InStep Sierra Double Bicycle Trailer Review
The InSTEP Sierra Double Trailer is like the luxury edition of the Quick N EZ trailer with additional comfort features such as a rubberized handle grip and a deluxe padded seat and harnesses. This versatile child bike trailer comes equipped with a stroller kit to adapt to your everyday lifestyle. Go from biking to strolling in seconds – no tools necessary!
- Included stroller kit with front swivel wheel and handle bar with rubber grip
- Deluxe harness and seat with padding for added comfort
- 2-in-1 canopy includes bug screen and weather shield
- Includes tow arm and versatile coupler to attach to most bicycles
- Features a parking brake for extra safety while in stroller mode
- Folding frame and quick release wheels for easy storage
Benefits for You: Bike into town with your kids in tow, then park and lock your bike, and take them out for a stroll. The Sierra Double Trailer comes equipped with a stroller kit, which quickly converts your trailer into stroller mode with the included swiveling front wheel and handle bar. For more comfort while you push, the handle bar includes a rubberized non-slip grip.
With the InSTEP easy to fold frame and quick release wheels the Sierra folds compactly for convenient storage in tight spaces. The 16-inch air-filled tires make for easy handling on paved roads and sidewalks, but this bike trailer is not appropriate for trails and rugged terrain. However, it does feature a parking brake for added safety while in stroller mode.
Installation: Install the versatile coupler to the rear axle of your bike. For quick-release axles, this requires no tools. For standard axles with rear hub nuts, you’ll need a wrench. Once that is in place, attach the included tow arm to the coupler, and away you go!
Benefits for Baby: The InSTEP Sierra features deluxe padding for the seat, and the 5-point safety harnesses, which keep your precious passengers snug and secure while biking or strolling. The Sierra accommodates up to two children, totaling 100 lbs, and ensures their maximum comfort for the course of the ride.
The 2-in-1 canopy doubles as a bug screen to keep away irritating insects, and a weather shield to protect your little riders from whatever Mother Nature throws your way. With 16-inch wheels your children will experience a smooth ride along paved roads and sidewalks. However, the Sierra is not designed for trails and rugged terrain.
- 5-point harness
- Safety flag
- Wheel reflectors
- Parking brake
Comparison: For better handling on trails and rugged terrain, try the [InSTEP Rocket Double Trailer]. Its larger, 20-inch wheels and stable aluminum frame absorb the bumps to ensure a smooth ride. The lightweight frame saves about 8 lbs in comparison to the Sierra, but the Rocket is a step up in terms of price and quality.
Although you won’t find double trailers that compare to InSTEP’s low price, we do carry other quality bike trailers. If you’re willing to spend the money, the Burley Encore bike trailer is even more versatile than the Sierra. The Encore not only converts to a stroller, but a jogger and skier as well (with the appropriate kits). The Encore has the same capacity as the Sierra, but weighs almost 10 lbs less.