Radio Flyer’s Ultimate Guide to the Best Stroller Wagons of 2021

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Radio Flyer’s Ultimate Guide to the Best Stroller Wagons of 2021

April 15, 2021
posted by Chelsea Lavin

There’s a four-wheeled trend hitting the sidewalks – stroller wagons! New to the market in recent years, stroller wagons provide a helpful mobility solution for families, delivering both comfort and utility while on the go. But what exactly is a stroller wagon? What stroller wagons does Radio Flyer offer? How do I know the difference between them?

This is your ultimate guide to stroller wagons! Read on to learn more about stroller wagons, Radio Flyer’s selection, and answers to common consumer questions about these versatile rides.

 

An Introduction to Stroller Wagons

What is a stroller wagon?

As the name implies, a stroller wagon delivers the convenience of a stroller and the adventure of a wagon in one vehicle. Thanks to a unique design that allows optimal steering configurations for each mode, Radio Flyer stroller wagons fully convert from double strollers to traditional pull wagons. Our stroller wagons pass both the Toy and Stroller Safety standards (ASTMF963 and ASTMF833) and they’re suitable for babies, toddlers, and kids ages 1+.

 

What are the features of a stroller wagon?

Stroller wagons feature a traditional wagon pull handle in the front* and a fold-away stroller handlebar on the back. All Radio Flyer stroller wagon models fold compactly and feature 3 modes: 2-rider seating, bench mode, and ultimate hauling. The two 5-point safety harnesses and rear brake on our stroller wagons enhance the safety of little riders. Additional features range from UV protection canopies, storage options, cup holders, and deluxe tires depending on which model you select.

*Included with Convertible, Discovery, and Odyssey stroller wagons. Can be added on at an additional cost with Build-A-Stroller-Wagon

 

What are the best uses of a stroller wagon?

Stroller wagons are perfect for on-the-go adventures. Push or pull little riders on a walk around the neighborhood, convert to bench seating for a picnic in the park, or haul home groceries or farmers market finds. Use it for any occasion that you would use a stroller or pull wagon individually. Stroller wagons are a convenient hauling solution for you and your family while delivering the fun of a classic wagon.

 

Shop Radio Flyer Stroller Wagons

1. Build-A-Stroller-Wagon

 

Build-A-Stroller-Wagon™ allows you to design your very own adventure-ready double stroller wagon tailored to your unique needs. Create the ultimate ride for your family by choosing a color, adding accessories, and personalizing your stroller wagon for a thoughtful touch.

Sophisticated & stylish, the Heather Gray and Jet Black bases both feature DuraClean® 2.0 – our highest quality fabric – for ultimate durability. The 600-denier polyester is extremely durable and easily wipes clean. Add a traditional wagon pull handle for ultimate versatility.

Product Features:

  • Stroller wagon base features a height-adjustable push bar for push wagon use
  • Choose between 2 colors: Heather Gray and Jet Black
  • Durable steel frame
  • DuraClean® 2.0 fabric is extremely durable and easy to clean
  • 3 Modes: 2-rider seating, bench mode, and ultimate hauling
  • Easy one hand fold for compact storage
  • Large 12” rear wheels and front caster wheels allow nimble steering and easy maneuverability
  • Special folding lock ensures easy transport and that the wagon stays folded while not in use
  • 4 cup holders & built-in mesh storage pouches
  • Add a traditional wagon pull handle for ultimate versatility
  • Upgrade to Deluxe Tires, our thicker wheels with bearings & treads, for enhanced durability
  • Add accessories including canopy, parent caddy, storage bag, and shoulder pads
  • Add personalization to your stroller wagon for the ultimate custom ride
  • Passes both the Toy and Stroller Safety standards: ASTMF963 and ASTMF833

 

Featured 5-Star Review: “Perfect for families! Our 4 and 1 year old both ride comfortably in this smooth and sturdy wagon. Whether it’s a trip to the park or a family outing, this stroller wagon is proving time and time again to be the best stroller and wagon we’ve ever had! The features are amazing and worth every penny!” - MomOf2InCo, Colorado

 

2. Odyssey Stroller Wagon

 

Enjoy the very best of a stroller and a wagon with the Odyssey Stroller Wagon. Kids will be safe and comfortable while riding with two 5-point safety harnesses and soft quilted seatbacks. Thoughtfully designed parent features like deluxe handgrips, 4 cup holders, the T-shaped pull handle, a height-adjustable push bar, and a removable storage bag make this the ideal vehicle for your whole family.

When folded, the removable storage bag converts into a cover to contain the stroller wagon while storing or transporting. All four wheels have durable rubber treads and bearings to provide a smooth, easy ride. The Odyssey Stroller Wagon also features DuraClean® 2.0, our highest quality fabric.

Product Features:

  • Pull like a wagon or push like a stroller
  • DuraClean® 2.0 fabric is extremely durable and easy to clean
  • 3 Modes: 2-rider seating, bench mode, and ultimate hauling
  • Easy one hand fold for compact storage
  • UV protection removable canopy rolls up for easy storage when not in use
  • Two 5-point safety harnesses and rear brake
  • Durable rubber wheels with bearings provide a smooth ride
  • Removable rear storage basket
  • 4 cup holders & built-in mesh storage pouches
  • T-shaped pull handle
  • Height-adjustable push bar with deluxe handgrips
  • Quilted seatbacks
  • Passes both the Toy and Stroller Safety standards: ASTMF963 and ASTMF833

 

Featured 5-Star Review: “In short, this product is amazing…Outside of its multi-functionality, my favorite thing about the Odyssey Stroller Wagon is that it folds up so nicely and is easy to store! I also love the adjustable stroller bar option offered in addition to the traditional wagon handle; it makes longer trips on our walks much easier for me when I can push it instead of having to pull the handle…You cannot go wrong with this wagon!” - rcamp, Virginia

 

3. Discovery® Stroller Wagon with Canopies

 

The Discovery® Stroller Wagon with Canopies is designed with on-the-go families in mind. This stroller wagon features a single reclining seat that can be adjusted to the perfect angle for your little one while keeping them under the cool shade of a canopy.

The dual UV sun protection canopies can be adjusted easily & independently. They can also be removed and stored in the rear storage pouch when not in use. The canopy above the recline seat features a mesh peek-a-boo window, allowing parents quick & easy visibility to their littlest rider.

Product Features:

  • Pull like a wagon or push like a stroller
  • Height-adjustable push bar
  • 3 Modes: 2-rider seating, bench mode, and ultimate hauling
  • Easy one hand fold for compact storage
  • Single reclining seat
  • Two adjustable & removable UV protection canopies
  • Peek-a-boo window in canopy above the recline seat so you can check in on your youngest rider at any time
  • Two 5-point safety harnesses and rear brake
  • Large 12” rear wheels and front caster wheels allow nimble steering and easy maneuverability
  • 2 cup holders & storage pouch for snacks, drinks, and other small items
  • Passes both the Toy and Stroller Safety standards: ASTMF963 and ASTMF833

 

Featured 5-Star Review: “I was comparing wagons for weeks before I decided to buy this one. I love the feature of one side reclining so my younger one can sit there. Also having a handle to push and one to pull comes in very handy. Great wagon, highly recommend it.” - Momof5, Texas

 

4. Convertible Stroller Wagon

 

The Convertible Stroller Wagon is designed with thoughtful features for both parents and kids. Equipped with cup holders, a roll-up UV protection canopy, and an adjustable height push handle, this folding stroller wagon is ideal for the whole family. This wagon is also designed with DuraClean® 2.0 – our highest quality fabric – which is extremely durable and easy to clean.

Product Features:

  • Pull like a wagon or push like a stroller
  • Height-adjustable push bar
  • DuraClean® 2.0 fabric is extremely durable and easy to clean
  • 3 Modes: 2-rider seating, bench mode, and ultimate hauling
  • Easy one hand fold for compact storage
  • UV protection canopy rolls up for easy storage when not in use
  • Two 5-point safety harnesses and rear brake
  • 2 cup holders & storage pouch
  • Large 12” rear wheels and front caster wheels allow nimble steering and easy maneuverability
  • Passes both the Toy and Stroller Safety standards: ASTMF963 and ASTMF833

Featured 5-Star Review: “I would highly recommend this product. My 2 year old could not wait for it to be assembled, which was an easy project. It also has seat belts and cups holders enough for 2 children which she loved. It was easy to push or pull and also has a nice canopy that will be great for outside activities. It was not very heavy for transport and it extremely easy to fold up. It seems that it will be very durable. I think this will be a life saver this summer and a must have. Thanks Radio Flyer!!” - Plkdilow, Ohio

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dimensional differences between models?

See the below chart for the dimensions of each model:

     

 

 

 

What are the deluxe wheels and how do they function differently?

With Build-A-Stroller-Wagon™, you have the choice between our standard tires or upgrading to deluxe tires. Standard tires come included with the base model and make for easy steering & comfortable riding on even surfaces. Our deluxe tires provide enhanced durability. The wheels are thicker with bearings & treads to ensure a smooth ride on more rugged terrain.

 

What is the difference between the Odyssey Stroller Wagon and Build-A-Stroller-Wagon™?

The main difference between these two models is the ability to customize with Build-A-Stroller-Wagon™. The Odyssey Stroller Wagon is not customizable. See below for more details on the differences between these stroller wagons:

  • Shared Features:
    • Height-adjustable push bar
    • DuraClean® 2.0 fabric
    • 3 Modes: 2-rider seating, bench mode, and ultimate hauling
    • Easy one hand fold for compact storage
    • Two 5-point safety harnesses and rear brake
    • 4 cup holders & built-in mesh storage pouches
    • Quilted seat backs
    • Passes both the Toy and Stroller Safety standards: ASTMF963 and ASTMF833
  • Features unique to Build-A-Stroller-Wagon™:
    • 2 colors choices: Heather Gray and Jet Black
    • Option to add wagon pull handle
    • Ability to upgrade to Deluxe Tires
    • Accessory choices including canopy, parent caddy, storage bag, and shoulder pads
    • Personalization options
  • Features unique to the Odyssey Stroller Wagon:
    • T-shaped pull handle
    • UV protection canopy, storage basket, and pull handle included with purchase

 

Why does the Odyssey Stroller Wagon have a different style pull handle? What are the benefits?

Our Odyssey Stroller Wagon features a T-shaped pull handle. This handle locks in place when upright, allowing you to move the vehicle while walking alongside it. The T-shaped handle also includes a mechanism at the base that allows you to unlock it by stepping on the pedal with your foot.

 

Can I add air tires to a stroller wagon?

At this time, we do not carry a wagon model that has a push handle and the all-terrain air tires. These features are not cross-compatible.

 

Can I add the stroller wagon features like the push handle and five-point harness to my existing non-stroller Radio Flyer wagon?

At this time, a push handle and five-point safety harness are only available through our stroller wagon line. These features are not cross-compatible and cannot be added on to other wagon models before or after purchasing.

 

 

Ready to get rolling with your stroller wagon? Be sure to share your stroller wagon adventures with us using #RadioFlyer or tagging @radioflyerinc on social media!