Last fall, as our crew was enjoying an outing with seven kids ages newborn to four years, we spotted a mom with such a fantastic wagon that we surreptitiously took a picture of it. That wagon was the Veer Cruiser, and the more we researched it, the more we knew it was made for our lifestyle. Often referred to as a hybrid stroller-wagon, the Veer Cruiser has a black matte airplane-grade aluminum frame with airless polyurethane wheels, so no flat tires – ever! The telescoping handle can be adjusted for short people, tall people, and any height in between, and also locks into place so you can both pull and push the Veer Cruiser.
Why not just use a double stroller?
At about 10 months, most kids begin to balk at being in a stroller. I suspect that is in part because of the limited visibility. With the Veer Cruiser, your children will have a 360-degree view that will make not only zoo trips, but everyday strolls that much more exciting. Plus, most stroller seats are just not wide and long enough to accommodate an older, taller child. However, the bottom of the Veer Cruiser has a drop-down footwell to give older children more comfortable legroom. Also, if space is at a premium, the Veer Cruiser, when folded up, often has a smaller footprint than a double stroller. Finally, the low sidewalls of the Veer Cruiser make it safe and easy for older kids to climb in and out.
What kinds of surfaces can the Veer Cruiser be used on?
Because the big all-terrain wheels are sturdy, the Veer Cruiser can handle nearly all surfaces with ease. From paved routes to unpaved mud trails, bark chips, gravel, and even snow, the front suspension allows for all sorts of rugged off-roading while the rear wheel fenders protect your tiny passengers from mud and debris. The one exception is dry sand, which had mixed results. If yours is an active family living in an area where there are a lot of unpaved trails, this wagon is for you.
Is the Veer Cruiser only good for off-roading?
Absolutely not! While most double strollers are big and hard to maneuver, the front wheels on the Veer Cruiser swivel to give it better maneuverability and easier turning in tight spaces. Moreover, because it is narrow enough to fit through front doors and gates easily, it is perfect for trips to the playground, farmer’s market, or a field trip with your homeschool group. Plus, if you are a fan of theme parks, you will be happy to know that the Veer Cruiser, because it can be pushed, is one of a very few wagons allowed inside.
The Veer Cruiser has tons of optional accessories, from a toddler comfort seat to a sun and rain shade that can be purchased separately. Super easy to assemble and collapse, the Veer Cruiser is simply the best when it comes to sturdiness, quality of materials and fabrics, and spot-on design. And when the kid-toting years are behind you, the Veer Cruiser will still be going strong, ready to haul towels and treats down to the lake or potatoes and peaches from the farmers market. Each wagon comes with cup holders, and a detachable snack and drinks tray.
Veer Retractable Canopy
Veer’s Retractable Canopy quickly and intuitively clips onto Cruiser’s frame and easily extends up and down. One or two can be attached above either seat. A peak-a-boo window allows you to see your precious cargo and discreet, hidden magnets hold the window in the up position.
Veer Comfort Seat for Toddlers
Veer’s Comfort Seat for Toddlers easily inserts into the Cruiser’s standard seat to provide cushioned comfort and support. It is designed for children from 6 months up to 35 lbs. It includes a 5-point harness for safety. Soft, padded fabric creates an ultra-comfortable seat and headrest. Hidden magnets on the side wings ensure an easy, snug fit with the side walls. Two Comfort Seats can be used simultaneously (one on each seat). Cruiser will fold when using one Toddler Seat. Comfort Seats can also be used with Veer’s Retractable Canopies.
Watch a video of the Retractable Canopy
Check out a video of the Comfort Seat for Toddlers
See a video of the Foldable Rear Basket
Manufacturer: Veer Gear, LLC
Warranty: Best in class 2 years
Manufacturer Age Recommendation: 0 – 5 years+
Cruiser Body Dimensions: 37″ L x 20″ W x 25″ H
Folded Dimensions: 37″ L x 20″ W x 14″ H
Folded Dimensions (wheels removed): 37″ L x 20″ W x 8″ H
Weight: 32.5 lbs.
Passenger Weight Capacity: Each seat is suitable for up to 55 lbs and 45 in.
Telescoping Handle Bar: Adjustable in length and height; telescopes smoothly up and down, with a clamp to secure in place. The maximum length of the handle bar when fully extended is 31″. From floor to handlebar, that would be a 41.25″ height when the handle is locked upright for push mode.
Safety Info: Meets ASTM safety standards and is JPMA Certified