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Spring is almost over, and that means we are looking forward to the season that encompasses regular picnic days, naps on our patio, and trips to the beach more than ever: summer. Now that we’re finally getting a taste of warm weather, we’re stocking up on all the gear and goods we need to make the most of days in the sun — and this awesome Costco summer find is an instant must-have for parents. It’s a sturdy, all-terrain beach cart. Yep, the warehouse giant is selling a fold-up wagon that will make hauling all of your gear to the beach (or park, pool, fireworks, carnival, you name it) a breeze.
The popular Costco fan account @CostcoSisters posted the find on Instagram, writing, “Makes things so much easier! No need for multiple trips to carry things!” The Costco location where they spotted the wagon, in Pacoima, Calif., was selling it for $89.99. It has a 300 pound capacity, and it folds up for easy storage when it’s not in use. Costco members can get the wagon in stores, or on the Costco website, where it’s a little more expensive, at $99. But if you don’t have a Costco membership, never fear — we found several similarly affordable options across the web.
If you’re planning a picnic day with your kids on the beach, this Folding Collapsible Multipurpose Camp Wagon Cart from Genérico
is the perfect tool to transport all the essentials you need to make the day easier — a beach umbrella, beach towels, snacks, and toys. It has a lighter load capacity than the Costco find, at 225 pounds, but it’s also a lot more affordable — just $58.92, and with 787 5-star reviews to boot.
If your primary concern is toting around the kids, moreso than your stuff, then Target has you covered — literally. They’re selling a Radio Flyer folding wagon with a UV-blocking canopy, and between the sun protection and seat belts, it’s one of the best ways to cart your kids around to all of your summer adventures.
Eliminate the hassle of lugging around jam-packed backpacks or making multiple trips to and from the car to carry your items with these easily transportable wagons. That way you can focus on spending time with your kids and soaking up some much-needed sun.
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A version of this article was originally published in April 2021.