If you spend any amount of time adventuring with kids in tow, you know that a traditional stroller isn't always super helpful. If you're hitting the beach, the zoo or even the farmer's market, a single storage basket isn't going to cut it. Our gear of choice? The stroller wagon.
As the SUV of strollers, stroller wagons offer the best of both worlds–a safe place for your little ones to ride and plenty of storage space for all the essentials (and then some.) They're ideal for parents with multiple kiddos with most models seating two and some seating four. Depending on the circumstance, they can be pushed stroller-style or pulled behind you like a wagon. Better yet, you can load them up and roll over everything from grassy fields to sandy beaches.
They're also a fabulous option for curious kids who just can't stand the confinement of a stroller. There's a lot to see out there and the 360 degree views of a wagon can help them feel like part of the action as they roll about as the star in their own personal parade. Many models make a great place to nap on the go and best of all, they offer a contained place to chill whether you're rolling or parked.
Worried you'll feel like you're rolling the circus into town? Well, you might be. But not because stroller wagons are behemoths. Most models are surprisingly compact and handle just as nimbly as a standard stroller, if not better.
What should you look for in a stroller wagon?
Most models are equipped with three-point harnesses, so for babies you'll want to find a model that can support a car seat with an adapter. Another detail to check out is the weight limit. Too much weight could cause it to collapse, so be sure to know the limits.
Ready to hit the road? We've tested and researched some of the best stroller wagons out there to save you some time. Here are our favorites!
Best stroller wagons
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