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Great little trailer!
on October 7, 2015
I want to say that I am not proficient at putting anything together, and me and my friend put this together all by ourselves! It is a cute and sleek design, compact. The colors are muted and tasteful. It comes with a reflective flag that you stick in the side pocket so you can be more visible, and my son loves this.
The trailer is quite lightweight, and sturdy design. There is an option for a bug screen or a rain window to cover all the bases. However, the trailer does not seal up like Fort Knox, there are a few spaces and gaps where air can get through, but I have no issues with that. My one complaint with the rain window is that I would have liked them to be tinted, in case it is being used to keep the cold out and it is a sunny day. There are snaps to hold down the windows and also velcro to back it up.
My son is 3 years old and about 38 pounds and this thing is a champ and holds him just fine, without any struggle. You cannot make narrow turns with this thing attached to your bike, so be cautious about that. Either the trailer will rub the hitch attached to it and get stuck or you or the trailer might tip over (never happened). Anyway, just make wide turns.
Additionally, the rain window and the bug screen just simply roll up if you don't want to use them, and you insert the ends into these little loops on either side and voila it's done. SO easy.
Lastly, the hitch. So I've been commuting to work and dropping my son off at daycare along the way. I didn't want to have to drag the trailer along with me to work, so I worried about the ease of taking this thing on and off. Let me tell you, it's a snap! Once someone showed me how to do it, I was able to each and every time no problem! I suck at putting anything together or figuring stuff out and this was easy for even me. Took me less than a minute to take off and maybe about a minute to put back on again. It has a latch that goes through and hooks, and a safety harness that also attaches in the case that the latch breaks somehow. I feel very secure about it, and we've gone over some big bumps!
Anyway, I recommend this trailer. It is my first one and for a beginner, super easy to use and great value. My son totally loves this thing! He always wants to go for a ride in it and doesn't complain about being strapped in whatsoever. He enjoys it so much, it brightens my day to see him smile :)