Academics and researchers in relationships often face what is known as “the two-body problem, ” in which they struggle to find stances for both people at either the same university, or institutions that are close to each other. I likewise have a two-body trouble, except neither of the bodies is mine. The torsoes belong to my toddler and my baby, and the options for transporting both at the same day, as well as all of their ever-multiplying material, are limited.
Most doubled strollers are big . And expensive, and heavy, and hard to maneuver. And they have so many different changes, based on the ages and presumed activity level of your kids. Do you get a sit-and-stand? A tandem, a side-by-side, or hook on a operating board?
When you have your first child, you can invest hours researching and buying magical strollers that car seats click into, that snap open at a touching of a hand and weigh less than a candy saloon. But when you have your second, it’s hard to not just give up and tie your child on you with a piece of fabric. I wouldn’t be surprised to find two-timer parents drag the child around in leftover bookstore tote bags.
The Veer Cruiser solves the two-body trouble so handily that when I posted a illustration to a private Instagram account, nearly every parent and grandparent texted to ask where they could get one. Over such courses of several days, I drag a five-month-old and an nearly three-year-old over a variety of terrain, from paved roads to unpaved mud roads, gravel, wet grass, wet and dry sand, and a little unintended backcountry bushwhacking.
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This robust hybrid stroller-wagon is made from black matte airplane-grade aluminum frame with airless polyurethane wheels. It comes with a telescoping handle that also locks into place so you can both pull and push it. You also get a footbrake, cupholders, and a detachable snack and booze tray. For testing, Veer mailed an baby car seat attachment and the retractable sunshine and rainwater tint, which can be purchased separately.
The cruiser is narrow enough to easily fit through front doors and gates–an issue with side-by-side strollers–and small-scale enough to fit, fully assembled, into the trunk of a Honda Element. The infant auto seat attachment meant that we could take the napping newborn directly out of the car and click him into the wagon without unbuckling or perturbing him. Veer likewise sells a soft seat insert, but blankets and age-old sleeping bags operated just as well.
The toddler fit in the front seat, the infant clicked onto the attachment, and underneath the car seat was plenty of room to fit a diaper container, coats, dog leashes, and all of the other paraphernalia necessary for a winter day at the park.
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Whether we pushed or pulled it, the wagon was astonishingly maneuverable and easy to steer. We found that pushing it as a stroller worked well on paved paths, and unlocking the manage to serve as a wagon constructed it easy to draw the cruiser up unpaved hills and trails. On nearly every surface, the stroller glided easily and smoothly. The only surface on which we missed inflatable air tires were on damp and dry sand, but it still rolled smoothly enough for both the toddler and the infant to fall asleep while moving.
When we encountered obstacles such as small-scale drop-offs or fallen logs, locking the handle maintained it out of the way. The cruiser is 32. 5 pounds, which is not precisely light but is comparable to other products. For instance, the popular double BOB Revolution Duallie stroller weighs 33.1 pounds and a plastic Radio Flyer Pathfinder wagon weighs 22.4 pounds. It was light enough for my male tester( i.e. Dad) to lift the whole thing, including children, over obstacles in the trail.
We bumped into tree trunks and bushes without a scratch. Veer says each seat can accommodate weights of up to 55 pounds, and we were able to fit a small adult in the cruiser with two kids, a auto seat, a diaper suitcase and snacks, for a combined weight of 170 pounds.
Yes, $599 is pricey for a child-toting vehicle, but it may seem less so when you consider that many families have a shudder of these things–jogging strollers, lightweight umbrella strollers for traveling, or the iconic Radio Flyer wagons that can do double-duty of drag garden plants or injured dogs once the tykes are developed. The Veer is adaptable for a range of ages, stages, and number of kids. You can accessorize with a mattress insert for napping or a travel bag for gate-checking, and it is also within the specified dimensions for theme park like Disneyworld.
After just a few days, we observed ourselves taking it out multiple times every day–for journeys to the playground or the corner market for groceries, for wintertime hikes at the beach or walking the dogs. We’re already foreseeing how the cruiser will construct summer camping trips so much easier. The only things the cruiser does not do for the kids is bathe them, feed them, or entertain them on long car journeys. Maybe a few accessories will come out later to help with that stuff.