The first folding utility wagon we examined is manufactured by YSC. It comes in a blue, a red and a deep red- it's marketed as an especially lightweight option with a rugged 150-pound weight capacity. Built from polyester fabric, it only weighs a little over 10 pounds, easily collapses to fit in car trunks- a solid solution for traveling to the beach, working in your garden, and shopping at the supermarket for groceries.
- Reviewers claim that it's best used on hard surfaces and is not truly ideal for beach use. To clean, buyers say that you can hose it down and leave it outside to get dried by the air.
- Another plus for this particular option is that there isn't any assembly required.
- As well, it unfolds really easily by pulling on both ends and then straightening.
- One mother who has three kids tells us that she takes this wagon along all of their daily jaunts- it enables her to pack the groceries and even the children into this rolling solution to make her life easier.
- Because it takes up so little space, many buyers leave it in their vehicles and employ it as a rolling transport solution whenever going to the grocery store.
- Another buyer says that this collapsible wagon folds up tight to save space and locks in place rather than other options that are prone to falling back open.
- Yet another reviewer praised how inexpensive it is compared to other options, saying that when he was looking around he was primarily interested in something that easily and automatically collapsed rather than having to be disassembled.
- Other buyers prioritized all-terrain abilities. Though as we noted before this particular option won't stand up well in the sand or mud.
The Radio Flyer
The second option we examined was the Radio Flyer folding wagon- you can buy it with or without a canopy and it is marketed as a bench seat, a rider seat, and a hauling solution.
This option also features cupholders, a telescoping handle, and a padded seat cushion. In contrast to other options, this folding wagon is specially designed for children, enabling them to ride it the same time, also enabling bench seating for a child and even an adult, converting into a flatbed hauling solution that easily folds.
With a 150-pound weight capacity, you can haul a lot of stuff. One buyer was impressed by the included seat belts, as well as the construction of the canopy with its retractable poles.
- Buyers also say it includes two seat-belts- a handy safety mechanism for security-conscious parents.
- Another customer says that according to their instruction manual it's designed to be used by children who are over 1 1/2 years old.
- Because of its fabric sidewall construction, and lack of potentially pinching metal arms, this ensures pain-free transport for young kids.
- On the downside, some buyers felt it wasn't as sturdy as traditional children's utility wagons that are often reinforced with metal bars.
- In addition, some buyers criticize its ability to make tight turns- saying the wheels can often get stuck in that instance.
The third folding camping wagon we examined is manufactured by TimberRidge. It's built from polyester, has a 150-pound weight capacity with a steel frame that folds up in seconds, a telescoping handle- and most importantly there is no assembly required.
- One buyer describes using this wagon for her geriatric dog- because he is a large breed and weighs over 100 pounds, they employ this cart as a mobility solution for him.
- Another buyer says that it provides shake-free transport, is sturdily assembled, folds easily, though it's not quite rugged enough to haul around large dirty objects like firewood.
- One buyer who lives in Minnesota used it in deep snow drifts and said it worked adequately, though there was some skidding.
The fourth outdoor utility wagon we examined was the Ollieroo option. You can get it in several different configurations- with one of them being an especially heavy duty steel option with a 660-pound weight capacity.
They've marketed it as a dynamic transportation solution whether you are going on a family vacation, camping or just need an all-purpose trolley.
Some buyers did criticize it, saying that it was difficult to perform turns with, was prone to toppling over, and that the frame was subject to bending. However other buyers praised it, saying that even in the sand it didn't get bogged down.
The Radio Flyer Ultimate
The last option we looked at is marketed towards parents- it is the Radio Flyer folding wagon for two kids. It folds up with one hand, includes two seatbelts, a canopy, and four cupholders.
- One parent who travels on vacation with his family frequently tells us that the wagon was a great option for trips to Disneyland, as well as transporting their children through airport terminals.
- However, some buyers thought the folding mechanism was unnecessarily difficult to operate.
- Another parent tells us that the seats are actually kind of hard and uncomfortable- so it's best to pad them with something so your children don't get fidgety.