My daughter loves the Weehoo iGo Venture because she can pedal when she wants to and fall asleep when she’s tired. Dad loves it because it takes up less space in the garage than a two-wheeled trailer, and it’s easy to install. You can take the iGo just about anywhere, too, since it’s rugged enough for light off-road riding.
Even better: The Venture grows with your kiddo. The tall seat moves back and forth easily, just loosen the dial on the bottom of the seat to slide it, then tighten the dial to lock it in place. If your little one is really little, it might be difficult to find a good pedal position because setting the seat too close to the pedals might restrict movement. Kids that small are pedaling very little anyway, so it wasn’t a huge problem.
The pedals feature Velcro straps that secure over the foot, as well as an elastic draw cord that secures the heel. This keeps your kid’s feet securely on the pedal. And they’re really pedaling, too. Everything in the drive system is fully enclosed so there’s nothing to catch shoe laces or toes.
The seat seems comfortable, judging by how many times my daughter fell asleep in it. And there are two small handles that allow your passenger to feel secure as she learns about balance on the bike. There’s an optional canopy (sold separately) that seems ideal for rainy or very sunny days, though we didn’t get a chance to test it out.
For longer adventures, the panniers offer just enough space for a packed lunch, some extra layers, and a few toys to keep kiddo happy at the park. And at less than 30 pounds, it’s easy to hang the Venture on a bike hook in the garage.
It’s an exceptional trailer, but it’s not perfect. Since it’s a single-wheel design, it’s not as stable as two-wheel trailers, which will take some getting used to, especially if you’re planning on riding trails. This is also problematic when you stop for ice cream and lean your bike against a wall. You’ll have to take more care to prop the trailer up to keep it from tipping, even if you’re using the optional kickstand (sold separately).
And the seatpost attachment requires you to remove your seatpost to install it. It’s plenty stable and secure while riding, but when you’re off the bike and attempt to move the bike and/or trailer, the arm has a tendency to slip off the plastic piece. It’s ultimately a minor inconvenience, given how stable and secure the entire setup is while riding varied terrain.
If you’re in the market for a trailer that’s more engaging and fun for your passenger, not to mention one that takes up a lot less space in the garage, the iGo is a win.