Just a note: Since I got this the company has made some changes to the design, which I think are improvements. I would love to trade mine in for the new one and try it out. (straps may be different, holes for helmets and in back cover for access) I think the trailer is still essentially the same though.
My kids love this trailer. I bought this trailer because it was one of only two trailers I could find with a good quality front wheel that swivels AND locks. I use it in lieu of a car quite a bit so I wanted something I could take for a stroll, to the parks and jogging as well as on errands behind the bike. I hesitated getting this because there are similar ones out there for much less, but since in comes with the extra bike hitch, hooks, and cup holder/organizer I got it anyway.
Some things I like: -It has two separate lap belts. -The seat is 1-2 inches in front of the axle.(I have read reviews on some trailers complaining about kids sitting on a bar) -Has a stiff seat with padding. side note: the back of the seat is slightly reclined, when my younger one falls asleep his head does not fall forward (that I notice anyway) -glides very smoothly, pushes through gravel fine. -I have plenty of room in front of my feet while jogging. I don't feel like it is going to tip over backward while jogging. although it doesn't take a lot of weight to tip it, I have never had a problem.
It is pretty wide. I have a 2.5yr old and a almost 1yr old. they fit fine and aren't squashed up against each other. It fits through the exterior door if I take off the side bars. It fits through the inside doorways if I also take off one wheel.
Cons: The brakes don't seem to stop the thing completely but they do slow it down. I haven't taken the time to try adjusting them, maybe they could do better if I did. The swiveling on the front wheel is poorly designed. It does not swivel easily, I have been able to loosen it up a little though. no ball bearings just metal rubbing on plastic. The nut holding it in loosens some if it the wheel turns a lot. I would still have this wheel over the smaller hard plastic ones though.
update: It leans forward slightly when using as a trailer compared to stroller mode. This puts kids more upright and they fall forward when they fall asleep. other than that it is great as a trailer. I do put a small pillow/pad behind them so their heads are more comfortable with the helmets. It is easy to pull (till you go up hill obviously)
I will update later after I have used it some more. I will also respond to comments if anyone wants to ask any questions about it. Also, more info in the comments if you care to read them.
Another update about the swiveling wheel May 27, 2012: Thanks to a modification the swiveling is much better. The original bolt and cap fell off on a bike ride when we had the wheel stored on the back. We got a new bolt and used a couple of washers to replace the cap. The washers don't rub like the cap did and we can now tighten down the bolt all the way so it doesn't loosen and it no longer interferes with the swiveling like the cap did.
I bought this bike trailer after researching many different brands of trailers. I was hesitant at first to get this trailer because there weren't very many reviews for it on Amazon. I decided to bite the bullet and I ordered it. I am so glad I did.
Shipping: LiquidUSA estimated 3 weeks for shipping. It was at my door in 3 days! Imagine my surprise when the UPS man showed up at my door! It was like Christmas.
Assembly: The trailer came with an instruction booklet, but I felt that the instructions could have been better written. I got the general idea of what they were trying to say, but that was after consulting my engineer husband and enlisting his help. There is a certain amount of imagination required when looking at the diagrams in the instruction booklet. Total assembly took about 20 minutes.
Ride: We took my son for a ride in the trailer, and he loved it. The trailer pulled very nicely, and the large wheels helped to create a smooth ride for my son. The trailer itself isn't too heavy, but when you add a child (or two) you really get a workout. I do wish that the safety straps had cushioning on them, since my son fell asleep in the trailer and his head tilted to one side, the straps tend to dig into his neck. My son's head also tilted forward a bit when he fell asleep. I really like where the seat placement is on the trailer - my son isn't sitting on a bar. Also, the fabric (canvas?)that the trailer is made out of is really thick and feels like it's made to last. There is also a rain/dust window that just rolls out of the way when you don't need it.
Stroller: This is awesome as a stroller as well. The large wheels really make it feel like you aren't pushing anything, the stroller just glides along. The adjustable handle is really nice too. It makes is easier on my husband's back to be able to adjust it higher with just the click of a button. The front wheel can be stored on the back of the bike trailer when it is being used as a trailer, and then you can attach it to the stroller when you reach your destination if you plan on using it as a stroller. The knob that allows you to switch from a fixed wheel to a free wheel is a nice feature that is very convenient.
Overall, I would recommend this trailer/stroller. You definitely get what you pay for, and I am glad that I paid a little extra to get something that is as nice and durable as this trailer/stroller is.
My Booyah trailer arrived yesterday. Within 40 minutes and with the help of my soon-to-be-4-year-old son, I had it put together. Installation was simple, and while some of the English in the manual is poorly translated, it's not difficult to figure out what's going on.
I have not yet connected it to a bike, but we took it for a 1-mile walk with my 3-year-old and my just-turned-1-year-old. It's easy to push, and they both seemed to enjoy it.
A couple of features I like: 1. The side metal guards are easy to remove, which makes removing the wheels easy. 2. There is a place to store the swivel wheel on the back of the cart. I foresee pulling the boys with the bike, then converting it to a stroller when we get to the park. Very convenient. 3. The swivel wheel can be locked so it doesn't swivel. Note: Make sure you tighten it before using it. Just sayin''' 4. The inclusion of the 2nd bike connector is a big plus.
I'll update my review once I have a chance to get the bike out of storage.
I love this stroller! My son has autism, and to him, this thing is like his own personal tent on wheels! One draw back is that it is very wide, and I have to remove the side wheels to get it through the doorway at my house and onto the porch, but that is easy enough to do; the wheels pop right off with the push of a button. I do wish I could find a sunshade to fit this stroller, but I was able to make one and add velcro to make is stay :) I have not yet used this with my bike yet, since I can't seem to get my son to where a helmet (sensory issues), but the attachment is super easy to use! I love this stroller!!