This Is Not Your Father’s Little Red Wagon

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This is just WRONG. I had a red wagon that wasn’t a Radio Flyer, and I was always embarrassed because it wasn’t the classic square shape and brand. It was kind of a weird streamlined shape that was actually ideal for coasting down hills because you could sit in it and dangle your legs over the curved lip while steering.

This? It’s just too much. You can’t coast in this thing, it’s designed for a jogging or speed-walking parent to drag two little kids along on a workout. With tunes.

Safety belts? Cupholders? GAH!

But then, I did break my arm coasting downhill in my wagon… got run over by Billy Noel, who was speeding on his tricycle right behind me. Still, seat belts would not have prevented me from having to wear a cast when I started kindergarten.

Cupholders. Mp3 player. Good God.
Classic Radio Flyer wagon updated for 2.0 world – CNN.com

“We approached this product much like an automotive company might with a concept car,” said Mark Johnson, Radio Flyer’s product development manager.

Outfitted with 5-point safety harnesses, padded seats, cup holders, foot brakes and fold-out storage containers, the sleek, curved Cloud 9 has every family covered for a ride through the park. But that’s just for starters.

There’s a digital handle that tracks temperature, time, distance and speed — just in case energetic parents want to track their split times around the playground. And there’s a slot for an MP3 player, complete with speakers, for some cruising tunes.

That’s right: The little red wagon has gone 2.0.

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