Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Jeep Overland Stroller

I know I've touched on this briefly when I was talking about the Ergo baby carrier. I said that I wasn't a fan of travel systems and that I wanted a stroller that was more than just a 4 small wheeled, sidewalk only, stroller. Nic and I live in an area that pavement is few and far between. Not really but dirt roads are plentiful and we thoroughly enjoy getting out hiking in the woods. We are determind to continue our active lifestyle and bring our son along with us as much as possible. It's important to us that he grows up as an active child that enjoys and appreciates nature. We both agree that having a couch potato kid isn't an option. So, armed with the criteria that I would like to fulfill, I went hunting. The research queen in me found 4 strollers that were within an affordable range. Mind you, some strollers can range as high as $400 or even $600! That just absurd! I wanted to keep this under $200. I compared, side-by-side, 4 jogging strollers. Jeep Overland, Bob Revolution, InStep Ultra Runner and Schwinn Free Runner. In many categories, Jeep ruled!

It has more storage, smaller folding dimentions, partial seat recline (for sleeping babies and toddlers), hand and foot brakes (the only one to include a foot brake as well), as well as a safety leash (just in case it wants to get away from me on a decline), 1 year manufactures warranty, adjustable handle height and best of all...an iPod with speakers!!! I'm in love! Oh and it as the only one that is JPMA certified. That's the Juvenile Products Manufacturer Association. They are an organization dedicated to enhancing children’s product safety. In a world where marketing and profit rule over safety, I think it's important to have a company that can review and report without bias.

Here are the specs...

Product Features:

  • Lightweight Aluminum Frame
  • Soft-ride 16” Air-filled Tires with Air Pump
  • Smart Handle Adjusts to Multiple Heights
  • Stands Upright When Folded
  • Sun Canopy Adjusts to Block Sun
  • Removable Weather Shield Blocks Wind & Rain
  • Multi-position Reclining Seat
  • Large Basket & 2 Cargo Pockets for Storage
  • Water Bottle Holder
  • Snack Tray with Cup Holder
  • Speed & Distance Odometer
  • Adjustable 5-point Harness
  • Unique Rear Braking System for Quick Stops
  • Safety Tether & Reflectors for Safety
  • Features Music on the Move Parent Tray with Speakers, Amplifier & Jack
  • Two Parent Cup Holders

Weight / Dimensions

  • Height/Width/Depth: 29" x 22" x 36"
  • Folded Dimensions: 21.5" x 37.5" x 36.5"
  • Weight: 30 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 45 lbs.

Additional Information

  • Wheel Size: 16"
  • JPMA Certified: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • ASTM Safety certified: 1 year
  • Recline: Partial
  • Storage: Basket & 2 Cargo Pockets
  • Adjustable Handle: Yes
  • Brake: Foot & Hand Operated
I think our boy will love his stroller. Mommy already does. :-) The unfortunate part is that I originally found this product in a Wal-mart catalog. Ugh. I hate Wal-mart. The good thing is that it can be found at many other online retail outlets. Strollerdirect.com has it for $190.99. Target.com has it for $199.99. Babiesrus.com has it for $189.99. I'm sure a few more could be found with a good google search. I'm not sure which ones charge tax or shipping but I do know that a coupon could be found for babiesrus.com. They are always running deals.

Thanks for listening to my rambles.

This has been another installment of Kristiina's wishes and wants.


Gramma said...

Hey Mommy-to-be!!!

I first saw this stroller when I visited in South Miami's Brickle area where you see more people walking than driving cars! I must have seen half a dozen mommies utilizing this style stroller and was so impressed with it's sturdiness and moverability! In fact, Kristen has one for her daughter, Charlie!!

I love how you are doing all this research before purchasing these necessary baby items. Our little man will have all the safety options out there!! You, go my sweet Kristiina!!

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