Bike Trailer Comparison Chart

Trailers come in many different shapes and sizes.  There are many different features you consider when purchasing a trailer.  For a comparative guide to the various features available please refer to 11 Distinguishing Features of Bike Trailers.  The most common request and complaint regarding trailers is their ability (or lack of) to convert to a stroller.  To the the most out of your trailer, be sure to purchase a trailer that converts to your desired stroller type (as shown below).

Bike Trailer Stroller Types2

Additional diagrams and comparisons guides are available at 11 Distinguishing Features of Bike Trailers and at Burley vs. Chariot.

Other features to consider are the weight, width, internal width and internal height of the trailer.  These dimensions can make a huge difference in how your trailer works as a stroller as well as a trailer.  Brakes, suspension and 20″ tires are also optimal for the smoothest and most comfortable ride, but not necessary.

Condensed Comparison Chart Key and Explanations (Full Key at Bottom of Page):

  • Avg. Price: Price included is the average sales price, not MSRP.  Expect the actual price of the trailer to vary.
  • Comes in Box: Lists what attachments come standard in the box.  T = Trailer arm for bike.  3WS, arm = three-wheeled stroller that swivels, attached to the trailer arm.  3WS = three-wheeled stroller that attached to frame (not trailer arm).  J = Fixed jogging wheel (no jogging wheels swivel).  4WS = four-wheeled stroller with swivel wheels
  • Upgrade Kit(s): Conversion kits available.  S = Ski conversion kit.  Other symbols same as “Comes in Box”
  • Reviews: Average reviews (# of reviews) on Amazon or Walmart.com.  While the average rating certainly gives a reference point, they are often skewed as many lower reviews are based on poor shipping and many high-rated reviews for lower-end trailers are from people who use them with dogs.

List of Categorical Bike Trailer Comparison Charts (Scroll down to View)

  1. General List, All Trailers Sorted by Average Price
  2. Best Just a Trailer, The Lighter the Better
  3. Best Single Under $150
  4. Best Single Under $450
  5. Best Single Under $530
  6. Best Double $200 – $500
  7. Best Double $600 – $700
  8. Best True Double, Most Interior Shoulder Room
  9. Best Multi-Use, For Hauling Kids or Cargo
  10. Best Around Town (Single & Double), Narrow Width, Light Weight & Front Swivel Wheels
  11. Best for Joggers,  Light Weight, Jogging Wheel w/ Brake
  12. Best for Tall Kids, Based on Maximum Seating Height in Stroller
    1. While not a true trailer, I highly recommend the Weehoo i-Go Pro Trailer Cycle for older/taller kids.
  13. Best for Babies in Stroller Mode

To view a sortable and searchable comparison chart of all bike trailers (not sorted by categories) see Sortable Bike Trailer Comparison Chart.  For those deciding between Burley and Chariot, be sure to read our Burley vs. Chariot Comparison Chart.

General Bike Trailer Comparison Chart, Sorted by Avg. Price
Model Avg. Price  Comes in Box Upgrade Kit(s) Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
$200 and below
InStep Sync (single) $89 T None No No 22.93 N 13* 20* 16 4.4 of 5 (385)
InStep Take 2 (Robin) $99 T None No No 25 N 18* 20* 16 4.3 of 5 (358)
Aosom Elite Jr. Single $108 T None No No 22 N  18*  20* 16 4.5 of 5 (2)
Aosom Elite 2 in 1 $119 T, JS None Hand No 37 N  18*  22* 20 3.6 of 5 (114)
Schwinn Trailnblazer Single $129 T None No No  25* N  13*  20* 16 4.6 of 5 (38)
InStep Quick N EZ $120 T, 3WS – arm None Park No 33.08 N 20* 25* 16 4.4 of 5 (201)
Aosom Elite 3 in 1 $139 T, 3WS None Hand Yes  45 N  22*  25* 20 4.4 of 5 (63)
Allen AST1 (single) $139 T None No No 20 N 15 22 16 4.5 of 5 (21)
Allen AST2 $140 T None No No 25 N 21 21 16 4.5 of 5 (21)
Huffy Disney Princess $149 T None No No  24* N  18*  20* 20 5 of 5 (2)
Huffy Disney Cars $149 T None No No  24* N  18*  20* 20 5 fo 5 (2)
InStep Sierra Double $150 T, 3WS – arm None Park No 33.08 N 22* 25* 16 4.3 of 5 (176)
Allen AST100 $150 T None Park No 26.4 N 21 21 16 4.5 of 5 (12)
Schwinn Sprint $155 T, 3WS – arm None No No N 17.75″ 23 20 3.4 of 5 (16)
Allen SST (single) $169 T, JS None Park No 19.5 N 15 22 16 4.5 of 5 (22)
Schwinn Scout $171 T, 3WS – arm None Park No  30* N  18*  23*  20 5 of 5 (2)
Allen AST200 $179 T, 3WS – arm None Park No 27 N 22 23 20 4.5 of 5 (48)
Via Velo $199 (Costco) T, JS Swivel wheel Park No 35 N 21 28 20 2.9 of 5 (12)
Schwinn Trailblazer $199 T, 3WS – arm None Park No 23 N 22* 25* 20 4.2 of 5 (78)
InStep Rocket II $199 T, 4WS None Park No 30.2 N 25* 26* 20 5 of 5 (1)
Little Tikes Trailer/Jogger (hard plastic base)
$199 T, JS None Park No 44 N 20* 26* 16 – plastic 2.9 of 5 (20)
$400 and below
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Upgrade Kit(s) Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Allen XLT2 $215 T, JS None Park No 30 N 24 23 20 4.4 of 5 (6)
Burley Bee $299 T None No No 18 Y 22 25.5 20 4.5 of 5 (58)
Wike XP $299 T 3WS No No 21.5 N 22 26 20
Wike Moonlite $369 T 3WS No No 23 N 24 30 20
Burley Honey Bee $375 T, 3WS – arm None Park No 23.5 Y 21.8 25.5 20 4.9 of 5 (15)
Burley Encore $449 T J, 4W, S Park No 25 Y 19.5 25 20 4.8 of 5 (6)
Croozer 1  $399 T, 3WS, J None Park No 30.6 N 21.7 27.2 20 4.4 of 5 (40)
$500 and below
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Upgrade Kit(s) Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Croozer 2 $415 T, 3WS, J None Park No 33.7 N 27.6 27.2 20 4.4 of 5 (40)
Thule Chariot Cheetah 1 $425 4WS T, J, S Park No 19.4 Y 15.5 27 20 4.9 of 5 (10)
Joovy Cocoon 1 $449 4WS T, J Park No 33 N 19 23 20 4.7 of 5 (3)
Wike Premium Single $449 T 3WS No No 23.5 N 19.5 30 20
Thule Chariot Cheetah 2 $475 4WS T, J, S Park No 22 Y 23 27 20 4.8 of 5 (11)
Baby Jogger Pod $499 Chassis T, J, 4WS Hand & Park Front Wheels 32.5 N 19 24.5 20 4.6 of 5 (10)
Wike Premium Double $499 T 3WS, J No No 24 N 24 30 20
$600 and below
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Stroller Type/$ Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Thule Chariot Cougar 1 $525 4WS T, J, S Park Yes 24 Y 15.5 26 20 4.8 of 5 (4)
Burley Solo (single) $529 T J, 4WS Park Yes 26 Y  22 25 20 4.7 of 5 (3)
Burley Cub $629 T J, 4WS Park Yes 37 Y 25.6 25 20 4 of 5 (6)
Joovy Cocoon x2 $549 4WS T, J Park No 35 N 23 23 20 4.6 of 5 (7)
Wike Softie $599 T 3WS No Yes 26 N 24 30 20
$700 and below
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Stroller Type/$ Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Burley D’Lite $629 T J, 4WS, S Park Yes 27 Y 25 25 20 4.8 of 5 (6)
Thule Chariot Cougar 2 $630 4WS T, J, S Park Yes 28 Y 23 26 20 4.8 of 5 (11)
$800 and up
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Stroller Type/$ Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Wike Large Special Needs $750 T 3WS No Yes 29 N 24 30 20
Thule Chariot CX1 $1,050 4WS T, J, S Hand & Park Yes 29.7 Y 15.5 25.5 20 4.6 of 6 (8)
Thule Chariot CX2 $1,150 4WS T, J, S Hand & Park Yes 33.7 Y 23 25.5 20 5 of 5 (5)
Wike Extra Large Special Needs $950 T 3WS No Yes 44 N 26 36 20
Thule Chariot Chinook 1 $1,150 3WS T Park Yes 36 Y 19 25.6 20 4 of 5 (2)
Thule Chariot Chinook 2 $1,250 3WS T Park Yes 39 Y 24.5 25.6 20 4.9 of 5 (7)

 

Two Wheeling Tots’ Trailer Recommendations

Best Just a Trailer – The Lighter the Better
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Upgrade Kit(s) Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Burley Bee $299 T None No No 18 Y 22 25.5 20 4.5 of 5 (58)
Thule Chariot Cheetah 1 $425 4WS T, J, S Park No 19.4 Y 15.5 27 20 4.9 of 5 (10)
Allen SST (single) $169 T, JS None No No 19.5 N 21* 22* 16 4.5 of 5 (22)
Allen AST1 (single) $139 T None No No 20 N 15 22 16 4.5 of 5 (21)
Schwinn Trailblazer $199 T, 3WS – arm None Park No 23 N 22* 25* 20 4 of 5 (46)

 

Best Single Trailer Under $150 – Based on Value and Ratings
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Upgrade Kit(s) Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Schwinn Trailnblazer Single $129 T None No No  25* N  13*  20* 16 4.6 of 5 (38)
Allen SST  $169 T, JS None No No 19.5 N 21* 22* 16 4.5 of 5 (22)
Allen AST1  $139 T None No No 20 N 15 22 16 4.5 of 5 (21)
InStep Sync  $89 T None No No 22.93 N 13* 20* 16 4.4 of 5 (385)

 

Best Single Trailer Under $450 - Based on Value and Ratings
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Upgrade Kit(s) Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Croozer 1  $399 T, 3WS, J None Park No 30.6 N 21.7 27.2 20 4.4 of 5 (40)
Thule Chariot Cheetah 1 $425 4WS T, J, S Park No 19.4 Y 15.5 27 20 4.9 of 5 (10)
Joovy Cocoon 1 $449 4WS T, J Park No 33 N 19 23 20 4.7 of 5 (3)
Wike Premium Single $449 T 3WS No No 23.5 Y 19.5 30 20

 

Best Single Trailer Under $530 – Based on Value and Ratings
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Stroller Type/$ Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Burley Solo  $529 T J, 4WS, S Park Yes 26 Y  22 25 20 4.7 of 5 (3)
Thule Chariot Cougar 1 $525 4WS T, J, S Park Yes 24 Y 15.5 26 20 4.8 of 5 (4)

 

Best Double Trailer Under $200 – Based on Value and Ratings
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Upgrade Kit(s) Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Allen AST200 $179 T, 3WS – arm None on jog wheel No 27 N 22 23 20 4.5 of 5 (48)
InStep Rocket II $199 T & 4WS None Park No 30.2 N 25* 26* 20 5 of 5 (1)
Allen AST2 $140 T None No No 25 N 21 21 16 4.5 of 5 (21)
Schwinn Trailblazer $199 T, 3WS – arm None Park No 23 N 22* 25* 20 4.2 of 5 (78)

 

Best Double Trailer $200 – $500, Based on Value and Ratings
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Upgrade Kit(s) Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Croozer 2 $415 T, 3WS, J None Park No 33.7 N 27.6 27.2 20 4.4 of 5 (40)
Burley Encore $449 T J, 4WS, S Park No 25 Y 21 25 20 4.8 of 5 (6)
Baby Jogger Pod $499 Chassis T, J, 4WS Hand & Park Front Wheels 32.5 N 19 24.5 20 4.6 of 5 (10)
Thule Chariot Cheetah 2 $475 4WS T, J, S Park No 22 Y 23 27 20 4.8 of 5 (11)
Wike Premium Double $499 T 3WS No No 24 N 24 30 20

 

Best Double Trailer $500 – $700, Based on Value and Ratings
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Upgrade Kit(s) Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Wike Softie $599 T 3WS No Yes 26 N 24 30 20
Burley D’Lite $629 T J, 4WS, S Park Yes 27 Y 25 25 20 4.8 of 5 (6)
Joovy Cocoon x2 $549 4WS T, J Park No 35 N 23 23 20 4.6 of 5 (6)
Thule Chariot Cougar 2 $630 4WS T, J, S Park Yes 28 Y 23 26 20 4.8 of 5 (11)
Burley Cub $629 T J, 4WS, S Park Yes 37 Y 25.6 25 20 4 of 5 (6)

 

Best True Double, Based on Internal Width
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Upgrade Kit(s) Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Croozer 2 $415 T, 3WS, J None Park No 33.7 N 27.6 27.2 20 4.4 of 5 (40)
Burley Cub $629 T J, 4WS, S Park Yes 37 Y 25.6 25 20 4 of 5 (6)
Burley D’Lite $629 T J, 4WS, S Park Yes 27 N 25 25 20 4.8 of 5 (6)
InStep Rocket II $199 T & 4WS None Park No 30.2 N 25* 26* 20 5 of 5 (1)

 

Best Multi-Use for Kids or Cargo, Fold Down Seats
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Upgrade Kit(s) Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Burley Cub $629 T J, 4WS, S Park Yes 37 Y 25.6 25 20 4 of 5 (6)
Burley D’Lite $629 T J, 4WS, S Park Yes 27 Y 25 25 20 4.8 of 5 (6)
Burley Encore $449 T J, 4WS, S Park No 25 Y 21.3 25 20 4.8 of 5 (6)

 

Best Around Town, Narrow Width, Light Weight & Front Swivel Wheels
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Upgrade Kit(s) Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Single
Thule Chariot Cheetah 1 $425 4WS T, J, S Park No 19.4 Y 15.5 27 20 4.9 of 5 (10)
Thule Chariot Cougar 1 $525 4WS T, J, S Park Yes 24 Y 15.5 26 20 4.8 of 5 (4)
Joovy Cocoon 1 $449 4WS T, J Park No 33 N 19 23 20 4.7 of 5 (3)
Thule Chariot Chinook 1 $950 3WS T, S Park Yes 36 Y 19 25.6 20 4 of 5 (2)
Double
Burley D’Lite $629 T J, 4WS, S Park Yes 27 Y 25 25 20 4.8 of 5 (6)
Burley Encore $449 T J, 4WS, S Park No 25 Y 21 25 20 4.8 of 5 (6)
Joovy Cocoon x2 $549 4WS T, J Park No 35 N 23 23 20 4.6 of 5 (7)
Baby Jogger Pod $499 Chassis T, J, 4WS Hand & Park Front Wheels 32.5 N 19 24.5 20 4.6 of 5 (10)
Thule Chariot Chinook 2 $1,000 3WS T, S Park Yes 39 Y 24.5 25.6 20 4.9 of 5 (7)

 

Best for Joggers, Light Weight, Jogging Wheel w/ Brake
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Upgrade Kit(s) Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Single
Thule Chariot Cheetah 1 $425 4WS T, J, S Park No 19.4 Y 15.5 27 20 4.9 of 5 (10)
Allen SST  $169 T, JS None No No 19.5 N 21* 22* 16 4.5 of 5 (22)
Double
Thule Chariot Cheetah 2 $475 4WS T, J, S Park No 22 Y 23 27 20 4.8 of 5 (11)
Allen AST200 $179 T, 3WS – arm None on jog wheel No 27 Y 22 23 20 4.5 of 5 (48)
Baby Jogger Pod $499 Chassis T, J, 4WS Hand & Park Front Wheels 32.5 N 19 24.5 20 4.6 of 5 (10)

 

Best for Tall Kids, Based on Sitting Height
Model Avg. Price Comes in Box Upgrade Kit(s) Brake Suspension Weight (lb.) UV Window Inside Width (in.) Inside Height Tire Size Reviews
Single
Wike Premium Single $449 T 3WS No No 23.5 N 19.5 30 20
Croozer 1  $399 T, 3WS, J None Park No 30.6 N 21.7 27.2 20 4.4 of 5 (40)
Thule Chariot Cougar 1 $525 4WS T, J, S Park Yes 24 Y 15.5 26 20 4.8 of 5 (4)
Double
Any Wike Trailer (except XP) $369-$850 T 3WS No No 24 N 24 30-36 20
Via Velo $199 (Costco) T, J Swivel Wheel Park No 35 N 21 28 20 2.9 of 5 (12)
Croozer 2 $415 T, 3WS, J None Park No 33.7 N 27.6 27.2 20 4.4 of 5 (40)
Thule Chariot Cheetah 2 $475 4WS T, J, S Park No 22 Y 23 27 20 4.8 of 5 (11)
Thule Chariot Cougar 2 $630 4WS T, J, S Park Yes 28 Y 23 26 20 4.8 of 5 (7)
Burley D’Lite $629 T J, 4WS, S Park Yes 27 Y 25 25 20 4.8 of 5 (6)

 

Best for Babies in Stroller Mode

It in not recommended to take a child under 12 months of age in a bike trailer, regardless of the padding or protection they may have.  However, purchasing a trailer that doubles as a good stroller, is a great investment for the new addition to the family or even for older siblings.  In order to safely place a baby in a trailer chassis, you will need to purchase an insert that properly supports them.  Chariot and Croozer sell an insert that works with younger babies, while the Burley is recommended for older babies.  If you are looking for a complete infant package, the Chinook is your best bet as it is the only trailer system that is compatible with an infant car seat (only in stroller mode).  The car seat actually attaches to the top of the trailer, providing easy access to your baby as well as an additional seat for an older sibling.  Designed primarily to be used as a stroller, the Chinook also has reclining seats, a one hand folding system, side venting on windows and a lockable, pivoting front wheel.  It is also compatible with all Chariot conversion kits.

1. Thule Chariot Chinook (1 or 2)

2. Any Thule Chariot Trailer with Baby Supporter or Infant Sling

3. Croozer 1 or 2 with Infant Sling

4. Burley D’Lite, Solo, Cub or Encore with Baby Snuggler

COMPARISON CHART KEY AND EXPLANATIONS FOR ALL CHARTS:

  • Model: Brand and model name with link to either Amazon or Walmart.  All trailers are double unless the model name has a “1″ listed at the end or (single).
  • Avg. Price: Price included is the average sales price, not MSRP.  Expect the actual price of the trailer to vary.
  • Comes in Box: Lists what attachments come standard in the box.  T = Trailer arm for bike.  3WS, arm = three-wheeled stroller that swivels, attached to the trailer arm.  3WS = three-wheeled stroller that attached to frame (not trailer arm).  J = Fixed jogging wheel (no jogging wheels swivel).  4WS = four-wheeled stroller with swivel wheels
  • Upgrade Kit(s): Conversion kits available.  S = Skis.  Other symbols same as “Comes in Box”
  • Brake: No = no brake available.  Park = parking brake (see 11 Distinguishing Features of Bike Trailer for different types of parking brakes), Hand = hand brake, On jog wheel = Hand brake is available on jogging wheel kit.
  • Suspension: Whether or not it is present.
  • Weight: Total weight of trailer in trailer mode.
  • Width: Total width of trailer, important when used as a stroller.  Standard exterior door is 36″ but can be as narrow as 32″.
  • Inside Width: Total amount of shoulder space.  Double strollers with an internal width of less than 23″ are not recommended for two kids over the age of 2.  Measurements with asterisks* are estimates.
  • Inside Height: Total sitting height, measured from the bottom of the seat to the top of the inside of the trailer.  Noteworthy to those with taller or older kids.
  • Tire Size: Size of rear tire, the larger the tire, the smoother the ride and easier to push in stroller mode.
  • Reviews: Average reviews (# of reviews) on Amazon or Walmart.com.  While the average rating certainly gives a reference point, they are often skewed as many lower reviews are based on poor shipping and many high-rated reviews for lower-end trailers are from people who use them with dogs.
  • Larry Robinson

    We have a tall 4.5 year old and a 3 year old. I love to take them biking with me but my current trailer is getting too small. Do you know which is the largest bike trailer available – widest and tallest? I heard the Wike trailers might be the largest. THANKS!

    • http://www.twowheelingtots.com/ Natalie

      With a 4.5 year-old and 3-year-old, my first inclination would be to direct you a Weehoo (which we love with our 4.5-year-old), but their double is still in production, however a glimpse of it can be seen on their facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Weehoo/78360906610?fref=ts, but no word as to when it might be available or how much it might cost.

      As for Wike trailers, I am in process on adding their info to this site, but they do have a great comparison chart on their site here: http://www.wicycle.com/product_compare_double.php. While I have yet to see one of their trailers in person, I have only heard good things about them so perhaps their Premium Double might be a good fit for you. It is certainly the tallest, with a inside height of 30″, and the widest, inside width of 32″, when compared to the other trailers listed here. If those specs would work, I wouldn’t hesitate to give them a call at their US and Canada toll free number, 866-584-9452.

  • Larry Robinson

    We have a tall 4.5 year old and a 3 year old. I love to take them biking with me but my current trailer is getting too small. Do you know which is the largest bike trailer available – widest and tallest? I heard the Wike trailers might be the largest. THANKS!

    • Natalie

      With a 4.5 year-old and 3-year-old, my first inclination would be to direct you a Weehoo (which we love with our 4.5-year-old), but their double is still in production, however a glimpse of it can be seen on their facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Weehoo/78360906610?fref=ts, but no word as to when it might be available or how much it might cost.

      As for Wike trailers, I am in process on adding their info to this site, but they do have a great comparison chart on their site here: http://www.wicycle.com/product_compare_double.php. While I have yet to see one of their trailers in person, I have only heard good things about them so perhaps their Premium Double might be a good fit for you. It is certainly the tallest, with a inside height of 30″, and the widest, inside width of 32″, when compared to the other trailers listed here. If those specs would work, I wouldn’t hesitate to give them a call at their US and Canada toll free number, 866-584-9452.

  • Kristin Komorowski

    I’m in the process of purchasing a trailer and your post here is AMAZING!!!! I’ve referenced it during the whole process. Thank you so much!!!

    I’m leaning toward a Burley Cub or Croozer as a mid-price option with the most room – I placed my 3.75yr old son and 11month old son in the Burley Bee at the store and there was NOT enough room for them in there!!!!
    ‘Came back to your site and was set on only looking at trailers with larger than 22″ internal space since seeing them smashed in there and knowing they’ll both only get bigger – i have to have the extra space.

    I wish i could try out the WeeHoo2. that looks awesome!

    • Natalie

      Glad I could help and that you also had a chance to see for yourself how small trailers can be. Between the two, I would lean towards the Croozer as it is wider, which better allows for a baby and toddler arrangement as seen here: http://www.whatbiketrailer.com/croozer-kid-for-2-review/, however, Croozer has notoriously bad customer service, so if anything were to go wrong with the trailer, you might be out of luck. Burley however has great customer service and they also sell an infant snuggler. If you are leaning towards the Croozer, I would be sure to purchase it from a company that has a great return policy. I have heard good things about etrailer.com (link to trailer: http://www.etrailer.com/Sport-Carriers/Croozer/CZ00111202.html), but honestly have never purchased anything from them. If I were you I would call up etrailer (their contact page: http://www.etrailer.com/contact.aspx) and ask them about any issues with the Croozer and what their return policy is. If they have good things to say, then I would save the money and go with the Croozer.

  • Kristin Komorowski

    I’m in the process of purchasing a trailer and your post here is AMAZING!!!! I’ve referenced it during the whole process. Thank you so much!!!

    I’m leaning toward a Burley Cub or Croozer as a mid-price option with the most room – I placed my 3.75yr old son and 11month old son in the Burley Bee at the store and there was NOT enough room for them in there!!!!
    ‘Came back to your site and was set on only looking at trailers with larger than 22″ internal space since seeing them smashed in there and knowing they’ll both only get bigger – i have to have the extra space.

    I wish i could try out the WeeHoo2. that looks awesome!

    • http://www.twowheelingtots.com/ Natalie

      Glad I could help and that you also had a chance to see for yourself how small trailers can be. Between the two, I would lean towards the Croozer as it is wider, which better allows for a baby and toddler arrangement as seen here: http://www.whatbiketrailer.com/croozer-kid-for-2-review/, however, Croozer has notoriously bad customer service, so if anything were to go wrong with the trailer, you might be out of luck. Burley however has great customer service and they also sell an infant snuggler. If you are leaning towards the Croozer, I would be sure to purchase it from a company that has a great return policy. I have heard good things about etrailer.com (link to trailer: http://www.etrailer.com/Sport-Carriers/Croozer/CZ00111202.html), but honestly have never purchased anything from them. If I were you I would call up etrailer (their contact page: http://www.etrailer.com/contact.aspx) and ask them about any issues with the Croozer and what their return policy is. If they have good things to say, then I would save the money and go with the Croozer.

  • Gaby Caballero

    I am looking for a double trailer in the mid price range that is good in snow. What would you recommend? We have been looking at the Croozer.

    • Natalie

      For snow, well that depends. Do you need it to be water/weather proof, meaning are you going to be using it while it is snowing or just during the winter when there is snow on the ground? While the Croozer has a “weather cover”, it is by no means waterproof and your kids would get wet if you were riding in damp snow. Other options might be the Burley Encore, which has a weather-resistant cover that wraps around the front of the frame provided much more protection as compared to the Croozer or the Chariot Cheetah 2 which also has a weather-resistant cover. Living in a snow climate myself, if I were in the market I would try to find a Chariot Cougar 2 used or on sale simply because it is the cheapest trailer (that I know of) that is weather resistant and allows the side windows to be at least partially vented. In the winter it’s really easy for kids to get hot and sweaty inside a trailer and the vents can make a big difference in their comfort level. Back to the Croozer however, be sure to read my comment below about Croozer’s customer service if you choose to order one. Hope that helps!

  • Gaby Caballero

    I am looking for a double trailer in the mid price range that is good in snow. What would you recommend? We have been looking at the Croozer.

    • http://www.twowheelingtots.com/ Natalie

      For snow, well that depends. Do you need it to be water/weather proof, meaning are you going to be using it while it is snowing or just during the winter when there is snow on the ground? While the Croozer has a “weather cover”, it is by no means waterproof and your kids would get wet if you were riding in damp snow. Other options might be the Burley Encore, which has a weather-resistant cover that wraps around the front of the frame provided much more protection as compared to the Croozer or the Chariot Cheetah 2 which also has a weather-resistant cover. Living in a snow climate myself, if I were in the market I would try to find a Chariot Cougar 2 used or on sale simply because it is the cheapest trailer (that I know of) that is weather resistant and allows the side windows to be at least partially vented. In the winter it’s really easy for kids to get hot and sweaty inside a trailer and the vents can make a big difference in their comfort level. Back to the Croozer however, be sure to read my comment below about Croozer’s customer service if you choose to order one. Hope that helps!

  • http://www.becomingjuliegriffin.com/ Julie Griffin

    How come no mention of the Blackburn Copilot? That’s what our local go-to bike shop carries

    • Natalie

      I actually have never heard of it, so thanks for bringing it to my attention. I’d love to add it to the list, but can’t seem to find any dimensions online. I did however find a couple of reviews, one negative: “The hitch is the downfall of this trailer, the clamp broke through the rubber dipped coating and ruined chainstays on 2 bikes. After the second bike was damaged, I replaced it with a trailer with a much, much better hitch design. If you have a low-dollar bike and only occasional use, this may be the ticket for you. For more frequent users, this is not worth the money.” And a longer positive one: http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/copilot-model-a-trailer-reviews. The positive review does mentioned that it has a firm seat rather than a hammock style seat. If you are hauling two, a firm seat is a HUGE positive and is rare in a $200 trailer. If you are shopping at Performance Bike, it looks like it comes with the third wheel and stroller bar which is another bonus (although I do admit that I don’t like the wheels on the trailer arm, but unless you plan on using it a lot for a stroller, I wouldn’t worry too much about it). Here is the link to Performance Online: http://bit.ly/1e90n2c

  • http://www.becomingjuliegriffin.com/ Julie Griffin

    How come no mention of the Blackburn Copilot? That’s what our local go-to bike shop carries

    • http://www.twowheelingtots.com/ Natalie

      I actually have never heard of it, so thanks for bringing it to my attention. I’d love to add it to the list, but can’t seem to find any dimensions online. I did however find a couple of reviews, one negative: “The hitch is the downfall of this trailer, the clamp broke through the rubber dipped coating and ruined chainstays on 2 bikes. After the second bike was damaged, I replaced it with a trailer with a much, much better hitch design. If you have a low-dollar bike and only occasional use, this may be the ticket for you. For more frequent users, this is not worth the money.” And a longer positive one: http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/copilot-model-a-trailer-reviews. The positive review does mentioned that it has a firm seat rather than a hammock style seat. If you are hauling two, a firm seat is a HUGE positive and is rare in a $200 trailer. If you are shopping at Performance Bike, it looks like it comes with the third wheel and stroller bar which is another bonus (although I do admit that I don’t like the wheels on the trailer arm, but unless you plan on using it a lot for a stroller, I wouldn’t worry too much about it). Here is the link to Performance Online: http://bit.ly/1e90n2c

  • Jess

    Great info!! TY! Why the asterisk on the internal dimension on the Allen single? Also I’m having trouble locating folded dimensions and this is important to me. I move even gone to the Allen a mind Wike websites as those are the two models I’m evaluating.

    • Natalie

      I used the asterisk when I wasn’t able to find the exact manufacturer given dimensions of the trailer. I estimated based on the total height, which I was able to find. Finding folding dimensions can also be a challenge, if you haven’t already, I would recommending both directly. Wike has really good customer service, but I don’t know much about Allen. Good luck and if you get a chance please report back! Finally, sorry for my delay in responding as I have been out of town for a bike industry show.

  • Jess

    Great info!! TY! Why the asterisk on the internal dimension on the Allen single? Also I’m having trouble locating folded dimensions and this is important to me. I move even gone to the Allen a mind Wike websites as those are the two models I’m evaluating.

    • http://www.twowheelingtots.com/ Natalie

      I used the asterisk when I wasn’t able to find the exact manufacturer given dimensions of the trailer. I estimated based on the total height, which I was able to find. Finding folding dimensions can also be a challenge, if you haven’t already, I would recommending both directly. Wike has really good customer service, but I don’t know much about Allen. Good luck and if you get a chance please report back! Finally, sorry for my delay in responding as I have been out of town for a bike industry show.

  • Jess

    TY! I did find folded dimensions and made a spreadsheet where I rated my top choices. Somehow (thanks to hubby’s desire for suspension) I ended up with a Chariot Cougar. It should be here today or tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it goes when we get it all hooked up and go for a spin.

    • http://www.twowheelingtots.com/ Natalie

      Great choice! And yes, keep me posted!

  • Jess

    TY! I did find folded dimensions and made a spreadsheet where I rated my top choices. Somehow (thanks to hubby’s desire for suspension) I ended up with a Chariot Cougar. It should be here today or tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it goes when we get it all hooked up and go for a spin.

    • Natalie

      Great choice! And yes, keep me posted!

  • lesley

    Your chart says the Chariot Chinook 2 has a hand brake which is important to me but I took a look at the Chariot site and it doesn’t appear that it has a hand brake. Can you confirm?

    • http://www.twowheelingtots.com Natalie

      Leslie, I doubled checked and you are right, the Chinook does not have a hand brake, only the CX line. It does however have a parking brake. Sorry for the confusion and thank you for brining my mistake to my attention.

  • https://plus.google.com/100834651450205599904 Melissa Summers

    So it seems to me that the Chariot Chinook 2 is what would work best for our family can you confirm based on my below requirements:
    1.Pivoting jogging wheel
    2. Reclines
    3. Can carry a newborn for jogging
    3.Holds 2 children(possibly 3 with carseat attachment)

    Basically I want a jogger and bike trailer so I don’t have to have say a Bob jogger AND a trailer! Less stuff is always better to me! I also don’t want a bike trailer/jogger that can’t carry an infant because then you are back to having to have a Bob and a Trailer!
    We also plan on having lots of kids and feel that though a piece like this is a TON of money…if it can carry several kids and last us several years and have multiple uses it could be worth it.

    Any thoughts for me? Thank you!

    • http://www.twowheelingtots.com Natalie

      Based on your requirements, it sounds like the Chinook is the trailer for you. It is big, heavy and expensive, but is the only trailer that has a car seat attachment. While my experience with the Chinook is only at a trade show, this review by Tales of a Mountain Mama is certainly worth reading before making your purchase. She has two small kids, is currently expecting her third, and compares the Chinook to her beloved Cougar 2. Hope that helps!

  • Sparks

    Hi There–my daughter is now 8 months–I want to buy a bike trailer as a gift for my husband. I doubt she will go in the trailer until spring or summer. I am overwhelmed by the choices–but want something safe and comfortable and good for many terrains including trail and rough roads/sidewalks. We have a BOB Revolution so I am not looking for a jog stroller. Suspension is important. Folding up to some degree sounds optimal. What would you recommend–something in the Burley line?

    • Barbols2009

      I too would like to know!! I’ve got an 8 month old I want to start taking with me. We have country roads with dirt roads at times and plenty of pot holes. We’re looking at bikes as well. Can u let me know what would be the bet bile to haul? And still be able to do mountain trails without a trailer stroller?

      • http://www.twowheelingtots.com/ Natalie

        Glad to be of help! I actually responded to Sparks via email, but realize I never responded to her comments as well. For a trailer, it sounds like you should really stick to one with suspension. Burley and Chariot both offer several models with suspension, but sorting through all their models can be overwhelming. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with either Burley or Chariot, but what trailer works best for you and your family really depends on what features you need. To help you sort through your choices, take a look at our Burley vs. Chariot Comparison Chart, http://www.twowheelingtots.com/chariot-vs-burley-trailers-comparison-guide/, to get a feel for the different features offered on all their models. If that doesn’t help, feel free to reply back and I will be more than happy to help you sort through your choices. Plus, for bikes, are you looking into adults bikes or kids bikes?

  • Hayden

    Natalie,

    We are considering the Burley D’lite vs the Chariot2 with the trailer, jogger, and stroller accessories. I’ve looked at your comparison chart and love that the Burley seats can recline but need to know if the Burley accessories can all be easily stored on the chassis like the Cougar. Convenience and accessibility are important to us! Also, we live in Texas so excellent ventilation for the hot months is important. Would you consider both to be equal in that regard?

    Thanks!!

    • http://www.twowheelingtots.com/ Natalie

      Hayden, The D’lite does not have a dedicated space for storing the accessories like the Chariot and will need to be stored in the rear cargo area. In terms of ventilation, in hot conditions both trailers should do just fine as they both have mesh along the back panels which when used with the mesh door, will provide much needed air flow. Some other points you may want to consider is Burley will not be re-releasing the hand brake for their jogging kit. So if you want a hand brake, you will have to go with the Cougar. Finally, if you plan on using the trailer or stroller when the sun is low to the ground (early morning or late evening), the adjustable sunshade of the D’lite has been the saving grace for some parents to help block the light their child’s eyes. The Cougar does have a sunshade, but it is not adjustable. Hope that helps! Let me know if I missed anything!

  • Kelsey Arnold

    I’m in the market for a folding bike, and most likely a collapsible trailer to go with it. The catch is, the folding bikes I’m looking at have 20″ or 16″ wheels. I can’t find any information on whether the height difference would be a problem, or how much of a problem it would be. I’ve had my eye on the Burley Honey Bee because it can quickly convert to a stroller on the go, but that’s irrelevant if it’s incompatible with the bike! Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

    • http://www.twowheelingtots.com/ Natalie

      I don’t believe it would be a problem as I have seem many people attach trailer to trailer bikes (which I don’t recommend). Trailer bikes generally have 20″ and have a much smaller frame than a standard bike, therefore I would think the Burley Bee would work just fine on a 16″ or 20″ bike. To be safe however, I would call Burley and get their opinion. Their customer service is very helpful and I’m sure they can let you know either way.

  • Raivon Lee

    Hello, how is the ventilation on the instep rocket 11? I’d like to make sure our little guy is cool enough.

    • http://www.twowheelingtots.com/ Natalie

      I have not seen the Rocket II in person, but based on the pictures, it appears to have the standard amount of ventilation. The fabric panel behind the door is mesh, which allows for some air flow, however the rear panel of the trailer is solid, which will limit the amount of ventilation. For the most part however, I assume it will be fine, but on really hot days, I would try to prop the rear panel up (where you access the storage) for additional air flow. Hope that helps!

  • Conscientious

    Check out WIKE. SImple, functional design combined with quality and value.

    • http://www.twowheelingtots.com/ Natalie

      I have yet to see them in person, but have only heard good things about them and recommend them often as a result. If you, by chance, have owned or used a WIKE trailer, I would love to hear more first hand reports of their trailers, so please, tell me more! Thanks!

  • NotSure

    I found a used Burley d’Lite for a good price, but it is 5 years old. Are their significant safety issues I should be looking for? Would this be worth checking out? We are tight on money and trying to reuse if we can.

    • http://www.twowheelingtots.com/ Natalie

      From my conversations with Burley, I do know there are several models they do not recommend buying used as they lack several updated safety features. I believe they said it was something like trailers built before 2004 or 2005, but just to be sure, I would actually call Burley and ask them. They have great customer service and I’m sure they would bring your attention to any red flags to that model year.

  • Too many decisions!!!

    Looking at buying a double trailer, but stuck between a few…we don’t want to spend a fortune because it will probably only be used at most, once a week during warm months. Looking at the Burley Encore, Croozer 2, Chariot Cheetah as well as the Thule Coaster and several of the In Step models as well. We want something that has good ventilation, easy to pull, and comfortable for our son. UV protection would be nice, and a sunshade. Any suggestion??