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What’s the best bike trailer for kids? We look at the top models

By Kirsty / July 30, 2017
best bike trailer for kids

If you like to take the bike out for a ride then I bet once you had kids you started thinking about how to bring them out with you!  There’s no better way to get some fresh air in to your kids while also getting a good work out yourself – especially while not requiring your child to do work too!  In this review post I’m looking at the best bike trailer for kids – I hope you find it helpful.

If you’re looking for a bike seat to attach to your bike you might like my article about it here.

What to look for in a bike trailer for toddlers and kids

toddler bike trailer

when choosing a trailer for you bike that will also be good for your kids you’ll need to consider a few things.

Safety is paramount with these items, especially if you’ll be taking it on roads and in traffic.  Check that the trailer has:

  • bright colours
  • a flag pole with pennant is good too so people can see you before they get too close
  • safety harnesses
  • some trailers have features that allow the trailer to stay upright even if the bike falls – this is a great idea in my opinion.

Other than this make sure to consider the weight of your children that you plan to transport – the weights each trailer takes varies widely – whether you’ll need to transport it by car and also how easy it is to attach to your bike.

Some trailers also convert to strollers which is a great idea if when you get to your destination you might like to use it that way while locking away the bike.  Something to definitely consider!

The best bike trailer for kids – our reviews

Samax 2in1 bicycle trailer – our top choice

One of the best trailers around for kids and toddlers is this one from Samax.  It has a number of really great features but is missing one – a high price tag.  I love that it comes in different colours with plenty to choose from.

As well as being a great bicycle trailer for kids, you can also use it as a stroller too so it’s multi use.   It’s incredibly sturdy and good quality too which when you think about the price is great.

  • comes with a rain cover and mosquito net
  • lots of colours available
  • weight capacity – around 25kg
  • recommended from 18 months
  • 3 point safety harnesses for two children

Check out more reviews of this item on Amazon here

 

vidaXM Kids Bicycle Cargo Trailer

Another in the category of cheap bike trailer is this one from vidaXM.

One thing I don’t like is the blue colour – it claims to be nice and bright but personally I’d prefer something a bit more eye catching.  They do a red version though which is much better!

  • combined weight capacity – 36kg
  • sturdy steel frame
  • comes in two colour options – blue and red
  • suitable for 1 or 2 children
  • All weather canopy and mesh screen
  • 5 point safety harness system
  • suitable for children from 18 months
See more about this item here

Burley MY16 Bee 2-Seater Bike Trailer

This bike trailer from Burley is a really good product but the price tag is definitely getting a little higher than the last couple of trailers I looked at.  However you do get a lot for your money especially as this trailer also doubles as a stroller.

  • for up to 2 children
  • 5 point safety harness
  • full internal aluminium roll cage
  • spacious rear cargo area
  • 45kg weight capacity
  • folds compactly

See the latest price of this item on Amazon here

 

Weeride Unisex Deluxe Trailer

Finally we have the Weeride trailer which again is on the higher price end.  This one is great if you have ideas about doing all sorts of sports and taking your kids out with you.  This is a bike trailer, a stroller and can even be used as a jogging pushchair too!

  • weight capacity – 100lb/45kg
  • padded safety harness
  • bright yellow colour
  • converts to stroller
  • aluminium frame and wheels

See more about this item here

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    Kirsty

    Kirsty is the mum of two kids and has spent the last 16 years on a quest to get them outside more, enjoying nature and the world around them.

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