January 6, 2010
We are a major jeep family. Everything we bought for our new bundle of joy was jeep. This is a good stroller, easy to put together. I put it together without my husband, but I am handy. The only complaint that we have is that the wheel axle part for one of the back wheels was cracked. We still have not been able to get a replacement. We have used it over and over and it is still working with the cracked rim. We take it in the mud, on rocks, in dirt, and to the mall. It's great!!! Does not lay down flat. Baby will always be at an incline.
November 16, 2009
I love this stroller, my daughter wants to stay in it all day. the price was great and it fit in my car trunk.
December 16, 2006
I have had this stroller since March '04 and have used it on the beach & trekking across the Little Leage baseball fields for my older boys' games for for 2 seasons. I have gone through woods, over roots and thru ditches and this stroller handles it all very well. The fact it also holds a lot of STUFF is also a big 'plus' for us. It's SO easy to steer one handed and is the smoothest stroller I've ever used- and I went thru quite a few with my older boys.
I have to say I disagree with other reviewers on a couple of things. I've put my stroller through A LOT of hard use and never has any wheel come off. My neighbor also has this stroller (and older children to chase around the Little League fields) and she has never had any trouble with a wheel falling off, either.
My model is the one with the original foot rest- where if my son drops something it rolls down into the basket instead of on the ground. Why did Jeep change that? My neighbor HATES the new footrest and I wouldn't want it either.
As far as it tipping over and the child falling out... that's never happened to us either, but, that could happen with anything that is three-wheeled, hence the reason 3 wheeled ATVs are no longer made.
I did lose the flip top to the parent tray fairly soon after purchasing it as it flipped open when putting it in the trunk and then snapped off. Also, the hand grip (which is VERY VERY comfy) tore somewhat easily & I was told by Cust Service that it can not be replaced. THAT, I think, is poor planning since the handle is always in contact with the floor of the car/trunk when folded for storage & is bound to get torn frequently.
January 1, 2004
This stroller I would highly recommend to anyone, I have had many strollers in the past, I have 4 daughters. All of my other strollers whenever I would turn, one wheel would go one way and the other the other way, I always got so frustrated and to get the wheels to go the same way I would have to give it a push with alot of umph and that usually woke up the baby or jostled the baby. This stroller has small bicycle tires and only one in the front, it is a dream to push, it has a really smooth ride. I love the saddle bags on both sides, they work great for a diaper and wipes then I don't have to rummage thru a diaper bag, they are right there, I also use it for my keys because I usually bury my purse in the main campartment under the stroller, this way as I am leaving I don't have to unbury my purse, I just grab them out of the bag. I know some people have complained about it being a heavier stroller, but to me I would rather have the comfort and ease of steering over the weight, and I dont think it is all that heavy, its about what my other ones were. If I wanted a light weight one I would of bought an umbrella stroller. We also have not had any problems with kicking the wheels as some have had, my husband is 6'3" and I am 5'5" and we both love it. I love the drink cups, they also come in handy to put my cell phone in. my daughter love the driving bar that comes with it, it is removable, and under it, it has a snack tray and a space for a sipper or bottle. I do kinda with that the switch to turn on and off the driving toy bar was on the back, it is under it, so everytime I want to turn it off I have to remove it, I spose I could just leave it on, but I usually turn it off to save battery power. I have not tried the music on it, so I really can't comment on that, but as for the rest I love it and hope others have as much pleasure as I am.
January 1, 2004
Overall, this stroller is wonderful, and may end up being the only stroller I use. My husband likes the styling and "user-friendliness" of the design, too. Normally, he thinks my stroller fixation is insane, but he actually really likes this one. Also, he is 6'1" and doesn't seem to have a problem with the height of this thing. At 5'4", this stroller is the perfect height for me.
January 1, 2004
Excellent for an older child, comfortable, durable, great for excursions on rough terrain. I'm 4'10" and it's not too high, yet tall people can use it comfortably too.
January 1, 2004
This stroller saved my exercise routine! I needed a stroller that would be great for walking through a hilly neighborhood, but I wanted one that would turn easily. I was never a big fan of a jog-type stroller, because normally, the front wheel won't turn, making its use more difficult. When I found this "urban terrain" stroller and discovered the front wheel turned, I had to have it. What a great decision I made (if I do say so myself!). I don't think it would be good for running, but for regular walkers like myself, it's great. The bicycle-type wheels make a smoother, quieter ride for my daughter AND a smoother push for me! In addition to those great qualities, this stroller also has the "Music on the Move" feature, which allows you to connect your walkman/ipod or other music source to batteries inside the handle. The cupholders are conveniently located, and the basket underneath is a great size, giving you plenty of room for purchases if you opt to take this stroller to the mall (I do!) OR if you need room for your carry-on bag as you push your child through the airport (I do this too!). This is an all-around great stroller. Obviously, it's more bulky than an umbrella stroller, but I stopped using umbrella strollers as soon as I found this. It's a little heavy, but I'm small (5'2"), so if I can handle it, most people can! My only complaint...and it's minor...is that it's not quite as easy to fold/unfold this stroller as some others. However, that hasn't made me switch to something else! We are so glad we purchased it!
January 1, 2004
This item was a gift from my mother for use on the beach. The Jeep came in a box and was incredibly easy to assemble. It took about ten minutes total, five of those were used trying to get the wheels away from my toddler! This truly is an SUV for the baby. It is great on rough terrain, very easy to maneuver over things. However, like an SUV there is a danger of ROLLOVER! Turn too sharply while going a little too fast and the whole thing will rollover. Like an SUV, this stroller is larger and heavy. When a stroller is heavy due to the metal frame and inflated wheels, adding a twenty pound toddler will make pushing this around a real workout. SUVs use a lot of energy and this stroller will as well if you're pushing this uphill or trying to keep it from going too fast downhill. This stroller takes up a larger amount of room when folded up. I have a station wagon and this stroller took a fair amount of room in the trunk. It did not fit in the trunks of compact or smaller cars. This was a great stroller for the beach and for hikes on unpaved roads. It is not the type of stroller for everyday use.
January 1, 2004
Bought at Walmart for about $120 Canadian. Overall quite happy with it, but will look for alternatives first if we ever need to buy another stroller. There were several problems with it, however. The first is that the flip lid on the parent's storage compartment along the push handle snapped off within a week. Probably our fault as it was in the open position as the stroller was loaded into the car. But a better or tougher design would have prevented this. The second problem was with the restraint bar/tray, on which the play steering wheel is mounted (which our son of 2 yrs loved). But the tray/restraint on which the steering wheel is mounted has now been lost. This is because of the way it was designed - it has a clip on either side which can be undone to swivel the tray open to let the child in. Since there are two clips, the tray can be swivelled either way, which I'm sure is useful to someone (perhaps good for left vs. right-handed owners). But our son was fascinated with learning to open the clips, and somewhere along the way we guess he probably opened both of them and the tray fell off without us noticing! A stroller should not be dis-assembleable by a 2 yr old! The third problem is that the stroller is not stable laterally. It clearly states in the manual that it is not really a jogging stroller (it just looks like one!), but that is not my concern. The problem is that it is not safe for a child to climb into this stroller from the side. It will tip unless someone is holding the push handle firmly. The final problem is the most significant. The left wheel falls off continually. This is due to the ease-of-assembly designed into the wheels, which also equates to ease-of-falling-apart. There are little spring-clips which hold the wheels onto the axle. However, if the spring clips are not precisely aligned with the grooves in the axle, it is only a matter of time before you'll be pushing the stroller along, and the wheel literally falls right off. In the middle of a road crossing, for example. And since this is a three-wheeler, and one with lateral stability problems to start with, when the wheel falls off, it is very easy for the child to fall out as the stroller will tilt heavily to the side (wouldn't happen on a four wheeler).