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10 Best Wagons for Kids 2017

10 Best Wagons for Kids 2017

Say, is your family considering a child wagon? If you have not had a wagon before, you will wonder how you ever managed to live without it. They are so convenient for family outings, and your children will have a blast with it. An adventurous “road trip” is right around the corner! Here we have collected our top ten picks for you. These are the best wagons we have found, ranging from beginner style wagons to sophisticated high-tech models. Here you will find wagons with simple lines or for heavy-duty transport. A buying guide follows our list.

Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon

Step2  All Around Canopy Wagon, Red

Overview

The Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon is an excellent product with superior style and handling. Children will love the amazing versatile features. Adults will love its extra safety features, and how easy it is to handle. It offers terrific value for the cost. Its durable plastic construction ensures that it will last for years to come.

Capacity

The recommended weight limit is up to 75 pounds. We suggest a maximum capacity of two small children.

Versatility and Handling

The Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon is highly versatile. The seats convert three ways: into a seat, table, or flatbed. Whisper Ride wheels enable a smooth and quiet ride with fewer jolts. The Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon features rear wheel steering, with an easy pull handle for easy operation.

On-Board Storage

In flatbed mode, the wagon has a large storage capacity, including a rear compartment and leg wells. Six cup or snack holders enable your child to take their snacks and drinks on the go.

Folding Features

The handle folds under the wagon for storage.

Safety Features

The seats include seat belts to help keep your children secure when the wagon is in motion.

Extra Features

The canopy will protect your children from the sun, and you can even put a blanket over the canopy for additional coverage. When the canopy is not needed, simply remove it for greater freedom and mobility.

Little Tikes Deluxe Ride and Relax Wagon with Umbrella

Little Tikes Deluxe Ride and Relax Wagon with Umbrella

Overview

The Little Tikes Deluxe Ride and Relax Wagon is a premium, versatile wagon that has tons of visual style. No matter your outdoor needs, this wagon can deliver. Its top-quality construction and innovative design are well worth the cost. Even adults can take advantage of all the wonderful features that this wagon has to offer.

Capacity

The Little Tikes Deluxe Wagon has a maximum weight of 250 pounds. It is recommended for two children; or even a child and an adult can enjoy this wagon.

Versatility and Handling

The Little Tikes Deluxe Wagon can do it all. Ride to your destination on the seats, then fold the seats down into a bench to sit and relax. In addition, the sides are removable. Carry around extra-large supplies with ease with the help of this wagon.

QuietRide wheels will make less noise. However, some users noted that the large wagon is not very easy to turn. Also when in bench mode, the wheels are not locked, so you have to be careful how you move about.

On-Board Storage

A premium feature of the Little Tikes Deluxe Wagon is the cooler storage. The wagon features an outside soft cooler as well as an interior cooler area. Throw in your ice and drinks so they will stay cold even on the hottest days. Covered storage for non-chilled items is also available. The wagon also includes drink and snack holders.

Folding Features

The handle folds under the wagon when it is time to stow it away in your garage or closet.

Safety Features

The seat belts will keep small riders secure.

Extras

The Little Tikes Deluxe Wagon comes with a detachable umbrella for shade. Adjust the height with the telescoping pole.

Radio Flyer All-Terrain Steel & Wood Wagon

All-Terrain Steel & Wood Wagon

Overview

The Radio Flyer All-Terrain Steel & Wood Wagon is made with the highest-quality materials. It incorporates the classic and time-tested design that has made Radio Flyer such a trusted and beloved brand. Although it looks simple, you may be sure it has been constructed with best-in-class engineering for superior performance and durability.

Capacity

The Radio Flyer All-Terrain Steel and Wood Wagon can accommodate up to 200 pounds. It is 3 feet long and has no seats.

Versatility and Handling

The Radio Flyer All-Terrain Wagon is all-steel construction with removable wooden stake sides for a vintage look. It has a controlled turning radius that resists tipping.  One unique feature of this wagon is the authentic steel rims and 10-inch rubber air-filled tires. These robust tires truly make this an all-terrain wagon. These tires have the power and traction to go over all sorts of terrain, whether it’s pavement, gravel, dirt, or grass.

Folding Features

The extra-long handle folds for convenient storage.

Safety Features

The Radio Flyer All Terrain Wagon is constructed with a seamless steel body with no-scratch edges. The wooden slats are 9 inches high, preventing children from accidentally falling out of the wagon. A ball-joint style handle prevents pinched fingers.

Step2 Wagon for Two Plus

Step2  Wagon for Two Plus Blue

Overview

The Wagon for Two Plus is a sensible and economical wagon from the fine folks at Step2. It may not have a lot of bells and whistles, but consumers find that it is durable and reliable. Safety features protect children and keep them secure. The Step2 Wagon for Two Plus delivers excellent value at a low cost.

Capacity

The Step2 Wagon for Two Plus can accommodate two small children. It has a maximum recommended weight of 75 pounds. Two contoured seats and deep leg wells provide ample space for two children.

Versatility and Handling

The Step2 Wagon for Two Plus incorporates a long handle with a wide base. This handle is uniquely engineered for better control and steering of the wagon. The rugged 8-inch plastic wheels are large with tough treads. They are designed for superior traction even on sand or slippery surfaces.

On-Board Storage

The Step2 Wagon for Two Plus incorporates drink holders into its design. An extra storage compartment under the rear seat can hold toys and snacks. For even more storage capacity, the wagon is equipped for connecting a trailer (sold separately).

Folding Features

The long handle gets tucked away so that the wagon is easy to stow in your car or your garage.

Safety Features

The side door closes securely, so it won’t pop open while the wagon is in motion. At the same time the latch is easy for little hands to open and close quickly. The Step2 Wagon for Two Plus also incorporates seat belts, to secure the children during their ride.

Step2 Whisper Ride Touring Wagon

Step2 Whisper Ride Touring Wagon

Overview

The Step2 Whisper Ride Touring Wagon is a higher-end toddler wagon that offers superior durability, comfort, and performance. It is highly versatile, so no matter what outing or activity you have planned, the Step2 Touring Wagon will rise to the challenge. What’s more, you will be amazed at how easy it is to operate.

Capacity

In the seating configuration, the Step2 Touring Wagon incorporates two seats, each with a maximum weight limit of 37 pounds. If you are using it as a flatbed, the total weight capacity is 100 pounds.

Versatility and Handling

The Step2 Touring Wagon can be used for seating or as a flatbed. Take off the sides for a true flatbed that can carry extra-large or bulky items. Keep the sides on and you can have an enclosed area in which a sleeping child can lie without being disturbed.

One key component of the Touring Wagon is the small removable tables. Children can use them as a real table for eating snacks or playing games. Otherwise the tables become an important part of the flatbed conversion.

The long handle is designed for optimal steering control. Large 10-inch wheels can handle all sorts of surfaces while reducing bumps and jolts. However, one common complaint is that the “Whisper Ride” is actually quite noisy on pavement, despite its name.

On-Board Storage

The foot well can double as storage, but that doesn’t leave much room for their feet. The wagon also comes with four cup holders.

Safety Features

The Step2 Touring Wagon includes seat belts, and high seat backs for extra security and comfort. An easy latch door will stay securely closed while the wagon is moving.

Extra Features

A removable canopy can be set up when needed to provide shade from the sun’s glare and skin-damaging UV rays.

Pacific Cycle Roadmaster 34″ Steel Wagon

Pacific Cycle Roadmaster 34" Steel Wagon

Overview

The Pacific Cycle Roadmaster doesn’t have all the fancy features of a lot of other wagons. But it is a good choice if you want something small enough for the kids to play with on their own, but still big enough for carrying your child or gear when you go to the park or the fairground. It has a classic design in a traditional red color. You will appreciate the cheap price as well.

Capacity

The Pacific Cycle Roadmaster is recommended for one child. It is only 36 inches long so space will be tight if you try to have more than one child sit in it. There are no seats.

Construction

The Pacific Cycle Roadmaster is constructed from sturdy and durable steel. The steel is strong enough to carry even very heavy loads. The rolled edge bed has no sharp edges. A powder coat finish helps protect the wagon from rust or corrosion caused by the elements.

Sturdy 8 inch wheels and rubber tires can roll easily on roads, grass, gravel, or sand. They provide excellent traction and a breezily smooth ride.

The long handle has a no-pinch pivot to protect young fingers. It easily steers the wagon where you need it to go with little effort.

Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon

Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon

Overview

The Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon is a multi-functional baby wagon that will introduce your small toddler to the fun and the challenge of operating a wagon. It will support beginners as they start to take their first steps, allowing them to develop balance and motor skills, while building their confidence too. Older children will love using it to tote around their favorite toys and stuffed animals.

Capacity

The Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon is a toy wagon. It has a 35 pound capacity and is not meant for children to ride in. It is ideal for toddlers up to age 4. The push handle is 16 inches from the ground.

Construction

The Radio Flyer Classic Walker is constructed with solid wood in that signature red color. The bed is pretty shallow, but you can raise the height with optional wooden sides. A furniture friendly bumper prevents scuffs on furniture. The handle is designed with durable chrome to fit toddlers’ hands easily.

Handling

The Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon has a “resist push” feature for stability. With more effort required to push, the wagon is less likely to roll away from your young child. Durable molded wheels are designed with a gripping tread to provide traction. They are non-swivel to resist turning, which provides an extra stable base for young children.

EasyGoWagon Folding/Collapsible Utility Wagon

Overview

The EasyGoWagon is constructed with superior engineering and an innovative design. Best in class components ensure exceptional performance and durability. This versatile and practical wagon is outfitted with a host of features. No matter where or how you want to use this wagon, it will go the distance with you. Invest in the EasyGoWagon for a premium wagon that you will have for years to come.

Capacity

The EasyGoWagon has an astounding capacity of 120 pounds.

Versatility/Handling

The EasyGoWagon is designed with a large wheelbase which enables smoother rolling. The wide wheels are also less prone to tipping. Roll over pavement, gravel, or sand with ease.

On-Board Storage

High sides allow children to ride without falling out. The EasyGoWagon includes two mesh cup holders. It also has an exterior storage container for small items.

Folding Features

The EasyGoWagon has a very handy feature in that it is fully collapsible. The accordion mechanism allows the EasyGoWagon to fold down to 1/8th of its original size. It also comes with a protective cover. So stowing the wagon is super easy, whether you are putting it in your car for transport, or storing it in your garage or closet.

Extra Features

The EasyGoWagon includes a detachable canopy. When the sun is strong and hot, protect your children and your gear from the glare of the sun’s rays.

American Plastic Toy Deluxe Runabout Stake Wagon

American Plastic Toy Deluxe Runabout Stake Wagon

Overview

The Deluxe Runabout Stake Wagon from American Plastic Toy is a practical and sensible wagon. With this simple and streamlined design you aren’t paying for extra features you don’t need. For an affordable price, you will get a sturdy and reliable wagon for transporting kids, toys, and gear. If you are in the market for something cheap to take along on a trip, this is the wagon for you.

Capacity

The Deluxe Runabout Stake Wagon holds up to 84 pounds, or two small children.

Construction

The Deluxe Runabout Stake Wagon is constructed of rugged plastic. The tough wheels have knobby, solid treads, which will enable a smooth ride. Pull the wagon over different kinds of terrain, from pavement to grass and everything in between.

The extra long handle enables easy operation of the wagon. Pull, steer, and turn, all while maintaining good control. Front wheel steering is very intuitive and responsive. The wide wheelbase will resist tipping. When you are ready to put the wagon away, the handle folds up underneath for convenient storage.

A set of removable slats can be added on for extra height. They also include two cup holders.  If the slats are too constricting or you need the extra room, the slats can be removed for your convenience.

Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon Ride On

Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon Ride On, Red

Overview

The Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon offers unbeatable value. For all the amazing features it offers, it is surprisingly economical. Trust in the Radio Flyer brand, known their unsurpassed quality and engineering. The Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon is a fun and secure way to cart your kids around at the ballpark or the zoo. And with its many functions, it is a remarkably versatile wagon.

Capacity

The Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon can hold 2 riders, and has a weight capacity of 120 pounds.

Versatility & Handling

The Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon converts easily to haul toys or gear, or allow two riders to go along for a trip. When you reach your destination, convert to bench seating for a comfortable perch to relax and enjoy the action around you. Sturdy 8 inch wheels provide superior power and traction, making it very easy to pull the wagon along, even fully loaded.

Safety Features

The Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon incorporates seat backs and seat belts, so your little riders will be comfortable and secure.

Folding Features

The Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon collapses so easily, you can do it one-handed. Fold it down into a nice compact shape so it will fit in your garage or the trunk of your car. The folding mechanism can be operated no matter which of the three modes the wagon is in. In addition the wagon is equipped with a telescoping handle, so it too collapses quite easily.

Extra Features

The Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon comes with an attachable canopy. With this canopy your children can be protected from harmful UV rays and the sun’s glare.

Buying Guide for Kids Wagons

Are you in the market for a pull wagon for your children? The most versatile wagons have a wide variety of uses. When young children get tired of walking, a wagon is invaluable for carrying them safely and easily. Even if they aren’t up to walking, they can enjoy the fresh air and the sights and sounds around them. And of course wagons make great totes for carrying toys, coolers, or sporting equipment. Children enjoy the challenge of pulling a wagon stuffed with toys – or even pulling each other! In addition, cleaning up toys can be a lot more fun with a wagon.

Use a wagon for:

  • Easy transport on family outings
  • Walks around the neighborhood
  • Camping
  • Sporting events
  • Zoos
  • Beaches
  • Fairs and festivals
  • Parades
  • Fireworks
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Playtime

If you need a wagon for your family, you will want to find one that is durable and watertight. Wagons are typically made out of plastic. Some are made of canvas. Some collapse easily for storage. Many wagons these days have extra cool features.

Before you dive in to buying a wagon, you should consider the following questions.

  • How many children will need to fit in the wagon?
  • Do you need a wagon that collapses for compact storage?
  • Do you want to take the wagon in your car with you?
  • How do you think the wagon will be used?
  • What kind of terrain will the wagon be rolling on?

Desirable Features

A good wagon will have sturdy, solid construction. Look for material that can hold up to the elements and doesn’t have sharp edges. Watch out for metal components, as they will get hot if left in the sun too long.  Most wagons use similar materials to that which is found in playhouses and slides. So they are generally fairly weatherproof.

Look for adequate space for riders, and don’t forget to factor in leg space. Some wagons have molded seats or benches. Some wagons make more space for riders, by incorporating storage areas underneath.

Finally, look for a wagon that turns and steers well. Some wagons don’t have a good turning radius, so they don’t handle well around curbs and corners. Both adults and kids will appreciate a wagon that is easy to operate and pull, even fully loaded.