5 Best Bike Trailer Reviews : Tag Your Kids and Pets Along With Your Ride

best bike trailers reviewYou don’t have to worry about leaving your kids or pets behind at home when going out for a bicycle ride. The Bike Trailers are here to save your day. However, with so many bike trailers available in the market, it becomes quite difficult to choose one.

Hence, depending on your need whether you need a bike trailer for your kids, pets or cargo, we have discussed the best bike trailers in this article. Read on further to discover more.

Features of a Best Bike Trailer

To make it further easier for you, we will first discuss the typical features of a bike trailer.

  • Capacity; Bike trailers for Cargo have a single wide capacity whereas a bike trailer for pets offers a similar one too. Whereas, depending on the fact whether the trailer is for one or two kids, the capacity of a bike trailer for kids
  • Seats; A bike trailer for kids is either equipped with hammock-style seats or Bench-Style Seats. Whereas, bike trailer for cargo or pets doesn’t have any seats.
  • Tires; They come in both 16 in. and 20 in. size. They either have a plastic or metallic rim. The trailers are either installed with single or double wheels. Single wheel bike trailers are much more stable and smooth.
  • Frame; The frame of the trailer gives it its definite structure. Depending on the type of the trailer, its structure varies. The frame is either manufactured from aluminium or steel.
  • Canopy; All frames are lined by a pest and weather-resistant canopy for safety.
  • Bike Trailer Racks; All trailers are equipped with a rear or side rack to store your kids’ or pet’s belongings.
  • Hitch; Most trailers come with a universal connector which allows you to easily attach your trailers to your bicycles. However, with few trailers, you might have to additionally purchase one.
SerialNameRatingPriceReviews
1InStep Sync Single Bicycle Trailer4.3
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2InStep Take 2 Double Bicycle Trailer4.3
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3Burley Design Bee Bike Trailer, Yellow4.7
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4Schwinn Rascal Pet Trailer, Orange4.7

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5Aosom Elite II Bike Cargo / Luggage Trailer4.4$$Review

Reviews of the Best Bike Trailers

Following are our top picks of the best bike trailers;

  • InStep Sync Single Bicycle Trailer
  • InStep Take 2 Double Bicycle Trailer
  • Burley Design Bee Bike Trailer, Yellow
  • Schwinn Rascal Pet Trailer, Orange
  • Aosom Elite II Bike Cargo / Luggage Trailer – Red / Black

Bike Trailers for Kids

InStep Sync Single Bicycle Trailer

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The single bicycle trailer from InStep is a foldable bike trailer built at a dimension of 32.5×20.8×6.5 in. It is perfectly suited to fit a single toddler or child in it. InStep Sync is a specially designed bike trailer for kids.

It weighs 24 pounds. It comes in green and grey color.

The trailer is equipped with 16 in. pneumatic tires which allow it to run at a speed of 10 mph. The pneumatic tires are air-filled tires which give you a smooth ride. Additionally, they also protect the passenger from the direct impact of shock when riding on a bumpy road.

In order to secure the trailer to the bicycle, the trailer includes a coupler which can be easily adhered to any sort of bicycle.

Moreover, for your added ease, the trailer is installed with quick-release wheels. Hence, you can quickly detach the wheels without any additional tools and store it in your car trunk.

Another interesting feature of this trailer is that it is enclosed in a 2-in-1 canopy. The canopy is specially designed to protect your child against bugs and extreme degrees of temperature.

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The instep sync single trailer allows you to carry your toddler around with you when going for shopping or for a ride around the park.

The interior of this trailer is extremely comfortable for your child. The seatbelts further ensure your child’s safety.

Overall, if you have a single child this trailer is perfect for you. However, you might have to resort to some other trailer if you have more than one kids.

What We Liked:

  • Universal Coupler
  • Quick-release wheels for easy storage
  • Safe

What We Disliked:

  • Plastic-rimmed wheels- might damage easily

InStep Take 2 Double Bicycle Trailer

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It comes in light blue and grey color.

The trailer weighs 23 lb. and is 32x27x6 in. in dimensions.

As the name suggests, it is perfectly designed to easily fit two kids or toddlers each weighing not more than 40 lbs.

The trailer comes with two passenger seats. The seats are sufficiently padded for comfort. Moreover, for safety reasons, both seats are equipped with their individual safety belts.

Like other InStep bicycle trailers, this one is also equipped with 16 in. plastic-rimmed pneumatic tires. The puncture-resistant and shock-proof properties of the tire allow you to have a smooth commute even on rugged terrains.

The universal coupler allows you to secure it to any type of bicycle. Whereas, the removable wheels assist you to quickly disassemble it and store it in your car trunk.

Apart from the safety belts, the enclosed canopy serves to protect the children from both bugs and extreme temperatures.

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This trailer is great for a family with twins or two kids.

You can always disassemble it easily and store it in your car trunk when not in use.

The rear rack allows you for easy storage of your children’s belongings and valuables.

What We Liked:

  • Perfect for parents with two small kids or twins
  • Safe
  • Additional space for extra storage

What We Disliked:

  • No stroller capability
  • Plastic-rimmed wheels

Burley Design Bee Bike Trailer, Yellow

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The burley design bee bike trailer comes in a vibrant shade of yellow and black. It is a premium quality bike trailer for toddlers.

It is exceptional in terms of both durability and stability complying with ASTM standards. The frame of this trailer is built from aluminium alloy giving it strength and longevity.

Along with spacious hammock-style seats, it also features a cargo area. The cargo area is perfect for keeping your children’s or your own valuables. The hammock-style seats are padded and are installed with a standard Burley’s helmet pocket for safety purposes.

The 16 in. pneumatic tires are easy to remove with the help of a 20-inch push button making it easy to disassemble.

Moreover, the canopy of this trailer is manufactured from polyester with two sides and one rear window for ventilation.

Another interesting feature to note is the flex coupler. The flex coupler secures the trailer to your bike meanwhile maintaining it in an upright position.

It also includes red safety flags on both front and rear surfaces to alert the drivers on the road.

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Burley Bee’s is easily one of the best trailers available in the market.  The product reeks of quality.

Apart from including all the essential features of a typical trailer, it is extremely safe and durable. You don’t even have to doubt the quality of this product because it is certified by ASTM standards.

What We Liked:

  • Durable and Sturdy
  • Super quick-release wheels
  • Extremely Spacious
  • Certified by ASTM standards

What We Disliked:

  • Expensive

Bike Trailer for Pets

Schwinn Rascal Pet Trailer, Orange

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Ideally designed as bike trailer for dogs, the orange colored trailer has a capacity of up to 100 lbs.

The frame of this trailer is manufactured from steel making it durable and sturdy. The wide frame of this trailer also gives it stability.

It is equipped with aluminium rimmed 16 in. pneumatic tires. The metal-rimmed tires further enhance the durability of this trailer and ensure a fast, smooth commute.

Additionally, the frame of this trailer is lined with a washable fabric which is easy to remove. It also features a rear door which allows your pet to easily enter or exit the trailer.

Secondly, the universal coupler can be attached to any bicycle.

You can easily store the trailer in your car trunk and say thanks to its removable wheels and quick folding mechanism.

Like all other trailers, the Schwinn Rascal Pet trailer’s canopy is also specialized to keep bugs away and protect your pet from high degrees of temperatures.

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There is enough room in this trailer for your dog to easily stand and move.

Your dog can easily slide in from the rear door of this trailer. After the ride, you can easily wash the fabric if there’s any dirt and reuse it.

Overall, it is a fun and comfortable option to tag your pet along with you.

What We Liked:

  • Wide space allows your dog to stay in a comfortable position
  • Durable and Sturdy
  • Aluminium -rimmed wheels

What We Disliked:

  • The lining material has a peculiar smell

Bike Camping Trailers

Aosom Elite II Bike Cargo / Luggage Trailer – Red / Black

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Designed to carry around 180 lbs. of cargo, the Aosom Elite luggage trailer comes in both red and black colors.

The frame is manufactured from steel making it both durable and sturdy. In order to enhance its strength, it is supported by a metallic base.

The frame is lined with a reusable and washable material which encloses your luggage.

The wide metal-rimmed tires give it stability.

It comes with Aosom type connector. The connector lets you attach the trailer to your bike and easily carry your luggage wherever you want to.

The trailer is equipped with removable wheels and foldable frame. You can store it easily in your car trunk when not in use.

Moreover, the Aosom Elite II bike trailer is fairly quick and easy to assemble. Hence, you don’t require professional assistance.

The dimensions of this trailer as noted are 35x33x25 in. and the weight after assembly is 39 lbs.

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It can easily store all your picnic or bonfire supplies when going on a trip. You don’t have to fret about the durability of the trailer either. The large wheels ensure the trailer is stable when carrying heavy cargo.

Furthermore, the metallic base is an outstanding feature providing great support to your trailer.

What We Liked:

  • Durable
  • Cheap Bike Trailer
  • Foldable bike trailer for easy storage

What We Disliked:

  • Misaligned wheels

Conclusion

Investing in a good trailer depending on your use can save you from a great deal of hassle. You can have a safe and fun family time with both your kids and pets while riding a bicycle. Moreover, when going on an excursion on your bike you can put all your food supplies and valuable in your bike trailer without the need of renting a car.

Plus they are budget friendly too. Apart from Burley Bee’s which is a premium quality bike trailer, all of the trailers we’ve reviewed cost under $200. So if you’re looking for an easy way to transport your goods or tag your kids along, a trailer is the perfect purchase for you.