Contours Options 3 Wheeler Review

Most users sing the praises of the Contours Options 3 Wheeler's while some give it the cold shoulder. Advocates comment in Contours Options 3 Wheeler reviews at Amazon that it takes youngsters for a smooth ride and is easy for parents to push and steer over a variety of surfaces, both indoors and out. Users rave about its flexibility -- the seat reverses and reclines fully, and it accommodates many infant car seats. Critics gripe that the size limits, as stated in the specs, are deceiving and warn that kids outgrow the stroller far sooner than you expect they should (one says the child's head hits a bar at the top when passing over bumps). These Contours Options 3 Wheeler reviews also assert that the stroller is heavy and tough to assemble. It's a similar story at Walmart where the majority laud the steering, seating options (all the better for bonding while facing the parent), and durability even as a few grouse about the width and weight.

Although this is a three-wheeled stroller with relatively large, never-deflate tires (8 inches in front and 12 in rear), Kolcraft's Contours Options 3 Wheeler (starting at $133, Amazon) doesn't meet jogging stroller standards: the front wheel swivels but there is no locking option. It weighs in at a hefty 27.8 pounds and can seat a child weighing up to 50 pounds. It features a rear brake and height-adjustable five-point harness system, multi-position reclining seat, parent tray, child cup holder, sun canopy, storage basket, and removable infant head rest. It is car-seat compatible and stands upright when folded.

This model is an alternative to a jogging stroller with many similar features (notably the three wheels that are larger than those on traditional strollers) and similar virtues (easy handling, riding comfort) and vices (heavy and wide). If seating flexibility is higher on your list of priorities than jogging with stroller in hand, this one is worth checking out.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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