The Comfort Wagon Pet Trailer Review At A Glance
- Aluminum frame is light enough for pulling behind a bike, but strong enough to handle dogs up to 165 pounds
- Zip doors on all sides with claw-proof mesh for windows
- Removable sunroof
- Waterproof bottom
- Foldable to a very small size (about 20% of open size)
- Full suspension system
- Removable wheels
We don't like:
- Additional cost for stroller conversion kit
- No pockets
Pet trailer specifications:
- Max load: 165 lbs
- Dimensions (Assembled) (L x W x H): 35 x 26 x 24 inches
Summary of our detailed PetEgo Comfort Wagon pet trailer review:
There’s not too many good trailers out there for big dogs. This PetEgo Comfort Wagon is one of the good ones – but even then, it only accommodates dogs up to 165 pounds. If you have the cash, this is a very good investment. The material used will ensure this thing will last a long time, so you’ll essentially be getting your money’s worth, especially if you use the trailer regularly.
Big dogs usually have tons of energy and they love running alongside their owners. However, age (and diseases) will ultimately catch up with even the most athletic big dog. In unfortunate cases like this, a pet trailer will help your dog continue enjoying an active lifestyle. That said, this Comfort Wagon is built with you and your dog’s comfort in mind (hence the product name!). Read on to find out why we love this trailer.
Advantages of the PetEgo Comfort Wagon
Favorite feature #1: Sturdy aluminum frame
Imagine dragging a heavy, empty trailer behind your bike. Sounds pretty easy, right? Now, imagine a big 100+ pound dog gets on the trailer. Do you think you can handle the extra weight? Maybe, maybe not.
Fortunately, the PetEgo is made with an aluminum frame. This keeps the frame light enough for you to pull behind your bike, but strong enough to keep your dog safe inside.
Now, this trailer has been around for quite a few years now and in all this time, there have been no reports of the frame breaking down in the middle. That would certainly be a disaster. So, it’s great to know that the frame will be able to handle your giant fur baby’s weight like a champ!
Favorite feature #2: 4 zip doors with mesh fabric windows
This is the only trailer we’ve reviewed that has 4 zip doors. The zippers go all the way down so it's easy for your pet to get in from any side, be it the front, left side, right side, or the rear. If you want to have a ‘wall’ in the trailer, you can unzip it halfway so your dog gets an open view of the outside world.
If you’re wondering what happens when you zip up all the windows, well, your dog can still breathe inside thanks to the fabric mesh. You see, the trailer has 4 ‘windows’ – one on each ‘door’. So, your dog’s still going to get his view, albeit one with black lines over.
Favorite feature #3: Waterproof base
This is another feature that not a lot of trailers have. Usually, you just have the cushioned mat for the base. But this waterproof base is certainly nice to have. This means cleaning it is going to be a breeze. If your dog gets wet in some puddle, then you don’t need to worry too much about the mess later on.
Favorite feature #4: Full suspension and removable wheels
Suspension wheels are an important feature for any pet trailer. Dogs would hate riding a trailer without any suspension. It would be an uncomfortable ride, no matter how thick his cushion or blanket his.
A full suspension will also make your job easier – it will help you steer the trailer properly and you’ll have a much smoother bike ride in the process as well.
Additionally, the wheels are also removable. So if you’re thinking of converting the trailer into a dog house, it’s certainly doable – just remove the wheels and voila! You’ve got a new dog house!
Favorite feature #5: Foldable and versatile
Bicycling with a heavy trailer + dog behind you for several miles can get tiring. So, if you’ve got family or friend following behind you (or you trying to catch up) with a car or truck, then you’ll be pleased to know that this trailer folds nicely.
As I’ve mentioned above, the wheels are removable. And the sides/frame is also foldable. According to the manufacturer, the folded size is only 20% of the open size, so this will definitely fit nicely in a small car!
A Few Disadvantages
Disadvantage #1: No pockets
At the price this trailer is selling for, a pocket should have been included. I think most owners would be happy with a small pocket to store the keys at or some treats for the dog.
Disadvantage #2: Price can scare some pet owners
This is a solid trailer, but the price can be the biggest turnoff for pet owners. Not everyone can afford to shell out more than five hundred bucks for a trailer. And if you’re thinking of getting the optional stroller kit, that is going to set you back by almost 200 bucks!
Tip: If your dog weighs less than 110 pounds, better check out the much cheaper PetSafe Solvit HoundAbout trailer. It’s got pockets too.
Actual User Reviews
Here’s what other owners say about this product:
I have a 150-pound St Bernard. It took me a good long while until I finally came across this treadmill. Most of the ones I see in my city’s pet stores are good for only about 50 pounds. I had to save up for a few weeks so I could afford this thing, but it’s been worth it. My dog has arthritis and has not been outside for several months now. He’s been so happy with this trailer, his tail wags nonstop when I let him ride the trailer and we go out together. That alone has convinced me I made the right choice with this trailer.
My two huskies love to run, but when they get tired they’d lie down. So, I thought of buying a pet bike trailer – one that has nice suspension and solid construction. I didn’t want to worry about returning stuff. When I buy, I like to keep it for as long as I can. I’m happy to say I’ve had this trailer for about 3 years now, and my huskies love this to pieces. Both of them fit in the cabin quite nicely and they take turns putting their heads out in the sunroof. Sometimes, I even unzip the whole front ‘door’ so they can let their paws out.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do you need any tools to remove the wheels?
Nope, no tools needed. You can just pop it off in a few clicks!
- Will my Great Dane fit inside and enjoy it?
Here are the product dimensions (35 x 26 x 24 inches). If your dog fits within it, then he’ll have a pretty comfortable ride. As for enjoying it, I’m sure he will once he gets used to riding the trailer!
- My dog has arthritis. Can he get on easily?
Yes, this product is perfect for elderly and sick dogs. It’s named the Comfort Wagon after all. The floor isn’t too high, he can just jump in. And if he has trouble sitting up inside, you can roll down one of the doors so he can get a good view of his surroundings.
Should you buy this dog trailer?
If you have a medium to large dog, yes, this is a pretty good investment. There aren’t a lot of big pet trailers out there that we can recommend. But we give this PetEgo Comfort Wagon a high rating thanks to its solid construction which provides maximum comfort to its canine passengers.