A portable folding wagon is a great addition to your next camping trip. It will allow you to store and transport some of the heavier items that would usually go in your pack. You’ll have less strain on your back and shoulders or you can fit more things into your pack.
In this article we will be exploring three of the best portable folding wagons on the market. We have selected three different price points to help those on a budget or those looking for the all-around best wagon. At the end of the article, we hope you’ll be able to make an informed decision and pick the right one for you!
Mac Sports Collapsible Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon
Price: $67.43 USD
Dimensions: 32” x 20.1” x 17.4”
Available on Amazon, the Mac Sports Collapsible Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon is a great budget choice for a portable folding wagon. At only $67.43 USD, you can safely choose this wagon without investing too much like the other options out there. The company has been around since 1993 and knows how to make a quality product.
If you have one of these wagons you can use it to carry up to 150lbs. You’ll love it for trips to the park, camping, and short hikes. The wagon has an accordion style floor that lets you set it up or take it down in a matte of seconds. When you fold it, it compresses into its own carrying bag for easy storage.
Your wagon will roll over gravel and sand quite easily due to the large tires with lots of traction. You can use it to easily move your camping equipment, hiking equipment, or wildlife photography equipment without straining your back.
The front wheels are welded to the front crossbar of the wagon, so you are limited in customization a bit. However, the welds are extremely solid and will not bend backwards like in a poor-quality folding wagon.
The only thing missing from this wagon is some sort of brake or wheel lock to keep it in place on steep hills or inclines. If you’re looking for a cheap, reliable wagon that you only need to store equipment in, go with this one. If you’re looking for a little bit more utility, then take a look at the next one on our list.
Radio Flyer’s 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon
Price: $89.99 USD
Dimensions: 35” x 20” x 23”
The Radio Flyer’s 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon is available online directly from their website. As an added bonus, they plant a tree for every wagon that is purchased from them.
This wagon is full-sized, designed to carry up to 2 children or 150lbs of equipment. The weight of the wagon itself is 18.67lbs. You can set up or take down this wagon with an easy one hand fold, allowing absolute convenience.
Your Radio Flyer’s 3-in-1 EZ fold Wagon has 3 modes that it can set in: 2 kids riding, flatbed hauling, and bench seating. All you have to do is unhook the side straps and unzip the side panel to move the wagon from hauling or riding mode into bench seating mode. Your wagon will have padded seats with seatbelts to provide a comfortable ride for your kids (or your dogs).
You also get a patented DuraClean® fabric that is durable and can be easily wiped clean. The front of your wagon has 2 cupholders so you can keep an open drink easily accessible without it spilling.
You can also adjust the telescoping handle to your preferred length and it will magnetically lock into place when upright. Unfortunately, there are no accessories available for this wagon, but with its 3 different modes you’ll be fine.
Mac Sports Heavy Duty Collapsible Folding All Terrain Utility Wagon Beach Cart with Table
Price: $130.02 USD
Dimensions: 36.2” x 21.4” x 24.59”
At $130.02 USD, the Mac Sports Heavy Duty Collapsible Folding All Terrain Utility Wagon Beach Cart with Table isn’t cheap. It’s also a mouthful to say its full name but it is definitely worth the price. It comes from the same company as the Collapsible Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon from our list.
The recommended carrying capacity is still 150lbs. but the frame is a fair bit bigger than the rest of the competition. Since the wagon is built with only one purpose in mind, it has a heavy-duty frame that withstands a lot.
Despite the large interior and thick frame, the wagon is still great for compact storage. The wagon folds to only 10” thick so you can easily toss it in a car trunk or storage closet until needed.
You’ll also be pleased by the large wheels on the wagon, that can be used on any terrain. If you need to travel or dirt, sand, gravel, or pavement, this wagon will not disappoint you.
The interior of your wagon uses a 600D polyester fabric that is easily cleaned. You’ll be able to make sure that the all the dirt from outside stays on the outside. You won’t need to worry about replacing the bag or doing a lot of extra work cleaning it.
There are also some additional features that are nice to have but not essential. You get a small table surface with two cup holders, so you can sit store your drinks or sit down and have a surface to use. There is a phone holder for safe but quick access to your mobile phone in case of emergency. You also have an adjustable telescopic handle, so the wagon is compatible with any size or height person. Finally the wagon comes with a carrying case to place it in when not in use.
If money isn’t a factor and you need something to take on long hikes or camping trips, this is it. The Mac Sports Heavy Duty Collapsible Folding All Terrain Utility Wagon Beach Cart with Table is the pinnacle of portable folding wagons.
If you end up purchasing one of these wagons, let us know what you think in the comments below.