The Croozer Kid For 2 is a child bike trailer that comes ready to bike, jog and stroll. It is available in peppermint green or limited edition pink, and weighs in at just over 15kg. The Kid For 2 is very capacious, both for its occupants and for cargo.
Highlights include a focus on safe and durability, spaciousness and good value. The frame is also covered by a ten year warranty.
- Maximum shoulder width: 70 cm
- Legroom: 58 cm
- Headroom (seat to upper frame): 69 cm
- L x W x H (excluding handlebar): 113 x 90 x 84 cm
- L x W x H (folded, excluding handlebar and wheels): 104.5 x 86.5 x 27.5 cm
- Handlebar height (highest level, average for jogger and buggy): 107 cm
- Handlebar height (lowest level, average for jogger and buggy): 95 cm
- Weight: 15.3 kg
- Load capacity: 45 kg
- Wheels: 20″ spoked
Starting at the front of the Croozer Kid For 2 there is a combination insect and weather cover. The clear plastic cover deals with wind and rain and can be rolled up into hoops on nice days. The insect cover should be left down whilst cycling to stop stuff from being thrown up by the back wheel of your bike. If you plan to be out in the rain for a long time, or it’s really tipping down then there is a rain cover accessory available. There is also a sun cover available, which is very useful.
On each side you’ll find a parking brake lever with a red knob. These are simple but effective – I would have no concern about using these on a hill. The side wheels remove quickly by pushing the button in the centre of the wheel hub.
At the rear is a very large cargo area with cover. We’ve not yet seen a child trailer with a larger cargo area – it’s a good selling point and would come in really handy for tours, trips to the beach etc. The cover can be velcroed down or rolled up for more airflow for the occupants.
Folding is quick and easy, starting with two catches inside the cargo area. After pushing these inwards the seat back is pushed forward, collapsing the whole frame. The handlebar and wheels can then be removed. Everything now fits inside the trailer (wheels, handlebar, arms etc.), making a compact package for the car.
The Kid For 2 is quite a wide trailer at 90 cm, so make sure it will go through your garden gate otherwise you’ll be carrying it.
The Croozer has two separate seats inside, which means they are more supportive laterally than some other trailers. They are slung, so although the trailer doesn’t have suspension the ride is comfortable. You can also do the trick of upgrading to e.g. Schwalbe Big Apple balloon tyres which in themselves provide more comfort to the ride, plus have the benefit of Kevlar puncture protection (top tip!). I’m sure your children will have no trouble sleeping in a Kid For 2. The Croozer is very spacious and tends to suit older children better than more compact trailers.
The Kid For 2 provides 5 point harnesses to securely hold your little ones. They are nice enough, but not luxurious like a Chariot harness for instance, which have mesh wicking and more padding.
It’s very important that young children get the proper support in trailers. Croozer produce a baby sling for babies up to around 10 months and a baby supporter from around 9 to 20 months (and when they are able to sit up on their own). These ages are guidelines and it’s best to err on the side of caution. The baby sling is like a hammock, with lots of lateral support and a three point padded harness. It holds your baby in a reclined position and we highly recommend it. The position inside the trailer and lateral support is at least as good as the Chariot model. The baby supporter wraps around your child, using the 5 point harness and also provides lateral head support. It’s not as plush as the Chariot model, but is probably on par with the Burley Baby Snuggler. The baby sling and supporter can be used together at the same time in any combination.
- Adheres to the international Oeko-Tex standard 100 for baby wear – meaning that all materials used throughout the trailer are toxin – safe for babies
- Tested for passenger safety in compliance with international safety standard ASTM F1975-09
- Provides 5 point harnesses and appropriate support for young children with the baby sling and baby supporter
- Large front and rear bumpers which extend to the wheels to prevent entanglement
- Very stable tubular frame structure
- Two additional inner frames for side and rear impact protection
- Additional cross bars to increase rigidity
- Handelbar acts as additional rollover protection
In short Croozer have made a real effort with safety. If you see a Croozer in person you will appreciate its solidity.
The Croozer Kid For 2 In Use
Let’s start with cycling. The Croozer tow arm attaches to the frame by placing the trailer end in a rounded recess and pulling upwards. You then put a “security pin” through the frame to lock the bar in place. That description probably didn’t help too much, but the crux is that it’s fairly quick (after a few tries) and is very secure. It’s not as quick as Chariot one – click, but is quicker than e.g. a Burley Cub. At the other end of the tow arm is a spring, allowing good freedom of movement relative to the bicycle, and a square hitch arrangement. You place the tow arm over the hitch attached to you bike and secure with another pin. After this a strap acts as a failsafe and is placed around a seat or chain stay. The trailer comes with two hitches, so you can keep them on separate bikes. Towing the trailer is uneventful, it works very well.
The buggy wheel (the small one that swivels) fits onto the trailer by inserting it and securing with another security pin, which is a quick operation. The wheel surface is not really soft, so the ride is better when using the pneumatic stroller / jogger wheel. That being said the buggy wheel offers a more compact footprint and better manoeuvrability so may be a better choice for shopping for instance.
The stroller / jogger wheel attaches with two arms in the same way the tow arm attaches, so reasonably quickly, but not as quick as Chariot one – click. Compared to some other trailers it’s much quicker though, so don’t worry too much. The pneumatic wheel gives excellent off road capability, so it’s great for going through woods, to fairs etc. The Croozer is good for jogging, with one small caveat: a few people could find the cargo area extends towards them a little too much, so it’s good to try it for size.
- Very strong on safety
- Simple and durable design
- Sporty looks
- Appropriate supporters available for babies
- Great value (coming ready to bike, jog and stroll)
- Spacious and lots of cargo room
- Comfortable interior
- It’s a little wider than most trailers – check your gates
- No suspension option, but this would probably bump the price
- Buggy wheel is a bit hard
We really like the Croozer Kid For 2. It offers a very well thought through mix of features and materials to arrive at an excellent value proposition. Things that really matter like safety, durability and reliability are amongst its strengths. The security pins used are a case in point, they’re not the most aesthetically pleasing method of attaching something to something else, but they do their job well and achieve this at a low price with little to go wrong. We also know that warranty return rates are very low for these trailers, and the ten year warranty is a testament to Croozer’s belief in their trailers.