This fender will stay on for the roughest of terrain and only pops occasionally on massive drops.

Value: At $199.99, it is the most expensive Onewheel fender on the market. However, if you want that carbon fiber life, you’re going to have to throw down.

Best For: Pimpin’ your ride.

Where to Buy: Craft&Ride (Use discount code SHREDD to save 5%)


Craft&Ride’s Spectrum Magnetic Fender

Craft&Ride’s Spectrum Magnetic fender is likely the most popular fender on the market. It’s relatively inexpensive for a magnetic fender and pops on and off with ease.

7/10 Durability
6/10 Aesthetics
10/10 Effectiveness
7/10 Secureness
6/10 Quietness
7/10 Value
Pint Version Available? Yes
FlightFins Compatible? No
Colors Available: 9

Durability: Craft&Ride’s Spectrum material is super tough. It holds up to massive tumbles and pops off which protects it even more. It does scratch but not as easily as the carbon fiber ones. The only downside is you can’t buff out scratches like you can on carbon fiber (but you can always cover them up with stickers).

Aesthetics: The spectrum material doesn’t have that sexy look that carbon fiber does but you can tell that it’s made from quality material. It has similar lines as their carbon fiber version which we aren’t the biggest fan of, but this has been our go-to fender for quite a while now.

Effectiveness: With full coverage, this fender will keep 100% of debris and water off your board which is why it is an obvious 10/10 on our effectiveness scale.

Secureness: The magnetic power of Craft&Ride’s fender isn’t quite as strong as Rambo’s magnets. However, they have made a clever design that keeps it secured without the use of stronger magnets. Like the carbon fiber one, this fender will stay on for the roughest of terrain and only pops occasionally on massive drops.

Value: At $99.99, it is the most affordable magnetic fender on the market which is also why it’s probably the most popular. It gets an 7/10 on the value scale thanks to the magnetic features and tough spectrum material.

Best For: Everyday riding.

Where to Buy: Craft&Ride (Use discount code SHREDD to save 5%)


FlightFin’s FlightFender with FlightShield

If you use FlightFins, this is the fender for you. You can remove the FlightShield in a breeze and rock the half fenders when you don’t feel the need for a full fender.

7/10 Durability
7/10 Aesthetics
9/10 Effectiveness
10/10 Secureness
7/10 Quietness
6/10 Value
Pint Version Available? Yes
FlightFins Compatible? Yes
Colors Available: 2

Durability: FlightFin’s FlightFender is made from ultra-tough polycarbonate. Ours have held up through many tumbles with scuffs and scratches being the only damage. The FlightShield material is shatter-proof and can really take a beating.

Aesthetics: The minimalist design of the FlightFender is quite sleek. When the FlightShield isn’t attached, the tire is still fully visible which makes this fender quite desirable in our eyes. When attached, the FlightShield looks better than you would expect.

Effectiveness: With the FlightShield installed, it stocks almost all debris and water. We found under wet conditions, a very small amount of wetness can sneak around the fender. It’s so minimal that we still give it a 9/10 for effectiveness.

Secureness: The FlightFender bolts on with 8 bolts and is one of the most secure fenders on the market. It is made to work with the FlightFins that are meant to act as bindings for the Onewheel. You won’t find a fender that is more secure.

Value: At $121.94 for the combo, it is a fairly expensive fender. However, the ability to secure your FlightFins without a drill, and the ease of removing the FlightShield for only when you need it make it a good buy in our books.

Best for: Catchin’ air with the FlightFins.

Where to Buy: FlightFins


The Float Life’s Float Fender 2

The Float Fender is not only the most affordable, but also offers the most color options with 11 colors to choose from. It also happens to be the quietest. All this for only $39.

5/10 Durability
4/10 Aesthetics
10/10 Effectiveness
10/10 Secureness
10/10 Quietness
10/10 Value
Pint Version Available? Yes
FlightFins Compatible? No
Colors Available: 11

Durability: The Float Fender is an upgrade to their first version. It offers more durability than the first but is a thinner material than other plastic fenders on the market and might not last forever. However, it still holds up surprisingly well to tumbles and rolls.

Aesthetics: The minimalist design is nice, but at first glance you can tell it’s not made from a mold and that it is a budget-friendly fender. But hey, thanks okay with us because it’s not breaking the bank.

Effectiveness: With full coverage, this fender will keep 100% of debris and water off your board which is why it is an obvious 10/10 on our effectiveness scale.

Secureness: The Float Fender screws on with thumb screws which makes it super secure but also easy to remove if you want to take it off for dry weather floating.

Value: At $39, it is 100% the best bang for your buck.

Best for: Riders on a budget who don’t need a fender all the time.

Where to Buy: The Float Life


Land Surf’s Contour Fender

The newest fender on the block. Land Surf has outdone themselves with this one. In our opinion, it is the best looking fender on the market and Shredd Lab’s top pick. The option for thumb screws is also great for quick removal.

10/10 Durability
10/10 Aesthetics
10/10 Effectiveness
10/10 Secureness
8/10 Quietness
8/10 Value
Pint Version Available? No
FlightFins Compatible? Yes
Colors Available: 1

Durability: The Contour is made from Dupont’s Zytel® which is the toughest fender material ever made. Dupont Zytel® is a super tough nylon and it has been extremely durable in our tests. It is the most scratch resistant full fender and we don’t think it’s possible to crack it.

Aesthetics: One thing Land Surf has excelled at is product design. Everything from the packaging, graphics, and fender design is top-notch. This fender looks so good that we don’t feel the need to take it off. The name speaks for itself. It contours the wheel perfectly. Shredd Labs loves the OEM Onewheel Pint fender and this design seems like an even better version of that one.

Effectiveness: With full coverage, this fender will keep 100% of debris and water off your board which is why it is an obvious 10/10 on our effectiveness scale.

Secureness: With Stainless Steel bolts, you get 100% secureness with this bolt-on fender. Land Surf offers a $15 option for thumb screws that will allow you to remove the fender easily.

Value: At $85 it is by far the nicest fender for the price. For an additional $15, you’ll receive four thumbscrews for easy tool-less removal. A quality bolt-on fender for $85 makes this it one of the best valued fenders.

Best for: Tough fender for all conditions

Where to Buy: Land Surf


OWArmor’s Nightshark

The Nightshark is another one of the newest fenders on the market. It offers a ergonomic handle and lights (+$39) for superior visibility at night and easy carrying. It is the Swiss Army Knife of Onewheel fenders.

Editor’s note: We have only tested a 3D printed prototype and have briefly picked up and used the final version at a Onewheel event. This review may be updated after we fully test the final product.

9/10 Durability
4/10 Aesthetics
10/10 Effectiveness
10/10 Secureness
8/10 Quietness
7/10 Value
Pint Version Available? No
FlightFins Compatible? Yes
Colors Available: 1

Durability: Made from tough polycarbonate, this fender will take tumbles and rolls well. It is prone to scratches like other polycarbonate fenders but this thing is as tough as it looks.

Aesthetics: With the big handle on top and the light holders, it isn’t the most sexy of fenders but it packs in more features than any other so if you’re looking for a built in handle and lights, then this fender is for you.

Effectiveness: With full coverage, this fender will keep 100% of debris and water off your board which is why it is an obvious 10/10 on our effectiveness scale.

Secureness: Like the FlightFender, this bolts on with four bolts making it extremely secure and great for use with the FlightFins.

Value: At $139, it is one of the more expensive fenders on the market. If you throw in the headlight kit ($39) and headlight extender ($15) it will set you back $178. However, we give it a good value because not only is it a fender but it’s also additional headlights, a camera mount, and one of the most comfortable handles all-in-one. If you ride at night, then you will especially love this fender.

Best for: Night time riding and easy carrying.

Where to Buy: OWArmor (Use code SHREDD for 10% off)


OWArmor’s SideWinders

OWArmor’s Sidewinders split fenders show off that beautiful wheel while still offering some protection from debris. If you want to feel like you’re fenderless while keeping your shoes slightly cleaner, than this is the best choice for you.

10/10 Durability
10/10 Aesthetics
5/10 Effectiveness
10/10 Secureness
10/10 Quietness
7/10 Value
Pint Version Available? No
FlightFins Compatible? No
Colors Available: 1

Durability: Made from a soft and flexible material, this fender will hold up extremely well. It is one of the most durable options.

Aesthetics: We think this is one of the best looking fenders since you get to see the wheel. It’s clean design contours the wheel nicely and we give it a 10/10 for style.

Effectiveness: Being a half-fender, it prevents debris – but not all of it. We found that it was most susceptible to pine needles and similar light debris. It does the job if you don’t need full protection.

Secureness: Being a bolt-on fender, it is fully secure. Although, we don’t think it would work well enough for FlightFenders because of the flexible material.

Value: At $54.99, it’s the 2nd most affordable fender but only offers half the debris protection which is why we give it a 7/10.

Best for: Those that love the look of the bare tire but still want some debris protection.

Where to Buy: OWarmor (Use code SHREDD for 10% off)


Rambo’s Original Magnetic Fenders

Veteran Onewheeler and carbon fiber crafter Jon Rambo was the first to start making magnetic fenders for the Onewheel. His custom made-to-order fenders are the sexiest. You can order pre-made ones from 1WheelParts.com but be prepared to wait 4-8 weeks for custom jobs.

6/10 Durability
10/10 Aesthetics
10/10 Effectiveness
6/10 Secureness
6/10 Value
Pint Version Available? No
FlightFins Compatible? No
Colors Available: Unlimited

Durability: Being made from carbon fiber, the structure of Rambo’s fenders is obviously quite durable. The fenders are virtually weightless with his ultra slim design. They are susceptible to scratches though.

Aesthetics: Rambo’s hand-crafted fenders have always been the nicest on the market. The minimalist design has beautiful contours that have a very clean look.

Effectiveness: With full coverage, this fender will keep 100% of debris and water off your board which is why it is an obvious 10/10 on our effectiveness scale.

Secureness: The magnets that Rambo uses are so strong that you can lift the board with the fender. It holds up to most terrain but large drops can cause it to pop off like Craft&Ride’s fender. They have almost the same amount of hold at the end of the day.

Value: At $184.99, you’re getting a premium hand-crafted fender. It has a high price tag for a fender, but for custom work we don’t think it’s all that bad.

Best for: Custom and stylish riding.

Where to Buy: 1 Wheel Parts | Elite OW | Jon Rambo

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42 Thoughts

  1. In terms of design, Land Surf’s Contour fender checks all the boxes. It does not negatively affect the appearance of the Onewheel, it enhances it. Contour should be any owner’s fender of choice. It doesn’t just randomly suit the design of the board it was inspired by it!

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  2. Great write-up, Brad! I definitely see a Landsurf fender in my future. (Btw, that Land Surf link currently routes to TFL for me.)

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  3. Love the reviews of all the fenders. I’m currently using the C&R magnetic fender. I like the C&R fender, but wasn’t completely sold on the looks. Rocked the Float fender v1 for a while. Cheap and did the job, but yet again wasn’t the best looking. That new land surf contour fender look great. Thanks for all the work!

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  4. Awesome reviews! The tire reviews really helped me narrow down my decision for my specific needs. I’m sure this will do the same for people in search of their perfect Onewheel fender. Cheers!

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  5. I have no need for any of the carbon fiber fenders or the lightweight flimsy fenders. I have the OW fender on both of my boards, but since they are only OW+, I have ranger battery adapters on both. I need the fender to be secured to the board, so it’s a no go on mag fenders. The Contour looks good and will hold my Egos to ride further, plus, I like the thumbscrew option! Good work on Matt’s part!

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  6. Great full reviews. Definitely sold on the Contour fender for my next as I have a Rambo on my main board. They did a fantastic job!

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  7. So regarding the quietness…it’s quite easy to improve the score. Just don’t use regular rubber coating spray, it’s not as durable as they say. The best option is bitumem undercoating spray, just awesome!
    And yes, I’d like to win in your contest 😛

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    1. Future Motion doesn’t support third party vendors. We feel that the stock fender is cheap and not very durable anyway. Our sole purpose is to shine light on the aftermarket accessory vendors and show Onewheel riders what else is available. Future Motion has also blatantly copied many aftermarket accessory products so this is our way of giving back to the third party community. Thanks for taking the time to read our review. Cheers!

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  8. I am missing one thing in the review – how is the inner front side of the fender designed. Let me try to explain why… I am still riding stock fender and I am riding A LOT in wet conditions where there is a lot of small rocks – those rocks are sticking to tire, are released in the fender (noise), tries to get out in the front and because of the shape of the fender they are hitting front pad. Over time (hundreds of miles) you end up with front foodpad wood heavily chopped and damaged by the water… Rob is shipping waterproofing kits with plastic foils to wrap this part of the pad, but those are torn quite fast (again my riding conditions).
    A this could be easily avoided by different shape of the fender near front foot pad.
    I wonder if aftermarket fenders have the same issue as stock ones or not.

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  9. This is a great guide giving all the facts for which fender fits you! I’m looking at that new contour one for sure! Float on! 🤙🏻

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