Radio Flyer Ultimate Comfort Wagon : Review

Radio Flyer Ultimate Comfort Wagon

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Emma and Ethan are now 4 (almost 5) and 3. Although they still physically fit, they are just “too big” for the double stroller now. When we would take it out, the only thing that would end up in the stroller was the diaper bag and the shopping bags. As much as I hated to see it go, it was time to move on.

So we sold the stroller, but there are still occasions when we are out that they need a little break, a “lift” if you want to call it that. As big as they think they are they do get tired on long outings to the zoo, park, festivals and the like. After examining my options I decided that a wagon would be my best bet.

Growing up I had a yellow metal Radio Flyer wagon that I thought was the bees knees. I wore that poor thing slick pulling the neighbor kids around or riding it down the big hill in front of my house. I decided on the wagon because it would be multifunctional. We could use it to haul the kids around and then when they were bigger, they could use it to haul their friends around or just have fun with.

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After discussing our needs and wants, Radio Flyer sent Emma and Ethan the Ultimate Comfort Wagon for their traveling needs this summer.

Radio Flyer Ultimate Comfort Wagon is the most versatile and comfortable wagon yet, featuring 5-way flip and fold seats for multiple riding options, expandable rear storage bag and removable padded seat pads for extra comfort.

Product Features
  • Seats fold 5 ways for maximum versatility
  • Removable padded seats provide a comfortable ride
  • Expandable rear storage folds away when not in use
  • Removable UV protection canopy
  • Extra-large Dura-Tred® tires for a quiet ride
  • Front axles designed for non-tip turning

Ages:
For ages over 1 1/2 Years
Body:
41.5″ x 18.5″ x 13.75″
Wheels:
10″ x 2.5″
Weight:
33 lbs.
Weight Capacity:
200 lbs.

 

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I decided to be the designated assembler so I could give you an honest opinion on the process. As you can see, there weren’t many pieces… just a little maneuvering and hammering caps on the wheels. It did take me a while to do on my own… I didn’t time it exactly but I would guess I spent a good 30-45 minutes from start to finish. I would suggest you have a second person handy for balancing while putting the wheels on and to help read the directions. I did it entirely on my own and ended up pinching my finger and had a nice bruise under my fingernail for a while. I would not call the assembly “easy”, but it is definitely manageable for “the momma”.

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Once assembled I stood back and took a good look. There were several features that stood out immediately that I was glad it included:

  • outside cup holders for the adult (2)
  • floor cup holders for the children (2)
  • the extra storage bag in back for when all seats are occupied
  • seat belts
  • easily added/removed sun shield that provides UV protection
  • fold down seats for a flat compartment (used when hauling items)
  • holes in the floor board for drainage
  • swivel wheels in front for better maneuverability

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So it was time to take this bad boy for a spin. First thing “the momma” did was load up the water bottles. I figured I would probably get a little thirsty pulling around two kids.

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Then it was time to load up the kidlets. There was a little bit of fighting over who got to ride backwards, but I pointed out that both seats were padded and both of them would have a cup holder. That seemed to shush them enough for me to snap the picture Winking smile.

So off we headed to the pool just a few blocks away (so no need for the sun shade really). I was pleasantly surprised at how “light” the load seemed considering both kids together weigh around 75 pounds. The front wheels swivel, but not in a bad way. I’ve played with a few wagons at the store that if angled a bit too far, would topple over. The anti tipping wheels were an added bonus that I was pleased to have!

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I need to mention that because Ethan is a bit long legged, his feet did end up on Emma’s side of the wagon a little. I had to alternate knees to get them both comfortable (they were trying to sit with toes touching and there just wasn’t enough room).

There was more than adequate storage for towels behind Ethan and snacks in the storage bag. If one child jumps out, there is even more storage space by flipping the seat into the next upright position. If you aren’t needing the extra storage, but your child needs a place to put their snack/lunch and drink the seat flips up and over to create a tray table. If you need to use the wagon to haul (like we did while camping… great to pull along while collecting firewood) for places like the pumpkin patch this fall, both seats fold flat to create a “standard” wagon.

So many uses/functions from one wagon!

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My final thoughts: Although the wagon is a bit on the pricey end, it is a great investment for years of use. I paid near this amount for my double stroller three years ago and we no longer have a need for it. I imagine we will probably keep and use this wagon until the kids are preteens or beyond (maybe save it for grandkids)!

BUY IT:

You can purchase the Radio Flyer Ultimate Comfort Wagon for $164.94 at Amazon.com (RV $184.99)

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Disclaimer: I received product from Radio Flyer for the purposes of review only. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions remain 100% my own. 

Comments

  1. Erica says:

    Absolutely love this. I think Im gonna buy one for my kids next spring!

  2. Jamie Brigham says:

    wow I love radio flyer and this one keeps the sun off the kids too. I love the seatbelts and how they are like regular seats now. When I was growing up if you saw a wagon it was a flat metal radio flyer and got super hot during the summer not including the rust from the weather and it has drink holders how fantastic is that? I need one

  3. Heather H says:

    Wow, what an amazing product. We adults get to cruise in comfort and style it’s about time we include the kids as well 🙂

  4. Michelle says:

    I bought this same one for my daughters b-day and I waited for a great sale on amazon and paid around $100. We love to use it at the park and going for walks with our 1 and 3 year old. Love that it has seat belts and we love all the cup holders, sun shade, and the extra storage is a plus.

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