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Best Overall: Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon - 100th Anniversary Edition
For more than 100 years kids have been riding in and pulling bright red Radio Flyer wagons, and this special 100th anniversary celebrates the milestone. This classic wagon is sure to bring back plenty of memories for grandparents and parents and make new memories for today’s kids.
It’s pretty much as basic as you can get and built to last. There are four wheels, made of real rubber, and a body made of durable steel. It can haul up to 150 pounds of whatever (or whoever) you’ve got for all sorts of activities and adventures. The handle folds under, so it’s easy to store, and it’s built to prevent tipping. You really can’t go wrong with this classic wagon.
Runner-Up, Best Overall: Radio Flyer Ultimate EZ Folding Wagon
Over the years, Radio Flyer has built on the basics and come up with some great versions that boast all sorts of newfangled features and conveniences, such as this EZ Fold Wagon. Part stroller, part wagon, it’s the best of both worlds. There are seats for two riders, and seat belts to keep them safe. A removable canopy keeps them protected from the sun or rain, and there are even cup holders to hold snacks and drinks, which every parent knows are a crucial component of any outing with a toddler.
This wagon is also easy to fold, so easy in fact, you can do it with one hand. It’s lightweight too, so it’s great to pack in the trunk to take to the park, mall, beach or wherever adventure awaits.
Best Covered: Step2 All Around Canopy Wagon
Made in the shade, that’s what your kids will be with this canopy wagon from Step2. The bright, cheerful red wagon has seats and seatbelts for two, but those seats also fold down to make one flat bed, for ultimate hauling capacity. The canopy provides coverage from the elements.
There’s a door for little ones to climb in and out of, that parents can latch to secure once the kids are in it. There's six cup and snack holders, and also a storage compartment in the back for mom’s phone, diapers, toys or anything else you might need to take along for the ride. The handle also folds under the wagon, so it’s easy to pick up and pack in the trunk or store in the garage.
Best Durable: Berlin Pee-Wee Flyer Ride-On Wagon
Think pink with this bright take on a classic wagon that’s sure to stand out among the rest. Don’t let it’s pretty, peppy color fool you though, this is one tough vehicle. It’s made of high-quality wood in the heart of Amish country in Berlin, Ohio. It has rubber wheels, features no-tip steering, and it can hold up to 150 pounds. The wooden side panels are removable so it’s flexible for whatever your needs may be.
This Pee-Wee version is a smaller version of the company’s bigger wagons (it’s 26.5" x 15.5" x 15"), and is perfect for smaller kids (recommended for ages 36 months -eight years). If pink isn’t your kid’s thing, it comes in plenty of other colors, like grey navy and emerald green as well. Heads will turn as you cruise the neighborhood with one of these in tow.
Most Convenient: Little Tikes Fold 'n Go Folding Wagon
If convenience is what you’re looking for this collapsible wagon could be the one for you. It’s lightweight (just under 22 pounds), folds up in a snap and has a convenient carrying handle so you can take it on the go. Just throw it in your trunk for a day at the park, the beach or wherever little legs may enjoy a ride.
It comes with two seats with seatbelts and four cup holders. The seats also fold down to turn it into a flatbed for maximum hauling capacity when the kids are walking.
It’s relatively inexpensive too compared to some of the other wooden or steel models and makes a great choice for younger children (recommended for ages 18 months-five years).
Best for Families: Step2 Choo Choo Wagon
All aboard! This cute choo choo wagon is perfect for families who often have more than one little person in tow. Everyone gets their own compartment, so squabbles are squashed making walks a more fun and peaceful affair for everyone.
Each compartment is made of durable plastic and equipped with a seat, seatbelt, its own cup holder and a storage compartment for hauling toys, treats or anything else you need for the ride.
This set comes with two compartments that lock securely together, and each can hold up to 50 pounds. If you want to take more friends along on the journey, you can purchase additional compartments to add to the train. It’s hard to compete with the cuteness of these.