A couple of years ago an injury meant I could not do my normal job and so I took a few temping jobs, one of them was a three month contract with a company however I found that I was constantly hot desking as I had no permanent place assigned to me as I was effectively at the bottom of the office food chain. To make it easier to store my files and move around I bought one of these Rolston folding carts and it was £11.99 well spent indeed.
It is essentially a box on wheels with an extendable handle and when not in use it collapses down making it easy to store in the car boot or in my case alongside my desk. It is pretty stable so can also be used to store items in the boot and when the cold weather sets in I use it for just that purpose to store things like de-icer, boots and a small camping shovel as well as gloves and hats, the sort of things that would be useful if I broke down or got stuck in snow.
In terms of storage capacity it is pretty good, it is 38 x 33 x 38 cm with a 25kh weight limit which is plenty enough to handle a few A4 files and assorted stationary. The extendable handle can be adjusted to whatever length you find comfortable and the whole carry case is quite light. It is reasonably well made but it does not look like it would handle too much banging about as the collapsible frame while nice and light does look a little fragile. The wheels are small formed rigid rubber and handle level ground fine but are not so good over uneven ground such as a poor quality car park, however indoors it is fine and pretty stable when I'm pulling it along.
This is a great space saver and a convenient storage cart which given the low price has proven to be a worth while acquisition.
I have worked as an oncourse bookmaker for a number of years now and the Rolson Folding Boot Cart comes in very handy on racedays. I use it to transport equipment from the car boot to pitch and there are mixed opinions of this product from both myself and colleague. Costing around £15 from www.Amazon.co.uk I saw it as terrific value for money, although it depends on what use you would use it for.
The cart is constructed from lightweight plastic and can hold 25kg in weight. Once set up the cart is very robust and has worn well over the last few years. The plastic construction isn't ideal, however, and it you are looking for a very heavy duty cart then you may aswell look away now. I find it ideal and strong enough to carry computer equipment and it is never found to be under strain.
Under the cart are two very modestly sized rubber coated aluminium wheels. They are fixed, so they aren't casters and they have just one direction, but I don't have a problem with this as they are sturdy. The issue I have with them is that although thy do have a fair amount of tread on them I find them to be far too small for rough terrain. If the weather is against you and the going is worse than good/soft then it can be tough to drag the cart through the uneven ground. As the weight limit isn't too high I think the wheel size is understandable, but I still think there would be better scope for use if they were a little bit larger. The lightweight aluminium handle is strong and long enough to accomodate even the tallest of us.
The size of the cart is a respectable 38cm x 33cm x 36cm. This means it folds neatly into most car boots, and the process of collapsing the unit is fairly simple. Overall I would say that for the price of this product it is value for money. Unfortunately there are some downsides and wheel size and choice of materials have to be brought into question. If you are looking for a heavy duty cart then you would be wise to look elsewhere, but expect to pay a little more than £15.
One of my hobbies outside of work is carpentry, I'm a big fan of taking a few planks of wood and making them into something. Typically this something is nothing more than a towel rack but my interest still stands. With an interest in woodwork comes an array of very shiny, very heavy tools. My mother currently drives a Citroen Xsara Picasso, a nice family style car which comes with a highly useful folding boot cart. Unbeknownst to myself there is a burgeoning market out there for these machines and several manufacturers make their own models. My weapon of choice for carrying my routers and drills is the Rolson Tools 68900 Folding Boot Cart.
I picked this baby up at my local tool supplier for what I know realise is an outrageous price of £24.99. A quick look online puts the same item at £13.19 + Free Delivery on Amazon.co.uk. Go figure the one time I buy offline I get shafted for twice the price!
The cart itself is made of a lightweight plastic and is rated to carry up to 25kg. While the plastic construction means it's nice and simple to wheel about, it is rather flimsy. I've already cracked one of the side panels of mine with a mis-aimed kick at a football. I'd doubt the target audience of housewives carrying their shopping home will have this problem however! Attached to the basket are two rubber coated aluminium wheels which are fixed in one direction, very similar to a suitcase. The long aluminium handle extends up and down easily, allowing you to reduce the size of the basket quickly. Speaking of size; fully extended the cart measures 380 x 330 x 360mm and folded up it stays the same height and width but becomes around 100mm thick. It's quite the disappearing act and makes the cart very easy to fit in your boot or under the stairs.
Overall I'm happy with the cart, it's useful for me if I'm taking my tools over to my parents house to fix a chair or hang a door as they can get quite heavy and it allows me to simply wheel the contents up to the front door. I'm concerned about the flimsy plastic though as I can only imagine that there's going to be more footballs in my life and a lot more of me kicking them at things.
So yes, it's a good product that does as advertised. Is it strong enough to be rough-housed? No. Is that a fault of the product or a fault of mine? Hard to tell really, it's only £13.19, buy one and figure it out for yourself!
This is one of those general purpose carts that I bought quite a while back for just moving stuff around the home. Originally purchased from Amazon for £12.75, I gradually found that it proved to be a very useful addition to my household 'tool kit'.
What is it? Simply put, it is an open topped box on wheels, rather like the old shopping baskets on wheels that your parents (or even some of the readers) may have pulled along behind them to carry the weekly shopping home, only this Rolson model has developed and bought the concept into the modern day. Measuring 38 cm by 36 cm by 33 cm, the box itself is a lightweight yet strong plastic construction which also has a twin sided telescopic aluminium handle that extends out from one side. At the back, you also have two small wheels that have a rubber tread to provide grip across most surfaces, and the assembly has a weight capacity of 25kg, The whole ensemble is collapsible to flat so that it can be easily stored away and overall, it feels to be fairly well made and robust.
What's it like to use? Generally it is quite good. To set it up from flat is just a case of gripping the sides of the box and letting the folded sides etc unfold with gravity and form. Push the bottom panel down completely and that sort of locks everything in position. Now you can get quite a bit of stuff into the box itself, and whilst I originally started to use it for dragging the shopping etc from the car, I tend to now use it to carry tools etc from the shed to whatever job I'm doing around the house or the garden, and in that respect it is really good and simple to use. In general, it is very manoeuvrable and seems to be strong enough to carry the a full capacity load of 25kg with ease.
The only really minor grumble I have is to do with the size of the wheels, which are quite small. Normally they would be fine for use to wheel the cart across a hard flat surface, such as a pavement or floor. But when you start to venture across something a little more adventurous, such as steps, stairs or across a garden, you start coming across a limitation of the cart in that the wheels aren't quite big enough to handle many minor or major obstacles. Hence, you find yourself almost physically dragging it up each step of a stairs, or the cart 'bottoming out' on the ground across a garden when one of the wheels hits a dip. OK, that's an issue with the way I use it and shouldn't be a problem if you are just intending to use it across a level floor or pavement. But it is worth bearing in mind and noting if you wanted to use it around the garden, or perhaps to carry items along on a camping trip etc.
In summary, this is an ideal general purpose cart to have around the home, for which you will find a multitude of uses. It is fairly well made and robust, and yet easily collapsible for easy storage. But before you buy, you will need to consider how you intend to use it, because those small wheels may become a major headache for you as you try to drag it, fully laden, along rough ground or up steps. So overall, a 4* recommendation.
As part of my job, I need to visit different schools and carry various resources in and out of the car to use with children in the schools. I soon realised that all this lugging of equipment was no good for my back and promptly bought one of these wheeled boot carts.
When my boot cart arrived, I was surprised how small it was when folded. This was brilliant! I could collapse it and store it neatly when I was off work. It was easy to put up- simply unclip and then unfold the sides and push the base into position. The handle slides up with a bit of encouragement once you release the clip. I have also found that the boot cart is easy to fold down by lifting up the base within the box and then folding the sides inwards. The sides then clip into place so you can move the folded cart easily.
My one criticism of the boot cart is that because the wheels are so tiny (which is necessary for such neat storage) it can be difficult to wheel the trolley over anything that resembles a larger than average kerb or bump. I usually end up forcing the trolley up these kerbs and it seems to have survived this rough treatment. However, if you are looking for a trolley that needs to travel up and down pavements a lot, I would recommend going for a trolley with larger wheels.
Since buying this cart almost two years ago, I have it nearly every working day and it is still going strong. I'm really pleased with it for using it for little trips in and out of the car and into schools. I can imagine it might be good for transporting shopping from the shop to the car and into the house, but would add a word of caution that if you put too much in it, lifting it in and out of the car may actually be worse for your back than carrying your items in smaller loads.
So many of us suffer from various aches and pains at some time or another and it is no surprise really when you see how much stuff we lug around which often causes unnecessary stress on our poor necks, shoulders, arms and backs. This roller cart by Rolson is a great idea and costs under £12 and is basically what it says - a folding cart on wheels.
It comes flat packed and has a telescopic aluminium handle. It has a 25kg capacity and measures approximately 360 x 330 x 360 mm which is a fairly good size and fits neatly into the car boot.
The cart is fairly lightweight and is made from a durable, rustproof plastic which, as you can see in the Dooyoo picture, is more stylish than a typical 'granny' trolley so can be used by men, women and children without embarrassment!
It has rolling wheels which run smoothly and cope with pavements and drives very well without disturbing the contents too much which is good to know if you are transporting shopping, plants or breakable objects.
There are 2 clip-on supports which are used to give extra strength to the side of the cart ; all you need do is undo them, unfold the sidewalls and push the bottom down - all ready to fill in a few seconds.
- the cart is great for carrying heavy shopping especially if you shop at markets or supermarkets
- they are invaluable for carrying around heavy tools, paint etc
- they can be used for multiple purposes in the garden - for transporting heavy rocks or compost to collecting outdoor toys etc
- I have used this for transporting my craft goodies from A - B
- these are good for teachers (speaking from experience as a lecturer) for carrying masses of handouts etc
- I have seen people at car boot sales using these be they buyers or sellers
- they are good to use for picnics or outdoor activities, caravanners, festival-goers, outside caterers etc
- shopkeepers also use them
- they would be great for Santa's little helpers (their busiest time of year)
- they are especially useful to use if you are of mature years or have a disability yet like to remain as independent as possible
- a great price for such a good yet simple design
- as they are plastic they need no maintenance because there are no parts which can go rusty
- bright & cheerful
- the wheels are smooth
- sometimes the clips can drop off or become displaced if the cart is particularly heavilly loaded
- the handle may be too short for a lot of people. I am only 5ft 1" and it is fine for me but if you are taller this might be a nuisance as you may have to bend
- sometimes I feel I could with an extra hand because you need to press the buttons at the side the push down to collapse the cart
Despite the above disadvantages I think these are a great idea and using one not only saved me time and money but also helped my poorly back.
My husband had a bad fall last winter slipping on ice, he had to go to the hospital for xrays and we discovered the had damaged his back but it would heal overtime. He was sent home with pain killers and told to rest. He is not the lounge about type of person and is always on the go weather its work or going to the gym.
He was back at work a few days later, he is a joiner and carrys about heavy power tools and other equipment. He came home from work every night in so much pain. I decided to buy him something to cart his tools around in so he did not have to carry them everywhere. I found the Rolson Tool folding boot cart on amazon and it had been reduced in price to £12.00 at the time.
It came in the usual oversized cardboard box and was folded up and looked quite compact on first impressions. It was already built so no need to get the screw driver out, it was black and yellow in colour and made from heavy duty plastic. It had a set of wheels attached to it and they were rubber, the handle has a aluminium shaft and a plastic handle the handle folds down as well to make it easy to store. Once its folded flat you just have to grip the two handle cut outs on the side of the cart and lift up and gravity helps it fall into place and its just as easy to fold flat.
My husband is delighted with his tool cart or tool caddy as he calls it, he was impressed by how much room and weight it can carry, it can carry upto 25kg which is quite a good weight. He was also impressed by the quality of the plastic its made from as it is very robust and strong and has not got any signs of wear or tear a year later. It is quite deep and holds a lot which gives you lots of opertunties to use it for other tasks too, I have used mine to take rubbish to the tip and for food shopping. My husband has used it also for chopping and carting logs for our coal fire. It really has been very useful too us. My husband found it a blessing not having to carry his power tools around while working as he could wheel them around and found the cart easy to manoeuvre.
I have since bought another one for myself to store in the boot of my car, its very handy to own and we have found many uses for our tool cart. Its great value for money as this one is very well made and will last us many years to come. I recommend this to anyone as its such a great idea and for anyone with a disability.
My husband bought me the Rolson folding boot cart as a joke for my birthday. He has two in his car and although these are more practical for him i wasn't sure i would use mine.
Rolson tools 68900 folding boot cart costs £12.99 from Amazon uk. You can buy these in some hardware stores too at the same price if you shop around.
This is basically a folding plastic crate with rubber wheels and a pull handle that can be pushed down or pulled up to wheel the box along the ground.
It has black and yellow plastic sides that snap together and when folding it flat the handle has to be pushed down and then the box folds bit by bit on top of this. Its very simple to do and takes a mater of minutes.
The wheels are rubber with some tread on them giving them grip when the ground is wet. The handle is sturdy and made from lightweight aluminium, it has a rubber like trim around the top of the handle also giving my hands grip.
The box is small and the dimensions are 380 x 330 x 380mm. It may be small but has a 25kg capacity and holds alot.
So i used the cart more than i thought i would. For me my car boot has a pushchair in it at all times , spare wheel and this cart. All my shopping goes bags get dumped in the cart, i used to leave my asda bags rolling around the boot on top of the pushchair sometimes resulting in the eggs being smashed up or the bread being flattened now safely getting stored in the box. Its also easy to lift the cart from my boot and wheel into the house as my arms are usually carrying my baby and handbag.
Its not just handy for shopping but you could use it for anything and even though its a cart it doesn't take up that much space in the boot either.
I'm very happy with my rolson folding boot cart , so many uses, i recommend this one.
This is a storage box which can sit in the boot of my car - and can be used to wheel things to and from the car as it has wheels attached and a handle attached. Although I assume this is supposed to be used to take shopping, I actually mostly use it as a storage container in the back of my car - although I do occasionally use it to take my shopping out of the car and into the house. I find that if I put things in the boot of my car then it drives me mad to hear them rolling around in the back of the car - but if I put them in this container then it stops the items rolling over the boot - and it helps me to keep my sanity. The box, when not folded flat, is a really good size and I can fit quite a lot of things in the box at any one time. It's dimensions are 38cm x 33cm x 38cm - and despite having a fairly small boot (I have a Fiat 500), it does fit in nicely and neatly.
I like the fact that when I'm not using it to store things in, then it is possible to fold it flat and then it literally takes up no room in the boot of my car. This is useful for times when I'm going to be putting other things in the boot i.e. suitcases when I'm going to the airport - and I prefer to keep this in the car all of the time otherwise if I take it out then it's likely to sit in my garage and never be used.
The handle is extendable and so I can have it at a length which feels comfortable for me. The handle extends easily and doesn't get stuck whether being extended or pushed back in. The handle is aluminium and therefore it contributes to the lightweight design, but is also rigid and sturdy and feels unbreakable. The box part is made of plastic - but it is good quality plastic and it feels safe to actually put quite a lot of weight within the box. The information says that the box can hold 25kg, but actually I think I have put more than 25kg within the box and it's coped with it very well. The wheels are rubbery and so they have a a good grip, but they only go in a straight line and so I wish I had those wheels that you get on suitcases which twirl around in all directions because this would make pushing heavy loads a little smoother. The cart can be pulled up steps fairly easily, but it is a little harder to get it down the steps without a big jolt.
This cart cost me £10.00 from Amazon - which I think is a really good price. I do wish the design look of the cart was a little sexier as this is functional to the point of actually being quite ugly. However, overall, it's a good product and I recommend it.
Rolson Tools 68900 Folding Boot cart
From festivals to picnics, gardening to fishing, carting workbooks around to camping. The Rolson Folding boot cart is a really useful trolley to invest in.
We originally bought ours after our first camping/festival. We'd struggled with carrying our stuff from the car to the site and saw many a person with trolleys to easy the long walk. The following year we were fully equipped with carts and trolleys and it made life so much easier. We've also used the trolley when we go for picnics to carry a portable bbq and bits and bobs.
Black and bright yellow in colour, the actual box is made of robust, grid effect plastic. The cart has a firm and sturdy handle that is extendable. It's made from aluminium so no worries of it breaking. The cart is pulled along on 4 small rubber wheels. We did find the terrain at the festival gave them a bit of a hammering but we did overload it a bit. We've used it several times since and they haven't fallen off or become severely damaged.
The cart collapses and the handle folds flat with ease. It is easy to store when travelling and at home. The boxes dimensions are 380 by 330 by 380mm with a capacity of 25kg. Storage is easy due to the fact it collapse - this is ideal for in the back of the car or boot. We tend to store it away in the garage when not in use. It takes up next to no space, so it's not going to be an item that creates more clutter.
I can't think of any disadvantages but I would advise not to overload it too often. Bumpy rough tracks may batter the wheels so be careful.
Overall it's a fab buy for any of the mentioned uses. I've actually bought two of them because found them really useful.
Like so many teachers, I have a tendency to cart tons of workbooks home in the evening, so that I am able to do my marking from the comfort of my own home. During my probationary year, I fell in love with this cart and found that it made my life easier.
The handle is telescopic and the cart folds flat, so it can be easily stored in the boot of the car when not in use, though to be honest I found that there was always something to be stored inside it. The cart took a lot of beating; I would often put so much stuff in the cart that I would struggle to lift it. I didn't find that the cart was very good at being bumped up and down the stairs, although this was a minor problem, perhaps caused by the weight of all of the things I would put in it!
I found this to be a really useful product, which many teachers find helpful.
I go fishing a lot in the summer and sometimes find it hard to carry some of my fishing equipment etc to the pond from my car and if I go for a long day and not a few hours I do take more items with me and so I bought this trolley for the purpose of using it for that particular reason but once I bought it, I thought I could also use it for other things.
It is light to pull along with 4 small rubber wheels and has a box which is a sturdy plastic that has a grid effect and the colour is a nice bright yellow and black, the box is big enough to carry anything from fishing equipement to gardening tools, it is very hand to use in the garden and I have used it to transport some items for when I have been to the races for the day as I have a bad back and when at the races I take a chair which folds down and when I have 2 of them, one for my wife and myself, plus the picnic etc it can become quite heavy and some racecourse are a long way from the parking area and so it save going back and forth.
It has a very strong aluminium extendable handle, which folds down and the box and handle can easily be folded flat and placed into a car boot and it is small enough to leave enough room for other items to be added to the boot.
When not in use it can easily be stored away in the garage or a shed or even in a cupboard, I store mine in a shed which I just put at the side of the wall and sometimes I put it on a shelf, because this product is lightweight and easy enough to lift. It has a capacity of 25kg and the box dimentions are 380 x 330 x 380mm
I have moved lots of things around the garden with this and my grandchildren sometimes carry some of their toys to a relatives home nearby and they have fun pulling it along the street.
I think for the price this is a very good product, I bought it last year for £12.99 from amazon and it was delivered to my door in super fast time.
I recommend anyone to buy one of these trolley's if you have a bad back or struggle to carry items around the home or outdoors and I have loaned this many times to my brother as he goes camping sometimes and it comes in very handy for carrying items.
I rate it 5 stars.
This Rolson Tools Folding Boot Cart is ideal for shopping, camping, festival and outdoor events and folds down neatly when not in use. Capacity 25Kg.