Most stroller wagons have one big canopy that covers the entire wagon.
That’s nice, but as most parents of kids know, there is always one child that wants the sun—while the other prefers the shade.
A stroller wagon with individual canopies is the solution—and for this, we recommend the Evenflo Pivot Explore.
Best known for its less expensive strollers, Evenflo’s entry into this category has been a best-seller. And our testing verified that it is well designed.
One key feature here we liked was the handle that flips so you can push or pull from either side of the stroller wagon. That was impressive in our testing.
Here’s more on why this choice came out on top.
What We Liked
• Two independent canopies for shade. You can shade one or both seats.
• Easy to set up.
• Wheels don’t go flat. Air tires are nice for bumpy terrain, but this stroller’s foam/plastic tires never go flat. That makes this stroller easier to love in the long term.
• Car seat compatibility (at least with Evenflo infant seats). It requires a separate adapter, however.
• Storage! It has both an undercarriage basket and traditional storage pockets. The basket attaches to either end of the wagon, which is nice.
• Good legroom for kiddos.
• Removable snack tray.
What Needs Work
• Heavy. At 34.7 lbs., the Pivot Explore All-Terrain Stroller Wagon is a beast to haul in and out of a trunk.
• Better with two kids than one. With only one child, we found the stroller wagon becomes unbalanced in our testing.
• No sleeping. Some stroller wagons double as playpens that enable kids to take a nap. The maker of this stroller wagon says no to naps. And the footwell inside the wagon makes napping difficult away.
• Fold could be easier.
• No full canopy. Other stroller wagons have canopies that cover the entire stroller—and these work better for older kiddos.