Thursday, April 10, 2008

Groovy Joovy Caboose

You may remember my agonizing over double strollers before Zen Girl was born. We finally opted for the Graco Quattro Duo. Since Curious Boy was only 17 months old when his sister came along, this seemed like a good choice. Big wheels for winter, easy to attach a Snugride, big basket. Now that CB is older, heavier and can walk further, the traditional stadium double stroller is showing its weakness. In addition, it takes up most of the trunk in our 2006 Civic. The big wheels and stylized frame make the Duo heavy and a bit tough to steer.

With that in mind we recently picked up a Joovy Caboose. Its small and light, with one normal forward facing seat and jumpseat/platform for the older kid. Its cheap too. Curious Boy loves being able to stand when he wants, and we like being able to strap him in when we need to.

The low price has its drawbacks though. The handle doesn't adjust and the tray on the forward seat does not come off or on easily. In addition, the wheel bearings are cheap and the plastic used for the tray and forward footrest resemble nothing so much as polypropylene disposable plastic containers.

Joovy does make a Caboose Ultralight which comes in at 21 lbs compared to the regular 26lbs and more than twice the price. I hope that the higher price comes with better finishings.


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2 comments:

Kevin said...

Hi there !

Juste wondering if you bought the Joovy - Caboose ?

Do you love it ? My daughter will be 25 months when his brother baby boy will be born ?

Any comments are welcome.

Thanks !

Kevin

Kevin said...

Hi there !

Juste wondering if you bought the Joovy - Caboose ?

Do you love it ? My daughter will be 25 months when baby boy will be there ?

Thanks

Kevin