Joovy Caboose Ultralight Review

Are you a mother of two, and looking for a stroller that will fit your needs and budget? I know how daunting a task looking for a good stroller can be. I am a mother of two, and I have been there. For me, getting two single strollers was out of the question.

I knew I wanted a double stroller – kind of a one-stop-shop stroller. So, I shopped around for something quality and durable –that would last for the long haul. Knowing how difficult it was juggling two children, I sought after one that seemed lightweight. And easy to maneuver with. Essentially, I didn’t want to push a giant stroller everywhere I went.

My research had me stumbling upon the Joovy Caboose Ultralight. I must say it fit my desires and needs quite succinctly. It features an impressive design with the use of high-quality fabrics. Its size was perfect for strolling two children of different ages. Not too small to allow little space, not so big that it’s scary and won’t fit through entry ways. My husband was thrilled that we had to get one stroller only – that does it all. And, this one was incredibly affordable too!

Features of the Joovy Caboose Ultralight

Joovy is a company based here in the US. They strive to produce high quality and durable strollers featuring premium specs at a great value. Their Caboose Ultralight is a loveable double stroller. Versatile, lightweight and convenient in every way. It resembles a single stroller in size, weight, and maneuverability. Yet, it does not compromise on features. Check out some of its outstanding features below.

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Review
Joovy Caboose Ultralight Review

Finding a double stroller that offers all the premium features of a good stroller and can accommodate two children yet remain as light as the Joovy Caboose Ultralight is no small task.

The caboose Ultralight is 23% lighter compared to the regular Caboose. It’s constructed using aircraft grade aluminum, thus making it one of the lightest Double Strollers in the market. Registering at a meager 21lbs, the Caboose Ultralight is certainly a lightweight champion.

Even with such a small weight and meager size, the caboose Ultralight is not to be underestimated. This stroller can comfortably hold up to 90 pounds in combined weight. Since you are not pushing around a huge and hefty stroller, the kids can hop on and off the stand-on platform – without tiring you.

Compact, Versatile, Maneuverable Stroller

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Review

The first thing you notice about the Caboose is its compactness. You’ll love that it looks like a single stroller but has enough room to accommodate two children. It’s one of the few truly lightweight strollers. It’s easy to fold, load and unfold. You will love how it rolls perfectly into the trunk.

The Caboose can fit through standard size doors without much effort. Its performance in terms of maneuverability is simply amazing. When alone, I am able to easily contain my 2 and 4-year-olds in the stroller and confidently push through crowded areas and busy sidewalks.

Most kids love the Joovy Caboose. I tend to think it’s because it offers so many options in terms of ride positions. The bench seat, back jumps seat and the back stand-on platform.

The Removable Back “Too” Seat Option

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Review

The “Too” seat option is a perfect solution for parents whose children are not far apart in age. The older child has the option of having an actual seat to utilize; the ‘too’ seat.

The removable back “too” seat option can be utilized for children who are old enough to have an actual seat. Usually, the back seat is used by children 6 months and older and weighing in at around 45 pounds. As they get older, they want to use an actual seat for better posturing, balance, and comfort too.

The back “Too” seat is easy to attach as well as to remove. It is lightweight so it does not weigh on you or add to the overall weight of the stroller.

Back ‘Jump Seat’ and ‘Standing Platform’ Options

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Review

As the children grow, they soon become tired of the seat. Or they simply outgrow the need for one. We all know how they like sneaking and hopping about when going for a walk around the neighborhood.

So, your child wishes to be mobile? No worries! The back seat can be completely done away with to give room for a bench-like jump seat.

Joovy Caboose Ultralight back jump seat to has a three-point harness for safety. This seat is an amazing option for the tot who no longer wishes to be contained within the stroller back seat for a significant amount of time. The wiggly child simply longs for freedom? The stand-on platform option too can allow for that. Let them step on and off anytime. You won’t sweat since you’re not pushing a heavy stroller.

The Universal Infant Seat Adapter

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Review

Got a second child coming? The Caboose Ultralight provides a universal infant seat adapter that will let you stroll with both your older child and the newborn.

Install the infant car seat adapter and you are good to buckle baby using the safety Straps. The infant car seat adapter is installed to the tray housing; you have to rest the front seat to the second position.

With the infant car seat adapter installed, older children can comfortably ride at the back – either the “Too “seat, the back bench seat or stand on the back standing platform. There is a sun canopy large enough to cover your little one as you take a stroll under the sun. The good thing about this stroller is that it is compatible with most infant car seat adapters.

Lots of Conveniences Features

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Review

At this point, you are confident with the Joovy Caboose. It’s definitely the kind of stroller you want. So, I’ll just add a few things that will interest you; handlebar performance, storage options, and parking features.

The caboose comes with a comfortable grip handlebar grip. The handlebar height registers at about 41 inches – which is really comfortable for both short and taller parents. I trust you’ve come across those strollers that can only be pushed with shorter parents!

Wheel suspension and ball bearings of the Caboose Ultralight makes for a perfect ride. Over smooth surfaces or over surfaces plagues with debris. A one-button-stop-all linked parking brake offers reliable parking for your stroller. The stroller comes with ample storage space to stash snacks, diapers, and other items you may require along the way. Large storage basket, a parent organizer with pockets and cup holders are at your convenience.

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PROS

  • Compact and lightweight for easy strolling and maneuverability.
  • Incredible seat options.
  • Offers infant car seat adapter option.Has a back jump seat option for older kids.
  • Kids love the back stand-on platform.
  • Safety is key with 3 and 5 point harness.
  • Handlebar height suits both tall and medium height parents.
  • Offers ample storage space.
  • Has secure parking brakes.
  • Use of durable; sturdy yet lightweight material.

CONS

  • Small wheels and minimal suspension make it ride well only on smooth surfaces.

Features at a Glance

  • Adjustable and 5-point Harness.
  • Compact Fold and Removable Tray.
  • Front Swivel Wheels.
  • Reclining and Adjustable Leg Seat.
  • Accommodates 1 Infant Car Seat.
  • Comfort-grip Handle.
  • Folds for Easy Transport.
  • All-Wheel Suspension.

Product Specifications

  • Product Dimensions: 37 x 21.5 x 41.5 inches.
  • Item Weight: 21 pounds.
  • Shipping Weight: 33.2 pounds.
  • Color: Black.
  • Item model number: 857.
  • Target gender: Unisex.
  • Minimum weight recommendation: 5 Pounds.
  • Maximum weight recommendation: 90 Pounds.
  • Material Type: Lead Free.
  • Material_composition: Lead Free.
  • Additional product features: Cargo Basket, Canopy.
  • Batteries required: No.
  • Dishwasher safe: No.
  • Specification met: certified frustration-free.
  • Orientation: Forward facing, Rear facing.
  • Seating capacity: 2.
  • Tire material: Plastic.
  • Suspension: All Wheel Spring Suspension.
  • Is portable: No.
  • Wheel type: Swivel and Fixed.
  • ASIN: B003H4QFRS.
  • Number of reclining positions: 3

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can taller parents adjust the handlebar height? I don’t want to push the stroller being hunched over!

A: Sadly the handlebar is not adjustable. However, I am 5’8” and I push the stroller comfortably. My husband is taller at 6’2” and he doesn’t complain. Nor do I see him hunching over.

Q: Does this stroller fit in a smaller car trunk?

A: Yes, have a scion and it fits well – though I had to take the canopy off. But it rolls in perfectly and I have had no trouble with it that way.

Q: Can this stroller fit a chic-co infant car seat?

A: Manufacturer claims it fits most car seats.

Final Verdict

Any stroller that allows you to comfortably maneuver, even in crowed areas and busy sidewalks is one to go for. The caboose offers the convenience and maneuverability of a single stroller but it’s a double stroller itself. It is lightweight, compact and offers premium features for storage, safety and seating space.It’s neither long nor wide, and it’s not any heavy. 

With it, I have been able to take my 2 and 4 year olds to shopping centers, Disney, and even the zoo. I am able to contain both of them in the stroller in crowded areas. Bottom line: I like how the joovy Caboose Ultralight double stroller performs, and I’m super confident you’ll quickly take to this one!

Jennifer Shu
 

I started this blog at the stage of 6 years of my motherhood. From all my experiences I want to guide you towards a better and more fashionable trend which is a baby stroller. I deliver more than baby gear guides and motivate women to enjoy her motherhood.

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