Not without my dog! Do you love riding your bike but hate leaving your best friend behind? In that case, a dog trailer should form as much a part of your basic gear as a leash and a basket. We tested 9 dog trailers from 5 brands to find out what you need to consider before buying and while riding.
Your dog is happiest when they’re with you – at work, on holiday, in the car, and when riding. And because this isn’t always possible on their own four paws – for a variety of reasons – it’s best to tow them along in a dog trailer. Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately, it isn’t quite as simple as it sounds. Choosing the best trailer for your dog is almost as complicated as configuring your bike. Size, interior upholstery, accessories, with or without suspension – these are just some of the aspects to consider. It continues with questions like: is the trailer foldable, does it have brakes, and will your dog feel comfortable? It can all get more complicated than planning a bikepacking tour through northern Sweden. To complicate matters, there are huge differences in price and performance.
We want to help you make the right decision and tested 9 models from 5 different brands, including Croozer, Hamax, Burley, TAXXI and TRIXIE, with prices ranging from € 349 to € 1,299. We gained a few surprising insights along the way.
You can find the complete test in our sister magazine, DOWNTOWN.
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Words & Photos: Antonia Feder