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4 strollers in one with the Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight {Review}

by Leanne

You know when you get something that just clicks so well that you wonder how you ever did without?  That was the exact way I felt when the Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight arrived for review.  As slim as a single stroller and more versatile than any of our other double strollers we’ve ever used, the Joovy stroller filled a need for us in a very big way.

They say the Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight stand-on tandem stroller is like two strollers in one, but I would argue it’s more like 5 strollers in one.  You can use it from birth with the car seat adaptor and you can use it for multiple kids in multiple different configurations.  Back to back, front to back, standing in back, or multiple configurations with the baby seat adaptor, the Caboose Too Ultralight is as versatile as parents need to be when caring for more than one stroller-age child. 

Seriously, just look at all the ways you can use this stroller with just a few minor adjustments and no extra seat or accessories to buy.
Joovy Caboose Too usesBut, not only is it a parent pick because of all the ways it grows with your kids – throughout the day and throughout the years – it’s also a huge hit with the kiddos.  The first thing the kids said when they saw the stroller assembled was “it’s a stroller train!” {mind you, this was before they knew the name of the stroller and the Caboose reference}. 

Apparently, the fact that it reminded them of a train makes it the coolest stroller, ever.   

At first I was a bit worried neither child would want the back seat when it was in front to back mode because the back seat is harder to get in and out, doesn’t have a snack tray, and has less visibility.  But, it turns out, they both prefer that seat.  They both call dibs on the back seat or “caboose” of the stroller like one would call shotgun, and they don't honor "spot back" should the seat be vacated for more than a moment. 

But, no matter what seat they are sitting in, both kiddos adore this stroller.  So much so that when we went on a recent family vacation, the first thing they made sure I packed was the "choo choo stroller" before we left the house.  Not games, not snacks, not their special toys or blankets – they didn't want to leave until they made sure I was bringing their beloved stroller on vacation with us.  Which, of course, I was. 

Joovy Stroller on vacationDuring the last few weeks that we've been testing out the stroller we have taken it on two vacations and numerous mini-road trips to two different islands, to the windy Washington coast, to the local tulip festival, to the mall… twice, and around town nearly every single day. It has seen dirt, rain, mud, sand, and it has seen the inside of a shark's mouth {above}.

Full day of shopping in the joovy caboose too
While the Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight is lighter than other double strollers, it's not exactly a lightweight. Obviously, this deluxe stroller can't be compared in size and weight to a bare bones umbrella stroller that has no bells and whistles. With a long list of comfort and safety features and multiple ways to roll, it's not surprising that it weighs more than basic stroller, but what is surprising is that even with all these features, it still only tops out at 23lbs when empty.

Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight collage
Of course, you can remove the back seat, the snack tray, the hood, and the handle organizer to get rid of a few more pounds, but those are some of my favorite features of the stroller, and what makes it all-day practical. Even loaded up with all of our vacation gear, souvenirs, changes of clothing, and more, the stroller still handled like a dream and the kiddos were even able to recline in their seats when they got exhausted mid-afternoon.   

Escape wind and rain in the Joovy Caboose TooWhile hubby had no problem carrying it down a long flight of stairs empty while visiting the islands, I probably wouldn't have managed on my own and would have just as soon walked around instead of taking the stairs, or would have at least folded it up first.  Joovy Caboose down stairsFor a stroller with all these bells and whistles, it's pretty impressive that anyone is able to lift it, let alone down a flight of stairs. And, the best part is that when folded, it's actually really easy to maneuver and carry with you, or wheel along with you by the handle. For this reason, it's definitely going to be the stroller we take this summer on our cross-country plane and train adventure when every pound will count but we won't want to sacrifice all-day comfort. 
Joovy Caboose Too Specs
Specs:

Stroller Weight: 23 lbs. / 10.43 kg.
Stroller Dimensions Folded: 10.5” H x 21.5” W x 43” D
Stroller Dimensions Assembled: 41.5” H x 21.5” W x 38” D
Rear Seat – Age – Max Weight – Max Height: 6 months+ – 45 lbs. / 20.41 kg. / 44”
Rear Bench Seat/Platform – Age – Max Weight – Max Height: 2.5 years+ – 45 lbs. / 20.41 kg. – 44”
Front Seat – Age – Max Weight – Max Height: 3 months+ – 45 lbs. / 20.41 kg. – 40”
Car Seat System – Age: Birth+ Joovy Caboose TooMore specifically, the Joovy Caboose Too will be the stroller of choice whenever space and portability is an issue. Whereas other double strollers just barely fit into my bare trunk, I have so much space around the Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight that I don't even know what to do with it all. I'm ridiculously excited just thinking about all the things I can put in my trunk without having to remove the stroller completely, which will make it the perfect go-anywhere choice. Whether we're going grocery shopping, to pick up stuff for our garden, or on a family vacation, all that extra space is going to very well appreciated.
Joovy Caboose Too in trunkTo buy: you can buy the awesome Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight for $299 right on the Joovy website as well as check out all their other gear to take you from newborn to grade school.

Leanne Signature 2A big thank you to Joovy for sending the Caboose Too Ultralight to facilitate this review and make us ultra-portable this spring and summer.  As always, all opinions are 100% ours.

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5 comments

Leise May 3, 2013 - 3:01 pm

I love this so much! I’ve got a side-by-side double and I hate how wide and bulky it is and it doesn’t even fit in my car!

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Nelly May 8, 2013 - 5:48 am

I have a 7 months old and few weeks ago we got positive in a pregnancy test…not what we were expecting, but crazy things happen. I start searching for lightweight double strollers and I found this page. You made my decision more easier. Thanks for this great article!

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Debbie Jackson February 22, 2014 - 7:49 am

This would be great for Brea And Bobbie.

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Travis April 6, 2018 - 1:11 pm

What a cool stroller!

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