As a mom of two kiddos, I know the absolute importance of getting a double stroller. Whether you’re going to the park or taking a trek to the beach, you’ll need a double stroller on your side – after all, who wants to try and carry two babies everywhere they go? Not I!
That sent me on a mission to find the very best double strollers on the market. And this weekend, the famous Baby Trend Expedition Wagon was up to bat.
If you’re looking for a double stroller but don’t know if the Baby Trend Expedition Wagon is right for you, you’ve come to the right place. Today, I’m discussing the pros and cons of this top-notch stroller.
Hint: This stroller is an excellent option for those with two younger tikes!
Keep reading my comprehensive Baby Trend Expedition Wagon Review to learn more!
Table of Contents
- General Information
- Baby Trend Expedition Classic vs. Plus
- Is the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon Safe?
- Is the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon Comfortable?
- How Does it Drive?
- What Infant Car Seats are Compatible with the Baby Trend Expedition?
- Is the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon Easy to Fold and Unfold?
- What is the quality of the materials?
- Is the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon Easy to Clean?
- Is it Good for Travel?
- What Kind of Storage Does it Have?
- What I Like Best About the Baby Trend Expedition
- What I wouldn’t say I like As Much
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Comparison to Other Strollers
- Baby Trend Expedition vs. Evenflo Pivot Xplore
- Baby Trend Expedition vs. Jeep Wrangler
Before we get into the fun parts, let’s break down the essential facts about the Expedition Stroller Wagon.
- Dimensions: 43 Inches (H) x 26.26 Inches (W) x 48 Inches (D)
- Dimension when folded: 18.5 Inches (H) x 26.25 Inches (W) x 41.5 Inches (D)
- Weight: 39.9 Pounds
- Age and weight limit: 0-48 Months/110 Pounds
Baby Trend Expedition Classic vs. Plus
The Baby Trend Expedition Classic and the Baby Trend Expedition Plus aren’t groundbreakingly different. Yet, the Expedition Plus comes with a few added features that some consumers may enjoy, including:
- Foam seats for additional comfort
- Nap mat for snoozing on the go
- Additional storage space
- One-click brake system (rather than two separate brakes)
- Mesh windows on the mosquito net
Is the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon Safe?
When it comes to safety, the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon gets two thumbs up.
There are two main features that allow for excellent safety for children riding along:
- Three-point safety harnesses on each side of the stroller wagon
- Brakes for both rear breaks
Is the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon Comfortable?
Now that we know the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon is safe, it’s time to move on to comfort. Let’s dive into the comfort of both parent and child.
The Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon has a relatively large space for children to sit and ride. However, it should be noted that there is no foot well in the middle of the wagon like other double stroller wagon options on the market. This means that kiddos have to “fight” for legroom, especially if they’re older.
The comfort level for parents is fantastic. As someone a bit taller at 5’9, I always worry about the handle being too low, leading to a backache by the end of the day. The Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon handle is 40.75 inches, meaning it’s plenty high for taller parents. Of course, it’s also comfortable for the shorter moms, dads, and uncles out there, too.
How Does it Drive?
I have tested many double strollers, and if I’m being honest, some of them are an absolute pain to maneuver.
But I was pleasantly surprised with the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon.
The Expedition Stroller Wagon exceeded my expectations. It is easy to steer over all types of terrain and can take sharp turns surprisingly well.
This stroller wagon is undoubtedly one of the easiest to drive, no matter where you’re headed. And for that, I give it five stars in the “drive” department.
The best part is that there are two ways to drive this double stroller. There is a 40.75-inch handle in the back for pushing and an additional handlebar underneath for pulling. With two ways to steer, you can easily glide through any area with absolute ease.
What Infant Car Seats are Compatible with the Baby Trend Expedition?
Babies and childrenmust be able to sit upright unassisted to ride along in the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagons. That doesn’t mean you can’t bring your newborn along for the ride.
The Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagons come complete with a handy car seat adapter, making it an excellent option for parents who have just graduated to two children.
Here are some of the infant car seats that can fit in the car seat adapter of your Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon:
- Baby Trend EZ-Lift 35 Infant Car Seat
- Baby Trend Ally 35
- Baby Trend Flex-Loc (22,30,32, 35)
- Baby Jogger City Go
- Chicco Keyfit 22, 30, Fit2
- Goodbaby Asana 35
- Graco SnugRide 30/35
- Evenflo Embrace 35
- Maxi-Cosi Mico Max
- Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35
- Safety 1st onBoard 35
- UPPA Baby Mesa
Is the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon Easy to Fold and Unfold?
Remember earlier when I discussed how hassling some double strollers can be to maneuver? Well, the other issue with double strollers is that they are notoriously awful to fold and unfold. Yet, again, the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon caught me off guard and surprised me.
The Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon is so incredibly easy to fold and unfold. Yes, you’ll need to use two hands to fold it up, but it’s as easy as clicking and pushing down. Honestly, I think folding took me less than ten seconds, and unfolding took less than five.
However, the downside is that the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon is huge and bulky when broken down. It doesn’t become small or compact, so it’s a little challenging to store, whether you’re trying to put it in your trunk or closet. Folded, it is 18.5 Inches (H) x 26.25 Inches (W) x 41.5 Inches (D), and it does not self-stand. Darn!
What is the quality of the materials?
Is this the most high-end stroller with the most expensive and top-tier materials out there? No.
Does that mean it feels cheap or has poor-quality materials? Nope.
The best way to describe the quality of the materials is “good.”
There is nothing inherently wrong or bad about the materials used in the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon. There just isn’t anything that stands out about the materials. It’s designed with good quality materials you can depend on and enjoy from beginning to end, and that’s nothing to sneeze at.
Is the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon Easy to Clean?
While the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon can’t be taken apart to run through the washing machine or get a good hose down, it’s effortless to spot clean. Just use some mild soap and a damp cloth to remove any unwanted stains on the interior and exterior of the stroller wagon.
Tip: The child snack tray with two cup holders is 100% removable and gives you full access to the wagon’s interior.
Is it Good for Travel?
The best way to answer this question is yes and no.
When it comes to traveling on foot, the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon is superb, especially thanks to the swivel wheels up front and hefty rear wheels.
However, it’s not great for transporting in a vehicle unless you have a fairly large trunk. Again, the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon does not fold down very compactly. Folded, it’s quite big and bulky, which can be hard to place inside a trunk or backseat. Keep this in mind before purchasing.
What Kind of Storage Does it Have?
if you have two kids, you likely need a stroller with plenty of storage space. And I have good news for you if you’re considering the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon – there’s a good amount of storage space!
The stroller wagon comes with an attachable parent tray for the push handle. There is a cup holder on each side and a little extra space in the middle. (With two cup holders, mom and dad can enjoy a beverage on the go!)
Kids also get their snack tray in the middle, with a cup holder for two drinks and two separate spaces to hold snacks. (It’s 100% removable for easy cleanup.)
There are also two additional cup holders on the front of the stroller wagon, ensuring plenty of beverages for the ride.
What I Like Best About the Baby Trend Expedition
Alright, y’all – let me break it down for you. Below, you will find things I love about the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon.
Two Ways to Ride
I’m a sucker for strollers that offer two ways to ride. And that’s precisely what this stroller wagon has to offer.
There is a push handle and a pull handle, which means you can easily maneuver around all terrains and situations.
The cool part about the pull handle is that it’s discreetly hidden underneath the wagon and can be concealed when unused. When you need to use it, push the button and extend it. So simple.
Superiorly Smooth Ride
While most stroller wagons are a pain to maneuver, the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon makes it easy. Complete with EVA foam front and rear wheels; it can handle many terrains with ease.
The front wheels also provide an impressive swivel, ensuring you can speed around corners without hassle. Overall, I give the Baby Trend Stroller Wagon two thumbs up for maneuverability.
As someone who is on the taller side, I tend to struggle with finding comfortable strollers. Well, the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon configuration has a relatively tall handlebar that’s good for people of most heights.
No, it is not adjustable, which some may consider a drawback. But the height was perfect for me, and I knew I could drive this stroller all day without fearing my back hurting.
Easy to Fold and Unfold
When a stroller is challenging to fold and unfold, I’m automatically put off and will likely return the stroller outright. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence for double strollers, especially stroller wagons.
To my surprise, the Baby Trend Expedition Wagon was a breeze to fold and unfold. It breaks down in a matter of seconds and can be unfolded almost instantly. Who knew it could be so simple?
Adequate Storage and Cup Holders
My kids and I drink a lot of water. Naturally, we all have water bottles on our persons at all times. That leads me to why I love the Expedition Wagon – plenty of cup holders exist. In fact, there are so many cup holders on this stroller wagon that you can use the extras as added storage space. Who doesn’t love that?
Aside from the cup holders on the parent tray and front of the wagon, I also love that this stroller has a big snack tray for the kids. Two cup holders are on the snack tray, complete with two separate sections for goodies. That way, there’s zero fighting over snacks. (OK, so maybe not zero fighting, but it cuts down on the arguments!)
Car Sear Adapter
As a mom of two kids of different ages, I know the importance of having a car seat adapter. Well, the Baby Trend Expedition Wagon comes complete with a car seat adapter that can accommodate many different kinds of car seats. Yay!
I wouldn’t say I “love” the space and built-in seating this stroller wagon provides, which is why you’ll see it in my pros and cons section.
I think it’s a good amount of room if you have two small kids. But if you’re trying to pack up two three-year-olds, I don’t see that ending well.
What I wouldn’t say I like As Much
It’s not all positive with the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon. Here are the biggest downsides to consider before buying.
Let’s be honest – you won’t run into too many lightweight stroller wagons. But at almost 40 pounds, it’s a bit much. Even as a mom who works out four times per week, I found it a little overwhelming. (Thank goodness it feels lightweight when you’re driving it around!)
It’s So Bulky
This is, without a doubt, the number one reason I might not recommend the Baby Trend Expedition Wagon – it’s horrifying bulky when folded.
Unfolded is not a big deal, especially because it’s easy to drive around. But when it’s folded, you’ll have a tough time putting it anywhere, including your trunk.
If you opt for this stroller wagon, make sure you have a large trunk to accommodate it!
No Foot Well
The built-in seating is OK, especially if you have small kids.
Older kids are not going to enjoy the built-in seating, though.
This is mostly because this stroller wagon does not come with a footwell. Therefore, kids with longer legs will have to compete for room to put their feet and legs, which is not comfortable.
The Baby Trend Expedition Stroller Wagon comes with a somewhat odd configuration for the canopy, in my opinion.
Rather than two separate canopies, there is a single canopy smack-dab in the middle. Unfortunately, it doesn’t provide much coverage, especially for the back. I think it’s a bit useless, only providing about 40% coverage.
I will say that I enjoyed the included mosquito netting, though. That was a definite perk. Too bad it doesn’t protect from bad weather or sunlight!
The Baby Trend Stroller Wagon is a fabulous option for parents with two kids, especially if they’re younger. I love how easy it is to maneuver, fold, and unfold, and there’s lots of storage space (especially when it comes to cup holders!). The most significant disadvantage is that it is enormous when folded, making it somewhat challenging to transport from place to place. If you don’t mind the heftiness and can accommodate it, this stroller may be right for you. All in all, I give it a solid A-.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the wagon be used on rough terrain?
I used this stroller wagon on rough terrain and had zero issues, especially considering you can push and pull the stroller. The front and rear wheels are also designed with EVA foam, so rougher terrains won’t cause excessive bumpiness.
Can you put an infant in a stroller wagon?
To transport an infant in this stroller wagon, you’ll need to use the car seat adapter. Children must be able to sit unassisted to ride in the wagon with the three-point safety harness.
Comparison to Other Strollers
Not sure if the Expedition Wagon is right for you? Are you considering other options? Let me help you decide by comparing this stroller to other popular picks.
Baby Trend Expedition vs. Evenflo Pivot Xplore
While both are excellent choices, the Evenflo Pivot Xplore has a few added perks that consumers enjoy. For instance, the Evenflo Pivot Explore folds much smaller for easier transportation. It is also lighter and has a footwell for kids to place their legs and feet. It has no car seat adapter, mosquito net, or additional cup holders.
Baby Trend Expedition vs. Jeep Wrangler
These are another two popular options for consumers. However, the Jeep Wrangler is known for its impressive size, five-point safety harnesses, and additional storage. The canopy is also much wide for more protection. The Baby Trend stroller wagon is lighter, easier to push and fold/unfold, and handles rougher terrain better. There are also more cup holders!