I received product in exchange for this Burley D’Lite X Review. As always, all opinions are my own.
As a parent with children of multiple ages as well as a (recently) former foster parent of 2 years, I know first hand how hard it can be to manage a family bike ride. There are so many aspects to organizing a successful outing, especially when younger kids are involved. And honestly, I’ve been the mom who has had to stay back because the younger kids can’t ride a bike yet. Sound familiar to you? But don’t get left behind any more! The Burley Performance line-up offers a tangible solution, allowing everyone to enjoy the beneficial experience of family bike rides.
Sometimes Investing In Higher Quality Makes A World Of Difference
Now, I want to point out that I know our blog is called ‘Thrifty Nifty Mommy’ and for great reason. We all want to save some money. Especially bigger families like ours. However, I have learned the hard way, more than once, that there are some items worth investing in. The old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ absolutely is true with some things. One such item that we believe this is true for is a bike trailer for hauling our younger kids. Investing in a higher quality bike trailer means that both our kids as well as the one pulling will feel, see, and experience the difference. So if you’re looking to make family bike rides a priority and an experience you’ll enjoy, I suggest investing in one of Burley’s new performance line options. Keep reading to learn why.
Burley D’Lite X Review
To say that we were excited to do this Burley D’Lite X Review for you is an understatement. We love going on family bike rides every week. (I’ll love it EVEN more when my new bike arrives in a couple weeks too!) And many times, these bike rides include extended family such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins! So we’ll have a line of up to 10-20 bikers in a row some weeks. (Have I told you that I LOVE my family!?!?)
The Burley D’Lite X is a luxurious two seat bike trailer and double stroller that seamlessly transitions between the two options, right out of the box. The weight capacity is 100 pounds and this trailer is built to last!
Burley D’Lite X Features-
We all know that great features can make a world of difference in the quality of a product. So check out what the Burley D’Lite X has to offer:
Lightweight – The Burley D’Lite X weighs in at UNDER 30 pounds!
Independant Recline – Which allows users to control each seat independently. The recline options are slight but still nice to have for different ages and needs.
Flat/Compact Fold – We need all the storage room we can get in our vehicle. So the fact that the Burley D’Lite X folds fairly flat for both storage as well as transporting is a huge benefit.
Once folded down flat, it’s easy to just pop the wheels off and slip into a storage/travel bag as well.
And I love how we are then able to place in a trunk. While still slightly big, as we’re still dealing with a double bike/stroller cart. It’s much smaller than any other folded trailer I’ve seen and there’s still room to spare in the trunk.
Rear Cargo Storage Area – Perfect for any gear you want to bring along on the adventure. This little cargo storage area can actually hold quite a bit as it’s deep. And since there’s a flap of material that secures over the top, you don’t have to worry about anything flying out during your adventures either.
Bike And Stroll Options – Included in the box is everything you need to use the Burley D’Lite X behind a bicycle or as a 1-wheel stroller.
There’s also the option of adding the 2-wheel stroller kit to your Burley. This allows you to transform your bike cart into a 4 wheeled stroller.
Premium Seat Pads – I love that the Burley D’Lite X model comes with premium seat pads for ultimate comfort and performance.
Adjustable Suspension – This bike trailer can help get you through a variety of terrains with a comfortable ride.
Easy To Use Brake – Simply slide the red lever over to lock and repeat in reverse to unlock.
Water Resistant Cover – Even rain won’t keep your children from enjoying this ride. Wind also doesn’t stand a chance
Premium 20″ Wheel – Featuring a premium 20″ wheel that offers a wider, more aggressive tread.
Skid Guard + Reflectors – Safety is huge. The skid guard with innovative reflectors help protect the trailer.
And MORE Burley D’Lite X Features-
Adjustable Handlebar – A great feature for use in stroller mode as it allows for comfortable pushing for caregivers of all heights. (Both my husband and I can comfortably push with a quick handlebar adjustment!) Plus, the handlebar doubles as a roll-bar when folded forward for biking mode.
Reflective For Ultimate Visibility – We all want to keep our families safe. And Burley has integrated thoughtfully placed reflective panels in ideal locations to add visibility from all angles.
Everyone Loves A Great Pocket – Interior pockets in both the cargo area as well as child seating area allows for extra organization and helps you know where everything is.
Comfortable Hammock Seat – The hammock style seat in the Burley D’Lite X provides passive suspension for the riders. Can you say amazing!?!
5-Point Harness – The 5-point harness buckle system helps to keep little ones safely secured during every ride.
Tinted Windows – A little privacy can be helpful in a lot of situations. The tinted windows lets your child see out while offering UPF 30 protection and blocking 96%+ of UV light.
The handle/roll bar easily adjusts to different positions. And while children can easily get in and out when in bike/roll bar mode, it’s also a quick push of a button to flip back and allow an even wider access to the bike cart.
Behind What Meets The Eye – Burley D’Lite X Review
Burley D’Lite X Accessories
Not only is the Burley D’Lite X a fantastic kid trailer, Burley also offers a variety of accessories to make their kid trailers the absolute best they can be. Options include:
- 16+ Wheel Kit
- 2 Wheel Stroller Kit
- Jogger Kit
- Ski Kit
- Walking & Hiking Kit
- baby Snuggler
- Bunting Bag
- Light Kit
- Steel Hitch
- Travel & Storage Bag
- Floor Mat
- & More!
Burley D’Lite X Features In Action
Check out this quick promo video for some live action of the Burley D’Lite X.
Our Final Burley D’Lite X Review Thoughts
I absolutely feel like the Burley D’Lite X is worth the investment. On our first family bike ride of the year, I went double the distance I’m usually able to go when I would try to pull our old cart! The best part was that I barely felt the cart behind me! I was pulling our 4 year old as well as my 3 year old niece and we had a fantastic time. Not only was I able to keep up with our entire crew, the girls were giddy with excitement as they noticed how fast we were able to go too! (As opposed to the turtle pace we were accustomed too when I’d brave a ride with our old cart.)
Burley Does Have A Recreation Lineup Too
If you are still wanting a great bike cart but looking for a slightly lower price tag, be sure to check out Burley’s Recreation lineup. Their Minnow, Bee, and HoneyBee are all still great choices for those on a tight budget. We all know the Burley name means a high quality product. So while you’ll forfeit some of the premium features by choosing one of their other carts, you can still trust in the quality of the great Burley name.
Buy It: Head over to the Burley Website to see for yourself the great selection of products they offer.
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Win A Burley D’Lite X
We are so excited to share that Burley is giving one very lucky Thrifty Nifty Mommy reader their very own Burley D’Lite X Bike Trailer! Just enter the widget below for your chance to win!
The giveaway is over and our winner is Francine Long! Congrats Francine!