Archive | November, 2009

TFK Joggster X Twist Review

15 Nov

Thanksgiving with a Twist
Riddle: What does a baby tiger cub have to do with Thanksgiving? Answer, nothing. It WOULD have had something to do with Halloween, had the costume not arrived on November 2. Thanks a lot, Babies R Us!But it’s still cute, and warm, and nice for a brisk fall walk. Which you may do on Thanksgiving. In which case, a nice jogger wheel will come in handy.
A true, fixed jogger wheel. Which you can get on the Joggster X Sport. But what if you are going somewhere indoors, like boxing up groceries at your local Food Bank?
No prob, use the Joggster X City. But what if you are going outdoors , like to a Skating Rink, and you have to maneuver through a crowd of little bodies? Then you should use the Joggster X Twist.But what if you don’t WANT three strollers; you only want one? Haha, saving the best for last, this IS all one stroller!
One stroller with a Twist, and that is, it has three different sets of interchangeable wheels! And you don’t even need tools to switch them out.
There are two long screws with a cap on the top, and a lock on the bottom. So all you do is open the lock, and unscrew.Genius! Why didn’t anyone else think of this first? It has a lot of other unusual features, too. Like a bell on the handlebar, which comes in way more handy than you think. My parking meter was up at the skating rink, and because it was Veteran’s Day, all the kids were out of school. And all of them, in the whole city it seemed, thought ice-skating was a good idea. I could NOT move.
80’s music blaring and parents singing along, and all the “Excuse me’s” I tried were for naught. Until I started ringing that bell. Ding! Ding! Ding! It was amazing, and instinctual. The sea of little skaters parted instantly. The footplate that stays vertical at the bottom of the leg rest was something else I didn’t think important.Until going through that aforementioned crowd. On strollers other strollers, I would have worried about SP 2.0’s little toes getting smashed. But that footrest provided ironclad protection.
Another great feature is the mosquito net. Not something, again, I thought I would use. Until nap time collided with cub scout time. Unzip the hood, and voila, SP 2.0 slept through all the food sorting, stocking, and shelving.

The reflective trim is fabulous. See how much it glows in the dark here.

Under the footrest, the basket has a center opening, so you can stuff stuff into the basket, if the seat is in full recline. But you may not even need it, because there are sooo many pockets.

A huge back pocket on the rear. A net bottle pocket on each side.

And cute little zippered pockets with the trademark kangaroo on each!

And there’s disc brakes, connected to a hand brake. Now many swivel wheel strollers do you know that has THAT feature, which is amazing for the hills.

And since this is an amazingly high-end stroller, the Bugaboo of joggers, if you will, there is also, get this, a PALM REST.
Yes, a place to rest your hands, so you can steer with your palms, and not by gripping your fingers around the handlebars. How cool is that? Cool enough that I say, let us give thanks, to our Thanksgiving Joggster X.Trends For Kids Joggster X Twist Stroller

Weight:28 pds.

Width: 23″

Length: 38″

Height: 33″ to 45″

Seat Width: 16″

Seat Depth: 9.5″-19″”

Seat Back: 19″

Seat to Canopy: 25″

Drop to Footrest: 8.5″

Seat to Floor: 19″

Folded: 35″ x 25″ x 17″ (w/out wheels)
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Halloween Tike

3 Nov

Tike Tech City X3 Stroller Review

Look, up in the sky…It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s SUPER StrollerPrince, in his jack o’ lantern orange Halloween Tike Tech!

The school party is just the beginning of the Halloween week-end. It will be followed by another party at night, trick or treating, Dia de los Muertes, and more..

So it’s a good thing the City X3 has a lot of storage space, both in the large rear seat pocket, and in the basket.

The 20.5″ seatback is taller than most, and SP, um, “Superbaby” has plenty of headroom under the canopy. The front napper bar makes a great footrest, and the ample canopy provides plenty of shade.

Of course, if you want, you can push it back. Which we will do tonight, since we will be out when the sun is down.

Now the big night is nigh. The night all the little ghouls, ghosts, and goblins await…OK, the night all the little Hannah Montanas, Michael Jacksons, and Barack Obamas look forward to…

I am so happy to be pushing the Tike Tech City X3 through these crowds. The seat sits up high.

And the push is as smooth as butter fingers, and just as delicious. The rear shocks on the 12″ air tires make this a snickers sweet ride.
Yikes, it’s a witch, and she’s after my toes! Pull down the canopy, hurry!

The City X3 feels enclosed enough to make SP 2.0 feel safe, from other-worldly encounters.

It even has little mesh pockets inside, for a little guy to stash his rabbit’s foot, or lucky penny, or just a sippy cup.
The thickly padded handle is height adjustable, and very comfortable. And if your candy hand is sticky, no worries. You can just push it with two fingertips, thanks to what the company calls the “IFD” (independent frame damping) and “QAT” (quick adjustable tracking. )
The 14″ wide seat is comfy, if you want to take a break from gathering candy to watch “Nightmare before Christmas.”
And it has a deep recline. So its a nice bed, if you are far from home, and need to sleep. And if you need to throw it in the car, just pull up the side safety catch, and the two triggers under the handle.
Not only does it have the function, it also has the form. This is one good-looking stroller. And it costs less than most of it’s kith and kin. No tricks here, just a treat. The Tike Tech CityX3 is royally deserving of my “5 Crown Royal Ranking.”
Tike Tech City X3 Swivel Stroller

Weight: 28 pounds
Width: 23.5″

Length: 36″

Height: 37″ to 45″

Seat Width: 14″
Seat Depth: 9″

Seat Back: 20.5″

Seat to Canopy: 25″
Drop to Footrest: 9.5″
Seat to Floor: 22″
Folded: 32.5″ x 23.5″ x 18″