Can we talk about how amazon kids wagons are? I live on a park and have found over the past few years since we’ve lived here is that EVERYONE has a wagon for their kids. They use a wagon to take their kids to the playground or pool in our neighborhood. There are reasons for this obviously. It’s because they’re AWESOME. Kids love them. Parents love them. So if you’re in the market for the best kids wagon to tote your stuff and humans around, you can’t go wrong with one of the below.
Why Kids Wagons are GREAT!
Purchasing a kids wagon isn’t for everyone. But families far and wide have found a lot of value in owning a wagon specifically for toting their kids around. Here are just a few examples of situations where you would use a kids wagon.
- Walkint to the beach or pool
- Sporting Events
- Neighborhood Stroll
- Trick or Treating
- Zoo trips
- Street Fairs
What to look for in the Best Kids Wagon
Before you fall in love with one of the below, take into consideration a few important features of today’s kids wagons.
- Size – Before we got our wagon, I wanted to know how many kids would fit, maximum weight allowed, and the dimensions.
- Storability – We live in a small house, so if you’re like us and storage is limited, you’ll be very interested in the ease of storability. There are some great collapsible kids wagons below.
- Features – Extra features like canopies and cup holders are all great. Keep these in mind when perusing your options.
Best Kids Wagon 2017
The Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon features, you guessed it, a canopy! This is perfect for keeping your kids protected from the sun, whether it you use it to go to the pool or just walking around your neighborhood. The canopy can be installed in less than 1 minute which means set up is a breeze.
This wagon features seats that fold down that turn the wagon into a flat bed. So you can haul your kids around with with the seats or have a flat bed to place items. By flipping the seats down, you also create a small compartment beneath. This is also a great bonus for small kids since you can place them in the flat bed for napping.
If you’re pulling your kids around, there are 6 cup holders that are perfect for holding your child’s beverage or snacks. There is also a storage compartment on the back of the wagon for holding additional items.
Unfortunately, the weight limit inside the wagon is only 75 lbs. If you have huskier toddlers, like I do, this may not be a suitable choice as the max weight per seat is 37.5 lbs.
On the storage side, this wagon is made of plastic so the body doesn’t collapse. The handle does fold down under the wagon so you can fit it into your car.
Just like the Step2 All Around Wagon, the Radio Flyer Ultimate Comfort wagon has a canopy. I love this feature because it provides UV protection and can be added and removed in seconds. This is crucial for little ones as their skin is still so sensitive.
One of the reasons this is called the Ultimate Comfort wagon is because of its two padded seats. The pads are removable Not only are they padded for extra comfort, they fold 5 different ways making the wagon extremely versatile in seating options. Maybe your kids can’t stand to look at each other and want to ride facing the same direction (I’ve felt this way about my sister before).
We love the non-tip turning axles. Sometimes these wagons can be hard to maneuver so having that safety feature is a bonus. On the safety size, both seats also have seat belts to keep kids in the wagon. No jumpers!
There are cup holders for both the children and the parents which I thought was mighty kind of them.
The maximum weight capacity on this wagon is 200 lbs which is much more attractive than the Step 2 All Around Canopy Wagon.
If storability is a huge factor when purchasing a kids wagon, then the Mac Sports wagon is probably the a choice for you. This amazing wagon folds to 8 inches wide so you can really store this easily. And it’s a great size when expanded. It’s an ample 35.5″ x 20″ x 22.5″ when fully expanded. The wagon is the best kids wagon in terms or transport and storability for sure. The Mac Sports wagon comes with a fabric cover to use when not in use.
This wagon doesn’t have seats and therefore, no seat belts. This wagon is definitely marketed as more for toting your STUFF rather than KIDS. While you can safely fit kids in this model, the insides are all canvas, the floor support is not great and there are some areas where your child may get pinches. If you’re main purposes is hauling kids and not gear, you may want to look at other models.
Again, while you can put your kids in this wagon, the wagon itself isn’t marketed as a kids wagon. The main purpose of this wagon is to pull other items. The maximum weight capacity is 150 lbs, which is more than the Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon but less than the Radio Flyer Ultimate Comfort Wagon.
The versatility of the Little Tikes Deluxe Ride and Relax wagon is great. This is a great option for those who plan to use their wagon for sporting events or any outing that may take you away from accessible seating. This is because the wagon easily transforms into a bench for kids and adults. I keep thinking about street fairs, long walks, or soccer games and I’m easily relaxed knowing that there is quick and accessible shade available for me and the kids.
You’ll be able to sit in the shade that comes from the attachable umbrella. But try to not break the 250 lb weight limit on this wagon.
There are multiple options for storing items in this wagon. Both cup holders and separate storage allow you to tote around all the necessities needed during your outing. The storage area is covered which helps keep things cool.
Like the Step2 All Around Wagon, the handle can flip below the wagon for easier storage.
Foldable wagons are some of the best kids wagons around and the Radio Flyer Kid’s Ultimate EZ Fold Wagon is one of the top options. Manufactured by one of the legendary wagon brands, the EZ Fold Wagon touts a one hand fold feature. If you’re a mom or dad, you know that this is huge bonus.
For safety, this wagon features a UV protective canopy to keep your kid’s precious skin safe. The canopy is removable for when you don’t need it or just pulling around items other than kiddos.
Unlike the EasyGoWagon, this is definitely marketed to those wishing to pull around kids. It has 2 seats both equipped with seat belts. There are 4 kid cupholders on the inside as well as adult cupholders on the outside. (Thank you, Radio Flyer!)
The EZ Fold Wagon is made of DuraClean fabric which is very easy to clean. And when you have kids, you know how important this piece is!
I like the telescoping handle along with the one handed folding option. You can easily fit this in your car which makes both storage a piece of cake as well as transporting the wagon on vacation or elsewhere.
image from flickr – by US Army IMCOM
There are so many amazing wagons available when searching for the best kids wagon. The above options are all great options for keeping kids safe and easily toting them around town. Let me know your favorite wagon for kids in the comments below.