There are a few choices when it comes to pet bike trailers. They are all sturdy and safe, the decision will come with the options, and the size of your pet (and if you have more than one). And of course what you are willing to spend.
When it comes to bike trailers for pets there are a lot more options these days than there used to be. However, you’ll still find the major players, including Solvit, Bestpet, and Aosom. You’ll find even companies well known for making bike trailers for kids are getting into the pet bike trailer game as well. Well known names like Burley are getting in the action with their Tail Wagon bike trailer for dogs.
So let’s take a look at some of the options and see what might be best for you.
Solvit Houndabout Pet Bike Trailer
Solvit is a well know, and well respected name in the pet stroller industry. You’ll find the most popular model when it comes to bike trailers from Solvit is The Houndabout. This pet bike trailers come in medium and large versions, which one is right for you will depend on the size of your pet.
The Houndabout usually starts at just under $200, and you can find a much reduced price for the trailer at Amazon.com
It comes with a hitch, and putting it together takes no tools, and can be done in just a few minutes.
The medium sized for both trailers will hold dogs up to 50 pounds. The larger models will hold dogs up to 110 pounds.
Other features of the Houndabout:
- steel frame, and sturdy 600D polyester construction
- washable, waterproof floor
- zippered mesh screens, as well as zippered vinyl cover to keep out the wind and weather
- conversion kit to make it a jogger stroller is available at an additional cost
We’ve found the best price for the Houndabout Bike Trailer on Amazon.com… be aware though, it looks as though Amazon has mixed up the medium and large stroller descriptions.
BestPet Bike Trailers
BestPet is a leader in the pet stroller industry. Their classic 4 wheel pet strollers are a favorite among many. You’ll find their bike trailer comes in a variety of colors, which isn’t true for many of the other bike trailer companies. This one comes in beige, red plaid, pink, blue, black, even camouflage.
The BestPet bike trailer series is intended for smaller dogs. You’ll find the weight limit for all the BestPet bike trailers is 55 pounds. The quality of these bike trailers is excellent, just as all of their regular pet strollers are. Some people have had issues getting the wheels on the stroller and having them be sturdy, but those complaints have been minimal.
Here’s some of the features of the BestPet bike trailers:
- 600D, UV resistant, water repellent material used in construction
- 16 inch wheels make for a smooth ride
- conversion kit to make it a jogger is available at an additional charge
- mesh on three sides allows for airflow and great viewing
- drop down rain shield included
- bike hitch included, will attach to any bike
- front and rear entry for your pet
- easy assembly
You’ll find the price point of this stroller is lower than the Solvit strollers, generally coming in just under 100 dollars. You can a good deal on this stroller, whatever color you choose, on Amazon.com
Aosom Pet Bike Trailer
Aosom is the third of the companies we’ll be reviewing in our pet bike trailer reviews. This pet bike trailer comes in red with black trim. It is also best for medium sized pets. The weight limit on this bike trailer is 66 pounds. This stroller is made of steel, which makes it much heavier than other models. It’s been stated this trailer weighs over 40 pounds, which can be quite heavy, especially with the addition of a 60 pound dog, to tow behind your bike.
The other complaint people have had about this bike trailer is it does not offer a jogger conversion kit.
Here’s some features of the AOSOM Pet bike trailer
- removable rain cover for front door
- sturdy steel frame
- mesh zippered screen for front and back
- leash hook inside the riding area
- comes with free bike hitch
The price point for this stroller is just under 200 dollars, but you can find it for under 100 at Amazon.com