Keenz 7S Stroller Wagon Review

We purchased and tested eight of the top stroller wagons on the market. The Keenz 7S has positive customer reviews and many helpful features but it did not come out on top in our testing.

We found steering and maneuverability, seat comfort and folding and stowing to be below average compared to other wagons. Storage and part and material quality are excellent.

The top-performing wagons in our tests were the Veer Cruiser and Evenflo Pivot Xplore.



Keenz 7S


Test Lab Score 73

Functional, decent maneuverability, not overly comfortable for kids


Parent Comfort and Usability
88
Kid Comfort and Usability
57
Steering, Maneuverability
77
Folding, Transport
49
Part and Material Quality
90

How it Compares

Here is a spec comparison between the top 2-seat stroller wagons.

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Test Lab Score738381767669
Parent Comfort and Usability
88
66
65
85
71
92
Kid Comfort and Usability
57
67
67
67
66
62
Steering, Maneuverability
77
95
86
77
72
39
Folding, Transport
49
92
91
67
85
60
Part and Material Quality
90
94
94
86
86
90
SpecificationsThis Product
Seats2 2 2 2 2 2
Weight32.0 lbs32.5 lbs34.7 lbs42.0 lbs30.5 lbs46.2 lbs
Capacity in Pounds110 lbs110 lbs110 lbs110 lbs120 lbs110 lbs
Minimum Age1 6 months 6 months 6 months 1 6 months
Goes through standard sized doorYes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Grass Rating8 10 10 8 7 7
Time to Assemble21 sec13 sec21 sec18 sec25 sec16 sec
Dirt, Crumb Removal Rating9 9 7 8 9 9
Storage Volume Rating10 1 7 8 3 10
Car Seat Adapter IncludedNo No No Yes No Yes
Additional Accessories IncludedCanopy, Cooler Bag Snack Tray Canopy, Snack Tray Canopy w/ Mosquito Netting, Nap Mat, Snack Tray Canopy Canopy, Cooler Bag
Folding Time54 sec20 sec20 sec28 sec36 sec31 sec
Folded Size8.9 cu ft7.9 cu ft9.0 cu ft13.1 cu ft6.9 cu ft10.2 cu ft
Fits in Sedan TrunkNo Yes Yes No Yes No
Seats ReclineNo No No No One of two No
Kid CupholdersNo Yes Yes Yes No No
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Where it Fits Among Other Choices

The Keenz has a classic box shape typical of many kid wagons. It is a stroller wagon because it can be pushed or pulled and includes 3-point harnesses to buckle in your kiddos.

It is priced at the higher end for 2-seat stroller wagons, comparable to the Wonderfold W2, much less than the Veer Cruiser, and above Evenflo Xplore, Baby Trend Expedition, Jeep Wrangler and Radio Flyer.

Keenz has recently released a 4-seat stroller wagon called the Keenz 7S+

Most Common Complaints

While the Keenz 7S has positive reviews overall, we wanted to find out what could be improved. We read every negative review and collected all the common criticisms. Some we agree with and others did not match our experience.

CriticismOur Experience
Difficult to steer and pushWe found it to be an average performer in our terrain, bump and maneuverability testing. It was easier to manage than the Jeep Wrangler and not as smooth as the Veer or Evenflo
Wheels fall offWe did not lose any wheels while in use, but the wheel release button can get pushed when you are folding the wagon and loading it into your vehicle
Bumpy rideBecause there is no footwell, children have to sit flat with their legs in front of them. This is a less comfortable seating position that can make bumps feel worse. None of the wagons we tested have springs or shocks.
Customer service issuesCustomer service responded to our email in 1 hour and 40 minutes. We had no contentious issues.
Bulky when foldedThe Keenz is bulky when folded. We gave it 6 out of 10 points in our ease-of-lifting folded rating.
Difficulty seeing over canopyWhen pushing the wagon, the canopy blocks your view of the area immediately in front of the stroller. This true for other wagons with high canopies like the Jeep and Wonderfold and is less of an issue with the Evenflo and Veer that both have lower profiles.
Promised accessories not includedWe received everything specified in the listing as expected.
Cooler bag hinge breaksWe didn’t experience any breakage or notice that the hinge is weak.
Standard wheels not all-terrainTrue. The wheels are not wide enough to work well in soft sand or mud. But this was the case with all the wagons we tested.
Hard to put child in with canopy onAgreed. The sides are high and the space between the bottom of the canopy and the top of the sides is small making it difficult to put a child in without pushing against the canopy.
Toddler can’t see over sidesThe Keenz is 14″ from the bottom surface to the top of the side making it impossible for toddlers to see out horizontally. A tallish 5-year-old was able to sit flat and look out the sides.
Wheels shakeThe wheels did not shake for us except in our run test. That was to be expected; stroller wagons are not made for running.
Frame flimsyThe frame uses a scissored folding design. It is not particularly rigid but doesn’t feel weak or flimsy to us.

Testing and Research

We compared eight stroller wagons side by side over several months in 65 different real-world tests and measurements.

Moms, dads and kids all got involved to help us rank the wagons in a number of different categories.

Parent Comfort and Usability

In this category we evaluated ease of cleaning, storage, breaks, assembly, customer service, user manuals, and parent-related accessories.

The Keenz 7S performed well in parent comfort and usability:

Jeep Wrangler
92
Keenz 7S
88
Baby Trend Expedition
85
Radio Flyer Discovery
71
Veer Cruiser
66
Evenflo Pivot Xplore
65

The handles are comfy and have a good height range from 28″ to 42.5″. There is an adjustable handle in the front and back.

keenz 7s adjustable, fake leather handle

One parent cupholder is better than none.

keenz 7s cup holder
A single side-mounted cupholder and a fabric cupholder on the back

The packaging was thorough. It took us extra time to get all the plastic off, but we had it unpackaged and assembled in 21 minutes. The manual is full color and very helpful.

Storage Volume Ranking

Keenz 7S
10
Jeep Wrangler
10
Baby Trend Expedition
8
Evenflo Pivot Xplore
7
Radio Flyer Discovery
3
Veer Cruiser
1

The Keenz 7S does not disappoint when it comes to storage options.

The main storage bag is attached to the front. An insulated cooler bag is also included that fits nicely in the main storage bag, or can be hung separately on one of the handles. The shape and size of the wagon make it low risk to hang the bag on a handle.

Keenz 7s storage bag and separate insulated cooler
Keenz cooler bag open showing reflective material inside

While the big storage bag is in the front and less accessible, there is a multi-compartment bag in the back. Notice there is a fabric cupholder.

Keenz storage compartments on the back

Cleaning

The fabric on the Keenz is removable although you wouldn’t want to do it very often. It is also spot-cleanable.

The inside of the wagon is smooth and easy to empty of crumbs. Here are rankings for crumb removal:

Keenz 7S
9
Veer Cruiser
9
Radio Flyer Discovery
9
Jeep Wrangler
9
Baby Trend Expedition
8
Evenflo Pivot Xplore
7

There is no footwell so any mud that gets tracked in will end up on the seats.

Brake Operation

The Keenz 7S has a single rear brake pedal that activates the brake on both rear wheels. It also has individual brake locks on each of the front wheels.

The brake activation and release worked very well. It wasn’t uncomfortable to use the brake in bare feet.

Although the brakes are easy to activate, they were average in our effectiveness test where we stopped a runaway weighted wagon.

Red brake pedal at the rear of the Keenz 7S which operates both back wheels
Keenz 7S rear brake pedal
Front wheel locks on the Keenz 7S
Keenz 7S front wheel locks

Steering and Maneuverability

The Keenz was neither great nor poor to push and maneuver. In our steering and terrain tests, we loaded the Keenz up with 40 lbs in the front and 40 lbs in the back for a consistent comparison against other wagons.

Veer Cruiser
95
Evenflo Pivot Xplore
86
Keenz 7S
77
Baby Trend Expedition
77
Radio Flyer Discovery
72
Jeep Wrangler
39

Terrain Performance

The Keenz 7S handled grassy fields and parks well. It was more of a challenge going up grassy hills and staying straight on side-hills.

The smaller 7″ wheels on the front didn’t do well over bumps or tree roots. Pulling instead of pushing made it easier to get by on rough terrain. Alternatively you can pull it backwards, leading with the large 12″ wheels, to make it easier get over obstacles.

The wheels are not all-terrain. They are 1.75″ wide, both front and back wheels, and would need to be two or three times that width to handle soft sand or mud.

Many stroller wagons are advertised as all-terrain, but the standard wheels don’t live up to that claim.

the keenz 7S back to back with the evenflo pivot xplore showing rear wheels next together for comparison purposes. The Keenz wheels are 12" and the Evenflo's are 10.5"
Keenz 7S rear wheel compared to the Evenflo Pivot Xplore rear wheel

Bumpy terrain test:

Veer Cruiser
10
Evenflo Pivot Xplore
9
Keenz 7S
8
Baby Trend Expedition
8
Radio Flyer Discovery
8
Jeep Wrangler
3

Staying Straight

The Keenz did well in our test to see how well the wagons stayed on a straight line. It is no fun to constantly be compensating for a stroller pulling to one side. Results of our veer test:

Veer Cruiser
17.2
Keenz 7S
14.9
Evenflo Pivot Xplore
14.6
Baby Trend Expedition
14.6
Radio Flyer Discovery
14.2
Jeep Wrangler
5.8

Even though the Veer Cruiser technically performed best in this test, it was overly sensitive and required frequent adjustments while being pushed by real people on the sidewalk.

Pushing and Turning Force

The Keenz required a comparatively low amount of force to perform a sharp turn from a dead stop compared to other wagons:

Veer Cruiser
15.4 lbs
Keenz 7S
22.0 lbs
Evenflo Pivot Xplore
22.0 lbs
Baby Trend Expedition
25.4 lbs
Radio Flyer Discovery
25.4 lbs
Jeep Wrangler
36.4 lbs

But it took a little more force to get it started rolling:

Veer Cruiser
11.0 lbs
Evenflo Pivot Xplore
11.0 lbs
Baby Trend Expedition
12.1 lbs
Radio Flyer Discovery
12.6 lbs
Keenz 7S
14.3 lbs
Jeep Wrangler
15.4 lbs

Steering

The Evenflo Pivot Xplore handles more like a stroller than the Keenz. And the Veer Cruiser ranked highest in maneuverability but has a bit of a learning curve due to the smaller swivel wheels located in the back.

Maneuverability Ratings:

Veer Cruiser
9
Evenflo Pivot Xplore
9
Keenz 7S
8
Baby Trend Expedition
8
Radio Flyer Discovery
7
Jeep Wrangler
3

Folding and Transport

The Keenz 7S isn’t the easiest to fold and load into a vehicle. Folding and Transport ratings:

Veer Cruiser
92
Evenflo Pivot Xplore
91
Radio Flyer Discovery
85
Baby Trend Expedition
67
Jeep Wrangler
60
Keenz 7S
49

Folding

Folding requires quite a few steps and even more if the canopy is in use. After some practice, we could do the fold in 54 seconds including taking down the canopy. Unfolding and setup took 70 seconds. Fold times:

Keenz 7S
54 sec
Radio Flyer Discovery
36 sec
Jeep Wrangler
31 sec
Baby Trend Expedition
28 sec
Veer Cruiser
20 sec
Evenflo Pivot Xplore
20 sec
Folding the Keenz 7S including removing the canopy
Folding the Keenz 7S is a bit of a chore

Folded Size in Cubic Feet

Keenz, Jeep, Evenflo and Radio Flyer stroller wagons standing folded
The Keenz is more compact than the Jeep Wrangler and less than the Evenflo and Radio Flyer

Stroller wagons folded size in cubic feet:

Radio Flyer Discovery
6.9 cu ft
Veer Cruiser
7.9 cu ft
Keenz 7S
8.9 cu ft
Evenflo Pivot Xplore
9.0 cu ft
Jeep Wrangler
10.2 cu ft
Baby Trend Expedition
13.1 cu ft

We probably gave up too early, but we couldn’t get the Keenz 7S to fit in the trunk of our Honda Civic.

The Keenz 7s sticking out of the trunk of a honda civic because it doesn't fit

But it fits fine in the back of a minivan even with the seats up.

Keenz 7S shown in the back of a minivan. It fits nicely
The Keenz 7S fits in the back of a minivan. The storage bag folds up out of the way. Storage cover included but not shown.

Kid Comfort and Usability

The Keenz is well equipped for parents but is lacking in a few key areas that make a difference in kid comfort and usability:

Veer Cruiser
67
Evenflo Pivot Xplore
67
Baby Trend Expedition
67
Radio Flyer Discovery
66
Jeep Wrangler
62
Keenz 7S
57

Seats

The seats do not recline and there is no footwell. Their backs sit straight up with their legs stretching out in front of them. There is no seat ventilation or ventilation in the sides of the wagon.

The seat harnesses are padded and 5-point. The harness mechanism is adequate.

There is a bar behind the lower back of the seats that is part of the frame and may be uncomfortable.

Snack Tray and Storage

There are no snack holders or snack trays, and no kid cup holders.

The Inside

The Keenz 7S measures 31″ x 18″ x 14″ on the inside. This is slightly longer and wider than the Evenflo Pivot Xplore, Baby Trend Expedition, and Veer Cruiser, but shorter than the Radio Flyer Discovery and Jeep Wrangler.

The flat surface on the bottom of the wagon can be used for napping or playing, which is an advantage over the Xplore and Cruiser.

The sides of the Keenz are 14″ preventing toddlers from seeing out when seated.

Getting In and Out

Taller and more agile kids can climb up over the sides to get in.

A 5 year old is sitting in the Keenz 7S and a 2 year old is climbing out with his leg over the side
5-year-old sitting in the Keenz 7S and 2-year-old climbing out

The canopy gets in the way when lifting smaller children into the wagon. The Wonderfold W4 solves this problem by letting kids crawl in the back.

The Wonderfold W4 has a back zippered entrance that lets kids crawl into the wagon on their own
The Wonderfold W4 is tall like the Keenz and has a back entrance for kids to crawl in

Canopy

The canopy has a few useful features. The top unzips leaving mesh fabric that allows for ventilation and more sun. The ventilation of the wagon, in general, is limited since the sides and floor are completely solid.

Keenz shown with canopy open revealing mesh fabric for ventilation of the top, and sun shade down blocking sun from the side
Keenz 7S canopy zipped open and sunshade lowered on one side

Sunshades on each side unroll down from the canopy and can be left hanging or attach with velcro onto the sides. The sunshades are held up with elastic that is easy to operate.

Keenz with a sunshade lowered down from the canopy
Keenz 7S with sunshade down

Putting the canopy on involves sliding a button for each of the four canopy posts, raising the posts from where they are stored in the frame, and sliding the posts into the four holes in the canopy frame. It isn’t difficult but is time-consuming. It takes about 30 seconds after you get the hang of it.

Keenz 7S slide button used to raise and lower posts that hold up the canopy
Keenz canopy slide button to raise and lower canopy post

Part and Material Quality

The Keenz is well made and scored well in part and material quality:

Veer Cruiser
94
Evenflo Pivot Xplore
94
Keenz 7S
90
Jeep Wrangler
90
Baby Trend Expedition
86
Radio Flyer Discovery
86

The packaging was thorough and protective. There were no missing parts and everything worked well after we put it together.

The axel assembly doesn’t feel as robust as in some other wagons but we didn’t test it systematically. A wheel fell off a couple of times taking the wagon in and out of a van. This seems to be a design issue where the wheel release button can be accidentally pushed, rather than a quality problem.

The Keenz makes use of strap buckles, buttons, zippers, and velcro in many places. We didn’t find any problems or weaknesses with the operation of those connectors.

Wheels

The wheels are made of plastic and rubber similar to the Pivot Xplore.

Keenz 7S vs Jeep Wrangler

Keenz 7S sitting side by side with the Jeep Wrangler stroller wagon
Keenz 7S with the Jeep Wrangler

The Keenz 7S performed better than the Jeep Wrangler stroller wagon in our testing, primarily because it is much easier to push and maneuver than the Wrangler.

The Wrangler has a wide front wheelbase which looks cool, as Jeeps do, but requires more force in turns.

Both wagons have ample extra storage, include cooler bags, have nice canopy coverage and quality parts.

The seats are also similar and not too comfortable. There are no footwells and the seats do not recline.

Our full review of the Jeep Wrangler stroller wagon

Advantages of the Keenz 7s over the Jeep Wrangler:

  • Easier to push over grass and bumpy terrain
  • Easier to steer and maneuver
  • Goes through a narrow 28″ door
  • Has a more compact size folded
  • Is 14 lbs lighter

Advantages of the Jeep over the Keenz:

  • Lower price
  • Folds more easily and quickly
  • Includes a car seat adapter

Keenz 7S vs Veer Cruiser

Keenz 7s stroller wagon sitting side by side with the veer cruiser
Keenz 7S with the Veer Cruiser

The Veer Cruiser performed best overall in our testing and received our Editor’s Choice award. It is quite a bit more expensive than the Keenz 7S and does not include a canopy or any additional storage.

The Veer is much easier to fold and stow than the Keenz. It folds faster and easier and takes up 7.9 cubic ft vs Keenz 8.9 cubic ft when folded.

Although the Keenz isn’t too bad on grass and non-flat terrain, the Veer is much better.

Because the Veer has a footwell, the seats are more comfortable than Keenz 7S seats.

Our full review of the Veer stroller wagon

Advantages of the Keenz over the Veer:

  • Lower price
  • Lots of additional storage
  • Included canopy and cooler bag

Advantages of the Veer over the Keenz:

  • Ease of folding and stowage
  • Better maneuverability over all types of terrain
  • Rugged build quality
  • Footwell
  • Included snack tray and cupholders for kids

Keenz vs Wonderfold

The Wonderfold W4 Elite and Keenz 7s

We tested the Wonderfold W4 Elite and the Keenz 7S. The Keenz is a 2-seater and the Wonderfold is a 4-seater. You may be interested in the Wonderfold W2 which is a 2-seater, or may simply want a wider wagon with more space than the Keenz offers.

In our testing, the Keenz outperformed the Wonderfold in every area except Kid Comfort and Usability. Wonderfold has higher scores in the kid department because the seats recline and are adjustable, there is a large footwell, seats are more comfortable, kids can see out over the sides and can crawl in by themselves through a zippered door.

In other areas, the Keenz does better. It is easier to steer, performs better on grass, and has a smaller folded size. Neither wagon is particularly easy to fold or put in a van.

Both wagons have quite a bit of storage space.

Our full review of the Wonderfold W4 Elite

Advantages of the Keenz over the Wonderfold:

  • It is much smaller folded
  • It is 21 lbs lighter (it is 7 lbs lighter than the Wonderfold W2)
  • It maneuvers more easily
  • Includes a cooler bag

Advantages of the Wonderfold over the Keenz:

  • Reclining, adjustable seats
  • Footwell
  • Kids can climb in by themselves
  • Kids can see out the sides while seated

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