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Radio Flyer Ultimate Family Wagon

Reviewing: Radio Flyer Ultimate Family Wagon  |  Rating:
Tina Lehman By Tina Lehman on
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Radio Flyer has long been the gold standard of children's wagons. The Ultimate Family Wagon features seats for two children that include safety straps. The seats fold down to make a flat surface. There are four cup holders, and a space behind one of the seats for grownups to put their purses or small coolers. The Ultimate Family Wagon comes with a removable canopy.

I have two small children and was excited to see the Ultimate Family Wagon when Christmas shopping this year. This seemed like an ideal alternative to a double stroller when going to the park or the zoo, which we did last weekend.

I did enjoy all the options, but had a few problems with this wagon. The interior of this wagon is very deep when the seats are up. It is a little difficult for a child to climb in on his or her own, so a door might have been useful. The canopy is flimsy and the elastic corners that are supposed to keep the canopy on the frame kept slipping off.

Most bothersome was the tendency of the front wheels to wobble when there was little to no weight directly on top of them. This made for a very choppy ride for my youngest (who was in the back) when my oldest was walking rather than riding. It is possible that we assembled it incorrectly (please don't tell my husband I wrote that), but it's unlikely.