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Joovy Cocoon X2 Review

9 Jan

Groovy Joovy New Year!

My philosophy is that everyone should celebrate the New Year by having fun. Bubbly, happy, festive, strolling fun. And what’s more entertaining than a stroller/jogger/bike trailer at the beach? OK, I can think of a few things…

But anyway, the Joovy Cocoon X2 is something to toot your horn about. It is just a really enjoyable vehicle, whether you are in the sand, snow, playground, or in the ‘hood.

For starters, you can put two kids in the X2. Two very large kids, for a total weight of 100 pounds. Now you may think pushing 100 pounds of kids is difficult.

And in most strollers it is. But not in the Cocoon. I did it, one-handed, all over the boardwalk, and all over an amusement park. I am totally not kidding. The 20″ wheels and overall design of the Cocoon gives it a phenomenal push.

Kids really love the view, both front and sides. The visibility is amazing.

There is  huge rear compartment to store bags, party hats, and horns. I love the way it zips up to keep everything nice and safe, and protected from blowing sand and sea spray.

You can roll up the front covers, for an unfettered view. There is both a velcroed rain cover, and zippered bug net.

The rain cover is great for wind and chilly temperatures. It really keeps children toasty warm when it is closed.

I am a tire purist. And I really love that the Cocoon has air tires all the way around. That’s how it glides over soft sand.

Allows me to push it where no other stroller dare go. And THAT is a blast!

It is even easy enough for StrollerPrincess to drag through the soft sand, and up a hill. Look how cool all the reflectors are. Nice to know they work!

Granted, 20″ wheels are pretty big for the average car trunk. But you can easily detach them,and the front wheels.

Even the handlebar comes off, for more compact storage. It, and the wheels, remove with the old-fashioned “key” system. I wonder if this is what keeps the weight down?

I am showing the Cocoon X2 in stroller mode here. But, you can easily attach it to bike, or switch the small swivels to a big jogger wheel. You would insert the optional hitch or wheel right in the front center:

Inside, there is a little pouch on each side of the seat, for bottles, sippy cups, toys, etc. Of course there are two 5-point harnesses, which is especially important if you are using the Cocoon as a bike trailer or jogger. And the seat is very spacious. If you have a child who likes to hop in and out, you don’t have to feel weird that you’re pushing one child in a two-seater.

As my friend said, “There’s so much room to haul all our junk!”

I tell ya’, people love this thing! I had parents chasing me around both on the beach, and at the amusement park, to ask questions about it.

One thing they commented on was how short it is, length-wise. Which means you are less likely to run into people. Only 33″ (see measurements below.)

But they couldn’t know that it also weighs even less than that! 32 pounds is quite light in the world of  A/T doubles.

They did find out how easy to push, because they tried it out. Even with their own children in it! That’s how much excitement this Cocoon inspires.

I’m showing it in stroller mode here. But, you can easily attach it to bike, or switch the small swivels to a big jogger wheel. You would insert the optional hitch or wheel right in the front center:

But it wasn’t just other parents who were enthralled by the Cocoon X2. SP 2.0 loves it, too!

I mean really, kissing a stroller? Yes, a true Prince.

So don your hats, blow your horns, give a cheer, and welcome 2011 into the Kingdom of Strollerland!

Joovy Cocoon X2 Enclosed Double Stroller, Black

Weight:                                   32.5 lbs.

Seat Back:                               23″

Seat to canopy:                    23″

Seat Width:                             23″ (single  bench seat)

Seat Depth:                             10″

Drop to footrest:                  12″

Seat to ground:                      12″

Length:                                       33″

Width:                                         30.5″

Height:                                        40″

Folded:                                         50″L x 23″W x 20″H (with wheels and handlebar)

38″L x 23″W x 12″H (w/out wheels and handlebar)

To see all the 2011 models, go to Strollerqueen.net And if you want me to help you choose your own stroller, go to Strollerqueen.com

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Bumbleride Indie Review

10 Apr

Bumbleride Bunny

The Bumbleride Indie in Spice, with it’s gorgeous color combo of orange and blue, just screams Easter! My only trepidation about taking it out of town was the fact that it is a 3-wheeler.

Could it fit it in the car with all of our luggage and Easter baskets?

Oh yeah, no problem! This is the most compact folding true A/T stroller I have seen! (Check out all of my measurements below.) Which is a good thing to know, since summer vacation is right around the corner. And not all of our adventures take place on paved roads. When I am traveling, these are some features in a stroller that I wish for.

Another very good thing to have when traveling is a big basket and carry handle–check. And a huge canopy, to protect against sun rays, and summer showers. Could it get any bigger than this? A napper bar is great to hang toys on, or snack trays. Check. An adjustable leg rest? Check. SP 2.0  is much more comfy when he has his feet up. And when baby is rested and happy, we are all rested and happy. A mesh vent in the hood would be nice…check… And perhaps a zipper in the back of the canopy for more ventilation, and a zippered pocket… And of course, for great maneuverability over those cobblestones, rutted roads, and trails, air tires with suspension and a front swivel wheel are a must-have:

An extra bonus would be a recline and harness that are easy to use, check:

And a height adjustable handle, if one pusher is tall, and the other is short: Stylish fabrics that are easy to clean would be lovely. Finally, it would be nice if it came with a rain cover. And if you could get a matching foot muff, diaper bag, snack tray, bassinet, and travel  bag. I would like it to have a flat recline for napping or a newborn, a large seat for bigger children, and the choice of a single or double, in lots of bright colors.

This is the stuff stroller dreams are made of. And this dream has come true, in the Indie. Thank you, Bumbleride, for granting our wishes.

Weight:                     22 pounds

Seat Back:                19″

Seat to canopy:       23″

Seat Width:             13.5″

Seat Depth:            10″-21″

Drop to footrest:   10″

Seat to ground:      19″

Length:                     37″

Width:                      24.5″

Height:                     26″-44″

Folded:                     32″L x 24″W x 15″H