Friday, April 9, 2010

Joovy Caboose 2010 Ultralight Review

Joovy Caboose Ultralight: Review


Posted by DallasMLM on Apr 09, 2010 at 10:30 AM

We’re always in the market for a double-stroller—it’s so difficult to find a comfortable, light, and maneuverable one. I have a very active 2 year-old daughter. We’re expecting #2 in September. We spend most of our week with our friends’ toddlers, as we swap childcare time to help each other out. So we always need a convenient way to tow two kids. I was very pleased to have the opportunity to review the Joovy Caboose Ultralight stroller. This stroller retails for about $269 and comes in a variety of vibrant colors.

First off, there is front and (padded!) rear seating—both with 5-point harness—and a platform in the rear for the option to stand. This was fantastic! If one of the children was standing and got tired, it was very easy to shift them to sit down. The front seat has a 3-position reline, which made it very easy for the sleepy child to rest without imposing on the space of the standing child. The handles for the standing child are padded for extra comfort. The tray in the front seat is easily removed also, for the child—like my daughter—who feels constricted by it. There is an attachment for the use of an infant seat, which is also very easy to snap on.

It is also very light for a double stroller, about 21 lbs, and folds to a very compact size—fits in my sedan’s overstuffed trunk without a problem. The canopy is also very large, which protects both kids from the sun. It was also incredible at “off-roading” uphill—didn’t expect that from an ultra light stroller!

Another fab feature: storage galore! This is one of my favorite things! There is a very roomy basket on the bottom. Best part of this basket: it’s got mesh side pocket for easy access. There is also an organizer on the handle for 2 drinks, cell phone/MP3 player, keys, etc. and a zippered compartment for safekeeping. The drink holder is insulated, keeping drinks cool.

My least favorite aspect was that the turning radius was a bit tricky in smaller places. Nevertheless, this is a great stroller for 2 toddler-preschoolers or for a family of an infant and a toddler. Very convenient and comfortable for all parties involved! I would highly recommend it to anyone with any combination of 2 strollerable kids!

For more information, visit the Joovy Family Gear site. You can also check them out on Facebook.

Joovy is offering Dallas readers a 10% discount off any Ultralight. The coupon code is 1270093663 and is valid through May 31st.

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