UpCart is an innovative product that promises to help you carry things up and down stairs around your home or business. Here’s our UpCart review.
What Is UpCart?
UpCart is a stair climbing cart that claims to be “the evolution of mobility”. It’s a wheeled cart that uses a unique design to help it climb up and down stairs.
There are three separate varieties of the UpCart, although the UpCart Original is the only product currently on the market. The two newer versions of the UpCart are scheduled to start shipping in July 2016.
What is the UpCart Original?
The UpCart Original is a wheeled cart that promises to traverse stairs and obstacles while still being able to fold flat for easy storage.
It’s rated to carry up to 45.5kg of weight (100 pounds).
The cart works using a three wheel design. There are three rotating wheels on each side. When you drag the cart up a flight of stairs, the wheels rotate around so one wheel is in contact with the stair at all times.
Normally, when you drag a cart up and down the stairs, you’ll hit it against each stair on the way up or down. This can cause injuries or cause you to drop your load.
You can get a better idea of how UpCart works by looking at this video here.
In that promotional video, people are seen using the UpCart around their home, including wheeling groceries from the garage, wheeling garbage cans across the yard, and wheeling heavy products across parking lots. There are even videos of customers wheeling the UpCart across grass, dirt, and other terrain so it can safely be used on carpet, hardwood, and natural ground.
If you find yourself carrying a lot of objects up and down stairs at your home or business, then the UpCart may be the right choice for you.
The manufacturer describes it as “an innovative new line of stair climbing folding hand carts and hand trucks that will simplify how you get all of your necessities to your destination, whatever it may be.”
It also claims to be the first device “designed to traverse stairs and obstacles yet still fold flat”.
UpCart is made from “strong metal components” and “bearings that will hold up to the rigors of modern life”. While cheap, plastic carts will fall apart, UpCart will “keep on rolling”.
UpCart Original Pricing
-1 UpCart Original: $89.95
-2 UpCart Originals: $179.90
Currently, UpCart is only available from UpCart.com and is not available from any other retailers.
However, the company claims that it will be launching in the near future on Amazon.com and other online and offline retailers.
Shipping is only available to the lower 48 states of the United States.
All purchases come with a 30 day return policy. You’ll receive a full refund on your UpCart minus the cost of shipping.
Other UpCart Products
UpCart is planning to launch two other products in the near future, including the UpCart Pro Shopper and the UpCart Beach.
The Pro Shopper calls itself the “Original on a diet” and is lightweight and engineered to carry groceries around.
Meanwhile, the Beach features special wheels designed for sand. It contains a 40 gallon bag “big enough to fit all your beach gear, chairs and umbrellas.”
Both of the new UpCart products will begin shipping in July 2016. Pricing details have not yet been released, but they’re expected to be priced at a similar rate to the UpCart Original.
Who Makes the UpCart?
UpCart is made by a company called TriFold, LLC, which promises to offer “innovative mobility solutions”. The UpCart lineup is the company’s main brand.
TriFold, LLC is based in Ohio at the following address:
- Old State Rd
Lewis Center, OH 43035
The company was founded in 2013 and employs between 1 and 10 people, according to its LinkedIn profile.