I'd been looking for a few key things:
- A lightweight safety inspired design;
- 20 inch wheels;
- Ample space for one two kids;
- 5 point harnesses;
- Weather shield;
- Bug screen;
- Fold-ability (yeah, it's a word); and
- A good price.
Wike trailers offered a great alternative, and was made in Ontario, but didn't have a good stroller kit to go with it.
The Canadian Tire trailers were cheaper, topping out around $250, but CCM isn't exactly a brand I'd get behind (or let my baby get behind).
So, with the price a big consideration, I started looking online for used trailers. Typically people buy them thinking they'll use them all the time, and then the trailer lives in the garage for a few years just collecting dust.
After a number of failed attempts to buy Chariots and MEC strollers online (and I should note that online sales/sellers seem to be lacking civility and manners these days) I finally found the one. It hit all the key points on my list of criteria.
And it was only $75.
It works great as a stroller, and the wee one gets a great view while in it!