I am the mother of a 3-year old daughter and an 11-month old son. I have no idea why I waited so long to get a double stroller! At the end of August, when my son was 7 months old, the delivery truck came and inside it was the Jeep Tandem Stroller. I could barely contain my excitement. I no longer had to wait for my husband to come home from work to take the kids for walks! I could go at my leisure. Just the thought of that freedom gave me the willingness to tackle the intimidating task of assembling the stroller by myself.I’m happy to say that I succeeded. (Not only did I succeed, I managed to do so with my daughter “helping” me every step of the way!)
The Jeep Tandem is very well made. The wheels are made of hard plastic, and are very durable. The brakes are easy to control with just one foot. The stroller comes with canopies for each seat, several small storage bags attached to the sides, and one large storage basket underneath the seats that is able to hold anything you might need for a day at the park. As far as accessories go, the Jeep has it all.
Another wonderful feature is the handle. It is padded, so it prevents your hands from getting sore or calloused while going up hills and around curves. It is also adjustable. My husband (who is 6’1”) loves this about the stroller, because he is just as comfortable pushing it as I am (at 5’6”). Plus, there is a cup holder attachment that comes with the stroller, so you can be sure to stay hydrated while pushing two kiddos around!
The stroller is very nice looking. It is a gray color with yellow designs, so it is suitable for boys and girls. The harnesses are padded and comfortable, and there is the option of taking the shoulder harnesses out completely for older children. My kids’ favorite feature is an adorable toy steering wheel that attaches to the front tray. My favorite feature is that the seats recline, making naps possible!
When folded up, the Jeep is very compact, easily fitting into any trunk. It is also able to stand up on its own while folded. The breaks can unlock, allowing it to be pulled much like a rolling suitcase while in the folded position. I did have some difficulty figuring out how to fold it, but I found an online video that helped me figure it out.
I use the stroller primarily for walks around our neighborhood. There are some curves and a few hills, but nothing too strenuous. The Jeep works well for this purpose. The only issue I have is that it pulls slightly to the left, so my left arm gets more of a workout than my right arm.
On a few occasions, I have pushed the stroller through grass or wooded paths. I would not recommend this, as the steering problems became much worse, and on any incline at all, the stroller came very close to turning over completely. I was thankful to have my husband with me so that he could handle it. I’m not sure I would have had the strength by myself!
If you are looking for a basic, double stroller to use for leisurely walks around the block, the Jeep tandem stroller may be just what you’re looking for.