Joovy Caboose Ultralight Stand On Tandem Stroller, Black
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- Lightweight aluminum frame, 20% lighter
- Oversized canopy with sun visor extension
- Includes the Cool Essential Neoprene Parent Organizer
- Deluxe fully adjustable 5-point harness in front seat and 3-point harness on rear bench seat
- Includes universal car seat adapter - accepts most major brands
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The best, lightest, most maneuverable Caboose yet! The Caboose Ultralight Stroller is so compact, maneuverable and lightweight you might forget that it's a tendem stroller.
At a mere 21 pounds the Caboose Ultralight is 20% lighter than the original model and far lighter than most double strollers. The Ultralight is also ultra-maneuverable because it has sealed ball bearing wheels to make it faster and smoother!
Moms and Dads will really love the neoprene Cool Essential Parent Organizer, too. It has plenty of room to store your keys, cell phone, etc. and the cup holder will keep your drink cool. The deluxe sun canopy also offers more protection for your children on sunny days out.
- Commfortable two-position front seat
- Accommodates children from 6 months to 45 lbs.
- Deluxe rip stop nylon fabric
- Deluxe harnesses include
- Adjustable padded rear seat allows standing child to take a rest
- Foam covered handles for child to hold onto while he stands
- 3-point harness on rear bench seat
- Patented rear platform allows child that is at least 2-1/2 years old to stand
- Oversized canopy with sun visor extension
- Provides maximum protection from the sun on a bright summer day
- Also deluxe fabric with reflective tape
- Removable Child Tray and Universal Car Seat Adapter
- Child Tray has two cup holders
- Universal Car Seat Adapter fits most major brands
- Foam covered handles for both parents and rear standing child
- Storage basket under seat with elastic sides for easy access
- Back Seat and Platform: 2.5 years and up, up to 45 lbs. and 40" tall
- Front Seat: 6 months and up, up to 45 lbs. and 40" tall
- Assembled Dimensions: 21.5"W x 38"D x 41.5"H
- Folded Dimensions: 21.5"W x 43"D x 10.5"H
- Stroller Weight: 21 lbs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
It rides very smoothly. It folds up smaller than I thought it would (it fits in the trunk of our small Saturn). It is very easy to fold and unfold. It is very sturdy and well made. My oldest likes to have options (sit, stand facing forward, stand facing backward, walk).
Others have mentioned problems with the back seat. I have had no problems with having room for my son. If he is going to stand we push the seat forward and if he is going to sit we pull it back toward us. Yes, his feet will drag on the ground if he lets them hang over - but I tell him not to and he stops. I don't see how hanging feet is a problem with the design of the stroller. When he sits he does have to lean forward a very little bit. He has done that for long periods of time and has not complained. It is obvious that the jump seat on the back is dsigned to sit for short periods of time and to allow an active toddler to climb on and off - not for reclining and long comfy rides. Again, not a design flaw, just the fact of this stroller. If you want both of your kids to recline then you need to buy a double stroller.
I have not had a problem with the size of the basket either. But I will say that I never carry a big huge daiper bag. Just a small one with the basics. If I need a bigger bag for day trips or whatever I carry a back pack.
This stroller serves our needs perfectly. We did not want a huge double stroller (we have a small car and we travel to Europe alot and those big strollers just don't fit in small European stores) and our 2 1/2 year old will not sit still if strapped in anyway. This stroller allows me to walk with both our kids while allowing the toddler freedom. I am going on a trip to Europe for Christmas and I am eager to use this stroller in the airport and on the streets of Europe.
I bought this at Babies R Us where it was much cheaper.
I put my graco snugride in the back and love using it this way so my toddler can sit in front and see everything. The car seat can tilt slightly forward, so I always have her harnessed in. It takes a bit of a manuever to fit it in, but once it's there, it's not going anywhere. It will only last as long as her legs don't reach longer than the end of the car seat because then she will be kicking the seat in front of her. I always manage to take both the tray and the car seat cradle/adapter with me by tucking one of them under the car seat, that way I can always flip the configuration depending on if my toddler needs to sit and snack or wants to stand. I even attach a stroller cooler/caddy for food since the basket below is used for changing kits, jackets, baby bjorn, etc. (stuff you can easily pull out from the sides). Be creative, it's pretty versatile and great for day trips out. Also, with the car seat in the rear, the front seat won't recline, but my toddler has fallen asleep before and I just use a blanket, jacket, changing pad or whatever I have to support his head on the side and he is fine for a little while until we get to the car or get home, though it is not ideal if you will be out when the older one needs to take a long nap.
There are many words of caution to consider when buying this stroller. How much does your toddler want to sit vs. stand or walk. How well does he listen about staying on. Do you do many day trips to zoo, where you walk is there a lot of traffic, etc. This stroller is pretty versatile and as your kids grow and change I think you can make it work, but I don't know if I would get it to be my only stroller. I do like having it as an option in addition to the frame stroller. My son is now 27 months and almost always wants to walk so it's hard to get him to sit in a stroller at all.
I think if you only want one stroller and can spend the money ($500-$600), get the bob duallie revolution or the phil & ted E3 with doubles kit. Personally, for the same money, I'd rather have a $225 Maclaren twin triumph, a $229 Joovy Caboose UL, and a used $200 Dreamer Design fixed bicycle wheels jogging stroller. And I still use my frame stroller (free hand-me-down), my single Maclaren (used $100), my single jeep 3 wheeler (new $80), single Peg Venezia (used $100). Unfortunately, I don't think one stroller is the answer and I have room in my garage to park them all. Maybe I should sell them all and get the bob duallie revolution after all, I just might, it's crazy, but I'm expecting baby #3 who will be 15 months younger. So I have to decide, if you have 3 babies in 3 yrs is it better to simplify or have options... Update: I just looked at the bob duallie and it is too big and heavy, so I've sold 2 of my strollers so far and will get the Phil & Teds with double seat (2007 model on sale now with free double seat because they will be rolling out the new 2008 models with improved braking, canopy, etc. google the Phil and Teds Vibe and you'll see).
*Excellent handling: I love the way this stroller handles. On good pavement and in stores, it turns with ease even one-handed. I've also taken it to Farmers' Markets and had to push it over large gravel, and the large wheels move it along well there too.
*It's a breeze to get my kids in and out. My daughter (2 1/2) hasn't tried standing, but she loves her "chair" in back, and also to fasten her buckle (Yes, lucky me). For the infant seat, I just drop the carseat in.
*The sunshade is nice and big to offer enough shade for both kids.
*I like that the handles for the parent and for the standing toddler are both foam padded. They're an easy and comfortable grip.
*Easy breakdown and set-up. With the carseat attachment (longest) it fits in the trunk of my Honda Accord -- no wiggle room.
*Good handle height. I'm 5'10", and my husband is 6'3" and we are both comfortable pushing this. A couple of shorter friends (5'5" ??) also found it comfortable.
*Attractive, durable fabric.
*This is definitely designed for a bigger toddler in back, and a baby or small toddler in front. The footrest is definitely too short for my 2.5yo, who is more the size of a 3.5yo, and the back seat may be too tall for a shorter child.
*The basket is small, but is adequate for basics (wipes, diapers, snacks) not a hulking diaper bag. I usually wear my bag on my back anyhow. The basket is accessable from the sides -- it has elastic around the top.
*Sitting toddler can put her feet on the ground or the wheels. This is the case with most strollers, and aren't all toddlers michevious at times?
One area that I'd like to see improved in their next model would be: Put a cover or short wall at the edge of the jumpseat's footrest which would keep stray feet from accidentally putting the break on, or rubbing on the wheel.
Overall I think that this stroller is worth the money. I didn't test drive many, but this one is easy to handle, store (lays flat, not on it's end), and clean.
This was my second choice, but my first choice "Phil & Teds E3Phil & Teds E3 Buggy Single Black Orange" with the "DoublesSport Doubles Kit - Charcoal" kit cost a great deal more. (Very cool stroller if you have (and want to spend) that kind of dough.)
I have a 6 wk old and a 2-1/2 year old. The toddler is tall for his age, I'm also a tall mother. The stroller handle is tall enough for me to push comfortably. The ride is smooth, it folds and fits into my car trunk easily -- I drive a sedan. It is a little hard to push over bumps (like if the sidewalk is raised)
My son loves riding where he can stand, sit or get off. Although, I have had problems with him jumping off while I'm pushing, or while he's sitting, putting his feet on the ground. The jump seat does slide around a little which is annoying. Also, when the front seat is reclined (which it needs to be to put the car seat in) my son has to lean forward if he's sitting in the seat. Doesn't seem comfortable at all to me. The basket is a little small under and a little hard to get to, but not horribly so.
The parent organizer is great. fits bottles of water or sippy cups (without handles) in fine and has a place to put money, keys and a cell phone. It is a little heavy still, but not much more than the other single strollers, and is less awkward than a double.
The visor is a little stiff to use, but ok. Does cover nicely.
I would recommend this to anyone with a toddler and infant for trips to the zoo, park, etc. where the older child will want to get down frequently.