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We Review Buddy Wagon

An awesome collapsible trolley to help make family life easier? We’re in. We put Australian product, Buddy Wagon through it’s paces to see how it stood up to life with a real family. Read on to see how it went …

Brother dragging toddler in red Buddy Wagon

Buddy Wagon is so easy to assemble

When Buddy Wagon arrived I admit I was triggered. I’m sure I have a mild case of PTSD from the other ‘collapsible’ family items around the house *side-eyes at the camping chairs and gazebos*. If anyone can get them back in the covers correctly, you’re a better human than me.

So it was with a slight trepidation that I pulled out our Buddy Wagon and set to the task of assembling it for use.

Within literally 40 seconds all of my fears were laid to rest, Buddy Wagon is so super simple to use, that even my mechanically challenged brain could work it out.

Before I got too smug I took a deep breath and prepared myself for packing it away, I was about to take the wagon to the beach and need it packed down for transport. Again, super simple, and the zipper on the cover means that I was able to easily pack it all down and throw it into the back of the car.

The dimensions are what makes the Buddy Wagon unique. With a folded size of 35cm x 20cm x 74cm, opening up to a generous 93cm x 48cm x 98cm, you can comfortably use it to carry up to 70kg.

Life just got way easier

I’ve got four kids. FOUR. Which means we need to transport a lot of stuff wherever we go. Who am I kidding? As soon as we had one kid the mount of stuff increased to a ridiculous amount.

I can’t tell you how many times I looked like a parental caricature as I dragged kids, towels, buckets, boards and snacks through the sand for a family fun day out.

Buddy Wagon makes that so much easier. Just load up the cart and drag it along. You can even throw a kid so two in there if you need to #winning.

The wheels drag through the sand like a breeze, and like I mentioned, at the end of the day it packs right down so you can leave it on your boot, ready for the next adventure.

The Buddy Wagon’s removable base makes it easy to clean

Buddy Wagon is made from modern and sturdy materials, with a telescopic handle, brakes and four multi-directional wheels – making it ideal for any activity.

One of my favourite features of the Buddy Wagon is the foldable, removable base that makes it so sturdy. It not only makes it comfortable for the littlest (and four legged) members of the family to sit in, it also means that the sand and grit you accumulate is super-easy to shake out!

Smiling kids in Buddy Wagon

Buddy Wagon is a proud supporter of charity Give Where You Live, donating a percentage of their monthly sales to help their mission of creating a Geelong and regional community in which all people can reach their full potential, not constrained by health, education or income disadvantage.

I wish we found Buddy Wagon earlier, it’s a real game changer. So far we’ve used it for the beach, for picnics, for a party, for markets, for soccer and for the swimming carnival. I can’t imagine our life without it now!

It’s the combination of the simplicity of use and the functionality that make it a true winner.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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