Foldable wagons are manufactured with a collapsible frame that can be opened and closed when needed for convenient storage and use. The main requirement for a wagon, including a foldable wagon, is that it should be durable. Think back to wagons you see in old photos being pulled by horses, and you notice how strong they appear. Wagons had to be strong and reliable because that was the only way to travel, for both everyday use and also long distances.
Foldable wagons have reached all parts of everyday life, including gardening, walking exercise with the kids, outdoor community events, and general clean up duties around the yard or garage. The differences now than from a few years ago are the improved engineering of the folding mechanics, overall strength and durability, and many new accessories. Foldable wagons now have canopies, attached baskets, cup holders, reinforced stitching, and extra padding in the seating area.
There’s an important distinction between wagons and carts. Carts are usually pushed by the user, whereas wagons are normally associated with being pulled by the user or some other means. Wagons are usually heavier, but today wagons are becoming smaller, lighter, and more useful for everyday use. Foldable wagons can weight less than 30 pounds, or about the weight of a case of water bottles.
Manufacturers realize now that a foldable wagon is the perfect necessity for both families and small outdoor merchants. Of course, you can still find the toy versions that your kids can use in the backyard or around the house. However, some of the older versions made to pull the kids are really sort of obsolete now. My daughter still has an old toy version that she uses to pull her dolls on pretend trips. Unless you can fold it up and put in the closet or the back of the car, it really does not make any sense to have one of the old style wagons.
There are several versions of foldable wagons on the market, but I only recommend the On The Edge Folding Wagon. From just reading the reviews, you will realize that buying any other version will not meet your expectations. Our family has used this foldable wagon for a few years, and we are just as satisfied today as the day we bought it.