Stroller Review: Joovy Ergo Caboose
Filed under: Baby Essentials
Joovy Ergo Caboose Stroller
The Basics: 30 pounds. Front seat good from 6 months to 45 pounds. Back seat good from 2 1/2 years to 45 pounds. 24 inches at the widest point when it's unfolded. Collapses to 15 by 24 by 49 inches.
The Lowdown: Some of the more unique strollers on the market are Joovy's sit-and-stand models. The Ergo Caboose is an upgraded version of the brand's original Caboose and features the unique ability to adapt for use with a car seat. This means that parents can get more use out of the stroller, since a newborn can sit in the car seat while a slightly older child can use the front seat. Later, the older child can transition to the back standing area -- which also has a small bench in the case that they get tired -- while the younger child moves up to the front seat.
The Ergo Caboose certainly has its drawbacks. Its boxy design and sizeable height renders the Ergo Caboose unyielding. It can be difficult to control for parents of smaller stature. Plus, the wheels feel rickety and disproportionate to the stroller's bulk. Additionally, while the extended canopy is welcomed, it feels flimsy, at times buckling back towards the children in cases where there is a lot of wind.
Moreover, the stroller is bulky when collapsed. Parents with minimal home or storage space should measure those spaces prior to purchasing the Ergo Caboose.
Despite these negatives, the Ergo Caboose does win out in the cool department. The ergonomically-designed front seat looks like a fancy office chair, and the open configuration of the stroller gives both riders plenty of visibility. Kids with an adventurous spirit are going to flip over this stroller.
You'll Want It If: You've got a family of curious kids and are looking for the perfect stroller for all your adventures.
The Joovy Ergo Caboose Stroller is available for $400 at Amazon.