Top positive review
GET the NEW one!!!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2017
Radio Flyer must have *just* released an updated model of the 3-in-1 because I absolutely could not find the "with canopy" one anywhere, even the Radio Flyer website. It is fabulous and seems to have solved all the previous issues listed in reviews.
I was torn between this RF folder and the "fancy" one with the canopy and plastic seats and all that. THEN the other day there was magically another option available! The "with canopy" option. I jumped on it and am so incredibly happy I did. It is FANTASTIC!
* It has belts!! 2 of them! That can be huge or really tiny, and are very smooth to adjust.
* It has a canopy, with RETRACTABLE poles. Yes, the poles retract smoothly and snap into place. (Admittedly, I spent an embarrasing amount of time searching through packaging for the poles to attach the canopy before taking a better look at the instructions and seeing they were built in.)
*The canopy folds up super easily and STORES in a back pocket (the RF folding wagon with the plastic seats does not have a place to store the canopy!)
* Previous reviews noted a problem with tight turns. I'll update after our zoo trip tomorrow but we did lots of quick tight turns throughout our open concept first floor with absolutely no tipping! (So it's possible the back wheels are further set than the original "base" model.)
I think that was all of the issues mentioned in previous reviews? Oh, there is also a handy magnet in between the front cupholders that snags the handle to hold it up!
So, this wagon has belts which is wonderful for my 1 year old. It states no more than 2 children, I would assume that's because of the seatbelts, there are only 2. The weight limit is 150lbs, which is huge! I mean... that's me. So I definitely won't hesitate to let my older two sit unbuckled in this. In fact, they all fit with plenty of room compared to our past, seated wagons! I love how this is an easy, comfy bed without any need to really pad it like the plastic ones with fold out seats. And allows ample room for playing and eating, and for me to sit too. The side coming down is wonderful to act as a door too, my kids' favorite thing about our one plastic wagon was the door. The canopy is crazy easy to put up and take down! Press the side buttons, slide the rod up and snap the canopy on. Done. This thing is so easy to fold, it took me maybe... 30 seconds? To take down the canopy, twist it together, store it, push all 4 rods down, retract the handle and pull up on the center handle. Done. Crazy! And it was so light, pulls easily behind me while it's folded. Stands by itself while folded. It doesn't stay together with any sort of latch or anything *but* I just undid the velcro that acts as an extra security feature for the zippered front panel, and crossed them to the opposite side... and it stays closed. Bam. Done. Again.
It is also super light! Lighter than my Chicco Liteway Stroller! And way less awkward to get into the trunk!
I am completely in love with this, I couldn't wait to tell everyone about it! It's going to be nice over the next few days so we'll be taking this down to the park and to the zoo, I'll update after!