Burley Bee Single: My New Favorite Single Bike Trailer

Burley Bee Single

Burley has been selling some of the best bike trailers for years. In this article, I review the Burley Bee Single Bike Trailer.

Stay tuned as we get into the details of this popular Kid’s Bike Trailer!

Pros And Cons Of Burley Bee Single Bike Trailer

Burley Bee Single Bike Trailer

Before getting into the features and product specifications of the Burley Bee, let’s talk about the pros and cons of this bike trailer. Let’s see if these things listed below make this bee different from other trailers.

Pros

  • Premium 20-inch wheels
  • High-quality hammock-style seating
  • Waterproof front cover
  • Plenty of ventilation during warm summer rides
  • Water-resistant 600d polyester cover
  • UPF 50 tinted windows
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Push button wheels for quick removal
  • Folds flat for easy transportation & storage
  • Secure five-point harness system
  • Flex connector allows the bike to lay flat while the bike trailer remains upright
  • Side battens make a structured barrier between the wheels and your child inside

Cons

  • Does not convert to a stroller
  • Fabric interior floor

Burley Bee Single Bike Trailer Features

Burley Bee Weight Capacity

Burley Bee Single Trailer has a 75 lbs weight capacity.

  • Maximum child weight is 40 lbs for this trailer
  • An additional 35 lbs can be placed in the rear storage area.

Burley Bee Trailer Seat

Burley Bee Trailer Seat

The hammock-style seat is quite comfortable for kids. This thick piece of high-quality fabric is stretched between the sides of the trailer. For longer rides, you may want to place some extra padding on the seats.

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Burley Towing Experience

Burley Bee Single weighs in at 21.6 lbs. This is around 10 lbs lighter than most trailers. Its 20-inch wheels also provide lower rolling resistance making it easier to pull behind your bike.  

Burley Bee Aluminum Frame

Burley Bee Bike Trailer features a 6061 T6 aluminum frame, tubes, and hinges. The aluminum frame makes it lightweight but still plenty strong enough to give you peace of mind.

The frame also acts as the full internal aluminum roll cage to protect your kids in case of an accident.

Burley Bee Wheels

The 20-inch wheels on the Bee are top of the line! You simply won’t find better bike trailer wheels anywhere else on the market.

Wheel guards also come standard and serve as protection from unforeseen obstacles.

Burley Bee Safety Features

In terms of safety, you can feel good placing your child into a Burley trailer

Burley Bee exceeds ASTM F1975 09 safety standards for Kid’s Bike Trailers.

The 5-point harness system are very strong & secure, with release buttons that children can’t remove by themselves.

Burley Bee also includes a safety flag, reflective materials, and reflectors for high visibility.

Burley Bee Trailer Cover

Burley Bee Single Trailer has a thick, high-quality 600d polyester cover is water resistant and will shrug off moderate amounts of spray and rain.

The front cover is made of waterproof clear plastic so your child won’t get any spray from the path or trails.

Burley Bee UV Protected Windows

Your child will also be well-protected from harmful UV sunlight because the Bee has UPF 50 tinted side windows. These also keep the trailer cool during summer day rides.

Burley Bee Cargo Area

Burley Bee Cargo Area

Burley Bee Storage Space

Burley Bee Storage Space

Burley Bee is popular because of its easy storage and transportation. It includes a storage space with many interior pockets.

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You’ll also find a spacious rear cargo area on the Burley Bee Single. There are also interior pockets inside the trailer to hold your child’s sippy cup and snacks. A recessed helmet pocket is right above the seat’s backrest so your child can easily lean back with their helmets comfortably in place.

Burley Bee Folds Flat

Burley Bee Folds Flat

Aside from being an excellent trailer for easy storage, Burley Bee also folds flat for easy storage & transportation in your car’s trunk.

Burley Bee also includes a flex connector on the tow arm. This allows the bike to lay flat while the trailer stays upright on its wheels. 

Burley Bee Trailer Assembly

Putting the Burley Bee together is easy right out of the box. Directions are simple and easy to follow.

Burley Bee Single Bike Trailer Specifications

I’ve also listed the specifications of the Burley Bee Bike Trailer. These are as follows:

  • Size when opened (in):  Length 32.3 x Width 26 x Height 36
  • Size when folded (in): Length 32.3 x Width 26 x Height 11.3
  • Weight (includes hitch, tow, arm, and safety flag): 21.8 lbs
  • Cargo space: 16.9 cubic feet
  • Seated leg room: 21 inches
  • Interior shoulder width: 18 inches
  • Interior seated height: 27.5 inches
  • Interior seat width: 16 inches

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can the Burley Bee turn into a Stroller?

Burley Bee Bike Trailer is a bike-only trailer. Unlike some of its competitors, you cannot convert it into a stroller.

The Burley Honey Bee is the next model up in the Burley line that can be used as a Bike Trailer & Stroller.

2. Does the Burley Bee Recline?

Burley Bee does not have reclining seats, but it does have an adjustable strap behind the seat back that allows for positional control of the seat.

Conclusion

The Burley Bee Single is a great all-around bike trailer if you only have one child to ride around. With an impressive list of features and a budget-friendly price, this is a bike trailer you can feel good about placing your child into.

What’s Next…

If you enjoyed this article, check out my article: Burley Bee Double Bike Trailer: One Of The Best!

Happy Cycling 🚴‍♀️

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