*The product for this review was provided by Joovy. All opinions are my own.
As our youngest transitions from toddler to big boy, I am reminded just how quickly the time goes with children! With our kids 7, 5 and 3 we are officially moving out of the baby stage of needing things like a playard, baby swing, high chairs, etc. Now with older children, we are finding our product needs changing, especially when it comes to strolling! When we are running errands, a trip to the zoo or on a walk around our neighborhood, we have been in need of a stroller that would be a good fit for our younger two, one whom is in and out of the stroller constantly, while the other still naps during the day. Thankfully, Joovy understands that as families grow their strolling needs change as well and have a great selection to choose from!
A U.S. based company that manufactures premium family gear, Joovy’s goal is to create high quality, useful, practical, attractive and fun products that make life easier for busy parents. Between their large selection of products such as strollers, highchairs, playards and toys, as well as their commitment to service and making sure customers come first…it’s no wonder parents turn to Joovy for their family gear needs.
If you’ve been reading here for a while now, you know what a big fan I am of Joovy and their great line of products! We’ve had the opportunity to review a few of them and are always impressed with the quality and functionality! When we began looking for a new stroller to meet our needs, I knew I could count on Joovy to have just what we were looking for. As I browsed their website for something combact, a good fit for two kids, and one that was lightweight enough to easily take with us on the go…I was drawn to the Joovy Caboose VaryLight double stroller and thrilled to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review it!
When the Caboose VarLight stroller arrived, I couldn’t wait to get it assembled and ready to use. It couldn’t have arrived at a better time, as we were just getting ready to leave for a little weekend getaway…a perfect time to test it out! Out of the box, the stroller did require some assembly, but thankfully it was very simple and quick to do. In no time we had this beauty put together. I adore the Blueberry color. I love that it stands out as different from other strollers around us, as well as being perfect for both boys and girls!
Once assembled I was blown away by the high quality of everything from the frame to the fabric! Joovy did not disappoint! I can tell this is a stroller that will last our family a very long time! YAY!
Aside from the color and quality, I was also drawn to the nice size of it! We have been wanting something compact yet big enough for our two boys and this is perfect! It actually has a unique telescopic frame that expands the stroller from a single to a full-size double in seconds! This is probably my favorite feature of them all.
In its compact position, the Caboose VarLight can be used as a standard single stroller or with a newborn in an infant car seat. In this compact mode, there is still enough room for an older child to stand on the rear platform. Kaden was even to fit sitting in this position.
When strolling with two children, the frame extends to provide more room for an older child to sit on the rear bench seat – even when the front seat is fully reclined. The older child has the option of standing on the built-in platform too. This is perfect for Kaden, he has loved being able to easily hop on or off as he pleases.
We found extending and shrinking the length of the stroller is quite simple and the first time, used the instruction manual to help us figure it out. I absolutely love how functional this feature makes the Caboose VaryLight whether you have one or two children riding. Love it!
Of course, safety is also always a priority so I was extremely pleased to see that there not only was a 5-point harness int he front seat, but also a 3-point harness in the rear seat as well! Knowing my kiddos are safe while riding in this stroller helps give me peace of mind.
The first time we used our stroller, we were in a mall and got to see just how well this stroller handles. It is extremely easy to push and maneuver, even with two children riding on it! We also found it to be very convenient for our shopping trip, as the kids were able to keep their snacks and drinks in the swing-away tray and extra cups, while my husband and I were able to keep ours in the Parent organizer as well!
It also has a great large storage basket, perfect for carrying all of our jackets, shopping bags, etc!
Since we were traveling, I really appreciated that this stroller folds up easily in either the single or extended position, with a one-hand fold! Talk about convenient!
After using this stroller we are in love with everything about it! From it’s modern frame and contemporary look, to the seat configurations that make it easy to accommodate our family’s needs…I am certain this will be a stroller we will get a lot of use out of in the years to come. We are planning a vacation to Disney World this spring and think this will be the perfect option for us for our boys! I am especially excited about the oversized canopy with sun visor extension for this trip, as it will provide extra protection from the sun. And the rain cover as well!
If you’re looking for a compact double stroller that accommodates a growing family, I would highly recommend checking out the Joovy VaryLight!