Croozer Kid 2 £305

Slick & versatile child transport

BikeRadar score 4/5

The Croozer brand might be distributor Amba Marketing's more affordable trailer after the flagship Chariot range, but first impressions of the two-seater Kid2 place it far above any budget offerings in terms of build quality, spec and features. Which is as it should be, considering it's still not cheap.

The bright green colour is visible and fresh, and you get good reflective logos and strips on the sides and the rear. You can also see straight away by the Croozer's bulging sides that all the design stops have been pulled out to maximise the interior space, without compromising its neat and easy fold.

The Croozer's frame itself is light alloy tubing on a steel sub-frame, and the fabric bodyshell is tough and supportive once stretched taut by the self-locking folding mechanism operated through the rear storage flap. This is also where you'll find a cavernous luggage space behind the passenger seats.

For stroller mode, you fit the removable push handle, and the easily installed pivoting trolley wheel that is held in place with a safety pin under the centre of the curving front bumper. This bumper cleverly extends far enough to either side of the Croozer to protect the back wheels from running head-on into an obstacle should you misjudge the width of what's behind you, or cut a corner too finely.

Inside, there's a well reinforced fabric footwell, two fabric bucket seats with five-point harnesses, a stretchy mesh pocket for toys or drinks on each side, and a padded headrest with a mesh vent behind.

As with all the trailers here except the Trek, the whole front panel can be rolled right up, or just the clear plastic windscreen, leaving the meshed screen in place to catch any road debris or errant insects.

Each 20in wheel has a lever operated brake which can be hand or foot engaged.

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